#tbt: Tales of a second-grade Laura

Y’all. Seven-year-old me was pretty great to have in a crisis.



#tbt: Tales of a third-grade Laura

Today, we visit the subject of being a parent. And what it apparently meant to me, at age 8.

First, to be a mom:

You only get school clothes and trolls. Oh and school supplies.

To be a dad:
I am so glad I didn’t end up a father because I do not want to be a band director, however I would be a better one than the guy currently doing the job my dad was doing when I was 8. Also can we note that when you’re 8, $40-$50 a month is BANK.

#TBT Tunes

In honor of Throwback Thursdays, I’d like to share with you a new (old) bit of awesomeness.

Last week, I got the awesome idea to start looking through my old mixed CDs for those burned in high school and college.

I have laughed, I have cried, I have judged myself.

This week we revisit “Lawa CD 2.” Get ready to live…

Track 1: “Who I Am,” Jessica Andrews
This isn’t starting off well.

Track 2: “Everything I Do,” Bryan Adams
What the…. what was wrong with me at this point?

Track 3: “Who’s That Girl?” Eve
OK, I was beginning to wonder. And get very nervous for tracks 3-17.

Track 4: “Put It On Me,” Ja Rule
Also known as me and Rebecca’s song. “Where would I be without my bay-bay??”
Ja Rule, man. I love him.

Track 5: “Can I Get A…” Jay-Z
Now, if you had heard just the first two songs on here – hell, even just the first one, would you have known this one was comin’?
If that fact surprises you, you don’t know me at all. But seriously I don’t know why those first two are part of this mix.

Track 6: “Play,” J-Lo
I’m sensing a pattern in my life at this point…

Track 7: “She Thinks My Tractor’s Sexy,” Kenny Chesney

Track 8: “I Hope You Dance,” LeAnn Womack
I might break this CD once I’m done writing this blog.

Track 9: “I Want You To Want Me,” Letters To Cleo
Ah, the 10 Things I Hate About You soundtrack……

Track 10: “Danger,” Mystikal
This is officially the weirdest mix CD ever made.

Track 11: “Stutter (Remix),” Joe feat. Mystikal
I did love me some Mystikal back in the day. And this was the jam.

Track 12: “Ride Wit Me,” Nelly
There he is. Wondered when he’d make another appearance…

Track 13: “Digital Get Down,” NSYNC
I’m laughing so hard I can’t see the computer screen. IT’S ABOUT SEXTING/SKYPE SEX. They were so progressive….

Track 14: “Shake Ya Ass,” Mystikal
WHAT DID I SAY about Mystikal?!?

Track 15: “So Fresh So Clean,” Outkast
Now known as the song I sometimes sing out loud after a shower.

Track 16: “Born To Fly,” Sara Evans
Also known as the first and only song I ever sang solo at karaoke and am still recovering from it….moving on….

Track 17: “Utha Side,” Nelly
I dare you to find a Nelly song (pre-duet w/Tim McGraw) that I don’t still know every single word to.

These can only get better, y’all. Maybe.

Smiley things again

You guys, I follow entirely too many blogs, sites, feeds, whatever. And on these blogs, sites, feeds, whatevers, I find all kinds of things I want to share with you. Or, my lovely friends/family send me stuff that they know I’ll like love and I feel the need to pass it on.

I’ve done it a couple of times before: here, here and here, to be exact.

And this time isn’t much different.

But first – here’s what my family does on a Saturday night…


Other things I’ve enjoyed/become obsessed with recently:

32 signs your life is better than last year

This is how I wake up sometimes, too.

Lord.. that KISS.

Seriously, I can’t get over it..

Where my ’90s kids at??

Good advice. Take it.


I love Tim Gunn. So much. And I would totally yell “Make it WORK!” at him from a moving car. Before I made the car stop so I could go hug him.

I want a pet elephant. And a puppy. S/O to Moms for sending this along: Elephant and Dog Best Friends

Daily affirmations?

“He woulda never made Space Jam. And I LOVE Space Jam.” So do I, Kid President. So. Do. I.

“I di’ not eat spinkles.”

Yesssssssssssssssss. I can’t stop laughing.