Monthly Archives: October 2011

What You May Not Have Known

I always choose to take the stairs. It irritates me when people say that they don’t have time. I’m a sucker for a good elbow patch. I wanted to name my first child Scout. It got vetoed. I still love the name. I don’t like potatoes. Or chocolate. Or ice…

Inside Ali’s Closet: Week of October 24th

October 24th, 2011 Sweater and skirt: Jacob Shoes: Shoedazzle Hair: An experiment in air drying October 25th, 2011 Sweater: Old Navy Shirt and (my new favorite work) Pants: Gap Shoes: Madden Girl Hair: An experiment in ironing October 26th, 2011 Sweater: RW&Co Skirt: Gap Boots: La Canadienne October 27th, 2011…

I Wonder What Lelaina Pierce Might Say About Tattoo Barbie.

Sometimes I wonder if people out there are looking for a fight. Sometimes I just want to look people in the face, throw my hands up in the air and shout “Who in the hell cares?!” from the rooftops for all the see and hear. You like Barbie? Fantastic. You…

Wormholes and Tights.

Here I am, adjusting my tights. Tights and I? We have an interesting relationship. I love them, because, well, I am a fan of not freezing my lady parts in harsh Toronto winters. I hate them, because, well, I am also a fan of not having extra nylon and spandex…

It Increases Your Face Value

“Mrs. Martell, I have to tell you that your daughter Emily is just so delightful. She has a permanent smile. I don’t think I have ever seen her without it.” “What a pleasure Isabella was to have at the birthday party. What a happy, happy kid.” “Ali, Josh is such…

One Snapshot

I remember so little of my pregnancy with Emily, which is unusual, I think, since she was my first. I know for certain that I signed up for weekly emails that compared my growing little stomach gnomes to various fruits and vegetables and I recall being so proud to exclaim…

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