Thursday, June 21, 2012
Every summer I write down a list of things I can’t wait to do. Go to an amusement park, watch outdoor movies, save enough money to get an invasive procedure that will shut off my sweat glands—everything that makes this a truly special time of year.
But my favorite thing is going to the beach. Unfortunately, I always end up misjudging a wave, which breaks too early and sends me somersaulting...
Thursday, June 14, 2012
My name is Lauren Boston and I’ll be at the 2012 NAA Education & Exposition June 28-30…in Boston. Let’s just get that joke out of the way right now.
In addition to visiting a city that shares my last name, I’m excited about everything else Boston—and the conference—has to offer.
For starters—or should I say ‘stahtas’—there’s the food. When I visited Boston three years ago, I ate my body...
Thursday, June 7, 2012
Last week I went to Grand Teton and Yellowstone National Parks. While most 25-year-olds would choose to spend their vacation drinking adult beverages on the beach, I prefer to visit places where I could be mauled to death by wild animals.
Bear spray literally in hand—I had my finger on the trigger for the majority our first hike—and bear bells tied to my shoelaces, I spent a good portion of the...
Thursday, May 24, 2012
When I was in sixth grade I entered an essay contest and won a spot in an Earth Day commercial. I was known mostly for the swishing sound my Charlotte Hornets nylon wind pants made every time I walked down the halls of the middle school, so this was an exciting opportunity to re-invent myself. I was finally catching my big break.
I was incredibly nervous when I got “on set,” as they say in the...