December 21 09

Well, this past weekend was chock-full of all sorts of good things. And not really just good things. The kind of GOOD THINGS that need to be written in all-caps and that make your knees wobble just a little bit. And I’m going to ignore the fact that all three of my kids are home and we are getting scolded up the wazoo because my stepmom is in holy-shit-I’m-making-a-party-for-100-people-on-thursday mode and it’s been really hard for Isabella to not touch the Christmas decorations aplenty and I kind of don’t blame her because, hey, shiny things! and we’ll ignore the fact that I have some sort of plague again and I’m googling a whole lot of crap that I didn’t ever think I’d be googling (against my better judgment. need to stop googling symptoms because I know that I don’t have ulcerative colitis thankyouverymuch)(also, why is judgment spelled without an e. WHY? it’s against my better, erm, judgment) and that I still have last minute shopping to do but I really don’t feel like putting pants on today and you think anyone’ll notice if I head to the mall in my snowflake flannel pj bottoms? AND the Packers had a stupid, stupid loss.

but, I digress. Back to the good things.

Firstly, which, by far, is THE ONE that’s sticking with me. And will probably stick with me for the rest of my life. Even today, I cannot stop smiling about it. You guys, on Sunday morning, ANISSA greeted me with “THE Alimartell” (the nickname she bestowed upon me and a badge which I wear with honor). It was very slow and very quiet, but it was there. Clear as day. My friend is talking. TALKING. and REMEMBERING. I have been somewhat hesitant to tell people that yes, I have been seeing Miss Anissa on a regular basis, because, well, this is not about ME. It’s not my story to tell, but I would give that lady the world, and I am so blessed to be able to see her, touch her, help her apply her hand cream so her dry hands are less dry and nice smelling (and, you know, getting to sample some…because, hello, Bath and Body Works! Girl’s got good taste) and dance like a complete moron to the Glee soundtrack for her. (Some might call it fate that the Mayhew and the Martell families somehow ended up relocating to the ATL this summer). But, people have been wondering where I have been spending my days and have been wondering if I was THE Ali that Pete was talking about in his post this week. So, yes, I have been seeing her. and yes, I am THE Alimartell. And YES, Anissa is magic. And YES, she has admitted to Pete that my dancing is crappy, but she’d like to see more of it. Although I’m sure she’s only saying that so she can save that little nugget  in her back pocket for poking fun of me and maybe, possibly firing me from Aiming Low. Sooner, rather than later, I suspect.

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I guess I’ll just keep my rendition of Defying Gravity to myself for now. We don’t need her mocking my lack of singing ability too.

Secondly, I went on a Daddy-daughter date with my dad to see Avatar in 3D. I wish I had the words. Actually, I do, but they involve the baby Jesus and I really hope that none of y’all are offended by this

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I have been hearing reviews swirling around about unoriginal ideas and it being too Dances with Wolves and too Pocahantas and too hokey and too serious…and I don’t really know about that because seeing Sigourney Weaver run made me laugh like a damn fool. But, really, I am kind of a geekslashnerd at heart I seriously sat at the edge of my seat with those stupid 3d glasses covering my other glasses with my jaw on the floor. AND if you know anything about me, I am kind of hard on movies that are supposed to be BLOCKBUSTERS. Don’t hate me…but, Lord of the Rings? while very pretty to look at, epic even, I was bored to tears throughout the whole thing…except, you know, when Samwise Gamgee was talking, because all I could think was about how puffy Sean Astin had gotten since his Rudy days.

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but AVATAR? mindblowing for me. It didn’t matter at all to me that the storyline was predictable. It didn’t matter to me that people are calling it “anti-war” and “pro-feminist” or too “pro-environmental.” It didn’t matter to me that they were looking for something called “unobtanium” and that we were supposed to buy Giovanni Ribisi in the role he played (because, I mean, really? Phoebe’s brother? REALLY?) and, you know, there was the Sigourney Waver running thing I already mentioned. It didn’t matter. The film had me at hello. I have not enjoyed blue people since the Smurfs and when Tobias Funke BLUE himself.

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Thirdly, my work situation is going to be picking up after the holidays. I had alluded to something on twitter about unemployment being shittastic. (Don’t you just hate it when people are all fucking vague on twitter?) And yes, it was about me, but it wasn’t 100% true. I am not unemployed per se…there was just so slllllllooooowness happening. And when I say slow, I really mean that it halted to a complete stop, which really meant that I had to put the kibosh on all my house hunting, which, if you know anything about me, house hunting is right up there with cookie dough and Cameron Mathison for me. I live on realtor.com and mls. LIVE. BUT, it is going to be picking up, so I will once again be scouring the internet for THE PERFECT HOUSE. and I will be able to afford to get waxed again, so, really, everyone’s happy.

And lastly, my husband is home, which means I can stop existing on nothing but Ramen noodles and cereal. AND all of my lightbulbs are fixed so now I am no longer getting dressed in the dark.

That is, when I get dressed at all…

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  1. hi Ali i’m so happy to hear that Anissa is doing so great thats awesome….as for shiny x-mas decorations you can’t blame Bella for touching all that shiny glittery prettiness!

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    Comment by LAVENDULA on December 21, 2009
  2. Reading about how well Anissa is doing makes my heart swell. I’m glad you could be there for your friend.

    Not all the decorations are shiny. Some are just creepy.

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    Comment by Kristabella on December 21, 2009
  3. Ha BLUE himself.

    “There really has got to be a better way to say that”

    In other news the second I read Peter’s post I was all, ALI WAS THERE! But I didn’t want to say anything. But it makes me all weepy with joy.

    Question: if you move by next year, where are we going to have Thanksgiving? Ahem…

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    Comment by Heather B. on December 21, 2009
  4. Thanks. Now I have to watch Arrested Development again. And I mean really thank you. Sometimes I forget about that show (don’t judge me).

    I’m so glad to hear about Anissa, and I suspected you were the Ali that Pete was referring to in his last blog. I’m glad you can be there with her when she needs you!

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    Comment by Jaime on December 21, 2009
  5. great post. self diagnosed colon ailments, the pack, THE ali martell, avatar, LoTR, Tobias the analrapist…
    too funny!
    .-= Giblet´s last blog ..Portobello Mushroom Parmesan =-.

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    Comment by Giblet on December 21, 2009
  6. Really? The movie was THAT good? I have been hesitant to see it but might venture out to see it this week.

    And YAY for Anissa. I had no idea you were seeing her. How lucky to live w/in driving distance of friends. She is in my prayers every night.

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    Comment by OHmommy on December 21, 2009
  7. You’re right. That post deserves ALL CAPS! But only in theory, right? Because how illegible would THAT be?

    Thanks for using your good judgEment.

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    Comment by loren on December 21, 2009
  8. It is TOTALLY fate that your family and the Mayhew family relocated to Atlanta this year. I read that post over at her blog this morning and tears streamed down my face. And then I come here and read this and I am crying again.

    I am SO GLAD you are in each others’ lives. So. Glad.

    Love you.

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    Comment by mamatulip on December 21, 2009
  9. I am so happy that she talked to you. I bawled when I read that last update…okay I do on every update. Still, am so glad that she talked to you.

    Lord of the Rings…meh, I only care because I lurve Orlando as an elf. The rest of it could not be there. Oh well, it’s mostly not for me. ha.

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    Comment by Issa on December 21, 2009
  10. I knew it was you that Peter mentioned and I was SO HAPPY that you got to be there.

    Love you.

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    Comment by Angella on December 21, 2009
  11. Reading that Anissa is speaking and talking to you made me smile. So happy!

    p.s. I can’t even read the damn LOTR books because I can’t NOT think about how puffy Sean Astin is. My husband is reading them now (again) and when I see him there on the couch, thumbing through the chapters, Sean Astin is what I think of. I want it to stop.

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    Comment by fadkog on December 21, 2009
  12. OH! I wondered if you were the Ali Peter mentioned! Thats so cool that you can be such a help for everyone. So exciting reading about her progress.

    Avatar eh? Well Hubby and I have a date on Sunday, I think we’re going to see the new Sherlock Holmes – oh la la RD looks awesome… drool
    .-= monstergirlee´s last blog ..You Capture – Holiday Decor =-.

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    Comment by monstergirlee on December 21, 2009
  13. I can only hope I would have a friend like you when I needed one. You are a blessing!

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    Comment by Susan from PA on December 21, 2009
  14. So glad you were able to experience that with your friend!

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    Comment by slynnro on December 22, 2009
  15. I’m so glad that we agree on the LOTR films. Sofa king boring.

    And the work situation is improving? Email me details!!

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    Comment by Avitable on December 22, 2009
  16. Its a real blessing that you have been able to be there for Anissa. I’m sure that moment was a big deal for Anissa and Peter both, as well.

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    Comment by Darcey on December 22, 2009
  17. Yayyyyyyyyyyy

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    Comment by Maria on December 22, 2009
  18. OK, good. Because Scott and I are going up to Nashville to see it in IMAX, and I’m happy to hear someone whose pop culture opinion I respect give it such a glowing review.

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    Comment by Camels & Chocolate on December 22, 2009
  19. Picturing you putting lotion on Anissa’s hands is an image that has really touched me this morning. I’m so happy that she has friends close by.

    And if you still lived in the GTA I’d totally go shopping in pj pants with you!
    .-= Assertagirl´s last blog ..The first month. =-.

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    Comment by Assertagirl on December 22, 2009
  20. I didn’t know Anissa at all until this happened, and now I’m in the Anissa fan club too, reading each update with tears in my eyes. It’s great to know that you’re there giving her reassurance and support, and also there for Peter, who is doing a very hard job very very well.

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