Friday, March 30, 2007

Friday Flashback

1995 Economy / Prices


President: Bill Clinton
Vice President: Al Gore

Population: 262,764,948

High: 5,216
Low: 3,832

Federal spending: $1519.13 billion
Federal debt: $4921.0 billion
Inflation: 2.5%
Consumer Price Index: 152.4
Unemployment: 6.1%


Cost of a new home: $158,700.00
Cost of a new car: $
Median Household Income: $34,076.00
Cost of a first-class stamp: $0.32 (as of 1/1/95)
Cost of a gallon of regular gas: $1.15
Cost of a dozen eggs: $1.16
Cost of a gallon of Milk: $2.96

Billboard Top 10 (Buy CD)
1. I Know - Dionne Farris
2. Rhythm Of The Night - Corona
3. I Believe - Blessid Union Of Souls
4. I Got 5 On It - Luniz
5. Only Wanna Be With You - Hootie & The Blowfish
6. Run Away - Real McCoy
7. You Remind Me Of Something - R. Kelly
8. I'll Be There For You (Theme From "Friends") - The Rembrandts
9. Back For Good - Take That
10. Cotton Eye Joe - Rednex

1995 TV
Americas Top 20 TV Favorites
1 E.R.
2 Seinfeld
3 Friends
4 Caroline in the City
5 NFL Monday Night Football
6 The Single Guy
7 Home Improvement
8 Boston Common
9 60 Minutes
10 NYPD Blue
11 Frasier
12 20/20
13 Grace Under Fire
14 Coach
15 NBC Monday Night Movies
16 Roseanne
17 The Nanny
18 Murphy Brown
19 Primetime Live
20 Walker Texas Ranger


For the first time, Ford sell more trucks than cars because sport utility vehicles are a hit.

Jennifer Aniston is a hit on Friends and influences hairstyles

Blue M&Ms are introduced to the other colors

Hollywood's most expensive film is now "Waterworld" at $200 million.

Over 7 million subscribe to on-line computer services for Internet access.

Coffee bars like Starbucks are the fad, providing inexpensive and safe places to take a date.

Michael Jordan comes out of retirement and play basketball again for the Chicago Bulls.

57 million people watch the O.J. Simpson Trial

Quote from O.J. Simpson's defense attorneys "If the glove doesn't fit, you must acquit."

Wednesday, March 28, 2007

Thursday Thirteen

Thirteen ways to get 13

1) 1+1+1+1+1+1+1+1+1+1+1+1+1 =13
2) 26 -13 = 13
3) 2 x 7 - 1 = 13
4) 14 - 1 = 13
5) 10 x 10 - 87 = 13
6) 88 / 4 - 9 = 13
7) 11+2=13
8) 13 x 0 + 13 = 13
9) 20 + 3 - 10 = 13
10) 3 + 3 + 3 + 4 = 13
11) 10 + 2 + 1 = 13
12) 13 - 1 + 4 -3 = 13
13) 6 + 7 = 13

Try Smuggling this on a Plane...

Click the picture to find out what it is.

Chris... Thanks. I took your Stumbling advice.

Next Month... I Need Your Help.

Just take this QUICK mini poll because I can't decide myself. :-)

Which banner would you rather look at next month? free polls

Tuesday, March 27, 2007

I need a dose of creativity.

I want to post, but I don't know what to post about! This doesn't happen often!!!!

So instead. here is the question of the day...

Are you an AC kind of person or to do you prefer the windows down in the car?

Me? If it's not too sticky (I hate humidity) and I'm not going anywhere where my hair needs to look somewhat normal.... I LOVE my windows down all the way and my music up loud.

Monday, March 26, 2007

Optimistic Weatherpeople

This week should be good....

Well at least I know that tomorrow will be cooler than today. Today was totally un-cool. :-)

Sunday, March 25, 2007

Who Else Makes Six Figures On Spring Break?

Spring Break was pretty good. I drove down to Orlando Florida with my younger sister and her boyfriend to see my older sister. My sisters boyfriend visited with his parents while the three sisters (+1) "hung out" AKA "bitched at each other."

We went to both parts of Universal. For free. It was pretty sweet... but an amusement park is an amusement park right?

The craziest thing that happened all week - I hit 100,000 miles on the drive home, somewhere in Tennessee.

Saturday, March 17, 2007


This blog is on SPRING BREAK until 3-26-06.

I will most likely post while I'm gone, just not nearly as much as I normally do!

See you when I get back!

UPDATE 3/24 : Driving home tomorrow. I cannot WAIT to be home.

-Erika Jean

Friday, March 16, 2007

Friday Flashback

It's a short flashback. But when I flip through the TV at night and come across the Simpson's, I remember how it was one of those TV shows the whole family gathered around to watch Sunday night at 8.... What a great show.

Thursday, March 15, 2007

One Day at a Time

Tomorrows goal is to drink at least 64 ounces of H2O .

Can you do it? Leave me a comment if are successful!!
Look here for my update later!

UPDATE! I drank 64oz and MORE!

Thursday 13

Thirteen things on my calender for this week.

1- Office Hours 3pm-5pm
2- Watch Ava
3- Root Canal 8am
4- Work 9am-1pm
5- Babysit 7pm
6- On Call - Fill in for M.h.
7- On Call 5pm
8- Sara's B-day
9- Call Lt. Cook
10- L.C.C. Exam 8am
12-Turn in C.A. Exam by 5pm
13- Turn in P.O.M. Papers by noon

Wednesday, March 14, 2007

Shout Out - or Sing Out.... However You Would Like to Put it.

Just a little shout out to the blogs I read. (I wish I could have fit them ALL in!) There is one I wanted to include... but her name just didn't work... so she is 'friends'. Who is it? You'll just have to click to find out! If you're not in this one don't fret! I'll find some other way to shout out to you! :-)

It's not that you aren't leaving comments... I just just had the song stuck in my head while blogging and thought I'd go ahead and have some fun with it! Enjoy! and VISIT THEM!

Click on the original song and listen as you read along! Sorry I couldn't sing the new version for you - I'm not that talented. ;-)
*Okay so i had issues trying to put just the song on here, So I asked Barb of Skittles and she gave me some great info. But I couldn't get the downloaded itune to play/download it somewhere else. Boo. So here is the horrible video.

Oh you get me ready in your 56 Chevy
Why don't I go sit down at my desk
Take shelter on my dashboard
hear me screamin’ 'I’m bored'
Would you like a to see how I did on my test
I will air the laundry as you sit there and laugh


Where is my Skittles Place
Where is my Thermal Blog
Where is my happy ending
Where have all the comments gone

Why don't you stay the evening
Kick back and do some surfing
And I'll fix a little something to eat
Oh I know your eyes hurts from staring at the screen
How do you take your coffee my sweet
I will write a story as you sit and laugh


Where is my Quilting Fitzy
Where is my Green Eyed Girl
Where is my happy ending
Where have all the comments gone

I am sporting my new layout tonight
But you don't, but you don't even notice it
Say goodbyes
Say goodbyes
Say goodbyes

We finally sold the Chevy
When we had another baby
And you took the job in Tennessee
You made friends at the farm
And you joined them at the bar
Almost every single day of the week
I’ll go blog about you while you go have a beer


Where is my Abigail
Where is my Chelle & Chel
Where is my happy ending
Where have all the comments gone

Where is my East of Oregon
Where is my shiny mouse
Where is my lonely reader
Where have all the comments gone
Where have all the comments gone
Where have all the comments gone
Yippee I, yippee yeah


Link to a Cool Video.

Tuesday, March 13, 2007

Not all Exams are Bad.

One of my classes that I have enjoyed is Police Organizational Management. Mainly it's because of the professor.

For our final we had three different situations and we had to write up how we would deal with them. One was a big sporting event coming to town, another was a Mayor complaint about slacking officers, and another was dealing with unmotivated officers.

I turned in my reports this morning and already got a reply.

"You have a real future in administration. You already think like a chief. Have a great break.

Prof. Beck"

Niiiiicce. That made my day.

Dear Mom,

I hate Lifecourse Criminology. I got a B on the midterm. That is not going to happen on the final. in fact it will not be anywhere near. It's not like I didn't try to study. The book got away from me. Some how it flew from my hands and splattered on the opposite wall. Please forgive me for possibly failing. I'm tired and must get some sleep. There is no way I can force that Red Bull down my throat. It is disgusting and it isn't going to make me any smarter.

At this point all I want to do is pass. I'm praying for a D-.

I will never again take 18 credit hours while having three jobs.

But look on the Bright side. I got an A- in Statistics!


Your Extremely Stressed out Daughter

UPDATE: I ended up getting a 74 (C) on the exam.... which brought my total grade down to a B-.... but heck I'm HAPPY!

Monday, March 12, 2007

Saturday, March 10, 2007

Spring Has Arrived


Yesterday was a flip flop rockin' Kind of day.

The place was alive with students. All throughout the day and all through the night.


I rocked the Flip Flops.


Steal My Sunshine Lyrics

i was lying on the grass on sunday morning of last week
indulging in my self defeats
my mind was thugged, all laced and bugged, all twisted round and beat
uncomfortable three feet deep
now the fuzzy stare from not being there on a confusing morning week
impaired my tribal lunar-speak
and of course you can't become if you only say what you would have done
so i missed a million miles of fun

i know it's up for me
if you steal my sunshine
making sure i'm not in too deep
if you steal my sunshine
keeping versed and on my feet
if you steal my sunshine

i was frying on the bench slide in the park across the street
l-a-t-e-r that week
my sticky paws were into making straws out of big fat slurpy treats
an incredible eight foot heap
now the funny glare to pay a gleaming tear in a staring under heat
involved an under usual feat
and i'm not only among but i invite who i want to come
so i missed a million miles of fun

i know it's up for me
if you steal my sunshine
making sure i'm not in too deep
if you steal my sunshine
keeping versed and on my feet
if you steal my sunshine

i know it's done for me
if you steal my sunshine
not something hard to see
if you steal my sunshine
keeping dumb and built to beat
if you steal my sunshine

my sunshine
if you steal my sunshine

Friday, March 9, 2007

Stop. Hammer Time.

So the lady next door to the lady I babysit for/with, also runs a daycare out of her home. Today she needed coverage for about a half hour so she could pick her son up from school. As soon as I walk into the playroom I see this...

I GUESS it is a Hammer.... but it doesnt look like any hammer I know.

Friday Flashback



Movin' on up.

Finally! I get to move out of the building I'm in, move to another and .... HAVE MY OWN BATHROOM. If you don't know my bathroom issues read this. Or this.

Out of the 20 or so RA's I was one of three who had to share a bathroom. It was because of the building I'm in and the way it's set up. Well they FINALLY hired a female RA to take my spot and now I get to move to another building. One with a reputation of being quiet! This particular building has older students (and yes when I say older I really mean only about 25ish) ;-) So it will be a lot better!

I'm stuck on-call this weekend... I thought it was going to be SUPER boring like usual.... but now I get to move ALL my stuff. Yikes. I have a lot of crap.


Thursday, March 8, 2007

Cincinnati's Web Cams

Chris has asked if there are any webcams in our home towns.... Here are some from Cincinnati

Thursday 13

Thirteen shows I like

Most of the time I don't get to watch them as much as I would like

1 - Grey's

2 - Miami Ink

3 - Men In Trees

4 - Real World

5 - The Hills

6 - Amazing Race

7 - Survivor

8 - CSI - The original

9 - Without a Trace

10 - Law & Order - Criminal Intent

11 - Law & Order - Special Victims Unit

12 - Desperate Housewives

13 - MXC

Wednesday, March 7, 2007



Exam week starts next week..... I have two tomorrow.

Monday, March 5, 2007

New Header

I think I shall change my header every month. Or at least try to.

This one...

Is a picture I stole from my Momma!

Note To Self

It is okay to sleep in. Especially on a Monday. I mean.... how often do you get the chance?

It is not okay to not shower and lounge around in 2 day old clothes munching on pretzels and drinking warm Gatorade.

Why is it not okay?

Because some asshole will pull the fire alarm and you will be forced to walk out amongst your peers in your mis-matched red sweats and purple hoody and shower flip-fops. Not to mention the zit cream you forgot you had on your face. You will be embarrassed beyond belief and hope to god no one will notice your greasy unwashed hair. As you cross your arms across your chest you don't even want to think about them noticing you are wearing your oldest stretched out most comfortable sports bra. In fact at this very moment you wonder why you have even kept it, it offers no support at all.

It's okay to have a shitty relaxing slacking sort of day. But please keep in mind you might have to make an unexpected public appearance.

Saturday, March 3, 2007

It's Official - I Can't Get a Break.

Skittles, I think the sign on my head reads, "Disasters strike here please!"

Tonight I had agreed to watch Jake, a 3 and a half year old and his brother Duke (nickname), a 1 yr old.

Before the parents left Jake sneezed and his mom wiped his nose and told me "I think he has a little cold, he had been sneezing a lot lately." Mom and Dad left, Duke was sleeping and Jake and I were watching Ice Age. All was going good.


Jake got of the couch, faced it and started pucking ALL over it. I instinctively grabbed him up and ran to the hardwood floor. However, when I grabbed him and moved him.... he left a nice long trail along the way. I set him on the hardwood floor where he threw up 3 or f4 more times.

Once he stopped I called his mother, she said she will be right back... I gave him some Tylenol changed his PJ's and put him to bed.

The baby woke up so I fed him and put him back to bed...

I then attempt to clean up the mess. Why is it you can NEVER find the stuff you need at someone else house when you need it? I searched high and low for some rags or wash clothes (that didn't seem "nice") and had no luck. I finally came across something and tried to clean a little of it up.

Then I hear more screaming. The kid had puked ALL over his bed. Sheesh. I take him out of his PJ's again, but this time I don't put more back on.

We then headed to the kitchen until mom and dad Arrived home. Poor kid.

Did I mention I gagged the whole time. I cannot stand the smell of vomit.

Anyone want to know what he had for dinner? My guess turkey, cheese and rice?

Thursday, March 1, 2007

Friday Flashback

"You owe me 2 dollars!" I heard that almost every day of middle school. I used to steal my sisters clothes and she would CHARGE me when she found out. On occasion if I asked ahead of time sometimes she would let me wear something. But usually it was a NO. Do then I would say, "Please can I wear this shirt, I'll give you 2 dollars..." We were so evil to each other. I would catch her with something of mine, did I ever get two dollars, NO.... But I think tried doing it to my little sister when she wore my clothes. I can't remember if it worked...

Thursday Thirteen

Thirteen Things on my Desk

National Geographic - Wide Angle- Landscapes Around the World 2007 Calendar
My Digital Camera
My TI-83 Plus (calculator)
A roll of clear packing tape
Extreme Pull and Seal Envelopes
A 3 hole punch
2 Mini Staplers
3 pens -Black, pink and blue!
A Deans list Award (3.7 baby!)
A hair brush
A thing of post-it notes
A mint