Archive for December, 2017

Suck It Up and Be A Woman Dec2017

by on Dec.25, 2017, under Creativity, Family

Below is College Scholarship Essay by Emma Saldivar

Every year, my family has a tamale-making day a week or so before Christmas. Everyone from my mother’s side of the family gathers in my Aunt Julie’s house and we spend the evening in tamale frenzy. Now the women in my family have an organized system for how these tamales get made. One person washing the cornhusks, two people spreading the masa, two people filling them with the different meat, and a person folding them and putting them in the pot. At the head of it all is my five foot zero aunt, standing on a stool, spreading masa and giving orders like there is no tomorrow.

In my family you get thrust into this controlled chaos of women fairly young. These tamale sessions are only one example of how the women of my family control things. I am the second youngest woman in my family, with the next oldest being four years older than me. I was separated enough to just observe everything the rest of these women said or did. I make a fool of myself for the enjoyment of others because that’s what my Aunt Maggie would do. I am very competitive because my Aunt Julie and Aunt Bibi would find a way to turn anything into a competition. I try to find the middle ground in arguments because my mother was often a mediator for family disputes.

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AWESOME wine gift Dec 2017

by on Dec.23, 2017, under Creativity, Film making, Humor, Movies, Sony A6000

Is this not the coolest gift you can receive?! Got it from our friend Berna. 


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Christmas 2017

by on Dec.21, 2017, under Creativity, Movies, Sony A6000, Video

Didn’t do a poem or story last year – so I was due. 

For those of you that know me – you’ll get it. If not, you’re in for a surprise.

And if you want to see the others – just click on the link below:

Past Christmas…

Thank you Joaquin for helping me film, Thank you Kenny for always providing awesome custom music!

Happy Holidays everyone! 

Gilberto aka Beto, G-man or “G”

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San Antonio TX Snow fall – Dec 2017

by on Dec.09, 2017, under Misc.

What a wonderful surprise we had last Thurs 12-7-17. We had 2 inches of snowfall! 

Of course as one of my friends mentioned, I was like a kid in a candy store. I grabbed my Sony A6500 and took pictures (below) and video. 

But what a difference a day makes eh? Two days prior we were close to 80 degrees then SNOW! And now back to reality. 

Anyways, check out the gallery below by clicking on the images. 

Thanks for letting me share, 


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