Wednesday, January 30, 2008

no time for the important things i suppose...

At least lately...
So my parents home finally sold. I went to help my mom pack up the other day, walked in the door, and literally burst into tears. I admitted that I didn't think I was capable of going through with this dirty deed of packing up my childhood, teen-hood?, and college-hood...
My husband cannot really relate one smidgen to what I'm feeling because his family moved consistently throughout his life. I literally have a memory of nearly every corner, nook, cranny, crack, and baseboard of that house. Every single birthday of the last 23 years, nearly every Christmas... okay, I won't list every holiday, but that's about it. I still had the Homecoming mum that my 7th grade Homecoming date (whom I am great friends with he and his wife now - which makes it all the more hilarious) gave me hanging in my closet! I still have the (or HAD, since my mom is notorious for throwing things out) pink puff paint sweatshirt my BFF gave me in 3rd grade. It had a black puff paint teddy bear that said Best Buddies (AAhhh, the 80s... such class, such taste, such inability to recognize bad "crafty" clothing...) and it was also still hanging in my closet. BUT, OK, it's done. Time to move on...

Unfortunately, I have hardly been able to relish in the last few weeks of occupancy because I am currently "speaker-coordinating" a major conference. - check it out... yep, all 50 speakers. That's what I'm working on. So, I've successfully managed to ignore my daughter, miss out on packing up my history, and miss out on several good nights of sleep.

But it all ends this week. Thank the Lord!
Although, I lovah lovah love this kind of work.

Outy 5000.

Tuesday, January 22, 2008


It's official. My parents will be out by the end of the week.
Can you say, "depressing"?!

Saturday, January 19, 2008

Thank God for YouTube! (and children with British accents)

Because this is the best laugh I have had in a long time!!!

Thursday, January 17, 2008

Friday, January 11, 2008

This is no help at all!

So now I'm obsessed with finding out if I'm right or left-brained.
This is what I find:

Lindsay, you are Balanced-brained

That means you are able to draw on the strengths of both the right and left hemispheres of your brain, depending upon a given situation.

When you need to explain a complicated process to someone, or plan a detailed vacation, the left hemisphere of your brain, which is responsible for your ability to solve problems logically, might kick in. But if you were critiquing an art opening or coming up with an original way to file papers, the right side of your brain, which is responsible for noticing subtle details in things, might take over.

While many people have clearly dominant left- or right-brained tendencies, you are able to draw on skills from both hemispheres of your brain. This rare combination makes you a very creative and flexible thinker.

The down side to being balanced-brained is that you may sometimes feel paralyzed by indecision when the two hemispheres of your brain are competing to solve a problem in their own unique ways.

awesome. so basically I just get used to being paralyzed by indecision? or I should feel okay about that, because it is quite possibly a win-win situation depending on what kind of brain I feel like being that day?

Tuesday, January 08, 2008

Are you Right or Left Brained?

Weird quiz I took just now.
It just popped into my head, wondering if I would be considered right or left-brained, so I looked it up and found this simple test:,21985,22556281-661,00.html

I cannot imagine this dancer turning counter-clockwise at all. So I guess I'm right-brained?!

Thursday, January 03, 2008

Starting off the New Year!

I'm not even attempting to make New Years Resolutions yet. If indeed I even do.
Honestly, how many of those do you EVER end up keeping?! I can say, as a person with little discipline or self-control, that I did the best on my resolutions last year, than I have ever done. But this year has started off so strangely!

I am in a F-U-N-K. In pretty much every aspect right now.
I have absolutely NO motivation or inspiration to get my butt in gear and it is so entirely frustrating. Over the entire Christmas break I experienced agonizing bouts of insomnia, and they have not let up!! Usually I am perfectly okay with staying up late, reading, watching movies, and generally wasting time and totally enjoying it. But now, I just want to I'm hoping that my lack of motivation is DUE to this lack of sleep, however, if I actually engaged in some type of productivity, I would probably see a sharp decline in all "lacking" whatsoever. I'm not going to harshly discipline myself until I go through another entire week of slothful behavior. So, I'll let bygones be bygones for the next two days. But come Sunday, it's GAME ON. No more slacking.

Now on from the bad to the good.
Tonight I threw a wildly successful, although you'll just have to trust me because I forgot my camera!, surprise going away party! Terri has been a stalwart member of my parents' church for quite some time, and she has become an entirely different person from the first time I met her. She met the Lord, changed her life, and really is the epitome of how you would hope people in your church would respond when they meet Jesus and decide to plug into the church. I cannot begin to explain how dependable, amazing, and humble this woman is!! And she has been through things that I truly don't know I could have come out of. Anyways, she is moving to Florida, making changes and moving to the next phase of her life. She had NO idea that we were planning anything for her, and truthfully she probably didn't think people cared enough about her to bother!! But we partied her socks off tonight, and between everyone we gave her over $200 in a Target giftcard. It was awesome!!

One more good and noteworthy item...
This week I reconnected with a friend from my past who I have missed for YEARS!! I am so ecstatic to have her back in my life, and I just never thought it would happen. I love you and I so much look forward to catching up on the crazy amount of lifechanging things that have happened to us in the last four freakin' years!

OH and BY THE WAY, my beautiful, best-mother-in-the-world friend, Tarrah had her baby last Friday!! She's beautiful. Congratulations Tarr!!!


Tuesday, January 01, 2008

Best Gift Ever

All meaningful and deep sentiments aside...
The best gift I got this year was the entire series of BBC's The Office.
Dear God this show is funny.

The American version does not even hold a candle.