Sunday, December 21, 2008


True Friendship

None of that 'Sissy Stuff' Here Are you tired of those. Sissy a*s 'friendship' poems that always sound good, but never actually come close to reality?
Well, Let's try this my way, Just the stone cold truth of our great friendship.
1. When you are sad, I will jump on the person who made you sad like a spider monkey
jacked up on Mountain Dew!!!
2. When you are blue, I will try to dislodge whatever is choking you.
3. When you smile, I will know you are plotting something that I must be involved in.
4. When you're scared,we will high tail it out of here.
5. When you are worried, I will tell you horrible stories about how much worse it could be until you quit whining, ya big baby!!!!
6. When you are confused, I will use little words.
7. When you are sick, Stay the hell away from me until you are well again. I don't want whatever you have.
8. When you fall, I'll pick you up and dust you off-- After I laugh my a** off!!
9. This is my oath... I pledge it to the end.
'Why?' you may ask;

because you are my FRIEND!

Friday, December 19, 2008


Mea Culpa...Ipac

And here we are, a few days away from Christmas and Hannukah,and the pace of the season threatens to outpace us. I came to the conclusion that a great way to honor our team at EscArc, to honor each other, to honor ourselves and to honor the intended spririt of the holiday season is to give ourselves Grace. The grace to listen to our bodies when we are tired. To enjoy an extra cookie, or three. To huddle up in cold weather and snuggle our children instead of begrudging our lost workout. To take time to savor the chaos and the onslaught of relatives, knowing that soon enough things will settle back to normal and the only thing that will stand out is the reflection of how we spent our time. To hug our loved ones and listen to their stories. To let the kids wrap the gifts, decorate the cookies, sign the cards, and string the lights without our 'help.' To stretch out with a good book. To leave dirty dishes in the sink and linger at the table. To sleep in or stay up late. To include someone who feels blue this time of year. To allow our greatest gift to be our presence, in the moment and in our hearts

Wednesday, December 10, 2008


American Institute of Architects Award

Ana Escalante received on 12/08/08 an award from the American Institute of Architects (AIA) for her dedication, enrichment and commitment to enhance the aspirations of the AIA through educational, professional and humanitarian agenda of the institution. Along with her fellow members, Dennis Tomitta,AIA Peter Watts,AIA, Xavier Adrian,AIA Florence Hagstrom, AIA and all of friends she enjoyed the festivities on that special ocassion.

Monday, December 01, 2008


Homage to my daughter Lourdes

My glorious daughter, Lourdes, dancing ballet a few years ago, and the biggest joy of my life, because I am absolutely sure that although she did not grow in my womb, she certaintly grew in my heart. Adoption is a sticky issue, but after having gone to hell and back, I know that God works in mysterious ways. Somewhere in the universe there was a child claiming for a mother, and here on Earth a woman wanted to be a mother. Destiny brought us together, and she is the best to spike up our lives. A perfect daughter, a loving sister and a great student, soccer player and friend. She has gotten so many awards at her top-notch private school, too many to count... Citizen of the Year, Best Student of the Month, Disciple of Jesus, Best Student of the County and most importantly the kind, loving daughter and I can fortell she will achieve her dreams by sheer work, determination and love for her real parents and sister ... not the ones who are bounded by DNA strands, but those links wrapped up in the fibers of the heart. I love you Lourdes. I know you get it, and that makes your mommy...ME!!!! extremely happy and blessed. I can't even fathom what my life would have been without you


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