Past-Lindsay Tweets, Vol. 6

Volume 6 of Past-Lindsay Tweets brings us to Spring 2011, my final semester at Mizzou. Fun Fact: I tweeted 687 times in April 2011. What. the. heck. Past-Lindsay, you CRAY. I think it was because it was my last month of college, and I procrastinated the crap out of it. Let’s see how it went!

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Magazine major/Human Development & Family Studies minor problems…

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I was in charge of making all the food for a 100-person Super Bowl Party. There was a lot of queso.

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It was a freakishly cold spring, and I’m pretty sure I had Seasonal Affective Disorder.

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One of my favorite jobs I had at Mizzou was an internship with the ResLife marketing department. The best was designing T-shirts for all the residence halls! #tshirtseason

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Ah yes, interviewing for grad school back in my home state.

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I’m obsessed with color-changing cups. We might have them at our wedding…

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I never did meet her… *sobs*

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I still think this, though my fear has lessened.

I still think this, though my fear has lessened.

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I took a 20th Century Art class, learned all about Ready-Mades…

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People always wanted Truman (the Mizzou mascot) doing various things on their T-shirts.

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Gotta love Student Affairs life. This was from the manual for my summer graduate assistantship at A&M.

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Past-Lindsay Tweets, Vol. 5

We’re back with tweets from Fall 2010, aka the first semester of my senior year at Mizzou! My first semester in my own apartment, my semester at a Freshman Interest Groups Student Coordinator, my first semester as a leader in my church. There are a lot of tweets about my good friends from LT and The Rock this time.

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It was a right of passage to do a wheelie in my friend Justin’s wheelchair.

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Breezy is legitimately one of the funniest people I know. Hahahaha this still cracks me up. In case this needs context, Google the book “Captivating.”

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I stopped regularly working out my sophomore year of college After that, going to the Rec just meant cutting through it on a walk across campus…

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Tuersday, guys.

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Love me some Amanda Craven serenades!

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This semester I also applied to grad school at A&M.

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That time I visited A&M over Thanksgiving break.

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Still so proud of them!

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I visited Kent State over the break to see some LT people!

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My 11-year-old brother, everyone.

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Girls don’t let other girls wear Bump-its.

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Guys. I STILL haven’t read GWtDT, though!

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Now this is a story. One time John Murray wore a polo every day for a month and made a Facebook album with pictures. At the start of the month he smiled in every picture, but by the end, he was just snapping pics real quick. There’s one picture of him in an orange polo with a scraggly beard and he looks like a convicted murderer. This picture has become a running joke with my friend Breezy, who periodically prints this picture and mails it to me or will randomly Facebook message it to me because it’s hilarious.

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It’s funny because he’s in a wheelchair!

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I LOVED my magazine editing class that semester.

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My apartment that year was a little janky… including my bathroom where my toilet was jammed right up against my shower and there was barely any leg room.

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Aka Justin, Amanda, Sam, John, and Ben.

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Most of the rest were just silly, self-explanatory thoughts and quotes. Oh, Past-Lindsay!

Past-Lindsay Tweets, Vol. 4

Welcome to the fourth installment of Past-Lindsay Tweets, Colorado LT edition!

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I got food poisoning pretty much right off the bat at LT. It was bad.

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Truer words have never been spoken. She got me.

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My first neti pot! Which is now a staple in my medicine cabinet.

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Luckily the sicknesses ended after that.

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I was pretty proud of that card.

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I even blogged about it.

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So many firsts that summer…

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See next tweet for how that turned out…

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Awkward. Nice, Barclay.

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Summer 2010, aka the summer I realized I was homesick for Tejas.

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Present-day Lindsay approves!

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And forever since this day, Thomas Fritts has called me a squirrel killer.

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I appreciate Greg being 6’6″ for this very reason!

Not as many tweets this time because I was busy living an amazing life in Colorado! 🙂

Past-Lindsay Tweets, Vol. 3

Welcome to the third edition of Past-Lindsay Tweets! This post comes to you from Spring 2010, aka my spring of my junior year of college. Reading these tweets was actually sort of hard at times for me. This semester, as I have written about previously, was really tough on me academically and with my job-load. I also recall struggling socially transitioning friend groups and (I’m a little embarrassed I tweeted vaguely about this) with a few crushes that year. Anyway, here are some funny and poignant tweets that sum up that spring!

Things to know: I was still an RA and front desk supervisor, but I also worked as an infographics designer for the Missourian and finally really committed a lot of my time to the Twain canvas group this semester.

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Who do you think you are, Past-Lindsay??

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This was about my new supervisor, Laura. I still have a huge friend crush on her. 🙂

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This is only funny if you know who both these people are. So it’s hilarious to me!

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My empathetic life.

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One time I dreamed I married one of the desk attendants I supervised. I made the mistake of telling him this. Awk.

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Well, duh.

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There were way too many tweets like this from this semester. It’s gonna be okay, Past Lindsay! Unfortunately Present Lindsay still struggles with paralyzing fear and procrastination when she’s overwhelmed.

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My first ever Vlogbrothers video! The beginning of my citizenship in Nerdfighteria.

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Yeah. Sums up that semester.

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Somehow I’m always in the male-heavy small groups at church…

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Beginning of my stationery obsession? Also I just realized that I need to clarify this was The Office themed paper. That’s who Jim is.

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Yeah. Sad Past-Lindsay was consumed with worry.

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This was the time I was talking about when I blogged about deodorant tissues!

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Haha! Good times at the graphics desk at the Missourian. Referring to this graphic, which became a scale rather than a map.

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One of my FAVORITE John Murray moments/stories.

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It was really hard leaving the dorm after living there for 3 years!

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Mission accomplished and ego boosted!

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One time my friend Katie and I were studying for a final and we flipped over a bowl of ramen all over our notes, books, and my dorm room floor. #latenightsinTwain

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Working at the front desk was so weird sometimes.

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But seriously. I miss regular #johnmurrayquotes in my life.

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Spoiler alert: I did not make an A on that test. Got my first C+ of college!

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Aw! Love that guy and that dorm.

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I snort-laughed when I read this one. Good times closing the building as an RA cleaning out people’s rooms!

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What say you, Greg?

Up next: Summer 2010, aka the summer of LT!

Past-Lindsay Tweets, Vol. 2

More tweets from Past-Lindsay! This time it’s from the fall of my junior year of college, aka Fall 2009. Things to know: I was an RA in Mark Twain Hall and also ran the residence hall front desk.

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I should have seen my career change coming from a million miles away.

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Blech. Can’t believe I used to follow that “news” regularly!

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YES. Vague Blink 182 song-lyric reference to the boy I liked at the time.

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I should have known I would never be a journalist…

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My life as one of the only girls in the Twain canvas group.

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I TOTALLY FORGOT ABOUT THIS. People used to trip on this ledge in the front lobby of Twain ALL THE TIME. And I made it more than 2 years without doing it. The front desk would keep a tally of people who tripped on the ledge, and the 100th person to trip got a certificate. I LOVE RESLIFE.

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It says SO MUCH, Past-Lindsay! Fly! Get your master’s degree and never be a journalist!

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Got this job.

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Oy, the RA life.

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This is just funny remembering my residents from that year.

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Oh front desk duties.

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When my mom visited Mizzou. Past-Lindsay was moody!

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I mentioned this on my last tweeting blog post. See below for the next tweet in this series.

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Before I even knew I wanted to be an Aggie!

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My brother’s interpretation of “Don’t Stop Believin'”

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It’s funny because I’m ISFJ now…

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Nope, still haven’t seen the first half.

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Past-Lindsay Tweets, Vol. 1

So, I don’t know if you knew this, but you can download your Twitter archives (under “settings”) and search them by date or key word. Y’all. This is a treasure trove of old 140-character thoughts from past-Lindsay.

I haven’t gone through all my old tweets yet, but I think I’m going to blog the best ones from various spans of time over the past four-to-five years. Yes, I have had Twitter for four-to-five years.

Here are my faves from Spring & Summer 2009, the end of my sophomore year of college and my second summer in Columbia when I worked at the Rec Center and reported for the Missourian. Enjoy!

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I Wikipedia’d this a few weeks ago. Interesting stuff.

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Oh, how times have changed, 2009 Lindsay. Now your phone has the internets on it!

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Sums up my summer.

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Early shift swiping at the rec center probs.

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What a fabulous woman! I wonder what I did to gain her approval, and can I do it again?

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Did Eric Dundon have something to do with this?

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Ah, the end of an era!

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The time Michael Jackson died and it’s all anyone cared about for a month.

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Guys, I loved living in Twain.

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A defining moment in my life, though I guess it took seven quizzes for me to accept. Badgers foreva.

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That summer I read “Devil in the White City” and became mildly obsessed with World’s Fairs. I told my roommate Melanie facts about them for weeks. She hated me.

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RIP Bike

Bike was a well-loved and respected member of Lindsay and Katie’s Two Woman Bike Gang.

Bike has passed away.

Sometime between Saturday, July 21 at 7 p.m. and Sunday, July 22 at 9:45 a.m., Bike’s wheels and seat were taken from him by force from the University Apartment’s bike rack. His frame was laid to rest outside the Willamette Bike Shop on Monday, July 23 at 9 a.m.

Warning: this post contains graphic images from a bike attack.

Bike was a faithful and loving bike. He was gentle and patient with his temporary owner, Lindsay, as she relearned to ride this summer and gained confidence in her new hobby. After nearly three weeks of trying to find the right bike at the start of the summer, in the end, Lindsay and Bike had barely more than four weeks together. But it was a beautiful month of many adventures. Bike and Lindsay often went on outings together with Lindsay’s friend Katie and her bike. They traveled across central Salem to various coffee shops, bible studies, Redbox deliveries, and breakfast dates. Bike and Lindsay even took a trip to Safeway and back, together managing the load of a week’s worth of groceries. Lindsay and Bike had made plans to go to church together for the first time this past weekend before Bike was brutally attacked and stripped of his vital organs.

Lindsay and Bike had planned to be separated in two weeks, but they had made many plans to make the most of the last days together. Lindsay and Bike’s last outing was a beautiful afternoon ride around the Willamette campus and to Salem’s McDonald’s for an afternoon treat. Bike impacted Lindsay’s summer in a way she will never forget. Without Bike, Lindsay would not have conquered her fear of all bikes. Lindsay plans to one day own a bike in honor of Bike.

Donations for Lindsay’s new bike fund will be accepted in lieu of flowers. Please feel free to comment and leave your favorite memories of Bike.

This is why I am excited to live with Kristina Carter in the fall

The following text message conversation is one of many reasons why I am pumped to live with my new roomie Kristina in the fall. And by fall, I mean our lease starts in 2 weeks. Whaaattttt?

July 9
Me: Skype date soon?
Kristina: Dude… yes. Are you free mornings or evenings more?
Me: Evenings. Also I am an hour behind you. Usually I’m good after 4:30 M-TH and after 1 on Fridays Pacific time.

July 13 (4 days later)
Kristina: 4 days later… what about monday eveningish? 8 your time?
Me: I have small group on Mondays 😦
Kristina: Ahh!! Let me get back to you after I can check my schedule. I’ll text you back in like 3 years, cool? Cool.
Me: Sweet. Look forward to hear from you on whatever is the hip way of communicating in 2015

July 17 (4 days later)
Kristina: This Friday evening? Or next Wednesday afternoon?
Me: Is it 2015 already? I can do Friday! After 5:30 your time. Next Wed is fine too! After 5:30 again.

July 19 (2 days later)
Kristina: Time flies dude. You will actually get the same message in about two days from a carrier pigeon. That breathes fire. Also the message will be in the form of a hologram. And it will say let’s skype Wednesday, 6:15? 2015 is going to rock!

Not now, Ambien Walrus!

UPDATE (JULY 4, 2011):
This is, by far, the most popular post on my blog with nearly 20,500 views since I posted it nearly a year ago. Part of that makes me sad because I write about so much more that silly web comics, but part of me likes it because I’m the first thing that pops up when you search “Ambien Walrus.”

Anyway, Toothpaste for Dinner posted another comic in the Ambien Walrus series tonight, so I figured I’d add it so I have the complete collection here on my blog!


ORIGINAL (JULY 20, 2010):
So last semester at some point, my Core Group discovered Ambien Walrus, a reoccurring character in Toothpaste For Dinner web comics. I love the Ambien Walrus. It makes me laugh every time, and today, there was a new Ambien Walrus cartoon.

Here, for your viewing pleasure, are all the Ambien Walrus comics thus far:

It’s almost been a year!

So I was just looking around my blog, and I realized its first birthday is coming up next Thursday, January 27!

I’ve also noticed that I am steadily inching towards 10,000 views! (300ish views away!)

Ignore the fact that most of my views come from Google searches for Toothpaste For Dinner’s Ambien Walrus cartoons, I’m still really excited to hit this milestone, and would be even more excited to hit it in time for my blog’s birthday!

Can we make that happen, readers?

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