Monday, April 30, 2012

Relay For Life 2012 Re-cap

Helllooooo my long lost loves!

Yes, I'm talking to all those in bloggy land...I want to first and foremost apologize for being a bad blogger/blogger friend.

I promise to blog more, read/comment on y'alls blogs(because I miss reading them so so much), respond back to comments and emails.

I feel like I have missed so much from just popping in here and there in the blog world. 

For starters...when did blogger change and why did it take me a good ten minutes to figure out just how to post this? WTH.

Second, I want to apologize to all my family, friends, doggies, my real housewives, mob wives, working out, running...all of the above for being a crazed person for the last four or five months....Relay For Life...was my life, but as of last Friday...I know have my life back...because I am done with RFL....well, until this fall...but still. 

Let me just say that I love volunteering for the American Cancer Society's biggest fundraiser. I love my committee...well most of them, my team captains, my ACS staff, my fellow Relayer's from across the High Plains division...I loved being a Co-Chair....HOWEVER, I have never been more crazed, exhausted, over-whelmed, etc. etc. all my life.

To all my friends and family, I fear that when I plan my wedding someday...I may or not become a bridezilla. Just sayin'
If planning a wedding is anything like planning an entire Relay...than I apologize in advance.

With all this being said, I had the BEST time ever being a first time Co-Chair. All the stressing, planning, me being crazy was all worth it in the end. If I do say so myself...the event was a fact, not to toot my own horn or anything...but word on the street was this was the best RELAY they have ever been too.

Goal accomplished.

I know that what I did, was just a small part in the fight against cancer...but to me, it means more. I started volunteering for Relay in memory of my best I continue to Relay for every single survivor, caregiver, and volunteer I come in contact with.  It's in my heart, it's in my soul to do what I do with Relay.

I will say that I had a blast dressed like an 80's rock star.

Anytime I can wear a pink tutu and get away with it...I am all about it!

Relay taught me a few things this year....

To accept that people will let you down....sad, but true.
Some people will surprise you and go above and beyond.
I enjoy wearing a tutu...actually I kinda already knew that.
I can hula hoop through the entire Steve Miller song, "Joker"
Dance party at 3:00am is the only way to stay awake....
that and three cups of coffee.
that I can't wait to do this all over again...craziness and all.


Monday, April 23, 2012

Things I've learned today

Things I've learned today....

You must get your oil changed just like it says on that little sticker in the corner of your windshield. 

When one ignores said sticker in the corner of your start to smell some sort of burning smell coming from what you can only hope is NOT your engine. Only to be told that if you don't change your oil, your engine could explode...well not really explode...but let's just say it wouldn't be pretty.

Oil should not look dark black and gooey.

If you wink and bat your eyes at the nice sales guy at oil changing place...he takes off a little extra on your oil change...and that's on top of the discount you already got with coupon.

Curb checking is NOT good on your tires....

this would explain why I constantly need to get new tires.

that months several months later...the lady at the bank still asks you if your mirror is still hanging on from the one time that you accidentally knocked if off in the bank drive thru.

that it's ok to "drink" your supper tonight.


Friday, April 20, 2012


Hellllloooo Friday!

It's the freakin' gimme that toot, toot...lemme give you that beep,beep...I have no idea why that song popped into my head..I haven't heard that song since like I was 18 or something.

Moving on.

In case you are wondering what song I'm referring to, R. Kelly's "Ignition"

You know how your friends know you SO WELL and they know EXACTLY what freaks you out most.
You would think they wouldn't use that against you,no?

Well...wrong. Miss Football sent the following text like first thing this morning.

She sent this picture

RIP Dick Clark

Me: Oh goodness, that makes me nervous. You know how I feel about this end of the world stuff.
Miss Football: LOL, that is why I sent it to you.
Me: You're mean.

And that my friends is friendship at it's finest.

Hope everyone has a great Friday and par-tay's this weekend. I have a Relay For Life event wish me luck.


Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Relay For Life and a Starfish

The next two weeks are my big weeks...the weeks that I have been working towards for the last 8 months or's been crazy, frustrating, stressful, I think I may have lost my mind a couple of times here and there...heck...I'm still not sure I have even found it yet. 

I know that all this planning and emailing and night meetings and not to mention the fact this is my volunteer work and not my actual getting paid work....has been consuming my life.

In being involved with Relay, I hear all these personal stories about the struggles that come with cancer. Whether, it's them personally going through it or they are a caregiver...everyone has a story...and I like being able to listen and offer support. It might not be much...but a little goes a long way.

Yesterday, in our ACS staff partner presented us with this poem.

The Boy and the Starfish

A man was walking along a deserted beach at sunset
. As he walked he could see a young boy in the distance, as he drew nearer he noticed that the boy kept bending down, picking something up and throwing it into the water.
Time and again he kept hurling things into the ocean.

As the man approached even closer, he was able to see that the boy was picking up starfish that had been washed up on the beach and, one at a time he was throwing them back into the water.

The man asked the boy what he was doing, the boy replied,"I am throwing these washed up starfish back into the ocean, or else they will die through lack of oxygen. "But", said the man, "You can't possibly save them all, there are thousands on this beach, and this must be happening on hundreds of beaches along the coast. You can't possibly make a difference."
The boy looked down, frowning for a moment; then bent down to pick up another starfish, smiling as he threw it back into the sea. He replied,

"I made a huge difference to that one!" 

Life is busy.
Life get's crazy.
In the big scheme of life sometimes it seems that no matter what you are trying to do or who you are trying to help...that it doesn't matter...but it does.


Monday, April 16, 2012

The weekend

Hello, Monday!

This weekend was a crazy one in Oklahoma. For days the weathermen had been predicting big storms, so naturally, my paranoid self, was all sorts of crazy this weekend in anticipation of the big storms.

Yes, I have lived in Oklahoma my entire life. 
Yes, I know we have tornadoes
and now we have earthquakes
but this does not mean I like them or want to stand in my front yard like a lunatic watching them go by nor do I have the desire to chase them.

I just don't.

Thankfully, where I lived we just got lots of rain. Unfortunately, though some parts of Oklahoma were not so if you wouldn't mind adding the families that were affected to your prayers, I am sure right now they could use it.

In other news, I did go to a pretty kick ass concert Thursday...if you have never been to a Miranda Lambert must do so now. Even if you don't like country will love this show. I have seen her several times before, but this concert was definitely one of my top favorite shows.

She rocked the house...but would you really expect anything less?

My momma and I

Miranda Lambert

I must get that belt

Jennifer and I

Other then the concert and my paranoia of the storms...I had a rather low key weekend...which is probably best...because the next few weekends are crazy for me. All the planning and stressing over Relay For Life is coming to an end...this weekend and next weekend are my big events. So, wish me in luck that I don't go crazy and start adding vodka to my orange juice when I wake up in the morning.

Although, that might be a good idea.


Thursday, April 12, 2012

Happy Thursday

Not much to say today other than the fact that tonight I am going to see this lady...also known as Mrs. Blake Shelton...

(I want my hair to look like that)
Fingers crossed that Mr. Blake Shelton himself makes an appearance. 

with this lady...also known as my momma...

We will also be seeing these handsome men....

In case you are new here...welcome by the way...but I absolutely LOVE Miranda...I mean, the title of my blog is named after one of my favorite songs by her... Airstream I am beyond pumped for this concert.

Now, what to wear?? That is the ever so popular question.

Woo hoo..I am so excited!!

Have a GREAT day!!


Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Pinteresting...vacation inspired

I think it's time I do a Pinterest link up this, because I love it and two...because I haven't been on Pinterest in forever and this was a good excuse to check out the latest pins.

This month is so dang crazy and busy, that I am COUNTING down the weeks until my vacation...six weeks in fact...which means I need to get with the program about a lot of things...working out and finding vacation, this week's edition is all things vacation inspired.

Swimsuit cover up

beach cover up

Costa Rica outfit?

Love me some Maxi Dresses! jennahancock

Of course I need a big hat and sunglasses

oh yeah! beach time!!! love the big hat! :)

Mount Arenal Volcano, Costa Rica...where I will be going

Mount Arenal, Costa Rica

Costa Rica

Fringe Swimsuit

i want a fringe swimsuit I have to seriously get with the work out program...because I have six weeks to look good in a swimsuit...yikes!

Wish me luck.


Monday, April 9, 2012

The weekend

Another Monday has rolled around which means that another weekend has come and gone....oh, how I wish the weekends were longer.

My Easter weekend was fairly uneventful. I didn't dye Easter eggs or hunt them or get an Easter basket.

I feel kinda mis-treated....just saying. 

There are no young-in's in my family right therefore, no typical Eastering.

Yes, I made that word up.

We did however go to Easter service, which was great. The rest of the day I took a two hour nap...which was really great.

Friday my friend and I went to see one of my all time favorite old country bands, The Bellamy Brothers. I absolutely love them...they remind me of my Papa. Well, my sweet friend Katie loves them even more and the band holds a special memory for her and her dad, see he passed away 11 years ago on Friday. So she was out there celebrating for him.

My sweet friend Katie...and the Bellamy brothers in the background.

In case you are wondering what songs they sing...they sing, "Redneck girl", "Reggae Cowboy", "If I said you had a beautiful body would you hold it against me"

The highlight of the night is I got her T-shirt signed by the Bellamy brothers and got her a drumstick signed by the drummer...I worked my magic and in the words of the sexiness...and helped make her night extra special. 

Yes, the drummer was probably in his late sixties..but I will take a compliment where I can get it...besides he was a a band.

BTW...I am on Instagram....I am trying to remember to take more pictures...find me on here...

You can follow me @ LyndseOSU

Saturday my mom and I went fishing...and to clear up any confussion from her facebook status. I did not get skunked as in sprayed by a skunk...she skunked me as in she beat me fishing, She caught 30, I caught 1.

Do you know how many people have called me and asked me if I was sprayed by a skunk and gave me all these remedies on how to get rid of a skunk smell. Needless to say, it's nice to know people care about me being sprayed by a skunk.

That is all.


Friday, April 6, 2012

Good Friday

Happy Good Friday everyone...I hope everyone has a wonderful day and a blessed Easter holiday spent with family and friends.

As you go about your day today, I pray that your remember the sacrifice that was made for us so many years ago. Have a blessed day loves.

John 3:16


Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Birthday shout out

Today is my baby brothers 19th birthday!!

I can not believe he is 19...I am so proud of the man he is becoming. Such a handsome, caring, and fun young man.

So, Happy Birthday little brother!!

Love you lots and lots and lots!



Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Just a few thoughts


Just stopping in to chit chat for a few minutes...I am really good at chit chatting...I just got done doing an interview for my local paper about Relay For Life and I think I talked the poor reporter lady's ear off for the last hour.

What can I say, I have always been good at talking...and I love Relay!

In other news, I am very excited that I finally have INSTAGRAM on my phone. I got an email just now saying that it is now available for Android users. I downloaded that baby in uber I can take fun photos like everyone else.

One problem, exactly how do I use this Instagram thingy??

The weather here in the Okie state has been won-der-ful...I mean...perfect 70 to 80 degree temps..a girl can get used to this. So, I took advantage of it, and on Sunday I went and got my fishing license. I took my pink fishing pole, my tackle box and my mom(she got a fishing license too) and we went fishing.

The only things I caught were the sticks in the water and the tree next to me...but next time...I am going to catch a big one...I can feel it!

OTH series finale comes on tomorrow night. LOVE that show. I have cried at every single episode this season...I just know I will be a crying fool on the very last one. I can not believe it's actually going to be over. I remember watching OTH in the big room at the sorority house...oh, how those were the days.

Speaking of sorority...just this weekend at least three of my former sister announced they were preggers via would we ever know anything if it wasn't for social networking?

My baby brother turns 19 tomorrow...I can not believe it. He's getting old, which in turn makes me old...which makes me sad...which in turn reminds me that I am single and alone...which then probably drives me to drink a glass bottle of wine.

I am absolutely starving and the only thing that sounds good is fried pickles. Of course something fried would sound good, because I am trying NOT to eat fried foods. 

I am trying to think of anything else that y'all need to know, since I haven't blogged in forever...but really my life has been rather boring as of late.

I have decided though, I need to go on a date...but in order to do that, one needs a boy to ask one out...and how does one get that to happen??

Thoughts, ideas? Help a single lady out.

Ok, I think I have rambled and jumped from one topic to the other enough for one day.