Sunday, October 07, 2007

Go ahead, make my day


Sometimes I get so wrapped up. Almost like one of those grape leave with all that weird healthy shit in it. It sounds interesting but when you eat it, you are like, "dude, this kinda taste gross." So sometimes I get wrapped up in a fantasy land that I like to call, "Erica, when she has lots of money and free time." I fall into an almost dream-like state when I see or watch certain things.

At work I sort the mail and one of the partners gets this magazine about traveling. So I borrowed it and dreamed and fantasized I was leaving on a jet plane and I didn't know when I'd be back again. (sorry - I don't remember the rest of the words to that song...) They sort it all out for you. You can leave one day and be in England the next, only to list off all these highly imagery (what? - did I say that right?) places that seems so old, full of history and magic.

I want to go to Ireland where the pixes play and the goats graze... Why do they have to be so cruel? Don't they know that I'm just a receptionist who has no money and an overactive imagination??

So I think I'm going to send them a letter. A letter telling them that I think their magazine is pretty spectacular but unfair and if they don't stop sending it that I will sue them like that lady did when hot coffee spilled on her from McDonalds.

I'm pretty sure they will be scared. As you should be too, because if you ever make me dream about things I can't have I will sue you like my name is Sue. (Did that scare you?? If not then just remember that I have blue hair now and that means I'm punk rock and I can totally kick your ass. Because punk rockers are really, really tough.)

Love you,
Sue

30 comments:

qofd said...

You know, I bet you could make it to Ireland on your budget. You would just have to ship yourself parcel post or something. And maybe bring your own food, water, and air supply.

Jay said...

Well I was going to comment about backpacking through Europe and maybe driving a Ferrari in the Italian countryside.

But, since you're punk rock and so tough I think I shouldn't. Normally I wouldn't be scared, but blue hair? Yeah, that's punk rock, baby!

That's Avril Lavigne punk rock! And we all know she's punk!

Gregg O'Connell said...

dear sue, you sound like a crazy ass mofo! a crazy woman that has cats and clunky old shoes....done ur creepy!

Erica AP said...

QofD: That could work but Air Mail over seas is pretty expensive... I could ship myself by boat which would be a lot cheaper but then there's the whole, "eating, drinking and peeing" thing...

Jay: You did not just compare me to Avril Lavigne, did you? That's very cruel and that might be cause for a good ass kicking. And I don't think Avril Lavigne ever had blue hair so I'm totally one up on her with the whole "punk rock" thing.

Gregg: I don't have cats and you don't leave comments that aren't gay!!

CarmenSinCity said...

I don't miss the rain at all! I was annoyed that it rained. I DEFINITELY don't miss the humidity. Everytime I straightened my hair, it got curly after a few hours. I'm a west coast girl now - yay Vegas!!

haha - I was laughing about your vivid imagination. My boss also gets travel magazines and custom homes magazines. Fucking amazing. Sickening really.

These people at the wedding were all right - I'm talking million and billionaires all the way. I was so out of my element.

I wanna meet a rich guy dammit!

Tammie Jean said...

You could totally save up for it, Erica. Save up for like, half of it and put the other half on a credit card. Geez, that sounds like terrible advice. But that's how I did most of my traveling. I eventually got out of debt...

Erica AP said...

Carmen: I hear you on the humidity... That sucks but I like the rain a little. And I totally need to find a rich man too because, what?? - are we supposed to work forever?? Unlikely. :)

Tammie: I wish it was that simple but I'm on Debt Consolidation right now because I owe tons on my credit cards. I have one AMEX and I have to pay it off every month. Not exactly feasible for an expensive trip. But let me know if you come up with any other ideas. :)

Captain Smack said...

You know what I hate? I hate it when you read a post and think of a great comment to leave, so you click the "leave comment" button, but then you start reading all the other people's comments, and then by the time you are done, you have totally forgotten the comment that you were going to leave.

Anyway...

Oh yeah, here's something: I used to know this ultra-hippie chick who would go to the airport and just camp out there. Eventually, there would be a leftover seat that the airlines would sell her for $100. She flew to Hawaii several times doing that. I don't think you have to be a hippie to do it, either. I think punk rockers can do it too, but you may want to call the airlines just to make sure.

The Diva's Thoughts said...

I hate those magazines that make you fantasize about crap you can never have yourself. UGH!

Erica AP said...

Captain Smack: You know I was kind of a hippie in highschool so if they give me a hard time I'll just tell them I got a big burst of love for them and that my bag is made out of hemp. Then while I'm waiting for a ticket I'll crochet them a hat. Do you think that will do the trick?

Diva: I know!!! Those magazines are awesome if I had money. Bastards!!! Haha...

Captain Smack said...

I'd be careful with that. Crocheting anything out of hemp would be so hippyish that you might have all of your punkrock privileges automatically revoked for six months.

M@ said...

Were you the ditzy one in seventh grade, Erica AP?

Diesel said...

Oh, I'm scared alright.

Erica AP said...

Captain Smack: What are these so called, "punkrock privileges" that you speak so highly off? I'm new to the punkrock boat... Or raft... or canoe.

Matt@: No, I was the dorky, quite one, but I started coming into my own in highschool and one of my friends used to ask me if I had blond roots all the time. Were you a bully in 7th grade? :)

Diesel: You better be, mister!!

Daxx Ruckus said...

http://www.techandtonic.com/2007/10/11/album-review-wicked-smart-by-the-predicates/

Good Album! Link Back?

Ian

Erica AP said...

Daxx Ruckus: Thanks for the awesome review!! You rock the casbah. Of course we can link. :)

Captain Smack said...

It means you get to do really anti-social and outrageous stuff while acting bored and lethargic. Haven't you ever seen a Greenday video? There's this one where they are walking down this street, the whole band, you know, and as they pass by a pay phone, one of them takes the phone off the hook and leaves it hanging. Which is, like, so punkrock. So you get to do stuff like that. It's a pretty crazy lifestyle.

morbid misanthrope said...

All the punk-rock kids I knew hung out at Clairemont square all day drinking Starbucks coffee--while sneering, of course--until about nightfall when they retreated back to their canyon hovels to inject totally punk rock heroin into their thighs; although, I suspect they really just went home to watch Smallville with their parents. It's hard being a gutter punk.

Anonymous said...

Erica,
You need to go to Ireland at least once in your life. I've gone twice in the last two years and I'm thinking for our next vacation we will be going back! Ireland is beautiful, and in an odd way it feels like going home. You don't have to be Irish to feel welcomed in Ireland. Let me know if you want to see a few pics from our trips.
Matt

Erica AP said...

Captain Smack: Do they even make pay phones anymore? What am I going to do then? Start grabbing peoples cell phones and hanging up on the person they are talking to? Actually, that's kinda bad ass... A little more so than Green Day...

Morbid Misanthrope: I've heard Clairemont is tweakerville but I never new it was so punk rock!!! Who would have know?? And I'd have to agree that Smallville is totally punk rock man!!

Matt: I would love to go to Ireland... It looks so beautiful and lush. I want to go to Hawaii and Italy, and don't forget Greece and Germany... So many places so little money... Haha... Yeah- send me some pictures!!

EmmaK said...

Ireland isn't really all that. It's very beautiful and green, yes, but I've been there several times and never seen a pixie or a Lephrechaun. Also it rains A LOT.

qofd said...

Erica! Are you alive down there? Are you choking on smoke? If you need to evacuate you have a room waiting for you at Casa de Matulich!

...and I promise to remain sober this time.

Erica AP said...

Emmak: That sucks you haven't seen any pixies... But I hear they hide under rocks and in small caves... Did you look there?? Haha...

QofD: Thanks so much for checking up on me. I'm ok for now and if I did have to vacate to your abode I would hope we would be drunk. :)

Macoosh said...

you can totally make it to ireland in the off season. nov and dec. have crazy low prices. and, it's not as crowded so you get the castles all to yourself. believe me, i'd rather go in the off season.

if you seriously want to go, i can give you tons of tips on saving money for the trip and everything.

CarmenSinCity said...

Ahhhhhh - so you live in San Diego? I was wondering if any of my readers were affected by the fires? How are you doing? Are you still at home? Are you able to go to work? Is everything shut down?

Hope all is well with you and your family.

Erica AP said...

Macoosh: I would love to go to Ireland but I don't have ANY extra cash... Nor time off from work... So I just dream about it... Haha.. But thanks for the info. I may hit you up sometime. :)

Carmen: Thanks for your concern but I'm fine... I live in the city and the fire didn't reach it. I had Monday off from work but not so lucky for the rest of the week. I love myself some days off. :)

Blondie said...

I don't have any money either, so I totally understand. All of my vacation time goes to visiting family for free. So sad. But I've learned you can have a mini-vacation in your own city. Just priceline a hotel downtown, get a room with a killer bathtub with jets, back an overnight bag, and have a great "vacation" for less than $100. It's totally doable and worth it!!

Michael C said...

Sue you like my name is Sue? Great line!! I love traveling, especially that part from work to home.

CarmenSinCity said...

Ummmmmm - hello????? It's been a while since you blogged chica. I do appreciate the comments you leave on mine though - happy halloween!

Erica AP said...

Blondie: That is a great idea if I had an extra $100 laying around!! Haha... I more broke than that gay cowboy movie.

Michael C: I know, I'm so clever. Haha... That's nice to know you have a nice commute.

Carmen: You are too sweet to care... I like reading yours even if I don't comment all the time. :)