Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Ginormous Give Away for a Good Cause!!

One of my favorite blogs to read, BurghBaby, is giving away nifty cool amounts of awesome loot at her site today in an attempt to do something good.

BurghBaby's mom is trying to raise money for the Flight 93 Memorial Fund by donating any and all revenue her site earns in the month of September

Since today is the last day of September give her a hand won't you?
Head on over to her place and start clicking around. Help raise some coin for a really good cause!

Sunday, September 28, 2008

What I'm surfing...

I figured Blake has the "What I'm Reading" entrys down pat, so I'd leave a lttle note about what the hell I do all night on the Internets.

Kso, here you go, all three of you who actually read this (thank you tho)

Evertime Realms
My Boyfriends website.
Blake puts all of his stuff here: Random thoughts, Ongoing novels (Summer Love, you should be reading it ok?! Go. ) Movie, book, comic and TV reviews. He also links to his Comic's podcast here, the 2 in 1 Showcase.
And you know what...Im not just putting this here first cause I luff him so.
Before Blake and I got together I was reading his old ER site, as well as his book Other Peoples Heroes, I liked the way he wrote, and if we had not of gotten together romantically I can guarantee you his site would still be near the top of the list.

The Dak Tower.com
A long time ago, in a land far far away there was a little site called thedarktower.net
It was a happy place for fans of Stephen King's Dark Tower series. A place to talk about the 4 books that were already out, and to guess as to what would become of Roland and his Ka-tet, and shortly after I found it, a place to wait, breathless with anticipation for the last 3 books in the series to be released.
It is also the place where I met a blue eyed guy named Blake.
Fast forward to now, tdt.net is a memory.
BUT some of the folks who used to frequent that site have created thier own.
thedarktower.com is a wonderful site, bursting with info about the Dark Tower books, as well as other King stuff, message boards, collectors forums, a DTbay and Towerwiki.
If you are a fan of The Dark Tower, or Stephen King, you should go check it out.

I'm a Geek. I'm pretty open about that. Movies and books and comics and Batman (he gets his own category)
I am not as big a geek as some of the guys here though lol (and thats not a bad thing either)
Do you like comics. Then you should be here.
Reviews, discusions, original colums and articles.
Ever wonder who would win in a fight: WonderWoman or Aquaman? You'll find it there.

2 in 1 Showcase on Comics
Blake and Chase argue about Comics and pop culture every week.
Occasional drive by appearances from the other Super Buddies: Mike, Kenny,Jenny and Myself.
Its golden, trust.
Listen in.

I'm addicted to twitter.
Short, simple answers to the questions:What are you doing/What are you thinking right now.
Look for me...www.twitter.com/erinpatricia

The Bathroom Wall.
Erin's OLDEST internet site.
I doscovered TBW in college, in 1996.
I still post there, though certainly not with the regularity I did 12 years ago.
Wow. 12 years.
Its just a place to virtually write something on the bathroom wall.
Though over the course of 12 years a few friendships are forged :)
Keep it clean though please.

LOL Cats, Fail Blog, Graph Jam, Look Alikes, Pundit Kitchen, Engrish is Funny
Funny stuff.
I check in here for a laugh.
LOL Cats rule, and from them were born the other sites listed
Links to all at the top of the lolcats page.

I'm snarky. I like reading snarky stuff.
Snarky ripping on stupid celebrities...even better.
The only gossip site I read since Dont Judge Me went dormant(rip)

Maybe I lied above...can this be considered a gossip site.
Anyhoo, I hate hypocritical people.
This site turns a big old spotlight on em.
Especially those nitwits from PETA

Player vs. Player
The only Webcomic I really read on any kind of regular basis.
The life and times of the employees of PVP magazine.
I love it. Try it out.

"PostSecret is an ongoing community art project where people
mail in their secrets anonymously on one side of a postcard."
I love this site.

Almost a sister site to Post Secret
"We collect FOUND stuff: love letters, birthday cards, kids' homework, to-do lists, ticket stubs, poetry on napkins, telephone bills, doodles - anything that gives a glimpse into someone
else's life. Anything goes..."

I'm thinking this is gonna be a part one...I'm sure the second I hit publish I'll think of more sites to add. Till then, click around and find somewhere new.

Ear Candy...MIA Paper Planes

Saturday, September 27, 2008

On the lighter side...

Since I was so emo yesterday heres some fluff.

As of today, Sepember 27, 2008, this is my current ProjectPlaylist...erm...playlist, normally found on my MySpace page.

My musical tastes are wide,varying and eccletic (read: I'm Weird)

Clicky Clicky

It goes through changes once in a while, whenever a new son or artist catches my fancy.

Thursday, September 25, 2008


So another "former" is now happily married.
And here I sit.
Don't get me wrong. I love my Blake, very much. And a trip down the aisle is planned for the future, most definately, but Im just sitting here wondering why I'm not there yet.
The cheaters, the beaters, the ones who hurt me and lied to me and broke my heart.
All married. All happy. Babies and good jobs and happy pictures.
Maybe Im being childish and selfish, but where is the fucking justice in that?
Im done.
I'm too fucking tired to be all emo tonight.

And yeah, I locked comments on this.
Not that anyone fucking reads this anyways to comment.
I dont wanna hear platitudes.

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Just out of curiosity...

Is anyone reading this.

Other than Blake of course.

I know I'm not all that funny or interesting, but I dont wanna waste my time too much if the answer is no.

Theres a little linky thing over there that says comment.

Use it, let me know.


Ear (and Eye) Candy.....Season Premiere of Without A Trace

Monday, September 22, 2008

Ear Candy

I'm not like them
But I can pretend
The sun is gone
But I have a light
The day is done
But I'm having fun

I think I'm dumb
or maybe just happy
Think I'm just happy
my heart is broke
But I have some glue
help me inhale
And mend it with you
We'll float around
And hang out on clouds
Then we'll come down
And have a hangover... have a hangover

Skin the sun
Fall asleep
Wish away
The soul is cheap
Lesson learned
Wish me luck
Soothe the burn
Wake me up

I'm not like them
But I can pretend
The sun is gone
But I have a light
The day is done
But I'm having fun

I think I'm dumb


150 things...How many have you done?

Mine are initalics

01. Bought everyone in the bar a drink
02. Swam with wild dolphins
03. Climbed a mountain
04. Taken a Ferrari for a test drive
05. Been inside the Great Pyramid
06. Held a tarantula
07. Taken a candlelit bath with someone
08. Said “I love you” and meant it
09. Hugged a tree
10. Bungee jumped
11. Visited Paris
12. Watched a lightning storm at sea
13. Stayed up all night long and saw the sun rise
14. Seen the Northern Lights
15. Gone to a huge sports game
16. Walked the stairs to the top of the leaning Tower of Pisa
17. Grown and eaten your own vegetables
18. Touched an iceberg
19. Slept under the stars
20. Changed a baby’s diaper
21. Taken a trip in a hot air balloon
22. Watched a meteor shower
23. Gotten drunk on champagne
24. Given more than you can afford to charity
25. Looked up at the night sky through a telescope
26. Had an uncontrollable giggling fit at the worst possible moment
27. Had a food fight
28. Bet on a winning horse
29. Asked out a stranger
30. Had a snowball fight
31. Screamed as loudly as you possibly can
32. Held a lamb
33. Seen a total eclipse
34. Ridden a roller coaster
35. Hit a home run
36. Danced like a fool and not cared who was looking
37. Adopted an accent for an entire day
38. Actually felt happy about your life, even for just a moment
39. Had two hard drives for your computer
40. Visited all 50 states
41. Taken care of someone who was drunk.
42. Had amazing friends
43. Danced with a stranger in a foreign country
44. Watched wild whales
45. Stolen a sign
46. Backpacked in Europe.
47. Taken a road-trip
48. Gone rock climbing
49. Midnight walk on the beach
50. Gone sky diving
51. Visited Ireland
52. Been heartbroken longer than you were actually in love
53. In a restaurant, sat at a stranger’s table and had a meal with them
54. Visited Japan
55. Milked a cow
56. Alphabetized your CDs
57. Pretended to be a superhero
58. Sung karaoke
59. Lounged around in bed all day
60. Played touch football
61. Gone scuba diving
62. Kissed in the rain
63. Played in the mud
64. Played in the rain
65. Gone to a drive-in theater
66. Visited the Great Wall of China
67. Started a business
68. Fallen in love and not had your heart broken
69. Toured ancient sites
70. Taken a martial arts class
71. Played D&D for more than 6 hours straight
72. Gotten married
73. Been in a movie
74. Crashed a party
75. Gotten divorced
76. Gone without food for 5 days
77. Made cookies from scratch
78. Won first prize in a costume contest
79. Ridden a gondola in Venice
80. Gotten a tattoo
81. Rafted the Snake River
82. Been on television news programs as an “expert”
83. Got flowers for no reason
84. Performed on stage
85. Been to Las Vegas
86. Recorded music
87. Eaten shark
88. Kissed on the first date
89. Gone to Thailand
90. Bought a house
91. Been in a combat zone
92. Buried one/both of your parents
93. Been on a cruise ship
94. Spoken more than one language fluently
95. Performed in Rocky Horror
96. Raised children
97. Followed your favorite band/singer on tour
99. Taken an exotic bicycle tour in a foreign country
100. Picked up and moved to another city to just start over
101. Walked the Golden Gate Bridge
102. Sang loudly in the car, and didn’t stop when you knew someone was looking
103. Had plastic surgery
104. Survived an accident that you shouldn’t have survived
105. Wrote articles for a large publication
106. Lost over 100 pounds
107. Held someone while they were having a flashback
108. Piloted an airplane
109. Touched a stingray
110. Broken someone’s heart
111. Helped an animal give birth
112. Won money on a T.V. game show
113. Broken a bone
114. Gone on an African photo safari
115. Had a facial part pierced other than your ears
116. Fired a rifle, shotgun, or pistol
117. Eaten mushrooms that were gathered in the wild
118. Ridden a horse
119. Had major surgery
120. Had a snake as a pet
121. Hiked to the bottom of the Grand Canyon
122. Slept for more than 30 hours over the course of 48 hours
123. Visited more foreign countries than U.S. states
124. Visited all 7 continents
125. Taken a canoe trip that lasted more than 2 days
126. Eaten kangaroo meat
127. Eaten sushi
128. Had your picture in the newspaper
129. Changed someone’s mind about something you care deeply about
130. Gone back to school
131. Parasailed
132. Touched a cockroach
133. Eaten fried green tomatoes
134. Read The Iliad
135. Selected one “important” author who you missed in school, and read
136. Killed and prepared an animal for eating
137. Skipped all your school reunions
138. Communicated with someone without sharing a common spoken language
139. Been elected to public office
140. Written your own computer language
141. Thought to yourself that you’re living your dream
142. Had to put someone you love into hospice care
143. Built your own PC from parts
144. Sold your own artwork to someone who didn’t know you
145. Had a booth at a street fair
146. Dyed your hair
147. Been a DJ
148. Shaved your head
149. Caused a car accident
150. Saved someone’s life


My neices gave me a cold...
Not just a cold, mind you.
But the cold to end all colds. The Plague, The Black Death, Captain Trips.
Painfully stuffed nose, sinuses from hell, sore throat, itchy watery eyes, fever.
I. Am. Miserable.
And Blake is nowhere near enough to give me snuggles and make me feel better.

In other non "I'm dying from the plague"news.

Watching Dr. Horrible (http://www.drhorrible.com/) has completely re-ignitede my Doogie Howser MD era Neil Patrick Harris crush.

I downloaded the first season of "How I Met Your Mother" tonight.
I'm on episode 4.
Why wasnt I watching this before?!!?

Ear (and Eye) Candy.... How I Met Your Mother, Season 1, Episode 5 "Okay, Awesome!"

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Your Thrift Store and You, Part 2

When you donate goods to us please please please keep things seperate.
If you have a large garbage bag of clothing please do not throw in a couple of highly breakable vases.
The vases WILL get broken, and the employees will more likely than not slice open their fingers when sorting through your bag.
If you are placing your old dirty smelly jeans and sweatshirts in a large cardboard box, please refrain from randomly throwing in a very sharp carving knife.
A very sharp carving knife that quite literally would of sliced me open from finger tip to wrist had I not encountered the flat side of the blade.
Also, if you donated that box, I hope you choke on a chicken wing.

Ear Candy .... Atlantic City Bruce Springsteen

Your Thrift Store and You.

I work in a thrift store.
People donate their gently used goods and we either recycle them or resell them.

You would think that common sense would raise its head when it comes to what to, and what not to donate.

You would think.

You'd be wrong.

Heres a handy little guide for you and yours.

Helpful Tips and Tricks for Donating to your local Thrift Store:

Part One... CLOTHING.
We sell your used clothing. Yeah we do. What we dont sell we recycle or send off to people who dont even have the money to buy clothing at the thrift store. So, when we ask for your gently used clothing we mean GENTLY USED.
This means please stop giving us your dirty clothing.

Dirty...Food stains, Paint splatters, Massive amounts of pet hair, blood, feces, urine and other bodily fluids. SOMEONE has to sort through all of your donations. I dont give you bags of my drty socks and stained underwear to pick through, why should you do it to me.
Trust me, NOONE wants to touch your dirty filthy crotched undies.
When you are going through your clothing think like this...Would I pay money for that??
We DO NOT have washers and dryers...if its dirty or ripped or gross just fucking throw it away.
Stop using the Thrift Store as your garbage can.

Leaving money in pants and purses is greatly appreciated.
We get paid SHIT, so finding a ten dollar bill in the back pocket of a pair of denim shorts makes my day, so it does.

Linens...pretty much the same rules.
If you never wash your hair and you drool we do NOT want your pillows and pillowcases. If you dont wash or change your sheets please keep them, throw them out or burn them.

Misc. items....If it still works then yes we would love to have it. If its broken, rusty,missing pieces don't bother.
Oh, and anything with a cloth electrical cord, please just throw it away.

We dont want your old dirty shoes, your used dishes and pots and pans if there is still food in them and we especially dont want your old porn or vibrators (yes, we get those. I have seen 4-5 in my 2.5 years at the Store)

I'm sure Ill think of more for this list.
Please take it to heart, Im so tired of going through crap at work.

Ear Candy.... Ghost XXXII Nine Inch Nails

One day they will rise up and have their revenge...

Ear Candy... Waiting for Somebody Paul Westerberg

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Zoo Fun.

On sunday my Mother and I took my Neices to the Pittsburgh Zoo.
Baby tigers playing,Penguins swimming, Lil' Baby Elephants and Mufasa, and Mr. Ray, and MONKEYS!! LOOK!! MONKEYS!!! and FISH! LOOK AUNT ERIN ITS NEMO!!!!!1!!111!
It was the hot and humid day from hell but they seemed to enjoy it very much.
And Elise got to see an elephant poop.
And she is still telling everyone about it.
"I saw and Lelephant! And it POOPED! It POOPED BIG!!"
She proceeded to tell her Grammy and Pappers, and her Mom, and the other kids in the tumblig class she went to last night, she told everyone that she saw an elephant poop.
I love that kid. Pictures n stuff...

Currently Listening: Nobody Puts Baby In The Corner Fallout Boy

Dazed and Infused

So I saw a ginourmous bottle of Absolut Vodka on sale the other day and decided to experiment.

Fresh Strawberries and Plums
Canning jars
Homemade Strawberry and Homemade Plum Vodka.

I'm letting them sit for a week.
So Ill let you know sunday if it worked or not.

Ear Candy....We Are Rockstars Does It Offend You, Yeah?

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Ear Candy

I think I'd like to do this once in a while.
Post some lyrics, hope someone goes out and listens to the song.
Possibly find something new.
Anyways...here we go.

Dolphin -- Poe
There's a broken beam inside of the big big bridge
I guess that whole thing is caving in
Maybe it is time I learn how to swim
I'll be a dolphin
I'll be a dolphin
Sometimes I think I'm breaking down
And other times I think that I'm fine
But something got into my engine
It slowed me down
Now I gotta turn this whole thing around
I'm gonna be a dolphin
Gonna be a dolphin
I'm gonna be a dolphin
Gonna be a dolphin
There's not a lot I believe anymore
I mistrust everything I am longing for
And there's not a lot that I know anymore
But I know if a good bridge is burning
You gotta be a dolphin
You gotta be a dolphin
You gotta be a dolphin
You gotta be a dolphin
Sometimes I think you're crazy and sick
And other times I think you're so fine
But I know I'm in danger 'cause
You feel like a stranger
And I know that something's going to give
When I dive into that ocean
God I hope I don't sink like a stone-NO
Gonna move like a dolphin
May be a lot I don't know about you
But I know if I don't swim,
I'm already drowning
'Cause a broken bridge
Is a broken bridge
So I swim to you now
Ohh...Here I come
Ohh...Here I come
Ohh...Here I come
I'll be a dolphin
There's a broken beam inside of the big big bridge
I guess at this time I have to swim
I'll swim
I'll swim
I'll swim

Greetings and Welcome.

I'm Erin.
Who the heck are you?

Actually, a better question is why the hell I signed up for a Blogger/Blogspot/Whatever account in the first place.
Basically, I wanted to make sure I had my name here (erinpatricia) and also maybe a place to put down things I didn't feel like pouring into MySpaz or FailBook, or my redheaded step-child of a blog, LiveJournal.
I dunno.
Maybe I just wanted a picture on my boyfriends blog.
Who knows.
This might take off for me, and Ill update it every freaking day.
Or I'll forget about it within a week.

I'm hoping for a happy medium.

So, be prepared for pictures of my neices.,pictures of my friends, and other assorted random shit.

Till the next time I remember to post something here.
See ya on the flip side

Now Listening.... "Beautiful Girl" by POE