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Thanks to BRILLIG (who is AWESOME) for making all of this happen. I am apparently totally and completely computer illiterate because I've been trying for MONTHS to move my posts over and she did it in like four seconds.
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OK you guys rock. Thank you SO MUCH for your advice on music. I am overwhelmed and really enjoying what I've been able to investigate thus far! I've had a request to fill you in on what I've found from your suggestions so I'll give you a list of what I love SO far. I'm still looking into a bunch of it, so if I don't mention something you suggested, it doesn't mean I don't like it! It just means I haven't had time to find it! I have VERY random taste in music (as you will see from this list.) my iPod has everything from rap to Broadway, butt-rock to opera and everything between, so pretty much all of your suggestions have been loved. Or will be as soon as I hear them. OK, the list:
- Mae . . . oh how I love Mae. I bought two albums already and yesterday it was the soundtrack to my housecleaning.
- A Fine Frenzy
- Ingrid Michaelson
- Joshua Radin (OH MY GOSH he is AMAZING)
- Vampire Weekend
- Blue Man Group (who knew they had an album? Not me!)
- The Last Goodnight
Some of these bands I already knew but re-discovered thanks to your suggestions AND I have about a million more to research! I'm so excited! You guys are fab! I feel like a new person with all these new tunes to listen to!
Not to change the subject but I had to apologize that my SOS was only four paragraphs. I know you guys are ready to kill me but I HAD to end there because the next part would have made it the longest post in history! I promise I'll give you more next week. This story is taking FOREVER but I can't leave parts of it out or else it won't be a juicy!
In other news, I had a great weekend. I went to "Definitely, Maybe" with my girl Rhonda on Friday and then we had an old fashioned sleepover at her casa. We played Dr. Mario and chatted until the wee hours of the morning. (For the record, I suck at Dr. Mario and got totally WORKED.) Saturday morning I made a long overdue visit to the LDS Temple in Mesa and then went to play practice for "Hello, Dolly!" which I'm currently in. To be honest, the practice was a total waste of two hours for me because they didn't need me, but whatever.
Saturday night was a little more . . . action packed. I spent some time with some great friends playing Wii and driving their new Porsche Cayman S (OH.MY.GOSH it is the MOST.AWESOME.CAR.). In typical Kate fashion, I almost got myself pulled over for peeling out of an intersection. I was PLANNING to haul butt and get to about 100 mph in 1.2 seconds or so, but my co-pilot (and owner of the car) screamed "COP!" as I was at about 37mph and SOMEHOW I was able to NOT go above the 40 mph speed limit. The cop followed me for several miles and eventually gave up because I acted like I was just learning how to drive a stick. Hahaha. It was hilarious and nerve racking all at the same time. I'm glad I got away. Especially because about five seconds before we saw the cop, I had been doing about 90mph in a 35mph zone. LEST you fear, I was in a very empty, non-crowded area where only I would have been harmed had I done something stupid. It would have been worth getting a ticket. Seriously.
Sunday I cleaned my kitchen until it sparkled and got some other much needed things done around the house. Matt and his brother went to the sand dunes with their quads (ATVs, four wheelers) and as much as I missed Matt, it was kind of nice to have the house to myself. It was also nice to have him come home and kiss him on his cute, scruffy, post-camping, sunburned face.
We watched (and loved) the Academy Awards (um, could Helen Mirren look more amazing? My goal is to look like that when I'm her age. I should maybe start by trying to look like that NOW.) and then we watched what might go down as the funniest comedy sketch I've ever seen. It was Jimmy Kimmel and Ben Affleck (mocking Sarah Silverman and Matt Damon.) I can't access YouTube from work, but take my advice and go check both videos out. They're a bit on the dirty side (ok a lot) so if you're pure and clean (ahem, unlike me) you will probably not like them. Or me. Right. If you're dirty and have the mind of a twelve year old boy (ahem, like me) you will probably love them.
OK. I'm off to work. I still have that huge project looming and my brain is hurting just thinking about it.
Sunday, February 24, 2008
Ahhh Soap Opera Sunday. Thanks so much to Abish for hosting this week! Want to know more about SOS? Click here for a description and rules! Brillig and I would love to have you play along if you've got any Soapy tales you'd like to share!
My story is a very long one, so if you need to play catch up, you'll need an hour and the following links:
Ready for more??
I should have seen it coming. I should have listened to all the stories about how many times he got together and broke up with the mother of his son (even when she was ENGAGED TO SOMEONE ELSE!). I should have listened to stories of all the other girlfriends he'd had and how it was impossible for him to commit and be faithful. I thought I was different. I thought we were meant to be.
The fact that it was TIFFANY’s voice on that message made it all the harder because I had decided to hate her with all my soul already. Had it been another girl it would have sucked, but thinking that he chose Tiffany over me made me want to run both of them over with my car.
I can’t remember the exact conversation I had with Richard, but I remember asking him if he was, in fact, going to marry her. He said something along the cop-out lines of she sort of thought so and he was going along with it. I told him not to call me anymore. He didn’t even apologize.
I lost another 10-15 pounds in just a few weeks. I would wake up every morning and for a brief second, I’d be happy to face my day, and then the reality of what had happened to me would backhand me in the face and I’d start crying all over again. The depression of the previous break-up was nothing compared to this. I’d let myself hope again and the result had been even worse for me. I was depressed. I didn’t know who I was. My normal, bubbly personality was gone. I was quiet, resigned, anorexic looking and went about my days like a robot performing it’s programmed tasks. It got to the point that my Mom suggested I get a prescription for an anti-depressant. I was hesitant because I didn’t want to walk around medicated, but I knew I had to do something. I was absolutely miserable. So I went to a doctor and got me some pills.
Within two days, the clouds parted and the sunshine seemed to appear again. I started to feel HUMAN again. I was able to eat, smile, laugh and find joy in my life. I was a senior in college, halfway through my FINAL semester and I was finally back to being excited to graduate, to finish school and possibly go to New York and audition for Broadway or find whatever path my life needed to be on. I was finally excited to be alive again. And naturally, in my life, when you felt normal, you wanted BOYS. So, I went looking and in no time at all, I met a boy named Matt.
To be continued . . .
Wednesday, February 20, 2008
I have a new assignment at work that's going to take a very long time and some intense concentration (and hi, I'm ADD head, have you met me?), so I need to stick my new SkullCandy headphones in and listen to music and zone out of the world of my cubicle and get into research mode. The only problem is that, while i have over 8,000 songs on my iTunes, I'm sick of all of them and instead of zoning out, I spend all my time skipping songs I'm no longer interested in hearing.
All that leads me to my post title. I NEED NEW MUSIC! So I'm begging you to recommend your favorite obscure song, new artist, ANYTHING. I so badly need new music. HELP!
(And let's not let this be like last time when I asked for links and only two of you sent help. I know you guys have it in you!)