im catching up… i swear.

Day 53 – The last thing you bought

strawberry cheesequake...ummm extra cheesequake?

Day 54 – A picture of yourself from middle school

where's waldo?

Day 55 – What your wearing today

so colorful, what can I say. You may notice I am not wearing a band aid, letting my war wound heal up.

Day 56 – A drawing of your favorite cartoon charcter

we did not have cable.

Day 57 – Everything inside your purse/backpack/wallet

long sleeves, passport, headphones, planner, yarn, toothpaste, fork? what else could I need.

Day 58 – Your favorite animal

how cute is this little guy, just boppin' around the desert!

Day 59 – Your most used electronic device

good old handy, dandy, indestructable iphone. wait, what.

Day 60 – Last movie you watched

thanks to given. i tried really hard not to laugh, but eventually i caved, this dumb movie is actually kind of funny in a i don't know if i should laugh or throw up kind of way.

Day 61 – School class picture

thats right. i drew a heart around this face. bahaha

Day 62 – Last place you traveled to

vieques. learn about it.

Day 63 – Sports awards

so competitive what can I say, I think I see a trophy AND a medal. boo yah.

Day 64 – Favorite childhood book

ny times best seller!

Day 65 – A picture of you and your bestfriend

gringa y chola

Day 66 – A picture in your room

we are gettin the boot from our current dwelling...ahhhhh

Day 67 – Something Green

do something granola-y, compost

Day 68 – A magazine you like

Day 69 – Something Red

meat. and i like it rare.

where in the world is carmen san diego?

This is how I feel today…where oh where have I been. After spending the last day or two sorting through all the fan mail I received while on my second mini hiatus, I felt the need to belly up to the PC and make some magic happen on this blog. You are welcome in advance, but before I catch myself up on my 100 day challenge, I am sure you are wondering where the heck I was and boy do I have a story for you…more of a picture book kind of story, but I am sure you will appreciate it. 🙂

On day 53 of my 100 day photo challenge, I decided I would wait to update my blog until after my doctor’s appointment, had I know I was going to see Dr. Kevorkian’s  brother I would have gone ahead and made my “final” post.  But like most situations I unfortunately find myself in, I prevailed.

So on that fateful day, I headed out of the  work office and into the podiatrists office. I will go ahead and say it now, NEVER GO TO A PODIATRIST (or at least one with clowns and craft fair dolls all over his office).  The events unfold, in the picture book below, edited version. Explicit version available upon request.

At first glance doesn't seem that bad...oh wait is that chucky and what is that on top of the filing cabinet?
ahhh more of those craft dolls, should have left the podiatrists office at that moment.
sat through the "painless procedure" staring at the clown creature. sign number 3 this was not a good idea.
after a night of no sleep, a few tears and a lot of ibuprofen this is what i saw. save the cankle jokes, i can't see my ankle either.
went to the hospital. unwrapped my foot and this creature appeared. got meds. went home. slept like a baby with a shrek foot.
painkillers. antibiotics and staph. OH MY. continued to clean it and soak it for the next few days, hoping one of these days I would walk again.
toes started to look dead. so i went ahead and drained them. it was not a pretty sight.
the best part about the infection, the pretty assortment of pills i "got" to take to make me all better.
AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH....I woke up with this pattern on my body. Off to the ER I go.
I left the ER feeling a bit loopy with this lovely little band aid from the IV.
A nice, after hospital meal. Courtesy of Chef Me.
today, only two bandaids! Happy to have all my toes, but of course this situation would only happen to me.

THAT IS HOPEFULLY THE END OF THAT!!! As for the blog challenge, I will being catching up on that this afternoon and be all good to go tomorrow.

Day 52 – A picture of yourself celebrating for getting this far

get up get up and get down

I am not quite sure that I actually deserve to put up a post for day 52. Reason being, I haven’t actually done such a good job with this challenge but I am going to go ahead and do something I am really good at: put the blame on someone/thing else. Yep, the fact that I am not able to keep up with the challenge on days that start with S is because of a few things:

~ comcast- Comcast inhibits me from adding to my blog on the weekends because they charge to much for the internet, I mean what is their monthly service charge for anyways? I would really like someone to explain this to me in layman’s terms. Why must you charge me $50.00 a month for internet, why not $5. I am not asking that much, I won’t even use the internet at home during the day during the week I promise. I mean, I just don’t get it, can’t there just be a set-up fee and then I can go on my way into cyberspace and do the facebook stalking and reality tv watching that I need to survive for $5 a month?

~comcast – On a more positive note I did just cave to the monopoly that is Comcast, I recently got cable. Living for so long without it was fine, I didn’t actually care. The only time I felt like I was really suffering was on Sat/Sun mornings when the only options are japanamation, chuch, church in spanish, and a never ending infomercial channel dedicated to the famous pajama jeans ( yes you get the free book light and chia pet when you order in the next 10 minutes plus an additional pair of pajama jeans). enough said.

~apple – Apple is to blame because my lovely laptop is slowly dying a sad death, and this laptop is not old by any means. The mouse pad no longer works (track pad for all you nerds out there). so yeah, with my computer not working properly I don’t even know what I would do if I had internet.

~ red wine – red wine + wine glass + my house = empty wine bottles and headache.

~sunshine – The Sun keeps coming out and bringing us such nice days, therefore I cannot bring myself to stay in and pity my internet-less  self.

~ chicken wings – These are always the problem for me. I love chicken wings, and therefore I cannot blog on the weekends at this point in my life because I would rather be eating buffalo chicken wings, can you blame me?

thanks for sticking around this are a real trooper!

Day 51 – Something passed down from your parents/grandparents

stumped, truly stumped. i don’t think i have one item in Denver that has been passed down from my mom or grandparents…so i will put this out there to my mom:

Hi Mom,

You know where I live, if you could go ahead and mail me something so I have something that has been “passed down” from you that would be great.



sorry folks this day of the challenge was not made for me.

Day 50 – Something you drew

i don’t draw. so naturally i do not have a picture of anything i drew. i do however paint, not well by any means, but i give it a good try. you can see my ghetto painting below.

so i guess you say i drew this picture with a paintbrush and some paint, clever? drawing seems to be an ancient art by the time you are in your 20’s, has anyone done a drawing recently or am I just weird?

an owl, weird huh?

seriously need to catch up….

Day 45 – Your favorite food…..

hmmm… I am not sure who created this 100 day photo challenge…but I think we already went over this. 🙂 my favorite food, is and will always be, macaroni and cheese!
Day 46 – A picture of your favorite state

take me home...

Day 47 – A room in your house

brother darkness in the living room.

Day 48 – Your bestfriend

not sure if i have one best friend…or really if i have ever had just one. growing up i had two.

bf #1
bf #2

in no particular order…

but i must admit it is hard being such good friends with such gorgeous girls. not only are they beautiful but they are the most genuine individuals and kind friends. neighbors, school mates, friends. growing up with these two girls was amazing, wouldn’t change it for the world. xoxo

In elementary school  until 7th grade it seemed like everyone was a best friend at some point, i could have really used a reality show at that age like jersey shore or 16 and pregnant. Lets face it i could use a reality show at any time of my life.  Those years that go unpublished through photos at this time, what a shame. I have visions in my head right now of all the photos i have in drawers, albums, shoe boxes, etc. I wish I had access to photos to show you a few of them.  When I get a chance to get back to the motherland I will inundate you with photos of an awkward looking teen from the burbs of chi town. In 8th grade I was reunited with Chelsea aka chunk, who soon became my other half. Inseparable in all we did it was easy to see how our mom’s had been friends as well and we even had a picture of us when we were younger, i will most definitely post that gem as soon as I get it. . I basically moved on into her house the day I met her in 8th grade and unwillingly moved out after high school graduation…she is now an amazing photographer on her way to stardom, if you haven’t checked out her website you need to, she is amazing!

me, alina, rachel, chunk

i know what you are thinking when you look at this picture —————————————>

HOT DAMN!, I know, I pick great looking friends, what can I say. It just so happens that they are amazing individuals too, its weird how life  and friends turn out. Today, all of the “best” friends I have, I chose  and  they have chosen me. We each bring something to the friendship that keeps us wanting to be friends. All of my friends are really amazing, and of course I say that right, or else I wouldn’t be friends with them?  But seriously, friends are the family you choose, I am proud of my choices so far.  top ten fo life yo:)

me and laura = bffaeaeeiwdseoatt (figure that one out)

my long distance besties are alina and sarah b. No explanation needed. But even being hundreds of miles away and going a few days without texting, facebooking, talking on the phone etc, these two friends are very special and no matter how far away we live or how close we are, I know we will be friends forever, there is something special about these friendships.

In college, Moni was my numero uno. From the minute she became my roommate, we were inseparable. I blame my love of college and all my great memories there on her!

Today, here in this little town where i have found myself living for the past few years I have all those best friends plus more. All of you here know who you are: giv, boots, kristin, rita, al, melissa, kija, aimee, lindsey, tuma, nikki, cari, mari, stiney,  and yes sean, you too. just to name a few…feel free to make me feel like a bum friend by commenting.   🙂


Day 49 – A day your remember really well

this was the best day of work. ever.