Saturday, April 2, 2011

A Farewell to Blogging

*Typed April 1, 2011*

Psh.  Kidding.  Duh.

Happy April Fool's Day!  Wait, what?  What happened to March?  I think a recap is in order.
  • We kicked off the merry month of March with a giveaway from my lovely first sponsor, made of paper and things.
  • I read a lot of books.  To include The Far Pavilions, Sunshine, You Know When the Men are Gone, Little Princes, The Penelopiad, and The Sherlockian.  It was a good month for books.
  • Kyle discovered that our truck, Napoleon, is not in such good shape.  Special ordered car parts needed. 
  • I learned that if you're going to make brownies from a box, Duncan Hines is the way to go.  And if not, you should use the recipe from the February 2011 edition of Good Housekeeping Magazine.
  • Our giant television died.  As you may remember, it was found (free!) on the side of the road.  It wasn't a big monetary loss.  We did have to completely dismantle it to take it out to the dumpster.  It was too heavy for us to pack down in one piece. 
  • I explored the library on post.  (Took me long enough, eh?)
  • Kyle took me to see my first ever hockey game up close (real close) and personal.
To be honest, I totally forgot it was April Fools Day until I saw this prank by Maggie Stiefvater:

"I know that many, many readers are going to be delighted when I announce that I have bowed to reader pressure and will be releasing a fourth book in the Shiver series in July of 2012." -MS
 I think she deserves the Best April Fools Day Prank of 2011 award.  Just sayin.

Anyhow, this is how Kyle and I unwittingly celebrated the holiday -- by having a fabulous lunch downtown: 


  1. Carrie! Oh my goodness! Now I know what you meant when you told me your heart stopped for a moment over my final post.

    THIS IS NOT FUNNY. I almost fell off my chair when I saw that title. I am currently breathing into a paper bag. (Okay, I'm kidding about the hyperventilating, but the chair thing is true.)

    Whew. Honestly, the things you come up with sometimes. ;)

  2. Vapiano? I love that restaurant. There is one right down the street from me in DC. It has the closest thing to pasta from Italy that I can find outside of Italy. I think it is the gobs of olive oil... Have a great day!

  3. I love it. There isn't one ANYWHERE near Kentucky, so we're taking full advantage of it while we're here. ;)

  4. You read some great books in March! I LOVE Little Princess, and Far Pavilions may have changes my life.

  5. I loved those two too. I think The Far Pavilions really changed the way I think about India and the Middle East. And Little Princes was excellent! I had to keep reminding myself that it was non-fiction while I read it...wonderfully written

  6. Very funny Carrie -- but I knew it couldn't be true! It is great to see glimpses of your life in Germany. I can remember not so long ago that it was only a dream you had ... hope you are well and happy. The pizza looks delicious!

  7. You scared me too. I wondered what in the world. You can bring drama into the picture that's for sure.

  8. I was just creeping through for recipes and was stopped by the fake Litter cover...I didn't know that there was a third novel, Forever, I thought it just ended at Linger! Oh Borders, why were you so ill stocked?!


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