More about Cybertoad...
I was born and raised
in Houston, Texas and love it! It's a great city with
a lot of hidden spots to check out. And did you realize that
it's the 4th largest city in the United States? If you ever want
to visit, I can tell you where to go. Check out these impressive
facts about Houston or read our local newspaper, the Houston
is Cuban-American. My parents left Cuba in 1968 and finally settled
in Houston in 1971 with my sister - I came around a couple of
years later to complete the family. As a result, my first language
was Spanish and I have continued to stay fluent. I also studied
4 years of French and am able to read it and understand it spoken
(but only if it's spoken slowly)! Click here to see a few pictures
of me and my family.
I went to college at
Texas A&M University in little old College Station where
after 3 degree changes and 5 years I graduated with a B.A. in
International Studies, Latin American Option in 1996. Several
of my trips were made while at A&M through university sponsored
programs - one of the best ways to get some traveling done at
low costs while earning university credits.
I also married a computer engineer
whom I met here in Houston in October 1998. His name is Kenny
and happens to be an Aggie as well. We spent our honeymoon
More recently we bought our 1st
(April 2002), traveled to London (09/03) and celebrated
our 5th wedding anniversary in Boston (10/03). Also, after 3
job losses in only two years, I hope that I can finally settle
down in my current position as an assistant to a professor/department
director at a local university. I also intend to go back to school
since I am working right there on campus and pursue a graduate
degree (probably an MBA). I hope to start this in the Fall of
I enjoy blogging, photography (especially black and white), traveling, surfing the internet,
basic web-design, reading, spending time with friends, going
out to dinner, exercising my Spanish, maintaining my 30-gal.
tropical fish tank, organizing social events, listening to music
(all kinds), spending time with my husband and napping
with my miniature dachshund, Ginger and our recent addition,
Heidi, a cockapoo (part Cocker Spaniel, part poodle).
Main portal to all of my sites
The Houston Chronicle