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Sports Sunday: Coach K Makes 1K!

In Health, Higher Ed, Pro-DiSPO, Public Interest, Sports, Sports Sunday, Sunday Fun Day, Weekly Wonders, What's Hot, Workin' Woman on 01/25/2015 at 19:30

L is for …

Leadership * Legendary * Legacy

Coach K 1K

Coach K: the first Men’s Division I coach to reach 1K victories!

That is exactly what Coach K exudes, and today, he took it to the highest level ~ as he exceeded 999 wins when his Duke Blue Devils excelled at Madison Square Garden and thundered past the St. John’s Red Storms.

Now he has joined the ranks of my fave female coach, Pat Summitt!

Congrats to my hero who made history on this Game Day!

‘Tis the Season of GIVING

In ♥ & Soul, Community, Health, Higher Ed, Home Sweet Home, Pro-DiSPO, Public Interest, Relationships, Sports, Technology, Travel, What's Hot, Workin' Woman, Yours Truly on 12/19/2013 at 05:16

Merry One Week Until CHRISTmas, Everybody! May GOD Bless Us Everyone!

In the spirit of this ADVENT Season, when we prepare for the birth of JESUS, who gave EVERYTHING, including His own life, let us remember the Reason for the Season. Let us spread HOLYday cheer by giving.

One way we can give is through generosity to strangers, our neighbors, our fellow man. To honor my sister — who I’m proud to share has graduated with her Master of Science degree in Nursing and now works as a Nurse Practitioner for Psychiatry/Mental Health — on her birthday and my parents on their anniversary, I donated to the Typhoon Yolanda/Haiyan relief through the American Red Cross.

Here are my past dozen Dispo Hoop Scoops on the Dallas Mavericks:

Here are my Pretty Fit posts, chockful of Yours Truly’s recipes and workouts:

Tacky Sweater

Tacky Sweater by Adam Levine

Snow Day Cookies

Christmas Cat Cookies by Yours Truly


LOVE

Pretty Fit E on VDay

Cheers

Pretty Fit E on NYE

Chili Chilly Day

Crock Pot Chili by Yours Truly

Swirls & Toppings

Fro-Yo YOLO fo’sho’

As we celebrate this Season of Giving, I try not to surrender to the commercialization of CHRISTmas. Since my family and I are grateful for what we already have and won’t exchange gifts this year, I shall share with those who are in need. I started with my Angel Tree child who I chose from church and will continue with my Christian Foundation for Children and Aging sponsored child.

Some of the things that I thank GOD for are His will, grace and guidance, His people ~ including my dear friend and spiritual mentor Bishop Mike who soon will retire, my family whose blood is thicker than water, my bestie Melody who has been with me through thick and thin, my Team Dr. D for my Ph.D. ~ His creatures who are my loves ~ especially my Double A-Team ~ and great opportunities, such as hearing His calling for me to proclaim His word at Mass. For my sis and her hubby, both Mr. & Mrs. Cooley graduated from The University of Texas at Arlington this past weekend, and I could not have been prouder of Joanne’s MSN (UTA’s College of Nursing had the most thorough Graduation Commencement that I’ve ever attended — I was extremely impressed that each of the graduates’ dissertation, thesis or honors research titles and/or jobs were called out, along with their names, as they walked across the stage) and her husband/my “bro” Ryan’s Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science/KinesiologySumma Cum Laude (“with highest honors”).

As we wrap up 2013 ~ which I did deem as the Year to Follow Our Dreams ~ I pursue 2014 ~ which I call the Year of Courting ~ as the time to come closer to completing my doctoral degree at Our Lady of the Lake University. During my prayers about progressing through my dissertation, I listened to GOD’s message to me about making a difference in my research. Bearing in mind that my study is about coaching, I indeed hope that I somehow can change how coaches influence their players: not necessarily to just seek winning in their sports, but being champions as people.

11:11 ~ make a wish!!! 

It’s Been Blessed!

In ♥ & Soul, Community, Higher Ed, Home Sweet Home, Pro-DiSPO, Public Interest, Relationships, Sports, Technology, Travel, What's Hot, Workin' Woman, Yours Truly on 12/11/2013 at 17:11

The CHRISTmas Countdown is here, as the New Year draws near, so it’s time to CHEER!

I’m delighted to report that my dissertation committee blessed my Concept Proposal! We had our first conference call altogether yesterday for this information session about my study. Now all I can do from here is move forward, and as graduates of my program have said: ONWARD

My research is about the influence of college coaches‘ leadership on their student-athletes’ satisfaction, athletic and academic performance. Some of my inspirations include winning basketball coaches Coach K, Pat Summitt, and Phil Jackson. Here’s to Team: Dr. D in Mission: Ph.D.

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Here are my freshest fine 9 Dispo Hoop Scoops:

The MFFL’s Rants (since I was stuck at home during the Snow Days, I was able to crank out these babies)

*Friendly Reminder: Please vote for the NBA All-Stars*

11:11 ~ make a wish!!! 

†R.I.P., Nelson Mandela†

On the 4th Day of THANKSgiving…

In ♥ & Soul, Community, Health, Higher Ed, Home Sweet Home, Pro-DiSPO, Public Interest, Relationships, Sports, Technology, What's Hot, Workin' Woman, Yours Truly on 11/05/2013 at 00:44

So I’ll go join in on #GivingTHANKS, so let me catch up on the 1st 4 Days of #THANKSgiving:

    Day 1

: I’m THANKful for my NANAY who just retired as a Registered Nurse 😷 ❤

    Day 2

: I’m THANKful for my productivitym  ✒️ in my #dissertation 📖 & from my blogging 📓 #career, including my #sports 🏈 #rants 🏀through my Dispo Hoop Scoops * & my #fitness 👟 #tips 👣 through #PrettyFit 🙂

    Day 3

: THANKful for my supportive DAD ✈️ who just celebrated his Bday w/his tennis buddy 🎾 besties =D

    Day 4

: I’m THANKful for yummy food, including from my track 🌳 partner 🌅 Ate Roxy, who provided coffee ☕️ & breakfast 🍩 this morning ☀️

* My Latest Mavs Rants

Vince Carter, Best Sixth Man & Hopeful HOF

Dallas Mavericks = World Class Performers, People

Dallas Mavericks’ Key to Success

Dallas Mavericks Must Go Full Force

Shane Larkin, Rookie to Play Soon

+ more wonderful news: I’ll also start sharing my Dispo Hoop Scoops on College Hoops soon!

GOD’s 🙏 peace ✌️ & joy be w/y’all, my friends 💖

4:44 Pacific Standard Time ~ make a wish!!!

Blog-portunities

In Health, Higher Ed, Pro-DiSPO, Public Interest, Sports, Technology, What's Hot, Workin' Woman on 10/26/2013 at 18:14
Happy National Pumpkin Day! 
Elaine as Tonto
[Tonto for Halloween]

This week has been all about preparing for the NBA season and the upcoming holidays. I wrapped up my required writing for the rest of this month (which I hope to devote to my dissertation) before the regular season tips off. Please visit my Rants for my latest, and here are my most recent articles since I last shared my posts:

Elaine J. Dispo | NBA 

Elaine J. Dispo | Clubhouse

Plus, I started submitting workout videos to the Pretty Fit iPhone app. When I Skyped with the app creator the other day, we discussed my collaboration on her blog, so I’m excited about potentially sharing more fitness tips! Here are my original Pretty Fit pic and my new one:

Pretty Fit Elaine
[Take me to the gun show!]
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[Current Pretty Fit profile]

Let’s try this Pumpkin Crock Pot recipe from Tone It Up! Below is a snapshot of this Cat Trick-or-Treat recipe that I may give a shot, courtesy of Giada De Laurentiis‘ Giada at Home, that I watched earlier while dog-sitting. I’m also stoked about carving my pumpkin with a unique design…

Trick-or-Treat?
[Black Cat Pop]

Now I’m hyped about Halloween and the festivities that follow. So far, I found my costume for tonight’s party and look forward to dressing up the animals!

Asia meets crow
[Asia & crow]
Asia & owl
[Annie & me + owl]
Dax, Jade & me
[Dax & Jade + yours truly] 
Shoutouts:
  • Happy Birthday to my Dad yesterday!
  • Thank GOD my Lil’ Orphan Annie is in purrfect health, according to her vet, Dr. Price, from Windmill Animal Hospital, which is the Best Pet Care Anyhere… And it smells good too!

1:11 ~ make a wish!!!

Dispo-tation

In ♥ & Soul, Community, Health, Higher Ed, Home Sweet Home, Politics, Pro-DiSPO, Public Interest, Relationships, Sports, Technology, Travel, What's Hot, Workin' Woman, Yours Truly on 10/18/2013 at 20:33

Now that my blog for Rant Sports is in full swing, I seriously must get on the ball with my dissertation. As a Ph.D. candidate who completed my comprehensive exams and doctoral coursework last year, I’m ABD (All But Dissertation). If any of you who read this have achieved an ultimate dream like finishing your terminal degree, your suggestions on time management for me to become Doctor would be greatly appreciated.

When I taught at South Texas College, I asked two of my colleagues for the keys to them unlocking their goal of graduating with their doctorate. Theirs were:

Perseverance ~ Dr. Rosalinda Cantú

Endurance ~ Dr. Roksana Alavi

Dr. Cantú was my former boss for our Communication Arts department, and Dr. Alavi was my next-door office neighbor who also used her “endurance” when she happened to run one of the same races with me, the Fiesta 5K, back in 2009. Even though we’ve gone our separate ways since then, these two mentors’ messages still resonate in my mind as I muster up my focus.

Another South Texas colleague, who I would fondly call “Thaddeus,” as he was named after St. Jude and with whom I was connected because he was also in his 20s when he went through grad school for his doctoral program, also gave me these two-cents that are worth abundantly more:

We all have our own crosses to bear ~ Dr. George Thaddeus Díaz

My Pinoy friend, Sammy Antonio, who is from my father’s province and now lives in the RGV after teaching at Pangasinan State University, provided me with this advice, as his wife is also pursuing her Ph.D.:

You will hitch your wagon to the stars. * ~ Professor Sammy Antonio

Meanwhile, I pass along to you my freshest Dallas Mavericks Hoop Scoops and more NFL and college football Ball Calls — lucky “No. 13” since my last post:

Elaine J. Dispo | NBA 

Elaine J. Dispo | Clubhouse

Elaine J. Dispo | NFL

I’m also proud to share my *True Blue* pit bull Sweet Pea’s latest fanatics:

True Blue K9s Sweet Pea the Pit Bull & Dax the Shih Tzu

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True Blue K9 Sweet Pea the Pit Bull

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True Blue K9 Sweet Pea in Ball Cap

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True Blue K9 Sweet Pea Tongue Wagging

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True Blue K9 Sweet Pea Out for Blood

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True Blue K9 Sweet Pea Mad-Dog Cheezin’

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True Blue K9 Sweet Pea 1/2-sies

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True Blue K9 Sweet Pea In the Zone

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True Blue K9 Sweet Pea On ALL 4s

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True Blue K9 Sweet Pea Licks Yours Truly

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True Blue K9 Sweet Pea’s Touchdown Treat

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True Blue K9 Sweet Pea Game Mode

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3:33 ~ make a wish!!!

Dispo-sition

In ♥ & Soul, Community, Health, Higher Ed, Home Sweet Home, Pro-DiSPO, Public Interest, Relationships, Sports, Technology, Travel, What's Hot, Workin' Woman, Yours Truly on 10/10/2013 at 04:09

As I get into the groove with my Rant Sports blog, I branched out my reports beyond my Dallas Mavericks into football – both college and the NFL – from the games I attended this past weekend. First, I’ll share my pre-preseason* pieces followed by last weekend’s adventure** articles then the two freshly pressed posts*** from today that cover the preseason so far!

Elaine J. Dispo | NBA Pre-Preseason Hoop Hopes

Elaine J. Dispo | Clubhouse 

Elaine J. Dispo | NFL

*** Elaine J. Dispo | NBA Preseason Hoop Hype 

Here are highlights from JRob’s Bday/Game Weekend:

Annie’s Belated Birthday 

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JRob’s Birthday 

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McMurry Homecoming 

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Dallas Cowboys Game 

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11:11 ~ make a wish!!!

Elaine Dispo – RantSports.com

In Higher Ed, Home Sweet Home, Pro-DiSPO, Sports, What's Hot, Workin' Woman, Yours Truly on 09/29/2013 at 15:47

I’m advancing into my writing career by sports blogging! Thanks to LinkedIn, I scored a gig with RantSports.com. Please check out my author page for links to my pieces!

Dis-pro 

So far, I’m writing about my Dallas Mavericks for the NBA and Clubhouse sections. Here are my author pages and first 10 stories to wrap up this month of September.

Elaine Dispo – NBA

Dispo_the_ MFFL

Elaine Dispo – Clubhouse

During basketball season, I’ll go into full swing! Please click through my articles as this is my bread and butter, and sharing is caring, so please feel free to pass them along!

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Elaine Dispo Fan Club

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With my 10-year college Reunion at McMurry  coming up this Saturday, I’ll try to promote my blog at our Homecoming game against my grad school alma mater, Angelo State!

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