Sushi complicates life and yes, it matters I was born in March!

March 3, 2012 in Me and My Public Self

It seems like just last week I was digging around in my aunt’s closet trying on all her high heels and testing out her new blue eyeshadow while rocking out (as only an 8 year old can) to Fleetwood Mac.


It’s my turn.

One of the nieces is spending the night with me.

We had a “date.”


We cranked the radio up a little too loud.

(Cee Lo Green.)

We shopped.


The sushi was fab and she did her best with the chopsticks.  We kept a fork on stand-by.

(Yes, we needed it.)

Though she loved the “shrimpy one with the crunchy stuff on top” the best, she practiced more than she ate.

All the way up until the little mint was delivered with the check:

Big frustrations.  Huge.

(As a matter of fact, the chopsticks came home with us and we’ve attempted to pick up pens, iPhones and other random objects with them.)

(It ain’t going good.)

When we left, I was informed she’s heard the “real” words to that Cee Lo Green song.

(Forget You.  That’s the name of the song.)

(Uh, huh.  THAT one.)

(THAT one = The other version titled ‘Eff You’.)

(Why am I all of a sudden attempting to be clean here?)


Me:  “The ‘real’ words?  What do you mean?”

(Playing asshat-edly dumb.)

Hailey:  “Yeah, I heard it on Hanna’s iPod.”

(Friggin’ yikes!)

Me:  “Well, she shouldn’t have that on her iPod.”

(Heeheehee!!  If I was 12, I totally would have the dirty version on my iPod, too!!)


(Don’t judge.  I’m her aunt, not her momma.)

Since the fabulous shoe store was on the way home, well…it would have been a sin not to stop.

I hit gold.

I’m talking kind of gold.

Hailey held the box while I paced, calculated and talked to myself.

(In my mind.)

Me:  “OK.  Is every bill you have ever known been paid this month?”

Me:  “Yes.  Or I think.”

Me:  “How much is 30% off?”

Me:  “You fucking suck at math and you’re asking me about percent?”

Me:  “I know, I know….just get them.”

Me:  “You know rent is due?”

Me:  “Yes.  But they’re totally worth being a hot-evicted-mess over.”

Me:  “I know, I know…just get them.”

Before I know it, I’m at the check out.

The shoe-check-out chick asks my birthday month.

Me:  “March.  Why?”

Her:  “You get $5 off purchase with proof on ID.”


(I swear to you on my very soul…I heard angels sing.)

(My vision blurred a bit.)

(It was pure porn in my head.)

These sweet babies were on sale from original price.

THEN marked down an additional 30%.

THEN another $5 off just for being ME IN MARCH!

(I ‘think’ it came to something like 157% off original price.  But keep in mind:  I do suck at math.)

As I walked out with that gold boxed up and under my arm, I grabbed Hailey’s hand and we started to run.


I was so scared I was going to hear, “Ma’am!  Ma’am…wait!  I was wrong!  Those shoes aren’t on sale!  I don’t care what month you were born in…bring them back!”

We got in the car.

I bolted the doors shut so if she was running after me, she couldn’t get in.

Hailey:  “Aunt Carrie, why did she want to know when your birthday was?”

Me:  (Huffing and puffing my balls off.) “Because.  I get.  $5 off for it.  Being my.  Birthday.”

(I couldn’t breathe.)

(But who gives a rats ass…I got the shoes.)

Hailey:  “You know you can get any footlong at Subway for $5?”

All I could do was stare blankly at her.

I had no response to that.

I kissed her face.

And we both started to giggle hysterically.

And I let her wear my shoes after her shower tonight.

In her pajamas.

I love her that much.

That's Hailey's 11 year old foot in the shoes my almost 43 year old foot wears. Sweet mother kids grow big feet these days.


Chrissy March 4, 2012 at 6:54 am

fabulous shoes , looks like you ladies had a wonderful time!!! Being an aunt is the best thing… 🙂

Carrie March 4, 2012 at 8:02 am

We did…had a great time!

Barbara March 4, 2012 at 7:12 am

What a fun night!!! Love the shoes. I can’t walk in heels at all. God made me 5’8 so I don’t have to I guess. 😉

Happy Birthday Month!
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Carrie March 4, 2012 at 8:05 am

It was fun! Still is…we’re about to head out for breakfast with PawPaw and NaeNae now.

I’ve been in heels since Lord knows when. But at 5’1″, they help.

But I love heels. Love them. But don’t think for one minute I wouldn’t LOVE to know what it felt like to not have to climb on a chair to reach the top shelf.

Melssa Placzek March 4, 2012 at 10:02 am

Aw! you are a great auntie! 🙂 Can I be your niece?

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Carrie March 4, 2012 at 11:05 am

You sure can! As long as you dish up some of that SCRUMPT stuff I see on your blog!

(And bring some of those tea sets, too.)


Melssa Placzek March 4, 2012 at 11:07 am

It’s a deal! 😉 xo
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Carrie March 4, 2012 at 1:02 pm

Thank you!

Me, too…and they are totally gonna make going to work tomorrow worth it!

maggie s March 4, 2012 at 6:05 pm

And she got a shower. And she is determined to use the sticks. Tell her once she gets it, its a blast. You are an awesome aunt. Those are amazing shoes and CeeLo had his chance and needs to quit his whining.
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Carrie March 4, 2012 at 8:41 pm

She sent me a video late this afternoon of her using them!! She finally got it!

And she’s elated. Pure memories, there.

I might sleep in my shoes. Don’t tell anyone though.

Bonnie March 5, 2012 at 8:24 am

The size of kids’ feet these days horrifies me. I wear a size 5 — on a good day. My cousin’s feet are about twice the size of mine, and she is 11.
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Carrie March 5, 2012 at 8:26 am

I know, girl…they’re growing’em big these days.

Boobs are next.

Bella March 5, 2012 at 10:45 am

Love the shoes! My boys have some MONSTER feet! It’s scary.
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Carrie March 5, 2012 at 2:07 pm

Oh, Lordy…I can’t even imagine dude feet these days.

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Carrie March 5, 2012 at 2:08 pm


I just had to look at’em under my desk. I looooove them.

As a matter of fact, I had to run to the hospital to see a friend at lunch, and I brought flats to wear through the parking garage and across that nasty, car-oily-spotted parking lot.

Then I put’em back on when I got inside.

Jennifer March 5, 2012 at 1:31 pm

Those shoes are bad ass.

Carrie March 5, 2012 at 2:09 pm

Today, I’m in love.

I all but propped’em up on the pillow next to me last night when I slept.

I’m sick.
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Becca March 5, 2012 at 2:55 pm

Sounds like a fabulous time! I think it is so funny that kids today eat sushi…I would have never eaten sushi at that age! 🙂
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Carrie March 5, 2012 at 6:52 pm

Ain’t that the truth?!?

I was 35 before I’d even look at it.

Now? LOVE it. Could probably do it 4-5 times a week.

Liz @ A Nut in a Nutshell March 5, 2012 at 4:52 pm

You are seriously the coolest and most fun aunt ever! And the shoes are hawT.
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Carrie March 5, 2012 at 6:52 pm

Thanks, girl…I love’em.

Amanda March 5, 2012 at 8:34 pm

Those are some awesome shoes! Totally worth an eviction notice.

And your niece is too cute!
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Carrie March 5, 2012 at 10:12 pm

Thanks…she’s a sweet, sweet little thing. We have fun, but I know the time is coming where she won’t have time for Aunt Carrie anymore, so I’m taking all I can get now.

Sarah March 5, 2012 at 8:53 pm

Sweet Lord but those are some fab shoes. My birthday is today (5th) which means I am legally born in March. Can you go get more shoes for my birthday? Just show them this-it’s the same as a photo id in some states. (PS Love the video)
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Carrie March 5, 2012 at 10:13 pm

Hey!! Happy birthday!!!

Mine’s not till next week, so I’ll just start celebrating yours until then!

Sarah March 6, 2012 at 6:00 am

Perfect. I am still celebrating mine. I’ll just celebrate right into yours.
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The Zadge March 5, 2012 at 9:29 pm

Carrie Bradshaw would be proud of those shoes. And I’m proud that your little niece ate sushi. Took me until I was 42 to eat it.
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Carrie March 5, 2012 at 10:14 pm

I hear you…there is no way you could have even made me say the word “sushi” much less try it at 11 years old.

She really liked it though. Said she definitely wanted to go back for sure.

And boy am I glad!

Fashionista Era March 6, 2012 at 3:40 am

OH man!! Another greatttttttttttttttttttt post that kept me laughing for a bit. I know those sales motivate me to go crazy too. I went to h&m store in dec last year and least expecting to find good stuff coz it was SALE time i figured every girl would have got all the great stuff. My luck, two gorgeous jackets that I was DYING to buy were 50% off! Yah!! I couldnt believe it, it was a blessing carrie. I just grabbed them and wow did i love that.

So those are precious moments, you feel that you pampered yourself with great stuff and why not 😉 Btw i loveeeeee leopard! I got a leopard jacket too. So i agree with your sentiments. I have one leopard heel hehe…Enjoy it sweetie and we want to see your pics with the heels 😉 Im sure you will look gorgeous!

FYI – featuring this post on my FB Page again 😉 Its too good!

Love always
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Carrie March 6, 2012 at 7:09 pm

I LOVE animal print anything. Shoes, clothes, furniture…anything.

And it is rare for me to get that lucky and find a deal like that. For me, that never happens!

I am honored you’d put me on your blog…seriously flattered!

Felicia March 6, 2012 at 12:41 pm

I LOVE YOUR NEW SHOES!! And it’s my birthday month, too, so guess where I’m heading this weekend? 🙂
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Carrie March 6, 2012 at 7:04 pm

Hearing that from you is BIG FOR ME.

Huge stuff.


And happy birthday month to you!!

Marcy March 6, 2012 at 1:36 pm

OMG — I used to be the best aunt! Before I had my own kids.
That’s what my niece (now 22) actually told me: “Auntie Marcy, you used to be really fun. But then you had kids and now you’re just like my mom.”
Almost gave my own Boy back right then.

You sound like a great aunt, Carrie!
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Carrie March 6, 2012 at 7:01 pm

Isn’t it amazing how fast they’re all of a sudden BIG?

It seems like last week my nieces were like 4 & 5. Now? Pre-teens.

I want my babies back.

A Boy's Mom March 6, 2012 at 5:34 pm

What fun!!! There’s something about wearing your aunt’s shoes 🙂 I used to do that too and loved it. Special memories made 🙂
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Carrie March 6, 2012 at 7:00 pm

I remember pestering the hell out of my aunts BEGGING to wear their shoes! Then I was getting into their makeup and hair stuff.

They learned fast how to bolt up the doors.

A Boy's Mom March 6, 2012 at 7:26 pm

My great aunt was just under five feet tall. That means I was in her shoes in 5th grade. She had every color heeled shoe you could imagine. And LOTS of sparkly jewelry that she let me try on. Every Friday night was spent with her… I love those memories!! I’m not much of a make up girl, but shoes? yes!
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Carrie March 8, 2012 at 12:14 pm

That’s some neat stuff. I remember doing all of that with my aunts, too.

Really good memories.

Blog Wobble March 6, 2012 at 9:46 pm

LOL priceless!

BTW those shoes are orgasmic!
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Carrie March 8, 2012 at 12:15 pm

Yes. Totally true!
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Maren March 7, 2012 at 2:57 pm

That girl is a diamond! So cute!!

Your shoes would have killed me. Really. I’d break my neck or my back or something. Probably my tail-bone too!!
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Carrie March 8, 2012 at 12:16 pm

HA! Girl, I’m in shoes like that everyday.

But I love getting dressed up. Not so dressy it’s formal though.

jennie March 8, 2012 at 12:08 pm

I like it! Shoes and Jammies! I’m so going to suggest this to my 10 year old.
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Carrie March 8, 2012 at 12:17 pm

God love it…she clomped around in those things for a while. All the while saying, “Aunt Carrie, HOW do you walk in these things all day?!?”

Yet, I couldn’t make her take them off. Go figure.

Bobbi March 8, 2012 at 11:55 pm

Oh my those are fabulous shoes. Your niece is way cooler then I am, I have the edited version of the song on my iPhone (it is the glee version at that).

Carrie March 9, 2012 at 8:27 am

Oh, believe me…I’m sure her butt lost ALL it’s coolness once her mom read this and found her out.

However, I am still legal to say, “I didn’t tell her about it.”

Goodness knows “I” was found out everytime I even THOUGHT of doing something bad when I was her age. I’m just passing that torch on to her!


Karyn March 15, 2012 at 7:50 pm

Great shoes and I love the whole Aunt thing, when you get to have fun with them and be cool without having the responsibility… hmm.. I need to forgo anymore kids of my own and pressure my sister into a large breeding program…
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Carrie March 16, 2012 at 8:15 am

I’m telling you…it is the best. I just get hugs and giggles and the sister gets the runny noses and leaky butts.

Sushi Vegas March 18, 2012 at 9:58 am

Lovely shoes there… That sounds like a really fun day for you 🙂

Carrie March 18, 2012 at 10:06 am

Thanks!! We had a great time!

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