Wednesday, July 14, 2010

I am Lindsey, Your Tour Guide

Yesterday was one of the most incredible days I have ever had!  From time to time I talk about moving away from Oklahoma, but after yesterday, I don’t know how I could want to do that for too long.

Personal Disclaimer: My camera battery is dead, and my charger is in Stillwater, so I have no pictures of this exciting day, I was very upset!

My day was off to an early start; I had to be in Tulsa by 7:20 a.m.  The only positive of being there that early, I had a doughnut with sprinkles (my favorite).  Then we loaded on the bus.  We had over 50 people going on the tour to Bartlesville.  We made a few stops, but my favorite was Woolaroc.  There is just so much history there.  I love all of the Native American things there; I find something new every time I visit.  This time, it was all of the information about the 101 Ranch.  I was just amazed at every single detail.  I think everyone should have to opportunity to see that magnificent collection that Woolaroc has to offer.

Next, it was off to discoveryland for a fabulous evening of entertainment.  The food was fantastic, and so were the people.  I happened to come across the cutest cowboy ever.  He came up and talked to me before the show and then proceeded to wink at me throughout the performance.  Then, he came off stage and asked me to dance, and he pulled me out of my chair and danced with me.  My heart melted a little. After the show was over; I never heard the end of it.  Everyone was giving me such a hard time about it; I was blushing.

The two boys on the right side were the flirtatious cowboys.

I had the opportunity to meet people from all over the nation and everyone that I came across loved Oklahoma.  No one gives this place enough credit; it is a great place.  A lot of them said that they are going to bring their family and come back here for a vacation.  I think I had the biggest smile on my face at that point.

My favorite people were from Kentucky; they were just darling.  They all wanted to take me home with them.  I told them that my family might not like that too much.  However, I am looking into graduate school there; it sparked an interest.

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Side Bangs Or No?

It’s Monday, the beginning of a new work week!  This is my last week in the office for my internship.  The next two weeks I will be back in Stillwater for some conferences.  This summer has passed by fast.  I can not believe that it is coming to an end.

I just feel like I hit a brick wall.  This week was going to be my etiquette class.  I was bringing in a lady from the etiquette school of Oklahoma and also having dinner at Sterling’s Grille.  I only have ten people signed up at this time.  I am disappointed because I feel like I promoted it well.  I don’t want to cancel the class, but it might be the only option.  Choices…life is all about choices.

Needless to say, I am not my usual self.  I am let down, and I just feel like no matter what I do, it is not going to make a difference. On a better note, one of my professors is going to visit me today.  I always enjoy talking to her; she makes everything seem better.  She is kind of like a mom; I feel at ease talking to her.  Truly, that’s what an advisor should do.

This photo was taken back in October, but you can see my straight across bangs.  Pictured also, one of my best friends Kristin.  She is the best!

Also another choice—I am thinking about bringing back my straight across bangs.  I go in for a hair appointment this Saturday.  So I am thinking about something different. Side swoop bangs are a hassle, some days they look fantastic and others, not so much.  Your thoughts?

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Glee in the Jukebox

It’s Friday, and you know what that means?  Time for the best day of the work week, in my opinion.  I celebrated the occasion with some cute new shoes that I bought yesterday.  I decided I have been a good girl; I needed a treat!  Raining for six days straight?!  In the past six days, we have had over 4 inches!  July in Oklahoma is not usually like this, but hey…I am enjoying the 70-degree temperatures.

With that said, I was going on an FFA Officer float trip as a chaperone with my little sister.  We went to Tahlequah Ok to float the river. With all of the rain, we did not get to float.  So, we just hung out.  We ended up playing four games of bowling.  My average score was 91, not too bad since I haven’t bowled since high school.  I did have a lot of fun, and it was a good laugh if nothing else.  The bowling alley had a jukebox; they didn’t have music playing which I found that to be a little odd.  Most bowling alleys have the music blasting.  So I decided to hit up the jukebox.  It had a Glee playlist, needless to say, that was the music of choice.  Lauren and I sang and danced like no one was watching.  We were total fools, and it was the most fun I have had in a while.

Lauren started doing granny shots at one point and was making strikes!  It was priceless.  However, at one point she slipped, did the splits, then fell onto her butt!  I totally lost it!

I wish the sun would come out, I want to lay out by the pool and work on my tan.  I am not sure when that is going to happen again, though.  It makes me sad; it has not felt like summer in a while.

The office is so quiet today; I am not sure where everyone is. Oh well, I am taking full advantage of it and playing some Hannah Montana and singing along.  I would be embarrassed if someone were to walk in.

Thursday, July 8, 2010

The Brownie Diva

Tuesday went by pretty fast; nothing too exciting happened other than the rain.  It was like a massive flood!! I thought I would see a gigantic ark filled with animals, at any moment.

After I had got home from work, I sat down and watched cupcake wars (one day I want to be on that show!with my mom and little sister, Lauren.  That made her in the mood for brownies.  This girl likes, loves, adores chocolate, it’s her unhealthy obsession; whereas mine is coffee.  We all have our things that obsess over, right?

My mom even refers to Lauren as Brownie Diva!  So we all started to head to the kitchen and asked, is this going to make your blog?  It better!  So that is when I whipped out my camera!

Lauren came across this wonderful brownie pan—it makes the perfect portion size.  Don’t those look wonderful?

I spent some time with Lauren in the kitchen just talking about life and everything in between.  I would not have gotten that opportunity if I was not at home this summer.  Its small things like that I am going to miss when I go back to school.

Here is the goofball (just look at that cheesy smile) washing her dishes like a good girl.  I knew I liked her for a reason (I hate washing dishes; my prince charming better like to do that and fold socks) Ahh! Also—please notice her bronzed look.  She is lifeguarding this summer, and she has some color to her!  I am so proud of her!

I am sitting in the office looking at my calendar for the rest of the summer.  I have three more full weeks of my internship then I will be off to school for two weeks recruitment stuff.  I can not believe how fast this summer has flown by.  Where does time go?

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Ice Cream Cone Cupcakes

4th of July is a family favorite that welcomed with hot wings, baked beans, and homemade ice cream (Topped with raspberries, blackberries, and blueberries)!  There are many more things along those lines, but those are my favorite without a doubt.

I had the coolest mom growing up.  She was always making neat and weird things.  I adore cupcakes in an ice cream cone!   Talk about sheer happiness—that’s what I get when I see one. For the holiday spirit, she made the strawberry cupcake with white frosting, red and blue sprinkles.  If that doesn’t scream happy 4th of July, I don’t know what does.