Wednesday, October 29

It's been a while

So it's been a while since I've blogged...

I've been blessed with a super great job opportunity thanks to my friend Jenna.  Her friend is starting a Property Management Company and has asked me to jump on - creating a logo, designing ads for the phonebook & newspaper, and really getting in on the ground level.  I'm supposed to get together with him tomorrow, so hopefully everything will go smoothly with the whole thing!  :o)

I can't believe Halloween is Friday!  Two days away!  I have a super cute little black t-shirt to wear.  

My plans for Friday so far include an eye doctor's appointment @ 9:00 a.m. & hanging out with Sarah.  I think we might watch some fun (not scary) Halloween movies like Hocus Pocus or Casper :o) 

I still want to carve a pumpkin.  Check these out:

How cool are they?  I haven't carved a pumpkin in such a long time, and I think it'd be really fun!  

Anyway... I'm trying to sell my USC/Tennessee tickets for this weekend... if you know anybody that wants to buy them, let me know!  Hope everyone has a safe & happy Halloween!

Wednesday, October 22


So I know there's only like 4 people who read this... but if any of you know of any available jobs out there- send them my way!  

I passed out like 7 resumés yesterday, and that makes the Lindsay Resumés floating around myrtle beach count up to 12.  You'd think SOMEONE would want to hire me!  Gees!

It's hard.  I need to pay my phone bill peeps!

Sunday, October 19

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

Every female out there should check herself in the shower, at the doctor's, or during a mammogram.  I cannot begin to preach how important this step is.  

My mom was diagnosed in January of 2007 with Inflammatory Breast Cancer.  This type of cancer makes up between 1-6 percent of all women diagnosed with Breast Cancer and is one of the more deadly.  My mom went through six months of chemotherapy beginning in February 2007.  Once a month she & my dad would go to the doctor's office and she'd sit there with needles in her arms and poison being poured into her to kill the cancer cells.  Thankfully, the poison did it's job, but while doing so, wrecked havoc on my mom's physical and mental state.  She lost all of her hair, even her eye brows, and the treatments made her violently sick to her stomach.  I can't even imagine what it was like going through through all of that.  In June, 2007 she underwent a single mastectomy, removing the tumor and the entire breast.  Once she "recovered" from the surgery, she began a rapid treatment of radiation.  These treatments lasted around 2-3 months.  Every two-three weeks she would go and sit under this machine while it did its job.  The radiation was to kill any remaining cancer cells left over from the chemotherapy & surgery.  This past summer she had yet another surgery to basically clean up from the original mastectomy.  My mother is now scarred and only has one breast, but you know what?

She is a survivor.   

Her being diagnosed with breast cancer at such an early age (50) puts a fear in my heart. Not a scared fear, but a healthy fear, for myself to continually get checked and keep a close watch on anything that looks or feels suspicious.  I can't begin to tell all of you how shocked I still am to see how many lives cancer has become a daily part of.  When my mom was getting chemo treatments, the room would be full.  Full of women, men & children.  Cancer doesn't discriminate.  

So whether it's October, March or July... be aware.  Get yourself checked, and tell your friends and family too.  It's not worth it not to.  

Ok so it's been 4 days... sue me.

Ok so it's been a few days since I've last updated... my deepest & sincerest apologies do go out.  

This weekend my dad & I went to Columbia for the South Carolina/LSU game.  We were super pumped since it was an 8 o'clock game televised on ESPN... yea we're a big deal... so yea... National Champions in our house.  We were totally ready for the upset, and at half-time, I was actually starting to believe it very well might have happened. 

South Carolina started our red-shirt freshman Stephen Garcia... let's just say it was long overdue.  When he came to USC, he got himself in a bit of trouble, i.e. getting arrested & keying a professor's car.  When I first heard about those unfortunate events, I, along with the rest of SC, said "get this hoodlum outta here!"  but, thank the good Lord they didn't.  

He was amazing last night.  By half-time we were winning 17-10.  Defeating the National Title holders.  Little did we know, that was going to be as good as it got for South Carolina.  

So we lost, 24-17.  The second half LSU just dominated.  It was incredibly sad to watch a team that was shutting them and their stupid fans up to crumble before your eyes, but alas, this is the familiar story of a South Carolina fan.

Which brings me to a much lighter note-  Clemson lost to GA Tech... oh yea... it gets better... their head coach- Tommy Bowden- he got the boot on Monday.  When I first heard the news, I didn't believe it.  He'd been there for 10 years and just signed a contract with them for a few more years this past football season... but you never know with college football.  The Clemson community is so full of hot aired people and with Bowden they expected a possible national championship (ha, yea right) but at least an ACC Championship, which may have been feasible, and so I can understand why Clemson decided to let him go.  Do I agree with letting him go in the middle of the season during conference games?  I dunno about that... but what the alumni want, the alumni get.  Bowden, however, isn't hurting one bit.  He's sitting with his feet up on Saturdays now with a cool check for $3.5 million.  No big deal.  

Anyway... so yea my weekend was consumed with college football, which is just fine by me.  

Wednesday, October 15

hooray for photoshop!

so over the summer i took some pictures of my friend jenna and her cousins & i promised them i'd do some fun photoshop stuff to them... so yea, i'm a slacker but here they are... turned out pretty fun!

Thursday, October 9

So excited.

Twilight HD Exclusive Trailer

Random Rant

So there are some things/people I've been wondering about...


How did they/it become so famous/popular?

Why do people like these people/things?

Why do people pay to see/buy these things?

#1- P.T. Cruisers.

This is by far, the world's ugliest car on the road. I don't understand why anyone thinks they are cool looking. And, at $17,920 - $24,430... PEOPLE! Come on! Can you not pick a more attractive vehicle to spend your hard-earned money on?
I really just don't understand.

#2 Frank Caliendo.

Who is this guy? I mean, where did he come from and why does he have his own TV show? The basis of his show (I think b/c I've never actually watched it) is him doing imitations of famous people. Is that the only way people will watch you? Because they think you are someone else? This is what Wikipedia says about him:

Currently, he performs his impersonations on his own show, Frank TV, which airs on TBS. He is particularly well-known for his impressions of United States Presidents George W. Bush and Bill Clinton, NFL color commentator John Madden, as well as Charles Barkley, Dr. Phil McGraw, William Shatner, Al Pacino, Robert De Niro, and Robin Williams.

Interesting... all those people he imitates are funny/famous for a reason.
Frank Caliendo- not so much.

#3 Chelsea Handler.

Ok, so again... this chick comes out of nowhere and has her own show on E!. Sure she is pretty and all, but have you ever listened to her or watched her show? She has one of the foulest mouths I've heard. She might as well be a sailor. She has authored two books, entitled: My Horizontal Life: A Collection of One Night Stands & Are You There Vodka? It's Me, Chelsea.

Really? Really. Classy.

Here is a bit of info that may help clear things up... her boyfriend is Ted Harbert. Oh, you don't know who he is? Let me inform you. He is the CEO of Comcast Entertainment Group, who just by some lucky chance oversees E! Entertainment Television. Coincidence? I think not.

#4 Kid Rock.

Aw, how sweet Robert.  Yes, that's right, Robert James Ritchie. How does someone who looks/acts/and probably smells like this sell over 25 million records?  Another one of life's greatest mysteries.  He has no singing abilities whatsoever.  Sure he can play several musical instruments, but that doesn't mean you are allowed to open your mouth.  He really just grosses me out. 

Thursday, October 2

Top Ten Things I ♥ About Fall

So it's October 2nd and at 1:00 p.m. it is 68˚ outside. ::sigh::
Ok, so my top ten things I love about fall...  in no particular order...

The South Carolina State Fair- This will be the first time I won't be in Columbia for the fair in four years and that makes me VERY sad.  I used to live less than a mile away from the fair grounds, and I would LOVE driving to school and seeing the ferris wheel and the slides, and the swings, and all the other wonderful things about the fair being set up.  I am really hoping I'll be able to make it up there this year.  I mean, what's October without a funnel cake, right?

Sweet Cinnamon Pumpkin- So I'm walking around the mall the other day and smell a very familiar scent... I take my happy fall-loving-self into Bath & Body Works and there it is...waiting for me... Sweet Cinnamon Pumpkin.  Room spray, candles galore, car fresheners, lotion, wallflowers, etc.  I chose the scentportable and now every time I get into my car I close my eyes and take a deep breathe of the deliciousness that is sweet cinnamon pumpkin.  I suggest, that for those of you who have never smelled this scent from God, go.  Go now to BB&W and purchase any and everything you can.  

• Pumpkin Patches- I used to, and still do, love going to pick out a pumpkin for Halloween.  I know I could take my cheap self to Wal-Mart and get one for $5, but it's so much more fun to go and see them all laid out before you and you can choose the perfect pumpkin!  The church across the street from us has them for sell every October and last Sunday they were unloading them off the tractor trailer... I'm definitely carving one this year :o)

• Candy Corn- I'm pretty sure candy corn is available year round, but for some reason, it just tastes better in October.  I, of course, eat them like a lady.

• SEC Football- For example, match-ups for this first weekend in October:

South Carolina vs. Ole Miss
Alabama vs. Kentucky
Arkansas vs. Flordia
Auburn vs. Vandy

UGA & LSU have a bye-week but you get the idea... no more stupid teams.  It's time for business.  

• The Weather- I don't care how cliché it is, with fall comes less humidity, and less humidity = GREAT hair days :o).  There were several days this summer when the heat index was well over 100˚- that's just wrong.  Not to mention the fact that walking outside on a summer day in late July felt like a flippin' sauna.  So yes, cliché or not,   I love fall weather.  

Apple Cider- I LOVE apple cider.  It's usually my preferred drink at Starbucks- Carmel Apple Cider with Whipped Cream please!  It's just so good.  I can't even describe it.  Walking outside, it not only warms your hands, but insides too!  Sure, you could also drink apple cider year round, but it's so much better when heated on the stove and poured into a nice big coffee mug and enjoyed outside in the cool fall weather!

Corn Mazes- How could anyone not like a corn maze?  I've had two different opportunities to go in college, but for some reason, I didn't, and now I regret not going.  First off- can it get any more festive than a corn maze?  No.  Didn't think so.  Corn Mazes are so typically fall, but ya know what, I might just have to try one out this year!

Fires and/or Bonfires-  So maybe, I'm a little bit of a pyro- but who isn't?  I love listening to a fire in a fireplace and the way it smells.  I equally love bonfires- they are SO big.  I love going to a gathering where there's a bonfire and apple cider/hot chocolate.  Last year, my church had a bonfire/oyster roast.  A-mazing.  So go and enjoy a fire this fall/winter season!

Dansko Clogs- I'd like to thank Jenna for introducing me to the best shoes in the world.  Well, at least during fall.  These shoes are so comfortable and you can wear them with any and everything.   

And so, this concludes my top ten things about Fall.  I hope you've enjoyed and maybe even become inspired by my loves about Fall.  I can't wait to break out my sweaters and Danksos, go over to Starbucks, order myself a Carmel Apple Cider, head over to Lexington Corn Maze or start a bonfire with my friends... yay for Fall!

Oh and btw... GO COCKS!