Rantings of an Insane Girl

{Thursday, 9 February 2012}   30 Day Music Challenge

Ok, so I’m going to publish the rules here and then post each day’s song as a separate entry. I’m going to play with the blog backdating, so if it looks weird, I’m sorry.

Each day Tag @30 Day Music Challenge along with that days question, a link from Youtube and a brief description/explanation for your choice.

Day 1 – What Is Your Favourite Song Right Now?
Day 2 – What Song That Was No 1 When You Were Born?
Day 3 – What Song Has The Highest Play Count On Your iTunes (Or Other Music Player)?
Day 4 – What Song Do You Play When You’re Feeling Happy?
Day 5 – What Song Do You Play When You’re Feeling Sad?
Day 6 – What Song Do You Play When You’re Angry?
Day 7 – What Song Do You Play When You’re Chilling Out?
Day 8 – What Was The Last Song You Listened To?
Day 9 – What Is The Earliest Song You Can Remember From Your Childhood?
Day 10 – For You What Song Defines The 70’s?
Day 11 – For You What Song Defines The 80’s?
Day 12 – For You What Song Defines The 90’s?
Day 13 – For You What Song Defines The 00’s?
Day 14 – What Song Was Your First 7”/12”/Cass/CD/mp3 purchase?
Day 15 – What Song Do You Hate The Most?
Day 16 – Post A Song From Your Favourite Artist/Band
Day 17 – Post A Song That You Want The World To Hear
Day 18 – What Song Makes You Want To Sing Out Loud?
Day 19 – What Song Makes You Want To Dance?
Day 20 – What Song Makes You Want To Rock Out?
Day 21 – What Song Is Your Biggest Guilty Pleasure?
Day 22 – What Song Gets Stuck In Your Head The Most?
Day 23 – What Song Reminds You Of A Person?
Day 24 – What Song Reminds You Of A Place?
Day 25 – What Song Reminds You Of A Happy Moment In Your Life?
Day 26 – What Song Reminds You Of A Sad Moment In Your Life?
Day 27 – What Song Would You Like Played At Your Wedding/Union?
Day 28 – What Song Would You Like Played At Your Funeral?
Day 29 – What Song Would You Consider To Be The “Soundtrack Of Your Life”?
Day 30 – Looking Back On Your Answers, What Is Your All Time Favourite Song?

{Tuesday, 21 December 2010}   Sharing of Favorites

Well, that whole blog more thing didn’t work out so well. But this is the season of sharing, so I’d like to share links to some of my favorite blogs to read. Hope you all enjoy!

Our Best Bites – Check out the Peppermint Fudge Cupcake Jars

Hyperbole and a Half – Random hilarity that will make you split your sides. Make sure you read Dog and The God of Cake.

I’ll add a page somewhere to make sure the links to my incredible finds are somewhere permanently.

{Wednesday, 4 August 2010}   Finding Purpose

Well, the resolution to blog more didn’t work very well, but with no real purpose other than keeping a public diary, there’s no consistant desire to keep a blog. So my new goal for this blog is to find an actual purpose for it, other than just being randomness in cyberspace. And to actually complete the Gratitude Challenge, now that I have time for it. Here goes nothing.


{Sunday, 27 December 2009}   Bah! I have to blog more!

Ok, so I started blogging to actually do something with my time and then I got so busy I can never seem to actually blog. What’s that about? So one of my New Year Resolutions is going to be to blog more. At least more that this once every couple months crap I’ve been doing. Hopefully this quarters 25 credits won’t completely kill my blogging ability. So now that I’m having the worst time actually blogging stuff EVER, I’ve been thinking about starting a milBlog about going through the whole enlistment process. Hmmm…maybe I’ll save that until after Japan.

Anyway, so here’s what’s up for my new year. Taking 25 credits (yes, a double full-time load) this quarter to finish my actual Associates of Arts degree requirements, which means…yes it’s true…I’m finally graduating! I will officially be a college graduate as of March 24th. Provided I pass all of my classes, of course. Currently waiting for a guy to call me back to come check out the house to possibly be a roommate. Hopefully I’ll start getting more calls, because as of Feb, I have to start coming up with rent money on top of bills and that’s going to squeeze my budget HARD. While I’m finishing up all of my EWU paperwork (all but guaranteed acceptance to the college) I’m also looking into their study abroad programs so I can try to get to Japan for at least a few weeks this summer. Hopefully I can actually get there. I’ve been hearing of great short stay programs, but I don’t have the 2-3 thousand dollars to pay for them. So maybe I can get financial aid to actually go over the summer term. Fingers crossed. Other than that it’s the same school, homework, music and what friends I can make time for. Hopefully I can make a little more time for fun in the near future!

Ok, signing off for now, y’all!

{Sunday, 15 November 2009}   Gratitude Challenge: Feeling Grateful

Things have been crazy and I’ve been sick, but now I’m back on track for the Gratitude Challenge!

Today’s task is to write about something in my life I am grateful for, and that’s a cinch! I am grateful for OPPORTUNITIES!

As I’m finishing up my Associate’s degree, transferring to Eastern Washington University for my Bachelor’s and prepping for Army life I have too many opportunities to even begin to count. Having to decide what job I want to take in the Army, looking at doing a couple of quarters in Japan on an exchange program, doing the International Peer Mentor program and getting to meet people who are becoming fabulous friends…what more could a person ask for? Except maybe a little extra money. That would be nice.

All in all my schooling and Army opportunities are shaping up to be really good. I just hope they stay that way. And speaking of school opportunities, I’m not going to have ANY if I don’t get cracking on my homework.


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{Thursday, 5 November 2009}   Gratitude Challenge: Gratitude Alphabet

Use the alphabet as a fun and quick format for making a list of things for which you feel grateful. Here is my Gratitude Alphabet!

Bed to sleep in
Good friends
Video games
Waking up alive each morning
X-Rays (Well how many things can you really put for X?)

{Wednesday, 4 November 2009}   Gratitude Challenge

With all the insane things going on in life right now, I think it’s important to evaluate all the things in life that you can be grateful for.

With a hopeful outlook, I, Erin J. Mansfield, promise to fulfill the terms
of The Gratitude Challenge. Over the next 21 days, I pledge to complete the
activities on my gratitude calendar, including writing journal entries, taking
photos and connecting with friends. I promise to take note of life’s little blessings
and to give thanks for the relationships, experiences and opportunities that make
my life unique. From this day forward, I commit to living on the brighter side of life.

Join the Gratitude Challenge.

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{Sunday, 30 August 2009}   Finally doing something with my blog

So now that I’ve got less than zero time and I’m adding more things to do, I’m going to actually make it a goal to write in my blog more than once a year! Yay me!

So now begins the journey to being a soldier in the Army. Well…actually it started last Friday when I showed up at PT with SSG S., and really it stared several weeks ago when I started looking for a recruiter to talk to, but it’s not official until I blog about it, right? 😉 Fortunately, I have a great wealth of information in SGT Marey (my recruiter) and Jeremy. I’ve also found a ton of information on ArmyStudyGuide.com about the weekly schedule for BCT, so I should be well prepared. At least, as prepared as I possibly can be.

Now that I’m actually doing PT and my mom has started seeing progress toward goal, she’s starting the requisite parental freak-out. Now, if only I could see some progress in the weight department it might not seem like such a steep climb to next summer. Hopefully getting out to PT for the rest of the summer, and through the year with the SSG, will keep me going towards where I need to be.

I am finally seeing the light at the end of the tunnel when it comes to school. A few more classes and I’m done. I’m throwing in a year of Theory and Japanese just to have some credits for the whole year and to get some things under my belt to prep for Eastern. Gotta remember to fill out that application so I can get it in early. Don’t want to wait until the last minute and risk not getting in for Fall.

Thanks for checking the random ramblings. Love to all!

Outed blogger who trashed model is angry at Google – Tech and gadgets- msnbc.com

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Seriously?  SERIOUSLY?!  You make a sensitive comment about someone’s personal hygiene and sexual deeds/orientation and then get all butt-hurt when they file a lawsuit you’re pissed off because the server that you used to post this ON THE INTERNET complies with a court order, probably in accordance with their Terms of Service, and released your name because THEY HAD TO?!  WHAT THE HELL?!

Obviously you did not make it clear enough that those statements were your opinion and if you’re stupid enough to do that, on the internet, even anonymously, you should be sued.  And caned.  Or flogged.  Probably both.

{Saturday, 22 August 2009}   Could it be? Something important?

Ugh…Jeremy is on a 4 day weekend out in Coulee and I am BORED.  So I’m going to write about something like…existential or cool for once.  Instead of random ramblings.  Yes, yes, the blog is ABOUT my random ramblings, but I’m going to randomly ramble about something else for once.  Something…like…kinda cool.

Like what the hell is with the new Jack in the Box commercial?  Dwarfs with helium voices?  So ridiculously juvenile.  And frickin’ retarded.  I wish people would stop coming up with stupid ideas for the boob tube addicts and their melted brains and actually came up with something intelligent.  Jeez.

et cetera