May 12 08

i’m in big trouble. i have a mall, like, literally across the street from my house. i swear. it’s actually faster to walk there than to drive there. it’s thisclose. usually, it’s great. i meet Tova there for coffee after work every monday. it has a great children’s resource center where my nanny takes Isabella twice a week. i’m a hop-skip-and-and-a-jump from many things, if i need them. pharmacy. grocery.

but, you see, they’ve been trying to spruce this mall up. by adding new-and-improved stores. like coach. and BCBG. and…fuck me….a Lucky Store.

it just opened. and i’ve already bought a pair of jeans (happy mother’s day, ali!) and i’ve already salivated over all the hoodies i need to buy. i’m a hoodie girl, and you can never have enough…and lucky? well, they are like a hallmark card…they care enough to make the very best.

remember this?

oh yes, that’s lucky. *drool*

i think i either need to move. or i’ll probably be getting divorced.

happy mother’s day to all you moms out there. i got my mother’s day wish. i got to sleep in until 9:30. and then woke up to a giant Tim Horton’s coffee. bliss. i know, i’m easy.

Miss Isabella made me a 400-pound necklace that she was giddy with excitment to give me. she has been asking me every 20 minutes if i like it…and why i’m not wearing it.

and Miss Emily wrote me a story. a very creepy story. but she did it all by herself. and i’m impressed with her spelling (i’m not a freak mom…i’m just trying to keep the focus away from the story content…because, um, bizarro!). you can read it here…if you dare!!!

and sir Josh…gave me, erm, nothing. he wouldn’t even pose for a picture. MEN!

i’m having a contest over at Juice! this week…i’m giving away copies of the soon-to-be-released Bod Dylan non-biopic “I’m Not There“…you know…the one where Christian Bale, and Heath Ledger, and Richard Gere, and Cate Blanchett all play Bob Dylan….

…well, come on over and tell me your favorite Bob Dylan song and you could win!

also…while you’re at it…poke around at the new UrbanMoms site. it’s bigger and better than ever! you will have to register (even if you are already getting the emails) to leave comments…but it’s worth it! (and then there’s no more word verification!)

  1. The space-time continuum! The space-time continuum for the love of all that is good and pure! You better teach that child about pseudo-science soon.

    Happy Mother’s Day, Ali.

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    Comment by SciFi Dad on May 12, 2008
  2. I’ll have to go read the story.

    I have to drive AN HOUR to get to a mall. I think you really are “Lucky”


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    Comment by Angella on May 12, 2008
  3. so umm you and em went to the past and she saw you have her?…hope you had a great mothers day Ali.if i could remember my fecking password at urbanmoms i would go leave comments on juice…

    Comment by LAVENDULA on May 12, 2008
  4. I could get by with a Lucky store across the street, I am a hoodie girl as well…Hoodie of choice, Lululemon. If they opened one of those across the street, it would break the bank!

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    Comment by Nap Warden on May 12, 2008
  5. Weee! Now I can comment there! Not having Captchas will be nice

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  6. O.K – I luv you! Can’t wait to go to said mall this weekend!!! I’ve been meaning to go there for a while…liked that mall enough before but I think I’ll be luving it more now!!! Thanks…I went shoppig ALL day yesterday with my mom & now I can’t wait to shop some more thanks to you.

    Comment by Maria on May 12, 2008
  7. Yikes! That is trouble!

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  8. So the girl just realized the only perfect friend would be herself! At least she figured it out early. heh

    I love the giant necklace! Sometime I’ll have to show you the bracelet Roenick made me 2 years ago. lol I wore it once, that was enough to make him happy.

    There’s no way we wouldn’t go bankrupt if I had Lucky hoodies within walking distance. We’d be living in a van down by the river.

    We had big plans for Mother’s Day, then someone dropped 250 pages of editing in my lap. So pizza and a walk through the University garden it was. But I did get a new Nikon D80, so the trip through the garden was a good photo op.

    Comment by AJ on May 12, 2008
  9. Our “Mall” sucks a freaking duck.

    Happy for wallet. Sad for me.

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  10. That story cracks me up. So was she a twin after you stayed in the past?

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  11. Damn. Its gonna be expensive to visit you. And I’m not talking about the cost of the flight. Oh well. 😉 Happy momma’s day!

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    Comment by Miss on May 12, 2008
  12. Wow, no matter the tripy story, your girl can spell! Way to go Emily!

    My son painted for me a ceramic candle holder – it is very sweet. Then this a.m. he said he had something else for me, but things he forgot it at school (it’s a poem the class wrote) and he started to cry. Awww…poor kid! (but .. ah, why did he just remember MONDAY am that he forgot it .. weird…)

    Comment by sarah on May 12, 2008
  13. Happy Mother’s Day and you know I’m hitting that store ASAP. I want that hoodie – I really do, you cool thang.

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    Comment by motherbumper on May 12, 2008
  14. *GASP* You have a HOODIE store across the street? I would be broke. I am currently in the process of wearing out my light-blue Nike hoodie, and covet MORE!!!!!!!! lol

    That story is just… just… i don’t even have words for it. But is it just me, or IS it a little worrysome that your child wants to relive the day she caused you excruciating pain and agony??

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    Comment by Jana on May 12, 2008
  15. My oldest kid is possibly the worst speller of all time, so I’m pretty impressed.
    And a mall across from your house? Good grief! There’s one store in my town, pretty much!

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    Comment by Rebecca on May 12, 2008
  16. BCBG??

    Happy Mothers Day!

    Comment by Keri on May 12, 2008
  17. Sounds like a fantabulous Mother’s day!

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  18. I guess it’s a good thing you don’t work at the mall! I once worked in a clothing store and literally spent every single paycheck on clothing. It was ridiculous. Off to read the story… 🙂 Happy Belated Mother’s Day.

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    Comment by 180/360 on May 12, 2008
  19. LOVE, LOVE LUCKY! Its who I am (as far as clothing goes). Absolutelty love the jewelry. My daughter bought me a Lucky necklace for mother’s day.

    Comment by maria on May 12, 2008
  20. They have LUCKY there, now!?!? It was crazy enough when they added Lulu! They’re, like, a full-on mall, now!

    I got a sweet little decorated jewelry box from the monkey. So sweet! I’ll save Emily’s book for later (no time at the moment — things are CRAZAY!)

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    Comment by Haley-O on May 12, 2008
  21. Glad you had a great day. I am banned from malls – I banned myself!

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    Comment by amy on May 12, 2008
  22. I like Lucky. But I am excited because our seond-rate mall is getting a Zara. Love that shit.

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  23. I love Tim Horton. No really, I wrote a poem to him once.

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