July 31 09

A road trip conversation:

him: “Hey…look at that…if it wasn’t monsooning we could totally go and see the original KFC in Corbin, Kentucky.”

me: “Why does it not surprise me that KFC began in Kentucky?”

him: “Um, Ali? It’s called KENTUCKY fried chicken.”

me: “Well,  I guess it should surprise no one, then…”



Sweet Jesus, Atlanta is HILLY.  and this morning I ventured out  for my first run in my new country and ohmygoodgod the hills. also? it’s confusing. because not only is every single street called Peachtree-something or other, but there are streets called East Northway Lane and West Northway Lane and Northway Drive and Northway Court. and none of these are the street you are actually looking for…NorthLAND. well, blow me down, I got me a real scenic view of the neighborhood. and now my legs are jelly and I’m actually thankful that it started raining and it’s too wet to take the kids to the zoo. because my wobbly legs can handle target and toys r us, but I’m not so sure about how they feel about breaking in our brand spanking new family passes to the zoo. (have I mentioned before that I kind of sort of hate the zoo?)

you know what else Atlanta is? HOT. Sweet Jesus, Atlanta is hot. YESSS. I love the heat. love it. I have been waiting for this through a lukewarm-at-best Toronto summer. A summer where a cardigan is a must and jeans are a staple. But here, cardigans and jeans need to be traded in for tanks and shorts and cute little cotton dresses that are all in our storage locker in Toronto. fantastic. Also? we are not even going to talk about how I look in shorts and flip-flops. (#ILOOKLIKEATOOLINSHORTS)

you know what else Atlanta is? the land of the very best costumes EVER (also? the land where Isabella refuses to be dressed. ever. even as we speak, she is sitting and playing with her most favorite toy ever in the nude)


you know what else Atlanta is? The place where I may or may not have strange sexytime dreams about such celebrities as Joe Jonas and (1970s era) Donny Osmond. apparently, my subconscious likes eyebrows and teeth and hair.


no I am not proud.

(it must be the heat)

(or this stay-at-home mom gig)

  1. LOVE the orange hat.

    If it makes you feel any better, you have to look better in shorts than I. I haven’t worn shorts (out in public, anyway) since I was in the 7th grade. I’m now 30. That is a lot of white going on.

    Comment by C @ Kid Things on July 31, 2009
  2. HA! I forget it is Kentucky Fried Chicken, ever since they went to KFC because God forbid they tell people their food is fried!

    I can only wear the longer, Bermuda shorts. Because of the chubby thighs. But those would probably be capris on you, huh?

    Comment by Kristabella on July 31, 2009
  3. Welcome! It’s been hot as all get out right now! Get yourself to the pool lady!

    Comment by Amanda on July 31, 2009
  4. That’s why I love California – hot days for wearing shorts, cool nights for wearing little cardigans WITH your shorts. How freaky is it that a friend and I were just comparing the Jonai to the Osmonds? I swear their voices are similar…
    .-= Deanna´s last blog ..Where did it go? =-.

    Comment by Deanna on July 31, 2009
  5. Yo, do you get any visitor passes with that Zoo membership? Because, even though I don’t like zoos either, I will totally drive the 5 hours there so you and I can observe the primates and learn how to pick bugs out of each others hair.

    Comment by Heather, Queen of Shake Shake on July 31, 2009
  6. Also, I’m am completely used to the heat and can recommend deodorants that actually work. It’s not August yet. You’re going to need it.

    Comment by Heather, Queen of Shake Shake on July 31, 2009
  7. Oh, and I can’t finish all my thoughts in one comment because it’s Friday, so I’ve been drinking.

    I bet we could totally blackmail Jennifer/Playgroups to drive down to Hotlanta and have a girls weekend or something. I have pictures of her and I’m not afraid to use them.

    Comment by Heather, Queen of Shake Shake on July 31, 2009
  8. Hi! Total blog stalker here. Google Reader recommended your blog to me and I’ve been hooked ever since!

    Random thing though … KFC started in UTAH actually! The original one is right by my house. lol

    Comment by Aimee on July 31, 2009
  9. Ah KFC. Taylor loves it for some reason. I picture you being all Betty Draper in Atlanta for some reason…perhaps it’s the Peachtree named streets…

    Comment by Kaleigha on July 31, 2009
  10. Could I say for some reason a few more times?

    Comment by Kaleigha on July 31, 2009
  11. Are you in Peachtree now? My sister just moved to Atlanta last week. Originally they were looking in Peachtree but now they are outside of there somewhere, no clue where really. She says it’s crazy hot and humid and that they are going to put in a swimming pool! I totally can’t wait to come out and visit her in November. Get some Xmas shopping done!
    Enjoy and don’t forget to stay hydrated while running in such crazy heat!!!

    Comment by Ginny on July 31, 2009
  12. Sah-weet!
    And hey, I too have an “underpants-only” girl! Same with her Barbies… who sadly have never had underpants, so they’re just naked. Crazy. xo

    Comment by Nenette on August 1, 2009
  13. Um…I’m in Iowa and had a dream that I had sex with Jon Gosselin. I think this gives me a lock on the whole ‘not proud’ thing. Also a lock? Throwing up a little bit in my mouth knowing I had a sex dream about Jon Gosselin.

    .-= fadkog´s last blog ..poker? i hardly knew her! =-.

    Comment by fadkog on August 1, 2009
  14. Oh! Oh! Fadkog, I once a had a Jon Gosselin sex dream. HOWEVER, it was before he clearly exposed how dick he is. And in my dream, he was pretty pathetic in bed. So there’s that…

    Comment by Amanda of Shamelessly Sassy on August 1, 2009
  15. I think being a SAHM might make you go a bit loony, hm?

    Comment by Avitable on August 2, 2009
  16. BUT you’re someone special! and he loves you! (exclamations are his) so how can you resist the lure of the original prince of purple? And totally want that DJ Lance hat now.

    Comment by katie ~ motherbumper on August 2, 2009
  17. Believe it or not, after 2 months in Kansas I miss Atlanta’s hills and trees. I loved the way that even in the middle of a throbbing city you felt like you were out in the middle of the woods.
    And hot, holy hell, yes it is. But just wait until winter, when you barely need a jacket. It is both wonderful and unsettling.

    Comment by MonsteRawr on August 2, 2009
  18. I am flabbergasted by all of this capitalization!

    Comment by Miss Britt on August 2, 2009
  19. When we moved to our current neighborhood I went for my first run and got totally lost. My short 3 mile run became a 5 mile one by the time I found my house again. That run made me wish neighborhoods had “you are here” maps like malls.

    Comment by regan on August 5, 2009

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