Angela Hasn’t Changed in 5 Years

Recently I came across a post I made 5 years ago, it was a “25 About Me’s at 25” Facebook Note… and I was thrilled to discover that I have not changed.

Later this month I turn the big 30, and it’s an understatement when I say that these last five years have been INSANE. I’ve been brave, I’ve been weak. I’ve been victorious, I’ve been in the fetal position and in tears… for days at a time. I’ve seen dreams manifest into reality, I’ve seen dreams turn into nightmares. Some days, I wonder if I’ve lost myself along the way.

My grandfather used to entertain me by talking to himself, “do you want a cookie grandpa?… Yes, I think I want a cookie.” I have found myself taking a note out of grandpa’s handbook, “are you still there Angela?… Yes, I think I’m still here.”

And then I found my 25 About Me’s at 25:

My 25 just aren’t as cool as yours…

1 – I cannot wait to be 30… and if I keep up this firm skin of mine, 40 isn’t looking too bad either.

2 – When I first saw that I had been tagged in this note, my first reaction was: I don’t think I know 25 things about myself.

3 – I have baby names picked out (it’s the writer in me).

4 – I want to build a house (not my house).

5 – I could totally be an accountant. I can budget anything!

6 – … I can also analyze and comprehend anything (inside joke).

7 – But I don’t do geometry or logarithms.

8 – I am a singer and a songwriter, but I’m too shy to ever perform.

9 – I love the art of words.

10 – I don’t like when my food tastes like beer, but I love beer.

11 – I want to fill my home with paintings that inspires me.

12 – My dream purchase is a new, big, fluffy mattress!

13 – I tried olives again just recently, and I still don’t like them.

14 – I hate when my hair smells like cigarette smoke… so back up!

15 – I love museums, especially science and history ones.

16 – I say we can go out this weekend, but secretly I hope you forget so that I can stay home and play Lego Starwars.

17 – Culdesac of death… thoughts during my last bubble bath.

18 – Chicken Mole is awesome. And so is kidney bean salad.

19- I still don’t know what I want to “be” and it really doesn’t bother me.

20 – I believe in Civil Rights, for all.

21 – Lavender smells MMmmmm so good.

22 – I love PBS cartoons and can sing every theme song.

23 – Bright and bold colors excite me, but for some reason I don’t know how to wear any color but black.

24 – I have fears of being either too Mexican or not Mexican enough.

25 – I want to learn how to cook with curry.

* Update, I still don’t like olives, I did get that new mattress, and I know how to make curry now!*

I am still this person and I hope I always will be this person. I remember very well where I was 5 years ago, I was unhappy and in a bad place. Today I am in a much better place and happy. I find a lot of comfort in recognizing myself (both in the good and the bad times). Perhaps it’s time to add five more “About Me” items to this list, in honor of the BIG 30 ❤

This blog made me feel like a crazy person. I’m hoping others can relate… or at least humor me by pretending like they can 😉


Business Marketing Advice From David Ogilvy

This is great…

David Ogilvy is considered the Father of Advertising and 50 years later, his advice is still applicable today.

Advice for marketers from Mr. Ogilvy:

My favorite:

“Never write an advertisement which you wouldn’t want your family to read. You wouldn’t tell lies to your own wife. Don’t tell them to mine.” – David Ogilvy

What’s yours?

Angelarunsamuck is a year older, the birthday post

I couldn’t have asked for a better way to welcome another year! 

My week in review: 


This week has been chaotic to say the least, business is booming, fine dining occurred, I’ve been surrounded by family and friends… but most importantly I was able to give to Sacramento’s homeless community (and inspire others to do so as well)! I knew I’d be taken care of and treated well on this day; I have people in my life to love, support and provide for me. Not everyone has that – so yes, for my birthday I wanted to feed the homeless. 

Good food. 

Good people. 

Good memories. 

Good social media clients 😉 

My 29th birthday was perfect, thank you ❤

Sacramento Hispanic Chamber of Commerce’s 41st Annual Business Awards Gala!

Huge THANK YOU to the fine folks at The Sacramento Bee, who invited a couple of Chicas Latinas to join their table at the  Sacramento Hispanic Chamber of Commerce‘s 41st Annual Business Awards Gala! 

Chicas Latinas de Sacramento Board Chair, Linda Cortez, and I attended this wonderful event on Friday. Lot’s of new and familiar friendly faces from the Sacramento Hispanic community – I loved every second!  


Pictured: Linda Cortez, Chicas Latinas de Sacramento / Chris Macias, The Sacramento Bee / Mike Del Campo, Del Campo Dance Studio / Nicole Lazo, Sacramento Salsa Instructor / Taro Arai, Mikuni Japanese Restaurant / Cristina Mendonsa, News 10

Celebrity Dancers included:
Cristina Mendonsa, News10
Taro Arai, Mikuni’s
Sharon Gerber, Six Degreez, Inc.
Allen Warren, City Councilmember District 2
Sean O’Brien, Merrill Lynch/Metro Edge

“Latin Dancing with the Stars” winners: Taro Arai & Nicole Lazo!!!



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SacTweetUp January 2013 – Sacramento Is Social IRL via Twitter at LowBrau!

Dear Sacramento Twitter users, if you haven’t been to a SacTweetUp, you’re missing out! 

If you’re not using Twitter… you’re REALLY missing out. P.S. I’ve been known to train professionals and businesses in the art of Tweeting 😉 


“RT @sactweetup: @angelarunsamuck Glad you’ll be there! See you tonight! #SacTweetup” – With bells & whistles my friend!

— Angelaaaaa! ™ (@AngelaRunsAmuck) January 31, 2013

What is Sacramento Tweet Up? It’s Sacramento’s largest social media community, connecting once a month offline. Follow the hashtag here: #sactweetup (Basically, meet the people you’ve been tweeting, IRL!) 

January 2013: SacTweetup is excited to be hosting the first Tweetup of 2013 at Sacramento’s newest hangout, LowBrau Bierhall

Here’s what you missed! 


Pictured: @LowBrau916@sactweetup@ATERO_Marketing@tdtorr from @CrockerArt,

 @MsChick74@exploresacto,  @KyleCassano@dmillerphoto 

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