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 →

Top Ten Things I Survived in 2011

Pretty soon we will be ushering in the New Year. Cue the annual traditions of Top Ten Lists, New Year’s Resolution creating, and get ready for a year of highly irritating “The World is Ending” humor. Before 2012 comes along, I wanted to remember 2011. It was a year where Continue Reading →

North Korean leader, Kim Jong-Il reported dead >> Reflections

It has been a tumultuous year in regards to geopolitics  sociopolitics with several rather infamous world figures having died over the past year. First, Osama Bin Laden, then, Muammar Gaddafi, and now Kim Jong-Il. Twitter, the blogoshpere , Facebook, and the news networks are all buzzing non-stop over North Korean Continue Reading →

Martes Trece- Bad Luck Tuesday!

People in Anglo-Saxon cultures tend to watch their backs and think of the prime day for bad luck as being on Friday the 13th. Meanwhile, in Spain, Latin America, and Greece Tuesday is the day to look out for. (Friday the 13th is a day I am a fan of Continue Reading →

Top 5 Lunch Break Tweets

London Ranks At The Top For Most Fashionable City In The World http://t.co/tyAEa88 — Complex (@ComplexMag) August 18, 2011 Vote James T. O'Neill. Your vote is appreciated. Poll: AoM Put Up Your Dukes Photo Contest http://t.co/oywkcq5 — Jose Feliciano (@lifeclearhazy) August 18, 2011 New post: Japanese mummies! http://t.co/KQFbglp — Tofugu Continue Reading →

Un Verano Ajetreado >> Spanish Friday

[English translation below; Traducción en ingles al final] Yo casi no conseguí tiempo para escribir este el “Spanish Friday” esta semana. El post de esta semana será corta. Casi tengo el apartamento hasta el punto donde esta satisfactoria. A pesar de que no estoy trabajando ahora, todavía tengo mucho trabajo que hacer. Continue Reading →

Solution to Global Food Crisis Lies With Poop

Yep, they finally started making meat from people to solve the global food crisis, but not in the way that you would have thought. In a weird twist, the meat is being made from human waste a.k.a. poop! This video explains the process. Also, the new meat has fewer calories Continue Reading →

Top 3 twitter posts of my lunch hour

Here are the top three twitter posts that caught my interest during the lunch hour: 9 ways to land a PR job after graduation | Articles http://bit.ly/loA2C5 — Amy Sauertieg (@asauertieg) June 6, 2011 Higher density means world forests are capturing more carbon: A new study challenges measurements … http://bit.ly/jqv0XL Continue Reading →

Iceland’s Grimsvotn volcano erupting (via BBC)

The world may not have ended, but air travel in Europe may run into some nature-induced trouble again. ~~~~~~~~~~ Iceland’s most active volcano, Grimsvotn, has started erupting, scientists say. The volcano, which lies under the Vatnajokull glacier in south-east Iceland, last erupted in 2004. In 2010, plumes…Read More: Iceland’s Grimsvotn 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 →