Friday, November 21, 2008

The Girl with the Backpack

Okay, so Tube Face is back again. And she’s totally parked it in my living room and is staying for the L O N G haul. I think I’ve decided that with all the upcoming picture opportunities re: Christmas and Thanksgiving, I’m just going to do this:



No?! Too much? Not enough? Too weird?

Well is this really any better?
Yeah, I know. It's DEF not. GUYS! What should I do? I’m KINDA shrieking out right now. No serene moments captured playing in the snow with the lil tyke. No kissing under the mistletoe pics. No picture of me kicking Santa in the nuts because he came too close and I don’t trust people in costumes and beards. SUCK!! This year is going to be photo-less. Well, unless I sew that Sarah Palin mask I’ve been thinking about…

Ooh, and get this. I just got a random (but sweet that she was thinking of me) call from the D to the ietician. She knows that I get bad reflux et al with the tube, so she wants me to slow down the amount of evil goodness (what an oxymoron!) I’m getting. Before, the tube feed would finish in approximately 8 hours, but she doubled that to a whopping 16 hours. Hold on to your hats, folks. DO YOU KNOW WHAT THIS MEANS?? This means that I’m going to be one of those weird people that have to cart around a backpack filled with medical equipment. I’ll now be known as Girl with the Backpack. Oh, and I swear to you with every fiber in every cell of my being, I WILL NOT WEAR A FANNY PACK. If I comprar a fanny pack to cart the tube shat around in, then you can commit me, or kill me, whichever is easier. I’m serious. I don’t want to live anymore if I can commit that kind of fashion faux pas. Seriously. It’s for the better welfare of the WORLD, guys.

What else? Oh yes.

Big B and I are taking the Cadester here this weekend. Zion National Park, baby! It’s going to be WARM! Its hella cold in SLC, though I should hardly be complaining seeing that as the 40-50's weather is very soon going to plummet much lower than that, but STILL. It breaks my heart and numbs my fingers or whatever. So it’ll be in the 70’s. I’ll try my hardest to get a tan without getting a tube face tan, because that would be supergross. I get to spend some time with the gemelo and his weef-ay and my supercool DDF too, which’ll be ohmytotallyawesome. Go baby weekend trips!!
Have fun while I’m away, bitches!

17 comments:

Kyla said...

have fun! sorry about the tube, but if it's bringing you life, maybe it's worth it, you know? And, I'm way jealous you're going to Zion. I love wading in the Narrows (woah, that sounds REALLY dirty), but I guess it'll be too cold for that. loves! I think you should take pictures anyway and flip off the camera.

Kyla said...

ps I totally wore fanny packs in thailand when I was 15. someone should have killed me.

Keely said...

I wore a fanny pack in 5th grade to the "walk-a-thon" and thought I was hot stuff. Seriously...
All fanny packs aside, don't let it ruin your holidays. At least your with your fam and not stuck at the center. I agree with Kyla, flip off the camera and take pics. When you look back at them, you can remember good times with C and B. Tube or not.

Krista said...

You should tell people you have a weird stomach disease and that the tube is actually pumping intestine juices out of you and into the backpack. On pictures you might just have to do all profile shots of the non-tubes side.

H said...

I'm sorry you're not liking it.....it does suck, in a way, but like someone else said, it's bringing you life. It's like how your umbilical cord gave Cade life, ya know? Sorry for the cheezy comparison. : )

In any case, I know it'll be hard with the holidays and not wanting to be in pictures with a tube....I hate being in pictures PERIOD.....but the ones you know and love and who know and love you, won't care a damn bit. They'll be just admiring the brave and couurageous girl that you are, pictures or not.

And I must comment, I NEVER wore a fanny pack......I'm so proud of myself!!!! I always thought, even back then, they looked way horrid.

Instead, you could wear one of those cool runner backpacks that is supposed to help the runner drink water, but instead it'll just be the other gunk! :0
- H

Laura said...

I'm sending you a fanny pack. With friendship pins inside.

Jade said...

I'm sorry to hear about being saddled with the tube -- but at least you're tubing-it out in public and not stuck in hospital during the holidays.

Take care! *hugs*

Keely said...

"I'm sending you a fanny pack. With friendship pins inside."

ha ha ha ha!

I think the runner or biking packs are really cool. You could look really stylin' and start a new fashion trend. (hug)

Jackie said...

Love you. xoxo

CookieGirl said...

aw, Brie. I'm so proud of you. Just keep thinking that you are going full-force with this effort so that you'll succeed, gain the weight and NEVER have to do it all again. p.s. apparently in england (particularly among older generations) fanny is a very naughty word for a girl's private parts!! thank god I've never let it slip around my in-laws. xoxo

Kara said...

I'm rooting for you!

The runner packs are called Camelbak's. They do look pretty cool. I own one.

Lisa said...

My mother bought me and my four siblings our own fanny packs before we went on our Florida vacation one year. We were an ARMY of fanny-packers.

I hope you're having a great time!

brie said...

Racher helped me find a bag for my medical supplies last night! It was the, like, SIXTH store we went into, but I comprared it and it's a HaraJuku purse (Gwen Stefani's line) and it's cool and rad and most importantly NOT A FANNY PACK!! More to come later about this, stay tuned. :)

Kara said...

Post a picture of your new bag. I want to see it!

lucky said...

I'm sorry you gotta wear a tube, but you obviously look hot doing it.

A few hipster kids are trying to bring back the fanny pack.

I won't let them. I just won't.

kristin said...

Oooh! HaraJuku Lovers! I have a HaraJuku purse! It's awesome. I'm glad that you found something cute for your backpack. Sorry that you have to have one in the first place.

I'm rooting for you, Brie! :)

Take care!

love, kristin

it's me, t said...

me thinks you should hang tinsle off of your tube!! then no one will notice. just say you're in the holiday spirit. :D