We didn’t won? We totally won

Just leaving this video here to clarify some points about the WBC2017’s last game, where Adam Jones said he felt the need to put us in our place for all our celebratory preparations.
Dude, Puerto Ricans celebrate EVERYTHING. And we go big.


Can’t embbed the video, but it points ( in  English, so feel free to click the link and watcht it) out some reasons why we celebrated, and would’ve celebrated even if we hadn’t gotten to the finals:

During the WBC, there were no murders commited in  the island. We’ve had seventeen murders one night. Every night while our team was playing, no murders.

Everyone was polite and friendlier those days. 

Men and kids dyed their hair blonde as a symbol of our unity.  It was like the whole island was one team.

Kids were out playing.  Poor kids saw their peers playing in the big leagues and believed that they can there  too. Adults remembered everything can be accomplished with work and effort. 

A player joked with our governor that they should have a plane, and because joking is everything here, the governor actually got the plane. 

We love decorations and parades. 

Our players are our HEROES. Because of them Puerto Rico was in the sports news.  We love them for working their asses off and representing us well.

They prayed in the field after every single game.

So we didn’t win, some say… We totally won, we say. We won in unity and love.

Have a very happy weekend!

Tuesdays of Texture | Week 12 of 2017

Tuesdays of Texture is a really awesome weekly feature.  You can read about it over here; but the short version is I want to see a bit of your world so link up your post in the comments!

#Mango tree #blooming for Tuesdays of Texture. #spring #green #yum #homegrown

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Now, back to regular programming;  this spring is looking good on mother nature.  Found our mango tree blooming like it’s a competition.  Everyone is going to be getting mangoes.

I’ve mentioned it before, but I love that mango tree not only because it gives the most delicious finer-free mangoes, but because my grandfather himself grafted it with pineapple.  The taste of those mangoes used to bring people here from all over the island when he was alive.

Trees are one of the best gifts in a family.

I’m so thankful for every participation last week;  I couldn’t go around everyone’s blog to comment because I had a virus that had me in bed just moaning and whining but THANK YOU EVERYONE!

Tuesdays of Texture | Week 11 of 2017

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Living in the mountains we used to enjoy rainy days out exploring. It’s one of the very few things I miss from The HardCore Country Life.

All you wonderful participations of last week, THANK YOU! You can go check each other out clicking the links:

Dancing Mondays: Give Into Me Edition

I just wanted to see Garret Hedlund’s sweet face.  So, in alternative for the much more intense Beautiful War, I’m going with this romantic tune where we can also listen to his sexy voice.

I have his songs from that soundtrack.  I mean, he could read an instruction manual and it would sound rich and interesting.

We are dealing with snot and more throat business over here;  you have a nice, chill day.


I Remember: The woman with the covered face

What I remember about this moment is feeling like I loved her.

I remember wanting to hug her tight and her careful way of trying to give into my hug.  I remember I was sitting in her lap, which I know almost never happened at all.  I remember looking into her eyes and knowing exactly how she  felt because she carried it all there.

I also remember the way her face was covered from the nose down with a skin toned type of mask.  And I remember that her voice was very sweet, but very sad.  I don’t remember anything she said.  I know I asked my mother what happened to her and mom said “she had an accident where she got burned.”

I was six or seven and couldn’t imagine the extent of that explanation.

Fast forward to my first week in my first lab job.  We had meetings with groups from all the areas we were going to have contact with.  At one point we were in the room with guys that had been working there for twenty years.  Guys that were part of the emergency brigade.

And they had a go-to story for newcomers about the time when they had to rescue people from a fire in a nearby company.  The emergency brigade had a fire truck and a group of trained personnel rushed at the sight of fire and the emergency calls.

They remembered one woman jumping from a second floor to avoid burning to death.  It was the scariest thing they’d ever seen.

It was only a couple of weeks ago, when I had this flashback from my childhood that I realised I remember her too.

Tuesdays of Texture | Week 10 of 2017

Tuesdays of Texture is a really awesome weekly feature.  You can read about it over here; but the short version is I want to see a bit of your world so link up your post in the comments!

bent tree bark

Would you look at this friend trying to escape from his house?!  I had to stop and do some pics because it was just so curious.  Also kinda looks like an alien’s octopus foot.




Really nice “spots” in the bark.  Have no idea about the name of this though, if any of you do chime it in the comments 🙂


Dancing Monday: Lin Manuel’s Spotify Edition

A few weeks ago Lin Manuel Miranda shared a playlist on Spotify and it was the thing we didn’t knew we needed.  

It turns out out he is – not surprising for anyone – THE playlist Master.  He actually helped someone declare their love to a secret 10 years crush by making a playlist and it was BRILLIANT.  I fell in love with falling in love just listening to it.

This is the first playlist he shared, which does not fail in firing up energies for the week.  

Spotify is a great listening platform while on a desktop, not so much on a free plan in a mobile device (you have to shuffle play, ads every 30 mins, recommended songs that interrupt the mood and only four skips) but for this, I actually negotiate. And I do use it in the car quite often, it is where I keep all the music Little J and I listen together.  

Have a great day peeps!  Rise up!

Tuesday’s of Texture | Week 9 of 2017

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The National Circus of Puerto Rico, fantastic every single time.

I’m featuring their outfits, all their clothing was so rich in texture.  There was at least one item of each performer that I wanted for myself.

I apologize for not immediately linking last week’s participations;  Little J is staying home from school to recuperate from a weekend fever and we have a lot of important games to play today.  I’ll link all participations tomorrow, but thank each and every one of last week’s contributors.

Edited to add participations!

Have a beautiful day! And share a bit of it with Tuesday’s of Texture!

My problem with La la Land

This was the exact moment when La La Land lost me.

This was the moment when I got angry, one exact minute later;

Why you ask?

Oh, I will tell you.  I’m going to use a quote from an interview where Emma Stone said “I liked that (the non-happy ending) too, because in real life…”  The quote continues, but I’mma stop it right there because I don’t even need the rest of the sentence to prove my point.

In real life.  She says.  IN REAL LIFE.  And she’s referring to a movie where people DANCE IN THE FREAKING SKY WITH STARS LIKE FLOATING CLOUDS ARE AROUND THEM.

You make a movie where the protagonists SING AT A VIEW AND TAP DANCE and then insert a freaking REAL LIFE ending?!!!!!!!!!  (And yes, I could use more exclamation points, if you were listening to my voice saying that sentence, the exclamation points would not end.)

What is wrong with you Hollywood?!

If I want to watch a movie with some real freaking life in it?  I watch Fences.  Or Hidden Figures.  Or I don’t know, I watched The Yellow Handkerchief and that was a real life filled script, with real life situations and guess what?!  HAPPY FREAKING ENDING.  Everyone was feeling joyful at the end of that.  The ex-convict who had no hope of building a life?  HAPPY!

La La Land?   No joy.  Just the slap of a good old dose of reality.  And right at the end too.  Just so I could feel like I wanted those two hours back.

And that’s why it’s a NO.  Off of my chest now.

Have a very happy day.