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Well here I am at my 200th post. Crazy to think that a lack of employment and a need to complain about life has gotten me here. And by ‘here’ I mean about as broke and weird as I was when I started this, but now with a job that makes me wake up early (I understand that 8 o’clock isn’t really early, but I still hate it)
I decided to celebrate my 200th post by posting 200 random things that haven’t made it into posts and probably never will, but are still pretty significant parts of my life. Included in that are: websites I love, things in general that I hate, places I want to go to, favorites, a bunch of weird stuff.
So check out my list of 200 Erica Things:
This past weekend my boyfriend, Alex, and I went to Rehoboth Beach, Delaware. It was beautiful and warm and sunny and perfect. And best of all? My freckles came back!
Now I understand that most people hate freckles and love being tan. I am the exact opposite. I love my freckles, mainly because I don’t tan. At the ripe old age of 22 I’ve gotten wise and have stopped attempting to tan, mainly because I enjoy not getting cancer, and this is around the time I start stocking up on my sunscreen and getting ready for the summer.
Instead of dealing with sunburns and aloe and pain I’ve just decided to say screw it and embrace the teeny tiny little dots of tan that pop up all over me, AKA my freckles. They are my version of a tan, without actually getting a tan. And they’re my summer look without sunburn. I kind of love them. Luckily, freckles are cool now. Emma Stone, Bar Rafaeli, Cintia Dicker… all super hot hotties that make their freckles look good. I’m trying to get others around me to embrace the freckle movement, and make this the best summer ever.
To all the ladies out there I say, join me in the pale-freckle revolution. No longer will other girls grab your arms and yell “OH MY GAWWD LOOK HOW PALE YOU ARE!” because we’ll all be pale and awesome! This is the summer of healthy skin!
For your viewing pleasure today, I present my little puppy pie Toby. He was just looking so gosh darn cute today as I was leaving for work that I couldn’t resist. Teehee :)!
The Mega Millions jackpot is up to a whopping $640 million right now. So naturally everybody everywhere is going completely and totally nutso. The grocery store had a line roped off last night for people buying tickets for tonight’s drawing and I can only imagine what convenience stores and Shop Rites all over the area must be like right now.
It brings me back to my high school days working as a cashier at Rite Aid… ahhh the not-so-glory days. At some point in my time there the Mega Millions went up to around $800 million and I had the unfortunate task of working there on the night the lottery dropped. Oh the madness, the insanity, the crazy amounts of money wasted on these poor dreams. People lined up and literally wrapped around the store until 8 p.m. when the lottery closed, buying $50 and even $100 worth of tickets, while I stood there pushing the same button over and over again, asking “cash or annuity, cash or annuity.” You bet I called up my friends when I got done my shift and made fun of all those nut jobs for days and days. The fact is that in my three years at Rite Aid the most money I ever saw come from any lottery ticket was about $100. And that was from a scratch off. You just don’t win.
Still while I was in the grocery store last night, staring at all those people, in the midst of my judgement my eyes flashed to the money on the lottery sign. There was so much of it, so so much. I need so money for so many things, and there it is, just enticing me. So much money. How could it hurt to buy just one… oh no, I’m getting sucked in! I can’t avoid it! Someone help!
And that’s how I ended up with four lottery tickets for tonight’s Mega Millions lottery drawing.
Maybe I’m too old for my age, maybe I’m just not cool, but I cannot for the life of me understand what dubstep is. I know that it is music and I know that it’s popular, but I don’t understand why.
I had hidden my complete lack of knowledge for a long time, until one day
my boyfriend mentioned it. Then, my 2 million questions came flooding out of my mouth:
What is it? Who likes it? Who’s that guy with the bad haircut? How is it different from anything else they play at a club? Do people actually pay to go to concerts? Why is it so loud and thump-y? Why’s that guy have a mouse mask on his head? What is with people!?
I know I sound like a crazy old lady, but that music is straight up crazy to me. A friend tried to tell me that “it’s all about the bass in your face.” Is that why people go to concerts to listen to a guy put songs together?
No disrespect but… I just don’t get it. Maybe when I was younger and more prone to craziness I would like this more, but nowadays I’m waking up 8 a.m… I don’t have the energy to understand dubstep!
So apparently people enjoy reading me rant about weird stuff, because this blog is starting to pick up speed!
My ultimate goal when starting this blog was to create an atmosphere for guys and ladies like me to enjoy. I want to share things that I am into and things that are picking up speed in the world around us. Recently I have realized that there
are a lot of things going on around me that I really don’t have the right to talk about, which is why I’m looking for extra writers!
I am surrounded by insanely interesting people in my life, and through this blog I have met even more, and I want all my readers to meet them to! I’ve already heard from some people that are interested, and while I’m in the beginning phases of this idea, I hope it can develop into something great. Mind you this would be a free-freelance job, as I make no money off of this, but who knows where things could lead if it picks up speed as hoped!
If you’re a grad looking for a job, student about to graduate, a mom/dad, newlywed or newly-engaged fiance, sports lover, art advocate, interesting person, boring person with a weird hobby, I would love to include you in this blog! I have added a new tab at the top of this blog called “Submit!” with details on how to join in the takeover!
Right now I’m in the process of thinking up a new name, buying a domain and perhaps redesigning the page (if any of my graphic design friends would be so inclined to help) to make it less me-centered and more my-world-centered, because my world is pretty crazy.
I can’t wait to see where things go with this!