Monthly Archives: April 2013

I’m a rockstar!

Well, not yet. But maybe in my next life I will be.

My musical tastes tend to run the same as a 15 year old boy and probably so too does my desire to be a rockstar.

Did you see the movie Rockstar with Mark Wahlberg? That was like my perfect fantasy movie. All of a sudden, I’m fronting my favorite rock band.

The part where he’s at his first gig and is standing at the top of the stage, looking down the stairs? Dude, that gave me goosebumps like no other.

And then he fell. Yep, right down those stairs. I was then sure he was me. 😉

The other night I watched the livestream of the Cheap Trick Live at Budokan 35th Anniversary Concert (click to watch video).


Live at Budokan 35th Anniversary Concert

Again with the goosebumps. Through the entire concert that was one of the best I’ve seen even after all these years.

Bun E. Carlos was not with them on the drums. Rick Nielsen’s son, Daxx, was. And he’s fabulous. I sat here in my living room, with my goosebumps thinking, “If I had been Rick Nielsen’s child, that would be me drumming for them!’


LOL! I have crazy thoughts like that.

I do know one thing, in my next life when I come back as a rock guitarist, I’m going to have all those cool guitars like Rick Nielsen has.

For now, I’ll just be a RottSTAR. 🙂

Color my world

So we’ve been back in Bartlesville for about a month now and it looks like at least I will be here for a little bit longer. I decided I wanted to paint the doors. It was time! 🙂

white door

I had seen a picture of a teal door in a magazine and I thought it would look great with the dark green trim and shingles on our white house.

Yesterday, we went to get some paint. I had teal in mind but was faced with this:


Oh pretty, pretty, pretty colors. Do I really want teal?

I love color and I’m also a Libra which makes me both very happy with a huge selection of colors and frustrated and my inability to pick just one.

I grabbed the teal but there was a most yummy blue called Turkish Tile.

turkish tile

Complete indecision. So I took the paint chips back to the where the shingle samples were and laid it all out.


Both colors look great with the dark green. ::sigh::

I have nothing blue except temporary navy curtains that are on all of our windows to keep the eyes of prying neighbors out of our house. One day, those will be replaced with something that makes more sense.

I started thinking that perhaps the blue would look garish if it were any bigger than the paint chip so in the end I went with the Lake Teal.

teal door lauri rottmayer

I like the way it turned out! 🙂

Miss Dreamsville and the Collier County Women’s Literary Society

Miss Dreamsville and the Collier County Women's Literary Society: A NovelMiss Dreamsville and the Collier County Women’s Literary Society: A Novel by Amy Hill Hearth
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I loved this book! I was drawn in immediately to the wonderful characters that make up the Collier County Women’s Literary Society and their stories. An unlikely grouping of people (one a man), their stories and dreams wove themselves together in this novel set in the early 1960s. I could not put the book down except for when I went to sleep. 🙂

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By a box.

The first time was on April Fool’s Day. I was looking for dress shoes to wear to Lyndzee’s bachelorette activities. I knew exactly where my shoe boxes were because I remember feeling happy when we were unloading the truck and seeing boxes labeled “Lauri Shoes”.


When it came down to it, though  I could just find the one box. And when I opened it up? There were no shoes inside it.

Well played April Fooler.

Today, I was looking for my second slow cooker to take for Lyndzee’s rehearsal dinner. I went into the box that said, “2nd Slow Cooker” on the side and, you’ve got it, there was no slow cooker in the box.



There were indeed baking and kitchen items in that box. I found our third blender. Who in the heck needs three blenders? But no crock pot.

I was also looking for a red raincoat that I have. I knew I had seen it but couldn’t remember which box. I opened up a box and found my Death Row tshirt.


When Brandon was in high school he played at both tight end and defensive end. The boys on his O-line senior year called themselves the Death Row. And they were good. The team won the district championship that year. They also made me an honorary member of the Death Row. Gives me a warm fuzzy feeling now just like the day Mike Crews gave the shirt to me. 🙂

Anyway, while I try and figure out what is in all of those boxes, I don’t believe a word of what’s written on the sides of them. And I’ll probably just leave them packed. Blender anyone? 😉


Please tell me who I am

You know the Logical Song by Supertramp? I was just chasing the lyrics to that song around in my head because they say “please tell me who I am”.

There are some cute apps that will take your tweets and do just that. My first favorite is the Tweet Cloud. Here’s mine for the past three months.

Tweet Cloud Lauri Rottmayer


Well, I think that describes me perfectly! 🙂

This past week, I learned of a new app called twtrland. When I saw someone else’s, I knew I had to sign up and find out what it had collected about me.

Was there too much there that I didn’t know? No, but I did find a tweet I made that I may go down in history for. It’s Coco Chanel good.



I’m currently using it as my facebook cover and my friend, Buffy, commented:

Best. Quote. Ever.


I agree. It’s a good one. I totally feel that way. 🙂

So, who are you?