Jan 13, 2017

Mami Make It Go Away

I knew the Trump situation was going to be a shit show, but I had no idea it was going to include some watersports. The reality of a Trump presidency is reaching new heights of absurdity. Trump has gone for too many years, undiagnosed and untreated.  I am waiting for the pending implosion.

Also, the looks on his grown children's faces speaks volumes. They are gagging that not only is daddy really disliked, he is also really stupid, and really a freak. Those offspring are struggling to reconcile the fantasy of their father with the reality of their father. Oh and they are pissed because they wanted to have a kiki being the princess and princes of D.C. Alas, not really happening.

With all that said, make no mistake I am having moments of mini-panic attacks. At the end of the day he gets sworn in Jan. 20th. He's gonna have time sitting at the desk, in the oval office, and damage can still be done.

I then have thoughts of the real D.C. folks waiting to go in and give this not-one-of-us lunatic a lavish boot out of town via an impeachment. That thought makes me find a happy place.The child in me wants to wake up from this nightmare. Ouch. Pinching didn't help.

Dec 29, 2016

Thoughts on 2016

So clearly the Universe wanted to turn us out for 2016. Here are some of  my thoughts on the lessons that were taught or retaught I should say.:
  • Never count your chickens before they hatch. Hilary gagged! 
  • People will lie to you with a straight face. Aint that right all of you DL Trump supporters. BTW, not reading much of "yay Trump" on folks' Facebook timelines since November. Is it sinking in that you got played?
  • And, it has been confirmed that America is a very racists, xenophobic and sexists country. Let's not get it twisted. The folks living on east or west coast bubbles would gag if you ventured south or to the mid-west. 
  • The Grim Reaper was escorting icons and legends to their metamorphosis. It's part of the life cycle on this plane. So sad to see the ones that went to early because of the grip drugs had on their lives. 
  • Lin Manuel-Miranda! You go on with your bad self mi hermano. Let it be know that entertainment needs to embrace diversity. Lin you show that when done right it makes art and the coins. In the words of the Schuyler sisters...Work!
  • Laurie Hernandez and Monica Puig! You go on with your bad selves mis hermanas. Let it also be know that Latina women can bring it in the sports world. Wepa!
  • To the 49 young souls in the Pulse nightclub. After that horrific event, the rest of the year I moved forward the rest of the year, but in a haze. Rest in peace.
  • The world events are showing the good, bad, ugly and horrific. I've done a lot of "news" fasting this year. 
  • Never give up and believe in yourself. I made in through a very intense masters program, under a full scholarship. It was both humbling and a maturing experience.
  • Heading to the march in DC on Jan 21st. My voice will be heard!
  • Followed my dreams and visited Europe. It was awesome! Going to make my next journey soon. Dreams have to be made into reality. 
  • Feeling very blessed to have family and friends that make it possible for me to want to show up for life and live it.
Good people, take care of yourself. Push forward in 2017.

Nov 10, 2016

We Are All On The Lookout

For the next four years we just have to stay focused, pay attention, stay involved, and have all of our elected representatives’ emails, snail-mail, and phone numbers at the ready. No one in DC is handed the keys to do whatever they want! All of our voices need to be heard by the people elected to serve us, including the president.  And, in the event folks in DC are not trying to listen, hey we take the party to their door step.

On Oct. 11, 1987, I joined 500,000 people to march on Washington, as part of the Second National March on Washington for Lesbian and Gay Rights to protest for equal civil rights and to demand government actions in the fight against AIDS. It was one of the most profound experiences of my life. To be a part of a sea of people coming together to fight for a cause is life changing. 

Hey, I already told my sister to get comfortable shoes, just in case we need to roll up to DC and keep things checked and balanced. Just saying!

Sep 13, 2016

A Mental Diversion -- The Catwalk Edition

I am just taking a little brain break by indulging on the most superficial topic that is bringing me joy at the same time.

Sep 7, 2016

Official Designation: Asteroid 17473 Freddiemercury.

Absolutely! Bravo! An asteroid flying in outer space should have the name of Freddie Mercury attached to it. I am almost certain some of Freddie's stardust bedazzled that area of space. Freddie was legend!  click here for more.

Aug 25, 2016

Back from Europe

 ethereal light illuminates La Sagrada Familia cathedral

I had a 10 day journey that took me from Paris, to Stiges, then Barcelona, and finally Madrid. It was amazing! As my jet lag wears off, I have these reflections on my trip:
  • It was affirmed to me that as humans, we are more alike than we are different. Our "culture" just flavors the way our common human nature is manifested. 
  • I felt an ancestral connection to Spain. These streets were traveled by my ancestors, These beautiful cities were build by my ancestors. I don't care if it sounds sentimental. I could live there tomorrow and fine a sense of home. 
  • The gene pool is thick! I kept seeing the faces that resembled my family and friends while walking the streets of Spain. 
  • On several occasions while my buddy and tour guide extraordinaire Rey slept in a little longer, I got dressed and headed out into the unknown streets of Paris by myslef, using the sun as my compass. Good to know the adventurer in me is still alive. 
I am grateful for being able to have this experience. God willing my passport will acquire many more stamps!

Went to the tippity-top and took in the city of lights.

Holly re-envisioned by a Parisian artist!

I let out a sincere wow at La Sagrada Familia.

Enjoying la cena within the Plaza Mayor.
Parisians loves them some graffiti. It is everywhere. 

Plaza Mayor from another angle. 

Simple yet exceptional.

Stiges showing love to Orlando, FL.

Gaudi is genious

Two queens gossiping.

Along the winding streets of Paris.

Gaudi's helmeted warriors watch over the streets of Barcelona from atop of Casa Milà aka La Pedrera 
A heart filled with gratitude. 

Aug 11, 2016

This Crazy Monkey Done Did It!

Back in Aug. 31, 2013, I posted about being accepted into a TESOL Master program at SCSU. Well, good people, today I just handed in my final paper and have completed the program! A bitch is done! Let's hear it for this crazy monkey!

It was an intense ride. The work was deep. I have learned so much. I had the best cohort. We called ourselves the Last Call Cohort, because we were the last cohort under the grant. I got this masters degree absolutely free! I will also have a second teaching license in ESL if I decide to change from being a special education teacher. Wow! A lot has happened.

I remain eternally grateful to Marcos. It was Marcos that convinced me to go back to school, move to CT, and make the changes I wanted in life. I feel his presence often and always whisper a sincere thank you into the air whenever he is around.

What got me through this experience is not wanting to let him or my family down. I also became very invested in supporting members of my cohort, which was very motivating. I kept telling these yungins, that were always on the verge of a breakdown, to "push through". And, push through is what we did!

Now, I am off to Paris tomorrow, then Barcelona, and the cherry on the sundae will be Stiges in Madrid. I will post from abroad whenever I can.

 As I walk out of this library in gratitude, with a big smile on my face, I say "Peace good people. Go grab yourself some life."