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"Bold" list [Dec. 2nd, 2008|09:39 am]
Lara
Horked from OCB.

Bold the things you've done.

1. Started your own blog - (Didn't last long though.)
2. Slept under the stars
3. Played in a band
4. Visited Hawaii
5. Watched a meteor shower
6. Given more than you can afford to charity
7. Been to Disneyland/Disneyworld
8. Held a praying mantis
9. Climbed a mountain
10. Sang a solo
11. Bungee jumped
12. Visited Paris
13. Watched a lightning storm at sea
14. Taught yourself an art from scratch
15. Adopted a child
16. Had food poisoning - (And I don't plan on ever going to IHOP again.)
17. Walked to the top of the Statue of Liberty
18. Grown your own vegetables - (zucchini)
19. Seen the Mona Lisa in person - (It's barely even 16x20.)
20. Slept on an overnight train - (But I wouldn't recommened it.) 
21. Had a pillow fight
22. Hitchhiked
23. Taken a sick day when you're not ill
24. Built a snow fort
25. Held a lamb
26. Gone skinny dipping
27. Run a Marathon
28. Ridden in a gondola in Venice
29. Seen a total eclipse
30. Watched a sunrise or sunset
31. Hit a home run
32. Been on a cruise
33. Seen Niagara Falls in person
34. Visited the birthplace of your ancestors
35. Seen an Amish community - (Actually a Mennonite community, but it was very similar.)
36. Taught yourself a new language
37. Had enough money to be truly satisfied
38. Seen the Leaning Tower of Pisa in person
39. Gone rock climbing
40. Seen Michelangelo's David
41. Sung karaoke
42. Seen Old Faithful geyser erupt
43. Bought a stranger a meal at a restaurant - (And "paid" for it the entire rest of the night!)
44. Visited Africa
45. Walked on a beach by moonlight
46. Been transported in an ambulance
47. Had your portrait painted
48. Gone deep sea fishing
49. Seen the Sistine Chapel in person
50. Been to the top of the Eiffel Tower in Paris
51. Gone scuba diving or snorkeling
52. Kissed in the rain
53. Played in the mud
54. Gone to a drive-in theater
55. Been in a movie
56. Visited the Great Wall of China
57. Started a business
58. Taken a martial arts class
59. Visited Russia
60. Served at a soup kitchen
61. Sold Girl Scout Cookies - (For 12 straight years.)
62. Gone whale watching
63. Got flowers for no reason
64. Donated blood, platelets or plasma
65. Gone sky diving
66. Visited a Nazi Concentration Camp
67. Bounced a check
68. Flown in a helicopter
69. Saved a favorite childhood toy
70. Visited the Lincoln Memorial
71. Eaten Caviar
72. Pieced a quilt
73. Stood in Times Square
74. Toured the Everglades
75. Been fired from a job
76. Seen the Changing of the Guards in London
77. Broken a bone
78. Been on a speeding motorcycle
79. Seen the Grand Canyon in person
80. Published a book
81. Visited the Vatican
82. Bought a brand new car
83. Walked in Jerusalem
84. Had your picture in the newspaper
85. Read the entire Bible
86. Visited the White House
87. Killed and prepared an animal for eating
88. Had chickenpox- (I was 16.)
89. Saved someone's life
90. Sat on a jury 
91. Met someone famous - (Billy Idol, Davey Jones, Jonathan Frakes, Marina Sirtis, and Michael Dorn.)
92. Joined a book club
93. Lost a loved one
94. Had a baby
95. Seen the Alamo in person
96. Swam in the Great Salt Lake
97. Been involved in a lawsuit
98. Owned a cell phone
99. Been stung by a bee - (To be fair it was my fault.  I was barefoot and I accidentaly stept on a bee when I was 3.)
100. Read an entire book in one day
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(no subject) [Oct. 16th, 2008|11:50 pm]
Lara

Obama
You preferred Obama's statements 78% of the time
You preferred McCain's statements 22% of the time

Voting purely on the issues you should vote Obama

Who would you vote for if you voted on the issues?

Find out now!

Hmm, well I always thought of myself as a "moderate independant".  I took a test a long time ago to see where I was on the conservative vs. liberal scale and I seriously ended up right in the middle, 50/50.

I guess things change....
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as OCB suggested [Oct. 16th, 2008|11:36 pm]
Lara
[mood |amusedamused]

>>When you see this, post in your own journal with your favorite quote from The Princess Bride. Preferably not "As you wish" or the Inigo Montoya speech.<<


This quote is actually from the book (and is seriously written this way!):


"Mawidge is a dweam wiffin a dweam... The dweam of wuv wapped wiffin the gweater dweam of everwasting west.  Eternity is our fwiend, wemember that, and wuv wiw fowwow  you fowever."

:)
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30... [Oct. 5th, 2008|10:46 pm]
Lara
[Tags|]
[mood |amusedamused]

So, as of this past Friday (October 3rd) I officially joined the 30something club.  In a way it's a milestone, but I'm not sure if I feel any different.  At least I can say that I've accomplished everything I wanted to by this point,  I got my college degree, I'm in a happy marriage, and I've had my first kid already.  I may just be a housewife and mother now, but despite the peer pressure to be a "career woman" these days, I am happy with things as they are.  :)   Course it won't be too long before I start thinking about having another kid, and have to deal with Gabe starting school in a few years.  But at the moment the only thing that has changed is my age.  No big deal. :)

We didn't do too much for my birthday, we rented a couple DVDs and went out to dinner.  Gabe came along and was actually well behaved the entire time. :)  As for the movies we watched later, we got the first DVD of the second season of "Heroes" - gotta catch up really  quick so that the DVR doesn't overflow with the third season before we get a chance to watch it!  We also saw "The Love Guru".  Um,  if you haven't seen it, don't bother.  It may have had one or two good moments (the 'Bohemian Rhapsody' nod to "Wayne's World" for one), but over all it was awful!  The Austin Powers movies were waaay better than that, and they're kinda stupid too!  But, on the bright side, it was better than "Meet the Spartans",.. now THAT was a waste of good movie renting money!

... I think next time I won't let my hubby pick out the movies anymore. 
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Just in time for Halloween [Oct. 25th, 2007|11:10 pm]
Lara
You Could Be a Vampire... If You Had To

Like most people, the thought of being a vampire has crossed your mind. But you're not sure if you'd do it, even if you could.
Living forever doesn't sound half bad, if you could live forever with the people you love the most.
But do vampires even love? And would the vampire version of you even be you?
It's all too much to contemplate. Luckily, the chances of you ever becoming a vampire are astronomically low.

What you would like best about being a vampire: Living forever

What you would like least about being a vampire: Blood stained teeth
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Guess it's been a while..... [Aug. 1st, 2007|04:33 pm]
Lara
[mood |optimisticoptimistic]
[music |Fish Heads by Barnes & Barnes]

   I suppose I ought to update this since it's been a while.  :) (Though I am typing this with a very squirmy baby in my lap, so please excuse any weird typos that may occur.)


We've been in an apartment  for about a year now, and have decided it's about time we start looking for a house.  Unfortunately  the retail market is a hell of a lot more expensive than we are used to.  I absolutely LOVED the house we had in Missouri, but of course we had to give it up since it would be a 7 hour (one way) commute otherwise.  With the growing family we have to make sure we get a big enough house as well.  I really don't want to live in a "fixer-upper" but we may have to.  So yea, that is an ongoing process at the moment. 

Gabe is now 8 months old and crawling everywhere!  He also has two teeth in, which is not fun for me since he still feeds "naturally" at times.  Of course he eats baby food now as well,   he even eyes whatever we are eating around him.  

Anyway, I really updated here because I wanted to post recent pictures.  "Recent" meaning 2 months ago.  He looks pretty much the same right now though, but with longer hair.

      

 

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High School [Jun. 22nd, 2007|09:30 am]
Lara
[mood |cheerfulcheerful]
[music |I Believe/All I Need to Know - DD]

I just went to my 10 year high school reunion (which was a waste of time since I didn't know anyone there, but anyway....) so I thought I'd join in on this:

Fill this out about your SENIOR year of high school! The longer ago it was, the more fun the answers will be.

1. Who was your best friend? Melissa, who was/is a year younger than me.

2.What sports did you play? none really.

3. What kind of car did you drive? Didn't get my license till after high school, but I did have an '89 Chevy Cavalier waiting for me when I did.

4. It's Friday night, where were you? Either hanging out with friends or at home watching tv.

5. Were you a party animal? Not really, I was pretty shy.

6. Were you considered a flirt? I suppose, but I don't recall doing it on purpose. 

7. Were you in band, orchestra, or choir? German Club

8. Were you a nerd? No, but I wasn't part of the "popular crowd" either.

9. Did you get suspended/expelled? Never

10. Can you sing the fight song? Heh, no

11. Who was your favorite teacher? That's a toss up between Herr Brady (German class) or Mrs. Patterson (Humanities)

12. Where's twelve? huh?

13. School mascot? The Kewpies (basically a naked baby doll with tiny wings on its shoulders.  The ONLY Kewpie mascot in the nation!)
 
14. Did you go to Prom? Nope, but did dress up as if  was going, but instead went downtown with some friends (also dressed up) to go flirt with the college guys. :)

15. If you could go back and do it over, would you? I doubt it.  I'd rather relive my college days. 

16. What do you remember most about graduation?  That it took almost 4 hours to get through 525 students, so the last guy did a cartwheel across the stage.

17. Where were you on senior skip day? Didn't skip, those who did got in trouble.

18. Did you have a job your senior year? Sort of. I did a lot of babysitting. 

19. Where did you go most often for lunch? Taco Bell, sometimes McDonalds, but mostly brown bagged it.   

20. Have you gained weight since then? Yea, but not dramatically so.  

21. What did you do after graduation? Went to Europe on a Girl Scout trip. 

22. When did you graduate? 1997

23. Who was your Senior prom date?  Didn't have one, didn't go.

24. Are you going to your 10 year reunion? Just did recently.  Most of the people who were there were in the "popular crowd" back in high school.  I felt like a bit of an outsider, like high school all over again.  

25. Who was your home room teacher? Didn't have a "home room" my senior year.
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He sleeps ALL NIGHT now! [May. 11th, 2007|10:44 pm]
Lara
[mood |conflicted]

Hopefully I'm not celebrating too early, but for a couple of nights now Gabe has actually slept through the entire night in his bassinet!  I've checked up on him a couple times of course, but hubby and I can actually get some sleep now!!!!

It's a little scary though.  I mean, his bassinet is in our bedroom so I can check on him often, but now I get a little nervous every time I hear him roll around.  He seems to prefer sleeping on his stomach, even after I roll him to his back; and with the SIDS scare, I don't know how safe he is like that.  I suppose he's old enough (almost 6 months) to be able to roll back over if he can't breath, but I just can't be sure. 

ACK!  The 'parental worry' never calms down, does it?
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quizlet.... [May. 5th, 2007|10:13 pm]
Lara
[mood |amusedamused]

You Are 92% A Child of the 80s
There's hardly a moment of the 80s that you missed out on. Was there ever a better decade? As if!
This is quite interesting considering I was born in 1978. Guess I actually DID pay attention as a kid!
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Latest blog quiz to go around..... [Apr. 14th, 2007|10:10 am]
Lara
[mood |relaxedrelaxed]
[music |"Mm Mm Mm Mm" - Crash Test Dummies]

Must only respond with one word.




1. Where is your cell phone?
        purse

2. Describe your boyfriend/girlfriend/husband/wife/lover/other?
       wonderful

3. Your hair?
      copper

4. Your mother?
      energetic

5. Your father?
      smart

6. Your favorite item?
      car

7. Your dream last night?
       school

8. Your favorite drink?
        soda

9. Your dream car?
        have

10. The room you are in?
        office

11. Your ex?
         none

12. Your fear?
         bugs

13. What do you want to be in 10 years?
         happy

14. Who did you hang out with last night?
         family

15. What you're not?
         rich

19. The last thing you did?
         showered

20. What are you wearing?
          jeans

21. Your favorite book?
         mystery

22. The last thing you ate?
          breakfast

24. Your mood?
        relaxed

25. Your friends?
         far

26. What are you thinking about right now?
         baby

27. Your car?
         Murano

28. What are you doing at the moment?
           typing

29. Your summer?
          cool

30. Your relationship status?
        happy

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