To Glimpse or not? The Million dollar question…

To Glimpse or not? The Million dollar question...av

 On my twitter feed (twitter.com/NetworkChikie77)   I seen a post from “Vogue Australia” regarding a new techie app for online daters.  Although, I had previously said that online dating is not my cup of tea anymore as I’ve been there done that and didn’t meet someone I would be compatible with just players, liers and weirdos. I did meet some that became friends and nothing more. Don’t tell me you are 6 ft and Italian & turns out you are 5’2 and middle eastern Lol!  When I asked him what happened because I had to… I was told he is half Italian Lol!  I’m a good sport so I went along the date only as friends he was already a turnoff for lying.
 
 When I lived in Tempe, AZ online dating was something I did because living in another state by yourself and not having much friends can get quite lonely. You can just do soo much shopping, dining out, working out, clubbing etc… 🙂  Most of my friends were colleagues from work and they were much older than me and bowling was their type of having a fantastic week. Bowling is a cool sport don’t get me wrong but I have been used to living the social life of dancing, social drinking, sporting events, traveling etc…. and I thought I can always bowl on a tuesday or wednesday not on a saturday night. My colleague tried to set me up with her boyfriend”s best friend who was divorced, on the chubby side and not my type. I did say “tried” as nothing happened. I appreciate the gesture but not my type of guy. 
 
Fast forward to now the year 2014 I had already decided to not do online dating however, when I came across this app I checked it out only out of curiosity. I had already seen other dating apps that were recommended in previous articles, blogs such as “Latina Magazine” and the apps were very superficial and it reminded me of “myspace” rating people if they were hot or not.  Didn’t like the fact that these other apps had your locations and it’s not a good safety measure. You never know who you are talking to! Yes, there are weirdooo’s out there.What I liked about “Glimpse” is that it’s linked to your instagram account so there is no need to fill out a questionaire, answer questions, write an “about me” section. They say pictures are worth 1,000 words and we all know pictures sell whether it’s your brand, company or yourself.

Instead of reading what people love to do such as camping, hiking, traveling etc… all you have to do is look at their app profile and see a collection of pictures and what their likes are and how they enjoy life. #nobrainer Now I know why it’s called “Glimpse” so you can Glimpse over to the app and see who interests you. You can send a smile and vise versa & if it’s reciprocated then you can start sending messages via the app.

According to Glimpse, For now, the accounts that users see are random, but Glimpse’s plan is to customize it based on location and other factors. One interesting thing I found about this app is that it’s available by “invitation” online. Is this some sort of VIP? Because no line needed I will just walk up 😉  I’m awaiting for the approval to my account. Was not invited, just signed up. So, well see how that goes 🙂 I find it very mysterious. Top Secret! Shhhhh!

I might do an update blog once I get approved by Glimpse and try it out for kicks to see if it’s a yay or nay! Heck, you can even share your business ideas and acquire leads… and if it’s Global even better. You can always gain more friends. I was told by one of many leaders @ my previous company to date people and see them as leads. Ummm, fail! Lol! The ones I considered just friends but would have lunch with wanted to take it to the next level and that simply didn’t go well with me. I don’t mix business with pleasure and thank God I never listened just to raise to a higher rank. My reputation is very important and I work hard not easy. Only way I will be with someone within the company is if it’s a relationship 🙂 In this profession we see a lot of power couples so if I do meet someone within an organization then so be it but in the meantime I am open to other areas too. I can’t imagine recruiting guys I’m dating and bringing them in the company and not having a dilemma! Hilarious!

Anywhooo , this is my blog on “Glimpse” online dating app. Catch you on the next blog! 🙂

Toodles! 🙂

 

 
 
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Keep calm and drink champurrado!

Keep calm and drink champurrado!

During the holidays or on winter nights mexican champurrado is a great drink to feel warm and cozy on the fireplace. Grew up on this drink and I love it! Here is a simple way to make it.

Ingredients: 1 Champurrado mix, 3 cups of whole milk, 1 tsp of vanilla extract, 7 whole cloves, star anise, half of piloncillo, 1 whole chocolate of abuelita or chocolate Ibarra, (1 circle) 3 cinammon sticks, 1 can of nestle evaporated milk & sugar to your liking.

Instructions: Mix each ingredients one by one. I start with liquids first, whole milk, evaporated milk, champurrado mix, cloves, star anise, sugar, tsp of vanilla extract, cinnamon sticks, half of piloncillo, bar of chocolate. If you don’t have piloncillo substitute it with 1/2 cup of packed brown sugar. whisk it.

Heat over medium heat until boiling. Reduce heat and simmer uncovered whisking ocassionally about 10 minutes or until chocolate is completely melted and sugar is dissolved.

Serve immediately and Enjoy!

Provecho! 🙂

Black Eye Pea Soup for your Fortune & Abundance!

Black Eye Pea Soup for 2014!

Last year’s home made black eye pea soup. Very healthy, delicious and history says it brings prosperity!

A couple of years ago I was introduced to eating this healthy hearty bean soup other known as “Black eye peas” from an ex boss and had also seen an article on a woman’s business magazine! According, to southerners this should be the first thing to eat on NEW YEARS DAY for luck and prosperity throughout the year.

History says that this dates back to the Civil War. Black-eyed peas were considered animal food (like purple hull peas). The peas were not worthy of General Sherman’s Union troops. When Union soldiers raided the Confederates food supplies, legend says they took everything except the peas and salted pork. The Confederates considered themselves lucky to be left with those meager supplies, and survived the winter. Union soldiers near the town of Vicksburg, Va. burned all crops except the peas; thinking they were animal feed, the soldiers did not bother them. Residents discovered that the legume was the only thing left to eat; they adapted it into their diet, and black-eyed peas were therefore considered the food of good fortune. Peas became symbolic of luck.

Black eyed peas contain calcium (41 mg)  folate (356 mcg) protein (13.22 g) fiber (11.1g) and Vitamin A (26IU) among other nutrients, all for less than 200 calories.

Their shapes resemble coins, but most importantly they swell as you cook them, much as you want your wealth to expand. You can also add collard greens on the side to symbolize money and corn bread as gold. (Southern recipe)

You will need the following:

Ingredients:

4   slices bacon or andouille sausage
1   medium onion, chopped
1   (16 ounce) package dried black-eyed peas, washed
1   (12 ounce) can diced tomatoes and green chilies (serranos or jalapenos)
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon chili powder
1/2 teaspoon pepper
1 cup water

Directions:

In a large saucepan, cook bacon until crisp or andouille sausage. Remove bacon, crumble and set aside to use as topping for peas.  Saute onion in bacon drippings until tender.  Add peas, diced tomatoes and green chilies, salt, chili powder, pepper and water.  Cook, covered, over medium heat for 45 minutes to 1 hour, or until peas are tender.  Add additional water of necessary.

Garnish with avocado (yummy)  This soup is really tasty as it is, but I LOVE avocado and add it to anything! 🙂 Enjoy with your loved ones!

Cheers to your Prosperity and Abundance!