May 11 09

I have mixed feelings about Mother’s Day. On the one hand, if there’s going to be a day to celebrate ME, then I’d like to spend it in bed with some cookie dough and some coffee and maybe a let’s-watch-LOST-from-the-beginning marathon. I wouldn’t shower, or get dressed, or put on make-up. I’d actually get to READ something that isn’t in 4-page on-the-toilet installments. But, on the other hand, it’s a day to celebrate ME BEING A MOTHER, which presents an entirely different scenario. It involves getting out of bed and spending the day with the three little people (that is people who are small, not the fisher price kind) who made me a MOTHER. people who think their mom rocks because “she is sweet to me” and people who refuse to be in the photo on principle (stubborn Isabella. GRR)


people who think I rock because I take them to places like The Bunch Family Dance Party and embarrass them by knowing all the words to Journey’s Don’t Stop Believing dance with them


and pay overpriced prices for them to eat boxed macaroni and cheese at Rainforest Cafe and take them to the park and help them dig for worms and test out Emily’s High School Musical scooter (which, ps, SUPER FUN) and convince them that they are, in fact, REAL superheroes


and let their auntie sharon be an ENABLER and send them home from her annual mother’s day brunch (um, yum, can you say ali eats 1,000 calories in french toast suffle?! see? enabler) with hidden bags of candy


(but superMommy spies something GREEN)

but, with the yin of having a little mommy-and-her-bunnies time comes the yang of mommy having a little mommy time. (in the words of Justin Timberlake…every mother’s day needs a mother’s night…)

so, I certainly didn’t complain when the husband took the kids out for breakfast and to swimming (which involved several chocolate-milk-induced outfit changes and several trips to the bathroom including an emergency poo) and let me sleep in until 10:30.

and I certainly didn’t complain when I was presented with tickets to see my boyfriend, Dane Cook and his Isolated Incident Comedy Tour.


oh, the dirty, dirty things I want to do

and like I told my friends on twitter (I use the term “friends” loosely…because, um, if you tweet something and no one responds to it, did you even tweet it at all? hmm..deep thoughts, by alimartell)…I am super glad I ate my cinnabon delicious goodness BEFORE dude started talking about Britney Spears’ vag looking like a stroke victim’s face or like it has bell’s palsy. MY GOD, it was face-hurting funny. and don’t get me started on the WWHDD (what would Hilary Duff do?) (alternate: what would HAILEY Duff do?) or the peanut butter smack.

I will save you all from my LOOOOVE for Dane because i know that Sam and Karen are jealous and I know that Slynnro and Avitable are off somewhere losing their breakfasts….so I will go back to talking about the cinnabon. mmm…cinnabon.


DEFINITELY, a top 3 dessert for me. the other two? Pumpkin Pie and fresh out-of-the-oven supersoft chocolate chip cookies. What’s your top 3?

  1. 1) Ghiradelli brownies with ice cream
    2) any Cheesecake factory cheesecake
    3) Moosetracks ice cream


    Comment by Lyndsey on May 11, 2009
  2. Ahhh, nothing like Justin Timberlake and Andy Samberg. A match made in HEAVEN. HILARIOUS. “It would be my honour to be your new stepfather” HAA! Hmm, my top three would be CAKE, CAKE AND CAKE (by Roberts – vegan, YUM).


    Comment by Haley-O on May 11, 2009
  3. 1) Cinnabons
    2) Ben And Jerry’s Everything but the…
    3) Pumpkin Empanadas

    Sounds like you had a great day!


    Comment by WickedStepMom on May 11, 2009
  4. mmm dane cook oh hes not dessert!


    Comment by LAVENDULA on May 11, 2009
  5. Happy Mother’s Day to my favorite fake mother!

    Top 3? Hmmm……cake (without fruit, of course), peanut butter chocolate ice cream and I’d have to go with cinnamon rolls. Oooh, or cheesecake! Or fresh-baked cookies!

    I could go on and on!


    Comment by Kristabella on May 11, 2009
  6. I had finally quelled my gag reflex and you had to go and dredge it up again.


    Comment by Avitable on May 11, 2009
  7. Dane Cook? Blech.
    Cinnabons, OMG I may need to go find one.
    Definitely in my top 3!
    +brownie sundaes and hmm, I guess cake. Chocolate with buttercream if I have to be specific!


    Comment by St on May 11, 2009
  8. Now I want a cinnabon…

    Lance PVR’s SNL and we watched it last night. I could. Not. Stop. Laughing.


    Comment by Angella on May 11, 2009
  9. Sounds like an excellent day.:) Oh, and I saw Wolverine. YUM Ryan Reynolds.


    Comment by Kaleigha on May 11, 2009
  10. Totally jealous at your getting to see Dane Cook. My fav 3 desserts?
    My chocolate-orange cheesecake,German chocolate cake from the Marietta Diner, and Alton Brown’s The Chewy Chocolate Chip cookies. Freaking amazing, all of them.


    Comment by MonsteRawr on May 11, 2009
  11. 1) Frozen Snickers bars
    2) Cake. Strike that. Frosting with a side of cake.
    3) My chocolate chip cookies, which I take out of the oven about 2 minutes before they’re officially ‘baked’ and let the gooey greatness commence.

    I’ve already pre-ordered the new Dane Cook. Oh, yes. I’ll be the lone woman in her minivan, laughing uproariously, lookin’ weird. Story of my life.

    fadkogs last blog post..‘…for when he moves, his house moves, too, and nothing can prevent it’


    Comment by fadkog on May 11, 2009
  12. #1) Dane Cook
    #2) Cherry Cheesecake
    #3) Chocolate Chip Cookies

    Juliennes last blog post..Grandma


    Comment by Julienne on May 11, 2009
  13. 1 – anything ice cream
    2 – Coconut Cream Pie
    3 – any cheesecake
    but Cinnabons are def. in to 5!


    Comment by Maria on May 11, 2009
  14. Dairy Queen Blizzard

    Chocolate chip cookie ice cream sandwich

    Anyone who is not Dane Cook.


    Comment by slynnro on May 11, 2009
  15. Friday’s Brownie Obsession

    Ben and Jerry’s Chubby Hubby Ice Cream

    Ben and Jerry’s Cherry Garcia

    Joanies last blog post..Spin Cycle: Prom Night, Color My World 1973


    Comment by Joanie on May 11, 2009
  16. *sigh* So jealous. I wish, wish, wish I could have been there to see Dane Cook.

    My favourite desserts? Cheesecake, Dane Cook and DANE COOK.


    Comment by sam {temptingmama} on May 11, 2009
  17. Oh, Cinnabon, how I love thee! Damn you, Ali, now I NEEEEEED one. Or six. Also, I too love Dane Cook (suck it, haters) and was weeping from the hilarity that was “Motherlover.” You can have Dane Cook; just leave Justin for me. :)


    Comment by metalia on May 11, 2009
  18. Hi, I’m over from SciFi Dad.

    1. Cinnabon, I’ve only had one in my life just before leaving Vegas.
    2. Plain baked cheesecake (no fruit or weird chunky bits)
    3. Homemade apple pie.


    Comment by Leanne on May 12, 2009
  19. 1. Old fashioned french Canadian Sugar Pie (no pecans man!).
    2. Warm brownie, just out of the oven.
    3. Soft Molasses cookies that my mom makes.


    Comment by Chantal on May 12, 2009
  20. 1. chocolate cake with extra rich ganache

    2. hot fudge sundae with a brownie

    3. bread pudding

    Also, Dane Cook? vomit.


    Comment by regan on May 12, 2009
  21. Oh those little people. Mine was stubborn so I waited until the end of the day then she was a total ham.

    Top three desserts:
    chocolate chip cookie dough
    chocolate chip cookies (fresh out of oven)
    Viggo Mortenson (with a side of whipped cream)

    btw, I have the same kind of deep thoughts.


    Comment by katie ~ motherbumper on May 12, 2009

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