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How to Endure and Possibly Triumph Over the Adorable Tyrant
who Will Ruin Your Body, Destroy Your Life, Liquefy Your Brain,
and Finally Turn You
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What I Did This Weekend, by Alice. Now with pictures!

1. I had all of my hair cut off. I now look like Mia Farrow in “Rosemary’s Baby,” except in the many ways I look completely different from her.

2. While my husband watched the child, my friends and I went to see Sondre Lerche perform at my brother’s record store. I never thought I would think my brother was cooler than me, as I have long felt myself to be the coolest person in the known universe, but there it is. He has a record store in Williamsburg that is frequented by youngsters who wear ironic t-shirts. I have a child who puts Play-Doh in my hair and says “I made you a hat!” and then I forget about the Play-Doh and walk around with the Play-Doh hat until it falls off.

3. I fell utterly in love with Sondre Lerche, a musician you should get to know because he is wondrously talented, not to mention the dreamiest young Norwegian I have ever had the pleasure to ogle.

4. I felt a little gross about loving Sondre Lerche, as he is maybe 21 and I just turned 36. I and my friends were the oldest people at his show. Except for the 50-year-old guy in the front row who also, I think, was there to enjoy Sondre Lerche for more reasons than his music.

5. I was introduced to Sondre Lerche by my brother, who told the Nordic heartthrob, “Could you come say hello to my sister? She never gets out of the house.”

6. Wow! That was embarrassing!

7. I spent the next seven hours giggling inappropriately.

8. The next day it was some kind of anniversary! It was like six years ago or something that I married that guy, what’s-his-name. I call him “Not-Sondre.”

9. No, seriously. I love that guy! We went out for dinner and everything. Our nice friend Debbie watched Henry while we enjoyed Fancy Italian Food and got drunk on a single glass of wine apiece. We are cheap dates. This morning Henry woke up calling out “Debb-eee… Debb-eee…” and was visibly disappointed to find that I was still his mother.

In conclusion, I had a fun weekend. The End.


Okay, okay. You be the judge:

1. Here I am with my Mia Farrow "I can use a camera" expression:


2. Here I am being told that I'm pregnant--with Satan's baby!


3. And here I am with my Satanic toddler, who is jabbing me in the neck with some tiny remnant of a long-ago torn-to-pieces Star Wars toy.


Reader Comments (61)

Very cute. I am sure Frank Sinatra types will be hitting on you anytime now.
June 8, 2005 | Unregistered CommenterLisa V
I completely love the haircut. You are gorgeous and there is no way you are 36. I'm sorry. Not possible.
June 8, 2005 | Unregistered CommenterDM
Crud. I'm 40, don't look all haggard or anything, but I swear I look old enough to be your mother.

Anyway, cute hair!
June 9, 2005 | Unregistered CommenterFlippy
You are so pretty! You are too funny to be so pretty, the Universe is confused...
June 9, 2005 | Unregistered Commenterkatja
You're gorgeous - I say go for the Finns - they are taller and have all this I hate the Russians angst! They make DAMN good 120 proof vodka too - Oh wait I'm reliving my trip to Europe ***GASP*** 16 years ago! URRGH I'm just a 38 yo mother of 4 - yes 4 kids! SIGH
June 15, 2005 | Unregistered CommenterKathy
Williamsburg? In Virginia?

Great Haircut!!! I love you in that movie!
June 15, 2005 | Unregistered Commentersoapbox.SUPERSTAR
Hm, as a Norwegian I am getting a little proud of my nation's good looking musician boy. :) He's cute! So's your hair!
June 21, 2005 | Unregistered Commenteranja
alice, sersly, i look at photo #2 every day as a post-lunch perk-up, because it makes me laugh out loud every damn time. your face is perfect. *clap clap clap*
June 23, 2005 | Unregistered Commenterkristin
You look very familiar. Do you live in PA? Don't worry, I'm not hitting on you or anything like that- I'm not gay. :p You just look familiar.

I love reading your blog BTW, I print it off and my husband and I laugh over it. So, thanks. ;)

July 1, 2005 | Unregistered CommenterTracy1cg
as with everyone else, i love the hair. yay for pictures.
July 1, 2005 | Unregistered Commentermainja
GREAT! I get to be the comment under mortgage man....

Oy vey. Gorgeous man. Henry is gorgeous.

Sondre isn't too shabby, either!

And you!

Still want to see the Play Doh hat.

January 20, 2006 | Unregistered Commenterdaysgoby

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