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Wednesday, April 21st, 2004
10:31 pm
The kindness of strangers
Had a good day today. Oddly enough, as we get older there´s fewer people that remember the good times as it was only so evidenced today. Got me down for a few minutes til I saw that I´m with who I have to be and I got exactly what I wanted, deserved, and expected. What I didn´t expect was the new people, the teachers, the coworkers and all of their messages of kindness. Thanks for everything.
Oh and my flowers, thoroughly enjoyed all of those. Thank you, thank you people. You´ll spoil me for life :)
Had to take some moments to look up and give thanks for another year in which my life was utterly and completely filled with love and caring, adorable people and lacking absolutely nothing important. I don´t feel older, I feel fuller and thinking about that made me feel happy the rest of the day and I suspect will keep me this way for some time to come.

Current Mood: happy
Tuesday, April 20th, 2004
1:01 pm
Nothing beats...a great parking space
There´s few simpler pleasures (oh ok, maybe not so few) greater than passing a very complicated but good parking spot, seeing everyone else is passing it by because they don´t want the hassle of maneuvering to get into it either and then, actually being able to back into it...two days in a row. Good job, especially since I´m a notoriously bad parker. Made me smile :)

Current Mood: accomplished
Wednesday, March 24th, 2004
1:36 pm
"These are the little mornings..."
Happy birthday honeybunny!
24 years and the second anniversary of our first date. I can honestly say that since then, my love for you has only grown exponentially (and factorially ;) ) Wish nothing but the best for you now and forever. Kisses and hugs everlasting. MMMMMUUAAA!

Current Mood: happy
Monday, March 22nd, 2004
8:16 pm
A weekend to remember
Well, I had the absolute most excellent weekend. It´s the kind that you just know will end in a bittersweet manner...I was right about it but it left me with a good impression, a good taste and I definitely want to do it again someday (soon if possible). t was amazing to get into that unknown world where every businessman nows exactly where he´s going and you know nothing. Then that light that opens before you bears roses and whispers you´re gorgeous. Everyone I met I loved, turns out they liked me too. And everyone, absolutely everyone knew me. I couldn´t believe it, it was better than the best I could´ve expected. All the bigshots from the office, the people who don´t even work in the office, all the family members. Rarely have I been so hugged or felt so much love flying around me. It was unbelievable, from the very beginning right up until the very end (LOL, Rayados ended up traveling back with me). Of course, now on top of missing my love much more than ever, I miss a city, a world, and a lifestyle I completely want to fit into...people, cars & pollution included *sigh*. Take me there baby??

Current Mood: nostalgic
Thursday, March 18th, 2004
9:41 pm
Just back by popular demand...
Guess our little LJ community died. No one around, the regulars have just hidden it seems. I don´t care, LJ´s a wonderful way to just let things go, to vent... whether anyone reads it or not (yes, this does mean you). Sooo...just wanted to say, I´m baccckkk!! Whoever cares :)

Current Mood: amused
Wednesday, October 22nd, 2003
5:11 pm
You are Form 1, Goddess: The Creator.

"And The Goddess planted the acorn of life.
She cried a single tear and shed a single drop
of blood upon the earth where she buried it.
From her blood and tear, the acorn grew into
the world."

Some examples of the Goddess Form are Gaia (Greek),
Jehova (Christian), and Brahma (Indian).
The Goddess is associated with the concept of
creation, the number 1, and the element of
Her sign is the dawn sun.

As a member of Form 1, you are a charismatic
individual and people are drawn to you.
Although sometimes you may seem emotionally
distant, you are deeply in tune with other
people's feelings and have tremendous empathy.
Sometimes you have a tendency to neglect your
own self. Goddesses are the best friends to
have because they're always willing to help.

Which Mythological Form Are You?
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Monday, October 20th, 2003
6:22 pm
Jessica Devon Cheek 1983-2003
I was going around my business today and I saw a little table with flowers and a funeral services announcement for a student here... I´d no idea who she was but she died a couple of days ago and I got to thinking, she wasn´t even 20... I´ve lived longer than she ever did. Am I fulfilling my life living it as I do? I was glad to see that several very important things to me have occurred since I was 19 and up to this date. Still, I realized (yet again) that no matter what, life´s a big gift, seeing that little table just made me think about it. I came back to the dorm, called up my parents just to say "hi", wrote this and a couple of emails... There are little things in my life that truly make it worthwhile. Let´s all never forget that, it´s too valuable a lesson to forget until it´s too late.
Love you all.

Current Mood: pensive
Thursday, October 16th, 2003
2:52 pm
Hubba-hubba, I smell good!!
Yesterday was Women´s Awareness something or other (as you can see, it wasn´t that succesful with me since I´m a woman and I´m obviously not aware...) Part of the festivities was giving mini bags of little conversation hearts candy to the girls. We had a really large, all-female lunch table going in the cafeteria so only a couple of us got candy. Then, someone had the cute, bright idea of reading the little hearts, voting to see which one of us "deserved" each. I´m happy to report that I unanimously got "You Smell Good" because I was voted the best-smelling girl in the dorm! Isn´t that something? (so for that person out there who likes to call me "Stinky", think again :P). Then, I was awarded the "Hubba-Hubba" one because these two girls claim that I look so beautiful in a 40's style manner. Now that was just kind...and very flattering...and a HUGE ego booster. I was also third in line to get the "Cute Butt" heart but since there were only two available, I have nothing to show for it...save for my word to you, I have a medium-ly cute butt, cuteness and great body odor...and little candy hearts and girls´ votes to back me up. Woo-hoo... that really, really made me feel good, we got a very "everyone´s beautiful" vibe going on in this house. Just wanted to share it :)

Current Mood: beautiful
Saturday, October 4th, 2003
7:38 pm
Oh, cool
Your Elizabeth Swann
You're almost always fair and brave. You know what
to do when your in trouble. Your also very

-x-What charater from Pirates of the Carribbean are you?(with pictures)-x-
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7:15 pm
Flowers in my hair make me feel beautiful...
I went downtown with a couple of friends today because the big Riverfest was going on at the Cape Fear River basin. It was soo nice. I´d alays heard about American state fairs and that sort of thing and always wanted to see one just to see what it was all about. This was a collection of so many different arts, crafts, activities...I wanted to buy everything!! I fell in love with bookends made out of bricks handpainted to resemble pretty houses but they were so expensive...not to mention that I´m going to have enough trouble with overweight luggage when I go back without adding two bricks on top of everything. There were things for your pet but I don´t think my dog is gonna appreciate a $15 sign more than he will one that I make for him. The fairy catchers were gorgeous but hard to bring back and way over my budget. The glass wind chimes were even more beautiful but also way expensive too. (Notice a trend here? I tend to go for the transparent, colorful, shiny stuff...) I ended up admiring the flower crowns little girls were wearing on their heads so I bought one for myself. I loved them! It was a pretty, colorful crown with beautiful ribbons hanging on the back. It´s the sort of simple, little thing that´ll do wonders to make me feel more beautiful. It certainly didn´t hurt that a lot of people told me I looked pretty, even after I´d come back to the house (you know me, I´m not taking my flowers off just because the outing is over). I loved it. I also bought a little suncatcher, it´s beautiful, shiny, plastic (so it won´t break), and it travels well. So pretty. I guess that´s how I´d describe my day...just pretty.
So all in all, a day to admire crafts, gain a new friend (there´s this girl Allison whom I´d talked to a couple of times but actually found out today she´s way cool), had flowers and my hair and was called pretty, witnessed a skateboard competition, and I found out why a funnel cake is called a funnel cake (been wondering about that for a while).
A day to enjoy most certainly...

Current Mood: pretty
Thursday, October 2nd, 2003
6:09 pm
Resident of the Month
Hey everyone...guess what? The International House 2nd floor West pod has named yours truly "Resident of the Month" for September 2003...I get to enjoy the honor for all of October until the crown has to be passed. Isn´t it cool? I guess it pays to hang out with everyone, make chilaquiles and share, make housekeeper-appreciation banners and have intereesting conversations that go into the wee hours of the night. Nice huh? Makes me feel nice to know I´m appreciated in an environment that´s still kind of foreign to me..they actually all think I´m nice and sweet and cool! I´m loving it :)

Current Mood: content
Monday, September 29th, 2003
11:37 am
The Big Five Personality Test
Extroverted|||||||||||||| 58%
Introverted |||||||||||| 42%
Friendly |||||||||||||||||| 80%
Aggressive |||| 20%
Orderly |||||||||||||| 52%
Disorderly |||||||||||| 48%
Relaxed |||||||||||||| 52%
Intellectual |||||||||||||||||| 78%
Practical |||||| 22%
Take Free Big 5 Personality Test

The Big Five is currently the most accepted personality model in the scientific community. The Big Five emerged from the work of multiple independent scientists/researchers starting in the 1950s who using different techniques obtained similar results. Those results were that there are five distinct personality traits/dimensions. Here are your results on each dimension:

Extroversion results were medium which suggests you are moderately talkative, optimistic, sociable and affectionate.

Friendliness results were high which suggests you are very good natured, trusting, and helpful but possibly too much of a follower

Orderliness results were medium which suggests you are moderately organized, reliable, neat, and ambitious.

Emotional Stability results were medium which suggests you are moderately worrying, insecure, emotional, and nervous.

Intellectualness results were high which suggests you are very creative, original, curious, imaginative but possibly not very practical.

Current Mood: pensive
Sunday, September 28th, 2003
4:29 am
Oh man! I had the best time ever today. I sat through a Matchbox 20 concert which as you all know, is my favorite band ever. I was actually like 15 meters away from Rob Thomas. There were several times during the night when I remembered the many times I bitched on the website about them never ever coming to Mexico and was almost resigned to never seeing them live but Mexico finally had to come to them and I was so near!!! That man has an amazing onstage personality. I had a good seat but managed to move to an even better one (both as a Mexican and as a big fan of the band). I was sitting with a friend who´d no idea who they were but apparently found it hilarious that I screamed my head off, took a load of pictures, sang every single song at the top of my lungs, danced like crazy and just basically went insane... What can I say? I´d warned people that I liked them...I DOOOO LIKE THEM SO MUCH! If it´s possible to say that I like them more after seeing them live, I´ll say it, it´s true. I really wish to see them again live sometime, I had so much fun. I had the best time ever since I got here and it ranks pretty high on my best nights ever.
They sang all of their new songs, a couple of ones on the last cd, and some ooold favorites. I loved everything but was hit with a special chord to my heart when he went into "3 AM" and most especially "Back To Good", both of which I love. They tried to leave after almost two hours but the audience wouldn´t let them, they came back, sang an REM song, then a new one but the place REEEAAAAALLY erupted when they closed with "Push".

Sis, no sabes cuanto hiciste falta ahora...me acorde que descubrimos "Push" al mismo tiempo y lo disfrutamos desde entonces y no podria pensar en nadie mas que pudiera disfrutar esto tanto como yo mas que tu...y lo pense varias veces durante el concierto. Te voy a sacar copias de todas las pics. Y todo lo que deciamos de Rob... es mas cierto de cerquita ;)

After we got back, a bunch of us just got into a very long, very niiiice conversation about everything from accents to butts...It´s 4:33am right now and I can´t come down yet, I´m still so excited.

Current Mood: excited
Saturday, September 27th, 2003
12:55 am
Fun at Nite
I had so much fun tonight! First a bunch of friends and I went to see a screening of "Charlie´s Angels 2: Full Throttle" which I´d seen before but was just as good the second time around. Besides, it was fun going out with friends. Afterwards, we came back to the house, changed into our pajamas and went to the building next door where they had a BIG pj party with a dance floor, mocktails, and food...we had fun! Then we went to an event they had at the rec center/gym and we played Twister and I ACTUALLY WON! (this is not that big of a deal but the people who know me KNOW I never win at Twister) so I got a free T-shirt (which was surprisingly my size and not those elephant-size tents you usually get trying to pass as T-shirt). Afterwards we played volleyball for awhile (in pajamas and barefeet) We´re bad so we were just messing around...but we had fun and a guy actually gave me a tip which improved my serve (I can actually get it over the net now!!!! I´m so excited!)
I came back to a lovely, lovely, lovely phone call...a wonderful day if you ask me. Thank God for days like this where the best part of it is all the people you spend it with and all the energy you can get from them...

Current Mood: happy
Friday, September 26th, 2003
3:15 pm
2:59 pm
7 more hours til "Charlie´s Angels 2" private screening,
9 more hours til the P.J. Party at Cornerstone Hall,


Just 16 more hours til Matchbox 20!! :D

Current Mood: excited
Thursday, September 25th, 2003
6:52 pm
Boys will be boys...as in children!
Today in my Criminal Courts I had a BIG blast from the past. I usually sit near the back and this guy who was sitting in the back but on the other side suddenly and in the middle of class farted sooo loudly! He wasn´t shy about it either, he just started laughing. I was on the other side of the classroom and I heard him though it seems not many people did since only the people right next to him started laughing AND trying not to do so at the same time (funny result...always) The teacher never even noticed and more than half the classroom didn´t either. I just went back to my days from way back in which a noisy fart in the classroom was something to be proud of. Hahahaha. I´m sorry, it kinda surprised me but it did make me laugh :)

Current Mood: thirsty
11:13 am
Just call me "Smarty"
First one to finish a really hard exam, great understanding, a couple of appreciative glances as I left the room so early, feelings of utter nerd-dom washing over me...
Never felt as good about an exam as I felt about this one...it was just GOOOOOD!

I´m happy, I´m smart :D

Current Mood: accomplished
Monday, September 22nd, 2003
1:52 pm
Season = Spring
You're Most Like The Season Spring ...

Fresh faced, with a young outlook on life - you
smile at the world and expect it to smile back
at you. You're mostly a bubbly, fun - innocent
person. Described as cute possibly. However,
you're a little naive about things and tend to
be a little too trustworthy.
As the first season, It Makes you the youngest -
and so most immature - but people are inclined
to look out for and protect you.

Well done... You're the most fun of the seasons :)

?? Which Season Are You ??
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Friday, September 19th, 2003
3:53 pm
Well. much thanks to all the people who've been worrying about my Isabel plight. I did have to flee my city because it was going to be severely pounded by water and very strong winds. I'm currently in Raleigh, NC and the worst that happened was that it rained all day yesterday, there were strong winds and the power went out for like an hour, hour and a half around 6:30pm. Nothing too bad, really. I'm so thankful that I was able to leave and put myself in a safer place. At least 15 people are dead due to the hurricane and thank God, I didn't come to die on my exchange program. The worst is over now though I'll be here til Sunday until the roads clear and I can safely take a return bus trip.
I'm completely alone right now but have been feeling so covered and warm due to the numerous phone calls I've been receiving to inquire as to my safety. Parents, boyfriend, boyfriend's parents, friends...made me feel loved and accompanied throught it all.
Thanks to God that kept me safe and thanks to the ones that worried about me and kept me in their thoughts...all of you. Thanks :)

Current Mood: grateful
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