Rhapsody in Black

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Saturday, February 21, 2004

Oh To Be Young Again

I will capitalize everything that I relate to from my childhood (yes a child of the infamous 80's)


1. YOU'VE EVER ENDED A SENTENCE WIT THE WORD "PSYCHE."

2. YOU CAN SING THE RAP TO THE "FRESH PRINCE OF BEL AIR"

3. YOU WORE BIKER SHORTS UNDER YOUR SKIRTS AND FELT STYLISH...a trend my mother was thankful I outgrew

4. YOU YEARNED TO BE A MEMBER OF THE BABY-SITTERS CLUB AND TRIED TO START A CLUB OF YOUR OWN

5. YOU OWNED THE STRAWBERRY SHORT CAKE DOLLS

6. YOU KNOW THAT "WOAH" COMES FROM JOEY ON BLOSSOM

7. TWO WORDS: M.C. HAMMER...shhhhhh that is a secret

8. IF YOU EVER WATCHED "Fraggle Rock."

9. HAD PLASTIC STREAMERS ON MY BIKE HANDLE BARS

10. YOU CAN SING THE INTIRE "DUCK TALES" THEME SONG

11. HEN IT WAS ACTUALLY WORTH GETTING UP ON SATURDAY MORNINGS TO WATCH CARTOONS

12. YOU WORE A PONYTAIL ON THE SIDE OF YOUR HEAD

13. You saw the original "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" on the big screen.

14. You got super-excited when it was Oregon Trail day in computer class at school.

15. You made your Mom buy one of those clips that would hold your shirt in a knot on the side.....EWWWWWWWW

16. PLAYED THE GAME "MASH"..still do...he he no i am kidding

17. You wore Jordache Jean jacket and you were proud of it...I wore the pants..jean jackets were rebellious to my mother

18. L.A. GEAR

19. You wanted to change your name to "JEM" in Kindergarten.
20. YOU REMEMBER READING "Tales of a fourth grade nothing" AND ALL THE RAMONA BOOKS

21. YOU KNOW THE PROFOUND MEANING OF "WAX ON, WAX OFF."

22. You wanted to be a Goonie....again rebellious

23. YOU WORE FLUORESCENT CLOTHING

24. You can remember what Michael Jackson looked like before his nose fell off...

25. You PONDERED WHY SMURFETTE WAS THE ONLY FEMALE SMURF.....dude I know why she was the only female.....

26. YOU TOOK LUNCH PAILS TO SCHOOL

27. YOU REMEMBER THE CRAZE, THEN THE BANNING OF SLAP BRACELETS

28. YOU STILL GET THE URGE TO SAY "NOT" AFTER EVERY SENTENCE

29. YOU REMEMBER HYPERCOLOUR T-SHIRTS

30. BARBIE AND THE ROCKERS WAS YOUR FAVOURITE BAND

31. YOU THOUGHT "She-Ra" AND "He-Man" SHOULD HOOK UP

32. YOU THOUGHT YOUR CHILDHOOD FRIENDS WOULD NEVER LEAVE YOU BECAUSE YOU SWAPPED FRIENDSHIP BRACELETS....and then I beat them up

33. YOU EVER OWNED A PAIR OF JELLY SHOES

34. AFTER YOU SAW "Pee-Wee's Big Adventure" YOU KEPT SAYING "I know what you are, but what am I?"

35. YOU REMEMBER"'I've fallen and I can't get up"....

36. You remember going to the skating rink before there were inline skates.

37. YOU GOT SERIOUSLY INJURED ON A SLIP AND SLIDE

38. YOU PLAYED WITH A SKIP IT....actually I just learned how to use one, and I am in my 20's

39. YOU HAD OR ATTENDED A BIRTHDAY PARTY AT MCDONALD'S

40. You've gone through this list occasionally saying "Totally awesome"
41. YOU REMEMBER POPPLES

42. "Don't worry, be happy"

43. YOU WORE EIGHT PAIRS OF SOCKS OVER TIGHTS WITH HIGH TOP REEBOKS

44. YOU WORE SOCKS SCRUMCHED DOWN

45. "Miss MARY MACK MACK, all dressed in BLACK BLACK BLACK" Or, Ms. Susie had a steamboat, the steamboat had a bell (toot toot) Ms. Susie went to heaven, the steamboat went to...
46. YOU REMEMBER BOOM BOXES VS. CD PLAYERS

47. You remember watching both "Gremlins" movies
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48. YOU KNOW WHAT IT MEANT TO SAY "Care Bear Stare!"

49. YOU REMEMBER WATCHING RAINBOW BRIGHT AND MY LITTLE PONY

50. You thought Doogie Howser was hot.
51. YOU REMEMBER ALF

52. YOU REMEMBER NEW KIDS ON THE BLOCK WHEN THEY WER COOL

53. YOU KNEW ALL THE CHARACTERS NAMES AND THEI LIFE STORIES ON "Saved By the Bell,"

54. You know all the words to Bon Jovi.

Well there you have it, I am old what can I say.

Friday, February 20, 2004

Reading Break

I am still hung up onthe whole reading break thing. Lucky for you readers it is a subject that I am not going to complain about. Although one complaint I have to mention is that it went by way too fast. I have enjoyed every minute of my lounging around and for a second I had a dream that I was in Florida. days one and two of reading break were spent in Windsor href="http://www.vandermunnik.ca/Windsor"> in case you want to see pictures, you can click here or go to the links part of this page. I had a slight blast. I went with a friend from school who evidently didn't talk my ear off the whole drive down....and likewise, I didn't talk her ear off. I would just like to say that she is smart for only getting us lost (roughly) 5 times. Great Job! The drive there was about 4 hours, with a stop off at Tim Horton's where we listened to an old man conversation about women beating. Very enlighteneing. We drove to Aaron's house, went to a hockey game, and went out to play pool. I have vidoe footage coming soon. Mostly I did alot of bashing sarah on the video, but it was all in good clean fun (whoooo aaaa haaa haa). Second day we went to jon's house and watched movies with I don't care to mention titles here, and had a leisurly time in the hot tub. It was warm, I had fun. The drive home went well, and we stopped off at McD's and took more vidoes.

Day 3: wrote a paper which took me all day, luckily for me I spent the day in sweat pants and a tee shirt. I also did some other things but I forget what they are.
Day 4: babysat kids......got gas, worked on school work, did laundry, went out with some people Ihadn't seen in ages. It was super
Day 5: (today) slept in til....late....watched t.v. ate a bagel, did school work.....I do have to work today still. But my reading week has been so restful. I am glad that I didn't go away too far. I have enjoyed the company of my family and just the presence of people I haven't seen in forever. *sigh*

another exciting thing: I am getting my hair done. I have forfeited the time to get it done so that I could focus on my work and get ahead. Now that I am ahead....I am going to pamper myself (sort of). Anyways, i hope everyone had an awesome reading break.

FYI

FULL NAME: erica, yes that is my full full name

BIRTHDAY: July 14th

WHAT R U LISTENING TO RIGHT NOW? Dashboard Confessional and the purring of my cat

LAST THING U SAID? “Uh, no she's not here right now can I take a message"

WHAT IS SITTIN NEXT TO U RIGHT NOW? a t.v., and a cat

LAST THING U ATE? Tiger Tal ice cream last night

WHERE DO U WANT TO GO ON YOUR HONEYMOON? Anywhere European, I like culture over exotic

FIRST DAUGHTERS NAME? Abigail Joy Catarina

FIRST SONS NAME? not sure, maybe Hudson, Elliot, Simon, Elijah....still not sure

WHO DO U ADMIRE? my god fearing mother, she has done so much

WHO MAKES U THE MOST HAPPY? anyone who can make me laugh, I am not a natural "laugher"

WHAT DO U LIKE TO DO? Play piano and guitar, write music, poetry and short stories, shop, spend time with my super awesome friends, fly, go to the beach

WHAT DID U DO YESTURDAY? oh boy, I woke up and babysat 6 or 8 really sick, irritating kids, got gas in my beloved, drove home and polished off a paper, decided to go grocery shopping and took my mother along, came home and watched friends, did some other things not worth mentioning, and ate tiger tail ice cream.

LAST PERSON U TALKED ON THE PHONE TO? My cousin Shawn

WHAT ARE YOU AFRAID OF: umm I am not really sure, I don't think anything, although I hate hoards of people in crowds and in small rooms. I like my space

DO YOU WEAR CONTACTS OR GLASSES? glasses

EYE COLOUR? pale blue which often change colour

HAIR COLOUR? brown but soon to change thanks to my wonderful cousin Jess

HEIGHT? 5' 8" (mostly legs)
WORST THING ABOUT OPPOSITE SEX? I had this discussion with my mother in the grocery store line yesterday after observing a 19-ish guy jam his fingerinto his nose and eat what was on it. I remarked "do you see why some women turn lesbians" mother laughed. Guys take certain disgusting liberties and don't think about what it might look like....i hate that.
DO YOU LIKE YOURSELF? once in a while, but not after eating tiger tail ice cream
IF U COULD CHANGE ONE THING ABOUT YOURSELF WHAT WOULD IT BE: my personality, I am so quiet and it is bothering to people.
SIBLINGS? yes I have siblings (another story for another day)
DO YOU GET ALONG WITH YOUR FAMILY? most of them
YOU EVER HATED ANY PERSON IN YOUR FAMILY? not hate, how about Disliked severely
FAVORITE VEGETABLE: Cucumber
JUNK FOOD: chips (ketchup and regular dipped in ketchup)
CANDY? Starbursts
M&MS? uh the peanut ones
DRINK? Orange Juice
TV SHOW: Friends, Extreme Make over (shut up), and Will & Grace
ACTOR: Tim Robbins
PLACE TO VISIT: I have thoroughly enjoyed the placed that I have been. My next trips will be Africa, backpacking Europe and maybe a trip to see all the states that I haven't been to.
COLOURS: blue, and pink once in a while
JEWELERY: i am not one for jewelery, but I have some
SPORTS: tennis, golf, and volleyball....ok Kate swimming too because it is a sport
FAV MONTH? June
SONG AT THE MOMENT? Best Deceptions by Dashboard Confessional, and I've Had Questions by Tim Hughes
PERFUME/COLOGNE: Still by Clinique or Chanel
SUN OR RAIN? rain
FAV SAYING: "I can speak whale!"
CAREER: uh...he he...I guess for now a highschool teacher but that is not what i really want
GOING TO UNIVERSITY: yep yep
WHERE? Redeemer
HAVE YOU EVER...........
LOVED SOMEBODY SO MUCH IT MADE YOU CRY? yep

DRANK ALCOHOL? yep

BROKEN THE LAW? not that I am aware of

BROKEN A BONE?: yes quite a few in my arm and a toe and an ankle and a tail bone

CHEATED ON TEST?: yes when i was young and rebellious

CHEATED ON ANYONE? no
SKINNY DIPPED? no
PLAYED STRIP POKER? I am not exactly sure how to play poker, so no to that question
PLAYED TRUTH OR DARE? waaaaaaay too many times

PRAYED: yes

FLASHED SOMEONE? he he no

MOONED SOMEONE: nope

KISSED SOMEONE YOU DIDN'T KNOW? no

BEEN IN A PHYSICAL FIGHT? yep a few times, I beat up my friend at schook, I can give you the full account of that story another time

RODE IN A POLICE CAR? not that I can remember

BEEN ON A PLANE? yes

COME CLOSE TO DYING?? maybe

BEEN IN A SAUNA? no I refuse

BEEN IN A HOT TUB? Yes...I have pictures of it online too

IN THE OCEAN? yes

WHAT DO YOU THINK ABOUT WHEN U'R BORED? god, life, school

ABORTION? I am not 100% sure what i think about this subject.

COUNTRY MUSIC? oh please, I'd rather be dragged by an 18 wheeler for 80 miles then listen to counrty music

CLASSICAL? most definitely

AIRPLANES: what about them?

AMUSEMENT PARKS: uh hate them I think.....puking a rather gross though...uh.....lets forget this

YOUR GOOD LUCK CHARM? actually it isnt a "charm" per say, more like a ritual. I never pee before anything significant.

WORST SONG U EVER HEARD? anything country

MOST EMBARRASSING TAPE/C.D IN YOUR COLLECTION? Celine Dion

STUPIDEST THING YOU HAVE EVER DONE? can't really say, it could incriminate me...he he not really

WHAT'S YOUR BEDROOM LIKE? Clean, philosophical, musical, open

DO U HAVE A LAVA LAMP? cant say I have

DO U SLEEP WITH A STUFFED ANIMAL? no

YOUR MOST PRIZED POSSESSION? my cat

>ARE YOU A........
VEGETARIAN? trying to be

GOOD AT SPORTS? not volleyball...I kick butt

GOOD ACTOR/ACTRESS? maybe, but I suck at lying...

DEEP SLEEPER? sometimes

GOOD DANCER? ask my friends....oh dear maybe not

SHY? sometimes

GOOD STORYTELLER: no I always laugh before the good part comes up and then can't stop laughing

HAVE YOU EVER HAD..........
CHICKEN POX? yes

STREP THROAT? i think so

COLD: yes

STITCHES? Yes

BLOODY NOSE? yep

CANCER? no

HOSPITALISED? yes

Any one besides your family say they love you? yes

DO YOU......
ENJOY PARKS? some yes

LIKE PICNICS?: oh yeah

LIKE SCHOOL?: at the moment no

COLLECT ANYTHING:yes music

LIKE TO SHOP: yes, until I feel faint, then I hate it

LIKE TO PARTY? with friends, yes!

GET IN TROUBLE A LOT? nah, I'm a good girl

IF YOU WERE STUCK ON AN ISLAND, WHICH PERSON WOULD YOU WANT WITH YOU: NO ONE!!!!!!! i owuld be alone for once....I think I would savour every moment of being ALONE

WHAT ARE YOUR NICKNAMES? Ria, Belle, Erica Berica, Princess, Princess _______ something Kate calls me, uh....lots of other names I care not to mention

WHAT IS YOUR LIFE MOTTO?: Don’t be scared about being a public washroom Life only gets better from there

Wednesday, February 18, 2004

Long Time No See

i am so thankful for reading breaks. i am also thankful for cars that can take one almost out of the country, and for good friends to almost go out of the country with.