March 13 08

so, yesterday after getting locked inside my office building (who knew that if you worked until 5:30, you need your employee badge to leave??! um, i guess, clearly someone who has never worked that late…ahem..) and after throwing out yet another one of these…

(note: not my actual cup)

(which, in case you are keeping track, puts me at 1-24…which should tell you exactly two things about ali. a) she SUCKS at rolling up the rim…and is entirely unlucky and b) she drinks WAY too much coffee)…

i’m pleased to announce that after being bribed with promised this

and this:

and after only 25 minutes of whining and crying, and no-less-than three stalling trips to the bathroom, Isabella. went. to. sleep. and stayed asleep until almost 7 this morning.

(which meant i got to watch James come back and watch America actually get it right last night in total peace.)

ah. glorious sleep.

which, really, is fantastic news. except for the fact that today the tornado that is my mom and stepdad arrive for the weekend. and since we will all be at Emily’s play tonight (watching her blow it out of the park as the very BEST flying monkey. ever…),

I will not be putting her to bed. so, i am envisioning a return of Regan MacNeil and i will probably be looking for a good exorcist come Monday night…

i’m seriously thinking of going to blogHer. mostly because Miss Angella has promised to hold my hand (and maybe make out with me) so i’m not that loser girl over in the corner that no one wants to talk to…and they walk by all “ali who?” “cheaper than wha?”

come on…we’ve all seen America’s Next Top Model…we know how it is when you throw a whole bunch of women in one place…yes, i’m looking at you, Fatima.

are YOU going?

(also…can you find me a roommate please? i smell really, really nice. like this

and this

shut it…i know it’s men cologne…but it smells like the store. mmm…the store…)

  1. If you have abs like that I would room with you and offer to snuggle! Kidding!
    I love love love the pic of Isabella wearing your boobs! She is soo sweet! And, for the record, the face that she was making when she didn’t want to go to bed? That is the SAME one I make! 🙂
    Hope you find a roommate…and glad you had a nice time on vaykay!

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    Comment by jodi on March 13, 2008
  2. We’ll see how strong her negotiating tactics are tonight… “What do I get for going to sleep TONIGHT Mama?”

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    Comment by SciFi Dad on March 13, 2008
  3. Well I say your 1-24 record doesn’t mean ali sucks, it means Tim Hortons has lousy odds on their contest!

    And thanks a lot for posting the picture of the smarties box…now my 3yo is mad at me for not driving from Oklahoma to Canada to get him some! haha @#*@% mother-in-law spoils my kids on Canadian products then never sends any!

    Comment by AJ on March 13, 2008
  4. I get so frustrated rolling the rim. I think I’ve done just about as well as you have.

    I was going to BlogHer, but I think it’s not going to happen now. Simply for the fact that it’s on the west coast (expensive) and I’m going to have a 1.5 month old at the time. I don’t even know if I’ll be able to sit yet, let alone sit on a plane and in seminars.

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    Comment by sam on March 13, 2008
  5. Ali i bet you do smell wonderful…and i’m so glad that bella went to bed and to sleep for you…

    Comment by LAVENDULA on March 13, 2008
  6. hmmm. so the bribing thing works, eh? cuz noah did not go to bed last night until 10pm!?!?! i started the bedtime routine at 7:30 and it lasted until 10! i am in desperate need of help…so i’ll definitely be trying the bribing technique tonight! thanks ali! 🙂

    Comment by Tova on March 13, 2008
  7. I’m thinking about going to BlogHer too….
    My poor Baby can’t eat Smarties! Oh, the inhumanity!

    Comment by Rebecca on March 13, 2008
  8. I’m so happy that little monkey finally slept!

    And you know I’m going to BlogHer and begging you to come. You simply must find a roomie so we can party.

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  9. Loving that scent myself!

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  10. damn roll up the rim….

    no blogHer here… would be fun though.

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  11. I’m absolutely going to BlogHer!

    P.S. You and I may have to fight on who gets to make out with Angella first.


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    Comment by Loralee on March 13, 2008
  12. That’s one chewed-up rim. You must be one of those people that bites up the rim instead of the preferred roll with two thumbs method. I’m 3 (2 donuts, 1 coffee) for 20, so not much better.

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    Comment by LoriD on March 13, 2008
  13. I would totally buy the men’s cologne based on the picture of those abs ALONE….

    “Wha? It’s for men? Pishaw, it’s got a man’s chest on it, that makes no sense.”

    Comment by Maryann on March 13, 2008
  14. Oh oh! And you know what I love? When the night person comes in or something, KNOWS I’m there until 6, but LOCKS THE DOOR ANYWAY when she gets there.

    Or I mean, she did when I worked there… so i had to track someone down before I could leave the building.

    Until I decided I didn’t care and wanted to go home.

    Comment by Maryann on March 13, 2008
  15. I’m going! I’d be your roomie but I’m already hooked up.

    I’m worried nobody will talk to me either and be like huh? who are you?

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  16. I’m pretty sure I’m going, but it makes me really nervous to plan a vacation this far in advance. Once I make the final decision, if you still don’t have a roommate, I would happily be your roomie…we can hold hands and stand in the corner together. lol.

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  17. Nope, not going to BlogHer.

    I’ll be at the HeatHer conference instead.

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    Comment by Queen of Shake Shake on March 13, 2008
  18. I am actually in need of a roomie for BlogHer. And I swear, I’m a good roomie. I am clean and I watch Big Brother, which this season is saying a lot.

    And plus, I’ll probably be drunk most of the time, so you’ll hardly even see me in the room! 🙂

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    Comment by Kristabella on March 13, 2008
  19. I’m doing well on Roll up the Rim here in the States. I am 5 coffees for 14 and today I won a donut.

    I thought about BlogHer BUT I will be 9 months pregnant at the time. ‘Nuff said.

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    Comment by Saly on March 13, 2008
  20. If only bribes worked over here…. Too young yet. And, the monkey won’t except ANY bribe whatsoever to get on that toilet, dangit.

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    Comment by Haley-O on March 13, 2008
  21. I’ll be at BlogHer, and I’d room with you, but I’ve already found a roomie.

    I will however, drool inappropriately over you. Kay??

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    Comment by Redneck Mommy on March 13, 2008
  22. Who are you kidding? If you went to BlogHer… you would not be the one in the corner…that would be me. Until I saw you that is and then you’d be running – in the opposite direction from the crazy freak, arms flailing, chasing you down screaming “wait Ali – it’s meeeeee…. Jasmine”.

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    Comment by jasmine on March 13, 2008
  23. I would love to go to BlogHer…I so know no one and I would need a hand holder to go. Yes, I’m pathetic…

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    Comment by nap warden on March 13, 2008
  24. I’m going to BlogHer and already have a roomie… but I AM in need of some good drinking buddies. You in?

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  25. I love that you smell like that cologne. I love that smell!

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  26. You didn’t tell me that making out was part of the deal!

    You better come for SURE 😉

    OK, seriously though – PLEASE COME IN JULY!!!

    Comment by Angella on March 13, 2008
  27. yes! blogher! room with me! i’m awesome!

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  28. I iwsh I could go – only that’s when I go back to work 🙁

    Visit me @

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  29. I would totally go if I didn’t need my hand held– hard!(Like the way people hold them in middle school) I’m scared I’d be like a ‘stray’, and just lounge around not knowing anyone. PS. You smell AWESOME!

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    Comment by amanda on March 13, 2008
  30. Despite the fact that I’m not going this year, I will vouch for the fact that you smell very nice to any and all of your potential roommates. 🙂

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  31. Yes, come to BlogHer! I’d love to meet you there. Or anywhere, for that matter.

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