August 8 11

We have a babysitter every Sunday night. What this means, of course, is that even when I am exhausted from a busy, busy weekend and I just want to take my pants off and crawl under my covers and read Harry Potter, I can’t, because at 7:30pm, the babysitter shows up and forces me to go out. Occasionally, we go out with friends, or we bring sushi and wine over to friends or we just spend our evening at Sobey’s (it’s incredibly romantic, really…) Somehow, this week, I convinced my husband that he wanted to go and see a movie. This, for us, is strange, because 99.9% of the movies we see are animated or rated PG…or include little blue men and I am not talking about Tobias Funke. AND it was Friends With Benefits. Which, I should point out, is interesting, because for years, this was the conversation in our house whilst watching many, many, many syndicated reruns of That 70’s Show:

Isn’t Mila Kunis hot?


Really? She should totally be on YOUR LIST.

Ali, I don’t think she’s hot.

What? You have horrible taste in women. She’s gorgeous. I’d totally make out with her.

You have horrible taste in television. This show is crappy.

We are officially in a fight. Enjoy sleeping in Indy’s crate tonight. 


And then we went and saw Black Swan and wouldn’t you know it…

Why didn’t you tell me Mila Kunis was so hot?


She can totally be on MY LIST.

I guess all it takes is some Natalie Portman girl-on-girl action to change your tune, eh?



So, yes, it was established that Mila Kunis is officially hot and therefore, he was agreeing to go and see Friends With Benefits.

But alas, I was overcome by THE TIRED and I decided I wanted to skip the movie altogether, to go out for a coffee in the pouring rain, to come home, to take off my pants, and to watch two episodes of The Wire.

(Which holy oh my god, that is a good show.)

That’s how tired I was. And I didn’t even go to Blogher.

No. I didn’t. On Friday I fought the stomach flu as hard as I could and took about 6 Gravol pills, which, ps, is about double the recommended daily dosage. But, I managed to stay barf-free and awake because I suffer from that .01% of the population that the little tiny disclaimer at the bottom of the package is meant for “may cause excitability and wakefulness” which I am pleased to say I have passed down to my children. I was up on Friday night until 3am, playing Settlers of Catan with her and her. Somehow, through the powers that be, I was able to keep my food down and be an active participant in the newly dubbed #BBQHER.

Let’s pretend they are not intoxicated, shall we?

It’s always ridiculous fun when Kristin comes to visit, even though I swear to god, I come down with some sort of ailment every time she comes to visit. There was that one time that I had strep and some sort of lung infection (pleurisy, I think) and we stayed inside all weekend while I blew my nose into eleven million tissues and ate grilled cheese and soup and watched a Zac Efron movie marathon. See? I’m telling you. Ridiculous fun.

No really. This time it WAS actually fun. We went to The Toronto Beer Festival where I felt really, really old even though I got hit on (TWICE!)(by really really really intoxicated men)(but still! Hit on!) and didn’t really drink any beer. And I tried my first burrito and it was one of the most delicious things I have ever stuff into my gob. And we played more Settlers of Catan. And we hung out. And we slept in. And we watched a Toddlers & Tiaras marathon.

And well, the real kicker of the weekend was this.

We are driving home and suddenly Kristin is singing.

Everybody’s talking all this stuff about me
Now now why don’t they just let me live

And before I know it, I’m all

Oh oh oh I don’t need permission
Make my own decisions oh
That’s my prerogative

And before we even know what is happening, the entire car is filled with the sounds of Bobby Brown and I’m all


….and just like that, I get to cross something off of my bucket list.


  1. I’m sorry, you had never eaten a burrito before? I…I don’t understand!

    Comment by Anna on August 8, 2011
  2. I have many comments:

    1) Since I LOVE Mexican food, I’m so glad I was there for your enjoyment of the awesomeness that is the burrito. Also, those are REALLY good!

    2) I’m not drunk in that photo, silly. Not one lick.

    3) It always IS ridiculous fun! Whether we sit on the couch in our PJs or go to a beer fest! ALWAYS FUN!

    4) You forgot to mention we also sang a duet of Caribbean Queen.

    5) MISS YOU!!!!!

    Comment by Kristabella on August 8, 2011
  3. Oh! And I forgot! HOW AWESOME IS THE WIRE??? JUST WAIT!

    Comment by Kristabella on August 8, 2011
  4. SIGH. I miss you!!!

    Also, I will admit, the first two episodes of The Wire were slow for me, but I knew that so so so many people love it to death, so I waited and seriously…episodes 3 and 4 were AMAZING. Like, ridiculously amazing. I am hooked.

    Comment by ali on August 8, 2011
  5. Yes! There is so much going on and 100 characters with weird names, it is hard to keep track! Glad you stuck with it!

    Comment by Kristabella on August 8, 2011
  6. Now I have to pull out my DVD of Almost Famous. I <3 that scene so much!

    Comment by Jana A on August 8, 2011
  7. YES! It’s too good.


    Comment by ali on August 9, 2011
  8. LOL on the Mila Kunis part. Your hubby is adorably hilarious…and I love The Wire too!

    Comment by Nolan Duncan on August 8, 2011
  9. I love Mila Kunis, and I also think she is totally hot. Strangely, my husband doesn’t really agree. He has assured me, however, that if I ever want to make-out with her in front of him, I should go for it!

    Comment by Angela@BeggingTheAnswer on August 9, 2011
  10. Husbands really are SO GIVING, aren’t they? 😉

    Comment by ali on August 9, 2011
  11. I think a future #BBQHER needs a double dose of Kristins.

    (Also, I’ve long had a major girl crush on Mila…at least you and I have similar taste in women!)

    Comment by Camels & Chocolate on August 10, 2011
  12. I miss you guys sooooo much. We should have weekends like that once a month, at least!! xo

    Comment by sam {temptingsam} on August 10, 2011
  13. YES YES YES.
    I totally support this idea.

    Comment by alimartell on August 10, 2011

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