i hate winter.
(i know what you’re thinking…yes, yes, we’ve heard this before, ali. enough with the repetition, ali. you’re done. you hate winter. fucking get over it because you live in CANADA aka the frozen tundra)
but THIS is kinda what the outside of my house looks like right now.
there has been SO much snow lately that they’ve just run out of places to put it. and since Toronto homes are built on-frigging-top of each other, the snow-turned-ice (because, hello! -20 degrees!) gets piled sky high.
and this morning, i backed my car into a giant ice-bank.
(like rainman, i’m an excellent driver)
and got stuck.
for 30 minutes. it took three people to dig me out. and my bumper? oh my good god, you don’t even want to see my bumper. (shredded) and then, in -20 degree weather (without a hat or gloves on…because i can’t find them. hats and gloves and scarves seem to run away from casa de martell. i always lose several every winter) i had to put gas in my car. SWELL.
good times, i tell you. good times.
on to other very exciting news. They opened a new Panera near my house, which almost sort of makes me feel like i’m home in the states (but..where is the Cheesecake Factory, or CPK, or J.Crew, or anthropologie, or DSW?!?!) and they have free WIFI (which my son read as “wee-fee” and i’m still laughing about this) so i have been spending lots of time there. but, because they just opened and they can’t seem to get their shit together to get a single one of my orders right they’ve been apologizing with free pastries. which is all well and good…but since i have never met a cinnamon bun i won’t devour in three bites…
please, PANERA, for the love of god (or for the love of my ever-expanding ass) start getting your orders right, dammit!!!
hmm..other exciting news…Josh got invited to a party at a paint-your-own pottery place (for a boy! is this strange? just me? no? yes?) and i don’t want to send him on principle.
the place is called YOUR FIRED. (someone needs to be fired for letting you name your store this. YOUR? really?)
i swear to jesus.
WHAT? does no one else have a problem with this?
and speaking of problems…i have a little one i’m kind of ashamed to admit to you all. some nights i stay up until, um, like 3am playing spider spolitaire.
yes, that game that came free with your pc. that one.
i HAVE to play until i win. and holy hell, that fucker? it’s HARD to win. no i’m not proud.
don’t say i never tell you anything.Â 😉