Friday, February 27, 2009
The first random wikipedia article you get is the name of your band.
2 - Go to "Random quotations"
The last four or five words of the very last quote of the page is the title of your first album.
3 - Go to flickr and click on “explore the last seven days”
4 - Use photoshop or similar to put it all together (or www.picnik.com).
5 - Post it with this text in the "caption" and TAG the friends you want to participate: Tagging Erin, Carly, Brittani, Jessica
Posted by Laura at 9:24 AM
Thursday, February 26, 2009
I have an addiction, folks. I don't even really like the people on the show, but I have to watch. This Monday is the finale, but I am pretty sure that there is more drama to come... I will be watching this Monday at my friend Cherie's house. You should be watching too.
2. My new mascara.
I was telling Carly last week that I was in need of new mascara, but the one that I love from MAC was just a little too much for me to spend right now. Carly told me about Colossal Mascara from Maybelline, and the stuff works like a champ. It's like I am wearing false eyelashes.
3. Amber Kirkland's iced tea.
This girl can make some sweet tea. She makes an orange spiced iced tea that is to die for. Slim and I both love it, and get so excited to go to their house, because that means that we get to drink it!
4. Chocolate Banana Vivanno from Starbucks.
Last week, I got to have tea with my darling Ashley Allbee. It had been too long. As you know, Slim and I are trying to be good. Being that I was hungry but didn't want to splurge on any of the goodies at Starbucks, I decided to try their Chocolate Banana... and it was awesome. I have had another since then, and it has made my day. I had one for breakfast this morning, and it filled me up because of the protein and the whole banana inside. (5pts on Weight Watchers... but could be a meal substitute for sure)
5. Scrabble on my phone.
I play it non-stop, even when I am driving sometimes. (Don't tell my mom) I play it on every commericial, while "resting" in the restroom, and basically anytime I am free. In case you were wondering "xi", "za", and "qi" are all words.
6. Crispy Fried Green Beans.
I haven't had them in a while, because again, Slim and I are watching what we eat, but these things call my name all the time. What a clever idea to batter and fry green beans. Apparently the ones at PF Chang are da-lish. We have never had them there, but have had them other places and loved them. Maybe on our next splurge night, we can get some from Changs, and I will report how delisicous they are.
7. Wax Bottles.
Childish, I know, but they are a fun and tasty treat, and you can eat the whole bag for only one point. Gotta love that!!! The green ones are my favorite, and for some reason they always skimp on those(even though you couldn't tell that from this picture). Slim taught me the technique of how to get all the juice out without losing any! Any time he goes to CVS to get anything, I get wax bottles as a special prize...He is amazing!
8. The pictures from my new camera.
I know you have been waiting for pictures from the new camera. I have too. The MAC charger is in the mail, so soon enough folks. In the meantime, I dumped all the pictures onto Michael Kirkland's laptop, and he posted this picture to facebook. Just you wait until I post the consecutive shots of Jubilee acting like a hampster. Slim is going to make it into a .gif for me so that it acts like a video. IT IS AWESOME! (please note, this is not the best from my camera... they are to come)
9. A healthy Dude.
If you didn't hear, our dog Dude was really sick and lost nearly 30 lbs. since Christmas. He had to have surgery because the vet was certain that there was something in his stomach that was obstructing other things from passing through. The morning of the surgery they thought that it might be a tumor, and if it was, they would probably have to put him down right away. Talk about sad days. Despite a costly surgery, there was a great outcome. Dude didn't have a tumor, just a piece of hard plastic lodged in the path of the intestine. Now he is home, on puppy food to gain weight, and happy. The picture above is pre-surgery, obviously.
10. Norman Gentle.
I know it is weird, but Slim and I both like the comedic acts of Mr. Nick Mitchell aka. Norman Gentle. We hope that he makes it through so we can keep enjoying the humor that is Nick/Norman. Last night, as Idol was on, I was laughing so hard... it was the best. He is an average singer with a ton of personality, and though he might not be our next American Idol, he will be remembered.
What are you loving right now?
Posted by Laura at 5:46 AM
Tuesday, February 24, 2009
48 things about me!
1. WERE YOU NAMED AFTER ANYONE?
My dad has an Aunt Laura, I think that I met her one time when I was little.
2. WHEN WAS THE LAST TIME YOU CRIED?
I don't remember, actually, and this is weird because I usually cry every day!
3. DO YOU LIKE YOUR HANDWRITING?
I do. When I was going into 8th grade, I practiced my handwriting for a whole summer so that I would start to like it. I like both my printing and cursive now.
4. WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE LUNCH MEAT?
5. DO YOU HAVE KIDS?
Well right now, Slim and I are trying to have kids, but in the mean time, we have 2 dogs: Darby and the Dude.
6. IF YOU WERE ANOTHER PERSON, WOULD YOU BE FRIENDS WITH YOU?
I think so... I am easy to get along with:)
7. DO YOU USE SARCASM?
8. DO YOU STILL HAVE YOUR TONSILS?
Yes and I am conviced that I should have had them out as a kid.
9. WOULD YOU BUNGEE JUMP?
10. WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE CEREAL?
To be honest, somedays I wish that I could eat Cinnamon Toast Crunch for every meal.
11. DO YOU UNTIE YOUR SHOES WHEN YOU TAKE THEM OFF?
I rarely wear tie shoes... I live in FL silly.
13. WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE ICE CREAM?
Hard: Cookies and Cream
Soft: Vanilla with sprinkles
14. WHAT IS THE FIRST THING YOU NOTICE ABOUT PEOPLE?
If they are wearing a wedding ring, and their hair.
15. RED OR PINK?
16. WHAT IS YOUR LEAST FAVORITE THING ABOUT YOURSELF?
I worry about everything. I am working on it, but I just want to be able to trust God... I am pretty sure that this is one thing that my mom passed down to me.
17. WHO DO YOU MISS THE MOST?
Grandma and Grandpa Spensieri
18. DO YOU WANT EVERYONE TO COMPLETE THIS LIST?
I love reading this blasted things:), so get to typing.
19. WHAT COLOR PANTS AND SHOES ARE YOU WEARING?
Dark Tan pants, Black shoes.
21. WHAT ARE YOU LISTENING TO RIGHT NOW?
The ladies at work talking.
22. IF YOU WERE A CRAYON, WHAT COLOR WOULD YOU BE?
23. FAVORITE SMELLS?
Coffee, Gardenia, Cocoa Butter, Peppermint... the list goes on.
24. WHO WAS THE LAST PERSON YOU TALKED TO ON THE PHONE?
Jessica Terry Burke
25. DO YOU LIKE THE PERSON WHO SENT THIS TO YOU?
I found it on Facebook- from a person who I don't know, but she seemed nice.
26. FAVORITE SPORTS TO WATCH?
Basketball, Baseball, Football, Hockey- all better in person, of course.
27. HAIR COLOR?
Dark Brown with Grey highlights:)
28. EYE COLOR?
29. DO YOU WEAR CONTACTS?
30. FAVORITE FOOD?
31. SCARY MOVIES OR HAPPY ENDINGS?
32. LAST MOVIE YOU WATCHED?
Confessions of a Shopaholic with Amber, Madison, and Makenli.
33. WHAT COLOR SHIRT ARE YOU WEARING?
Teal, lime green, black, tan patterned.
34. SUMMER OR WINTER?
Winter in FL, Summer in NY.
35. HUGS OR KISSES?
37. MOST LIKELY TO Complete?
Erin Herrenbruck, maybe.
38. LEAST LIKELY TO RESPOND?
Probably everyone else.
39. WHAT BOOK ARE YOU READING NOW?
The Love Dare.
40. WHAT IS ON YOUR MOUSE PAD?
No mouse pad.
41. WHAT DID YOU WATCH ON TV LAST NIGHT?
Bachelor: The Women Tell All.
42. FAVORITE SOUND(S).
Slim's laugh, waves crashing, fire crackling.
43. ROLLING STONES OR BEATLES?
44. WHAT IS THE FARTHEST YOU HAVE BEEN FROM HOME?
Germany and Brazil... probably equally as far.
45. DO YOU HAVE A SPECIAL TALENT:
I can put my legs behind my head.
46. WHERE WERE YOU BORN?
47. WHOSE ANSWERS ARE YOU LOOKING FORWARD TO GETTING BACk?
48. HOW DID YOU MEET YOUR SPOUSE/SIGNIFICANT OTHER?
We both worked at the same youth group.
Posted by Laura at 6:43 AM
I need to get a new power supply for my mac, so until then, you will have to wait patiently for pictures and posts.
Please know that fun things are happening, and pictures are being taken, and you will be able to see them soon!
Posted by Laura at 6:40 AM
Wednesday, February 11, 2009
My sweet husband is amazing...
Before a recent sad event of our dog Dude taking ill, and almost having to be put to sleep, my husband did his research and purchased me this lovely thing for Valentine's Day...
The photo is small but if you were wondering, it is a Canon EOS Rebel XS, and I love it! (Well let's be honest, I am still trying to figure out how to use it.)
I know that it is not yet Valentine's Day, but if you know my husband, you know that every gift that he has ever given to me has come before the holiday... and this way he can say that 'we don't do Valentine's Day, we celebrate everyday!' I always thought that was a way that people got out of buying their love presents, I think in some cases it still is. On the other hand, I had Slim's present shipped last Friday, and it might not get here in time, so he might be getting a Happy Day after President's Day, present :).
Love and hugs to all of you out there. Happy Valentine's/President's Day!
Posted by Laura at 4:00 AM
Tuesday, February 3, 2009
This past week, Slim along with Jubilee and company played for The Silver Ring Thing.
For those of you who don't know, The Silver Ring Thing is a youth ministry that promotes the message of abstinence until marriage. They put on a live event featuring skits, testimonies, and video along with fire, confetti, and the works. The tourmates sign on to tour for 9 months visiting churches all across the country.
At times they have local bands come alongside them to play a set at the beginning, and XL Management hooked Jubilee up with them for this past week. It was awesome.
The band played on Wednesday, 1.28.09 in Marco Island, on Friday, 1.30.09 in Naples, and on Saturday, 1.31.09 in Immokalee.
Because the band and the tour got along so well, Jubilee is committed to meeting up with them to do the Tampa and Orlando shows, and we are super excited. Here are some photos from last week's shows...
We had a blast, and I am so excited for Tampa and Orlando at the end of this month!!!
Posted by Laura at 8:07 AM