Wednesday, May 30, 2012

More Linds lately...

I have seriously been slacking the month of May! I can’t even recall what I have been doing. Then again when I look back on my calendar I’ve had like 5 different events over the course of the month so I guess I have been pretty busy. I coordinated the Indianapolis 500 Festival: Mini- Marathon Expo.  Which was pretty exciting. I worked with a great client which is always helpful.
Let me give you a little update on what has been going on in my life. I finally decided to join a gym (clearly P90X was a failure) I did it for about 6 weeks but wasn't seeing the results I wanted. So now I'm just calorie counting and trying to work out as much as possible. My sister and I are supposed to be doing a competition to see who can lose the most weight by my birthday. Which is like a month away. I CANNOT LOSE!
My girlfriend, Caitlin was in town the past few weeks. She was helping her father with his campaigning. He is a Democratic Judge (he won!!) She invited me to go to the Aziz Ansari stand-up comedy show. It was hilarious. We were really good friends from like 4th grade - Sophomore year. But we went to different high schools and sorta drifted apart. But it is always good to see her and catch up. We also went to BRU Burger on Mass Ave. It was AMAZING! I Didn't even get a hamburger. I can't wait to go back and get one though. We also got a few drinks at Front Page Sports Bar & Grill. Which played AMAZING music!
But I really need to sit down somewhere. The very next weekend my best guy friend & I took a trip down to Atlanta. Which turned out to be amazing. But it usually always is! We drove down there Friday & got back Monday morning (was late for work of course. smh) Here are a few pics from the wknd. He took me to Tin Lizzie's Cantina & I got Nachos that were to die for! #yum I forget the club we went to on Friday but of course Saturday we went to Noni's and were turnt up... per usual. I went there last time I went to visit and had a great time. If you ever get down there you should def check out both places. I lovee this city but not sure I would ever want to live there. If you can't tell I got my highlights redone!
What else has been going on in my life? at work we had an 'Employee Appreciation' Day & played like field day type events (football throw/40 yard dash) I got 3rd place for 35 and under in the football throw & I tied for 1st in the 40Yr Dash. I ran a 5.9 (in someone elses shoes & Dress slacks) then we had a tie breaker and my coworker beat me (but it was her shoes I was wearing the first time...) So I feel like we should have a rematch. Anyways it was pretty fun! And since I placed I received two half days off of work! YES!
This past weekend was the Indy 500. I went for the first time ever (crazy huh? living in Indiana all my life) My coworkers and my girlfriend Brittany and I went. It got pretty crazy at an early hour. But it was fun. I'm glad I got to experience it at least once in my life. Was supppper hot though.
Dude, my summer is soo jam packed! I work this weekend. Next weekend in Chicago for one of my besties bdays. Then the next weekend (fingers crossed) will be in DC. Then the wknd after if my 25th birthday wknd. Thennnn for like the entire month of July I have three different events. Then right after my LA/VEGAS/ATL trip! Can't wait. But that is basically my ENTIRE Summer. Here are 10 reasons why you SHOULD travel!
So here is an update on how my 25 by the time i turn 25 is going. (pretty much a failure) : / I have a month left to
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I will leave you with some Link Lovin'
- Man accused of using a water cup for Pop. : / I DO THIS ALL THE TIME!
- We all need this: a few pointers on how to eliminate drama!
- You know it is swimsuit season... make sure you clean up ladies! (and some fellas) DIY: Wax
- Jay-Z Supports Gay Marriage... What is your take?
- A few reasons why it is OK to be boring
- I know I am late but Happy Mother's Day. "Last Mother's Day"
- Summer is here, if you are like me you will be putting your hair up: The Perfect Side Pony Tail.
Welp that is all I have for you today. I hope you enjoy and have a wonderful HUMP day!
Courage is an angel that makes the difference between a good life and a great life.
- Fairly Legal

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Love, Dad

In June of 1971, just days before his 26-year-old son, Michael, got married, future-U.S. President Ronald Reagan sent him the following letter of advice. It really is quite stunning.

(Source: Reagan: A Life In Letters; Image: Ronald Reagan, via.)

Michael Reagan
Manhattan Beach, California
June 1971

Dear Mike:

Enclosed is the item I mentioned (with which goes a torn up IOU). I could stop here but I won't.

You've heard all the jokes that have been rousted around by all the "unhappy marrieds" and cynics. Now, in case no one has suggested it, there is another viewpoint. You have entered into the most meaningful relationship there is in all human life. It can be whatever you decide to make it.

Some men feel their masculinity can only be proven if they play out in their own life all the locker-room stories, smugly confident that what a wife doesn't know won't hurt her. The truth is, somehow, way down inside, without her ever finding lipstick on the collar or catching a man in the flimsy excuse of where he was till three A.M., a wife does know, and with that knowing, some of the magic of this relationship disappears. There are more men griping about marriage who kicked the whole thing away themselves than there can ever be wives deserving of blame. There is an old law of physics that you can only get out of a thing as much as you put in it. The man who puts into the marriage only half of what he owns will get that out. Sure, there will be moments when you will see someone or think back to an earlier time and you will be challenged to see if you can still make the grade, but let me tell you how really great is the challenge of proving your masculinity and charm with one woman for the rest of your life. Any man can find a twerp here and there who will go along with cheating, and it doesn't take all that much manhood. It does take quite a man to remain attractive and to be loved by a woman who has heard him snore, seen him unshaven, tended him while he was sick and washed his dirty underwear. Do that and keep her still feeling a warm glow and you will know some very beautiful music. If you truly love a girl, you shouldn't ever want her to feel, when she sees you greet a secretary or a girl you both know, that humiliation of wondering if she was someone who caused you to be late coming home, nor should you want any other woman to be able to meet your wife and know she was smiling behind her eyes as she looked at her, the woman you love, remembering this was the woman you rejected even momentarily for her favors.

Mike, you know better than many what an unhappy home is and what it can do to others. Now you have a chance to make it come out the way it should. There is no greater happiness for a man than approaching a door at the end of a day knowing someone on the other side of that door is waiting for the sound of his footsteps.



P.S. You'll never get in trouble if you say "I love you" at least once a day.

(Via: The Daily What & Letters of Note)

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

The Voice

Today is National No Socks Day! I am taking full advantage of this! :)
I have really been slacking lately on posting. I have just been so busy at work and trying to just enjoy life the past few weeks. A lot has been going on that could easily hold me down and I’m just trying not to let it. Therefore, I don’t want to just harbor all those feelings and emotions into my blog. I want to keep this fun, informative, and positive.

Speaking of Informative make sure you go VOTE today! So important. You cannot complain about politicians or the economy if you do nothing about it. Please let your voice be heard. That is all.
This past weekend I spent Saturday, Cinco De Mayo, in Chicago with some of my besties from college #boilerup. Seriously majority of my friends from college live in Chicago! Bla. I have NEVER had an urge to live in that city but being there with them and seeing them made me miss them so much. We all always have such an amazing time together. Miss them. (XO) we went to a BYOB Hookah bar, Arabia, which of course led us to all buying rounds of shots at, The Frontier. Never a dull moment with these ladies.
Sadly, today is the last episode of ‘The Voice’ who do you think will be the winner? Every episode until yesterday’s I wanted Juliet Simms to win. I love her style, her voice, and just her period. But yesterday Tony Lucca won over my heart. Bla! I just don’t know. I can’t wait to watch it this evening.
-          Juliet Simms – “Freebird”
-          Tony Lucca – “99 Problems” (Christina had soo much to say about this. Womp! He did amazing. I’m glad Adam put her in her place)
-          Chris Mann – “You Raise Me Up” although, I don’t believe well hope he doesn’t win he still sounds amazing!

Link Lovin’ time!
Did you see any pics from the Met Gala? Everyone looked amazing. Esp Beyonce! She continually and frequently sh!ts on everyone lives! Here is Elements of Style review of the red carpet.
A pretty interesting article on ‘Why Black Women are Fat’ 
The Huffington Post posted an article on 30 things women should know… by the time they are 30. Def. worth a read. 
Are you a ‘Boomerang kid’? Nothing wrong with that, I am! What are your thoughts on this article/topic?
To piggyback off the topic above, have you ever lived alone? Pros/cons? This will be my next move. I can’t really stand having “roommates”
Women in music: Top beauty icons.
This should keep you busy for awhile!
PS. Do you know any good stir fry or French toast recipes? Lol. Random I know but I want to make both.
Have a great rest of the week!
- Sophie Kinsella
If I’ve learned one lesson from all that’s happened to me, it’s that there is no such thing as the biggest mistake of your existence. There’s no such things as ruining your life. Life’s a pretty resilient thing, it turns out.