Sunday, September 30, 2012

{243} stamps

oops! i had originally posted a different name for today but had to retract it and will move it to the october 2 post instead! if i hadn't dated the name below i could've gotten away with it.

i was just watching tv and playing with some stamps and just quickly stamped up this paper with my name. simple. easy. awesome.

Saturday, September 29, 2012

{242} beer snake

the beer snake is synomomous with the winnipeg blue bombers. on july 9, 2010 it started in section "s" when everyone started stacking their beer cups together and it formed this massive snake. it was hilarious to watch from across the stadium.

of course, it was not hilarious for the folks who had beer dumped on them and cups thrown at their heads and so the beer snake was banned after that one eventful night. but, none of us who were there will ever forget it. so, my name is a beer snake in honour of that game. :)

(original photo courtesy of this website)

Friday, September 28, 2012

{241} calendar circles

thanks again to rebecca for letting her blog inspire today's name! she always has the best ideas and so many of them are ones that i want to try out myself!

Thursday, September 27, 2012

{240} figment

at epcot (i think it was epcot!) carrie and i did the "figment's journey to the imagination" attraction. i can't remember a whole lot of it other than getting sprayed by a skunk at one point! at the very end, you could create your own "figment" and this was the one i created. i named him...lauren. ;)

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

{239} spiderman, spiderman

does whatever a spider can. spins his webs...

time to pull out one of the back-up names today (and tomorrow!). this one i found in the universal studios gift shop in the orlando airport!

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

{238} mentos

absolutely obsessed with mentos right now. two weeks ago it was jelly belly because i had hoards of it leftover from disney world. now, it's mentos. i don't even know how this started but it's insane. today, i ate my last pack. :( must learn to abstain for awhile. double unhappy face. :( :(

Monday, September 24, 2012

{237} alias

once upon a time, when i thought i would become the most amazing star sports journalist, i had decided that my professional name would be "lauren bradley". i loved my first name but wasn't wild about my last name so i decided that my brother's first name would become my new last name. thus, my alias "lauren bradley" was created.

fitting that today is my brother's birthday and, ironically, his 37th birthday and today's name happens to be #237. could this be more appropriate for today?

Sunday, September 23, 2012

{236} super handy

totally lifted this idea from rebecca's blog where she did this using the word "love". i "loved" the idea so much that i did a near replica for myself! i sure hope it washes off before i have to work tomorrow. :)

the above taken with instagram (follow me at "unlauren") and the one below is just with my youcam on my laptop. i just loved the results so much i had to document it twice. :)

Saturday, September 22, 2012

{235} mission: space

despite the fact that i am extremely susceptible to motion sickness, nausea, dizziness, etcetra, i wanted to go on as many rides in WDW as possible. so, when it came time to do mission: space, i was all for it!

it was definitely one of my favourite rides of all! first off, i am obsessed with the apollo program so any space-related activity is awesome. second, the introductory video was hosted by gary sinise! yes! then, it was so real and life-like that at the very end when the spacecraft is about to fall down that giant canyon, i was screaming "OH, NO! OH, NO! OH, NO!" it was awesome. but, upon exiting, i was definitely woozy. the world was spinning around me but i didn't want to admit that i felt as awful as i did. unfortunately it set me up for a nasty case of vertigo the following day. oh, well!

after exiting the ride, we got to make these neat videos of us rockin' out in our spaceship and then e-mail them to friends and family. so, i had to a) take a picture of my name on the screen and b) upload the video here. enjoy! ;)


Friday, September 21, 2012

{234} sideline ad

is it the lack of football-related ideas? or the fact that my favourite football team is 2-9 right now and quite possibly in one of the worst slumps in franchise history? either way i am uninspired to make football "laurens" the past two weeks. i shall leave these entries blank but vow to fill them before the year is up. :)

well, putting a "help!" on facebook worked. i got a few ideas from friends and that spurned a few more of my own! so, i think i'll make it! woohoo! this name was suggested by tanya--thanks!

Thursday, September 20, 2012

{233} google me

i love how "google it" is just such a normal phrase that we use all the time. it used to be "look it up in the dictionary!" and now it's just "google it". you never hear anyone say "msn search it" or "yahoo! it". it's all about google. absolutely insane how they've taken over the world. so, anyway, i decided to google my name for today's name. but the results for "lauren" weren't nearly as interesting as the results for "lauren is" so that's the one i went with (though both are shown below). enjoy googling yourself! :)

(boring results below)

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

{232} arr, matey!

today be "international talk like a scurvy pirate day" so i used tis tavern t' translate me description. when i was asail on me vacation in disney world, i went on t' pirates o' t' carribbean ride twice n' afterwards i succumbed t' tempations o' souvenirs and purchased this pirate-ish bracelet at t' pirates shop. i, o' course, had t' have me moniker engraved n' a wee rivet indicatin' t' year i got it. full o' awe.

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

{231} lunch

keeping on this food theme, today, whilst making the exact same lunch that i had yesterday, i decided to photograph the contents of my lunch but not before spelling out my name!
L-radishes, A-broccoli slaw, U-celery, R-onions, E-cucumbers, N-tuna.


george embraced his inner cat and sat patiently waiting for a spoonful of tuna!

Monday, September 17, 2012

{230} pickles

well, after 16 days of eating anything and everything (okay, not anything. specifically i ate a tonne of burgers, fries, chips and candy) it is back to my healthy eating again. it was fun but looking at the scale was decidedly not fun. alas, all good things must come to an end.

so, for lunch today i went back to my veggies and tuna salad. of course, i need to add a couple of pickles to spice it up. hence the name. :)

Sunday, September 16, 2012

{229} subway art

whilst sitting on my computer and filtering through pictures from my recent vacation (which ones to print??), i came up with the idea to do subway art for my name. i'm shocked that this hasn't occurred to me yet considering how much i enjoy subway art. anyway, a few fonts later, here we are. love it.

ps. i know there is no {227}. i'm stumped on these football-related names. maybe it doesn't help that my favourite team is 2-9. :(

Saturday, September 15, 2012

{228} vanity plate

i can't even begin to emphasize how busy life has been this last week. i can't wait for some normalcy to return and i can get back to being super creative with my names again! maybe tomorrow! in the meantime, here is today's name: a vanity plate. of course, whilst searching online for a "lauren" vanity plate, i discovered other amusing ones detailed below. :)

Friday, September 14, 2012

{227} nameplate

took a photo of QB, buck pierece, in the locker room and erased his name on the nameplate above his locker for my name! ;)

Thursday, September 13, 2012

{226} name tag

life has been a bit nuts returning from vacation. i shall get back into my name project very soon. in the meantime, here comes another name courtesy of disney world. last thursday, we took a behind-the-scenes tour of the magic kingdom. it was a 5-hour walking tour and was absolutely incredible. i learned so many secrets to the magic. highly recommended. we wore these name tags the whole day (and got to keep them! free stuff! score!).

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

{225} key tag

we've seen the 'lauren' key chains but this one is different. so, my car brakes completely failed the week i was gone so when i returned home from florida it was brakeless. did someone warn me of this fact before i drove it? nope. i had to learn it by sailing through a stop sign. excellent. so, it is now fixed and healed and i am happy to drive again. the mechanics always put a name tag on the keys and this is it:

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

{224} jedi training

last wednesday, carrie and i were at hollywood studios and whilst we did not get to go on the star wars attraction (i was majorly ill with vertigo), we did go through the tatooine traders gift shop and i bought some stuff for my nephew. i also spotted this badge with my name on it! woohoo! i'm officially a padawan! :)

of course, i was very amused when i also spotted that jesus had also completed the jedi training too. :)

Monday, September 10, 2012

{223} paving stone

on our first day at the magic kingdom, as we're walking to the entrance, there are all these paving stones with names written on them. so, i just remarked "it'd be neat if one said 'lauren'." and no sooner had i said that, that i spotted one! unfortunately the girl's last name was "dies" and i wasn't crazy about my name saying "lauren dies" so i cropped that out as much as i could. :)

Sunday, September 09, 2012

{222} field markers

blech. this idea started out so great and sounds amazing in theory but it did not turn out quite like i thought it would. so, it is what it is. last week was the labour day classic in regina and my beloved blue bombers lost 52-0. lol today's game is called the banjo bowl and we lost 23-22. so, improved but still not a win. oh, well. i'm ready to move on and get excited about next season.

Saturday, September 08, 2012

{221} hand shadows

home from vacation! just spent 8 amazing days in disney world! it was so fantastic and exciting and relaxing all at the same time. whilst there, i made sure to get pictures of every single instance of "lauren" that i saw. so, now i have a wonderful back-up stock of 20 photos that i can use when i don't have time to make a name. :)

today's name was created whilst waiting at the bus stop in front of our resort (the all-star music resort). my friend carrie created the hand shapes and then i snapped the picture. it was definitely the only creative name created all week. :)

Friday, September 07, 2012

{220} dog shirt

there is a website where you can basically personalize any single item with any name or word that you want. so i typed in "lauren" (duh) and this was one of my favourite things that it suggested. i already did a name with "team lauren" but how awesome would it be to get george a shirt that said this. *die.

Thursday, September 06, 2012

{219} happy bunny

i love happy bunny. ever since my friend teresa had a page-a-day calendar with happy bunny quotes a few years ago, i've been addicted. my co-workers have blessed me the last two years with happy bunny calendars so i can receive my daily insult. he makes me laugh. my favourites are: "hooray for guys with money!" and "parents suck. but they give you money." so awesome. so, here is my happy bunny name:

Wednesday, September 05, 2012

{218} hello, my name is

my favourite answer to this question is, of course, "the real slim shady". right? don't you always think of that eminem song when you hear "my name is..."? hmmm. maybe it's just the white male rapper inside of me. i've never worn one of these name tags but i sure wish i had one.

oh, gosh. remember on friends when ross hosted a party in his new apartment and he wore a name tag that said "ross" and then he added a second name tag that said "doctor gellar" and then he took the "ross" tag and added the apostrophes around it? oh, geeps. that was funny. he's such a dork. he wasn't one of my favourite characters to start but he ended up being my most favourite character. anyway, totally distracted. the name below:

Tuesday, September 04, 2012

{217} marquee

remember those names i did on the mcdonald's sign and the jeopardy answer? well, this comes courtesy of that same website. i'm sorry that the last week has been so ho-hum with creativity but i'm away on vacation and this is all the time i have right now. no worries because i'm busily working on other names vacation-related for whenst i return.

Monday, September 03, 2012

{216} college diploma

i graduated from college in 2007 with a major in public relations. that was my 5th year of post-education studies and only my first time actually graduating with something. i first did a year of business administration. then i changed and decided to go into education so i studied at red river college and the university of winnipeg in a joint program. did that for two years and then quit. then took off 3 years before going back to rrc in 2005 in the creative communications program. best two years of my life. hands down.

Sunday, September 02, 2012

{215} george and the LDC

well, what a moron i am. below is the picture i had posted for today. about 15 minutes later i finally noticed that it had nothing to do with my name! LOL what was i thinking?! so, here is the original, below is the actual name-inspired pic. :)

it's time for the annual showdown between the bombers and the roughriders. even being in different divisions doesn't diminish the rivalry and great fun that is had at these back-to-back games (next week is the banjo bowl, a rematch). my dad and have driven out to regina for four of these games but after they lost the last 3 we attended, we stopped going. in fact, they haven't won since. ouch! but we always had such a great time travelling there and getting in on the shouting matches between our two teams.

and, since it also happens to be george's 4th birthday (and i'm missing it!!), i had to give a little shout-out to him as well. :)

Saturday, September 01, 2012

{214} leaving on a jet plane

all my bags are packed, i'm ready to go.
i'm standing here outside your door.
i hate to wake you up to say good-bye.
but the dawn is breaking, it's early morn.
the taxi's waitin', he's blowin' the horn.
already, i'm so lonesome i could die.

so kiss me and smile for me.
tell me that you'll wait for me.
hold me like you'll never let me go.

cuz i'm leavin' on a jet plane.
don't know when i'll be back again.
oh, babe, i hate to go.

so, is that song stuck in your head now? yup. well, i'm leaving on a jet plane this morning but at least i do know when i'll be back again! :) so, in honour of said jet plane, here is my inspired name: