Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Life Happens. Blogging Stops.

So, I haven't updated in decades really.  BUT there is good news: I started a new blog!  It is less fluff and more just me writing.  Take a look at it and read the details to get more info.

Hopefully I'll have some noteworthy pictures to post here in a bit, but as of late what's been going on is the following:

I couldn't find a substantial job in Boise so, I made the decision to move back to VA.  I've been here for a few months and have been doing some part time things while I wait for a big career to come my way.  That career could be a long way off, but I think I'm on the right track so far.

I've had the amazing opportunity to go to see the National Symphony Orchestra at Wolf Trap this summer, see Mary Poppins at the Kennedy Center, spend a week at the Outer Banks, spend late nights in the District and attend a Nationals game.  As my family would say, for someone without a job...I've been pretty busy and lucky!

Enjoy my new blog and writing.  Hopefully it will help me along in my search for a career. Please comment and leave your feedback!

Wednesday, February 10, 2010


I feel like about the time blogging became old news for my family, it became breaking news for the rest of the world. It's been a solid three months since I last posted, and I guess you can say that much has happened.

I hiked Table Rock.

I stalked Guy Fieri.

I graduated college.

I met Kyle Wilson.

I went to Salt Lake.

I saw my family multiple times.

I went to the Fiesta Bowl.

I watched Boise WIN the Fiesta Bowl.

I went ice skating.

I watched TV.
I realized that the job I thought I had, didn't exist.

We have the the Missionaries over a few times a week to teach our friend.
I currently am spending all of my time looking for work.

I watched the State of the Union Address, and I read news articles. Apparently the unemployment rate is decreasing? I don't know if I believe that. Doesn't that just mean people aren't receiving unemployment? What about all people who aren't getting it or haven't gotten it?
I'm definitely not speaking for myself, but I've had time to think, and I'm pretty sure I don't buy into anything anyone says.

Things these days things are good. I'm trying to stay busy around the apartment but find most of my time is spent behind my computer looking for permanent work. I know how blessed I am, and I definitely have faith that sooner or later, things will turn around. It's hard to think that I'll probably end up moving away from here, but I know that it will be for the best. And I guess the best thing about my current situation is that I am ready and willing to move anywhere. So if you know of anyone in the radio/tv/production industry who is looking for someone, let me know.

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Blue Thunder!

One of the biggest reasons, perhaps the biggest reason I chose to do my last two years at Boise State was because of the Blue Thunder Marching Band. I visited Boise the summer before my senior year of high school and loved Boise and the spirit that the members of the Blue Thunder had. However, they were smaller than my high school band and at the time, I think I thought it wouldn't be good enough and I should just be done with a marching band career at Herndon. That would be a high enough note for me (no pun intended). I never really forgot about the marching band here and I remember watching the Fiesta Bowl at home in Herndon and wanting to throw up because I knew I could have been there. A year later I auditioned, and a year and a half later I showed up at band camp in Boise.

I don't really ever tell people I'm in band and the other day, I got caught: A member of my ward is on the cheer team and the marching band shares a (seemingly) brand new facility with the cheerleaders and dance team. I was using the bathroom the other day and ran into this girl from my ward. She said, "Hey Erin!..What are you doing here..?" Needless to say I said, "The band hall has really nice bathrooms...?" And as it was coming out of my mouth she said, "Are you in the band?!" I laughed, said yes and went along my way.

I am graduating from BSU in less than 6 weeks (this also makes me want to throw up), and after watching this video, I can honestly say that now I am satisfied with my marching band career. This was probably one of the most fun performances I have ever been a part of, and I loved every second of it. Maybe from now on I won't be as embarrassed to say I'm in marching band? We'll see.

Enjoy Michael Jackson's Thriller and Bach's Toccata and Fugue.

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Graduation Day!

Mark your calendars. December 18th is the BIG day! Currently my parents and my best friend Kaitlin have their tickets to fly to Boise. It will be a party, so I suggest you come too! :)

An email I received today:

Dear Erin:

The graduation evaluators have reviewed your undergraduate Degree Progress Report (DPR) for Fall 2009 graduation. It has been determined that you are a valid candidate for graduation. This means you are enrolled in all outstanding requirements during your last semester.

Please refer to the following checklist items in order to ensure your candidacy for Fall 2009 graduation.

· Review your DPR on BroncoWeb.

· Review the University Catalog and Schedule of Classes for important dates and deadlines.

· Check your Primary name on BroncoWeb.

This is the name that will be used on your diploma.

· Verify your mailing address on BroncoWeb.

· Check your BroncoMail account regularly. Information regarding graduation and commencement will be sent to this account.

If you have questions regarding your candidacy, please contact a graduation evaluator.


Graduation Evaluators