12 Random, But Entertaining, Facts about Me

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danceIt’s not that I think I’m all that interesting, I’m just answering the questions I am continually asked.

Sneak peak: 

1.  My mother owned a dance studio. I became so proficient at ballet that I once danced “en pointe.”

That same year, my hips expanded and that, my friends, was the end of that.

2.  I’ve been a tap dance instructor for the Tremaine Dance Conventions for 14 years. Yes, the travel is exhausting, but I love what I do.

3.  I make such good use of my travel time that I actually wrote my first book, Rich by Choice, Poor by Habit, by giving up my first class seat and sitting in coach.

Why? Coach is uncomfortable: no blankets, no pillows, no distractions and crying babies help keep me awake.

Click book cover to download your copy today.

Click book cover to download your copy today.

4.  I’m not a fan of the incessant hugging as the standard way to say “hello” and “goodbye”.

It feels forced and excessive, particularly if I just saw you yesterday. Bumping fists is fine with me.

5.  When I stopped watching television eight years ago, I went from being a content consumer to a content creator.

All my Facebook #Life101 quotes are original.

6.  I hate shopping and I procrastinate when it has to be done.

Fortunately, I work well under pressure. I purchased this size 16 dress the day before I needed to wear it.

I didn’t have access to a sewing machine so I got busy with a needle and thread. Here’s the finished product.


Tremaine Gala, 2011

Tremaine Gala, 2012

7.  At a recent Vision Board event, guests were instructed to bring magazines, scissors and glue.

Approximately 35 guests circulated hundreds of magazines over a three-hour period. My board, containing the three words,


was done within minutes.Everything_Is_Perfect

8.  Despite two knee surgeries, I continue to dance without pain. How?

I doubled the recommended healing time and continued physical therapy at home for a couple of years following each procedure.

9.  Growing up, I went to 12 different schools and hated always being the new kid.

Being an outsider obviously had its challenges. However, the long-term benefits have been awesome.

I’m extremely adaptable and I get along well with others.

10.  No matter where I go, I go on a full stomach.

I don’t like being hungry and usually have food in my pockets, glove box and suitcase.

11.  Because I have difficulty sitting still or focusing on anything for more than 20 minutes at a time, I bought an hourglass in an effort to increase my productivity.

I say to myself, “I will not get up until the hour glass has run out.”

Then, guess what? I lay it on its side and get up, anyway.Image

12.  One day I will host my own talk radio show.

Not because I have a face for radio, but because that’s my ultimate goal.

Now you know why I'm @laurietalks

Now you know why I’m @laurietalks

Bonus:  I spend a lot of time wondering why people make choices that unnecessarily complicate their lives.

More random facts here.

I’m hyper, don’t have TV, and enjoy making all my own blog graphics.

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Gracias mi amigos.
Yours in love and dance, Laurie

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