About me

el yunque

Love

For twenty-two years I was single. I didn't have time for a boy in my life because I was too busy playing softball; softball was my career, and I was a career woman. As soon as my softball career ended I found the man I would probably spend the rest of my life with. It was easy really, he was my best friend before he became my boyfriend. We now live together, we have a dog....well, he has a dog, but I still say she is mine also, and we enjoy the hell out of each other. I love spending time with him, doing anything with him really. I love him very much, and I am so grateful to have him in my life. This is a picture of the both of us early on in our relationship; it was taken in "El Yunque," Puerto Rico's rainforest. We climbed for three hours to get to the top, but it was well worth it. I love that my best friend is also my boyfriend. my family I am a huge family person. There are few things I enjoy more in life than spending time with my family. When I say family I of course refer to my immediate family, but I also refer to my grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins, and anyone else that through someway or another has become part of my family.
That's the thing about Puerto Ricans...we have a strong sense of community and family. Holidays are especially fun in my family. No matter what holiday it is we always celebrate the same way and it does not get old. We wake up to the smell of my grandmother's turkey baking in the oven, we clean up a bit, take showers, get dressed, greet the guest, munch on some food, talk life, play dominos, play "briskas" which is the Spanish card game of Chinchon (briskas is what we call the game), eat some real food, drink coffee, play bingo, talk love, play more dominos, talk memories, and finally go to bed. And yes all the Puerto Ricans stay in one house; in Puerto Rico there is a saying, where one fits, many fit...of course a lot is lost in translation. This is a picture
of my family and me at my aunt's house in Puerto Rico; all you
need to know is that this is my family.

cartagena

Friends

I am both social and anti-social. I love being around people, but it takes me a while to get used to people, which often results in missed opportunities. I have been fortunate enough, however, to have friends that put up with my idiosyncrasies. Friends are important in my life and the relationships that I have held throughout the years have helped shape me into the person I am today.

In this picture you have those of us that were left behind in Cartagena, Colombia during the 2006 Central-American games. Everyone in the picture is an ahtlete that represented Puerto Rico. We had some good times together; times that I will never forget. In the words of that song in Dirty Dancing, "I had the time of my life."