find your beach take 14

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Feliz martes a todos.!! Happy Tuesday everyone.!! It’s been a crazy week.! Really it’s just been a crazy year.!! But it was a good one nonetheless 🙂

How do you know when circumstances have gone from horrible to way better.? You visit your dad in the hospital and he swings one leg over the bed, grabs your arm, and says, “Ruža, idemo (Rose, let’s go)“. I was relieved and amused.! Welcome back dad.!! I have sorely missed you… Unfortunately, he still has a lot of healing to do before he can go home. But so much better than those early dark days of May.

I’ve been under so much stress that I’ve been fantasizing about the beach again.! Didn’t I just go.!?! jajaja… This week’s Corona commercial is awesome. It’s just a guy, a girl, the beach, and some beer. What more could you ask for.? Ok…don’t answer that. Lol.. I’ve got a few things I could still ask for.!! Enjoy.! Y salud.!!

find your beach take 13

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Feliz miercoles.!! Happy Wednesday.!! I hope your week is going amazingly well.! I’m happier today because my father finally left ICU and was transferred to a rehab hospital. I know it’s still a long road ahead, but I feel like good progress has been made 🙂 While my dad is finally alert, it’s still a few weeks away before he will able to talk to us. I can’t tell you how much I am looking forward to that day.!! I miss his voice and all the cute nicknames he calls me ❤

I'm also in a good mood because it's finally a beautiful sunny day in Chicago. You know the kind of day that makes you want to take a walk outside, eat some ice cream, or sit outside and people watch. It's been a long time since we've had a Corona commercial. But I think today is the day and this particular advert is fitting. So sit back, kick off your shoes and relax…. Enjoy.! Y salud.!!

Corona moves over for Canadian Club….

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Feliz miercoles.!! Happy Wednesday.!! It’s been rough going as you all might have read on my blog. My dad is still in the hospital and while he has improved a little, it will still be a long, long journey. It was also Memorial Day weekend here in the states where we honor the brave men and women of the military who gave the ultimate sacrifice – their lives – for our freedom. For some reason, even though my father was not in the military (he was a rebel after all), the holiday resonated more loudly with me than usual. Maybe because instead of meeting family over barbeque, we were meeting in the hospital 😦

I did spend some time enjoying the company of my friends whether on the phone or in person. I had a delicious burger, truffle fries, and some tasty beverages with a lovely friend on Friday night.! One of my really good friends was also in town from Puerto Rico and we got to catch up with our old crew over a lovely Thai dinner and Sangria.! I managed to hear some wonderful stories from my friends and get in some much needed smiles and laughter. One of my friends also sent me a hysterical video from Anna Akana called “Women Can Be Dicks Too”. It was hysterical.!! I highly recommend a look see. On that note – I want to thank all of my family and friends who have held my hand, hugged me, fed me, listened to me talk, listened to me cry, made me laugh, made me smile – where would I be without all of you 🙂 You are my rocks, my legends, my Greek nymphs.!!

My mom, my rebel dad and me

My mom, my rebel dad and me

Corona is taking a holiday this week and Canadian Club is stepping in as a pinch hitter. Canadian Club has nothing to do with Mexico, but everything to do with my father. He has been drinking Canadian Club for as long as I can remember. He used to say it would put hair on my chest so I always avoided it.!! Lol… But now I can’t wait dad until you wake up and we have another drink together because I don’t care about chest hair anymore.! That’s why they have laser hair removal 🙂 Enjoy.! Y salud.!!

find your beach take 12

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Feliz martes a todos.!! Happy Tuesday everyone.!! I apologize that I have been so scattered with my posts the last two weeks. My father has been in ICU for 13 days and some days were pretty bad. I haven’t wanted to write about it because I was hoping for him to turn a corner first and it seems he finally has done that.! We’re still waiting for him to wake up so we can communicate with him. But the worst seems to be over. Ojalá.!

I’ve also been dealing with the loss of someone who I thought cared about me immensely. It’s funny how certain life events (my father’s sickness in this instance) can crystallize a relationship for you in a matter of moments. I went from thinking I was going to build a life with this person to never wanting to see them again. What’s even worse is now they’re blaming me for the demise of our “relationship”. I’m using air quotes because at this point…I don’t even believe there was anything between us. Who abandons you when you need them the most.?!

Anyway…shoulder shrug.. Next.!! Próxima.!! This week’s Corona commercial is called message in a bottle. And honestly the way my last two weeks have been going – it’s been like waiting for a message in a bottle. Long, emotional (wet), and no end point in sight. From waiting for my dad to awaken physically to waiting for this dunderhead to awaken emotionally…it’s been a long slog through hell. I just hope I’m as happy at the end as the guy seems to be at the end of this commercial. Maybe there’s a Corona within a Corona in my future too 🙂 Enjoy.! Y salud.!!

Dos Equis cinco redux

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Feliz lunes a todos.!! Happy Monday everyone.!! This weekend has been super involved…and a little overwhelming. So forgive me my very short blog post. I hope everyone’s weekend was way way better than mine. And I hope everyone’s week is super fantastic.! I will explain more later…

Since I need a little bit of fun in my life….I’ve resurrected The Most Interesting Man in the World today. And not just with one commercial…but with two.!! The first one is from 2010 and I aired it on my blog last year for Cinco de Mayo. The second commercial is a new one from 2015.! Enjoy.! Y salud.!!

find your beach take 11

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Feliz Cinco de Mayo.!!! Happy May 5th.!!! Ok…I know it’s really May 6th.!! But I’ve been super busy.!!! For one, I was in Playa del Carmen last week.!! Yay.!! But, it was bittersweet. For the sweet part – I had so much fun and I saw great friends!! It was awesome to reconnect 🙂 On the bitter part – so much has changed and I’m not sure how I feel about it. I promise to dissect my visit over the next several posts (pictures included).!! Secondly, I came back home to a bunch of work…so just a little occupied.! Plus I posted an historical bit on Cinco de Mayo yesterday…so I had to post a fun post today.!!

This week’s Corona commercial does just that.! It celebrates Cinco de Mayo and continues our theme of ‘find your beach’. Even after several years, the beach in Playa still makes me smile 🙂 There’s something to be said for relaxing in that clear, clear, blue water of the Caribbean while the puffy clouds float above your head in the azure sky. It’s enough to put you in a blissful head space.! Enjoy.! Y salud.!!

find your beach take 10

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Feliz lunes a todos.!! Happy Monday everyone.!! I hope everyone was able to start off the new week well rested and refreshed from their weekend festivities.! I know I was 🙂 There was just enough rest – sleeping in late because of the rain – and activity – workouts, friends, and family – to make the weekend lovely.! Now if I could only get some hunky guy to bring me coffee in bed that would be perfect.! jajaja

Speaking of perfect, how perfect would it be to party on a beach where you can watch the sunset and moonrise within moments of each other.?!! Wherever this place is….someone please let me know.! Apparently, our partygoers in this week’s Corona commercial have found the spot and they are keeping it a secret.!! Hmmmmm…..maybe the Most Interesting Man in the World knows.! Enjoy.! Y salud.!!

find your beach take 9

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Feliz martes.!! Happy Tuesday.!! I hope everyone is having a fantastic week.! Mine is super busy.!! But what else is new.?! jajaja… My weekend was a little boring because I wasn’t feeling well. But I’m feeling better and hoping to make it up with mega plans for the rest of the week and the weekend.!

But really I’ve mostly been thinking about vacations. I really think I’m in desperate need of getting away…to a beach…with a cerveza in my hand 🙂 This week’s Corona commercial is made for all of us looking to get away. I’m sure we have all thought about doing this to our cell phones or work phones many many times.!! Enjoy.! Y salud.!!

chela, chelada, mmm…michelada

Since warmer days are ahead….I think it’s time for a drink refresher.!! Enjoy.! Y salud.!!

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Una cerveza por favor” is usually the first thing most tourists request when they land in Mexico. Well, that is, right after they have ordered guacamole.! While Mexico is not the beer making capital of the world, there are still many good beer choices in a variety of flavors. You might want a lighter beer such as Corona or Sol. Or maybe you prefer a lager such as Dos Equis. Dos Equis also has an amber option. Then of course, there is Modelo, Pacifico and let’s not forget Tecate. Victoria is also a great beer with a slight bitter taste which until recently was only available in Mexico. In fact, even now, it’s only found in a select few American cities.

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Of course, to go along with your beer choice, you must have some salt and lime..!! Now you really…

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find your beach take 8

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Feliz martes.!! Happy Tuesday.!! The weather in Chicago just keeps getting better and better. While it may be partly cloudy, it’s not raining.! Or snowing for that matter. Plus it’s a balmy 50 degrees 🙂 And yet, I keep thinking about faraway places and beautiful beaches. I feel restless. I’m ready for a vacation I think.!

But before that can happen, we need to check out this week’s Corona commercial. I know it’s a little too early for football season, but not for these guys. And as much as men like women, it appears they like women with beer even more.!! jajajaja…. Enjoy.! Y salud.!!