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November 4, 2008 November 3, 2008

Filed under: america the beautiful — erinleete @ 7:22 pm

Finally, it is here.  I am thankful in many ways, because it means that I will be have less political propaganda to sift through when I get the mail everyday.  It means that I won’t have the urge to give people with a particular candidate’s bumper stickers a big fat thumbs down.  It means that we can start getting back to life when people decorated their yards with gnomes instead of banners with peoples’ faces on them.  I should call the neighborhood association on some of these people.  Their signs have got to be in violation of some beautification laws.  When I was little, I remember my mom getting so angry about a house in our neighborhood that kept a ladder propped against the front of their house for months.  I don’t think this is any different.  It is annoying, ugly and telling of this country’s willingness to follow someone just because of their charisma. That’s all you will hear about it from me.  I just want my city to be beautiful and civil again. 

I wonder what these environmentally conscious people, who don’t think we should drill in Alaska in order to save the wildlife are going to do with all these posters when the election is over.  If you fall into that category, here is a resource for you: http://www.epa.gov/epawaste/conserve/rrr/composting/index.htm.

P.S.  I am thinking about running for president.  I think I could give some darn good speeches.


its been a while. October 20, 2008

Filed under: small talk — erinleete @ 2:45 am

Well, I am sure at this point no one reads this blog, except my sister, who isn’t working for the first time since she was 15.  And now she is only not working because she is a new mommy.  Honestly, keeping up a blog is really hard.  I really admire those who do it well.  These days, I would rather watch NCIS or Jon and Kate Plus 8 than write.  But, I guess a line or two isn’t that hard.  So, I will try to be better this go round. Hopefully I will find somethings to say.  Although, that has never been too hard for me.


summer. July 6, 2008

Filed under: small talk — erinleete @ 4:20 am

Who keeps up with a blog when they could be laying by the ocean?


is that your stomach grumbling? May 6, 2008

Filed under: on earth — erinleete @ 8:25 pm

Around 1:30 today, there was a loud sound accompanied by a slight shaking of my building. I told one of my coworkers that I thought it was an earthquake. He said we didn’t get earthquakes here, so I proposed an different theory-that is was a terrorist attack. (You’d be surprised how those seemingly absurd thoughts seem rational when you live in the nation’s capital.) For all of 30 seconds I was a little bit scared. I went immediately to cnn.com, but it had nothing that shed any light on the strange occurrence. 3 hours later, I found out that it was indeed an earthquake! I’ve always wanted to feel the ground shake and have no one get hurt or any of my things ruined. And it happened so early on in my life. I think this is an omen for a bright future full of achieving my dreams. Earthquake- check. Wimbledon- here I come.


eat up. April 23, 2008

Filed under: that hot bod — erinleete @ 7:30 pm

I’ve been thinking that I do not eat nearly enough food to be healthy. I don’t have an active job, in fact, I sit for 7 hours straight at a desk. And so, I don’t have a huge appetite. But after work, I work out and then am famished for dinner, but only eat a small portion. I’ve decided that I am going to monitor my food intake to make sure that I am eating enough calories to maintain good health. I found a very helpful blog on how to figure out how many calories you need to eat to maintain your weight, lose weight or whatever you want to do with your weight. It also gives interesting info on how easy it is to gain weight if you eat 7 Big Macs in a week.

Anyway, good health is important, so eat up.


worry worm. April 22, 2008

Filed under: heart talk — erinleete @ 8:13 pm

Some people don’t worry. Some people do. I fall into the worrier category and I am trying desperately to crawl my way out of that dark hole. The Bible commands that we should not be anxious about anything. “Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.” Philippians 4:6-7

It is supposed to be that easy. Somehow, by praying, our anxiety is washed away. In prayer, we realize that we are utterly dependent on the Sovereign Ruler of all, and that our worrying isn’t going to do any good. Yet, praying to the “Sovereign Ruler” doesn’t always give me the stillness I am looking for.

The verse that precedes Philippians 4:6-7 says, “The Lord is near.” The Lord is near to me when I am anxious. He isn’t just sitting high on His throne ruling over the huge cosmic happenings. He is near to me. Little me. Comforting me. His nearness quiets my fears and calms my restless heart. So when I am anxious, I need to remember verse 5 too, because it is there that I find a reason not to worry.


newlywebs. April 9, 2008

Filed under: the blogosphere — erinleete @ 2:14 pm

I just stumbled across the blog of an old friend of mine who is now married. Her blog (which I must say is a delightful read) was linked to 7 other (less delightful) blogs of her married and engaged friends. I wonder if the marrieds read each others’ blogs and then try to write their own, more adventurous, blog post. Is the blogosphere just a subconscious platform for competition between these newlywebs?