April 6 09

well, it’s safe to say that this so-called Spring and I are officially in a fight. I guess it’s a good thing that I spent too much time cooking for this impending unleavened bready Jewish holiday to weatherize my closets because there is snow. LOTS OF SNOW. think: snow storm. think: winter boots. think: expected 6 inches. i think a snowstorm should automatically give me a get out of jail free card. i mean, do you even know what passover commemorates? oh yes, the epic saga of Moses leading the Jews to freedom from slavery through the desert. If this had happened in Toronto, that old Charlton Heston joint would have been a VERY different movie…

speaking of movies, I partook in a much needed girls’ night out on Saturday night (We also partook in unlimited free refills and were able to stretch one large popcorn across five people. hey, if you are going to charge me $8 for a diet coke, i’m going to refill my popcorn 4 times. it’s that simple) to see I Love You, Man. and, well, i loved it, man. As a lifelong member of the Freaks and Geeks fan club, i shouldn’t have to tell you how much i love anything Judd Apatow. and, seriously, any movie that quotes my beloved Andre the Giant’s classic princess bride action… “anybody want a peanut?” ACES. my only beef?


i’m wondering if there was some sort of water softener problem going on here? because the hair? the hair! she was distracting.

also distracting? the Wolverine preview, because seriously, looks amazing.

and, confession: HUGH JACKMAN? I FINALLY SEE THE APPEAL. i have always thought he was a little too, erm, manly for me. In my mind he was wolverine, even when he wasn’t actually playing wolverine, yanno? but, i don’t know, maybe it was the Oscars (when i wanted to lock him right up in my pocket, he was my bar of chocolate…). the one thing i DO know, however, is that it’s not because of the recession. oh yes, did you read about that study…the one that say that hard times make women want hairy men? i swear to god, i am not making this shit up.

one last thing i wanted to tell you, because since i first posted, way back in February, about Miss Roxee being sick, and through all my facebook statuses and tweets, you all have been so supportive. Sadly, Roxee lost her battle with lymphoma this week. She was such a huge part of our lives, our children’s lives. She was the first dog we’ve ever loved, and she taught us all how to eat an apple like a lady.


we will miss you, roxee girl.

  1. omg …so sad .. shedding tears here at work – for having been through the same disease with our beautiful dog – it is quick and soooo devastating…RIP Roxy .. maybe your running with my Kia now in Heaven!
    You mom must be devastated..

    Comment by Sarah on April 6, 2009
  2. So sorry about Roxee:( Dogs/pets become a huge part of the family, don’t they? Our Bichon is 18 years old and is still kicking it old-school, with the help of some arthritis meds. As hard as this is, Roxee is no longer suffering and she was obviously very much loved.

    Comment by Jen on April 6, 2009
  3. My heart breaks for the loss of your Rox. These things completely crush me.

    (so forgive me for saying that when I went to go see I Love You, Man over the weekend, it was all my husband could do to keep me in my seat and not up at the screen licking Paul Rudd)

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    Comment by fadkog on April 6, 2009
  4. Oh nos! You lost your Golden Retriever? I’m so sorry.

    We have one too. He’s going to be 12 this summer. I dont even want to think about my husband and son when this dog goes.

    And I also never understood Hugh Jackman until I saw Australia. I am completely a convert now. He was so yummy in that movie.

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    Comment by Amy @ Milk Breath & on April 6, 2009
  5. That’s so sad! Some animals are too much like people not to fall in love with them, and it’s always sounded like Roxee was one of them.

    As for the movie… just saw I Love You, Man this weekend and OMGod it was hilarious. Except the projectile vomit scene made me – not a gagger – gag.

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    Comment by loren on April 6, 2009
  6. Oh Ali, sorry to hear about Rox. And the snow too. 🙂

    I think Im gonna put that movie on my to-see list for this weekend. Thanks for the heads up.

    Comment by OHmommy on April 6, 2009
  7. what?? i’m sitting here in shock. i can’t believe that about roxy. i’m sitting here crying and in shock. i’m so sorry for you guys. please pass on my love to Doris and your dad and your whole family. shit. i’m so upset. i feel like i did when i heard princess di was in the accident. i was like what? no way! i must be mishearing or something. shit. i’m so sad and can only imagine what you guys must all be feeling. i love u roxy.

    Comment by Tova on April 6, 2009
  8. We saw I Love You, Man last week and Paul Rudd was a bit too weinie-ish in it for me. I never thought I would say I find him unattractive, but halfway through the movie I was thinking “Where’s funny, cute Paul Rudd?”

    I’m so sorry about Rox.

    Comment by regan on April 6, 2009
  9. Losing a dog you love is awful. I’m sorry.

    And for all of the Paul Rudd lovers out there? You can have him! I LOVE Jason Segal – and it’s got to be a deep, consuming love to still be there after Forgetting Sarah Marshall.

    And yes, the SNOW! I’m in Ontario too and this is CRAZY!

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    Comment by Julienne on April 6, 2009
  10. Sorry about Roxee and your snow. I spent two hours in the garden yesterday but that sunshine was terrible. I hated every minute. Honest.

    Comment by Captain Dumbass on April 6, 2009
  11. Sorry to hear about Roxee. I hope you all find some peace.

    We got a lot of snow here too. Its April! Enough with the Snow already!!

    Comment by WickedStepMom on April 6, 2009
  12. Oh no, Roxee =( I’m glad I got to meet her while she was still around. She was such a LADY.

    I cannot cannot cannot wait to see Wolverine! And the ladies and I are going to see I Love You, Man next week, so you now have me stoked for that as well!

    Comment by Camels & Chocolate on April 6, 2009
  13. We were lucky to miss the snow here in Milwaukee.

    Sorry to hear about your dog. 🙁

    My hubs will be happy to hear about the hairy man study, though. Heh…

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    Comment by Colleen - Mommy Alwa on April 6, 2009
  14. Roxee will definitely be missed. Even though I didn’t know her, I’m sad hearing she lost her battle.

    Looks like the snow turned to rain. Greeeeaaat. The snow was prettier….

    You MUST see Adventureland. You will LOVE if. I mean CAPITAL L.O.V.E. And apparently I must see I Love You, Man…. (You coulda put that on your hot new Review site, non?)

    Comment by Haley-O on April 6, 2009
  15. (P.S. Get Dasbecca to put the pretty badge to your review site on your comment page — i.e., I can’t get to it from here, have to go to your home page…same with the Juice badge). Just a suggestion…?

    Comment by Haley-O on April 6, 2009
  16. rest peacefully Roxee

    Comment by Sensibly Sassy on April 6, 2009
  17. Oh, so sorry for your loss, Ali. 🙁

    But I am SO GLAD you finally see Hugh’s appeal. He’s been on my tope five list for years…

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    Comment by Angella on April 6, 2009
  18. I am so sorry. It is so hard to lose a beloved pet.

    And yeah, woke up to snow here, today, too. I was all, BITE ME WINTER.

    Stay warm,

    Comment by mrs.chicken on April 6, 2009
  19. I know I sent you condolences a few days back on Twitter, but I have to say again how sorry I am about Roxee.

    Oh, and mmmm… Hugh Jackman.

    Comment by Nenette on April 6, 2009
  20. So sorry to hear about Roxee. I believe that there’s a whole doggy heaven up there and all of our loved and lost dogs are playing together.

    Comment by Lottifish on April 6, 2009
  21. I’m so, so sorry about Roxee. She looks like she was all class.

    I’m with you on Hugh…it’s like a light-bulb went off over my head when watching the Oscars and I was like, “Hey – he’s hot!”

    TUWABVBs last blog post..Faith is not a thing which one loses, we merely cease to shape our lives by it.

    Comment by TUWABVB on April 6, 2009
  22. I am so so sorry about your precious dog.

    You must see Australia, it’s a long movie, but well worth it to see Hugh!

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    Comment by Gabriella on April 6, 2009
  23. I’m so sorry about Miss Roxee, she will be missed.

    Comment by katie ~ motherbumper on April 6, 2009
  24. I’m sorry about Miss Roxee.

    I agree with Gabriella… if you want a real Hugh Jackman fix, go see Australia!

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    Comment by Joanie on April 6, 2009
  25. 1) Snow sucks. We’re visiting Cincinnati from Atlanta and it’s dribbling snow. Despite growing up in Michigan, it still hurts.
    2) Something about the previews of I Love You, Man made me dislike it, but maybe I’ll check it out. Anything that quotes Princess Bride can’t be all that bad.
    3) Sorry to hear about your puppy. Death hurts, no matter who it takes.

    Comment by MonsteRawr on April 6, 2009
  26. You know, we have a stuffed dog called “Rockee” around here. So sad 🙁 Mr. A says “She looks like a good old lady who had a great life.” And then, I presume, he went to cry in his closet.

    Comment by slynnro on April 6, 2009
  27. I’m so sorry about Roxee. It’s crazy how attached we get, isn’t it?

    And I can’t wait to see I Love You, Man. Possibly because I could lick Paul Rudd’s neck if ever I were to meet him. Just saying.

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    Comment by Meg on April 7, 2009
  28. I still don’t see the Jackman appeal, but I’m waiting on Wolverine to change my mind.

    I just wrote about I Love You Man, too! I, however, totally forgot about the Princess Bride quoting. Perhaps that would have upped my review a bit.:)

    (Once again, so sorry about Roxee.)

    Comment by metalia on April 7, 2009
  29. Ali, just read your article about the lack of Pesach ketchup. Luckily for me I did buy a while ago so I have a bottle that will now have to be rationed carefully. I wanted to suggest that you use a can of jellied cranberry sauce mixed with a packet of onion soup for your roast. It is delicious and very easy. Goold luck.

    Comment by Pam on April 7, 2009
  30. so sorry to hear about roxee.and snow its finally starting to melt around here.now lets just pray that it stays gone.

    Comment by LAVENDULA on April 7, 2009
  31. So sorry about Roxee! Oh, that’s heartbreaking.

    To switch gears with not so much as a segue, I can’t WAIT to see I Love You, Man. Esp. now that I know about the Princess Bride quoting.

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    Comment by Moose on April 7, 2009
  32. It’s always hard to lose a dog, so sorry about Roxee.

    I’m still not quite on the Hugh Jackman bandwagon, still see him as the hairy Wolverine. Maybe it’s because I didn’t get to watch the Oscars?

    Comment by Jennifer, Playgroups are no place for children on April 7, 2009
  33. I am sorry about your doggie.

    You have Hugh now to distract you. Knew you’d come around to Hugh.

    Comment by Linda on April 7, 2009
  34. oh sweetie, I’m so sorry to hear of the loss of Roxie. May she eat all the apples she wants and chase rabbits to her hearts content while resting in peace.

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    Comment by monstergirlee on April 8, 2009
  35. Oh no! I’m sorry about Roxee.

    I’ve always love Hugh Jackman. I dig a man with an accent.

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    Comment by Kristabella on April 10, 2009
  36. It’s snowing here too, good times. lol. I also found this really cool make-over recipe for Gefilte fish, thought I’d Share:

    Comment by Jessica on April 10, 2009

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