I saw Neil Gaiman at the Cleveland Public Library yesterday with The Critic, The Wife and TLC. I'm mildly in love now! I described the day to my friends at work, which prompted one of them to say, "you should have slipped him your number". I replied, "are you kidding? I don't want to be killed by his girlfriend!" Since none of them knew who I was referring to, I pulled up a photo of her. My coworker, who has a low tolerance for "alternative culture" said, "he's dating her and no one's dating you?!" It is a mystery... And I feel loved!
Tuesday, September 22, 2009
I had a truly frightening thought while I was delirious on codeine cough syrup - I'm going to be 40 in 19 months. 40! 30 didn't bother me. I was almost relieved to reach my 30s, but 40 is a different story. At least I still look 25 :)
Posted by Erin at 11:42 AM
Sunday, September 13, 2009
I had planned to blog tonight, but I feel like crap. I spent the weekend at my mom's with her cats. Have I mentioned I'm allergic to cats? Very allergic! It's not enough she went to Jackson without me, she had to try to kill me with cat dander! Anyway...look forward to a post later this week. I'm hoping that if I publicly declare that I'm going to post something this week, I'll actually do it. Who wants to take bets?
Posted by Erin at 9:40 PM
Thursday, September 10, 2009
Is anyone still out there?
Posted by Erin at 11:07 AM
Friday, June 19, 2009
Thanks for putting up with my ranting last week. I was just so frustrated with ignorant people, who have no opinions of their own, parroting the party line. I'll let it go. For now.
Posted by Erin at 10:37 AM
Friday, June 12, 2009
I'm getting very tired of the Obama bashing! Especially when it's coming from former Obama supporters! The man told us during his entire campaign that he was a different kind of politician. That's why we voted for him. We were all screaming for change, but we know how well some people handle change. I'm not surprised the right is acting the way it is, although the outcry is far more violent than I expected. I'd like to use this post to address some of the attacks launched at President Obama in the past weeks. I don't normally talk politics, mostly because I don't know what I'm talking about, but since people far more ignorant than me are out their spreading their idiocy, I thought I'd chime in with my 2 cents.
Posted by Erin at 10:21 AM
Tuesday, May 05, 2009
Now that I am officially done with the semester (okay, not quite, I have a paper to write that I cannot seem to produce), I can start thinking about putting my life back together. Therefore, I publicly declare my goals for the summer:
1. clean my apartment - I got used to having a clean apartment when I had a roommate (I also got used to her doing the cleaning). When she moved out, I tried to keep up with it, and did for a few weeks. However, now the place is a complete disaster! Not only do I need to clean, I need to purge tons of stuff I've hoarded for years. My neighbors won't like me much as I single handedly fill the dumpster, but I will feel accomplished and unburdened!
2. clean my car - just as my apartment has spiraled into chaos, so has my car. Unlike my apartment, I should be able to take care of this in a single weekend (note the use of the word "should").
3. READ - I think I only read one book on my summer reading list last year. I underestimated the amount of time I'd spend working on Spanish. I am not taking classes this summer, and my second job allows me to read on the clock, so I have no excuses! I already have 5 books lined up (3 of which are YA novels). If you have any recommendations, please share!
4. blog - I think a post a week is a realistic goal for blogging. There's no point keeping this thing up if I don't write on it.
5. sleep - I have my second sleep study tonight. This is the one where they hook me up to the CPAP and calibrate it to my needs. I get to take the machine home with me in the morning and I will supposedly get restful sleep from now on. I honestly don't know what that means, or what to expect from this process; but if I can have a functioning brain again, I'll consider this whole thing a success.
So there you have it. My goals for the summer. As I accomplish one, I might add another, but let's not get carried away. I want to enjoy the break.
Posted by Erin at 3:07 PM
Monday, April 06, 2009
Sunday, April 05, 2009
Why do some gay men feel the urge to make out with women when they're drunk? Conversely, why do drunk women hit on openly gay men when they're drunk. Do different rules apply to sexual orientation when alcohol is involved? Okay, so I asked more than one question.
Friday, March 27, 2009
I'm back at the drive-in after a 6 month hiatus. I've stepped back into it like I've never been away. Not that it's really all that challenging, but still...
Posted by Erin at 8:06 PM
Wednesday, March 25, 2009
lookee here, a blog! my blog, you say? I have a blog? I don't remember. hmm... maybe I should write something.
Posted by Erin at 2:05 PM
Monday, March 02, 2009
I bought a new journal over the weekend. Anyone want to place bets on how long I'll actually write in it before I forget or give up or both?
Posted by Erin at 10:25 PM
Friday, February 20, 2009
I finally had enough and asked my roommate to move out last night. The final straw was my winged Nike sitting on my dining room table with a missing wing. Actually the final straw was her referring to my winged Nike as an angel. I've decided that I can't handle living with a 20 year old. I think even when the 20 year old is my own flesh and blood I won't want to live with her/him. I feel like a bitch, but this is necessary for my sanity.
Posted by Erin at 11:06 AM
Sunday, February 15, 2009
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Friday, February 13, 2009
Tuesday, February 10, 2009
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Thursday, February 05, 2009
Sunday, February 01, 2009
Monday, January 12, 2009
My year in review:
Posted by Erin at 5:46 PM
Friday, January 09, 2009
I stole this from eggface. I added a comment or two of my own when necessary. Sometimes it's good to remind ourselves where we've been.
Worst things about being fat:
I always thought one of the worst things about being fat was that other people knew my "issue" I mean most people have "issues" but they don't surface till you get to know a person... mine were right there on my backside, on my stomach... 100+ pounds of issues. They knew I was out of control and every other good thing in my life was negated because of that.
Other things that sucked about being fat:
-Having to drive around for "diva parking" because walking across the parking lot was tiring.
-Going shopping with friends and only being able to buy purses.
-When people you were with asked for a booth and you weren't sure you could fit.
-Going to concerts and not being able to fit into the t-shirts.
-Being hot all the time.
-Narrow aisles in stores (especially antique stores many times my butt almost took out a breakable or two)
-Weighing at the Dr. office and seeing them move that little metal weight over one more notch.
-Being limited to three clothing stores.
-Not getting much play anymore ;)
-People analyzing what you order at restaurants. Forget going into an ice cream shop.
-Airplane bathrooms. Enough said.
-Tray tables on planes and sitting in the middle seat.
-People always saying, "You have such a pretty face."
-Walking by a group of teenagers and hoping they didn't make comments.
-Having pictures taken.
-Ordering things like special shirts for an event or bridesmaid dresses.
-Those desks with attached chairs at University.
-Not fitting on roller coasters and amusement rides.
-Getting into contortions to paint my toes (or just to put on socks).
-Worrying when I heard a creak in a chair.
-Backseat seat belts.
-Old-fashioned movie theater seats and stadium seating.
-Packing a small getaway bag is impossible. 2 garments took up the whole bag.
-Summer clothing (sleeveless, short, revealing, definitely not fat-friendly)
-Never getting a piggy back ride or being swept off my feet.
I'm sure there are many more and it's been therapeutic making this list so as I think of more I'll add to it.
I never want to forget.
Posted by Erin at 2:54 PM