Monthly Archives: June 2011

Let Me Hold it Close and Keep it Here with Me.

That’s what it will say. The tattoo I will never get. I think about it, perhaps more often than someone who will never get a tattoo should. I cannot even commit to a menu item at a restaurant (I’ll have the pasta. No, wait the pizza. No, wait, the pasta….

DO NOT LIKE, LIKE VERY MUCH, as Illustrated by John Cusack. And my Credit Card

Oh how I love coming home from work to a phone call from the fraud department. “Mrs. Martell, spending thousands of dollars on your credit is very unlike you. We are thinking these charges to France and to Lebanon and to online jewellery stores are fraudulent.” “Of course, bank, don’t…

Baby Names for Sale.

Ethan Aaron was going to be the name of my first-born son. I told my now-husband this piece of information way too early in our relationship. But I felt it important to let him know that this was non-negotiable; it was simply going to be. I allowed him, however, some input…

Boring.

Summer vacation has started at Casa de Martell. Want to know how I know? And let me just tell you right now, it’s not because of the weather, because, really, if you spent some time outside…in between the raindrops or the hints of sunshine, you might think that it’s early…

Inside Ali’s Closet: Week of June 20th

June 20th, 2011 Dress: H&M Shoes: Shoedazzle   June 21st, 2011 Shirt: ?? (I have absolutely no idea where I got this. Heh) Skirt: RW&Co Shoes: Madden Girl   June 22nd, 2011 Dress: anthropologie Shoes: Old Navy   June 23rd, 2011 Shirt and Camisole: RW&Co Skirt: Club Monaco Shoes: Madden…

Where I’m From.

I am from Schwinn bikes and roller skates, from Big Wheels and Radio Flyers, from pizza bagels and toaster waffles, from Estee Lauder powder and from watching The Price is Right and playing Super Mario Bros. I am from Clovernook Lane and from crocheted afghans and plaid couches and artwork-as-wallpaper…

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