Sunday, January 27, 2013

Text and Reply



Elizabeth Williamson, who I sent the previous message to, is one of my best friends. I was unsure of what her response to the message would be, but since she is so close to me, I should have realized that she would go along with it, no questions asked. Elizabeth is a wonderful, loving friend, and she would send me a random encouraging text message as well. Friends are an interesting thing. Some people, had I sent this to them, would have responded with simply a question mark or another type of confused answer, but I am lucky enough to have a few wonderful people in my life who appreciate and love me for who I am.

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

One-Way Introduction

Everyone knows the song from the Sound of Music about "these are a few of my favorite things." It talks about kittens and snowflakes and other really dumb things that I guess could be some people's favorite things, but don't really tell you anything unique about that person, soI'm going to tell you about a few of my favorite things that most certainly don't belong in a song about kittens and flowers.

These are a few of my favorite things:

  • Unlike most people, I love it when my alarm clock goes off thirty minutes or even an hour before I have to be awake, because I feel like I'm allowing myself extra time to be lazy and lay in bed.
  • I love to add things to my to-do list in my planner, even if I have already completed them, just so I can check them off.
  • My dog, Bellatrix, is my favorite pillow, because she is warm and fluffy, and doesn't mind me laying on her, unlike most people.
  • Sometimes I deliberately miss a TV show live, just so I can watch it online and skip all the commercials. I guess that isn't something I love, but something I hate: commercials.
  • Harry Potter. 'nuff said.
  • Nail polish. I probably paint my nails at least once a week.
  • That moment when you're at the lake or the beach and the sun meets the water during a sunset. Nothing is more beautiful.
  • LONG road trips. I'm not talking about from here to Georgia. Driving to Miami two weeks ago for the Alabama/Notre Dame National Championship beatdown was the highlight of my Christmas break.
This may be an unconventional way of introducing myself to you, but it's certainly better than the typical, 

"HiMyNameIsLaurenI'mAJuniorMajoringInPublicRelationsFromMontgomeryAlabamaSomethingInterestingAboutMeIsThatIGotMyNosePiercedOnAWhimAndI'mGoingSkydivingSoon."

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