April 17 08

Yesterday, as i buckled Josh into his carseat (yes, he’s five and yes, i still buckle him. if i had to wait for him to do it, we’d still be sitting there) i noticed he had himself a stack of dimes, probably about 30 of them, in his lap.

Me: “Dude, where’d all that money come from?”

Josh: “Tyler told me that if i be’d nice to him, he’d pay me lots of dimes. So i played with him and was nice to him. and now i’m rich!”

Emily: *snicker* “Josh, you totally just got, like, used!”

there are many things in this world that i just don’t understand. Drew Barrymore fans. women who don’t like shoes. women who like crocs. The English Patient. pageants. AND…my daughter, Emily. where did she come from? she’s SEVEN!

you wanna know something else i don’t understand?

how anyone actually thought the idea for the movie ‘She’s the Man’ was a good one. i mean, seriously. Amanda Bynes, as a girl? okay, not exactly my type, but i buy it.

but Amanda Bynes as a boy? there’s nobody buying that, honey…

not that i’ve seen it or anything…

so, yes, i DID go to a blogger get-together on Saturday night. and there is some photographic evidence. Sadly, it’s horrific. (photo curtesy of Miss Jana over at Something Baby Blue…she and i will have words…because i KNOW there was one with my eyes open…)

I will admit, i was apprehensive at first. a room full of bloggers. there were a few i’d met before, and a few i was dying to meet. a few i was nervous about because i don’t read their blogs. a few i nervous about because they don’t read mine. Is there anything more mortifying than saying “I’m Ali. um, Ali? no?  Cheaper Than Therapy? no? doesn’t ring a bell? aha. okay. swell meeting you, then”

but other than the fact that my drink cost $12 and sucked (i ordered a girlie drink because Mama Tulip hadn’t gotten there yet…and i didn’t want to be the only girl drinking beer. mmm…beer), and i didn’t have a single moment to take my camera out of my purse (too busy flopping my lips), and i was hot (as in sweaty hot…not HAWT hot) and i didn’t get enough time with the people i was with, and i didn’t even get to talk to some people, and i had to bolt early because the husband was leaving for Vegas the next morning to leave me all single-mommied.

it was great. i got to meet some of the bloggers i was dying to meet (you know who you are…mmm…smooches!). and spend a little time with the ones i already knew but don’t nearly see often enough (you also know who you are….smooches to you too).

and the bellies! there were so many pregnant bellies!

and it was good prep for Blogher. because, holy freakin’ crap, i’m going to Blogher, yo! but, Tanis assured me that Blogher was awesome. and way less intimidating than Panorama on a Saturday night with a whole bunch of bloggers. and i’ll believe any woman that hot.

  1. ::slinks away in her Crocs::

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    Comment by Mrs. Chicken on April 17, 2008
  2. I’m slinking along with Mrs. Chicken…

    skip blogher and come to BFF. I’ll drink beer with you ;)

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    Comment by Holly on April 17, 2008
  3. I am so a beer guzzling, er, beer connoisseur chick. Yeay beer.

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    Comment by Karla on April 17, 2008
  4. Oh Ali but you are gorgeous even with your eyes closed. I admit that third pic of you has your eyes open in a some what of squint/death glare. Which I rightly deserved for taking so many pictures of your hawtness.

    You are going to have sooooooo much fun at BlogHer!

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    Comment by Jana on April 17, 2008
  5. I’m envious of your meet-up!

    What stood out for me in this post was the following:

    “women who like crocs.”

    AMEN, sister.

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    Comment by Angella on April 17, 2008
  6. I look scared in that picture and, OMG!! DOUBLE CHIN!!! It’s the pregnancy I swear!

    I so should have worn my BRIGHT pink Crocs for you.


    Comment by sam on April 17, 2008
  7. I look scared in that picture and, OMG!! DOUBLE CHIN!!! It’s the pregnancy I swear!

    I so should have worn my BRIGHT pink Crocs for you.

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  8. Great, I got an error from CommentLuv so I submitted again and they’re both there… sorry!

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  9. [...] gonna go to the park (I’m even busting out the Crocs) and after that, we’ll bake cookies. Maybe we’ll grill out if the weather holds. Who [...]

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  10. BlogHer is fun. You’ll love it. I’m going again, but I still have to find a roommate! Gah.

    I love beer too. LOVE IT. Why do people bother to drink anything else?

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    Comment by chilihead on April 17, 2008
  11. I’d have chugged a beer with you! Also, yay for San Francisco! We’ll have beers there.

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    Comment by Assertagirl on April 17, 2008
  12. My husband likes Drew Barrymore and claims I remind him of her (HUH? WHA?). I take it as an insult regarldess.

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    Comment by slynnro on April 17, 2008
  13. “Just One of the Guys” was a far superior chick-crossdressing movie.

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    Comment by Stacy on April 17, 2008
  14. Crocs are like Birkenstocks when I was in high school and college — ugly, but comfy and everyone had to have them. I refuse Crocs, though I had some Kmart Birkenstock knock-offs.

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    Comment by anne on April 17, 2008
  15. You wanna know why I like Crocs?

    Because I have the widest fucking feet known to man, and I also am lucky enough to have a bunion. A small bunion, but a bunion nonetheless. Finding shoes that fit me without sending shooting pain up my left leg is HARD. Crocs fit the bill.

    Therefore, I wear Crocs.

    I LOVED meeting you on Saturday. Loved, loved, loved.



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    Comment by mamatulip on April 17, 2008
  16. I really, really WANT to go to Blogher. REALLY.

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    Comment by Rebecca on April 17, 2008
  17. yeah, i think i hung out with you more that time at the science centre ;)
    i definitely won’t be heading to blogher – after my $15 drink on saturday, i can’t afford it.

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    Comment by kgirl on April 17, 2008
  18. I’m thinking of heading up to San Fran during blogher, but just going to all the after parties. Would you after party with me?

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    Comment by Miss on April 17, 2008
  19. *blogger meetup envy*

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    Comment by Backpacking Dad on April 17, 2008
  20. You guys are SO CUTE!!! And, you can do GORJ with your eyes closed, Ali!!!

    I do NOT get the Amanda Bynes thing AT ALL. And, as for this movie? WHYYY!!?? (But, there could be worse things for our kids to watch. Way worse.)

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    Comment by Haley-O on April 17, 2008
  21. Girl, I was totally chugging beer. I don’t do girly drinks.

    And crocs? I so wish I had worn a pair while I was in town. My feet are still sore.

    By the way, I think you have to be one of the loveliest (as in hot!) ladies I’ve ever had the pleasure to meet.

    Can’t wait to see you again!

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    Comment by Redneck Mommy on April 17, 2008
  22. Mmmm beeeeeeeeeeer.

    Oh sorry. I love your neck-a-lace in the picture. Pretty pretty.

    Oh, what are the differences in WP 2.5 other than confusing the crap out of me??

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    Comment by mary on April 17, 2008
  23. Next time we get together, PLEASED remind me to do my Drew Barrymore impression for you. I don’t want to brag, but it’s sort of awesome.

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    Comment by metalia on April 17, 2008
  24. You know what though? As miscasted StM was… it’s good to watch when you don’t feel very good or are battling insomnia.

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    Comment by Maryann on April 18, 2008
  25. Hey Ali- your blog totally rocks (just thought you should know!). It is funny the things that kids pick up. They are like a sponge!

    I have a 5 yr old nephew. One day when he was visiting form israel, I had asked if he missed his aunt (who lived there). He said he didnt. When I ask why, he said that she annoyed him (she used to love to annoy him!). When I had explained that she does that because she loved him, he looked at me and answered “That’s not a why to show love”.
    My mouth dropped!

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    Comment by Maya on April 18, 2008
  26. We’re going to have GOOD TIMES at BlogHer. And we’ll ONLY post highly flattering pictures of each other.

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    Comment by AbsolutelyBananas on April 18, 2008
  27. I can’t wait to meet you there!

    Although I am a total girly drinker. (I’m the one holding the coconut)

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    Comment by KC on April 18, 2008
  28. Dude! Amanda Bynes really does make an ugly man!


    Comment by Britt on April 19, 2008
  29. I just spent all day yesterday drinking beer, so you have no worries for BlogHer!

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    Comment by Kristabella on April 20, 2008
  30. Very informative post. Thank you for the great information and hopefully it will help many others as well!

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