Friday, January 29, 2010

Hairy Opinion

So, basically I'm sick of my current hairstyle
(medium length w/fullish bangs)
And I would like your opinion on a new hairstyle.

I think I'm either going short or long,
Because medium isn't cutting it for me lately
(pun intended)

Hair is fun to do experimentations with, cause it grows back.

The only thing about my hair is that it grows really r e a l l y...s l o w l y . . .
And when it gets to a certain length, it just stops growing all together.

*Any tips on speedy hair growth are welcome.

So, here are our options:


If we figure this mathematically, we have 9 options all together:
What should Lindsay's next hairstyle be?
Long w/full bangs
Long w/side-sweep bangs
Long w/no bangs
Medium w/full bangs
Medium w/side-sweep bangs
Medium w/no bangs
Short w/full bangs
Short w/side-sweep bangs
Short w/no bangs
Please Specify:
emu boots

Vote Now!
(please & thank you)

Next Post: The Pinky Promise Project

Thursday, January 28, 2010




I was brushing my teeth



I brushed 'em real good




I may have


what I'm trying to say is


I think I


swallowed my stitches



they're gone.

I'm so glad I only have to get my wisdom teeth out once.

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Happy Thoughts

Pixie Dust
Peter Pan's recipe for Flight

So, I figure, until I discover some place that manufactures pixie dust
(which I'm almost convinced is the powdery substance contained in pixie stix)
I will have to make due flying through life by happy thoughts alone.

Don't look at me like I'm stupid.
It actually works!

"But what is happiness except the simple harmony between a man and the life he leads?"
~Albert Camus~

I just caught myself thinking

"I can't wait till the weekend THEN I'll be happy."

Dun Dun Dun!
Beware of this thought

As many times as we've tried to convince ourselves that that's just the way that life works,

we are wrong. incorrect. mistaken.
(pick a synonym)

and we're doing ourselves a great disservice
attempting to prove that broken theory over and over again.

It's just a waste of time.
You know, time that could be used being happy, oh I dunno ...NOW!

I know, all you perfect people are thinking, "Duh!" ...and good for you!

Why are you still reading this post?
Go out and teach us other 99.99% of the human population
the secret of your brilliant and carefree ways! We'd be much obliged.

As for the rest of us, my advice is simple:

a) Find at least one thing every day to look forward to. You owe it to yourself.

b) Smile know, that's where you turn up the corners of your mouth. Trust me. It never fails. If you can manage it, laughter is even better smiling, but out loud!

c) Listen to happy music, birds singing, and/or the funny conversations of people around you and breath deeply (fresh air, that is).

d) Don't go searching for happiness, you'll just wear yourself out. It is and always will be found inside of you (hello, corny-side of me).

e) Say a prayer. Even when it seems like no one in the world gives a darn about your lack of happiness, someone always always does.

Need another tip er two?

Don't beat yourself up if you haven't mastered this yet.
There's a reason our founding fathers were inspired to write,

"[all men] are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights,
That among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness..."

Sometimes it takes effort,
The key is to keep pursuing
And don't wait,

Be Happy Now!

Monday, January 25, 2010

Some Things Get Worse

...Before They Get Better,

For instance:

growing out a short haircut,

starting a new week,

cleaning toilets,

getting back into the dating scene after ending a relationship,

recovering from wisdom tooth surgery . . .

What are some others?

(photo by me, from Europe in May 2007)


Give Monday a chance
And enjoy the day!

x o x o

Friday, January 22, 2010

Out Like a Light

Sleepy. Unfocused. Dizzy. Loopy.

I was guided into a plain room with white walls, ceiling and floor,

But it didn't look like heaven,

More like a dull and cold prison or a torture chamber.

The lady in aqua scrubs asked me to lay down on the table.

"Deep breaths" I told myself.

They strapped down my arms and feet,

Stuck heart-moniters to my chest,

And an IV in my arm
(not a needle fan),

"Good veins" they commented.

"I get that a lot," I thought, blushing.

Then the surgeon entered with a syringe

And pumped his magic sleeping potion through my system.


It went dark.

I heard beeping and distant voices.

I opened my eyes and looked up at an unfamiliar ceiling,

Which puzzled me, but I was too tired to react.

The lady in aqua scrubs helped me sit up

And I sat, quiet, like a stargazer contemplating the universe

But not fully understanding.

Moments passed.

The girl in the bed next to me was not herself.

I don't know her personally,

But I could tell that she was not "like that" on a regular basis.

Then, I was guided to the car.

Madre was in the driver's seat waiting for me.

She covered me with my coat and turned up the heater.

My legs shook uncontrollably.

Was I cold? Was I in shock?

What was going on?

The heat sunk in and slowly calmed me.

My wisdom teeth are gone forever.

I have a feeling I won't miss those teeth,

But I sure hope the wisdom grows back soon,

And brings with it the normal size of my face.

The End.

Enjoy some of Brian Regan's wisdom tooth humor...

And have an enjoyable weekend, cute people!
x o x o

P.S. Thank you for the well-wishes and the pureéd non-dairy products.

Wednesday, January 20, 2010


Today, I feel like this

I have all the symptoms:

the head-bobbing,

the deep breathing,

the glazed-over staring,

the heavy eyelids,

the droopy posture,

the uncontrollable yawn-o-thons...

It's what doctors are calling:

school-induced narcolepsy!!

And let me tell you,
having a 3 hour night class
2 hours from now doesn't help my situa...


Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Sisterly Bonding

This past weekend was a blast. I went to visit my sister Kimmy and her cute family for a whole weekend of much-needed bonding time.

Madre, Dad & I went to Binny's 6th birthday party at Chuck-E-Cheese's

Bry and Binny with The Big Cheese himself
(is that where that phrase came from? jk)

My brother in law, Rog, and his brothers-in-law, figured out how to get the high score on the pinball machine every time. Look how excited he was to show Kim. Haha!
Apparently, Chuck-E-Cheese's slogan, "Where a Kid Can Be a Kid," is not limited to just kids ;)

And the tickets come spilling out!

It was fun running around with all the kidlets and watching them play the games and ride the rides. They loved it and redeemed some sweet prizes with their tickets.

I love this picture of Lyni. Look at her hair!
She was fascinated with going up the stairs and down the slide over and over and over again.
She'd point and say, "Chock-a-cheese!"

On Saturday, I went shopping with Kim, just her and me (she and I? me and she?) and we had a lot of good laughs telling each other stories and participating in some funny stories of our own.

Brief pause for some reminiscing,
when I was little I wanted to do everything Kim did:

We went school shopping once as a family and I deliberately looked for the same shoes that she wanted, but in my size. To my delight (and her dismay) they had some! I still remember what they looked like.

Kim always makes food look really good, aka she's really good at savoring:
  • biting the kernal off of the popcorn and saving the soft part for last,
  • making a bowl of no bake cookie dough and eating it without forming it into cookies,
  • cutting pieces off of an apple rather than just biting into it, etc.
I always craved whatever she was eating. Always.

When we were little Kim, Heather and I used to have slumber parties in Kim's room in the basement. We laughed till we cried...correction, we laughed till we wheezed for lack of air!

We used to watch the old classics like "Saved By The Bell" and "The Chipmunks" as sisters. Kim was always Kelly or Britney: the pretty, popular one. Heather got second choice: Chelsie and Elenor: almost as pretty and popular. I got stuck with what was left: Lisa (girlfriend of Screech) and Bridget (girlfriend of Simon). Do you see the trend? I didn't like it much, but Kim and Heather had me convinced that they were "just as cute".

When Kim was engaged and came home from college, we shared a room together, just like the old days. I didn't get a lot of sleep those days, not because Kim snores, but because she's a light sleeper and insisted that I blow my nose when I was sniffly or get a drink whenever I cleared my throat. I love her, she taught me to love having a room to myself (jk Kim)

Yes, we sisters have had a lot of fun over the years and, let's face it, we're only getting started! We've come up with an evening once a month to get together.
YAY! I'm so excited for this tradition to begin! I love my seesters!

So, back to the weekend:

Kim and Rog went to the Jazz game one night while I watched the kids. It was a blast! We watched "A Goofy Movie" and made french toast for dinner (with orange zest, yum!). After dinner, we made funny videos on Photobooth and laughed the night away. When all the kidlets were tuckered out and tucked in, Bebe and I stayed up and took pictures for a little while.

I love that chunky-cheeked baby!

I am convinced that it's impossible to avoid looking like a doofus when talking to a baby
(at least for me it is). I honestly can't help it.

I love being an aunt
(have I mentioned that?)

Thank you,
Kim, Rog & kidlets for the fabulous weekend!

I love you!

P.S. Stay tuned for a health project I'm starting up soon:

Monday, January 18, 2010

"I Have a Dream"

My weekend was awesome,
And I'll definitely tell you all about it,
(pictures and all) next time,
But today is a holiday.
A memorial day.

Human Rights Day.

I cannot say it any better than that.

As Mahatma Gandhi said,
"Be the change you wish to see in the world"

Friday, January 15, 2010

Barbie Cake & Dixie Cups

Have a lovely weekend, folks!
I'm off to visit my sister and her beautiful family for the weekend!

Tonight we'll be celebrating Byn's birthday at Chuck-E-Cheese!

Let the party begin! :)

P.S. This is random, but I have "Chapel of Love" stuck in my head,
And I found the "live" video on YouTube and thought I'd share it, because it basically rocks!

Let's be honest, who doesn't want to know where The Dixie Cups got those dresses?
I know you were thinking it!

I also want to know which came first, Dixie Cups or The Dixie Cups...
Either way, it's a sweet name for a trio singing group!

OR ?

Have a happy weekend!
x o x o

Praying for Haiti

I don't watch the news.
Mostly because every time I do
I feel depressed about the current state of the world,

The current state of the people in the world,

Especially the helpless people.

However, sometimes the news simply cannot (and should not) be ignored.

Yes, in some cases "ignorance is bliss"
But I think, in most cases "ignorance is selfishness".

We, as brothers and sisters, really cannot afford to be selfish.
Nothing we have is truly our own.

Those thoughts have been ringing through my head
Ever since I heard about the devastating earthquake in Haiti.

Pray for Haiti
and if you feel so inclined

Donate Here

"Only a life lived for others is a life worthwhile."
~Albert Einstein~

Live. Love.
x o x o

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Borrowed Humor

I can't think of anything to post about,
I've been drawing a lot of blanks lately,
Which is weird because normally I love to draw.
I think my school work is sucking away all my creativity.

So, instead I'm sharing a funny scene from Gilmore Girls,
Cause the script writer for that show is pretty much hilarious,
And, duh, so is Lauren Graham.

Lorelai: What happened? The reception on the phone sucked. All I heard was "Rory" and "Chilton" and "Get down here."

Rory: We didn't go to breakfast.

Lorelai: What are you talking about?

Rory: We came here. They broke into the headmaster's office as the big initiation.

Lorelai: Ugh, those stupid girls.

Rory: Uh huh. Part of the initiation was ringing a bell. So, that's what I was doing when security showed up and they called you.

Lorelai: That's what you got busted for? That's it? Bell-ringing?

Rory: Yes.

Lorelai: Were you at least smoking a Cuban cigar while you were doing it?

Rory: Mom.

Lorelai: No, I mean, "bad girl, how many times have I told you not to ring bells?"

Rory: [
interrupting] Let's go.

Lorelai: [
continuing] "They can dent, or scratch, and they make dogs go crazy. Who do you think you are, the Hunchback of Notre Dame? Are you French? Circular? I don't think so."

Rory: I'm walking to the car now.

Lorelai: [
later] Was it a big bell at least?

P.S. What's your favorite post? Maybe that'll get the juices flowing.

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

PDA, Pizzazz, Patronage & Pins

You know what I noticed today?
(warning: I'm about to be profound)
The more options you are blessed with
The more difficult it is to make a decision.

That may not be news to you,
But it just hit me like a bolt of lightning today.

My latest favorite word:

I wear my coat from 6:45am to 9pm nearly everyday.
I'm always cold.

I learned what the word "patronage" means today,
By using it in a sentence and not realizing that I used it correctly.


[pey-truh-nij] -noun
backing; funding; financing; promotion; assistance; support.

Is it just me or do Tuna Fish Sandwiches get a bad wrap?
So they're not the most elegant fish in the sea...
Neither are snails and people pay big bucks for those suckers (no pun intended).

You know the girls with hair that looks perfect no matter what they do to it (Haley)?
I can't even pull my hair into a ponytail without:
bobby pins,
The mess on my head today is proof of such. Meh.

I have a hole in my sock.
I may need to take up darning.
But honestly, isn't that the best word for sewing up holes in socks?
Darn socks!

People Watching
(today was a good day for it):

Two janitors and a librarian were talking loudly in the lobby,
(sounds like a beginning of a joke)
One of them dramatically stated,
"I'm not dead yet... BANG"
And hit herself in the head with her fist.
Then they all burst into fits of laughter like children on a sugar high.

Normally, I would've thought they were all crazy,
But having seen that scene from "Monty Python and the Holy Grail"
I just laughed silently as I walked by.

I am not a fan of PDA.
Let me clarify:
Hugging is perfectly fine, a peck is permissible,
Talking to each other like witto baby wabies is pushing it.
Furthermore, seeing two people with their faces plastered together
For longer than either one of their lung capacities should logically allow makes me nauseous. Please, just keep it to yourself.

I was walking along campus
When this lady come careening down the sidewalk
On a skateboard
On her behind
With her son in her lap.
They laughed the whole way down,
And it made me happy!

In my opinion, everyone should either be acquainted with

You pick.
*Note: If you're me, you get both.

I know that the phrase
"Golly Gee Willikers!"
Is the old school way of sounding like a complete nerd,
But I'm convinced it's the new school way of sounding totally cool.
Ok, I'm not really, but I've been saying it a lot lately
And I'm trying to make myself feel better about it.

May all the random occurrences in your lives be as entertaining as mine ;)
x o x o