Tuesday, September 27, 2005

Mountain Trip

So I leave today at 1 for Rifle. Yup that is right i am off to my conference. I wont be back until Saturday so while i am gone you guys could go back and read or in some cases re-read Karla classics like My eyes are not my own, So what is wrong with the guys in Denver
or everyone's favorite El Papi Chulo list part one and two. Sorry this one includes a little scrolling down. It is the third post.

I hope you all have a good rest of the week. Oh and ladies please leave suggestions for El Papi Chulo list part three.

Monday, September 26, 2005

The people at our side

Last night i hung out with two of my childhood friends. Karina and Angie, I have not seen those girls in a long time. So it was nice to be able to hang out and catch up. After i got home i found this, I loved it and thought i would share it with you guys.

We will encounter many different people throughout our lives. Some people we will like. Some we will not. Some will stay in our memories forever. Some will pass right on through. Many will become our friends. They will be the people who share our feelings and our sense of humor. They will be the people we confide in and rely upon. For our relationship to truly endure, we will mean to our friends what they mean to us.

The follwing line is my favorite:

Our friends accept us as we are yet help us to be as we should. Such is the beauty, and responsibility, of true friendship.

Saturday, September 24, 2005

If you say so.

I also took the color quiz like Caro and Irene. Here are my results:

ColorQuiz.comKarla took the free ColorQuiz.com personality test!

"Over-imaginative and given to fantasy or day-dream..."

Click here to read the rest of the results.

Wednesday, September 21, 2005


I found the following in my daily planner: Once in a while, let yourself get carried away. So that is what i am going to go do. I am going to throw caution to the wind and just like these hot air ballons see where it leads me.

Tuesday, September 20, 2005

Pulling a Caro

This post is going to be totally random. I have a few thoughts running through my mind right now and i just need to get them out.

I totally forgot that Sunday was my goddaughters 2nd birthday. Coño!

Before we found out that my grandmother had lung cancer i had bought her a rosary, but since she left for D.R. shortly after that i was never able to give it to her. My uncle and aunt went to D.R. last week, and i was finally able to send it to her with them. They returned on Sunday night and my aunt handed me a black bag. " Your grandmother sent you this." She said. I opened it to find a ball of cheese inside, it was my abuelas way of saying "Thank You"." When your abuela saw that rosary her whole face lit up she was so happy, it made her day" my aunt told me. It took everything i had not to cry.

WTF is going on? It is not enough that my grandmother is sick but now my grandfather as well. Can we please get a break, please. First my grandmother and then my aunt and now my grandfather. I mean damn.

I am tired of people ragging on teachers. Some people think that all teachers do is teach kids how to read, write and figuer out math problems. Oh and grade papers. Yes that is part of what they do but unless you are a teacher you have NO IDEA what a teacher goes through each and every single day. Don't fucking tell me i have an EASY job. If it so fucking easy i would love to see you do it for a day.

I would love to see you teach 30 to 35 students who don't give a fuck about what you are teaching. I would love to see you take insults and death threats from students and parents. I would love to see the look on your face when the police walks into your classroom to arrest one of your students. I would love to see you call social services or a safehouse while you try to comfort a fearful, crying child and mother. I would love to see how you handle having to pay for half of the supplies in your classroom with your own money because there is NO money in the district for supplies. I would love to see the look on your face when you receive your paycheck.

I would like to see you tell a student " no" when they ask you to come to their game, concert, play, birthday party, etc and watch the look of disappointment cross their face as yet another adult let's them down. I would love to see if you would get up and go out at 2:00 in the morning when a parent or student calls you for help.

That is just a glimpse at what some teachers have to deal with. Does this happen everywhere and all the time? No, but it does happen. There are a lot of good teachers out there but yet you never hear about them.

Ok, I feel better. Sorry about that but i had to vent.

Ah there was some other stuff i was going to write about but my rant about teachrs tired me out. :)

Sunday, September 18, 2005

B's Birthday

Friday was B's birthday, since everyone was working we celebrated last night.

We were all suppose to be at his mom's house by 7:00 p.m. but you know us latinos we can never seem to make it anywhere on time.

At 8:30 p.m. B calls me.

B: " Karla, Where are you?"
Karla: " Hey B, Umm i am still at my house?"
B: " You damn dominican's you can never make it anywhere on time"
Karla: (Laughing) " Shit, i told you we would be there by 10."
B: "Yeah i know."

Jerry pick us up at about 9:10 p.m. in his new H3. OMG, i fell in love with that car last night. That is one HOT ride. We get to B's mom's house by 9:55 p.m. the minute we walk in the door B starts laughing.

B: " Damn, right on time."
Karla: " I told you we would be here by 10."

All of our high school friends were there for a second it felt like we were still in high school. Having a house party while the parents are out of town. LoL.

The party was off the hook. Everyone had a good time. My feet hurt from dancing so much, i have not dance that much in a minute. My stomach hurts from laughing so hard. I LOVE Brian and last night, i realize how much i miss his crazy ass. He had me dying of laughter last night. I love the fact that my feet and stomach hurt, they are signs of a good night.

It was good to see everyone again and just be able to chill. It was funny how it has been a while since we have all be able to get together like that, but yet the minute we were all together it was like nothing has changed we pick up right were we left off. Well just about everyone was there Adrian was the only one missing, according to the guys he has a new girlfriend who has him on lock down.

This morning B called to thank me for coming.

B: " Karla"
Me: " Hey B, how are you feeling?"
B: " I have the hang over from hell, but that is cool i am glad that everyone had a good time."
Me: (Laughing) "Bueno what do you expect you were taking straight Vodak shots with Adam, But yeah we did have a good time. "
B: " Don't remind me, i forgot that fool can drink. Hey, Now i might have made this up because um i was pretty wasted last night but umm did Doug bite you?"
Karla: " Ay, dios you saw that? Yeah he did but that is a long story, Poor Doug that boy was wasted. We had to take him home last night, I wonder how he is doing?"
B: "Yeah, I bet he feels worse then i do."
Karla: " Yeah"
B: " What are you doing?"
Me: " I am about to take yet another shower."
B: "What? Damn girl how many showers do you take a day?"
Me: " Usually two but i still smell like Dennis."
B: " Wait you smell like who?"
Me: " Dennis, you know that fool over sprays that shit on. I mean i know he wants to smell good but damn."
B: ( Laughing) " Oh, I don't feel to good i am going to go"
Me: " Ha ha, ok Bye"

You see what happens when you get older, You can't drink like you use to. Of course we took a ton of pictures and once i have them i will post them on here. Today was spent mostly just chilling at home and then going to the softball game to support the guys. Our team won by one point 21-20. I hope that everyone else had a good weekend.

Wednesday, September 14, 2005

Fall Teasers

Even though most of the trees here are still a shiny bright green. Some of the trees in the mountains have already started to change color. I thought i would post a few pictures of what is in store for us while at the same time showing you what fall looks like Colorado.

A look at the mountains.

Aspen leaves in the river after it rained.

"The Devil's Staircase" Legend says that the devil used them to visit the earth and plan his take-over. When God found out his plan, he banished him from the earth, but his staircase remains.

And last but not least my favorite picture. A beautiful view at the mountains.

It is views like these that make my so happy to live in Colorado.

Tuesday, September 13, 2005


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Your only a rainbow away and
I'm sitting here soaking wet, waiting for you
Your only a rainbow, just a rainbow away
and I'm reaching out hoping that you see it too.

But I'm telling you, that I'm no fool
Cuz I know what rainbows do.

They fade away, fade away,
fade away, away, stormy day,
found its way and I wish I could hold you now.

I' am only a rainbow away, my friend
And if you could see
what others see
You wouldn't feel so bad.

And I'm telling you
Cuz I've been there too,
that storms are like rainbows too

They fade away,
fade away,
fade away, away,
stormy days, drift away,
and may someone be holding you now.

- Fefe Dobson


Right now i am sooooooooo fucking pissed. This will be a short post because i am not a nice person when i am this mad. It is very diffcult to piss me off this much but yet someone or should i say somepeople have managed to do it. The funny thing about it all is that i don't even know them. So why the hell am i so mad at them if i don't know them? Because they are fucking around and hurting someone i love dearly. There is one thing about me that you don't mess with and that is my family. They are messing with my family.

Right now i want to scream, cry, yell, hurt someone pero i know that won't fix or changing anything. I am so pissed about the fact that i am so far away and unable to do anything or even just be there to listen. Coño!

You don't deserve this prima, I am sorry that you are going through all of this. I am sorry that i am so far away and that when we talk i suck at saying the right things and offering you the right advise. I love you! Te mando un abrazo.

Friday, September 09, 2005

Going to Rifle

So here I am at work on a Friday night. It has been crazy around here today and i have a few things i want to finish up before i go home.

I am offically booked for my first "away" conference. I will be going to Rifle, Colorado. "Where?" You might ask. ( Yeah that was what i said as well, i had never heard of it either until this conference came up.)

I will be there for four days at the end of this month for a literacy conference. I am excited i love going to new places. I was reviewing the list of conferences that i will be attending this year and it looks like i will be coming to a city near most of you. I will let you know when it get's closer to that time. From the looks of it i am going to spend most of the year on a plane. Which is cool with me because i love to fly. Heck, I just love to travel.

Wednesday, September 07, 2005

You want me to met who?

That was what i told my boss this morning when she called to tell me that I would be meeting the Governor and Mayor today.

Me: " The Governor, as in the Governor of Colorado?"
My Boss: " Yup, that would be him"
Me: " Ok, and why am i meeting him?"
MB: " You are meeting him to tell him about our program and then you guys are going to discuss what we can do for the children coming from the Gulf Coast."
Me: " Right, and you said the Mayor would be there as well."
MB: " Yup, The Mayor of Aurora. Denver's Mayor will not be there."
Me: "Oh...Great, wait you mean to tell me there was going to be more then one Mayor at this meeting?"
MB : Laughing
Me: " Um i can't meet the Governor"
MB: " What, why not?"
Me: " I am not dress to meet the Governor"
MB: " What are you wearing?"
Me: " Jeans"
MB: " Oh please you can meet him in jeans"
Me: " Umm you do know that this is my second day on the job right?"
MB: (Laughing) " Yes, I am aware of that."

So i was all set and ready to meet the Governor and Mayor but in the end i never got the chance. I missed them by like 5 minutes. I was at my other school dealing with somethings when they came by.

So have i mention that i am loving me new job? I have, Really? I got a chance to hang out with some of the parents this morning and that was a lot of fun. I was able to sit down and talked to them the whole time we were talking, we were eating yummy food (that they had brought) all the while listening to Daddy Yankee. Can you believe that I get paid to do that? I have to say that i have some pretty cool parents. It was cool being able to find out where they are from and what their goals are. If things keep going the way they are going we are going to have a good year.

Can you believe that my boss is crazy enough to give me a district cell phone and a district credit card. I am excited about the credit card. I mean having and being able to use a credit card that i do not have to pay off is exciting. Just knowing that the bill will NOT come to my house at the end of the month is exciting. Same thing with the cell phone, a phone that i can use and not have to pay for, man i'm excited. Oh and it gets better the district pays for my gas! Yup that is right they pay for me to fill my car up with gas and my boss is buying me a new computer for my office, yup that is right i have an OFFICE! Oh and the coolest part i get business card. I know your jealous Caro it's ok :)

Holy crap when did i become a grown up? Ok i bet you guys are sick and tired of hearing about my new job. So in other news, wait there is no other news. All i do is umm work.

Tuesday, September 06, 2005

The Square Mile

So my party on Thursday was lovely. I had a great time lots of fun. We had a second party on Friday which was a little more low key and that was cool again i had a good time. Friday was my last day at work and of course everyone was trying to make me cry. My students wrote me this nice letter saying how much they would miss me and it was really cute.

I had kind of a rough weekend but it will get better. I have been worried about a dear friend of mines. I hope she knows that i am always here for her.

I started my new job today and man, since i got here this morning i have been running all over the place. I had to eat lunch in my car while i was enroute to my other school. I run the same program in two different schools. This is the first time all day that i have a few minutes to actually sit in my office and do nothing. So i won't be posting as much i use to well at least for a little while. I am loving my new job. Yes i have been running around all day like a mad women but i love it and i know that this is going to be fun.

I will be stopping by later on to read blogs right now i have to go to my FOUR hour conference.

Alright bloggers

Karla Out!

Thursday, September 01, 2005

It's My Party.

My co-workers are throwing me a goodbye party later on today, since tomorrow is my last day and since a lot of my co-workers are not going to be here tomorrow due to the long weekend, They are doing the party today.

I know that this is going to turn in to a roast because well they are already giving me a hard time because i am leaving. I offically start my new job on Tuesday. I am so excited i can't wait. I have been going to my new job in the afternoons and that has been pretty cool i have been able to get some work done which will make my first day much easier. I will let you guys know how the party went. We are going to Patrick's a local bar/pool hall. I have never been there so we will see how this goes.