May 24 09

I’m lying in bed, with a lovely little case of the vertigo (happy birthday to ME!), trying not to turn my head too much, hoping my dog doesn’t repeat his vomit-on-the-kitchen-floor moment from this morning (because, of course, like every day, we have people coming to see the house…#73, I think?) and watching the Bachelorette, because I heard good things about that Juan. I must say, I am impressed, but no one holds a candle to that Graham. ohmigod, how canadian is Jillian? and oh foot fetish dude? DUUUUDE.

I am trying to feel thankful that this year a whole half of my family remembered my birthday, unlike last year when everyone fucking forgot and I got to channel my inner Samantha Baker and I am thankful that I will get to have a repeat birthday celebration at Moxie’s tonight…only with less Mexican Bulldog because I’m all SERC’ed up to keep me from fainting in public and wouldn’t you know…margarita + beer + anti-dizzy meds don’t mix. BOO!

I am cleaning up from Isabella’s first-ever sleepover + pancake breakfast with her friend miss Kayla boo. the sleeping went well, the syrup went, well, everywhere.

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I am missing my Mcd’s family.

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It might take me all week to recap how awesome this third trip was. From our new cameraman Shawn making the biggest dent on the blooper reel by backing into a wall in the London Ronald McDonald House, to being a total tourist at Nigara Falls and having to take a TAXI to get back up to the restuarant, to the 1200 watt hairdryers, to the chicken (THE CHICKEN!!) facility, to missing the festivities at the casino while I was closing up the KEG with Miss MamaTulip (LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE), to Corrine enjoying her traitorous Iced Capp, to Laura using the phone on the bus floor, to Shawn (again…with the bloopers) telling the dude at the border that we were SUBJECT MOMS, to the scary squirrels at dinner, to the UGLYHOT talk. or the HOTUGLY talk. haven’t decided which one works better.

You guys are already familiar with my uglyhots/hotuglys…like Liam Neeson and Ed Harris and Sean Penn. but did you know about my, um, interest in Eric Stoltz? and um, I kind of, a little bit, want to add Ricky Gervais to this list (WHAT? my god, have you seen his stand-up?) I mean, we all tried to win. we tried, we really did. Andrea tried to win with Liam Gallagher (or was it Noel?) and Adam tried to win with Sarah Jessica Parker and the other Adam tried to win with Juliette Lewis. but Michelle? she took the cake. and I still don’t know which of her choices was worse…Michael Phelps or Galen Weston. and for those of you who don’t watch Canadian TV and don’t get the PC commercials, I offer you some video footage.

can YOU beat that? I dare you to try!

and now I am going to nap.

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  1. There is something about Juliette Lewis that’s strangely alluring.

    How about Kathy Griffin?

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    Comment by Avitable on May 24, 2009
  2. Happy birthday! So sorry about the vertigo – both my mom and my husband have it and it just lays them out for days. I hope you feel better soon.

    TUWABVBs last blog post..A Bed, A Sandwich and Manbug

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    Comment by TUWABVB on May 24, 2009
  3. Happy Birthday!

    Vertigo? are you serious? Sorry…, that can be awful!

    Love the sleepover pic. And the hoodie.

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    Comment by Haley-O on May 24, 2009
  4. haha i love the sleepover pic. it looks like they just dropped like flies in mid-play. awesome.

    Happy Birthday! That sucks about the vertigo, but I bet there are moms out there that would love a day in bed for a birthday… without the vertigo, naturally.

    Katies last blog post..Am I the only one not pregnant?

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    Comment by Katie on May 24, 2009
  5. Feel better, babe!!

    I hope you have a blast tonight, even sans Mexican Bulldog (Which I’ve yet to try. I KNOW.)

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    Comment by Angella on May 24, 2009
  6. Happy Birthday!
    Good to hear more of the family remembered this year :) the Mexican spot sounds like a great place for a night out!!

    Love the sleepover photo. hehe – too cute!

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    Comment by Bronnie on May 24, 2009
  7. Vertigo? For your birthday? BOO!! That’s so shitty. I hope it doesn’t last for long.

    I had such a good time with you on Thursday night. I’m so glad we had the chance to meet up again!

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    Comment by mamatulip on May 24, 2009
  8. Yeah, did I miss your birthday? Because I spent most of my weekend looking like the little girl on the air mattress. Only with my big girl panties hanging out.
    FEEL LESS DIZZY!

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    Comment by moosh in indy. on May 24, 2009
  9. Happy Birthday, Ali :) xo

    For the hotugly/uglyhot, I offer you my choice of Alton Brown of Foodtv’s Good Eats and Iron Chef America.
    Can’t help it. that dude knows his way around a kitchen. plus, he’s all science-y and technical.
    And I LUV my scientist-guys.

    A girl friend of mine has vertigo. When she and her hubs went house hunting, the houses with even a slightly slanty floor were out. Not fun… lots of near-barf dizziness.
    So, sorry ’bout the vertigo.

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    Comment by Nenette on May 25, 2009
  10. Vertigo sucks. There is nothing worse and Serc is a life saver!

    Moxie’s is delicious. I love their avocado spring rolls and their baked potatoes!

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

    And Galen Weston totally wins!

    Juliennes last blog post..Thankful.

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    Comment by Julienne on May 25, 2009
  11. Happy belated birthday!!! And I can relate re: the birthday; my WHOLE FAMILY forgot my 16th; it was 16 candles except oh so very much worse. So, so sorry about the vertigo and hope you feel better soon.

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    Comment by Jen on May 25, 2009
  12. Happy Birthday! Hope you are feeling better soon.

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    Comment by Chantal on May 25, 2009
  13. feel better soon…hope you had an awesome birthday.and galen weston wins.i love nerdy guys!

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    Comment by LAVENDULA on May 25, 2009
  14. How can your 3 year olds room be SO clean?!?!

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    Comment by Sarah on May 25, 2009
  15. Galen Weston makes me throw up in my mouth a little.

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    Comment by hillary on May 25, 2009
  16. Ali:

    I think you just summarized the whole three day trip in one blog, you are uper talented!!!

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    Comment by corinne on May 25, 2009
  17. I win.

    Lyle Lovett.

    I totally see what Julia saw in him and I’d do that and marry that (if I wasn’t already married of course) in a heartbeat.

    amy2boyss last blog post..I Felt So Bad and Then It Was Fine

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    Comment by amy2boys on May 25, 2009
  18. One more thing – Ed Harris is super hot. I get that.

    amy2boyss last blog post..I Felt So Bad and Then It Was Fine

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    Comment by amy2boys on May 25, 2009
  19. Oh, I hope your vertigo went away so you could really celebrate… happy belated!

    And that video of Galen, the babies were so cute. Galen still needs a new stylist.

    Karen MEGs last blog post..Gimme Sympathy

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    Comment by Karen MEG on May 25, 2009
  20. happy birthday

    and uglyhot? david letterman.

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    Comment by chrissie on May 26, 2009
  21. How about James Woods?

    Also, Michael Phelps is hot. Because with a body like that, you can forgive an ugly face. And really, if he’s got a swim cap on, it isn’t as bad.

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    Comment by Kristabella on May 26, 2009
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