November 9 09

I am nursing the second cold I have been plagued with in the past 4 weeks with tylenol cold & sinus and trough-fulls of the Tim Horton’s coffee I hauled back from NYC. I am lying in bed nursing my plagued laptop and watching last night’s season finale of Mad Men. For the third time. I weep that there are something like 273 days left until season 4 begins. I am still wearing what I slept in, which is, coincidentally, also what I wore all day yesterday. A vision, I tell you.

I had plans for today – BIG PLANS – to run 4 miles (without ripping apart one of my ankles this time). I am getting to that “OHMYGODWHATHAVEIDONE” stage of the whole half-marathon thing…although, to be honest, I really have been in this stage since the beginning. But I don’t do failure well. It’s not a good look for me.

to tell you all that my grammy told me she loved me yesterday after I fed her an entire bowl of soup. she really did. I said that I had to go and she said, I shit you not, “okay. I love you!” which may have made my entire year and maybe made me weep in the car on the way home (but, the weeping *may* have been caused my children’s whining) and even though she had no idea who we were – she called my dad Larry even though his name is Steve – she told me that she loves me, dammit.

to cure my Target withdrawal (I mean, it has been over a week since I’ve been inside one) and, really, what kind of work-at-home-mom would I be if I didn’t show my face at Target at least 4 times a week?!?

to do some actual work. Because, um, I actually LIKE the work that I do and I (surprise!) like money and real, live paychecks.

to bitch to Jen on skype about the effing Packers game.

to track down the person who posted hideous pictures of me on facebook from my camp years – – -  do they NOT know the only person who is allowed to post all the bershon-y pictures of OldSchoolAli is ME? also, to be thankful that even though adolescence was horrifically unkind to me…post-adolescence was, indeed, good to me. I mean, really though, there was nowhere to go but up.


(look at ali all matchy-matchy! pink shirt, pink-patterned shorts, pink socks! and OY, the hair. THE HAIR!)

to decide whether or not I should go back to blond because while I like my hair brown, I am still – four months later – doing quadruple takes at the mirror and being all, “who is that? oh, right…that’s me. I’m a brunette.”



to put away the 17 loads of laundry that I did yesterday and to try to find matches for the ten single socks that have remained single for the last 3 months but yet I still hold out hope that will miraculously appear in the same way that they miraculously disappeared. You don’t believe me, do you?


I am nothing if not a truth teller.

And this truth teller is considering the pros and cons of a neti pot (yes? no?) to get rid of this post-nasal drip (SEXAY!) and possibly crawling back into bed for an hour. or two. or five.

  1. Blonde for sure. How goes it?

    Comment by aaron on November 9, 2009
  2. Feel better girl. I just (JUST) started watching Mad Men and love it.

    And dude, the socks thing is universal.

    Also: MY VOTE is for CURRENT. I mean, I love the blonde but dang, remember the maintenance.

    Comment by katie ~ motherbumper on November 9, 2009
  3. Damn, check out those crazy glasses on that girl in the middle. Now those are sexy!

    I say go blonde. It looks really good on you.

    PS. Feel better!
    .-= Cassie´s last blog ..Family Time =-.

    Comment by Cassie on November 9, 2009
  4. the blonde, it really suits you! also, I can never pull it off…

    Comment by Maria on November 9, 2009
  5. I don’t know! I like you as a blonde and as a brunette. You can totally pull off both!

    Get the NeilMed Sinus Wash. It will change your life! Trust me! It’s weird, but totally works!

    Comment by Kristabella on November 9, 2009
  6. I think you look totally lovely both as a blonde and a brunette (which very few people can do), so is that cheating, to vote for both?

    Also, I totally believe you are going to 100% rock your half marathon. I just committed to running a half in Portland the first weekend of October (next, very far away October), and I nearly peed my pants when I did. But hurrah! for challenges.

    Comment by Kerri Anne on November 9, 2009
  7. I thin the blond is the way to go. While you are pretty as both, blond seems to suit you better.

    Feel better!

    Comment by Lottifish on November 9, 2009
  8. I think you look lovely as both a blonde and a brunette but I like the brunette better.

    Also, neti pots for effing disgusting but so worth it. I’ve had mine for about a year and I am still squeamish about using it but I have to admit that it works. The key is to use organic sea salt. And don’t look in a mirror while doing it.

    Comment by hillary on November 9, 2009
  9. I hate the Sock Monster. He always strikes at random, and leaves you wondering. EVERY TIME!

    Also I’m going with the brunette. Keep it brown.

    Comment by Jaime on November 9, 2009
  10. First of all feel better! Second-there are people in that picture who look worse than you. I got a big kick out a lot of those pictures. I vote for blonde Ali. And lastly-the Neti pot is AWESOME! Just try not to laugh while doing it because it hurts.

    Comment by Arica on November 9, 2009
  11. I prefer blonde in general but I’m biased. I vote for whichever requires the least effort to maintain. Either one works well for you.

    I may have the match to a couple of those socks in my drawer. Damn monster knows no boundaries.

    Comment by Hockeymandad on November 9, 2009
  12. Love the blonde!

    Comment by Ruth on November 9, 2009
  13. Blondes have more fun, dontcha know?

    And neti pots frighten me, but I hear good things about them.

    And if you mail those socks to me, they might match up with all the random socks I have.
    .-= Katie´s last blog ..Swearing =-.

    Comment by Katie on November 9, 2009
  14. I like both hair colors, but I just dyed mine out of boredom, so do it! if you want!

    Comment by Kaleigha on November 9, 2009
  15. Go with the blond. It really suits you. You look lovely either way though, just to be clear on that.

    Comment by Carrisa on November 9, 2009
  16. I have yet to watch last night’s episode of Man Men because, well, for one, I can’t get the damn remote away from my husband, and two, I don’t want to think about how long it will be before I can get my Jon Hamm on again. I weep!

    I just took my reddish hair dark and do the same thing when I look in the mirror. I also kind of regret the change. I’m ready to get back to red, and so I’m saying blonde for you!

    Comment by foradifferentkindofgirl (fadkog) on November 9, 2009
  17. Is that a time machine strapped to your wrist? A tv? Holy crap that thing is BIG!

    Comment by Giblet on November 9, 2009
  18. I love you as both a blond and a brunette. I’m no help here.

    And dude. Don’t even get me started on the sock monster.

    Comment by Angella on November 9, 2009
  19. I was disappointed when you went dark- so I say blonde!!! go blonde again! My trick to hair maintenance is going to the cosmetology school. It’s a lot cheaper!
    .-= ReinventingAmy´s last blog .. =-.

    Comment by ReinventingAmy on November 9, 2009
  20. I say back to blonde.

    And I’ve never tried a Neti pot, so I can offer no insight there.

    Comment by Anna on November 9, 2009
  21. You look great with both but your eyes really pop with the brown.

    Hey, I think I have your missing socks at my house!

    Comment by Jen Maier on November 9, 2009
  22. You look lovely both ways!
    I say go blonde…but then I’m biased cuz I LOVE blonde…and we definitely have more fun! 🙂

    Comment by Tova on November 9, 2009
  23. you look really pretty with blonde hair.and i would try the neti pot to clear your sinuses

    Comment by LAVENDULA on November 10, 2009
  24. i like you as a brunette but not as much as i like the blonde.

    Comment by betsy mae on November 10, 2009
  25. I like the brunette look-very chic. Also, definitely neti-pot all the way…LOVE my neti-pot!

    Comment by Amberlea on November 10, 2009
  26. I say you try red. Of course, I have an uncommon fascination with redheads, so that might be a bad idea.

    Comment by Avitable on November 10, 2009
  27. I hope you feel better. Do the Neti pot as someone suggested. It’s warded off many a sinus infection for me. As for your hair, I like you as a brunette…it really makes your pretty eyes stand out!

    Comment by IzzyMom on November 11, 2009
  28. blond

    Comment by rayli on November 11, 2009
  29. I like this blonde look, lady! Brunette is gorgeous too… in any case, you look darling, and I hope you feel better really soon.

    Comment by Grumble Girl on November 11, 2009
  30. I hate to sound repetitive but I totally back the blonde.

    Comment by Tali on November 11, 2009

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