Archive | February, 2015

Itati Cantoral como Soraya Montenegro en “Maria la del Barrio”

26 Feb

Quiero dominarlo!

Quiero odiarlo!

Demuestrame tu poder satanico!

BAHAHAHAHAHA!!!

Soraya Montenegro you are just youtube gold.

Itati Cantoral- Maria la del Barrio

26 Feb

Get ready for LMAO!!!!

Facebook led me to this fantastically hilarious video from “Maria la del Barrio” featuring Itati Cantoral. Its cheesy, exaggerated, horrible, lunatic… quite frankly a hot mess. But its soooooooo entertaining and its impossible to look away. There is so much screaming, crying, hitting and this video has wannabe subtitles.  “Quitese vieja zorra!” “Quitese gata maldita” LOL  And then there’s a Cristiano Ronaldo look alike at 1:33

Why don’t they have novelas like these anymore? You know, to laugh at?

7 Things I Learned From A Year Without Alcohol

11 Feb

Fantastic article taken from: http://www.idealistrevolution.org/7-things-i-learned-from-a-year-without-alcohol/#

Kelly Fitzgerald is like a lot of people; living a busy and social lifestyle. However, that all changed on May 6th, 2013 when she decided to take her last drink of alcohol.

She made an extremely brave move and decided to go sober. It’s been over a year now since she took her last drink, and since she has written an extremely honest report highlighting the drastic and unexpected benefits she has discovered during her year of sobriety and here are the lessons she learned: 

“I was sick and tired of being sick and tired. I was tired of being the party girl, I was tired of feeling like sh*t, I was tired of disappointing and embarrassing my friends and loved ones. I decided I needed a big change. Trying to drink in moderation hadn’t proved to be the best option for me. It never worked. Enough was enough.”

Wow I can’t even believe I’m typing this! If you’re reading this it’s because I made it.  I made it to one full year without alcohol.  On May 6, 2013 I took my last drink.  I will never forget how it felt.  I was sick and tired of being sick and tired.  I was tired of being the party girl, I was tired of feeling like shit, I was tired of disappointing and embarrassing my friends and loved ones.  I decided I needed a big change. Trying to drink in moderation hadn’t proved to be the best option for me.  It never worked.  Enough was enough.  I tried something that I never did before – stopped drinking alcohol completely.

When I started this sober journey I wasn’t sure how long it would last and now I can’t imagine going back to how my life was before.  The positives have been plentiful and the negatives have been slim to none.

Here’s what I’ve learned in my one year sans alcohol:

1. MY SENSES ARE HEIGHTENED X1000

Wow I feel everything with a noticeable heightened sensitivity. This includes emotions, muscle pain, sense of smell, hearing, and taste. My nose is so sensitive to smells I am ALWAYS saying “it smells like ___ in here”, or whoa, it smells SO strong. My emotions are crazy, sometimes I think this is what it must feel like to be pregnant. I cry at the drop of a hat, I’m offended easily, and sometimes I am so happy I feel like I’m going to burst. I actually care what people think about me, I know those of you who know me are now saying, who are you and what have you done with Kelly? This ‘feeling everything’ thing can be extremely overwhelming at times, but I’ve never felt something so amazing.

2. I’M JUST BEGINNING TO UNDERSTAND WHO I REALLY AM

I’ve been learning that there are things I thought I liked that I really don’t like and things I like that I never knew I did. I’m learning how to socialize and be myself with friends and family without the crutch of alcohol. I learned that waking up on the weekend without a hangover, having a cup of coffee, and going for a run is exactly what I want to be doing. I’m learning that person who was under the cloud of constant alcohol black outs for the last several years was not me. I am not the stupid embarrassing things I did, I am a real person who does not mix well with alcohol.

3. ALCOHOL WAS NOT FUN FOR ME ANYMORE

I had been trying and failing for years to regulate my drinking. I’m only going to drink two, ok three, just on the weekends. It never worked and I finally figured out why – I’m not a person who can ingest alcohol. It started out as a fun, social thing for me years ago, but last year I realized that it wasn’t fun anymore. In fact it was the root of any type of problem I had. Bad things happened to me when I drank and I should have wanted to stop sooner than I did.

4. MY LIFE IS MANAGEABLE

When actively drinking my life was a hot mess and I was comfortable that way. I fought through the scary first days and months of not drinking and now being sober is my normal. I’m so glad it is. Bad things would happen in the past and I always felt like it was the end of the world and drinking was the answer to everything. Now, I feel more prepared if something bad were to happen, I am able to handle it in a healthy way. Additionally, less bad things have happened since I stopped drinking alcohol which was the cause of many problems in the past. I am now present and thankful for each day.

5. I AM WORTHY OF LOVE

I’m positive I have been sabotaging my romantic relationships for a long time. Why? Now that might take years to find out, but the drinking just helped fuel this problem. It supported, encouraged, and justified bad decisions of all kinds, especially those related to men. What I didn’t realize until the drinking stopped was that I am capable of being in a normal relationship and I do in fact, deserve to be loved. You see, I had this way of thinking that since I was fucked up, I was meant to be in a fucked up relationship. Now I know that is crazy talk. I am lucky enough to be in a loving, healthy relationship with an amazing man who has helped show me that I deserve all the love in the world and I am finally starting to believe him.

6. TOXIC PEOPLE ARE JUST LIKE TOXIC HABITS

This is a big one for me. Obviously when you stop drinking or doing drugs you probably need to change some friends you hang out with. I definitely had to do this and I realized just how little I had in common with some people. I also realized that I had friends that were completely different from me, without the same goals and outlook on life. It felt all too fake. When you make a big life decision like admitting you have an alcohol problem and decide to to stop drinking, you really find out who your true friends are. There are those who will love you unconditionally, those who won’t bat an eyelash, and those who will still offer you cocktails after they already know you don’t drink. I’ve encountered all of the above. Getting rid of my toxic friendships along with my toxic habits just makes sense and I’m learning not to feel bad about it.

7. I’M NOT PERFECT AND THAT’S OK

Stopping a nasty habit like alcohol abuse can bring out a lot of guilt, shame, and regret. I’d be lying if I said I haven’t felt all of the above at times. However, I am realizing feeling all the emotions I spent years trying to numb is actually a beautiful thing. Not only am I learning to feel them, I’m learning how to deal with them, and live a healthy and successful life. I have made mistakes along the way and I will never be perfect. Every day I have to make a conscious decision not to beat myself up. I am a work in progress and I have come a LONG way. There are good days and bad days. Sometimes I feel like life isn’t fair and I wish I could just drink alcohol normally like everyone else. Mostly, I have accepted that this is the way my life is, kind of like having five knee surgeries, quitting alcohol has become one of my stories of perseverance.

I never thought that sobriety would be my preferred way of life, but now I can’t imagine going back to my party girl ways. I never dreamed I would feel SO happy, full, and healthy living a life without drugs and alcohol. I was always that girl who needed alcohol to have fun and now I am a testament to the fact that you don’t need it to enjoy yourself. I wake up every day feeling relieved that I never have to feel hungover. I hope that by sharing my story other party girls (and boys) will have the courage to put down the drink and live the life they have always imagined. The best is yet to come.

Vengo

10 Feb

Of course Ana Tijoux would lose to Calle 13 who already won a shit load of Grammy’s during the Latin Grammy’s and now has to take the English language Grammy’s. But hey, its Ana Tijoux being the only Latino performer at the premiere ceremony. And its Ana Tijoux getting acclaim from NPR, LA Times, NY Times, and hip hop magazines all over the world. Josh Kun says it best in the pic below. Check the live performance of Ana’s “Vengo.” She was clearly taking in the moment and appreciating the fact that she was doing her thang in front of so many respected musicians. Still a winner in my heart.

Vengo con mis ideas como escudo

Vengo a construir un sueno

Vengo con el cielo y sus constelaciones

Vengo con el mundo y toda sus estaciones

Vengo agredicida

Vengo de un mundo sin clase que se pueda levantar

con mi pelo negro con el orgullo indio en el alma tatuado 

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Eres Para Mi- live

8 Feb

This is the song that first introduced me to Ana Tijoux. Yet how many years later and Juieta still can’t sing or goodness gracious dance for the life of her. I like her when she gets melancholic and angry because she rocks at it. Well you see, I have been a hard core Julieta fan since I first heard the legendary CD “Bueninvento” back in 2000. Now, I see Ana and Julieta on stage and Ana just runs over Julieta. Ana Tijoux can rap, improvise, lead musicians, dance, and SING better than Julieta. AND this was back in 2011. Anita Tijoux is at a new high right now and Julieta is now… ummm a light pop chanteuse? They might be close in age, but Ana Tijoux is the current and future of Latin Alternative. Proof? See below:

Grammy awards

7 Feb

The Grammy’s are tomorrow! Eeek!!

Ana Tijoux is set to perform with an ORCHESTRA at the pre-Grammy event . Eeekk!

Juanes, Madonna, and tons others are performing as well. Al you need is Beyoncé and this is going to be a Grammy for the record books.

😀

P!nk- Stupid Girls

7 Feb

Flashback Saturday! When P!nk returned from a musical hiatus in 2006, she came back throwing punches and changing the face of pop music that was coming out of the Britney Spears/Paris HIlton/Jessica Simpson era. P!nk brought a voice to those girls and women who are different from the ones thrown all over the radio, teevee and internet. Sure some people may be offended because she touches on the big boobs and bulimia topic, but they miss the point; Why should a girl go to those extremes to feel accepted? It’s a social commentary that rings true in 2015. Its blunt, slighly offensive, playful and its so real. Still waiting for the day to see P!nk in concert…