Thursday, October 27, 2011

Happy Birthday To Me

"Go Lindsay, it's your birthday, we gon' party like it's your birthday!" Oh, wait. It really is my birthday! While I try not to be one of those people who flaunts her birthday around, I figure I'd take advantage of "my" day to share a few things about myself. When I went home to Colorado in July, my dad was midway through a project to scan all our old family photos onto the computer and I had a blast looking through them. These are a few of my favorites:

I almost seamlessly went from being a military daughter to being a military girlfriend, then wife. I met Jarrod in college, when he was going to the U.S. Air Force Academy, and I always say he got lucky with me since I was already accustomed to the military lifestyle. Things have not been quite so easy for us lately, as we've been dealing with what I refer to as "the deployment rollercoaster," but even then I'm glad to be a military spouse. How many other jobs allow you to live all around the country (and globe) for free?

The instant I came across this picture, I thought of baby "Carlos" from "The Hangover," one of my favorite movies. Other movies I could watch over and over again (a rare thing for me!) are "Shakespeare In Love," "Office Space" and "National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation." I also like all the "Harry Potter" and "Twilight" movies.

This is me, about age 3, staring at the garbage truck. I loved watching the weekly trash pick-up. Very oddly, my brother (who's 8 years younger than I am and was born several years after I got over my trash-day excitement) was also obsessed with garbage trucks. For the longest time, he had his heart set on being a garbageman and, when he was a little older, would even go help the trash guys empty the garbage cans on our cul-de-sac. Must be genetic.

Ah, curls. It's taken me 26 years, but I think I've finally made some semblance of peace with my hair.

I can tell by the straw that I'm drinking something from McDonald's. As a kid, I adored cheeseburger Happy Meals with an "orange drink." When I was in early high school, I stopped eating ground beef (and pretty much all other meat -- sorry Mom) and just this year got back in touch with my carnivorous side. Jarrod and I don't eat fast food all that often, but a couple months ago I had my first McDonald's cheeseburger in over 10 years!

I loved pumpkins then and I love them now. In fact, I love pretty much all holidays. Thanksgiving, Christmas and the Fourth of July are my favorites.

This picture of little me with poor Sally Rabbit just cracks me up. According to photo evidence, I toted the poor bunny around like she was a stuffed animal!

1 comment:

  1. Happy Birthday Lindsay! Great pictures too. Tells a story of the things you liked the most growing up. Very cute.


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