Friday, October 30, 2009


Mojo doing his best to block Marley from any kind of attention...
Look at her face! The stress is really starting to get to her!

Quote Of The Day

Me: “I haven’t been sleeping more than 2 hours a night.”

Jordan: “Ugh. What’re you reading? More Array Otteee? Ord of he Ings?”

Me: “That’s the worst English accent I’ve ever seen.”

Thursday, October 29, 2009


Pearly White Peekaboo

Quote Of The Day

Me: “I hate Dreidel. It has no point.”

Adam: “Yes, it does! That’s what it spins on…”

Wednesday, October 28, 2009


A few cool pool shots.

Quote Of The Day

Grandpa Alton: “I worked at Longine Wittnauer before I fought in the war.”

Eric: “What did he say?”

Me: “Orangina.”

Grandpa Alton: “No. It was lawn-gene-wtnrrr.”

Eric: “Why would you think Orangina? He worked at Tropicana!”

Grandpa Alton: “They said that I could go back after the war and they would present me with a watch of my choosing. Longine Wittnauer. I never went back. I wouldn't go back now, the whole store prolly thinks I'm dead."

Me: "How could I ever mix up an orange juice company with a carbonated orange juice company?!"

Eric: "That's the spirit!"

(A little upbeat cousinly back and forth to brighten your day.)

Tuesday, October 27, 2009


I took these on a walk a few weeks ago. Maybe a little longer. I remember wanting to win the lottery, go house shopping, haggle over closing costs, pack up my apartment, find the perfect movers, get everything moved into my new house, bring all the furniture into the center of the room, cover everything with tarps, and then paint my new walls all of these colors.

Quote Of The Day

Maureen: “I’m a polish bulemic. I binge, and then forget to vomit.”

Monday, October 26, 2009


Through the drinking glass...

Quote of the Day

Me: “Jewel shines forever in my heart.”

Adam: “I bet you won’t ever repeat that to anyone, ever.”

Oh yeah?

Friday, October 23, 2009

Mojo's Not Alone

My father had a huge hand in me getting Marley, as he footed the *initial* bill, so as to ensure I didn't buy a pitbull. Once he heard I thought black puggles looked like miniature pitbulls, Marley was mine. He sometimes likes to say how he technically owns her, and I politely remind him that I had out-paid him by her fourth month of life.

Mojo's story is a bit rough around the edges, and either the multitude of his previous owners and mishandling's or simply his genetic make-up has made him into high strung. I'd use a more forceful phrase, but there are a lack of options. He pants and looks around alertly even in his almost catatonic state. I love him just as he is. My father does not. But for all the times he has said there is no other "freak" dog like Mojo on this planet, I had to show him the truth. There is at least one.

This is a video of a very hyper dog, both of her "parents" are bloggers (Dooce and Blurbomat), that I am an enormous fan of. Dad, I just wanted you to see this as proof that Mojo is not alone in his insanity.


Food is kind of turning me off today, so I thought I would share the feeling with you all! This was taken at Hackensack University Medical Center's cafeteria. That's right, folks. The epicenter for health and well-being serves up hot dogs in a vending machine.

Quote of the Day

Alex: "I’m an idiot."

Me: "I didn’t say it."

Alex: "You didn’t have to, Aly. It still hurts."

Wednesday, October 21, 2009


Mojo doesn't really understand the difference between "Guest Bed" and "Dog Bed."

Quote of the Day

Me: “I love mojitos.”

Julia: “I love mojito's 'cuz I love chewing on mint.”

Me: "To each her own...."

Tuesday, October 20, 2009


Does she know she is giving him hives? Marley? I think so.

Quote of the Day

Aly: “I’m going to the gym tomorrow morning.”

Alex: “You are? Are they closed?”

Monday, October 19, 2009


I spent the better portion of the past week on my couch. I always thought given that much downtime, I would rip through some books, get some writing done, make inspirational to-do lists. The majority of my hours were filled with trying to meditate out pain, as dramatic as that sounds. One day, I'll get into the nitty gritty details. Not today, though. The percocet is really a deterrent to typing.

One thing that did stimulate my brain ever so slightly was finding celebrity look-alike's on TV. The trick will be to finding pictures that are as close as possible so that everyone can agree with me.

First up, Mila Kunis (Jackie from That 70's Show) and Sarah Hyland (Haley from Modern Family). By the way, if you haven't started watching Modern Family, I implore you to. It's been the best 30 minutes of my week.

My next catch was the shocking likeness shared between Emmanuelle Chriqui (Sloan from Entourage) and Nina Dobrev (Elena from Vampire Diaries). And yes, it takes a certain amount of self-confidence to admit that I watch the show. And I will also share that I think the writing and acting is less than stellar, but it's so close to Twilight I cannot seem to turn away.

Also from the Vampire Diaries, the character Logan, Chris J. Johnson, looks a bit like Ryan Seacrest in some shots, but there are practically zero pictures of him online, so you'll have to watch to see. But perhaps the WB11, or whatever the channel is called now, casts only look-a-like's and I am the first person to crack the case! That would make this past week seem a little better.


There's something about a heart with an arrow on it that almost helps me forget the wretched stench of spoiled garbage emanating in my garage. So sweet, so close.

Quote of the Day

Me: “Don’t squeeze so hard, I have to pee.”

Tristan, age 9: “I know how you feel. I get that a lot. Best thing to do? Go to the bathroom.”

Thursday, October 8, 2009


Usually, this is exactly how my dogs appear: Marley "lounging" so far into the couch that I worry for my cushions. And Mojo, alert and staring at you know who.

Every so often, they get on the same page. But he still stares at me.

Quote of the Day

Will: “I think it looks nice and homely.”

Mike: “I think you meant homey.”

Will: “No, homey means my best bud!”

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Poodle Transformations

The entire gallery is HERE. And this must be the reason people keep poodles around: to make them look cuter than they are. Just kidding, sort of.


This is the look of brotherly love- ummmm, annoyance?

Quote of the Day

Me: "Outback is Australian"

Alex: "If Australia was a town in Jersey, then yes."

Monday, October 5, 2009


Last night, I learned that my groomer is worth every penny. And that kitchen scissors do not work that well on bangs. And that I am a lot less gifted that I had previously imagined myself to be in regards to hair (and hair, alone.)

Quote of the Day

Jordan: "Reminder note to self: never call Aly back past 10:30 pm. Because your stories are as long as the Iliad. Or should I say, Harry Potter: #32- The Dragon's Fury!"

Friday, October 2, 2009


I can get lost in the sky these days...

Quote of the Day

Me: “Alyssa needs help.”

Keith: “Ha! Yeah, well, I’m not a psychiatrist.”

Thursday, October 1, 2009


Some recently discovered life survival skills of the elusive Yorkshire Terrier:
  • He has a chameleon like ability to melt away into his surroundings.
  • He is never entirely comfortable on one type of surface, so he makes sure to try to touch two things at once, for insurance purposes.
  • He can lay perfectly still for nano-seconds at a time.
I'll see if I can add to this list, but it's doubtful.

Quote of the Day

Alex: "April flowers brings May bullshit."

*I thought this was appropriate as it is neither May nor April, but the start of an entirely far away month commonly called October. I have renamed it: The "WHAT? THE YEAR IS ALMOST OVER ALREADY?" Month.