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Thursday, February 27, 2014

Quiz about me, Would You Rather, Lovely Blog Hop

happy Thursday. lots going on today and i am hitting the blog this morning before clients come in. so here we go...

every Thursday you can link up with the Lovely Blog Hop with Her and Nicole. hope you make a new blogging friend!


Would You Rather...

--eat at Burger King or McDonald's?--i would rather eat at McDonald's; i like their dollar menu selection better and their sweet tea.
 

--have $100,000 in real money or $1,000,000 to your favorite store or gift card?--i would take the cash. i could pay off some bills and put the rest in a CD or something and collect some interest.
 

--live in a world with NO problems or in a world that YOU ruled?--i would rather live in a world with NO problems. i really do not want to be responsible for a whole world full of people, i am human and make mistakes.

*what would you rather do?*

Quiz about me... with Acting Balanced (from Monday)

 
1. February 24th is National Tortilla Chip Day - do you like them?  What do you pair with Tortilla Chips?---mmmm, YES! love tortilla chips. i use it all, salsa, guacamole, and cheese sauce/dip

2. February 26th is Carnival Day (and also Judy from Retired Not Tired's birthday- coincidence???)  What is your favorite carnival ride, game or food?---it has been a while since i have been to a carnival or fair. i do love the corn dogs and funnel cake. the ferris wheel is always fun, and of course we always try to win the big teddy bear! happy b-day Judy!!!

3. Nascar has started for another year... albeit in a wet way... are you a fan? ---not really, but it is always nice to see who wins. i think i would be more of a fan if i went to watch it live than on tv

4. Other than your blog, do you actively participate in social media?---hahahaha! LOL! yes, i am on social media way to much. i enjoy Facebook (i use it to chat with my friends all over the country and world as it is free and now has a Skype feature) and Twitter, and a lot of other sites that allow me to earn some extra money/gift cards such as Swagbucks and Instagc etc. 
 
*what would your answers be?*
 
~ER... 

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

currently as of late...

hi there! i think my new goal is just going to be to get a blog post up before midnight CST. yep, that is more realistic goal to maintain. i am doing the "currently" link up again so here we go!

currently i am... (themes are snapping, stopping, spending, starting, and skipping)

--SNAPPING at people when i should be really snapping pictures! sorry to those i have snapped at.

--STOPPING myself from snacking too much. so easy to do at a desk job.

--SPENDING more time thinking and staying quiet so i can reflect on my past to improve my future and i am spending my time on online money making sites and apps. too many, got to let some go!

--STARTING to be more open and work on those files on my desk

--SKIPPING eating dinner at night and replacing it with a no sugar added smoothie or juice from juicing.

*what are you currently doing?*

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Tuesday Coffee Chat

hey Tuesday! it is coffee chat day. ohh, i like this topic the "If you really knew me" topic and i am going to pair it up with Monday Quiz about me too. lately i have been missing blogging on Monday for some odd reason. gotta fix that (with a cup of coffee!)


if you really knew me....

--you would know that i am caring and sweet and kind to a fault
--you would know i love sweet tea
--you would know that i love to travel
--you would know that i love college football...GO NOLES!!!
--you would know that i could not eat all day as long as i had a drink in my cool gear cup (juice, flavored water, diet coke, sweet tea etc.)
--you would know that i love the colors--pink, purple, and blue
--you know that i have way too much bath and body works and victoria secrets
--you know that i really do prefer to be without clothes and shoes than with them LOL!

so, you feel like you know me better?

~ER...

Sunday, February 23, 2014

Sunday Social--Food, Trips, and Coffee


happy Sunday! it is Sunday Social Time :)


1. Favorite breakfast food:--usually a smoothie. i have no appetite for breakfast in the morning. but sometimes since i work right by a subway, i will get their $3.00 breakfast combo.

2. Best way to spend a free day:--sleeping, catching up on shows, catching up on reading blogs, studying for my next academic move. did i say sleep already?

3. Airline ticket to anywhere in the world….where would you go and why?--Italy and I would love to go with whoever I am currently dating at the moment. it is such a romantic place. 

4. You can only leave the house with one thing what would it be?--the phone of course! (now if there was a fire, it would be the FAMILY all the way, i can replace the phone!)

5. How do you take your coffee?--i like iced coffee. with lots of splenda please! Frappes are good too!

what about you? what would answers be?

~ER...

Saturday, February 22, 2014

Sunday Stealing x 2

happy Saturday! Time for Sunday Stealing (that I do on Saturday) times 2 this week b/c i missed last weeks :( just had not zeal to blog. here we go!

Let's talk about BOOKS! (from last week click HERE) (yea remember those before the internet and smartphones and instant notifications with apps...yea, those!)

1:Favorite children's book--Where the wild things are.

2: The last book you've read--50 shades of Gray

3:Books on your to read list--too many, but now mostly juicing books right now

4:Top 5 authors--rl stien, steven king, zora neal hurston, toni morrisson, maya angelou

5:Favorite genres--mystery/drana

6:A book that has made you extremely mad--Roots

7:A book that you've cried over--Beloved

8:A book that made you laugh out loud--101 jokes for kids book

9:Fiction or nonfiction?--fiction

10:First book you've read by your favorite author--Goosebumps series by RL Stein

11:Best book-to-movie adaption--so far Hunger Games was not bad

12:Do you read comics/manga?--not really, unless in the sunday newspaper

13:Hardcovers or Paperbacks?--e-reader? either one is fine with me!

14:Do you buy books as soon as they come out or wait a while?--wait a while ie/till they are in the library.

15:Do you buy books spontaneously without any prior knowledge of what happens in it?--sometimes

16:Have you ever bought a book based on the cover alone?--yes, but i cheat and read the little back summary too!

17:Where do you usually buy your books?--Amazon.com or a Thrift Store

18:Book that had a strong impact on you--self help/Growing closer to God Books, The Bible

19:Historical or science fiction?--historical

20:Dystopian or Utopian?--Dystopian, nothing is really perfect

21:Worst book-to-move adaption?--twilight (maybe I just did not care for all the hype)

22:Book that should have a movie adaption?--self help/religious books

23:The first book you've fallen in love with--Goosebumps and Fear Street series

24:Humor or angst?--humor

25:How many books do you own?--too many to count

26:Do you go the library?--yes :) it is nice in there and still quiet.

27:How many books do you read a year?--i think 4

28:Favorite "required reading" book?--There eyes were watching God by Zora Neal Hurston

29:Favorite quote?--"don't give up, just breath"

30:A book you absolutely hate--the ones required for classes and math books!

ok, now on to this weeks Sunday Stealing...

Let's do 15 more Q and A's :)

What was your first job like?--it was tiring. i worked the night shift in a college dorm
 
It’s a typical Sunday, how are you spending it?--being lazy, getting ready for Monday, last minute laundry
 
What was the happiest day of your life?--being alive each day! getting my sight back has been a HUGE plus and happiness over flowing.

What was the best decision you ever made?--to finish my masters and never give up!

Tell your go-to “pretend” game as a child (who was your alter-ego?)--no pretend game as a child, i just lined up my dolls and bears and pretended to play school.
 
What email service do you use?--yahoo and gmail and now work e-mail

What fandoms would you consider yourself a part of?--sports, and reality tv shows, like real housewives. i also love Law and Order SVU.
 
Do you use anything on your lips? (eg. Chapstick, gloss, balm, lipstick) --all of them! and shea and cocoa butter too!

How many devices do you own which can access the internet?--3; cellphone, computer, and e-reader
 
Last strong smell you can remember smelling?--my perfume and the aroma of things cooking.
 
If you had to move your birthday to another date, which one would you choose and why?--July 4, b/c i was so close to it anyway as a Jul 2 baby.

Inspiration behind your blog title?--Eloquent Rambles...i like to talk alot and try to do so in a manner that is simple, nice, and sweet (with a touch of humor)

If you could spend a rainy day with anyone in the world, who would you choose and why?--my grandfather since he has passed. it would be nice to get some last minute wisdom and advice.
 
Is there a foreign culture that you love?--African and Italian/
European

Do you have a favorite soft drink?--anything diet really. but i am a HUGE fan of sweet tea.

there it is! 2 Sunday's in one. enjoy and happy reading!

~ER...

Friday, February 21, 2014

Follow Four and Happies and Crappies

happy friday. time for Friday four with Feeling Beachie and Happies and Crappies with the Vintage Modern Wife. Enjoy and link up...love to read along! 
 
Feeling Beachie
 
--Tomorrow is SATURDAY did you MAKE ANY PLANS? 
 
--I really think I need a VACATION!
 
--I would never own a SNAKE
 
 --The craziest gift I ever got was THIS LARGER THAN LIFE MAKEUP BOX SET FROM SEPHORA. IT IS LIKE A TRANSFORMER THE WAY IT OPENS AND CLOSES. MAKEUP FOR LIFE!!!
 
Happies and Crappies...
 The Vintage Modern Wife and Brunch With Amber: Happies and Crappies Link Up
happies
--files all done
--had an ok week
--pay day
--got some alone time
--got my glasses for distance
--started driving again since my eye surgery
 
crappies...
--missed phone calls
--misunderstanings
--bills to pay
--still cannot really drive alone
--a C in communication this week with people.
 
what about you all?

~ER...

Thursday, February 20, 2014

Boys behind the blog, Lovely Blog Hop, WYR Question


 hey there Thurdsay, almost Friday. so this Thursday it is all about the "boys" as in the boys behind your blog :)  my little brother loves the questions and he sure does love this blog too. he likes the new "pink" layout and say's and has a shirt that says..."Tough Guys Wear Pink!" so here we go! 

There is also the "Lovely Blog Hop" with Her and Nicole that takes place each Thursday. link up and find a friend and i will see if i can come up a Would You Rather Questions...hmmm.


 Mal Smiles

so little brother...
1. If you could live anywhere, where would you live?
--i would live in New York City. i can see all the shows and it is basically open 24 hours a day 7 days a week!

2. Sand or snow?
--sand. but if i want to live in New York, i better get used to the snow :)

3. What Winter Olympic sport would you rock at?
--ice hockey or curling.

4. You're cooking a romantic dinner- what is your go-to dish?
--it would probably be a breakfast. i make really good eggs and pancakes and sausage. i also like to make desserts (i have a sweet tooth...well sweet teeth!)

5. Fill in the blank:
--this year i gave my sister a key necklace for Valentine's Day. i hope to graduate from college this year and she has been a big key to my progress and has helped me to make new friends since i struggle with it b/c of my Autism. she keeps me company too at times.

Would You Rather Question:
--Would you rather only be able to sleep for 2 hours each night but feel rested or be able to sleep for 8 hours straight with no interruptions?  hmmm A: i would rather sleep for 8 hours straight with NO interruptions :)

~ER...

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Currently and Quiz about me!

 hey there Wednesday...what are you currently doing? the themes this week are--shoveling, ignoring, inhaling, hugging, and throwing.

http://www.otandet.com/2014/02/currently-i-love-you-more.html 
currently i am shoveling food in my mouth b/c lunch breaks are so short. heartburn and indigestion anyone?
currently i am ignoring the negative thoughts in my head. i will have a good and blessed week.

currently i am inhaling the sweet smell of yummy food and my perfume

currently i am hugging nothing right now, i guess since i am wearing clothes (hahah) i am hugging my clothes.

currently i am throwing things away and clothes in a bag of donation.

*what are you currently doing?*

also...since i missed this on Monday, here is the Monday Quiz about me with Acting Balanced.

1. February 17th is Random Acts of Kindness Day - when were you last the recipient or provider of a ROAK - or what RAOK have you heard about recently?--someone paid for my lunch once and my last eye exam since the doctor knew my mom, gave me 20% off :) Yes, I have heard of Random Acts of Kindness.

2. February is also National Cherry Month - are you a cherry lover?  Recipes?--i like cherries. i really like maraschino cherries, i could eat them right out of the jar! i do not have any recipes

3. Are toys limiting children's creativity more these days?--no, toys are not, i think electronics like the iPhone and iPad and xbox and PlayStation are. what happened to going outside to play?


4. Since the Olympics are here, what would you win a gold medal in?--i would win it in Social Media/Facebook and being patient. i am on Facebook way too much, but that is how i communicate with many and i think i care too much, at times to a fault.

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

When I woke up this morning I thought... and Sunday Social

hello Tuesday! hope it is a good one for all. so, it is Tuesday Coffee Chat time. pour me a cup, lets go! so when i woke up this morning i thought of...BILLS. yes, they never go away. i got my last surgery statement bill yesterday and it is well over $500, so yea, it was on my mind last night and into this morning. i had to call so they could explain the bill to me. i hate it when the claim they give you is SOOOO confusing all these numbers here and there and this charge and that. thankful i have insurance though b/c it could have been much worse. that was my morning thought, what was yours? let's chat over coffee about it :)

so since i missed it this Sunday with a lot going on, let me catch up now...
Sunday Social :)
Sunday Social

Lazy and Guilt...haha

1. What are your favorite things to do on a lazy day?--what else is there to do but catch up on sleep, eat yummy treats and watch bad tv :)

2. What is your TV guilty pleasure?--Days of Our Lives, Real Housewives, and Law and Order SVU

3. What is your favorite road trip music?--whatever is on my iPod and also a good funny/comedy radio show.

4. What are your favorite magazines or books to read by the pool or laying around?--whatever free mags come in the mail. Cosmo, Health, Shape, Weight Watchers, Self

5. What is your favorite snack?--Diet Coke, sweet tea, beef jerky, gummy candies, chocolates, plain potato chips, and white cheddar popcorn.

~ER...

Monday, February 17, 2014

Oh Monday!

oh Monday! for some reason you were busy and i am really tired. i have a lot on my mind and a lot of blog catching up and work catching up to do. i do not like feeling alone and questions unanswered. i pray this changes b/c this is not a good start to the week. still 6 more days to go so it will get better right? i want my happy self back! on a good note, i was mostly nice today and my numbers at work are getting higher which is good and i am now an advisor to an honor society group. wow! how was your Monday? blog hops and quizzes about me coming again soon all :)

~ER...

Sunday, February 16, 2014

No writing oomph today :(

yep, like the title of this blog says, no writing oomph today :( do not know why. just sleepy and working through somethings. i will be back soon. hope your weekend went well and i will catch up with Stealing Sunday and Sunday Social this week. my weekend so far consisted of 2 doctor appointment, general and eye and some strange news/request that is not quite sitting well with me so through prayer and trust and just seeing how it goes, i should be okay. communication is really going to be key here. i got new glasses for distance so that is good and hope to be driving again soon! how is your weekend? you still got the blogging bug in you?

~ER...

Friday, February 14, 2014

Happy Valentine's Day, Follow Four, and Happies and Crappies

hello Friday and all the stuff that comes with it! Happy Valentine's Day to you readers as well. hope it is one full of sweet, treats, and kind words.

 Happy Valentine‚Äôs Day! | Domestically Challenged - Parenting Tips ...

Follow/Fill in the blank 4 with Feeling Beachie (i sure am after this cold weather!)

Feeling Beachie

Valentines is A CUTE day of the year for THE KIDS. I JUST LOVE SEEING THE CUTE IDEAS THEY COME UP WITH

Since Valentines is a sign of LOVE I LOVE YOU MY READERS!

NAPPING with WHITE NOISE is a great way to RELAX 

 Sometimes I CRY when I HAVE BEEN LAUGHING TOO HARD

HAPPIES AND CRAPPIES with/The Vintage Modern Wife
happies...
--it is valentine's day and got some sweet calls and treats
--it is friday...yea!
--keeping up my numbers at work so that is good
--found out a co-worker of mine is having a baby :)
--a VERY good week!
--i cashed out for another $50 via paypal for my writings :)
 
crappies...
--i have doctor appointments all weekend :(
--not caught up on files
--my lab results are not the best :(
--it is not a pay friday. 
--Facebook blocked me from sending messages to people "you do not know". how do you know i do not know them??

~ER...

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Would You Rather and Lovely Blog Hop

happy Thursday! so the Lovely Blog Hop with Her and Nicole and Would You Rather is here with me :) here we go...

WOULD YOU RATHER CHRISTMAS SCENARIOS | Youth Leader Stash

Would You Rather...

...eat 3 meals a day or eat once in a month like a reptile/snake does?--eat once a month like a reptile/snake b/c it would sort of be like Thanksgiving every month :)

...be given a chance to do your dream job or work a regular job for a guaranteed $100,000 per year?--work a regular job for a guaranteed $100,000 per year. hey, it could turn into my dream job and times are hard right now.

...on a cold day/night--hot chocolate or coffee?--i love chocolate so, i will have to go with hot chocolate and it is close to valentine's day right?

**what would you rather do?**

link up with the Lovely Blog Hop this week and find a new friend!


~ER...

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Currently....

hello Wednesday, middle of the week you! so here is what i am "CURRENTLY" doing....

--currently i am linking up with Mommy Panda for this link up
 

the themes are...watching, saying, loosing, admiring, making

--currently i am WATCHING people come in and out of the school and watching the clock refusing to move b/c i am ready to go home.

--currently i am SAYING "really" a lot and giving a funny look on my face when i do it.

--currently i am LOOSING faith in somethings, but it will be better

--currently i am ADMIRING the athletes in the Winter Olympics, they all have skills, from all the countries.

--currently i am MAKING progress on the files and some online money making sites. not bad at all.

**what are you currently doing?**

~ER...

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Tuesday Coffee Chat

Happy Tuesday...it is coffee chat time! i am late on this one, so busy lately...it is a good thing. so, this week we are talking about LOVE!! awww. so what are you loving?

Time out for Mom

I am LOVING...

--my family
--friends
--my blog, blog hops, and link ups
--online money making sites
--work (to a point)
--sleep
--peace and quiet
--alone time
--writing
--added responsibility
--my improved self confidence
--the olympics
--not having to put gas in the car
--food
--cooking
--the healthier me
--the Lord
--comments on here and other places
--a kind word/sweet gesture

*what are you loving?*

~ER...

Monday, February 10, 2014

Quiz about me and a late Sunday Social

Monday Quiz about me and Sunday Social from yesterday...

1. February 10th is Clean Out Your Computer Day!  It's is a day to logically review, and delete old files and programs.  Will you be taking part?---i may, wait that is today. i do not know, but thanks for the reminder to clean out the ole computer.

2. February is also National Grapefruit Month - are you a grapefruit lover?---not really  Recipes?---sprinkle a bit of sugar on top.

3. Are you watching the Olympics?---when i can. What events hold your interest or are you just ignoring the whole thing?---the opening ceremony was good and i like ice skating and the jumping off the cliff
4. Valentine's Day is Friday - are you planning to celebrate?---i am sure there will be something at work, so i hope so!
 
Sunday Social
Sunday Social
 
1. What is your favorite thing to watch on a girls night?---sex and the city or the devil wears prada and even home and garden tv

2. What is your favorite thing to watch on your day off?---anything that is on what would have been working hours. bravo tv anyone??

3. What is your favorite thing to watch when you’re sick?--nothing really, i just want to sleep. the Food Channel is nice though.

4. What is the last movie you saw in the theater?-hahah, does the home theater count? last movie in the theater was Identity Theft, the other ones have been via Redbox.

5. What are your top three favorite movies or TV shows?---movies--sex and the city one and 2, the devil wears prada, and legally blonde. tv shows---real housewives of "any city", days of our lives, and law and order svu.

*your turn!*
 

Sunday, February 9, 2014

Just before Midnight!!!

hey readers! nothing much to write today. i hope you all had a good Sunday. will catch up with Sunday Social and other things about my weekend later. at least i got a post in before midnight. have a great week to all :)!!!

Saturday, February 8, 2014

Stealing Sunday Valentine's Edition





1.) Do you like Valentine's Day?-- it is another day and it is cute.

2.) Are you going to celebrate it?--i do not know. i am sure the students/work will have something cute going on that day. i will probably wish a few folks a good Valentine's Day.

3.) Celebrate Valentine's Day with Friends or someone Special?--again, do not know this year. if i could pick, it would be with someone special. 
  
4.) Pink or red?--PINK :)

5.)Candy Hearts OR cards?--cards, i love cards. any kind, any occasion. e-cards are good too!

6.) A short kiss or a big hug?--can i have both? a short kiss would be best. but what is considered short?  
 
7.)What are your plans for V-day?--work and again, who knows what the college has planned for an activity that day.
 
8.) What would be the best gift to receive?--a visit and/or something i can use/need.

9.) Would get back with any of your ex's for V-day?--NO!!!
  
10.) Is there a food or beverage you associate with V-day?--food=chocolates, cakes, sweets in general. beverages=wine, sparking wine, juice, strawberry milk 

11.) What are your thoughts on "Love at first sight"?--i believe it can happen.
 
12.) Do you think people who have dated can stay friends?--no, not at first. i think it take a LONG time to go back to even being friends when you can talk to each other again. once the line of intimacy has been crossed, it is just hard to go back to "just friends"
  
13.) If you could go back in time and give yourself one piece of advice about dating or relationships what would it be?--NEVER ASSUME anything about your partner (unless you have CONCRETE FACTS/EVIDENCE). ask them first and just trust them. if something is meant for you to know, you will eventually find out.

~ER...