Feast Ninety-Eight

It is time for another Friday Feast!

Appetizer
What is a word that you use that would not be considered common?
I use excellent like it is going out of style… but I guess that is kind of common. I also use Sir quite a bit, now that one is probably less common.

Soup
What theme of calendar do you have on your wall this year?
Hrm… none really… but I do enjoy calendars that you have to rip the page off…

Salad
Name 3 people you speak with by telephone a regular basis.
Mom (Every morning)
Sis (At least once a week)
Dad (At least once a month)

Main Course
If you could buy a new outfit for someone you know – who would it be and what would you purchase for them?
CENSORED

Dessert
What is the last beverage you drank?
Diet Cherry Vitamin P! (Pepsi of course)

Es Por Ti – Because of You

By Complices

You can actually listen… actually better you can watch a video of the band playing the song here.

Es por ti que veo ríos
Because of you I see rivers
Donde solo hay asfalto
Where there is only asphalt
Es por ti que hay oceanos
Because of you there is oceans
Donde solo había charcos
Where there was only puddles

Es por ti, que soy un duende
Because of you, I am an elf
Cómplice del viento
accomplice of the wind
Que se escapa de madrugada
that escapes by dawn
Para colarse por tu ventana
to sneak into your window

Es por ti que no hay cadenas
Because of you there are no chains
Si sigo el ritmo de tus caderas
If I follow the rhythm of your hips
Es por ti que rozo la locura
Thanks to you I border insanity
Cuando navego por tu cintura
When I navigate your waist

Es por ti, que soy un duende
Because of you, I am an elf
Cómplice del viento
accomplice of the wind
Que se escapa de madrugada
that escapes by dawn
Que se escapa de madrugada
that escapes by dawn
Que se escapa de madrugada
that escapes by dawn
Para colarse por tu ventana
to sneak into your window
Y decirte
And to tell you
Tus labios son de seda
Your lips are made of silk
Tus dientes del color de la luna llena
Your teeth the color of the full moon
Tu risa la sangre
Your smile the blood
Que corre por mis venas
that runs through my veins
Tus besos la tinta de mis versos
Your kisses the ink to my verses
Que siempre te cuenta
That all ways tell you

Oh, oh oh oh oh, oh oh oh oh, oh oh oh oh oh oh oh
Oh, oh oh oh oh, oh oh oh oh, oh oh oh oh oh oh oh

Es por ti que veo ríos
Because of you I see rivers
Donde solo hay asfalto
Where there is only asphalt
Es por ti que hay oceanos
Because of you there is oceans
Donde solo había charcos
Where there was only puddles

Es por ti, que soy un duende
Because of you, I am an elf
Cómplice del viento
accomplice of the wind
Que se escapa de madrugada
that escapes by dawn
Que se escapa de madrugada
that escapes by dawn
Que se escapa de madrugada
that escapes by dawn
Para colarse por tu ventana
to sneak into your window
Y decirte
And to tell you
Tus labios son de seda
Your lips are made of silk
Tus dientes del color de la luna llena
Your teeth the color of the full moon
Tu risa la sangre
Your smile the blood
Que corre por mis venas
that runs through my veins
Tus besos la tinta de mis versos
Your kisses the ink to my verses
Que siempre te cuenta
That all ways tell you

Oh, oh oh oh oh, oh oh oh oh, oh oh oh oh oh oh oh
Oh, oh oh oh oh, oh oh oh oh, oh oh oh oh oh oh oh

Oh, oh oh oh oh, oh oh oh oh, oh oh oh oh oh oh oh
Oh, oh oh oh oh, oh oh oh oh, oh oh oh oh oh oh oh

Que siempre te cuenta…

World Cup begins and the US SUCKS!

I wanted to puke after I saw the display of pure dominance that the Czech’s put over the US team. I did not get to watch the game live, but I did tape it and planned to watch it all… but after seeing the US deflate like a balloon after the first goal the only thing that I could stomach was watching the beautiful goals that were scored against them.

None of the goals were cheap or opportunistic, they were all superior goals. I was looking forward to watching the US, who was supposed to have its best team ever, play with tons of heart and advance past the “group of death.” Now I am left to hope that they can beat both Italy and Ghana. Italy is going to be a formidable opponent, but they can be defeated, well they HAVE to be defeated. Ghana scares me a little more because they are going to play with tons of heart and try to at least get a W from the Americans. The Czech’s looked too solid and the worse I see them doing is maybe tie the Italians.

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3 Years in a Box

3 years in a box

The title of this blog post has a double meaning… it is actually something that I do quite a bit on my blog that only certain people know about. Even if the content of an entry does not have details about what the title exactly means to me, it is another level of diary for me when I look back. This one I feel I should explain.

Not only am I able to fit 3 years of history with a company in a box, but also I am finally out of the box I have been stuck for that same period of time. I have really never mentioned much about my company both out of respect and fear. I was always very afraid of speaking out about the issues I had to deal with every day. I relied heavily on coworkers for support and friendship and about a year ago I started to find out that the people I had been talking to were not to be trusted.

“Surprisingly” enough this has not been the first time were I have lost trust on the people around me in a company. Thank God this time I did have a group of people that I could call friends and trust. It made it easier to spend the time here after I had lost respect for some others. This is the only reason that I am extremely sad to leave this place.

I have no family in Michigan. I did develop relationships with people that I worked with and in many ways they became my family. Trust is something that I hold very high up almost next to respect, I don’t believe that it necessarily has to be earned with me, but if I lose trust on someone it can be a hard thing to get back. I have been able to now trust several people that I work with and it feels like nothing else.

However, I now have a new opportunity not one that I looked for since I truly believe that I could turn a lot of things around at the company I am leaving. I don’t feel like I am giving up trying because even as I leave I tried to make as many recommendations as I could to steer things towards the right path. This new opportunity is going to let me out of the box and truly exploit my potential to both my benefit and the company. I have not even started working there and I already feel more appreciated than I have felt for the past 3 years. It is a good feeling and hopefully one that keeps on growing.

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Online Dating

This article is one that I am writing not because I have a good opinion on the subject, but more as a PSA. Online Dating is something I am not against, but I do think that people need to protect themselves.

For about 5 years I did not chat online with anyone I did not know personally. Blogs made me relax those rules to the point that there are people that I call friends that I have not me IRL (In Real Life). However when it comes to dating I still believe that you should meet the person face to face ASAP. Two reasons. One is just protection against fraud… which is the reason for this article, the second one is because over the net people can present a facade that is so hard to bring down it would be a disappointment when the people meet.

As humans we tend to want to present our best traits when we first meet people. Eventually in a relationship we start to learn the other person’s quirks and “negative” traits. In an online relationship some things might not come up, not saying that they are consciously hidden to deceive the other person, but it is almost inevitable that you are not going to type (I am letting one out right now that would clear any room.)

A couple of people I met online through a local Yahoo chatroom ended up as more than friends. The first thing we did was go to lunch and met them face to face. That was very important to me because I think face to face is a better way to get to know someone. It is sad that not everyone is as lucky as we are to have met someone worth knowing the rest of their lives online.

A close friend of mine became trap of fraud via online dating. As I retell this story many people might say, how stupid can one be… but you have to remember that when you become involved with someone even face to face you chose to see what you want to see.

My friend developed a relationship with this woman purely online because of geographical distance. They talked on the phone and became good friends over a 3 month period. Then eventually an elaborate story developed… what it boils down to was that money needed to be sent ASAP and the girl had no way to get the cash, so my friend fronted the money. Three thousand dollars later my friend was left high and dry and this person disappeared from the face of the earth.

My point is. Protect yourselves from people online. Try to make sure that you share situations and relationships with those around you. Something you might not see as suspicious can be spotted a mile away by a friend not intoxicated by feelings.

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