Tuesday, November 30, 2010

'Tis the Season

to exfoliate.  And I will get to that in a minute because with the wind blowing, the temperature dropping (freaking 32 degrees last night at the beach - wth is happening in the land??), and the heat turning on seemingly all day long my skin's taking a beating and it's time to strike back.  Seeing as I'm in California and many of you live in much colder parts of the country and world there is no way I'm in this alone.

However, first I must have an impromptu Kum Bah Yah festival and say I freaking love the readers of this blog.  And I'm not saying it to kiss butt, I seriously mean it.  So many times I'll be having a less than stellar moment and then read a comment or check email, and someone will make me roll with laughter or say something so nice it turns my mood around entirely.  High five to internet friends!! (and to me being a big ol' hypocrite - as evidenced here and here as well - I used to guffaw at peeps who met peeps on the internet and am now happily gnawing on a foot sandwich.  my own foot and no one else's thank you very much because i am terrified of feet).


Take yesterday for instance - I didn't have a bad day per se, but the wheels definitely flew off the Cyber Monday shopping bus and I had to reel it in.  Lucy in the sky with diamonds did I see some major deals  out there!!! I even managed to buy a gift for someone other than myself.  'Imagine that idea, Carrie,' she says to herself.  Cut to evening.  I open up recent comments on yesterday's post on the fur, tp and Mary Kay Cadillac and there's Ashley from Milk Teeths (vintage shopper extraordinaire):  
"seeing a mary kay pink cadillac is seriously on par with sighting a unicorn--I wanna see one!!"
In a spontaneous fit of laughter I spit water all over the computer screen and hung off the chair gripping my sides.  Then proceeded to re-read, rinse and repeat.  It really doesn't get any better than this!!

 image via te quiero
ps-I do this move like 14,000x/day

And earlier in the day I left a comment on Frankie Hearts Fashion (where Nicole was wearing the sickest Prada booties you ever did see and she said "weak sauce" in her write-up aka fave phrase ever) describing my brunch of banana cream pie.  Moments later I get the following tweet 
"I hope your eating the hell out of that banana cream..something has to make up for being back at work"
Mmmmkay?  Kindred spirits or what?  Somehow I managed to keep the pie in my mouth, but only because I was entirely miserable that the weekend was over and I STILL hadn't seen each and every Harry Potter meaning I STILL can't go to the theatre for what will inevitably go down as a crowning iconic moment in pop culture history.  By the time I get there it'll be on some wanky little screen at the dollar theatre!! Weak sauce! See what I mean??  The girl is hilarious.


And never mind how excited I am that Anna Jane got her dress this weekend, Carey's been wearing the sickest outfits lately, Katie's got 7000 ornaments on her tree, Valerie's getting geared up to rip around the skating rink to kick off Holiday season 2010, and Josie's almost done with her semester even though I think I've got the poor girl so hooked on Felicity she may have to be pried from her dorm room n order to make it to exams...Josie's parents?  I apologize nowThat Ben Covington - he'll steal your heart every time. Swoon!  Gotta love my fellow Canadians!

Kum Bah Yah...lalalalalalalalala I love everyone until the bills come rolling in from Cyber Monday lalalalalalala

So while 'tis the season to exfoliate, I guess we can get to that in an upcoming post seeing as 'tis also the season to value your friends - internet ones included - and I didn't even get to rattle off an eighth of you...December here weeeeeee come!

55 comments:

Krystal said...

that unicorn comment totally made me laugh too!!

Laura said...

hahahaha :) You crack me UP!!! and put a big smile on my face this morning.. while, yeah.. i think you're probably going to bed right about now :) Good night to you. good morning to me! Have a wonderful day tomorrow!

Katie said...

I swear I have some kind of Christmas problem. I wound up at Pier 1 buying MORE CHRISTMAS stuff tonight. And I've done way more shopping for myself than for anyone else (I need help).

I totally used to laugh to myself at people having internet friends. Yeah. Not anymore, obviously!

jemina said...

What a joyful post Carrie. You are wonderful & superb :)

Kisses
J
xoxo

Chic 'n Cheap Living said...

Haha, internet high five right back at you! I can't promise to crack you up with a daily witty comment but I will pass you extra green sauce at Mario's (*wink*)

Lady San Pedro said...

Hilarious! I enjoyed this post :-)

Enjoy exfoliating.

Bethany Dirksen said...

I just stumbled across your blog for the first time and thought I would say hello! I looked through a few of your posts and love your style. Especially your writing style...very enjoyable!

I'm a blogger as well, about the world of art, but my history is in interior design and fashion. I love to hear what people are saying! Hope we get to see more of each other in the future.

Bethany
www.DirksenDabbles.com

Collette Osuna said...

LOVED this post hunnie...smiles all around:)

Stop by and say Hello:)
Statements in Fashion Blog♥

Fashion Butter said...

You had me at Felicity.

Signe said...

Such a great post, now YOU just made ME laught! :)
And tbh mary kay pink cadillac > unicorn!

Hugs,
Signe

Claire Kiefer said...

Sweeeeeet. And Felicity (specifically, Ben Covington) is a divine excuse to blow off ANYTHING. Duh.

I'm so grateful for my "internet friends" too--some of whom have turned "in person" friends, and others I'm hoping will, too (like YOU!).

xoxo

Closet Fashionista said...

Hehe such a fun post!!! I get some pretty good comments now and again too :D I like the unicorn one ;)
http://aclosetfashionista.blogspot.com/

Cara said...

and a high five back to you Carrie! You always make me laugh :)
Lilac and Grey

Danielle (elleinadspir) said...

Love this. It's the little smiles we pass around the internet that make this blogging gig so fun!!

Alleen said...

Great post!! Made me LOL! Thank you! xoxo

Erika @ ~TiptoeButterfly~ said...

u know my line is "high five to the universe" right? .. i make sure to pop it in my blog every so often - and WHA WHAT "weak sauce" - USING IT! - no joke - sometime today i'm using "weak sauce" in a sentence! .. i gotta check this chicks blog out pronto!

Courtney Erin said...

Sweet post! Internet friends are awesome - I love all the people I've met via blogging.

xoxo ~ Courtney
http://sartorialsidelines.blogspot.com

Taylor said...

Tis the season to DEF exfoliate....gurllll this cold weather is bananas - me HATE!!!! Esp being a Cali girl my skin goes all sorts of crazy this time of year!

But true dat - it is def the time of year to value friends! I am SOOOO utterly grateful to have you as a BESTIE internet friend!!! I have quite a few of the SAME internet friends, and our little circle rocks!!! XOX - and THANK Gawd for internet buddies who just understand!!!

Dawn said...

High Five Carrie!
I feel that same way:)
ANd guess what? I TO do that same move 14,000 times a day:))))
hehe.
yah.
i do;)

Anna Jane said...

eeek, i'm ready for december! sorta. like where did october go? and yes, it's true, i got my dress. it's by melissa sweet and i'll tweet it to you (eric doesn't have twitter...it's fine) :)

love internet buddies and don't care who knows it!

heather yalin said...

all around goodness. unicorns are the best, though i'd settle for a pegasus!

Jude said...

You are tooo hilarious! That unicorn made me crack up! Love it. (Btw, your own awesome comment about needing more anatomy up front to pull off a red dress I posted...made *me* laugh out loud (for reals) - lurved it and thank you!)

Nikki said...

hehe so cute. Love all my cutie-pa-tootie internet friends too, esp you Carrie!!! Have a great day! xxxxxxxxxx nikki

Ms. Givens said...

You seriously should write a book!

Annie said...

Such a fun post Carrie. That unicorn comment is TOO awesome. You always make me smile :) xo

Pop Champagne said...

lol love the unicorn comment. and I havent' seen harry potter either!

Dancing Branflake said...

You are so hilarious and sweet! I love that dancing photo- in fact you might like the entire series. It's called Dancers Among Us and it is fabulous.

Peetzi Jen said...

Carrie...I LOVE you!! I look forward every morning to starting my day with tp tales and unicorn stories. And you never disappoint!! And that furry jacket yesterday with the cuff details, I would wear it to the mailbox!

xoxo!

Daisy said...

I love this post. you are seriously the sweetest internet friend ever. your comments and posts are genuine and heartfelt and I never tire of reading about your life.

Sarah {Raving Fashionista} said...

This post is too cute.. And I did see a pink Mary Kay pink cadillac once and I stopped and stared for a whole 30 seconds before the car behind me honked to get moving!

xo

TheChambrayCountess said...

Geez, you had me at "exfoliate"! And it only got better! I too used to scoff and now I love checking in on friends to see what's going on in their world and to get a pick-me-up or style inspiration. Love reading your witty rambles-leep up the great work!

Marcie said...

This post just made me so happy Carrie. You write with such enthusiasm and I love it!! And yes, exfoliation is much needed this year for me!

xo M

Ivania said...

ahh yes! my skin is also dying th this cold from going to freezing cold to high dry temperatures inside the house

beautiful picture of the ballerinas shopping

Stacey said...

I swear you could do stand up comedy for a living! Yes, i agree that it's the season to exfoliate.I was treated to a facial by my sister in law who has a little spa in Ct. Now my pores are unclogged and my face is breathing again:-). I had a blast there and baby Z did relatively well considering he was trapped in a car seat for over 9 hours each way. It's great to be back though. XX

ruthy ann said...

I just exfoliated this morning! :) you're awesome!

Josie said...

Carrie. I adore you. I cannot tell you how many times I laughed reading this post, and that photo of the ballerinas shopping may have to be my new screensaver -- it's too pretty! And thanks for the shoutout, dear -- I'm managing to keep it under control for now; however, you're certainly right about Ben... He must be mine. Immediately.
xo Josie
http://winksmilestyle.blogspot.com

Chiara said...

You silly girl, always crack me up
xoxo

Valerie said...

Aww, Carrie. Thanks for the blog love! I'm feeling the Kum Bah Yahs and sending lots of love back your way. I agree that I was at first skeptical about meeting friends online through blogging, but I'm now totally into it and chewing on my foot as well. I love hearing everyone's comments and yours of course always make me laugh. I'm now off to exfoliate.

xo
Valerie

Alicia said...

Aww I loved this post Carrie!!! I've met some great ladies through blogging (in person and over email / comments hehe)... I love reading your blog everyday and enjoy your wit and fashion!

Mo Pie, Please said...

Such a cute and silly post - I love it!

Marie a la Mode said...

You know my cousin and her husband (who have been together for ten years) met on the internet! And they have two kids now.

And I love my blogger friends, their comments make my days much brighter, including yours!

Talk about needing to exfoliate! My elbows look like the knees of a ninety year old man. Ew. It's so dry here, as you know. I have to reapply chapstick every ten minutes.

Poppies and Sunshine said...

I saw that pink Cadillac comment yesterday! haha that was great!
I wondered if you had a Twitter and I see you do! I'll go follow you. If you want, I'm MrsPoppie :)

SabinePsynopsis said...

Totally need to exfoliate! and need to learn how to dance like this, that would be Good-bye winter depression!

la petite coquine said...

This might be my very favorite corner of the interwebs-I am ALWAYS laughing inappropriately at work because of you!

And really, when I saw the title of this post, I gasped because I had just been discussing the importance of exfoliation with a coworker. We must share a wavelength!

FRANKIE HEARTS FASHION said...

CARRIE!!! You don't even know how much i thoroughly enjoy reading your hilarious posts everyday! The shout out is much appreciated and we are def kindred spirits! xoxo

Bella @Bellgetsreal said...

You completely crack me up. I can actually visualize you spatting at your computer screen. Much love to you for your joyful soul...I really love how you look at life.

diana kang said...

the dancing pic is so so cute!

http://ddianakangg.blogspot.com/

Taj Acosta said...

I was just thinking about internet friends today, how loving we are to each other! It amazes me, we really got a hold of something here! And seriously, what the h-e-double hockey sticks is going on with this weather here in lala? I needed a scarf this a.m. it was so cold!

kendall k. said...

My skin is rebelling against this weather too! Try Orgin's 10 minute moisture mask, it's lovely.

hip hip gin gin said...

Awesome post! By the way my husband says "weak sauce" all the time and it cracks me up every single time. Especially when he uses it in reference to aircraft parts, because really what is funnier than a rocket scientist saying things like weak sauce. I used to be slightly concerned about pieces of my airplane being described as such, but it turns out he just means not powerful enough, though to him anything under mach 3 is weak sauce so, you know, perspective.

Kelly Leigh said...

Yay for friends and internet friends included, and internet BFs turned husbands in my case! No he was not a pedo. hehehe. Glad you like the wall! You should do one for yourself in the grey room you were telling me about - I am having visions of grey + silver sparkle that are blowing my mind. I love glitter!!!

LyddieGal said...

hehe, definitely the great part about blogging!!
Loving that first photo, so much, i can not stop laughing!

Chic on the Cheap

Jess said...

Bahahah - love how you called out our follow bloggers ;) you make me laugh

style'n said...

I am with you on the winter skin. I feel like I need to keep moisturizing. And I love the comments on the cadillac, banana pie, and those ballerina shoppers are the best. Your posts really are so light hearted and funny. Is that what you do from home in your day job??? Are you a comedian? :)
oh and love the shout out to Val, Josie and Katie. LOVE our blogger friends.

just a girl said...

I laughed out loud at this: "ps-I do this move like 14,000x/day." Just too good!

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