find your beach take 6

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Feliz lunes.!! Happy Monday.!! I’m super happy today because it’s 60 degrees in Chicago.! That’s practically bathing suit weather around here 🙂 My weekend was also phenomenal. I had drinks on Saturday night with a really good friend. It was a bar I had never been to so that was a fun experience. Even having been born and raised in Chicago, you can still find a new bar to like.! Or an old bar in this case, as it has one of the oldest liquor licenses in Chicago.!!! I also put in a killer workout on Sunday in preparation for bathing suit weather.! But I have to tell you…I’m a little sore today. Lol… So I guess that means it worked 🙂

Speaking of bars and bathing suit weather, in this week’s Corona commercial, we have more people looking for their beach. Sometimes in life, your beach can be a lake or even a pool because you can’t always make it to the ocean.! So in that spirit, I hope everyone finds their own personal beach this week.! And that fantastic weather finds us all. Have a great week. Enjoy.! Y salud.!!

you can run…but you can’t hide…

Hello Everyone.!!! It was Benito Juarez’s (former Mexican president) birthday the other day.! And they had a small celebration near my job. Here is a former post talking about the president. Enjoy.!

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So for many months now, I’ve been walking by a particular statue by my job downtown. I never really gave it much thought until the other week because I noticed people kept taking their photo by the statue. Normally, I just wind my way around tourists taking pictures of the skyscrapers and the ‘Horses of Honor’ artwork decorating Michigan Avenue. I learned how to do that exceptionally well when I lived in playa.!! But for some reason, I was intrigued. Who was this man.? Why were people taking photos with him.? And so, on a rare warm day as I strolled by, I stopped to read the plaque affixed near the statue. The plaque read – Benito Juárez.! Are you kidding me.?!? Benito Juárez.!

Are you telling me, there is a statue of the former president of Mexico right outside my job.?! I’m sure I’ve mentioned several…

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time-outs and rainbows…

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Chicago gets snow and Playa gets rainbows. Well at least one rainbow or arco iris. Isn’t it beautiful.?!! Courtesy of my lovely friend P., the photographer.

Who, by the way, also posted the meme you see below on my FB page the other day. With the following caption – “Rose you need it too! lol” Hmmmmm…. I’m thinking she might be right 😀

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courtesy of rumtherapy.com

find your beach take 5

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courtesy of corona.com

Feliz martes.!! Happy Tuesday.!! Just when I thought the weather was getting better in Chicago, we got more snow.!! Everyone thought it was only going to be a dusting. But mother nature had other plans. It was a full five inches of snow and of course it ruined morning rush hour.! Oh well…shoulder shrug…welcome to Chicago.! I hear nicer weather is in our future, so I’m still holding out hope. At least, I had a nice weekend 🙂 There were tasty beverages and strawberries involved so all is right with the world.!

In this week’s Corona commercial, our faithful beer drinkers are making the best out of not being near a beautiful Mexican beach. Like the rest of us, including me, they found their own “beach”. Have a great week everyone.! Enjoy.! Y salud.!!

It’s my anniversary..!!

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courtesy of thestylishconfessions.com

I had forgotten all about it. But there it was yesterday – a message from WordPress reminding me.! It was my two year anniversary.!!! I can’t believe two years has gone by.! I know – I know – I’m sure everybody says that.! But really, I can hardly believe it. I have been blogging for two years or a 104 weeks – three times a week.!! It seemed insurmountable when I began. But now…I can pretty much write a blog anywhere. Wow.! – deep sigh –

Thank you to all of my fellow bloggers for your support and encouragement.! I truly feel like I have made some good friends from blogging and developed a social network 🙂 Thank you to all of my readers, followers, and friends.! If you didn’t keep reading, I probably would have stopped writing at some point.! So thanks 😀

See the lovely message from WordPress below….

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“Happy Anniversary with WordPress.com!
You registered on WordPress.com 2 years ago!
Thanks for flying with us. Keep up the good blogging!”

Tecate take 46

Yesterday was St. Patrick’s Day.!! And all over the world where the Irish diaspora reside, there were celebrations.! Here in Chicago and yes even in Mexico.! Please enjoy a little history about the Irish-Mexico connection and a Tecate commercial.!!!

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Happy St. Patrick’s Day.!! I saved Tecate especially for today because it is the official holiday and my unpacking has finally reached an end.! How delightful.! I need a celebratory beer now more than ever. And what better day than today in Chicago where everyone is Irish for the day 🙂 A city where we dye our river green to commemorate this awesome holiday.!

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Strangely enough, the Irish also have an impressive history with Mexico. The Mexican-American War of 1846-48 was fought due to the U.S. annexation of Texas which Mexico strongly disputed (see wikipedia.com). A group of immigrants and expatriates (mainly of Irish, German, French, Italian, and other European nationalities) defected from the American side during the war.

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There are several theories as to why the men deserted, but the main one posits their shared cultural and religious heritage with…

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He’s back…..!! Dos Equis cuarenta y uno

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courtesy of dosequis.com

Ohhhhh….how I’ve missed him..!! The Most Interesting Man in the World is back this week.!! Apparently, Dos Equis received our message and responded to our collective suffering.! It’s the first new commercial of The Most Interesting Man in 2015. So I think for the foreseeable future, I will continue to do Corona commercials intercepted by Dos Equis when available.! How fun.!! I hope everyone’s weekend was amazing. The weather in Chicago has finally lightened up a little so that makes everything wonderful.!! Plus Chicago had St. Patrick’s Day celebrations all weekend long which created phenomenal energy citywide.!

But I’m sure none of us had the kind of weekend that The Most Interesting Man in the World has every weekend.! jajaja… In this week’s Dos Equis’ commercial, we discover that most of us hope for a great fortune cookie reading. While, the Most Interesting Man’s fortune cookies all read, “Congratulations”. Of course they do.! Feliz lunes a todos.!! Happy Monday everyone.!! Have a great week.! Enjoy.! Y salud.!!

No me olvido de la luna.!!

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courtesy of pinterest.com

I didn’t forget about the moon last week. Here it is in all it’s lovely glory from last week.! Plus a poem from me 🙂 Enjoy…

The delirious night
murmurs to my love
sky magic
sea rose
and the language
of exotic rain

La noche delirante
murmullos a mi amor
la magia del cielo
mar subió
y el idioma
de lluvia exótico

courtesy of my friend AC

courtesy of my friend AC

¿Qué hora es..??

Apparently, daylight savings is not just a conundrum for us here in the states. In Playa del Carmen, this Sunday, many workers arrived to work an hour earlier than normal. Rather than later, you ask.?? Yes, because Playa del Carmen used to be on central standard time all the year long. Now, it will be on central standard time for four months out of the year. And the remaining eight months it will on the same time as the eastern United States.! Talk about confusing.!!

I’ve included the article below (in Spanish) talking about the workers arriving early. Plus a very funny skit from Last Week Tonight with John Oliver called “How is This Still A Thing?” I don’t know about you dear readers, but I’m not so sure daylight savings time is relevant anymore. Enjoy the skit.!!

http://sipse.com/novedades/zona-horaria-de-q-roo-se-ajusta-al-horario-de-verano-de-eu-crea-confusion-141166.html?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=facebook

find your beach take 4

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courtesy of corona.com

Feliz lunes.!! Happy Monday.!! Hello everybody 🙂 How was your weekend.?? Mine was great.!! Hopefully losing an hour of sleep this weekend (more on that in another post), hasn’t put a damper on your spirits.!! I have to say I really love my sleep…so losing an hour of it is kinda bummy. But then the sun came out and it’s warmer in Chicago this week, so I’ll get over it.!

In this week’s Corona commercial, we (re)meet our lovely couple from last week.! Remember, in last week’s ad, the girlfriend spritzed her boyfriend with a lime for letting his eye wander a little bit too long.! jajaja… Well in this week’s commercial, it’s the girlfriend’s attention that wanders away in the form of a hunky man.! What’s our guy to do…?? You’ll just have to watch to find out.!! Enjoy.! Y salud.!!