Thursday, December 29, 2011

Take One Last Look in the Rearview

I had to work today.  *mumble mumble profanity grumble*

I really can't complain.  I mean it's not that bad.  It's just the feeling of next week barreling towards me at, oh, 750 miles an hour.  And the fact I'd convinced myself I was the only person in the free world working (not true after all. go figure) *pauses to lie down while there's still time*

Early this afternoon The Chef came over for our semi-annual garage dive.  The one where he pries a bunch of crap from my vulcan grip to give to charity while I stand on one foot debating whether or not I need it anymore. But this time I was ready for him.  I wanted to give it all the heave-ho!  Off the starboard bow, over the hurdles and into the great unknown.  *you know, because it's always so much easier to purge when it's a situation of work vs. purge*

When I'm in the mood to let it all fly I'm in the mood to let it all fly and suffice it to say it flew.  There were just a few treasures I couldn't let go of this round.  Examine the evidence:
Dudes.  Everyone needs a magic wand.
And some Foo Dogs, a rotisserie chicken thing, a set of jumper cables and a cat carrier.  
But who's keeping track?
And there's no way I'm getting rid of the gift box from
 the bomb a** Missoni throw the Chef got me back in 2009 when the 
recession had bit a hole clear through the derriere of my pantalones.
It was the nicest gift evah...even though it sat in a crate in NYC until February while
we called and called and called realizing the receiving company was in dire straits and
couldn't pay for the shipment so the blanket had to be reordered through a different store.
It was the Great Blanket Adventure of 2009. Woot!
What is this you ask?  Brace yourself.
Hell yeah! It's a Piglet phone cover circa 1998!  
Don't ask me what I was thinking at time of purchase.  Clearly very brainiac thoughts.

Anyway on that note I give 2011 the royal kiss off with a wave of me magic wand!  It was a wild one and I'm ready to shake the dust from my heels and slide into 2012.  PS- yesterday was Good Riddance Day.  A time to say goodbye to one bad memory from 2011, write it down and shred that mother up.  Did you tear one up?  *I may or may not have stuffed an envelope full and clogged the shredder.*


Dancing Branflake said...

Well Happy New Year to you, too! 2011 was quite the eventful year for you. But I'm glad I was there to laugh, cry, and complain along with you!

Courtney Erin said...

Don't ever part with that wand. Ever. You need it for when you wear your shiny wizard outfit.

xoxo ~ Courtney

briannelee said...

That Piglet phone cover is pretty awesome ;)

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this free bird said...

*rolling laughing* One shiny wizard comin' right up. With or without a side of complaining. Depends on the day...HAHAHA!! xoxo girls!

Closet Fashionista said...

Of course, you couldn't get rid of that magic wand!! What if someone asks you to be a fairy godmother?! :)
I hope you have a great end of 2011! :D

annelise said...

Everyone needs a wand.

Happy new year, Carrie. Thanks for making me laugh, both on here and on Twitter. xx

Fashion, Art and other fancies said...

Hilarious. LOL!
You are too funny;-)
I enjoyed readig this especially the bit about the piglet phone cover. lol. Happy new year to you and chef. xx

Diana said...

Cheers to a happy happy new year!

Lori said...

I saw your tweet about Good Riddance Day and passed the info around work! I did not get around to doing it ~ can you google to see when procrastinators day is.... lol. Happy New Year sweetie ~ it's been a wild one and I am ready to start anew. Oh ~ and really ~ I cannot see you walking around with that Piglet cell phone cozy ~ the wand yes ~ but Piglet??!! xo

Indie.Tea said...

Aww, I know how you feel, having to work.
And the piglet cover/ ridiculously cute.

Anonymous said...

Come wave that wand around my living room. Or just my house in general right now.

Josie said...

You're the coolest person I've never met. 'Nuff said.
xo Josie

RosaLovesDC said...

You needed to keep that phone cover!!!

LyddieGal said...

the year end purge is a necessity -- its amazing how much we can accumulate, and most of it we'd never miss if it were gone, or think about until we actually go to get rid of it.

then suddenly there is some weird forgotten attachment... we've all got those empty gift boxes hanging around.

Chic on the Cheap

Emily said...

That piglet phone cover is priceless!!! I hope you have a wonderful New Years!

The Suburb Experiment said...

Piglet looks like he's having medical. . . issues. Or. . . something. It's not good.

I'm a good purger. Everything goes! Or so I think until I start dreaming about how I could use this or that and I start digging through the giveaway bags.

The Suburb Experiment

Polly said...

Don't ever be rid of that piglet cover. You need that for comical value alone!

Anonymous said...

Ha ha. Laughing at your piglet phone cover. I have a whole house that needs to get cleaned up. Can you say stress? xoxo

Tracy D said...

How did I not know the write one bad memory down and shred it up tradition. Although burning seems more symbolic, albeit slightly messier. Happy 2012 Carrie, so happy to have found your blog this year. You have made me smile more times than you'll ever know. Never stop & here's to amazing things for you in the New Year :)

Miss Caitlin S. said...

hahaha this made me laugh " The one where he pries a bunch of crap from my vulcan grip to give to charity"- that is so me too! So funny.

Wands are fun and though I do not have one right now... I can remember that feeling just by looking at the pictures! That phone case is TOO cool. hahah, if livelihood didn't depend on it, I would suggest you pull it out like it's normal when you're with a client :)

That was nice of him to get you a nice blanket when you had some economic woes, what a nice gesture and sad that the company couldn't afford to ship it. Geez.

Bye Bye 2011

OneCraftyFox said...

Wishing you all the best for 2012!!

PS May I borrow your magic wand please?

Bella @Bellgetsreal said...

Oh how did I miss the whole "good Riddance Day?" Does that still apply for today - it is still 2011?

Marie a la Mode said...

I totally want my own wand now! Happy New Year Carrie! I hope you get some time off this weekend. xo

Samantha Schroeder said...

How I have missed you my lovely free bird!!! Happy Happy New Year! I hope we can {finally} hang in 2012! It is going to be a magical year! Wishing you peace, love, and happiness! xo Samantha ps. Everyone needs a magic wand!

Jess said...

I want a magic wand!!! That phone cover, on the other hand, I may pass on :) bahaha

Happy 2012 Carrie!

She Wore It Well said...

a blogger wearing TRACK PANTS!! NOOOOOOOOOOO hahahah :P

Isabel said...

OMG i so wish i had known you and could have witnessed you using that cell phone case.

Bonnie said...

Eff. Now I want a magic wand.
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