April 15 08

just had my first cup of coffee today. it’s 6:23 pm. it was liquid heaven. it was also another “please play again” damn you, Tim Horton’s!

i am now dancing around my room and singing to “Blister in the Sun” all Angela Chase style, only with less flaming red hair and gigantic shirts. maybe. because that’s what we do. Angela does it when Jordan Catalano has been surgically removed from her brain. and i do it when i’m happy. blissfully happy. and right now? i’m happy.

my site is back up!

you see, it was down for two days. TWO days! the withdrawal…it wasn’t just normal withdrawal either. it was Ewan McGregor in trainspotting kind of withdrawal. only with less ceiling-crawling babies and dirty toilets.

hosting issues, apparently. because i’m SO pop.u.lar. but…i’m back up and running. AND as a bonus, i got me upgraded to WP 2.5. FANCY. now, i just have to figure it out…

so..anyway, where was i?? oh, yes…celebrating. after two days of anger and frustration. two days filled with music and calories. because there may be spontaneous happy dancing during happyAli times….

but during unhappyAli times…there’s music. there’s the beautiful women music. think A Fine Frenzy (my all-time favorite sad music). Feist. Emily Haines.

 (this is me. tongue-kissing Alison Sudol)

there’s the angry music. The Mars Volta. and the old school music. Nirvana Unplugged in New York. the beautiful music. Damien Rice. the best music. Sunna. the quirky music. Hot Chip.

and then there are the calories. last night for dinner i made these

 (this is me. tongue-kissing Betty Crocker)

i ate about half of it in batter form.

(like you never…)

and ate THREE giant brownies. for dinner.


if i had a therapist, she would call me an emotional eater. but who needs a therapist when Oprah call tell me that for free??

what about you? how do you deal when you are an emotional mess? i feel like everyone’s different. the husband, for example, cleans. i know he’s mad at me when i walk downstairs and he’s putting away the clean dishes from the dishwasher. or folding laundry. my bestie Tova, for example, sleeps. i know when she’s unhappy because she’s napping in the middle of the day when i call. and then how do you deal when you are blissfully happy?


  1. Welcome back to the land of the blogging.

    I noticed it was down, and didn’t want to stress you out by emailing to ask. I hope it’s all good now.

    (btw: did you go Saturday night?)

    SciFi Dad’s last blog post..TWS: These Are The People…


    Comment by SciFi Dad on April 15, 2008
  2. Yay! you are so back! Woot!

    Mine was down for 1/2 a day and I almost died! So I know the feeling! Except, mine was hacked! So yeah I died! LOL

    Jo’s last blog post..flick.r


    Comment by Jo on April 15, 2008
  3. oops, that would have been me emailing you and stressing you out! eek!

    glad you’re back and you’ll figure out WP 2.5 in a snap. The only thing that ticks me off are the widgets and no drag & drop feature. irk.

    Stress & Me? Hmmm, sleep, cry, procrastinate, eat, don’t eat, sleep some more and become the moodiest lady in all the land!

    Happy Me? Ridiculously jibberish and hyper and crazy. x2


    Comment by Holly on April 15, 2008
  4. Well I learned today that if I don’t start my internet day with Ali my whole routine is thrown off. So glad you’re back!

    When I’m stressed I eat or shop online. So at the end of a really bad week I’m fat AND broke. Nice.


    Comment by AJ on April 15, 2008
  5. I shop when I am stressed. Unfortunately, I shop when I am happy. It gets me coming and going. Hence, my closet of fiscal doom.

    slynnro’s last blog post..In which I continue to paint myself in an Oh-So-Positive light.


    Comment by slynnro on April 15, 2008
  6. SO HAPPY your site is up!

    When I am stressed, I eat chips.

    And drink a little.

    Angella’s last blog post..Sizzle Says


    Comment by Angella on April 15, 2008
  7. I’m blissfully happy for this minute because .. WE SCORED wooooo hooo .. 30s to go in second period .. and we got a goal … FINALLY.
    But .. in reality .. I’m an emotional mess. To long a comment to go into detail but suffice to say dealing with a broken deck (snow roofers broke it with all this freaking snow we had), table being refinshed (because one 6 yr old decided to carve using operation tool .. a work that I shouldn’t use here.. ) but .. they freakin did the wrong stain .. so it’s gone AGAIN. My big outlet, totally nitpicking my husband and it’s driving him nuts…ha ha ha ..


    Comment by Sarah on April 15, 2008
  8. I used to shop when I was unhappy, but now, I’m truly an emotional eater, NO doubt about it! I only wish I could eat half the batter and 3 brownies for dinner and look as amazing as you :)

    Multi-Tasking Mommy’s last blog post..3 Kicks for Icecream!


    Comment by Multi-Tasking Mommy on April 15, 2008
  9. I didn’t realize how much I missed you till now. Glad you’re back. Looks like I’m the only one with the REALLY REALLY bad habit…when I’m truly stressed I have a smoke. I KNOW! If it’s a nervous stress I eat, regular bad mood – pick on the husband. Happy – sing, play with my kids more, SHOP.


    Comment by Maria on April 15, 2008
  10. I’m sorry I was THAT GUY, emailing you about your blog. I couldn’t help it.

    When I’m stressed, I clean. When I’m happy, a lot of the times, I cry. I know. It’s weird.

    mamatulip’s last blog post..A redneck weekend


    Comment by mamatulip on April 15, 2008
  11. I eat…. And, if I’m really stressed, I DON’T eat….

    YAY that you’re back! That SUCKED!!!

    Haley-O’s last blog post..Bananas


    Comment by Haley-O on April 15, 2008
  12. I followed your site torture on twitter. I cringed and twitched for you.

    Her Bad Mother’s last blog post..Sammich, With Bevvies, To Go (A Urinary Tale)


    Comment by Her Bad Mother on April 15, 2008
  13. yay! glad your back! i was having withdrawals too!

    yummm i can’t wait until i’m the boss of my household so i can make brownies for dinner when ever i want!

    Bronnie’s last blog post..Fancy dinners & novels


    Comment by Bronnie on April 15, 2008
  14. Hooray! Your site is up!
    When I’m a BIT stressed out, I eat. And when I’m really stressed out, I curl up in on the couch and cry. I don’t DEAL with things well.

    Rebecca’s last blog post..My Kitchen Party Post Is Up!


    Comment by Rebecca on April 15, 2008
  15. Yay! Your site’s back up! Oh, and brownies are how I handle trouble, too. :)

    metalia’s last blog post..It Couldn’t Be Any Worse Than Anything Michael Bay Has Come Up With (IMPORTANT UPDATES ADDED)


    Comment by metalia on April 15, 2008
  16. yay…you’re up and running again. my day just isn’t the same when i don’t get your read in :).
    when i am stressed it’s uaually eating…mmmm…brownies. now i am hungry at 10:53pm. so much for not eating after 8pm!

    Melissa’s last blog post..Feel the love…feel the love


    Comment by Melissa on April 15, 2008
  17. How the hell does Ewan MacGregor manage to look hot when crawling-out-of-a-toilet? (Although I’m relieved he’s since fixed his teeth.)

    I’m with you on the brownies, and I must say that I admire your restraint. The batter would never have made it to the pan in my house.

    The Over-Thinker’s last blog post..MeMe? Why thank you–don’t mind if I do!


    Comment by The Over-Thinker on April 15, 2008
  18. I saw A Fine Frenzy and Brandi Carlile last fall and Allison signed autographs after the show. I was close enough to tongue kiss her…but I refrained. She’s a lovely girl with oh my gosh, lovely skin.

    Bri’s last blog post..Naked Mondays #7 Fun with Eyebrows


    Comment by Bri on April 16, 2008
  19. Yay, you’re back! So, why were you down? Too much bandwidth?

    Chris Cactus’s last blog post..R-E-S-P-E-C-T (And A Close Encounter of the Papal Kind)


    Comment by Chris Cactus on April 16, 2008
  20. glad you’re back.you know i dont know whether to love you or hate you Ali.you can seriously eat that many brownies!? i would instantaneously gain major poundage!…


    Comment by LAVENDULA on April 16, 2008
  21. Blissfully happy – eat
    painfully unhappy – a combo of eating, shopping, covering my head with blankets.
    Oh, I’m definitely an emotional eater – but it’s ok right, as long as you recognize it? Right???

    Teri’s last blog post..Sure signs


    Comment by Teri on April 16, 2008
  22. Emotional mess? I would say it depends. Although these days I usually withdraw emotionally and get depressed (and this is when I am ANGRY) because I’ve been told that unless something really bad happens… I have no reason to be upset/angry.

    Happy? Hmm… I’m jumpy and sunshiney…

    Maryann’s last blog post..Icon Gallery Up!!


    Comment by Maryann on April 16, 2008
  23. Glad you’re back! And I’ve been putting off moving on up to WP 2.5 because it is DIFFERENT and I don’t like change.

    I love brownie batter. ne & Jerry’s used to have a brownie batter ice cream that was to die for!

    I too am an emotional eater! I eat when I’m happy too! I love food!

    Kristabella’s last blog post..Seriously In Need Of A Vacation


    Comment by Kristabella on April 16, 2008
  24. When I’m stressed I starve myself and clean…obviously right now I’m pretty stress-free, by the look of my house & my muffin-top.

    When I’m happy I sing, very badly.

    Cristan’s last blog post..Thank God, Thank Delta


    Comment by Cristan on April 16, 2008
  25. Whoo!! Saw the dramaz go down on twitter. Glad you are back up and running!!

    Miss’s last blog post..SPF – Bad


    Comment by Miss on April 16, 2008
  26. “if i had a therapist, she would call me an emotional eater. but who needs a therapist when Oprah call tell me that for free??”


    Glad your blog is back up!

    AbsolutelyBananas’s last blog post..It’s not that easy being green.


    Comment by AbsolutelyBananas on April 16, 2008
  27. Yay!
    It’s working again.
    As for your question – I’m an emotional eater and shopper whether happy or sad. I think that’s why mall food courts exist.

    LD’s last blog post..Don’t forget the cats!


    Comment by LD on April 16, 2008
  28. When I’m unhappy I eat :( When I’m happy I eat :) lol. It’s true. But when I’m unhappy I also tend to sit on the bathroom floor with the door locked. When I’m really happy I’ll dance around a lot.

    Lottifish’s last blog post..Attention Whore


    Comment by Lottifish on April 16, 2008
  29. When I’m a ball of nerves, I organize. I clean out closets. I rearrange cupboards. Stuff like that.

    When I’m super happy I like to be driving the car on a sunny day with the radio CRANKED. Alone.

    Assertagirl’s last blog post..Retreat weekend, with the emphasis on “TREAT”


    Comment by Assertagirl on April 16, 2008
  30. Brownies for dinner? You are my kind of people.

    Swistle’s last blog post..Cry Aunt


    Comment by Swistle on April 16, 2008
  31. An emotional mess? You mean like I have been recently?

    I give up on everything and I yell and I run. When all that runs out I eat cereal and drink beer.

    All in that order.

    Chantal’s last blog post..Worth. Unedited. Raw.


    Comment by Chantal on April 16, 2008
  32. Yum! Now I want a brownie.

    I tend to drink when I’m stressed and I drink when I’m happy, too.


    180/360′s last blog post..No ifs, ands or butts…


    Comment by 180/360 on April 16, 2008
  33. Had a brief argument with my wife yesterday and ended up eating 6 tuna salad mini-bagel sandwiches. Just because there was a can of tuna and a bag of mini-bagels in the pantry.

    I would have preferred, oh, anything else. But I eat my feelings sometimes :}

    Backpacking Dad’s last blog post..“My Beautiful Mommy”….it’s not what you think


    Comment by Backpacking Dad on April 16, 2008
  34. I eat when I am stressed and emotional. I also clean like a mad woman. When I am happy and secure I eat and clean.

    Yeah, I am freaky like that. Now WHERE IS MY BROWNIE!

    Kelley’s last blog post..Arsehats everywhere.


    Comment by Kelley on April 16, 2008
  35. I’m like Husband…I clean.

    Nap Warden’s last blog post..Things Rattling Around In My Brain…


    Comment by Nap Warden on April 17, 2008
  36. Ali, this has nothing to do with anything – I just wanted to tell you how much I love this layout. It’s probably old, even – but it’s awesome!

    jessica (kerflop)’s last blog post..Wool felt crowns


    Comment by jessica (kerflop) on April 17, 2008
  37. when i’m an emotional mess, i sleep and cry. i also tend to stop eating very much – i stick to cheerios and milk.

    when i’m feeling awesome? i’m always eager to chat with friends and family, eating pretty regularly, and… still sleeping kind of a lot. but i know the difference between sleeping because i’m tired and sleeping because i want to escape life.

    also, i LOVE a fine frenzy! awesome. :)

    Lara’s last blog post..Top Hat, White Tie and Tails


    Comment by Lara on April 17, 2008
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  39. I SO eat when I’m unhappy. Or shop. Or both. Shopping while eating is really good.

    nomotherearth’s last blog post..It takes a Village Idiot to raise a child


    Comment by nomotherearth on April 18, 2008
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