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Celebrations and Lessons learned.


The past two weeks have consisted of celebrating birthdays and going out on dates. What would you like to hear first, the fun or the embarrassing?

The Fun.

January is a busy month because I’m best friends with a lot of Capricorn women. (We are the best sign, after all) Last weekend I trekked to Long Island to party with my fabulous friend Amanda who turned 32. A bunch of her girlfriends came over  and we bonded over ridiculous life stories, fantastic food, and the game Things.

Happy birthday Poodle.









**** Make note of the bread bowl to the right. I dominated that bad boy.


My great friend and roommate turned 29 last week. We raged it up at home with yet another spread, vino, and a vegan chocolate cake.

Melissa and Marisa = Great time











My 31st birthday was on Thursday. I’ve been really busy lately and simply wanted to stay in to watch American Idol with my roommate. I know that sounds lame and I’m perfectly okay with that. I received many beautiful cards and gifts that touched my heart. I can’t believe an entire year has passed since my 30th birthday party. Last year brought about so many changes, most of which you guys know about. I can’t wait to find out what’s in store for this year.

Happy belated to my other Capricorn Sisters– Biff, Marisa, and my Mama.

The Embarrassing.

The world of online dating is a ridiculous place. Over the last two weeks, I’ve gone out with three different guys and each date has taught me an important lesson or two.

1. Don’t invest much time (pre-date) emailing/texting/chatting back and forth because that all goes to shit at first sight.  Verizon made a fortune from me this month.

2. If you arrive to a date early, head-in rather than wait in your parked car reading a book. You’re date might walk by, recognize you, then call you out fifteen minutes later when you eventually meander in.

3. Always look in the mirror before arriving to the destination or you risk finding a peppercorn wedged between your two front teeth at the end of the night.

 4. Never ever get drunk accidentally before a first date and show up to the restaurant ready to slow dance. It’s not charming.

5. Asking someone how many people they’ve slept within the first ten minutes of date is not appropriate or appreciated.

6.  Don’t ever count on your roommate to pick you up from a date. She might accidentally get drunk too, especially if you’re “pre-gaming” together.

7. If you think you scared the shit out of your date, you probably did. Call the next day to apologize.

8. As embarrassed as you might feel, these stories are like gold to friends. Family might be a little more concerned.

Never a dull day in this life of mine.



January 22, 2012 - Posted by | dating, Family, Food, Friends, fun


  1. online dating!! that sounds very fun and funny 🙂 good to hear from you!

    Comment by thisfitchick | January 22, 2012 | Reply

    • Hey! Good to hear from you! Hope you’re well.

      Comment by lpskins | January 22, 2012 | Reply

  2. Wow, I think I have violated all of these rules. You can’t help but do these things with online dating. It does avoid any dull moments.

    Comment by James | January 22, 2012 | Reply

  3. I have violated all rules. You can’t help it with online dating. No dull moments.

    Comment by coloradojames | January 22, 2012 | Reply

  4. The world of online dating is VERY interesting. To say the least. We live in the same area so maybe we should warn each other to stay away from certain guys. LOL!

    Comment by MelissaNibbles | January 22, 2012 | Reply

    • We’d probably clear out the whole site! We should be planning a drink soon….

      Comment by lpskins | January 22, 2012 | Reply

  5. Great to hear an update Miss Lindsey! Happy belated birthday, good for you enjoying it how you want to!
    Yeah, online dating, it’s a circus………I met a few guys for coffee, nice and only an hour of time given up…………….a few dates were with younger guys, interesting too. One was a cute young guy with a real career, the football game was fun……..not trying to build a relationship with that younger man………..ha:). Life is best being lived, you are doing a great job!

    Comment by Amy | January 22, 2012 | Reply

    • How much younger are we talking, ya little cougar. 🙂

      Comment by lpskins | January 22, 2012 | Reply

      • ha, it was um, 15 yrs………..yeah, not as weird as it sounds, it was fun—a Vikings football game, walking around downtown Minneapolis and dinner…….he was quite the gentleman:)

        Comment by Amy | January 22, 2012 | Reply

        • Cute! They do still exist I hear.

          Comment by lpskins | January 22, 2012 | Reply

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