Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Breaking All The Rules

Have you seen everyone's winter white challenge posts the past couple days?  Holy mother of pearl they've been off the hook!  Even though I've been hanging off the couch viewing through the veil of delirium it hasn't masked the awesomeness.  Nerd alert:  I love sharing ideas.

I also really appreciate all the kind words and well wishes you've left here.  This plague (thanks Anna) has left me knocked flat out and absent for most of the past couple days.  Yesterday I asked if it was Wednesday...er, not so much.  The Chef's been stopping by to make sure I've still got plenty of dark chocolate, pink grapefruit and broth aka my daily bread and all I seem to be able to eat.  At times like these I realize how lucky I am to have someone who cares about participating in my day to day - every day.  

Like a couple of weeks ago when we went to the flea market 
and the 85yr old guy at the Native American head dress booth 
- who was wearing white sweat socks on his hands just because -
wouldn't sell me the head dress unless I 
agreed to also buy the chaps and "pistolis" - wait for it - 
...to go with the coordinating cowboy outfit.  Um, no?

What is a pistoli you ask?  A kid's plastic cap gun.  Actually a pair of them.  In between trying not to collapse over sock hands and the feather head dress I'd thrown on in effort to make my best plea (i mean really can you just imagine the outfit posts??  don't worry i haven't given up...), the Chef began bartering with the guy trying to talk pistoli.  At which time he accidentally shot off a cap and I had to fake bending down to tie my flip flop in order not to completely lose it.

White sweat socks on hands are also a faux pas fashion statement to be explored.  Perhaps we should do that challenge next...thoughts? 

Bringin' the white denim action today we have:

Here's hoping I can somehow get mobile, bathe and get outside to have my post ready for Thursday.  Dancing on the edge yet again.  Argh

46 comments:

Marcela said...

Yeah, I saw the posts and the outfits are amazing!! Lovely ideas you have babe :D

This sock really confuses me, I kinda don´t like the pic... kind of a white-sock-phobie? Dunno!

Go bathe and get well soon :)

<3
M.

Katie said...

Ok I cracked up at the pistolis story.
Keep watching Felicity, I'm sure its going to help. Do you know what this plague is? Bubonic? (I don't think I know any other plagues.) Flu? Crud? My Mom always used to diagnose me with The Crud. I'm not sure exactly what it is, but she'd probably say you have it. (If it is, you lay on the couch and watch TV until it passes.)

this free bird said...

I have to bust up laughing. Imagine walking up to a booth and the flea market and having an elderly man approach you wearing white sweat socks on his hands. Imagine it...he had nothing wrong w/his hands (b/c i saw them later) - he was totally just wearing whack old socks on his hands. Then the Chef put them on a couple days later and was walking around to see if I'd notice. BAHAHAHAHA!!

k back to bed now. my 2 hour quota is up

this free bird said...

that was AT the flea market...see I'm out of it.

and katie? this goes beyond the crud. can't eat anything except broth, dark chocolate and citrus. head spins, stomach spins, sore throat, cough and sound like chain smoker. this is like crud to the nth degree...ask your mom what that one is.

i need a pistoli. or is that a canoli?

Katie said...

I'm not sure, maybe you need a shot of whiskey. (Now I've moved past my Mom to my Granddad's recommendations. Welcome to the South, every family member will have a remedy and 5 stories for any sickness you have.)
Hmm so flu maybe? Gah, I'm no doctor but if it's in your chest AT ALL, get to one and get some medicine. I know you said you've have pneumonia before. Pneumonia, bronchitis, anything like that is noooo bueno.

BeautyH2T said...

really hope you feel better soon lovely lady. Sounds like you are having a terrible time of it. Hugs to you

Bxx

..R May A.. said...

loving this post :)
thanks for sharing!! x

Collette Osuna said...

OMG, lol...how funny....great post....hope you feel better soon hunnie....Ill be your sweats are pretty awesome too:)

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Rissy said...

hahaha weird that I want to meet Native American head dress man?

I very much respect your sick person meal plan lol but seriously get better and eat a salad ; )

Debby said...

Too funny. I can just picture the whole scene!! xo

Lisa Griffin said...

sock hands would definitely make an interesting challenge hahaha you're humor is coming back i think this free bird is on the mend!
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RosaLovesDC said...

Even in sickness, you are hilarious! Get well soon!

Chic 'n Cheap Living said...

Poor thing - feel better! Hoping the broth gets you up and running soon!

Closet Fashionista said...

Haha!!! You always have such funny stories....that man sounds lovely XD I would have lost it right away :p
You need to feel better soon!
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LyddieGal said...

Tube sock gloves... I'm not sure I could Handel that, maybe as arm warners, if they were bedazzled?
Nah, I'll pass!

But the headdress would have been awesome.

Taylor said...

I don't believe in the "no white after labor day rule," who made that up? i am sure they weren't qualified!

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Kara said...

You know, i was about to say no to the whole white socks on the hands being the next challenge... But on second though, that would actually be pretty funny to have a bunch of us post photos wearing them. But we'd have to not say anything about the challenge on our blogs so that when people see a bunch of sock wearing bloggers on a particular day they're like wth?? Ha like a flash mob on the web... U know april fools day is coming up...

Courtney Erin said...

Too funny - that would have made one hell of an outfit post!

xoxo ~ Courtney
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Fit With Flash said...

those native american booth guys get you every time... haha there's an award waiting for you on my blog today! : )

Ashleigh said...

Awww Carrie, I do hope you feel better soon - that sounds like the pits. My post is up now if you're bored & need something to look at :)
Seriously adored this challenge, I'm not much of an outfit poster (1st timer!) so it was great to have a little push - open to any more you wanna throw out, except maybe sock hands :)

the chirpy bird said...

Firstly, I was you, you were me last week. Wanting to die...Hoping to die... It passes. I had to have a severe round of antibiotics but all in all, it passed. Thank God for friends and boyfriends {not that I have the latter, but ya know, it for sure would've come in handy!}

You're a smart lady, Jude Law will make anyone feel better! and you will my beauty, you will!
xx tash

Daisy said...

thanks for sharing that story. hilarious. sending more well wishes your way, of course.

Mary said...

Hahah, too funny!! Feel better :)

Karena said...

Too funny, (not the sick part) O have some new winter white cords I need to shorten! Am off to check the links!

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Nikki said...

Wait...How did he shoot the pistoli with socks on his hand? That sounds dangerous.

Higgenbottom said...

pobre cita! i hope you feel better soon. yeah, something's going around. due to the pound of snot i had to blow out of my head this morning, i'm out of commission for the day also.

the white denim in winter challenge is going marvelously. i'm further inspired and looking forward to the next challenge!

la petite coquine said...

Those girls are looking good! Glad to hear Chef is keeping you stocked and happy-he is such a sweetheart!

Dancing Branflake said...

I think we can aptly call this the white plague. Here's to hoping for Thursday's photo shoot!

this free bird said...

k i just got up and am only 50% woozy. this is a good thing.

now @Nikki - chef didn't have the sock on his hand. the other guy did. chef accidentally set the pistoli off.

and dancing branflake? um yes: it is the white plague. possibly a revival of the black and maybe even a purple one, too. horrid!

Marcie said...

I am sick too! Isn't it the pits (and I don't mean brad). I can barely swallow. In any event, your winter white challenge is awesome and I've been enjoying it.

xo Marcie
PS- I am finally doing a giveaway of L'Occatine products.

Leeann @ Join the Gossip said...

Haha your posts crack me up without fail, every time!

Poor thing, are you still sick?! I thought you had improved. Sending a big, fatty hug your way!

Valerie said...

Oh my. I don't think I could buy anything from a guy wearing socks on his hands. It's just too weird. Carrie, I hope you're feeling better today!!!

xo
Valerie

Josie said...

Carrie, I'm loving following along with all these fabulous white-in-the-winter posts. Brilliant. And I'm still waiting for you get to get better, doll. Eat up that grapefruit and dark chocolate -- yayyyy antioxidants!
xo Josie
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My Heart Blogged said...

I have weird sick food. I must have watermelon, and ginger ale. I think it's all in my that it makes me feel better.
My Heart Blogged

Amber Blue Bird said...

wow white sweat socks on your hands, that is way weird

Kai.Mercado. said...

Ahh! I just posted mine! I hope you like it...I am no model so it was quite the challenge for me to pose lol

Ashleigh said...

Am I blind, what happened to your tuesday post? I don't see it?! I was going to visit the white denim posts I missed yesterday?

Alicia said...

HA! Would love to see that challenge! PS: Did you see Anna rock the white yesterday - so cute! It's been fun checking everyone...great idea Carrie!

Claire Kiefer said...

Carrie, I love looking at these! So glad you posed this challenge, cause it's been fun looking at everyone's results. And I've found some great new blogs to read, too! Hope you're seeing the light at the end of the sickness tunnel . . . I'm sure you are seriously ready for the misery to end!

Ashley said...

I hope you feel better soon! And LOL to the socks on hands, can't say I've ever seen that one before. When I was young, I was friends with a girl whose mother made us take off our shoes/socks and put on a pair of fresh white socks every time we visited her house - her mom had an entire closet filled with brand new white socks for guests. Idk why I just shared that, lol, but that's my random sock story for the day!

-Ashley
http://breakfastatsaks.blogspot.com

Jamie said...

This has been such a fun thing to watch!! Love everyone's looks!! I hope you feel better Carrie. Being sick is the WORST. I added you to my blogroll, maybe that will cheer you up?? ;)

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FRANKIE HEARTS FASHION said...

Socks on hands?! Hilarious! That would be classic. And holy jeez I would have busted up if that pistolis went off in the midst of all that. ha!

Chas said...

I'm laughing so hard about the sock guy! I hope you feel better soon!

Styles 'n Cream said...

I hope you feel better ... You are cracking me up with all these challenges that come to your brilliant mind.

20 York Street said...

So this is kind of a good news bad news situation. Which one do you want to hear first?
As if u have a choice! =)

Not until you get better!

Okay.. can't find my white pants in my closet no matter how deep I dig. But the good news is - my friend is driving downtown to drop me off hers tomorrow!

Now, that's friendship!

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