November 7 08

i spent the better half of yesterday in Canada Crown Copyright hell. who knew that a thumbnail image of Canada’s coat of arms to use in an educational book was going to be such a problem? sheesh.

but then i came home. and i really haven’t stopped smiling.

…my old nanny came to visit the kids and she came with Kung Fu Panda and a dozen krispy kreme donuts in tow. so, not only is she a really great person, she knows exactly the way to our hearts. ;)

…and then there was a package waiting for me. from mamatulip. she sent me this

and a mix cd. because we are music twins. i didn’t even need to get past the first two songs (2 & 15/16ths by USS and 15 step by Radiohead) to know that my ears were going to be very, very happy.

because, well, i kind of like Radiohead…(are you on last.fm? what are you waiting for? get over there! and we can be friends and stuff)

…and i found out my blogher roomie Kristabella got offered a job! yay!

,,,and if you hadn’t heard, there was a little election this week in the USofA. and if you didn’t already know, i’m slightly happy with the outcome. (and by slightly i mean dance around in my underwear happy. if i wore underwear, of course) so, naturally, because Slynnro bought it, i had to buy one too. (especially because this time they ship to Canada)

…and we got a GLOWING review from Josh’s parent-teacher conference. Josh is just so unwilling to sit down next to me and give me a minute-by-minute play-by-play of the inner workings of Ms. S’s first grade class (like his big sister did last year). He comes home and i just get the shrug and the “i dunno” when i ask him what he did that day. i get the “everyone” when i asked who he played with. So, it was super nice to hear that he’s socially adjusted! he’s happy! he’s a fantastic reader – in English AND Hebrew! he is super strong in math too! he’s friendly to everyone! he listens!

(my heart. she swells)

the only negative. he’s a SLOB. he doesn’t zip his backpack up and allows it to hang upside down where all his papers and random toys fall out all over the place. his teacher said she walked by the lost and found and found FIVE things that belonged to sir Josh Martell. awesome.

if messiness is their only complaint? i can deal with that!

…i tried on JEANS-FROM-HEAVEN at Aritzia (thanks Metalia!) and i’m sending my sister to buy me some in NYC (thanks, Charna!), where they are half the price. effing Canada prices! oh yes, i’m going to look JUST like Kate Beckinsale does in hers…

…although that probably means i need to stop eating the krispy kremes…

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  1. I need help picking out jeans…I tried on two pairs at the GAP yesterday but didn’t buy. I’m going shopping in the States in a couple of weeks, so hopefully will find a good (cheap) pair there. Any other suggestions?

    Assertagirls last blog post..Vegas, baby.

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    Comment by Assertagirl on November 7, 2008
  2. Jeans look fantastic! Details pls!

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    Comment by NEWMOM on November 7, 2008
  3. Details about the jeans. DETAILS!!!

    I could use a fancy new pair. ;)

    OHmommys last blog post..Quack you my middle child!

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    Comment by OHmommy on November 7, 2008
  4. I want the jeans AND the shoes.

    That book is lookin’ kinda cool :)

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    Comment by Holly on November 7, 2008
  5. Those jeans look nice. But I am sure they will look great on you. Who cares that Kate is rockin those slamming shoes with the jeans and her hair looks just perfect?

    Does she have kids?

    You will be one hot momma! I hope you post your photo too.

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    Comment by Renee aka Mekhismom on November 7, 2008
  6. Ok. Did you buy the J Brand skinnies? I did but I think they are going back. TOO MUCH ASS.

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    Comment by slynnro on November 7, 2008
  7. Kate who? You’re hotter than her any day of the week!

    Camels & Chocolates last blog post..I’m Still Here

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    Comment by Camels & Chocolate on November 7, 2008
  8. Kate’s head looks too big for her body in that picture (and far too skinny in general), but I am sure YOU will look fabulous in YOURS. Also, yes, am on last.fm.

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    Comment by Mari on November 7, 2008
  9. Your music list is awesome. Where is Ray LaMontange though? Damien Rice should be higher too. Have you heard his cover of When Doves Cry?

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    Comment by Hockeyman on November 7, 2008
  10. Maybe happiness is eating a Krispy Kreme donut after slipping on a pair of jeans straight out of the dryer on a chilly day after polishing up the ‘ol warm gun. Wait, that came out weird, moving on…

    Speaking of jeans, I’ll be careful and say I am sure they would look smashing! (I have to be careful, this is from my male POV -grin-.)

    Josh can read Hebrew and English? Good for him!Man, now I feel behind. English, yes, but I only can read enough Spanish and German to find a bathroom or the police. Not that I have ever needed both of them at the same time.

    Like the playlist! DJ IrishGumbo suggests you might like these as well:

    Bob Schneider at http://www.bobschneidermusic.com (check out “Flower Parts” and “A**knocker”)

    The Airborne Toxic Event at http://www.theairbornetoxicevent.com (great song called “Gasoline”)

    Let me know what you think!

    IrishGumbos last blog post..A Bowl Of Ice Cream

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    Comment by IrishGumbo on November 7, 2008
  11. Where on earth did you get that picture of me shopping in my skinny jeans? Aren’t I fabulous? Well, add about thirty pounds, then that’s me.

    steenky bees last blog post..The Spin Cycle: Rock the Vote…Just Don’t Talk About the Vote

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    Comment by steenky bee on November 7, 2008
  12. great jeans! good for josh what a smart kid!

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    Comment by LAVENDULA on November 7, 2008
  13. Or stop eating anything but AIR. What is she? A size zero?

    Heather, Queen of Shake Shakes last blog post..In-laws, assholes & opinions: can you tell the three apart? Let’s find out!

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    Comment by Heather, Queen of Shake Shake on November 7, 2008
  14. How does Last fm work? Can you listen to radio stations on your ipod? I’m feeling brainless today & have downloaded it, but can’t figure it out!

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    Comment by cristan on November 7, 2008
  15. Why is there a naked man’s ass frolicking in the water on the Aritzia website? I AM CONFUSED. And dude, you ARE going to look just like Kate Beckinsale in her skinny jeans. BECAUSE YOU ARE TINY.

    metalias last blog post..If you choose "Mostly A’s," I don’t know if we can still be friends.

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    Comment by metalia on November 7, 2008
  16. I really need new jeans, but since I take poops bigger than you and Ms. Beckinsale combined, I don’t think those will work for me. Although a Aritzia did just open very close to my house.

    regans last blog post..out the door

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    Comment by regan on November 7, 2008
  17. I suspect you could eat all the Krispy Kremes you wanted and still rock those jeans!

    I have no friends on last.fm. I suck.

    Jennifer, Playgroups are no place for childrens last blog post..Fall in Tennessee

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    Comment by Jennifer, Playgroups are no place for children on November 7, 2008
  18. Which means you’d probably have to stop eating period. Krispy Kremes are worth it.

    Mr Ladys last blog post..That’ll Teach Me

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    Comment by Mr Lady on November 7, 2008
  19. I figured you’d either love the CD or hate it, because you’d be bored with the songs by the time I got my act together and sent it to you. Glad you like it! :)

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    Comment by mamatulip on November 7, 2008
  20. Your taste in music, food, and pants makes me love you. ;-)

    And my kid is the same. Exactly.

    Misss last blog post..Second Best

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    Comment by Miss on November 7, 2008
  21. JEALOUS of the jeans. I agree with the rest, Kate’s got nothing on you.:) Have a great weekend!

    Kaleighas last blog post..Happy Birthday Mom!

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    Comment by Kaleigha on November 7, 2008
  22. Lovely post! i’m excited about your jeans. I’m working to burn off this baby weight, and intend fully to treat myself to really, really fancy Aritzia jeans.

    amreens last blog post..It’s Fall and I’m Cooking: Tilapia and Green Bean Stew

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    Comment by amreen on November 7, 2008
  23. We really are twins…except for the lack of underwear. I just can’t do it.

    You will look smokin’ in those jeans, by the way…

    Angellas last blog post..Sunday Is A Day Of Rest

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    Comment by Angella on November 7, 2008
  24. Hey – I’m commando today too. Usually I am on friday casual day.
    Just wanted to share my secret.

    monstergirlees last blog post..Untitled Middle School

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    Comment by monstergirlee on November 7, 2008
  25. Sorry my coat of arms request is causing you so much anxiety!

    Btw, where did you get the Obama shirt? I want one!

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    Comment by lu on November 7, 2008
  26. Thanks sweetie!

    It’s good to know it is typical for first grade boys to not tell you anything. I’m always trying to get my nephew to tell me about school and I get nothing. Because clearly I’m dying to remember what first grade was like.

    Kristabellas last blog post..Minnesota: Where They Like To Spell

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    Comment by Kristabella on November 7, 2008
  27. Ok, people have to stop talking about Krispy Kreme. I can’t believe I live in a major city and there isn’t one here.

    Issas last blog post..Long lost parenting tips….

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    Comment by Issa on November 7, 2008
  28. Did you hear me screaming my fool head off from all the way up there when they announced Colorado went for Obama?

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    Comment by Aimee Greeblemonkey on November 7, 2008
  29. Children can’t be perfect. I agree, if being messy is there only complaint, that’s awesome! Woohoo!

    Rheas last blog post..Self Pep Talk

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    Comment by Rhea on November 7, 2008
  30. Screw that. Don’t give up donuts. Just buy an extra-large purse to detract from the little bit of extra ass. Also, the large purse can hold a lot of donuts.

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    Comment by The Over-Thinker on November 7, 2008
  31. A messy child? No, say it isn’t true. I keep drifting back to that pic of Kate for some reason…

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    Comment by Jim on November 7, 2008
  32. great post. i think i only know one radio head song…i think. creep??

    donuts. doh!

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    Comment by raino on November 7, 2008
  33. Kate looks SUPER skinny! Great jeans, though…! I LOVE Aritzia….

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    Comment by Haley-O on November 7, 2008
  34. Kate would give an arm for a Krispy Kreme though.

    Captain Dumbasss last blog post..It’s Not Personal

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    Comment by Captain Dumbass on November 8, 2008
  35. I hate jean shopping so amen to finding the perfect pair!

    I love donuts, but I gotta go with a Timmy’s maple dip over Krispy Kreme. I know. There must be something wrong with me.

    And dude. Yes. We. Can. woooo!

    Courtneys last blog post..Contradictory

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    Comment by Courtney on November 8, 2008
  36. *sigh* I don’t remember what a good pair of jeans feels like.

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    Comment by gorillabuns on November 8, 2008
  37. Thanks for pointing out that it was Kate Beckinsale in the picture. I thought it was you.

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    Comment by daddy dan on November 8, 2008
  38. oh!! those are some hot jeans! I’m sure you’ll look fab.

    we had our NZ election here yesterday and have also voted for change – woohoo!!

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    Comment by Bronnie on November 8, 2008
  39. oh!! those are some hot jeans! I’m sure you’ll look fab.

    we had our NZ election here yesterday and have also voted for change – woohoo!!

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    Comment by Bronnie on November 8, 2008
  40. NICE jeans … how does she walk in those, though?

    I’m sure you’ll rock that look!

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    Comment by Karen MEG on November 8, 2008
  41. Alex is the same way about school. I get nothing. Then I run into other parents who tell me that their kids talk non-stop about Alex and all their adventures. Thanks kid!

    Chantals last blog post..I’m sorry

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    Comment by Chantal on November 9, 2008
  42. I think I need that book!

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    Comment by Arica Saltzman on November 9, 2008
  43. I’d better find out who Mamatulip is with great taste in music like that!! Speaking of mix cd’s- I never did get yours, darling. :)

    No worries, though… you gave me something just as good as music. ;)

    180/360s last blog post..Processing: Image|Sound

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    Comment by 180/360 on November 13, 2008
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