Friday, December 31, 2004

missing in action

hello everyone! today is new year's eve. i just finally got my internet back up. so much has happened all week. just a few highlights (as i'll write more later): we got chus!!! he was a little scared the first night but now he has already adapted to his new home :), the move is pretty much over; only one!! i fell down while we were moving our platform bed, i slipped and slammed my back into a stair. i'm ok, a little sore. i have to leave right now to go clean at the old place. first i must go to home depot and buy something to repair some scratches on the hardwood floor. not sure what we are doing tonight. i feel so out of it. i have been sick all week. needless to say i got a 2 week vacation (sin querer). i have off all next week so hopefully i'll be back to normal (*blog, etc.). take care everyone! happy new year! i'll post some pics of chus and of the new place soon! xoxo....

Thursday, December 23, 2004


La mala educación was awesome! Almodóvar outdid himself once again. How does this man keep churning out these wonderful movies? I admit there have been a few duds (Matador, Live Flesh); but otherwise I have to say I am highly impressed w/ his body of work. I am not going to get into details about the plot since I know some of you haven't seen it yet, but I must say I highly enjoyed it. I love how the whole story line is basically a throw back to the character that Carmen Maura played in La ley del deso. Can we talk about how hot Gael looks as a woman? Mamasita! All the actors were wonderful, and though his role was brief Javier Cámara was f*ckin' hilarious! Now I just need to get the bootleg. Yes they already have them here in Chicago. Leave it to the Mexicans :)

Guess which trashy broad has released a new album? LORENA HERRERA!!!! This past Sat. she was on Otro Rollo and was hawking her calendar and performed a dance remix of her new single Abrázame. OMG! I want it so bad. Thus far it's only been released in Mexico. I stole this cover pic from ebay. I figured it deserved to be stolen since the seller was asking a whopping $35 dollars for it! It only costs $73 pesos (which is less than $7US!!!). If any of you know me, I can't get enough of this hussy. Doesn't she look like a man? I love her! Soy tu querida tentación, tu mayor tentación, tu modelo de mujer.... My dearest Salvador says he will pick this up for me when he goes to Tijuana. You rock!

So we have decided to move this Sunday, the 26th. Everyone that can help is available that date. Fine with me. Only shitty thing is U-Haul won't have my truck ready until 2:30pm. I wanted to start in the morning. Oh well. So with the early move we can get Chus earlier :) Now many of you must be wondering where that name came from? Well about a year ago Rob and I were gonna get a Pug. Our trannie neighbor downstairs had one, so we decided against it. We were so gung-ho on a girl dog. See the name Chus is in honor of one of our favorite Chicas Almodóvar, Chus Lampreave. For any Almodóvar freaks like us, Chus has appeared in several of his films. Most notably as Sor rata de callejón in Entre tineblas/Dark Habits and as Leo's mother in Flower Of My Secret. We both think she is adorable and has the cutest little face, just like a puppy. So that's where the name has come. Quite honestly the name is perfect for either a boy or girl puppy. Here is a picture of Chus Lampreave from Flower Of My Secret:

Years ago I came across a picture of Divine sitting on Santa's lap. I've never been able to find it again. I wanted to wish you all a Merry Christmas using that visual, but since I couldn't find it I thought this one would do. It's Divine judging some Ms. Alternative Beauty Contest in the 70s. The red lady kinda looks like a Christmas tree. Have a Merry Xmas everyone!

Song of the day: Alegre Navidad-Eydie Gorme

Wednesday, December 22, 2004


I don't think I've been anticipating a movie this bad in years! We're gonna catch the 7:15 showing of La mala educación. My review tomorrow! Buenas noches.

Monday, December 20, 2004

Mar adentro

Jesus Christ is it cold out! I thought my legs were gonna freeze off this morning when I was waiting for the el. I love it! What a busy weekend?! Friday after work I picked up Yesenia and we made it down to IKEA by 8pm, so we had 2 hours to shop! I am very proud of myself. I had a $300 budget and I only spent half! Can you belive that?? I only went to get an entertainment center & bar stools. I thought I was gonna go over. Below you can see what I actually bought. Instead of buying your run-on-the-mill entertainment center, I decided to try something different. I had been debating this one for a bit from it's photo in the catalog but once we were actually in the store, I knew I had to have it. Isn't it funky? It's like your high school locker or something. I also picked up 2 of these swanky bar stools for our breakfast bar. I had my hot dog from Ikea, all was well.

Saturday we slept in. Decided to go to the movies since I wanted to see the new Javier Bardem film, The Sea Inside or Mar adentro in Spanish. Wow! Javier was simply amazing. The film is based on the true story of a paraplegic man who wants to end his own life, willingly. The story was so moving. I really don't want to give away too much about it, but I highly recommend this film to you all. I smell an Oscar nomination for Mr. Bardem.

Yesterday was hell! After not getting much sleep we had to get up early on a Sunday to start moving stuff into our new place. My parents, bless their souls, came down from Milwaukee to help out. Between my Dad and myself, we loaded about 20+ boxes into our respective cars combined. It was cold as hell, but we did it. My friend Alex came down from Milwaukee as well to paint for us. The living room is now avacado green and the dining room is an orange/red. We love it! Our landlord said it was ok for us to move in, so we are gonna take boxes every night this week (except Wed., more on that in a sec) so we can clear as much as possible out of the old apartment. We basically have 2 weeks to move! I can't stand it!

The day we've been waiting for all year has FINALLY come!!! This Wed. La mala educación/Bad Education opens in Chicago. God damn! It's about time I say! That's all for now. Ta-ta!

Song of the day: To Know Your Name-Lindsay Lohan

Friday, December 17, 2004


So last night on my way home I got stuck on the train, again! It took me an hour to go home on the Orange line! Can we move already? This week is draggin'. I think it's because I am so anxious to move out already. If it were up to me, I would have brought everything the night we signed our lease. This weekend we are gonna get started taking stuff over. Woo hoo!

Before I go on, I have a special birthday message to my Soul Sista, aka Lambchop, La princesa polaca, etc.:

I have a plea to all of you out there in blogger-land! Does ANYONE have an mp3 of Hide & Seek by Pajama Party. I need it! Bad! Look at that hair! I have been on a freestyle fix this past year for some reason and now I must find this song. This CD goes for $$ on ebay, etc. Maybe I'll just break down and buy it for my birthday. In the meantime if any of you have it could ya share? Thanks!

Song of the day: The Lover Who Rocks You-India

Thursday, December 16, 2004

All About Eva

I must say I wasn't expected Eva to win last night on America's Next Top Model. Part of me said, they are gonna pick a black girl since no black girls have one yet. I was rooting for Yaya, oh well. I think everyone was shocked to see Amanda go though. When does the next series begin? Lol...

Can we talk about how much I HATE THE SUN!!! I can't stand it. I hate driving to the train in the morning and being blinded!! Even w/ sunglasses on. It just makes me pissy. You know how some people the dark, or gloominess makes them grumpy, I am the opposite. Maybe I should move somewhere where the sun hardly ever comes out. I love it when it's cold and dark and gloomy. Maybe it's all those years of worshipping Robert Smith?

Song of the day: Mentiras-Daniela Romo

Wednesday, December 15, 2004


I have to give a special hello to my favorite Greek Slutt (Tsoula) Kelly Doukas! She reads me everyday from Athens, Greece. Lifer I miss you! Come back to Chicago! Ooooooooh. Chocolate Kisses!!!!

I would write more but I am swamped and it's lunch time. I'm a starving!!!!!

Song of the day: Desire-Holly Valance

Tuesday, December 14, 2004


I got into an argument this morning w/ Rob and was coming here to vent but then I put my ipod on random and what song came on? Everything by Alanis Morissette. He always dedicates this song to me. I love you Boo boo.

Edit: Since Rob saw this, I've deleted the lyrics now :)

Monday, December 13, 2004

Taco! Taco! Burrito! Burrito!

Weekend was hectic, which is expected when you're in the middle of moving. Here is my weekend rundown:

Friday: I skipped the company xmas party. Had no desire to go. Apparently one of my friends at work got so sh*tfaced she told one of the presidents of the company that everyone thinks he's a dirty old man. God I wish I could have seen that! In my absence I won a door prize! My first time in 5 years! An electric blanket. Aww Yeah! That will come in handy since our current place has the a draft that's bigger that Tara Reid's nipple scar. Later that evening we went to Lola's with my Milwaukee Sister Eddie and eventually Jorge. The show was rather somber. I think someone they were friends with passed away, something like that. I don't remember I was too busy downing Long Island Ice Teas. My fave drunk moment of the night was when I tasted Jorge's drink. Eddie pointed out to me in his equally drunken demeanor that it was some stranger's drink. Oh no!

Saturday: What did we do? Duh! We had to be up and out before 1pm because my landlord had a showing of our place. So I made Rob go with me to put the dining room table on layaway. I am so excited I found my stainless steel table! It's gonna look swanky. We had greasy pizza that was the b-omb. Can't remember from where, somewhere near Affordable Portables. We finally started to take some boxes over to our new place. About 6 or so (whatever could fit in the car). Took some measurements (don't want to go buy furniture and realize it's too big or too small). Stayed in and made Rob finally watch my favorite movie of all-time, Heathers.

Sunday: No Maxwell St. this time. Gasp you say? Didn't have time I had to run errands. Green tortillas are rather hard to find for some reason. Finally tracked some down and we made wraps for my xmas party for my department at work. At the agency I work it we unfortunately have to do all the print advertising for Sears. Dread. So our goal was to find a $10 gift from Sears. It was a hoot. I got a pool stick. What I am gonna do w/ it? I have no idea. I think I amy turn it into a coatrack. Can we talk about how good Desperate Housewives is?? I did not want it to end! I love that show! When Luis got arrested, I was soooo not expecting that.

Don't forget Wed. is the series finale of America's Next Top Model! I am not really excited about the three finalists. But this show is so catty and campy that I can't get enough of it!

Must continue w/ moving crap. We've started to pick out colors for our place. Avacado green for the living room, an orange/red for the dining room and a blue for the master bedroom. Rob is gonna paint his room purple. Oooh. Anyhoo I have a huge announcement....

We got a dog!!!! We had been looking for a puppy and we went to see a puppy last week. Long story short, the woman's husband got laid off and they needed to find a new home for it. She called said she liked us the best and wanted to know if we were still interested. OMG! I am so excited!!! The best thing is he's only 7 months, so he's still young, he's trained, he's been fixed. He is the cutest thing! He's a black shi zhu and is the cutest, sweetest thing. I am so excited!

Now that I got my big news out, we watched the Jennifer López episode of South Park! Hilarious! I am too excited about the puppy so I can't write anymore. Lol...

Edit: I almost forgot to mention that we won't be getting the puppy until after the New Year. That's what we agreed on since we'll be all moved in by then :)

Friday, December 10, 2004


First thing's first:

Can you see the resemblence? Everyone says I am the spitting image of my Mother. God you should see me in drag, it's realy obvious! Lol! The week is over! Thank God! So no Mala educación tonight. Oh well. Tonight is my company Xmas party, but I am really in no mood to go. I've been to too many ABD Xmas parties and they are all the same. Boring. The first couple of years it was fun to get sh*tfaced w/ coworkers, but the bad music usually sobers me up. Instead we are just gonna chill and later go to Lola's with Eddie and possibly Jorge and his new man. Not sure if there is anything else exciting going on this weekend. Sunday I have to go to a Potluck Dinner for my department here at work. I think I am flying solo since Rob already expressed his potential boredem. Uff! Tomorrow I am gonna look at the dining room table. Can't wait! Only 20 or so more days til we are finally out of our current apartment! BTW if you're reading this Dale (aka AmericanDevil) I just got your pacakge! Thanks I'm jamming to the Sequal cd as I type this :)

Song of the day: Sisters of Avalon by Cyndi Lauper

Thursday, December 09, 2004

See below

So La mala educación (aka Bad Education) is not opening in Chicago until December 22! What the f*ck? You think I live a third world country or something. Turns out it only opens in Los Angeles tomorrow, the 10th. You suck Salvador!

But on a happier note I just found out one of my favorite Pedro Almodóvar (and favorites period) films was released on DVD in Spain in November!! I am so ordering it! The picture above should clue you in. Ta-ta!

My new crush

Brazilian actor Reynaldo Gianecchini. Isn't he f*ckin' gorgeous? Jesus Christ! He stars on the new Telemundo soap El color del pecado. Can someone pass me a tissue?

22 more days 'til we are finally moved out. This month is gonna drag ass! Keep packing I say. Next weekend is gonna be insane because I'm going to Ikea w/ Yesy, we want to start moving stuff over, my friend Alex is coming to paint, and my Mom and Dad are coming as well to help move and because my mother is DYING to see our new place.

I am still going through Sayhey! withdrawl. It isn't gone forever. Neil, the owner, has stated the forum will be up and running when they feel it is safe to do so again. The funny thing is I joined this forum as a Kylie Minogue fan. Funny thing is now I don't even really like her as much. Ever since I discovered her younger, prettier sister Dannii. Let's face it, Neon Nights shits allover anything Kylie's ever done. They have this amazing Off-topic section full of the bitchiest queens and they know everything, and I do mean everything. So I miss getting my fix. Damn the person who posted the leaked track! It's not even that good. Anyhoo I must sound like the biggest dork so I shall stop for now.

Song of the day: Call On Me-Eric Prydz (why haven't I heard this before??)

Miss Chaos

The other day I got an email from my old college roomate Stacy notifying me that she has some mp3's up for her music! I remember back in the day she did music then stopped, but turns out she's doing it again. Feel free to download some of her music here. Ooooh Eugenia Washington yous still a fierce biach! Tell her Tyrone Bank$ sent ya! Will post more later.

Wednesday, December 08, 2004

Step 2

Now that we actually found our apartment, I have the task of furnishing the new one. I decided it was time to (gladly) part w/ some of my old furnitire. I do mean old. I've had my futon since I was in high school. My 10 year reunion is next year, you do the math people. As I am always on a budget, I am planning a trip to Ikea w/ my friend Yesenia. Should be fun. Now I am stressing out as to what we need vs. what we can afford. I went to look at sofas w/a friend of Rob's, and I like one in particular, but realistically it is gonna have to go on layaway. In my search for a stainless steel top dining room table, I have found a few online like this one but turns out good 'ol Affordable Portables (here in the city) carries one and it's in stock! Better yet, they do layaway. You are probably wondering why the hell I felt the need to talk about this, let alone here, but it's been frustrating me and I needed to vent, think, share, etc. Somewhere inside me is a frustrated Interior Designer. So being the wonderful boyfriend he is, Rob is letting me do whatever i want to this place! That's why I love him so much :)

It's only the 8th, but I know the next few weeks will fly by. Already contacted the phone company & electric co. I just really want to get the hell out of our current place! What really frustrates me is that I know the other place is ready for us to start inhabiting, but we still have so much to do w/ our current place. Also Sayhey! has been shut down because someone leaked an unreleased Kylie Minogue track she collaborated on w/ the Scissor Sisters. What am I supposed to do people?

While trying to get all the furnishing issues resolved, next comes something that we are both looking forward to. Getting a dog! I can't wait :) Rob said I can have the kind I want first, though he really wants a Boston Terrier, so I am making him stick to his word. BTs are adorable,but I like foofy dogs like a Maltese or Shih Zhu. Sorry to talk everyone's ear off, but I felt like writing. Happy reading!

Song of the day: Rock Show by Peaches

Follow me to América

Rob had been hounding me to make him a mix cd w/ acts who normally record in Spanish, who have recorded English songs. Either original English material or English versions of their Spanish hits. So with what I had in my ipod I made the following mix, Follow me to América (I'm sure many of you can guess what inspired the title). I thought it was funny so I wanted to share it w/ you all. Note that I did not include any singers who were either born and raised (or just raised) in the US. So no India, Soraya, etc. The results are sometimes horrendous (poor Ana Gabriel) to flawless (Tatiana). If you have any other songs to add, please leave suggestions in the comments section. I still have to add something from Shakira. Oh, and no Thalía as I can't stand that biach! Playlist is as follows:

  1. I Can't Live Without You-Tatiana
  2. Lipstick-Alejandra Guzmán
  3. He Gives Me Love (La, La, La)-Massiel
  4. Don't Waste My Time-Lucero
  5. True Devotion-Marta Sánchez
  6. The Uninvited Guest-Mecano
  7. I Believe-Patricia Manterola
  8. A Better Place-Yuri (duet w/ Don Johnson)
  9. Angelito Heart-Ely Guerra
  10. Under the Boardwalk-Ana Gabriel
  11. Surrender-Laura Pausini (ok so she's Italian, big deal! She records in Spanish just as much)
  12. Follow Me Down-Fey
  13. Love For Life-Javier García
  14. Love Maniac-Ambar (70s disco act fronted by María Conchita Alonso)
  15. Mystify-Chenoa
  16. Whatever-Zoé
  17. Redrum-Alaska
  18. I Was Made For Lovin' You-Paulina Rubio
  19. Vaya dónde vaya (English version)-Litzy
  20. If You Leave Me Now-Mónica Naranjo

Tuesday, December 07, 2004

Who's The Boss?

Can we just talk about how Tony Danza is the hottest TV dad ever! My God! I think all of this has been sparked by Nick @ Nite's reairing of Who's The Boss?. That man is gorgeous! Still is! He's wopalicious! ¡Dios mío! For your viewing pleasure. Grrrr....

It's raining, it's pouring...

It's really come down outside. I'd love it, if I didn't actually have to trapse through the rain and get drenched (even w/ an umbrella). Anyhoo...weekend udpate anyone? Friday I don't recall much going on. Probably packed more boxes. We really want to get the hell out of our neighborhood so we're trying to get as much done as possible early on. Saturday we went to Milwaukee for Claudia's baby shower :) We had a small detour on the way, I got a speeding ticket! It's been years since I got one. I was going 82 in a 65. So technically I deserved it. I don't mind the ticket, just the fine that kills me. $230!! Damn Wisconsin bastards! Time to request an extension. Ain't no way I'm gonna be able to pay that w/ this move upon us. The shower was a blast, got to see lots of friends. We drank tons of wine, pretended we were Timbiriche and Alaska at certain points. Sobered up and drove back home. Below are some pictures. No Claudia is not a chola. She just did that for sake of the photo.

Sunday we had to get our huarrache fix. We saw puppies galore again @ Maxwell St. Ran into Yesy & her hubby. I found a copy of Shanice's debut album on CD for only $5 so I was ecstatic. Otherwise not much other than continue to pack! I'm throwing so much out, yet still continue to find more things to pack.

Guess what? Yesterday my friend Jorge called to tell me that THIS Friday La mala educación/Bad Education FINALLY opens in Chicago. It's about f'in time! Rob wants to go the minute we get out of work on Friday. I don't blame him. I'm even going to miss my company xmas party for this. I've been to too many of them, and they are always the same. Some dorky older broad dancing to Mambo No. 5 and getting sh*tfaced. I'll pass.

Song of the day: What U Do 2 Me by Boomkat

Monday, December 06, 2004

i got it!

Technically the new Gloria Trevi album doesn't come out til tomorrow, but my Dad had it at his store on Saturday when we went up to Milwaukee! Woo hoo! Actually Rob bought one, and I gave my copy to Martha for her bday. But yesterday I found another one (the Mexican import) @ Maxwell St! I am sooooo loving it :) I am sooooo glad Gloria is back :) I'll write more on our weekend later today.

Friday, December 03, 2004

4 more days!

Ok people. Only 4 more days until Gloria Trevi's new album, Como nace el universo is released in the US! I can't wait!

I hope that everyone has a wonderful weekend. Tomorrow we are going to a baby shower for my good friend, and life partner Claudia in Milwaukee, WI. We'll be back in the evening. Part of me wants to go back to Maxwell St. and see if that puppy is still for sale. But $$, it's tight. Boo hoo! One of the guys in the mail room was super nice and is hooking me up w/ as money boxes as I need for my move. What a sweetheart! I must get going. Didn't want to end the day w/out writing. Again have a good one everyone!

p.s. Did anyone find out when the hell La mala educación *aka Bad Education* opens in the US (other than NYC)? I am dying here people!

Thursday, December 02, 2004

Goodbye Porpoise Spit!

So last night I FINALLY got to catch up and watch America's Next Top Model. I missed the last 2 episodes. Of course this is still the most entertaining show on television (other than Desperate Housewives). Unfortunately one of my faves got booted off last night :( Farewell Norelle. Now who am I supposed to root for? Toccara was booted off already, I guess it'll be either Yaya or Amanda since I can't stand Eva.

Last night we went to Pancho Pistolas to celebrate getting our new apartment and for getting the hell out of Bridgeport. I felt like Muriel in Muriel's Wedding at the end when she yells out of the cab Goodbye Porpoise Spit! God I love that movie! Must get it on DVD already. Back to our dinner we had yummy peach margaritas and the to-die-for Carne Asada.

Get this: so morning I come in and I have a message on my phone, my cell phone and an email from the guy who had shown us his condo for rent initially. We loved it, blah blah. But he had promised it to his gf's friend. Turns out they backed out and he wants to know if we're interested still. A week too late! Besides I love the place we got, things always happen for a reason.

This morning on the train I was listening to the Baila Conmigo soundtrack. When I was 15 I became obsessed w/ Bibi Gaytán. To this day I think she is one of the most beautiful women alive. I even saw her in concert in 1992 when she came to Chicago fro Viva México! My room was plastered with her posters, no wonder my parents had some hope of me being straight! Anyhoo I was having a blast jamming to the songs from this soap. Other than Muchachitas this is one of my all-time fave soaps. Probably because 2 of my other broads were also on this soap, Paulina Rubio (my favorite bad singer) and Stephanie Salas (just one of my favorites period). As some of you may or may not know, I actually had to relearn Spanish at age 15, so these soaps helped me out a lot! So for this I chose to reinstate the song of the day feature on my blog with El primer adiós by Bibi Gaytán from the Baila Conmigo soundtrack :) Bibi come back already! The dick can't be that good.

Wednesday, December 01, 2004

¡Por fin llegó!

My Alaska y Dinarama LP from Mexico FINALLY arrived! It's their 1986 album No es pecado and it was released w/ a different cover than Spain. The Spanish one has Alaska licking a chainsaw wearing a metalic bikini and jacket. Hot! I won it on ebay and I've been waiting over a month for it. For those of you new to my blog, it was named in her (Alaska's) honor. Bomitoni is the name of the musical group she leads in Pedro Almodóvar's debut Pepi, Luci, Bom... (one of my ALL-TIME faves). Quiero ser santa is my favorite Alaska song of all-time! It's from their 1989 album Fan Fatal (which was also the final Alaska y Dinarama album). Anyhoo I had to share my joy with you all. This is going to be framed and up on our Diva wall in our new place!

World Aids Day

Today is World Aids Day. We must find a cure. It saddens me that our president would rather play war than find a cure for Aids. The above picture is of the lovely Dannii Minogue (yes she's Kylie's sister, but isn't she much hotter?).

I was going to title this post I Hate Summer and talk about how beautiful it was outside, the first light snowfall, etc. But I think the above takes priority. I have to get back to work and look busy. Ciao.