Friday, November 30, 2007

Flashback Friday : Volume 11 (and 100th post)

this is my 100th post guys - wow. a little over a year and 100 posts. groovy.

today, i am dedicating this Flashback Friday to someone who has had MAJORLY HUGE influence on me personally. i would consider her one of my heroes and my mentors. listening to her music and following her since high school has helped me through some tremultuous times in my well as some good times. over the years, her style in music has changed from dark and obscure and sometimes angry to STILL obscure, yet more peaceful and uplifting.

ms. tori amos.

today, i give you guys the video for "baker, baker" from 1994's album "under the pink". this was a life-changing album for me and saw me through a very rough time in my life. i give you the live version off of the tonight show in 1994....

thank you tori for being such an inspiration and such an amazingly strong woman.

Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Ron Paul

i don't usually speak much politics on my got me into some trouble once even though this is MY blog to vent as i please....anyway....beside the point....i'm going to say a little something about who i will be voting for in 2008. Dr. Ron Paul.

most people that know me know that i can not stand (being nice here) the current *person* who is in office at the moment and all of his loyal followers that work alongside him.

i never got into politics too much....until roughly about 6 years ago when shit started hitting the preverbial fan. i started doing my research and started to really get concerned as to what the hell was going on in the government world.

i voted for the first time for anything in the presidential election of 2000. i voted for ralph nader - not because i thought he would win...but because i wanted to try and help in the vote to increase the percentage in order for the green party to start receiving federal funding. meh. that didn't happen by several percent.

i voted again in 2004. knowing and thinking that all the other candidates were worth a piece of shit, but just voting for the "other guy" to try and get fuck-face out of office. of course that didn't work.

i'm not familiar with prior presidencies really that occurred in my life time with the exception of clinton and bush sr. and with both of them, i didn't pay much attention, so i have no opinion on either of them to be honest. because i didn't care. which is a VERY bad attitude to take being in this country. and not caring and going along with the sheeple, that's just what we get. for not having a voice of our own.

i'm jumping in this time around. for once, now that i actually doing my research and worry about the future of this country for myself, my daughter and for my unborn grandchildren (who may or may not come about), but IN get the idea.

i am by no means going to be making this a political blog. that's not what this is about for me....BUT when i have something to say...i'm going to say it goddamn it. and i'm not going to be afraid to say what i feel or who i'm going to vote for and why. because i now have my reasons from doing my own work and finding out what i can about these subjects at hand.

all politicians are crooks and liars...we all know that. but for once, i finally think there is someone who is actually worthy of running for the presidency and who i think would benefit our country more than any other candidate could.

and i can honestly say that i am actually surprising myself because i have completely pulled a fast one and will be voting for someone in a party that i NEVER felt i believed in. but he's different. in my eyes, he shouldn't belong to any "party". we have become so divided as a nation in the war of the parties anyway. so i won't look at it that way.

i'm voting for him as the best individual i think that will be up for the task at hand. not because he could be a republican...or a democrat or an independent, etc....but because i believe in what he stands for.

let me also preface this by saying that i don't believe in EVERYTHING that he believes in. some things i feel i am more liberal on....but in general, i think he has the right ideas and the right state of mind to go into a presidency for the american people.

these are the things about ron paul that drew me in and made me think : wow, this guy's onto something:

1. he voted AGAINST the war from day one and is STILL against it now and is ready to bring the troops home.

"It's time American soldiers quit being killed and it's time for us to quit killing a lot of other people who have not attacked us" - Ron Paul

2. he believes in going back to the way of restoring The Constitution. what this country was founded upon. we have swayed too far away.

"The moral and constitutional obligations of our representatives in Washington are to protect our liberty, not coddle the world, precipitating no-win wars, while bringing bankruptcy and economic turmoil to our people." - Ron Paul

3. he has NEVER voted to increase our taxes & wants to abolish the IRS.

4. he has been and will be fighting for OUR FREEDOM.

"I don't want us to worry about the borders between North and South Korea and between Iraq and Syria, I want to worry about our own border." - Ron Paul

5. he doesn't believe we should police the world - less government = more freedom.

6. he believes in a more conservative nationwide government, but a more liberal statewide government.

7. he voted AGAINST the patriot act.

8. he is working hard to protect our civil liberties.


i do not say these things to sway anyone's beliefs or their votes. why i posted this is so you can all see with your own eyes that if i can do the research, so can you. i do ask that everyone i know PLEASE make an informed decision this time around. our country is in serious termoil and needs a complete revamping. and whomever you vote for, believe they can do the job and make an educated choice. don't be one of the sheep.

Tuesday, November 27, 2007


pardon for the lack of posting lately guys. for a number of reasons that you could probably care less about : work has been hectic...haven't felt very thoughts are too muttled inside me noggin. but you know....why am i sorry really? nothing to be sorry about. it just is.


thanksgiving was ok. nothing special, but got to have a nice dinner with a few family members at a cafeteria here. that's why it was "ok". but quite honestly, thanksgiving isn't too huge of a deal for me - hasn't ever really been. i probably shouldn't say that and should be more blessed and thankful for what we have because of our forefathers, but why do we have a DAY to do that? i know i know...we have to stop and truly be thankful. so really i'm just talking out of my ass and making excuses. shame on me. next year, i plan on not having a thanksgiving feast and volunteering at a shelter or something of the sort to help feed the homeless. that to me will make it more meaningful.

a lot of the holiday was spent playing ungodly amounts of games of uno. (specifically "harry potter" uno) with The Ladybug (the bebe). the weather was too wretched to do anything other than stay inside in your safe and cozy bungalo. it did snow on thanksgiving for about 2 minutes. which around here is WHOA - a huge amount. ha

i also got to see August Rush. this was such an amazingly beautiful film. if you haven't seen it yet, you must go check out this movie. it's definitely one you want to own, but to get the full effect of the music in this movie, you MUST go see it in the theater first. i won't talk to much about it since i'm sure a lot of people out there haven't seen it and i don't want to spoil too much....just know that you won't be sorry you went and saw this. it literally makes you look at life a little differently every day.

Because it makes work fun

Laura says:
have you ever noticed that the closing dept has a stinch of puberty / testostrone to it?
Laura says:
Laura says:
like a teenage boys bedroom
St. German says:
St. German says:
St. German says:
you have a wierd nose
St. German says:
what is my "smell"?
St. German says:
St. German says:
Laura says:
Laura says:
St. German says:
they are all like 20 over there
St. German says:
running the place
Laura says:
i have a super sensitive nose
St. German says:
and im the old lady
St. German says:
working as a f'ing assistant
Laura says:
that's why it smells like a teenage boys bedroom
Laura says:
Laura says:
you know what i mean when you smell something and it smells like "recess" from when you were a kid?
St. German says:
Laura says:
see i'm not that weird
St. German says:
katlin sometimes smells like cafeteria/sweat
Laura says:
Laura says:
or like when you walk into subway and pick up your order and you walk out with that "subway" smell
Laura says:
fresh baked bread
Laura says:
St. German says:
um well you smell stuff nobody else would
St. German says:
St. German says:
so if i walk into a room full of midgets, will i smell like one?
Laura says:
yes, i know. i am a little weird then. just a little.
St. German says:
casue that would be AWESOME
Laura says:
LOL midgets don't smell
St. German says:
St. German says:
well thats why i like you
St. German says:
they dont?
St. German says:
i smell but midgets dont?
Laura says:
dummy - they don't have a "certain smell"
Laura says:
like the closing dept - if you walked back there for 30 minutes and walked back out you would probably smell like a teenage boys room too
St. German says:
thats hot
Laura says:
that would make me throw up in my mouth
Laura says:
St. German says:
i want to smell like a hot teen boy
Laura says:
lol you are a freak show
Laura says:
i am so putting this convo in my blog. you are gonna be a celebrity again.
St. German says:
St. German says:
I will have to start doing autographs
if you keep it up
St. German says:
and i can charge $5 each
St. German says:
then pay my horrific speeding ticket
St. German says:
and go into midget porn
St. German says:
then i will smell like a sexy midget
Laura says:
Laura says:

Wednesday, November 21, 2007

One Love

Everytime I hear this song, I feel a warmth and I thought I would share this morning. How can you not just feel completely uplifted everytime you hear this matter where you are....or when. Because in the greater scheme of things, we truly are "one"...all of us....united as one.

(p.s....there will be no Flashback Friday this week you guys - I have a 4 day weekend, so I won't be posting after today - sorry - but I want to wish everyone a joyous thanksgiving spent with family and friends - may love surround you)

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Monday, November 19, 2007

Picking up the pieces

my weekend was a complete roller coaster. i wrote about it on my myspace blog and i may cut and paste it later to here, but i definitely don't feel like reiterating what happened over the weekend.

there is one thing that i am TRULY excited about that i did yesterday that's now going to become a really healthy and good thing for me, but i can't broadcast it yet. i will after the holidays are over.

other than that, not too much to say today. last year i became OBSESSED with sarah mclachlan's album - "wintersong" around the holidays.'s happening again. i absolutely adore her. have for so long and still do to this day. so i will leave you with the song that has been on continuous play for me in one form or another for several days.


Friday, November 16, 2007

Happy Birthday, DK

i had to make a birthday post for one of my most favorite jazz vocalists alive today. i adore her. she's ever so sultry and seductive and beautiful and sexy. (and still to this day, i'm baffled by the attraction to elvis costello, but hey....they make a cute couple in a twisted sort of way)

happy birthday, diana krall!

Flashback Friday : Volume 10

for those of you that know me, know i am a Depeche Mode FREAK to say the least. i'm surprised i haven't done a post for them yet on my flashback fridays, so today i give you 2. (since i skipped last week also - sorry - i'm slackin guys)

even if you aren't a HUGE fan of DM, if you've ever seen them live, you have to admit they put on an amazing show. (i should know, i've seen them live 7 times :) )

"Never Let Me Down Again"

"Black Celebration" live in Prague 2001

Monday, November 12, 2007

Nu Monia

for those of you that didn't know, i have pneumonia. YUK.

i was diagnosed wednesday evening and i've been almost bed-ridden since. so i'm still here, but i haven't felt like posting. it will probably be another few days before i'm up and about and feeling back to normal again, so bear with me.

happy week, all!

Wednesday, November 07, 2007

Each Coming Night

I'd like to take you this morning on a somber journey and let us remember our ancestors who lived through this horrible, trying time in america - the great depression.

Tuesday, November 06, 2007

8 Things : I got tagged

hip momma tagged me.

8 things I’m passionate about:

1. my daughter
2. my friends & family
3. music
4. soccer
5. reading
6. bettering myself
7. living more naturally
8. my self worth

8 things I want to do before I die:

1. see my baby girl grow into the beautiful woman she will become
2. travel, travel, travel as much as i can
3. get out of debt (which hopefully will allow me to do #2)
4. get married
5. own a house again
6. get back in shape
7. spend as much time with my loved ones as i can
8. feel accomplished

8 things I say often:

1. i love you
2. woop - boosh (don't ask)
3. shibby
4. word to your mama
5. um....i can't think of anymore (i'm say goofy things around my daughter and sister a lot - it's all her fault you know....i really am intelligent sometimes :-p )

8 Books I’ve read recently (or am still reading):

1. The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini
2. Sex, Drugs, and Cocoa Puffs: A Low-Culture Manifesto by Chuck Klosterman
3. Map of Bones by James Rollins
4. The Hiram Key by Knight/Lomas
5. HP : 6 by JK Rowling
6. Angels and Demons by Dan Brown
7. Secrets of the Code by Dan Burstein
8. constantly reading the HUD Handbook 4155.1 for work

8 Songs I Could Listen to Over and Over (And do!)

1. Little Wing by Jimi Hendrix
2. Each Coming Night by Iron & Wine
3. anything by Dave Matthews (been doing a lot of that lately)
4. Zebra by John Butler Trio
5. Corcovado by Stan Getz
6. Baker Baker by Tori Amos
7. Keep It Loose, Keep It Tight by Amos Lee
8. Out of Touch by Hall and Oates

8 Things that Attract Me to My Best Friends:

1. we are there for each other through thick and thin
2. we accept each other for everything that we are without judgment
3. they are so much fun!
4. we can do "nothing" and still have the best time
5. they are my world
6. the little things
7. the i love yous
8. the happiness & differences that each of them bring to my life

i'm not tagging anyone because last time i tried, no one played along, so if you feel like playing, please do :)

Pepe Le Pewwwwww

so um, yah. we are sitting here at work on the 9th floor workin away when all of a sudden this HORRID smell comes through the air vents. smelled of a mixture of skunk and fire.
our VP immediately tells us all the go downstairs until they find out what it is...he was afraid it was a natural gas leak.
so we all pour into the elevators and the stairwells and get the hell out of dodge.
spend a few minutes down on the 1st floor - amazingly enough we were the only floor evacutatd AND you couldn't even smell it down there. they tell us it's just a skunk and we can go back up. WTF? how does a skunk get to the 9th floor and only the 9th floor of a building.
so roughly about 30 minutes later, we get this email from the receptionist:
"Building management stopped by. They explained that pest control was trying to track down a skunk and OBVIOUSLY upset it, causing it to spray this awful smell directly into the fresh air intake…so there you have it. Have a wonderful and fresh afternoon."
fooking awesome.
"fresh air intake"? you know what?
i don't even want to know.
i'm gonna smell AWESOME after i leave work today. good thing i don't have a hot date or something. haha - kidding.
peace out my blog friends.

Friday, November 02, 2007

Today's Friday giggle

well, actually it's from yesterday, but i didn't see it until today, so deal....

Flashback Friday : Volume 8 & 9

Hello my lovelies. As promised today I have a two-fer.

Firstly, we have a little known British band by the name of The Stone Roses. I really like this band and this song by far is my fav song of theirs. It's an oldie but goody, and it's so FUNKY!

The Stone Roses : "Fools Gold"

Secondly, we have a band by the name of The Breeders. Formed by Kim Deal of The Pixies and Tanya Donelly of Throwing Muses. They came out with the album "Last Splash" in 1993, which featured the song that I am posting today, "Cannonball". I believe the band is still around, but if I remember correctly, Tanya Donelly is no longer with the band, but Kim recruited her twin sister, Kelley to the band. I could be wrong....I'm going off memory here.

Happy Friday all!!!!