Tuesday, July 25, 2006

LABI Decade of the 90s Class Reunion


Friday night, July 21, Cafe Ole















































































PICNIC, July 22, LABI






















36 Comments:

Blogger michael loya said...

the beautiful people!

12:18 PM  
Blogger eric mtz. said...

I would like to thank all the BIG people who made it possible for us little people to have such an awsome time this past weekend. It was great to see everyone we had not seen in a while, and guys, i'm sorry i could not carry my team to victory. Do you know how long it's been since I've step into the court with the Bg Dogz? And when i say, "Big" i am not referring to weight! I'm out!

1:31 PM  
Blogger michael loya said...

we owe alot of this to ART LOPEZ and ROSA RAMOS and MARIO ESCOBEDO.

THANK YOU, ART, MARIO & ROSA!

LET'S DO THIS AGAIN SOON.

9:37 PM  
Anonymous Art said...

Tico and Taco, did it all

10:20 AM  
Anonymous Art said...

It would be great if we could of gotten more participation from each class president or representative.

10:22 AM  
Anonymous Tito said...

Guys, if we are going to play ball again, lets pick a better time of day. I almost died.
Loved seeing everyone. I'm down for mo'.

11:33 AM  
Anonymous michaelloya said...

agreed, art.

tito, you're just out-of-shape, kid; it was cloudy and overcast that day.

2:42 PM  
Blogger Rosa P Ramos said...

I just want everyone to know how nice it was to see all of you. Thank you so much to Arthur & Co. for taking the initiative to start something like this. Thanks to all who supported- lets band together and make the NEXT one even better! You can count me in...

11:58 PM  
Anonymous Art said...

I agree with Rose and Mike, this is just the beggining. LABI needs our support. A school is only as strong as it's Alumni Association. It was great to see everyone, I am down with doing it again next year. How good it did me to loose some weight before the reunion.

12:16 AM  
Anonymous art said...

Tito, looks like he's about to pass out.

12:20 AM  
Anonymous Tito said...

Thanks art, you didn't look so good yourself. I had to keep holding you up.

but seriously, it was a fun weekend, and I'm definatly down for doing something like this again. Kudos to art, mike, rosa, and anyone else who helped. Love you guys, and I can't wait to see you again.

Thanks for the wonderfull pic of me huffing and puffing mike. Really brings out the best in me. NOT!!!!

3:05 PM  
Blogger michael loya said...

teets, whatever you do, DON'T lose the hair. it's become your "staple" now. my wife and i really dig it.

7:31 PM  
Blogger Iris said...

Had a great time, hats off to the ones that organized it.

6:27 PM  
Blogger Tito R. said...

hey mike, i have some bad new for you bro. I just cut my hair this morning. SHORT!!!
I might let it grow out some, but it was a hassle having that much hair.
i have to give mad props to all the ladies out there. you go through a lot.

My wife doesn't recognize me now that I cut my hair. she thinks im a stranger in our house.

8:49 PM  
Blogger YVONNE TRUJILLO-RAYAS said...

Yes, it sounds like if you guys had lots of fun. I agree with you guys, we need to support LABI, next time you or we plan a reunion we should include everyone. I don't mind this in a bad way but if we invite everyone I think that we would get an even better response. Count me in, I will help in anything that I can. You all don't probably know who I am by name but I am sure that if you see me you would remember me. We should plan a big one for next year and show up to the graduation and show our support to the new graduates. I remember when I graduated and only the older alumni would go to the services, it was boring and it did not exite me at all. We should make a difference in their lives and show our support.

11:52 PM  
Blogger michael loya said...

yvonne, you're right--i can't quite place a face with your name.
what year did you graduate from labi?

11:17 PM  
Blogger YVONNE TRUJILLO-RAYAS said...

Michael I graduated in 2001 and I'm from El Paso...

11:40 PM  
Blogger Tito R. said...

Lost 5 pounds BABY!!!! wooooohooooo!!!!!!!!

4:03 PM  
Blogger michael loya said...

wow. congratulations, teets!

you look rather "puffy" in that photo...kinda like the big bad wolf who huffed and puffed and blew the little piggy's house down.

that's why i put it last.

1:53 PM  
Blogger Debbie Deb said...

Hey, "LABIers" I pop in here every once in a while and I see ya chatting about getting involved with present LABI students ....that's great...count me in, some go to my church now...how can I help. Class of '97 Debbie Deb see ya!

7:36 PM  
Blogger michael loya said...

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8:33 AM  
Blogger michael loya said...

didn't debbie deb sing that song called 'look out weekends' back in the late 80s?

and it went a lil' sumthin' like dis--hit it!

look out weekends/
cuz here i come/
you know weekends were/
made for fun/

i remember fog machines and laser beams in the video and everyone was doing the robot.

wow, debbie deb! it's good to see you up in this mix.

8:34 AM  
Blogger Tito R. said...

Mike...man, you remember way too much from the 80's. I'd rather push most of the 80's out of my mind.
The female hair-do alone gives me nightmares.

2:36 PM  
Blogger michael loya said...

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4:34 PM  
Blogger michael loya said...

no way, dude.
ask art.
the 80s is considered by many music critics to be a decade of musical revolution.
some really good music (debbie deb probably not included) was put out in the 80s.
i miss the 80s.
but most of all, i miss the 90s.
i'm nostalgic for the clinton era.
yes, that's right, you heard me.
THE CLINTON ERA.
my heart longs dearly for the worry-free 90s....

remember, friends, our best times spent together was in the 90s.
don't you ever wish we could all go back to that time of carefree living at labi?
one could argue that were were living in a bubble, away from the "real world," in a land of naivete...
but, as prof. keeting said, "ONLY IN THEIR DREAMS THAT MEN TRULY BE FREE, 'TWAS ALWAYS THUS, AND ALWAYS THUS WILL BE."

ok. gotta go irrigate my nose now.

4:42 PM  
Blogger Tito R. said...

Hey is anybody really talking on this thing anymore. Shouldn't we spark another subject.
I mean if we want to keep the connection going that is.

10:11 AM  
Blogger michael loya said...

i miss you, tito.

9:03 PM  
Blogger Tito R. said...

Thanks mike, miss you too.
Ok this just sounds mushy. So where is everybody? I haven't been on this thing in awhile.
Mike, whats up man, you doing good?

10:42 AM  
Blogger michael loya said...

i miss you more.

yes, teets, doing good.
going to AR this wknd (nov 3) to be with the fam.

then on nov. 16, the lady and i are flying to BUENOS AIRES for a 2 week vacation.

2:42 PM  
Blogger Tito R. said...

I miss you way more!!!

Hey man thats pretty sweet the your going to buenas aires. Hope you guys have an awesome time. Take pics and put them on line somewhere or send them, I'd love to see em.
Oh yeah, quit being a little pana and call sometime.

12:01 PM  
Blogger michael loya said...

what's a "pana?"
perhaps it would be a good idea for me to brush up on my spanish before going to argentina, no?
or should i say CASTELLANO?

6:08 AM  
Anonymous Art said...

Mike,
Do Argentinians speak castillian I thought they spoke a spanish with an Italian accent. Isn't castillian from like South or North Spain. I always thought that Castilliano was where they spoke with a bad lisp. Any how please don't forget your roots fool. Mexico, Querido. Viva Mexico! Stand loud and proud. Represent down in the Dirty South Fool.

11:06 PM  
Blogger michael loya said...

the argentine are VERY PROUD of their european roots. they pride themselves on the fact that they are not of indigenous ("indio") roots.
they say they speak "castellano" for the same reason they refer to themselves as "the europe of latin america:"
PRIDE and ELITISM.

but they've been humbled recently (since 2000) with the dawn of a new economic crisis (national debt).
whereas they once prided themselves on the fact that their peso's exchange rate was
1 peso to 1 dollar (the only country in all of latin america that could say this), the current exchange rate is 3 pesos to 1 dollar.

but no worries, friend.
i'll represent us to the fullest.

if i sense any animosity towards my american or mexican heritage, i'll challenge anyone of them to a friendly debate on global trade and current economic standing.

the statistics placing their "indio" mexican neighbors AHEAD of not just argentina, but *ALL* of latin america, will bring them to pitiful shame.

what. i thought you knew.

9:02 PM  
Anonymous Art said...

Check yourself!

10:27 PM  
Blogger Tito R. said...

'Pana' doesn't mean anything. At least not in the way I used it. It's a made up word meant to be derogatory, like "goofball", or calling a guy a "little girl". If used correctly, "pana" in Puerto Rico is a term of endearment, meaning friend.
Love ya bro. Your not a little girl, or a goofball. You just never call.

t-ro

11:22 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sorry I couldn't make it, Micheal Loya had informed me of this event, however, Lesli was getting married in las Vegas... so that was priority. I hope I can the next reunion, keep me posted.
Love ya all, Sister Delilah

6:37 PM  

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