Birthday Flowers

I was going to post something that had to due with my never ending cavalcade of life failures. But after I had lunch with a friend I realized it really isn’t so bad. I wouldn’t be who I am without failures, and there was no way I wouldn’t have tried.

It’s just one of those things… that just didn’t work out for Ol’ Laurie Lue

BUT!!!!

Then this morning I heard it was one of my fashion icons/ cosmic twin’s birthday!!!

And I live for Birthday’s…

Especially… Brandon Flowers!!!

Not only is he the lead singer of the “Killers”… but he also has a penchant for the Cure and wearing fashion while carving out some melodies of his own that have a special place in my soul.

Happy Birthday Spaceman

He also reminds me that I really need to get a gold lame leopard print tuxedo… just for funsies.

Happy Wednesday good people of the internet,

♥Lauren

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Happy Birthday Jimmy

So today is Jimmy’s birthday,

you may know Jimmy from this blog as my friend who likes Santa Barbara and that I think is very much the only person I met who can be a really specific Abraham Lincoln impersonator.

  1. because he’s tall
  2. because he’s got brown hair
  3. These are all the qualifications needed to be Abraham Lincoln according to my brain

Something else you may not know about Jimmy is that he like flamingos.

Like in the way I like chicken… except he doesn’t eat flamingos.

He even has a whole website where he draws them : Beyond Their Pond

But I realized one thing… Jimmy has never drawn himself as a flamingo… So I did it for him!

Happy Birthday!

♥Lauren

 

 

Happy Birthday Vero!

I really love Novembers.

They are full of hot cocoa, planning your next years Halloween costumes, and really more birthdays than you can shake a stick at.

And today’s birthday is totally a good one.

In addition to being Sadie Hawkings Day and World Kindness day… it’s also Veronica’s birthday.

You may be asking yourself… who is Veronica?

And you are totally right for asking,

She is one of my college buddies who I would love to share a little bit about with you right now!

-Veronica is a very talented artist, she can make very fancy drawings.. in fact we have collaborated on one

-She literally has like 40 bookmarks with hobbits on them

-She still owns every copy of “Circus” magazine. Which was an alternative rock version of “Tiger Beat”

-She never ever complains about my music choices

-She still uses her high school yahoo email, like a proper gangster

-She loves all kitties, and has a rather handsome gray cat who likes to sleep on her workspace

-She is great to go to the movies with and always dresses in theme with the movie you are about to see. It’s like Disneybouding… but like totally way better

-And she has dreams of sharing her love of 90s glam rockers with the world… Specifically Amir Derakh, and his majorly contrasty hair:

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And more than all that she has dreams of costumes like Elisa.. maybe it’s a November thing???

Any who… her is a drawing of her as Honey Lemon from Big Hero 6:

Isn’t she all super hero-ey? She also looks like this all the time… her street clothes are her real costume

Happy Birthday Veronica!

♥Lauren

Tony’s Birthday 2015

Yesterday was my brothers birthday… but I didn’t post because I try to stay away from the internet on the weekends.

Because boy am I on the computer all week long!

But it was a very happy day and even though he’s all the way up in Alaska, I hope it was just the very best day.

And to celebrate how amazing my brother is and his love of the ever so classic Star Wars I made him this:

And then I thought if you were a Han Solo kind of guy you need a sidekick. And the only sidekick a person can have in Alaska is a Moose.

And then I had to stop because I could make a whole saga about a rogue surveyor and his weird moose friend.

Happy Birthday!

Also sorry my Star Wars writing is not up to par.

♥Lauren

Dia Del Dab 2015

So I have been in the center of a lot of changes recently.

And I am really behind on even mentioning birthdays, or anything of that nature! I will totally make that up some other time, probably with my award winning Paul Simon impersonation…

But today is an exciting day!!! It’s a birthday of one of my favorite people of all times….

DAB!

Although at this point I haven’t worked with him in over a year, I think he’s a magical creature. It was always claimed at my first job that I played favorites… and that my favorite person in the office was Dab.

And now that I don’t work there… Duh! I mean anyone could tell that he was totally my favorite.

Quite simply in my book, Dab always wins. He can win any game, any argument (unless it’s with me), and even extra food that I don’t feel like eating. Dab… wins it all!

And to celebrate the shear spiciness of my friend of the last 8 years, I give you this simple doodle:

Happy Birthday! I hope your year is magical.

And yes… the doodle is too cutesy, but as you know cutesy is just my style :)

♥Lauren

Party Like A Jimmy

This is a birthday shout out to everyone’s favorite fan of Santa Barbara!

It’s Jimmy’s *ahem* *ahem* 30th *cough* *cough* birthday!*

And in the spirit of making fun lists

Here’s 10 fun facts about the birthday boy:

1. Jimmy is afraid of the internet… and is one of 4 people I know who doesn’t have a Facebook or a Linkedin… or even a myspace.

2. Jimmy used to collect postcards… I imagine he has enough to cover the walls of the Grand Canyon.

3. Jimmy is the owner of 3 weenie dogs… but doesn’t like Hot Dog on a Stick.

4. He is the only guy I know who knows the words to “Waterloo” by Abba

5.He is like an encyclopedia of California style Spanish Colonial style homes… which actually comes in handier than you think it would.

6.Jimmy used to be the tallest guy I knew… but now I work with someone who is 6′-9″

7. Jimmy doesn’t like seafood… but he will watch “the Little Mermaid” with you.

8. He’s one of the only people  (besides me) who likes the movie “Bachelorette” better than “Bridesmaids”. It’s a great movie, btw.

9. Jimmy has more sweaters than I do… I think he has 305** to be exact.

10. He also makes fun art… and you can see it here!

Happy Birthday Jimmy

♥Lauren

*his birthday is actually on the 1st… but I was being wooed by pizza, chicken wings, and Lenny Kravitz.

**I exaggerated he only has 285

Bowie

Is there life on Mars? And do they celebrate birthdays there?

I hope so. And more on that topic today is David Bowie’s birthday.

And since he’s one of my favorite things I decided to draw this in his honor:

♥Lauren

the 29th

It totally happened.

I turned 29. And it was good.

                                        29 and feeling strangely fine

I have never really feared aging… maybe because I feel happy about pretty much everyday.

And apparently everyone at work thought I turned 23… so super bonus?

I got treated very kindly by my new coworkers and friends and…. really just had a great time.

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I usually use this post to reflect on the last 12 months and set a few new goals… which I will happily do if you continue to read on

Things I learned at 28:

♥ That I’m not all together that weird.  I was made to think that most people aren’t terribly creative or prone to fantasy over the years… and I have met a few people this year that have shown me that this is not the case. And that it’s okay to be any which way you are.

♥That sometimes a change will do you good. I may not have chosen all the changes that have happened this year… but all in all they have been the best things that have happened to me! Woot woot– higher quality of life–

♥That I’m a good worker. The first time I was ever eligible for a review and it… went really well.

be the Leslie Knope of what you do

♥ That giving people a chance can be a great thing and lead to great relationships… it can also get you stalked. Both have happened this year.

♥That engineers are very awkward… but also so, so adorable.

♥That it’s okay to be a little more on the flashy side of life.

Bernadette Peters is the best!

♥That sometimes space away from certain people, is what you need more than anything. Because they are making you stall in the things you want to get done.

Not anymore!

♥Some times nothing beats good friends, and cheesecake.

The "Golden Girls" Drinking Game Is Something You Need To Play Right Now

♥That you will do so many things for people who are important to you… including getting lost in the Hollywood Hills. And it’s nice to get to do those things

♥ And that Paul McCartney can still really perform.

Things I will do this year:

♥Start a business that involves my art for real this time. I have seen so many people who do this, at my new job… and I want to be more like them!

♥Participate in all the things I can. Except for really boring stuff, that I still won’t do

♥Create the costume my doodle is wearing for Halloween. It comes from this music video which is one of my favorites:

I want to be dressed like this dreamy 22nd century rooster

♥Go to Spain, I have the money to have a very nice vacation… and that will never be enough money to buy a house in California.

And with that I thank you for reading this and looking at my silly doodles. Here’s to a super wonderful year.

♥Lauren

Happy Birthday Elisa!

Today is an exciting day!

It’s my desk buddies birthday… so today was a wonderful celebration of her that included a desk decorated in “Under the Sea” paraphernalia and with lots of pie.

And although work is well… sometimes hard to get through. Elisa makes it a blast for all the hours we are there together. We giggle, walk to 7-11 for slurpees, talk about our weird fascinating lives and wait in long lines for well her to get coffee. And she totally enjoys laughing at me when I turn bright red talking to the cute guy from the office down the hall.

And it’s all amazing. So amazing that my boss is moving me… to Siberia. In hopes that I won’t talk to anyone.

Well until then, we shall party and giggle and get our work done!

This was Elisa’s Halloween costume this year. She really has it together for being 28 :)

Happy Birthday Elisa I hope you have a wonderful year!

♥Lauren