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Angelica Unfiltered – Episode 10.a

Angelica gives one of her ‘looks’ at  Central Park, NYC –  July 2011

 Ang-ism: As part of our nighttime routine, I like to play a lullaby from my playlist and sing along while Angelica and I get ready for bed.  Sometimes my choices aren’t the most orthodox for bedtime.  For example, the other night I chose Sweet Child O’Mine by Guns N Roses, which earned one of Ang’s infamous “looks” along with the statement “There is something seriously wrong with you.”

When singing along, I also pretend to play various instruments.  Well, one night I was going from the air guitar to the air drums.  Angelica, who takes adaptive music lessons where she has been learning to play the drums and banjo, rolled her eyes and gave me the “look”.  “Your air instrumentals suck!” she groaned.

I agreed with her, but that didn’t stop my rather pitiful lullaby serenade, air instrumentals included!  Deep down, Ang knows she loves it!

 Angelica plays the banjo – February 2012

More from the Angelica Unfiltered Series: 

Autism Awareness 2012 – She Laughs At The Days To Come, The Shield About Me

Episode 1, Episode 2Episode 3,

Episode 4Episode 5Episode 6,

Episode 7, Episode 8, Episode 9

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Angelica Unfiltered – Episode 9

All four girls in St. Paul, MN May 2009

 Ang-ism: 

Angelica has always had a special way of answering questions. Long before her ‘yer mama’ response were two alternate answers that are still prevalent when asking questions.

Me: Have you seen the remote?
Ang: I think it ran away and joined the circus!
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Me: Did you see where I put my purse?
Ang: Rusty ate it! (Rusty is our dog)
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Me: Did you eat all the tamales?
Ang: Nope, they probably ran away and joined the circus!
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Mom: I can’t find my phone!
Ang: Rusty ate it!
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Dad: Have you seen your mom?
Ang: She ran away and joined the circus!

*Bonus Ang-ism: “Yer mama’s a circus!”

More from the Angelica Unfiltered Series: 

Autism Awareness 2012 – She Laughs At The Days To Come, The Shield About Me

Episode 1, Episode 2Episode 3,

Episode 4Episode 5Episode 6,

Episode 7,

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Angelica Unfiltered – Episode 6

Angelica catching fish!

Ang-ism:

Angelica and I share a bedroom, and we spend a lot of time talking especially when we are getting ready for bed. Most of that time is spent laughing at/with each other, but once in a while I have to bring up topics that Angelica doesn’t want to talk about. As soon as I mention something, she’ll close her eyes, pretending that she suddenly fell asleep. It cracks me up every time, and I remind her that I know she’s really awake which usually makes her laugh too.

The other day we were in the living room. Ang was on the couch, curled up in a blanket to keep warm. I asked her to do something. Immediately, she pulled the blanket over her head because she didn’t want to hear what I was asking of her. “I know you’re there, Ang!” I said laughing.

“I’m not here,” she replied. “You can’t see me!”

More from the Angelica Unfiltered Series: 

Autism Awareness 2012 – She Laughs At The Days To Come, The Shield About Me

Episode 1, Episode 2Episode 3

Episode 4, Episode 5

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Autism Awareness!

April is Autism Awareness month, and being that I have a sister who is autistic, I’d like to make you aware of what a blessing she is to my life! She is my favorite person in the world, and I have the deepest love and respect for her. Angelica is absolutely hilarious and fills our life with laughter to a point of over-flowing. So this month, that hilarity is spilling over into a series called Angelica Unfiltered. The series is being hosted by myself and my sister Cecilia, She Laughs at the Days to Come.

Angelica so excited to be in Hollywood! March 2010

Here are Cecilia’s Posts from the Angelica Unfiltered Series:

Preview Ang-ism

Episode 1

Episode 2

Episode 3

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