Mexico "Way"

My stupid blurbs about anything and addition to the ups and downs of living in Cancun, Mexico.

Monday, November 27, 2006


The woman I call mother, mom, mummy, Irene and "Hey Lady!" is in town. She's been here just over a week and has just under a week left.

She has managed to download some updated version of Internet Explorer that I did not want and that screwed with all of my passwords. The best part is that I was in the room and she didn't ask me about it because she is obviously more techinically advanced than me.

She also broke my Puebla mug. It was pretty and colorful and it was the only mug I had. Crash boom bang. Out of all the destructive animals in my house that could have knocked it over....she managed. And the best part is that she blamed it on me because it was at the edge of the end table. The end table is like as big as the palm of my hand so anywhere you put anything is on an "end".

She has also managed to spoil the cats and especially Diesel. So you know I will have even MORE issues when she leaves.

All in all it has been nice to come home to a human being that understands half of me. JA! We haven't done a lot of stuff. We have eaten out a few times, have gone shopping and headed to the beach. The weather has had a mind of its own so it has been a little frustrating because of course it has to be shitty out on my day off.

Speaking of shitty. As shitty as my job is and as shitty as it makes me feel sometimes, they have granted me two days off which is fun. Cuz I'll still get paid too! (Sorry Lis and Beck but I know you got my back.)

I'm only really blogging because I felt guily cuz Joyce hasn't had much to read. So here you go.

There's lots of other crap going on but you know. I'll just yell at the wall or something.

(Mom's gonna kick my arse for this blog. Jejejeje. Come on lady, get that wooden spoon out and just try!)

Wednesday, November 22, 2006

Take My Name In Vain

So I was having "coffee" ( I had a cappuccino without the coffee...just hot milk, cinnamon and sweetner) with a friend.

He's a born again Christian. But he's a cool one. Because he doesn't make reference to God or Jesus all the time. Nor does he say things like, "When I was lost, but now I'm found". So anyways. We went to talk basically because I needed to.

I said to him "Jesus Christ!" con fuerza at that and then I covered my mouth, looked at him with wide eyes and said, I'm sorry.

He said it's ok really, don't worry about it. And I said yeah but I should know better you know, because I was raised a Roman Catholic and all.

In desperation to cover my ass because I had obviously sinned right there in front of him and out loud too, I said, Jesus is pretty lucky. I would be so freakin flattered if people yelled out my name whenever they were pissed off.

And I said my first and last name out loud in a pissed off way and slammed my fist on the table.

He laughed.

I said, you see how smart I am? That I can take an obvious sin and turn it not only into something thats rational and realistic and believable, but something that's funny too?

(Now if that's not dodging the real issues, I don't know what is.)

Sunday, November 19, 2006


Aquarius (Jan 20 - Feb 18)

Someone needs to be reckoned with and you shouldn't back down until you are heard. Once you have clearly communicated your ideas, however, be prepared to let go of your control. These are intense times and there is danger in getting caught up in a whirlwind of insecure egos -- yours included. Don't hold on to your perspective after it's served its purpose.

Thursday, November 16, 2006

This is my update

Because I thought I should do one.

Tuesday, November 14, 2006


Have you ever had one of those days where you wonder if there is some sort of Asshole Convention going on?

Because everywhere you go there is an asshole just waiting to piss you off.

I think today is one of those days.

And if it's not the standard Asshole Convention, it must be the "I Don't Know How to Drive in a Way that Won't Piss You OFF and Cause an Accident Convention"!

Monday, November 13, 2006


When it comes to family andf friends back home coming to visit me, unfortunately I haven't been as lucky as I would like. So far my mom is the only one who's come here specifically to see me and I'd bet that the reason hasn't always been 100% for me but I'll let it slide because she brings me things. (You are suppose to laugh now!)

While I have a couple of friends who are in the area right now, and I'm not the reason they are down here, I did get a chance to see them this weekend and it was certainly super nice to see them.

I went to Playa del Carmen to meet my good friend Mary-Anne and her new husband Kaleb. I've known Mana (that's what we call her) since grade 8. All the guys thought she was hot but I just liked her cuz she was funny, I had a lot of classes with her, and she lived up the street from me. That of course has obviously changed and good old Mana is a true friend and very close to my heart. Who would have thought that walking to and from school every day and telling eachother "you stink" and making up our own song "rump roast beef jerkey" would form a relationship that has lasted this long. If any one knows me, its Mana thats for sure. Along with Donna and Katarina. I posted a while ago about it being hard living in a new place because people don't really know who you REALLY are and it was nice to have shithead Mana around to remind me.

Anyhow, we chilled on the beach with her new hubby and while they stressed out the entire time about burning, sunscreen and getting way too much sun I kept thinking, damn, the sun is not hot at all and I'm surely not going to get any sort of tan today.

When they couldn't take the "roasting" anymore we decided to go for a walk along 5th Avenue and did a bit of shopping.

It was really nice to see her here versus seeing eachother back home. It was kind of odd in away but totally awesome.

In the same day I also got lucky because my good friend Kat's husband Wes was here with his buddy Cori as well so I met up with him at Corona Bar where we headed over to the City and proceeded to enjoy the party.

I was there for Katarina's wedding and also the delivery of their first baby Jordan. Mana was there too. Her and I were the team players in that delivery. Wes kind of stood on the sidelines and wanted her to hurry up and have the baby. LOL. Mana and I slept together on the floor like refugees and held Kat's legs.

Anyhow, that Wes and his 3 other buddies and I enjoyed ourselves at the City. Wes was a perfect gentleman and sat with me the entire time while we laughed at other people and caught confetti on our tongues.

I however, am more of a heavy weight than the other boys and by 2:30 am they had had enough (I can go on until about 5am) and while I was disappointed in them, I didn't feel like carrying them back to the hotel either. So we split.

I quickly realized what it's like to be a tourist when they wanted to grab a stationed cab in front of the club and I had to quickly remind them that they surely did not want to pay more than they had to.

I negotiated the fare for them and sent them off in their cab.

Again, it was super super awesome to see Mana and Wes and if I'm lucky I'll get to see them once again before they go.

Had I known I would run out of my sugarless koolaid yesterday, I would have made them bring me some down!

Thursday, November 09, 2006

The pads/bags beat me up

Back to kickboxing.

Elbows bruised already. Knees not much better. Probably worse but at least I can hide them.

I was thinking during class when I was trying to kick with my thousand pound legs that I should just kill myself because my cardio is obviously crap.

I never had the best cardio but I am certain that when I was training like 5 times a week it was much better than what it is now.

So basically I beat the shit out of myself.

Stupid girl.

Wednesday, November 08, 2006

My hair grows fast

You know, I was wondering how come when I write a shitload of stuff none of you people comment. But low and behold I write a few words and POOF 4 comments. You'd think that mentioning the weather would be an old topic but it appears it is not. We continue to talk about the weather, complain about the weather, ask about the weather, use the weather as an excuse to buy new shoes or clothes.

I said "YOU PEOPLE" and I bolded it. Because you know what? I hate it when people say that. Who the hell is YOU PEOPLE anyways? And what about when people say "they said that....blah blah blah", or "they told me that I would get my money!". I mean who the hell is THEY. How about, "I heard that grass tastes good". Oh yeah? Where did you hear that from? Oh I don't know. Some very important magazine. Oh really? What "important" magazine? WAS IT The Weekly World News? (Thanks lisa).

Ok that was fun.

So on September 13th, of 2006, we were talking about how long my hair is and we got the great idea of measuring it. On that date, the longest section of hair measured from the tip to my head was are you ready, drum roll please........

-20 inches

Today, on November the 8th, I got that Beckla to measure my hair again. And it grew to ....

-21 inches!

So in pretty much two months my hair grew one inch. Pretty cool. Because I figured it wasn't going anywhere.

As for the weather, since it is obviously more important than Mexican Hot it is sunny and lovely out!

Sunday, November 05, 2006

Enough is Enough

This is more rain than Wilma.

Friday, November 03, 2006

Old School Halloween Pics

Ask and you shall receive. Mom went ahead and scanned some halloween pics from the years past. There are a couple in there that aren't halloween but dress up never-the-less.


Mexican Hot Dog

There's something I've grown to enjoy and that comes in handy when I'm lazy or need something quick. I call it it the Mexican Hot Dog.

Though there are many adaptations to the main ingredients, I usually use whole wheat tortillas and turkey hot dogs (San Rafael).

You can simply warm it up in the microwave for 30-35 seconds and voila! Mexican Hot Dog ready!

I have learned to try many different variations of the Mexican Hot Dog so that I don't get bored with it.

I usually add the following to the main ingredients:

  • Homous
  • Lentils
  • Beans
  • Eggs
  • Mustard & Ketchup
  • Relish & Ketchup
  • Cheese
  • Sliced Tomatoes
  • Green Salsa

It's a little healthier than say your average hot dog on a white bun and well....I've grown to love it. You might want to try adding other ingredients. I'm sure avacado would work and I've even tried putting on artichoke pesto.

Because you see, just because it's a hot dog, doesn't mean you can't make it "gourmet".