Jul 112010

Blog Bash

Hi! Apparently this is a Blog Bash!

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I’m not very social in the blogosphere so I’ve never done anything like this before, but I’ve been trying to be more active in the blog scene, if you will, so I am now going to attempt to play with others.

I’ve been instructed to talk about myself, so here are the pertinents you might want to know if you are new here:

  • My birthday is July 30, 1979 (OMG that’s coming up you guys!). That means I’m a Leo, which means I roar a lot. Which means I have an awesome singing voice.
  • My boyfriend Henry and I have been together since 2001. We did a REALLY SICK THING which produced a boy named Riley, but everyone calls him Chooch. You can too. He’s 4 now. 4 is the age where kids get the  manual on how to be dicks, in case you didn’t know. And if you have a 4-year-old and are disagreeing with this, then I hate you.
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    Can we trade?

  • I live in Pittsburgh! I hate it here!
  • I hate water towers, power plants/abandoned factories, the ocean, outer space, glaciers, Alaska, Miley Cyrus and Katy Perry, the Steelers, liars.
  • I like hockey!
  • My past time is stalking people and playing with animal masks. (Yes, in tandem.)
  • I like the Cure and most any music that features incessant screaming.
  • Annoying people with reckless abandon is sort of my thang.
  • I can turn any situation into a study of awkwardness.
  • I am a girl!
I am not going to include my name in the bullet points because I trust you have enough mental braun to figure it out all on your own.
And now I will answer these standardized questions, because if I don’t, I will be the first person ever to get jail time for defying the rules of a Blog Bash. (Plus, I’m a people pleaser. No, really.)

1.) Why do you blog?

It’s  my job to keep the pervs of the Internet abreast of my actions and whereabouts. Also, the tapping of the keyboard massages my frontal lobe.
Also #2, because I can’t get anyone to listen to me in real life.
2.) What do you blog about?

Good question! Pointless drivel, mostly. My blog is not the place you come to for answers, unless you’re looking for the best way to die at a county fair or what new falsetto-voiced scene boy to crush on. (Kellin Quinn all the way.)
I literally just blog about what I’m doing, while finding the most extreme sex analogies and metaphors to make the most menial activity feel like an afternoon of drowning in a pool of semen and butt plugs. It is my specialty, something that makes my grandma proud.

3.) What do you find to be the biggest reward you get from blogging?

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It helps release pressure from my brain. Also, it’s nice to have things chronicled so I can, say, search through the backlog of March 2008 and prove to Henry that he did indeed go down on a tranny in NYC after buying red velvet cupcakes from Magnolia.

4.) How long have you been blogging?

Since it first began. I gave birth to blogging. Its father is an Apple II GS.
For honest:  2001-2007 as “vagynafondue” on LiveJournal, and then on this here site since then. I’ve been journaling in general since 4th grade though. It’s an addiction. Worse than crack, except I get to keep my teeth.

5.) Let’s hear the story behind your blog title!

My grandma and I have a very illustrious history, full of afternoons reading Dickens together beneath a parasol and light-hearted flour fights during impromptu snickerdoodle bake-offs.

That’s a lie. I don’t know why I typed that just now.

The truth is that I was always the black sheep, that a lot of my actions or ideas shamed my grandma. Even as a small child, when I would fuck up, she would sigh exasperatedly (sometimes even disgustedly while running a red pen across my name on her Will) and say, “Oh honestly, Erin.”

And not a day goes by where I don’t have some extent of an “Oh honestly” moment.

I leave you with obligatory photos of my obnoxious mug:


  39 Responses to “Yo, it’s a BLOG BASH, double rainbow all the way!”

  1. omg can i tell you that im already in love with your blog :) lol

    LMAO “Worse than crack, except I get to keep my teeth”
    Loved that!!! I have a 3 year old and well hes not 4 but omg he can be an all out terror at times so I completely agree with you! haha! anyway im following you now & look forward to reading more

    • Yay, Brittney! Your comment made me so happy that it took me 4 tries to type your name correctly. I haven’t even had any wine yet tonight!

      I’m on my way to your blog RIGHT NOW!

  2. This post is totally double rainbow all the way across the sky! *sobs* Oh my god… *laughs* It’s even starting to kind of look like a TRIPLE rainbow!!

  3. Well I have looked at the link thing from the girl who is doing it and it looks like fun, but I feel so retarded (intimidated) by any techy stuff more than typing on them there letters on my keyboard. What is a linky? and how do I link it up to her thing? AAaaahh, well at least I have more stuff to stalk.I MEAN! read….at least people will be posting stuff for me to read.

  4. we’re the only cool people doing this

  5. I was smiling throughout this whole post!!
    Wow, so awesome!! You have been journaling for a while, have U considered writing a book Erin?
    I too also like the teeth comment..LOL.
    Nice meeting ya!
    Hope U have a great PARTY week!

  6. I think I really like you!! :)

  7. Your description of 4 year olds is spot on. My son’s 4, too.

    Nice to meet you. Party on!

  8. Ok… i’m still rolling from reading your post! Love it! “I live in Pittsburgh. I hate it here!” ahaha. Thanks for stopping by – and if i could trade my Criminal Justice degree for another degree, i seriously would trade it for just about anything else (especially something art related. Maybe business. maybe umm journalism, english, sociology, history – anything but education, that I KNOW i cannot do.) Talk about a big freaking mistake on my part! HA! Have a great week!

  9. Anyone who can admit to their kids being assholes is at the front of the line to be my new best friend. I think I love you.

  10. I love your blog, especially your bluntness in your posts…that’s totally my style. I like how you roll. And funny thing, too…my niece’s name is Riley, and we call her Roo, and she’s 4. Four definitely is an interesting age. They are a lot more argumentative and smart as hell, too. I think I’ve heard my sister say that Riley is being an asshole before. That’s hilarious…

    • I’m glad you love my blog, because I love yours too. I’m super glad I found you on one of those Blog Frog follow friday things.

      4 year olds are jerks, I swear! I thought I had at least 10 years or so before I had to deal with all this attitude.

  11. Well first of all you and my oldest son have the same Birthday.. Hewill be 18 thismonth.. God I am old. I have never seenya before but I will be back cause I love this.. UGH I have typed too much today my fingers are failing to find the space key again.. and I am too dang lazy to go back and fix it lol.

  12. Stopping from the Bash! It was fun to read more about you.

  13. Okay, first off… when I say the double rainbow all the way, I thought I might have found a new blog I would love to read. Then I kept reading to see “For Honest” and I knew I was hooked. New follower from the Blog Bash!

  14. I love that you still refer to Henry as your boyfriend…when does he get promoted to babydaddy at least?

  15. Hey, I really love your blog! I’m your newest follower from Blog Bash! Have a great day!

  16. I totally joined blogger so I could keep track of your blog better/make my obnoxious comments STRAIGHT up in here instead of through LJ. You know i’m a fan!

    • Dude, you did that?! For me?! That’s so sweet! I felt like a douchebag after I left that LJ comment, because I think I came off as sounding like a comment-whore. But I seriously hate that I can’t get any kind of notification over there. I want to know what you have to say! <3

  17. Nice to meet you, too! Thanks for stopping by!

  18. Nice blog coming over from the blog bash. Nice to read more about you. Thanks for sharing


  19. Stopping in from the blog bash…and now following because you made me laugh! I, too, love the Cure and music with incessant screaming ;) My daughter has the same birthday, and well, technically she roars a lot…

  20. I made my very first blog today. arg I still have no effing clue what I’m doing though… I want to join in on this “blog bash” crap, but what does it mean when she says i have to “link” my blog to her? WTF? HELP ERIN!!

  21. hey, you’re cute. you’re blog is cute. your 4 year old dickhead is cutest. You owe me something.

  22. “I hate water towers, power plants/abandoned factories, the ocean, outer space, glaciers, Alaska, Miley Cyrus and Katy Perry, the Steelers, liars.”

    This part was the Tolhurstingest best part! Water towers!!!

  23. I flippin’ love you, you crack me the phuck up.

    I feel so unincluded since I still keep my dinosaur livejournal going, I keep trying to move on but I have too much hisotry to abandon it. I recognize it’s not really viewed as a real blog though. Do you have any recommendations if I were to make the leap?

    • <3

      That's how I felt too when I was on LJ! That I wasn't a "real blogger." I still don't feel like a real blogger, to be honest. It's so dumb and elitist, this blogging world.

      I would definitely recommend wordpress.org when you're ready to take the plunge, and I know a lot of people like blogger.com too!

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