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Laurie White
The queen of whatever.
Interests: Walt Whitman, dessert, claiming I'm not having any dessert, red wine, John Irving, John Cusack, South Park, The Breakfast Club, Say Anything, getting money in the mail, photography, Last Train Home, zodiac signs, guilty pleasures, trying to learn to crochet with beautiful yarn, Family Guy, beaches in the sun, snow, rain or anywhere in between, Elton John, North Carolina, jewelry, art, Baltimore, New Jersey, Ohio, Annie Lennox, design makeover shows on TLC, David Letterman, the Real World challenges (see "guilty pleasures"), Duran Duran and most 80s new wave, Barenekkid Ladies, Boston Terriers and Pugs, the Internet, my friends, Maryland, talking, bookstores, road trips, babies, newspapers, going to school, Photoshop, craft stores, colored pens, Prince, languages, guitars, magazines, conversation, farmer's markets and decent produce, iTunes, makeup (i'm a girl in spite of myself), baths, Europe, Christian Slater, ER, SNL, crosswords, live music, web design, writing poetry and essays, sleeping, cooking, Red Hot Chili Peppers, intelligence, Whole Foods, drums, colored pens, interesting men, long hair, dogs, Metallica, Dar Williams, microbrews, the Midwest, Best Week Ever, politics, eating out, The Wizard of Oz, memoirs, the Southwest, hiking, porch swings, magazines, history
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(Part of my story is learning to use punctuation correctly when I'm excited by ideas. This is a case study in how that's not working out so well, just saying.)
Toggle Commented Mar 11, 2014 on An Experiment and Proposal on Hope at Velveteen Mind
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Wow, happy Tuesday to me for reading this. Two things: First, this is me. "I am addicted to the feeling of stepping in and helping." Thanks for putting words to it for me so I didn't have to step up and do it: Second, yeah, me neither, and so do I: "I don't always want to be the leader. Most of the time, I don't. I enjoy watching others lead, particularly love experiencing someone discover their leadership talent for the first time. I don't usurp existing leaders and I don't sow seeds of discontent so that I can step in." I've seen that last line in action an awful lot (especially in my work online, sorry to say) and it's been such an out-of-sync-with-rightness-and-goodness thing every time, that as much as it can look like progress, there's no staying power in it, at least not with any kind of good feeling at the end of the day. It looks like a very tiring way to live. Stories are science, the science of people and life. If your son is like you he gets to learn that over time, which is fun for all of us who do. (Thanks for writing this down.)
Toggle Commented Mar 11, 2014 on An Experiment and Proposal on Hope at Velveteen Mind
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PS That top picture is going to make me laugh whenever I see it, ever.
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Besides really enjoying the time I get to hang out with you guys as my online turned offline friends, and the fact that you make me feel totally not weird about being...not a dad, or a guy...I came away with brand new respect for your engagement with not just the business side of all of this, but with all of the stuff that Brene talked about. She wrecks my head a little in a good way every time, but to have that mesh with a majority male audience who I could tell were immediately applying it was rad. I think what's happening here is important in a very different way than it's been for mom/women life bloggers. I can't quite articulate what I think about this yet, but I think it's a very good thing that it's happening at all. (And yeah, way more fun than any event I've been to in a few years. I wasn't expecting that either. Surprises are good.)
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Thank you for writing this. I read a book, a first-person narrative, about the Afghanistan war(s) a few years ago, and I have never let the stories go that I can't begin to imagine. My thoughts and best wishes are with you. Thank you for your service.
Toggle Commented Jul 25, 2012 on Comfortable with the Uncomfortable at DadCentric
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Thank you for killing me softly with these gorgeous photos that are killing me with cuteness. I will sound really, really weird if I detail my primate love here, but suffice to say that I'm off work tomorrow, so maybe it's better I go see this on the big screen then when there are fewer people to witness my strange outbursts about OH MY GOD CHIMPANZEES HELLO THEY ARE PERFECT OMG LOOK! Yeah.
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Tweeted. :)
Toggle Commented Oct 7, 2011 on Cool Camera Bag Giveaway! at Life Scoop
I am dying for a new Epiphanie bag. I'm all about the Lyric -- plum or yellow, I can't decide. I've carried the Ginger everywhere since I got it last year and it is ready for a replacement. I carry my DSLR to a lot of places, and I've found that since I have so many pockets and good padding in this bag, I use it as a purse. (That way I'm never without a memory card or my charger when I unfailingly need one or both.)
Toggle Commented Oct 7, 2011 on Cool Camera Bag Giveaway! at Life Scoop
I love you, Megan. I don't know you as well as some, but I know you enough, and it always makes me feel better when I see you. I saw you that night, and I knew you'd gone all in. Funny how that shines through. Thank you, from all of us, for all of us. I know that too.
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By Laurie When a friend who also happens to be a chef emails and asks if you'd like to drop by her cooking class the next day, where the main course is fried oyster po' boys, here's a hint: The correct answer is yes. My friend Danielle, aka Maryland-based Chef... Continue reading
Posted Jul 18, 2011 at Food Lush
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By Laurie I'm on my annual Carolina beach vacation this week with my family, and that involves a drive down from Maryland. One of my favorite things about living in and visiting regions that are close to if not on the Atlantic Coast is the relative abundance of seafood. Last... Continue reading
Posted Jul 11, 2011 at Food Lush
By Laurie I've searched for recipes in Google many times, but never noticed Recipe Search until today. I searched on the main page for Tom Kha Soup, a Thai coconut and lemongrass soup that is one of the few foods I regularly, specifically crave. I normally pick it up at... Continue reading
Posted Jun 27, 2011 at Food Lush
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By Laurie Yes, I'm back with summer beers. I'm a beer fiend, it's true, and summer is the best possible time to avail yourself of tasty seasonal varieties if you're interested. My favorite beer I've tried this summer is the Anderson Valley Brewing Company Summer Solstice. I tried it for... Continue reading
Posted Jun 20, 2011 at Food Lush
By Laurie A highlight of my trip to Atlanta a few weeks ago was an excursion to the Sweet Auburn Curbside Market. Owned by the city of Atlanta and located in the Sweet Auburn neighborhood downtown, the market was founded in 1918. Its mission? The Sweet Auburn Curb Market exists... Continue reading
Posted Jun 6, 2011 at Food Lush
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By Laurie I'm always on the lookout for online timesavers and resources for things I care about, and Foodily is my new favorite. It stands for "Food I Love You," oh yes it does. And what it lets you do is look up what you want to cook, specifying what... Continue reading
Posted May 30, 2011 at Food Lush
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By Laurie Over cupcakes, cake on sticks and all other manner of mini-cakey treats? Hey, me too! You are welcome to join me, therefore, in the land of frozen confections. I've been a fan of ice pops -- Good Humor grape-lemon, real deal Popsicles, and red, white and blue Bomb... Continue reading
Posted May 23, 2011 at Food Lush
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By Laurie I've been overworked at work and the gym lately, because it turns out that meeting professional and fitness goals is (duh) time-consuming. What's bad is that cooking often goes out the window, and I rely on take-out to fill in the blanks when I'm just too tired to... Continue reading
Posted May 9, 2011 at Food Lush
This is so nice, Rita.
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By Laurie Thank you to everyone who commented and gave recommendations for places to eat in New Orleans. This trip was so busy with conference activities and workshop preparation that I ended up not eating anywhere nearly as well as I'd hoped. I didn't even make it to Cafe Du... Continue reading
Posted Apr 25, 2011 at Food Lush
By Laurie So I need your help again, gentle Food Lush readers. You all were so helpful when I went to Houston in the fall, and while I sadly didn't get a chance to eat at any of the places you recommended because of limited time and several social obligations,... Continue reading
Posted Apr 11, 2011 at Food Lush
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By Laurie I love pepperoncini peppers so much I often eat them out of the jar. I also, in spite of wishing I didn't, love red meat. So when I decided it was time to make a proper Sunday dinner in my new place in my new slow cooker (yes,... Continue reading
Posted Apr 4, 2011 at Food Lush
Lovely! Here from Sarah Moon's Facebook. I was sitting here feeling the opposite of all of this about a variety of things and I'm so glad you posted. It really helped me today.
Toggle Commented Mar 31, 2011 on On being UNSTOPPABLE. at LizzyHouse
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By Laurie The room I love best in my new place is the kitchen, and I've been having some fun dressing it up after years of sharing space with other people. Orange is one of my favorite colors, and because it goes so well with the granite and cabinets, I... Continue reading
Posted Mar 28, 2011 at Food Lush
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By Laurie Winter is finally over, and along with all of the other joys of spring, comes a new crop of lighter, brighter spring beers. Here are a few that I'm enjoying so far. I'm a Sierra Nevada girl, and I really like the Glissade maltibock/helles bock. It's crisp and... Continue reading
Posted Mar 21, 2011 at Food Lush
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By Laurie There's nothing like a Guinness. And on St. Patrick's Day, there's really nothing like a Guinness, right? Image courtesy of Wikimedia and PDPhoto.org Completely right, unless it's an O'Hara's, or a Murphy's. Guinness is a stout -- a dark beer with a toasty taste and relatively low alcohol... Continue reading
Posted Mar 14, 2011 at Food Lush