Thursday, November 24, 2011

Karma, it's a female dog.

So let's talk about my Thanksgiving. It's actually quite hilarious at some points.

I woke up this morning to my mother telling me that we weren't all getting together at my aunt's house like we'd originally planned because Papa Rowe was in the hospital and they'd been in the emergency room all night. So that kind of sucked and I don't know how he's doing, but I think someone mentioned he was okay now, so that's good.

SOOOOOOOOOO, instead of going and having a nice family dinner we went to Shoney's by my Nana & Papa's house at 1 for lunch. Well, number one, I hate Shoney's. Number two, this is not how I'd like to spend my Thanksgiving, but there was nothing I could do about it so I didn't protest.

So we're sitting in Shoney's and we've just finished lunch when a police officer comes barreling in the restaurant and he's going around asking for someone. Well, he comes to our side and says something. And I swore I heard him say "Jones" (my grandparents' last name). But he went somewhere else. And we're all in a fuss because no one knows who he's looking for until he comes back and says, "Jones"? And it turns out he was looking for my Papa and he asks him to step outside for a minute.

Well, my mom goes out there with them while Nana, AJ, and I sit at the table metaphorically in the dark about all this. And rumors are flying around by wait staff and customers that someone hit our car.

Then mom comes back and apparently someone swerved into the parking spot next to their car, hit their front driver's side hub cap, took out their whole front bumper (which includes a grill) that was laying on the ground right next to their car. And when the bumper flew off it hit the back of the car parked in front of them.

And of course, the driver drove off and so we talked with the police officer (who coincidentally went to college with my mom) and got everything sorted out we drove home.... Wellllll, on the way out of the parking lot I saw the police officer park at the bank next to Shoney's and then, I saw him drive over to another section of the parking lot and get out, checking a car. And I pointed it out to my mom and thought what if that was the person who hit us?

Sure enough, a half hour later at Nana & Papa's, they get a call from the officer saying he checked out that car, ran a scan, and went back into Shoney's. And do you know where she was sitting? AT THE TABLE NEXT TO US. The woman who hit my Papa's car was SITTING AT THE TABLE RIGHT BESIDE US.... And clearly EVERYONE in that banquet room knew very well what was going on. And then in hindsight, I did see her sneaking glances over at us while we talked about it. And I also may have said some very rude things about the driver and frankly, I'm glad she was there to hear it. I don't take any of it back.

So everything got sorted out, she's going to court and whatnot. And the thing that tickles me most is that she thought she'd gotten away with it. How hilarious.

And then Gabey Baby came over Nana's and I got to see him. And then mom and I came home (AJ went to dad's) and I made oreo truffles and finished Mockingjay, the third book in The Hunger Games series. I bawled like a baby, and now I'm going to enjoy my marathon of The Big Bang Theory. (:

Happy Thanksgiving, everybody!

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Thoughts for Thursday: Fly Away Home

I'm almost there!

I just have to get through this math test in an hour and a half and then I'm home free! Of course, I didn't pack last night so I have to go back to my apartment and do that, but then I'm home free! And I'm not coming back to campus until after Thanksgiving. And everyone's like "You're skipping all of your classes?" And I'm like... "Listen..."

I'm only skipping two of them. Sociology on Monday, and then Math on Tuesday. And we don't have a quiz due in Soc and in math we're just correcting our tests... which I'm technically forfeiting.. but I'm not driving back for one class. Ain't. Gonna. Happen.

So today I'm going home, tomorrow we're leaving for the beach. Shhhh, my brother doesn't know. He's going with dad for the weekend. And we're going to have a girls' weekend. Me, my mom, my aunt Stacy, and my nana. We'll go shopping, hang out, take pictures. It'll be fun. (:

And then hopefully I can work Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday (I have yet to tell my boss) and earn some money.

And I'm gonna see my bestfriend and then go to a bonfire Friday night after Thanksgiving and it'll be fun. It'll be fun! I love going home. I've forgotten just how much.

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Tuesday Ten

Tonight, I was thinking about.... something. And I was like wow that would make a great Tuesday Ten. Wait a minute. What day is it? Tuesday! Perfect!

Dear husband,

  1. Surprise me a work for no reason other than to eat lunch with me.
  2. Just grab me randomly in the kitchen and start dancing with me (with or without music).
  3. Be silly with me. Go along with my antics. Be spontaneous with me. I don't like sticks in the mud.
  4. Come over just to hang out with my brother. I'll act offended, but I really think it's cool.
  5. When I'm upset, don't ask me what's wrong, just hug me and let me talk when I'm ready.
  6. Take me to an arcade or amusement park. Movies are okay for rainy days.
  7. Never feed me. I'm not a baby. I know how to use a spoon.
  8. Go out with your friends. Lord, knows I need time with the girls.
  9. I secretly don't mind if you tickle me.
  10. I may slip up and make comments about how celebrities are hot and how cute a guy is. But I chose you.

Yeah, you can shoot me later for being all mushy. But I'm in a mood.

Monday, November 14, 2011

Music Monday!

I found a new song that I'm obsessed with now. I've been sitting in the library for the past two hours and it's been on repeat this whole time. (Except for the twenty minutes or so that I used to watch The Hunger Games trailer ten-ish times.)

Anyway, the song is called "It's Always Been You" by Chris August. Please listen to it. Breathe it in. Breathe it out. And love it.


And since we're here, watch the trailer for The Hunger Games.

Sunday, November 13, 2011

My personal devotion today was called "Those Pesky Boys"

These are some things I need to tell myself regularly...

  • Philippians 4:7 - And the PEACE of God, which surpasses all understanding will guard your HEARTS and minds in Jesus Christ.
  • Proverbs 3:5-6 - Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge him, and He will make your paths straight.
"A woman should be so lost in God that a man needs to seek Him in order to find her."

"Dance with God, he'll let the perfect man cut in."

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Class Fiasco!

Every semester, we college kids have to go through the torturous event of signing up for classes. And the university only makes it worse by having sign ups at 6:00 AM. I can remember one time it was at 5:00AM and another was at 12:00AM (a much better alternative seeing as most of us are awake anyway). But this time it was at 6... for everyone else but me.

You see, my school account has a habit of locking me out, which totally and completely sucks. So instead of registering this morning at 6 with everyone else, I had to register after I called the helpdesk (which didn't open until 7:45) and get them to unlock my account. Of course, me being Lindsey didn't wake up until 8:30, so I called, they unlocked it, and I registered for classes. OF COURSE I didn't get my theatre class. But I got all my other classes. But I'll get it overridden. It'll all be okay.

I need a theatre class. Even if it isn't REAL theatre, just more how to incorperate it into the class, I'm still going to enjoy it.

Maybe we'll even get to use a stage!

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Tuesday Ten

As I may have mentioned, my aunt is going to find out what her baby is today. Boy? Girl? We will find out! And even though I will love it no matter what gender it is, here are 5 reasons why it should be a boy and five reasons why it should be a girl.

  1. They already have a boy, therefore if they get a girl they (and the family) can have one of each.
  2. So Gabe can have a little sister to protect.
  3. Because... (and don't judge me) I'm already planning my wedding. And hopefully within the next six or seven years I will be getting married and I can have a ring bearer and flower girl. Ta da! Gabe and little girl.
  4. Because Kim & Ray have picked out a name if it's a girl and (this is very selfish) they've picked out a name for a boy... Liam. And that's my favorite name I was going to name my son and if they have a boy I can't name my son that.
  5. So I don't have to have the title of "Only granddaughter" anymore. I think I'm willing to give it up.

  1. So Gabe can have a little brother to teach and play with and be best friends with.
  2. So Kim & Ray don't have a "high maintenance" girl on their hands.
  3. Because boys are more easily entertained than girls.
  4. So they can grow up to be gentlemen and take care of their mommy.
  5. Because I secretly still like being the only granddaughter.


JUST FOUND OUT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! IT'S A BOY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! (:


What a great weekend! I got to see some friends who've graduated because they were in town. I got to take pictures! Went to a cookout for BCM today for lunch that was exquisite. Plus, Anne's homemade mac and cheese was the bomb! And then, SURPRISE! On our way home from Hampden Sydney today I get a call from Stephen who's all "What are you doing for dinner? You're coming over to my apartment and having barbecued ribs and mashed potatoes, that's what!" And I was like "Awesome! We'll bring some homemade mac and cheese!" And that's what we did. It was great.

And then we watched Beauty and the Beast with Stephen... which he already had on when we got there.... interesting. Preparing for an apartment full of girls or secretly loves Disney? The world may never know.

And then when we got home, the roommates and I watched Once Upon a Time, which is one of the best envisions I've ever beheld. And then we watched something about a guy named Tom with his guest stars (and best friends) Blake Shelton and Miranda Lambert. They went hunting. And then Anne and I talked about how our dads and brothers like to hunt and then I came in here to reflect on my weekend.

It was great. Hoping to have another one similar to this next weekend (:

Saturday, November 5, 2011


I got to do crash a photoshoot today! YAY! Chelsea and Ashley let me come with them around Farmville and we got some good pictures. It was fun fun fun!

Here have a look-sy (:

Friday, November 4, 2011


Among Tumblr, Facebook, Stumbleupon, and YouTube, I've become quite addicted to the new phenomenon sweeping the world... PINTEREST. Oh my gosh, who was the creator, really? Man's a genius. Fo' real.

For the past couple months, I've been planning my wedding, designing the interior and exterior of my dream home, planning any and all vacations, and pretending to fill my closet with all the cute clothes I've found!


I wish I had money, and this will make me sound so shallow, but I just want to buy clothes.
(I will give money to charity and use my money to help all kinds of people in need... but who says I shouldn't enjoy it also?)

If you'd like to follow me on pinterest, I'd really enjoy that.
The link is on the right menu bar.

Love, Linds


On Tuesday I will be doing a special Tuesday Ten in honor of my aunt finding out what gender her baby is! (:

This will be oodles and oodles of fun (: