Thursday, March 25, 2010

Embarrassing Moment #1

So when I created this blog I knew that I would use it to share my embarrassing moments because I love to make people laugh. I really do have a lot of good ones. So many in fact that I have stopped feeling very embarrassed about them and so I forget to share them. Even though I don't get that embarrassed over them anymore I know they are funny and I know that most people who don't have an embarrassing moment like every 5 minutes would think that they are embarrassing.

So today I've been really tired because I got up earlier than I usually do to take care of my niece Julie. She's sooo cute by the way. So I took a break this afternoon and drank some Dr. Pepper. I was sitting at my desk which is right across the hall from the Lab Manager's office. And it was pretty quite. We can hear each other typing and working. And as my good friend's Mom says "only when I drink pop", I burped, a loud one. I know it's not that big of a deal, everybody burps, but I like heard him pause his typing. I'm thinking is he paused because he is silently shaking with laughter or has he just been so horrified that he was completely derailed from what he was doing.

So here I am in sweat pants, not being the cool office girl, downing Dr. Pepper so I can stay awake. Happy Thursday everyone!

Monday, March 22, 2010

My sister is arriving for a visit tomorrow! I am so excited to see her. She will be here for a week. I have 2 days off from work to play, tomorrow and the next day. It's going to be a lot of fun!

I've been a little crazy trying to get everything ready. Poor Ben has to put up with me when I'm stressed out. Mostly I am worried about taking time off from work. It's always a big step for me to disconnect and let go of what is happening there. It's funny because it's not like my job is THAT important. We shall see if I can keep my cool.

Saturday, March 20, 2010

Just for you

I post a lot of pictures on Facebook but these beauties will be reserved for my blog, thy are just for you. Last night Ben followed through on his part of a deal with our good friend Chad and shaved a Mohawk. Chad's part of the deal was to shave a mullet earlier this week. Now Ben is thinking of converting his Mohawk into a rat tail, yeah don't be jealous ladies. The pictures were taken last night while our friend Clark's band played. Their band is Seamus, if you haven't been to one of there shows, you should check them out. I'm friends with a real live rock star!

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Choosing my Experience

When I was 17 I took part in a program called rising star. One of the ongoing themes throughout the program was "choosing your experience". They would put us in situations that most sane people would consider to be quit annoying, like sitting us down in chair with blindfolds on and then leaving us there for an undetermined amount of time, and the whole point was that we could choose to enjoy the moment or be angry. Personally I think it was a pretty drawn out way to teach us that concept but I guess they did a good job of it because here I am 10 years later and I still think of it often.

I’ve known since then that our perception of a moment, of our life can determine how we feel. I can choose to see my life in a positive way or I can key in on things that make me unhappy. About a year ago I was talking about just this thing with my brother-in-law Nate. I was telling him about some struggle I was having and how I knew I should have a better attitude and he told me I should be an Erikan, not an Erikan’t. It totally stuck. I know it’s weird but I think of myself as two different people sometimes, Erikan and Erikan’t. It helps me choose to be happy, because that’s just what Erikan does. And that, I hope, helps you understand why I chose Erikan for the name of my blog. This blog will be about me with stories from my real life (what else would it be but real?) that I hope will bring happiness into the life of those who read it.


This first entry will be brief. It's really pretty late and I'm tired but I wanted to have at least one entry just to know what it would feel like. I just couldn't wait another day to start a blog so here I am at 2 in the morning customizing my settings and adding tools. I'm so excited that I've finally started a blog, here's hoping it's a good one.