I might be boring and not the least bit crafty but I can still heat up the kitchen.

October 30, 2011 in Crap I Was Considerate Enough to Not Bother You with Before Now.

One of the comments on the last post I did, really took it home for me.

If you didn’t read it, that’s cool…but I ain’t going back through all of it so just catch on the best you can.

D’Anna said “A boring day is way under rated.”

Amen to the inth degree.

But I’m gonna take that a bit further.  I’m gonna say a boring WEEKEND is way under-rated.  Yes.  A boring weekend is way under-rated.

So, that made me feel not quite so guilty of having a boring weekend.

Sure, maybe I didn’t go to that harvest festival church thing and sure, maybe I took 2 naps on Saturday.  But big boring deal.

The most I did was go to a craft store.  And cook.  (I cooked at home, not at the craft store.  Please.)

That’s it.

And no.  Ain’t crafty.  But I had to make a shirt for this Halloween skit thing a group of us at work are doing tomorrow.  The shirt looks like hell.  I mean, all I had to do is paint on the back and it looks like I barfed on it instead.  But who cares.

Don’t ask.  I’ll explain later after I make a total ass of myself tomorrow.

I read several other blogs and man, some of ya’ll are crafty.  I figured it’d be nothing.


Glitter glue everywhere.  Under my nails.  On my foot.  And again, don’t ask.  No clue.  But I applaud ya’ll.  And I do it really, really loud.

The best part of this for me was the going to the craft store part.

I saw a girl who had hair that looked like a bird’s nest.  I ain’t kidding.  Ya’ll, I couldn’t stop staring.  I followed her down aisles just to get a better look, then would pretend to be looking at stuff when she saw me.  I fake-looked at an abundance of crap.  Like styrofoam.  And an easel.  And paint sponges.  And Christmas trees.  And artificial flowers.  She was all over that store.  I followed her for miles.

I tried to get a picture of the back, but I just couldn’t.

It was huge.  This hair.  Huge.  And like, ratted up good.  At first, I seriously thought it might be a costume being it’s the weekend of Halloween and all.

But no.  I looked.

Uh.  No.

The next boring thing I did this weekend was cook.

And I still got it.

Because it’s just me and no husband or tax credits living here…I hate making a big messy mess in the kitchen.  But every now and then, when the weather is just right (don’t ask what that has to do with it…but it does), I’ll knock out a bang-up something.

After my uneventful grocery store run, I busted out a stew today that should be totally featured on thisbitchcanstillcookeventhoughshessingle.com.

Not sure that site even exists, so you’re on your own if you head to it.  Could be porn, I don’t know.  But, you’ve been warned.

Yeah, I know the presentation ain’t all Rachael Ray-ish, but I ain’t all Rachael Ray-ish either.

I know, I know.  Some of you are in total awe.  I can see your faces in my head as I type this.  But I did it.  With no mess in the kitchen, mind you.

(I just did the Google to make sure I spelled Rachael’s name right, and it auto-populated “Rachael Ray divorce.”  WHAAAT??)


There you go.  Boring, boring, boring.  And it was heaven, heaven, heaven.

My shrink has been harping on me for months to learn how to give myself time…and I think I just did it.  Without even realizing it.  And it is so worth that couch time.

(And now since I know she sometimes read this, we’ll probably be discussing my stalking big bird-nesty hair people in the stores, but I’ll deal with that then.)

So, go.  Go forth and have yourself a boring rest of the day.  I’m talking BORE IT UP to the inth degree.

And tell me what you did to be so boring.  And we can be really boring together.

Except I’ll be putting on my lipstick, cause well…I ain’t THAT boring.

D'Anna Lundstrom October 30, 2011 at 5:33 pm

You need some big, dark sunglasses. They are the best for staring at strange people!!

Carrie October 30, 2011 at 5:44 pm

True. But up here in Austin, things are so weird so often, I’d live in them.

But that’s ok…cause I love me some Austin. =)

Sandy Nesom October 30, 2011 at 5:40 pm

well I watched Sling blade, cause I love to hear Billy Bob Thornton talk!! Sum biscuits and mustard is my favorite line!! The for the one 1.000 th time at least I watche Sex in The City 2. I am so Samantha, or at least wanna be!!!!
Enjoyed your bog today!! and the stew don’t look to bad!!! LOL…..
Luv ya!!

Sandy Nesom October 30, 2011 at 5:42 pm

wow, look at those typos… and I hadn’t even had my wine yet!!

Carrie October 30, 2011 at 5:47 pm

You know, I’ve never seen Sling Blade. However, every SATC ever made? Yes.

My whole life is a typo sometimes…no biggie. My tagline on my email at work says “I do my best proofreading right after I hit ‘send’.”

And I’m in corporate communications. Go figure.

Karyn October 30, 2011 at 6:03 pm

Same. We had a quiet one too. Carved a pumpkin, went to the beach for breakfast (well a cafe on the beach, not actually in the water of course), watched some TV… like you, it was nice. I didnt stalk anyone though – so you one-upped me there!
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Carrie October 30, 2011 at 7:00 pm

Stalking is another something that’s under-rated. Just realized that.

A beach breakfast? You are my new hero. Heavenly.

Mandy October 30, 2011 at 6:29 pm

You gonna be mad that I topped you in the bored category? I just stood in front of my dryer and counted how long the ‘one minute’ mark really is. In case you are wondering, it is longer than one minute- more like two! Weird, huh? I don’t understand why it would say w minute left when its really two minutes…

Carrie October 30, 2011 at 6:59 pm

Whoa. Yes. You win. I ain’t even gonna attempt to top that.

At least I had bird-nesty hair to look at. You had, well…the dryer. =(

Hollie Pattarozzi October 30, 2011 at 6:53 pm

I’m finishing off my boring weekend. Plopped on the sofa. The staring @ styro foam (sp????) Nearly made me choke on my diet 7-Up (because I’m so boring I barely brought myself to raise my head up to sip it!) You make me giggle out loud, Carrie….and I LOVE it! And Love you! 🙂

Carrie October 30, 2011 at 7:05 pm

I’m telling you…boring is getting way good.

Laughing is better though. Sweet Jesus, laughing is good.

I ain’t kidding though. Everytime she looked up, there I was. Looking all squinty-eyed and serious at something I knew nothing about.

I felt a bit like Inspector Clouseau. You know, from the Pink Panther.

Jennifer October 30, 2011 at 7:53 pm

Pretty boring here too… at least what we did.. because, ummm… we were having a NOR’EASTER with snow and shit. Ugh. And I didn’t realize this yesterday when I landed on your blog, but based on the fact that I personally know some of your commenters, I am guessing we are from the same hometown. Yeah.. I don’t care for it much either… and the fact that you are in Austin is totally cool… we hope to make it that way when my husband retires from the Air Force. Alrighty then…. blabber mouth, much? Sorry….
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Carrie October 30, 2011 at 7:59 pm

Austin is totally, totally cool. Always been in Texas (except for that 6 week vacation in Newark), but only in Austin for just over 7 years now. And it’s home.

I knew it after about 4.2 minutes of being here.

mark @ yelling near you October 30, 2011 at 8:19 pm

Like Peter Gibbons in Office Space, this weekend I did nothing, and it was everything I thought it could be. Really, my kind of boring weekend involves absolutely nothing.

Nice work on the shirt – I wouldn’t even try to do that, and great job on the stew!
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Carrie October 31, 2011 at 6:12 am

Yep…nothing is good. Office Space is the best! Gosh, it’s been years since I’ve seen that one, too.

Karyn October 31, 2011 at 6:58 am
Carrie October 31, 2011 at 9:47 am

I love that…what a great thing.

And thank you so much…I am absolutely, without a doubt flattered beyond all total flattery.

Jennifer October 31, 2011 at 1:17 pm

My weekend was mom boring, which means I did all kinds of stuff, but all of it was boring.
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Carrie October 31, 2011 at 1:58 pm

There is no way I’ll believe anything at your place is boring. I’ve read about those two little sweet peas you have…they HAVE to keep you on your toes!

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