"Suits are full of joy. They're the sartorial equivalent of a baby's smile."

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Didn't ya hear? Side is the new Up!

So I decided to skip the royal wedding. I saw a few clips though. I couldn't help but notice all of the people who wore their hat on one side. Gotta love weird trends.   

Happenings!
Anyway, this week has been a heavy one. I've had a lot to stress over, and wow am I glad the weekend finally showed up at my door. It's easy to get carried away and forget to live a little, but I keep telling myself not to take life too seriously. 

Of course one of the things I looked forward to was round 1 games..I have been following my team and was thrilled to see The Mavs advance to the second round of the playoffs. I'm a little concerned about having to see them up against the Lakers, but I have faith! Sorry Kobe and Gasol, but you need to lose so the Mavs can go to the Western Finals!.

It is ON Like Donkey Kong!


Must be worn for Playoff games!! GO MAVS!

Friday was very interesting! I was a little anxious for quite a while anticipating my 3rd belt exam. I didn't feel ready and thought that my nerves might get the best of me, but I handled it! Afterwards, I went out with a couple of friends and had a great time despite having to dress up a little.

Hahaha, a sweater vest! What a loser!! :-P

BOOM! Green Belt! 

It's blurry because the camera was shaking with fear!

Everything else is rather well. The dating life is not bad I suppose. I've met a girl recently who seems great! We hung out today and are still getting to know each other, so everything is casual and uncomplicated. I in no way mind this. 

My weak point right now is economic. I'm not exactly rich yet. Still going to be a little while, but I'm glad that I haven't let it ruin my days. I used to do nothing but worry about how I would pay student bills and other stuff. Now I'm just taking things as they come. Over-worrying really makes everything much worse. So, la vida is not incredibly eventful right now, but still very good!! Now, off to catch some zzzzzZ


Christian



Bonus: a mini-album with random pictures! Haha it's almost as if I picked these out blindfolded!

Left to Right: Angelica, Twins' mom, Twin Kass, Twin Karla, Ernest

Is there any mystery as to why her name is Shadow?

This other cat is soooo strange!

My mom knows what makes the cat happy!! It's a smile!! Really, it is! 

This was last year. I just can't remember what month...

Snow!!! It's soooooo Cool!

Nevermind..


Ernest (my brother) firing away!


Angelica (my sister), Class of '11!!



 PEACE OUT!


GREEN KARATE CHOP!

Monday, April 18, 2011

Birthday #23.. please come by another time.

Hitting 23 on 10 de Mayo... Years ago, I was sure that by now I'd have the start of a great career and a fiance, but it's nay on both counts. I can't really say that I'm upset about it. I'm just realizing how different things can turn out in life whether or not you plan. At this moment, I'm looking to enjoy being single, and dating, and working like crazy to have a good stable home down the road. I don't really plan to get married until maybe 30 or so, but of course life can happen and easily tweak that.

I'm realizing every step of the way that I'm still naive. I keep thinking I'm mature enough or able to handle whatever gets in the way, but I still make stupid mistakes and later roll my eyes at the clueless Christian. I'm definitely enjoying it though. I used to torture myself over dumb and nonsensical things, but now I'm just getting over things a lot easier. Optimism is a real stress reliever. I had no idea how badly I riled my own self up until I really took a serious look at everything and changed the rhythm. Anyway, life is messy, but of course it's not a bad thing.


Update on life.




This is my morning hair with a little shaping..

Let's seee...

I've been working sporadically, but things are going well there. I left the gym, but took up Taekwondo classes. I'm closing in on the year of taking them. It's pretty awesome. Worked my way up orange, soon to be green!








I took up courses at the Police Academy downtown. It was a blast. Met the SWAT and so many people working for the police department. Fired a gun for the first time.. Rocked it!














I got to go to my first Dallas Mavericks home game. It was intense and one of the best times. Trip down to The American Airlines was a success!



You expect to see a lot of things down there, but this was a surprise!


Front Entrance of the AAC


JJ Barea was cool enough to give us autographs


An indoor Chili Pepper Blimp?


And Let the game begin!


All in all, things have been great. The good times have outweighed the bad. I've obviously neglected this blog thing for almost a year, but hopefully I'll have plenty worth telling this summer and beyond. Until then, Hasta Pasta!

-Chris