#tbt: Tales of a Third-Grade Laura

Only the coolest 8-year-olds had Walkmans. And spoiled toddlers, apparently. I don’t know how I thought I was going to pay for one for her on her sixth birthday (two months away at this point). That was obviously a lie to make me look good in front of Mrs. Kleinhans.

So fresh and so clean…ish

So cleaning month is going pretty well. So well, in fact, that it will have to continue into the next month because I still haven’t tackled that guest bedroom closet yet. But for good reason – I had company here for Derby and also May is always the most insane month of all months (everyoneContinue reading “So fresh and so clean…ish”

Saying goodbye, a little late

In March, some very bad things happened. My grandma, who suffered from Alzheimer’s for years, took a quick turn for the worst and, after missing my grandfather for the past two and a half years, she was finally able to go and find him. The very hour we came home from her funeral, we gotContinue reading “Saying goodbye, a little late”

Most important stuff

The closest I’ve ever had to a house fire, thankfully, was that time The Roommate burnt popcorn so badly the living room smelled like it for almost a week. And hopefully it’s something I never have to deal with. But one of the questions that provides an answer that tells you a lot about aContinue reading “Most important stuff”

The first birthday

As you know, on this blog in 2012, we’ve started honoring some of my family members (when I’m a professional blogger I’ll branch out to friends as well) on their birthdays with a photo and a list I make about them. In March, there are two birthdays that are tough. They are the birthdays ofContinue reading “The first birthday”

The fif one

So at this point you’ve heard about almost everything. Except day fieeeeeeve and the trip home. Aren’t you excited? After cramming a ridiculous amount of sightseeing, culture, shopping, walking, tubing and food into the first four days, on the day before we left, we took it easy. Kind of. We dropped Alistair off at hisContinue reading “The fif one”

day 13 – a song that is a guilty pleasure

You might expect me to say Backstreet Boys, or NSYNC or NKOTB or Glee or something for this particular day of the challenge, but you’d be wrong. Because I am not embarrassed about the love I have for any of those aforementioned groups. Yes, I still listen to ‘No Strings Attached’ sometimes when I’m driving,Continue reading “day 13 – a song that is a guilty pleasure”

day 06 – a song that reminds you of somewhere

I like where I live, and with the exception of college and the couple years after I graduated, I’ve always lived here, in Louisville. If I had to live anywhere else? There’s a very good chance it’d be Mandeville, Jamaica. So when I got to the sixth day of this 30 Day Song Challenge, IContinue reading “day 06 – a song that reminds you of somewhere”