raindrops on roses

It's raining today (if you haven't noticed) and I love it! I don't know if anyone else heard the thunder last night, but I sure did and I was giddy! I love thunderstorms. Aren't they exciting? I love everything about this weather...the cozy feeling of a rainy day, the sound, the smell...it is all so good. I love it despite the fact that it's cold and wet and makes my hair frizzy! Now I just need cute rainboots...



love at first sight

One of the things I love most besides shoes is shopping...if you did not know this refer to the list on the left! Today I went to the mall searching for one specific item...a black top...easy, right? Wrong. I needed the black top for dance pictures today so there was a list of needs that this shirt needed to fill...

1. all black
2. comfy
3. cute
4. easy to dance and move in
5. something I could wear more than once
6. cheap

I was looking for just the right top and decided to start my search at one of my favorite stores...Gadzooks! I looked and looked around the store, picking up a few things here and there, when my eyes beheld one of the cutest coats I have ever seen. It was love at first sight and I knew I had to try it on...well long story short...I fell in love all over again when I put it on and knew I couldn't leave the store without it. So I bought it.

Here it is...

Super cute right? And it was only $40 which is pretty good for a coat. AND it was the very last one...destiny? I think so!

I didn't end up finding a black shirt at Gadzooks, but I did find one in another store that was only $6...I feel like I accomplished all the things on my list...and I got a bonus buy! Ah...life is sweet. Now, I will go enjoy sporting my stylin' new coat!


ps. Connor thinks it makes me look 10 years older...28? Really? Psh...it's dang cute and I will wear it anyway!


because i love shoes...

As many of you know, I am a shoe lover. I can't help this obsession! Ballet flats, stilettos, tennis shoes, boat shoes, sandals, boots...the list goes on and on! I love to go shoe shopping and cannot explain the excitement I feel when I get a great deal on an adorable pair of shoes! ahh...pure bliss. Because of this shoe fettish, I tend to notice the shoes people wear on a day to day basis...well...I was walking to one of my classes and naturally noticed the shoes someone was wearing. To my amazement (and maybe some of you will be shocked too) I had never EVER seen a pair of shoes quite like these. They looked like rock climbing toe socks...and maybe that is what they are intended for, but they were so different that they just stuck in my mind! I had to find a picture to show all of you! They are called toe shoes and here they are...

Have you ever seen shoes like these in your life?! I was super intruiged by these so called "toe shoes" and thought I would share them with you! I wonder how comfy they are? Hmm...



elevator etiquette

Recently in my sociology class we were discussing the values, beliefs, and "norms" of society. My professor made a comment that life is a game or dance between people. Everyone knows the rules and must follow or suffer the consequences of being considered an outcast. I found this comment to be really interesting and realized that when he brought up the subject of the rules of riding an elevator that there are a whole set of rules out there that everyone somehow just knows?

The elevator for example...
Where do we stand? The back, facing the door.
Where do we look? The door, the changing floor numbers, or the elevator buttons.
What do we say? Nothing...or maybe a slight head nod towards the people who already occupy the elevator.

How is it that we ALL know these rules and follow them? There are no written rules of how to ride an elevator, correct?!
That is where we are mistaken my friends...yes, I took the initiative to search "elevator etiquette" and can you believe there are people who went out and wrote rules on how to ride an elevator?! There is even a webstie dedicated solely to these rules...www.elevatorrules.com...I was shocked.

Well, I have now decided to be a rebel...I am going to break the elevator rules! The next time I ride in an elevator, I'm going to stand right in front of the doors and face my fellow riders...haha can you imagine their reactions? I think we should all try it...just for fun, don't you agree?

I also looked up "funny things to do while riding in an elevator", so here are some suggestions we could all try...
1. Make race car noises when anyone gets on or off.
2. On a long ride, sway side to side at the natural frequency of the elevator.
3. Offer name tags to everyone getting on the elevator.
4. Stand silent and motionless in the corner, facing the wall, without getting off.
5. Greet everyone getting on with a warm handshake and ask them to call you Admiral.
6. Say "DING!" at each floor.
7. Start a sing-along.
8. Lean against the button panel.
9. Bring a chair along.
10. Sing "Mary has a little lamb" while continually pushing buttons.

Good luck!



hello my name is lauren.

This is me...

Wowen (pronounced "woah-when") is a nickname my youngest brother gave me before he could say his l's and r's. Before I knew it, the whole family was calling me Wowen and the name stuck.

This blog is dedicated to the embarrassing, funny, interesting, and somewhat noteworthy events of my life. These are my adventures, my accomplishments, and my struggles that I share with you in the blogging world.

Sit back, relax, and enjoy.


new kid on the block

Hello all! Yes, I have finally decided to join the blogging world...are you proud? When I first brought this idea up with a few friends, I was answered with mixed emotions...most were very supportive helping me come up with ideas for names (thanks mars bars), but there was one particular individual (we won't name names...you know who you are) who told me that I would most likely become a "geek" who spent all my time blogging and would replace them with a computer! How absurd, right?! Well, to this certain individual, I just want to say...you are crazy, I love you way more than my computer and I appreciate your support now that I have actually created your replacement! Ha! Just kidding! I do love you though! :) I'm super excited to share the embarrassing, funny, interesting, and somewhat noteworthy events of my life with you! I can't wait, and I hope you feel the same!