Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Three Breakfast Relay

I remembered this story on the way to work today, and just felt the need to put it 'on paper'. When I was in 8th grade my dad would take me to school in the mornings. And when he couldn't, he would have one of two colleagues take me. Now, it wasn't a short trip from Alpharetta to Gwinnett - and I wasn't ever much of a morning person - so I truly believe that anyone who would agree to do this should get special people stars :) Every once in a while we would get to stop at McDonalds for breakfast, so everyone knew that my breakfast usual was an Egg McMuffin and a Coke.

As my 8th grade year was coming to a close, and summer was looming, Dad and I headed off to school one morning. We took our turn into the McDonalds as usual, and got an Egg McMuffin and a Coke and headed on our merry way. At the next McDonald's that we passed, dad turned in and I thought he may have forgotten that we already stopped. (You know how you think your parents are insane when you're in 8th grade....?) But I was distracted when noticing that one of the other morning drivers was there in the parking lot. He had an Egg McMuffin and a Coke waiting in the car for me. Dad explained that he had a meeting, so he could only take me so far. So, I get in the next car laughing about how I had already had an Egg McMuffin, but politely trying to eat some of this one too. THEN we pull into ANOTHER McDonalds to find the third carpool driver waiting. I finally caught on when I saw him with an Egg McMuffin and Coke in hand that this was all a cute little trick on the last morning of the year. I couldn't even pretend to eat the third breakfast.

BUT, it was really fun to have everyone in on the trick - and it's a day that I won't ever forget :)

Monday, January 25, 2010

Try To Make At Least Three People Smile Each Day.

That is the goal for the week. Given that I'm having a hard time even making myself smile today, it could present a challenge.

Tuesday, 1/26:
  • Made the barista at Caribou Coffee smile this AM.
  • Met with a sales rep from LA and started talking about Lane Kiffin - made him smile, but not me. Is that double points?

Friday, January 22, 2010

Necessary Accessory for Crediblity: Lipstick?

Okay, so I receive Affluent magazine at the office. Maybe because I am am wealthy in the ways of fabulous friends and family?? Anyhow, I ran across an article on 'Fashion and Status' that reads:

"One 'accessory' that young professional women overlook is lipstick. Like other accessories, it also signals that you have more authority and credibility than your peers. Accessories not only increase status, they enable a youthful-looking woman to appear more worldly, experienced and credible."

Really people!? What does an educated brain do for young professional women?

Fist Pump

I found it! I that if it didn't exist it was something that needed to be created, but leave it up to someone with a lot more time than me to make it happen. The Jersey Shore Nickname Creator :)

After a few different tries, I have been deemed:

-Laura 'The Good Time' Lee
-Laura 'The Incident' Lee

Click here for your nickname.

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

New Plan: Setting Intentions.

Up this morning at 4:45a. No joke. Robert was going to the airport, so I figured it would be fun to see what 4:45a feels like. After a little 'The Cosby Show' and coffee, I ran across a blog post on setting intentions. It seems like an easy way to set mini goals throughout the day. So...here goes. This morning I intend to get to the gym - instead of sitting her blogging. Later! :)

Setting Intentions.

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Book #1 - Done.

One of my resolutions for the new year is to read more books. First on the list is 'The Help' by Kathryn Stockett. The last book that I couldn't put down was Breaking Dawn from the Twilight saga. This book was totally different, but another another one that grabbed my full attention. What I'll most remember about this book is being curled up early on the weekend mornings, reading it with a cup of coffee and two cats cuddled around me. And also taking it to the gym and having been on the elliptical machine for thirty minutes without once looking at the clock. THAT, my friends, is a great book.
"... among my hopes for an ordinary day is as simple as, let me not fail in being an instrument of purpose, if there is an opportunity to help, let me be."


Thursday, January 14, 2010

Hello 2010.

It's a brand new year! A time that is filled with new starts, resolutions and hopes. I too greeted this year in that same manner. However, somewhere down the line I must have made it angry.
Or, it's getting all the challenges out of the way early for me. Thus far, I have...

*Had a leaky kitchen sink that required a plumber to come out and tighten some things at the dishwasher connection.

*Locked my keys in my car, with it running and my phone and computer inside, trying to heat it up. Here in lies the problem with not having a home phone.

*Had the furnace go out last weekend - the coldest week in Atlanta in a LONG time.

If things happen in threes the furnace might be a good sign. And if I was going to flip my perspective on the year and look at all the good things that have happened so far, it might go like this...

*Spent New Years up at a cabin in Dahlonega with great friends.

*There are great things happening at work.

*We had snow in January!

*While the furnace did go out, it does not have to be immediately replaced.

*Robert and I roasted a WHOLE chicken on the grill and made our own calamari, and it turned out fabulously.

*The VOLS got rid of Lane Kiffin. Good riddence.

*Jessica purchased the Twilight board games and we got to spend a Friday night playing them.

Okay, so the list can go on and on. Amazing what perspective can do for you, no!?

Lesser known Murphy's Laws

These are either really funny - or I need to leave the office for the day. I can't decide...

1. Light travels faster than sound. This is why some people appear bright until you hear them speak.

2. He who laughs last, thinks slowest.

3. If the shoe fits, get another one just like it.

4. The things that come to those who wait will be the things left by those who got there first.

5. When you go in to Court, you are putting yourself in the hands of 12 people who weren't smart enough to get out of jury duty.