2/28/2006 07:46:00 AM|W|P|Erinna|W|P|I'm an art teacher today. Look for details on how that goes later. :) Oh, and I'm very excited about an online purchase I made last night. Go here to read about it. Happy day, all!|W|P|114113083562810219|W|P|This should be interesting...|W|P|27chronicles@gmail.com2/27/2006 07:14:00 PM|W|P|Erinna|W|P|Well, now that I know the recipients have seen these, you can see some samples of my calligraphy: The images are links to my flickr page. And by the way, even though the page isn't officially up yet, these (well, ones *like* this) are for sale. Contact me for information!|W|P|114108764374896204|W|P|Calligraphy|W|P|27chronicles@gmail.com2/28/2006 08:28:00 AM|W|P|Blogger Jen(nifer)|W|P|Holy cow. What are those dates? E- you better start working on mine now!

(kidding, ha...ha...)2/28/2006 11:14:00 AM|W|P|Blogger Erinna|W|P|Well, I didn't *know* eden in 1997, so that one doesn't count. ;)sp2/27/2006 07:50:00 AM|W|P|Erinna|W|P|Hey everyone...look for me (and a story about Buffalo bloggers) in the Buffalo News today! :) (BTW...I opted to not link directly to the article, but lots of other people did. Check out Alan, Jen, Jennimi, and David. And thanks, again, to Jennimi for getting me mentioned! Oh, and anyone happening by because of the article...welcome!|W|P|114104472687935515|W|P|Extra! Extra!|W|P|27chronicles@gmail.com2/27/2006 11:32:00 AM|W|P|Blogger fix buffalo|W|P|lovely pic...2/27/2006 12:30:00 PM|W|P|Blogger Debbie Ridpath Ohi|W|P|Great article! Congrats!!2/27/2006 01:07:00 PM|W|P|Anonymous Ray|W|P|Nice picture of you. Nice story. It almost convinces one that blogging could be a good thing.2/27/2006 01:45:00 PM|W|P|Blogger Eden|W|P|You rock my world.

I love that sweater btw. And how awesome to have a photo of yourself writing! Can you order a reprint?2/27/2006 04:44:00 PM|W|P|Blogger Jen(nifer)|W|P|The photo really is stunning, and matches her blog! ;) You should put it up under the about me page! Of course, save it on your server first...I think it only is available for 30 days.2/27/2006 04:46:00 PM|W|P|Blogger Erinna|W|P|already saved. ;)2/28/2006 06:19:00 PM|W|P|Anonymous Al Gritzmacher|W|P|Been subscribed to your blog for quite a while now and it was great to see you int the paper. I recognized you right away!

Keep bloggin'!

Al Gritzmacher "Doc Wu"
My Blog: gritzmacher.net
My Podcast: wnypodcast.com3/01/2006 12:09:00 PM|W|P|Blogger Erinna|W|P|Hey, thanks everyone. :)3/05/2006 08:44:00 AM|W|P|Anonymous Anonymous|W|P|Congrats and nice article. BTW...you look like Thelma from Scooby-Doo...very hot!2/26/2006 02:28:00 PM|W|P|Erinna|W|P|Bah. I posted about my weekend, did not get any indication that there was any problem with my post, but it seems to have disappeared. If it wasn't such a gigantic pain in my butt, I would be seriously considering buying another domain name and moving this blog over to my own server. Did I mention that I hate blogger? Oops. Theryn was right. Here's the afore-mentioned post.* Friday night, I served as Jen's bus to Rochester. I overheard the words "Dinosaur Barbecue", which sounded much more appealing than cereal in my PJs. :) Side note...the more time Jen spends in Rochester, the more time she spends at X's old haunts; places like The Old Toad and McGregor's. I kinda hope she runs into him. I want her to claim the case of beer he owes her. Hmmm...Saturday, attended the annual Big Brothers/Big Sisters party. This was my first one...they've always been at inconvenient times for me. Out-of-town weekends, class evenings, etc. It was nice. A Chinese New Year theme (I didn't know you were supposed to dress for the theme...), food, entertainment and awards. When I decided to become a big sister, I had been hoping for the kind of relationship my aunt has with her little...they've remained close as she's grown up, gotten married, had children of her own, and they still talk frequently and get together whenever they can. I don't know that I'm ever going to have that with my little, but I'm okay with that now. I'm still proud to be a part of the program, and I will be there for her for as long as she wants/needs me to be. As I looked around, and watched the slide show from theh past year's events, it made me kind of sad to notice the lack of men in the program. There were a lot of boys with big sisters. Guys in WNY: become a big brother! Seriously. They took photos, but they don't appear to be up on the site yet. After that, I talked to my mom and read a whole bunch. Today, I'm waiting around to pick Rand up at the airport. He's been off visiting his parents, and I'm *really* looking forward to seeing him! *Blogger is still annoying.|W|P|114098224810358392|W|P|Weekend update|W|P|27chronicles@gmail.com2/26/2006 05:32:00 PM|W|P|Blogger Theryn|W|P|I think it posted at your reading blog.2/27/2006 01:59:00 AM|W|P|Anonymous vixy|W|P|I overheard the words "Dinosaur Barbecue", which sounded much more appealing than cereal in my PJs.

How'd you get cereal in your PJs? (baDUM bump.)

As to blogger: start posting on livejournal instead. ;)

(To quote a friend: come to the dark side. We have cookies.)2/27/2006 01:52:00 PM|W|P|Anonymous L. David Wheeler|W|P|Mmmmm ... Dinosaur .... (trails into incoherence)

Though, as bbq goes, Beale Street Cafe (about four or five blocks away down South Avenue) is mighty tasty too.2/27/2006 05:01:00 PM|W|P|Blogger Erinna|W|P|Ooh, Vixy...ya got me. Bad English teacher.
;)2/24/2006 12:14:00 PM|W|P|Erinna|W|P|So, I'm sure you're all wondering how I'm doing with my goals this week...here's an update. -Go through crap in my apartment and toss unwanted junk Check. I filled two big bags with garbage and started a third. I can't believe how much crap I have. I also filled a big bag with clothes I'm getting rid of. -Read TC submissions Some...I've got more to do, but I have until the end of the weekend... -Submit a story to Woman's World Um, check. I hope it was ready, because it's in the mail... -Get website up Partial check. I sat with the most excellent Thomas yesterday, who directed me to some software that's MUCH easier to use than what I was trying to use. He's supposed to be getting me some other stuff (including a graphics program!) which will be a big help. He gave me a quick tutorial, and here's what I've come up with to start: educating erin So far, I've been unable to figure out how to put the copyright and contact info further down on the page. The only link that works right now is the blog one...I need to explore and find a template I like. So there ya go. There will be more links and stuff in the future, as I figure out what I'm doing. ;) -Figure out how to do the calligraphy on my brother's wedding invitations, which are of the all-one-piece variety. Well, partially there. -Do 1 or 2 more calligraphy samples Did one. :) Right now, they're on my flickr account, visible to friends. Eden and Stephanie, happy gifts are on their way to you! -Work on resumes to update my school applications Got a good start on this. I mailed 11 resumes today. I'm going to keep sending them on a weekly basis. -Figure out what I'm wearing to Shannon's bridal shower, not to mention her wedding Um. I'll find something suitable in my closet for the shower. And I have time on the wedding...I hate shopping. Except when I find 3 sweaters on clearance at Kaufmanns for $20. (that's $20 total.) :) Happy Friday, everyone!|W|P|114080180781245287|W|P|Goals|W|P|27chronicles@gmail.com2/24/2006 01:27:00 PM|W|P|Blogger Thomas|W|P|I know some web designers refrain from using tables, but if you find tables useful, these spacer GIFs might also be useful:

http://www.woodswebdesign.com/spacer_gifs/

Peace and prosperity,
Thomas2/24/2006 04:54:00 PM|W|P|Anonymous vixy|W|P|Also, you could create the copyright & contact info as a graphic, and then set its alignment to the bottom of the page. Actually I think I have mine aligned right, with just enough linebreak tags to move it down some.

I've been *really* happy with Macromedia Dreamweaver for web page creation, and Macromedia Fireworks for graphics creation. (They work well together.) Though nothing's as powerful for graphics as Photoshop.

Feel free to steal ideas from me. I've been stealing from everyone else. :)2/24/2006 05:28:00 PM|W|P|Blogger Eden|W|P|I like tables too.

Anyway, thanks for the calligraphy. I will be sharing on the blog when it arrives. I assume you mean a different Stephanie, another in your harem of Stephanies, and not that you sent me two ;)2/24/2006 06:04:00 PM|W|P|Blogger Lady Turpentine|W|P|With regards to your web site name, I keep thinking of that movie "Educating Rita!" I never actually saw it, but I know Michael Caine was in it - seemed like it was always listed in the little HBO guide they used to mail subscribers in the early 80s.2/28/2006 07:34:00 PM|W|P|Blogger Novac|W|P|Have you ever tried out 43things.com?

It lets you create a list much like the one you have here, plus you get to see other people who are doing or have done the same things as you.

Here's my blog's page regarding My 43 Things for 2006, including getting another website up and getting a job. Sorry, but figuring out what I'm wearing to Shannon's bridal shower and wedding didn't make my list.2/22/2006 08:57:00 AM|W|P|Erinna|W|P|So what was #1 the day I was born? "The Night Chicago Died" by Paper Lace and what hit the charts (and stayed) a week later? (You're) Having My Baby" by Paul Anka with Odia Coates blah. Hmmm...the year I turned 10, it was Ghostbusters. The year I graduated, End of the Road (Boyz II Men). OOH...and the year I graduated from college? Macarena. I have a sucky birthday for music. What's your #1? (via Jen)|W|P|114061703327738328|W|P|August 1974 sucked|W|P|27chronicles@gmail.com2/22/2006 12:15:00 PM|W|P|Blogger Jen(nifer)|W|P|Hmmm, I didn't even look at the other dates yet...interesting!2/22/2006 12:53:00 PM|W|P|Blogger Lady Turpentine|W|P|Mine was "Uncle Albert/Admiral Halsey" by Paul & Linda McCartney. EW! I HATE THAT SONG!2/22/2006 04:38:00 PM|W|P|Blogger squeak|W|P|The day I was born - "You Light Up My Life" by Debby Boone. Ew.2/22/2006 04:42:00 PM|W|P|Anonymous vixy|W|P|Mine was "Indian Reservation (The Lament of the Cherokee Reservation Indian)" by Paul Revere & the Raiders.

I *think* that's the one that goes "Cherokee peopleeeeeee, cherokee pri-hiiiiiiiiide..." I have vague memories of it.

I'd rather have Uncle Albert, myself. :)2/23/2006 03:04:00 PM|W|P|Anonymous L. David Wheeler|W|P|July 23, 1969:

"In the Year 2525 (Exordium & Terminus) by Zager & Evans.

The most overwrought attempt at sci-fi rock & roll ever (though prog-rock fans like Rand may know a few to compete). A premise that's been explored to better effect in about a thousand novels. Lazy rhymes that, well, don't.

Yow.

And around about when I graduated from high school in 1987: "I Wanna Dance With Somebody (Who Loves Me)" by Whitney Houston.

What's with all the parentheticals?

Well, that was depressing. Kind of like when my mother told me that all the chatter at the hospital when I was born was about Ted Kennedy driving off the bridge at Chappaquiddick. Three days earlier, and it would've been the moon landing.2/28/2006 10:17:00 AM|W|P|Anonymous bflover|W|P|"Cathy's Clown" by The Everly Brothers2/21/2006 08:29:00 PM|W|P|Erinna|W|P|1. I posted my answers to the book meme I saw over at warm wine at The Places I Go 2. An interesting bit of Lost-related flash animation at Weird Al's site...someone created this bit of animation to go with Al's Bohemian Polka. Some people have way too much time on their hands. :) 3. Toasted Cheese now has a cafe press store! I think I need this tote bag: Hrm. I thought there was more. Oh well.|W|P|114057179653591398|W|P|Randomments|W|P|27chronicles@gmail.com2/22/2006 02:52:00 AM|W|P|Blogger Stephanie|W|P|Oooh...like the meme. Must steal.2/22/2006 12:15:00 PM|W|P|Blogger Jen(nifer)|W|P|It is a good meme...maybe me try too.2/22/2006 12:36:00 PM|W|P|Blogger Eden|W|P|If you want something else TC, let me know b/c we can make ANYTHING! Practically...2/21/2006 03:35:00 PM|W|P|Erinna|W|P|How cool...I got this message in my email today:
You created your face in 2005 which means You are in the all new 2006 Buffalo & flower themed mosaics!
I guess I'll have to be getting one of these. Also makes a good gift... ;)|W|P|114055431501025106|W|P|I'm in it!|W|P|27chronicles@gmail.com2/20/2006 03:55:00 PM|W|P|Erinna|W|P|Just returned from a weekend in PA, doing some family bonding. It was a good weekend, apart from the nasty cold. I'm doing much better today though. Not at 100% yet, but close. I've just got some lingering congestion, and of course the dry, itchy skin around the nose from the constant wiping and blowing. Ick. My dress for my brother's wedding is quite lovely. My mom is going to save me some $ by hemming the skirt for me. Oh, and I've just set a goal of losing 5 pounds before the wedding, because it fits, but it's a leeeeeeeetle snug. So other than my community college classes, I'm not working this week. These are my goals: -Go through crap in my apartment and toss unwanted junk -Read TC submissions -Submit a story to Woman's World -Get website up -Figure out how to do the calligraphy on my brother's wedding invitations, which are of the all-one-piece variety. (no envelopes. they fold. typically, I make a guide sheet to stick inside the envelope, but there's no envelope, and I'm just not excited about drawing pencil lines on every single envelope.) -Do 1 or 2 more calligraphy samples -Work on resumes to update my school applications -Figure out what I'm wearing to Shannon's bridal shower, not to mention her wedding Ummm...if I think of anything else, I'll let you know. I've got a Big Brothers/Big Sisters event to attend with my little on Saturday...just the annual get-together. Actually, this is the first one I've been able to make it to! I'm sure I have more to say, but I guess that'll do for now...|W|P|114046969825073588|W|P|I'm baaaaaaack...|W|P|27chronicles@gmail.com2/21/2006 07:50:00 AM|W|P|Blogger Thomas|W|P|Can you make a card-stock template instead of taping a guide to the invitations?

Go, Web Erin, Go!2/21/2006 11:14:00 AM|W|P|Blogger caoimhe|W|P|Welcome back! I think I caught your cold... ;)2/21/2006 11:23:00 AM|W|P|Blogger Erinna|W|P|Thomas, I think that's what I'm going to do. Rand suggested the same thing. Great minds and all, eh? ;)

Sorry to hear you're sick, caoimhe! :(2/15/2006 04:01:00 PM|W|P|Erinna|W|P|I woke up this morning feeling yucky...sinusy, stuffy-headed, scratchy-throat yucky. I've never been so happy to be able to just shut off my phone and sleep in. But now I'm in a quandary...Rand and I had reservations for a nice dinner tonight since I had to work last night (teaching my class at the college). But even though I'm up and about and feeling okay, I'm wondering if maybe it wouldn't be a better idea to hold off until next week. :(|W|P|114003743338661370|W|P|Yech.|W|P|27chronicles@gmail.com2/15/2006 04:38:00 PM|W|P|Blogger Lady Turpentine|W|P|Wait until you're 100%.2/15/2006 05:02:00 PM|W|P|Blogger Erinna|W|P|Yeah, that's what I decided. We'll have a nice, romantic non-Valentine's Day date in the very near future. Tonight it's takeout and cozy pants...

;)2/15/2006 05:30:00 PM|W|P|Blogger Debbie Ridpath Ohi|W|P|Sorry to hear you're sick! Hope you feel better soon.2/15/2006 10:10:00 PM|W|P|Anonymous annabel lee|W|P|Feel better soon! Btw, I found a "27" for you -- the (estimated) number of blogs (in millions!), as cited in this article about dating people who have blogs.2/14/2006 07:00:00 AM|W|P|Erinna|W|P|There are places I�ll remember All my life though some have changed Some forever not for better Some have gone and some remain All these places have their moments With lovers and friends I still can recall Some are dead and some are living In my life I�ve loved them all But of all these friends and lovers There is no one compares with you And these memories lose their meaning When I think of love as something new Though I know I�ll never lose affection For people and things that went before I know I�ll often stop and think about them In my life I love you more Though I know I�ll never lose affection For people and things that went before I know I�ll often stop and think about them In my life I love you more In my life I love you more|W|P|113988002553601341|W|P|Happy Valentine's Day :)|W|P|27chronicles@gmail.com2/14/2006 09:54:00 AM|W|P|Anonymous annabel lee|W|P|awwww. Too cute. Happy V. Day, Erin!2/14/2006 10:09:00 AM|W|P|Blogger estarz|W|P|Have a great one! Thought I'd coming out of lurking! 8-))

Peace2/14/2006 12:41:00 PM|W|P|Anonymous vixy|W|P|That song's gonna be in my head ALL DAY LONG now. ;)

Happy Valentine's Day! :)2/14/2006 02:33:00 PM|W|P|Blogger Eden|W|P|Did you know this is "our song?"

So when do I get my calligraphy thing of it? Huh? ;)2/19/2006 01:38:00 AM|W|P|Blogger Ontario Emperor|W|P|Can I confess something? That is not one of my favorite Lennon/Beatles songs. For heartfelt emotion, "Julia" is better (although it gets mixed up in the whole mother/wife thing).2/13/2006 08:23:00 PM|W|P|Erinna|W|P|In case you haven't visited The Places I Go yet, here's some of what I've been reading: (click on the link for my post about the book) Undead and Unwed Undead and Unemployed Undead and Unappreciated McSweeney's Chamber of Astonishing Stories Risking Everything The Five People You Meet in Heaven The Ice Queen The Walking Dead See Jane Date Sexy Carpe Demon Night Feed Pushing 30 Hurrah for books! :)|W|P|113988077313281912|W|P|Books and books and more books|W|P|27chronicles@gmail.com2/13/2006 10:10:00 PM|W|P|Blogger Jen(nifer)|W|P|We are in a reading tsunami of chick lit!!!!2/14/2006 03:06:00 AM|W|P|Blogger Stephanie|W|P|I just ordered the 4th Undead and...(thanks for letting me know it was out there!); I know I'll breeze through it, so if you can't get your hands on a copy, let me know.

It'll be a nice change from Alatriste, and Errol Flynn, that's for sure.2/13/2006 04:09:00 PM|W|P|Erinna|W|P|I'm just curious...I think I'm aware of *most* of the people who read and comment here, but I'm interested in bringing out the lurkers. :) Basically, I'm wondering who you are, how you got here, and what keeps you reading! Leave me a comment, or send me an email if you prefer. ;)|W|P|113986508464898930|W|P|Blog poll|W|P|27chronicles@gmail.com2/13/2006 05:31:00 PM|W|P|Blogger Eden|W|P|I read you b/c you're damn sexy!2/13/2006 06:59:00 PM|W|P|Blogger Theryn|W|P|I read you 'cause you're full of bloggery goodness.2/14/2006 12:06:00 AM|W|P|Anonymous Anonymous|W|P|You know who I am, but I'm too stubborn to sign up for a user name on Yet Another Blog Site.

- Tony F.2/14/2006 12:12:00 AM|W|P|Anonymous L. David Wheeler|W|P|Dave Wheeler here. Met you via Rand; I read you because I like the topics you address -- bookstuff, musicstuff, educationstuff, foodstuff, tvstuff, miscellaneous-rantstuff -- and the personable way you blogs 'em.2/14/2006 12:06:00 PM|W|P|Anonymous Anonymous|W|P|Hey Erin.

I read the blog on a daily basis, sadly I only lurk. I shot you an email before x-mas letting you know I dig the blog. It's one of my favs. I keep coming back because we have similar taste in TV and I like to hear what you have to say.

Hope you are having a good V-Day!

-Mike2/12/2006 07:34:00 PM|W|P|Erinna|W|P|Jen's got some photos posted from the Arrested Development party. It was a come-in-character party..I don't know if you can tell from the photo, but I went as Lucille II. (Rand was the never-seen Frightened Inmate #2) Dayna was a most excellent Kitty, and, well, Mark sacrificed his facial hair to the cause to become eerily Tobias-like. ;) Brian was the hit of the party with his Bluth bananas, which sadly were not captured on film. They were mighty tasty. Saturday night, Jen, Rachel, Brian and I went to see the Ron Hawkins Acoustic Revue at the Karpeles Manuscript Museum and Library. Buffalo Rising has a post (and slide show) of the event. Music is one of the truly great things about Buffalo...great local music, of course, but also all of the fantastic music from across the border. I'm so glad Jen brought me to Buffalo so I could experience it for myself! Despite Ron's cold, it was a great show! The museum (which I had never been in before) made a wonderful concert spot. Know what I don't understand, though? I don't understand why so many people pay good money to go to a concert and then proceed to talk through the whole thing. There was a guy behind us who I don't think shut up the whole time we were there. You can read Jen's account of the show here.|W|P|113979167731723517|W|P|Weekend wrap-up|W|P|27chronicles@gmail.com2/23/2006 08:33:00 AM|W|P|Anonymous Anonymous|W|P|I don't know how much truth there is to this, but http://betterthanfudge.com/

is reporting that Showtime has picked up Arrested D for 12 episodes.

-Mike2/11/2006 05:20:00 PM|W|P|Erinna|W|P|And if you listen closely, you can hear the sound of my eyes rolling. In small town, 'Grease' ignites a culture war After cancelling the school's production of the musical 'Grease', the superintendent also decided to cancel the spring production of 'The Crucible'. Oh, the irony. Here's a quote from the drama teacher:
Ms. DeVore believes it was canceled because it portrays the Salem witch trials, "a time in history that makes Christians look bad." "In a Bible Belt community," she added, "it makes people nervous."
Thank you, pop culture is my curse, for bringing this article to my attention.|W|P|113969675554435564|W|P|This makes me want to vomit|W|P|27chronicles@gmail.com2/11/2006 10:32:00 AM|W|P|Erinna|W|P|Check it out. The Arrested Development get-together was a smashing success. Sad that it came to an end, and *really* sad that Fox had to be so stupid about the way it was handled, but we had a good time. Jen took tons of pictures, so hopefully those will be online soon! More when that happens.|W|P|113967209882045125|W|P|Book blog updated|W|P|27chronicles@gmail.com2/08/2006 05:22:00 PM|W|P|Erinna|W|P|For anyone who missed it before, I started a Lost discussion group on Yahoo. Contact me if you'd be interested in joining. New episode tonight! Whee! :)|W|P|113943740602039408|W|P|Any Lost fans out there?|W|P|27chronicles@gmail.com2/08/2006 06:07:00 PM|W|P|Anonymous Allison|W|P|Ack, sorry that I never get over there. Yahoo just never seems very user-friendly for me.

Have you seen the "Lost" Superbowl commercial "Addicted to Lost"? Great fun.2/08/2006 03:42:00 PM|W|P|Erinna|W|P|Yeah, I've been a busy girl this week. :) Here are a few tidbits I found noteworthy: I keep hearing all about this How I Met Your Mother. Any of you watching it? I hate to feel like I'm missing something, but at the same time, I have a hard enough time keeping up with the shows I already watch! Ooh...how much fun is this? Movie reviews from Statler and Waldorf. (the photo is a link. I finally took the 3.5 seconds to learn how to do that. turns out it's really, really easy. anyone want to teach me how to make them open in a new window?) While I haven't been doing much posting, I have been doing some reading...head over to The Places I Go to find out what. :) (My thought is that I completely immerse myself in reading for a while, then take a step back and focus on writing...we'll see how that goes...)|W|P|113943228547767736|W|P|Light housecleaning|W|P|27chronicles@gmail.com2/08/2006 04:22:00 PM|W|P|Blogger Stephanie|W|P|I had to choose between How I Met Your Mother and Kitchen Confidential. I was fair, taping one and watching the other.

I just didn't find ...Mother to be that interesting.

But Kitchen? Loved it. So naturally, FOX cancelled it.

Sigh...I miss Bradley Cooper.

Aren't the movie reviews great? I regularly check out the Muppet sites (because at no point in my life will they be un-cool), and found that last year. Love 'em.2/08/2006 04:31:00 PM|W|P|Anonymous Hilary|W|P|1. I LOVE How I Met Your Mother.

2. TiVo. It's all about the TiVo.

3. For a new link, add: target="_blank" after the end quotes in the link address, but before the closing bracket.

4. Yeah, I'm a dork.2/08/2006 04:32:00 PM|W|P|Anonymous Hilary|W|P|Um, duh. I meant to say, for a new window, not a new link.2/08/2006 05:17:00 PM|W|P|Blogger Lady Turpentine|W|P|I think this is how you make a link open in a new window ... in your hyperlink code, after the URL and the quotation mark, put this:

target="_blank">2/08/2006 05:28:00 PM|W|P|Blogger Lady Turpentine|W|P|Oops, didn't see that Hilary already posted! Guess I was right, though! :-)2/09/2006 06:59:00 AM|W|P|Blogger Rob Wynne|W|P|We've been watching How I Met Your Mother, and its absolutely wonderful. First US sitcom I've actually enjoyed in a long time. The characters are real and funny, the dialog is crisp, and Allison Hannigan and Neil Patrick Harris are both exceptional. They really steal the show.

Watch it. It's all kinds of fun.2/06/2006 09:59:00 AM|W|P|Erinna|W|P|I'm not working today, for the express purpose of accomplishing other things I want to accomplish. Problem is, where do I start? I'm pulling myself in fifteen different directions. Ack. First on my list is getting my new website going. :) I got my (nearly) free business cards in the mail over the weekend. Yippee! Oh, and here's a funny...I spotted this poster last week and meant to post about it. Thanks to Thomas for spotting it, taking a photo, and posting it on his shameful typos site. The offending poster was for a free resume workshop. I'm thinking, "I'm going to let these people help me write my resume?" Yeesh.|W|P|113923808149291152|W|P|Too many things|W|P|27chronicles@gmail.com2/06/2006 02:51:00 PM|W|P|Anonymous Anonymous|W|P|It might be "the best" resume you "ever" created!!!!!!2/09/2006 12:40:00 PM|W|P|Anonymous Dave Wheeler|W|P|That poster was physically, mentally and emotionally painful to view.

The particular Maddening Practice That Renders Me Into a Pool of Bitter Jell-o is the propensity of some people to, when encountering an S at the end of a word, insist that said S must be preceded by an apostrophe. So you get stuff like "Buy our snail's."

That "buy our snail's" is the first thing that came to mind probably says alarming thing's (sic) about me.2/05/2006 10:19:00 PM|W|P|Erinna|W|P| Steelers win! (I am obligated to post about the Steelers' win, as a member of a family that bleeds black and gold. I am a PA girl, remember...) ;)|W|P|113919612428083461|W|P|One for da thumb|W|P|27chronicles@gmail.com2/06/2006 12:32:00 PM|W|P|Anonymous vixy|W|P|phhhthththbbt. ;)

Actually, I don't really care all that much, but it would've been kinda cool. :)2/04/2006 03:42:00 PM|W|P|Erinna|W|P|Since this is sweeping the blogosphere, I decided to get in on the action. (side note...I would swear I had done this before, but I could not find it for the life of me) The 4 things meme. As seen, well, everywhere. Four Jobs I�ve Had in My Life 1) Teacher 2) Reporter 3) Mind-numbing, soul-sucking job as a banking clerk 4) Waitress/sales clerk/library page/daycare worker/office assistant/etc. Four Movies I Could Watch Over and Over (and have) 1) When Harry Met Sally 2) Say Anything 3) The Princess Bride 4) (tie) Back to the Future, Wayne's World, Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure Four Places I Have Lived 1) St. Marys, PA 2) Meadville, PA 3) Buffalo, NY 4) (technically) Norfolk, VA...but only for a brief time right after I was born. Four TV Shows I Love To Watch 1) Lost 2) Scrubs 3) The West Wing 4) Arrested Development Four Places I Have Been On Vacation 1) The UK 2) Myrtle Beach 3) Hawaii 4) Virginia Beach Four Websites I Visit Daily 1) Bloglines 2) Toasted Cheese 3) Yahoo (mail) 4) Google Four Favorite Foods 1) The Cranberry Harvest salad at Morning Glory 2) Chicken Malai at Taste of India 3) The Clancy at Cole's 4) The Arlington Street at Gabriel's Gate Four Places I Would Rather Be 1) I 2) like 3) it 4) here :) No tags. Participate if you like. :)|W|P|113908698218788144|W|P|4 things|W|P|27chronicles@gmail.com2/04/2006 02:36:00 PM|W|P|Erinna|W|P|As you'll see from the new button in my sidebar, I've joined Bust's Girl Wide Web. Because all the cool kids are doing it. ;)|W|P|113908192982621322|W|P|I'm on the girl wide web|W|P|27chronicles@gmail.com2/03/2006 04:46:00 PM|W|P|Erinna|W|P|I had to come back and post this... I'm very, very excited about the new Aaron Sorkin project in the works. (Since the time of that posting, the show's name has changed to Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip. Or perhaps the whole name is still up in the air) Basically, it's a behind-the-scenes at an SNL-type show. I expect it to have a Sports Night type vibe, which you should all know I think is a good thing. :) Matthew Perry is set to star. Here's a post that reports the cast so far. So yay for Aaron Sorkin and Tommy Schlamme! (BTW...Schlamme directed So I Married an Axe Murderer! Ha!) :)|W|P|113900421305355920|W|P|So I lied...|W|P|27chronicles@gmail.com2/03/2006 04:31:00 PM|W|P|Erinna|W|P|7th graders wear me out. I'll be updating the reading/writing blog over the weekend sometime. And that's really all I have to say at the moment. My brain hurts.|W|P|113900228943093349|W|P|Tired|W|P|27chronicles@gmail.com2/02/2006 07:39:00 PM|W|P|Erinna|W|P|I just took this quiz: Which told me that my personality type is emo kid.
You are the Emo Kid, best described as a quiet pussy! You tend to be an intuitive rather than a logical thinker, meaning you rely more on your feelings than your thoughts. Not only that, but you are introverted, gentle, and rather humble. You embody all the traits of the perfect emo kid. You are a push-over, an emotional thinker, gentle to the extent of absurdity, and so humble that it even makes Jesus puke. (And Jesus almost never pukes, being immortal and not requiring an act of puke to dispell toxins from his corporeal manifestation.) If you write poetry, you no doubt write angsty, syrupy lines about depression, sadness, and other such redundant states of emo-being that go something like this: life is a spike / upon which i have impaled mysefl / fuck you dad So, your personality is defective because you are too gentle, rather underconfident in yourself, decidely lacking in any rational thought, and also a bit too inhibited. Plus, your poetry really upsets your father. I probably made you cry, didn't I? Fucking Emo Kid. To put it less negatively: 1. You are more INTUITIVE than rational. 2. You are more INTROVERTED than extroverted. 3. You are more GENTLE than brutal. 4. You are more HUMBLE than arrogant. Compatibility: Your exact opposite is the Smartass. Other personalities you would probably get along with are the Hippie, the Televangelist, and the Starving Artist.
Take the quiz (seen first at warm wine)|W|P|113892717760024297|W|P|I'm an emo kid?|W|P|27chronicles@gmail.com2/02/2006 08:59:00 PM|W|P|Anonymous Ray|W|P|did I miss the link to the quiz?2/02/2006 10:42:00 PM|W|P|Anonymous Jen Almighty|W|P|I laughed at this one! :)

Good thing you don't write poetry...the rest makes sense, in the same way that MINE makes sense, sayeth the LORD ALMIGHTY JENNIFER.

But I would never imagine you writing angsty poetry emo girl.

Love, Televangelist Jen

http://allthingsjennifer.blogspot.com/2006/02/quizes-quizzes-quizzzes.html2/03/2006 06:03:00 PM|W|P|Blogger squeak|W|P|Well, I am also an Emo Kid, however I am also close to being the Bitch-slap since I am close to being 50% brutal.2/02/2006 03:23:00 PM|W|P|Erinna|W|P|So, old Phil saw his shadow today�if it�s six more weeks of the kind of winter we�ve been having, well, I can�t complain too much. In fact, even if it snows like crazy for the next two months, I can�t complain too much. For me, the worst part of winter is definitely the dark. I went looking for the story in the paper I used to work for, and they STILL don�t have complete stories posted on the web page. (As in, they were holding out on this when I worked there. Seven years ago.) Here�s the Punxsutawney Spirit (cute groundhog graphic!) And while I�m at it, Phil�s got his own website. So there ya go. I had a list of other things I wanted to blog, but I left it in the car. Let's see how I do from memory. First, it was 80s Day at the school where I subbed today. I saw lots of neon, legwarmers, colored tights and side ponytails. Oh, and cut-up sweatshirts ala Flashdance. I don't remember ever really wearing legwarmers, but I DO remember slouch socks. Doubled for the two-color effect. And worn outside the pegged jeans. :) OH...and I had a kid in class today that I taught as a 7th grader when I student taught in Buffalo. I wouldn't have remembered him, but he remembered me! He said, "I don't remember my teacher's name, but he was that old guy who was really mean." (the kid was a freshman, which means he still had this teacher, um, last year. I sure hope they remember my name a year later!) Finally, I added a couple of blogs to my Buffalo Blogroll. Check out jennimi and warm wine. And if you are a Buffalo blogger that I don't have blogrolled, please leave me a comment or send me an email with a link! :)|W|P|113891229298601242|W|P|6 more weeks?|W|P|27chronicles@gmail.com2/03/2006 12:24:00 AM|W|P|Blogger Eden|W|P|OMG we had 50s day every year.

I'm having a moment...2/03/2006 12:29:00 AM|W|P|Blogger Stephanie|W|P|Not only did we do the socks, I remember matching earrings to outfits, too...as in, one pink, one purple. And if you had multiple holes? Endless possibilities.

Then of course, both those thin metal and flexible rubber bracelets; the more on your wrist, the more 'in' you were.

It was a proud day when I handed both kinds over to my little sisters for dress up.

And I don't think I ever wore leg warmers, either. I know some people who used them during Jane Fonda sessions, but other than that, I think it was just big cities, tv and movies.2/03/2006 07:35:00 PM|W|P|Blogger jennimi|W|P|E, thanks for the link! great collection of Buffalo Bloggers here. i see i have much to explore! yay! and i'm lovin' the places you go. nice work.

ps, my little brother teaches middle schoolers. people who teach middle schoolers should be sainted. :) or at the very least, given lots of money and respect. hang in there! get some rest, and do something fun. - jennimi2/04/2006 03:33:00 PM|W|P|Blogger Erinna|W|P|you're welcome, and thanks! :) my collection of buffalo bloggers is not complete, I know, but I try to keep up!2/01/2006 07:47:00 PM|W|P|Erinna|W|P|the other blog...|W|P|113884127433389721|W|P|Updated|W|P|27chronicles@gmail.com