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Wed, Aug. 6th, 2008, 12:17 pm

Well, it's been disturbingly long since I posted. A pretty huge stack of stuff has happened in the mean time (the past four and a half months?)

Scott and I saw Gaelic Storm when they came to Roanoke, as advertised.


We went on yet another cruise, this one back to Bermuda. We went with a bunch of folks we play steel drums with and had a complete blast.


We remodeled an unfinished basement room into a Man Cave.



We've been to showers and weddings and parties with innumerable friends and family, and we have more coming up before the summer and fall are over.

The big news is that Scott and I are having a baby. That's why I've been so absentee about posting. We found out near the end of March and I'm due around Thanksgiving. I had my big what's-in-there ultrasound a few weeks ago, and we're having a boy, Devon Joseph, who looks remarkably like Scott did as a baby. It's been an astonishingly smooth pregnancy and I couldn't be more grateful.

Hellos and hugs to everyone I haven't been keeping in touch with!

Laura Jane

Fri, Mar. 28th, 2008, 10:14 am

Gaelic Storm is coming to Roanoke!! They'll be here Wednesday, April 23, at the Jefferson Center. HOORAY! We'll skip our usual Wednesday evening commitments, no question.

Here's two pics of them from Ships and Dip:

Good times all around. So excited!! Won't you join us?

Laura Jane

Wed, Mar. 19th, 2008, 02:42 pm

I'm a new Doctor Who fan. True, I've had sci-fi tendencies for most of my life *cough*StarTrek*cough* but never got on that long-standing British wagon of Whodom. Our entertainment junkie friends Amit and Jenn lent us series 2, which introduced David Tennant as the Doctor. Scott and I eagerly snarfed our way though that and are now knee-deep in series 3 (also borrowed from Amit and Jenn).

We'd already met David in Casanova (so cute!) and HP4 (freaky tongue twitch!) and we're delighted by the full-blown hilarity of The Doctor.

Here's one of my favorite caps from "Family of Blood," the series 3 episode we finished the other night.


Laura Jane

Thu, Feb. 21st, 2008, 09:37 am

Thanks to Jen for posting this and terrifying me.

It's not ALL right, which is good, but parts of it are eerily accurate.

ColorQuiz.com Laura+Jane took the free ColorQuiz.com personality test!

"Wants to make a favorable impression and be reward..."

Click here to read the rest of the results.

Why don't you take it and tell me how you do?
Laura Jane

Tue, Feb. 19th, 2008, 09:12 am

Happy 40th anniversary of the first visit to the Neighborhood.

I miss you, Mister Rogers.

Laura Jane

Fri, Feb. 8th, 2008, 10:21 am

We're back from Ships and Dip III, a fantastic music cruise through the Caribbean hosted by the Barenaked Ladies and featuring two more of our favorite bands: Great Big Sea and Gaelic Storm!

Here's us at the GBS concert as we sail away from Grand Cayman.

Scott in Hell on Grand Cayman.

Me coming out of the waterfall (we hiked up it!) in Jamaica.

Ed from BNL crashing the GBS concert.

What a swell trip. I wish I was still there.
Who's playing on the Lido Deck tonight? Anyone in the Caribbean Lounge?

Laura Jane

Tue, Jan. 15th, 2008, 12:35 pm

Funny, the things that influence you while growing up. One of Mum's favorite groups was ABBA, and I remember dancing to their "The Singles" record from preschool age through high school. I can sing every song on the second album (of the two-record set) by heart, but hardly anything from the first-- I don't think I even listened to it until high school. Mum had other ABBA albums, too, but the only song I remember from those is "Nina, Pretty Ballerina."

Mum often reminisced about dancing to some of these songs when she and Dad were in Moscow. Scott is convinced that they were secret agents, but that's another story.

Laura Jane

Tue, Jan. 8th, 2008, 01:42 pm

Scott and I saw Juno over the weekend. Swell movie. It never would have happened to us, and I think that's why we liked it so much.

Happy new year!
Laura Jane

Thu, Dec. 6th, 2007, 08:35 am

Hello, suitemates!

Here are all six of us at Meg's baby shower this past weekend. Back row: Beth and Miranda. Middle: Chrissy, Meg, and Shari. Kneeling on the side: me. Scary to think we've known each other for eight or nine years (more for Chrissy and Beth -- they're twins.)

Also, a big happy birthday to Leslie Ann. Happy birthday, sis!

She's in the middle with Mum and William on either side. Looks like Kiwi is in there, too.

Busy month, December is. Good times, though. Hope everyone is happy and healthy and ready for a season of good cheer!

Laura Jane

Mon, Nov. 26th, 2007, 10:00 am

Hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving. One of our traditions is to have leftover pumpkin pie for breakfast the morning after. Ahh, extra cool whip for me.

Another tradition is that we don't listen to the Christmas record until the day after Thanksgiving. Our Christmas record (now Christmas CD, technically) is Ray Conniff's "We Wish You a Merry Christmas" from about a million years ago. Okay, it says 1962 on it. Scott thinks it's the squarest Christmas music he's ever heard, but it means the holidays are really here.

Yeah, this is Christmas.

Laura Jane

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