Spring is here!

Happy first day of spring!! Winter is finally over!!

I mean, MY GOD. With the plethora of sunny days, miniscule amount of snow and consistently way above average temperatures we’ve had, it’s been rough, friends.

For one thing, drug stores have a pretty limited amount of sunscreen for sale in February. And the bird-chirping and flower-blooming is getting way out of hand. Is anyone else worried that we might be trapped in a Disney movie??

And here’s the worst part about this winter: the 80-degree days cruelly forced my sickly porcelain-hued legs to make an appearance in public – THE WORLD WAS NOT READY FOR THAT.

So good riddance, winter! And welcome spring, where this warm weather is a bit more seasonally appropriate. Sheesh.

P.S. I hope you can detect the sarcasm here – because I’m laying it on pretty thick. 🙂

Trader Joe’s pumpkin butter

May I introduce you to my new favorite breakfast: Trader Joe’s pumpkin butter on toast! (Toast not pictured.)

As of two weeks ago, I had never even heard of pumpkin butter. But as soon as my eyes locked on this jar as it beckoned to me from the shelf at Trader Joe’s, I knew I must have it. My lust for pumpkin was once again too powerful to overcome. And thank God because this stuff is delicious! I’m pretty sure I can no longer eat breakfast live without it.

P.S. This post is in no way sponsored by Trader Joe’s. I’m not that big of a deal… yet.

Date a girl who reads

Read this.

It’s lovely, and when I first read it, I imagined myself to be that girl.

But then I realized that I’m not that emotional, well-read or romantic. And I like to spend money on clothes.

Eh, I’ll just consider myself more well-rounded than this “girl who reads.”

(Link posted by my friend Sarah (probably a true “girl who reads!”) on Facebook.)

Two more things

I didn’t get a chance to post yesterday, so today you get three fantastic posts because I pretty much always have something to say.

Right now I have two things, actually:

1. For those of you who love eye candy and a good online magazine, the December issue of Matchbook is out! Thanks to Ashley for introducing me to its sheer fabulousness.

2. Subway’s 6-inch veggie, meatball and cold cut combo subs are only $2 for all of December! This is great news for those of us who get the veggie sub for lunch at least twice a week and happen to be on a budget this month.

Smiley faces all around!


Guys, I have to tell you something.

For the past couple months, I have regularly been taking prenatal vitamins. And you know what that means…



Seriously. That’s why I’m taking them. For my hair. And that’s the only reason.

I was reading Mindy Kaling’s blog a couple months ago, and she does a series of posts called “Things I Bought That I Love.” One of the things she bought and loved was Trader Joe’s Prenatal Multivitamins.

Mindy plays the hilariously shallow Kelly Kapoor on The Office, and her blog is quite informative and entertaining. Apparently Mindy’s hair stylist bought these vitamins for her, and they actually succeeded in making her hair more awesome. I decided to try them, and I’m pretty sure they work! I’m not ruling out the power of suggestion, but I think my hair has had a bit more life to it lately, so I’m going with it!

I just felt the need to share because if you have stringy, flat, fine hair (you know, like I used to), you must take these prenatal vitamins. (Also, I didn’t want visitors to see them on my kitchen counter and jump to any conclusions.)

And if you like to laugh and be informed of useful, fun products, I highly recommend Mindy’s blog.

Who knows, I might just start my own series of posts called Things Mindy Kaling Bought That She Loves That I Bought That I Love. (TMKBTSLTIBTIL for short.)

My name is Carlie, and I’m an introvert.


Being that I’m an introvert and it’s always fun to read about yourself, I found the article below pretty interesting.

Caring for Your Introvert

But I do think the author went a little heavy on the extrovert bashing. I have no problem at all with extroverts. Their idiotic babbling amuses me.


(Now leave me alone.)