Celebrate Cinco de Mayo Responsibly

It’s that time of year again: Cinco de Mayo. Margaritas, tacos, and tequila will be had. Many Americans will celebrate a holiday that they know little about which has been the cause of the occasional controversy. I’ll be prepared to get asked questions and provide answers. The top three questions I get asked Continue Reading →

Nature Is Amazing In Slow Motion

Have you ever taken the time to think about what really happens around us when living things- insects, cats, people move? There is more than meets the eye in these seemingly simple movements. These three videos by The Slow Mo Guys on YouTube show you exactly why that damselfly may Continue Reading →

Latinos de Corazón: Bloggers Edition >> Spanish Friday

[Today’s Friday Feature is written in Spanish as part of Spanish Friday. The English translation is below; La traducción en ingles esta al final] El post de “Spanish Friday” esta semana será un post de “Friday Feature” también. Algunos de mis blogs favoritos pertenecen a individuos que me gusta referir Continue Reading →

My new challenge: Spanish Friday

Blogger Tracy López, also known as Señora López, of Latinaish.com has put forth a challenge. Although I’m a little late in accepting, here is the challenge she has put forth:  I must write my usual blog post in Spanish on that Friday. (Don’t worry, there won’t be any Friday Features Continue Reading →

A Blood Test That Shows How Long You’ll Live? (via Huffington Post)

The wonders of technology and modern medicine. You can have designer babies, see whether you are at risk for Alzheimer’s disease and various cancers, and now you can even check how long you are going to live all for about a $700: Ever feel like you’re 30 years old but Continue Reading →

My Thesis: Fashion & Identity

Below is my Thesis Abstract. It basically lets you know what caused my great lack of blog posts and what took up my time for the past 4 months (Jan. 2011-Apr. 2011). This is the bare bones of my thesis project and all that it entailed. As usual, copyright and Continue Reading →

Graduated again! Just like that, life changes…

Graduated! May 14th, 2011! I can hardly believe how quickly it seems to have happened. In August of 2009, I moved to Pennsylvania. I still remember flopping onto my bed & breathing a big sigh after I dropped of my parents, and later The Girlfriend (now, The Fiancée) at the Continue Reading →

Motivation & Misery >> Sunday Sense

“Be miserable. Or motivate yourself. Whatever has to be done, it’s always your choice.” Wayne Dyer (American self-help advocate, author, and lecturer; May 10, 1940) Barring the big things like curing yourself of illness, for example, I think this quote is generally true. Sometimes, we have to motivate ourselves to Continue Reading →

Good & Bad News in CT- Layoffs to Railways

So, I woke up this morning after a much-needed extra 2 hours of sleep to good and bad news going on in CT. Mind you, I’ll be moving back there soon and was hoping to eventually get a job there. That whole “need money to buy stuff” thing that I Continue Reading →