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I started writing for a new show on Entertainment Weekly. It’s called Welcome to Sweden. I have a ton of IKEA and meatball jokes, ready to go! You can read my recap here. #clickclickclick
I received this link from my friend Some Guy in Austin. Let the new “Hey girl…” pregnancy memes. My favorite is the third one!
And my friend Rose sent me this link via Facebook. Brian Williams writing a bachelorette blog? I’d totally read it.
Which kid from the Harry Potter series is all grown up now?
While other kids were out partying in college, I was in my apartment watching That Thing You Do. I loved the Wonders/Oneders and I affectionately to this day still call them the Oh-need-ers. Here are 21 facts you may not have known about the movie! Amy I the only one who owns this DVD? And VHS? And soundtrack?!
When I was in fourth grade, I won the Citizen Bee award and was called up to the podium in front of the entire school. Of course the principal looked at my uniquely spelled name and enthusiastically instructed “Linky Ray” to join her on stage. I looked around for the foreign exchange student who was lucky enough to win such a prestigious award and was quickly ushered out of my seat by my teacher.
Needless to say, Linky stuck through high school, morphed into Slinky and was later shortened to Slink. To this day, a handful of people call me Slink, including my high school friend Julie, my niece and everyone standing around my niece at any given moment because she has never heard of this stranger named Lincee.
My niece is still obsessed with Frozen. Therefore, when I come to visit, I must be obsessed with Frozen. She’s watched the movie a billion times. She’s watched every video available on YouTube. She’s read every book published. Other than sitting on the opposite side of the bathroom door waiting for Addie to ask me if I want to build a snowman, what more can a person do?
Why you make a creative video of course!
Things to note:
- See if you can tell which pictures I took and which pictures a kid took.
- Yes I know that angel in the water feature is a little creepy. It’s older than I am. We’ve learned to live with it.
- Yes I know that the hand drawn picture of me and my sister looks nothing like me. At least my eyes don’t seem that crooked when I look in the mirror.
- There’s a picture of Anna’s arm. It has a rolly polly on it. Some of us LOVE rolly pollies and keep them in Ziploc bags.
- Daddy has learned to accept the fact that Anna and Elsa are part of the family. His smile is genuine.
- Doc refused to pose with Elsa and Anna. After the picture was taken, he tried to eat one of them. It was traumatic, but we made it through.
- Yes Mama keeps playing cards and dominoes out on a table at all times.
- Yes that nutcracker is out all year long.
- Anna is holding a picture of my sister when she was a kid. My sister is holding the Bionic Woman. She’s in mid-blink. Addie loves this picture. Jamie hates it. Of course it made the video.
- I’m the best aunt ever. Or so I’ve been told by a very reliable five-year-old.
I graduated from high school 20 years ago. It seems like it was yesterday. And even though time continues to march by at a rate with which I am not entirely comfortable, I’ve learned that we must squeeze as much as we can from each day we are given. If I could only share what I know now with 1994 Lincee, it would go a little something like this:
- Some of the people around you at graduation will become amazing adults. You will never see the majority of them again. That may make you sad now, but I’ve got one word for you. Facebook.
- Don’t worry. Julie and Chance are listed as favorites in your phone. They are both parents. I’ll give you a moment to recover from that statement.
- Julie just texted me and said to wear sunscreen and it’s never too early to invest in an anti-aging cream for your eyes.
- Thank Daddy for teaching you to fish.
- Mama was right. That’s the case most of the time.
- Keep reading. It helps your writing. Maybe choose something with a little more substance than Sweet Valley High.
- Bad things happen. That’s life kid.
- You know those people who made fun of you? It made you stronger. It’s going to be okay.
- Don’t be embarrassed to admit that your love for him is real.
- You’re a prude. Go ahead and own it. It doesn’t change.
- Boys love that you love Star Wars. Stop hiding your VHS copies behind Grease, Newsies, Pretty Woman and Sixteen Candles.
- New Kids on the Block have a reunion and they are just as awesome 20 years from now. Your alliance may have a shifted a bit from Joey to Jordan, but you can claim both.
- Remember to hold on to the One who is holding on to you.
- Your DVR, iPod and laptop computer (yes you own one) are as important as air.
- We have shunned the Dallas Cowboys for 25 years. I know you love Troy Aikman. No you didn’t shun the Cowboys because you got in a fight with your husband who just so happens to be Troy Aikman.
- Invest in those around you.
- You are beautiful. Stop worrying about your weight.
- Wear sunglasses. All the time. They help with squinting which gives you crow’s feet. Plus sunglasses make everyone look hot.
- You may think you can’t handle it, but you can.
- Salsa dancing with that boy in Cuba resulting in your third knee surgery is totally worth it.
- Hug Nannie, Papaw and Uncle Steve tight.
- Don’t sweat the small stuff.
- PS: Most things that you sweat = small stuff.
- Don’t go out of your way to avoid situations or circumstances because you’re afraid of what people think.
- Travel, travel, travel, travel
- Serve, serve, serve, serve
- Praise Him!
- You will fall in love. With a kid in Africa.
- Making mix tapes is your spiritual gift. Start calling them playlists and you’ll be cooler than your friends.
- But keep being a nerd because nerds are awesome.
- Face it. You know what the answer is. You just don’t like it. Suck it up.
- Stay frugal. You’re debt free because of that characteristic and today’s Lincee THANKS YOU!
- Be able to immediately respond when someone asks you to tell a joke.
- You can’t erase the Internet.
- Your sister is your strongest advocate and will punch anyone in the throat who hurts your heart. Let her.
- Your tender heart makes you compassionate and full of mercy. That’s not a weakness.
- When life hands you lemons, someone will tell you to add Vodka. That helps nothing. Amaretto sours, on the other hand, will change your life. You’re welcome.
- Right now you don’t understand why you interpret writing assignments differently than everyone else. That’s called creativity. Don’t change a thing.
- Tell your story.
Lincee and Julie – Hallsville High School Graduation
(we look good even without sunglasses)