Every time I hear the term “Flat Kari”, I get flashbacks to high school.
Let’s just say I was mammary challenged my entire life until I got pregnant the second time.
Because the first time, the boobs didn’t “take”.
I wasn’t necessarily made fun of in high school.
At least not to my face.
But I was indeed all things Flat.
Here is the back story:
There is a book named Flat Stanley where basically a paper version of a child is mailed all over to have different life experiences.
Last summer at my first blog conference, there was a Flat Sue passed around.
Because Real Sue couldn’t go.
But Flat Sue had all sorts of fun adventures like getting drunk annnnnd getting drunk.
So when I was unable to attend one of the rehearsals for Listen To Your Mother in April, I constructed a Flat Kari and mailed it to one of my co-producers so that I could “be” there.
Without “being” there.
I have to say, I was a little jealous of Flat Me.
I was having fun!
Eating spicy tacos!
Hanging out with my homies!
So when my friend Melissa suggested that I keep her going, I was excited!
I don’t get to travel much so this is my way of living vicariously through the cardboard version of me!
So the Flat Kari series was born!
“I” am heading to places like California, India, New York, Finland and random places around the Chicago area.
I get around!
Not at ALL like high school Flat Kari.
Because, hello, FLAT.
My first visit was to Southern California to visit my friend Melissa, the brainchild of this whole thing:
Greetings from sunny Seal
Beach, California! Flat Kari has had an amazing time, having so much fun
catching up with the Rogers. Flat Kari began her journey (cue
“Weeeeeeeee”) checking out Fox Studios and the houses from the show,
Modern Family. She enjoyed lunch (cue an O-M-G) at a California
favorite, In-and-Out Burger. She enjoyed the sunny weather, lunch with
some girlfriends (her new Cali besties), and just relaxed, soaking in
the Palm trees, flowering plants, and green gardens. Here are some pics
from her first ever journey to Cali:
YEAH, I WILL!!!
Why do I look so pensive about Chipotle??
I LOVE CHIPOTLE.
When Melissa lived in Illinois, we would have play dates with our girls who are still in love with each other.
And we would occasionally treat ourselves with Chipotle.
For surviving a play date.
Cali IS awesomesauce!
I really don’t even need my chevron sweater anymore.
In N Out burger???
Mannnnn, flat me is so lucky.
And the way I am “eating” out there, I won’t be “flat” much longer.
I really should have re-thought the whole sweater thing.
I look hot.
Slides are the best!
Back at Chipotle again!
Good thing I am on Weight Watchers.
Juuust kidding, it’s the same trip.
I was just too lazy to move the pictures together.
Say hi to Melissa’s friend Barbara!
I bet they are rewarding themselves for a play date too.
Play dates are haaarrrrrd.
This last one almost made me cry.
I miss Lucy.
It looks like she misses me too.
Thank you so much for hosting “me” Melissa!
As this is published, I am already having adventures with my friend Heather in another Cali town!!
Stay tuned for the next installment.
Maybe, just maybe, Flat Kari will become Stacked Kari.