November 17 09

The husband has taken 4 two-week trips to Toronto since August. If you are home doing the math at home, he is in Toronto roughly 50% of the time. And, as I predicted, the bad shit always seems to happen during that 50%…you know, ranging from the light bulbs going and the batteries in the remote dying to the bigger stuff, like on trip #1 when both Emily and I had the stomach flu (barf) and on trip #2 when our dog almost died and on trip #3 when I had the cold/flu/sinus infection plague and now trip #4 when Josh has a possible little something you may have heard of.

It rhymes with shmine shmu.

But, the jury is still out, but we are treating him with tylenol meltaways to keep the fever at bay and treating the rest of the symptoms with tamiflu…but, in capsule form, because there’s no liquid to be found anywhere in the entire ATL. so, we are emptying the 75mg capsules into juice and attempting to only give him 45mg because, you guys, my 7-year-old son weighs less then 40 pounds. (Yes I feed him) (Mom)

but, anyway, we are working through the list this week, and well, talking about sickness was not just to complain to you, it actually ties into today’s story. Shut up, IT DOES, I swear. You see, the husband walked through the door and I threw the children into his capable and well-rested-from-the-past-two-weeks and said, “I’m going to sleep for 24 hours, dudes, you are on your own” and shut off the light and found Apollo 13 on TV and snuggled into my Target quilt to drool over my lover Ed Harris as he successfully lands those boys safely.

And when I woke up, um, like 6 hours later…I was sure I was still sleeping because there was a movie on that at first I was all, Hey, Star Wars, but then I realized that the dude who looked like Chewbacca was not actually Chewbacca, but WAS, in fact, Robert Downey Jr.

oh yes.


I tell the truth you all. And, oh, it gets worse better…because in this movie where RDJr is covered head-to-toe in hair, a Nicole Kidman-as-Diane Arbus falls in the love with him. oh yes, she does. and there’s icky shaving involved. SHAVING. I don’t get it. Was this supposed to be dare-I-say SEXY?

But, in true Diane Arbus fashion, it was creepy but yet…I could not look away. Like, you know, that picture of the twins.


this picture…and THIS ONE…


scare me almost as much as clowns. Yes, it’s true. I am scared of creepy twins.

(Come play with us, Ali. Come play with us. FOREVER. AND EVER. AND EVER.)

and now this movie…is probably the scariest one I’ve seen since The Ring. (Yes, The Ring scared the ever-loving-shit out of me) (7 days)

and while we are talking about bizarre things that scare me…I will let you in on a little secret. I am scared of him. I swear. I won’t even see the movie.


Isabella has a copy of this book on the back of the toilet in the bathroom. For some bizarre reason, it’s her go-to book when she’s in the john. And every time I walk into that same bathroom, I have to flip the book over, because, I don’t know, just looking at his face gives me complete heebie-jeebies. *SHUDDER* So, yes, I flip the book, which is funny, because the entire time I was reading Pride and Prejudice and Zombies (which I could not recommend enough. oh my damn, it’s good!) every time I walked into my bathroom, it was always flipped upside-down. So, while I’m afraid of creepy twins and men dressed up as Chewbacca and Quasimodo…at least one of my children is afraid of this…


They are such wimps.


  1. hi Ali we have had our fun with swine flu around here and it has hopefully run its course and won’t effing re-appear!…FUR was such a good movie. i heart robert downey that for real a book?

    Comment by LAVENDULA on November 17, 2009
  2. WHAT? You *liked* Fur? Really? you didn’t find it UBERcreepy?

    Comment by ali on November 17, 2009
  3. Its ok . Im terrifed of the Burger King. Like the creepy faced guy on the commercial. Oh god.
    Also not a fan of the chocolate guy from the Axe commerical.
    My theory is its the horrible grin.
    .-= a´s last blog ..Booze Cruise Is Docked =-.

    Comment by a on November 17, 2009
  4. I’ve never even heard of that movie with a hairy Robert Downy Jr.

    I hate that Bing or whatever commercial that is supposed to be like The Shining. It makes me thankful for my DVR and being able to fast forward through commercials.

    Comment by Kristabella on November 17, 2009
  5. K – the movie is called FUR, which really only makes it worse. heh.

    Comment by ali on November 17, 2009
  6. I am REALLY glad I didn’t read this at night. I scare easy and this all freaks me out.

    Comment by Angella on November 17, 2009
  7. I really want to read the P&P Zombies book! On my list after the Outlander series, have you read those?

    Comment by Kaleigha on November 17, 2009
  8. Is it porn? Because I really don’t like furry porn.

    I love that your kids read in the bathroom too. Reading on the toilet is one of life’s greatest pleasures!

    Comment by Avitable on November 17, 2009
  9. I adore zombies, I truly do, but a few weeks ago, when Entertainment Weekly did a Zombies A-Z feature, I had to be sure the magazine wasn’t folded open and left that way when it was left in the bathroom (yah, you know it’s true) where photos of people dressed like zombies would terrify me when I got up in the night.

    I LOVE that book, btw. I want to read Sense and Sensibility and Sea Monsters, but I feel it will pale in comparison.

    Comment by fadkog on November 17, 2009
  10. Oh no! I hope Josh improves. The pork-illness really wouldn’t be good to have right now!

    I agree with you on those twins, super freaky!

    No idea what the hairy RDJr movie is, doesn’t really sound like my cup of tea…

    Comment by Bronnie on November 17, 2009
  11. i just saw that movie (fur) too – so weird, but i couldn’t stop watching. also, the ring was definitely the scariest movie i’ve ever seen. i made my hubby come to the bathroom when we watched it, b/c i was too scared to go alone.
    feel better, josh! poor kid.

    Comment by adina on November 17, 2009
  12. My biggest fear when I had swine flu was that the kids would get it. I really hope Josh is on the mend soon (also? I cannot believe Julia weighs more than him!).

    Those twins from The Shining scare the BEJESUS out of me. Sweet mother of…

    Comment by mamatulip on November 17, 2009
  13. ali, i work as a pharmacist in winnipeg and yeah, there’s no liquid here, but we are compounding it for kids. made one for a kid just born in july09 for heaven’s sake. wonder why pharmacists in ATL aren’t doing this??

    Comment by chrissie on November 17, 2009
  14. what is the name of this film?

    Comment by Wasana on March 4, 2013
  15. i mean the film from Robert downey jr

    Comment by Wasana on March 4, 2013

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