Monday, April 10, 2006

The time came. And went.

So, there are many things I grew up believing. I was sure that my dad was the tallest guy in the world. (No way.) I thought that moving was the worst thing ever, what with all the difficulty in physically picking up a house and transporting it. I thought that being fired was cruel and unnecessary, and who would ever burn their employee? I thought that islands were floating piles of dirt. I thought that if I ate a watermelon seed a watermelon tree would grow in my stomach. (This is aside from the fact that watermelon grows on bushes, and that having a single watermelon growing in my stomach would be bad enough--no, it had to be a tree.)

I forgot how to spell my own last name once. But nobody believed me. The only time I ever cheated..was in kindergarten. It was a spelling test. The word.."of." Amazingly enough, I thought it was spelled "ov."

But the really irritating thing is that I'll never know what my sisters were always whispering about when they felt the proper reply to my questioning was: "We'll tell you when you're older." Yeah, right.

10 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hi Laura! I found your blog. I hope all is well.

Stanley

Anonymous said...

Laura,

I couldn't help reading your ode to King Tut and thinking about the ode to Robitussin. I have been very nice to you since you left and haven't tried to set you up with any of my friends, in fact, you have even come to my house a couple of times. Maybe you could write an ode to me.
:)

Laura said...

Hmm, an ode to you? It'd help if I knew who you were.

Marie said...

Hello Laura, you have a very lovely blog page, all very interesting. Thanks for your email.

Anonymous said...

I gave you enough clues that you should be able to figure out who I am. Here is another clue. I have watched Pride and Prejudice with you and your sister.

Laura said...

um..marie? She did, I think.

Anonymous said...

marie who?
sorry, that's not me

Laura said...

hmm..somebody who has friends in the bay area who isn't marie. Somebody who knows the ode to robitussin. Somebody who happened to make a comment minutes after marie made one. Not sure I know who.

Anonymous said...

somebody that reads over Marie's shoulder when she checks her email.

Laura said...

Well. Matt then. I didn't think you knew anybody in the bay area.

So long, and thanks for all the fish.