March 24 08

okay…. I haven’t searched through all of your archives, but how did you come upon interviewing celebs?

well, this one sort of fell in my lap. I work for a lovely woman named Jen over at I used to write a column over there called Fabulous. When the wonderful, cheaty Haley-O decided that she wanted to part ways with urbanmoms and do her own celebrity gossip site, there was a hole to fill at UM. i didn’t want to steal her thunder of course, since i love her and her gossip, so Jen and I came up with our own little Ali-site, and Juice was born. It was something that combined my love of Celebrities and my love of writing and my awesome personality (bwah)

If you could be any celebrity who would u be and why?

How did you choose your children’s names?

to make a long, long story short, Jews, by tradition, name after no-longer-living relatives. when i was pregnant with baby #1, my mom gave me a LONG list of relatives who all died in the holocaust. My grandparents were each from really large families and they lost everyone – aunts, uncles, parents, siblings. the husband and i opted out of naming our children for relatives we didn’t know because we didn’t want to end up with Shternas and Liesels and Haskels and Fayvushes. so, we named Emily for my maternal grandmother, Betty. Her full name is Emily Elizabeth. Josh was named for my maternal grandfather, Aaron. His full name is Aaron Joshua. Isabella was named for my paternal grandfather, Cap’n Lou (as he was affectionately known). this was more roundabout. Her full name is Isabella Rose. but her hebrew name, Nava Leba, was after his Hebrew name, Lev.

How did you go from Georgia to the Midwest and then end up in Canada? How long have you lived in Canada?

my dad and mom divorced when i was 2. my dad lives in Atlanta and my mom lives in the midwest. i spent my childhood springing back and force between the two. and i moved to Canada for the husband. in September i will have lived here 11 years.

Amanda said:

Hmm… do you think you could ever be a vegetarian?

i definitely could…and have toyed with it before. i’m picky with my meats (that made me laugh. because i am 12). but since i don’t feel strongly about it ethically, and i do enjoy the meats that i like (mmm..spicy chicken sandwiches)…i don’t think i WILL become one.

If we were to hang out for the day, what would we do? (Kids or no kids)

days with me, without my kids, would probably involve coffee, food, and shopping. sound okay to you? we could also go bowling. 😉

ok, so I’m a little late on this .. but .. How did you lose your weight before your vacation?

um, really i just tried to eat less dessert. i’m a dessert FREAK and i don’t know how to shut my mouth when it comes to it. and i’m glad i didn’t realize that walmart in canada sold Cakesters until after i came home from my trip…mmm…cakesters…

and i tried to eat less white breads and pastas etc.

What’s your favorite coffee sweetener, and when do you think music will swing back to what REALLY rocks….Barry Manilow?

i’m a splenda girl, all the way. my office cafeteria only has the other yellow one, sugar twin, and i’ll use it over regular sugar…but i SO prefer splenda. and, as far as your Barry Manilow question, i will plead the fifth. *sorry*

if you could have a song written for/about you who would the artist group be who would do it?

wow. hmm..i don’t know. Emily Haines, maybe? Damien Rice? not sure. they both have beautiful sounds and i think they could do my song justice.

I’m still living vicariously through your vacation photos… so, what’s been your favorite vacation (location and resort/hotel) and why? If you could go anywhere, where would you go?

my favorite vacation was this one. Sandals Regency in St. Lucia. because i was with my best friends. and i did exactly what i wanted to do – spend a week at the pool tanning, eating, drinking, listening to music and reading. perfection.

as for going anywhere, wow, that’s tough. there are so many places i haven’t been. Italy. England. Ireland. Greece. I’d love to go to Cannes for the film festival.

  1. well… you must be tired after all that brain-work!!! thanks for the look into the life of ali!

    ps. damn those cakesters. I found them at walmart last week. ack!

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    Comment by Holly on March 24, 2008
  2. The nerdy scientist in me would love to work at the CDC. That and the OCD germaphobe that would just like the inside track on all the nasty bugs heading our way. lol

    Comment by AJ on March 24, 2008
  3. I think Canada started selling cakesters while you were on vacation! I know that is when I bought my first and last package. They are way too tastey for my diet!

    Comment by Dawn on March 24, 2008
  4. Oh great, now I’ve got to find these cakesters you talk about…as if I don’t have enough weaknesses to kick my butt already.

    CDC…yeah, it would be a truly fascinating place to work. Pharmeceutical companies are pretty interesting too….its amazing what you learn that you don’t really want to know….

    Comment by PamperedBunz on March 24, 2008
  5. I’m definitely gonna miss these “getting inside ali’s head” posts…they were all so fun and interesting…great job Ali!

    Comment by Tova on March 24, 2008
  6. you SO want to work at CDC in hopes of trying out for the Dr House’s assistant sweepstakes.

    Comment by Giblet on March 24, 2008
  7. you know Ali i accidently found LOST too.i try not to watch new shows in the fall.any how i was pregnant and spent a lot of time praying that baby would stay put and watching tv reading etc,and just happened to turn on the telly one night and thought i was watching a movie and it turned out to be LOST. I so love that show…

    Comment by LAVENDULA on March 24, 2008
  8. I puffy heart LOST. And entire month without LOST, is gonna be so hard.

    Comment by OHmommy on March 24, 2008
  9. I am a Splenda girl too! The similarities just keep growing.


    Comment by Angella on March 24, 2008
  10. I am loving these Q&A posts! And I couldn’t agree more about Evangeline Lilly… that’s one lucky gal!

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    Comment by AbsolutelyBananas on March 24, 2008
  11. When I get rich, I am totally hiring you to be my personal shopper. But I wouldn’t hold my breath waiting for the get rich part to happen, sadly.

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    Comment by Rebecca on March 24, 2008
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  13. whoa, whoa. final installment? what about our love child?!

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    Comment by Lara on March 24, 2008
  14. More or less! 🙂 I was hoping for something way juicier. But LOST is awesome, so it’s okay. 🙂

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    Comment by amanda on March 24, 2008
  15. Oh, I heart Lost too and am sad it isn’t coming back for a month! I’m so glad I got hooked on that show!

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    Comment by Kristabella on March 25, 2008
  16. oy vey – glad you didn’t go with shterna.

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    Comment by kgirl on March 26, 2008

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