Saturday, March 10, 2018

What Tattoos I Have, and if They Have Meaning (30 Day Writing Challenge : Day 7)

Now we're finally all caught up (with the writing challenges, I still need to catch up with the SOA and Music challenges). So we're finally up to Day 7. Which this post is actually one I love to talk about. 

Its "what tattoos I have and if they have meaning". 

I currently have 9 tattoos. 
(My latest I gave myself tonight actually)

They are....(in the order I got them)

1- Chispa written on my chest with a rose. 
I got that when I was 15, and it was drawn by my Uncles Ralph (may he r.i.p), and Johnny.

2- Luscious written on my right bicep with a $ sign and a paw print. 
Luscious is one of my nicknames I've had for a long time, I was going to cover it because it was badly done, but I don't know, it has special meaning to me, especially now, so I may try to get it fixed. 

3- There's a name on my neck, but I'm getting that covered soon, and I don't wanna talk about that one lol. It was a mistake and will be fixed soon as I figure out what I want to put there, I'm thinking a butterfly, not sure yet.

4- Love on my inner left wrist. 
I won't go in to details right now, (I'll leave that for a later post), but September 10th is international suicide awareness day, and there was a pic going around the web for awhile saying to write "Love" on your wrist to show your support, or if you struggled with it in the past, which i have, so me, being extra as I am, decided, let's make it permenant.

5- My daughter's name with stars and squiggly lines. 
No explanation needed there. It was my first tat done by my bro Keeferz.

6- Bleeding heart with 2 butterflies on my right forearm. 
It WAS once supposed to be the virgo symbol, but it got messed up, so I decided to cover it up, and it has alot of meaning to me, cause of the bleeding heart, it reminds me of all the losses in my life. Also done by Keeferz

7- Hello Kitty on my ankle with Sad Gyrl written under it. 
I've been obsessed with Hello Kitty since I was a little girl, and Sad Gyrl has been my one of my nicknames since I was about 15. This one too was done by Keeferz.

8- Cross on my index finger on the left hand.
I'm Catholic and wanted a cross for a long time, and since I was bored tonight, so I did it via "stick and poke" method

9- Semi Colon on the inside of my left wrist (under the love tattoo)
Also done via "stick and poke" method.
If you know what the semi colon project is, you'll understand, if not, here's a link to explain it. (if the link no longer works, please let me know and I'll find a new one)

(I technically have 10, I started a 3rd "stick and poke" on my ring finger, but the ink didn't fully take, so I will finish it at a later time, but its started, so let's say 9 1/2)

Friday, March 9, 2018

Someone Who Fascinates Me and Why (30 Day Writing Challenge : Day 6)

This post that was supposed to be yesterday's post for Day 6, is abit of an emotional one for me. I am supposed to write about "A person who fascinates me and why".

I thought long and hard about who I wanted to write about, and I chose to write about my bestie, my partner-in-crime, a girl I am honored to call my sister by heart.... Fiona (FiFi).
This girl, for those who don't know her, is someone I am definitely fascinated by, and admore more than words can say. And I'm not just saying that cause I call her my sister. 

She has been through so much through the years, both good and bad, but much of it rough. Despite all that, she has managed to raise 2 wonderful little boys, go back to school and actually finish her Show and Event Manager course, and get her diploma, (not one, but TWO diplomas). Even though many people close to her were convinced that she shouldn't do it, or that she would find it hard and give up halfway through. 

I won't get in to her personal details, that's not my business to do, but rest assured, she had many obstacles thrown her way, and still overcame them, (with flying colors I might add ! ). I may be older than her, but please believe, I look up to this woman more than she will ever realize. She has given me a renewed sense of hope that if you want something bad enough, and never give up, it CAN and WILL happen ! 

Being a mother of 2 boys, one of whom has recently been diagnosed as "special needs", going full time to school, and now running her own business, can be stressful. Throw in some drama and other stress, and yea, any sane person might have thrown in the towel. But not my sissy, she would even go to school (and work) when she was exhausted, running on little to no sleep, even when she was sick as a dog too. She recently injured her knee this winter, and can't (well not can't but isn't supposed to) walk on it, yet she STILL manages to get her butt to work, and take care of her kids. 

Yes, I know, there are many people in the world who do that, and I take my hat off to them as well. But to know someone personally, who set a goal, and is going after her dreams, even when so many people around her want to see her fail, fascinates me. That is why I chose her to write about for Day 6's post. 

I love you Fifi and I'm so proud of you ! 

A Place I'd Live, but Never Visited (30 Day Writing Challenge : Day 5)

I'll save you the small talk today and jump right in to today's post, and gonna keep it short and to the point.

Where am I now, up to day 5 ? 

That would be "A place I would live, but have never visited".

That is a hard one, I'm not entirely sure, I guess I would say, its a toss up between Dominican Republic, Barbados, Jamaica and Trinidad. 

Wednesday, March 7, 2018

10 Interesting Facts About Myself (30 Day Writing Challenge Day : 4)

First before I begin, let me say sorry for taking such a break. I just haven't been feeling well the past few days. BUT, I will make as many entries as need be tonight to catch up to where I'm supposed to be in the challenges. 

So This entry, is Day 4, which is 

10 Interesting Facts About Myself......

1- I'm a big kid at heart...
I love watching Disney classics, cartoons with my daughter, playing games, coloring, etc..I find it relaxes me alot. 

2- I am OBSESSED with Hello Kitty, Winnie the Pooh,Lip gloss (and lip balms), Dollarama, Michaels, Sons of Anarchy and anything Dia de los Muertos.

3- I have 7 tattoos so far, but planning on getting more soon, and planning on learning to do tattoos myself.

4- I love doing crafts, especially upcycling old stuff and making it into something new again.

5- I can speak 3 languages....English (obvi), french, and Spanish (or Dominican as my friends say)

6- I get bored of my hair color quick, I tend to change it every few months.

7- I love interior design, so I'm forever changing the furniture and decor in my home every few months (usually once every season)

8- I like to read alot, but I hate romance novels. My preference for reading material is true stories, biographies, paranormal, thrillers, and murder mystery

9- My favorite color is pink

10- I can be the sweetest person, or the biggest bitch, it all depends on how you treat me.

Sunday, March 4, 2018

30 Days of SOA (Sons of Anarchy Daily Challenge : Day 3)

Today's post for the 30 days of SOA challenge is pretty simple. 
I have to tell you guys, my FAVORITE FEMALE CHARACTER

That's easy....


Most people would think I'd choose Gemma, and to be honest, Gemma is really cool, but, I love Tara. She loves her man so deeply, and loves her children. She would do whatever she needed to do to keep her family safe. Not to mention that she was a big help to the club as well. If it weren't for her being a doctor, I personally believe that many of those people she helped would have died. It was sad to see her die at the hands of her mother-in-law, and the pain Jax felt when finding her dead on their kitchen floor. I think most girls would want a love like Tara and Jax. 

A Song That Makes Me Happy (30 Day MUSIC Challenge : Day 3)

If you read the previous post for today, I spoke about the song "I Swear" by All-4-One. Well that is the song I am choosing for today's challenge. This song, has so many good memories attached to it, that no matter how bad of a mood I'm in, I just have to listen to this song, and a big ol' koolaid grin just comes across my face. 

I will leave the lyrics below so you can read the words, and then a link to the video below that, for those who never heard it. 

"I Swear"
("ALL 4 One" Version)

I swear
By the moon and the stars in the skies
And I swear
Like the shadow that's by your side

I see the questions in your eyes
I know what's weighing on your mind
You can be sure I know my part

'Cause I stand beside you through the years
You'll only cry those happy tears
And though I make mistakes
I'll never break your heart

And I swear
By the moon and the stars in the skies
I'll be there
I swear
Like the shadow that's by your side
I'll be there

For better or worse
'Til death do us part
I'll love you with every beat of my heart
And I swear

I'll give you every thing I can
I'll build your dreams with these two hands
We'll hang some memories on the walls

And when (and when) just the two of us are there
You won't have to ask if I still care
'Cause as the time turns the page
My love won't age at all

And I swear (I swear)
By the moon and the stars in the skies
I'll be there (I'll be there)
I swear (and I swear)
Like the shadow that's by your side
I'll be there (I'll be there)

For better or worse
'Til death do us part
I'll love you with every beat of my heart
And I swear

I swear (I swear)
By the moon and the stars in the skies
I'll be there (I'll be there)
I swear (and I swear)
Like the shadow that's by your side
I'll be there (I'll be there)

For better or worse (better or worse)
'Til death do us part (oh, no)
I'll love you with every single beat of my heart
I swear
I swear
I swear

My First Love (30 Day Writing Challenge : Day3)

Hey everyone ! 
Happy Sunday ! 

I want to say congrats to my loca Julie on her marriage to her love Juan this afternoon. I pray you guys have a long happy marriage. Love ya girl ! 

So yea....
Today's post is all about love. My FIRST love to be exact.

I won't say his name, cause I don't want to put him on the spot like that. He was a boy I met one day as I went on an errand for my mum. He was standing outside a metro with his homeboys, and the first thing I noticed about him was his deep sexy dimples ! Dimples have always been my biggest turn on.  He was shy and so was I, so one of his boys came to talk to me and introduced me to everyone, including "mr.dimples". The boys convinced us to go for a walk to talk, and we were gone for over an hour. They all thought we had done a lil sum sum, but nope, we went to talk at the hang out spot on the train tracks. And all we did was talk, and get to know each other, plus he had a gf then. 

Over time, we started hanging out alot, and we became best friends. Mind you, his gf hated it, but oh well, a mi no m'importa. I had the BIGGEST crush on him, and he admitted one night to me that he felt the same way about me because I made him feel like someone important. I would listen to him talk for hours about things that bothered him, and never once told him to "man up" like some people did. 

One day they broke up and he was so upset over it, he called me and asked me to come hang out, and I rushed out to where he was. I used to drop everything for him the minute he would call. One night, I was hanging with him and the boys, and we were all in the park drinking, and I was in a bad mood, and he got down IN FRONT OF THE BOYS on his knees and sang "I Swear" by All-4-One. He didn't even care if the boys laughed at him, because he just wanted to see me smile. How could you NOT fall in love with someone who does that for you ? 

Plus he was an amazing kisser ! And when our "first night" finally happened, he knew I was scared because of my past, and he was so gentle. No we didn't date, but I'll tell you, everyone sure thought we were. We were almost always together, always on the phone, and when we would see each other, our eyes would sparkle, especially mine. 

I miss him, last I heard from him was years ago, before my daughter was even born. I wish I could run in to him. I freaked when I saw his pic on the news a few years back. Still gorgeous as ever. (Yes, he's my gangstas, ya'll know that).

I'm gonna stop right here, I could talk about him forever, and I still have 2 more posts to write in the next 20 mins. Btw, he wasn't my first kiss, but I don't really wanna talk about that, I prefer this, its much happier.