Saturday, December 29, 2012

Humpty Dumpty gets a book!

"Peter, Peter, pumpkin eater, Had a wife and couldn't keep her; He put her in a pumpkin shell And there he kept her very well. Peter, Peter, pumpkin eater, Had another, and didn't love her; Peter learned to read and spell, And then he loved her very well." The first ryhm out of my new book of nursery rhymes! Seeing as I love collecting children's books/fairy tales and since my nickname is Punkin... just had to treat myself to this jem from the antique store today! Welcoming, "Marguerite de Angeli's Book of Nursery and Mother Goose Rhymes" to my little collection!

Rain and Rhymes

Rain, rain, I don't mind you. You make me happy, not blue. Just made this up. I was trying to find pro-rain rhymes. Couldn't find any in my book, didn't realized how disliked the rain is! Was hoping to find The Old Man Snoring but stumbled upon this page instead. "Friday night's dream, On the Saturday told, Is sure to come true, Be it ever so old."

Thursday, December 13, 2012

VIDEO Dani Cam Presents Magic Man at CWF Hollywood

The Dani Cam has returned!  Our first clip is something Danielle caught during our latest CWF Hollywood trip!  Seems that magicians always follow Danielle down the rabbit hole.

Dear Catastrophe Waitress

"You’ll blow them all to the wall. When they realise what you’ve been working for" Belle and Sebastian have brought me such happiness throughout the years. I love the story telling, smart, cool,  vintage vibe they bring. "Dear Catastrophe Waitress" is my jam right now more than ever. So relatable! Today is my Friday! The holiday season brings the unexpected & a rush! Super busy and could use the day off. I talk more on this work journey, along with Shelly, on the highly anticipated episode of MARTINEZ GIRLZ RADIO! It's up NOW on Shelly had the pleasure of interviewing Christian York on this episode. I sincerely enjoyed listening and commenting on it. Christian is so entertaining and interesting! Hope you all have a blast tuning in!

Sunday, December 9, 2012

Get serious!

Click Pic for Veetle

There comes a time in life where things get real.... quick! The blissful ignorance of being a beginner is no longer an option. Moving on from comfortable "intermediate". Taking on higher expectations on a more "professional" status. Excuses (as understandable as they may be) serve as a wishy-washy outlet to distract from taking action. In efforts to maintain emotional control, I've been trying to avoid turning to tears for solutions (see my previous blog "No Woman No Cry"). Crying can be very therapeutic. A beautiful, delicate, expression. Although, I found in this process, my tears typically are a result of fear, hopelessness, and/or pity. This past week was EXTREMELY emotionally challenging for me. Moments I wanted to scream at the top of my lungs and pull every strand of my hair out. I did find myself crying in public against my will... or so I thought. Perhaps, I have been overwhelmed. Hormonal. But when I reflect back on my thoughts, they were heavy with worry and hopelessness. In those moments, I felt broken and weak. Looking back I should have focused on the strength it took to get there. Then collect self, have a reality check, and go from there. Lesson learned. Life is getting serious. I'm getting serious about my health and career. There will always be a level of sacrifice and if it's accepted now... it'll save energy that could be used to go forward instead of being held up. Obstacles are just a part of life. In games, they help keep things interesting. Instead of fearing or dreading them, I'm trying to recognize and grow. I can rant on. Watch my recent Veetle to hear more of these sorts of thoughts (above pic courtesy of ZombieFoto- BTS from our last shoot!).
 Good luck on your journey. Keep your faith. Stay grounded. Be serious. Stay serious. No excuses. Choose happiness. Don't worry because I'll be right there with you trying to do the same! Luckily, we can learn from our mistakes, so there is no pressure to be perfect. All we can do is try our best!

Monday, December 3, 2012

VIDEO Making a Wish on Thanksgiving, Or Not....

We spent Thanksgiving at our grandma's house this year.  A crazy yet very positive experience.  Here is a fun Tout This! clip of Danielle making a wish, or not, with our cousin Louis!

BTS from Our Latest Shoot

Click above pic to watch Veetle

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Friday, November 30, 2012 shoot

We threw up the green screen and had a photo shoot inside our apartment yesterday. I got to bust out my "Alice" costume. I have shot in this costume before for but the pictures never captured exactly what we wanted. This is the beginning of a twisted series... done right! Also, we had a little Veetle party during our shoot! Click on the picture to watch my Veetle's from yesterday. Plus, I was feeling extra sassy when we wrapped. Shelly had the Bollywood channel on her AOL radio. I went with the vibe and played sing-a-long! All viewable on my Veetle page. Enjoy and keep a lookout for when these pics release! (A small birdie told me that there might be a twitter sneaky peaky. He may just be a gossip but I'd keep my eye's peeled)

Sunday, November 25, 2012

Veetle: Diabetes on the loose

Video Link: Diabetes on the loose

Drinking tea and Veetling about dealing with severe cases of Diabetes. Particularly, referencing my family and dog, Ethel. Within the last week, she has become blind as a result.  I live streamed on my phone which is connected to my inactive Veetle page. For the future, it will always post on my Danielle's Veetle

Friday, November 23, 2012

No Woman, No Cry... LOVE!

It's wild how 1 morning can change our life. Totally altering perspectives & priorities. Your "will" for life CAN literally SAVE YOU. I'm SERIOUSLY choosing health & love now. I encourage everyone to hold onto your motivation. Don't loose your inspiration. Allow others to support you while you support them. Share love. Don't hold back. You never know what can happen, people can leave your life & this earth unexpectedly. So, embrace relationships on all levels. Your family is your foundation. You may never feel fully complete until you find some healing & love with them. Then that love over pours into your other relationships. Friends are blessings. Even acquaintances can bring joy. People's roles in your life may vary but it doesn't make them less valuable. Put forth effort. Step outside of yourself. Romance doesn't have to be a game. It could be about 2 people who share 1 love. It will take a lifetime for me to learn how to love whole-heartedly but I couldn't imagine a better way of spending my days on earth. Searching, because even if your choosing to stifle love, it will still find you. Maybe in little ways throughout your day. Or in huge swoops of gratitude. We could all use love at any given time. 

I have been accused of being cold. Able to emotionally turn off & internalize. Although, we all have our moments, I typically handle high stress situations well. Saving my tears for myself (if need be after everything settles, which tears aren't usually productive). I DO NOT LIKE people to see me cry. Never had. I do my best to avoid crying in front of ANYBODY. Not because I don't want to appear "weak". Only because I don't want pity. Or to make people direct the emotional attention towards me... we have to keep focused & as level headed as possible. Crying can be a great way to release. You can't always control. There is no shame. I am just choosing to express those moments in other ways... "No woman, no cry."

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Saturday, November 17, 2012

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Strange Days and Herbs

Today, a strange day found me. Woke up feeling good, had a cup of coffee, went to work, had a protein shake for breakfast. Nothing out of the ordinary. Served gourmet coffee to Los Angeles while I sipped on a total of 2 Americanos (espresso shots over hot water). Then all of a sudden, noon hits and I start feeling super nauseous. SURPRISE! It's throw up time! Rolling with the vomit session, it finally stopped. So, I wiped the black mascara running down my face then explained the unexpected turn of events to my coworkers. I was told to go home. I didnt argue. Taking a few emergency plastic bags, I hit the streets. Bumpy bus ride had my stomach juices swishing around. Praying to not throw up on the bus, I stared outside. I gasped when I saw a car accident that had just happened. Somebody ran over a man, he laid dead on the street while the driver was still in shock behind the wheel. A group of people stood far away from the dead man. The fire department was just arriving to the scene with no sirens.

Luckily, I didn't loose my "cookies" and made it to my bus stop! Shelly text saying she'd be walking with the dogs to meet me. I was keeping an eye out for her. When a young, blonde, girl in distress approaches me. Saying how she got a ticket parked at the meter. The meter showed she has 1 more minuet. She had forgotten her phone upstairs and needed to take a picture of her holding up her parking ticket next to the running meter. Before the min was up, I took pictures on my phone and text it to her. She was grateful. We had a brief, lovely, conversation. She said her name was Ariel.

A few more things happened but not everything is meant to be shared with everyone. In this strange day I learned a couple things. ONE IMPORTANT LESSON: Herbs are my friend. I tried to trace back possibilities to why I started vomiting. Along with spiritual battle, I knew there is a physical explanation. I'm no saint but I've been trying to seriously be healthier about what I consume. I am a lover of coffee. But I'm a tea drinker from way back. I've been embracing the tea side these days. Lowering my caffeine consumption overall. My body has been reacting differently to all substances including food and coffee since making dietary changes. So, today when I had all that strong caffeine on am empty stomach made me sick! Of course everything in moderation but   my herbs wouldn't do that to me! Smoke, drink, eat, rub, smell... There's more than 1 way to get your herbs and plenty of different herbs to choose from! Peppermint to soothe nausea, Camomile to relax, let's not forget about Cannabis... many strains for physical or emotional ailments. Herbs are vast with various healing properties for all types of people, moods, and needs. Unless its at home, flavored coffee, I've been forcing to drink coffee nowadays. My body craves and thrives off herbs. I thought I'd document and share this herbal living to all those who are in search of healthy living.

Sunday, November 11, 2012

Goooood night!

Veetling around before entering total relaxation on this Sunday Funday! Also, soothe your ears before bed... to another lovely creation from Rebelution with a dub twist: "Route Around" Dub- Rebelution
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Saturday, November 10, 2012

Rebelution - Safe and Sound (Zion-I Remix)

"Yeah this the kinda sound that I wanna hear. Yeah this the kinda vibe that I wanna feel."

Jan 26, is only 2 months away... meaning I will be turning 24! I've had this tucked in the back of my mind since last winter. Entering full adulthood and leaving the comforts of childhood mentality. Although, I do have a child-like spirit that will live as long as I'm around, adulthood does involved sacrifice. Joining work forces, paying bills, raising children... leaving the structure of school and entering the "real world". Finding your own path. Challenging your perceptions while letting go of selfishness and ignorance. Weird times. Also, VERY FUN TIMES! I wanted to approach my 24th birthday feeling wise, physically/mentally/emotionally healthy. I understand that I (or anyone else) will never be "perfect". There is no need to put that pressure upon any person. I just try my best each day. Some days I'll look back thinking "what was I thinking when I said that?", not relating to myself just 1 day before. Lots of changing and growing. My goal by 24, to be living a life I want. I think I am. Working a pretty sweet job at the Cafe. I'd like to land more gigs, but that can always change. Podcasting and Martinez Girlz Production ALL DAY LONG. My theater has become WRESTLING! I am so thrilled to have become involved in wrestling! I look forward to really getting into character(s) and performing more! So basically, things aren't completely ideal. I'd like to be living in a house, have a new car... again, along with money, those things come and go. I feel like I'm on the right path. EXACTLY dead on, where I need to be now. 

In saying all this, I hope your life is "the kinda vibe that you wanna feel." Regardless of what has been thrown at you, your making the best of it! Rebelution's Bright Side of Life & Peace Of Mind album has been inspiring me. Didn't expect on falling so hard for Rebelution! That's how I've been starting my days. Also, take a peek at The Martinez Girlz Facebook for recent pics from Hoodslam and Halloween + more fun stuff! Click link: Martinez Girlz Radio FB

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Getting Political

This year I finally decided to register to vote. It's something I'd been putting off for years. I leaned more towards a "conspiracy theorist" over any political parties. I questioned the integrity of the voting system. Then, I became a medical marijuana patient and began advocating. I started asking, "Does my vote REALLY count?" I thought the influence of voter was stronger exercised in smaller, community, affairs. But I just don't have a clear answer. I think voting can work. My involvement in the cannabis community reminded and emphasized the importance of voting to me. I figured that I mine as well try, the worst is waste of time or maybe it might actually change things! Besides, it's my right as a female American, why shouldn't I exercise it? It wasn't always so easy. So here you go, Obama... you have my vote! I'll join your party, Democrats. And I'll continue to vote and hold onto the optimism of throwing choices out there! Below is a quick Veetle I made when I got back home from voting... to the future!
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Monday, November 5, 2012

Drinking hot tea on a Monday

It's been a great weekend! We went up to Hoodslam. I'm still fully taking in the last couple weeks... Over a hot cup o' tea! I have nothing but time & soothing hot beverages at work to get my mind back in the game. Check out the newest episode of Martinez Girlz Radio feat. El Chupacabra and our adventures in Vegas during Donkey Show. Go to homepage to listen! Try starting the day with a Podcast... see how your day feels after that. Have a wonderful week!!

Friday, October 19, 2012

Cafe Danielle: UPDATE

This week's special at Cafe Danielle:

Should we eat wheat? Are starchy carbs the best option for our health? The controversy that is WHEAT will be discussed... along with mindful mini's and daily apple updates! PLUS an OG creation by me on expresso shots. Have no idea what I'm talking about? CLICK HERE to visit the Cafe Danielle page to read updates. Don't forget to take a peek at my love letter, "What We've Become" written today by yours truly! Stayed tuned on for next upcoming episode of Martinez Girlz Radio,  where we dive into more wheat talk during Cafe Danielle segment. Feel free to share any thoughts on twitter or facebook #CafeDanielle

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

I'm a sick pup!

It's been a crazy month! Non stop! On the go go go!! Between putting in hours at the coffee shop. Doing the Hollywood Hustle. Then working, traveling, and attending different wrestling promotions like Hoodslam, Donkey Show, and CWF Hollywood. My body is worn out! I enjoyed the journey! I learned and grew. But I definitely pushed my body. Maybe I could have been more resilient if I was more aware of staying warm, or had a better vitamin and health regime. I think a bunch of different elements come together and TAKE YOU DOWN! People get sick, it's a part of life. Strange opportunity to examine, live, and see life through delicate lenses. I've been feeling very tender and weak. I didn't understand why. I came home early the past 2 days of work at the coffee shop. Now, for the next few days its healing time!! YAY!! Meaning tons of hot tea, soup, rest, good music and entertainment, plus getting caught up on some Martinez Girlz productions! I'm totally embracing the sickness! Gotta get it out before Halloween! ;) I found this cute video of a sick puppy. Poor little dude just got back from the vet. He's out. Then... nurturing kitty friend tends to her puppy pal! I think it's cute. Plus, it looks like our Ethel Mertz! And the kitty looks like our old cat Ginger! <3

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Fall into SEXY!

I've spent years struggling with exercise & dieting, loosing & gaining weight, taking control then giving up out of discouragement. Turning into an emotional & physical battle against myself! Why is getting in shape such a challenge?! Why are routines not sticking & becoming healthy habits? Then I started realizing... maybe it's ME who is making this so difficult! Maybe I'm fighting the process by turning health into a dreaded chore. Actions of making wiser food choices & taking time to exercise is quite simple. Results are pretty immediate & obvious when you're CONSISTENT. Yes, there is elements of sacrifice. Just understand the value of food. Ultimately, we eat for survival & nourishment. Somethings are just unnecessary indulgences that delays progress. Causing you to factor in during workout. Workouts are crucial. I try to approach them with fun mindset ready to release! But we don't always want to add onto cardio because we have to compensate for indulgences. Don't get me wrong... I think it's healthy to have a wise daily indulgence then a weekly day/meal "cheat". Maybe you've been totally focused for days & you decided you "deserve" an early or extra unhealthy indulgence. Sure, hard work CAN be rewarded in that way... but there are healthier rewards. You deserve to feel good about your choices & reap the results of your discipline. Somethings aren't worth it. When I've choosen more "instantly gratifying" options, I find myself falling back, always trying to loose instead of maintaining... focusing on catching up rather than keeping on. Instead, I'm trying to remain in the NOW actions. Accepting wherever you are today. Have healthy intent behind actions. Understand & set goals. Then for goodness sake... be realistic! Remembering "cause & effect" but most importantly DO & BE CONSISTENT.
I'm no health expert just an observant gal sharing her journey. I hope this brings support & encouragement to those who can relate! We only have 1 body for this life. Treat yourself good, we all deserve it. We owe it to our bodies, they do so much for us! ;) It's the time of the season to fall into sexy!!

Friday, September 21, 2012

A Whole New World: Dazzling Place I Never Knew

"When did you last let your heart decide?"
I've been having a Disney party this morning!! Wanted "Once Upon A Dream" to play on Martinez Girlz Radio. Ended up getting a Disney compilation... TOTALLY LOVIN IT!!! It has a nice range of old school songs, park rides, lots of classic goodies! Had a lovely sing-a-long to "A Whole New World", man these songs have so much emotion!

Check out to hear NEW episode of Martinez Girlz Radio! Featuring the charming ditty from Disney's Sleeping Beauty "Once Upon A Dream" + other delightful surprises!!

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

When In Doubt: DO THE HUSTLE!

Excuses throw the rhythm off! "Brick walls are there for a reason. They give us a chance to show how badly we want something." -The Last Lecture, Randy Pausch. I want to stay light on my feet because "life's a stage." Plenty of rehearsing and persistence is required for higher quality. Simple. So, keep on groovin through your busy week! It can be tricky being flexible enough to sway with whatever the days bring. Yet sharp enough to take lead and dance to various styles. Of course, we don't become pro's unless we become beginners. Opening ourselves up to humility... there's definitely a beautiful vulnerability about the process. Just gotta honestly stick with it. Eventually, we'll gain the skill and confidence that comes with focused practice.

I wanted to take a second to encourage our spirits! Let's not allow anything (including ourselves) to hold us down. Tempo's speed up, slow down... it's just the nature of an interesting song. Why trip out about variables changing? YOU remain the constant. All you need to do is keep moving. DO THE HUSTLE!! Van McCoy's and Pan's people, show us how its done! 

Friday, August 31, 2012


I took the summer to land a day job, plug into a local theater, join a choir, start a new podcast, and become involved with wrestling promotions like NWA Hollywood and Hoodslam. Getting my ducks in order. Now, I'm coming back in blogging action! As August sends a warm farewell... September enters and fall approaches in the distance!! (MY FAVORITE SEASON!!) No more laying low, time to come ALIVE! So, put your party pants on ole' friend, Blogger! Don't want to wait around... Let's celebrate life TODAY!

                                               HAPPY FRIDAY!!!