ghost sighting with caroline

Tuesday, May 17, 2011



spoiler alert: we're the ghosts


i'm learning just how polar opposite me and caroline are in our personalities.  i tend to sugarcoat things and people-please, while caroline tends to speak her mind all the time.
case in point:

my friend karol was driving us to poland awhile back and he kept swerving haphazardly in an out of lanes on the highway (no, mom, you shouldn’t freak out right now).  we were driving in the right lane of a 3-lane highway and as he signaled to enter the middle lane he said to us, “i’m always so curious about would happen if 2 cars switched to the middle lane at the same time – one from the right and one from the left.  yeah…i’ve always wondered about that”.

as i was laughing awkwardly/nervously and making little remarks like, “oh, yes, that’s an interesting and normal thought to have….” caroline, leaning forward from the backseat, interjected with, “we die.  that’s what happens.”  then, leaning back in her seat again, she rolled her eyes, sighed loudly, and shook her head – clearly exasperated.

have i ever mentioned how much i love caroline?

pretty soon, i’ll share some photos of our time in poland and explain how we got from poland to spain in what i can only describe as the fourth-worse travel experience of all time.

26 comments:

Chelsea said...

I guess that makes me night too! Blonds have more fun, brunettes can read. Ha
Anyways, seriously I am not kidding… I have wondered the SAME thing when I switch lanes. It was like I was reading my own thoughts. I always wonder because it seems so scary.

i like friends like Caroline, they are your reality check. :)

Anonymous said...

i love this story! i can totally picture it.

xoxo jen

Brissa said...

haha, i've actually wondered that myself a few times. i love friends who are opposites (whichever opposite they may be), they definitely add some spice to life.

Alisha said...

I would've said the same thing as Caroline. Driving can be so scary sometimes. Crazy things can happen within minutes...

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog, and your sweet words! :)

xoxo

jackiek said...

Hahahaha this totally makes me day and my best friend night!

Stylelinx said...

You made my day (even though I'm a night) My best friend and I are like this, only I'm more the "speak my mind" one. If we were more alike it wouldn't be as much fun. Thanks for sharing that cute story.

Rebecca at Cotton+Wood said...

That is hilarious! Gotta love friends who speak their minds! I love your blog. Big, big <3!!

Ashley said...

haha this is too funny! i have a friend who is the exact same way. :)

Gentri said...

hahaha! Love it. :) Good friends are the best! I love the different personalities that still can manage to get along so well.

Cat said...

They say opposites attract...in friendships this is often times true!!!!

xx Cat

Casey said...

hahahah awesome

Danielle said...

I love people who speak their mind. It keeps the world honest! :) Sounds like you two have some pretty crazy adventures!

Jan said...

I think about that every time I change lanes on an expressway!!!

Heidi said...
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Heidi said...

Your post is so fitting for my little comment. We are so different, yet so much alike :)

I nominated you as one of my "Stylish Bloggers". Thank you for keeping those mundane Monday mornings interesting!

kimbirdy said...

haha, funny AND true! death. i love people who can be brutally honest at all times, especially when on shopping trips.

Sophie said...

haha i loveee this! i, like you, am a sugercoater! we live in our own little bubble. but speak their minds people like caroline are hilar! e.g. this exact story you just shared x

Ruth said...

Ha! Hilarious! Can't wait to hear stories :)

The Many Colours of Happiness said...

Hahaha your friend sounds hilarious!! Me and my sister are like that. I sugarcoat and she's brutally honest.

Megan said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog and entering the giveaway! I love having new visitors!

You and Caroline may be night and day, but you're both gorgeous!

Ashley said...

haha i love this...youre beautiful. seriously a babbe!

wilybrunette said...

oh man--this gave me a really good laugh. i would like this chick, a lot.

Ashley said...

hahah! I love being friends with opposite personalities. It makes for fun stories. :)

Mighty Burns said...

LMAO I love it! thats probably what I would have said too lol.

kimberly rae said...

thank god for friends like caroline! (im like you!!)

fraeuleincaroline said...

I just laughedsohard. I almost cried. Jenni you know how to say things in the best way. I'm enjoying reading your blog so much even if it's months later...the recollection of events is just tickling me pink. now is that a phrase that sounds opposite of anything i'd ever say or what? :D