Not a whole lot happened, but some things did happen, and here are those things.
I started watching Ginny & Georgia on Netflix. I never heard of it until I saw it featured on Friday and I thought to myself, “OK I could go for some light family sitcom bullshit right about now” but wow that show had some dark moments! Anyway, I did that thing that I always do when I’m watching TV which is spend an absurd amount of time on IMDB and HOLY SHIT that show has a ton of Degrassi grads on it! So many that there is actually a BuzzFeed article about it?!
Then there is this one girl who was in one episode and at a glance she reminded me of someone, and then I finally realized it was the “girl from that Superman show. The new-ish one. The one that was on the WB or whatever…you know…..SMALLVILLE!” I screamed at Henry. Wow, that one almost gave me a stroke from all the mind-strain. So then of course I had to look up Smallville to find the name of the girl (Kristen Kreuk) because I wanted to see if they were related (they are not). THEN a few minutes later I was looking up another person from Ginny & Georgia and he was in a movie or show with….KRISTEN KREUK. Literally, this is a person who I haven’t thought of since I used to wear whatever those fake UGGs were called in the early 2000s and now she was coming up twice in 10 minutes, I was screaming.
Man, what were those fake UGGs called? I remember my friend Stacey made fun of me for wearing them because she said I didn’t seem like the type, but they were so comfortable to wear to haunted houses!!!
EMUs!! They were called EMUs, lololol.
AnyHOO, I binged that whole mothercheffin’ show over the weekend and have none regertz. NONE REGERTZ.
On one of Henry’s many trips to The Store, he came back with “toys” for Chooch and nothing for Drew and me. That wasn’t really a memorable moment but I liked this picture and wanted to INCLUDE IT IN THIS BLOG POST OK?
(In case you ever wondered, yes, I type EXTRA HARD AND ANGRY when I’m CAPSCREAMING.)
I don’t remember how it happened, but Henry and I ended up watching a “Top 100 Kpop Videos as of March 2021” video countdown on YouTube. We’ve watched these in the past – it just shows you a couple seconds of each video with stats at the bottom, like what number the video peaked at, what position it was in last month, etc. It’s really annoying now though because the more popular BTS gets, the more their psycho fans go back and stream every single video so they are ALL OVER these countdowns. (And Twice. And Blackpink.) Henry and I were getting so angry about it (especially considering these isn’t a single SHINee video on it anymore – don’t worry though, BIGBANG is still representing!) that you would have thought we were watching a sports thing if you had walked by because we were both standing up in front of the TV (wait, I think only Henry was, but I was lurched forward on the couch, high anxiety), SHOUTING OUR GUESSES and acting like true ridiculous dumbasses. When it got to the Top 10, I was screaming shit like, “IT BETTER NOT BE ALL BTS!” and Henry was like, “THERE WILL PROBABLY BE AT LEAST ONE MORE BLACKPINK!” and I started screaming all the BTS songs that hadn’t appeared yet and every single one of my guesses was in the Top 10 (BTS-wise) and that brought us to the #1 spot. I remembered that only the Hyuna version of Gangnam Style had appeared on the list thus far, so I yelled, “WAIT! IT COULD STILL BE PSY!”
AND THEN IT WAS!!! IT WAS PSY’S GANGNAM STYLE!!! Henry and I were screaming like the Pens just won the Stanley Cup, we were THAT happy it wasn’t BTS, lol.
However, seeing some of those older BTS videos made me yearn for their pre-Americanized era. I used to really like them so much! And I still have nothing against them, just their toxic fans.
Then Henry and I went to Target and talked about our old Riot Fest memories for some reason and then I couldn’t remember the name of the band La Dispute and spent the whole ride to Target and the entire time walking around Target trying to remember but all I could think of was the one song where he screams CAN I STILL GET INTO HEAVEN IF I KILL MYSELF and anyway, I clearly remembered at some point that it was La Dispute since I already said it. Try to keep up.
But man, we had some really good times at Riot Fest! Too bad it got shitty.
The next day, Henry was “at The Store” again and someone knocked on the door! I was scared!! But I thought maybe it was just HNC so I opened it cautiously. It was not HNC but some older Yinzer lady holding a CLIPBOARD. Oh boy. My favorite. She was collecting signatures so her boss could be a judge or something, I don’t know, I’m a really bad listener. Her approach was very LOOK I DON’T WANT TO BE DOING THIS which is honestly something I could appreciate because I feel like that would be my lead-in too. I mean, she wasn’t asking for money or for me to sign up for some fly-by-night utility company that would up forwarding my calls to a local tattoo parlor (this is a true story and the guy who owned that place was NOT HAPPY because this was back when I didn’t have a cell phone and people used to actually call my house a lot, see also: pre-Henry, when I had a life). While I was signing her dumb petition, she peered around me and in her thick smoker’s voice, she croaked, “WHOA YOU HAVE A REALLY COOL HOUSE. YOU REALLY DO!” and I was like “Wow thanks I’m so glad that the first person to see my DIY updates is some rando collecting signatures for her boss with a matchbook law degree. But still, I was happy that someone saw it and liked it! However, she went next door after that, to Blake’s, and I heard her says, “OH, AREN’T YOU A DOLL!” to one of Henry’s grandkids so now I’m not sure I can trust this lady’s opinion.
(J/k but they do sound like lil monstas on the other side of our wall lol.)
Henry was cleaning the bedroom and I was like LET ME SEE IF THERE ARE ANY CLOTHES THAT I CAN GET RID AWAY. Negative. I’m a clotheshorse. I love all of my clothes and will not part with them. However, I thought that maybe I could reorganize my dresser drawers since my method of putting away clothes is balling them up and punching them into an already-overstuffed drawer and then using the HIP-BUMP method to close it. So I dumped the first drawer out on the bed and Henry was like “here do it like this” and I thought that he would just DO IT FOR ME but sadly this story DOES NOT HAVE A FAIRY TALE ENDING because he only demonstrated on two shirts and then went back to his own stuff?!!?!? SO I HAD TO FOLD EVERYTHING MYSELF?? IT TOOK ALL DAY! (He said it was only an hour but this is *my* sob story not his, so.)
Then I wanted cauliflower pizza for dinner so that is what Henry made me:
And that was my weekend. It was OK! The weather was fairly decent I think but I can’t remember because it’s Thursday now and who cares.
Kristin Kreuk is the star of a CBC series here in the Canuckiverse: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Burden_of_Truth_(TV_series)
Hi, Erin! It’s Brian Thomann. Remember me, the autistic guy who liked your boxy costumes? Sorry it’s been so long; Iife’s just been crazy! I was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes while on a cruise a couple years ago, so that’s been a big change to my life. How are you and your family doing during Covid? I hope you are safe and well. I still read your blog whenever I need a laugh! Have you grown any fonder of the costumes since you wrote that part of the blog? Because I think you looked great! I even wrote a little poem for you:
Box of crayons, game board, clock, and hamburger glove.
Erin would tip over with even a tiny shove.
Though she could barely walk, they won her a couple prizes.
And I hope someday she likes them, at least I hope she realizes!
Ahhhh BRIAN!! So good to see your name here again! I’m really sorry to hear about the diagnosis! My grandfather had type 2 diabetes and I remember it being a big lifestyle change for him but that was in the 90s so hopefully there are ways to make the adjustment a bit easier these days. Hope you’re ok!!
My family & I have managed to stay safe so far during Covid but we are definitely stir crazy! Can’t wait to get the vaccination!
OMG that poem is SO CUTE – thank you!! I read it out loud to Henry!
To answer the question in your other comment, we thankfully didn’t wear our costumes all day at school – we put them on toward the end of the day when it was time for the party/parade and I know for sure I couldn’t sit in any of them! The worst one was the grandfather clock because the box came down past my knees so I had to shuffle lol!
By the way, I know you went into detail about how hard the crayon box and board game were to walk in, but which one did you have the hardest time moving around in? Could you wear any of them all day while sitting in your school desk?
My sweet friend, it’s so good to hear from you. So happy you loved my poem. Thank you for your newest post on supporting Asians. I told you I was autistic, but did I mention I was adopted from South Korea when I was a year old by two of the best parents ever? So what you wrote meant a lot to me.
P.S. The thought of you as a poor little kid shuffling your feet in the clock costume and holding the rest of the parade up made me laugh. Did your classmates laugh?
Brian, you are so very welcome! It makes me really sad and angry as an American that these horrible crimes and injustices keep happening. I am definitely an ally!!
I would love to know more about you so please don’t be a stranger!
P.S. my classmates definitely laughed at me, which is a thing that happened a lot back then and not always bc I was trying to get them to laugh, lol!