Thursday, February 09, 2006

Laurel Facts

OK. Of all the tags I've read on these particular questions, mine is by far the dullest! Seriously, folks. I can basically sum up my whole life in three inches on a Kansas map! I've never seen the ocean, or traveled across it, haven't been on a vacation in five years or been to the places my hearts dreams about. But since Mellissa was wondering, and she was one of my first blogging buddies (AND because I think she's great!), here goes!

Four jobs I have had:
- Selling Grit Magazine when I was 12 - my first job
- Housewares and cashier at Wal-Mart, long before Super Centers
- Reservations clerk in Admissions at a large hospital (loved all the medical terminology. I should've gone into medicine...)
- Interlibrary loans at a university

Four movies I could watch over and over:
- Friendly Persuasions
- Best Friends
- Return to Me
- Anne of Green Gables (with Megan Follows)

Four places in the U.S. I like:
- Galveston, TX
- Grand Lake, CO
- Coronado Heights, outside of Lindsborg, KS
- Home

Four places I have vacationed:
- Ontario, Canada
- Chicago - briefly!
- Scotsdale, AZ
- San Antonio, TX

Four T.V. shows I enjoy:
- Any home improvement show
- Biggest Loser
- Oprah (though I'm never home to see it)
- According to Jim

Four favorite dishes:
- manicotti
- Mom's home-made chicken and noodles
- chili
- anything and everything Mexican

Four places I would rather be:
- on vacation - anywhere lovely and warm - with my family
- shopping with my friend, Bev
- back in my 30's (because I looked and felt better...and I'd have ten years back!)
- out of debt

Four (well...three!) sites I visit daily:
- all the blogs I love
- Google, or another search engine to find new ways to present material to my students
- Yahoo! - my mailbox

Have a wonderful Thursday everyone!


martie said...

I don't think it is dull. I find it interesting to get to know someone better.....and now we all know you better! *Hugs*

clew said...

Hey I've been to Grand Lake! :)

Pete Mitchell said...

Okay -SPILL!

Where in Ontario were you?

And I lo-o-o-oved your four places you'd rather be answers. I laughed out loud because they are so-o-o-o true!

Lori said...

Thanks, martie. You always make me feel so good!

hey clew! I loved it there. All of my family (24 of us) went there in 1999 to celebrate my parents' 50th wedding anniversary. It was one of the best times of my life. :-)

pete, back in 1988 my (then) husband and I drove up to Kenora with another couple then took a float plane into Maynard Lake Lodge for a week. It was so pretty! I'll write a post one of these days about it...

alan said...

I envy you that library job; I've often thought that would be my ultimate dream job, though I'd probably get myself in trouble reading too much and not working enough!



Nelly said...

Love these! And love getting to know you better too!

Mellissa said...

Soo not boring and THANKS for doing it - cause I really wanted to know those about you ;-)

Oh yeah, we both love ANNE OF GREEN GABLES!! Of course the PBS version with Coleen Dewhurst and Megan Fellows is the only way to go!! I still dream of running away to Prince Edward Island, don't you??? Let's go together!!!

Happy Friday!

Networkchic said...

Not dull at are full of life and sometimes I'm envious. It doesn't take seeing the ocean to be worldly.

srp said...

I don't know if I would want to be 30 again but I can think of several things I would change. I would never have moved to Mississippi but would have tried to be more open to let God lead me where he wanted. (Although I thought things fell into place quite like His hand was in it) I guess I'll have to ask God about that someday. All in all life hasn't been what I envisioned but then whose life is. My favorite place to be would be anywhere with my daughter. Well, if she were doing weather research in Antarctica I would reconsider that last statement. I definitely don't want to go there. :)

Patrick said...


Thank you so much for your advice that you left on my blog. You couldn't be more right. I did not want to call her but a very good friend and mentor said I should so I did just to say hello, see how she was, and tell her it was great to see her. I have no idea or agenda with it but I am not ready to be hurt again so I am not pursuing it at all really but my own intution, which others agree I have, tells me there is still something there. Letting it simmer over time will decide. Thanks again so much for your support.

Rebecca said...

You are anything but boring Lori.
You are beautiful and unique.

And if you weren't in Kansas, I'd give you a big hug. :)