July 27 07

…when your tailor buys you a snickers bar!!

(“he felt the establishment owed him a snickers bar” what movie? anyone? anyone?)

i bought some new jeans recently. for some reason, and i cannot for the life of me figure out why, none of my jeans were fitting. a closet full of 18 pairs…and not one that fits.

so, new jeans it was. but i didn’t want to spend a lot of money. someone tipped me off to a $39.99 sale at the gap. now, granted, i haven’t been in a gap that had sizes over 6x in at least 2 years….but $39.99 was a price i could live with. and so, i came out with some jeans that, of course, my 5 foot 1 1/2 inch body needed shortened. badly.

so, off to my best friend at Clubb 10 tailors. seriously, i love him. and his entire family. they are so nice. they are cheap. they can do an original jean hem like no one’s business (seriously, you can’t even tell that they’ve been shortened). and they are quick. what more could you ask for in a tailor?

oh, and yesterday, he gave me a snickers. just like that. he had sent his niece to get him some chocolate and told her to get one for me.

now that’s some good customer service.

**actually, i’m so bummed that i’m not there right now. that i didn’t get to road trip it with miss vodkarella and solo mom. that i didn’t get to room with karen and sarah and jenn. i won’t even start with the linky love of all the people i was hoping to lick meet….the list is ridiculous.

i am, however, getting a pretty good consolation prize. a guest posting gig over at Izzy‘s tomorrow. so, i guess if i can’t violate her in person, i may as well enjoy violating her site. so, come on over and see me there tomorrow and say hi!

oh, and PS…my kids are friggin cute:



  1. thats right, who needs Blogher!?

    Comment by Sparky Duck on July 27, 2007
  2. Totally bummed about BlogHer now. LOL I never thought I would be. But I am.

    Get in Second Life! It’s pretty fun!!!

    Comment by sam on July 27, 2007
  3. Your kids are friggin cute. And, I want your tailor!

    Comment by LoriD on July 27, 2007
  4. Wow. They are frigging cute.

    Comment by Chris on July 27, 2007
  5. I don’t get how none of your jeans fit. You’re TEENY. Your old nanny must have played a trick on you or something….. 😉

    the kiddies are SO FRIGGIN CUTE!!!!!!!!

    Comment by Haley-O on July 27, 2007
  6. I love those white shirts on your daughters – cute!
    And yeah, there’s nothing like a Snickers bar from the tailors. I get candy from the chainsaw shop guy, which is ALMOST the same.

    Comment by Rebecca on July 27, 2007
  7. Your kids are super cute. We’re sad you aren’t here.

    Comment by Sarah, Goon Squad Sarah on July 27, 2007
  8. Not only frigging, but FRACKING cute.

    Comment by aimee/greeblemonkey on July 27, 2007
  9. The.Cuteness.Is.Killing.Me.

    Comment by kirsten on July 27, 2007
  10. THAT is GREAT customer service! I think handing out free chocolate and candy bars to customer should be the new standard. “Do you want a Mars or Godiva with that?””PMS? Oh, here’s a bag full of chocolate”

    How cute are your kids!!!

    Comment by Nadine on July 28, 2007
  11. Here from Izzy’s and couldn’t resist posting because OMFG those are some of the friggin cutest kids I’ve ever seen!

    Comment by Jackie on July 28, 2007
  12. *I meant commenting, not posting 😛

    Comment by Jackie on July 28, 2007
  13. Gosh they are sweethearts. We should try to get together once I get back from the cottage….I’m sorry you aren’t here tho – it’s been nuts, but fun mostly.

    Comment by Karen on July 28, 2007
  14. I loved that quote from Reality Bites. I used to love Ethan Hawke since he was in Explorers. Have a great weekend.

    Comment by Andrea on July 28, 2007
  15. I was so excited reading through the comments, thinking I was going to be the first and only one to know that it was from _Reality Bites_ . . . but somebody beat me to it . . .

    I’m still pretty proud of myself, because I almost NEVER know cultural references like that.

    Comment by lorraine on July 28, 2007
  16. i wish i were there too! we could have roomed together and gone around licking folks as a gruesome twosome. 😉

    Comment by lara on July 29, 2007
  17. What we should have done was met halfway between Toronto and Ottawa and had our own BlogHer on the 401. Next year. Waddya say?

    Comment by chantal on July 29, 2007
  18. I’m ultra jealous of your tailor. Wish we had someone like that around here. Most of ours do a sub-standard job.

    Maybe BlogHer next year??????

    Comment by FENICLE on July 29, 2007
  19. Your kids are adorable! I am staying home, too, commiserating with those mamas who are blogging from home instead of from Chicago’s Navy Pier.

    Comment by Daisy on July 29, 2007
  20. I’m ever so pissed I didn’t get to go to BlogHer. Shall we meet there next year? What says you?

    Comment by andi on July 29, 2007
  21. I went to Blogher and we missed you, I kept looking around going where is Ali???

    I have to say there were some hi and lows to the conference, you were missed but you didn’t miss anything that you can’t get next year. YOU BETTER BE THERE NEXT YEAR!!!


    Comment by Melina on July 30, 2007

    I know, I’m not the first to get it. And I’m way late getting here, wading through a week’s worth of Google Reader (not b/c I was at BlogHer). Love that movie…

    Next year! Next year, we’ll all go to BlogHer.

    Comment by Sadie on July 30, 2007
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