Friday, September 14, 2007

yes, meme!

Two of my very favorite bloggers, Walking the Vegan Line and Veganista, have tagged me to do a Meme. I think this is a very cool way to learn about one another and am VERY honored that I was asked.

#1 Players must list one fact, word, or tidbit that is somehow relevant to their life for each letter of your first or middle name.
#2 When you are tagged you need to write your own post containing your first or middle name game facts, word, or tidbit.
#3 At the end of your post choose one person for each letter of your name to tag. Don’t forget to leave a comment telling them, they’re tagged, and to read your blog.
#4 If I’ve tagged YOU (the bloggers that I've tagged are listed at the end), please join in on the fun!

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So, I am going to use my first name. I use to dislike the name Lori. Growing up I didn't know any other Lori's and thought I didn't "look" like a Lori, whatever that meant. I grew up in the 80's when girls were named Jennifer or Michelle and Lori just seemed odd to me. Now, I love it and I like that I rarely meet another Lori, especially spelled this way (vs. Laurie).

L- Leo. That is my sign. No, I don't seriously follow astrology but like a lot of people, I have looked up the traits of my sign and it is frighteningly accurate how much of a Leo I am. It's true that I am very loyal, hard working, do well under pressure (at least in a work environment), confident, honest, determined, obsessive, stubborn and full of pride. These traits are what make me likable and what also gets me into trouble.

O- Off-Course. We moved from our home town of Tampa, Florida a few months back. We both left stable jobs with excellent benefits and decent pay so Jared could gain residency in GA and eventually go to law school. This is all exciting, but I have not had a lot of luck finding a job, despite a fantastic resume . . . which makes me feel, well, Lost and Off-Course. Fortunately, Jared has a job that supports us, but I actually like working and it is unsettling to be a unemployed. At least it gives me lots of time to make awesome food and play housewife (which is a very respectable job!) for a bit.

R- Recording/Records. For many, many years I have played music. I started playing violin at age 10 and soon after my dad bought me my first acoustic guitar, and then soon after that I switched to electric guitar and bass. I have had the privilege of playing music with loads of people, including my husband in his last band called Darlings. A few years back I played guitar in a band called Mess of Wires, with my very good friends Katie (played bass), Russell (played drums) and a woman I lost track of named Selina (singer). We had the opportunity to record during an over night session on a very cold December night by a great talent in an impressive recording studio. That night taught me more about professional and personal relationships, even though at the time it seemed like torture.
Here is a picture of our old house where we actually had a music room.
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Also, I (we) collect records. And, yes, they still print music on vinyl. This picture only shows about a third of our collection.
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I- Imaginative. I love people watching and I love studying facial expressions, body language, reactions, moods. I take lots in about people and become a story teller. Mainly to myself, but Jared also gets to hear lots of stories I make up about strangers. I am the kind of person that looks at an elderly person and try to imagine what kind of adventures they had when they were my age, if I would have been friends with them if we grew up together.

So, that's it. Some fellow bloggers I would love to tag to also do this would be:

Leigh from Raspberry Swirl (who is also co-owner of Cosmo's Vegan Shoppe in Atlanta, GA.)

Pink Theory from Luminous Vegans

The Urban Housewife

Allie from Feeding the Masses although she hasn't posted in a while : (


VeggieGirl said...

great meme!! we have quite a nice record collection as well, at home, among other collections. wonderful to learn more about you, Lori! :0)

Anonymous said...

Great post!

Kris said...

Very cool meme! I'm also a music head myself, I play guitar and took cello in college. I was actually a composition major in college for a few years.

I hope things start feeling more on-course for you soon!

Theresa said...

So cool that you got tagged--I like learning more about all my bloggy friends. My mum is a Leo, too. I'm a scorpio, and I am SUCH a spot-on version of my sign.

Cool to know you're musical! I played the clarinet in high school, but I haven't picked up an instrument in ages....

Anonymous said...

i feel honored that you chose me :)
thanks for keeping up with me during my "departure" :) i've enjoyed catching up on your journal!

Kelly Mahoney said...

Nice meme, thanks for sharing.

springsandwells said...

I liked learning more about you. That's pretty awesome that you play guitar and electric bass. I tried to learn electric bass, but eventually I had to gracefully accept that although I have many talents - musicality is not one of them. Still, I think bass is super cool!
Like you!

Melisser; the Urban Housewife said...

There's a lot of vinyl in my house too! :)

Thanks for tagging me, I'm going to try to get to it tomorrow!

Veganista said...

Hi Lori! :) Thanks for doing this meme--it's wonderful to get to know you a bit better through it. Good luck with the employment situation...I'm sure something will come along. These things can take a while though and it is hard to be in limbo. I admire musical people AND imaginative people are always fascinating.

Lovely photo, btw. :)

Vegan_Noodle said...

Lori, so nice to get to know more about you!! I really love your name as well, especially as one of those kids growing up in the 80's with a very typical name (Amanda).

That's awesome that you are so musically inclined! I come from a musical family (mom flutist, sister cellist) but I'm a bit of a misfit. You should post some mp3s of some of your music! I'd love to hear it :-)

Hope you are able to find a job or something that satisfies you. Sounds like you are approaching everything with the right attitude... positive :-)

Leigh said...

Very cool. We just got back in town last nigt, so I will work on my meme today-tonight.
So what line of work are you looking for?

the pleasantly plump vegan said...

leigh- well, i worked in the mutual fund indutry for years and didn't mind doing it. ideally, i like to work in something i have a passion for but still make good money/benefits in. my passions surround food . . . so something food related.
i think being a baker would be killer.

Pink Theory said...

yay yay yay! I'm so honored. I just finished posting about my trip and will get to posting my meme tonight. By the way, we should hang out boyfriend is also a musician and plays bass (amongst other instruments). I think the 4 of us would have much to talk about :-)