Almost Never Boring…

and often easily amused

I need to learn to speak more slowly… 31 January 2007

Filed under: Funny Stuff,Prayer Requests,Randomness — laughinglaura @ 20:49

My friend Vickie is supposed to come over for dinner and a Pride and Prejudice half-marathon on Friday night, but tonight she said she might not make it – below is our conversation…

Vickie: I might have to back out–we found out last night that my uncle has what is probably bone cancer  so I may need to run up to WY this weekend
Laura: kk – just keep me posted
Vickie: Dad thinks he’ll be around for a while, Mom thinks he might not last too long.  I was originally planning on waiting a while because I didn’t want to overload him with visitors now and then have him not have anyone later, but after hearing what Mom said, I’m not sure.
Laura: hm…  I’m not familiar with bone cancer, though depending on where it is, they can amputate and solve the problem sometiems
Vickie: Skull.  I’m thinking not.
(Laura and Vickie laugh)

So…  Please pray for Vickie’s uncle Scott.  He is married with three kids, the oldest is in college and his youngest is just ten.  He is currently in the hospital, and is in a lot of pain.  The doctors will be doing more tests this coming week to see if the cancer has spread.

Disclaimer:  I am not the insensitive doofus the above post demonstrates me to be…   Vickie and I talked more seriously about this and I was quite concerned.  Also, Vickie knows I posted this, because I asked her first.  We thought the lightheartedness of the post would help to offset the scariness of it all. 

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My favorite… 30 January 2007

Filed under: Funny Stuff,Nerdiness — laughinglaura @ 0:40

new website:  http://xkcd.com/.   It’s a “webcomic of romance, sarcasm, math, and language,” and especially funny to this math/science nerd.  Be certain to check out the archives for even more amusement. 

Thanks to Jenny for sharing the site with me!  😀

 

Too cute… 29 January 2007

Filed under: Funny Stuff,Randomness — laughinglaura @ 0:45

As you may or may not know, I like to wear fun stocking caps.  It’s cold here in Colorado, and I don’t like the hood on my jacket, so I wear them to stay warm, and often try to make sure they match my outfit.  I have a blue one with purple, green, and teal polka dots; a purple one with a wide fold up brim, and a teal cable-knit one with a large pompom on top, to name just a few. 

 Anyway (that’s my way of saying I’m getting to the point)…  Today I wore the polka dotted one to church and my friend Stefani commented on how she liked it.  Then she shared the following.  Stefani and her husband have three little girls – their middle one, Savannah, is almost three, and she’s a redheaded firecracker, absolutely adorable!  Last week, Savannah was walking around wearing a stocking cap and said look, Mom, I’m Laura!”  How CUTE!  😀

Another fun story involves the oldest daughter, Mia.  Not too long after I first moved to Colorado, I stopped by their house to visit for a few minutes.  Mia wanted to take my photo on their digital camera, so I hammed it up for her while she took several.   Stefani later related this story…  A few days after I visited, Mia (who was about three at the time) kept talking about her friend Laura.  Not making the connection, Stefani was confused about who Mia was talking about and asked, “which friend Laura?”  To which Mia replied, “You know, Laura, my other mom,” and pointed me out in the pictures on the computer.   Stefani and I share a birthday, and we also have similar personalities and apparently Mia picked up on it and related it as best she could. 

Those girls are so precious!

 

It’s Official… 21 January 2007

Filed under: Randomness,Rants — laughinglaura @ 23:58

 Five snowstorms in as many weeks… I am officially declaring snow a four-letter word. I love snow, and I love living in Colorado, but, seriously, this is a bit much. What’s worse, it only seems to happen on the weekends. The weekdays in between have been relatively snow free, and three storms ago, it was even up into the 50’s. But not now… It’s gotten above freezing two or three days over the past two weeks, and the overnight lows have been around zero, and have even gotten down into the negatives.  NOT my idea of fun…

 In other news, though, Charade, starring Cary Grant and Audrey Hepburn, and To Catch a Thief, starring Cary Grant and Grace Kelly, are great movies.  Check them out!  😀  And of course, A&E’s version of Pride and Prejudice is always entertaining.