Project Dissertation

I moved to this fabulous city three years ago mainly to; be near an airport for travel, be able to not trade my stilletos for trainers, and to finish my doctoral studies in four years. Yes, that pretty much sums up my priorities at 30. So now I am ABD with nine months to go and San Francisco is no easy city to ignore. Although, I would argue that each experience that deters my academic writing is really just needed inspiration. Welcome and I hope you enjoy...

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Bilingual, Bicultural, and Dual Citizen. J School B.A., M.A. in High Incidence Disabilities, & ABD in Education.

Sunday, October 22, 2006

LA Love

Dia 1: The East Side, con mi Amigazo

  • Mexican food from Luz del Dia, so good the smell lingers
  • $1 grab bags from Olvera Street y DJ Che
  • Catching up over rum and coke on a warm evening
  • A special screening of a soon to be famous documentary
  • Mayan Chocolate Latte from Antigua Cafe
  • Edible art at Mountain Bar
  • Visiting with the Attorney General of Aztlan in the Chinatown Zocalo
  • OG Josh Wink on vinyl pouring out of the bar and onto the street...

Dia 2: El Valle, con Mentor y Familia

  • Co-presenting and Piloting a tool for a future study to be published
  • Recruiting the perfect Chicana to the Doctoral Grant over lunch
  • Meeting on the Textbook project
  • Getting home to fresh frijoles de la olla y micheladas
  • Stepping out to celebrate Mami over dinner with Grandma y Papi
  • Showing off the cell phone pictures of my very first attempt at making chile rellenos, to the cook!

Dia 3: Valley to Valley, con mi familia

  • Baking the perfect double layered German Chocolate cake
  • Grandma's homemade comida
  • Watching the Quince video I missed
  • Sifting through the Sunday times
  • Stopping in to visit with my padrinos on the way to the airport

Living, loving, and dreaming in LA...

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