Lindsey Bissett, blog administrator and photo editor
After studying commercial photography and graduating from Ohio University, Lindsey Bissett threw a dart at a map and ended up in Chicago. She began working at a theatre where she rode horses and danced with fire to make ends meet. With scorched fingers and an aching back, Lindsey left the horse theatre business and now works as the Associate Production Manager for JUF News.
Lindsey has a passion for photography and small animals, a flair for fashion and floppy hats, and dreams one day she will sing “The World’s Greatest” with R. Kelly. Lindsey lives in Lakeview with her best friend, Mary, a cat and a cardboard baby affectionately named Colin.
ARTICLES BY THIS AUTHOR
As part of our new, “See yourself in Oy!Chicago” campaign, some of the Oy! team spent time goofing off and taking pictures at the Bean last week. Look out for the ad in the coming weeks and watch for a whole new Oy! coming out May 12. But for now, enjoy some outtakes from the photo shoot!
Here are some of the photos from the 38th Annual Israel Solidarity Day celebrations which took place at seven locations throughout the city on Sunday, May 3. The events highlighted Chicago’s support for Israel and its citizens and celebrated the nation’s 61st anniversary. Area-wide, some 9,000 people joined the festivities, which included entertainment, food, and Walks suitable for all ages.
I have a very good friend whose name is also Lindsey and she also happens to have blonde hair. Two Blonde Lindseys, you could say. We like to do most things together. We have mourned the decaffeination of Sparks together, planned parties together, stayed out way past our bed times drinking way too many PBRs together, and most recently we became ordained ministers together. Two blonde Reverend Lindseys.
Weather.com says it’s 76 degrees and mostly sunny outside, but I can’t confirm this firsthand. Me? I'm just chillin' in my 67 degree, mostly florescent cubicle. No, it’s fine. I can only see two windows, which face a very dark alley, and the blinds are pulled shut.
Halloween is quickly approaching. Do you have a costume idea yet? I don’t take Halloween very seriously. That’s why I’ve known I was going to be Liza Minnelli for the last 2 ½ months. That’s also why I’ve practiced my song and dance routine to ‘Ring Them Bells’ an hour each day. But regardless of whether you obsess over your costume or not, Halloween is a wickedly good time. Below is a collection of some of our favorite Halloween stories.
My first Facebook status of 2009 went as follows:
“Lindsey Bissett lost her camera. Have you seen it? It’s Kodak and has pictures of a naked guy playing guitar.”
My addiction began when I was 14, and I can remember it almost down to the day; it was one week after 8th grade ended. See, I spent quite a bit of 7th grade and all of 8th grade thinking really dark lip liner and white lipstick was a really good look for me. And I bet it was. Along with my baggy jeans, tight short shirts and sexy strands, prowling the mall on Friday nights. But that’s a whole other story.
Happy Earth Day Oysters! Today is Earth Day’s 40th anniversary and green is so hot right now. Have you seen our logo? We’re always trying to be a little greener around here at Oy!Chicago, so allow me to share some of the fun things we’ve been up to through the years to help sustain our lovely planet.
In July I went on an Alaskan cruise with my family. Our ship stopped in Juneau, Skagway and Victoria, Canada with a beautiful detour into the Tracy Arm Fjord. Whales and glaciers and icebergs, oh my! Alaska is amazing! I highly recommend it. Words can’t really describe it. So, instead, I’ll show you with pictures…
I spend about 65% of my life looking at pictures and videos of animals. Considering I have the next two days off work for Succoth, I’ll spend about 80% of my time doing just that. Here’s a taste of what I’ll be watching...
Last Saturday, I competed with my friends in our third annual Scavenger Hunt Day. Every year, two people from our group make up a list, we form teams of 3-5 people, and then become far too competitive.
I’m obsessed with my cat, Morris. He’s really the bee’s knees. I don’t know exactly when it turned from love to obsession, but it was some time between when I bought him a bowtie to wear on fancy occasions and when I got the tune “Here Comes Morris Clause” stuck in my head. But really I can’t help it. Look at that little angel.
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