New life, per The Bloggess

November 10, 2010

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At the BlogHer10 conference in August, I had my fortune told one night by a sassy-looking lady with an I Dream of Jeannie pony-tail who was sitting at a pink old-style typewriter. She would ask the name of the person at the front of the line, peer into her eyes and then furiously type just a few lines, haiku-ish. She’d rip off 2 inches of paper, sign and and slap a sticker on it.

I learned that the fortune-teller was the hilarious Jenny, The Bloggess.

Here’s what she said after taking a sip of her pink drink and gazing into my eyes. I think her words are a good way to usher in my new bloggy digs.

lori:old soul

new life

full of genuine awesomeness.

Thanks, Jenny. I’ve been told I’m full of many substances, but your version is one of my favorites.

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{ 15 comments… read them below or add one }

Heather November 10, 2010 at 7:35 am

Genuine Awesomeness…that would about sum it up!!! :)


liz November 10, 2010 at 7:37 am

“Genuine awesomeness” is a quality I can only hope to one day attain.


Geochick November 10, 2010 at 7:38 am

It’s perfect! Love the new title too although I’m sad to see WW go.


luna November 10, 2010 at 8:40 am

well she got that right!
cheers to new life and your genuine awesomeness.
are you sure she didn’t know you before?


a November 10, 2010 at 8:55 am

What? No profanity from the Bloggess? Just perfect insight? I’d say it fits!

Congratulations on your new home!


Quiet Dreams November 10, 2010 at 10:05 am

That Bloggess sounds very wise, indeed. :)


Hannah November 10, 2010 at 10:19 am

That’s perfect! Accurate fortunetellers are the best kind. Happy new blog to you!


Mel November 10, 2010 at 11:09 am

Oh, I agree with her wholeheartedly :-)


Sheri November 10, 2010 at 3:56 pm

Sounds like a very wise Jeannie! I can almost see her crossing her arms, flipping her head forward, flopping her pony-tail forward and back and saying: Genuine Awesomeness!

I agree!


WiseGuy November 11, 2010 at 12:51 am

Nice, I would say! Perfect, I would certainly say!

And hey, come on, who won the name the blog thing?


Busted Kate November 11, 2010 at 7:42 am

I’m crazy obsessed with the Bloggess, she rocks the free world! I’m so jealous, that is the most awesome fortune ever!


Kir November 11, 2010 at 8:30 am

Lori, Have I told you how much I LOVE The new name for the blog…it’s just feels soooooo “RIGHT”

and as for “genuine awesomeness” …well that is EXACTLY how I see you.

HUGS ……love you and the new name!


Autism Mom Rising November 11, 2010 at 9:58 am

Jenny does indeed rock. So do you.


Kristin November 11, 2010 at 10:58 am

Jenny hit the nail right on the head. You are definitely full of genuine awesomeness.


Eve November 11, 2010 at 3:38 pm

So excited for your new move and new name. As someone who recently went through the re-naming process…I can relate to the difficulty of it. It’s sort of like re-naming a child, no? Speaking of that, my son told me yesterday that he didn’t want to be called ‘Sam’ anymore, but he wanted to be called “Tate”…?…But I digress…

I’m am your wish-chain ‘granter’. THough I can’t easily grant you your wish to publish a book, I’ll send you as much encouragement as I can right now: DO IT!!!! The world needs you approach and optimisim and realism. And I’ll put my prayers where my mouth is as well.

Love ya,



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