Sunday, September 30, 2007

Free Association Sunday

She Said :: I Thought

  • Crook :: Of your neck
  • Career :: Woman
  • Freckles :: Lisa
  • Scramble :: Scrabble
  • Mistake :: Embarrassment
  • Telephone :: Conversations
  • Thank you :: Ma'm
  • Obstruction :: CPR
  • 24/7 :: On-call
  • SciFi :: Twilight Zone


  • A Sunday Meme by
    Unconscious Mutterings

    I'll Show You Mine, If You Show Me Yours.

    My desktop...

    Wednesday, September 26, 2007

    Letter to THAT Kid.

    This is me, chipmunk style. It just sounded so much better. For some reason it goes twice. I have no idea why. Hey, I'm new at this. And somehow I screwed up my banner. Can anyone else not see it?

    Click PLAY and read along (or open this in a new window)
    Listen Now:




    Dear Mr. Crunchy,

    I understand that a day full of classes can make you very hungry. I myself get hungry. I even pack my self some food. I noticed that you do to. However, I bring a snack pack of cheese crackers -you bring a fucking 3 course meal. Okay, Okay it may not be a three course meal but becuase that pizza hut and bread sticks smells so good it might as well be. Oh, And that Jimmy Johns sub you had the other day - It looked delicious, I couldn't help but notice... Your extremely annoying paper crumpling right in the middle of class kind of made of hard not to look.

    you food is potent. Your loud. You chew with your mouth open... I can't here a word the professor is saying. and most of all. I'm hungry and your food smells so damn good. I hate you.

    Love,
    Erika

    Sunday, September 23, 2007

    Caffeine Crazy No More...

    I'm hopelessly addicted to Coca-Cola. If it's there, I'll drink it. If I'm sleepy I'll go get one. Heck If I'm bored I'll go get one. I crave those tiny little bubbles and the AH feeling after that first sip. And after writing that - I want one.

    ... However, times have changed.

    For the past week I have not had ANY coke to drink.... Actually I haven't had ANY pop. (except for the one today that I rewarded myself with.) I have been drinking some water, and A LOT of Gatorade, Poweraide and juices... which I KNOW are not any better.

    So a long while back I was going to do a 30 day experiment. My experiment was going to be cutting out pop and not changing anything about my work/diet to see if my weight would change. Well tomorrow I commit to that 30 day experiment. Except that I'm going to change it to a 30 day challenge. Because I'm sure it's going to be challenging, and I'm going to challenge you! can you do it? are you up for it? Try! Think about how much crap you would be cutting out. (think about how much peeing you would do drinking only water!) Not to mention the health benefits and opportunity to break bad habits!

    So here's what I plan to do.

    *Drink ONLY water
    *Drink at least 64 oz. of water a day.
    *Keep track.
    * Update on Monday Mornings:
    *Average oz. of water intake per day for the week
    *Total ounces of water intake for the week
    *Total ounces of water intake for the 30days
    *Total weight.
    * Total Weight loss.

    Now when I was going to try the experiment earlier I wasn't going to change any other habits of my diet. For the challenge however, I'm going to try. I'm going to try to do SOMETHING every day. I don't care what it is. I'm also going to TRY to eat better. but The only thing I'm 100% committing to is the water only.

    So, Are you game?

    Thursday, September 20, 2007

    Friday Flashback

    Me and my friend Jessica got bored a lot in high school. Sometimes when this happened... we'd write "poems." Actually I can only think of two that we actually did. This is one. Pretty much all of it includes inside jokes. The only reason I'm going to attempt to explain some of it is becuase when I'm old I probably won't be able to remember it and I want to!

    I need something right there
    And I need bigger underwear
    (I have no idea.. but this is probably what go us going. Laughing because one of us rhymed off the other.)
    What was that noise?
    Just a bunch of drunk boys.
    (We were sleeping in the car at our senior camp out, which was in the high school parking lot.)
    Don't hate on J. To
    (Jessica's nick name)
    Fe fi fo ho... mo... so!
    Can you do the limbo?
    How low can you go?
    (filler?)
    BUT SHE ASKED!!!!
    (Something a friend said that we thought was hilarious.)
    And I just saw Ass!
    (Ass was this super hot guy with a super awesome ass. We called him Ass. Go figure.)
    High school's over
    And we're the only ones sober.
    (this was probably 100% true)

    Erika cleaned my window with her feet
    (My feet reached the window while I was stretched out across the backseat to sleep. Soooo I did a little cleaning.)
    And we're the same height, that is neat!
    (Have you ever seen Orange County?)

    I know it makes no sense. We were probably severely sleep deprived and had just survived senior year!! I'm so thankful to have the memory!

    Monday, September 17, 2007

    Goodness Gracious Great Balls.... of Fur?

    Me and My sister got a chuckle out of this as we made our way to our movie.. . The Nanny Diaries
    I think they meant Balls of Fury.

    Sunday, September 16, 2007

    Status = Tired

    I'm a CA (Community Assistant) for off-campus student housing. This past weekend we had Resident Move-Ins. It wasn't nearly as chaotic as I imagined but the days were LONG and I was on-call as well, so I had to work at night too.... AND Sunday is my On-call night... so I was here for that also.

    I'm just a tad bit exhausted.

    Classes start for the University of Cincinnati on Wed. Lucky for me I only have one class that day! It's Hostage Negotiation so there is a chance of it being somewhat interesting.

    Hopefully with classes starting back up there will be more to blog about! This summer has been kind of lame-o.

    Thursday, September 13, 2007

    Friday Flashback #2

    Katie was our second family dog. She is the one I will write about today, because all I can remember about the first one, Sparky, is that he bit the ass off my favorite doll. So Back to Katie. Katie was a Cocker Spaniel with extremely sensitive ears. She LOVED tomatoes and would even travel over to various neighbors gardens to pick and eat some. We always knew where she'd been when she came home with a red beard and guilty looking eyes. What a great dog. What a SMART dog... She would be waiting by the door before we even finished our pizza order on the phone. Every time. With out fail. She would sit by the door and as soon as she saw the headlights coming down the driveway she would wag shake and whine with excitement. There was no need for the Pizza Man to knock, Katie let us know he was there. As soon as the deliveryman would round the corner she would start barking. She HATED anyone wearing a hat. We'd open the door, insisting she was friendly.... As soon as she would run out the door, she peed with excitement on the front porch. Every time. With out fail. After a while they stopped putting the address on the pizza box label. it just said "Pizza Dog."

    The only thing that dog ever did to upset me was puke on my bean bag. I was so pissed I had to throw it away. Katie was getting old and sick... she wondered off and was hit by a car... The street I lived on claimed many of my childhood pets.

    Friday Flashback


    Remember this show?

    Monday, September 10, 2007

    Thursday, September 6, 2007

    Quick Rant

    This a is a quick rant before I head off to the second job of the day.

    Sometimes I'm amazed that certain people have the positions they have. A boss that attacks your system of doing things (even though yours makes more sense) and when you try to explain it they don't even give you the time of day because ... well your just doing it WRONG (aka not the way they would do it... but there is not said right way anyway!) ... Well that boss sucks. A boss that puts you down at EVERY chance they get... well they suck too. A boss that jumps to conclusions... A boss that becuase they're a boss thinks/acts like they are AUTOMATICALLY BETTER than everyone else...A boss that has NO people skills and NEVER puts them self in others positions... they suck too. A boss that talks bad about other employees behind there backs... FUCK THAT, They suck. An Impatient BITCH. I fucking hate that shit.

    Maybe they should be attending the training sessions. Not the rest of us.

    I have a right to say this. Out of all the jobs I've had this person is by far the WORST. sure. They are qualified for the position and they do a good job.... but this person IS NOT NICE.

    Wednesday, September 5, 2007

    Book Review #8

    Title: Stupid and Contagious
    By: Caprice Crane
    Pages: 336

    Book Description:
    Twenty-six-year-old Heaven Albright is a failed PR executive turned embittered waitress. Twenty-nine-year-old Brady Gilbert is a struggling independent music producer with no bands and a get-rich quick product idea: Cinnamilka delicious beverage derived from leaving cereal in the bowl too long. What do these two people have in common? Not much except for a shared dislike for one another as neighbors. You see, Heaven has an annoying habit of opening Bradys mail. The tide turns, however, when she rescues Brady from an awkward encounter with his psycho ex-girlfriend, sparking an unlikely friendship and a united quest to pitch Cinnamilk to the founder of Americas biggest coffee chain. But will Brady and Heavens fortune-seeking adventures also brew romance?
    What I thought:
    I really have a problem. This is another book I have read in less than 24 hours. In other words... this was a freaking awesome book! The book is about two characters, Brady and Heaven.... who take turns with the chapters in the book. Which I love, because you get to know what the are both thinking. Heavens crazy, Brady not so much... they end up neighbors and find they have a lot in common. Great book. Funny. Cute. Great! Now I really want a glass a Cinnamilk!

    ... I spent $45 dollars at the bookstore the other day. I kind of felt bad about spending so much... but it was definitely worth it. I picked up this book, and another by the same author... I cant WAIT to read it! Oh yeah and The Nanny Diaries.

    If?

    If you could eat one thing for the rest of your life... what would it be?

    I would have to say Skips Bagel Deli (local)- BLT on a plain bagel add turkey. Absolutely my favorite. Plus, it has a good balance of veggies, meat and bread. Haha. The really do use the best turkey (Boars Head) Yum.
    Mom... I bet you thought I would say taco salad... but everyday??

    So go on people. Answer!

    Monday, September 3, 2007

    Summer Book Review #7

    Title: Me & Emma
    By: Elizabeth Flock
    Pages: 296

    Book Description:
    In many ways, Carrie Parker is like an other eight-year-old -- playing make-believe, dreading school, dreaming of faraway places. But even her imaginative mind can't shut out the realities of her impoverished North Carolina home or help her protect her younger sister, Emma.

    By turns achingly naive and utterly pragmatic, Carrie has been shaped by the loss of her beloved daddy and by a drunken stepfather and her emotionally absent mother. Charting an astonishing course of survival for herself and Emma, she hopes to transform their lives into one more closely resembling the storybooks she treasures.

    But after the sisters' plan to run away from home unravels, their world takes a shocking turn -- and one shattering moment ultimately reveals a truth that leaves everyone reeling.


    What I thought:
    I really liked this book! I guessed part of the ending as I was reading... but of course there was that HUGE shocker I would have never guessed!

    Bark Marks




    There is something that fascinates me when I see carvings on a tree. I know it makes some people mad... destroying nature and all, but the tree is still alive and doing good! It's not something I would ever do, but I think its beautiful.

    Saturday, September 1, 2007

    Give my Roommate a Name

    I have a new Roommate.
    I think it deserves a name.
    Give me some suggestions please!