friday five

1. Bromantic: excuse the incredibly shameless plug (sorry I’m not sorry), but have you read this/my latest BuzzFeed list? First there was my [failed] ode to Trader Joe’s, but this time around I wanted to make sure everyone was aware of the perfection that is Justin Timberlake and Jimmy Fallon’s friendship. I should have known that all I needed for something to go viral was to include JT and Jimmy. Special shout-out to Vee for fangirling on this with me! Check it out and then share with all your friends will ya? Seriously, I have no shame. enhanced-buzz-5878-1380225268-252. Cheers and Chillz : Last night I hopped on a downtown 4 train to find it jammed with Yankee fans. I sat between two bros and eavesdropped overheard several conversations talking about “perfection,” accompanied by a lot of head shaking. One thing I know about sports is that people don’t just go throwing ’round phrases like “the greatest to ever play” or “legend,” but when Mariano Rivera pitched his final game in the Bronx last night fans knew not even those words could suffice. Watch Rivera’s emotional/beautiful/chilling exit last night. That is real emotion folks; and for me, the best part of sports. USP  MLB: TAMPA BAY RAYS AT NEW YORK YANKEES S BBA USA NY

3. 20/20: JT’s Part 2 of 2 doesn’t officially come out until monday but this week he released his entire album for number 5. free streaming on iTunes! I would no doubt say this regardless, but the album is amazing. He kills it yet again.

4. Gleeful: I have no problemo admitting how obsessed I used to be with GLEE, but once I moved to New York and ceased watching any show that wasn’t Friends my obsession fell to the side. After hearing that their first two episodes this season are all Beatles music I went on a binge, catching up on all the videos I’ve missed and making myself late for work.

5. Addition: Early this morning my prima Susi welcomed the latest addition to our clan, meet baby Leo! No lie, we can start a soccer team with all the babies in this generation. Cannot wait to meet this little angel.

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alright, I’m seriously going to be late for work now. happy fiveday, patty

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golden girl

busy day today working my 4 jobs (babysitting, hosting, freelancin’ and applying for jobs), but I wanted to write a short post to wish my favorite 25-year-old sister Cristi  a very happy and golden birthday. Wishing you a day thats better than cronuts and filled with Justin Timberlake! I wish I was home to celebrate feast with you but I’ll be wearing a crop top today in your honor. Here’s to three more quarter-lifes!! (that equals 100 right?)60501_10200203098735772_2016868816_nxoxo

all in the apps

social media and technology have been getting a lot of crummy press lately. After reading a article BuzzFeed list with accompanying pictures of a family all glued to their phones, and cracking my phone after reaching for it for no reason, I went on a “diet,” pledging to only check apps like Instagram 3 times a day and keeping my phone away when I am with other humans. But over the weekend I was reminded how great some of these networking sites are when not used for naked pics, I’m still iffy about Snap Chat.

On Saturday I received a request for a group on Whatsapp. When I opened it I found the group titled “Prim@s” (cousins in Spanish), and it’s members were all of my first cousins and my 3 sisters! This is especially important to me because it is not easy keeping in touch with loved ones when you are spread across three countries (US, Spain, and UK). My sisters and I alone are spread out between 3 states! or, 2 states and a district rather. It was my cousin Lourdes (fittingly the oldest of the clan) who started the group and even more fittingly made the default picture of our late abuela.

One of my favorite things about family is how even after going years without seeing each other, you can always pick up right where you left off. It’s funny how being put in immediate contact with all my primos made me instantly miss them, and my seesters too of course.

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gangs all here!! xoxo – patty