August 26 09

flower Black Eyed Peas. oh my god. this is a band that I have loathed for YEARS. they have always topped my “this shit is totally overrated” lists. but, my god. I cannot stop listening to them right now.

flower my roots. They are growing in AUBURN.

flowercorn-on-the-cob

flowervintage 1950s accessories, especially cat-eye glasses frames.

glasses

flower The Smurfs

flowerwhen my dog takes a shit first-thing in the morning. It means I don’t have to worry about finding any random presents on my parents’ expensive carpets or – in his favorite spot – next to my dad’s giant buddha.

flower The Virgin Suicides. the book and the movie.

flower Jake Ryan. and my I heart Jake Ryan t-shirt. and all the lovely ladies who love him too and who totally agreed to an all-girls awesome movies marathon sleepover at my house. I hope they will also agree to join in my search for Michael Shoeffling. because he has disappear and apparently, he is now a lumberjack. A LUMBERJACK. swoon.

flower realtor.com. I can seriously spend all the livelong day on this site looking at real estate. I have recently found my dream house. It’s right down the street from my house in this cute little pocket and I have always dreamed of a house with red brick and black shutters and white pillars. sigh. I may or may not drive past this house daily. and it may or may not drive my children batty.

house

flower paying for the person behind me in drive-thrus

flowerchastain park

flower free valet parking

flower first edition prints. um, like, this right here. just looking at it is getting me all hot and bothered.

frannyandzooey

flower Fancy Nancy

flower The Aiming Low skype ladies

flower men with Irish accents and five o’clock shadow.

flower Chick-fil-a’s trade-in-your-toy-for-a-free-ice-cream policy.

flower blue hydrangea

hydrangea

flower finally learning how baby carrots are made

flower the red curry at Surin in Virginia Highlands

flower Zooey Deschanel

flower people with perfect eyebrows

flower the starving rock star look. (EXCEPT when they are wearing white skinny jeans. because I have to draw the line somewhere.)

flower The History Channel

flower The Alicia Silverstone Aerosmith videos

flower Living my life afraid of Benjamin Linus. and John Locke. and Christopher Walken. and maybe also Victoria Beckham a little bit.

john-locke-ben-linus

flower Lights. The singer, not, you know, lamps. although lamps are pretty cool too.

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  1. Oh those men with the Irish accents and 5 o’clock shadows have me too! Zooey is an awesome actress. Love the drive-thru idea. Shit outside is always welcomed!
    .-= Deborah Pucci´s last blog ..EXTRA – EXTRA – READ ALL ABOUT IT ! =-.

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    Comment by Deborah Pucci on August 26, 2009
  2. You can trade in your toy for an ice cream? What? Is that for real?

    I am off to the mall for a eyebrow threading (im a person imperfect brows) and am totally stopping my Chick A Filet with the girls for lunch.

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    Comment by OHmommy on August 26, 2009
  3. Benjamin Linus freaks me the hell out. Only 5 more months… sigh.
    .-= Maya´s last blog ..Wordless Wednesday =-.

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    Comment by Maya on August 26, 2009
  4. So instead of the little asterik/bullet point thingys, it says “flower”. Like “flower my roots.” I was confused how to flower your roots, that are auburn.

    I can’t wait to go to Chick Fil-a when I’m in Atlanta. I miss their waffle fries.

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    Comment by Kristabella on August 26, 2009
  5. If you like Surin’s Red Curry, we need to do another girls’ night dinner, and I’ll take you to my favorite Thai restaurant in the city. :)

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    Comment by Darcey on August 26, 2009
  6. I LOVE scruffy irish dudes. And that house is PERFECTION. Kind of the same style as Don & Betty’s on Mad Men. Have you started that yet?

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    Comment by Kaleigha on August 26, 2009
  7. Kristabella –
    Hey – - – are the flowers working now? not sure what was going on there???

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    Comment by ali on August 26, 2009
  8. Oh, where to start…

    - I loathe the Black Eyed Peas, but I can’t get that song of theirs out of my head. I don’t even know what it’s called. Target uses it in their ads. Maybe that’s why I love it. Target is my bitch.

    - Really? Zooey D.? I love you despite that and for always.

    - When my youngest was around 3, he got a “Learn French!” cd in his Chik-fil-A kid’s meal. We drove home listening to it and there was a phrase that sounded like “suck it,” which made me laugh so I kept hitting replay on that part, then my son would giggle. Then I had to pull over and not crash because I heard my baby saying “Suck it!” in the backseat and I thought I’d pass out from laughing.

    - I’m bringing Just One Of The Guys and we’re going to practice walking like dudes.
    .-= fadkog´s last blog ..do you remember when, yeah, we used to sing… =-.

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    Comment by fadkog on August 26, 2009
  9. There’s a singer named Lights?

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    Comment by C @ Kid Things on August 26, 2009
  10. Loving so many of these, Ali! (I like to pretend I’m Zooey with my new bangs and all.)

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    Comment by whoorl on August 26, 2009
  11. C @ Kid Things:
    yes! she’s Canadian and fantastic. I met her last year and she’s all kinds of adorable.

    check out this:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QrXM98KtCv0

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    Comment by ali on August 26, 2009
  12. Is it just me or are guys wearing skinny jeans (white or otherwise) just plain creepy? I can’t believe I use to think it was cute!

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    Comment by WickedStepMom on August 26, 2009
  13. OMG! I saw a Michael Shoeffling interview last year on some “Where are they now?” show. He was still SO FREAKIN’ YUMMY!!!

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    Comment by Nenette on August 26, 2009
  14. Haha! Great list! And I love that house! I could totally live there!

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    Comment by Nadine on August 26, 2009
  15. I’ll say it before Avitable does: this tits list needs more tits.

    (Also? Totally with you on Zooey Deschanel.)

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    Comment by SciFi Dad on August 26, 2009
  16. Bless those baby carrots and their uniform size!

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    Comment by Britt on August 26, 2009
  17. The Smurfs? You get re-runs of The Smurfs down there?

    That’s it. I’m coming to Atlanta.

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    Comment by Angella on August 26, 2009
  18. Dig your list, I agree on the morning dog poo, in fact, I wrote a blog about what to do when your dog poos & u are out of bags, check it out! http://bit.ly/1ip9Uv

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    Comment by Conquer The Monkey on August 26, 2009
  19. Faith and begorah, I nee’ another shoive agin? I jus’ shoived this marnin’!

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    Comment by Avitable on August 26, 2009
  20. I’m actually really into lamps right now.

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    Comment by slynnro on August 26, 2009
  21. -The Black Eyed Peas make me want to scalp myself. However, I did see them in concert before they were big. They opened for an opening band I was seeing.

    -The Virgin Suicides. OMG. Yes! Could read and watch over and over.

    -I’m a huge Zooey Deschanel fan. I can’t help it.

    -You should grill corn-on-the-cob . It’s fantastic.

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    Comment by Amanda of Shamelessly Sassy on August 26, 2009
  22. I LOVE the BEP, and abbreviating their name as “BEP,” and the sound it makes to pronounce it that way. Bep, bep, bep, bep. (Hi, I’m 12 right now.)

    Also: The Virgin Suicides is one of my all-time favorite books, ever. Top 5, even.

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    Comment by Kerri Anne on August 26, 2009
  23. Oh, hi.

    Best list ever.

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    Comment by mamatulip on August 26, 2009
  24. I’m sure the Blackeyed Peas are why my kids call me Mama. Also, stop looking at houses in Atlanta! You’re coming back to Toronto.

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    Comment by Tamara on August 26, 2009
  25. I am in for finding Michael Shoeffling. I heart Zooey Deschanel & Joseph Gordon-Levitt, he’s so melt melt especially in the movie The Lookout. Great list, great tits!
    .-= NaomiJesson´s last blog ..The Fu Manchu =-.

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    Comment by NaomiJesson on August 27, 2009
  26. I am now going to google Michael Shoeffling…and we finally agree on one music group, not that I even heard of any of the bands you’ve ever talked about before

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    Comment by Maria on August 27, 2009
  27. love the list! LOVE that house. in college- i used to walk/drive past this old mansion everyday. so gorgeous. if i won the lottery- i would buy it :)
    .-= Reinventing Amy´s last blog ..Mistake? No. Just good story-telling in the end. =-.

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    Comment by Reinventing Amy on August 27, 2009
  28. This is your best list yet, I think. Virgin Suicides? Amazing. That house? Gorgeous. Alicia Silverstone + Aerosmith? THE GOLDEN AGE OF MUSIC VIDEOS.

    I think I’m the only one left of my internet friends who hasn’t been let in on the baby carrot secret. I need to remedy that ASAP.

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    Comment by becca on August 27, 2009
  29. Love your list! You should come visit today. I’m giving away a couple package of Anne Taintor vintage coasters. They’re hilarious!

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    Comment by Twenty Four At Heart on August 27, 2009
  30. ohh, I’m all over the Irish accent with 5 o’clock shadows…swoon and the first edition prints!
    .-= The Bare Essentials ´s last blog ..I enjoy making large scale wooden ships =-.

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    Comment by The Bare Essentials on August 27, 2009
  31. So where can I learn how baby carrots are made? It sounds fascinating….

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    Comment by Gila on August 27, 2009
  32. Love Irish men and 5 o’clock shadows. I’d kiss their Blarney stone!

    I, too, like Zooey D AND her sister who plays on Bones.

    I don’t have any pets, but I’m happy when I crap in the morning!

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    Comment by pat on August 27, 2009
  33. no thanks to the black eyed peas. still can’t go there. i detest fergie and everything that is about her!

    i had no idea about the free ice cream for a traded in toy. so good to know!

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    Comment by sweet cheek's mom on August 27, 2009
  34. I like lamp. (I HAD TO.)

    I like a bajillion of these things on your list, as well, but I must point out that I too will forever be in mad love with the Virgin Suicides (both book and movie). “I’m a high school lover, and you’re my favorite flavor…”

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    Comment by metalia on August 27, 2009
  35. I don’t understand how in one post you can declare your love for the blackeyedpeaswhosuckassandhavenotalentorrespectforpunctuation

    and then not 20 lines later swoon over your 1st edition
    Salinger. Explain this to me.

    I’m waiting…

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    Comment by Pants Wearer on August 28, 2009
  36. I am so jealous over your Salinger. I have first edition Catcher in the Rye and it cost my husband a fair price. If your ever selling it, I want to be the first to know.

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    Comment by april h on August 29, 2009
  37. My dream house has always been a red brick house with black shutters and white pillars.

    Seriously.

    One went up for sale just around the corner from us in Iowa and it took everything I had not to make an offer on it and come home and be like “Oh, Jared, guess what I did today?”

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    Comment by Miss Britt on August 29, 2009
  38. damn I miss Chick-fil-a. I guess CA is just too liberal of a state for them.

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    Comment by regan on September 2, 2009
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