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Category: birthdays

09/19/05 07:54 - 75ºF - ID#35794

Ladycroft and the Devil Cakes™

If anyone missed how Devil Cakes™ came to be.. here is the process in its entirety, rather than following inks.

In a freedom chat session, (e:theecarey), (e:leetee), (e:ladycroft), (e:pyrcedgrrl), and (e:mike) had been discussing whether I should have a birthday cake. (e:pyrcedgrrl) stated that she has that taken care of (see previous post of dirty kitty litter cake). (e:ladycroft) wanted to contribute her cone cakes, yet (e:mike) was adament against it.
(e:pyrcedgrrl) also had a bit of fun with using churchsigngenerator.com to create some silly signs pertaining to my party, the cone cakes and the brotherly bonding with cone cakes.

And so the story goes..

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  • edited (read: truncated and put in order) freedom chat explaining the signs. :D


ladycroft 00:11: ladycroft makes world famous cone cakes
theecarey 00:12: hmm lets have cone cakes too then,
ladycroft 00:12: people pay a dollar a piece for those bad boys
ladycroft 00:12: i was a bake sale money making machine at tamu-cc
leetee 00:12: cone cakes? ok... sound good to me
ladycroft 00:12: since i didn't make them for my birthday and all...i can let you have the honors
ladycroft 00:13: basically it's a cupcake inside an icecream cone
mike 00:15: ooh cone cakes are so gross
mike 00:15: everyone used to love them but me and my friend marykate always despised them
theecarey 00:15: hey mike!
leetee 00:16: i have never had a cone cake. i have lived a sheltered life
ladycroft 00:17: cone cakes are not gross!!
mike 00:17: um i'm sorry cone cakes are the devil
pyrcedgrrl 00:17: what the heck is a cone cake?
leetee 00:18: devil cakes... yyyummmmmmm
--posted by pyrcedgrrl @ 01:08:13 on 09/14/05



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Then at the party, not sure how the real story goes, but (e:paul) and (e:mike) battled each other in a Devil Cake ™ attack, which encouraged another sign created by (e:pyrcedgrrl). Oh the gore! Confetti frosting and cake guts slewn everywhere. I though I did a nice job of cleaning the boys up ;)


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and one I couldn't resist adding, as it had me in yet another fit of giggles:

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Category: birthdays

09/18/05 09:15 - 70ºF - ID#35793

The After Post-TheeCarey's B-day Part 1

[search]typeHere[/search]The Great 30th Tiki Birthday Party was hilarious and filling!

At various points in the night there were approximately thirty people. I am thrilled that (e:leetee), (e:uncutsaniflush), (e:paul), (e:matthew), (e:mike), (e:lilho), (e:drchlorine) and (e:Alison) joined in on the celebration. Thank you all for coming 

Rarely one to plan, this soiree could not have kicked off as well as it did without the generous help of my close pals, (e:pyrcedgrrl), (e:ladycroft), lynn and my mother. The combined efforts of all lent to these various tasks: tackling the challenge of fixing and securing the windblown canapy ("come on, just make it one more day!"), shopping for food, drinks, making yummy dishes (we had choices from vegan to carnivore), setting up tent Huts along with other incidental adventures along the way. Early guests joined in the decorating of the infamous Garage Discotheque: lights, balloons and streamers strewn about like toilet paper, nice job!

(e:pyrcedgrrl) and I have been friends for well over twenty years. This long term friendship has provided us the unique love and affection that can only be best exemplified by teasing and tormenting the hell out of each other every chance we get. The best and meanest acts of affection come during those tender few weeks just before my birthday and just after, when it is her birthday, October 13. During these times we plot.

You can't pull off a gag gift like this with out knowing your target (which would be me):
(E:pyrcedgrrl) has been engaging in random fits of evil giggles for one week. I knew to accept her birthday gift to me with apprehension and horror.

I am handed a box.

Inside a sign reads:
"Billy Bob's Patented, As Seen on TV: "GETTING SOME 10 Step Plan".. guaranteed to get you some.. or your money back!

((Guaranteed?? nice))

Step One- Inspiration: "Sex Everyday in Everyway 2006 calendar

Step Two- Instructions: "Worst-Case Scenario Survival Handbook: Dating and Sex" (I think it had something in there about broken nose.. hmm.. )

Step Three- Always Look Your Best: This little box contained a container of travel deodorant, travel mouthwash, extra strength hair removal crème for face, and a bottle of feminine douche. (I hadn't a clue)

Step Four- Find a "Willing" Partner: a container of Grow a Dork (just add water), a fat cucumber, and a Rite Aid prescription bottle with a label made out to Carey, by Dr. Feelgood for Rohypnol. It provided indications and warnings then in bold print, "for date rape use only".
Step five- Set the Mood: a sensually ambient CD; what other than, early 90's hair band, Warrant. Plus a pleasant little tea light and matches.

Step Six- Add Some Spice: A mint tingle condom, cinnamon after hours massage oil, and...nipple clamps.

Step Seven- Play it Safe: A giant strip of condoms and a pair of rubber gloves.

Step Eight- Keep Energy Levels Up: Government issued raisins and a Chocolate Power bar.

Step Nine- Clean Up: Tissues, moist towelettes and a brillo pad. Yes, brillo pad.

Step Ten- The Morning After: two packs of English Breakfast tea, a pack of Orbit gum, and two name tags. One tag has the direction on the back which reads, "in case of good sex, peel here" which would then say, "Hello, my name is Carey". Name tag number two comes with the direction on the back that states, "In case of bad sex, peel here", which then says, "Hi my name is Melissa". A home pregnancy test and a package of mysterious green pills labeled, "RU486" wraps up this delightful gift.

Follow these 10 steps and I am sure to be gettin' some LOL

OK, drum roll please.. Pictures!!

Another creation by (e:pyrcedgrrl), the Dirty Kitty Litter Cake. Imagine my surprise when I took the tin foil off of the container and was expecting a tradition cake. Serve with Pooper Scooper, what else?!


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Category: birthdays

09/17/05 12:00 - ID#35792

bithday, family


The funny thing about growing up on your own is that you learn independence from a young age. While generally a positive attribute, it can have a negative impact when it comes to relating to people on a personal level; hence my emotionally reserved and self-sufficient nature. This is a by product of viewing many horrors as child, having people leave and fending for myself in many areas of life. Although this could sound like a caveat to a life story of dissonance and the makings of a lifetime movie, it is more about awareness, appreciation and the perpetual desire to live each day with quality and excitement.

When you are estranged from most of your family, you learn to not talk about them and eventually redefine who and what family is. I cherish my friends and although I do not always demonstrate that sentiment, I consider them my ‘family’.

My sister and I experienced many of the same ordeals during our formative years. How each of us dealt with these issues lent to significantly different lifestyles and perspectives, and eventually our estrangement. I use experience and mistakes as fuel for learning and direction. I will not give in, give up or sit life out when it goes bad. I seek no entitlement or source of blame. My choices, how I deal with things belong to me. My sense of humor and the ability to find the positive in a situation, albeit a bit warped, vulgar and twisted, are some of my best tools in dealing with life.

I have gone many years without so much thought of the family that is scattered throughout the planet. I haven’t seen nor heard from my father in sixteen years, my sister in over two, and the list goes on. It has never been a surface issue, as I focus on the future and rarely dwell on situations I cannot control.

However, a new friend had engaged me in a conversation about family. Most topics are open territory with me, and while this seemed foreign, I felt no major discomfort. We had realized that our lives have many parallels, which led us to talking about family. He had just reunited with his mother and father after many years of zero communication. I thought this was fascinating and had many questions. The idea of reconnecting with some of my family did not seem an immediate possibility but perhaps an eventuality, after I did some research on where they might be. Later that night I logged onto the computer, as we wanted to check something on Map Quest. I also checked my email and found an email from a person that had a vaguely familiar name; usmc67. In opening the email, I was astonished to see that it was from my father. How freaking weird that was. I had not talked about him in many years, and just moments prior had engaged in an in depth discussion about him. I was more weirded out over this than actually receiving the email from him.

And so, in these past three months we have been regularly emailing each other and it is a bit surreal. Today I woke to an inbox of a ton of email from friends and.. family. My father, an architect and web designer, put together a birthday website with pictures of me, along with birthday designs and included a guestbook for people to sign. Apparently he has been compiling a family tree and has sent been in contact with numerous family members. I had people send me messages that I had never knew existed, a few I haven’t seen since I was a child and even one from my sister. I am really not sure how to feel, but it isn’t a bad feeling. But this is was perpetuated this post.

Its been quite a year with gaining entrance and since starting my graduate program, making a slew of new contacts and friends, learning to experience more from an emotional standpoint (but I am still quite skittish) and just being more aware and compassionate.



Alas, I must end this, more on this topic later. Timika just walked in the door, my friend Lynn is here, I am sure my mom, niece and step dad are sure to follow.

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Category: 30th

09/13/05 07:56 - 81ºF - ID#35791

Save this Sat the 17 for a Tiki party!

I will resume more thoughtful and reflective posts in the near future, as returning from vacation, getting back into the work schedule, and engaging in all this party business has left me with minimal mental energy. So on that note:

Yes, it is true, I am celebrating my birthday and so, mark your calenders because on Saturday September 17th at my apartment, a fabulous affair is in order.
(e:ladycroft) [inlink]ladycroft,67[/inlink] has already provided a heads up on this festivity. I believe directions have been included.

The low down:
1. Get in a car and enjoy the scenic half hour drive. (e:alison) had a brilliant idea of a bunch of you carpooking. [inlink]alison,70[/inlink] Go for it!

2. Dress in layers, as it will be a gorgeous 70 degree day, but the night will be cool, which brings us to the..

3. Bonfire! I have a yard, plenty of parking and lots of room to move. When was the last time you had an authentic over the fire S'more? yum.

4. Plenty of spots to squat.. fun for all but safety too. Bring a pillow :)

5. A luau, Tiki theme. Although planned for a mid freeze-your-ass off winter party, I bought into the idea for my Birthday instead. Think torches, semi tacky decorations, huts (tents), Hawaiin Punch ;) and ...

6. Food. All kinds and lots of it. Come hungry or come for just munchies.

7. A spot will be arranged for dancing, jumping around and howling.

8. The doors officially open at 6:00 PM, but come earlier or later.. just come! No excuses!!

It would be fabulous to chill with everyone from (e:strip) in my neck of the woods. Mix in a few more friends, classmates, coworkers and we have a very cool gathering for my 30th.


P.S. Should I have cake?

I am open to all ideas and suggestions

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Category: birthdays

09/11/05 06:45 - 78ºF - ID#35790

ten hour birthday party

My first post including pictures. (e:paul), I might need your help :)

The process of the illustrious pinata bashing began with a purusal of found objects up and down elmwood. Bicycle pieces, eating utensils, random toys and other questionable material were fair game for said pinata decoration. Can't have a naked pinata, can we?

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The body. Never knew how much pinatas pooped, thankfully a used shower curtain served as pinata pooping paper.

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Another unknown fact not listed in the Official Guide to Caring for Your Pinata, is that they are pissy little creatures that plot nefarious schemes when neglected. This picture taken moments before the traumatizing blood bath/poop slinging began. Documentation of such events were left out of this post; the images alone would entice deep psychosis. I read somewhere about Axis 1 Pervasive Post Pinata Production Disorder. (I still wake up screaming, laughing hysterically, drooling.. whether any correlation here, well thats still being analyzed).

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This Kamakazi Pinata was dressed and ready for a beating. Bets were that it would crumble with one wack, but the super poop that (e:ladycroft) used to hold this creature together proved us all wrong. More than a dozen e-peeps, at various stages of debauchery, took turns wacking at it with a stick.

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(e:terry) creatively securing the rope


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Ahhh, busted at last. The inside of the stubborn pinata full of tasty delights, including the now infamous, Intense Sensation condoms. Those barely hit the ground before everyone pounced on them! Don't let them expire, kiddies. (that would be 2010 and sad),
Or something may happen much like what is depicted in the giant poster in the really cool room at (e:pmt). Such horrors should be kept in the basement that which it was found! (babies, spider monkeys and clowns scare me)
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Plenty of evidence, I mean, pics depicting the adventures of (e:ladycroft), the total on (e:theecarey) camera hitting close to 150. I know (e:paul) had quite a few as well. A few more to wrap it up:



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cheers! (e:ladycroft) and (e:paul)

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chillin: (e:ladycroft) and (e:alison)

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(e:ladycroft) with my favorite casanova (e:terry) (memories of dancing to the key of goat)

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SWAK! Birthday girl and (e:drchlorine)

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not in jail (yet): (e:ladycroft) and (e:theecarey)

Good times for all..Even the odd delay inwhich we, (e:ladycroft) and (e:theecarey) stationed ourselves at various points along elmwood (one of which included my doning a grass skirt in front of Kunis) and Timika down the street hanging on the street corner. The looks we suffered through.. so funny.
Eventuallywrapped it up after 6am. Hope we didn't make too much of a mess. Thanks for coming, little things mean so much, ya know :) A special shout out to (e:pmt) for making it happen!

Hope all is well!
Carey
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09/11/05 12:48 - 73ºF - ID#35789

pondering

9/11
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09/08/05 08:47 - 69ºF - ID#35788

me too, me too

the e-strip student loan count needs a boost.. where and how do I add mine????
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Category: quickies satisfy

09/07/05 10:37 - 76ºF - ID#35787

just a quicky

Caught up on my email today. Had a gigantic inbox due to class related issues. I have the added responsibility of being the program class representative. A nice little unpaid side job. Not glamorous but I still have to fend off the paparazzi, sign autograghs.. (gag)
I absolutely must fiinsh up an assignment tonight; but right after this, as this is why my assignment is not quite complete:

Immediatelyt after work I engaged in a meeting of the minds with (e:ladycroft), in which we devilishy developed a fantastic adventure for her continued birthday celebration. Which takes place this Saturday..

I also engaged in an extensive game of bee dodging. This would be round two. Fortunately, just as the game was favoring the flying beast, an unknown bee slayer successfully decapitated the yellow and black monster. I fear round three.. I think the cantankerous creatures are calling in back up. Got the Crips and the Yellow Jackets, beeotch.

Back to the festivities; plan to disrobe, I mean, plan to bare your inquisitive, playful side. Laughter and fun is an order.

  • yawn* W00! I am yawning before 2 am. Just as i get my sleep schedule back in order, it will be the weekend. Oh wonderful weekend...


take care
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09/06/05 08:22 - 77ºF - ID#35786

birthday plans? well, it Depends

I managed to make it through the day. I just returned back to work after a two week vacation. I had not been getting to sleep much before 3am the entire time, and to have to get up much earlier than usual was not pleasant. I had little sleep and cracked out dreams. I so wanted to go back to sleep even as my alarm went off. It was good to get back though, and I enjoyed catching up with my friends. The spark of a new challenge energized me.
Today was a 'staff development day', which means that the students were not in attendance. They return tomorrow; which means I need to dust off my lacross outfit that doubles as protective gear. I am not quite ready to get my ass kicked. rarely do I get to break into the work week, it is more like being shoved. Good times!
I need to sick my teeth into something creative and challenging. I am bored.

The end of August starts off the birthday season for everyone in my family and friends, non stop through December. (e:ladycroft) is today. Happy 30th :)
Mine is trailing quick behind.. Sat Sept 17

(e:pyrcedgrrl) b-day is a few weeks later, and in that time I can expect to be tormented with sweet endearments such as "don't break a hip, ya old bitch".
Love you too my dear friend :)

Need to plan something.. maybe a hot night of bingo? denture tossing? Pin the 'Depends' on the geriatric? j/k i am full of it tonight ;)

Hope all is well with everyone!
carey
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Category: semi rant

09/05/05 02:54 - 57ºF - ID#35785

Getting nowhere fast on an empty tank

I tormented myself with calculating the cost of going to and from work relative to gas price. Using the approximate amount of miles traveled for work purpose, the amount of miles per gallon and the total amount of miles I get to the tank, I came to stomach turning results:
I could get a job within walking distance around where I live, make less than minimum wage and still fare better. I compared prices at $2.50 and $3.50 per gallon (I like rounded off numbers) and the effects of such a price jump make quite a difference. No suprise there, but I wanted quanitiative data to support my jaded outlook :)

Over the course of the year I intend to move into another position. Not sure where or even doing what, but it will be something that further challenges me. I am stagnating where I am at now. I need to move on..when the learning stops, i move on.
I am also looking forward to taking on something that provides me with better means to support myself. ya know.. not living pay check to pay check. Besides rent and utilities, I have things to do, place to travel.. adventures to be sought. And school loans to pay *wants to hide*

I don't want to quit my job and take on just anything. Nothing wrong with flipping burgers, but it is not the resume builder I am looking for. Where I am at now has provided me with a plethora of good stuff: professional, multidimensional in nature and consistent experience. As I will have my degree this time next year, I have begun the process of searching companies that I might like to work for. Finding a better position is meant to be a calculated move, hence the one year time frame. However, if gas prices continue to be out of control, I may need to reconsider my plan. I just don't want it to bite me in the ass. It's one thing to blow my cash on joy rides to see friends, quite another to have to shave a commited amount off the paycheck just to get to work.

Although a bit of a rant, it is situations like this that light a fire under my ass and help clarify the need to take action, set my direction. To take lemons and make ...sushi.
ok, to take what is in front of you and turning into something that is your, something that you want.

And what do I want??
stay tuned...

  • yawn* good night everyone. be safe..


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