Thursday, January 31, 2008

My Prez hopeful is gone...

Well, I really was hoping for Fred Thompson to come out from behind the shadows in South Carolina...but unfortunately he didn't and now he is out. We are left with Romeny, McCain, and Huckabee. As much as I am a Chuck Norris fan (just ask Jesse), I don't think Huckabee will win. I honestly believe it is between Romney and McCain. Putting the issues aside, which one has a better chance of becoming president? I have to say McCain. If Clinton get the Democratic vote, which I think she will, McCain is our only chance for our unborn to have a fighting chance. I can't decide what I want America to do with illegal immigrants and I think we have to win in Iraq in order not to lose (if that makes sense). I want education to push math and science programs. I want the economy to improve. But most of all I want Roe v Wade to get overturned. So I think I am putting all my eggs in McCain. I'll miss you Fred! I guess I will have to see you on Law & Order instead.

PS We just bought a working gatorade cooler for Kugar TKD! Yay.

UPDATE:
So, I was told this weekend that McCain is for embryonic stem cell research...oh no! SO....who am I going for now? hmmmmmmm Romney? Not sure... Giuliani is out which is great...Ron Paul doesn't stand a chance...so its between Huckabee or Romney. Well, since I can't really do anything about it until March...I will get back to this after Super Tuesday...

Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Ok, so I decided to answer these questions for Clarissa, and we'll see how close I get.

1. WERE YOU NAMED FOR ANYONE? I don't think so.
2. WHEN WAS THE LAST TIME YOU CRIED? It was a couple of nights ago. It was so cold, and we were both miserable. I wasn't for from tears my self.
3. DO YOU LIKE YOUR HANDWRITING? I love it, and I think she likes it.
4. WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE LUNCHMEAT? She prefers turkey too, but she calls all lunchmeat ham. That makes it a little difficult to make her a sandwich sometimes. She doesn't actually like ham, but she'll ask for it anyway. She means turkey.
5. DO YOU HAVE KIDS? It hasn't been His will yet.
6. WOULD YOU BE FRIENDS WITH YOU? She would.
7. DO YOU USE SARCASM A LOT? Not at all. She finds it hurtful and not very funny if it's directed at someone.
8. DO YOU STILL HAVE YOUR TONSILS? Yes
9. WOULD YOU BUNGEE JUMP? Every chance she gets.
10. WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE CEREAL? She loves it too, but I'm ashamed to say I have no idea which is her favorite.
11. DO YOU UNTIE YOUR SHOES WHEN YOU TAKE THEM OFF? No. And she doesn't when she puts them on either. They stay tied 24-7
12. DO YOU THINK YOU ARE STRONG? She is and she knows it.
13. WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE ICE CREAM? She's not particularly fond of ice cream, but she'll eat chocolate. It's called double dark or something like that.
14. WHAT IS THE FIRST THING YOU NOTICE ABOUT PEOPLE? No clue. I'll guess eyes though.
15. RED OR PINK? Pink
16. WHAT IS THE LEAST FAVORITE THING YOU LIKE ABOUT YOURSELF? Even if I knew, and I don't, I don't think this is one I'd answer. Whatever it is, I'm sure I love it.
17. WHO DO YOU MISS THE MOST? Her mom is her best friend so it's going to be a toss up between her mom and the Enrique-Saenz clan because they're so far away.
18. WHAT COLOR PANTS AND SHOES ARE YOU WEARING? She was gone before I woke-up this morning but my guess is black and black.
19. WHAT WAS THE LAST THING YOU ATE? PeiWei
20. WHAT ARE YOU LISTENING TO RIGHT NOW? Kids whose lives are worse than I can imagine. She's out there helping them get their lives right.
21. IF YOU WERE A CRAYON WHAT COLOR WOULD YOU BE? I'd make her brown but she'd make herself blue too.
22. FAVORITE SMELLS? She likes that "right before it rains" smell too but I think my cologne takes it by a hair.
23. WHO WAS THE LAST PERSON YOU TALKED TO ON THE PHONE? Her supervisor or her Mom???
24. FAVORITE SPORTS TO WATCH? Aggie football. No doubt.
25. HAIR COLOR? Brown
26. EYE COLOR? Brown
27. DO YOU WEAR CONTACTS? Nope. She's got great eyes. I hope our children get them too. And not just because they work well.
28. FAVORITE FOOD? a steak rare. or her moms mole.
29. SCARY MOVIES OR HAPPY ENDINGS? The sappier the better.
30. LAST MOVIE YOU WATCHED? 5th element
31. WHAT COLOR SHIRT ARE YOU WEARING? Whatever it is, it a)matches the season, b) came from NY co.
32. SUMMER OR WINTER? Summer. She's not a big fan of cold.
33. HUGS OR KISSES? Hugs????
34. FAVORITE DESSERT?Turtle Cheesecake.
35. WHAT BOOK ARE YOU READING NOW? Emotional Intelligence. Something brainy I'm sure.
36. WHAT IS ON YOUR MOUSE PAD? She's a laptop girl too.
37. WHAT DID YOU WATCH ON TV LAST NIGHT? She was too busy helping me plan our new TKD school, KuGar. You should see the logo she drew up.
38. FAVORITE SOUNDS? A thunderstorm when we're together on the couch watching a movie. If it's not hers, it's mine!!!!
39. BEATLES OR ROLLING STONES? I'd be willing to bet that she doesn't know 1 song from either group. She prefers Luis Migel.
40. WHAT IS THE FARTHEST YOU HAVE BEEN FROM HOME? Europe with her bros.
41. DO YOU HAVE A SPECIAL TALENT? She's an amazing wife.
42. WHERE WERE YOU BORN? Laredo, Texas

Monday, January 21, 2008

Your comments appreciated

As many of you know, Jesse and I will be starting a business in the near future (Summer 2008?). This entails writing up a business plan, mission statement, budget and so on... Many fellow business owners have given us valuable advice:

1. Do not underspend on marketing...you get what you pay for!

2. Underestimate your earnings and overestimate your costs.

3. Start small; you can always expand later.

4. Develop your purpose, goals and priorities first and let the business plans always reflect them.

5. location, location, location!

Thank you for those who have contributed!! If you know about starting a business (or your just really smart!!) and you knew then what your now...what would be different? What are key points of advice you could offer to us?

Thanks!!!!!

Thursday, January 17, 2008

Bruce Lee and my husband

As I was doing my usual blog search, I ran across some martial arts site that described the 5 most dangerous kicks. From there, i was lead to some YouTube videos, to the Human Weapon internet site from the History Channel, and eventually to a biography of Bruce Lee. Bruce Lee was a very talented martial artist who incorporated his thoughts about existence and athleticism into his fighting methods. He did tie in one martial art, but he took what he knew worked from different arts and created his own. How does this relate to my husband?

Before Jesse and I were dating seriously we had two relationships: our romantic one and our Taekwondo one. Jesse has always been and always will be much more proficient in the art of Taekwondo than me. So when it came to his teaching Taekwondo, we left our romantic relationship off of the floor as much as we could. With most relationships, the line would be erased and teacher/student relationship would be negatively affected from there on out. However, unlike most martial artists, Jesse has a deep respect for TaeKwonDo and therefore his role as a teacher. Because of our relationship, I got to enjoy some extra one-on-one instruction from Jesse. This is where my husband reminds me of the late Mr. Lee.

There were times that I remember, he would say certain phrases about his martial art theories such as, "I don't mind to get hit, as long as they don't forget how hard I hit them" or "I don't care if I lose to a White belt in practice. I am not here to prove myself to anyone but to improve on myself. I care if I lose in a tournament." or "There is no such thing as 'You will bow to me because I am your Master' but I will bow to you out of respect and you should do the same for me" or "I can't motivate you to get your black belt. In TaeKwonDo, the motivation comes from you."

Even though these comments at times frustrated me when my motivation level was low, I, eventually, learned where they came from and why he said them. TaeKwonDo helped create the man Jesse is now. Jesse doesn't just practice TaeKwonDo. He lives it. Now, that might sound a bit cheesy (I am known to talk that way at times) but as Jesse's closest pupil I can say that its true. He learned the athletic part from his previous coach. The spirit, discipline, and way of life part, he got from Somewhere else.

Maybe there won't be a "Return of the Kuhns Dragon" or "Enter the Kuhns Dragon" DVD set. But I know that Jesse will do for TaeKwonDo what TaeKwonDo has done for him. Jesse will be that coach that all the students will stop talking and listen when he speaks. They won't talk back to him, not out of fear, but out of true respect.

In other words, my husband rocks! :)


BTW...my interview went well....still waiting on interview #2. :) Blair, we will get together before we leave, I promise :) Your baby pics are so cute!!!

Thursday, January 10, 2008

Post-Doc Interview

I ask you all for a short prayer tomorrow as I interview for a Residency Position at Deer Oak Behavioral Clinic in Laredo. The interview if over the phone at 1:30. This interview is the first part of the 3 interview process after the written application is sent in. I will update you all as to how it goes. Good night.

Thursday, January 3, 2008

Who says...

that you can't have a family portrait when 5/11ths of your family is over seas? Happy New Year from our family to yours!!!

Our New Year's party was a hit with matching PJ's and party favors. Although the Garcia Saenz family could not grace us with their presence we were able to see all 5 of their faces through Skype. They even joined for the picture of the night. 10 Years ago this picture would not have been possible...

In other news...Jesse and I had the greatest gift for our anniversary..the birth of two beautiful babies. Fernando Issac is the 5th member of the Garcia Saenz family. This baby boy is the third son to my brother and sister-in-law named after Vero's brothers. Jada Janea Garza is the 3rd member of the Garza Peña family. She is Jacque and Juan's first child. Congratulations to both!!!