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Top Ten Fav Commercials

Today in church my pastor referenced an M&M’s commercial in which the M&M was singing, “I would do anything for love.” After service a group of us started talking about the commercial and some of our favorites.  This got me to thinking about my favorites of all time.  So, here is my list.  Enjoy!

10.  Coca-Cola Mean Joe Greene

9.    Where’s the Beef?

8.   Budweiser –Frogs
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Trifextra: Week Eighty — Tooth

This week the folks over at Trifecta Writing Challenge have given us TOOTH as our one-word prompt, which is actually pretty àpropos as I just came from the dentist.

Enjoy and please make sure to check out the other Trifectans who dared to brave this challenge.

Michael hit face first.

“Dude! Awesome!” Jacob said.

“You look like shit.” said Peter

Michael spat out blood and a tooth maybe two.  “Ground shit is more like it, when my mom sees.”


Here’s a little personal story.  Going to the dentist causes a whole lot of . . . well, just look at the picture.  Enough said. Right?

This is me after I leave the dentist.  Halle’freakin’lujah!


My Name Is . . .

Write about your first name: Are you named after someone or something? Are there any stories or associations attached to it? If you had the choice, would you rename yourself?


Obviously my mother knew what she was doing when she named me Erica.  There really isn’t much to why she decided on Erica other than the year I was born “All My Children” made its infamous debut and good ole Erica Kane entered households.  My mom thought it was a good strong name and she liked the ring of it.  But I’m definitely not the drama queen Erica Kane was.

Well my name truly fits my personality when you go back and look at its meaning.  It’s pronounced AIR-a-ka and is Old Norse name meaning noble, alone, ruler, forever strong.  It is the feminine of the Scandanavian Eric.

I am typically a loner, which I definitely enjoy and I’m definitely bossy — hence the ruler definition and my mom has often said I am perhaps one of the strongest people she knows.  When I was an infant I almost died a couple of times as a result of severe asthma attacks.  I was in a car accident and technically should have been a goner, but came out with only minor cuts and a broken leg.  I’ve been knocked down and have gotten back up, dusted myself off, and got back in the fight.  I don’t take ‘no’ for an answer.  Watch out there now.

Another personality trait that folks have put on us Erica’s is that we’re quick-tempered.  I can only speak for myself.  I am not slow to anger.  I can go from 0 to Pissed Off in about .2 seconds.  Belive it not my temper has gotten better.  It’s kinda like the Incredible Hulk — you don’t want to make me angry.  You won’t like me when I’m angry. But there is always one person who has to test it out.

I used to want to change it to Bobbie or Alexandra (Alex), but it’s grown on me over the years.


Top 10 Pet Peeves

Over the weekend it appears that a good number of my pet peeves surfaced.  Most of them on Saturday as that’s when I ran most of my errands.  Usually these things happen gradually over the course of the week making it easier for me handle and digest, but for some reason it all culminated into two days.

I really need this warning.

  1. Tardiness — I am perpetually on time.  I hate being late and if I’m running even 5 minutes late I call and let someone know.  I value my time and others as well and I find it rather difficult and irritating when people don’t value other people’s time
  2. Rudeness — Not really going to go into this one because there are so many things that fall into this category
  3. People that don’t say “Excuse Me” — I was in Whole Foods on Saturday and was leaning over to pick up some yogurt and this woman reaches in front and clear across me to get some Activia.  She doesn’t say excuse me or pardon me.  Nothin.  So, I in all my irritated state say, “Excuse me, sorry am I in your way?” And she looks at me, turns red as a beet and only then says, “Excuse me.” WTF.
  4. Sunday drivers Monday thru Saturday — Enough said on this one.
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What I Long For

Alright today I decided to tackle two challenges in one post.  The Daily Post Prompt: Places and the Trifecta weekend challenge of writing a piece using: 1) only 33 words and 2) it had to be in first person.  So here it or rather they are.  Enjoy! 😀


I never yearned for writing our names in the sand or skiing or camping as long as she was here.  Now she’s gone — that’s all I long for, and her at my side.

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This was originally Day 9 prompt of my 30 Day Writing Challenge.  It is far from complete.  There are quite a few things I plan on ferreting out of this initial piece.  So, I hope you’ll stay tuned over the next few weeks.  And by all means, please feel free to leave comments.

Prompt:  Write a story that contains the following words: mask, armor, and steal.

“Jimmie. Hurry up!” Katie whispered.

“I’m moving as fast as I can,” I yelled back.

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