September 24 08

…because it’s ALL over the place. see: things A-D.

thing a. i really, really wish they’d stop saying “…back in Kansas” on 90210. i mean, really? i get the whole “Toto, I’ve a feeling we’re not in Kansas anymore” thing. but, i used to live in Chicago. and i would never say to someone, “back when i lived in Illinois.” or “oh, i wish i still lived in Illinois.” i smell a 90210 “back in Kansas” drinking game! anyone? anyone? oh, also? what’s with the gap between Brenda’s teeth? How does something like that just appear?

she didn’t have it on old school 90210

but now she’s all gappity, gap gap.


thing b. speaking of photos (in what is possibly the world’s lousiest segue ever!)…notice anything different about my daughter???

no? not yet? how about now?

why, yes, Virginia…my SEVEN-YEAR-OLD daughter somehow convinced me that she needed side swept bangs. i took her to my hairdresser…where instead of airplanes and cars and walls decorated in primary colors and tvs blaring Dora the Explorer, she got her hair washed and she got to sit on the big chair, surrounded by women getting highlights and getting flat-ironed. she was in heaven. she hasn’t stopped smiling since. and if you knew my daughter

hello, teenage angst-y mood swings!

you’d know this was atypical behavior. she also hasn’t been able to pass a mirror without stopping to stare at herself. this, however, is completely typical of her.

thing c. and so, maybe he’s not the world’s most amazing swimmer…but my son has cornered the market on first graders being able to draw snails.

come on..admit it…those are some pretty awesome 5-year-old boy snails!

thing d. and yesterday, in my Working Closet shot, i professed my undying love for my new $20 purple shoes. i complain more often than not sometimes that our Old Navy is shit. while people find amazing things at their Old Navys – pretty! cheap! awesome! – all i find is crap. until i found these

hello, beautiful!

i also found this sweater after i swore up and down to Regan that we would NEVER have something that nice at our Old Navy

baby steps, Toronto, baby steps. We still need a target BUT BAD…but with the newly opened Bath & Body Works, AND an Old Navy that sells lovely purple $20 shoes…things are certainly looking up in Canadaland.

  1. OK I know people’s teeth tend to crowd up as they age but how on earth do they spread?

    Emily’s hair is so cute! I’m envious. I want side-swept bangs, but I have no forehead, so they end up looking like a comb-over unibrow.

    Josh’s snails are way awesome. I dare say they are better than any snail I could produce!

    Awesome find on the shoes! I never stumble onto cute things for my ginormous size 11 boats. Maybe because even cute shoes are no longer cute in a size 11. And we won’t even talk about how much i heart the sweater.

    AJs last blog post..too much cake, my kid sees bruce willis, and memories I never knew existed


    Comment by AJ on September 24, 2008
  2. Where is the Bath & Body works? Promenade?


    Comment by Steph on September 24, 2008
  3. Good morning from the other side of Canadaland. The teeth spreading thing? Didn’t she get into a lot of fights back in the day? With photographers?

    The daughter thing. I’m so very very glad I have boys.

    Old Navy. How is it they sell different things in different stores that or only like… 20 minutes away from each other? What the hell?

    And the snails. I love my five year old, but he couldn’t draw that if I was holding his Wii over a garbage can. Which, now that I write it, probably explains a lot…

    Captain Dumbasss last blog post..Will Clean For Sex


    Comment by Captain Dumbass on September 24, 2008
  4. Now we have the same birthday AND the same purple shoes.

    that sounded a little SWF didn’t it? I swear I got them weeks ago!


    Comment by Jro on September 24, 2008
  5. Hell. Thanks for the comment and looking at my blog. I really like that sweater.

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    Comment by zandor on September 24, 2008
  6. 90210???

    Drinking game???


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    Comment by jennyonthespot on September 24, 2008
  7. I noticed the tooth gap too. Weird. I can’t imagine that you’d get cosmetic tooth surgery to make a gap??
    She’s weird.

    LDs last blog post..Time


    Comment by LD on September 24, 2008
  8. I just left a comment on your working closet picture saying the exact same thing – I NEVER see nice things at the ON. I see them on other people and then I get to the store and think this is crap.


    Comment by anne on September 24, 2008
  9. I was in love with Dylan.


    Comment by Bridge on September 24, 2008
  10. Holy guacamole! They DO come in an 11. It may take me days to recover from the shock.

    AJs last blog post..too much cake, my kid sees bruce willis, and memories I never knew existed


    Comment by AJ on September 24, 2008
  11. Her teeth are all fake. Not sure why she got them gaped but whatever. At some point in the first year or so that she was on Charmed, she was in some kind of a motorcycle (possible horse) accident (or this is the rumor I heard from a friend who knows her) and knocked some out. So she had to get fake ones. My assumption is she had the rest of her top teeth pulled. It was strange because one episode she had her teeth, the next those sticking out gap teeth.

    Issas last blog post..Wednesday weirdness


    Comment by Issa on September 24, 2008
  12. Have you watched TrueBlood (the new HBO vamp drama)? Because Anna Paquin rocks a very large Jewel-esque gap that you could fit a hot dog in, and it bothers me to no end.

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    Comment by Camels & Chocolate on September 24, 2008
  13. Cheap purple shoes!? I’m there!!!!

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    Comment by Teena in Toronto on September 24, 2008
  14. My 7 yo just got her first “big girl” hair cut experience recently and she too has decided she’ll never go back. Next thing you know we’ll be going for facials and pedicures together. Ahhh fun!

    And those snails? Fantastic.

    Anissa@Hope4Peytons last blog post..Score one for Peyton in the battle of the binky!


    Comment by Anissa@Hope4Peyton on September 24, 2008
  15. i love those shoes! and umm speaking of TRUE BLOOD i ordered the movie central channels for 15$ a month just so i can watch that show! hahaha


    Comment by LAVENDULA on September 24, 2008
  16. I googled SD’s teeth a year or two ago because they were so perplexing. She got a really bad veneer job from what I remember. Chicklet-ville!

    cristans last blog post..I’m glad I read this…


    Comment by cristan on September 24, 2008
  17. Sweet, sweet…omg, purple is my favorite color. Must go to Old Navy now. On the way home, I’ll pick up some booze and get in on this drinking game, too!

    Snails (and side-swept bangs) totally rock!

    differentkindofgirls last blog post..i’ll tumble for ya


    Comment by differentkindofgirl on September 24, 2008
  18. Toronto’s Old Navy may not be as hip as the American Old Navys, but judging from your lovely purple shoes and awesome sweater it is miles ahead of Vancouver’s Old Navy (aka Pyjama-land.)

    hillarys last blog post..Black Rum, Sugar Cane Dry Ice, Somethin’ Strange


    Comment by hillary on September 24, 2008
  19. Luke Perry played a rapist last night on Law & Order. It made me so, SO SAD.

    I just kept saying, “No, he is NOT a rapist, he’s the father of Kelly Taylor’s baby! DUH!”

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    Comment by Rhi on September 24, 2008
  20. Adorable shoes. And i love that sweater.

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    Comment by Miss on September 24, 2008
  21. My Old Navy is totally hit and miss. Sometimes it’s a shopping orgasm, other times total blue balls (or the female equivalent – is there a word for that?)

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    Comment by merlotmom on September 24, 2008
  22. I believe they used some gap filler. She talked about it in an interveiw how everybody told her to get it filled and she refused.

    LOVIN B&BW!! I smell soo good!

    Also…Sean is in Atlanta all week. He loves it there and wants to move there.
    But I will never leave Canadaland!

    Christines last blog post..


    Comment by Christine on September 24, 2008
  23. Dude – I think I remember sometimes seeing a gap during episodes of 90210, and then it mysteriously disappearing. It used to bother the shit out of me – but that could have been just Shannen on a whole, bothering the shit out of me. I always was annoyed by her, but she was like a trainwreck – I couldn’t stop watching. The way she said certain words just drove me up the WALL and of course, I can’t remember any of them right now.


    Comment by mamatulip on September 24, 2008
  24. Looooove the purple shoes! I picked up a pair when we were in London but they are not as shiny as yours! Am loving all things purple and plum right now… And I second Hillary’s comment about Vancouver’s Old Navy being pyjama land – bleh!


    Comment by Emily on September 24, 2008
  25. OK, the $20 shoes are cute…what’s the blister potential???

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    Comment by Nap Warden on September 24, 2008
  26. You know, I noticed the teeth spreading thing too! It’s like she had reverse veneers. I watched the show just to see if her eye that is 1/2 inch lower than the other eye had migrated further down her face. No such luck.

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    Comment by jenboglass on September 24, 2008
  27. I noticed her teeth on last week’s episode and was seriously going to email you and ask what the deal was. That’s just weird. Anywho, love Miss Emily’s bangs! I’m trying to grow mine out so they can be side swept again…the mid-length time period sucks!


    Comment by Dianna on September 24, 2008
  28. Shame on you Ali…SHAME ON YOU! Bath & Body works??? Spending your hard earned Canadian dollars at an American company who uses skads of preservatives and tests on the little wee monkies when you could be loving beautiful LUSH products made in your very own backyard (Etobocoke), sold all over your very own Province and made by hand, with beautiful fresh, healthy and fair trade ingredients and never ever ever tested on the little wee monkeys.

    What’s your address… I’m sending you something fab and I’m gonna convert you to the LUSH side.

    jasmines last blog post..our vacay – the short version


    Comment by jasmine on September 24, 2008
  29. I definitely considered those shoes on today. Glad to hear they look great in person, too!

    Katies last blog post..Well, That Didn’t Last Long


    Comment by Katie on September 24, 2008
  30. your daughter has so much freaking style!!! I really do need her to give me a makeover. I was her age when my mom took me to her salon for the first time, and I remember feeling like I was a queen.

    Also, those snails are the bomb.

    heather…s last blog post..The Hollywood Baby Diet


    Comment by heather... on September 24, 2008
  31. I need those shoes. Too bad Old Navy is FOUR HOURS AWAY. Boo.

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    Comment by Angella on September 24, 2008
  32. But..but…you had H & M far sooner than Vancouver! Of course, now I’ve had to go and boycott it, after waiting a year for it to open. The point is, you had Cheap! Well-merched! Trend-following! fashion. And now you want a Target?

    Zoeyjanes last blog post..On having mental hair


    Comment by Zoeyjane on September 24, 2008
  33. LOVING Emily’s hair. It’s sooooooo Lauren Conrad!

    Love the snails.

    Love the shoes.

    Love the segue.

    Oh, and the gap? That happens sometimes. Teeth shift…. It is entirely possible that that gap is au naturel.

    Haley-Os last blog post..The Things I Can Tell Them


    Comment by Haley-O on September 24, 2008
  34. I have often found treasures at Old Navy but yes, Target we need you.

    Those snails kick butt and you daughter is so pretty. You’re in so much trouble.

    And oh my holy heck, what is up with Shannon’s teeth (I bet they got knocked in a bar fight).

    katie ~ motherbumpers last blog post..from the vaseline lens


    Comment by katie ~ motherbumper on September 24, 2008
  35. “those are some pretty awesome 5-year-old boy snails”

    sure are!

    is it wrong that I’ve got a dish of drawn butter to go with them?


    Comment by swirl girl on September 25, 2008
  36. Ha! I never noticed the gap thing with Brenda!

    I, for one, find it HILARIOUS that Emily got you to agree to that. This is EXACTLY what scares me about girls, man.

    (Also, ISIS? WTF??)

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    Comment by metalia on September 25, 2008
  37. Those are amazing snails!

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    Comment by Multi-Tasking Mommy on September 25, 2008

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