Saturday, February 28, 2009

A Dress! Argh!

Oh! To dress like Audrey!

My brother is getting married in a few weeks and I just realized that even though I am not in the wedding party, I desperately need a dress since this is going to be a pretty formal affair. My dress requirements are thus:

-Modest (of course)
-Long enough to fit my long legs and not look awkward
-I can breastfeed in it
-Size 6-8

Ok, I need your help ladies! I have a very short amount of time to find this dress in! I found this one, but I am not sure if it will be nice enough for the wedding. Help me!!!

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Pay it Forward

Pay It Forward...I loved this film and then when I saw this on my friend Becky's blog, I was really excited for it! So this is how it works - The first 3 people to leave a comment on this post will receive a hand made gift from me during this year. When and what will be a surprise. There's a small catch...You knew there would be didn't you? Post this on your blog then come back and leave a comment, telling me you're in. Fun, huh? Remember, only the first 3 comments receive the gift.

I promise that the gift will fun and I promise that I will not sew anything!

Friday, February 13, 2009

Carrie's Word of the Week


1. an outcast.
2. any person or animal that is generally despised or avoided.
3. (initial capital letter) a member of a low caste in southern India and Burma.

1605–15; < class="ital-inline">paṟaiyar, pl. of paṟaiyan lit., drummer (from a hereditary duty of the caste), deriv. of paṟai a festival drum

The film, Water, tells the story of how women from all social strata in India become pariahs upon being widowed because of the Laws of Manu written c. 1500 B.C.E.

*I chose this word because I have been feeling a bit like a pariah in my Ward. It is probably my own paranoia, but maybe I should try touching people and seeing if they quickly flee to the restroom to cleanse themselves from my iniquity like they do/did in India.

Thursday, February 12, 2009

My Sex-Change

A few weeks ago I received a curious email from BYU informing me that there was a discrepancy with the Social Security Administration regarding my gender. Apparently, for all intents and purposes, the U.S. Government has considered me a man for 24 years of my life. Fascinating. This puts a whole new spin on life. Just think of the implications!

Today Andrew decided he had had enough of being married to a man and we took to trek 100+ miles away to the nearest SSA office in Sheridan, WY to prove, once and for all, that I am not a man. It took the SSA employee less than a moment to decide that I was telling the truth (no medical examination necessary) and after providing the requisite paperwork, we were on our way to enjoy all the fun that Sheridan had to offer. Unfortunately, there is little to do in Sheridan that we could not do in Gillette, so to celebrate my sex-change, we went to Starbucks where Andrew could get a hazelnut Steamer, and I, a hot chocolate and a cookie.

Not bad for a sex-change, eh?

Sunday, February 1, 2009

I think I am in love!

With David McCullough! Yes he is 75, and no I haven't read any of his books (yet), but oh my goodness, he is a such a sweet old man! I got HBO's John Adams for Christmas this past year and I finally got around to watching the extras which included a little documentary about him. I think I giggled my girlish heart out the entire time and then I kicked myself when I remembered that I had the opportunity to meet him in person my senior year at BYU and passed it up for a nap! Stupid, stupid stupid!
Since I am now star-struck by a man whose books I have never read I figured it was time I got down to reading them and then I thought, why not make a list of all the books I should read this year? Without further ado, my reading list for 2009:
  • Fire of the Covenant, Gerald Lund
  • Daniel Deronda, George Eliot
  • Anna Karenina, Leo Tolstoy
  • Paradise Lost, Milton
  • John Adams & 1776, David McCullough
  • Founding Mothers, Cokie Roberts
  • Three Cups of Tea, Greg Mortensen
  • The Egg and I, Betty MacDonald
  • The House of the Seven Gables, Nathaniel Hawthorne
  • Anything of John Steinbeck's that I haven't read

This list seems pretty paltry and probably won't keep me occupied for more than a few months. Any suggestions? I am up for anything, particularly books that are Classics. Warning: I do not like LDS fiction.