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Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Day 5: A Place You've Been To

Taken with my Canon Digital Elph 10.0 MPX

So I have been to a few places within the country and one of them was Vegas. Unfortuntely it wasn't as fun as I had expected. We went to Vegas 2 years ago to celebrate the birth of 2009. My ex boyfriend and I went for New Years and it sucked!! He had this long ass face the whole night and it was just the way to enter the new year. Maybe that's why we didn't bring in 2010 together lol. Anyway, Vegas was defintely fun and despite him having his long ass face the whole time I still managed to enjoy myself.  This was the 2nd time I visited Vegas. I know the third time I make it out there will be unforgettable and I will defintely make up for the first two times.

Mayra's Playlist: Top Ten of the Week

I decided I wanted to incorporate a few new things into my YouTube Channel and music is one of them.  Music revolves around me and is a part of my life everywhere I go. I listen to music on the way home where its my local radio station or my favorite CD of all time (Los Enanitos Verdes: La Historia). I get to work and I'll play Yahoo Music or I'll plus in my Zune Player. If I'm away from my desk I'll have Pandora playing on my iPhone.  Point is music is a part of my life.

Unlike most, I do not have a music preference. I love all music. EVERYTHING. Yes. Even Country! I love me some Taylor Swift. I love me a little bit of everythign and if I havn't heard it, I'll give it a listen. Sometimes I warm up to music that I dont like at first and then I find myself unable to stop playing it.

I have Shazam Red on my iPhone. It's a music app that tags songs you may  not recognize or not know the name of if you find yourself saying "OMG! I love that song! What's it called!?" I know that  happens to me a little too often and since I've bought this app, it's been a life saver. I also use it to tag songs I adore so I can buy later, and figured I'd use it to talk about my favorite jams of the week.

So...let me get started and this is in no particular order, I love them all the same :) Click on the titles and get directed to the official music video.

    Friday, October 22, 2010

    Day 4: Bad Habits Anyone...

    So...as you can already see...it's 10:50pm and I better get this over with now before I actually kick the habit in and not do it, and that bad habit is procrastinating. Oh yes. I am the worst procrastinator ever!! I mean it's bad. I swear I can't kick the habit. Maybe its because I"m so lazy, IDK what it is!! I end up paying late fee's left and right because I say "right now" and like my mother always said growing up "es un orita que nunca llega" which translates to "it's a right now that never arrives". Seriously, my habit is bad and just about everything! It's bad. I need to kick the bad habit!! I am truly suffering the consequences today.

    For example, I said "I'll pump gas right now" as in when I get home. Well did I do that? No. And what happened? I needed to go to comcast to fix some account issues and my ass literally got stranded right before the exit! lol Luckily I had enough speed in the car to pull in and actually park the car lol.

    What else? Well I finally after saying "tomorrow" for 2 months put in my new invisalign tray! My teeth are hurting soooo bad. I literally teared up when I put the tray in because of how tight they were. I swear I do not want to take out the try for fear of how painful my teeth are going to feel in the morning. If that means I have to leave the tray on for the rest of the week and go without eating then I guess I'm gonna do that because it's seriously hurts!! I took 5 ibuprofen at work today just to numb the pain! Right now I couldn't take anything cuz I don't know where any pain killers are with the move and all.

    So yes, a bad habit of mine is procrastinating. Now my laptop is on 5% battery life and I been procrastinating for the past 25% battery life that I'm gonna get my charger but have I done it? Nope. I'm just gonna shut down now and go to bed :)

    At least I managed to post this up on time :)

    Audrey, you and I are too alike! lol :p And you know why else I'm talking about lol (rooms) hahah :)


    Thursday, October 21, 2010

    Day 3: A Picture Of Me & Friends

    From L-R: Karen, Alejandra, Liz, Gloria, Me, Rommy
     friend quote Pictures, Images and Photos

    This picture was taken exactly one year ago. October 10th, 2009.  It was the first time after a few years that ALL of us got together in one night. And this isn't even everyone lol. This is only who managed to get in the picture at this one time. I love the fact that they caught us off gaurd and just captured a moment! (cuz you know nowadays all pictures are just posed). This picture is priceless! I love Liz's expression! She was so drunk, you'll always find her at her happiest when she's drunk lol.

    I guess animal prints were hot this night! lol No one got together and said "let's wear animal print" but when we all got there almost everyone had some sort of animal print on! lol.

    Karen on the left is Liz's roomate. She's a cool girl, but very very quiet and timid, although she ain't so timid at all! But you know what they say "Las mas calladitas son las mas cabronas" which translates to...the quiet ones are the baddest bitches of them all lol and you can interpret "bad" at your own discretion lol

    Alejandra aka Ale or Morena is the sweetest girl on earth! She has a heart of gold and will never hold a grudge against you no matter how bad you treat her or hurt her. She's an angel and Liz and I are the demons that corrupted her! lmao Girl knows how to enjoy life, she is hilarious!! Always making faces and being herself, cuz when you hang with us, you can be just that. Yourself.

    Liz aka Chubby, ya'll know this bitch already! lol. She's my sidekick, my mini me, the annoying ass gum stuck on the bottom of your shoe! She's been MIA lately, but I still got love for the hoe.

    Gloria is the newest addtion to the "fatass crew" lmao (I just made that up right now lol) she's my temporary co-worker and she can be very close minded at times so I'm trying to show her how to ease up a little and just enjoy life :). You could say she had one of the best night's of her life the night we took this picture lol.

    Your Girl Mayra to which you will learn more about as this blog continues :)

    Rommy my comadre! I've known her since I was 16. Well, I've known all these girls since I was 16, with the exception of Gloria. I met her when I was 20. Anyway, Rommy is one bad ass bitch! We've been partying it up since we were 16 and the girl knows how to PARTY! But now she's more settled down cuz the bitch went and got preggo twice! lol to which I baptized her mini me! I swear it looks like she shitted that kid cuz he looks just like her, acts just like her, and everything about his lil ass is like her! lol with the exception of a stick between his legs lol. You guys will meet her one day.

    And that is a picture of me and some friends! These are the closest of my friends and decided to share them with you because we are all planning another get together soon so you might see them in the future :) Thought I'd intorduce them now so you can get  a feel for their personalities.

    Wednesday, October 20, 2010

    The Meaning Behind the Name...

    Day 2: The Meaning Behind the Blog Name
    Last year in July I created an account on an online chat site and I was thinking of a good name that could describe me in "one" word.  I've always been a curvy girl, always been on the plus side and although I consider myself a fatty, most of my friends always said I wasn't fat I was just "thick". Since I didn't want to give the wrong impression or even try to hide the fact that I was a bigger girl I knew I wanted to incorporate the word thick into my username and that's when I decided to add "and gorgeous" to the name. 

    Through out my life I have received wonderful compliments on my physical appearance. I have been told I am beautiful and pretty. I decided I didn't want to use either of those because it didn't sound right. "thicknpretty or thicknbeautiful or beautifulnthick" just didn't have that a ring to it. I decided Gorgeouz would be the perfect word as it clearly described both pretty, and beautiful and just something that is appealing!  It sounded perfect!

    I started making videos in May of 2010 on Youtube and decided to keep using my chatsite username "ThicknGorgeouz" and it has forever stuck. It's official, I'm thick n gorgeouz and I cater to all thick n gorgeouz ladies. That is the meaning behind my name, blog name, YouTube channel, Facebook and Twitter.

    Not only is it a name, but it truly defines who I am. I am a thick girl and I am gorgeouz. Being gorgeous doesn't necessarily refer to looks. If I didn't have looks, I'd still be a gorgeous girl because I have a what I consider to be a gorgeous personality and believe all women or men should find that inner beauty because the outside washes away and slowly disintegrates with time. It's all about your inner beauty and how you carry yourself and how good you look always. That doesn't mean you have to be dolled up either! Gorgeous to me and you may be different than him or her. Everyone's perception of what gorgeous is can and will always differ from person to person but the only person who you need to remind of how gorgeous she is, is yourself when you look in the mirror every day! It's easy, just repeat after me "Hey there Gorgeouz" :) I'm sure you will smile back at yourself and realize just how right you are and just how gorgeous you are smiling.

    And that is the meaning behind my name.


    Tuesday, October 19, 2010

    Halloween Ideas

    Here are some ideas I have going for Halloween:

    I like the idea of being a ringmaster! I can carry a whip around and its sexy! I really love this steel boned corset from Hips & Curves but it's pricy and not within my budget right now so who knows...maybe I can work something around this idea.

    I always wanted to the be Queen of Hearts, so this is defintely one that I'm into and high on the list:

    I also love Beyonce's video "Why Dont You Love Me" and the scene where she's crying and in her bedroom is my favorite. I'd love to remake that outfit for the plus sized and it's been an idea for a halloween costume,makeup, ciggies, and all.
    And for now, that's what I have going. I dont know what to do really. I dont want it to be too generic. I defintely want to do something original.  If I hadn't been under all this stress I'd be doing a bunch of videos on Halloween Costumes but I'm trying to snap out of it asap so I can get at least a few halloween outfits down for fun and for shoots as well.

    Any ideas on what you'll be for Halloween?

    Day 01: A recent picture & 15 interesting facts

    I took this picture this morning (10/19/2010) and I didn't feel like taking pictures, cuz you know...I'm still under the weather and I dont like giving fake ass smiles so I didn't smile at all maybe I'm just doing what Tyra says "Smiling with the eyes" cuz I really love the way my eyes came out and therefore that is why I did a popart picture of the photo I took this morning. I had to make it a little artsy. Btw...it's my brothers birthday so I'll have to call him and say "Zapo Verde" u know...that's mexican for "Happy Birthday."

    Now onto 15 interesting facts about me...
    1. I get nervous around kids (specially if they can't talk lol)
    2. Size 7 (regular) is the smallest I have ever been (that I remember)
    3. I typed  at a speed of 101WPM at one point in my life
    4. I can do the splits and a backbend (despite being a fatty)
    5. I love rollerblading
    6. I empathize unintentionally and cry sporadically while watching Animal Planet, News, or events that have strong emotional baggage lol
    7. I remember being scared of MJ's Thriller because I didn't know it was "fake" when it first came out lol
    8. I have never been to disneyland
    9. I went skydiving for the first time in September of 09. It was awesome.
    10. When I was 16, one of my instructors (who wasn't bad looking at all) hit on me
    11. I went on a date with that same instructor when I was 18 (dont judge me! I was legal :P)
    12. I can't stand Banda, Duranguense, and Corridos (Its okay...but no thanks...and the dance...FORGET about it! lol)
    13. I was violated (literally) by a cop the day after my 18th B-Day (Fuckn Bastard)
    14. I lived in the Front Seat of my mom's Old School Chevy for 3 months when I was 13 (not by choice, life was hard)
    15. I helped my mom pack her last boyfriends shit and put in on the front door when I was 9 (best example I could ever ask for-Don't put up with mens' shit and kick his ass to the curve)

    Monday, October 18, 2010

    If You Can't Beat Em, Join Em...

    Okay, so clearly I'm not trying to beat anyone...but I will be jumping on the bandwagon and doing the "30 Days of Me" challenge for my blog. I was inspired by GlamDollLumi to do mine. Love that girl, she's beautiful, curvy and creative and I personally love her blog too :)

    Anyway...the challenge consists of 30 questions. Each day the blogger (me) will be required to do a post about a question. The questions are listed below.  My 30 days start today so I'll post a recent picture and 15 facts about myself in a separate post after this one. I took on this challenge for a few reasons. One, so I can get in a routine of writing a post on a daily basis. Two, I can make my blog more personal, and three, give my readers an opportunity to learn more about me.

    I invite you to join the 30 day journey too! Maybe you just started blogging, or maybe you have writers  block and have no clue what to write about. Challenges like this are a good way to build your blog and even learn more abot yourself and allow others to learn more about you.

    Here are the questions I will answer in the next 30 days :)

    Day 01- A recent picture of you and 15 interesting facts about yourself
    Day 02- The meaning behind your Blog name
    Day 03- A picture of you and your friends
    Day 04- A habit that you wish you didn’t have
    Day 05- A picture of somewhere you’ve been to
    Day 06- Favorite super hero and why
    Day 07- A picture of someone/something that has the biggest impact on you
    Day 08- Short term goals for this month and why
    Day 09- Something you’re proud of in the past few days
    Day 10- Songs you listen to when you are Happy, Sad, Bored, Hyped, Mad
    Day 11- Another picture of you and your friends
    Day 12- How you found out about Blogger and why you made one
    Day 13- A letter to someone who has hurt you recently
    Day 14- A picture of you and your family
    Day 15- Put your iPod on shuffle: First 10 songs that play
    Day 16- Another picture of yourself
    Day 17- Someone you would want to switch lives with for one day and why
    Day 18- Plans/dreams/goals you have
    Day 19- Nicknames you have; why do you have them
    Day 20- Someone you see yourself marrying/being with in the future
    Day 21- A picture of something that makes you happy
    Day 22- What makes you different from everyone else
    Day 23- Something you crave for a lot
    Day 24- A letter to your parents
    Day 25- What I would find in your bag
    Day 26- What you think about your friends
    Day 27- Why are you doing this 30 day challenge
    Day 28- A picture of you last year and now, how have you changed since then?
    Day 29- In this past month, what have you learned
    Day 30- Your favorite song.

    Breaking Through Stress!

    So a few of my subscribers and readers and facebook friends have been wondering where the hell I have been.  I have bee stressing! I have been in a little hole I dug for myself and burried myself in it.  I know everyone has their way of coping with stress. My way of coping is shutting myself out of the world.  I literally stop talking, stop interacting, and just think and think and think all to myself.  I know to some this is not the way to go. To some, talking with others about their life problems is the best way to go. For me it is not.  I dont always wish to tell my life problems because I rather help myself figure out my own problems and come up with my own solutions. It makes me stronger as an individual.

    I have a phase, a routine I go through. When I'm feeling down in the gutter, I cry me a river, I let it all out until I can't cry anymore and then I feel a lot better. After I've cried my river, I begin to build a bridge, strong enough to walk over. Once my bridge is built I get over it and move on. Sometimes I build weak bridges that only allow me to take a few steps forward when I'm already falling through the cracks and having to start back at one. In the end, it shows me patience and only gives me the strenght to build a stronger bridge, one that I wont have to start all over at.

    I have been going through so much this past month. I had my mom move in, which I love! I hadn't realize how much I needed her till she was home with me. I feel so good having her around. For one, I'm not alone anymore and second, she's not alone. Its nice to have someone to talk to when you come home from work or school. I dont have such a lonely quiet house anymore.

    Today, I just got the keys to my 2nd bedroom apartment. Which means I have to now move all over again! I'm feeling so much better already. I know this all requires action and movement and therefore I have no time to be all stressed and burried underneath all my blankets in my dark cave room! lol. I am super excited. The apartment we are moving to is super nice, it's been remodeled so theres lots of upgrades involved which I'm extremely excited for cuz my current apartment feel so beat up and old :(

    Anyway, I'm excited for the start of the week! I will be taking pictures of my new place later today after work and will show you all before and after pictures of the new place.

    Only thing I wont do this time around is paint the walls. Finding a contractor to paint everything back to normal was a pain the ass and let me tell you, some of these poeple will try and rip you off! Tell me why I was able to work down a contractor from $725 dollars to just $320 bucks! I'm telling you, some men just try and rip off women because they feel we're so poor and indefenseless and what do we know right? Well I know how to work a man from $725 down to $320 that's what I know, the hell if I was gonna pay almost a grand to have my apartment painted, yea right! I ddin't even pay $200 to have it painted myself!

    Anyway, that is the reason why I have not been making any videos on YouTube or been posting any blogs. Mind you, I think I have about 3 drafts that have yet to be post those once their complete. I did a Vlog video about why I havn't been posting any videos as well, discussing how I have been feeling and I dont know if I'll post it or not, but if I do, I'll probably attach the video here later.

    Hope everyone has a great week!

    Monday, October 11, 2010

    The Tree

    I have been feeling like blah lately but today was such a wonderful day and I actually felt like taking pictures.  I only take pictures and make videos when I'm in the mood because otherwise none of them come out any good and I feel as though how I feel truly comes through my videos and pictures.  I find taking pictures and making videos is another form of therapy for me.

     I have to find a location that is nice, soothing, and that I enjoy the scenery so I capture that in my pictures other than my living room. Plus, I'm working on painting my apartment back to it's original condition and therefore been stressing out on finding a contractor cuz my manager is being such a douche about it. She wants a licensed contractor to do it so I been stressing about that because these guys really wanna gaffle me. I have been helping my mother move in, and even packing my own things becuase I'm moving to a 2 bedroom by the end of the month so packing ahead of time is a big help.

    Anyway....cuz i'm getting way off point...(like I normally do in my videos)

    There are so many wonderful places to take pictures at the Winery. On my lunch breaks I gather ideas and find a spot. On the way to the park today, I found a few more places I will be taking pictures at for an upcoming "photo shoot". There are parts in the vineyards that are in full autumn transition. It's so beautiful. The leaves on the vines are so many beautiful colors! I can't wait to capture some pictures and share before the vines completely dry off and the leaves begin to fall off their vines.

    Today I chose to take pictures on the tree at the park we have on grounds. It's a perfect place to sit back, relax, and meditate and listen to the wind gush through the vines and leaves, through the branches of the trees and then brush up against your skin and through your hair. I love the smell of wet earth, specially after a first rain. It's so soothing and reminds me of times I went to visit my "ama y pa" (grandparents) in Mexico .

    When I first came out to the Park 4 years ago, I fell inlove with the tree and knew I'd love tot ake pictures on it one day. I can't wait to do more black and white photography with this tree,  specially now and when Fall transitions into Winter. The branches will be brittle and naked and all that will show is the skeleton of the tree and it will be so beautiful.  

    Next semester, I will take a photography class. I feel I have an eye for photography, and it's not just about taking a picture and looking pretty but actually capturing a moment in time, and capturing and making art through photographs.   I also want to take a class because I'd like to know more about the development of photographs and how images are captured. I think it's so wonderful and one of the greatest inventions ever! :)

    I hope you all enjoy this post. I know lots of my viewers really enjoy the photographs at the end of my videos so I will try and deliver more artsy pics which I love anyway :)

    Have a great week!
    What I'm Wearing:
    DC Long Sleeve V Neck Sweater
    Polka Dot Short Sleeve Scoop Top
    Jeans - Torrid
    Black Soda Flats w/Zipper Detailing
    Neutral DuoTone Scarf - JCP






      Accessories (Avon):
      Gold Toned Key to My Heart Pendant Necklace
      Faux Pearl Earrings
      Antiqued Watch


      I first created this blog in conjuction with my YouTube Channel. I really enjoy writing and figured I'd create a blog where I can talk about my outfits and post still pictures of my outfits as well.  My life doesn't revolve around Fashion as many of the bloggers I enjoy reading and following.  Although dressing nice and looking cute, buying nice clothes and acessories is something I love, it's not something my world revolves around. I'm not obsessed with shoes, makeup, or clothes or dressing in the latest fashions.

      My blog is going to transition into my story and the journey I am on. Outfits being one of them because it's something I enjoy doing, and sharing with other fellow plus sized ladies who have taken inspiration from me and have gained more self confidence through my ideas and tips. I noticed my videos on dating, and vlogging seem to get most attention just as much as my outfits do and therefore I will be writing about my dates, love life, and just about anything I feel like writing about.

      For those interested, I will be blogging about Music, Life experiences, Family, Basketball (Go Lakers), and the obvious, Clothes! My blog will become the story of my life and I will try and keep it updated as much possible so I have a memoir to look back on and share with my kids if I ever have any in the future. Life is too short and sometimes it's gone before we know it. I want to leave something behind that is memorable and that my family can look back on and something my nieces and nephews can remember me by.

      So...not that my blog has ever been officially focused on my outfits, but now it's official. This will be come the memoir to my life, and my journey starts today.

      Sunday, October 10, 2010

      Fall Photography

      I been feeling under the weather lately. Lots of things have been going through my mind and I dont know if its because my period is around the corner and I'm in the states of being an emotional wreck or if I'm just really stressed out. Either way, today I was browsing through Photobucket and I wanted to share some of the pictures that make me sigh, dream, and remind me why I love Fall so much :).

      I hope you enjoy them as well.

      autumn Pictures, Images and Photos

      autumn photography Pictures, Images and Photos

      autumn, again. Pictures, Images and Photos

      Autumn Sunset Pictures, Images and Photos

      autumn Pictures, Images and Photos

      Forest Pictures, Images and Photos

      Monday, October 4, 2010

      It's starting to feel like Fall

      In a Nutshell:
      I'm Wearing:
      • Black & White Scarf - Gift from Mom years ago!
      • Chain - JCP
      • Fuax Suede Boots
      • Grey Cown Neck ShortSleeve Top
      • Black Long Sleeve Ruched Back Cardigan - Design History (Ross)

      Today truly felt like the beginning of fall. I was so excited. Fall to me is such an amazing season. I love the fall because of the memories it brings. Fall to me is the season that has the most impact on my childhood memories. I remember walking to school each morning and feeling the breeze pick up my hair as a little girl. I must have been 7-10 years old. I never used to do anything with my hair. I'd literally shower, and comb it and that's it. I remember hating my hair growing up. The only memory about loving my hair comes with the fall. I'd love walking to school and feeling the wind gush through my hair. I'd love to feel the wind pick it up ever so softly and blow it in the wind. It feels like it was only yesterday. 

      Feeling the wind blow through my hair brings back those lovely memories of when I was just a kid in school and life was easy. I don't have many child hood memories, I blocked out a lot of them because of so many things that happened to me as a kid growing up and the constant struggles I lived through.  Some of it is a blue, and some of it is like a dream I can't remember. Sometimes I can't tell what's actually happened and what is a dream. But once again, I love the wind. And with the fall comes the cool gentle breeze without the cold of the winter. 

      Here is my outfit of the day, and a my photo-shoot in the vineyards. I went all out, and some of these pictures just really captured the essence of my love for the fall. I know that sounds weird but I just know what I know lol and it's something I feel inside. I hope you enjoy!

      "The winds will blow their own freshness into you,
      and the storms their energy,

      while cares will drop away from you
      like the leaves of Autumn."

      -   John Muir

      "Everyone must take time to sit and watch the leaves turn."-   Elizabeth Lawrence

      Sunday, October 3, 2010

      Full Figured Fashion Week - LA BayBay

      Finally a fashion SHOW for us curvy girls! I have got to say I am going to do my very best to make it out to LA by the end of this month! I'm not shopping for ANYTHING all this month just to save enough ca-ching ching and get myself some tickets, a hotel room, and have enough for grubb and hit the clubs with my girls in LA if they're available Oh yeah!

      So for those of you who are not aware, The Full FIgured Fashion week(end) is just that; a weekend full of fashion for the full figured, plus sized, voluptuous woman. LA is only hours away from where I live so I'd be crazy not to save enough and make it out there.

      This is such a great and positive event for the plus size community. It's amazing and so exciting to see more and more designers and fashionably trendy clothes for the bigger woman today. No more moo moo's, baggy pants, sweats, or oversized t-shirts. This event is showcasing some of the hottest fashion trends for us curvy girls and I'd be crazy not to make it out there. I'd love to film, and record, take tons and tons of pictures to share with my Youtubers who watch my videos and also my readers who like to read my posts!

      I have to see this event. Also, if you've read this far, Curves and Chaos is having a major giveaway! So if you're a curvy girl like me and would like to enter, I'd suggest you go and check them out :) And if you live in the LA area and are a bbw you'd be crazy to miss this event! Not only will you see tons of beautiful fashions for the curvy girl but I'm sure if you are looking for inspiration you will definitely find it there with a building full of big beautiful women!

      I'm sure any plus sized girl with some body image issues, self esteem issues, or even a little trouble with stepping out of the comfort zone of t's and ill loose fitting clothes will definitely gain some confidence and even have a new approach to life and how they see themselves and their bodies. You will learn to love your bodies if you see more and more women do so as well. We're not alone ladies, and a show like this is a must see. It's a movement! I want to be a part of, do you?