Thursday, March 24, 2011

Bad Taste In My Mouth

I think I am a happy person.

I like to make the most of the day, and try not to be the grump in the world even if part of my day is going badly or something odd is happening. That being said, a perfectly happy day can suddenly go sour when u get that weird eerie feeling inside. Kind of bone chilling, irritating, the kind of feeling that makes u want to do one of three things..

1. slap someone

2. go back to bed

3. scream and than have a drink/eat something greasy

or maybe u want to do all three because of the feeling..that's understandable too. slap someone, scream order fries and a beer..than go to bed...perfect..

I have that feeling right now. I was having a great day, happy, sunny, slept in, had a coffee..good day..than suddenly turned sour..trying to make it sweet again..but dang its hard. Its weird how just the littlest thing said by someone, or that you hear about can do that to a perfectly good day. Maybe my skin isn't thick today, maybe I am being to sensivite..maybe..but really i don't think that's it..i think its just me and that feeling is here because its supposed to be..and will always come back at times like today..

Anyway...that's that....just needed to vent i think. Do you ever feel that way suddenly in the middle of a perfectly good day?

Tuesday, March 22, 2011


Geekery is a section of items for sale one Etsy..there is not sorority girlery...or sportery..the geeks get their own category. now some of the stuff is pretty creative, but some others will blow your are a few favorites i found today.

Ghost Hunter Pasties..yes from pac-man. here is the link if you need to purchase. even information on types of glue to make them stick for prolonged stage use!

This yoda jar is a special one. You could get this for the people with the star wars wedding. Here is the link if you want to buy! Only 180.00
Cross stitch art is a growing trend on Etsy i do believe but i have yet to think its cool Still geeky to me, and old lady -ish..but there is no old ladyery category. Anyway Expletive Symbols cross stitched is weird, but it can be yours today if you want it!

This was found under geekery- than weird. I think weird fits the description. but it is a steel at only $15 plus..$4 for lung shipping.

a crystal pistol...weird geekery i have nothing else to say about this..u can follow the link instead of getting a picture...

Fairy Front Doors...pretty doors..but pretty random..and i don't get it.

Anyway..i think geekery takes the cake for weirdest category on Etsy...hope u all are having a great day...

Monday, March 21, 2011

may the force be with you

Everyone wants a good wedding day but these brides took good to mean they needed the force on their side. We all have favorite movies but these brides took it a little to far..

I wonder if which one the groom is?

No only are this bride and groom into star wars, but apparently so are all their friends and family. To all my friends who read this...if you have a star wars wedding i will not be dressing up to match..i apologize now.

This wedding wanted to give the formal storm trooper look. My question here is if the groom is surprising the bride with this theme change...

ahh how romantic..light sabers..or life savers as a little kid at church calls them...

i am a little curious if they dressed up a midget as yoda or a kid?

this one is by far the winner! Chew is there!!! and the little guy in the front is dressed up as R2D2...they believed in their theme...but still...not for me...however this wig would help if your a bride worried you wouldn't be able to get the full effect...


now if i was to theme a wedding after my favorite movie we would have no places for my lovely friends...unless u all came as wendy peffercorn..but than who would I be...hummm....i would need to marry benny the jet obviously... :)

ps... i still to this day have the sandlot memorized....

Friday, March 18, 2011

Quilting...part 1

So I have a new addiction in my life..I think it might even be beyond addiction and a full on obsesson..fabric..and with fabric comes..quilting...yes quilting..and no i am not a grandma, or Amish..or a stay at home mom or four kids. I am still Erin the adult sports coordinator who works two jobs for fun, with the recreation degree and a husband and a child...i mean poodle. Speaking of lewie, he has been enjoying this obsession too....Every time i lay one out, no matter the stage, he moves and lays right in the middle! (the one above is my now finished central park quilt)

Anyway, why quilting? i am still not really sure, but I think it has to do with the ability to create something with my hands from scratch. Every element of the quilt i get to decide on, from the fabric choices to the shapes, to the binding, to the backing to the actually quilting design. Love it. Also there are some pretty cool fabrics out there I never knew existed until recently.

Now first thing I should bring up is I am basically teaching myself via the blogging world. While I am good with shapes, colors, and design I am horrible with math and I have had only a small amount of time spent on a sewing machine growing up. I do not come from a long line of quilters, or anything like that. I believe my mom has made 2 that i know of in her life. Her sewing experience has been more on the clothing and decorating side of things. Anyway, needless to say as i go on my way with this addiction I am learning ALOT!!!

So how did this all start...about 2 years ago i told my mom i wanted to make a tee shirt out of all my sorority shirts... so we researched and together figured out how to do it. The quilt was about half way done with this happened... yep i got engaged. So not surprising, i was suddenly not interested in planning and making a quilt but instead planning my wedding..and on the side buying a finally this happened.. yay i am married...but the house wasnt done we still had this... and since i am the one with the good taste(dont tell jason i said that) i spent alot of time picking out everything...

which eventually we moved in and become this...

Than it needed decorated and we started to adjust to living in a new home as a little family ahhhh...

ok so how did this turn in to the quilt again...well one rainy weekend after eastern won the national championship...

I picked up my tshirt quilt and started it up again..i finished it in one sitting and well it was fun! So i ordered some fabric and started my central park quilt..and that's when I discovered the wonderful world of fabric that exists away from Joanns! Than one quilt just leads to another, and one blog leads to another full of here i am..below is my first quilt..the Alpha Xi Delta tee-shirt quilt!

I will admit..i took this quilt apart over 3 times at different stages to fix mistakes i didn't know i made. Its alot of work and if i had any advice for anyone wanting to make a quilt..I would say dont start with the tee-shirt! its harder than a normal one and HUGE!!!!

Anyway..thats how i got atticted to quilting..the first of many more quilting entries i am sure..

Friday, March 11, 2011

odd wedding photo of the week

who comes up with these ideas? photoshop is great, but really...this is just odd..i do wonder though if she is like 10 feet tall and he is a midget...i sure hope so and that they did this as a spin off to their height difference.

Thursday, March 10, 2011

remembering myspace quizes....

Ever been arrested? NOPE!!!!
Most hated chore on the household chore list? laundry
What do you consider your greatest achievement? graduating from college and getting a good job? not really sure..but that works i think
If Heaven exists, what would you like to hear God say when you arrive at the Pearly Gates? "good work snodgrass"
Do you have any phobias? mice
If you were to perform in the circus, what would you do? cartwheels
If you could be one kind of beer which one would you be and why? kokanee gold! cause its amazing duh!
If you were a kitchen appliance – what would you be? ummm my kitchen aid mixer?
Name 1 thing you miss about being a kid: the ice cream man & summers off
As a child, what did you want to be when you grew up?my brother and i were going to own our own porta potty company called scotties potties..Which is the best vacation you’ve ever had? san deigo with a bunch of friends probably
Which is the most funniest prank played on you or played by you? i hid natalies cell phone in the celling and kept calling it...
What is the craziest thing you have ever done? oh man..not sure how to answer this one..
List 1 thing you wish you could change about yourself: my popping jaw
Who would you turn to if you were in desperate need of help? daddy
If you could change the world what would you do? end hunger
Name 1 thing you love about being an adult: having money and happy hour
Which would you rather have, $50,000 or true love? love
Do you believe everything happens for a reason? i want to but i am not sure
What do you consider the most important event of your life so far? moving away from home to go to college
What would be your dream job? today? stay at home poodle mom who quilts and attends happy hour with her besties daily
If you HAD to change your name, what would you change it to? Kathleen Erin?lol
Name three exotic countries you would like to visit: costa rica, Brazil and Argentina
If you could add a single option to your car, what would you add? fly
If you could start your own restaurant, what would it be? a sports bar/grill with amazing french dips.
What goal do you most want to accomplish in your lifetime? kiddos
If you could go on a road trip with any person (dead or alive), who would you choose and where would you go? me and u could go to new Orleans for mardi gras!

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

sk8 park wedding

Shes loves her the sk8er boy...or should i say BMXer boy...I think Avril LeVigne would be proud of this green converse wearing brunette bride. Married at the sk8 park. (i write sk8 instead of skate because it makes me looker more punk) Her husbands favorite place on earth..ahhh how romantic...check out these photos ...
lets start on the romantic sitting pose on top of a minor vert ramp. They are gazing off in the distance, like its a pretty sunset off the California coast...but in reality we all know its probably some group of teens smoking or a cop questioning a kid with a spray paint can in his hand. (by the way, this photographer did a great job erasing the graffiti in photoshop)In this photo we get the front view of them gazing off into the the placement of the its a pretty bouquet of flowers or a classic car...really its a crappy old black bike, even the rubber tires don't match...classy! (again, good job getting rid of the graffiti photographer, we all know no skate parks ramps look that clean)
Now for the group photo...glad they didn't forget this or the pile of crappy bikes...looks like a few members of the bridal party don't use sk8 park much (sorry that was mean)... the grooms men look pretty conservative from what i expected, but i really wish that pile of bikes was in front of those bridesmaids AWFUL mis matching dresses...even the tones of green are off.. ugly..yucky...i would like to point out the one groomsman with the sean white expected! love it!
off to live happily ever after they will ride on the little black bike...with a cardboard just married much do you want to bet that sign was made on the back of a busch light box..i can guarantee it. I also love the grooms look here..old jeans, the i dont get a crap facial expression...sitting on his bike like..."enough already, i need a smoke' I think the bride just got gum on her shoe..and is trying to fake that smile...

gotta love the sk8er/bmx wedding..bless there u think they paid the poser kids to get out of the park for their celebration...