Friday, January 31, 2014

five on friday with my first vlog

I like the five on Friday concept and I like linking up, but let's be honest - between twitter, instagram, and blogging 4-5 times a week, I'm not left with much to recap each Friday. So, inspired by a completely tangential email I sent to Joey, here are five ridiculous things about me that you never needed to know.

1) In 8th grade, I borrowed Blink-182's Dude Ranch CD from a friend. For one night. In that night, I taped it onto a cassette and handwrote every word to every song in a notebook (using the CD booklet). I still know a good 90% of that CD and surprise myself any time one of the songs come up on Pandora. Ah, the days before iTunes and at-home internet access!

2) My middle name is Ashley. My mom got the name Lauren from the show The Young and the Restless. My middle name was going to me Marie, but then my grandma pointed out that Lauren was a brat of a character and my mom should add in a nice character's name to balance me out. So she changed it to Ashley. Not to be confused with the 1980s brand Laura Ashley. People of a certain age still find that funny.

3) When you don't know what to do, ask Twitter. When Twitter tells you what to do, do it. Ashten told me I should vlog, so I did. I was already in PJs and glasses and my make-up was mostly gone so be nice... Also I recorded this twice and deleted the wrong one from YouTube. And my husband called me awkward. This is almost six minutes of your life you'll never get back.


Cool face. Thanks YouTube.

4) I was nominated for a Liebster Award. While I get the purpose of the award and I am of course flattered by it, I would love to no longer be eligible for it! So if you've been reading around here and have yet to follow me somehow, can do you do it? I have a ways to go before that 200 person mark! And in the spirit of the Liebster Awards, I answered most of Bella's questions in the vlog above. If you didn't watch it, I don't blame you - it's hard for me to watch them at work.

5) When I tweeted about being stuck on today's post, Samantha asked me what was the best thing I ever ate and what my last meal would be. I love these questions but of course they will require at least a weekend's worth of thought. I would love to hear yours, though...

See More Good: This letter from a police officer to his K9 Partner had me tearing up at my desk. If you haven't read it, do it now.



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25 comments:

  1. Oh you are brave! I am not a good vlogging candidate. My voice is too nasal.

    Happy Friday!

    I love the Last Meals idea.

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  2. I wish I could watch your vlog but of course youtube is blocked :/ I still jam Blink.It takes me back!

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  3. I'll admit I was afraid to see your vlog. I was worried that the "Lauren" I had in my head wouldn't match the Lauren in real life. Nope. What Rachelle said about you is TOTALLY accurate. You are the exact same IRL. The way you talk--everything. Love you even more now! And oh lordy girl--you would have had a heart attack at my wedding with all the birds (there weren't any live ones though, so you woulda been covered). Oh. And I totally made it to the end of your vlog, just FYI. <3

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  4. Harry Potter FOREVER! (this is how I'm telling you I made it to the end & I liked it)

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  5. GREAT JOB LAUREN! I'm so proud of you for doing this. I know it was tough but you nailed it!

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  6. I haven't had a chance to watch your vlog yet, but that letter to the dog. I just can't I got half way through and I was crying too hard to finish.

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  7. Okay so i watched to the end, and I'm not a Twilight fan either. Never read the books or even watched the movies. And the birds... I'm laughing with you because when one is in the grocery store, I kinda panic!! Well, happy Friday, and thanks for linking up today! Hope you have a wonderful weekend!!

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  8. I love your Vlog! I would love to vlog, but this girl is so freaking awkward! You looked awesome!

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  9. the movie birds is my nightmare. *shivers*

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  10. I made it to the end!! My voice is not made for the camera so you get a pat on the back from me. i still like Jason Mraz but I hear Bob Saget is a total perv?! True?

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  11. I love your vlog...I think more are in order for you :-)

    And I'm totally with you on birds. I love bird, but not living birds. Just decoration birds. It's a very fine line for me lol

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  12. Love the vlog. Stopping by from Always Ashten. :)

    Great idea to turn another liebster award into a vlog too. I just got nominated for another one and felt bad because I didn't want to write about it but it would make good vlogging material! So yes, I'm stealing your idea. This is making a fabulous first impression I'm sure...

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  13. Ummmm... I love your vlog. I actually got out my headphones to plug into my work computer so I could listen to it! You should definitely do more of them :)And I definitely think making friends is the best part about blogging!

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  14. Soooo I cant watch your vlog because I am at work...so I need to come back and watch it this weekend!!!

    I love Blink 182 and got to see them in concert (maybe my freshmen year of college?!) they are awesome!

    My middle name is Lynn (duh). Basically because what else goes with Nadine?

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  15. Nice vlog! I'm too nervous to do one. I worry I'll frighten people or something.

    Have a great weekend!

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  16. The first time I vlogged, I made some effort to look decent. After that it was sweat pants and no makeup. Hey at least people know the real person that way, right? Haha.

    My last meal would include sweet potato fries and watermelon. And a lot of other things because I love food! :)

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  17. "I don't want you to see me any better." Hahahah! I'm so nervous to vlog but I'm hoping one day I can get over that!

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  18. Yay for 1st time vlogging! I'm still a virgin!

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  19. You go girl! I have been planning on vlogging for months and months, but have I tried it yet? Nope!

    TEAM JACOB! (I made it, duh)

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  20. Lauren. I had to wait ALL day to watch this. And you know I came home like a creeper and watched it asap.
    I LOVED it! You did so good and I love your fast talking ways! :) I am way too scared to do a vlog with my high pitched voice.
    Birds are gross, especially crows and pigeons. Bleh.
    Do another vlog!!

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  21. Love the vlog! The birds crack me up. I never want to buy produce or meat when I see a bird in a grocery store. I mean I know I would see the poop, but deep inside I think the employees just wipe it off. Anyway...I am TEAM EDWARD! I need to share the best birthday gift ever...I semi met the stars of Twilight. I couldn't imagine moving during high school. It's already a hard time in general, and then you add it starting over. You should totally do another one!

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  22. You are so brave. I hate how I sound on recording so the chances of me every making a vlog are slim to none.

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  23. My mom named me Ashley because it was the name of a soap opera character she liked. Haha! She had also always liked the name Ashley from Gone with The Wind... even though it was a boy's name.

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  24. Hey love...I really like your blog and I decided to nominate you for the Liebster Award! It's a great way to meet bloggers and snag some followers. The questions are on my blog! :)

    epiphaneiablog.blogspot.com

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  25. You're so brave for doing a vlog! I made it all the way to the end and enjoyed it! You met Jason Mraz?!? I'm so jealous, but I agree he's gotten a little strange (to say the least). I still love his music -- I'm super ready for his fifth album to come out, which should be early this year (course we're already to February)...

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