About le me:
My name is Erin and I live in Minnesota with my husband and our pet seal (just kidding, it's only a stuffed animal). We do have a cat, though. I don't have any kids, nor do I want any, so this is not a "mommy blog". However, I do enjoy writing and expressing my opinion. If I find a tasty recipe, a cool product, a fun website, or anything else interesting, I want to share it with you.
Origin of my blog:
I had my own website in 1997 (Random's Gate), the name of which was a play on the Heaven's Gate UFO religion controversy. The site itself had no religious context, but was a mishmash of things I found interesting. Also, it had a pretty boss logo. In 2001, I started my first blog, but it was worthless twaddle, as was the one I started in 2004. I gave up on blogging until January 2011, when I started writing here. The name "coffee level critical" is a play on a device's battery running low ("battery level critical"), except with my lifeblood, coffee, instead.