January 2 08

The day has finally come. laptop day. (y’all remember back in November when that infamous shitty blue screen of death combined with a husband who NEEDED to wait until boxing day left me laptopless?)

the first day of 2008 is ending in pure bliss. i’m lying in bed, watching one of the last episodes of season 4 of OC (the one where Ryan tells Taylor that he loves her! Squee!) and trying to catch up on my 1,098 unread posts in my bloglines…oh bloglines how i’ve neglected you. and no, that number is NOT an exaggeration. it really is that high.

We had a party of sorts last night. lack of babysitter was going to equal lack of new years plans so we decided to have some people over. the husband made his infamous gourmet pizza and we had a cookie exchange (see how clever i am? tell people they have to bring cookies for your cookie contest and then you don’t have to worry about dessert…)

i made these

homemade gingerbread mittens. i’ve never made gingerbread before, and was a little nervous. but they came out a-freakin’-mazing. (which does nothing good for my lard-ass, i’ll tell you)

another thing that did nothing good for my ass…all the rest of the entries…because, damn! they were but good!

well…officially, i have a few new years resolutions….last year i got all introspective and deep. This year i’m getting straight to the resolutions i might actually be able to, um, you know, DO…

1. i will drink more water, less diet coke

2. i will not talk about moving to thornhill woods more than once a day

3. i will not buy any more turtlenecks. 37 is enough.

4. i will obey Mari Winsor 3 times a week…and actually try to get into the v-sit position instead of sitting on my ass and laughing at her while her assistants do them

5. i will remove ‘My Humps’ from my 6-year-old’s ipod

6. i will call my mothers more often

7. i will attempt to rid the world of the word ’LOL’

8. i will try to, for once, think of a password that i can remember

9. i will fill up the gas tank before i’m completely empty and running on fumes

10. i will forgive Will Smith for the whole hitler-gate thing. i mean, after all, the ADL forgave him and he IS legend, right?

my niece Keira and I wish you all a happy new year…her picture gets posted because she looks WAY cuter than i do in the hat

  1. LESS Diet Coke?



    But I promise to partner with you to rid the world of LOL. Can we add ROFL to the list?

    Happy New Year!


    Comment by Angella on January 2, 2008
  2. i will also help with the anti-LOL campaign. i’m only for ROFL in so far as mrs. chicky uses them for the monthly awards.

    good luck with your resolutions! :)


    Comment by Lara on January 2, 2008
  3. Love the list. LOL. (sorry couldn’t resist)


    Comment by AbsolutelyBananas on January 2, 2008
  4. Wow!! Sweets and a Sweetie! Gonna be a banner year with a start like that:)


    Comment by Mike S on January 2, 2008
  5. Happy New Year!


    Comment by Multi-tasking Mommy on January 2, 2008
  6. Adorable niece and great resolutions. 37 turtlenecks? I think it’s time for a scarf.


    Comment by Liz on January 2, 2008
  7. Happy New Year Ali!


    Comment by Sarah on January 2, 2008
  8. Add “I will buy a Mac, because they don’t taunt me with blue screens of death” to your list. :)


    Comment by Stacy on January 2, 2008
  9. Happy New Year!

    Now, what kind of laptop did you finally get? Was it worth the wait to get the better deal?

    (And, did he try and get it Christmas Eve from Future Shop’s website? Because that’s how I got my Rebel XT… but it wasn’t pretty.)


    Comment by SciFi Dad on January 2, 2008
  10. Happy New Year…Love those Mits!!!!


    Comment by ~JJ! on January 2, 2008
  11. I second you on the LOL situation. I HATE it!!! Especially when people put it both in front and back of something like
    LOL Happy New Year’s LOL.
    Grrrrr…. No one laughs that much.
    Cute picture


    Comment by Laural on January 2, 2008
  12. That Diet Coke/water thing? Yeah, me too.
    Okay, that baby is FREAKING ADORABLE. Oof, my ovaries.
    And those mitt cookies are so great! Good job!


    Comment by Rebecca on January 2, 2008
  13. Those cookies look delish! I am seriously drooling over here.

    Happy New Years!


    Comment by Ashley on January 2, 2008
  14. Good luck with those resolutions! Happy New Year!


    Comment by Miss on January 2, 2008
  15. you need to put a link to the juice on your page. perhaps under the “my other blog” heading?


    Comment by Sarah on January 2, 2008
  16. Nice cookies! I’m with you on the LOL. It has to go!


    Comment by Haley-O on January 2, 2008
  17. it’s probably impossible to believe…but the cookies taste even better than they look- and they look amazing!!


    Comment by Tova on January 2, 2008
  18. Great resolutions! Your new laptop is gorgeous! And your gingerbread mittens? They are adorable!


    Comment by Katie on January 2, 2008
  19. Would you be willing to share the recipe for those DELICIOUS looking mittens??


    Comment by mamatulip on January 2, 2008
  20. Man, I am hungry – missed lunch – that food looks good. Any leftovers?

    I’m inviting people to a little give-away that I am having. No gmicks, just my way of celebrating one year of blogging. Please come over and sign up.



    Comment by Rick on January 2, 2008
  21. Just let me know what I can do to help out with the whole LOL thing. What about those damn little smiley things? Can they be banished as well? Can we just ASSUME that if I say something that offends, I was ATTEMPTING humor, and didn’t really mean it?


    Comment by JMC on January 2, 2008
  22. Hey, girl! Happy New Year! Congrats on the laptop! I, too, am trying to get back into blogrolling. I am so far behind in people’s lives, its not even funny.
    If you have a free moment, would you mind sending me the recipe for the gingerbread cookies? They look divine, and I’ve never made homemade before, so I’d love to try yours!
    Sounds like New Year’s was a fun one for you. Hope to hear from you soon!


    Comment by Stacie on January 2, 2008
  23. Congrats on finally getting the new computer! I have to say I got a giggle out of your 6 year old and ‘My Humps,’ My 5 year old niece is partial to Weird Al’s White and Nerdy.


    Comment by Kristen on January 3, 2008
  24. New laptop? You’re set girl! Good idea on the cookie exchange too. Would it be tacky of me to incorporate that into upcoming birthday parties we throw? LOL :)


    Comment by FENICLE on January 3, 2008
  25. If you can rid the world of LOL, I will declare your birthday a national holiday. (I can do that, you know.)


    Comment by Moose on January 3, 2008
  26. Ooooh. Lose the weight in ’08. I’m on board for that! But now your second post has inspired me even more. If I lose my twenty, I get a Coach bag! I like it. I think I’m doing it :) – cause Lol is NOT allowed.


    Comment by Leanne on January 3, 2008
  27. What you gon’ do with all that junk?
    All that junk inside that trunk?

    EAR WORM, Darn you, Ali!

    Happy New Year to you & your lovely lady humps.

    Alli Lurves some Ali!


    Comment by Alli ~Mrs. Fussypants on January 3, 2008
  28. good luck with all those resolutions Ali….you wouldn’t believe all the stuff on telly i’ve never watched…those cookies look so delicious…what the heck does ROFL mean? and your niece is so precious….


    Comment by LAVENDULA on January 3, 2008
  29. I will assist in ridding the world of LOL. It makes me want to chop off the right ring finger of everyone that types it.


    Comment by manda on January 3, 2008
  30. Good luck on the LOL thing. I prefer SQTM – snicker quietly to myself.
    Do you think that will catch on?


    Comment by mrs. mustard on January 3, 2008
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