Saturday, January 26, 2008

Youtube Gathering

  1. We are meeting at the Delta College Planetarium in Bay City Michigan at 10AM
  2. If you're going to be in the area overnight, don't forget to get a hotel room in Bay City, Saginaw, or Midland. Here is one website that will link you to a hotel in the area that you might want to stay at: http://www.valleyplazaresort.com/
  3. Does anyone want to go to the Loon's baseball game that night at 7:05 pm? If you do you need to e-mail me so I can get those who definatly want to go tickets. My e-mail is ppmusic2010@juno.com It would be good to know this by mid-march so I can make reservations/get tickets.
  4. If we want to go to a show at the planetarium, I also need to know so I can reserve tickets for those who do want to go to a show. Please e-mail me at ppmusic2010@juno.com if you want to go to a show at the planetarium. I need to know this by the end of March at the latest.

I am looking forward to the gathering!

I have no idea how old I was in this picture, but I was really young at the time.

All of the cousins at the time-there was one more cousin yet to be born.


This was taken way back in 1996 during my mom's family reunion. I was seven or eight at the time.

Those are two pictures from quite some time ago. Maybe I'll be able to find some more of these old pictures from when I was a kid and scan them onto my laptop so I can post them.



video

I had a few minutes yesterday to have some fun making this video. It's no where near perfect, but I still had SO much fun making it! Hopefully a few rentheads out there enjoy watching as much as I enjoyed making this. If I ever get some time eaither later today, or tomarrow I'll see if I can't make anouther music video for a different song I have in mind. This other music video I'm thinking about making will take a little more work since it is meant for two voices (which also means that I'll have at least two takes).

Love ya all!
Erin

Friday, January 25, 2008

I've been doing some thinking, and listening to music, and just being myself since about seven tonight. I thought about devoting this blog to the youtube gathering that I am planning, but really don't feel like writing about that. I then thought about writing about "Complete Peace", but really don't feel like writing about that right now. So I am going to just go with whatever comes to mind.

I'm a little different,
I know it,
but I have something no one else has

I have a hope,
that gets me through all the bad days,
and makes my good days so much better

I've got a quiet,
that everyone sees,
yet no one understands,
except me,
except God

I really don't understand the quiet completley,
but I know I have this quiet
and I know that I'm this way for a reason,
I can imagine things,
that no one else has ever has,
and this imagination,
only comes out
once in a while

This imagination stays inside,
and gives me a place that I escape to,
most every day,
just for the time,
when I feel the most at home,
and the time and place when people understand me
It's my escape from a reality
that sometimes hurt

There are my parents,
the people who have raised me,
the people who don't understand my imagination,
who can't see my need to escape from a bad day
to a better world
a world where I belong,
a world where there are people that are the most like me

There are my friends,
my friends from high school
the people who love me so much,
the people who care so much
who listen to me
who understand me
the people that are so close to me
the people I consider a family

There are my friends,
my bell chior friends,
most of whom are old enough to be my parents,
but are also like sisters,
the people I've spent so much time with for the past couple years
people who I get along with so well
people who are like anouther family
a group I consider a second family

But I'm fine with all this,
'cause I've grown so much,
I know what I want,
I know who I'm becoming,
I have a family,
well three families,
all three families are the people
that I care for so much
and I know where I want to be in a few years,
I know there are so many unexpected things coming,
but best of all,
I know Ill make it through it all

and no one can ever take away my imagination
that imagination
which has always been there,
the imagination that imagines so many realistic things,
and so many unrealistic things
but has given me a hope
that I can become the things I really want
that I can do things that no one believes I can

Thursday, January 24, 2008

It's time for my second update on the Youtube gathering in Bay City/Midland/Saginaw. Here is what I already have figured out in the planning:

  1. We are meeting in Bay City at the Delta College planetarium
  2. We don't have any definate plans yet, so we can do anything we want. The next few points include possibilities that we could do, but dont have to.
  3. If you are interusted in going to the Loons baseball game at 7:05 that night, please e-mail me at ppmusic2010@juno.com so that I can decide if there is enough interust for us to get enough money together to get a section of the stands to ourselve, or if we just want to buy lawn tickets. If you want to go and not to many people do feel free to go. I won't make anyone go if they don't want to.
  4. Does anyone who is planning on coming want to go to a show at the planetarium? If so please e-mail me at ppmusic2010@juno.com so I can make a reservation (which we WILL need if we want to go to a show).

I am getting excited about this youtube gathering now. Hopefully we have a few people show up!

I can't wait to see who shows and to meet other youtubers!

Love ya all!
Erin (ppmusic2010)

Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Youtube Gathering!

I know there are several gatherings occuring around May 3, 2008 but there are always the people who don't have time or money to go to some of them. So I am hosting a youtube gathering that is occuring throughout the mid-michigan area. We can travel throughout Bay City, Saginaw, and Midland. So far we are planning on meeting at 10AM, and we are done sometime that evening. The ending time is really up to who comes and what everyone feels like. I am very open to suggestions as to what everyone who wants to come/is coming. I'm going to post regular blogs here about what is going on with this gathering. I also will make the ocasional youtube video about what is going on with this gathering and post those here. Feel free to leave me comments on here anytime about the youtube gathering, or you can e-mail me those comments/questions at ppmusic2010@juno.com

I can't wait to see everyone at the gathering on May 3, 2008!

Erin (ppmusic2010 for those of you from youtube that know me)

Tuesday, January 22, 2008


I hate and love snow days

Yes, I both hate and love snow days. There is a reason behind this.

I hate snow days. Especially when my parents get one, my brother gets one, and Delta College won't even give me a four our delay or a snow day when CMU and SVSU are both delayed. Since I started at Delta, I have had no snow days, and one four hour delay. Honestly people. If CMU and SVSU are both giving four hour delays or closing, you really should be closing Delta. That should be a sign that the roads are bad.

I love snow days. They are free days when I can do what I want instead of doing work. I think everyone loves it when they have a snow day.

GRRR. I really hate whoever decides if we have a snow day or a delay at Delta right now. They seem to make auful choices as to not closing school or at least delaying it.

I really hope they decide to close school, and in the next half an hour. I just went to Delta's website to see what was going on with being delayed/closed. Still no delay, and still not closed. This sucks. I have no e-mails eaither from any of my teachers saying "Don't come to class". I hate how Delta NEVER NEVER NEVER closes.

Sometime I would like to have a chat with whoever decides to close Delta or not. I sure would like to tell them to close if SVSU and CMU are closed, and to delay when SVSU and CMU delay school. That person better not be out of town like they were last year on a day we should have had at least a delay.

I went from a bad mood yesterday to a worse mood today. And the worse mood is all because of SCHOOL! I'm sure that if I write anouther blog today, you will know if school was delayed or cancelled. I'm gonna go have fun studying. NOT. I'll be bored. And end up in front of the TV pleading for a snow day.

I still love you all. Even though Im in a bad mood.
Erin

Monday, January 21, 2008

Late night blog

I just got home from working in the church nursery. It's currently snowing out and causing some slippery roads. When I got home one of my brothers friends cars was in the driveway. I wasn't surprised since they have a program due tomarow (I think, if not on Wensday). Of course my dad is a little grumpy because he has too much work to do and he's helping them with their program. When I was walking through to grab some of my stuff, I got snaped at because I was lingering in the room too long. What am I supposed to do if my stuff is in an adjacent room that I can only get to through the room they are in??? If I go to pick up my stuff you snap at me, if I don't pick my stuff up you snap at me. How do you expect me to get anything done when your constantly snaping at me for something?

Enough of that. On to other things.

I miss summer. I had so much more freedom over the summer, and my parents didn't get on my case so much about spending time with my friends. Last semester I would spend from four pm on until 10 with a few friends, and my parents would get mad because I wasn't home. Over the summer I would do the same thing, and my parents wouldn't get mad. Can anyone explain this too me? I'm a college student for Gods sake. All my friends had gone away to college. I was stuck at home. Of course I want to spend long periods of time with friends when their home.

I know this is a blog of me ranting, but I need to get it out now. I think that half the problem is more with my parents. My brother could care less about whats going on in my life. He probobly will go away to college next year while I'm still here in Midland. That doesn't bug me much. But, I really can't stand living with my parents for too much longer. So, one of my friends and I have decided that we are going to try too get an apartment together next fall. That could get on my parents nerves, but they HAVE TO LET GO OF ME at some point. At least I'd be rooming with a close friend that they know and trust. At least I'd get away from my parents. Hopefully my parents accept the fact that I need to get away from everybody (my parents and brother) and have the chance to live on my own for a while. What my parents don't seem to realize that because they don't let me learn things the hard way, I'm not really learning how to do some things that I would have otherwise learned.

My parents wounder why I am so quiet and dont talk to them. I just cant talk with them. They don't understand what it's like to grow up with ADD. How do you tell a kid with ADD how to live their life when you don't have ADD? It really bugs me that my parents try to tell me what to do or how to do it. I don't really like that.

I'm done for tonight. Sorry for my ranting in this blog. This needed to come out. If you read this all, then you probobly just wasted your time.

I still love you all!
Erin

Sunday, January 20, 2008

Family Reunion Pictures

Dressed up as a pirate, and getting ready to fight.

Geez these two grew! They're both almost taller than me!


Dressed up as a pirate.



What a dog!


So CUTE!

The view of the lake from the hill.
Those are just the pictures that my brother took. I didn't really get to taking pictures, and I don't have the pictures that the rest of the family took. I know this blog has been short minus the pictures, but I just don't have the time to write a longer blog today. Maybe tomarrow.