May 15 08

two lovely lovelies have begged me to talk about myself. haha. Amy and Julie told everyone six random things about themselves and have now asked me to do the same. i’ve actually done this before. several times. but, there’s no end to the ali quirks…so, here you go…

1. my all-time favorite comfort food is grilled cheese. My mother doesn’t cook. ever. she buys at the store and heats up. the ONLY thing she can make is grilled cheese. and i know that it’s the easiest thing in the world to make, but for some reason, hers is the best.

2. i only read every other chapter of The Grapes of Wrath in high school. i still feel guilty about it, even though my 10th grade English teacher Ms. Baker totally knew. she knew everything. she even knew i was going to be an editor. i am going to read it this year. and track her down. and tell her.

3. when i was in 6th grade, a boy told me i had elephant legs. two weeks later we started going out and he tried to kiss me at a bar mitzvah. ever since that moment, i have been confused by men and i have hated my body. to this day, i still blame him for both these things.

4. i don’t wear a watch, out of sheer laziness. i own a watch. a rather beautiful one, actually, that i acquired after birthing my son. the clasp broke about a year ago and i haven’t taken it in to get fixed. because i’m lazy. and it kills me every single day that i never have any idea what time it is. fuck.

5. the first website i ever visited, other than the AOL homepage, was this one. i was in high school. and the world wide web was a new and fascinating place. my very first screename was ktchandle. it was an homage to Katie Chandler in Stealing Home – – – a movie that i LOVED. everyone thought it was for kitchen handle. everyone was stupid back then.

6. i say that i like ice cream. because, seriously, who doesn’t? but when i really actually think about it…i don’t actually really like it. i mean, i’ll eat it, of course, but i would never choose it. it’s too sweet and leaves me feeling, erm, thirsty afterwards.

so…six people to tag…Angella, Haley-O, Miss, slynnro, Jennifer and, hmm, let’s go with Backpacking Dad.

  1. Mmm. Grilled cheese. I like mine with tomatoes, too.

    Take your watch to Sears! They can fix any watch and they do it cheap.

    Assertagirl’s last blog post..The post in which I may lose a few child-free readers.

    Comment by Assertagirl on May 15, 2008
  2. Grilled cheese with fresh tomatoes and sauteed onions. YUM! Did I spell saute wrong? Spell check says I did. Hmm…

    Also, I don’t really like ice cream that much either. Weird, eh?

    Karly’s last blog post..Oh, Look! I DO Love My Kids! Who Knew?

    Comment by Karly on May 15, 2008
  3. One of the few things my son likes right now is grill cheese sandwiches. Mmmm – ice cream, my all time favorite treat!!! Especially soft serve vanilla…

    Comment by Maria on May 15, 2008
  4. while on your way to Sears; stop and get your license and health card renewed before next week… 😛

    Comment by Giblet on May 15, 2008
  5. I’ve never read ANY Steinbeck.

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    Comment by mamatulip on May 15, 2008
  6. I always drink everything in site after eating ice cream. It’s not as great as people make it out to be. It’s sort of like a movie that has been hyped up too much, and then you watch it and you’re all, ‘blah’ …or not.

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    Comment by Shamelessly Sassy on May 15, 2008
  7. ktchandle is so much cuter than dacowisnow (after a Chicago morning talk show).

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    Comment by ohmommy on May 15, 2008
  8. Crap.

    And the battery in my watch died a couple of months ago and I haven’t bothered to have it replaced. I haven’t known the time since January.

    Backpacking Dad’s last blog post..No shoes, no shirt, no pants. Mostly naked in the living room.

    Comment by Backpacking Dad on May 15, 2008
  9. i love how quirky you are Ali!quirky is me and i can really appreciate that quality in others…

    Comment by LAVENDULA on May 15, 2008
  10. Why is the little girl in the grilled cheese picture so entirely creepy?

    Ice cream is so not worth the calories. It’s just fluff, and it leaves me feeling bloated and thirsty.

    I don’t remember my first website but I remember my first chat room, I was 1 Silly girl and that’s where I met my Canadian.

    I once dropped a class in college because it required that I read 12 novels and the first one on the list was Grapes of Wrath. I have hated every page of Steinbeck I have ever read. That must be some sort of blasphemy coming from an English major, but I can’t help it…I hate it!

    Comment by AJ on May 15, 2008
  11. my comfort food is any yummy danish…hmmmm….

    Comment by Tova on May 15, 2008
  12. You are not nice! LOL But I love free blog fodder so I’m in. I totally love grilled cheese too. Our meetup is just planning itself huh!

    Miss’s last blog post..I don’t know what it takes…

    Comment by Miss on May 15, 2008
  13. I haven’t worn a watch in about two years, because mine needs a new battery.

    I love grilled cheese, too. Double cheese.

    I do love ice cream, especially on top of a warm brownie with hot fudge sauce.

    JMC’s last blog post..Name my kids!

    Comment by JMC on May 15, 2008
  14. For once I am excited about being tagged! I have posts banging around in my head and can’t pin one down.

    I am the same with ice cream. It makes me thirsty as well.

    I like it, but can live without it. Chips on the other hand…

    Angella’s last blog post..Backed Up

    Comment by Angella on May 15, 2008
  15. I dip my grilled cheese in ketchup (because it’s like a hamburger without the meat.)

    People think that is weird. When in reality they are too chicken to try it. They will be amazed by the awesomeness of flavors combining!

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    Comment by Kristabella on May 15, 2008
  16. Thank God you didn’t tag me, or I’d have to talk about the Air Supply phase I went through in college.

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    Comment by Stacy on May 15, 2008
  17. How I adore grilled cheese. I think my dinner plans just changed.

    Also: I was supposed to read Moby Dick THREE SEPARATE TIMES in school. I have yet to get past the second chapter.

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    Comment by Moose on May 15, 2008
  18. No way Ms. baker knew. If you told me that Mrs. Rosenwald figured you out, I’d buy it…

    Comment by Noah on May 15, 2008
  19. I wish I could remember the first website I ever went to. I don’t wear a watch either. I quite like sensing time.

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    Comment by 180/360 on May 15, 2008
  20. That little girl in the picture is looking awfully menacingly at that sandwich. I’m not sure she actually wants to eat it… she has a far more sinister use for this sandwich, I’m sure of it.

    I have 3 watches with dead batteries… I’m lazy, too. Plus telling time, that’s what cell phones are for. 😉

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    Comment by mary on May 15, 2008
  21. So… hot here…

    Grilled cheese is actually one of the things I cannot make without a sandwich press. I do, however, LOVE it with creamy tomato soup.


    I have lots of dead watches too, but they’re pretty so I wear them when I need an accessory. What else?


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    Comment by Mari on May 15, 2008
  22. And, this would be one of your best posts of all time. Loved it. Know now even more why we’re friends. 🙂

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    Comment by Haley-O on May 15, 2008
  23. Don’t bother with Grapes of Wrath – too depressing (and I ended up worrying about the pregnant girl the WHOLE time). Read East of Eden instead. You’ll love it.

    And I’m with you on the ice cream thing.

    nomotherearth’s last blog post..Somewhere in my youth or childhood, I must have done something good.

    Comment by nomotherearth on May 19, 2008
  24. I have Stealing Home on VHS downstairs.

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