October 8 08

i sure love being booted from the network first thing in the morning. *sigh* that’ll teach me from rushing to make it to work before 8, only to have had my pc dumped from the system. getting dumped before 9am…over the computer…makes me feel, erm, defeated. Even Ryan, my lovely white knight who saved the PC said i sounded SAD. sad! (perhaps i’m still feeling slighty sad for John McCain. He really wants to be my friend. but if he really wanted to be my friend he should have thrown out some “maverick”s last night and just been less of a, i don’t know, potato?)

but…wanna know what makes me happy?

waking up to this

a gift from across the border. ah. love.

and while i was waiting for Ryan to fix me all up, i ate 2 donuts. well, um, 2 and a half. well, um, THREE. damn you, dunkin donuts and your donut-y goodness. i figure i’m safe since tomorrow is Yom Kipppur…so i can simultaneously ask forgiveness from Tim Hortons for cheating on him with my lover, DD (thou shalt not covet thy neighbors coffee and donuts)…and i can work off the 8 billion calories i’ll be consuming today by fasting tomorrow.

oh yes i will.


which isn’t at all as bad as having to go to shul and talk to people. people with, well, Yom Kippur breath (fondly referred to as ‘ass breath’ around these parts). people who haven’t showered or brushed their teeth or had anything to eat or drink.  JOY of JOYS, i say!

but, it’s the one day a year that little old men sport Chuck Taylors. HEART. pink puffy heart the little old men in their non-leather shoes. (although, beware, forcing Jews to wear non-leather shoes also will mean…THE DREADED CROC!)

my Pilipina nanny is trying to wrap her head around all these Jewish holidays.

“Miss Ali?” she asks. “is Yom Kippur that holiday where you give things to people?”

“HRM? You mean Purim? where we give people little baskets of food?”

“No, i mean, things. like clothes and shoes and purses?”

and then it hit me! i knew what she was talking about! The Jewish holidays coincide with the TIME ALI CLEANS OUT HER CLOSET. my closet is a miniature one. it’s sad and pathetic. the people who built our house built a master bedroom big enough for a king-sized bed, plus furniture, plus a full sectional couch plus living room furniture plus an entire children’s play area. but the closet is the size of a linen closet. WALK IN, MY ASS.

so, i change over my closet each spring and each winter. i weed through what i wear and what i don’t wear. and then i give it all to my nanny. shoes, purses, clothing. she is EXACTLY the same size as i am. this year…i got rid of EVERYTHING. i’m going minimalist. i don’t need 87 turtlenecks (only 27)

pants. all black and gray. THE SAME:

skirts. all black and gray. THE SAME.

jeans. i kept 11 pairs. and that black pile next to the jeans? ALL LULULEMONs. they are all the same style too. reverse groove. AWESOME. love love love.

what have we learned here today?


and I need to go shopping.
and I probably need to stop eating donuts. even if i’m fasting tomorrow. i’m probably going to need to fast on Friday too.

  1. you KEPT 11 pairs of jeans?

    You don’t need to go shopping. You need to come visit.

    Miss Britts last blog post..Declare Yourself


    Comment by Miss Britt on October 8, 2008
  2. Yom Kippur breath is the worst, worst, worst. I grew up Conservative and I sorta always felt like that one step away from Orthodox meant YOU SHOULD BRUSH YOUR TEETH.


    Comment by anne on October 8, 2008
  3. I have a similar color scheme in my closet, but with more navy than gray.

    Nics last blog post..Happy birthday to me!


    Comment by Nic on October 8, 2008
  4. My closet is brown, also with 11 pairs of jeans.
    Tic Tac?


    Comment by moosh in indy. on October 8, 2008
  5. my closet used to be all black & it out about 4 months ago and now i have barely anything left. i agree, let’s go shopping!

    rachaels last blog post..wordful wednesday


    Comment by rachael on October 8, 2008
  6. ugh I am going through the same closet de-clutter thing. I want to get rid of it all but then again I can’t exactly afford to buy all new stuff…

    Sensibly Sassys last blog post..Chuh Ching


    Comment by Sensibly Sassy on October 8, 2008
  7. My closet is pink. Lots of pink. Way too much pink. I am not a pink girl. I’m red, pink’s big sister.

    We don’t have a DD here, but that grease-spotted bag makes me wish we did!

    differentkindofgirls last blog post..what have I done for YOU lately?


    Comment by differentkindofgirl on October 8, 2008
  8. Your PICTURED clothes are more than my entire wardrobe. Apparently, I need to go shoppping, too. And Timmy ain’t got nuthin’ on DD, and he knows it.


    Comment by Mr Lady on October 8, 2008
  9. Not that I’m all judgy or or anything maybe just a little ocd but doesn’t it bug you that all of your hangers are different. Yeah I’m crazy but just looking at it made me twitch a little.

    Loving Dangers last blog post..Accessories and Such


    Comment by Loving Danger on October 8, 2008
  10. The only thing I found more annoying than McCain calling me his friend last night was his whistle. His S-whistle. Hoo boy, by the end of the night I had goosebumps.


    Comment by mamatulip on October 8, 2008
  11. I’m so sad that I am not wee like you or I would SO BE PILFERING YOUR CLOSET.

    Angellas last blog post..Colou(red)


    Comment by Angella on October 8, 2008
  12. you and mamatulip gave me a good laugh… thank you!

    I know what you mean about stinky fasting breath. I had surgery, I don’t know, like a week or two ago? And I couldn’t eat or drink anything after midnight. I broke the rules and brushed my teeth, and look! I survived!

    Enjoy your most excellent Jewish holiday, FRIEND!!!

    lorens last blog post..Portrait of her hero


    Comment by loren on October 8, 2008
  13. I have closet envy.

    Keris last blog post..Weekend!


    Comment by Keri on October 8, 2008
  14. YK breath, mmmmm.

    Captain Dumbasss last blog post..Twitter, Debates & One Sweet Night With Sarah Before She Was Mrs. Palin


    Comment by Captain Dumbass on October 8, 2008
  15. I guess I’m going to have to break down and get some lululemons.


    Comment by slynnro on October 8, 2008
  16. Ok I bet you are super tiny but if you wanted to send ANY of your cute clothes my way, I will totally pay for shipping. And exchange you for Starbucks gift cards. Or DD. Whatevs.

    Misss last blog post..Please! Don’t act like you didn’t know…


    Comment by Miss on October 8, 2008
  17. Feel free to send me clothes in exchange for Dunkin Donuts.

    heather…s last blog post..Spohr On The Floor


    Comment by heather... on October 8, 2008
  18. Srsly. I am all about solid colours too. Though, I did notice an argyle something in the pile. LOL

    I love black. I could wear black everyday.

    sam {temptingmama}s last blog post..The Great (Canadian) Interview Experiment with Lots of Beaver


    Comment by sam {temptingmama} on October 8, 2008
  19. Shopping? Yeah, I need to go shopping too (like I need a hole in my head?). But still… count me in!

    Sarahs last blog post..“That’s a Heck of a Day”


    Comment by Sarah on October 8, 2008
  20. So funny you call it ass breath. I remember one Yom Kippur when we were young. We were standing behind these old ladies. All of a sudden, WHOOSH. It smelled like a CHOPPED LIVER FART. It was like, I HAVE NEVER, the worst stench ever. We totally thought it was one of the old ladies….
    Turned out my brother burped…!!! Interestingly, he’d had a lot of alcohol the night before…. ;)

    Haley-Os last blog post..HUGE NEWS HUGE!


    Comment by Haley-O on October 8, 2008
  21. You are so not boring. I find it oddly entertaining to look at other people’s closets. I wonder if there is a site out there dedicated to such a thing? Also, I picked up on the ‘Friend’ thing last night too. Between that and his strange blinking habit,it was all I could do not to reach over and just pound McCain on the head. I keep thinking he’s like 5’4″ or something.

    jenboglasss last blog post..Yeah, We Were THAT Bored.


    Comment by jenboglass on October 8, 2008
  22. I own 19 pairs of jeans..and I love each one of them.. I also have about six black turtle necks and about ten white ones.. I am very boring.. and if you saw my closet you would clearly see I suffer from OCD even though I don’t.. it scares me how organized it is..

    Kims last blog post..Hi, My name is Kim. I am NOT Perfect.


    Comment by Kim on October 8, 2008
  23. Um, your closet could eat mine as a snack. Just sayin’.

    Camels & Chocolates last blog post..No Longer a Baby


    Comment by Camels & Chocolate on October 9, 2008
  24. Your closet puts mine to shame, much like your wardrobe puts mine to shame. I need to go shopping.


    Comment by Assertagirl on October 9, 2008
  25. Damn I want a donut right now.

    Chris Cactuss last blog post..Nine Years


    Comment by Chris Cactus on October 9, 2008
  26. Not sure if you say “Happy Yom Kippur” or, maybe, “Merry Yom Kippur” or, perhaps, “Feliz Yom Kippur” or “Have an awsome Yom Kippur, Dude.” (California-style)

    Anyway, I hope your day is a good one. Despite being terribly hungry and suffering from a DD hangover.

    Matthews last blog post..Daddy Deconstructed


    Comment by Matthew on October 9, 2008
  27. mmm donuts.hahaha thats so funny your nanny asking about the holiday where you give away clothing.i own 4 pairs of pants.and one pair is so warn i have to throw them out.


    Comment by LAVENDULA on October 9, 2008
  28. I am seriously considering a run for the donut shop. There’s a little place around here called Sunny’s Donuts. They chocolate filled bismark is really good – the cinnamon plain, only so-so. The best place is in Puyallup – called Charlies. mmmm… all their stuff is awesome but its a bit of a drive for mid-work day.
    So, if you clean out all your closets – doesn’t that mean you can go shopping? I have 8 straight black skirts varying in length from mid-thigh to knees. Do I need all 8 of them? Sure I do. Boring? No way. You like what you like Hon. Thats what it is. And you look good.

    monstergirlees last blog post..Oh The Colors We’ll Go – Oh The Textures We’ll Go


    Comment by monstergirlee on October 9, 2008
  29. Um, I don’t think you need to go shopping if you have 11 pairs of jeans that YOU KEPT. I have 2.

    Also, you’ll be in Chicago next week and DUNKIN DONUTS FOR THREE DAYS!

    Kristabellas last blog post..I Need A Little Sassy Kay In My Life*


    Comment by Kristabella on October 9, 2008
  30. Three donuts? And you’re what five foot nothing? That’s like six donuts for a normal sized human. You should be ashamed of yourself!!! ;)

    Mikes last blog post..Like Cats and Dogs


    Comment by Mike on October 9, 2008
  31. I might need to go buy myself a box of donuts now. Yes, a box. All for me. What?


    Comment by Moose on October 9, 2008
  32. Wait, there is a holiday I can blame my unbrushed, unshowered, stinky self on!?!?!?!

    Brittanys last blog post..Steak Marinade


    Comment by Brittany on October 9, 2008
  33. Lucky nanny. Love my lulus too.
    How organized are you??!!! OMG, I have to purge my closet now. My husband thanks you.

    Karen MEGs last blog post..Cougar moment


    Comment by Karen MEG on October 9, 2008
  34. Waking up to Dunkin Donuts makes me happy too.

    PhineasPoes last blog post..Six things about me


    Comment by PhineasPoe on October 24, 2008

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