February 6 08

safe and sound.

all in one piece.

alive and well.


at work.

Canadians sure are weenies. We live in a city where it snows. a lot. hell, it has pretty much snowed every single day since the beginning of December. It’s not like snow in Jerusalem. We should be prepared for winter storms. all it takes is a little common sense. drive slowly. and carefully.

and don’t make any unnecessary stops.

shut it…the stop at starbucks was completely necessary this morning…mmm…grande skinny vanilla latte..

i did, though, see a man do a complete 360 about 5 times on the 407 in his civic. but he clearly wasn’t following the ali drive-like-a-granny to work rules.

i complained to my husband about this stupid city. i asked for two things (the same two things i always ask for….a move to Atlanta and some snow tires for the Civic) and then my uggs and i braved the “winter storm”

i voted last night. online. fancy. i’ve been semi-reluctant to vote. Clinton. Obama. Clinton. Obama. i’ve been back and forth and back and forth and back and forth. and those stinking online tests didn’t help either. one said Clinton and one said Obama. damnit. to. hell.

i need a Clibama candidate. then it would be easy. (i can’t take credit for that. it came from Mom101…who got it from Girl’s Gone Child) truth be told, i will back a Democrat…whichever Democrat ends up on the ticket. but for now, in a sheer moment of panic…i chose.

so, now that i am at work…i better get back to doing what i do best. and today, i’m searching for images of the “finger-in-the-box trick” honest to god, i cannot make this shit up. when it was placed in front of me…i thought….hmm…coming off of the vocal cord shots i had to find that certainly looked less like vocal cords and more like, erm, vaginas.

case it point:

i’m no longer sure this body magazine is going to be appropriate for classroom use. fingers in boxes? and the kicker is…if i don’t find a usable image…we need to do a photoshoot.


i crack myself up. sad, really. i best get my mind out of the gutter and into the stock agencies.

also..come over and visit me at Juice today…we’ve got all sorts of good stuff…like John Mayer in the Borat mankini…

  1. I still can’t believe people can vote online. In New Hampshire they hand you a Sharpie and a piece of paper and tell you to draw a line to your preferred candidate. Apparently, we in NH cannot handle “technology”.


    Comment by nancypearlwannabe on February 6, 2008
  2. I’m a registered Democrat and couldn’t bring myself to vote for either one of them!
    But I gotta tell ya…Clibama? Totally made me think STD! hahaha


    Comment by AJ on February 6, 2008
  3. Also, the vocal chords? That’s the most terrifying porn I’ve ever seen! lol


    Comment by AJ on February 6, 2008
  4. Did those of us who read both Juice and CTT really need to see John Mayer twice?

    And the vocal chords? {shudder}

    I am finding the Dem Nom so interesting… Obama gets more states but Clinton gets more seats… I know it’s impossible, but if the winner would take the other as the VP candidate, the US would be set for the next 16 years in the leadership department.

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    Comment by SciFi Dad on February 6, 2008
  5. Clibama sounds like a dirty word. It’s cracking me up.
    Last night we had a pancake dinner with my sister and a friend. We were totally debating who we would vote for – and then realized after that none of us even considered voting anything but democrat. Weird (not that it matters since we’re Canadian).
    I was the only person in the room who was thinking Hilary.

    LD’s last blog post..All In a Name


    Comment by LD on February 6, 2008
  6. That last photo is slightly disturbing ;)

    Nadine’s last blog post..Our first family of four cultural trip!


    Comment by Nadine on February 6, 2008
  7. vocal cords or vagina?! seriously, i wouldn’t be surprised if the stock agency mislabeled that pic!!

    ali, you totally rock! i mean seriously, wtf! how do you find those crazy pics?!?! (and yup, the mankini pic is right up there…nightmare nasty!)


    Comment by Tova on February 6, 2008
  8. Move to Atlanta! People only drive crazy here when it rains!

    Cristan’s last blog post..O! The delicate soul of the artist.


    Comment by Cristan on February 6, 2008
  9. So: can a coffee be both Skinny AND Grande?


    Comment by BOSSY on February 6, 2008
  10. I think Clibama should be the name for that second to last shot. And you should be over 18 to view it.


    Comment by anne nahm on February 6, 2008
  11. I think Clibama should be the name for that second to last shot. And you should be over 18 to view it.

    anne nahm’s last blog post..Random Run On Aplenty – Hawaii 5-0 version


    Comment by anne nahm on February 6, 2008
  12. So, you live in Canada but get to vote in the US elections?? Fascinating.


    Comment by Lisa on February 6, 2008
  13. So funny – in grad school we studied head and neck anatomy, so we looked at those kind of pictures for a whole term….i seriously laughed everytime as if I was a 14year old boy!

    And a starbucks stop always makes the drive worth it!!


    Comment by Michele on February 6, 2008
  14. That photo has scarred me for life!

    Also – I will now be stopping at Starbucks this afternoon…though I am a hazelnut girl :)

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    Comment by Angella on February 6, 2008
  15. Skinny latte = my fav, except for when they burn them, then I want to barf and that’s the worst disappointment ever.

    As for voting, I’m so confused… I sway back and forth as well.

    Lindz’s last blog post..Reflections and farewells


    Comment by Lindz on February 6, 2008
  16. damn that DOES look like a vagina. In my mouth!

    Miss’s last blog post..And it begins


    Comment by Miss on February 6, 2008
  17. Before I saw the part about the picture being vocal cords, I was all, “she posted a random vagina today..hahah”.

    amanda’s last blog post..Wordless Wednesday: Candid Love


    Comment by amanda on February 6, 2008
  18. MY EYES!
    TORONTONIANS are pretty much the only Canadians who freak out about snow. Remember when they CALLED IN THE ARMY because of snow? That was pretty special.

    Rebecca’s last blog post..Dust


    Comment by Rebecca on February 6, 2008
  19. Mmmm…Starrrbucks…. Just had mine!

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    Comment by Haley-O on February 6, 2008
  20. Mmmm skinny latte. Those are yummy. And I’m totally disturbed by the vagina, er vocal cords. AND the mankini.

    Kristie’s last blog post..SERIOUSLY, what IS it with people?


    Comment by Kristie on February 6, 2008
  21. The Presidential election has been hard! It’s been on the news here heaps.
    I think I would have picked the same as you.

    I’m not really a fan of starbucks. I prefer gloria jeans. that’s just me though!

    Bronnie’s last blog post..Thursday Thirteen #8: Things I can’t live without.


    Comment by Bronnie on February 6, 2008
  22. Can you have bleach in eye wash form available the next time you post something as traumatic as that last photo? Please? OMG.

    Dawn’s last blog post..just a couple things…


    Comment by Dawn on February 6, 2008
  23. i’m voting for whomever my brother tells me to! :)


    Comment by age on February 6, 2008
  24. other than…eeeewwwwww…I’m speechless…and traumatized!!!

    Judy’s last blog post..TUESDAY TIDBITS


    Comment by Judy on February 6, 2008
  25. Thanks for the mention, mama but I have to give credit to Girls Gone Child for “clibama.”

    I’m going to have nightmares about that vocal chord photo.

    Mom101′s last blog post..Me? Undecided? Inconceivable.


    Comment by Mom101 on February 6, 2008
  26. I think I’m going to have nightmares tonight about that damn thong. I’ll never think of John Mayer the same way again.

    I wonder if I could convince the hubs to sport one of those….hmm…

    Redneck Mommy’s last blog post..Her Mother is a Boob


    Comment by Redneck Mommy on February 6, 2008
  27. I thought that mankini was called a BananaHammock…or a NutHugger…

    Oh and the first thing Sean did this morning was snowblow the driveway. Then he headed straight out to Tims for 2 large coffee’s. He has snowblowed the driveway twice more and it needs doing once again. He also made 2 more Tims runs – so, yes coffee is a necessary pit-stop.


    Comment by Christine on February 7, 2008
  28. 2 out of 5 of those pictures were HORRIFYING.

    Loved the Starbucks, UGGS and your vote…

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    Comment by TrenchesofMommyhood on February 7, 2008
  29. What is John Mayer doing in that thing?
    That body is no longer a wonderland!

    mrs. mustard’s last blog post..It’s Business Time


    Comment by mrs. mustard on February 9, 2008

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