Wednesday, November 29, 2006

Accumulation in my future!

In my post about Cincinnati I forgot to mention the CRAZY weather patterns we have.

Right now it is 66*F (10PM) and it was warmer during the day...

Now for the Friday forecast

Getting it Done

It's a miracle. I finally did that HUGE stack of dishes. Doing the dishes is by far my most hated "house" chore.

My most liked you ask? That would have to be... Vacuuming. When you're at that stage it's all pretty much done. Plus you get to make fun carpet patterns with the vac.

What are some house chores you detest? The ones you love, if any. Or maybe I should say the ones that you can tolerate.


I will put something here someday...

Monday, November 27, 2006

Sell Your City



The 'Nati, The Nasty 'Nati, The Queen City, or Porkopolis

Cincinnati is home to seven major sports venues, two major league
teams, six minor league teams, and hosts five college institutions with their own sports teams. It is home to baseball's Reds, America's first professional baseball team, the Bengals of the National Football League, and the historic international men's and women's tennis tournament, The A.T.P. Masters Series Cincinnati Masters.

Fun things to dO
Ride the world LONGESt WOODEN rollercoster "The Beast" at Paramount's Kings Island
Visit the Loveland Bike Trail in Loveland, Ohio
Canoe on the Little Miami River
Visit the Loveland Castle
Check out the ZOO

And Lastly.....

~Your idea of a three-way is chilli over spaghetti topped with cheddar
~You hate Cleveland, but you don't know why, and you've never been there
~You say "Please?" instead of "Excuse me?"
~You've been to California, Wyoming, Coney Island, and Over-the-Rhine in one day
~What groundhog? It's the St. Patrick's Day parade leprechaun that forecasts how much longer winter will last.
~Indiana is about 20 miles away, but it takes about four hours to get there.
~It's too cold in the winter, and too hot and humid in the summer, to ever stay outside for very long.
~You ask lifetime residents where the President Taft house is, but they don't know either.
~Your low-fat diet is never low enough to exclude Graeter's ice cream.
~Big Red Smokies are a ballpark treat, not cause to dial 9-1-1.
~If necessary, the city could easily be sliced into two new cities: East and West, and it would take 20 years for anyone to notice something happened.
~Chocolate and cinnamon, not peppers and beans, are in your chili.
~You can drive 30 minutes in any direction to hear a different accent than your own.
~You can accurately judge people's social status by which Kroger's store they frequent.
~You can go to any church festival in any neighborhood on any weekend and see at least five people you either work with, went to school with, or dated.
~Any carbonated beverage is a "coke."
~Your favorite convenient store sounds like a labor union.
~You can't hear the words "Mike Brown" without getting angry.
~You honestly believe that Pete Rose should be in the Baseball Hall Fame.
~You have more stadiums, coliseums, and arenas than you know what to do with.
~Your favorite Coney Island isn't in New York.
~ You know how Jerry Springer got his start.
~You know what a pony keg is.
~An all-boys or all-girls school doesn't seem that odd to you
~You think a mixed marriage is when an East Sider marries a West Sider.
~You know the difference between Hudy and "Who Dey."
~You know what cream ale is, and you think that cream soda should be bright red.
~You think Kentucky is only slightly more civilized than Afghanistan.
~You can almost name the seven "hills" minus one or two.

Sunday, November 26, 2006

Finding old files.

I just looked through an old jump drive. I found some exciting things... ha-ha. These pictures were from a class I took at Raymond Walters. They are all done with Illustrator. Be nice - It was my first time using it! The first picture is my Final Project. We had to do an Ad. I got carried away. Also this isn't my final of my final. Boo. The day it was due I finished it and added more detail... Must have just printed it and not saved it. :-(

The second picture is also something I came up with. Our assignment was to create a word that said something (or something along those lines- the class was at least a year ago). So for example… Have the word "pop" and make it look like it was about to pop.

After taking this class I decided that my next computer will be a Mac. And I will have Adobe Illustrator! It was a fun class.
Photobucket - Video and Image Hosting

Photobucket - Video and Image Hosting


There I was going on and on about what's in my purse.... And now here I am cleaning out my bookbag I never use and what do I find???

To me, thats like winning the LOTTO!
I'm in SUCH a good mooD!
P.S. its 4:07am and I haven't gone to bed YET. and I'm NOT sleepy. :-/
...I better tuck this away for my $220(or in that range somewhere) parking pass for next quarter....Yes it cost that much.

Saturday, November 25, 2006

What's in Your Purse??

Do you ever wonder what's inside someone's purse? I do. All the time. Most of the time I think "Damn, that purse is huge. What the hell could she possible have in there? Breakfast Lunch and Dinner? Possibly her boyfriend?" Or other times its, "That thing is so small. Why even bother."

However, I am perfect and so is my purse. Until I dumped it out that is. No - my purse isn't huge, but the fact that I could fit all this crap in it was pretty darn amazing. It's like Mary Poppins Carpet bag.


Not 1, but 2 work name tags.

Not 1, but two Crystal Light lemonade mixes.

not one but 2, lip glosses/chapsticks

not 1, not 2, but 3 pens. Could I be more prepared for classes?

A 5 dollar bill and change not it my wallet.

My Wallet that doesn't match. (which is a whole different story - you should see the crap in there)

A lip stick case. (That Striped thing... but its full of change)

Pink eye shadow.

A hair band.

A cell phone.

My car stereo face plate.

A book. (The Man of My Dreams)

A 16.9 oz Bottle or Aquafina Water.


So ladies, am I alone in the things that I have in my purse? Do you think any of these things are weird? Gentlemen, what's in your man-purse, wallet, or pocket?

Friday, November 24, 2006

This "hear" quiz...

Okay, So I KNOW my Grammar...... I just don't use it when I need it.
For example - When I write in this blog. Read some of my old post. Its funny how much miss.

Your Language Arts Grade: 100%

Way to go! You know not to trust the MS Grammar Check and you know "no" from "know." Now, go forth and spread the good word (or at least, the proper use of apostrophes).

Are You Gooder at Grammar?
Make a Quiz

Thursday, November 23, 2006

I took me all day to post this.

I'm up in Michigan for Thanksgiving this weekend. My Grandpa's computer is slower than dirt and it took me FOREVER just to get here to post this....

So look for an update Sunday or Monday!

What are you Thankful for??

I'm Thankful for High-speed and my own computer. And I'm so missing it......

Oh yeah, Family too ;-)

Tuesday, November 21, 2006

Yes I'm 21 - and you will see olvies on my fingers this year.

This Thanksgiving I'm going to go up to Michigan with my dad to see my Grandparents. It will be weird not having my two sisters there with me. In their honor I will put black olives on my fingers! I know it sounds weird but it's just one of those things we have always done. As soon as that tray was put on the table my sisters and I would sneak olives and tattle on each other for taking them, and then proceed to take more. Then at dinner we would each get 5 or whatever... and then we'd stick them on our fingers.

It's weird how a tradition sounds ALOT weirder when you write it out or try to explain it to someone else. Haha.

Monday, November 20, 2006


I could really go for a rootbeer float right now.


On Saturday We (Me, T.h., A.d & A.d.'s Boyfriend) Went to a Cincinnati Cyclones game. Let me tell you, the place was PACKED. I blame it on the many other things people were doing on Saturday, OSU v. Michigan, Bearcats and the fact that I'm talking about a team you have probably never heard of. Cyclones who? Exactly.

But overall it was fun. Especially since we moved down closer -second row closer. It was good to hang out with friends... and we can't forget the Chili Cheese Fries.

Sunday, November 19, 2006


So I've changed the look a little....I think I like the last look alot better.... I'll keep this one until I find something better than both of them. Tell me what you think... Would you like to be in my links section? Just ask!

Saturday, November 18, 2006

Friday, November 10, 2006

Look at this girls FACE.

Okay. So I help out at a lady's in-home childcare. Today we went on a field trip to the zoo. We had signed the kids up for a program... So the lady Who "taught" the class was not to good at doing it (I used to do this sort of) and she was WAY to over expressive with her face. Look for yourself. I happened to catch this in a pic of the kids. When I was looking back I couldn't stop laughing!

Does she not look possessed ?

Thursday, November 9, 2006

Toilet Paper Stalemate

Toilet Paper Stalemate

I hate sharing a bathroom. It is the worst thing in the world. I like the "more dorm" style from Ashland when someone else cleans the bathroom and stocks the paper. Here at Stratford we have semi private bathrooms we share with 3 other people. Four total. This wouldn't be so bad but not everyone has the same bathroom etiquette.

For Instance… I think I'm the only one that cleans. As gross as it may sound cleaning up after someone, especially a bathroom – I just cant handle it to be messy. The worst – those little water specks on the mirror. Yuck. Though I do think someone actually took two seconds and scrubbed out the pot the other day.

We have made some strides. After writing a little note on the mirror that we all do "our own share" and clean the hair out of the drain and shut the shower curtain after ourselves so we don’t start growing mold…. It has been a little better. But still -people don’t know how to focking take out the trash. Seriously. When your pad falls out because it’s so damn full - It might be time to take it out. After taking it out like 3 times in a row I put a little cartoon up. Something about it being YOUR turn. Ugh. That is so GROSS.

So what errks me the most…. Our Toilet Paper Stalemate. I contributed a TP in the beginning. Another girl contributed a TON and then we ran out. And there would be random rolls from another girl. But nothing like we contributed. So I put a not to lend some money some thing along the lines of "give -- $ and contribute to the TP fund" no such luck. I was the only one who did. So know I (and another girl) won’t leave any TP in there. I have to bring it with me EVERY time. O well. TP is expensive. And I’m not here a lot and I don’t want to pay for someone to use too much of my TP for their ass, their nose and their friends.

I think I have found out why bogging is beneficial. I can rant about STUPID crap like this. Stuff that frustrates me and no one else cares about. Ha. Except you - Reading this.


Get a life.

Haha. Jk

Tuesday, November 7, 2006


Haha I just found an old CD with a bunch of random things on it.... heres one. Me senior year! I
was SO sick this day. And I don't remember my hair being that longggg! And that picture is kinda messed up!

Wish List

I've added a few things to my WISH LIST.

Monday, November 6, 2006

Happy 22nd!

Last night we (T.h.,A.d.,L.c.,C.l.&H.l.) Went to Dave & Busters. I love that place. Though I still don't think it beats Chuck E. Cheese. We went in celebration of T.h."s 22nd B-day... Which is TODAY! HAPPY BIRTHDAY! It was pretty fun. There are pictures on Facebook... I might put some on my Yahoo account as well. But here's my favorite....

I worked out with A.d tonight. It wasn't much of a work out - but it was needed. My ankle still kills so we walked around campus and did a few sets of bleachers. I'm sure I'll still be sore though...
I really don't have much to write about - and If I did... I'm just not motivated. Maybe later...
HEROES is on tonight. If you don't watch it - You should. I didn't think I would like it... but it’s AMAZING. And if you do (watch it)... toss me a comment.

Saturday, November 4, 2006


Erika Swan's Facebook profile

Google Labeler

Okay... so this is for when you are REALLLLY bored. I will admit, it keeps me busy sitting here at the desk... Try it our if you have time...

Thursday, November 2, 2006


You must go HERE And vote for the BENGALS ... 30 times minimum. haha. Just kidding about the 30... but you better get your ass over there and VOTE.

College humor has had some great Halloween costumes up lately... but I think THIS is on the top of my list.

Here's a good quote I found online...
"A synonym is a word you use when you can't spell the word you first thought of."
This is SO TRUE for me becuase i am the WORLDS WORST SPELLER.

45 Posts and Still Going Strong.

I never thought I would be a big blogger. I think I have gotten hooked. It's weird. 45 posts!

I'm going to share some randomness tonight.

I love Greys Anatomy. It is seriously the best show. The sad thing is I watch it all by my lonesome b/c Lisa is out of town at her AIT training. Tear. So yeah. I sit in my room and crack up and say "omg" way to much. Its pathetic. LISA I CANNOT WAIT UNTIL YOU GET HOME.

I am so SICK of political advertisements. Its one after the other and it makes me want to toss the TV out the freaking window. There are so fOking TACKY.

I HATE being on call. Yes it's nice to have a little down time. But I do not use it wisely. I have tons of laundry to and a lot of studying. I'm not doing any of it. Here I am typing away. So not good..... I'm on call all weekend also.

Kids in college need to grow up --->

That among another penis the word "gay" and a bunch of other random lines were all over the 2nd floor hallway.

Tomorrow = ROOM CHECKS ... should be interesting....