Tuesday, July 31, 2007

Monday, July 30, 2007

Scribble Game.

My first try score.

Get Out of my Head!

"Spider Pig, Spider Pig..."

"Freeee credit report dot com"

"Priceline negotiator"

I have no more original thoughts. I officially am owned by TV and it's ads.

Saturday, July 28, 2007

Look What I Did!

My mom sent my grandma a happy birthday postcard made out of fabric. It was so cool I decided to make some in my free time (I'm on Vacation in AZ at my moms). I would like to let you know that I do not sew, at all. Though I have sewn before... that class in 7th grade.
I'm still wondering why no one responded to this post.

Friday, July 27, 2007

Friday Flashback

My dad was my soccer coach growing up. I was your typical soccer coach kid. I played where I wanted and the whole game. I would like to be modest here, but I really was good (unfortunately I lost my "goodness" somewhere between middle school and high school.) Anyway my skill level isn't important...

What I want to remember here are the memories.

*Once I was playing goalie, and randomly got a bloody nose. I had no idea what to do. I didn't want to sit down (what you do if your hurt in a game) becuase I wasn't really hurt... i was just thrown off.

*Hair scrunchies. Remember when it was a fad to have one of the parents take a bunch of fabric strips (team color of course) and tie them around a hair band for everyone? I had many of those. SO stupid and ugly. I only wore them becuase everyone else did.

*My hair. My hair had to be back in a tight ponytail with NO BUMPS. I would scream and cry at my mother if it wasn't perfect (sorry mom), and then I would coat it in hairspray... which would eventually sweat off into my eyes at some point during the game.

*Cooling Off. Cincinnati is incredibly hot and humid. I would take my water bottle, dump it over my head and pour water down my shingaurds to cool off.

* Half -time snacks. My favorite. There is nothing better than sinking your teeth into a nice cool orange slice on a hot sweaty summer day.

*Phillips Park. Where just about every home game was. I won't forget the field, losing balls over the fence, playing in the woods while my sisters had games, the playground, the snack bar. Great Place. I have been back.... and that place seams A LOT smaller.

*Flags. My mom once made flags our parents could put on the car antennas. I'm sure we were in some kind of tournament or something? or maybe we were just that bad ass.

*Trophies. I think I finally tossed them all at one point. But I had a billion. Any team my dad coached, we won.

*Running around before practice trying to figure out where I threw my shinguards and shoes the last time (they were never in the same spot). We also did this for games, usually we could find the shirt and shorts... but never the two socks.

*The soccer tan. This is more of a high school memory becuase I'm sure I didn't care/mind/notice when I was younger. The soccer tan is when you are tan on your knees only (also just arms, face and neck). Your shingaurds come up to right below your knee and your shorts above your knee... so this made tanning before dances a necessity.

I wish I was home to find a picture to include in this... I will have to see if my mother has one I can post!

Tuesday, July 24, 2007

Hey Ya

This is a Cover of an Outcast song "Hey Ya" My sister posted it on her blog... and I loved it so much I decided to post it here. LOVE IT


Facebook is Wonderful. If your not on it I suggest you get there asap. I'm addicted. I just added the mobile application, so I can pix message a pic right to my photo album there. I do say, I didn't know my cell phone actually took decent pictures. Go check out a few.

Monday, July 23, 2007

Summer Book Review #3

Title: Love Walked In

By: Marisa de los Santos
Pages: 320

Book Description:
A tribute to classic film and true romance, LOVE WALKED IN tells the story of two women – one older, one younger – and the unexpected ways in which their lives are forever changed by chance. For thirty-one-year old Cornelia Brown, life is a series of movie moments, and “Jimmy Stewart is always and indisputably the best man in the world, unless Cary Grant should happen to show up.” So imagine Cornelia’s delight when her very own Cary Grant walks through the door of the hip Philadelphia café she manages. Handsome and debonair, Martin Grace sweeps Cornelia off her feet, becoming Cary Grant to Cornelia’s Katharine Hepburn, Clark Gable to her Joan Crawford. Meanwhile, on the other side of town, eleven-year-old Clare Hobbes must learn to fend for herself after her increasingly unstable mother has a breakdown and disappears. With no one to turn to, Clare seeks out her estranged father, and when the two of them show up at Cornelia’s café, the lives of Cornelia and Clare are changed in drastic and unexpected ways. A cinematic and heartfelt debut that pays homage to the classic Cary Grant/Katharine Hepburn romantic comedy The Philadelphia Story, Love Walked In is sure to win over critics and readers of contemporary fiction.

Would I recommend this read?
It was alright. Cute. Not really "my type" of read. There were a TON of references to old romantic movies... I haven't seen a one. The references were heavy in the beginning ... I was please not to come across as many in the 2nd half, but still with out seeing the movies - I was able to understand it well.

If anything this book has made me want to go rent some old-time movies.

Sunday, July 22, 2007

Erika S***

LogoThere are
people with my name
in the U.S.A.

How many have your name?

  • There are 92,227 people in the U.S. with the first name Erika.
  • Statistically the 555th most popular first name.
  • More than 99.9 percent of people with the first name Erika are female.

Friday, July 20, 2007

Friday Flashback

This flash back is back to when I was younger. It doesn't matter when really. I just wish I could go back to that time when I mom and dad bought me everything I needed. Where I couldn't tell time. when I had no need for a job. Life was so much easier. My only concern was who I was going to play with that day and what was for dinner.

Thursday, July 19, 2007


not much to say.... except that I get to see my mother in a WEEEEEEEEKKKK!

Sunday, July 15, 2007

Why She is My Best Friend

She understands everything I say and I don't even have to explain it. We can say "genitals" while walking through the grocery store, crack up and not care. She knows "I like 'em hard" ...my kiwis that is. I think of her as a sister. She is always there for me. I can ask her any question or tell her any secret and not feel dumb. She has the best advice in the world. She is a considerate human being, unlike most around us. She knows that sometimes my feet smell like popcorn... and I am not ashamed. She likes movies as much as I do. We always have each others back. She encourages me and inspires me to be the best that I can be!

I really wish I could think of and write down all the funny inside jokes we share... but I'm sure if I put them on here you might think were crazy.

Tiffany! I know I'm not good at putting it into words and there is so much more I could say... but thank you for always being there for me, hanging out with me, and putting up with me! I'm so glad that we became as close as friends as we did. I don't know what I would do with out you!!!!!

Saturday, July 14, 2007

5 things Meme

I've been Tagged by my mother.

5 things to do before I die.
Fall in love.
Make a mark.
Visit another country.
Feel comfortable in my own skin.
Kick ass.

5 things I can do.
Touch my tongue to my nose!
Read a book in a day.
Sleep all day long.
Say no.
Speak my mind.

5 things I cannot do (and refuse to for the most part!)
Keep my room clean.
The splits.
Say the alphabet backwards.

5 things that attract me to the opposite sex.
Same interests
Sense of humor / sarcastic
What kind of person they are / Attitude

5 celeb crushes.

Joaquin Phoenix

And.... I can't think of more people. Its hard to crush on people you don't know! lol.

I tag you!

I am In Love with Google

When you go to Google Maps to get Directions... You get your typical highlighted line from point to point with miles and an approximated traveling time listed.

This is great. Just like ever other mapping website.... But I just figured out the other day that you can now drag and drop the line. I LOVE this feature. Sometimes the computer just gives a silly route, or doesn't know the back roads. Now you can adjust your route to your liking!

As a kid I used to ride my bike around town a lot. I probably shouldn't have because they were fairly busy roads... but I would ride down to the store for candy or to my moms work to bother her. There were a lot of different routes I took, often cutting from one side of town to the other by using the Loveland Bike Trail. I was curious to see how many miles the long route was, so I did some adjusting on google.

10.9 Miles!!! 23 minutes by car. All day by bike.

Jamaican me Crazy

A bus stops and two Italian men get on. They sit down and engage in an animated
conversation. The lady sitting behind them ignores them at first, but her attention is galvanized when she hears one of the men say the following:

"Emma come first. Den I come. Den two asses come together. I come once-a-more. Two asses, they come together again. I come again and pee twice. Then I come one lasta time."

"You foul-mouthed sex obsessed swine," retorted the lady indignantly. "In this country we don't speak aloud in pubic places about our sex lives.........

"Hey, coola down lady," said the man. "Who talkin' abouta sexa? I'm a justa tellin' my
frienda how to spella 'Mississippi'."


Thursday, July 12, 2007

Friday Flashback

What it is and who it reminds me of. It's weird that all of these are family related. We love the sugar!

Dad, the brown ones... Mom

Root Beer Barrel

Hot Tamales

Atomic Fire Ball

Candy Cigarettes
Sara and Lisa (sisters)

Hershey's Cookies'n'Creme
Lisa (Sister)


Jelly Beans
Dad, The black ones... Mom

Do any candies bring back memories? What was your favorite growing up? Do you ever see a certain candy and think of someone?


I have been so busy!!!! sorry about the neglect...

Friday flashbacking tomorrow!

Tuesday, July 10, 2007

Pay it Forward

I saw this on my mother's blog and thought it sounded pretty awesome. Keep in mind that I'm pretty darn crafty ;-)

I will send a handmade gift to the first 3 people who leave a comment on my blog requesting to join this Pay It Forward exchange. I don't know what that gift will be yet and you may not receive it tomorrow or next week... LOL... but you will receive it within 365 days, that is my promise! The only thing you have to do in return is pay it forward by making the same promise on your blog.

Post a comment, and if you're shameless too, post this on YOUR blog!

Antoher Reason to Love Google

It's slow... but watch!

Sunday, July 8, 2007

Friday, July 6, 2007


I'm heading to Indianapolis this weekend to see the best friend! Have a great weekend everyone!!!!

Friday Flashback

Creek walking.

Did you ever go creek walking as a kid? We sure did. I used to go mostly with my old friend Rebekah. She lived a couple houses down. I would guess that we would at least walk about a mile.. We'd step from stone to stone and where it got deep we would walk on the banks... but most of the time we would just trudge right on through.

I remember passing one house who happened to have a deer head hanging from a tree in the back yard. It was absolutely disgusting... You can imagine the stories we had about why it was there. I know now that it was probably up there becuase it had been hunted and was being... um drained or something? For display later (actually I still don't KNOW, but that is my guess)? It was gross, but we looked for it every time we went. It eventually disappeared. Animals ate it, so we thought.

We would walk and walk and be out there absolutely all day. Our toes were nice and pruney when we got back.

I remember one time my sister and her friend (Rebekah's brother) made it all the way to town via the creek... they called my mom and she went to pick them up.

...Those were the days...

Wednesday, July 4, 2007

How I Spent My 4th

I went to my friend Tiffany's annual Family and Friend 4th of July party. We (yes just us two) grilled the hot dogs and burgers....... Well we tried anyway, of course the first person who passed by us told us we were doing it all wrong. He stood there and told us how to and what to do the whole time... I finished the hot dogs and we bailed leaving him with the burgers.

Now I normally wouldn't post a horribly disgusting picture of myself for all of you to see.. but it really does crack me up and I realized that I really just don't give a shit anymore. So here it is. Laugh!!! :-D It's how I felt while "grilling" - check out that huge fork. Niiice.

We ate, played corn hole, ate some more, and hung out. Oh yeah, there were some pretty awesome fireworks too... most of which I'm sure are/were "illegal."

We also did sparklers. My absolute favorite.

Tuesday, July 3, 2007

Erika Simpson

Found on Kiwis Can Fly .... Go make your own Simpson...

here is mine... The slimmer version of me ;-)

8 Random Things

I've been tagged by Shelby
"My instructions are to discuss eight rather random things about me.
Hey - I think I can do that."

1. Last night I got in a fight with a woman at the grocery store. Just words. But It would have been great to sock her in the face. Everyone else wanted to too. I could tell. She left not once but TWICE to go "put something back" ...she was in front of me. I didn't feel like pushing her cart up so I moved in front of it... along with another customer. Hey bitch you snooze you loose. When she came back (with more things) she asked me "why did you do that?" I told her if she is still grocery shopping she shouldn't get in line. I also told her that I didn't feel like pushing her cart up. She said "If you loose some weight maybe you could" I told her "that made you seem real intelligent, congratulations" ... what I should have said... "bitch that lip liner isn't actually supposed to outline your fucking lips, its only to add a LITTLE pop. You look like fucking bozo the clown. And learn some fucking English."

2. I'm going to Arizona in less than a month and I CANNOT WAIT! Heyyy momma!

3. Though I get carded about everywhere I go, because I might look like I'm 12... I have recently looked in the mirror and felt "older" I don't know how to explain it. I just feel like I look older. It's weird I know. I'm only 22... maybe it's the tan?

4. This girl likes guy. But doesn't know what the hell is going on in guys head. Typical right?

5. I love arts and crafts. I like getting messy but my creations are always neat, organized and proportional. I think I get this perfectionism from both my mother and my father... the creativeness... Is 100% from my mom.

6. I think outside the box. I can almost always think of a more logical, easier, and effective way of doing something than you are. My way is always better. LOL. This is how I think anyway.

7. I am a very shy person. However I won't hesitate to say what is on my mind (when appropriate). It's weird.

8. I like say like a freaking like lot. This is something I'm trying to work on.

Now I tag YOU!


Monday, July 2, 2007


My friend and I decided to go up to Michigan to get away from Cincinnati. My grandparents have a boat on a lake up there... so going out on the lake was going to be the highlight of the trip.... until we started to go and the boat changed it's mind. We got stranded out on the lake and had to get a tow back in. We didn't even make it out of the bay! Grrr. I was upset because I was really looking forward to a swim! Oh well. We spend most of the day Saturday and Sunday Laying on the boat. Docked and frying. iamsosunburned.

We also did some shopping around the area and stopped by Marv's. A place I hadn't been since a kid. If your ever in the area you should check it out. It has a ton of Video/arcade games... and old ones too! Fortune tellers and everything! Here is a picture of me being SHOCKED. I could feel it all the way up to my elbows!