Thursday, April 1, 2010

Happy Birthday Laurie

Today is Laurie's birthday. Hopefully, it will be full of sunshine for her.
Laurie is the person who encouraged me to actually interview Roddy Piper when given the chance. Small brain me, I just wanted a quote for an ad series I was running and had no idea what to do with the interview. I took her advice and it launched me/us into a series of unbelievable experiences. Laurie encouraged me to put my rantings down on paper (without knowing of my long ago abandoned desire to write). She gave me the opportunity and helped me make the most of it at the newspaper.
Laurie is really the person to credit (or blame?) for this blog. She told me to write. Although most of the time I am not writing socially significant pieces, I am having fun and I thank her. I appreciate all of it and I owe her.
Happy Birthday Laurie!
Laurie and me in southern IL-mid 2000's.


Collective Troll said...

Laurie sounds pretty awesome and inspiring... Its good to have a muse. I married mine and I couldn't be happier... Happy Birthday Laurie! Keep on being awesome and inspiring greatness!

Jean Parker said...

Laurie, Happy birthday! It looks like the weather is going to be great for you! Hope you have a wonderful day!
The Parkers