Tuesday, July 27, 2004


i've been a little behind in my blogging. oops. so what's been going on in my world? first things first. i have decided to start pilates again. have to lose the love weight i've gained! lol. still no new job. i am so sick of mine, i need something new fast...or else! concerts galore are coming up: august 13 alejandra guzmán; august 21 cyndi lauper (again i know...but we got 4th row tickets on ebay!); august 28 gloria estefan. more ebay sales. august is going to be a very busy month. aside from all these concerts, it is also going to be mine and rob's first year anniversary. sigh. the happiest year of my life...

song of the day: kissing the wind nia peeples (1991). i decided i'd add this new feature to my blog. today's song is by singer & actress nia peeples (of fame fame). not her biggest hit, but it's my fave of her's and i've had this song stuck in my head for weeks! "sometimes i feel it's a natural thing, sometimes i feel it's a mystical thing, sometimes i feel like...kissing the wind...".

Monday, July 19, 2004

la virgen de nacaragua...immaculate conception

the following is part of our ode to claudiabla (aka claudia, aka la hielera). claudia is a dear friend who is always going out of her way for everyone. so we decided to throw her a surprise bday. the big surprise was her bday is in dec. (around xmas) so basically she gets screwed every year. so a fake 4th of july bash was planned. it was a blast. claudia was so surprised! so i have to share some moments w/ u all.

first in typical joe fashion, we kidnapped her and made her wear this hideous dress! the theme of the night was her quinceañera (she never had one, plus she's expecting...hence the immaculate conception). so here she is being escorted by her court :)

praying to la virgen de nacaragua (claudia is from nicaragua and sometimes we call her naca when drunk...lol). check out how hard she's praying!

there was a "baile del CONDON" set to chayanne's tiempo de vals. we did our best to make sure it was a taqui-taqui naco quinceañera.

there were musical numbers. here is the first one, by yours truly. as many of you know, whenever you attend a quinceañera u always get entertained w/ tacky choreographed routines. so we decided to do our own take. an impromtu drag show! here i am entertaining the crowd to quiero ser santa by alaska y dinarama. had to stick w/ the religious theme.

i don't think you've been to a tacky quinceañera that didn't play timbiriche's hit song. here gigi (aka freestlye sister), juanjoderlola and i do our take on quinceañera

not to be outdone, and in honor of his bday just days before, ryan busted out the skates and did his award winning routine to olivia newton-john's disco hit xanadu inspired by the movie of the same name. so again it was a drunken filled evening, w/ lots of dancing, drinking, and what not. enjoy everyone!

madonna. live. loved it.

the last time i saw madonna live i was 10 years old and it was for the Who's That Girl tour. once upon a time i used to be a mega madonna fan. so last wed., july 14 we got to see madame m herself @ the united center. she sold out 4 nights, fyi. anyhoo let me just say it was a great show, we had good seats (thank u ebay). there were some lowpoints though, mainly her caberet take on deeper and deeper (i couldn't help but think, geez, didn't kylie do this back in '98 on her intimate and live tour?), the snoozy material that required her to sit down and play the guitar and the corny cover of Imagine. otherwise it was retro madonna all night long! express yourself, vogue, hanky panky, burning up, like a prayer, holiday, crazy for you and my fave of the night, papa don't preach!!! btw i did not take the pic above (i stole it from a madonna site...sorry!).

Tuesday, July 13, 2004

Sayhey! Chicago meet...

You are probably wondering what the hell SayHey! is? It is a Kylie Minogue message forum based in the UK and it's my life! I'm not even that big of a Kylie fan anymore, I've since discovered her younger/prettier/more talented sister Dannii, but I post on this board almost every day in their Off-Topic section. They know everything there! Check it out. It's catty fun. This past weekend my good sayhey! pal AmericanDevil (aka Dale) was in town. So we (me, Rob and Eddie) met up w/ him and had a blast. Too bad they had to leave after awhile, but that didn't stop us from getting trashed. Roscoe's was a blast as they played: Holly Valance "State Of Mind", Anastacia "Left Outside Alone", Dannii Minogue "I Begin To Spin Around" & "All I Wanna Do" & Paulina Rubio "Sexual Lover". We were screaming at the top of our lungs! I even drunk dialed, something I hadn't done in a long time. Sorry Freddy. "Freddy's a slutt...Freddy's a slutt...". Lol. Here are the pics:

Also tomorrow is the infamous Madonna concert :) Can't wait. Have to post some pics from La Virgen de Nacaragua's Quinceañera. Also congrats to my good friends Mara and José Ramón on the birth of their new son, Daniel Mateo. (#4! Ya compren un tele!!!).

Thursday, July 08, 2004

Farenheit 9/11

So this past fourth of July weekend I went to see Farenheit 9/11. What a great documentary! There isn't much more that I can say that's already been said, but it really makes you see how f*cked up this country really is. Can't wait til we vote Bush out of office. If you haven't seen this yet, do yourself a favor. It will change the way you see the US and our so-called leaders.

late i know...

i was gonna post these pics from the gay baby shower weeks ago but i guess i got caught up w/ other stuff. anyhoo here they are. 1st is Bertha, the mother-to-be w/ her very first caca diaper. Followed by some interesting shower games, a musical number and our guest of honor Shakespeare w/ Rob.

Thursday, July 01, 2004

Allow me to whore myself...

Ok that sounds bad, but really it's not. I am whoring my graphic design skills. I just did this flyer for my cousin Chuy's fraternity's event later this month @ Rain in Milwaukee. So I thought I'd share the final results w/ you all. But seriously, I am available to do stuff like this, flyers, logos, etc. So if you are interested we can talk fees, etc. by emailing me, clic_design@sbcglobal.com. Below are the final results, plus I figure it's some good publicity for Chuy and his brothers: