Tuesday, April 16, 2013

11 Things

Last night I went for a run around my neighborhood and thought about what I was going to post today. Originally I had scheduled something fun, something I would normally post. But it seems like there is quite a division in blog world when there is some sort of national tragedy. Do you post as usual, sharing something positive, not dwelling on the negative? Post your thoughts on what happened? Post nothing? I don't think there is a "right" answer, just what feels right to the author. I decided to reschedule the post I had written for later this week. I wasn't going to post anything.

Then Tierney emailed me and her emails always make me smile. Tierney writes over at the Preppy Leopard and now she is hoping to be a published writer (!) and started a new blog here for her writing. I can't wait for Tierney's new book (think Gossip Girl, the A List, YA)!

Anyway Tierney tagged me in a recent post to share some facts about me! I don't post much about my personal life so this is a chance to share a bit more with my readers.

1. My birthday is October 8, my sister's birthday is October 9 (we are 6 years apart)
2. I majored in psychology and criminal justice in college. I am still planning on going to grad school to purse one or both of those (maybe forensic psychology?)
3. I really love living alone. I'm not sure I could ever live with a roommate again. I had both ends of the crazy roommate spectrum-party 24/7, always had friends/guys over girl (had two of these) and then the other direction- a girl that needed total silence (using the microwave or tv at 10 on a Friday night was too much) and even complained when I used the space heater in MY ROOM (it was making her room "too hot")
4. I lived in the same house for my whole childhood (rare for LA) and now live just over a mile from that house
5. I stopped drinking soda during my semester in Australia in 2008. I don't like the taste of it out of the can/bottle (prefer fountain soda) so I stopped drinking it. I very rarely drink soda now. Maybe once every 6 months if that. I have never had coffee. The only issue with this is that when I do have soda/caffeine, I am awake for hours at night!
6. I am terrified of spiders
7. I have the bad habit of popping pimples but I never pick at scabs/scrapes/cuts
8. I've never had a hamburger (well maybe as a toddler before I got super picky but definitely not in the last 20+ years)
9. I thought I was going to be a teacher after college. I made it to the final round of Teach for America and then got rejected. I'm happy with my current job but it took a long time to get over that rejection
10. I started online dating last fall and that is quite an adventure. Entertaining I'll say!
11. I always sleep with the covers/blanket over my head. Even when it is hot!

Here are the new questions from Tierney:

1. Do you have a special story of how your parents picked out your name?
I am actually not sure why they chose Kate (not short for anything). I know my dad liked Kay. The funny thing is that my oldest sister has a 3 syllable first name, next sister has 2 syllable name, then I have just 1 syllable. Easier to yell out 1 syllable names? ;) My middle name is after my beloved Great Uncle though

2. What did you want to be when you grew up?
I always loved babies so something to do with kids. I think I said teacher?

3. What was your favorite memory from a child?
Family trips to Sun Valley, sleepovers with my neighbors, the yearly fall festival at my elementary school

4. If you had to wear one color for the rest of your life, what would it be?

5. What fictional place would you most like to visit?
This is a tough one! Capeside from Dawson's Creek. Nautical small town!

6. Who is your fictional crush?
Pacey Witter (Dawson's Creek) and Ben Covington (Felicity). Honorable mention to Chuck Bass (Gossip Girl)
7. What is the craziest/most brave thing you’ve ever done?Skydiving in Australia8. What has been your most embarrassing moment to date? I cried in front of my english class in high school, threw up once on an airplane in high school (I don't think anyone but the lady next to me saw but it was an awful experience)9. If you got to spend one day as a member of the opposite sex, what would you do? I think I would just try to pick a guy's brain and see what they are thinking! I did try to pee standing up when I was in preschool with my best friend. It didn't go well. Maybe I'd try that again. 10. What fictional character do you think is the most like you? Blair Waldorf meets the members of the Babysitters Club
11. What’s the most likely reason you could end up in jail one day? Protesting something/civil disobedience
Thank you, Tierney, for tagging me!


  1. I see the pinterest P worked for you! Yay!! ;)

  2. I love this! I think it was the perfect post for today :) Clearly I would also wear PINK forever while dating Pacey and frolicking around Capeside!

  3. Your answers were so cute!! I loved the "Blair meets BSC" answer!

    Thanks for doing this, and thanks for being one of my favorite blog bffs. You are awesome!

  4. I love all of these! Especially Blair meets the babysitters club. I cannot believe you don't eat hamburgers. Are you vegetarian or just don't like hamburger?

  5. I've never had coffee either and haven't had a hamburger since 4th grade! So funny - people usually think both of those things are really weird.

    1. I remember in college people told me that I would definitely start drinking coffee when I worked full time. Still hasn't happened!

  6. OMG Joshua Jackson is so adorable. He was always my favorite on Dawson's Creek as well!

    PS I had a pair of roommates who "to save money" said the heat thermostat was set on 59 degrees. They were BF-GF who shared a bedroom (so warm together) and I was single and they had an interior room while I had a corner bedroom. Of COURSE I got so cold in the winter that I had to buy a space heater. What a nightmare. That was the beginning of the end of my patient streak.



  7. Ahhh I'm going through such a Dawson's Creek Phase at the moment- how could you not love Pacey- he's perfect :)

    I need to re-watch Felicity next!

  8. So much to say! Ok, here we go. I don't mind either direction bloggers go when something major happens. I couldn't bring myself to post anything, just because that was the state of mind I was in, but I don't get offended when anyone else does. I know that they aren't being disrespectful. It's so nice to escape for a few minutes when reading a post anyway. Your quite roommate sounds awesome. Hahah! I really wish I got to live alone at some point in my life. I went from college roommates to Jacob's house. My sister is Kate, not short for anything, too! YES and YES on Pacey and Ben! They are my favorites too. I love the bad boy on all those shows. Did you watch Veronica Mars? Logan is one of my favorites too! I love The Babysitter's Club!

  9. Hi, was browsing your blog and have a friendly suggestion to remove the photo for #6. The owner of that photo is quite nasty, they recently sent me an invoice for $1400 for a photo I didn't even know belonged to them. I don't want to mention the company, so as to not flag them. Love your blog!

    1. Thank you for the heads up. I removed it!

  10. I've been reading your blog forever and so much of this stuff was still new. Excited to read more stuff like this!


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