April 3 08


ew. ew. ew. ew.

this morning i went to get coffee, as i do every morning, and was juggling my sunglasses, my large coffee, my timcard and my receipt as i was walking out the door

(and yes, for the record, i’m still buying my coffee at Tim Horton’s, even though i’m sure this contest is rigged. i’ve rolled up the rim to win about 73 times now and have won three times. two coffees and a donut. one in nine chances MY ASS)

and i dropped my sunglasses.

in a pile of someone’s spit.

so i left them there. i didn’t know what else to do. (see, Hales, it’s a good thing i don’t wear fancy designer sunglasses! hahaha)

what’s the grossest thing that’s ever happened to you??

one of these days i will admit that regardless of how i think of myself, i’m a month away from 30, that i am a mom to three kids, and that i am actually an adult, and not a 16-year-old teenager.

and that i actually should be carrying a wallet. one of those big suckers that has room for cards. many, many cards. and my kids health cards. and money. and change.

instead of a wallet, i carry one of these.

you might call it a change purse.

and you might now be wondering how in the hell i use this instead of a wallet. i have three words for you: bursting. at. seams.


find me a wallet.

so i can grow up without having to stop shopping at Abercrombie.

thank you all for your make-up advice. i bee-lined for my MAC counter between work and my physio appointment yesterday (for the record, it has come to my attention that only Canadians use the term physiotherapy…and you Americans were probably reading my post and thinking i was from mars. you would call what i am having ‘physical therapy‘)

for trading in 18 empties yesterday:

for trading in today:

you can’t quite get the effect, can you? how about now?

  1. This is why MAC is the best.

    Comment by Dana on April 3, 2008
  2. Try Danier for a wallet. They have all the right compartments and the leather holds up really well.

    Comment by Steph on April 3, 2008
  3. I love MAC! I am very choosy with wallets…Danier does have good ones but they are slightly large & a little too grown up for me. I found a great one off at Designer Depot last year & am still loving it! Try winners too.

    Comment by Maria on April 3, 2008
  4. I lurv my Vera Bradley wallet(s) They zip up so you can cram it full of stuff, and there is a wrist-let thing.

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    Comment by Cristan on April 3, 2008
  5. Another reason to love MAC.

    I would have walked away from the sunglasses too. I buy mine at WalMart usually. I can get a new pair for $7 🙂

    Comment by Angella on April 3, 2008
  6. Okay so I’m also approaching 30 (thanks for the reminder) and I, too, use the same wallet/coin purse as you. (plain black though).
    I have tried about 10 million wallets, but they all end up bulky and I keep things I don’t really need.
    I do have a Matt and Nat wallet somewhere and I really like it.
    As for the sunglasses. Yuck. I’m not sure what I would have done.

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    Comment by LD on April 3, 2008
  7. the solution to your wallet problem is very easy… coach WRISTLET. considering i’m exactly you minus 2 of the children, i am speaking from exprience. wallets=bad, wristlets=good.


    Comment by punchanella on April 3, 2008
  8. I hear ya on the wallet dilemma – my knock-off Gucci doesn’t even fit all my cards in it so the extras float around my purse!

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    Comment by Don Mills Diva on April 3, 2008
  9. Wow ! That is a lot of empties ! What did you get in the end ?

    Comment by Heather on April 3, 2008
  10. Wow ! That is a lot of empties ! What did you get in the end ? http://www.espe.ca/wallets.htm The link is for my favourite wallets. Totally not grown-up.

    Comment by Heather on April 3, 2008
  11. One time in college I was walking my sister’s German Shepard puppy. She ate some dog poo and then turned around, jumped up on me and licked my nose…it was beyond gross.

    Comment by Sarah on April 3, 2008
  12. I second the Coach wristlet. I’m so not ready for a grown-up wallet. And Coach anything is my favorite.

    I was supposed to turn 30 on March 15th but I decided against it. I went with 29b. That gives me a good 26 years at age 29 with that system.

    And I had my heart set on a certain pair of Versace glasses, but after that story I think I’ll go for the knock-offs, thank you very much. lol

    Comment by AJ on April 3, 2008
  13. I was maybe ten, my mom and I were at my grandparent’s condo in North York and I was having a can of Pepsi, back when Pepsi cans were white with the red and blue circle logo. ‘Member them? anyway, for me to have a can of pop was kind of a big deal; my mom hardly ever bought pop and when she did she bought 2L bottles of like, Orange Crush. Or Gingerale. Which are fabulous pops and all, but when you’re ten, you want SUGAR. Cola. A cool pop.

    So I had this can of pop and I was almost done, but there still a few sips left. I went to the bathroom, came back into the kitchen and sat with my mom and grandfather at the little kitchen table. Reached for my can of Pepsi and finished it off in one big gulp…

    …and felt something in my mouth. Something like a stick, something else that was like those log things the dentist puts between your teeth and your gums to separate them, and a whole lot of something that felt – and tasted – like ashes.

    My mom had put out her cigarette in my Pepsi and had dropped a bunch of used matchsticks in there too, for good measure, and didn’t think to say anything before I finished my pop.

    It still makes me throw up in my mouth when I think about it.

    Then there was the time I took a sip of some Wink through a straw and an earwig was in the straw and I sucked it into my mouth and felt it clawing around in there…but I’ll stop now.

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    Comment by mamatulip on April 3, 2008
  14. Omg I’m with you – I turn 30 in 7 days! Eeek.

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    Comment by lamberrymer on April 3, 2008
  15. If you’re looking for a great handmade leather wallet, try this shop on Etsy:


    I bought my husband a wallet from there and he totally loves it.

    My dog peed on my boot yesterday.

    Ainse’s last blog post..S is for Sign…

    Comment by Ainse on April 3, 2008
  16. I was doing cartwheels of joy when I paired down from a huge day planner to a wallet, so I cannot imagine using that tiny thing except to maybe hold my gum stash that I have on me at all times.

    P.S. I don’t think I even FIT into Abercrombie. Their SM size would fit my freaking CALF.

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    Comment by Loralee on April 3, 2008
  17. ok so I am well past 30 🙁 (sigh). I haven’t found a wallet I like so what I did was – I picked up a knock off Prada purse (my neighbour picked it up in NYC) and I use the compartments in it like a wallet. There are two side ones where I keep my money and change and debit card. There is a middle one for my other cards (and I have about 50 of those). There is just enough room for some candy, lip stick, a toy car or two for those impromtu restaurant visits and some feminine hygiene stuff.

    Chantal’s last blog post..Family matters

    Comment by Chantal on April 3, 2008
  18. How is it possible that I did not know about this yet… seriously, why don’t I wear MAC makeup?!? Am switching immediately.


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    Comment by heidikins on April 3, 2008
  19. http://www.hollyaiken.com/product.php?category=45
    best wallet EVER, doubles as a clutch.

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    Comment by mrs. chicken on April 3, 2008
  20. I’ve been using this: http://www.protravelgear.com/store/guide/shop_by_brand/baggallini/baggallini_small_wallet_bag_compact_travel_purse.cfm?partnerid=froogle
    (altho I did not get it from this site). It comes with a strap to be purse or fits inside purses as a wallet. It’s great for travel with a backpack. You can find it!

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    Comment by Wendy on April 3, 2008
  21. Yes, I see that now, Ali! Mind you, I did have a pair of cheapy sunglasses once. I dropped them in a toilet. Then I washed them and put them back on.

    I’m not sure what’s worse, though — spit on street or toilet water…….

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    Comment by Haley-O on April 3, 2008
  22. I got my wallet at Trove, I think. Very cute, not grown-up at all. And yes, I am sick of rolling up the rim and getting bapkes.

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    Comment by kgirl on April 3, 2008
  23. I clicked over from DGM and before I even read past the first post on the page, I knew I would not only continue to read but be back in the future (and bookmark you). Why? You buy your coffee at Timmies! A fellow Canadian makes me happy. That roll up the rim contest is a crock.

    What’s the grossest thing to happen to me? You know that cartoon that circulates on the net with the kid standing under a branch, tongue out, catching snowflakes while two birds sit above him saying something like “It’s too easy”?? Yeah – that was me. Ew ew ew ew.

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    Comment by MadWoman on April 3, 2008
  24. Fossil has some fantastic wallets.

    Comment by She Likes Purple on April 4, 2008
  25. First with the makeup – OMG!

    Second, the grossest thing that ever happened to me? It would be a tie, and both involved condoms.

    THe first is that I was walking home from the bus stop after school and saw a USED CONDOM WITH FLUID on the side of the road.

    The second would be cleaning up a room in my first apartment when I moved into the room and having to put on gloves because we kept finding used, FULL condoms around the room. Some were bloody.

    Do I get a prize?

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    Comment by Maryann on April 5, 2008

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