9.04.2013

I Need Shame. And Tape On My Fingers.

Time to spit out some of my most recent thoughts and ramblings. Always a good time, never guaranteed to stream together well, but like I said..always a good time. 

+ So a typical evening around here goes like this. Naturally I stop at the grocery store for a few items that have nothing to do with that evenings dinner. I get home, sit outside while numbing my mind with all things Instagram and red wine, while nodding my head to things my husband says like "think about what we should eat for dinner." I keep on my cute outfit because I have every intention of taking outfit pictures for the next days blog post. I pour myself another glass of wine. Shawn asks what we are eating for dinner, I told him I haven't "thought" about it yet. I say things like "screw outfit posts, I'm putting my yoga pants on.." and then I start dancing in the living room because that's the next natural thing to do that makes sense. Somebody that lives in this house that doesn't go by the name of Erin gets annoyed because no dinner has yet to be planned so he takes charge. Twenty minutes later we sit down at the counter, I take a bite of some weird piece of meat he threw on the grill, exclaim it tastes weird and then spit it out on my plate. We both agree we will just eat cereal later and I migrate back to the computer where I sit now. Two glasses of wine, no outfit pictures, and nothing substantial food wise in my stomach. Success. 
instead of this .... you get this. 

+ Catching up on blogs the other night I stumbled upon Bonnie's post on "Why do blogs suck?" which naturally had me intrigued. Here's my deal. I don't necessarily think it is the blogs that suck, but the bloggers behind them. That sounds a little on the harsh side but hear me out--I read some of the most boring blogs out there but yet I read them because I love the people writing them. I really don't care what you wore yesterday, nor will I ever make the recipe you just posted, but if I think they are a pretty legit person and you share your life openly and vulnerably, I'll keep showing up. This is where I think the biggest difference is between being a blogger and a writer. People often read blogs because of the people writing them, not necessarily because of the words being wrote.You build relationships with people in some creepy online fashion and then you support one another. I mean yeah, being funny/wise/cute/fashionable helps, but you get what I'm saying. Never mind. Produce good content and people will come. But be nice along the way because not nice bloggers? Those ones suck. Balls. 

+ "C'mon..noooooooo" says Shawn to this bullet point. 

+ In other news I ate a frozen sprinkled banana on a stick last week too so there's that. 

+ A few favorite current songs: "How She Rolls" by Chase Rice, "Cinema" by Benny Benassi (skillrex remix), "Shake, Shake, Shake" by Bronze Radio Return, "Glass" by Thompson Square, and "Drunk Last Night" by Eli Young Band. 

+ I am in a crazy good mood. Only crazy because I am sweating like crazy in my house right now and haven't had any food but regardless, happy. Just goes to all show it's all what's in your mind....I mean glass. 
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32 comments:

  1. I loved that post by Bonnie & I totally agree that readers come back for the person, not necessarily the post (hopefully this is a benefit in my case! lol) have another glass of wine. Cheers!
    Jules

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  2. I need some of that happy juice sister!! One of the first things I do when I get home is hop into my yoga pants & XL white tee! No cute outfit post here! HAHA! But, I do love yours! Off to read Bonnie's post!

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  3. that banana looks ridic. good, now I have to go buy sprinkles and make some...
    Lauren

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  4. LOL Dinner planning is the same in my house. Last night's meal? Coco Puffs with coconut milk- DELISH.

    I read a lot of blogs. Some for the fashion/meal planning/organizing tips/winning at life posts but I've found quite a few real quality blogs- not because of their design or pictures but because of the interaction and {potential} friendships we're able to build.

    I think it's becoming not so creepy to meet friends on-line- of course we have to be vigilant because "stranger danger" is real but man- if I didn't open up a bit I'd be missing out on some real legit friendships.

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  5. I just showed my Hubby this pic and said, "It looks like a sprinkle covered penis. LOL!

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  6. it's like I couldn't love you more.

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  7. Haha, what a fab little post. Giggles all round from my desk.

    Krista
    Blanks & Bliss

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  8. Your posts really brighten my day no matter what. Thanks for always making me laugh.

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  9. I want that banana in my mouth now.

    (Not the first time I've said that.)

    XO, Samm
    www.dysfunctionaleverafter.com

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  10. I always love your posts. thanks for posting and making my day. I love that you can ordinary things like your day and make them funny and fun to read!

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  11. Loved this little rant! You're right, it is always a good time!

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  12. Kind of awesome. Thanks for sharing - your thoughts and your wine. =) Going to get my glass now...

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  13. seems like i'm no blogger or writer

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  14. I agree with you about the bloggers. 100%. And you made me laugh. Like always.

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  15. I still love you despite your love for country music. I just had to get that off my chest. I can't wait for my surprise shopping package from you!!!!

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  16. haha what an awesome post! thanks for sharing :)

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  17. Since you love "Cinema" by Benny, check out the slower version by Jason Evigan. He wrote it and sang it at his wedding and it is perfection in my opinion! Oh so fabulous.

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  18. I hate that I can't see your posts anymore on feedly. I read from work and can't click on blog pages. :( I'll miss reading your blogs everyday.

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  19. LOVED this post! You always make me laugh!

    M

    abrinkadventure.blogspot.com

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  20. Agree 1000% about blogs that suck...I love content and the person and being along for the ride, not necessarily the fancy stuff that goes along with it all:)

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  21. I'm a big fan of food (frozen or fried!) on a stick and sprinkles, but bananas? BLECH

    I do love that necklace you're wearing with the peach/pink top though.

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  22. You are right; that was kind of harsh. While I may like a blogger, but not really their blog, I still wouldn't say they suck, which may not have been what you meant, but how I read that sentence. I can totally support the person without reading every single post they write.

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  23. That banana with sprinkles looks amazing but that shirt is amazing-er. Details please?

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  24. That creepy online relationship is only creepy if you make it creepy. Your blog is a favorite daily read. Yep,I love it.

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  25. These are my favorite posts of yours. The rambling nonsense that somehow becomes entertaining. That's the language I speak too. Must be an Erin thing.

    Anyway I just needed to tell you that the part about the online relationship, follow the person not the blog is spot friggin on. So true!

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  26. I nominated you for an award on my blog!
    I hope you like it! :)
    http://jenesaisquoijules.blogspot.com/
    xoxo
    Jules

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  27. The first thing I do when I get home is change into something comfy. It's a necessity :-)

    That frozen banana looks so good. I love chocolate covered fruit...well chocolate-covered anything is amazing.


    Big Apple, Little Bites

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  28. Thanks for the shout out, Erin. You're the best! And I agree- when it comes down to it I think blogging is all about connecting and if you don't connect you don't read, end of story. Sounds easy enough, right?

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  29. I wish we could vote bloggers who are mean or negative nancy's off the blogging island. Ain't nobody got time fo' that!

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  30. I definitely agree that sometimes I read less exciting blogs because I like the people. But, they're nice sooo it works.

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I read and appreciate every one of your comments. Thanks for stopping by my space and sharing a piece of yourself on this huge ole internet. I meant that in the least creepy way possible. I'm just good at making everything awkward. Anyhow, thank you for your comments. They make me smile :)