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Throwback Beauty Tuesday: Hair Share

In ♥ & Soul, Beauty Tuesday, Community, Health, Higher Ed, Home Sweet Home, Pro-DiSPO, Public Interest, Relationships, Throwback Thursday, Travel, Weekly Wonders, What's Hot, Workin' Woman, Yours Truly on 01/19/2016 at 13:00

♪YES (not Oops) ~ I did it again♫

Hair Donate 2008

Catch of the Day: Right after I interviewed for my Ph.D. & performed in our Opera, I went to my hometown hairdresser!

We’ll call this the Dr. Dispo makeover

Post-Doctorate Graduate Donate

New Year, Fresh Look: transitioning from 2015 ~ the Year of Finishing ~ to 2016 ~ the Year of Mercy ~ thanks to Mama Maggie!

before I return to my So-Tex teaching assignment!

Hair-spiration:

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Foodie Friday: Country Club Grub

In ♥ & Soul, Community, Foodie Friday, Home Sweet Home, Public Interest, Relationships, Weekly Wonders, What's Hot, Yours Truly on 02/13/2015 at 12:55

We celebrated ♥Valentine’s♥ Day one week early at the Country Club!

Salad Spread

Salad Spread: I’m all about the greens, & pasta is my weakness!

As always, the food was good!

Country Club

Country Club caters well! A little bit of everything, from veggies to meat.

And the drinks were as well!

Stella Artois

Stella Artois: my usual import @ the Country Club

Not to mention the dessert!

Wine & Chocolate

Wine & Chocolate: my kind of centerpiece!

Sweets …

Dessert Table

Dessert Table: Cheesecake Collection

… from the Sweet …

Strawberry Swirl Cheesecake

Strawberry Swirl Cheesecake: complete w/a ♥heart♥ @ the center

… by the Sweet …

Assorted Cheesecake

Assorted Cheesecake: Chocolate * Strawberry * Original

… for the Sweet!

Double Chocolate

Double Chocolate: Chocolate Cheesecake w/Cookies & Cream ♥Heart♥

Happy Friday the 13th & ♥Valentine’s♥ Eve!

Beauty Tuesday: ♥Sweetheart♥ Ball

In ♥ & Soul, Beauty Tuesday, Community, Health, Home Sweet Home, Public Interest, Relationships, Weekly Wonders, What's Hot, Yours Truly on 02/10/2015 at 08:45

Happy 106th Birthday, LOLO TICO!!!

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Bold Gold as the accent nail

Last Saturday, when I got ready for the ♥Valentine’s♥ dinner dance,  I still stayed productive by hitting the park to dry my nails during a fun run & quickie workout

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Many Shades of Pink

followed by a study session at Starbucks, + ♥Adoration♥ at the †Chapel† and Vigil †Mass† before spending the evening at the Country Club!

Country Club

Walking uphill in these platforms is a workout in itself! No pole or 18 hole!

LMFAO‘s ♪Party Rock Anthem♫ & ♫Sexy & I Know It♪ come to my mind!

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¿Tienes agua? My campaign for H2O + my attempt for this DISPO @ the Baby Grand Piano to pull a Cassey Ho #DISPObustAFlow

Despite insoles to alleviate the platform pain, I must admit that I suffered through shuffling (i.e., ♫Cupid Shuffle♪) + salsa y bailando en general yet still managed to have a blast!

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Taking a break from dancing & photographing … Here’s how I did my hair (when it held up): I kept it braided all day ’til I got ready, then separated into 2 sections ~ teased the top & put into a braid to wrap around the bottom, which I curled.

Fitness Friday: V-Mode

In ♥ & Soul, Community, Fitness Friday, Foodie Friday, Health, Higher Ed, Home Sweet Home, Pro-DiSPO, Public Interest, Relationships, Sports, Technology, Travel, Weekly Wonders, What's Hot, Workin' Woman, Yours Truly on 02/06/2015 at 16:30

After this Super Bowl Week’s YOLOs and spirits, it’s time to prep for ♥V-Day♥

Therefore, today, this DISPO has gone Beast Mode for V-Mode on this ♥Sweetheart♥ Ball Eve!

As tomorrow’s dinner approaches, I’ve been working out to my fave fitness gurus in their special dance dress moves:

Total Bod

{More from Cassey Ho below}

Target Areas

R&R

What about *Dallas Cowboys’ WR Dez Bryant’s* hard core abs?

My reward after these routines: my homemade ice cream!

  • Bananas for Potassium
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I’m going berry bananas over my homemade Cookie Butter ice cream!

  • Blueberries for Memory
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C & B are for … Cape Cod cranberries + blueberries & Crunchy Cookie Butter w/ B-A-N-A-N-A-S {chant from No Doubt‘s ♫Hollaback♪}

  • Cranberries for Urinary Tract (YES, after drinking tons of water, it helps!)
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Super Spoonful coming right up!

    • Crunchy Cookie Butter for Taste & Texture

!

Beauty Tuesday: Lookin’ Fine 4 Valentine’s

In ♥ & Soul, Beauty Tuesday, Community, Health, Higher Ed, Home Sweet Home, Pro-DiSPO, Public Interest, Relationships, Weekly Wonders, Workin' Woman, Yours Truly on 02/03/2015 at 20:00

My ♥LOVE♥ for gold and rose gold takes new heights for ♥Valentine’s Day♥ with the ♥Sweetheart Ball♥ about to be thrown down …

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This A’GACI dress was exactly what I envisioned: peach and goddess sleeves!

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Add to my ♥V-Day♥ ensemble: Forever 21 rose gold platforms!

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I’m swaying away from stilettos this time around & strutting my stuff in these platforms to make me taller like a baller! #DISPObustAFlow

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With so many yellow & rose gold ♥heart♥ choices to choose from, I actually most likely will adorn my neck with the beautiful ruby †cross† that María Elena gave me as a gift from Assisi Jewels in Italy.

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I may top off this ensemble with my rose gold ♥heart♥ & bow Guess? handbag to tote my DSLR cam!

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Now that I have my platforms, this DISPO wants to ♪strike a pose♪ {to the tune of Madonna‘s ♫Vogue♫} like Cassey Ho from her Chillout Stretches video! #DISPObustAFlow

Throwback Thursday Tags: Lifestyle & Fitness + Procrastinating Beauty

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 03/14/2014 at 04:11

In the spirit of Throwback Thursday, after going Tuesday Beauty happy and adding the 2 for Tuesday *bonus* Sweater Weather Tag, I’m accepting these 2013 truth challenges for full disclosure. Enjoy, and if you’ve done either of these tags, please feel free to comment with the link to your answers!

 * Lifestyle & Fitness Tag ~ from GetFitWithLeyla‘s Lifestyle & Fitness TAG video [Questions are in bold; my answers are in italics.]

  1. How fit do you consider yourself to be? Are you happy with the shape you’re in? On a scale from 1-10, I’d say an 8. While I know that I’m fab, I still can stand to lose some flab. 
  2. Do you play any sports? I did back in the day ~ as in basketball & tennis 2 decades ago in jr. high ~ then discovered that I’m a much better spectator @ my fave sport: basketball, than I am as a baller… Competitions in which I’ve participated as a grown-up have been races, but I’ve mainly run them to benefit their worthy causes. Now I’m proud to say that I’m part of the 26.2 (full marathon) club & have run in several smaller events (e.g., 5Ks) since then! 
    Fiesta Marathon

    Shot Gun Bang! Fiesta Marathon‘s my chance to run like a Mustang!

    STC 5K

    South Texas College 5K (where I used to teach) ~ I should’ve done more high knees!

  3. Besides those, do you exercise as well? That’s exactly what I do to stay fit nowadays! Please check out my recommendations on the Pretty Fit Way blog & the Pretty Fit iOS app
  4. Do you have any fitness or health related goals? I work out to stay healthy, relieve stress & reduce my risk for disease in the long run. 
  5. Which celebrity’s body would you like to have? Does Elaine Dispo count? I’d like to say I’m my own celeb… But if I had to choose someone other than yours truly, I really dig on Jessica Alba’s bod! Plus, I must give myself props on mocking other folks pretty well for Halloween. 
    DCC

    *TRUE BLUE* Dallas Cowboys Cheerleader

    Princess Leia Wannabe

    I love the Princess Leia hair from Episode IV, but it’s her goddess bod from VI that screams SEXY!

  6. What’s your favorite and/or least favorite exercise? My #1 fave is dancing because I can do it anywhere & everywhere; as a matter of fact, I most recently caught myself just grooving to the chores without even planning to burn calories that way today! My least fave may have to be burpees (jump to plank to squat) because they kick my boot-ay, but they’re definitely effective for my boot-ay! 
  7. How important is leading an active and healthy lifestyle for you? Extremely; this is THE way of life, not just for the sake of taking care of our bodies, but also our minds & our souls ~ not to mention our hearts (both literally & figuratively) ~ all the way inside & out! 
  8. How much attention to a healthy diet do you pay? On a scale from 1-10, I’d go with a 7. Although I keep track of my calorie consumption & burn, I don’t always pass up my weakness: sweets (e.g., cupcakes)! 
  9. What’s your biggest diet secret? I don’t diet. Since I don’t believe in depriving myself from what brings me joy, I’ll at least control my portions & eat in moderation. 
  10. Do you smoke, or have you ever smoked in the past? Never ever. I don’t have the desire to mess up my lungs, heart, teeth or skin… So no, thanks! 

* Procrastinating Beauty Tag [from FrmHeadToToe Jen‘s Procrastinating Beauty Blogger TAG]

  1. Name a beauty regimen that you rarely do? I’ve never applied primer to my face. I’m not into caking on a mask, as I’m completely content with my concealer, foundation & powder (I don’t always use ALL of the above @ the same time). 
  2. Is washing your make-up brushes something that you do regularly? I don’t wash them too frequently because I want them to last, so I don’t use the same ones too often. When I do wash them, I use my M•A•C Brush Cleanser (pictured below). 
  3. How long will you last with chipped nail polish? I plead the 5th… on going past the 5th day. 
    Spring forward

    Spring forward means…

    Sports Watches

    … that it’s time to change my nail color!

  4. How long will you put off buying/replacing a beauty product, even if you need it? I seldom ever need a new beauty product because I usually have a backup supply to replenish once I run out of something. 
  5. What is your worst beauty habit? Admittedly, I’ve gone to sleep without removing my makeup & washing my face on more than a few occasions ~ not something I’m proud of, for which there aren’t any legit excuses. 
  6. Name something non-beauty related that you put off doing all the time? Decluttering ~ which I’m actually doing during this Spring Break on breaks from my dissertation! Since I’m not that much of a cosmetics hoarder, I don’t have much to purge, but I did get rid of loads of Bath & Body Works nail polish 1½ years ago, way past due. 
  7. When going out somewhere, do you leave getting ready to the last minute? Not always; I usually spare 2-3h before I’m supposed to leave for a planned event, so I can devote a little more time on my studies, a project or pleasure-______ (-reading, -surfing ~ as in channel- or net-surfing, etc.) before I take off. If I go the other way around & keep working then have minimal time to shower, hair & makeup + nails, then I don’t do myself justice. 
  8. Can you commit to spending bans? I haven’t made any, but I suppose that it’s worth a shot. Now if I only I had before my cosmetics sprees! How lame that my hometown just closed down our only M•A•C shop yesterday after being open for a short while. 
  9. How organized are your make-up and nail polish collections? On a scale from 1-10, this should be a solid 9. Check out my acrylic organizer on my dresser here, where I can find everything in place, arranged according to color & category (nails on the left, makeup on the right). The red & clear beads that help keep my eye liners, lip balms & gloss straight in the front right compartment are from the centerpiece of my table at the Sweetheart Ball to celebrate this past Valentine’s Day

    Nails & Makeup

    Acrylic Organizer keeps my RTW Nail Care & Makeup out in View for Open Concept

LOVE

Red + Clear Beads = LOVE Ambiance

♥ Warmest Kisses, Tightest Hugs & Much LOVE to my Dearest Darling Lola Rosing (March 5, 1910-March 14, 2014) in Heaven above!!! 

#ThrowbackThursday #TBT: We #celebrate my #LolaRosa‘s #birthday on March 5th & #commemorate her #life on March 14th, so as her 6th #anniversaryapproaches, I share this #fond #memory of these 3 #generations: my #dearest#darling #LolaRosing, my #beautiful #Nanay Estrella Dispo & yours truly on that#spring day in The Philippines  ♥♣☼ As my #cousin Ignaz Philip Reyes said about our #maternal #grandmother: our #grandma led through #struggles up until her last #breath! We #love you, #Lola #Rosa in #Heaven above  fellow #teacher my#PenPal who instilled in me #FaithHopeLove … Request to my family & friends: please pray for the repose of her soul, thank you Uncles Antero Tavernero Art ReyesDrs. Robert Reyes & Yolanda Hernandez-Reyes Titas Mildred Abalos Joy Gomez Jessie Quebral Rosseana De Dios Titos Momoy Lachica Isaac Lachica Sr. Ate Rose Razon-Basinillo Kuya Arnel Basinillo Drs. Vee Luna & June Luna Kuya Mark Anthony Razon Ate Sonia Pahayo Kuya Rod Dallape sister Joanne Dispo cousins Eeno Ki Juan Raymundo Abalos Guizano Andrew Abalos Guizano Lowell Gomez Donnabelle Gomez-Parfan Boie Parfan Gomez Parfan Pamela Abalos-Carranza Kristine Abalos De Casa Clod Lachica Cinense Naomi Lachica Diane De Dios + cousins’ children/4th genArielle Royse R Basinillo Arthur Basinillo Antonio Gomez ***Maraming Salamat*** (3.5.1910-3.14.2008)
Remembering Lola Rosa on her 101st Birthday: 3 generations – Lola Rosing, Nanay, & yours truly – the day after Lola’s 96th Birthday (3/6/2006) — with Estrella Dispo.
Photo: Remembering Lola Rosa on her 101st Birthday: 3 generations -  Lola Rosing, Nanay, & yours truly - the day after Lola's 96th Birthday (3/6/2006)

CHEERS as we Ring in Spring & Get Lucky on St. Patty’s Day!!! ♣ 

11:11 ~ make a wish!!! 

Attitude of Gratitude

In ♥ & Soul, Community, Health, Higher Ed, Home Sweet Home, Pro-DiSPO, Public Interest, Relationships, Workin' Woman, Yours Truly on 02/11/2014 at 05:11

Here, I state:

It’s never too late to appreciate all the great of your fate.

I know, I know, this Dispo always busts a flow. You can always rely on yours truly to find a time to rhyme!

Now you also can count on me to give thanks everyday! Whenever I wake up, I’ll warm up with these stretches as I pray and praise GOD for the many Blessings with which he has blessed my loved ones and me. Before I go to bed, I’ll extend the magnitude of my gratitude to Him again…

Today’s blessings follow, as well as more from this past week and upcoming below. Wishing you all a winning Happy St. Valentine’s Day/Singles Awareness Day, as well as Heart Disease Awareness/Heart Health Month! Love you all, Team: Dr. D Players!

Monday Miracles

    • good eye doctor appointment this morning, during which the optometrist asked me about my dissertation
    • safe travels from the sleet on the streets
    • finishing the Starbucks Winter Star Dash to earn bonus stars, my next free treat and maintain my Gold Level status
Starbucks Winter Star Dash

Winter Star Dash … All I needed was 6 to add to the mix!

  • receiving an email from my classmate who graduated with his dissertation to help guide me through mine
  • hearing back from the editor and my main source of the story that I’m covering for the paper
  • receiving an email from one of my good girl friends, Amy, with encouragement and this cute cat pic

Singing Stars

Amy brightened my day!

  • Last Week’s Bonuses
  • interviewing for a teaching job
  • being assigned to cover a piece for my local newspaper (aforementioned article) that involves the family of my high school and college friend 
  • more prospective schools to recruit participants for my study
  • family time with my
Lil' Cat Love

Annie & Me

Double A-Team 

Big Cat Love

Asia & Yours Truly

plus my parents and the Cooleys – my sis Jo, my bro Ryan and their K9 Coco – including at the

Dispos & Cooleys

Happy Valentine’s from the Dispos & the Cooleys!

USPFO Sweetheart Ball Valentine’s Day Dinner/Dance 

Just call me the Piano Girl

Piano Dispo

and lunch after church at China Star — where the owners called us our #1 customers and reminisced about how we were loyal patrons dating back since their opening 25 years ago, and where I got this fortune:

You will bring sunshine to someone’s life.

This is absolutely true since Sunshine is the name of my truck, and my name actually means light!

This Week’s Thanks

  • schedule for next month’s ministry at church
  • release of The Best Man Holiday DVD, my fave movie of 2013
  • Claudie C. Royals Banquet that I’m covering for the Abilene Reporter-News
Celebrating Claudie Royals

Claudie C. Royals Banquet

11:11 ~ make a wish!!!

~*~ Happy 105th Birthday, Lolo Tico ~*~