Wednesday, January 04, 2006

In Laurie's Brain - When was the last time you...

  • Hopped on one foot?
  • Sat in the grass and made a clover necklace or looked for a four leaf clover?
  • Rode a bike at top speed standing up while riding someone on the back?
  • Walked barefoot on a hot asphalt street?
  • Rode in your car with the windows down without the radio on and just listened to the sounds of the city (or country or beach)?
  • Stuck your arm out the car window while driving down the highway and let the wind whip it back and forth?
  • Passed by a kid’s soccer game or baseball game or football game and stopped to watch even though you didn’t know any of the kids?
  • Walked down the toy aisle at the grocery store and looked at the toys?
  • Walked down the cereal aisle at the grocery store and bought the cereal with the best prize?
  • Ate that cereal while watching Saturday morning television?
  • Played jacks?
  • Played Red Rover or Swing the Statue or Hide-n-Seek or threw a ball over a house to someone on the other side of the house?
  • Went on vacation with someone and let them plan the whole thing and get up every morning while on that vacation and just go with the flow?
  • Read a Dr. Seuss book or a Mad Magazine?
  • Woke up, brushed your hair, brushed your teeth, put on the first thing you grabbed out of your closet and ran out to meet your friends and didn’t give a second thought to what you looked like?
  • Sat and watched a lizard?
  • Played on a see-saw or slid down a slide or tried to see how high you could swing…while singing Beatles songs at the top of your voice?
  • Chased boys?
  • Played office or doctor or Man from U.N.C.L.E. or Murder in the Dark?
  • Played Candyland or Mr. Potato Head or Cootie or Hi Ho Cherrios?
  • Tried to talk your friends into starting a garage band?
  • Said Wait Up or Groovy?
  • Wrote some guy’s name over and over again in big bubble letters or wrote your first name with his last name?
  • Passed someone a note when you shouldn't be passing notes?
  • Pierced someone’s ears with ice cubes, a cork and a really big needle?
  • Had a slumber party and watched movies that made everyone scream and movies that made everyone cry?
  • Rode past a guy’s house that you had a crush on?
  • Thought about Jacques Cousteau or Carl Sagan or Wild Kingdom?
  • Saw your neighbors playing driveway basketball and joined them?
  • Did a somersault or stood on your head?

To be continued.

By Laurie Ransonette Anderson


Vettacini Sheppard said...

I say Groovy on a daily basis.


Renee said...


I've actually done a good many of those recently. Maybe b/c I have 10 and 8-year old girls!

Anonymous said...

I think maybe somebody got a little moved by watching the "Bangladesh" concert.

We did have a slumber party for New Years Eve. I was a lot drunker thought than when I was

Anonymous said...

Hey, davie b, I say Groovy all the time as well!

Jeepers, Laurie. What they hell is this all about??? Poodles

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Laurie said...

Davie - Groovy.

Renee - My baby is 25 years old and he's a boy. So, it's been a looooong time fo rme.

Anonymous (Baby Sis?) - Yeah, mom just didn't let us drink enough when we were kids.

Poodles - I was just thinking that it had been a long time since I hopped on one foot and one thing led to another. (Your word verification thing was strange, wasn't it?)

Sophmom said...

Yikes! I say, "Wait up!" on occasion, but that's about it. I've done lots of them *relatively* recently (like when my kids were younger). Of course, that's if we don't count the one about getting up and getting dressed without paying any attention to how I look, which I do every day (although I *do* usually take a shower). The ones about writing boys name & driving by their houses gives me cold shivers (the bad kind). You sure you're ok???


Try remembering very much after him.

Laurie said...

Sophmom - I'm absolutely fine! This is stuff I haven't done since I was 12 years old at the most.

cindybindy said...

Laurie: Does "cool" count the same as "groovy"? I think we should all have slumber parties with our best friends and dance around the room wearing our pj's on our heads to make long hair while singing into a hairbrush. Life would be so much easier if this was a monthly event. Cindy

Jack said...

Groovy? Every time I pick up a chainsaw and a shotgun.


Laurie said...

Cindy - I forgot about the long *hair* so we could be like Cher.

Jack - I should have said when you're not channeling Ash.

Faith said...

Stumbled across your blog via blogexplosion, this list was great! Some of the things I've done recently, most of them I haven't even thought of since I was a kid. I'm going to make sure I do some!

Laurie said...

Faith - That's what I was hoping people would do. Nice to meet you.

MsAmber said...

I do most of these things whenever I want. I'm 35 and still spunky at heart.

Laurie said...

Ms. Amber - That's great!