Friday, August 20, 2010

Feel me up Friday Awards: Hysterical pregnancy or Oreo lovin' fattie?

Yesterday was a doozer. My morning started with a gnat in my coffee that I'd only found as I slurped my way through. It was a total Honey, I Shrunk the Kids moment, except, the stupid gnat didn't have a scripted happy ending. The hubs went in early, too, which explained why Grumpy Grumpo (my alter ego) came out to play instead of the sweet Candyland you're all use to.

It wasn't a bad day, just a typical "so-tired-I-almost-drank-a-bug-and-then-drove-to-get-fresh-coffee-even-though-I-wasn't-awake-enough-to-drive" kind of day. #complaincomplain #whinewhine Aside from that, Jen's blogfest was pretty freakin' sweet, though I'll admit, my brain couldn't process everyone's fantastic pieces fast enough. I only got around to a few before my thought cells died.

To those of you who read my MCs snippety snip and took a stab at what she might look like-muchos graciassss. If you missed it, click HERE (or if you need a refresher) and make your guess before you scroll. I mean it. I've got my eye (screen) on you mister.

A lot of you were spot on. To me, I see her in a few different lights. Not just one clear-cut girl. I see many, many girls, because she's so relatable. You know, the girl you know has your back. She'd keep all of your secrets and as Vicki pointed out, if you lost her trust, SEEEEE YA.
These are all good, and ALL right. But most of you thought she'd be dark, edgy, dark make-up, emo-ish hair, etc.The picture below is *not* of someone famous, but a regular girl. I don't know her, but her picture pulled me in and I literally heard this girl talk about how Ethan used her. But if he thinks she's gonna roll over and take it, he's got another thing coming in the form of public humiliation. She is the MC in every single way.

So there you have it. Blogfest out. Oh wait. You wanted to score, yeah? Hrm...I could be into that. Give me second to freshen...
Okay.

Random Fact: I once applied for broadcasting college, but nature had other plans. Nine months later, out popped the offspring. Well, not like I sat on a toilet and WHOOPS, but, you know...

Random Fact: Yesterday my diet consisted of a bagel, coffee with a bug in it, coffee without a bug in it and a whole lotta sugar, four pieces of pizza (yes FOUR...), two bread sticks, a cafe mocha, chicken and potatoes, and an Oreo blizzard. Um, MASSIVE #candylandfail. It's either stress or hysterical pregnancy. If I claim stress, the peeps in my life will go "ooohhh that explains it" with disconcerting faces. If I say hysterical pregnancy, well, they'll go "ooohhh she's so creative (= crazy). She must be a writer."

Thanks for that. I really needed a little one-on-one with you! Just because New Medicine is in my life, it doesn't mean I don't need you around to fondle my thoughts.

Until Monday, what did you eat yesterday you're ashamed of?
Candyland. OUT.

33 comments:

Laura Pauling said...

Bugs in coffee might not be too bad. I swallowed a bug running the other day and so far has not affected my nutrition. I think you're safe. :)

aspiring_x said...

great girls!!! especially love the "real" girl!!! awesome! ummm yesterday i drank a WHOLE POT of coffee to keep me wired enough to make it through the blogfest!! (even though it's totally fun and interesting... there were A LOT of entries!)

~Nicole Ducleroir~ said...

Well, yesterday I was doing great on my little diet binge, (I found out two days ago I'm going to NYC next week so I'm trying to suck weight and lose a quick 5 lbs...dumb, I know.), but when hubby came home we drank three beers each and scarfed a bowl of humus and a bag of bagel chips. (Simply Naked = simply delicious!) That pretty much tripled the calories I'd consumed up to that point. Ugh.

NY's gonna have to love me as is!

Carolyn V. said...

At least you got a little protein yesterday (not saying that gnats have lots of protein).

I love your character. Edgy is good. =)

Patty Blount said...

I'm not sure what's funnier... the bug in your coffee or the "fondle my thoughts" ending.

If I may, Twitter is free therapy. We're here for you!

Relax this weekend. Treat yourself to a deluxe coffee, hold the gnat.

Jen said...

Some days it's hard to experience all the awesomeness you give us Candyland... my eyes burn at all the sparkly things you add... you want me to know more... read more... did you put drugs in the writing again??

I love your MC!!!! She is super awesome... regular girl or not she's rocking it!!

PS - I so love Hayley Williams!! Genius!

Matthew Rush said...

Whoa. Hysterical Pregnancy is a real phenomenon? I thought they made that up for Glee. Weird.

Anyway I can't even remember what I guessed but who cares? This was fun anyway! I love that you picked Kristen as one example. Twilight should not define her. Anyone who is curious to see how she can be a cute but hard rock kick ass girl too should see Adventureland or Into the Wild. Just sayin.

Anyway. Broadcasting huh? Like to be a radio DJ? Or a news anchor? You would have been good at that I bet.

Thanks Candace!

Today's guest blogger is Renae Mercado!

Talli Roland said...

I like the fact that she's a mixture of women!

I had a banner day yesterday when it comes to food. Egg on toast, chicken korma and rice, fried banana, lamb skewers and rice, then baklava. How's that!

Vicki Rocho said...

I was a little off on the looks...I wasn't seeing her quite so edgy (but then she's multi faceted, so I can still claim a victory) but at least I nailed her personality! I needed this...my score card was looking pretty pathetic.

Lenny said...

hi miss candace! that blog fest was fun. i just pictured her as you. :) ha ha. did you drink that bug or save his life. i ate junk yesterday til dinner. then sebi cooked stir fry. i ate a big snickers bar and potato chips for lunch cause no one was home. :) shhhh dont tell one me. ha ha.
i hope you have a real fun weekend.
...hugs from lenny

Larissa said...

LOL - I ate somewhere between four and six packs of fruit gummies. *hides face in shame*

Oh, and I cannot eat pizza without having at least four slices, so I don't blame ya there. :)

salarsenッ said...

Loved this. Pics are awesome. Bug in the coffee...hate it when that happens.

Creepy Query Girl said...

Ewe. Sometimes there's grease stains in my coffee where the top looks like the gulf oil spill and i'm like 'wtf? Is my face greasy? Did my dishwasher just not wash my coffee cup out of spite?' YOur mc looks a lot like my mental image!

LTM said...

yay! I won!!! And ew. Bug in coffee = not a great way to start the day.

I was actually pretty good on the ole diet front, but I fell off on the exercise regimen. It's just so dang Africa-hot right now... ;p

you so creative... you must be a writer. :D

Amie B said...

that's precisely why i don't drink coffee! i don't like protein in my liquid, thank you very much.

Meika said...

Okay, so is the coffee with the bug in it the same coffee without? Like, you sipped it, saw the bug, took it out and continued to drink? Or did you actually ingest the bug?

Also -- I was kinda close with my guess of your MC. She's awesome!

Christina Lee said...

Well whoever she is, she's perfect! yes yes yes!

Susan Fields said...

Excellent photo - spot on for your character.

I once got about halfway through a bag of bulk trail mix before I realized it was crawling with little brown ants. I don't even want to think about how many ants I ate that day. Eeew.

Shannon O'Donnell said...

Oh, I LOVE that ordinary girl picture - it is absolutely pefect!! And yes, I did read yesterday's entry first. LOL! :-)

Kelly said...

I like that you put an ordinary girl for the photo. When I picture my mc, I don't picture a celebrity at all. Just a rockin' ordinary gal, too.
And thank you for introducing me to New Medicine. We are going earlier to the concert than planned so we can hear them play (and son wants to meet Stone Sour).

Rose Cooper said...

I totally love the regular girl pic with guitar. That fits so perfectly! Hope your weekend works out better for you. And yesterday...I had fried chicken. The extra crispy kind. gulp.

Dianne K. Salerni said...

oh my god, I can't believe you showed us a picture of Bella! You went there, all right!

Brenda Drake said...

Wow, that pic of the regular girl rocked (like Joan Jett)! Love it! :D

Lindsay (a.k.a Isabella) said...

Wow, love that she rocks old school, but the ordinary girl oic is perfect!

Coffee with bugs...eww. Don't worry about the food fail, my intake today has been cereal, pizza, some jelly sweets and some more cereal. Been one of those days! lol.

Anne said...

Ack don't eat the bugs!

Steph Sinkhorn said...

Yeah, definitely similar to the picture I had in my mind. Minus the dyed red hair :D

Robyn Campbell said...

Candy, a gnat? EWWWWW, aren't you glad you didn't notice it until almost finishing? I mean, you don't want to waste a good cup of coffee. :)

Have an awesome weekend. I'z heading to read the post I missed. (doctor appointment.) Need I say more?

Peace and love to ya, lady. Talk soon.

Christine Danek said...

So sorry I didn't get to your post yesterday. After ready your snippit, your pictures definately fit the bill. Love the one on one session. Yesterday, I ate pizza along with 1/2 of a chocolate bar. I didn't do any better today with my Cherry coke at 9:30 a.m.
I must do better next week. :)

Renae said...

I loved the pictures for your character! Well done!

Kasie West said...

I wish I ate what you did. Sounds good. I had a smores poptart at one point, mac n cheese, and the rest of my food tasted like these nasty eyedrops I have to take. Seriously, can don't the eyedrop people have taste buds? Can't they put some tolerable flavoring in them.

Your character sounds pretty awesome. Love the pics. And love Hayley Williams.

SM Schmidt said...

Since its midnight I can get away with claiming it as yesterday but I drank lunch. Excuse #1 it was my sister's birthday #2 it was wine tasting. Off goes my square reputation out the window looking all pretty.

The Alliterative Allomorph said...

LOL. Well at least you sound a little more like yourself now ;o)

I once ate a whole orange, then looked down and saw the orange peel moving on my plate. I lifted it up, and it was crawling with maggots. ARRRGHHHHUGHHUUUGHHHHHHHHYAK! How many did I eat????????????????????

Jessie Oliveros said...

Generic mac and cheese. Definitely not worth it.