Thursday, January 25, 2007

Lolly lolly lolly

get your adverbs here!

I've decided that there are just too many 'Laurie's here in Bloggerland. So I've changed my id name to 'Lolly'. I know, not terribly exciting.


Angela said...

I've been wondering this since you started your beading company: is this a nickname? If yes, where did it come from.

Yes, I am nosy.

Lolly said...

That's not nosy. That's a fair question.

When I was a little girl, my sister (and some cousins) used to taunt me by singing "Lolly Lolly Lolly Get Your Adverbs Here", from Schoolhouse Rock ( It made me cry. Needless to day, I didn't like the name Lolly at that time.

Years later, when I worked at my Awesome Job, my friend Allie started calling me Lolly. (And she still does.) I think it somehow came out of her Scottish mother's rolling of the 'R' when saying my name.

And now, at my new job, someone else started calling be Lolly. I guess it's just a cute derivitive of Laurie.

So after 3 people who have never met each other, over a 30 year time period, have called me Lolly, I decided to embrace the name. The last two people meant it out of love, not malice, anyway.

All three were tickled when they saw the name of my business.

Meghan said...

I like it.

And, that's how my japanese friends would pronounce your name.