Tecate takes a holiday 3

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Feliz el fin de semana.!! Happy weekend.!! Yes, yes, I know it’s not really a holiday for Tecate to take a break. But I have a three day weekend, so it feels like a holiday to me 🙂 Albeit, a bittersweet one. Why is life always full of ups and downs.? Just when you have one part figured out, another seems to require more mending or tending. This weekend I am looking for an apartment and I have narrowed down the choices to 5 places.!! I am so psyched that any day now I will have my own space again.!! Any day now, I will see my furniture and belongings which I haven’t seen in three years since I left for Mexico. The first night in my new place, I may sit on the floor with my worldly possessions (what’s left of them) and cry…. It has been a long time coming.

It’s a peculiar life to be a wanderer which I have been these last few years. Before I was so rooted, you couldn’t get me to move to a different neighborhood in Chicago. And then Mexico happened, unexpectedly. I became the complete opposite of rooted. Now I am trying to figure out how to combine those two parts of myself. The part that wants to be rooted and surrounded by her belongings and the part that wants to be free and carry only what she needs. The one thing I do know is that I don’t want to do it alone anymore. I am looking for my perfect and unexpected compliment. Someone who is similar to me and yet different enough to be challenging and keeps things spicy.!! muy picante😉 But at the same time, I want honesty and trust and intimacy and deep sharing and understanding on both sides. I want my soulmate.

Am I asking too much.? I don’t think so. It is possible. I know it is. Just like with Kahlúa.! They combined two things that you do not expect to go together – coffee and rum.! And it works beautifully. So on the eve of my finding my new home – I raise a glass to all of you and wish you amor.! Beautiful, hermoso amor. May every coffee find their rum.! And every rum find their coffee.! Unexpectedly 🙂 Besos.! Y salud.!!

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Tecate take 41

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courtesy of tecate.com.mx

Feliz lunes.!! Happy Monday.!! Yes, ladies and gentlemen, this week I am celebrating Monday.! Last week was another long haul.! Work, cold, snow….blah, blah, blah. But January is finally over which brings us that much closer to spring.!! Yay.! As we know, February is a short month making March that much closer 🙂 I can almost feel the warmer weather.!

Plus I am finally feeling better after several ardous weeks.! I woke up on Sunday feeling like myself finally. Awake, invigorated, and strong.! I very much feel like our Tecate hombre in this week’s Tecate commercial. It’s called Tecate Tunel or Tecate Tunnel. In the commercial, everyone else is walking toward the light at the end of the tunnel and he is walking away from it.! Is he going in the right direction.!?! Is everyone else going in the wrong direction.!?! I guess, at the end of the day, only you really know which direction you should be going in.! Here’s to new directions and lights at the end of the tunnel.! Enjoy.! Y salud.!!

p.s. please remember this video must be viewed on youtube.com, so just click on the link 🙂

Tecate take 40

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courtesy of tecate.com.mx

Ahhhhh…..we have reached the end of another challenging week.! And are well into our lovely weekend.!! Saludos a todos.!! Y feliz el fin de semana..!! I am so happy it’s the weekend because I get to hang out with my friends.! In fact, I had a tasty beer and burger with a wonderful friend Friday evening. And Sunday night, I am celebrating a birthday and the long-awaited return of one of my dear friends. Between my sojourn to Mexico and her’s to Afghanistan, it may be almost three years since we have seen each other.! We have a lot of catching up to do 🙂

What is it about friends that not only makes you feel happy and accepted.? Is it the trials you have endured together? Is it the secret jokes? Or just the mutual kinship and understanding between two souls.? I don’t know what it is, but I love it.!! And all the conversation, laughs, and good natured ribbing that goes along with it.! And we can’t forget the nicknames.!! Why is it your friends can call you certain epithets or give you monikers that others would get a beat down for.?? hahahaha…

For some reason, I myself have many names/nicknames. For some reason, all my friends have a different nickname for me. Some people call me Rosie, others Rosita, still others Rosalinda and even Rosalina. And let’s not forget Ruža. Yesterday, a friend added a new name to the mix and christened me Bratz.!! jajaja…. However, I think my father has the most (15 and still counting) and some of the best nicknames for me. They include coffee girl, duša, and my personal favorite, tornado 🙂 This week’s Tecate commercial addresses not only sharing good times and camraderie among friends, but the wonderful monikers we inherit from them. It’s called Tecate Apodos or Tecate Nicknames. Enjoy.! Y salud.!!

Tecate take 39

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courtesy of keepcalmstudio.com

Happy end of the week.!! Feliz final de la semana.! Happy weekend.!! Feliz fin de semana.!! And happy beginning of a new week.!! Y feliz comienzo de una nueva semana.!! I have to say this last week has been a little taxing for many reasons. But mostly, I have not been feeling well; therefore, my condition has affected the whole week and weekend. And never has a girl been so excited to see a new week as this blog writing girl.!! And really she needs a drink too 🙂

Sometimes in life you need a do-over. A second chance. Sometimes in life, you need several do-overs or several chances. You just need to tweak one more aspect, one more element, to reach your destination…your ultimate goal. In this week’s Tecate commercial, our Tecate hombre obviously left his family a long time ago on the pretense of a morning run. At some point, he must have decided he had made the wrong decision. So he just jogged his way back into his old life. To all of us who need do-overs; second, third and yes, sometimes even fourth chances – this week’s Tecate is for you. It’s called Tecate Light Carrera Larga or Tecate Light Long Run. May all your Tecate wishes come true.! Enjoy.! Y salud.!!

Tecate take 38

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courtesy of tecate.com.mx

Happy weekend.!! Feliz fin de semana.!! I hope everyone is enjoying the last moments of their weekend fun before the work week overtakes us all again. I know I had a wonderful time visiting with my besties.!! I went to see “The Wolf of Wall Street”.! What an intense movie.! I definitely recommend it. I also had lots of laughs with my friends at brunch today. It was great catching up and hearing about everyone’s holidays 🙂

Of course, as usual, conversation eventually teetered off into the work arena. It’s fascinating how we all get so caught up in office dynamics.! Even when we try really hard to stay out of the mix.! Our Tecate hombre in this week’s Tecate commerical is definitely caught up in the drama-rama at his job. After an office party, he can’t stop talking about the events to his wife who is supportive at first. However, by the end, she wants to strangle him. jajaja… Please enjoy this week’s commercial called Tecate Light Buró or Tecate Light Office. Have a great week.! Y salud.!!

Tecate take 37

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frozen chicago courtesy of distractify.com

I’ts been snowing in Chicago for the last few days. Almost non-stop. Then if that wasn’t bad enough, there were winds blowing the snow around. Yes, it did look pretty the first day, but the very next day it just looked slushy and dirty. And it was difficult to drive in as cars went sliding or careening off the road or into each other. No me gusta.!

And then if all of that snow wasn’t bad enough, last night a deep freeze set in. Apparently, for a 36 hour period Chicago will be at temperatures hovering around 30 to 40 degrees below zero.!! Enserio.?! Yes, I am very serious. Schools are closed. The airport has cancelled flights. The zoo, some museums, and restaurants and movie theatres have closed shop for the day. But not Starbucks, in case you’re wondering, you can still get your caffiene fix.!! 🙂

It’s days like the last few that I long for Playa – it’s warmth, it’s beach, hell yes, even it’s rain. Because at least I’m not freezing my tushy off.! It’s been so cold I can’t even think about having a beer or celebrating. Hence, the reason my Tecate commercial is so very late. But, in the spirit of a hopeful warmup by Wednesday and a warm welcome from Mexico, I offer today’s Tecate commercial – Bienvenida a Casa or the Tecate Commerical – Welcome Home.! Enjoy.!! Stay warm.! Y salud.!!

Tecate take 36

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courtesy of tecate.com.mx

Hello weekend.!! Hola fin de semana.!! Or should I be saying – Hello Christmas week.!! Hola semana de Navidad.!! Really, I’m not sure right now.!! Last week was an intense week for yours truly. I’m still trying to find my bearings. And the weekend was no better. Work here, shop there, see this friend, see that friend. Oh yea, and don’t forget to eat, sleep, do laundry, workout and breathe.! Wow.! I’m tired just saying all of that.

And of course, now Christmas week is here.! I’m sure everyone has last minute errands to run or cookies to bake or gifts to wrap. It’s just the way it is – never enough time. And yet the holidays are about being with the ones you love, right? Taking your relationships with family and friends and cementing the bonds; while, at the same time creating or preserving traditions. But it’s never as easy as it looks like on television or in story books. Therefore, the Tecate commercial I have picked for this week is another ‘faux’ look at relationships. It has no title though we could call it Tecate Pick-up because it’s about a boy picking up a girl at a bar. And it all seems so easy.!!

So this week, my wish for all of you is a very easy week or no pasa nada.! I hope all your presents get wrapped by elves, your house magically cleans itself and delicious cakes and cookies suddenly appear on your counter ready made. But more importantly, I wish that all of your loved ones remember the spirit of this season and are easy too.! jajaja… Enjoy.! Y Salud..!!