the morning awesome

Conan + Jeggings. ‘Nuff Said.

Seriously. I don’t even need to say anything else…

But I will because, obviously, I can’t shut my big blonde flapping head like, ever.

Coan O’Brien injeggings is the greatest thing since kitties in yarmukles.

On that note, the team here at laurenoutloud.com (read: Lauren and her two cats) would like to wish all of our Jewish (and Jewish-Feline) friends a happy Hanukkah.

Now please enjoy this video of Conan O’Brien in ridiculously tight pants. I know whoever crocheted this did.

Doesn’t the word “crocheted” look like it’s pronounced “crotch-ah-tid”? It’s pronounced “crochayed” but I like the phonetic version better. Just so you know.

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Breakfast Bloggage: Dell’s party and the giggly little camel

Kix and keyboards, Wheaties and WordPress, Corn pops and coding – Is there any finer a combination than cereal and computers?

If you look at my be-crumbed workspace , you will see that I think NOT.

Another fine combo? Tunes and Toys (in so many ways).

Music and technology go together like peanut butter and jelly. Like movies and popcorn. Like Lauren O’Neil and literary triptychs.

As I mentioned a few weeks ago, Dell brought Down with Webster on board to perform for fans at their sick “Ultimate End of Summer Party“.

Last night, it all went down without a hitch.

I was lucky enough to score a VIP pass to the party (Did I mention that I love Dell lately? ‘Cause I do.) but unfortunately, I got caught up at work in the busy city and couldn’t make it to St. Cats in time for the band’s performance.

Woe is me :( I’m so woe.

Fortunately, my homegirl sent me some pics of all the contest winners rocking out so I didn’t feel completely disconnected.

I was bummed that I couldn’t be there, but I’ve got to admit that even just seeing pictures of the fans going wild made me smile.

There’s something so purely positive about fandom in general. Whether it’s sports, music, comedy, gadgets – whenever I see people getting fanatical I feel a little bit fanatical too.

Then again, I’m a bit of a fangirl by nature. My head explodes on the daily.

Last night I absolutely lost my marbles over this font and, I don’t know if you can really be a bona fide fan of laughing camels, but I’ve been LOLing over this all morning.

I may even compulsively scour the internet for advice on how to buy a camel in Canada today. Maybe.

Our love is like water, ticklish camel.

I’ve got to go blowdry my hair and get to work now. Tonight I’m getting it CHOPPED! (my hair, not my work.)

I still have no idea what I’m going to do with it. Hopefully the stylists at this trendy salon everybody’s been telling me to hit up will be able to help out with that.

I’m leaning towards a long bob, like the 2008 Nicole Richie cut I’ve been loving on for years:

But I also like the sort of messy platinum look Gwen’s been rocking lately, since it’s pretty much exactly what I have right now (complete with the long uneven bangs) except shorter.

What do y’all think?

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Wal-Mart Dancing Granny = Role Model

Oh. Snap.

That’s the sound of my hip breaking, 68 years in the future when I try to bust out a split jump at 92. It will be THAT loud because my bones are THAT strong. Drink your milk, kids.

I’ve been saying for years that my life goal is to become a hilarious old lady – perhaps of the rapping variety – so when I logged onto Buzzfeed this morning as per yooje and saw this, I was stoked.

Girls like me need more positive role models, wouldn’t you say?

Behold – MY FUTURE (minute 0:49 is where it really starts to get good):

I joke about how one day I will be that woman, but the truth is I kind of already am – minus 60 some-odd years, of course.

I don’t chill out in front of the CD listening box at Wal-Mart (things must be different where homegirl lives… in my neck of the woods, those stations are all crappy flute-laced lullaby mixes and puppets who sing about sharing) but I AM that girl who dances around the aisles of the supermarket like she’s Britney 1.0 when some good tunes are blaring over the PA.

If nobody’s around to see, I’ll practice pirouettes in the produce section – and I’m not just saying that for alliteration’s sake.

I bump and grind my way down the frozen food corridors, doing my little turn on the catwalk, even going so far as to slide across a particularly shiny floor like Tom Cruise in risky business when I feel like it.

I’d prove this with a video if I could find a friend who wasn’t too embarrassed to be seen with me when I get like this.

I’m not actually bff with that lil’ nugget, but I found that picture in my Mexico album when I was looking for the sunhat one above and I had to work it into this post somehow. Too scary good.

But back to our new friend.

Remember Grandpa Gaga? Well this is where I would have said he’s got some competition if I didn’t first think of a loooove connection.

What can I say? I’m a hopeless romantic. This is a match made in heaven. Almost a little bit too literally…

eek.

Before this post gets any weirder, I think I should get to bed. It’s been a long, productive day! Big things popping once again my friends… big big things :)

Night night, sleep tight and don’t let the bed bugs bite! (seriously.)

Love always,

- Grandma Gaga.

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