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English Atkins (inglesita)
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Oh boy, oh boy, oh boy! Bring on the Tacos!!
Emojis are coming for tacos, burritos and avocados. ¡Viva comida mexicana! ¡Olé! 
The Unicode Consortium unveiled its new emoji set as part of the standard's version 8.0 update on Wednesday. Yes, that taco emoji we've all been waiting
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With English, Spanish and a little Portuguese under my belt, perhaps I'm able to speak to almost as many people as Chinese speakers can.
Such a cool way to see the world of languages!  It is unbelievable that there are over 6,000 languages that don't make it into this chart. Is it time to learn a little Mandarin???

Thanks to +Paul Simbeck-Hampson  for the find!
"Today’s graphic takes the world’s 23 most popular languages, and then gives you a visual sense of how many people actually speak those languages overall, and where geographically those languages are spoken. The more a language is spoken, the more space it gets in the visual.

As you look through Lopéz’s visual, you’ll want to keep one thing in mind: Although the 23 languages visualized above are collectively spoken by 4.1 billion people, there are at least another 6700 known languages alive in the world today. [...]"
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+Dave Atkins​, you need this!
my pc runs...

Look what arrived in the post this morning.

Thanks +Matt Hartley
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Pulled Barbecue Chicken Sliders with Cole Slaw & Potato Salad
This was tonight's meal from +Blue Apron​. My picky son was not impressed, but Mom and I loved it. One of the fringe benefits of cooking these meals has been learning from the recipe cards when to execute each step of meal prep so that there is no wasted time. None of these meals have taken more than an hour from prep to serve.

#CookingFromScratch #BlueApron #Meal4
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Chinese 5-Spice Meatballs with Jasmine Rice and Snowpeas - and Cat
No, no cats were included my +Blue Apron ingredients. My family and I are having so much fun with our surprise culinary experiences. It is so nice to have fresh groceries (nothing frozen, canned or packaged) appear on my doorstep, complete with gorgeous, large recipe cards and helpful tips. So nice to not have to plan and shop for dinner. The food so far has been delicious.

Crystal was not that impressed, but the rest of us enjoyed it.

#BlueApron #Meal2 #CookingFromScratch
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Gaiman's American Gods coming to Starz!
How exciting! This novel was meant to be captured on film - fantastical characters, tons of action, clever dialogue. Wonder how long it will take before it arrives on Netflix, Amazon Prime or Hulu? 
Starz has officially picked up Neil Gaiman's 'American Gods' to series.
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The difference between cats and dogs - truth. ☺

Thanks to +Priya Chandra​ for the laugh today.
Of course there are some exceptions ... but this works for the majority!
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Up next on my reading list -Epitaph by Mary Doria Russell
MDR is my favorite living author. Her portrait of Doc Holliday will be etched in my mind forever. Her newest novel will focus more in depth on the Gunfight at the OK Corral. Although this is her second foray into the western genre, don't assume that this is a western novel. MDR has written books about space colonization (The Sparrow is one of the best books I've ever read), the political mistakes following WWI in the Middle East, the role of the Catholic church in saving Jews in WWII. Her novels are never about plot, but all about character development and the motivations behind people's actions. She is the anti-Dan Brown. When you finish reading her books you will know her characters as living, breathing, complicated beings. I can't wait to learn more about the Earps, their wives/lovers, and enemies. I'm sure I will never look at the legend of Tombstone in the same way again.. 
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Portugal has just leapfrogged a few other countries on my "Must-Visit" list.
Love this post from my friend's blog. This one is about the wonderful - and inexpensive - wines of Portugal. To pair with your Portuguese wine, Stephanie even includes a recipe for her favorite meal from her Portuguese honeymoon. Bom Apetite!

#oenophilia    #winetasting
As you must know by now, I love Portugal. What's not to love, with the sights, culinary delights and, of course, all of the undiscovered wine? I had to bring it to life for my pals at a recent Wine Tribe tasting. Luckily, I was aided by Fatima Hemmons. Tina, as everyone calls her, ...
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Defo recommended it and want to go back 
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Seared Salmon & Long Beans with Teriyaki Udon Noodles & Yu Choy
Another incredible meal that I cooked with help from +Blue Apron. These ingredients were on my doorstep when I got home from work today. Perfectly cold and fresh - NOT frozen - salmon fillets that were skinned, cut and ready to cook. Fresh vegetables that just needed to be washed and cut. All the sauces and garnishes. The best Udon noodles I have ever eaten. Not the processed, gross, chemical-smelling noodles you get in those microwaveable meals. These were doughy, chewy, and so fresh. Big hit with the whole family.

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Sing it with me - Yesterday, what a soothing song to play..
Cannot imagine a time when you might need the beauty and serenity of this wonderful song more.  Love this story!
He realized something was wrong when he began stammering and forgetting things. He couldn’t remember the simplest of details, including the make of his car, he said.
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Police officer going beyond the call of duty. Service. Respect. Honor.
Love this story. Most police officers are good public servants. Unfortunately, the bad apples have been stealing the headlines these days. I wish we heard more stories like this and that other officers would be inspired to do better when they hear them. 

#Texas #GoodCops
Police officer Eric Ellison attended Kazzie Portie's high school graduation after the teen's parents were killed in a drunk driving accident.
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  • Texas A&M University
    Modern Languages
    Bachelors degree in Modern Languages Major in Spanish (3.4 GPA) Minors in English and History
  • Universidade de Santiago de Compostela
    Advanced Spanish
    Study abroad program in Santiago, Spain
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English Atkins is a Latin American media strategist by day, bookworm and tech geek in her free time.
Single mom of an awesome 8-y-o son. Digital enthusiast, Chrome/Android/Google addict. Texan by birth, Latina en la corazón. Ironically, my name is English Atkins, but I have my degree in Spanish from Texas A&M.  Being bilingual and loving the Latin culture has led me to an exciting career and amigos fantásticos. Aggie fan during football season. Fiscal conservative, compassionate Christian who is pulled to the left on some social issues. When I'm not working or goofing around on the Internet you'll find me near the closest body of water or with my nose in a book - or both.
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Raising my son on my own (with help from fabulous family & friends). Geek badge: Early beta tester of the Cr-48!
Media Strategist
Bilingual (Spanish/English), Media Planning, Digital Media, Traditional Media, International Media Strategy, Social Media, International Account Management
  • Camelot Strategic Marketing & Media
    International Media, 2014 - present
  • McCann Worldgroup
    International Media Director, 2002 - 2014
  • DDB Worldwide
    Associate Media Director, 1994 - 2002
  • Ornelas & Associates
    Media Planner, 1989 - 2002
  • Tracy-Locke
    Media Assistant, 1988 - 1989
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The freshest, most delicious Chinese food I have ever eaten. We eat here at least once a week. Try the fried fish (with sauce or with jalapeños and garlic); the mustard greens w' tofu; the sesame cakes; the fried pork chops with jalapeños; the Chinese broccoli; any of the soups. My advice is to look at the food people are ordering around you and ask for whatever looks good. Get outside of your comfort zone and be amazed!
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My son has become a different person since participating in Sun Lee Taekwondo. He is more disciplined both at home and at school. The after school program is fantastic and my son usually comes home with his homework completed. The emphasis that the school places on personal responsibility, self-control, respect of parents/elders is really making a difference in my son. Master Jason and the other instructors treat you like family and you can tell that they truly care for their students and want them to succeed in life. I highly recommend Sun Lee.
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Appeal: ExcellentFacilities: ExcellentService: Excellent
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Dr. Harrington is fantastic with children. The staff is very friendly and they offer lots of nice services - free Starbucks coffee while you wait, other concierge services. However, if you need to watch your finances, be warned that their accounting office is unorganized at best and fraudulent at worst. Get quotes and pre-determination in writing before committing to treatment. The cost their business manager estimated I would have out-of-pocket after insurance was only 40% of the cost that I ended up being charged. I had to pay more than double their original quote. I realize that navigating the complexities of insurance is not easy, but that is the business manager's job. Not being able to provide estimates within +/- 15% should be unacceptable. The runaround played between their accounting office and my insurance company cost me a very unwelcome financial hit at the end of the year.
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