The Good Kind of Dorky

 

Wednesday, May 31, 2006

Monday, May 29, 2006

Mad


Apparently I am a spoiled brat because I think that 78 degrees is a reasonable temperature to set the air conditioning at. It wasn't even me who initially turned it on. It was the air conditioning/heat (depending on the season) Nazi. He had it at 80 and it just wasn't feeling much cooler. So now I am a princess who should go back and live with her parents if she wants to "live like that." Because we all know that 78 degrees is just about the temperature that the luxury kicks in.

Sunday, May 28, 2006

The Baby Shower


J* and V*'s baby shower was today. It was super nice. I did the decorations! Here you can see some of what I did.

J's mom and stepdad made the food...oh soooo yummy!

Here is Edgar, the videographer.

Dad to be opens a gift.
Mom and Dad to be


Thursday, May 25, 2006

I Graduated with an English Major from Hamilton College




Lindsey
: Night, I love you.

Edgar: I love you more.

Lindsey: I love you most.

Edgar: I love you infinity plus three.

Lindsey: I love you infinity to the infinityith power.

Wednesday, May 24, 2006

Spice up your morning??

Just two days ago I was at Ukrop's and I saw this (sorry it's a little blurry):



I was intrigued. I thought, "Hmmm, ginger in a cereal? How interesting." So I decided to give it a try. It has corn flake type things in it, clusters of clustery stuff (I think the ginger flavor is in here) and little pieces of raspberry. I am actually doing a breakfast taste test right now so I can acurately describe the experience.

It's definitely raspberry-y and it tastes sweet at first. But a lot like eating ginger candy, the aftertaste turns spicy. It's not as spicy as ginger candy though or I wouldn't be able to handle it this early--ginger candy makes me hot and hyper. Not the good kind of hot...it's like my body feels strange when I eat too much ginger candy at once (which I always do because I don't understand the concept of moderation).

Anyway, this cereal is kind of weird. I mean it is "Peace Cereal." That sounds a little too hippie and earthy for me. It is good cereal and I think that overall I like it okay, but don't you think it's just a little weird to be eating spicy cereal???

Tuesday, May 23, 2006

Bugs Sticks His Tongue Out At...




Michelle Rodriguez








Recently, Michelle has become a huge pet peeve of mine. I don't even know why. I think it's because she tries to be all bad ass, but she is really just plain stupid. She gets stopped driving drunk, not once, but twice. Goes to jail for 2 days instead of doing community service (whatever, that's her choice), but now she is going to jail again, this time for 2 months. Good. Lock her up because she is soooo badass. I swear I just read an article where she was trying to show a "softer" side. Whatever Michelle. You drive me nuts. I don't like you. I am glad your character got killed off on Lost--and I don't even watch the show!





Sunday, May 21, 2006

I'm moving up in the world

Shut up dishwasher and get back in the kitchen and do my dishes, damn it!

Yesterday Edgar and I went to pick out a dishwasher from Lowes! Finally, after almost 8 months of doing the dishes BY HAND like poor, poor Cinderella, we bought a dishwasher. Edgar likes to say, "I bought YOU a dishwasher," but this is just because he is a bastard and doesn't help out with the dishes nearly enough. I'm.not.bitter. So today he and Vidal are going to go pick it up and install it themselves. It really is great to have do-it-yourself-ers around! The only time it's not is when Edgar insists that we don't need to buy certain things when he can obviously build them himself. And I'm sure he can, but it's a risk because I am never quite sure what it's going to look like. (What?? Dominicans are tacky sometimes!!!!) You wouldn't believe some of the things he wore before he met me!! I will share some photos with you someday! :-)

Anyway, the important thing is...WE ARE GETTING A DISHWASHER!!! YEE HAW!

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Update: I am still feeling a little sick with a cold, but I'm not too bad. I did cancel my personal training appointment with Frank, but I rescheduled for next Saturday. So that means I have to go another week before I look exactly like Jessica Simpson. Obviously. It will happen.

Oh, and I think for the baby shower I might get decorations to match their nursery. Blues, yellows, greens--they have a star/moon theme. What do ya'll think?

Saturday, May 20, 2006

Oh Baby


This is V* and J*. V* is Edgar's brother. J* is his sister-in-law. They are my friends. J* is pregnant. She is due July 24. I learned from Isabel that the baby might not really be here on July 24.

There will be a baby shower for them at their house next Sunday for brunch. I was going to throw the shower for them, but it's a long
story I'm not going to waste time telling, but basically they didn't really want me to throw them a shower in the end, what they wanted was to have say in just about everything, but still have me "throw" it. This made me upset so I said, nevermind, I will help out, but I won't be in charge. Anyway, moving on. I have been put in charge of invitations, which I have already sent out, and decorations. So I have one week to come up with decorations. I want it to not be too "boy" themed. I want more greens and pinks. I know that J* will like this much more. I might add in some blue, like an "It's a Boy" sign or something, but I know she'd rather not have it all blue. Anyway, does anyone have any suggestions to make this classy and cute, yet keeping it on the inexpensive side??

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So I leave the internet world for a good 24 hours and I come back to this??? Britney almost dropped her baby!! I should never leave again!!! I don't know Brit, I just don't know. I mean, on one hand every kid gets dropped accidentally or gets hit in the head with a golf ball or falls down the stairs in one of those walker things that are not being sold anymore because they are too dangerous, but were definitely the thing to have back in the early 80s. Kids put their hands on hot grills when told not to and pull fire place tools on their face because they are trying to pull themselves up onto the ledge thing in front of the fire place. I mean, these are just a few examples of what kids might do. That doesn't make their parents bad. Things like that just happen. But some things are avoidable, like driving with your child on your lap. So, I just don't know what to think about the Britney/Sean P situation. And what about Kevin? Why do I never see him out with the baby?? I just don't know...

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One more thing...non-baby related:

So my throat still hurts, but I don't feel too bad otherwise. I hope I don't somehow get worse...I hope this is the extent of it. I have still been Zicam-ing. I feel like this is the start of a bad cold or something, but the bad cold hasn't come yet, so hopefully it won't. As part of my "journey" to a healthier life, I made an appointment with a personal trainer at my gym for tomorrow morning. As long as I feel okay I am still going to go, if not I will reschedule for next week. I am trying to accomplish goals I have made for the year, little by little. So far I have read a book, gone to pilates (I am still going at least once a week--I love it!), and worked at having better body image. I hardly said anything bad about myself lately. I am trying really, really hard not to. The past few days I've been eating so much junk food and my weight is up a couple pounds, so it makes it hard not to bash myself, but I'm trying not to. I actually think overall that I look pretty good!!! I'm not even just saying that. I know where I want to improve (legs, thighs, butt) and I think a trainer will help with that and help me to be more motivated, but honestly, I think I'm pretty hot!!! ;-)

Another goal of mine is to volunteer--I think this will be good on a few different levels. 1. It will give me something other than work and what I do in my spare time to be involved in, 2. It will hopefully allow me to meet new people, and 3. I'll be supporting a cause. So I signed up to go to volunteer training at Planned Parenthood. It's about 2 weeks away. Hopefully I won't flake out and get nervous and not go. Apparently they train us on the "issues" and then we can sign up to go to events to get "the word" out. It sounds interesting. I am trying to get excited so maybe I will actually go.

I was going to sign up to run a race because it's a fear and also something I really want to accomplish. I think I've already flaked out on that one, but baby steps, maybe later this year or next year. I also REALLY need to write poetry!!!!!!!!! I keep promising myself I will--I just need to dig in and do it and do it regularly too!!!

Overall, I am proud of what I'm accomplishing so far this year...I know they aren't huge things, but to me they are because I'm confronting anxieties and actually following through instead of saying "I should do this" or "I should do that." It's all really helping me feel healthier on many different levels.


Ok, I guess I had a lot on my mind. If you've read this far, thank you. It was a lot of rambling, but I needed to get it all out. Thanks for listening faithful friends!


Friday, May 19, 2006

My Life as a Dog Rescuer

So here it is, you asked for it.
I wish I could say I ran into a burning building or jumped into a roaring river to save Fluffy.
But no, here is my story.
Below looks pretty much like the dog I saw running down the street last Sunday. It had a long lead attached to it so it had obviously broken free not too long ago. Edgar and I just happened to be getting into our car to go out for Mexican food when it ran past our house. I jumped out of the car to try to chase it. Edgar drove after it. The dog kept running and didn't come when I called it. Finally it stopped running and Edgar carefully got the tire wheel over the dog's lead. We brought it back to our house and tied it up in the backyard. We drove up and down the street looking for people who may have lost a dog or knew of anyone with a black dog--no luck. At this point it was starting to rain and get dark. So, we went to eat dinner...what? we were hungry. The dog had a license tag on it so I figured I would call the goverment offices in the morning rather than taking it to a pound. I didn't want the dog to go through that if it didn't have to. So I kept the dog out on the back porch over night and gave it a blanket to sleep on and gave it food and water. I felt bad leaving it out all night, but Edgar didn't want it inside with Bugs. Anyway, in the morning I found out the owners names. And the dog's name too--Cuddles!! So cute!! I let them know I had Cuddles and after work I took it back to them. They gave me $20 for the trouble. I didn't want to take it, but they kept insisting and I figured, hey I'm broke. And we did use up gas driving up and down the street. :-) Okay, this story isn't very exciting, but it was my good deed of the week, maybe even the year. I LOVE LOVE LOVE dogs!


Thursday, May 18, 2006

So Sad!

I cried during American Idol yesterday--pathetic. When they were showing Elliott back in Richmond I got emotional and then wished I'd just left work and gone down to see him when he was here!! I also got a little teary during the end when he got kicked off. So sad. I'm still not over it. American Idol is the best show. Ok, really The Office is, but AI is pretty damn good. They are tied for first!


I have a sore throat today and it sucks. I think it's from taking ZiCam so that I wouldn't get sick--i have the nasal kind and I think I sniffed it up too much and it went into my throat and irritated it. Or I am getting a cold. I really can't tell. BUT, I have to drive to Newport News today for a golf tournament fund raiser for my job. Hopefully I don't get the older folks sick. I raise money for 4 retirement communities in VA. Anyway, I am riding around on a golf cart with one of the residents to take pictures. He has been sick recently. I hope I am not sick and then I get him sick and then he dies, because I would feel like it was my fault and that would be bad. Anyway, I am going to suck it up and go and hope I start feeling better. I want to take more Zicam just in case I am getting sick, but I will just have to not sniff it back so much. Okay, TMI.

This is a weak post, but I needed to post something because, yet again, I've been a slacker. Have a nice day everyone.


Oh yeah, I will tell you all later how I saved a dog.

Thursday, May 11, 2006

What an Upset!!!



Last night was a night full of emotions. For them I'm sure, but more importantly, for me.

I really wanted Elliot to make it though since he is from Richmond and all, plus he has really grown on me so when I heard he was safe I literally jumped up and squealed and did a little dance. Edgar looked at me like I was crazy...however, this was after I got up to dance to the whole "Jailhouse Rock" performance that Taylor gave a few minutes before. What? He did say "America get up!" So crazy Edgar was calling the kettle black.

Anyway, I was sure Katherine was the next to go. How could Chris be out? No way. But then, they called Chris' name and said he was going home. I gasped, my head spun with confusion. My face looked about like Katherine's did. I felt probably exactly the same as Chris did. Now don't get me wrong, I like Katherine and I'm glad she is still there, but CHRIS???? WHAT HAPPENED AMERICA???

This is like the last presidential election all over again. MAKE THE PAIN GO AWAY!

Tuesday, May 09, 2006

Words of Wisdom by Edgar

"Money would really get me out of debt."




Thank you captain obvious.

Saturday, May 06, 2006

Dear Lauren,

I was looking at all of your beautiful photography, available at http://www.cafepress.com/modnyphoto. The pictures of flowers are all really fantastic. I even contemplated buying some notecards or something like that, but then this last time I was on your blog, I saw scrolling pictures from Cafe Press. It was then that I saw this beauty (I know it's blurry, but that's probably better).


I am just positive that all of my family, friends and co-workers will love this card!!! I placed an order for 500 of them. So I am sorry Lauren...maybe when you start taking pictures like this I will buy your stuff. ;-)


I am also going to send that woman a treadmill.



You are thinking...
"Wow, for someone who is all about trying to have a positive body image, Lindsey is a bitch."

No my friends, although I can be a bitch at times (like when I told Sarah that I hate her and she can't talk on the phone in my office--you know I love you Sarah and I honestly don't care!!!!), I must draw a line somewhere folks.

Wow, I Am So Cool

After I returned from the gym I jumped in the shower. I left the door open so it wouldn't be too hot and humid when I got out. Well, Edgar came into the bathroom to talk to me about our plan for taking his car in to get serviced on Sunday. To be funny he decided to slip into the list of things he has to do, "touch your boobies." As he said this he looked into the shower, thinking I didn't hear what he said. Beacuse I did hear what he said, I playfully grabbed my boobies and gave them a little shake. Edgar closed the curtain and proceeded to tell me that I didn't even hear what he said. I said, "of course I did, that's why I grabbed my boobies." He started saying (loudly) that I didn't hear him. He started laughing. We were yelling back and forth at each other, playfully. Apparently he said someone was at the door, which was open (well, there is a screen obviously) to get fresh air in. I didn't hear him say this, so I kept yelling about how I obviously grabbed my boobies (yes, i really used the word boobies) because I heard what he said. I continued with my shower and still didn't even realize anyone was at the door. I then started yelling to Edgar because I needed a new razor. It was then I realized someone was at the door (some guy selling something) and he had heard me yelling about grabbing my boobies. Wow, I am so classy and cool. Luckily he was our age and Edgar explained that I was just being "silly." Wow, that was awesome.

Friday, May 05, 2006

Pictures for Mom




I've got a new hair cut and a new outfit!!

The Love of My Life or I Have Nothing of Importance to Post