May 20 08

miss me? why, yes, i DID disappear yesterday. you see, yesterday was Victoria Day in Canada…commonly known as the May two-four weekend, because, get it? two-four? (we canadians like to use this weekend to booze it up) and it’s usually on the weekend of the 24th…only, um, this year it doesn’t quite work… anyhoo…i DID spend my weekend boozing…

(me. trying to steal the barrels at Jackson-Triggs. me. wearing a fucking jacket on victoria day weekend…GRRR)

i also managed to not lose a penny at the Niagara casino. it’s not as exciting as it sounds, though….since, like my alcoholism, i’m a gambling lightweight. i ONLY play roulette. and i can spend hours at the table on $50. i’m not kidding. hours. on fifty bucks. the people around me were dropping hundreds like they were pennies. and there i was…cautiously placing my single chips on my Hurley’s numbers (kidding. mostly.)



i was so happy. the dude asked me how old i was and i swear i almost tongue-kissed him on the spot! “i’ll be thirty on thursday…so thank you for making my day!” i said and skipped my way into the casino.

but this was all just a means to an end. and that end was Buffalo. (yeah…that does sound as sad as i thought it might…)

i just wanted to spend the day shopping and eating. and i did both. HELLO, Dunkin Donuts breakfast and Cheesecake Factory lunch!!! (more about those tomorrow. i can’t fit it all in one post!! gah!)

i have to say that finding out that there’s no Anthroplogie in Buffalo made me cry. REAL tears. and realizing that i can’t wear J Crew clothing anymore. i swear. unless you look like her (um, tall, leggy, skinny and gorgeous) or you are very pregnant, or you work for Captain Steubing

(yes, Julie McCoy from the Love Boat, i AM talking to you!)

it’s a total bust these days. i. didn’t. buy. anything. there. again, more REAL tears.

but, come on, you are totally jealous of this:

(and yes, i’m totally wearing it today even though it’s WINTER weather…but i really don’t care…because fish! cami! love!)

  1. I went to Buffalo in February and was sooo excited to go shopping..I even had it all planned out how we were going to smuggle Victoria’s Secret and Target goodies back across the border. And then I didn’t buy a thing. Not one thing. It was sooo disappointing.


    Comment by Steph on May 20, 2008
  2. Did you go to the Walden Galleria? I might be consulting there soon…sorry it sucked!

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    Comment by JuJuBee on May 20, 2008
  3. I love getting carded. It’s like the best natural high EVER.

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    Comment by Aimee Greeblemonkey on May 20, 2008
  4. CUTE top!!

    I can’t believe it’s still cold there! I was in a tank top and shorts all weekend.

    It’s time you moved to BC – we have lots of wineries here too :)

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    Comment by Angella on May 20, 2008
  5. Sounds like you had fun! Your hair looks great BTW. I havent been carded since the day I turned 21- what’s up with that?

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    Comment by Maya on May 20, 2008
  6. It was 85 degrees here yesterday. (Don’t make me convert that to Celsius)

    Oh, and I have a Cheesecake Factory right… down… the… street… from where I live.

    I know. You are sooo jealous.

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    Comment by Matthew on May 20, 2008
  7. I’m so jealous! Carded? Dunkin Donuts? It sounds like you had a good time. Happy Birthday!

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    Comment by Jenn on May 20, 2008
  8. I love the GAP jeans you are wearing on flikr (I love all of your clothes) which style are they?

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    Comment by porter on May 20, 2008
  9. I must say that your hair looked superb and your glasses are stylin’!

    Of course the pile of wine barrels looked yummy too ;)

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    Comment by Holly on May 20, 2008
  10. Love the top. And so awesome that you got carded. I got carded there when I was 28 by a kid that looked about 12 LOL Still makes a girl feel good though!


    Comment by KathyM on May 20, 2008
  11. Ahh the May Two-Four weekend….not on the 24th…we too enjoyed that here in Victoria. Copious amounts of booze coupled with a sweater kept me warm in the sucky weather.

    Dontcha love getting carded? I’m gonna be 30 next year and I get carded more often now than I did when I was 18.

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    Comment by MadWomanMeg on May 20, 2008
  12. I’m wearing high heel sandals today & my feet are FREEZING! I don’t care, refuse to wear socks now. Sounds like a fun weekend.


    Comment by Maria on May 20, 2008
  13. OK – Angella or Meg… something’s gotta give…
    One of you was in a tank top and shorts (B.C.) and the other keeping warm in a sweater (Victoria)?


    Comment by Giblet on May 20, 2008
  14. See why I bought basically NOTHING last weekend? I spent under $100. It wasn’t worth the stress of trying to smuggle stuff when there wasn’t much good stuff.
    But Cheesecake Factory makes it sooooo worth it!
    Also, I agree about J Crew. I never bother going in now because I never find stuff I like – and it’s expensive if you just kind of like something and don’t know if you’d really wear it.

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    Comment by LD on May 20, 2008
  15. Cheesecake Factory? The jealousy… the green, green jealousy!

    Love the top – where’s it from?!

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    Comment by b*babbler on May 20, 2008
  16. Oooh very cute fish top. I figured you were out and about. Mmmm cheesecake factory…

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    Comment by Miss on May 20, 2008
  17. We’re in the 60s all week here. And usually, come Memorial Day (which is this weekend) I’m putting the window air conditioner in because it’s usually in the 90s. Global warming my ass, Al Gore.

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    Comment by Kristabella on May 20, 2008
  18. I got carded at the beer store a few weeks ago and I’m still riding off of that high.

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    Comment by mamatulip on May 20, 2008
  19. I TOTALLY tried to get Victoria Day to catch on where I live, but it never did. Dammit.

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    Comment by Loralee on May 20, 2008
  20. Ok So I was in Vegas last week and TOTALLY had plans to rape the Anthropologie store at the Forum Shops. I left with …… only one shirt. A full damn store and only ONE SHIRT caught my eye! What the heck is up with that? Online there is like 400 things I want and all I bought was a measly little Ella Moss shirt…. ($19.95 on sale Huzzah!).

    I did beat the shit out of Macys and the outlet mall Nine West Store. I had to declare 7 pairs of new shoes on customs. boo hiss customs.

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    Comment by Sleepynita on May 20, 2008
  21. So. Jealous. Of everything. Even the top.

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    Comment by anne nahm on May 20, 2008
  22. I love getting carded pretty much more than anything else in the world…. sweet, sweet carding.
    It’s supposed to SNOW tonight. SNOW! Fuck.

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    Comment by Rebecca on May 20, 2008
  23. A fish cami?! Whee! Love it. And you need to bring your own tap to the winery–or maybe just a spigot. Get right to the good stuff and plug it on in there.

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    Comment by The Over-Thinker on May 20, 2008
  24. You are really only going to be 30??? OMG. I’m 46 on Monday. But I FEEL Young!!!

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    Comment by Di on May 20, 2008
  25. 30 is the new 25, seriously it is all good.

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    Comment by Sleepynita on May 20, 2008
  26. I don’t think I’ve been carded in a couple of years. That makes me sad, since I’m only 30.

    On the bright side, I can walk to a Cheesecake Factory. It’s our favourite “don’t know what the hell else we want for dinner” restaurant. We’ve been taking the baby since she was, uh, 3 days old.

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    Comment by Backpacking Dad on May 20, 2008
  27. We are heading to Niagara Falls on Saturday, with a stop at Magnotta winery.

    And all I play is roulette. The slots bore me. zzzzz

    I agree that it’s sad that it’s so freakin’ chilly out for this time of year. I took the dog out for a walk earlier and had to wear a fleecy!

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    Comment by Teena in Toronto on May 20, 2008
  28. You know your posts appear in my reader like 16 years after you post them?

    Anyway, thanks for the compliments dude!

    Also, I DID YOUR MEME. Before I read this. I swear!

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    Comment by slynnro on May 21, 2008
  29. You look so ‘dorable in that barrel pic! Congrats on the “cardation”! How perf before your 30th b-day! :)

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    Comment by Haley-O on May 21, 2008
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  31. Having spent the 2-4 weekend working on my yard, I have to say I’m mildly jealous.

    I do share your joy in the carded department. I went out to buy alcohol sans kids and got asked for ID. I actually said, “Yay!” out loud. The clerk just laughed at me. Such are the small, petty joys of a lame mother of two.

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    Comment by andi on May 21, 2008
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