Karla’s Blog

stinkin’ it up….. January 11, 2009

Filed under: i am an interesting creation... — kgarrard @ 2:41 am

at blogging!  so so sorry…. i need to get on a writing binge….. we’ll see!    🙂




me and my brain…. October 31, 2008

Filed under: i am an interesting creation... — kgarrard @ 1:22 am

ok.  let me let you into my world this morning… it was one of those moments where i wondered if someone was probably wondering if my brain had somehow fallen out of my skull….


i pull into the starbucks drive thru to get my husband a tall, bold coffee with cream so i could take it to him at work.  well, when i pulled up to the intercom thingy there was this very nice advertisement for starbucks new oatmeal with all those yummy toppings.  well, the marketing phrase on the advert was something to the effect of “your morning goodness to go” (i actually just tried to find the phrase on the starbucks website but can’t so forgive me if it’s not exactly right… for sure it had TO GO at the end)…..


so, at this point i hear the intercom begin to come to life and i get a bit confused — b/c not one BUT TWO starbucks baristas come through the intercom, at the time of my salivating over the oatmeal, to greet me with the normal “welcome to starbucks, my name is (missed the name b/c two of them came at the same time), how are you this morning?  what can i get for you today?” 


so yeah.  after hearing a male and female voice ‘behind the speaker’, i proceed to order a “tall coffee TO GO please“… well, realizing that i had just ordered a TO GO coffee in the DRIVE THRU, with addition to the male barista cracking up in his headset, i start to laugh hysterically at myself for ordering a stinkin’ TO GO coffee, in stead of saying WITH CREAM in the DRIVE THRU… aghhhhhh….. all b/c i was distracted by the last 3 words on the gorgeous oatmeal advert — GOODNESS TO GO.


So, after i get control of myself (i am still a bit sick and also pretty tired from coughing up my lungs for the last two nights — which is probably why i found myself so hilarious) and my laughter, i pull around to pay and get this drink that i have so labored for!  well, the cutest little LAUGHING barista hands me my cup with TO GO written so big on the side that i have to take a few moments to chuckle with him and tell him about the oatmeal advert.


he then proceeded to try and sell me one of their bfast sandwiches with mushrooms and spinach.  i had to pass b/c OBVIOUSLY my mind was stuck on the beloved ‘goodness to go’  and his mind was not —a good salesman would have jumped on my oatmeal obsession and probably closed the deal!


so, off i went with my sharpie marked cup of coffee w/cream and immediately called my sister so someone could laugh with me…..  🙂   oh me, oh my…. you gotta love a day that starts like that!


under the weather…. October 29, 2008

Filed under: i am an interesting creation... — kgarrard @ 2:56 pm

i am struggling through a cold.

still wondering why coke can’t burn the junk out of my throat (see previous blog).  but i have been good this time — sticking to water, taking COLDEEZE/zinc tablets, sudafed, advil, sleep, etc….

i probably should wear closed shoes instead of flip flops, my mama taught me better.  oh, and not go out with wet hair…. that was dumb.

anyway, so now i sit here with a nasty metal taste in my mouth from the zinc, a voice that sounds like a frog (or baritone in an ensemble… i’ll think of it that way), a chest that’s sore from coughing…..

BUT, i also slept in today, got to snuggle a bit longer with my sweet husband, get to spend the day with my fabulous 4 year old —  all the while preparing for a ‘talk’ i have to do tonight on our local university campus about BEING A ROCK: HOW TO WITHSTAND PEER PRESSURE.  i am excited about it!!

so.. have a lovely day everyone…. i plan to!  zinc spit and all….   🙂


maybe the worst blogger ever… June 27, 2008

Filed under: i am an interesting creation...,Uncategorized — kgarrard @ 4:27 am

….would be me!

i need to get better and will….

no excuses…

will write something soon with meaning, promise….



slacker. May 10, 2008

Filed under: i am an interesting creation... — kgarrard @ 3:37 am

is what i am in the blogging world this week.

sorry charlies.

i have too much on my plate with a ladies tea i am in charge of tomorrow.

it’s going to be awesome to get together and honor the women in our lives.

i’ll let ya know exactly how it goes!

for now i’m sleepy and must catch some zzzzzz’s….



ok…. enough is enough….. May 3, 2008

Filed under: i am an interesting creation... — kgarrard @ 8:38 pm

this is a question for all of you smarties out there…..

in response to my last two blogs combined…..

if coke can cause battery corrosion to erode from the battery when applied, why will coke not cause the phlegm (not sure how this is spelled)  in my throat to go away ???? doesn’t it seem like it should work in both cases??

just so ya know, when traveling to atlanta early this morning, i bought the best coke on the planet, McDonalds coke, and attempted to test this theory…. that’s how i know it doesn’t work!!

ugh…. i am tired of allergies…..


ever wondered what i look like (or sound like) when….. May 1, 2008

Filed under: i am an interesting creation... — kgarrard @ 3:24 am

i am having such an allergy attack that my nose becomes a whistle??

my eyes become a faucet?

or, my throat becomes so scratchy and husky i sound like a man?

well…. here it is….

this is me today and tonight.  it’s ridiculous.

we had our marriage class tonight.  it is such a precious group of people sharing and growing together.  and while we are having this intimate time of baring our souls to each other, i am in the back of the room dealing with my sniff that sounds like a stinkin’ train whistle.  ok, more like the whistle that capt. von trapp used for his kids on the sound of music.  toot tweet toot tweet!!  ugh!

even worse (maybe!), as my classmates were stealing sideways glances at me — “nose whistle girl” — wiping my eyes incessantly, they must have thought i was so touched by the sharing (which i was!!!) but…. really my eyes were so watery that anyone sharing looked like they were swimming from my perspective.

so, good grief!!  i need for this allergy attack to move on before all of the dogs in the neighborhood start responding to my sniffer! 

tootles!!  🙂