It's a Fine Day

Yuvia you are from..

You're a typical revolutionist.
You never seem to be happy with the things they are.
What planet are you from?

It's a Fine Day


It's a Fine Day

Yuvia you are from..

You're a typical revolutionist.
You never seem to be happy with the things they are.
What planet are you from?


It's day one of the piggie scare, and while I am "borrowing" my neighbor's INTERNET connexion... I'll post here this fun quiz about VAMPIRES!!!


You Scored as Spike

You are the strait up you knew what I was type what did you expect. There maybey some surprise personality quirks you have. You try to control your emotions and sometimes fight so hard to deny them but when you do give into them you go all the way for what you want.













Deacon Frost









Swine Flu in the Border Land

MEXICO CITY – The World Health Organization raised its global alert level on the spreading swine flu virus Monday, but stopped short of declaring a global emergency — even as the U.S. said it was acting as if the outbreak would grow into a full pandemic.

Now... I ask... Could it be that maybe the fear of the flu is more playing with people's psyche mind than anything else? If anything has been taught about medicine is that when a person/animal is stressed, the pathological routes a disease can take is greater than if this person/animal is relaxed. I am not saying that you should not worry, all I am saying here is that maybe people should take it easy and not follow like a flock of sheep here.

What are the steps you should take upon this disease?

1. Get informed.
And I don't mean "get your info from the government". Get info from doctors, veterinarians, and web sites that know what they are talking about. I know that maybe the government officials tend to throw things out of proportion, but it's good to know that not everything is as bad as it sounds.

2. Be prepared -- It's all about the CLEAN!!
How? This is mainly a sanitation issue. Remember when your mom used to tell you to wash your hands and all that? BINGO! Wash your hands after going to the bathroom or if you have been out and have been in contact with lots of people. Use a hanky when you sneeze and people, please stop picking your nose? I know snot can be yummy, but com'on!!! When you use the hanky, be sure to throw it away or put it away. Do not greet people by hand shake nor by kissing on cheek... unless you know them and want to make out with them, then there is no problem.

3. Vitamins
Take your daily vitamin intake of vitamin A, C and I would add E here. E is an antioxidant that will help your immune system fight disease. Let's remember that medication will not be effective because, well, it's a virus. Vitamins A and C are known to promote the immune system. Where can you find it aside from the local pharmacy? You can find them in fruits and vegetables... and beans.

4. No vaccine? Ooops! My bad!
If you haven't gotten your shots, please do so as soon as you can. And I do not mean the Influenza shots, those are useless. I mean the others: tetanus, hepatitis, all the shots you're supposed to have. Because this is a virus that will attack weak immune systems. If you have your booster shots, you are giving the system a better chance to fight back.

5. Eat Pork... if you like.
The disease IS NOT PASSED ON TO YOU BY EATING PORK. Let me repeat that: THE DISEASE IS NOT PASSED ON TO YOU BY EATING PORK. You like bacon? Eat! You like ribs? Eat! You like pig feet? Have a blast. Just because it's called PIG FLU does not mean that everything that's related to pigs is bad. This is a virus that travels through the air, not the meat.

The usuals around these times is to drink plenty of fluids, stay out of the sun, avoid drastic changes in temperature, and pay attention to the first signs of the disease. It's very similar to the common flu, but the symptoms are heightened.


"Although uncomplicated influenza-like illness (fever, cough or sore throat) has been reported in many cases, mild respiratory illness (nasal congestion, rhinorrhea) without fever and occasional severe disease also has been reported. Other symptoms reported with swine influenza A virus infection include vomiting, diarrhea, myalgia, headache, chills, fatigue, and dyspnea. Conjunctivitis is rare, but has been reported. Severe disease (pneumonia, respiratory failure) and fatal outcomes have been reported with swine influenza A virus infection. The potential for exacerbation of underlying chronic medical conditions or invasive bacterial infection with swine influenza A virus infection should be considered."




The piggies?!! NEVER!!!

I love me the pigs. So, when news comes from Mexican Pigs like this, I have to post it here... I mean --- SWINE FLU?! What else can they pin on the poor piggies??!

(It's still an interesting news story, though)

Mexico swine flu deaths spur global epidemic fears


By MARK STEVENSON, Associated Press Writer Mark Stevenson, Associated Press Writer

MEXICO CITY – A unique strain of swine flu is the suspected killer of dozens of people in Mexico, where authorities closed schools, museums, libraries and theaters in the capital on Friday to try to contain an outbreak that has spurred concerns of a global flu epidemic.

The worrisome new virus — which combines genetic material from pigs, birds and humans in a way researchers have not seen before — also sickened at least eight people in Texas and California, though there have been no deaths in the U.S.

"We are very, very concerned," World Health Organization spokesman Thomas Abraham said. "We have what appears to be a novel virus and it has spread from human to human ... It's all hands on deck at the moment."

The outbreak caused alarm in Mexico, where more than 1,000 people have been sickened. Residents of the capital donned surgical masks and authorities ordered the most sweeping shutdown of public gathering places in a quarter century. President Felipe Calderon met with his Cabinet Friday to coordinate Mexico's response.

The WHO was convening an expert panel to consider whether to raise the pandemic alert level or issue travel advisories.

It might already be too late to contain the outbreak, a prominent U.S. pandemic flu expert said late Friday.

Given how quickly flu can spread around the globe, if these are the first signs of a pandemic, then there are probably cases incubating around the world already, said Dr. Michael Osterholm at the University of Minnesota.

In Mexico City, "literally hundreds and thousands of travelers come in and out every day," Osterholm said. "You'd have to believe there's been more unrecognized transmission that's occurred."

There is no vaccine that specifically protects against swine flu, and it was unclear how much protection current human flu vaccines might offer. A "seed stock" genetically matched to the new swine flu virus has been created by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control, said Dr. Richard Besser, the agency's acting director. If the government decides vaccine production is necessary, manufacturers would need that stock to get started.

Authorities in Mexico urged people to avoid hospitals unless they had a medical emergency, since hospitals are centers of infection. They also said Mexicans should refrain from customary greetings such as shaking hands or kissing cheeks. At Mexico City's international airport, passengers were questioned to try to prevent anyone with flu symptoms from boarding airplanes and spreading the disease.

Epidemiologists are particularly concerned because the only fatalities so far were in young people and adults.

The eight U.S. victims recovered from symptoms that were like those of the regular flu, mostly fever, cough and sore throat, though some also experienced vomiting and diarrhea.

U.S. health officials announced an outbreak notice to travelers, urging caution and frequent handwashing, but stopping short of telling Americans to avoid Mexico.

Mexico's Health Secretary Jose Angel Cordoba said 68 people have died of flu and the new swine flu strain had been confirmed in 20 of those deaths. At least 1,004 people nationwide were sick from the suspected flu, he said.

The geographical spread of the outbreaks also concerned the WHO — while 13 of the 20 deaths were in Mexico City, the rest were spread across Mexico — four in central San Luis Potosi, two up near the U.S. border in Baja California, and one in southern Oaxaca state.

Scientists have long been concerned that a new flu virus could launch a worldwide pandemic of a killer disease. A new virus could evolve when different flu viruses infect a pig, a person or a bird, mingling their genetic material. The resulting hybrid could spread quickly because people would have no natural defenses against it.

Still, flu experts were concerned but not alarmed about the latest outbreak.

"We've seen swine influenza in humans over the past several years, and in most cases, it's come from direct pig contact. This seems to be different," said Dr. Arnold Monto, a flu expert with the University of Michigan.

"I think we need to be careful and not apprehensive, but certainly paying attention to new developments as they proceed."

The CDC says two flu drugs, Tamiflu and Relenza, seem effective against the new strain. Roche, the maker of Tamiflu, said the company is prepared to immediately deploy a stockpile of the drug if requested.

Both drugs must be taken early, within a few days of the onset of symptoms, to be most effective.

Cordoba said Mexico has enough Tamiflu to treat 1 million people, but the medicine will be strictly controlled and handed out only by doctors.

Mexico's government had maintained until late Thursday that there was nothing unusual about the flu cases, although this year's flu season had been worse and longer than past years.

The sudden turnaround by public health officials angered many Mexicans.

"They could have stopped it in time," said Araceli Cruz, 24, a university student who emerged from the subway wearing a surgical mask. "Now they've let it spread to other people."

The city was handing out free surgical masks to passengers on buses and the subway system, which carries 5 million people each day. Government workers were ordered to wear the masks, and authorities urged residents to stay home from work if they felt ill.

Closing schools across Mexico's capital of 20 million kept 6.1 million students home, as well as thousands of university students. All state and city-run cultural activities were suspended, including libraries, state-run theaters, and at least 14 museums. Private athletic clubs closed down and soccer leagues were considering canceling weekend games.

The closures were the first citywide shutdown of public gathering places since thousands died in the devastating 1985 earthquake.

Mexico's response brought to mind other major outbreaks, such as when SARS hit Asia. At its peak in 2003, Beijing shuttered schools, cinemas and restaurants, and thousands of people were quarantined at home.

In March 2008, Hong Kong ordered more than a half-million students to stay home for two weeks because of a flu outbreak. It was the first such closure in Hong Kong since the outbreak of SARS, or severe acute respiratory syndrome.

"It's great they are taking precautions," said Lillian Molina, a teacher at the Montessori's World preschool in Mexico City, who scrubbed down empty classrooms with Clorox, soap and Lysol between fielding calls from worried parents.

U.S. health officials said the outbreak is not yet a reason for alarm in the United States. The five people sickened in California and three in Texas have all recovered.

It's unclear how the eight, who became ill between late March and mid-April, contracted the virus because none were in contact with pigs, which is how people usually catch swine flu. And only a few were in contact with each other.

CDC officials described the virus as having a unique combination of gene segments not seen before in people or pigs. The bug contains human virus, avian virus from North America and pig viruses from North America, Europe and Asia. It may be completely new, or it may have been around for a while and was only detected now through improved testing and surveillance, CDC officials said.

The most notorious flu pandemic is thought to have killed at least 40 million people worldwide in 1918-19. Two other, less deadly flu pandemics struck in 1957 and 1968.


Associated Press Writers Maria Cheng in London; Traci Carl in Mexico City; Mike Stobbe in Atlanta, Georgia; and Malcolm Ritter in New York contributed to this report.

Got Green?

Got Green?

Today is EARTH DAY. What does that mean to you?

Every day is Earth Day, I heard once someone say. And they are probably correct. I mean, we do live in the same planet, each and every day, and each and every day we should take note on how are we harming/getting our house dirty. I would use the comparison of "Think of Earth as your home. You don't throw trash on the floor or splatter oil all over your furniture", because I am sure that there are people out there who actually do it - just for the fun of it. So, instead, I shall use the following:

Earth is only one.

Yeah. There is no other "Planet Earth". Can you imagine saying "Hi, I am Gigi, and I live on planet Goigonia". Hum? Planet Goigonia? That sound like a liver disease! Or worse! It sounds like a degenerate, sexual transmitted disease! Goigonia... what are you thinking? Besides, Goigonia does not have the kick-ass beaches Earth has. Have you SEEN Goigonia? It's sucky! (and here comes the goigonians, all up and arms because I am saying their planet sucks... "hey! I don't hear you talking about the Kakas" good lord!). So, please, unless you want to be compared to a goigonian or to a kaka... take care of Earth? For me? I am but a simple Panda... the idea of having to live in goigonian zoos frightens me to some extent, especially when they tell me that they put pandas in the cage next to the flying roaches.


I know I shouldn't be doing this... but MAN!

OMG --- I said "Mr Larios, can you turn my can of soda into beer?" and next thing I know, I get happy-go-drunky rainy... Oh man! I got sooo drunk this afternoon... right now I am sooo hung over... mostly because of the anesthesia that Eva placed on my tooth because it needed to be fixed. But voilà! The tooth is fixed, I have a prutty smile and yet my head is banging like a little army of little men are hammering away in it... I don't know if I wanna throw up or swallow my own vomit.

I know, disgusting picture.

But I did have fun. I mean, not too often do you get to get wasted with beer... and good company.

Here here!


I know I shouldn't be doing this... but MAN!

OMG --- I said "Mr Larios, can you turn my can of soda into beer?" and next thing I know, I get happy-go-drunky rainy... Oh man! I got sooo drunk this afternoon... right now I am sooo hung over... mostly because of the anesthesia that Eva placed on my tooth because it needed to be fixed. But voilà! The tooth is fixed, I have a prutty smile and yet my head is banging like a little army of little men are hammering away in it... I don't know if I wanna throw up or swallow my own vomit.

I know, disgusting picture.

But I did have fun. I mean, not too often do you get to get wasted with beer... and good company.

Here here!


18 and Life we got'em...

If they thing I was playing nice... Get a load of this!

So, today was the start of the new module at the URN. Morning class started at 8 am and as usual, I was here at that hour to check on mah teachers and see that everything was smooth sailing. After all, I was very upset on Friday, when I found out that the computers that they had promised were going to be for the English Department were given, in fact, to the Industrial Engineering people because of some fudddy duddy program (AUTOCARD!) that they needed to do. I decided that being pissed off at people was not going to solve my problems, and instead started to design a strategy to (a) get the Head Dean's attention towards the problem and (b).. well, (a) pretty much covers it. So, with this in mind (and because I pointed my cursing finger at them --- sorry God) I came to work only to find out that three out of five graphic design students that are taking the English VIII class with Mr. Larios have failed. WTF? These kids have been in my class before and I don't consider them to be dumb kids. So this panda did what she does best and went to the field to investigate. Turns out that they not only failed English, but they also failed three of their G.D. classes. Oh my God! Me and Mr Larios went to talk thinks over with the Principal guy. These kids are about to graduate and now, thanks to their lack of responsibility they are in the brink of being held back one year... ONE YEAR! Not even one semester! HO-LY shit indeed. So tomorrow, they are going to talk to the group to see what the heck are they gonna do. They're gonna give 'em one shot at being happy... or at least of not being left behind.

In other news...

I have come to the conclusion that some people you just can't help them have a life or change their life for the better. Case in mind? Catholic-Geek from my Leadership class. This lady was not only NOT listening to what I was saying in the Ben Franklin presentation (when I talked about his book, "An Autobiography"), but she actually quoted parts of the book that I had already said! I mean, com'on! And then she keeps her computer open at all times and chats her little soul away during class. I mean, are you here for the free INTERNET or to take a MASTER'S DEGREE IN EDUCATION class? Because I think there is a difference. I mean, when you criticize a class based on the "religious" belief that "a leader should be someone who does GOOD, not EVIL"... then... I ... Whaaaa??

A LEADER is someone who can take charge and take his or her people through his or her system of belief. It is not our place to judge if they are good or evil. A leader is a good leader, regardless if they are for the good of mankind or not.

At least that's how I understand it...

Or what do you think?

The Teeth Extravaganza

My dad can be a real wuzz when it comes to doctors...

This time, it was a tooth. And daddy did not want to go to the dentist because, hey, "Pandas do not go to dentists!" But then, turns out that his tooth started to hurt so bad that he remembered God in several languages and prayers. He said "I think I might have even confessed to crimes I didn't commit". So, with that said, I made an appointment for him to go with my favorite doctor girl in the whole-wide world, Eva.

Today was such appointment. And as you can see from the picture, he didn't wanna go. He claimed that he was feeling O.K. and that his tooth was not hurting. Then you saw his face and you can tell, he looks like a hamster who has eaten a big-ass nut and is keeping it in his cheek-pouch for when winter comes. So, after darting him with tranquilizers, I took him to the dentist. He needed an X-Ray because (even though I know my father has a PhD in Dentistry and assured the dentist that was nothing wrong and that all he needed was to have his molar pulled out) Eva said that she needed to see if the tooth was to have a root canal or just a massive cleansing. Out we came and went to get the X ray. Now, daddy has an appointment for next Friday. His tooth is under sedation, so it doesn't hurt that much. As they are going to finish with daddy that same day, I figure, maybe it's time I took care of my own teeth. So, I have the appointment to fix my front pearls that same day.

Ah! The COBACH kids had some what of a blast today (I like to phantasize about this and about unicorns and ponies that talk too, OKAY?) -- we played Yeopardy! (The Generic version of that show that has Alec Trebec in it?) and I used several categories for them, like "Biology" and "Numbers". It was fun the first three hours. By hour four, they were "But we're so tired!!!" Well, one of them turned out to be this kid who was in Jr. High way back when I used to teach in the 6th grade (yes, oh yes, I was once one of you my good people). It was fun to remember and to find out the "WHERE ARE THEY NOW" of my ex-alumni.

I just found out that my Gloria Trevi Video "Y Todos Me Miran" has been disable from YouTube... and just as I am typing this, I figured that I could have posted it here instead of deleting it from the site... I am such a ditz!!

P.S: My car's CD player has MIRACULOUSLY started working again. I think it's because it senses that the apocalypse is coming and it wants me to have a good time while we're at it.

Oh My Goodness!!! Vacations are OVAH!

The TEN Things that HAPPENED On my short vacations --- I WENT ALL UNPLUGGED!!

1. Aunt Nina came to town... and like good old Satan, she came just to spite Jesus... or in my family's case, Aunt Yolanda, who is also here in town and these two are bitter enemies. O thought the frivolity of the event came all the way down yesterday (Saturday) when the whole family got together to celebrate... well, it was supposed to be a Glory Saturday thing, but it turned out a "look at the obnoxious little kid Ana has" day.

2. As predicted, the dragon has died. A member of the old site I used to be at (I have no intention of promoting here) has now called it quits. I truly feel sorry for him and for the owner of the site. I guess things happen for a reason and let's hope the good reason is that she can learn something out of this and he can look for brighter pastures.

3. Boss called to ask if I can do the CENEVAL course. I said YES, BUT... Mom has an appointment with Cardio people tomorrow at 9 A.M. Plan to call boss to tell him I am sorry I cannot make it tomorrow. He is gonna be mad. I just know it.

4. I presented my thingie at the Leadership thingie and this catholic nut went rampage on me. Why? Because -according to her- I was telling LIES! LIES! The Church is all nice and going, there is no such thing as an EVIL church and -- Sergio Mendez Arceo was called the Red Bishop because of the EVIL church detractors. No, girlie... you're just drinking waaaaay too much Jesus Juice.

5. Took sister out to dinner/coffee. And now I have a v. good idea of a story. I missed talking to sister. She is like the Big Panda I always wanted to have. We had a v. nice dinner at an italian place here called Caruso's and then I took her to Starbucks. She was feeling sad because she is broke for the month. But I never fuzz and when I ask you out is because I am asking, and I am not expecting you to pay. :) So, we talked for a long while and we both kind of realized how much we have changed. We have a movie date on Saturday.

6. The poor shmuck -- he called! And he hung up! Yeah. This guy whom was a potential dating dude kept calling me. If there is one thing I hate is the fact that your cel phone signal is weak and don't work. So, I got exasperated when he was all "what?" every other word, so I hung up on him. He called last Friday and in the middle of conversation, he hung up on me. I laughed. I text him saying "You sorry, sorry little man... I laugh at you." and that was the end of that fiasco.

7. I've been worried about my friend, Viddea. He lives in Italy and I was worried that he might have been caught on Earthquake. He has e mailed me. He is doing fine and is horny as ever.

8. I have a very good idea on story about V. It's very wise of me on reading the Alatriste novels. Speaking of, these novels are ROCKING!

9. We are planning to go to Puerto Vallarta in June/July. And by "we" I mean mom, dad, and moi.

10. I can't wait 'till June/July!!! ^_____^

So, tomorrow I start my new school portion of the day. Lucky (or unlucky?) for me, it's only two more months. I have a test on Friday and I have to study... yeap, still no studying. Ha ha ha!!!

Well, this Panda is back on track. Hope you stick around and see what's up in the Panda Fair.


And my skeleton rattles...

I presented my work at the MA yesterday. It's funny how once you start talking about religion in a political/social standard, then all of a sudden you're a liar and you'd better get your facts straight, right? This girl who is a hard-core Catholic at the class started bashing the presentation because she said I had no reliable sources. I am sorry, girly, but the book research list was there, you can go and check them out. I am as much an admirer of Mendez Arceo as the next guy, but just because I said he was accused of being a communist and a feminist in Mexico during the 1960's and 1970's is not trashing the guy nor the religion.


I had breakfast with Eidrien today. It was good to see he was doing okay.

WOOOOHOOOO!!! I AM ON SPRING BREAK!!! SWEET SWEET DEAL!!! I plan to sleep late late late, wake up late late late and do ABSOLUTELY nothing for the next 3 days (because I know myself and I'll go coo-coo bananas after that time -- we get two weeks off from school here). Nevertheless, I can always count on my dear mother to set me up with useless appointments that I have no intention on keeping. Thanks Mom!!

I have started with my right foot into this life of potato-couchyness-root-growing extravaganza. I have seen the ENTIRE sex and the city Season 4 chapters (that was yesterday) and the SiM movie... and rented Harry Potter 5, Arrancame la Vida, and two of those japanese horror movies for tonight. Sheah baby!

This panda has found this song and video. Com'on... Chris Cornell has a SEXY voice...

Dear Mr Hacker...

Hello. You probably already know my name since you've been kind enough to hack into my system. PLUS, if you already don't know my name, then you're not as bad-ass as you want your favorite friends down at the subway shop to think you are. Anyhow, the reason I am writing this letter to you is because of this virus that you have been spreading around.

As you know ('cause you made it --- unless your body was taken over by some alien or something) this virus "CONFLIKER" (or however you spell it) has screwed up systems all over the world. I do not doubt that you have infected my poor little computer who, in this year alone, has done more crashes than a drunken senator on a Thursday night (believe me, in Mexico, that happens). But my question here is, why this computer? I mean, I am sure you aim to get bigger fish. And if you think that just because this computer gets its signal from a Mexican private university, lemme just give you a heads up on what you're gonna find here:

1. You're not gonna find any porn. All my porn is safely statched on dvd or cd rom. I ain't that stupid on to let the good stuff in here. You might find some light-ass porn, like the one that comes out every time one clicks "porn" when the google safe code is on. But all the good, hard-core stuff is away. So sad for you.

2. If you are looking for credit card numbers, bank accounts, and that stuff, let me save you the trouble. I do not have one. Heck! I think that I OWE the bank money. Do you want that? You want my account with no money and a deficit of three times my salary? I get paid in cash here... so, no account for you. However, if you are still stubborn enough to get my name off the records, I have to tell you that I have three homonyms people living in the same city as I do. Three people... One of them is a monkey and likes to sell chacharas down in Tepito... well, not TEPITO, Tepito... but that's how she likes to call the little changarro she has down the street from where I live. Besides, we all know Mexican banks are owned by Americans, so screw me and call me poodle from every angle, hum? But if you want money, all you have to do is post a web page, ask people for money to see you masturbate over the net, you know, like most normal people do nowadays OR you can not masturbate and just dance the Pedro Navajas song while you're cooking something... I'm rambling.

3. If you think that my computer holds secrets about people, let me save you the trouble: yes, I know she's gay, no, he is not cheating on his wife, and yes, they're both hooking up in three-ways with old people down in Malawi... One of them hold a porn ring with ants and some sort of ant porn I cannot quite grasp yet. Oh! And remember the thing that I was talking about the other day? Yeah, turns out that indeed, it was so awesome and spectacular! It was killer! You should have seen the results, I mean --- wow...There, satisfied?

So, as you can see Mr Hacker, what you will find in this computer is nothing short of shenanigans. Images that make no sense, dull presentations that I can always make over and over again, and a collection of pandas that are so cute that make Tinkerbell envious and wishing she can have some botox done on her tinny little ass. Probably you will have a blast erasing everything, but then again, I do have backups and most of my ideas are still down on handwritten paper (so, it's not like I'm gonna kill myself over the fact that I have lost everything here, I can always get it back... however, I do know people who know people who will be happy to make you a statistic... I ain't saying BUT... I'm just saying)

Well, I leave you now. I have to write a letter to Santa before Christmas comes (yes, I've said it, CHRISTMAS!!) and I can still plead for toys and candy this year. Take good care and say Hi to your cat for me... Peace!

Yours trully,

The Panda


Dear Mr. Santa:

As you can probably tell, I haven't been a good little panda these past few months, and it only seems like things are not gonna get any better any time soon. So----
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