March 2 09

last night, circa, 6:30pm. the last of my come-and-take-ali’s-books-away visitors had gone. the husband had gone. i had gotten out of the shower and was all, hrm, where’s Emily? i searched the entire house. i mean, i even searched the furnace room in the basement. and then i panicked. and then i may have cried. and i may have said the f word. the husband laughs when i call him “um, yeah, she went to my sister’s for dinner. hahaha” oh yeah. that’s really funny.

what is funny, however, is the almost-fully grown-in adult tooth that is hiding underneath her front tooth.


she is officially dubbed SHARKGIRL.

what is also funny is the $14 i the husband found in my peacoat for 11 years ago. the one i haven’t worn since the first year we were married. the one i, of course, still had hanging in a closet in my basement.

ali the packrat is not even a bit surprised that we were able to fill more than half of the industrial-sized garbage bin that is currently taking up way too much space on my driveway. and the nannies…ohmigoodgod, the nannies! they have asked if they can go CRAWLING through the bin for hidden treasure. i swear if no photo evidence comes of this hilarity, i will shed tears. big giant bitch-titted bob from Fight Club tears. can you imagine a dozen nannies jumping in and out of this thing?


this weekend also marked the purge of ali’s books. this is the table after about HALF of the books had already gone. and we aren’t even going to talk about the hundreds of books that i KEPT and couldn’t part with…


and then, of course, this weekend marked Shavegate 2009. we took Indiana to petsmart to get a standard shi tzu three inch cut. you know, to make him look like this:


but instead of 3 INCH, they, for some reason, heard #3 BLADE. which is 1/2 an inch. GAH! cue the weeping. my puppy is BALD.


but, alas, he is still superIndy to me…


just like his best friend and big sister, SuperBella


now, i’m off to spend my $14 on something really important. like coffee. i need it.

  1. I always find money in coats. The only good thing about winter really.

    Comment by slynnro on March 2, 2009
  2. I love finding money in coats.

    Comment by slynnro on March 2, 2009
  3. OMG I was going to ask you if you took the puppy to PetSmart. They are the worst. They shaved our Bichon so bald his pink skin was showing everywhere and they shaved off his tail and get him a rat tail. The dog was so traumatized that he wouldn’t leave under the bed except to eat (not even for walks) for 10 days. We actually caleld PetSmart back after day 2 because we weren’t even 100% sure we brought our own dog home.

    Comment by Steph on March 2, 2009
  4. Indy looks Gorj!
    My dog spent saturday overnight at the spa too, and came back super fresh shampoo smelling and nicely clipped nails!

    Comment by Sarah on March 2, 2009
  5. 1) Indy is still super cute.
    2) A person should NEVER be forced to part with their books. That being said, when my husband and I moved cross country I was coerced into giving up probably 50 books. My heart cries for you.

    Comment by MonsteRawr on March 2, 2009
  6. Do you think the nannies would object to oiling up before going into the dumpster as a group?

    Comment by SciFi Dad on March 2, 2009
  7. Poor Indy. He must be damn cold today.

    Comment by mamatulip on March 2, 2009
  8. That’s how I used to steal candy money. Raid my parents off season jacket.

    Comment by April on March 2, 2009
  9. Your pup is still so cute!

    That’s an awesome pic of Isabella jumping in the balls!

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    Comment by Ruby on March 2, 2009
  10. I found $10 in my ski jacket yesterday. We should meet for coffee 😉

    Comment by Angella on March 2, 2009
  11. hi Ali i once found lost child of mine sleeping in her bedroom closet….finding money is so much fun.

    Comment by LAVENDULA on March 2, 2009
  12. hahahaha. Indy looks less superman and more evil one-eyed shi tzu trying to take over the world in that last pic. Too cute.

    Comment by Lyndsey on March 2, 2009
  13. I love Superindy and his trendy cut! I also love you and your books and hope you saved some literary love for moi, ha =)

    Comment by Camels & Chocolate on March 2, 2009
  14. I love how Indy is totally posing in that photo! He’s all “look at me, mom! I’m SMOKIN’!”

    Did you recycle your books or give them away? I’ve debated opening an Amazon store to sell them for 99 cents a piece. But then I remember I’m lazy and would have to mail them out.

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    Comment by Kristabella on March 2, 2009
  15. I had to get rid of some of my books for moving – and I did so without prompting! The husband was very impressed, to say the least.

    I am currently mulling over a job in Buffalo because, ya know, $18 an hour for full-time kicks booty compared to that being TWICE WHAT I GET PAID NOW HOURLY.

    But anyway, dog is still cute – looks like he’s winking in one picture.

    And I used to pull jackets out of the closet at my grandparents’ house to wear (most were mine) – and I once found a five in one and a 20 in another!!

    Comment by Maryann on March 2, 2009
  16. Look on the bright side–less dog hair around your house to vacuum up!

    Comment by kirstin on March 2, 2009
  17. ahh Indy is so cute! Even with the cut.

    Comment by Chantal on March 2, 2009
  18. I know it was an accident, but Indy still looks really cute – especiall as Super Indy. My dog was accidentally shaved last time we went to the groomer (after growing his hair in for a YEAR because of another shaving incident) and I cried so hard, they gave me the grooming for free. 🙂

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    Comment by TUWABVB on March 2, 2009
  19. You could probably spin the dumpster diving nannies into some sort of reality tv.

    Comment by Captain Dumbass on March 2, 2009
  20. ALL my son’s teeth came in that way…behind the baby ones! And I love the cut, we have a shitzu mix and we shave him ourselves. He has had some, uh, interesting cuts!!

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    Comment by CJ on March 2, 2009
  21. save me some books . . . adult, kid, baby. if i was there, i’d be in the dumpster with the nannies!

    Comment by adina on March 2, 2009
  22. Um, I found a dime at work today. Score!

    Also, forgive me, but I may have started feeling a little tingly in my tummy (or wherever) when I saw all those books you’re trying to get rid of. I’d have been all over them. We’re never moving. They’d have a loving home.

    differentkindofgirls last blog my mind, this was a shorter post; however, it’s sweet, so stick with it.

    Comment by differentkindofgirl on March 2, 2009
  23. aw poor puppy, but he’s still awful cute! And yay for finding random money! Don’t go crazy now and spend it all in one place 😉 hehe

    Comment by Jen on March 2, 2009
  24. I SO want to see the nanny pictures!!

    Comment by Nadine on March 2, 2009
  25. Love Sharkgirl!Love finding money in old coats! Love nannies in the bin — wtf is bin doing there? You ordered it? Did I miss a post?
    Love Indiana! You could use your $14 to buy her a coat…..

    Comment by Haley-O on March 2, 2009
  26. oh dear G-d!

    A friend took her mini schnauzer to PetSmart for grooming, once.

    He came back looking like a chemo patient. He had no ear tips, he had no fluff on his legs or paws. His tail was less than a rat tail. He had NO eyebrows, which is what gives the little schnauzers a lot of their personality.

    Took about 6 months to get him back to looking like a schnauzer, rather than a Chinese crested hairless. 🙁

    Get him a coat and some booties if it is really cold and NEVER, ever take him back there again.


    Comment by kaleb on March 2, 2009
  27. wow, that’s a lot of books. Y’know on beauty and the beast when he takes her into that library? that’s my version of heaven.

    P.S. your puppy is still adorable. he can sport a bad haircut with class.

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    Comment by Katie on March 2, 2009
  28. Indy always looks like he’s winking at me. I love the picture of him leaping through the air!

    I know his fur is short now, but he will be a LOT easier to take care of. Buy him some sweaters or something! heh.

    Comment by heather... on March 2, 2009
  29. I love finding momey in pockets! I once found $100 I had hidden the year before in a silk poinsetta plant!

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    Comment by Joanie on March 2, 2009
  30. Super Indy (new bald edition!) just made my day.

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    Comment by Moose on March 2, 2009
  31. Super Indy looks swankilicious! Awesome, awesome!

    Isn’t finding money in unexpected places also awesome, awesome? Congrats on the $14. Envy. 🙂

    Wow, yah, books. I have a hard time parting with them. And when I do, they have to go to a good home. Seriously. I’m weird that way.

    Comment by Nenette on March 2, 2009
  32. I LOVE finding money in old clothes! In fact, I’m such a dork that I have been known to leave a five dollar bill in the pocket of a pair of shorts, just so I’ll find it the following summer.

    Comment by Assertagirl on March 3, 2009
  33. I think Indie looks really cute. I’m sure that’s the haircut all the fashion forward puppies are getting this spring.

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    Comment by kgirl on March 3, 2009
  34. Okay, so is this nanny infestation spreading to my part of town any time soon because I’d love to trap one.

    And free money rocks. I once found a roach clip in a jacket I bought at a second hand store but I guess your find trumps mine.

    Comment by katie ~ motherbumper on March 4, 2009
  35. I sometimes leave money in coats just to get the surprise the next time (year) I wear it.

    Comment by Canadian Lawyerista on March 15, 2009

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