today is thursday, but dwight thinks that it's friday - and that's what I'll be working on this afternoon

yikes - I've got a wicked Joker smile in this one

I woke up to snow this morning. 

Good job, March. Well-played, Oregon.

Clearly, neither of you have any concept of time or seasons. 

Not complaining too much though. The Californian in  me still gets a secret (not-so-secret) thrill of a world turned white.

Plus, it was melted and gone by about noon. 

Anyway, found this little gem on Megan's blog. Totally poaching it. Try and stop me.


Age: 25

Bedsize: Full. I need a queen (Blake, you better be laughing right about now). Any upgrade at all really because the $99 post-grad-budget mattress is playing a nightly game of "How Deeply Rooted Can I Get This Bedspring In Lauren's Back By Morning?" (guess who's winning).

Chores that you hate: Cleaning up the kitchen. Which is why I prefer to cook at Jared's because he actually gets snappy at me if I try to clean up after cooking. Ok, fine, whatever you say, I'll sit and have another glass of wine.

Dogs:  I had a sweet chocolate lab growing up. We had the same color hair. We were obviously related. 

Essential start to your day:  Sleeping (I agree with you Megan). Oh, and three or four cups of coffee or tea.

Favorite color: Green. And the neutrals (white, grey, beige - can we think of a better word for beige?). 

Gold or Silver: Both. I can never decide so I always mix metals.

Height: 5'7"

Instruments you play: Men's hearts (HA - I jest)

Job title: Guest Services Representative (unpaid titles: writer, photographer, cooker, wine drinker, cheese eater, mess maker, stair tripper, toe stubber, fire starter - ok, not really on that last one, but I did fill Dean & Robin's apartment with smoke when the grease from my meatloaf cupcakes spilled over in the oven)

Kids: Someday, but for now I gots the cutest borrowed niece and nephews a girl could ask for.

Live: Portland, Oregon (past homes: Napa, California; Malibu, California; London, England)

Mother's Name: Susan

Nicknames: Lairen, Lahren, Lahren Froon, Laur, Laurette, Munch (mom), Boo (dad)

Overnight hospital stays: How about the ER 3 times in 2 weeks? Cumulatively, I think that counts. 

Pet peeves:  Passive aggressiveness, grammatical errors, general human stupidity, cruel people, bigotry, people who just try way too hard to validate their existence 

Quote from a movie or tv show"The whole purpose of places like Starbucks is for people with no decision-making ability whatsoever to make six decisions just to buy one cup of coffee. Short, tall, light, dark, caf, decaf, low-fat, non-fat, etc. So people who don't know what the hell they're doing or who on earth they are can, for only $2.95, get not just a cup of coffee but an absolutely defining sense of self: Tall! Decaf! Cappuccino!" -Joe Fox, You've Got Mail (wow, $2.95 - this movie is definitely 14 years old)

Right or Lefty:  Righty tighty (there's probably a really inappropriate joke that could be made here)

Siblings: Only child. But that's ok... We've remedied that

Time you wake up: On work days, 8am. On Sundays, 6:30am. Off days, I just try to get up before the clock reaches double digits. 

Underwear:  I'll never tell. 

Vegetable you hate:  None. I'll eat anything (more inappropriate joking).

What makes you run late: Blogger. 

X-Rays You've Had:  Teeth. Ankle (don't worry, it was only a sprain after all). 

Yummy food you make:  Not to toot my own horn, horn tooter that I am, but all of it. Dakota's friend Erik once told me I was "a goddess in the kitchen". And I've yet to hear any complaints. I'm pretty happy about that. 

Zoo Animal:  Fennec fox. Because they are so cute running around their little habitat with their gigantic ears. 


  1. A: I just love you.
    B: Does baby corn count as a vegetable? Because if it does, I HATE IT!!

  2. This was fun to read! And what in the world did you do to yourself to go to the ER so much?