November 17 08

“i haven’t seen you in ages!”

“i know. i know.”

“How have you been?????”

“great. really great. but sooooo busy. but it’s all good things. but still, so busy. we totally need to get together soon!”

i have this conversation a lot. too often, to be honest. sadly, though, it’s the truth. i have so much going on right now. Between my actual job, for which i’m currently in grade 7 forensic science and advertising research mode, my side job, Juice, for which i’m currently in talks to be working the red carpet at the upcoming Gemini awards (huzzah!), my other side job, being a McMom, for which i’m currently trying to sum up my two day-stint in Edmonton where i got to work behind the counter at a McDonald’s restaurant

(which, ps, was nothing short of a colossal eye-opener for me, having NEVER worked in an eating establishment. my visor’s off to McDonald’s employees everywhere. i don’t even have the guns to lift the ketchup dispenser properly. heh.)

and see behind-the-scenes at the Cargill Meat plant where ALL McDonald’s hamburgers are made. and to wear the superfancy steel-toed rubber shoes they provided…

(so that’s what these pictures are from. NO, i didn’t quit my day job to work at McDonald’s. i know i confused some of you. well, most of you actually)

my three children, one of which needs to see a specialist for his ear-wax buildup (i so wish i was kidding) (i so wish i didn’t need to take off work this afternoon to take him to see someone to flush out his ears) (gross) (but maybe after this, he’ll stop saying “huh?” so much) (although likely not, knowing my boy)

my random celebrity hook-ups, for which i’ll have you know, i have NO shame. i will totally, like a total tool, walk up to Don Cherry, while he is talking hockey with a group of very cocked-out men and ask to take a picture. or 8. because, i mean, well, it’s Don Cherry. he’s a Canadian institution. (um, yeah, why in the sam hell do i look so pasty? i mean, we’re talking like Edward Cullen pasty) (at least i didn’t look that pasty when i met up with her, who drove a long way to have drinks with me and talk about IUDs and very classy men and totally get lost trying to find the fancy matrix hotel. short, but not pasty. mwah. love her.)

in short, i am busy.

but somehow i still managed to go to a charity art auction last night (where i surprisingly won a painting! and when i say ‘won’ i really mean, had the top bid and now have to pay for….so, it really isn’t winning so much as it is ‘buying’ so last night i bought a painting. heh) and see the new James Bond, which i enjoyed, despite its mixed reviews. what I, however, have mixed reviews about is Daniel Craig. at times, i’m all, mmmmm…Daniel Craig is running.

run, James, run. but then he stops running (*sigh*) and stops using his magical blue eyed jedi tricks and he’s just, well, he’s just not all that hot.

and now i’m off to have my coffee and my vanilla-creme filled dunkin donuts that Jack and Ilana brought me home from Montreal last night. Montreal has Dunkin Donuts. what? who knew? i am so in a world of trouble. because we all know what happened the last time i had the donuts delivered….

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  1. It’s a little-known fact that I was originally tabbed to fill the role of Bond in that movie. But I couldn’t fit it into MY busy schedule and now you had to look at Daniel Craig.

    Sorry about that.

    Matthews last blog post..Reason #2302 parenting gives you gray hair: Traveling with children

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    Comment by Matthew on November 17, 2008
  2. well of course DD’s is in Montreal .. has been like forever!

    And .. ear wax build up .. my pediatrician told us to put 3% peroxide in his ears ..worked a charm and no more “huh?”. Did you dr. not try this?

    What, no picture of the painting you won? um.. bought!

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    Comment by Sarah on November 17, 2008
  3. Geesh, I have had the same convo w/at least a dozen people this past week. And I don’t work. LOL. I think it’s the season. ;)

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    Comment by OHmommy on November 17, 2008
  4. I don’t get the Daniel Craig appeal. People look at me like I’m insane when I say that, but he just doesn’t do it for me.

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    Comment by Kyla on November 17, 2008
  5. Mr. A also has excessive earwax. I mean like, I clean his ears 2X a week and more wax comes out of his ears than I have in an entire year. Please tell me what the doctor says.

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    Comment by slynnro on November 17, 2008
  6. I am a little sad that there are no Dunkin Donuts on my way to work, if I take public transportation. There is, however, a Starbucks in the lobby. But I’ll be poor if I buy that everyday. At least DD is reasonable with $2 coffee.

    And also, I heard Daniel Craig only takes his shirt off once. WTF?

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    Comment by Kristabella on November 17, 2008
  7. You know what helps with earwax buildup? Hydrogen peroxide. Seriously.

    Just rinse out the eye dropper you’ve got for baby medicine and fill with peroxide. Put a couple of drops in one ear, wait for fizzing to subside (a few minutes) then flush with warm water. Repeat on other side. Totally works.

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    Comment by SciFi Dad on November 17, 2008
  8. Daniel Craig makes me crazy ALL THE TIME. Like real man crazy, and not just movie star crazy. He’s super hot, but not in an unbelieveable way.

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    Comment by Erica Ortiz on November 17, 2008
  9. Mmm, Dunkin Donuts…Bond…donuts…Daniel Craig…thanks for putting me in an orgasmic state this early Monday morning!

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    Comment by Camels & Chocolate on November 17, 2008
  10. All that AND a post!? Slow down girl, I’m out of breath just reading all that. Plus you are making us slackers look bad!

    Time to stop eating so many donuts…

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    Comment by IrishGumbo on November 17, 2008
  11. First? First I thought you were lucky because you got to see the inner-workings of McDonald’s (seriously, please,find out why the fries taste like crap lately! For me? Please?), but then you got to hang out with HER?!

    Lucky. Lucky. Lucky!

    Daniel Craig just doesn’t do it for me. Neither does Edward Cullen. Where will I be Friday? Home. Unless you wanna come hang out? :)

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    Comment by differentkindofgirl on November 17, 2008
  12. Ali you live such an exciting and busy life!

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    Comment by LAVENDULA on November 17, 2008
  13. although i have never admitted this on my own site before- I was a McD’s worker for 8.5 years (HS and college job) and was a manager for 6.5 years. It was utter hell most days- so thanks for some props knowing that it’s not exactly the ‘easiest’ job like most think. The hardest part is def dealing with customers.

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    Comment by EmmaElizabeth on November 17, 2008
  14. there is just something about Daniel’s blue eyes… icy.

    Jeesh, you ARE busy!

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    Comment by Holly on November 17, 2008
  15. Working in a fast food restaurant is REALLY HARD. (I did for like one day before I got fired for crying. True.)
    You’re busy!

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    Comment by Beck on November 17, 2008
  16. My Dad would be so excited to meet Don Cherry…I may have to link to that photo and tell him that I know you :)

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    Comment by Angella on November 17, 2008
  17. oh wow, when did Don Cherry get old???it’s been so long since i lived anywhere he was on TV I guess i missed the ageing process. I hope he’s still a cranky old asshole????

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    Comment by Becca on November 17, 2008
  18. I still cannot FREAKIN’ believe I missed seeing you! Grr! Sounds like you had a great time, though, so that makes me feel a bit better. :(

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    Comment by andi on November 17, 2008
  19. I am beyond jealous that you got to take a picture with Don Cherry. Did you lick him? I would have.

    My little brother had to get his ears flushed when he was about 3 years old. The doctor managed to do one before Nate lost his shit and called the doctor a “stupid idiot.” My brother rocks.

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    Comment by hillary on November 17, 2008
  20. Good luck with the ear appointment! I was told 3, yes 3, years ago to go get mine flushed out and I’ve been terrified. Yes, I’m 27 years old and terrified of a little wax removal. I’m close to caving since I think I’m going deaf and now that I know a 7 year old can handle it.

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    Comment by Steph on November 17, 2008
  21. great post, Leesh! And, Daniel Craig is all that hot — ‘specially as James Bond. HOT! I love him as James Bond, I do….

    Love the pic with you and Cherry. I’d totally ask a celeb for a pic, too…. ;)

    Glad you had a good time as McDs. I know you represented, and I’m looking forward to your report!

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    Comment by Haley-O on November 17, 2008
  22. I always thought Don was a fruitcake when he coached the Bruins back so loooonnnggg ago. But I loved him anyway.

    Hey, you want Dunkin Donuts? Visit my studio. We have shop about 300 feet away. Sorry, I don’t do the metric thing. ;)

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    Comment by Brian on November 17, 2008
  23. Glad you made it home safely chicklet.

    But I have to politely disagree with you about Mr. Craig.

    He can crawl under my covers any time and use those magical blue eyed jedi tricks on me whenever!

    Redneck Mommys last blog post..Sidestepping the Bombs of Parenthood

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    Comment by Redneck Mommy on November 17, 2008
  24. A post with steel-toed thingies and mention of vanilla-cream filled anything is THE BEST kind of post.

    The Over-Thinkers last blog post..Sometimes…All I need is the air that I breath and to driii-ink.

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    Comment by The Over-Thinker on November 17, 2008
  25. Well, I think you only look pasty in that shot because the Don is so red!!!!

    I think Daniel Craig is all about the abs… but what, someone says he only doffs his shirt once in the new movie? No wonder reviews have been “meh”

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    Comment by Karen MEG on November 17, 2008
  26. I have to get my ear wax build up cleaned up too. It’s sooo gross, but it feels wonderful. Seriously, the nurse who does it for me said some people think it’s better than a massage!

    LDs last blog post..I’m a (Guitar) Hero

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    Comment by LD on November 17, 2008
  27. I saw the name Edward Cullen and lost all train of thought..

    Yes, pardon my 12 year old behavior..

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    Comment by Kim on November 18, 2008
  28. Heeeeey, you stayed at the Matrix in Edmonton? My friend is the customer service offie manager (or something…) there. I hear it’s fancy shmancy!

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    Comment by Katie on November 18, 2008
  29. The new James Bond is QUITE dreamy. Not because he is all THAT attractive, but because he jumps off buildings, and beats the CRAP out of people. He doesn’ rely on gadgets like the Bond’s of the past, but on his pure, unadulterated B.A.-ness. And that is why we pine for him.

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    Comment by Kaleigha on November 18, 2008
  30. I’m not really a big Daniel Craig fan either. I mean, he’s alright and all, but give me Pierce Brosnan as Bond any day.

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    Comment by Courtney on November 22, 2008
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