Saturday, January 31, 2009

coincidence.? nahhh

"So, don’t believe everything your earlobe captures
It’s mostly backwards, unless it happens to be as accurate as me
And everything said in song, you happen to see
Then, actually, believe half of what you see
None of what you hear, even if it’s spat by me
-Jay Z
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"Believe nothing, no matter where you read it, or who said it, no matter if I have said it, unless it agrees with your own reason and your own common sense.
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... just sayin'

maybe mr.sean carter listens to the word of buddha, too



cafe con leche.
jamel. (tranquilito)
spongebob square pants.


...did i mention another cold front.?!

what a great saturday morning.

Friday, January 30, 2009

is it 5:00 yet.?

Friday afternoon.


after reading about it for a while now, i have finally started meditating, if you want to even call it that. i don't do any crazy stuff.. just sit there with my eyes closed in complete silence and think about... NOTHING. i smile. and only for a few minutes.. 5 at most. i know it sounds weird. trust me the first time i did it i laughed after... i know it's kinda new age-y and all but i just want to keep this positive place i'm at. it feels so good. ok.. it's not meditating. i'm taking that back. lol.. more like just taking some for myself 'vero time' where i don't think about anything. yea.. that's it. vero time.
((right now is when i wish i knew how to do that line through words i see people do on myspace lol))
anyway. i know i'm doing something right. i was running late to work twice this week and i didn't freak out. first of all, 'on time' for me means early. i'm suppose to be there at 7:30 so i like to be there at 7:20-7:25.. OCD. yes, i know. so when i say late.. i mean i got there at 7:34 one day at 7:30 on the dot on another day. but before, i would be on the verge of an anxiety attack thinking i was going to be late.. LOLOL.. not even joking. but i didn't... i just turned the radio up and thought.. 'i'll get there when i get there'

i love my internship but there is a downside... no money. :(
i used the last of my not-so-cheap make up yesterday.
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i know. i know. cry a river.
but i love it. and now i'm out.

so now i'm using my mom's bare minerals.
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it's what i used to use before i found MakeUpForever.
i wish i had a sephora gift card right about now.

it's officially 5:00... which means i can open a bottle of wine and not feel like an alchy. =)
... hasta luego.


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Tuesday, January 27, 2009


i've finally almost finished reading Eat, Pray, Love.
it's only taken me 2 months.!

i came across the most amazing paragraph two nights ago:

"..people universally tend to think that happiness is a stroke of luck, something that will maybe descend upon you like fine weather if you're fortunate enough. But that's not how happiness works. Happiness is the consequence of personal effort. You fight for it, strive for it, insist upon it, and sometimes even travel around the world looking for it. You have to participate relentlessly in the manifestations of your own blessings. And once you have achieved a state of happiness, you must never become lax about maintaining it, you must make a mighty effort to keep swimming upward into that happiness forever, to stay afloat on top of it. If you don't, you will leak away your innate contentment. It's easy enough to pray when you're in distress but continuing to pray even when your crisis has passed is like a sealing process, helping your soul hold tight to its good attainments."


i think i read it three times... not for a lack of understanding but because i swear it spoke to me.
and the last sentence about praying.. wow.
that was me. i was the person who only prayed when times were tough and/or i needed something. how horrible is that to even admit.?! but now i just smile at night and say a 'thank you' prayer rather than a 'can you?' prayer.

a change in attitude makes a huge difference.
positivity is beautiful.

Monday, January 26, 2009

Streets is Talkin

"When the, streets is talkin, niggas is gossipin
Bitches all in your shit, what's the cause of it?

-Jay Z

Sunday, January 25, 2009

Dear Weekend,

thanks for being so freaking!

chilled with vicky and jamel friday night.
wore the shirt stephy & alain got me
they think i'm...


watched HellBoy.  it's not at horrible as i thought it would be.
jamel is so cute. he does this thing where he sits right next to me on the couch.. he kinda squeezes under my side a little bit and rests his head. aw. and if i move a little he moves too.. he has to be super close. 
look at him with his cool 'doctor glasses' 

saturday was girls night out.
what a night. 
in a good way.

twitter was addicting.. and even tho i left my phone at home (who does that.?!) i found a way to use Claudia's phone to update... lol

finally got to wear the blue and black dress that has been sitting in my closet forever. 

we only had one camera and it wasn't even charged. :(
damn shame. those would have been some funny pictures.

just another reminder that i still don't have a camera.

aaaand now i'm sad because the weekend is over.
back to my old lady schedule.

Saturday, January 24, 2009


After hearing and reading a lot about this twitter website i decided to start one of my own. lol i figured.. hey, why not.?! it's similar to facebook with the updates. but i hate constantly updating my facebook. i think it looks stupid on my page. sorry.. no offense if you do it. i'm entitled to my opinion. ;) but that's what twitter is for. JUST for updates. and i've already downloaded TwitterBerry to my phone so this should get fun. especially on a night like tonight where i'm still playing with it and have already started my night with Nicole and the drinks. :-D i might update all night long. haha.

My Twitter

Friday, January 23, 2009

azĂșcar posted their top 99 most desirable women.
Here's the top 10...

1. Eva Mendes
2. Megan Fox
3. Marisa Miller
4. Keeley Hazell
5. Anne Hathaway
6. Alessandra Ambrosio
7. Scarlett Johansson
8. Rihanna
9. Kristen Bell
10. Kate Beckinsale

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Eva Mendes. woop woop.

fellow Cubana. =)

after a long friday.. i need a nap.

Thursday, January 22, 2009

so there's this book..

.. that they're turning into a movie.

He's Just Not That Into You.

but i really think someone should write one directed towards men.
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(please excuse my horrible attempt at paint)

i mean... it's all about how women misread things or can't take a hint, but really... there are plenty of men out there that are just as bad, if not worse.

table of contents (taken from the book)

1. She's just not that into you if she says no when you ask her out.
because if she likes you, trust me, she'll say yes
2. She's just not that into you if she's not calling you. (or texting)
women know how to use the phone
3. She's just not that into you if she's not dating you.
"hanging out" is not dating
4. She's just not that into you if she's having sex with someone else.
there's never going to be a good excuse for cheating
5. She's just not that into you if she only wants to see you when she's drunk. (haha)
if she likes you, she'll want to see you when her judgment isn't impaired
6. She's just not that into you if she's disappeared on you.
sometimes you have to get closure all by yourself
7. She's just not that into you if she's married (and other variations of being unavailable)
if you're not able to love freely, it's not really love

so ladies.. if you're any good at writing.
i suggest you put pen to paper and get started.
let them know what's up.

... it's just a thought.

that really was one of the best episodes of SATC... it's just that simple.

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

kinda loving it.

the best part of this cold weather is enjoying a cup of hot chocolate.


all i need now is to finish this work and move on to a book.

yea. since i'm slacking on the reading.
still haven't finished Eat, Pray, Love


this is what i drove in to work this morning...


yup. 38 degrees...

i was bundled up with a turtleneck.. sweater.. scarf.. AND coat.!

this is what the National Weather Service is saying about tomorrow:
A very cold air mass will continue to spread down the Florida Peninsula and into south Florida today and tonight.

Clear skies and light winds tonight and early Thursday could result in temperatures dropping to below freezing across the western suburbs of metro Palm Beach, metro Broward, and metro Miami-Dade on Thursday morning.

Low temperatures as cold as 30 degrees are possible.

yea.. and i wore my only turtleneck today.

it was just over a month ago that i went to Express and almost bought a turtleneck but thought to myself... nah it doesn't get that cold..

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

super duper amazing day.

Today is such a historical day with the Inauguration of our 44th President, Barack Hussain Obama.

this morning power 96 played 'i believe i can fly' by R.Kelly with parts of President Obama's acceptance speech throughout the song.. yea. tears. but how exciting to see him walk down and take the oath.. i think i was nervous for him...can you imagine.?! and did you seeeee how proud his family was.?!?! .. this is something to tell my kids.. and grandkids.. and they can tell their kids. lol. no, but seriously. it was pretty amazing. 

His powerful speech told of his determination to lead us to "pick ourselves up, dust ourselves off", and rededicate ourselves to the hard work it takes to make a step towards change.  His speech showed faith in the American people while reminding us that we have to come together as a nation and rebuild America together

"The time has come to reaffirm our enduring spirit; to choose our better history: to carry forward that precious gift, that noble idea, passed on from generation to generation: the God-given promise that all are equal, all are free, and all deserve a chance to pursue their full measure of happiness."

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Last night at the Concert of the Eve of Change JayZ had this to say...

part of Jigga's remix to Jeezy's 'My President' 

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My President is Black in fact he’s half white

So even in a racist mind he’s half right

If you got a racist mind it's alright

My President is Black but his house is all white

Rosa Parks sat so Martin Luther can walk

Martin Luther walked so Barack Obama can run

Barack Obama ran so all the children can fly

So I’m a spread my wings you can meet me in the sky

so. yea. 

a positive change for this country.. 

and i have faith in President Obama's dream for the future of this country. 

Monday, January 19, 2009

i got banged...

saturday morning =) 


i've wanted to do this ever since i got the side sweep ones a few months back but never had the cojones to actually do it. until saturday morning. 

went out to a delicious dinner friday night with Silvia&Keith
attempted Blue Martini but that didn't work out ;) lolol
((won't put anyone on blast here.. just know that Silvs is a bad ass)) haha

i spent the day with my mom on saturday..
we did some shopping at target and i saw this buddha that i fell in love with

only problem is it's too big for my room.
and i'm pretty sure my gma isn't going to let me put it in the living room.
so now i have to find one that's a good size to put in my room.

i finally got down to Alain & Steph's house on sunday.
crazy night. 
Alain made us some very good drinks.
cranberry, vodka, and patron citronge.
spices up the usually vodka n cranberry.
hey.. it was a 3 day weekend.. we're adults.
why not celebrate on a sunday night.?!?! lol
lots of laughs.. people 'bouncing'.. and a creative way to use a 20 oz bottle of water ;) haha
i really wish i had a camera. 

had to crash in their beautiful spa like guest room.
woke up and had breakfast. yum. 
i really wish they would open up a vicky bakery by my house so i could eat pastelitos de guayaba everyday. 

now i'm watching gossip girl and attempting to write lesson plans..
not working out so great. 
but i am suuuper happy that vanessa is in this episode.
missed her last week. 
girl crush.?!

Sunday, January 18, 2009

nobody puts baby in the corner...

currently watching Dirty Dancing with my mom..
it's her favorite movie. ever.

my fav part:
the very end of course.. johnny singing to baby after their dance together.
"i've.. had.. the time of my life.... and i owe it all to you"

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Time of my life - Dirty Dancing

Sunday Funday

i love sunday mornings.
sleep in. and a delicious sunday breakfast made by who other than mama dukes =)

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((this is not MY actual breakfast but close.. i was too hungry to take a pic.. i just ate it))

whole wheat english muffin
1 egg.. fried with PAM not oil
1 slice american cheese
orange and banana slices
cafe con leche (duh)

now it may not have been the eggs benedict and pancakes i so craved for a sunday brunch but just as good and less heavy on my belly.

i miss Jamel...{don't you love his name.?! later blog on the story of naming Jamel} this was suppose to be our weekend with him since my sister is working. but he's with his dad. don't get me wrong. i do enjoy sleeping in. but i have to admit i like waking up to his 28 month old morning energy. i've gotten used to his face in mine at 7:30 am waiting for me to open my eyes just so he can say 'hiiii tia.. goodmOrning' ((he puts emphasis on the O))

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old pic.. before we chopped off the curls.. but i love it nonetheless.
jamel and mama dukes.

i've been searching online for airline tickets to Spain...
wishing.. and hoping.. and praying...
they are not cheap.
but i will not be discouraged.
don't tell anybody but i kinda miss my dad.
and am anxious to play with felix.
and buy some Lois jeans. lolol.

Saturday, January 17, 2009

word of the day.

capitulate: v.  to agree or surrender according to arranged or proposed terms 

it's only mid Saturday and i've already accomplished two things on my list.. 

i'm busy. i'll blog later.

Friday, January 16, 2009

friday !!!

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i am extra exhausted this week. i had two observations in one week. did great on both. =) ((yay to me)).. went to the gym with Kelly yesterday...this girl is serious about her workouts.! i think i said 'i hate you' at least twice. lol.. i am so sore today. but it felt good. i might take her up on her offer to start workin on my fitness ((fergie song officially in my head now)).. came home from the gym to jamel at my house.. screaming Hiiiii Tia.! aw. i love coming home to that. then went to target with mami.. she got me a little present:

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yea. she's the pretty much the best.

it's still nice and chilly outside. taking my boots out the box tonight in preparation for this 3 day weekend.!! hmm.. what should i do.?!

list of things i'd like to do...

`go out for dinner
`shoe shopping
`hell.. shopping period
`try a new recipe
`sunday brunch

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

i'm in love

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yup. that's the 'everybody' size bday cake remixx from ColdStone that i bought YESTERDAY.

my family and i obviously love it.

it is

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

cafe con leche & andre 3000

why am i re-obsessed with this song.?!

i leave my house before 7 am.
i'm driving for about 20 minutes to work (aka internship) everyday.
this song has been in the 7 am morning mix for the past few days.
you can't imagine how happy it makes me to hear this song. lolol i love it. mainly just andre 3000's part. 
it wakes me up and makes me start my day with a smile.
i need to put it on my ipod ASAP before they stop putting it on the mix.

while we're talking music/rappers....

not only is lil wayne writing a blog for espn.. now he's red carpet reporting. lolol
i don't know why but i think that's reallllly funny. 

cold front tonight.!!!!
i'm so excited. 
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and yes people. for Florida.. highs in the low 70s is cold.!
i have a purple coat just waiting to be worn.

7 more days people.!!!!!