Wednesday, October 27, 2004


The curse of the Great Bambino has been lifted.

That's all I wanted to say.

Wednesday, October 20, 2004

It's World Series Time!

This is the time of year when Americans care about the World Series, which determines which baseball team will be the champion of the entire world, except for the part of the world located outside of the United States and southeastern Canada.

But the heck with that part. This is OUR national pastime, and that’s why the World Series arouses our passion, even if certain people don't normaly pay attention to pro baseball.

Why is baseball our national pastime? Because it is a metaphor for life itself. As John Kerry puts it: "In life, as in baseball, we must leave the dugout of complacency, step up to the home plate of opportunity, adjust the groin cup of caution, and swing the bat of hope at the curve ball of fate, hoping that we can hit a line drive of success past the shortstop of misfortune, then sprint down the basepath of chance, knowing that at any moment we may pull the hamstring of muscle inadequacy and fall face-first onto the field of failure, where the bugs of broken dreams will crawl into our nose."

Yes, baseball is very deep, although this is not obvious from looking at it. If you don’t grasp the nuances, baseball appears to be a group of large, unshaven men standing around in their pajamas and frowning, as if thinking: "My arms are so big that I can no longer groom myself!" Yet show the same scene to serious baseball fans, and they see a complex, fascinating, almost artistic look. Why? Because they have consumed large quantities of the drug "Ecstasy."
No, seriously, it’s because these fans appreciate the subtleties of baseball.

By the way, GO RED SOX!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Thursday, October 14, 2004

Hi, my name is Erica and...

...I'm addicted to AIM.

There. I took the first step, only good things can come of this, right?

I've realized recently how much time I spend chatting online. I spend hours. Hours that could be spent doing something else. Anything else. Hours I could spend reading, praying, homeworking, blogging, studying, hanging out with my friends, etc. I feel so silly that this is my vice.

This is not to say that AIM can't be used for good. AIM can be useful and fun. I'm just acknowledging the fact that I have spent more than an hour chatting online everyday for a year.

Yeah, now that I've admitted to it and now that I've seen it written down, I feel embarrassed.

I don't think I've ever acknowledged the fact that I have this addiction-type thing until about two weeks ago. I told myself that I was going to take a two week break from AIM. I wasn't even going to sign on. The starting date: September 29, ending date: October 13. The first two days I didn't sign on but I have been online uncountable times since then.

I feel like it's time for me to take the first step. Perhaps my blogging about it will offer a reminder and further encouragement. I don't think AIM is evil. I'd like to be able to chat online sometimes but I don't want to feel like I have to be online whenever I'm a little bored.

I'm tempted to try the two week rule again.

Is cold turkey the way to go? Or should I ease myself off AIM? But when can I go back on?

Ugh...curses. Some habits are tough to break.

Meh... and I just realized that I had been signed online the entire time that I was writing this.

This will be very tough.

Tuesday, October 12, 2004

Why I'm Not Blogging

1. Things are on my mind.
2. I'm distracted by every other thing imaginable.
3. I have papers to write and homework to do.
4. There's always something else I should be doing.
5. There's always another e-mail I want to write, someone I want to talk to on AIM, another book i want to read, another TV show I want to watch.
6. I'm fresh out of ideas for blogging.

Is it bad blogging etiquette to blog about the lack of blogging?

Sunday, October 10, 2004

Movie Quote of the Month! (and the assurance that there is a future post coming...)

I have been busy and distracted lately and I apologize for my boring blog. :-D

Today's quotes are from Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure.


Ted "Theodore" Logan: Strange things are afoot at the Circle K.


Mr. Ryan: So what you are telling me, essentially, is that Napoleon was a short, dead dude.


Fish Update: David is still alive.