Archive for December
BY MANNY RUIZ (@MannyRuiz)
1. The Sandy Hook murders were plain and simple EVIL. Yes, it may well be that Sandy Hook murderer Adam Lanza had a history of mental issues, Dyslexia or whatever will soon be psychologically attributed to him but the Sandy Hook murders – like all murders committed throughout history – were EVIL. They need to be labeled as such. When hundreds of thousands of Nazis systematically exterminated 6 million Jews that was EVIL. When nearly 1 million Rwandans were raped and murdered during a 90-day gun-and-machete killing spree in the 90s that was EVIL. Columbine, the Colorado movie theater rampage, last night’s local neighborhood killing in your town and mine…all of them have EVIL in common. (more…)
Back by popular demand is the second installation of our annual Papiblogger & Mama Contemporanea Holiday Gift Guide Twitter Party! For those who attended our Holiday twitter party last week, you know it was a great time. Papiblogger drank too much eggnog and was sent to jail for dancing salsa! Don’t miss this party as we discuss Holiday Traditions and give away some awesome prizes along the way. Joining us again will be our GOLD Sponsor, COVERGIRL. They’ll be tweeting with us and available for any beauty questions you may have. And this time they are giving away FIVE #Covergirl beauty baskets & we are giving away a $50 Target Gift Card! So by now you know the drill: Download the guide and tweet along with us on Tuesday. Don’t forget to RSVP Below!
Written by West Coast Papiblogger Octavio Navarro
If you’ve been reading Papiblogger for a while you know that Manny takes a lot of road trips with this family. Although I haven’t taken as many or as “extravagant” road trips as he has, I have taken a few memorable road trips with my family. The most important thing I consider before embarking on the road is the safety of my family. And that begins with the type of car I drive. I know Manny has endorsed other cars in the past, but I was personally invited to attend the NISSAN car expo this last week and I was pleasantly surprised and amazed by their new cars. I think I’ve even found the next road trip car for my family. The Nissan NEXT event, located at the Los Angeles International Auto Show , gave me an opportunity to explore the wide variety of innovations that Nissan brings to the automotive industry. I was able to check out the the all-new 2013 Nissan Pathfinder with its multi-touch interactive displays, and also had a chance to drive a wide variety of Nissan vehicles including the Nissan LEAF, the first mass produced 100% all-electric vehicle.. So what is my new road trip car? Hands-down, the new 2o13 Nissan Pathfinder. ( I know Manny, you swear by others, but you have to try this car!) Just look at the beauty of this vehicle via my instagram pics:
In addition to all the cool features I just described, the Pathfinder gives you back something that is easy to lose once you become a father and that is: your hipness. This car is not for “nerds”. It’s hip and cool and when you’re alone and without the kids, your “me time” will make you feel like a young bachelor again. This isn’t like a van, it has SUV capability to deal with unexpected weather conditions. Again, safety safety safety–awesome.
Like Nissan’s page FB and if you’ve test-driven a Nissan Pathfinder or plan on making it your 2013 family car, let me know! Tweet Manny and I ( Octavio) @papiblogger using the hashtag #Nissanespanol and #Nissanpathfindr.
With Thanksgiving now behind us what better way to welcome the holidays than with Papiblogger’s and Mama Contemporanea’s annual Holiday Gift Guide Twitter Party! Come celebrate all that the holidays’ can be with the help of a little planning. This guide will help you get some ideas and will come in handy when you do your holiday shopping. As parents, Rory and I have tested most of these products and know they will make great gifts for your tweens, kids, toddlers, babies and we’ve even added some cool stocking stuffers.
And of course we’ll be giving away some awesome prizes during our Holiday Gift Guide Twitter Party!
Our sponsor @CoverGirl will be giving away (1)Clump Crusher, (4)shades of CG eye shadow, (4)COVERGIRL Outlast All-day Lip Color (1) Cheekers Blush! All make perfect stocking stuffers for that special someone, or even for yourself.
We’ll also be giving away a $100 gift card toward ticket purchases on SuperBoletería..perfect gift for yourself or a special someone!
To join in the Holiday Gift Guide Twitter Party you must follow the Hosts & our sponsor @COVERGIRL
Rory – @mcontemporanea
Manny Ruiz & Octavio – @PapiBlogger
Lance Rios- @BeingLatino
Urban Jibaro- @UrbanJibaro
Dania from La Familia Cool- @LaFamiliaCool
Follow our sponsor: @COVERGIRL
Date: Thursday, December 6th, 2012 from 9:00 to 10:30 p.m. ET
Twitter Party Details
Required Hashtag: #COVERGIRL
Language: ENGLISH and SPANISH
You MUST RSVP below to participate.
Winners will be chosen randomly from those answering Holiday Gift Guide questions and using the #COVERGIRL hashtag.
Open to US Residents ONLY.