Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Seven

It appears as though cavorting around in summer clothing in January has come 'round to bite me in the rear end.  My throat hurts, the skin on the left side of my face has sharp little pains shooting through it, and I actually quietly cried while driving home from class last night.  It was the last part that sealed the deal...although my cravings for dark chocolate and orange slices should have given it away earlier in the day (happens every time i'm getting sick).  Sigh.  Why did I move so far from home again?


Taylor from Things on Hangers tagged me to list seven things about myself.  Here goes:
  1. I'm all kinds of obsessed with Teen Mom.  In Caitlyn and Tyler's first season I seriously contemplated contacting MTV and extending an offer for the pair to live with me while attending a local college.  Thankfully the Chef pulled me off the ledge, but it was a close one.  
  2. This isn't exactly about me, but it is related.  One of my cats has been living in a bowl in the kitchen cupboard for over a week.  I've tried to discourage it, but she's learned how to open the door with her paw and sits in a massive bowl for hours on end. I'm hoping it's a temporary thing.
  3. My former upstairs neighbor was a VA nurse with a drinking problem.  She used to drive the government car around looped, smash into the garage door, do hit and runs in the Trader Joe's parking lot, and hide the car in the garage while sitting upstairs drinking Two Buck Chuck's and watching soap operas all day long.  How do I know?  She would call and leave play-by-play voicemails - the next day not remembering having told me anything.  This went on for 3 years - during which time she also wanted me to call her every morning at 5:30AM to make sure she was still alive.  Uh, no?
  4. While attending University my friend and I were waved down in traffic by a guy who asked us to follow him back to his parking garage so he could do a strip tease for us in order to make it into a fraternity.  We went into the underground garage and he proceeded to rip his clothing of...as a security guard apprehended him and we sped off.  I remain scarred for life.  
  5. I have Bieber fever.  It's a new thing, but a true thing.  I hope it passes with this flu. Ba-by, ba-by, BAY-BEEE OOOOHHHHH.  Help me Lord.
  6. I fear never finding my purpose in life and want to live a more intentional and thoughtful life.  Time is going by so fast.
  7. Nancy Grace is my hero.  No joke.  I wish I could have her job and rip holes in criminals and weak lawyers for a few hours every day.  
I'm supposed to tag someone but I'm too delirious to even post more pictures let alone think.   If you wanna jump in and do this let me know.  I always get a kick out of reading the responses.

60 comments:

Jenni Austria Germany said...

ahhh hahaha number 4 is too funny!!!

Katie said...

If I lived remotely close I'd so come over and do your hair. And bring magazines and those cough drops that taste like candy cause, uh, the ones that taste like medicine are gross. Stay in bed and feel better soon!

Collette Osuna said...

I love Nancy Grace too....feel better hunnie..that suxx!!

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My Heart Blogged said...

I hope you feel better. I love teen mom, and 16 and pregnant it's a terrible obsession. I really like teen mom 2 as well. I can't wait for the next episodes.
My Heart Blogged

Debby said...

Feel better, Carrie. Have that cute chef of yours whip up some delicious soup. Oh, you NEED to get a photo of the cat in the cupboard... sounds like a childrens book in the making. xo

fashion clocked said...

aw no hope you feel better soon sounds rough. Love the seven things and seriously the cat and bowl thing? My cat has an issue with cupboards- she cries until we put her in one and literally remains in there for like 6 hours!!very cute.Katie.xx
fashion clocked

Kristin W said...

Is it weird that these seven things actually make me really happy? Now I can't relate to Teen Mom (I think that show is destroying society...amongst other abominable reality shows), but Beiber fever! Yes. Please take a picture of your kitty in a bowl :)

And I think many of us can relate to not finding our purpose in life...as I get closer to 30, I think my purpose is just to work doing something I like enough to make enough money to travel and buy things I want. Purpose for me=happiness for me.

Feel better!!

LyddieGal said...

I'm with you on #6. I get more scared each passing day.

And I hate getting sick when there is no one to take care of me. I hope the chef babies you until you recover!

And maybe take out the bowl? Or is it more about the cabinet?

Closet Fashionista said...

Oh no!! Getting sick is icky!! :( Six is definitely a scary thought...I think about that all the time too
And haha....your kitty in the bowl XD
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Danielle (elleinadspir) said...

I thunk your cat and my cat would get along very well!

Courtney Erin said...

I am also obsessed with Teen Mom and, unfortunately, I also am coming down with something and feel like utter crap :( Feel better soon!

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

Chic 'n Cheap Living said...

Bieber fever - really?! Though he is adorable, I'm suspicious of men/boys whose hair is never out of place.
Hope you feel better soon!

Diana Mieczan said...

Ohhh feel better soon,sweetie..I have to say that Im also addicted to teen mom show..Its so interestng to watch, right?
Sending hugs and kisses
Muah

Anna Jane said...

haaaaaaaaaahaha glad someone else admitted their bieber-fever! i mean, i was hooked from his first single.

Alleen said...

Sending hugs your way...feel better soon! I haven't heard of Teen Mom but with my first daughter approaching her teens I certainly don't want to...LOL!! But you know how the saying goes, I brought you into this world... xoxo

Sist and Sist said...

hope you feel better!

Daisy said...

#3. holy mother of god. you have some interesting experiences to say the least. :)

Dancing Branflake said...

feel better! That questionnaire is so hilarious!

Lisa - respect the shoes said...

As I sit here hacking up a lung, I know what you mean about not feeling well - get better, lady!

Is it wrong that I can relate to #3? I had a former co-worker who used to be drinking buddy - until we all found out he didn't stop drinking when the rest of us did. He called me from the office parking lot one day bc he was too blitzed to go inside and asked me to drive him home - where upon I tried to but then he wanted to detour to the hospital to see his girlfriend who was there for alcohol treatment (sigh) - so I dropped him off at her house instead because she lived closer, hid his keys in the house, and then had to mortify call another co-worker to come pick me up. Ah, the great people we meet.

As for #7 - ah, lady, no!!!!!

ruthy ann said...

i think that was the most random get to know you answers i've ever read....oddly, i feel like i know you so much better! :)

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kris said...

We all worry about #6, but just be you, and life's energy will seek you and place you where you need to be.

And regarding your Beiber crush, well, I loved nsync when my daughter was young. The concerts were just as much fun for me as they were her. Bye, bye, bye!

Jessica said...

I'm sorry you feel bad! Get to feeling better asap! P.S. So glad you have Bieber fever, too!! I have a Justin Bieber calendar behind my desk at work. Is that a little much? Oh, I don't care. I love the Biebs.

FRANKIE HEARTS FASHION said...

Oh no C, rest up and get better! I actually said to the hubs last night, "is it weird that I'm dying to see the Bieber movie?" I got nothing but silence from him....ha! Love it. xo

Simone said...

Oh honey, poor you, really hope you feel better soon :(

Just popped over to tell you that I am having a $100 Shopbop.com giveaway....you were the one that introduced me to them so when they contacted me to suggest I did a giveaway, it was you I thought of first!!

Take good care :) xx

Ashleigh said...

baby, baby, baby ooooooohh!!
hahahaha
I sooo tried to resist this song but it's just too darn cute! Gets stuck in my head every time I see the word baby now :)

#4 - Ohhhh emmm geeee!!! love it!

Val said...

I love this post!! Glad to know you better! I'm totally teen mom obsessed. I was a teen mom and never remember acting like the way do!

Christina H said...

Wow - I really think your former upstairs neighbor now lives in the Bay Area upstairs from my coworker's apartment. She's an alcoholic VA nurse who subsists almost entirely off of $2 chuck from Trader Joe's. Weird!

Christina H. x

la petite coquine said...

Oh sweetheart, I'm sorry you're not feeling well! There's really nothing worse, is there?

Your hysterical list, on the other hand, certainly helped my Tuesday fever! I do wish Chef hadn't pulled you down from that ledge-Teen Mom Season 2 with Carrie would have been truly magical!

Rissy said...

I already did one of these but I did 7 things from my childhood. It made me realize I've got a weird scrunchie thing!

I sooo wish Tyler and Caitlyn lived with you!

Umm does that lady still live near you? That's super scary. Wow

O p.s. when you said "University" it made me think you're British... am I right?

Feel better girl!
HUGS

Rachel from Love a la Mode said...

Beiber Fever. It's a disease.
Bisous,
Rachel
http://lovealamode.wordpress.com

PS... There's a documentary feature film coming out soon starring the Beebster. I'm ashamed that I might actually contemplate spending the $10 to see it. Even though I know the theater will probably be full.

Bella @Bellgetsreal said...

7 things:
1. Hope you get well soon
2. Justin Beiber, REALLY? A little scared now
3. My cat use to climb in the cabinet too and yes it was a phase
4. Strip tease...can't believe you actually followed him
5. I'm glad your upstairs neighbor is a former one but does that mean she is no longer with the um living?
6. Purposeful life...you blog don't you?
7. I don't know who Nancy is.

Sleep, eat, and rest.

Valerie said...

HAHA, Carrie your cat is living in a BOWL?? Oh wow. Things never get dull over at your house, do they? And the neighbor with the two buck chuck is hilarious. I'm sorry you're not feeling well! You should eat your dark chocolate and oranges and go back to bed.

xo
Valerie

Erika @ ~TiptoeButterfly~ said...

WORD to #6!!!

Marie a la Mode said...

I'm obsessed with "Teen Mom," too! I BAWLED when Caitlyn and Tyler had to give there baby away outside the hospital. And my cat sleeps in bowls too, don't know why. I'll find her in a salad bowl from time to time while I'm making dinner. WTF?

Josie said...

Carrie, I hope you feel better soon! I loved your list and I'll admit to being your secret Bieber Fever buddy. For sure.
xo Josie
http://winksmilestyle.blogspot.com

Rachel said...

Hope you're feeling better soon!

And I love Teen Mom as well! Although it reminds me why I never want to have kids. I don't think I could handle all that. Haha!

jeanette from everton terrace said...

Oh dear, #3 is CRACKING me up. I did this either last week or the week before (how said I can't remember) but mine were no where near as funny or exciting as yours.

Amber Blue Bird said...

your cats bowl problem is probably just a phase....maybe nest she will go for like a cup or something :)

Ms. Givens said...

Can I have #6 as well?

Kimbirdy said...

oh you poor dear! being sick is awful. i hope you recover really quickly and it never really develops into the real flu/cold. true confession - i have never in my life heard justin bieber.

Kavery said...

Oh I hope the ankle is fine now and you don't have to deal with that and a cold. Lots of warm tea and toast and perhaps some dark chocolate will help!

Marcie said...

Your comment to my post still has me laughing! And I LOVE Teen Mom too! Obsessed, actually. These shows are all so good.

I hear you on #6.

xo Marcie

Len♥reNeverM♥re said...

Get better soon, drink ginger tea w honey!
No.4 is heeheelaRIOUS!!!

heather yalin said...

Feel better soon, beautiful!! I think writing about your life ups the purpose, no? But who doesn't feel that one... Your kitty habit sounds kinda adorable. I was once scarred by a nudity escapade too, though I did also find it pretty hilarious.

We are still waiting! Hope to be able to give news soon!

Big hugs!
heather

Sir Thomas said...

you just might have to get a bigger bowl, you know how those cats can get.

Alicia said...

You're too funny Carrie - Bieber Fever - really?!!!

Mimi said...

number 1 made me laugh! teen mom is one of my guilty pleasures too, darn mtv!

i hope you feel better. :)

<3, Mimi
http://whatmimiwrites.blogspot.com/

Moosette said...

Ha! I am dying - I felt the SAME way about Caitlyn and Tyler... loved them! That show is my serious guilty/secret pleasure!

Kate said...

Aww, feel better, sweets!! That's such a terrible feeling, when you feel sick and just cry because you don't feel well and wish you did. Rest up! xoxo.

PursuitOfLLT said...

ahahahaha the neighbor should be friends with my bartender we met in austin. total boozers!!

i'm definitely going to do this and set it up to post when i'm on vacay. thanks for the idea :)

FEEL better! FEEL better!! SLEEEEEEP! I swear that will help :)

Lady Grey said...

I love this post.. very interesting!
I do hope the Bieber fever passes quickly though!! hee hee!
oxo

Kara said...

Aww, Caitlyn & Tyler were my favs. I love the visual in my mind of your cat opening up the door and lying in a bowl. Funny/cute!

TheChambrayCountess said...

Oh no! I hope you feel better soon! Someone told me that Airborne doesn't really work, but chugging mass amounts of it in hot and cold drinks is my cold remedy and it works every time.

You must live above an Indian burial ground or in a vortex bc your neighbor stories are insanely hilarious! Where do these people come from?!?!

Also, thank you for #6. I worry about this constantly and am glad I am not the only one...

ryan said...

Feel better! That neighbor of yours sounds like someone I would love to hate, or hate to love, not sure... definitely slightly humorous.

Myisha said...

Girlie you are hilarious! The neighbor, Bieber fever, the stripper...lol! Feel better fellow boho :)

alli/hooray said...

Hey, I hope you feel better soon! #2 is the funniest thing I've heard all day.

Sarah said...

omg, your neighbor! Whaaaat? Were you friends with her? And Bieber fever is serious, you need to get a handle on that asap, girl.

style'n said...

love hearing about your crazy neighbors!!!

Grave said...

I hope you feel better. I really like teen mom 2 as well.

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l.c.s. said...

you are too funny! how is the neighbor doing now? haha. Two buck chuck is good though for $2 bucks but not all day/every day :)

Lauren
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