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Posts Tagged ‘Army’

Sunday Fun Day: Mini Holiday Vacay

In ♥ & Soul, Community, Home Sweet Home, Relationships, Sunday Fun Day, Travel, Weekly Wonders, Yours Truly on 12/14/2014 at 21:30

¡Biénvenidos de … El Paso!

I found this fortune while cleaning my classroom after our fall finals!

This past weekend, I took a rare break off to travel to the westernmost tip of Texas ~ visiting my Air Force brat bestie for her hubby’s and another fellow AF brat/veteran’s graduation from The University of Texas at El Paso with their degrees in Criminal Justice!

While there, I toured Fort Bliss, the largest Army post in the U.S.

Plus, I had more photo opps at the WWII Veterans Memorial!

Then I returned home just in time for the second ½ of my Dallas Cowboys game at their NFC East Rivals, the Philly Eagles!

C is for (clockwise from right) … CHRISTmas * Cats * Cowboys ~ CHEER for ALL of the Above!

¡Saludades a los Estudiantes! ¡Felicidades a los Graduates!

Workout Wednesday: Beastin’ Buddies

In ♥ & Soul, Community, Health, Home Sweet Home, Public Interest, Relationships, Sports, Technology, Weekly Wonders, What's Hot, Workout Wednesday, Yours Truly on 10/15/2014 at 08:50

Motivate with a Moving Mate! 🏆

Dig the alliteration and the rhyme? These are methods that I’ve been teaching my speech students and always applying on the daily! 🎤

Lately, I’ve had a blast with my fave baller from high school, with whom I reunited this past Homecoming weekend! 🏈

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We’ve hit the court for sports of all sorts! 🏀

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We’ve ran in the indoor and the outdoor track to prevent slack! 👟

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We also did bowl because that’s how we roll! 🎳

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And we even shot pool since we’re always cool! 🎱

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Oh yeah, and how could I forget our abs so we still stay fabs? 💪

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Thanks, USMC and U.S. Army Sgt. Kyle, for always taking time to go the extra mile and make me smile! 😍

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Veterans’ Salute, Typhoon Blues + More Bits & Pieces for You…

In ♥ & Soul, Community, Health, Higher Ed, Home Sweet Home, Pro-DiSPO, Relationships, Sports, Technology, Travel, What's Hot, Workin' Woman on 11/11/2013 at 03:11

Happy Veterans’ Day!

In the spirit of THANKSgiving, here are my most recent Days of Gratitude…

Day 7: I’m THANKful for good company, including Auntie Mary & Uncle Ken, who Auntie Tina & I visited today (Thursday, 11/7)

Day 8: I’m THANKful for the animals in my life, especially my Double A-Team ~ Asia & Annie (whose 4-year anniversary is on the 15th) + my sister Joanne’s Yorkie Coco + my Ate Roxy’s K9s Jade & Dax + the Gunns’ dogs Sweet Pea, Minx & Blackie

Day 9: I’m THANKful for good leadership – which I’m studying for my Ph.D. – including the inspiration behind my research, Coach K, who I wrote about in my Dispo College Hoops Scoops debut (below)

Day 10: I’m THANKful for  mi cuñada, Janet, who was my best friend when I lived in the Valley, and whose children are mis sobrinitos, with her son, Justin, being the closest to a son I’ve ever had

Day 11:  I’m THANKful for our military on this Veterans Day, which I elaborate as follows…

The military in my life who I honor on Veterans Day, Military Appreciation Day and everyday in between include:

* my great-uncle Terry, who retired from the United States Navy

Uncle Terry, US Navy

My fave Sailor Man

* my dad, who retired from the United States Air Force over two decades ago

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Dispo Airmen

My Cousin the Warrior

Jeryl, USAF

* my cousin, Jeryl, who just graduated from USAF Basic Training school

USAF & USMC

Military Salute

Congrats, Airman Dispo

Dad, Cuz & Bro

* my brother-in-law, Ryan, who served in the United States Marine Corps
* “lil’ bro” Eric, Ryan’s brother, who is serving in the USAF
* my best friend, Melody, from the United States Army who may train to become an Officer now that she has her Bachelor’s degree

I also wrote a tribute to salute another veteran who I admire, whose leadership inspired my own research for my dissertation about coaches and student-athletes: Duke Blue Devils head basketball coach, Mike Krzyzewski, who served in the Army. Bearing this in mind, here are my latest Dispo Hoop Scoops

Dispo College Hoops Scoops
* Debut: Coach K, Basketball & Life Leader

Dispo NBA Hoop Scoops
* Mavs to Strike Lightning at Thunder
* Kevin Durant Has D Best Role Model
* Vince Carter Mans Up to Ejection
* DeJuan Blair Should Start as Center
* JJ Barea Reunion at Minnesota

Also, here are my Pretty Fit posts:
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* Thursday Tips
* Friday Thigh Day
* Saturday Stress Relief

Let us pray for those who were affected by Typhoon Haiyan that just hit my native country, the Philippines. I reached out to my relatives who live there to find out whether they’re safe and sound, so thank GOD for the ones who responded to me with the affirmative!

This throwback pic depicts my homesickness for the Philippines and my former home en el Valle, the Rio Grande Valley, that is. My former student/fellow Filipino snapped this shot as I also was camera-happy at our Filipiniana gala, where I covered the story for Fil-Am Press.

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¡Feliz Cumplé a mi Cuñada en el Valle hoy!

11:11 ~ make a wish!!!