Wednesday, October 19, 2011


Probably want to make my bedroom look as much like this as possible!
I love the how mustard yellows automatically make a room so cozy!
Isn't that tapestry absolutely adorable?

Yeasayer's One

What I've been jamming to lately


I can't begin to tell you how much time I spend in a kitchen. Out of my household duties, I've been selected
to clean the kitchen becuase, well, I spend most of time there! 

What would you have in your kitchen? I know, I want my kitchen to be as bright as possible. A lot of crisp whites accented with some pastels. I'm not a huge fan of marble counter tops. I'd like something like wood
to give it a nice rustic feeling! Oh, I can't wait to go house hunting one day. I'm going to need a very large
kitchen with tons of pots and pans!

A hello has been long over due

I've been wrapped up in art projects, math assisgnments and a lot of shifts at Sabon. I just finished my Math Mid-Term. I left feeling positive and ready to take my Spanish Mid-Term.

What's been new in the house of Texans? Well, for starters, I got a kitten! I named her Misuki. Misuko means cute in Japanese. I tweeked it slightly to make it sound more child-like. What do you think? I've also had a week hiatus due to watching Breaking Bad.

My friend, Irene, visited New York from Chicago. I had drinks with her and her sister on Thursday afternoon. I've made a few friends lately.

I've been preparing for the Holidays. I can't wait for Halloween! I hope we can wear our costumes to work. Did I mention, I'm dressing up as an avocado? I'm getting green felt and sewing an oval with a hole cut in the middle. I'll paint my face brown for the seed. I'm also going to wear green tights and a green shirt.

I wish I had a more exciting life but atleast I can say I'm getting on top of things. I like how busy I am.

Oh wait! I went to an after party for short films. Elle, Abott's sister, and her boyfriend came to New York for the screening of their short film, Recess. It won awards! We managed to get to the party to late but at least I left with some shirts!

Sunday, October 2, 2011

This month masks the most amazing month of the year

Pumpkin Spice Lattes are back at Starbucks, tights are being worn, hats are being toppled onto our heads and sooner than later, we'll be pulling the pea coats. Fall is in session, finally, in Manhattan. This month, alone, has so much excitement whether it be the hype of Halloween or the overall transition from Summer to Fall. 

Because I am an actor, Halloween is embedded into our DNA coding as one of the most fun holidays around. Did I mention that I was dressing up as an avocado? I tried being sexy for Halloween in Chicago and IT DID NOT PAN OUT RIGHT. So for this Halloween, I'll be sure to be nice and cosy! 

I can't wait to take a stroll around Central Park this time of year. 

Friday, September 30, 2011

A little transition era from yours truly has been a quite easy for me. Living in Chicago for a year, I got the feel of a big city. I did notice, though, New York is definitely more fast paced. Doesn't bother me, just means I'll actually be on time! 

Love cooking

Forgot to mention, I actually had to pull out my apron last night.
Disclaimer: Delicata Squash is messy, just sayin'

Fall is right around the corner

Tomorrow is October which finally means I can order pumpkin everything. I love seeing the leaves change color, pumpkins splattered across the city, scarfs and hats galore and the hype around Halloween. I've decided to be an avocado for Halloween.

My roommates and I started to the holiday season a little bit early this year. We made a pack to only watch scary movies for the month of October. I promise to make pumpkin and ghost pizzas for the girls. I'm going to make us a lime sherbet drink that pretty spooky to drink one night. I even borrowed, Rosemary's Baby, at the schools library.

Last night the girls and I rented a Japanese gore movie called Grotesque. No need for explain on that movie. At one point, I had to stop eating my popcorn because it was so disgusting. Along with the scary movie, we made cookies while I made...

Delicata Squash with cashew, almond and sage filling:

This is an amazing recipe for two and quite filling. If it would have been 20 degrees colder last night, this would have been pure perfection. 

2 tablespoons of butter
1 yellow onion chopped
1 teaspoon of Sage
1 glove of garlic
1 teaspoon of kosher salt (you can use regular salt, I just like kosher salt)
pepper to taste
1/2 cup of greek plain yogurt
1 handful of sliced almonds chopped
1 handful of cashews chopped
1 egg beaten
half a cup of parmesan cheese
1 delicata squash

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Then melt the butter and add onions and garlic until softned. Add the sage for about a minute. Add the nuts into the pan and just stir for about 3 minutes. Meanwhile, in a small bowl whisk egg, parmesan, salt and pepper and yogurt together. Next combine the onion, sage, garlic and nuts into the bowl and mix. Fill the squash (and this may take a while) and pop in the oven for about 50 minutes. And Viola, you have a tender squash to eat.

Bonus: Add a little of Balsamic to the squash and it's mouth watering.

Taking a mid morning nap... 

Monday, September 26, 2011

What do I have for you?

Things are slow here in Harlem because I'm dealing with a nasty cold. 
I've got some good tunes to remind you how amazing
Bobby Darin was. Well, in all honestly, these songs
were in the pilot episode of Pan Am. 

Mack The Knife


Sung by Sammy Davis

Saturday, September 24, 2011

I'm getting sick

Ah poor me. Not really, but really. I can feel it in my chest and my aches that I will not have a good day tomorrow.

How cool is Joan!?

Seriously that hair is so, so, so, so cool. Plus the song ain't bad either!

Tuesday, September 20, 2011



I'm so overwhelmed with school, work, laundry, bills, food, goals that I am not feeling this week at all. I wish I could buy a hug from someone or get enough sleep or hear a great joke or actually
listen to my records. We're missing the silly blue cord to plug it into our receiver.
Things are happening in my life that I cannot change. I need to distance myself from my comfort 
zones because at the rate of how close I am to people, I'm just going to end up
disappointing myself. Catching my drift? 

Am I really dramatic or what? 

Want to know the icing on the cake? Since September 11th, my sister has only talked to me once. I moved to New York August 22nd and only heard from her on my birthday. Oh, I spent this day with tears in my eyes all day long thinking about how she doesn't care to have a relationship with me. 

Am I really dramatic or what? 

Sunday, September 18, 2011

What a week...

I skipped school Friday and relaxed, caught up on sleep (which delayed my work...), went to Fort Greene Flea with Ashley and then went to our favorite pub, McSorley's. I love that pub so much! I wish I lived closer because I would be there EVERYDAY if I could.

I had work today and now I'm about to start on my art project.

I think I need to make a trip to Williamsburg

What's going to keep you warm this winter? A Charlie Brown Christmas, a cute man with a beard and a flannel, pumpkin chai's and of course, a lot of yummy creamy soups. I may even adopt a kitten!

I tend to get a little down on myself during the winters especially with New York being so gray and cold. Here's to a brand new winter with friends and a heartless city!

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

La Vie en Rose

This past week has been incredibly busy for me! I had my best friend (old roommate), my friend from Chicago and his lovely girlfriend come visit me for the 21st birthday! I had an excellent week. My birthday was amazing. I can honestly say, I had a fabulous birthday! A really cute fireman came and randomly kissed me! How cute was that?

I went to the Brooklyn museum and the Met. I could spend all day in the Met if I was forced too. My favorite part were the sculptures. I'm enjoying all of my classes this semester with the exception of one, Spanish 101. All right folks, I already know Spanish but I'm trying to raise my GPA. My teacher is really grumpy, bossy and out right R-U-D-E. She's Canadian. I thought she was going to be the sweetest thing in the world. You know, someone who brings the class fresh brownies and dresses in bright colors and smiles. But instead she's a mean lady!

Life is going blissfully for me. Fall is right around the corner. I've decided to make a mini bucket list before I turn 22. So here it goes:

1. Succede in my job and get a raise.
2. Cook a new recipe every week.
3. Save a $100 dollars a month.
4. Work out twice a week.
5. Make 80's and above in my classes.
6. Stay current to films.
7. Get a new ring!
8. Do A LOT more art (Henna involved).
9. Go to Austin for the summer.
10. Save up for Sweden & Italy.
11. Change someones life for the better.
12. Be nicer to people.
13. Be happy and not envious.
14. See a funk concert.
15. Order a ridiculously expensive drink.
16. Join a dance class.
17. Make banana bread from scratch.
18. Take more pictures.
19. Meet someone that changes my life.
20. Read 6 books this year.
21. Make the perfect spaghetti sauce.
22. Be in a PLAY

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Happy Birthday to me!

Happy Birthday to me, happppppppy biiiirthday to meeeeee, happy birthday to me (insert birthday dance).

I'm 21!

Friday, September 9, 2011

I've been meaning to get back into the swing of playing music. If I could cover any song, I would pick "Snowing in Venice". That song is so pretty! Do you play any instruments? I very lightly play guitar and am learning how to play the ukelele. I actually find playing on a classical guitar so much easier and softer on my fingers!

Sorry for the lack of posting!

Seriously?! How is this possible? Justin Timberlake just took it to another level. Mick Jagger && Justin Timberlake combonation? Panty dropper, fo' sho'.

Saturday, September 3, 2011

Natalie Irish paints with her lips

Wow. Speechless right now. Seriously? This is incredible. Not only do I love...scratch that... ADORE Marilyn Monroe but I really take originality with art. GUYS... SHE PAINTED A PICTURE WITH LIP STICK. 

Wooooooooow (Flava-Flav voice). 


Dang, Mr. Marley -- You inspired me today.

Thursday, September 1, 2011

One thing that has been on my birthday wish mind is definitely Henna! I want my hands to be covered. I think I want to study some sort of Indian culture. I love their music, art and of course... their wedding traditions.

Oh le sigh

reminds me of Austin (even though it's London) and how much I love cute boys skateboarding. Holla!

Oh dayum

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

The most beautiful woman.

I wish more people looked up to someone as curvy as she was. She looks so healthy and beautiful.

for you romantics out there

I just thought this was lovely. 

Too infinity and beyond!

 I say this in the paper the other day; how neat is this idea? If you had the chance to speak, what would you say?

Monday, August 29, 2011

the fear of drifting

You know that feeling when you know you're drifting. It's the absolute worse. We share the same parents, the same eyes, the same hair, the same cheeks, and more importantly, we share the same blood. I sound dramatic but this girl, my sister, used to be my rock. She's inspired me to be a better person. I want to show her that kindness makes the world happier but unfortunately, she won't let me. 

I know a lot of it has to do with her age but I just wish she thought I was cool. She thinks I'm nerdy, a loser and probably just annoying. I remember when she would ask me to do her make-up, ask me to borrow a shirt or some shoes. I remember when she used to show me music to impress me. I showed her some amazing bands and I'm glad she listens to them. I ask her a lot how she's doing and I rarely get a respond. I ask her how she likes high school and she simply replies that she's popular.

You know, my brother mentioned to my mother that she's considered the mean girl at school. If my sister and I were classmates in school, I'd probably would be scared of her. She's a mean, popular girl. I just wish she would be a nice girl. What ever happened to my sweet little sister. I miss her so much. My birthday is coming up, I doubt she'll ever call me. 

Sunday, August 28, 2011

So excited for this film! You should too.

I love this man so much!

"Sor Rata de Callejón: There are as many kinds of kisses as kinds of love; the paternal kiss on the forehead, the kiss on the eyes full of peace, the amusing kiss on the nose, the friendly kiss on the cheek. All of these are somewhat anodyne, but they could be taken as tempting invitations to more perfidious ones, such as the indiscreet kiss on the throat, or the coaxing kiss in the ear which is like being told a secret. And finally there is the kiss on the lips. "A kiss means nothing," say the thoughtless. Perhaps not, if you are cold as ice and your companion, lacking in ardor, lets you escape easily from his embrace. But if that kiss has filled you with delight, bear in mind that it has moved him even more strongly and awoken all the strength of his desire." Entre Tinieblas Pedro Almodovar

Friday, August 26, 2011

All right, folks, I've decided to come back to blogger.

I'm horrible at making decisions. Whether it be about deciding what I should eat for lunch (I was at Whole Foods today and it took FOREVER) to choosing classes, to, well, blogging sites. I was using Posterous for a while and I did enjoy it but I read more blogs based from Blogger.

Well, for starters, I moved to Manhattan! I've been living here for a month since today. I remember the moment when we were driving over the bridge and I saw the city at once. I literally was taking back. I've successfully managed to land myself a job. I work for Sabon. Sabon is an israeli soap boutique. So far, I really have liked my experience with the store. I also have managed to get everything organized for school (which started today!).

I'm not too found of my schedule! I go to school Monday to Friday. I'm taking Math, History of Women (Oh-la la!), Art and Spanish. Yeah, folks, I'm taking Spanish again. I might improve my GPA. That's a guarantee'd A+!

Molly, my friend from Austin came and visited me. She had a blast. Boy, let me tell you how hard it is to be a tour guide when you yourself is a tourist! Plus, that particular week I needed to find a job and register for classes.

Let's see... what else? Well, I live in Harlem. I live in a very Dominican derived neighborhood. I live with four other people! We're all Texans. Abott and Elizabeth share a room. They're in love. Sloane is my to-go fashionista. And Cal, well, he's the comedian of the house. But let's get real, I'm the real comedian! I've actually been working on some more material.

With Hurricane Irene coming through, I plan on cleaning out my computer and allowing more space. I really need an external hard-drive! I'll show you a preview of the apartment as well as some pictures and what I've been up too.

Lately, I've been on a Fleetwood Mac fix! Particularly, the Rumours album.


P.S- My birthday is in sixteen days! It'll be the big one, venti-uno! I'll tell you this much, I won't be drinking any tequila!

Sunday, April 17, 2011

30 day music challenge

Day 03 - a song that makes you happy

"I'm the Wild One"- Suzi Quatro

"All my life I wanted to be somebody and here I am!"
Um, do I need to explain any more? The opening lyrics are incredible.


This song makes me so happy because it gives me a "I AM WOMAN HEAR ME ROAR" vibe but, um, badass. Well, guys, I'm the wild one. 

Saturday, April 16, 2011

clean a little time for me

Saturday night and I'm procrastinating cleaning this hellish of a room. I had a great day. Grandma's in town. Dun Dun Dun...

I now present you...
"The Cleaning the Room" Playlist:
For Our Elegant Caste- Of Montreal
Fireflies (Marlow Remix)- Owl City (don't judge me)
Dreams- Passion Pit
Trouble Sleeping- The Perishers
Petula Clark - Petula Clark
When I was small- Phantogram
Guns & Dogs- Portugal. The Man
I Want It All- Queen
Another One Bites The Dust- Queen
Ringa Ringa- A R Rahman ft. Alka Yagnik & Ila Arun
I'll Bee Dat!- Redman
Ne Me Quitte Pas- Regina Spektor
Us- Regina Spektor
Fair- Remy Zero
Unchained Melody- The Righteous Brothers
Take Me Home- Russian Red

Day 02 - Your least favorite song

I could go the easier route and pick some Rebecca Black babble bullshit song but I want to be a song I truly don't like listening too. 

Kids- MGMT
Oh mother of god, I hate this song with a furry, "I will barf all over your brand new vans" burning passion. I can't even listen to MGMT anymore because, well, this song and, "Time to pretend", will always remind me of kids. This song as was over-played. Actually saying it was overplayed is an understatement. MY MOTHER PLAYED IT OVER AND OVER AGAIN. IF IT WASN'T ALREADY FOR MY STUPID SENIOR CLASS PLAYING IT EVERY SINGLE DAY, IT WAS MY FUCKING MOTHER WHO PLAYED IT EVERYWHERE.
I used to like the song. But really, I can't fucking stand this song.

Friday, April 15, 2011

30 day music challenge

Well, well, well, what an a fun thing to do!

Day 01- Your favorite song:
I'm into something good- Herman Hermit's

This song will always cheer me up no matter what. Whether its a bad break up, a bad fight with the 'rents or even my mother abusing herself, I can listen to this song and make myself feel better. I love this song with my entire song.

Thursday, April 14, 2011

3:46 on the dot

It was the end of the long day and all I wanted to do was sit back, have a drink and think about loves fury. I know the dame was trouble the minute she walk. My gut told me things were going to go from bad to worse. I hate when I'm right.

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Love it

1. Agnes Deyn
2. Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall
3. Chloe Sevigny

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

On the road again

On the road again to work. Back to cooking for one, back to sleeping alone, back to paying bills, back to dealing with the world again. Am I happy? I don't know, time will only tell. Johnny left for Chicago today via train from Austin. I know today will be strange not having the sense of Johnny's warm body innertwined with mine; the legs, the arms, the necks, the hair, the entire enhance of it all.

 I had a surprisingly wonderful day today. After dropping Johnny off at the train, I took a nap and made sure I had enough energy to work with Beth today. We worked, had some lunch, worked and then my family called me. I could have taken the news and changed the rest of my night but I cannot continue to stress about my family.

George caught my mother with her "boyfriend" (It is definitely complicated) doing, well, do I even have to say it? George got upset. The poor kid had every right to be and I'm sure extremely embarrassed but... I'll just drop it at that. Ugh, enough about that.

Today was just so... great. Nothing major happen (with the exception of the famous family matters), just flowed right into the night. Beth let me take a bath and now I feel so fresh and so clean, clean. :)

Goodnight ya'll! Probably head over and stretch and watch Bulls vs. Knicks. GO BULLS!

What will be team when I move to New York? Will it be the famous Chicago Bulls (I lived in Chicago for college last year) or the New York Knicks? I gotta have respect for the city I'm living in, right? Or do I stay true for my team?

Boo, tonight is gonna be wEiRd sleeping alone. You can do it, Nicole, you can do it! I can do it!

R.I.P Henri's little puppy balls.

Too many thoughts in my head. I'll leave ya with a cute little song. She's beautiful and this is song is so catchy!

Monday, April 11, 2011

Thursday, April 7, 2011

This little bugger has been the reason why I've been so incredibly busy and not been posting! He came and surprised me on the first. Champagne in one hand and a cheesy smile ready to surprise me. It's been so excellent to have him here. I've had to deal with the crazy dramatic monster (most would know as my mother) situation but he's been there on my side and good for support. Did I mention we went to a strip club? Minutes of being there, I thought I was being sly and the cool girlfriend but changed as soon as strippers came and went. We made the best of it, well, I made the best of the situation.

In other news, I'd like to say I want to start posting more fashion ideas and personal items I pick for myself onto this site. I was also thinking posting more recipes I cook.

Johnny and I made a four star dinner. Homemade creamed spinach, steak with garlic butter sauce and to top it off, rosemary corn on the cob.

I did pretty, pretty good (insert Larry David voice over)

Saturday, March 26, 2011

meanwhile in Round Rock!

Outside my window...

I can see our peach tree and a very messy backyard. Pft.

Today I feel like...

lounging around the pool and getting more tan and/or watching movies with Beth OR just simply getting out of Round Rock as soon as possible.

I am thinking...

that I can't wait for 2 weekend trip to Houston to see my man!

I am thankful...
my wonderful group of friends that surround me with support and love, especially the woman whom I work for, Beth, she's just brilliant. How could I forget about Johnny, I'm at a loss at words how thankful I am for him.

I am learning...
to be patient and at the same time let go.

The highlight of my week was...
Probably going out to eat with Beth for lunch yesterday and sampling some tasty french cheeses; seeing my sister, talking to Johnny.

I want to read...
Aron Ralston's "Between a Rock and a Hard Place".

I am hearing...
Das Racist.

Recent movies I watched were...
127 Hours! Eeeee, I was on my toes the entire day!
One of my favorite things...
are sitting with a group of friends and just let creativity happen. Whether it starts with music or painting or whatever it may be, I love that!

I am looking forward to...
going to Houston to see Johnny, it's been a little over a week.

My goals for this week are...
to make some time to deep clean my room, to go to the pool twice, to get some groceries, to manage my personal accounts and of course kick ass at work! 

Thursday, March 17, 2011

insane in the membrane

Finally quit Fresh Plus and now I'm a personal assistant for this amazing woman named Beth! I've met the most incredible people from Chicago throughout this entire week. I'm really happy with the way things are going in my life (giving the circumstances). Everyone is so entirely musically creative in 4302 house that I can't even fathom how amazing it feels to walk into art.

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

I'm starting a new job today. Extra money plus this lady really needs some help and I want to help her sort out her life (job wise) to make things easier on her.

It's going to be a long day. Hope I get the job at Mothers. Really really want to work there.

well holy fuck tits and balls

I tend to curse more when I'm drunk.....which I was young
"I was drunk and bloggin"

seriously when did i think it was okay to get on stage and sing??????

Sunday, March 6, 2011

quick to the barricades



footnote: i have a feeling i'm going to be a woman in a few days 

happens to me all the time

He was a great balloon marker!

I need atleast 10 hours of sleep before I go to work so I don't become ultra bitch! Friday was fun. Went bar hopping around hyde park/north campus area and saw "Little Lo" at the art authority. They remind of me a little of she&him with some coconut records but they yet still bring their own personality to their sound. Boy, the drummer sure is easy on the eyes. Today I go in today... I'd much rather make my homemade veggie soup or my delicious pasta. I got to save more money if I'm going to move to New York. I need a new yob! Maybe working at mothers cafe and garden will hire me. Hmm? Oh! The possibilities!

I'm proud of myself; I've finally freed myself from under the broken hearted spell. I'm free atleast! Thank god almighty I'm free at last! Maybe more on that subject but common, he's a tool and I was a young fool!

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Thursdays are becoming my favorite day out of the week

Let me just say that I was thrilled to wake up at 12:45 this afternoon with no hangover! For what its worth I'm not by any means showing off how much I drank last night but who really wants to go to work with a headache, nausea and a tingly body. NOT THIS GUY. Remember ladies and gents, it's not the quantity of what you drink its the quality.

I've had a great week so far. Anthony, Kory, Sasha and Charley and I snuck into the Omni hotel in downtown Austin and watched as the little ants sat in traffic while we relaxed in a beautiful hot tub (on the rooftop) sippin' on some lonestars. I was pooped by 9:30 and called it a night. The next day, after work, Kory and I went to go visit Caiti post surgery. That crazy girl fractured her elbow and had to get surgery shortly after, pauvre..
Hours later, I'm dancing to oldies, taking shots of makers mark and sipped a yummy drink called adios motherfuckers (everything after that turned straight silly). That particular drink hides nothing in the title. I didn't go to sleep until 4 a.m. I think I'm done drinking during the work week for me, it's unprofessional and not a good idea to go to work hungover.

Now to bring things up to speed as to why I love thursdays so much. I was just excited not to be hungover. My shift is perfect; Kory as my manager, Natalie as my co-cashier and Mose as nightman. Not a bad shift, plus I got Jimmy Johns out of it....twice! Whoops!! Plus the dilfs whom I find too goodlucking came into work today as well as my usual hotties! Natalie and I just went out for a run and are about to watch the jersey shore.

Go on, hate me for watching that show... it's ridiculously dramatic and well, I'm a girl. Drama replenishes my body like Lady Gaga replenishes a gay man's soul.


Side note:
Happy 100th Jean Harlow!!!

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Daily Horoscope for Virgo

You won't be willing to listen to any answer that includes a 'maybe,' a 'perhaps' or a 'probably.' Just the facts, ma'am, is what you're after -- and all you'll settle for.

i'm going to go tan and eat a delicious meal and enjoy my day. No maybe, perhaps, or probably about it. goodbye!


Monday, February 28, 2011

Introductions are always iffy

What am I listening too?
"Down the Count" by GirlTalk. I feel they are the perfect compilation of oldies with modern hip hop to get the juices flowing in the ole noggin. 

Work smork today, not too bad but nothing exciting. Nothing a cheap beer at the Grand can't cure. Maybe I'll move my booty or play some pool or run into an awkward incounter. Good thing I got my girls coming with me tonight.

I'm new to Blogger, a tumblr native and in need of collecting my thoughts and reminding of myself that I need to write every day.

Side note: Photo taken by Natalie Soliz; January 2011