Friday, February 14, 2014

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

The Girl Between the Lines

Girl Between the Lines Link up

Today I am linking up Lauren at The Albrechts Blog and Hayley at A Beautiful Exchange for The Girl Between the Lines. Every week they do a new prompt for you to write about on Wednesdays. This weeks prompt was, "Share one of your favorite photos and the story behind it."

This one was easy for me, by far one of the funnest nights of my life was Halloween 2012! Welcome back to the blog, Lil' Dulce:

Whenever I went to college one of the things I was most looking forward to was, Halloween. Now I had your typical college halloween costumes, but this one was by far my favorite. For those of y'all who have no idea what that (Lil' Dulce) is, she is a chola. Being from New Mexico, I have gotten pretty good at my hispanic accent, so from there the idea was born. I got online and googled chola make up for the inspiration, borrowed some clothes from some one of my guy friends and perfected the accent.

For those of y'all who do not know me, the picture on the left is generally how I look on a regular basis and the right is obviously Lil' Dulce. It took me 2 hours to get ready, which included glueing coffee filters over my eyebrows, caking on the foundation, lip liner and penciling on my eyebrows. After I was finally painted up, I went out and met up with some friends. I have friends that I see everyday at school that I was standing right next to and they had no idea who I was. I had complete conversations (in character of course) with friends and they all had no idea who I was. Heck, even the friends that I knew I was coming as Lil' Dulce still had no idea who I was. It was certainly one of the funnest nights I have had. 

What is some of yall's favorite Halloween costumes?

Monday, February 10, 2014

Weekend Update

This was one of the most laid back weekend I have had in awhile, and it was absolutely perfect!

After work Papa & G-Ma picked me up so we could head north to Hatch. Two of my cousins were playing their rivals in basketball so we didn't want to miss out on any of the action. We ended up making it to Hatch just as the JV basketball game was starting. The game was pretty close and my cousin ended up shooting a few three's, scoring some free shots, and playing hard. Unfortunately the game did not end as we hoped, but they played good.

Next up, his older brother hit the court. Now this game had a lot more action in it. Before I give y'all the play by play, you should get to know my cousin. He is one of the sweetest, kind souled people I know. He is a junior in HS and a doll; he rarely uses his temper and is always smiling. Oh and he is never in foul trouble!! With that being said, he had 1 technical foul contributing to his 4 fouls with 3 minutes left in the 2nd quarter. Yep, you heard me right. The game was intense!

So first quarter, he got two quick fouls. The first foul was debatable, but the second was a good call. Next, up was a hustle foul in the beginning of the 2nd. Now the action starts, but before that let me give you a little background. My cousins had 2 cousins that were also playing that night, for Hatch. They are all very close, go to the same church, show together, go on trips together, etc. Well one of the twins was struggling for a jump ball with my cousin and after the whistle was blown, my cousin lightheartedly  reached out and gave him a love tap on his shoulder. Now I am saying it this way because there was no malicious attitude between either of them, but some laughing and smiling. I am guessing that one of them said something to the other, but who knows. Needless to say, the ref just saw his arm extended and  the whistle was blown; technical foul. Haha It caused quite the uproar from the stands.

Well as you can imagine, after 4 fouls that quick, he set the rest of the half, the third and part of the fourth. After he was finally able to come back in, it was game on. He joined the rhythm of the game and did his part of contributing to the final score. They ended up winning the game and it was quite the triumph.

Whew, doesn't that make you miss high school sports? What a great way to spend my Friday night!

This was an absolutely perfect day! We were completely lazy day watching movies. In between movies, we had a great lunch and I read a book. The only thing we had to worry about was whether or not we wanted to add chocolate syrup on our ice cream.

Since Saturday was such a relaxing day, I had to do some catch up yesterday. Pretty much just the usual, laundry, homework, blogging, etc. It was an absolutely perfect weekend! I hope yall's was just as relaxing and fun.

Happy Monday Loves!

Friday, February 7, 2014

7 days

Did you know that today is exactly 1 week away from my favorite holiday? Now before you get started dissing it from your cynical single perspective, you should know that I have been single for every Valentine's day except for one. Just because you don't have a date this year or spend the evening alone, doesn't mean you still can't spread the love. It's a holiday meant for three of my favorite things, hearts, red, and love. So next time you walk past that aisle at Walmart and roll you eyes, remember you don't have to be taken to enjoy this holiday.

Oh and happy Friday loves!

Thursday, February 6, 2014

Blog Catch Up Time: LL Comes to WA

As I mentioned, I am behind on my blog posting. So here we go with a recap from when Laker Lover came to visit me in Washington. Mind you, we were both on rotations so her trip was literately less than 36 hours. She flew in at about 6pm Friday night and left at about 6am Sunday morning, but y'all know us & we made it count. We started out by driving to Seattle and checking in to the hotel. Her dad was sweet enough to get us a room in the city for the weekend.

Of course we had to do a few cliche mirror shots since nobody else was there to take our picture. . .

Yes even in the elevator.

Then we went and grabbed dinner and toured down by the pier. The Seattle Wheel at night is mesmerizing. We ended up taking a ride on the big thing too. Now talk about some breath taking sites! Gosh I love me some city lights at night.

We hit Saturday running and the best part of the weekend happened all by luck. We were trying to decide what we wanted to do for breakfast and it just so happened the place I picked, changed. my. world. Not even joking y'all. This place had the best waffles of my entire life and they weren't like normal waffles either. My words can not do justice to these beauties, so if you are ever in Seattle go to Sweet Iron waffles, you won't be sorry.

After breakfast we headed down to the market and saw all the typical sights: Starbucks, the Gum Wall, Pike's Market, and had one delicious bowl of clam chowder.

After the sights, we hit up the mall before dinner. We ended up going to a sports bar and enjoyed a few drinks before playing some pool.

It was a fun night with the bestie! We ended up going to sleep about 1:30 and had to be up at 4:00. It was a long/short weekend and a lot of fun! The blog was a little late, but better late than never y'all.

Hang in there, it is almost Friday!

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Super Bowl Recap

Now it may not have ended the way I wanted it to, but I still love my Peyton and I always will. You better bet your bottom dollar that I will be cheering for him next year too. He is still my favorite. Now on to the commercials. I personally was not a huge fan of all the commercials this year, but these were some of my favorites.

What was some of yall's favorites?

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Quotes: Month 1

For my first rotation of this new year I had to pick a quote leadership quote for a group meeting. Everybody was asked to bring a quote and out of the 100+ quotes we received only 2 were repeated. The best part about the meeting was hearing how each person related with that quote. We could have showed the same quote to each one of the 50 people there and received 50 different responses on what they felt it meant. It just reminds you the power of team work and how a good quote can change everything.
Being the quote whore lover that I am, I decided I am going to pick a quote for each week of 2014. I just want to find a quote that relates to me that week, something I want to remember or just a quote I enjoyed. So lets play a little bit of catch up on the month of January.
Week 1: Be who you are and say what you mean, because those who care don't matter and those who matter don't care. --Bernard Baruch
Week 2: Leadership is lifting a person's vision to high sights, the raising of a person's performance to a higher standard, the building of a personaility beyond its normal limitaitons. --Peter Drucker
Week 3: The people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world are the ones who will do it. --Unknown

Week 4: Sleep is the best meditation. --Dalai Lama

Week 5: I restore myself when I am alone. --Marilyn Monroe

What are some of yall's favorite quotes?

Monday, February 3, 2014

True Story

On the bright side, today I start my second to last rotation. Only 53 days until rotations are over & 101 days until graduation! Whooohoooo

Happy Monday friends!

Saturday, February 1, 2014

Bring on the Super Bowl Baby

I am just slightly behind on my blog posting and picture posting via facebook, I apologize. Laker Lover was kind enough to point it out to me that I still have not uploaded pictures to fb from October.. yikesss! Luckily I have access to fulltime internet now so I have been playing catch up. If we are friends on fb, you already got picture overloaded.

Since the Super Bowl is tomorrow, I guess I better talk about my trip to Denver to see Peyton win the AFC Championship game! Here we go folks . . . 

Check out the photo-bomber behind me. Haha
As for the most recent adventure, we, Laker Lover, her dad & I, went to the AFC Championship game in Denver. Yep, that's right, feel free to be jealous. So here's how it went down. . . 
Friday ~11:30pm
As LL & I were getting ready for bed:
LL: Dude, why didn't we think about going to the AFC game? As much as you love Peyton Manning & with it being in Denver, it was dumb of us not to look.
Me: I know, we really dropped the ball on that one. Well lets look up tickets just for the heck of it and see how crazy they are.
*LL typing away on her phone & believe it or not still finds tickets*
LL: I found some tickets that aren't too crazily priced. What do you think?
Me: *Trying to make a logical decision and not a irrational one* Well it would be an absolute blast, but that's kind of crazy us going tomorrow. (Now mind you LL had to work from 2-6pm, so we wouldn't be leaving until 7pm at the earliest.)
LL: I know it is, but heck we are only young once. Plus how many other chances are you going to have to see Peyton play. (Earlier in the week there were stories about the clause in his contract that could potentially end his career after this season if he does not pass vigorous tests of his neck.)
Me: You're right, let me sleep on it and we will decide tomorrow morning.
The entire reason we were in ABQ for the weekend were to take our composite pictures for pharmacy school which were schedule at 1 pm. 

After the pictures, ready to hit the road!
So while we were getting ready for the pictures, we were seriously talking about going to the game. She called her Dad and got his opinion (which he decieded to come with us) and I called my parents to get their input. My parents told me that if it was within my budget, I should definintely go! With that being said, we started planning the trip. Miss Artesia was sweet enough to cover LL's shift at work, LL's Dad printed out the tickets for us, and agreeded to meet us in Las Vegas, NM. From there we all headed up together. We made it to Colorado Springs before we stopped for dinner and a little shopping fun. We all ended up getting a new coat, mine just happens to a pretty teal color.

After dinner we made the short treck to our hotel and checked in for the night. Luckily for me LL & her dad used to live in Castle Rock so they had our game day routine already planned out. So the only thing left was to take a picture in our Peyton gear & teal accent. :)

Before we knew it, it was time to get up & get ready for the big game. After we got ready, we headed down to the light rail. It made things so much nicer than having to fight traffic and find parking. Into the city we went, stop by stop picking up a few more Bronco fans along the way. By the time we got to the stadium we had a car filled with blue and orange pride. We poured out of the car and followed the crowd. Along our way we found some places to get some beads and a logo painted on our cheek. After we got to the stadium we did a little pregame exploring and picture taking before we got in line to head in at 11.

Once we made it inside we went down to the bottom deck and snapped a few shots close to the field. We got to see some of the players warming up, like Eric Decker, no big deal. Well while we were down there, camped out by one of the locker room tunnels I might add, guess who walked by? Yep, you guessed it, John Elway. Let me repeat myself, John Elway, one of the best NFL quarterbacks. Now I am not a die hard Bronco fan (y'all know its all about my boy Peyton & the Colts), but come on, John stinkin' Elway walked passed me; pretty cool y'all pretty cool!
Down on the field.
Eric Decker. NBD.
Between him & Wes Welker they are probably the only two players
besides Peyton I would recognize. 

I got spotted snapping pictures. Oops.
John Elway.
About an hour before kickoff we headed up to our seats and started listening to the stadium coming alive. The energy was unreal! Every seat had an orange pom pom and by the time they started announcing the players, there was a sea of orange flinging around. By this time I felt like a kid on Christmas times about a million. I had just went to the bathroom and no joke felt like I could go again. Then they announce Peyton (Do you guys like how I feel like I am on a first name basis with him? Haha) the crowd errupts and I had a mild panic attack, in a good way of course.

Peyton running out. The field went crazy when they heard his name. Naturally.

& his first time out of the field. It was game over after that.
After the we won the kickoff and elected to defer, it was on. Tom Brady and his crew came on to the field. Mind you, I can appreciate a good athlete when I see one, but I sure do not like Brady or his coach for that matter. In fact we had a few Pats fans sitting infront of us at the game and that was the source of my trash talking. I did still keep the trash talking polite, but I can't say the same for some of the people around me. There were people in their 70s that were talking some serious trash to the few Pats fan scatter through the stadium. It was quite hysterical. This one lady in particular was giving it to the poor fans, especially when they started keeping quiet because lets face it, Tom Brady is no Peyton Manning; on or off the field. I mean seriously, how could you not like Peyton, he is a class act, but thats a topic for another blog.
That crazy lady I was talking about. 
The Fray.
Final score: Broncos 26, Patriots 16. Suck it Brady.
By the time the game was winding down, the crowd hit an entire different level of loud. You could feel the excitement pulsing through the stadium as Peyton (and I guess the Broncos too) captured the AFC Championship. We stayed around for the festivities, then made our journey back home. It was by far one of the best weekends/36 hours of my life. I got to see one of my sports idols not only win a game, but head to the big dance. I would say that is a pretty fair Bucket List item checked off!

Now the only thing left to say today is,