a little bit of erica by my side

mambo number 5 had it right, we all need a little erica in our lives :)

Month: May, 2013

Take The World In A Love Embrace


Some days I get stressed out and I don’t even realize it. I need to breathe. I need to live in the moment. I need to focus my thoughts in positive directions.

The picture posted above makes me think of hippies. I think it is the flower ring that creates the association… and maybe that I believe that hippies are very go-with-the-flow-live-in-the-moment kind of people. I don’t know. What I do know, it that I have included a few pictures of hippies just to make me a little happier.





Let’s Have A Laugh: Part 2

I have posted before about saving funny images to my computer to provide a quick day changer. Here is the second instalment.

Exhibit B:


Exhibit C:


These two pictures are from this funny post.

I am laughing so much about these pictures. Who thinks of this shit?! Hilarious!

Breathe In


When I first started this blog I had a goal to do yoga everyday… That lasted for about a day. Life got busy and, truthfully, I was looking for an excuse to not do it. But, I am having some pain in my knee (partly because I am so far away from the great Dr. Lisa at Inspire Chiropractic!) and I think it is time to get back to it. I think I need to set a timeline in which I will have completed a certain amount of yoga sessions. 

I have friends coming to visit in June. I think they will be here close to the end of that month, maybe the middle… I can’t be sure at this point. My goal is to do 24 days of yoga. Not even days I suppose. If there is a day that I do two sessions, that counts as two, not one. 24 is the goal. 24 hours in a day, 24 days of yoga in a month. I’m starting today. 

L’Art Pour L’Art


I want to do so many art projects/crafts! But I don’t have my sewing machine here or some of my other craft supplies… Also, working two jobs does not provide me with enough free time to indulge in the amount of creating that would satiate my imagination.

“It Does Not Do To Dwell On Dreams And Forget To Live”

I feel like I don’t have enough time. 


Which, really, is a silly thing to say. I have exactly as much time as I need. I have the time that is required to make up a second, a minute, and an hour. With these things I have the ability to create a day, a week, a month… I have the ability to create a life.

How long will my life be? I don’t know. And I wouldn’t want to know even if I could. I think that not knowing how much time you have left gives life a purpose. If I knew that I would die tomorrow I would live differently. I would be frantic. I would be trying to fit in everything that I would feel was important. And in trying to fit in everything, I would miss out on the whole purpose of life – which is to live it.

I think the most important parts of life are the in betweens – the pieces that make up the transitions, the parts that link us to our next adventure. Appreciating the time I have and being mindful of what I do with my time will help me feel grounded. It will help me feel that I have all the time I need. 



I left my heart to the wild hunt a-comin
I live until the call
And I plan to be forgotten when I’m gone
Yes I’ll be leavin’ in the fall

The Wild Hunt – The Tallest Man on Earth

“Extremely Tight Pants”


This game…. is just terribly funny. There is a lot of offensive material in this free downloadable game, but it does make for a great drinking game. The drunker you get, the funnier some of the combinations become. It is like the game Apples to Apples… except not kid friendly. If you get a chance, give it a try. 

(The title of this post is just one example of the hilarity that comes with these cards. You can order it online for something like $25, or download the free pdf and get it printed at a copy centre for about the same price. So technically the game is free… it is just the printing that costs you money.)

Owl Be Happy When It’s Over


I don’t give a hoot about homework… but here I am trying to channel my inner owl once again. Summer school, especially distance education, is never as good of an idea as it seems. 

This Life Is More Than Just A Read Through


Greedy little people in a sea of distress
Keep your more to receive your less
Unimpressed by material excess
Love is free love me say hell yes

Give It Away – Red Hot Chili Peppers

Happy Free Confused And Lonely In The Best Way


I don’t know about you, but I’m feeling 22