Friday, November 13, 2009

My new love

I LOVE THIS! Purchased at T.J Maxx for $29.99, and is currently available online for $220!
The Name: Cortex Platinum
I may never be frizzy again! :)

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Your mom goes to college....

I have absolutely ZERO excuse for not updating for the (maybe) 3 people who read this. Sorry to the 3 of you...My life these days consists of Sleep, Studying, and Football.

My sleep is regulated thanks to a wonderful thing called Melatonin. My friend, Karey suggested I purchase some Melatonin because I was having a hard time sleeping. My lack of sleep had put me in a really crappy mood. And I mean really crappy. Since, I have started taking it I sleep just the perfect more or less than I need. It's amazing.

Studying... Oh boy, I'm sick of it! I'm praying for serious discipline these days, because I straight up don't wanna do it anymore. If I could get away with not taking my boreds I would do it. But alas, this is not an option.

Football... Well, all I can say is Roll Tide. :) Saturday is my favorite day of the week.

Another activity I have chosen to participate in is... watching my boys play basketball on Monday nights. So far they haven't won any games, which doesn't make any sense to me because they have talented basketball players on the team. Don't get it. But, they look awfully handsome in their uniforms. I know that's not what they are going for, but it sure does make it alot easier to watch. Ha ha! They can be total punks sometimes... but, regardless I love those boys.

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

I absolutely did not... Take 2.

I plead the 5th...

I absolutely did not....

Sleep 14 hours straight, beginning friday night until right before the bama game on Saturday. AND I did not enjoy it.

I absolutely did not....

Get excited about that fact that I haven't seen a doctor in over a week!
(okay, I'm totally excited.)

I absolutely did not...

Butcher the word bushhog by calling it a hogbush AND I did not get embarrassed when Ali told everyone about it.

I absolutely did not...

Actually cheer for Tennessee when they played Florida this past Saturday. What is the world coming to?

I absolutely did not...

Get so lost in Bluff Park, that I ended up in the opposite direction I intended to be in.

Again, I plead the 5th.

Thursday, September 10, 2009


Is here!!!!!!! Yay!!!!!!!

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

My friends are funny

On a daily basis my friends make me laugh. They wouldn't be my friends if they didn't make me laugh. Below listed are a few of my favorite quotes by my friends.

1. He looks like a radish. - David Kyatt

2. I think I'm dying, Tell Peanut I love him.- Alison Landers

3. Doesn't everyone spend their Thursday night recreating the Rocky theme.- Meredith Clark

4. And then I found 5 dollars- Kimberly Caldwell

5. Excuse me, While I'm awesome.- John Franklin

6. I don't have any let me go get some toilet paper.- Trey Steele, when asked if he had any paper towel.

7. I don't know why he doesn't want to marry me.- Alison Landers(refering to John Mayer)

8. I don't think you understand... I am amazing. - Jake Landers

9. Watch out there's an awful lot of plaid at that next table.- Andy Brown

10. Snake and I like to call them... the hand humpers.- John Franklin

Clearly after reading this you will want to spend more time with us. We are entertaining.

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

The Banning of Carrie from work...

Thank you swine flu. No I do not have it.
But... the 6 year old who slept in the same bed with me all weekend does.
When I was informed Kaleb had the swine flu I immediately changed my sheets, and wiped everything with alcohol. As if that would help things... I have already been exposed.
A phone call from by boss Eva told me to stay at home until I was certain I did not have the flu.
Sounds racist.... but, Stupid Mexicans. Why did they have to bring it over?

Monday, August 24, 2009

Things to do while driving in the car alone

Because of the long commute, I have recently been spending alot of time in the car. This has enabled me to create new and somewhat interesting things to do while in the car alone.

1. Hold a mini-concert. Staring-you... With special guest whatever artist you choose.
** Sunday it was me, with special guest, Hanson circa 1997.

2. Solve World Hunger- Ok, I'm not quite there yet.

3. Possible names for unborn children

4. The quoting of "Friends".
*** My favorite... Oh, God! Can Open, Worms Everywhere!

5. The Wave game. I wave at random people. Count how many wave back.

6. Watch the miles add up on the car... and think about how I am NEVER going to get a decent amount of money for this car.

More to come... as it appears I will have a long commute for a little while longer.

Thursday, August 20, 2009

I absolutely did NOT....

I plead the 5th.

I absolutely did not.....

Buy 3 new kinds of deep conditioner, just so I could see which one works better.

I absolutely did not.....

Purchase old choir songs on itunes, only so I could "reminisce" with myself about the good ole' days, and then later hold a mini concert for Ali via phone.

I absolutely did not....

Act like a total baby while getting a shot... 2 days in a row.

I absolutely did not....

get into trouble at work for laughing at a man's nose job.
(according to the man, his nostrils were so big, he could fit two fingers in one of them.)

I absolutely did not....

Get sucked into an America's Next Top Model marathon, and then later boycott because I did not agree with the winner.

I absolutely did not....

Steal this from someone else's blog.

Monday, August 17, 2009

My Pet Peeve's

1. Chewed Pens in the church pew- I spoke about this in an earlier post, but it is an ongoing annoyance. Who on earth can possibly think that is a good idea to put a public pen in your mouth?!?! It may be the grossest thing ever. Period.

2. Facebook/Twitter Status Oversharing- It is not appropriate to tell about your labor progression or bladder infection via your facebook/twitter status. Certain things are private and it is not necessary to share it with me or the other 4000 people who could read it.

3. OVERLY-flirty girls- I do not know a single guy who is worth you making a fool out of yourself over... AND if he actually wants you to throw yourself at him, he is not quality, he does not respect you, please do yourself a favor and get the heck away from him.

4. Un-returned calls/texts- It's just rude. The no-time excuse is old and tired, and I don't buy it. It takes 3 seconds to text someone back... If you don't have 3 seconds to spare, you have a serious problem. *If you are not returning call/text because you don't wanna talk to that person... Grow up and face it. Its never as bad as you think.

5. Excessive PDA- Exercise some self control or Get a room.

6. I am totally Jealous so... I will say bad things about you/your friends/your family.
Um, Hello! High School called, it's wants the drama back. Again, Grow up!

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Here's my concern...

With my board exam about a month away, I am super stressed. I am not ready for this. Yes, I still have a month.
But, here's the problem. During this month I have to:
1. Work... Just because class is almost over doesn't mean the bills stop.
2. Clinical Assessment.- These are done at Princeton Hospital, and are a HUGE portion of my stress. This is where I must prove to the clinical director that I have gained enough skills(80%) to be a graduate of this program. If I make a 79%, I do not graduate. Scary. Especially since about 10 items on the 5 page list I have never seen before.
3. Find a job...

I am lacking some serious discipline. I've almost given up, and it's far too early for that!
Prayers please! I'm not sure how else I'm gonna get through this.

P.S. Sorry for the gloomy post. I have a heavy heart right now.

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

A Cat's diary

My captors continue to taunt me with bizarre little dangling objects. They dine lavishly on fresh meat, while I am forced to eat dry cereal. The only thing that keeps me going is the hope of escape, and the mild satisfaction I get from ruining the occasional piece of furniture.
Tomorrow I may eat another house plant. Today my attempt to kill my captors by weaving around their feet while they were walking, almost succeeded; must try this at the top of the stairs next time. In an attempt to disgust and repulse them, I again induced myself to vomit on their favorite chair. (Note-to-self: I think I'll try urinating under their bed, too. Wonder how long it'll take them to find it?) Decapitated a mouse and brought them the headless body, to make them aware of what I am capable of, and to try to strike fear into their hearts. They only cooed and condescended about what a good little cat I was. Not working according to plan. There was some sort of gathering of their accomplices. I was placed in solitary confinement throughout the event. However, I could hear the noise and smell the food. More importantly I overheard that my confinement was due to MY power of "allergeez." Must learn what this is and how to use it to my advantage. I am convinced the other captives are flunkies and may be snitches. The dogs are routinely released and seem more than happy to return. They must obviously be half-wits. The bird, on the other hand, appears to have become an informant, and speaks with them regularly. I am certain he reports my every move. Due to his current placement in the metal room, his safety is preserved. But I can wait; it's only a matter of time...

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

My new favorite book :)

On Sunday, G-rider and I shopped at a new AMAZING bookstore in the Galleria. All books at $5. Yes, you heard me correctly, $5. That was when I ran across this book. I started reading this book when I worked at Lifeway(I started reading alot of books when I worked there).

Here are some good key points I have picked through Chapter 2.
1. You no longer have yesterday. It slipped away as you slept. It is gone. You will more easily retrieve a puff of smoke. You can't change, alter, or improve it. Hourglass sand won't flow upward. The second hand of the clock refuses to tick backward. You no longer have yesterday.
2.We do to our day what I did to a bike ride. My friend and I went on an extended hill-country trek. A few minutes into the trip I began to tire. Within a half hour my thighs ached and my lungs heaved like a beached whale. I could scarcely pump the pedals. I'm no Tour de France contender, but neither am I a newcomer, yet I felt like one. After 45 minutes I had to dismount and catch my breath. Thats when my partner spotted the problem. Both rear brakes were rubbing my back tire! Rubber grips contested every pedal stroke. The ride was destined to be a tough one. Don't we do the same? Guilt presses on one side. Dread drags the other. No wonder we weary so. We sabotage our day, wiring it for disaster, lugging along yesterday's troubles, downloading tomorrow's struggles. Remorse over the past, anxiety over the future. We aren't even giving the day a chance.
3. You messed up yesterday. But you'll mess up more if you let yesterday's mistakes sabotage today's attitude.
This is probably the first book in a while that I have to actually pace myself in reading it. So good.

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Do we really let this into our homes?

This actually made me sick. I couldn't finish it. This person is one of the most powerful people in our country. After watching, I immediately felt the need to read scripture particularly John 14:6. If you don't pray for our country already, I strongly encourage you to.

"I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world." John 16:33

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Things on Kaleb's mind.

Today, I got to spend the entire day with Kaleb. If you ever wondered what goes on in the mind of a 5 year old, just listen to one talk. Below listed are a few things Kaleb chose to enlighten me with.

1. If Mommy and Daddy don't stop kissing, they are gonna have ANOTHER kid... and they can't keep up with me, how are they going to keep up with 2 kids!(He was seriously concerned)

2. Alabama went to the BCS Sugar Bowl, and they lost because some guy wanted to play in the NFL. Also Alabama, Auburn, Georgia, Florida, Tennessee, and Mississippi are in the SEC, and Florida beat Alabama in the Championship. But Roll Tide Anyway(this is verbatim).

3. Lee Tiffin is terrible. (I did not put that into his head.)

4. If we don't say the blessing, we will choke on our food.

5. When he goes into 1st grade, he can buy ice cream in the lunchroom. But he doesn't think his mommy will ever give him enough money for that.
~Immediately following this comment, I assured him that Aunt Carrie would make sure he had enough money for ice cream.

6. Nana does not know how to drive.

7. It is time for me to have children, before I get too old. :0/

8. She does not need to wear a bikini.-- About a girl at the pool, thankfully not to her face.

I laughed all day today. Kids are so brutally honest.

Monday, June 15, 2009


I don't think I've ever posted twice in one day... But I thought I would talk about my new favortie thing to do. Okay, it has been one of my favorite things for a while, but I recently took it to an entirely different level.
Last Thursday was my good buddy, John's birthday(He was 27). While shopping at Michael's one day I saw a guitar shaped cake pan, thought it was quite possibly the coolest thing ever. It was at that point that I decided to "conquer" the guitar cake. It was a little nerve racking, but actually ended up being pretty easy. Had a little assistance from Ali, Leah, G-Rider, and Ando... and together we pulled it off. Yay, Go Team!

Essay Tests... AHHH!!!

This morning, I had my final in geriatrics respiratory care. This class itself has been fairly easy. However at 10 a.m. this morning(June 15th), my opinion completely changed.

After a minor freak out in Sunday School(I didn't stay for church), I studied most of the afternoon. I felt pretty good about the knowledge I had on the subject, and proceeded to social activities. It is now 10:05 a.m, I am sitting in a classroom staring at a 93 question essay test. Yes, You heard me correctly. 93 Essay Questions. I don't think anyone would blame me for majorly geeking out. I starred at the paper(s) for a good 10 minutes before I mustered up the courage to attempt this thing. 2 hours later, I turn in my paper, hoping for a C.
Note: an average of a C is required to get out of the class.
What kind of professor gives a 93 question essay test? Seriously, why would you want to grade that?

I get my grade on Wednesday, I just hope I have a C. I feel like an A at this point will not happen. Oh well.

Monday, June 8, 2009

Some Semi-Interesting facts

Okay, probably only interesting to me.

  • Cars DO NOT interest me at all. Not even a little bit. I care that it runs, has gas, and the condition. That's all.
  • Donald Duck is banned in Finland, because he doesn't wear pants.
  • Asthma sucks.
  • Kermit the Frog is left-handed.
  • The average person falls asleep in seven minutes.
  • The average human eats 8 spiders in their lifetime at night.
  • Holding raw meat grosses me out. Like Alot.

Friday, June 5, 2009

My top ten favorite Movie quotes

10. I'm not skating to anything with references to lady humps. I don't even know what that means.--- Jimmy MacElroy, Blades of Glory

9. Roses are red, violets are blue, I'm a schizophrenic and so am I.
--- Bob, What about Bob?

8. Is it just me or this soccer game have more nudity than most?
--- Dad, She's the Man

7. This is it, I've found it, I'm in hell. --- Weazer, Steel Magnolias

6. Looks like two pigs fightin' under a blanket. -- Clairee, Steel Magnolias

5. Private the Penguin: Skipper. Shouldn't we tell them that the boat is out of gas?
Skipper the Penguin: Nah! Just smile and wave, boys. Smile and wave.-- Madagascar

4. Reverend Frank: I'm gonna have to heal you. We have got to pray! We have got to pray! We have got to pray to make it through the day!
Ben Murphy: Was that M.C. Hammer? ---- License to Wed

3. You sit on a throne of lies!-- Buddy, Elf

2. Let me tell you something, Toula. The man is the head, but the woman is the neck. And she can turn the head any way she wants. -- Mother, My big fat greek wedding

1. I do not see plays, because I can nap at home for free!!!-- Weazer, Steel Magnolias

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Random injuries I have aquired in a weeks time

1. Broken toe on a recliner
Yeah, you heard me right. Hanging at a friends place on Saturday, I walked past his recliner(plaid recliner by the way), stubbed my toe on it. My toe is now purple, and completely immobile.

2. Severely bruised wrist
While reaching for a tube of mascara today, my hand got stuck under the passenger seat of my car. It required some serious twisting and yanking to get it out. To make matters worse I was driving on Greensprings, and a light was about to turn green at any moment. So, needless to say I was freaking out. My hand at this very moment is in fact red, swelling, and blue.

Makes me wonder what else I'm gonna get into this week.

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Iguana Grill

So, a very close friend of mine (love you, Mer) will soon be 25 years old. She wanted to have mexican with her amazing friends... the resturaunt of her choice, The iguana Grill. Now, there are a LARGE number of invties, because well, we are just so awesome, everyone wants to be our friend. On Monday, I thought I would call the Iguana Grill and inquire about reservations, since we can't just walk in and ask for a table for 25. Cliff Notes version of the conversation with the "senorita" that answered the phone.

Senorita: Iguana Grill
Me: Yes, Mam... can you tell me to accept reservations, or do call ahead seating?
Senorita: Hola, Iguana Grill
Me: Do you take reservations?
Senorita: Si, what would you like to order?
Me: No, I don't want to order anything. I would like to make reservations.
Senorita: Hola, Iguana Grill.
Me: Reservaciones?
Senorita: Heh?
Me: Re-ser-va-tions?
Senorita: Heh?
Me: RESERVATIONS!!(I am in fact yelling.)
Senorita: Si, Uno Momento.

She then gave the phone to another Senorita whose english was a tiny bit better. A similar but not as long conversation. She did in fact take my reservation, thankfully.