Wednesday, March 30, 2005

Am I a "zanahoria"?

... cuz right now I feel more like a sandwich!!!

Let me explain:
The term "zanahoria" (carrot in Spanish) is used to describe college students that are laid back, good people, and study hard... in short... they know what they're doing!
So I think I'm a zanahoria... but right now, I'm so busy, trying to deal with so many things at the same time. I have to register for classes, I have scholarship and award applications due soon, I have to work and to study a lot, and well... the list goes on...
I better do something.

"It is one of the most beautiful compensations of this life that no man can sincerely try to help another without helping himself."
- R.W. Emerson

Wednesday, March 23, 2005

Don't hum, sing aloud!

I've been humming "Stay with You" (John Legend) for the past couple of days. It's a beautiful song :) and I can't get it out of my head... I'm not really trying to.
This week has been good! I've been working, no classes... I wish I was in El Salvador so I could be doing Semana Santa stuff... like... going to la playa and hanging out with mi gente and eating torrejas (hmmm...!). But that's not possible right now, that's life.

So life has been good (even here in NWA!) I had a Barnes & Noble moment Monday night... it turned into 15 Barnes & Noble bucks... I got an art book and some cards with latin american paintings... they were on sale... I couldn't help but get them!!! Then I got a bookcrossing book... "Van Gogh's Bad Cafe" awesome :)

And that's all for now. Here, so you won't hum: I like the site, 'cause it doesn't have pop-ups. I hate pop-ups! Anyway...

Keep inspiring your world, you, inspiring people that read this page ;)

Monday, March 21, 2005

I have NO hair!!!

I cut my beautiful, long, expresso-dark, cocoa-smelling hair on Saturday! I donated it to Locks of Love but I miss it very much. It's short... I haven't had it like this in sooooo long... I feel naked!
I'm glad I did it, because some little girls will have a beautiful, dark, shiny wig :)
Spring Break is nice... I'm working, but no classes... just what I needed ;)
I have a long to-do list, though! And I watched Dirty Dancing: Havana Nights yesterday. It was good... I wished I could move like THAT!

Wednesday, March 16, 2005


I started a journal on my bday. It's pretty cool cuz it's half sketchbook... I can't help it! I have to draw or put pictures on it or paint on it! That's my nature :)
I'm already making progress with my vision... how neat is that?!

Saturday, March 12, 2005

Bday wishes on my FB wall

These were the bday wishes that my friends left on my Facebook wall! Some other people sent me messages... I had a blast!!!

Hey Bertha! just wanted to be the first one to wish you a happy b-day on Th. Is it 21st? ;) -JC

BG..... WHAS UP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! B-DAY GURL.. Man I know Im gonna kick it hard for my B-day tomorrow so you needs to be kickin it hard 2 nite. Hope that you got everything that you wanted for this day, If not... atleast you got a NASTY DAWG on da WALL.. HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!! ~Antonio Omega Psi Phi Nasty Dawg

Happy Birthday!! Hope you enjoy it~ Joey

Hey Berthita! Quiero desearte un super chevere vacán shampoo FELIZ CUMPLEAÑOS! Que Dios te bendiga y te conceda las peticiones de tu corazón. Gracias por sonreir siempre, es bueno encontrarse contigo en el camino y en FNL. -Cecilia.

Feliz cumpleaños mi amiga! okay okay, i'll let you have will this time since it's your b-day n all. ~Tejal

Happy Birthday B!! I love you!! ~Katie D.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!!!! Melisa M.

Wishing you much happiness on your special day. Happy B-day, BG!!!!!


Happy Birthday BG!!!

HAPPY BIRTHDAY BERTHA! :) I hope that you have a great day!
Love, TVo

Have a blast today....!!! Have a great Birthday..!!
Love ya,


Happy Birthday Bertha!
- Jacob


- Christian

Hola chica!!! ¡feliz cumpleaños! ~BR~

This is craziness. Look at how many people told you "Happy Birthday." Bertha = Miss Popularity. 20 years old...still a pup. By the way, I like your art, you got skills, girl! If you ever need a nude model, then give me a call...and I will find someone you can use. :) -Freddie

Happy Birthday Bertha!!! I hope you had a great day! Watchout are starting to get old! JK -Michelle

Happy Birthday- Nikki B

solo un mensage para desearte un tarde cumplea~os. Espero que te la haigas pasado a todo dar y que Dios te bendiga con muchos b-day's mas. ~maria

Thursday, March 10, 2005


Happy B-day to ME!!!
Originally uploaded by aquarelita.

Yeah babe!!! I turn 20 today!!!
And in the picture I'm with my friend Freddie... he was helping me spread the word about my b-day :)

Tuesday, March 08, 2005

International Women's Day

Will & Me
Originally uploaded by aquarelita.

Do I need to say anything else?!
Have a great day, women of the world!

Sunday, March 06, 2005

About men and flat tires

If there is something that I just cannot do is change a flat tire.

Last Friday I got a ride to my car ('cause I have to park on the other side of the world 'cause parking and transit at the U of A stink!), and when we got to Berthito (that's my blue Ford Taurus '88) my friend said "B, you got a flat tire" I couldn't see so I said "no, I don't" and then I saw Berthito and I said "Oh man! I do!"
He changed the tire for me... and I've never felt so USELESS before... Seriously... I couldn't even pass the tools 'cause I don't know what they're called! I DON'T EVEN KNOW WHAT THEY'RE CALLED IN SPANISH!!!

Berthito now has new tires... It needed new tires since I got him in Summer 2003. Berthito's tires were so worn out that it would slip in wet leaves!!! So I ended up getting new tires as a birthday present from my mom and my sis. YES... I'll be 20 on March 10th!!! WOO HOO!!!

Also, I'm starting a journal/sketchbook. Which I've been wanting to do for a while now. I'll make notes about life and funny episodes of it. Like how that unidentified dude hugged me on Friday! That was hilarious...
I was standing in front of the food court waiting for a friend with two other friends when this tall, African-American guy comes at me and gives me a flyer about some party. I took the flyer and said thanks... well, he was so tall that I didn't look at his face right away (I'm 5'2" so that was too much work for me!), until he HUGGED ME! he said "how've you been doing?" I said "good" while thinking "where do I know him from?".
The only reason I didn't do anything is because I know many people on campus... and sometimes I forget people's names or faces... so I thought I knew the guy... but then he walked away and I looked at him to see if I could recognize him, and that's when I realized I didn't know the guy!!! I said to my friends "I have no clue who that is! I do not know him!" and they started laughing... I was laughing with them, 'cause I thought it was hilarious... I hope that doesn't happen again, though!

That's it for now, so for all you dreamers out there... keep dreaming... dream BIG! And please learn how to change a tire and make sure to know everybody that hugs you.

Friday, March 04, 2005

Busiest times

Back in the day when I was a freshman in college... WAIT! That was last year!!!
What I really wanted to say was: Back in the day when afternoons seemed to last for years, and years seemed to last eternities... (yes... I'm talking about childhood, that was nice) time was different. I remember that Christmas seemed to never come around, and the three months of vacation seemed to go by so slow. Now, time runs like water thru my fingers... 24 hours would be enough if I didn't require any sleep...
It's been a busy week... well, a busy semester... it has actually been a busy year.
And I'm glad.