Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Happy Birthday to YOU!

People who remember other people's birthdays amaze me (you know who you are).
I've been friends with Sarah since 1986, and I'm pretty sure her birthday is in July.
Just kidding, it's January.
The point is, It's been 23 years, and I'm only pretty sure.
I try to make a point of remembering family member's birthdays, but beyond that, I'm hopeless.
So, dear friends, I'm going to forget your birthdays. It's not personal. I care about you. A lot.
What if I were to just wish all of you a blanket Happy Birthday from time to time? Perhaps quarterly?
I'll try.
So, Happy Birthday to YOU! (All of you.)

Dear Past Erin,

The milk is sour.
In the middle of the night.
This quantifier will make the sour taste much, much worse.
Sincerely yours,
Future Erin
p.s. Throw out the hummus.

Tuesday, April 28, 2009


I heart Danny Gokey.

Monday, April 27, 2009


I miss Gertrude.
Sometimes I wish she'd pull a Lazarus and come forth to tell her (albeit former) caregiver to stop spending what's left of the money, and put the furniture back where it was.


Have you guys tried the Campbell's reduced salt soups?
They're awful.

Friday, April 24, 2009

New Bike

I got a new bike.
I had visions of riding all over St. Paul with Shirley in our matching helmets and our cute Burley trailer, saving the Earth from the noxious fumes of our mini-van.
I'm gonna let you in on a little secret.
Riding a a workout.
It hurts. A lot.
I'm not sure I'm that into my new bike anymore.

Thursday, April 23, 2009


Have you seen those Macy's commercials touting "everyday value?"
I guess when I think of Macy's, value isn't the first thing that comes to mind.
I'm just saying.

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

New Blog!

Check out Sasha's new photography blog!
I love her.

Sunday, April 19, 2009

On the way home from church...

Erin: Complain, complain, whine. Grump, growl, complain, complain. Moan, groan. Complain.
[Removes pillbox from purse.]
Richard: What are you taking?
Erin: Vitamin B6. It helps with PMS.
Richard: You have PMS? I didn't notice.

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Diet Foods

The following foods are such hard work to eat that you stop eating before you're full.
They are Haiku Lady approved diet foods:

-Chicken wings
-Taco salad
-Chinese food
-Crab legs

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Christ is risen, indeed!

I haven't had my "ideal" Easter.
I look forward to Resurrection Sunday services every year. Easter is hands-down, my favorite holiday. I love to honor the day the tomb was found empty.
Well...Shirley had a complete meltdown in the nursery, and Richard and I had to sit in the cry room for part of the sermon until SJ lost it in there, too. So, we moved to the nursing room, where the sound wasn't working properly. As Rich and I made our way back to the sanctuary for the rest of the music, I snarkily said, "Happy Easter," then burst into tears.
That's when it occurred to me: Christ died for me (and you) EVERY day. Not just on a special Sunday with my favorite music and Easter dresses with matching bonnets.
So, Happy Resurrection Sunday from me and mine.
f you read nothing today, read this: Christ died and rose again for us. You and me. He took our sins upon him so that we could be washed clean every day. Not just today.

Friday, April 10, 2009

Good Friday

Oh, praise the one who paid my debt
and raised this life up from the dead!

Thursday, April 09, 2009

Law & Order

If I've learned anything from the hours of Law & Order that I've watched, it's to clean up a mean crime scene. I could TOTALLY get away with murder.

Sunday, April 05, 2009

Some important questions:

Why did this guy have mustard on his dashboard?
And, more importantly, why aren't we friends?