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15 November 2011 @ 08:02 am
If I hadn't already used all my words for the day, this is where the Clever Title would go.  
★I've decided that even though I don't have time to do it myself, I really love National Blog Posting Month, which is, for those of you not all-consumed by the intranets, is this month. I don't do it because I don't enjoy setting myself up for failure. Because honestly, I'm distracted by something shiny every, oh, five seconds or so. I'd never make it. But during NaBloPoMo, all my friends who are usually too busy to blog regularly do so for the whole month! It's like getting a glut of your favorite TV show. It's fun.

★Nolan signed me up to make cornbread dressing (stuffing?) for 40 people to take to our church Thanksgiving dinner. Do I get to go? No. Is Nolan going to go? No. But I'm still making the crap ton of stuffing. I can't even conceive of the amounts of ingredients for that. There's math in my future. Ugh. I'm not upset, though. Not about the signing up, or the making of the dish, or even the fact that I'm not getting to eat it. I'm upset about the math. Math makes me grouchy.

★Ethan just spent ten minutes trying to convince me that those yogurts that have Oreos or M&M's packaged with them to sprinkle on top are low fat and healthy for you. Seriously, kid. This is not my first rodeo. And: Ew, cough, gag and splutter.

★Tomorrow I have too much to do. A jam-packed full day. It's full of all good things, but there's not going to be time to breathe. I've become rather accustomed to breathing, and it bothers me a bit when I'm prohibited.

★Do you know when you do something, and then people really like it? That feeling you get when you get a pat on the back? I've had a dozen of those pats over the past week, for a short story I wrote for an anonymous fest where I still remain anonymous. Every single pat makes me smile. And if I could figure out how to respond anonymously, I would. But I am technologically deficient. It's a good thing I have other talents, for sure. Like making breakfast parfaits. I make a mean parfait.

★Rehearsal. Rehearsal is SO. MUCH. FUN. Rarely have I been with a group of people who are so creative and hard-working and intuitive as these boys. It's a delight and a joy. I've decided I'm going to do a picture a night on instagram. So you can follow the show and my crappy photography skills over there. I'm carriehuckabay on that particular site. Which is my actual name, if you throw in a space, for those of you who don't know.

★Also, and I'm loathe to "announce" it, but here goes: *deep breath* I'm breaking up with Sugar.

*throws self on floor and weeps bitterly*

It isn't Sugar's fault, and it isn't because I don't believe in Sugar's love for me, or even because I'm trying to lose weight (I'm ALWAYS trying to lose weight), or because I read the ebook of Skinny Bitch and secretly liked that the author was cursing at me like some sort of sailor with Tourette's. I'm leaving Sugar because I can trace all of the times I feel like utter and complete crapola to refined Sugar. Quite frankly, I'm sure I'll miss Sugar. I'll have Sugar withdrawals. I'm going to leave 2 a.m. phone calls on Sugar's phone and write Sugar a love Sonnet a day. But Sugar makes me feel like ass, and even if I do love Sugar from the deepest depths of my black little heart and want to have a billion of Sugar's little Sugar Babies, Sugar has to leave.

That metaphor went wrong somewhere. Alas. You have to know when to say when.

★That's all. *points to the icon* Make the right decision.

Cake. No... death. No! Cake.... It really is a difficult choice. As for me, I'm going to go Google 'Crapton of dressing' and see what comes up.

I am:: at the bar
I feel:: busybusy
slitherhitherslitherhither on November 15th, 2011 03:52 pm (UTC)
Or, you could buy ten boxes of Cornbread Stuffing mix and call it good... *whistles innocently*

Breaking up is so hard, but when the object of your lust is bad for you it's the right thing to do. *weeps* I frequently break up with wine and then we get back together for a fling. (Gawd that sounds bad - I'm just talking a glass or two of wine, not full-on alcoholism... I don't think.) I'm weak, but surely you're stronger than I am! You can do it!
Carrie Leigh: Carrie candycarrie_leigh on November 15th, 2011 10:26 pm (UTC)
I thought about that.

Who knows how strong I am. The lure of the Snickers bar is strong...
O Demanding One: More Love: XOXOheyurs on November 15th, 2011 04:47 pm (UTC)

*giggles... a lot* ♥

Carrie Leigh: Pansy flowercarrie_leigh on November 15th, 2011 10:27 pm (UTC)
Hiya, Ursula. I should send you an email.
O Demanding One: Autumn: I Wishheyurs on November 15th, 2011 10:49 pm (UTC)

Please! There is SO much we need to catch up on, and I have needed your prayers about some things that I wasn't sure you knew about.

When you get a chance...if you get a chance...please!

sarea okelanisarea_okelani on November 15th, 2011 07:28 pm (UTC)
I know exactly what you mean re: refined sugar. I find that small portions of dessert not only hit the spot, but don't bring me to those terrible lows that you're talking about. So I really only enjoy dessert when I eat out at fancy places, because the portions are small and the use of refined sugar is better controlled.

Re: anonymous comments, I can help you, it's super easy. Two options:

1) Log out of your account, then reply to the comments you want. If you're logged out, the system won't know you're you, so you end up being 'anonymous.'

2) Click reply, then click on "More Options..." right under the comment box (I can see it as I'm typing!). Click on the drop-down next to your username in the "from" field. The first option is "anonymous." If you click that, you'll see that it now says From: Anonymous. Then you'll know it'll post as such.

Hope that helps!
sarea okelanisarea_okelani on November 15th, 2011 09:38 pm (UTC)
Also, you won't have to do math! I found this because I had a recipe that I needed to scale down, but it works for scaling up as well. Just input the amounts for the original recipe: Recipe Converter :D
Carrie Leigh: My cupcakes bring all the boyscarrie_leigh on November 15th, 2011 10:28 pm (UTC)
Elle Blessingway: HP!RPG: Lola Laughselle_blessing on November 16th, 2011 03:44 am (UTC)
*snickers* yoos the cute.
Carrie Leigh: fairie kisscarrie_leigh on November 15th, 2011 10:28 pm (UTC)
That does help! Thanks!
Elle Blessingway: Animated: Hi!elle_blessing on November 16th, 2011 03:46 am (UTC)
I love NaBloPoMo for the same reason :D

I also hate the math. It, in turn, hates me.

You could try making stuff with sugar alternatives, or agave?

I love Eddie Izzard :D
Carrie Leighcarrie_leigh on November 17th, 2011 01:55 pm (UTC)
Avave nectar is on my grocery list. And I've been using honey. So far, so good! I like the idea of not putting poison in my body. :)