Monthly Archives: January 2009

more Scout…


She falls asleep like this on the couch EVERY NIGHT.  

Also, she’s a bit of a slut.



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 So, this is my life. And I want you to know that I am both happy and sad and I’m still trying to figure out how that could be.”

The Perks of Being a Wallflower 

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one of my all-time, very favorite songs… beautiful.

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Scout is not amused.


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stirrin’ up trouble, makin’ enemies…


Do you do the Facebook?  It is a fairly new thing for me, but it’s been fun – catching up with a lot of people from school and what-not.  But I think I learned today that you gotta be careful what you put as your status.  ‘Cause wow – people get ANGRY!  Here’s what I wrote for my status today, while we were watching the inaugural festivities.  Also right after seeing a bunch of comments from my more “conservative” friends saying some pretty nasty and negative things about our new president…

“Laurie thinks it’s a beautiful day, and will not let the negativity bring her down”  🙂

That’s all.  Fairly non-controversial – OR SO I THOUGHT.  Geez, the firestorm it caused.  I think some people were just waiting for someone to jump all over, and I happened to be the one in the wrong place at the wrong time. But a lot of people stood up for me and sent me private messages telling me not to worry about all the stuff being said.  It was all very silly really, but I did feel a little attacked.  I mean, do I not have a right to express my happiness about this historic day?  Good grief.  I mean, I held my tongue when I read that “Obama is a communist”, or “better get used to socialism”, or “the Dow went down today – what about this change everybody’s talking about?”  And these are some of the more tame statements.  

So yeah, this was meant to be a light-hearted post about Facebook, and the constant email alerts I get about everything that everybody is doing every second of their lives.  But I guess it turned into a rant, huh?  I think I’ll change my status to “Laurie is Switzerland”.  Also, I should probably spend a little less time on Facebook.  

While we’re on the subject of today’s events – here’s something funny…

We were watching Obama’s speech, and when he got to the part about “duties”?  You should have heard the 2 knuckleheads I call my children.  It might as well have been Beavis and Butthead on the couch beside me.  “Heh heh, heh heh, he said “doodies”.  Heh heh heh heh.”

Then later I was quizzing them on what we saw (I SWEAR, they ASKED me to – they love for us to give them “trivia” questions.  I promise I’m not trying to torture the poor children.)  ANYWAY, I asked Cooper if he remembered the name of the violinist who performed today.  He says, “That was Yo Yo Mama!”

They can make me smile when nothing else will.  🙂


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in praise of mutts

“A lot of shelter dogs are mutts like me”

Barack Obama on adopting a shelter dog.

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And that’s exactly how Scout came to live with us a year ago this month.  We haven’t regretted it for a second – she’s the best… we just love this little girl.


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