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Friday, February 09, 2007

Sionara, suckas!

I posted at Wordpress,

cause Blogger is a b*tch

and my page keeps fuggin' up

and comments are sly little bastards

and cause frankly my dear...

I don't give a damn.

Click here to read.

Thursday, February 08, 2007

I had a Beach Emergency.

I haven't been feelin' so hot the past couple of days. I just started on birth control pills and a week into it, I'm hating my uterus. I've had nausea and a sour stomach for three days and it's taking all my strength (and my strong desire never to have kids) to keep taking the damn pills.

So what did I do? Monday I called in sick and headed to the beach. It was the first time in several weeks that Houston was scheduled to have sunny skies, and I figured that the best thing one can do when *ahem* sick on a Monday morning would be to make a short drive to the beach and take in the local scenery in the peace and quiet sound of everyone else in the city working. :)

I drove up to the Seawall in Galveston to the Dolphin statues near 61st street and took in the view.

I drove a little further down and revelled in the fact that everyone I knew was at work and I was at the beach. This is the picture I sent thru my cell phone to everyone at work.

I passed the Poop Deck, where "Execs meet with bare feet!" <--they have that sign above the door.

I drove down to my favorite store on the beach. They boast to have "Beers, Gifts, Shells, and Tees!" Boy... did they deliver ;)

Hey! They even have pirate stuff! Score!

They also had (crunchy?) owls made out of shells.

Yes. This is true.

All in all, I enjoyed my day at the beach. Judging from my pasty white skin color, many more days at ze beach is not such a bad idea.
Happy Thursday to all! (due to my "sick" days this week, it's only Tuesday for me!)

Thursday, February 01, 2007

Oh Good Lord

I'm finally back online. That post below took an ungawdly amount of time to complete. I even had to edit it four times after I published it.

Needless to say, I'm not entirely pleased with this new Blogger nonsense.
I wasn't able to get into Blogger at. all. this morning. Not even my own site. I was on Snav's for just a second, but then it booted me off again.

Sometimes my pictures won't load onto my posts.
Sometimes it takes three or four tries to get a comment to stick.
Other time, like today, I'm banished from blogger all together.

This is really starting to get on my nerves!
Myspace is blocked where I work.
Blogger is being more than uncooperative.
I am seriously thinking about going over to Wordpress.

I don't want to, but it might not matter.
I created a "blog" there just in case something happens here and I'm unable to post.
I'm not there permanently or anything.
And, there's not much there right now, but I don't know what else to do.

It's here:

Wednesday, January 31, 2007

Duties I Performed Today because I have No Actual Duties to Perform Today

1. Forgot to plug in the switchboard phone that allows calls to come into the Corporate Office. I am supposed to start answering them at 8:00am. I plugged them in at 8:37am.

2. Started reading the archives to a very funny comic: The Chalkboard Manifesto. For obvious reasons, this one is my favorite:

3. Told everyone I know (which is apparently only like 3 people) that I thoroughly enjoyed the movie "Smokin' Aces". It was by far one of the best movies I've seen in a long time! I thought it was an original story and all the actors (Jeremy Piven, Ryan Reynolds, Alicia Keys, Ray Liota--yumm, Jason Bateman, Andy Garcia, etc) really did an awesome job playing off each other. I was a bit skeptical with all those diff actors in one movie, but Ryan Reynolds' performance was a pleasant surprise as was Jeremy Piven's. Of course Andy Garcia and Ray Liota were great--they are always great. The movie was a bit gory, but it was about the Mob and the FBI, what do you expect? I still recommend this movie to everyone--even at full price on a Friday night with a Large Popcorn, Icee, Candy, and Preztel.

4. Thought about doing this Meme, created by Spinning Girl, but realized that since I stopped drinking caffeine all together, my morning refreshment choices have dwindled down to Water, Crystal Light, or Water.

5. Speaking of Meme's, I asked to be tagged by Lime and she gave me the letter "J" and I have no idea what favorite things of mine begin with the letter "J". Incidentally, this challenge will take up most of my thinking time here at work, as it has become my only duty on my "to do" list.

6. I'm putting together my order for Avon. This is what I've picked out so far. I'm completely obsessed with wearing tank tops lately.

7. This email joke cracked me up so much that I forwarded it to 42 people in this Corporate Office. For those of you who know me, you know that I could totally get away with Number 3!

19 Ways To Maintain A Healthy Level Of Insanity

1. At Lunch Time, Sit In Your Parked Car With Sunglasses on and point a
Hair Dryer At Passing Cars. See If They Slow Down.

2. Page Yourself Over The Intercom. Don't Disguise Your Voice.

3. Every Time Someone Asks You To Do Something, a sk If They Want Fries
with that.

4. Put Your Garbage Can On Your Desk And Label it "In".

5. Put Decaf In The Coffee Maker For 3 Weeks. Once Everyone has
Gotten Over Their Caffeine Addictions, Switch to Espresso.

6. In The Memo Field Of All Your Checks, Write "For Smuggled

7. Don't use any punctuation.

8. As Often As Possible, Skip Rather Than Walk.

9. Order a Diet Water whenever you go out to eat, with a serious face.

10. Specify That Your Drive-through Order Is "To Go".

11. Sing Along At The Opera.

12. Go To A Poetry Recital. And Ask Why The Poems Don't Rhyme?

13. Put Mosquito Netting Around Your Work Area And Play tropical Sounds
All Day.

14. Five Days In Advance, Tell Your Friends You Can't Attend Their
Party Because You're Not In The Mood.

15. Have Your Co-workers Address You By Your Wrestling Name, Rock

16. When The Money Comes Out The ATM, Scream "I Won! I Won!"

17. When Leaving The Zoo, Start Running Towards The Parking lot,
Yelling "Run For Your Lives! They're Loose!"

18. Tell Your Children Over Dinner, "Due To The Economy, We Are Going
To Have To Let One Of You Go."

8. I took this QUIZ and found out that I'm only sliiiightly smarter than the average person. I blame the timer. It made me a bit crazy.

Would YOU walk on this?

The Glass Bridge Construction of the Grand Canyon Skywalk began March of 2004 and is set to open to the public on March 28th, 2007. The $30 Million dollar all-glass Skywalk will hover 3,800 feet above the Colorado River over the rim of the Grand Canyon, allowing tourists to stroll on an 80-yard walk around the semicircular platform jutting beyond the canyon rim, surrounded by Plexiglass that will provide a spectacular view of the canyon floor directly below.
On May 2005, the final test was conducted and the structure passed engineering requirements by 400 percent, enabling it to withstand the weight of 71 fully loaded Boeing 747 airplanes (more that 71 million pounds).

The bridge will be able to sustain winds in excess of 100 miles per hour from 8 different directions, as well as an 8.0 magnitude earthquake within 50 miles. More than one million pounds of steel will go into the construction of the Grand Canyon Skywalk.

The Skywalk will be the first-ever cantilever shaped glass walkway to suspend more than 4,000 feet above the canyon’s floor and extend 70 feet from the canyon’s rim.

Access to The Skywalk will run from dawn to dusk and one hundred and twenty people will be allowed on the bridge at a time. The historical rollout of The Skywalk structure, with the glass in place, is scheduled for February 27 to March 2. The initial part of the rollout process involves jacking the structure up off of the supports and then subjecting the structure to several days of thorough tests that replicate the conditions of final placement. After the final testing is complete, the multi-million pound steel enforced structure will be rolled out across the canyon’s edge, which takes multiple days. Immediately after the structure is in position, it will be seated and attached to the foundation.
Located at Grand Canyon West’s Eagle Point, The Skywalk facility will also include a 6,000 square-foot visitor’s center on three levels – underground, first story and second story – which will contain a museum, movie theater, VIP lounge, gift shop, and several restaurants and bars, including a high-end restaurant called The Skywalk Café that will offer outdoor patio and rooftop seating on the edge of the canyon. The second story will be where visitors can access The Skywalk glass walkway. The visitor’s center will also offer private indoor and outdoor facilities for meetings, special events and weddings.

Monday, January 29, 2007

It's my blog, for chissakes! Of course it's going to be all about me!

1.Your name plus "ness"

Ericaness. You have to be cool to have that.

2. Two feelings at the moment?

Hungry and happy.

3. What are you listening to right now?

The videos playing in the lobby.

4. Done anything you regret so far this week?

The week just started, give me a few days.. I'm sure I'll do something stoopid.

5. Describe where you are right now?

In the front lobby of a corporate office in Houston.. there's floor to ceiling windows, my space heater is on high and there's a plasma tv on the wall over there that plays the same damn video over and over again for 9 hours a day. :O

6.The highlight of your week?

If we could count yesterday, I'd have to say the part where Adam and I didn't leave the bed. ;)

7. What are you craving to have right now?

Carbs. Day one, HOUR one, and I'm already missing carbs. :(

8. Who were the last people you went out to dinner with?

I go out to dinner with Adam all the time.

9. What are you scared of?

La Chupacabra.

10. Last movie you watched?

You Me and Dupree and Snakes on a Plane. "You me and Dupree" was HIiiiiii-larious, "snakes on a place" was a bit redic and surprisingly not funny. :-/

11. Do you have feelings for someone?

I think she's funny, I think she's a genius, I think she's a goddess, and I think she's just plain crazy (in love with me).

12. What is your heritage?

Spanish, American Indian - My people in Spain: I will meet you one day!

13. Are you thinking of someone right now?

My lovah.

14. Britney Spears is a skank. Agree or disagree?

Oh who cares.

15. Last thing you downloaded on your computer?

You assume I have a computer.

16.Have you changed much this year?

I change my underwear all the time...

17. Say something about the person who posted this before you:

A co-worker, Chris, posted this on his Myspace page. Chris is bored a lot at work. Which is strange because I sure do get a shit-ton of customer service calls for him.. hmm...

18. Do you like moms?

I like your mom.

19.Hugs Or Kisses?


20. Say one of your friends and an inside joke with them.

Mad Meer. How many beers, exactly, did it take to get me drunk again? Two?

21. How many homes have you lived in?

Over 5.

23. Who was the last person to text message you?

My cousin (and coworker) Rachel.

24. Where was the last place you went besides where you are?


25. Has anyone ever said you looked like a celeb?

When I was younger, Selena. But maybe that was just b/c I was mexican with curly hair.

26. Do you speak any other language other than english?


27. Last thing you watched on TV?

Family Guy and American Dad.

28. Do you dress for style or comfort?


29. Name someone with the same b-day as you?


30. Ever had a drunken night in mexico?

I've never even had a sober night in Mexico.

31. Whats the craziest thing you've done?

Drank for 13 hours on my 21st birthday. That night I kissed my best friend's boyfriend, peed on the side of the road, and barfed Taco Bell everywhere b/c I was so drunk.

32. Favorite colour(s)?

Pink/ Black.

33. Who's your favorite tv character?

House, MD

34. What is your favorite Michael Jackson song?

Thriller! and Billy Jean

35. Who are you crushing on right at this very moment?


36. Drinking or drugs?

Drinking. Drugs cost too much.

38. Any plans?

Not tonight

39. What are your plans for tonight?

What did I just say.

40. What are you looking forward to tomorrow?

Not going to the gym.

41. Favourite teacher?

Chem Professor, UT, 1998

42. Last time you smiled?

Just a few seconds ago.

Thursday, January 25, 2007

Everything's okay.

For the past ten days, I've had seeeeerious breast tenderness. Kinda like right before you start Aunt Flow, but take that pain and multiply it by a hundred. And then take that pain and multiply it by a thousand. I couldn't sleep on my sides, I had a love-hate relationship with bras (If I didn't have one on, my boobcicles just flopped to and fro--very painful, and if I did have one on, it squished them and intensified the pain times another hundred.), and it literally hurt to walk around (i have big boobs, they bounce).

So finally I went to the doc (after getting NO sleep on Tuesday night from the pain). She poked my boobs (yes, they hurt there and there and right. there.) Bottom line is, she said I was to no longer consume caffeine or cigarettes. They are my enemies. In short, the caffeine and the cigs were causing tiny little cyst-like bumps on my boobcicles that made them hurt like hell.

Who knew?? And apparently it runs in the family because my mom and one of my female cousins have it too.

I was also ten days late getting Aunt Flow, so the increased hormones didn't help either. And it was enough to scare me into taking not one, not two, but three pregnancy tests. Don't worry, I'm not. ;) So this weekend I'm starting birth control pills cause there is no room in the DaMasta-Worry-Center for Do-I-have-a-baby-in-me nonsense. And the doctor didn't help the situation any.. she scared the living shit out of me when I went to pee in the cup and I'm waiting for my results..

She came back into the waiting room and said, "You're okay."
I was confused, "What do you mean 'I'm okay'? Like, my-baby-is okay? Or like I-don't-have-to-kill-myself-cause-I'm-not-carrying-a-baby okay?"

Friday, January 19, 2007

Fortune Friday

My friend Jocopo has made a certainly curious observation about the quality of the "fortune" inside most fortune cookies lately. Mainly that they are most like "lessons" or "statements" (Man who stand on toilet, high on pot) rather than actual "fortunes."

Yesterday, DJ Stoopid, Married IT Guy, and I went to lunch at Pei Wei, this great Asian place by my office. After a fresh bowl of chicken fried rice (mmm!), and much to my surprise, my fortune cookie had an actual fortune in it!

It reads "Many pleasurable and memorable adventures are in store for you!"

(and in true "guy" form, the boys added "in bed" to the end of my fortune)

Adam and I have been together three months now, and our relationship is still very new, but we are discovering new things about each other and growing as a couple, and it just feels really great to start this kind of chapter in my life. :D I'm really excited about our move in April and more excited about what this year has in store for us (hint hint). He's incredibly caring and sweet and has easily become my favoritest person in ze world! ;o)

I'm not sure if this is customary after Chinese fortunes or at 9am in the morning, but I'd like to propose a toast to everyone in ze blogosphere. So raise your glasses..

(I don't have champagne - or alcohol of any sort - so I'm holding up my Starbucks cup of Hot Chocolate)

"Let's toast to the new year. May you have new adventures, new memorable experiences, and new found friends and love in your life!"