Wednesday, March 05, 2008


51. In addition, I carry five different shades of tinted lip balm in my purse.

52. I also carry bandaids, ointment, sanitizer, lotion, toiletries, cough drops, aspirin, a mirror, and a nail file.

53. I don't use any of them.

54. I would argue that James Taylor is quite possibly one of the greatest songwriters of all time.

55. My favorite classical composers are Vivaldi and Aaron Copland.

56. I have sung the Carmina Burana with the Indianapolis Symphony. It ROCKS.

57. I have sung the Mozart Requiem with the Toledo Symphony. It's pretty darn good, too.

58. I can sing the alto part of Handel's Hallelujah Chorus by memory. I've sung the Messiah approximately seven or eight times.

59. One can never get tired of singing the Messiah.

60. One can, however, probably get tired of hearing it.

61. I cannot be trusted alone in a book store.

62. I dream in color.

63. I consistently use up all the hot water when I take a shower. It is the best place in the world to sing...

64. I've remained married for fifteen years DESPITE the fact that I always use up all the hot water.


66. I have managed to remain married for fifteen years despite the fact that my husband IS.

67. I never could understand why my mother couldn't have me an OLDER brother.

68. I love photography. I tend to look at the world as if I am composing a shot. It can tend to get annoying--especially when you frame a GREAT shot and don't have your camera!

69. I have had the West Nile Virus.

70. I still don't understand who the heck thought Jesus and all his men were going to get fed if Martha weren't in the kitchen...

71. I relate more, unfortunately, with the older brother than with the prodigal son.

72. I love to read the Epistles.

73. My favorite book of all time is Hind's Feet on High Places. I prayed for years to be transformed into "Grace and Glory," only to find out many years later that Lorie means "Glorious Victory" and Anne means "Grace." I'd been Grace and Glory all along...

74. I do not often live, unfortunately, as if my name were Grace and Glory. Or Victorious, for that matter.

75. But I am working on it....


cj said...

James Taylor June 3 Cuyahoga Falls OH

lorie said...


I.I. said...
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I.I. said...

" ... five different shades of tinted lip balm ... " -- this would mean something if I weren't a guy, right?

BTW, my sister and I saw James Taylor back in about ... 1984, maybe.

-- Alan

Jack Bunny said...

Good stuff. I'm really enjoying your post. I've sung Mozart, so I appreciate you even more.


Kaite said...

You could have been writing about me, aside from the older brother (I have two) and being married for fifteen years (I am working on five). I have enjoyed and done many of the same things...I can sing all of Handel's Messiah's my favorite!!!!! And James Taylor is a staple in every respectable household! How nice to know such a kndred spirit!

Erin said...

Hey Lorie, good to see you posting again!
I relate with #68! I'm still upset about a sunset I saw this past fall and I didnt have my camera with me!