March 19 08

wow. you guys have blown me away…and have given me at least a week’s worth of things to write about. I will probably start with the easy ones first…like Ambrosiality‘s and and Pampered Bunz‘s and Aimee Greeblemonkey‘s question of why I want a Nikon SLR and not a Canon. The answer to this is simple. My dad. He had a Nikon D70 and D80 and i fell in love at first click. I’ve never used anything else.

i do, however, have a canon point-and-shoot, and i used it this morning to follow the herd (baaaaa!) who followed Sweetney and post a photo of myself taken pre-coffee and pre-make-up and pre-shower. actually, i’m fairly certain i’m still sleeping in this shot. (i’m certainly NOT smiling..ahem, ali doesn’t smile before she’s had coffee)

this exercise in self-mockery gives us a great little segueway into several of your questions…

LD wants to know: I know this is a weird question, but if you had the option to get veneers on your teeth – would you?
(that’s not a hint that you have bad teeth – it’s just that all the celebrities are doing it and I hear in like 10 years it’s not so good.)

i would, if someone was paying for them. i HATE my teeth. i forced my orthodontist to remove my braces WAY earlier than they should have come off, and to this day, i regret it. I covet people with great teeth. i would just be afraid that i’d come out looking like Hilary Duff horse teeth…

YIKES!

Loralee asked: Hmm…I haven’t been reading you long so…If you could have any “Work Done” on yourself, what would it be? Or would you even do it?

i would! i always thought i wanted a tummy tuck to remove that excess little pooch of skin i’m sporting from housing three babies. but then i heard that it’s a really awful surgery. really painful and really invasive…

and also? have you seen Patricia Heaton’s post-tummy tucked non-belly button?

so my sister and i decided that we NEED to get a mini-lipo. that’s my surgery of choice.

Miss, who got extra points for her flattery yesterday, said: Ooh I got one! How did you get so hot? And explain your hair. I want long bangs but dont know how to ask for them. You know I covet your hair.

long side-swept bangs. my hairdresser has been begging me to get ones like hers forever. i finally caved and WAS so happy with my decision. so, i guess my tip is find a good hairdresser who has good hair.

Steph wants to know: What is your best beauty secret or tip?

i’m certainly not one to ask. i’m a simple girl. i’m a big believer in less is more. i wear the same make-up every. single. day. if you have a good mascara – and i do, Lancome hypnose – and a good lipgloss – and i do, MAC plushglass, you’ve got a great start.

Jennifer asked: You have such great style…where do you shop and will you help me find cute clothes, too?

i have great style? seriously? seriously? me? for my work wardrobe, i like to wear solid colors and clean lines. i’m a big fan of these. short skirts, nicely tailored pants, turtlenecks. i shop for work clothes mostly at Banana Republic and Anthropologie, and two Canadian stores, Jacob and RW&Co. for my play wardrobe, i like to wear jeans and Ts and hoodies…Abercrombie, Hollister, Boathouse. and Miss Jennifer, I would LOVE to shop with you!!

Jennifer also wants to know what my favorite guilty indulgence is…but you are going to have to come back tomorrow to find THAT out…also about the work questions and the husband questions and the Canada questions and the embarrassing moment questions and the reason-i-named-my kids questions. oh, and miss Lara, i will be answering your question about our little love child. it’s going to be a FUN week

and i promise i won’t scare you with any more morningali shots.

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  1. Love this post! Looking forward to reading the rest of your responses…today was such a tease! And if that is your before shower/cofee/makeup photo I HATE you!

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    Comment by Steph on March 19, 2008
  2. WHAT??? Patricia our “Everybody Love’s Raymond’s” wife doesn’t have a belly button?!

    lol I quickly googled it, weird. reminds me of “I Dream of Jeannie”

    Ambrosiality’s last blog post..My 1st Time

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    Comment by Ambrosiality on March 19, 2008
  3. I only want veneers because I have like no enamel on my teeth and my dentist tells me that it isn’t good. But then you hear all those horror stories about infections, etc. And I figure I’ll just get dentures.

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    Comment by Kristabella on March 19, 2008
  4. My grandmother always told me the secret to wearing make is to make it look like you’re not wearing any at all. My mum always told me to apply liquid foundation in a sweeping circle so I didn’t get that foundation line at the bottom of my jaw line. I don’t wear makeup every day and if I do, it’s usually just foundation and pressed powder, but when I do wear makeup, I always follow that advice.

    I hate my teeth too. Not because they’re not straight — they are — but because I am so good to them and they are NOT GOOD TO ME AT ALL.

    mamatulip’s last blog post..A hint of magic

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    Comment by mamatulip on March 19, 2008
  5. Dude, I didn’t ask about your camera – I asked about CHEEEEESE!!!!!

    And I have veneers and LOVE THEM. Best thing I ever did. Besides the breast reduction, that is.

    Aimee Greeblemonkey’s last blog post..I’m 5-10% gay.

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    Comment by Aimee Greeblemonkey on March 19, 2008
  6. I have naturally awesome shaped teeth so I live in fear of needing something done to my teeth. :S

    I freaked at the non-belly button. DUDE. I had breast augmentation and it was the best thing I’ve ever done.

    I also know that at some point in my life I am probably going to have a brow lift because I look more and more like a Bassett hound with each passing year.

    Loralee’s last blog post..Why does parenting have to break your heart so much?

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    Comment by Loralee on March 19, 2008
  7. Hmmm so I should just do it then? Even if I have a small forehead. I am divided on this decision. Blah. And thumbs up on the Hypnose.

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    Comment by Miss on March 19, 2008
  8. Can you take me shopping too? I haven’t gone shopping in like 4 yrs ’cause I’ve been pregnant or nursing!

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    Comment by Mom On The Run on March 19, 2008
  9. Oohhh, a bellyless belly-button…sounds like an idea. No more gaping hole.

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    Comment by noble pig on March 19, 2008
  10. honey, ain’t nuthin’ scary about that photo, for reals. RAWK!

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    Comment by sweetney on March 19, 2008
  11. That missing belly button is JUST WRONG.

    Crazy.

    Great answers, though :)

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    Comment by Angella on March 19, 2008
  12. Um, your hair in the morning looks like mine after I just dropped $200 at the salon.

    Ainse’s last blog post..This Bed Ain’t Big Enough for the 3 of Us!

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    Comment by Ainse on March 19, 2008
  13. FOr Pete’s sake – I just left a really long comment and it didn’t post. Argh.
    Anyhow. An acquintance of mine had a tummy tuck, and was in HORRIBLE pain for MONTHS. And while she was in horrible pain, she gained a bunch of weight and her stomach pooched back out.
    You look great – what fantastic hair you have.

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    Comment by Rebecca on March 19, 2008
  14. Ewww on Patricia H’s belly button (or rather lack thereof)!

    And maybe in our spare time in SF, we can go shopping!

    Jennifer’s last blog post..When Reinforcements Fail to Arrive

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    Comment by Jennifer on March 19, 2008
  15. i don’t have a belly button either, i was hatched from an easter egg

    furiousball’s last blog post..My limited edition Kapeghian

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    Comment by furiousball on March 19, 2008
  16. I love reading all the Q&A’s! I missed out on asking any, but these are all good questions.

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    Comment by FENICLE on March 19, 2008
  17. yer so purty. love reading these; i missed the question period but the answers are great. and wow – patricia heaton. i always thought she was scary. now i know she is.

    kgirl’s last blog post..Yer Mama

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    Comment by kgirl on March 19, 2008
  18. I have to get my arse on over to Hollister….

    Haley-O’s last blog post..I SO Want an Apple….Or, DO I?

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    Comment by Haley-O on March 19, 2008
  19. :) Good reason for choosing a Nikon. Its about the same reason I chose a Canon, really. And clean lines and solid colors?? Classy lady!

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    Comment by PamperedBunz on March 19, 2008
  20. The whole missing belly button thing is strange. And creepy.

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    Comment by Chris Cactus on March 20, 2008
  21. Agreed. I love Jacob and RW & Co. Love reading these questions and learning more about you. I had no idea you lived in Canada.

    Huckdoll’s last blog post..“Confusion bitch slaps me across both cheeks. Ouchie.”

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    Comment by Huckdoll on March 23, 2008
  22. Got the MAC Lip Gloss this weekend in “Posh It Up” and I love it…thanks!

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    Comment by Christine on March 24, 2008
  23. Tell me that you brushed your hair before you took that photo?!

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