a little bit of erica by my side

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

Month: December, 2013

Said The Night Wind To The Little Lamb


I am not religious, but Christmas is a very important time of year to me. For me, it is a celebration of love, family, friends, friends who pretty much are family, and generosity. It is a time to come together over food, board games, movies, music, and conversations. There is something that brings people together when the weather gets cold. People want to be close to each other and nurture those relationships that are important to them. I have so much to be thankful for this season. I like to use this time to reconnect with people who, like me, are so busy during the school year and in various locations in the world. 

Spread some love, spread some cheer, and season the heck out of those greetings. For whatever you celebrate, or don’t celebrate at all, I hope you have a good one. Happy day to you!


They’re Good Tools To Express Yourself


My best friend is the best. She is the one who has gotten me back into music. We jam, we busk, we create goofy songs, and we have an all around ball.

She has lent me one of her guitars until I get my own. She has let me keep it for months. MONTHS! 

I am excited to be able to continue to create music and memories with my bestie. 

My musical wishlist is as follows:
– Acoustic Guitar
– Ukulele
– Egg Shakers
– Tambourine
– Box Drum

‘S’ To The ‘L’ To The ‘O-T-H!’



DJ Roomba, Tearin’ It Up

Aziz Ansari is a really funny person. I love him on Parks and Rec, his stand up, and his various bit roles in other films and projects. Check out the links below and this great list of what I like to call ‘Aziz-isms.” 


I laugh like a fool when Aziz makes jokes. And I quote his lines in my head from time to time… and out loud too. 

Aziz discussing dating on Conan

Aziz being Zach Galifianakis’s Swagger Coach, Taavon

Some advice from Aziz on Parks and Rec about treating yo’ self


Grab A Kazoo, Let’s Have A Duel


Frontier Psychiatrist
I… I felt strangely hypnotised
I was in another world, a world of 20.000 girls
And milk! Rectangles, to an optometrist, the man with the golden eyeball
And tighten your buttocks, pour juice on your chin
I promise my girlfriend I’d, the violin, violin, violin …

Frontier Psychiatrist by Avalanches

But You Learn, Oh You Learn

I will be the first to admit that I was an asshole tonight. I don’t even have an excuse and I am not going to try to come up with one. The words I said do not reflect who I am, what I stand for, or the love and respect I have for the person. I am embarrassed.

I have learned from this experience. I have learned that great friends forgive you when you are an asshole. I have learned that owning your actions and words is important. I learned that one instance does not create who you are. I also learned that how you deal with something makes a difference. 

I don’t think I am an asshole, I just had an asshole moment. And from that moment I have gained new understanding. So thank you friend for calling me on my inappropriateness and making me look at my actions. I needed it.



Think You Feel Good And You Probably Will


Breathe in the good thoughts, breathe out the bad. Allow yourself to accept the things that are out of your control. Let people see you for who you are and love you just the same. Do not worry yourself with things that other people do, think, or feel. Taking care of your own actions, thoughts, and feelings is enough to take on. Drink a glass of water, eat some veggies, and get some exercise. Today is a good day to face the world.  



Charlie Hunnam



Look at this cute little fur-ball. Just the cutest.


Create It And Bring It Into Existence

Look at this scarf. Just take a little look-see.


I made this in half an hour. HALF AN HOUR! Check out the youtube video that taught me how, here. It is so cozy. My cat, Rueban, help me knit it… meaning she played with the yarn and was a general maniac. I think that is why cats can’t do many crafts. They get distracted by the yarn. And they don’t have thumbs.

And, while I was doing crafts today and yesterday I watched Titanic. I love that movie. And so, I post this. Enjoy.