Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Some things you may not know about me (Katie)

When I started this blog I didn't figure many people would look at it.  Then my mom joined in (literally hours after I even had the idea--talk about great minds thinking alike).  Then, within the first couple of weeks our spots for regular guest authors filled up.  Add that all up and what you get is a lot of different people looking at embarrassing pictures of me.  Haha.  No, really though, I don't say all this to brag (although it really is fun to brag).  I'm saying all this as a round about way of saying that I had originally thought just a few supportive friends and family members would check out the posts here, but now we have quite a few people who are complete strangers to me coming here for inspiration and ideas.  How cool!  However, that means you may or may not know who it is your listening to.  And I think that knowing your author is important.  It helps you know how seriously to take their advice or when they might be being a little sarcastic or, I don't know, whatever it is that it's important to know about an author.  So, here are some things about me that you might not know:

-I am in absolutely no way a fitness or dietary expert.
-I am a stay at home mom to my four month old daughter, the big O.
-My husband's name is Bryan  He is still in college, finishing up his bachelors degree.  He'll be done in April 2011 (hopefully) and then we'll be off to optometry school.  He has his own blog called The Daily Post.  Admittedly, he puts a lot more thought and research into his posts and they really are a lot more fascinating than mine.
-I am LDS.  (i.e. I am a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, also known as "Mormons.")
-I don't drink coffee or anything in the coffee family.
-I don't drink (and also really don't like) caffeinated drinks of any kind.
-I don't drink alcohol of any kind.
-I am from Oregon.
-I work off of a tight budget (see above about husband being in college).
-I didn't buy Tighter Assets.  I got it at a white elephant gift exchange that we hosted this last Christmas.  We all mocked it mercilessly.  And now I use it. Looks like the joke's on me... as usual.
-I much prefer to work on crafty things (sewing, crocheting, building, whatev) than exercise.
-I hate that I have to take showers to be clean.
-I actually have five blogs.  (1.Notes From A Very Red Kitchen (my main blog), 2.Worn Out Pencil (writing--mostly poetry--blog), 3.The Skinny, 4.Sammy Jaybird (for a business I stopped doing), and then #5 is our private family blog).
-I love to write.
-I am super long-winded (obviously).
-I have a bachelors degree in Home and Family Living.
-I love to get e-mails saying that you left a comment.
-I live in a small apartment.
-I don't love reading, but when I do I prefer children's novels like Little House On The Prairie or The Chronicles of Narnia.
-I am addicted to West Wing, but am in absolutely no way political.
-I never watch the news.
-I really can't remember the last time I watched anything on TV.  We only use our TV for videos.
-I like to use the post office in the bottom of the bookstore that's close to our house.  It's way better than the regular US post office because it uses FedEx, DHL, and regular UPS, so it can give you the rates of all three and tell you which one will be the fastest and cheapest.
-I love things to be organized.  I am perpetually reorganizing our apartment.
-I don't like cooking meat, but I love to eat it.
-I think it's a little ridiculous to have a favorite color.  I like different colors for different things.  However, I know a certain three year old that would disagree with me.  She prefers everything to be pink and purple, including her lettuce.  (But see, even she can't narrow it down to just one.)
-I have, at various times, been a cashier at a u-pick berry farm, a day camp counselor (that's how Lauren and I met), a preschool teacher, a catering captain, and a school crossing guard.
-I am afraid of bees.  I have a standard policy to run away from them.

Well, bees was a strange thing to end on, but this was a pretty random list anyway.  I hope this helped some of you get to know me a little better.  And I hope we can all still be friends, whether you are a bee lover, of a different set of beliefs, or really like to cook meat.  It's okay to be different, right?  I think so.  And if you still have a question for/about me, feel free to ask in the comments.

P.S. The picture at the top of this post is from 2007.  I didn't suddenly get really skinny, I just used to be (eh... kind of).
P.P.S. If you're looking for my weekly post for week 4, scroll down.


Kathy Haynie said...

Your list made me miss you. I think of you whenever I organize a closet. Well, I think of you lots of times, but especially when I organize a closet. I'm trying to get Mark to organize the kitchen junk/tool drawer, but no luck yet.

JuliaKoponick said...

I didn't know you liked West Wing, or that you have a favorite post office. I learn something new every day, and today it is about my youngest sister. How cool is that?

my name is lauren. said...

he he! i'm just picturing you and i running away from bees at daycamp :). good times. i love you katie poo!

Marae Lindsey said...


Marae Lindsey said...

but don't worry, i take them sometimes. and ben agrees heartily about the bookstore post office.

Mark said...

You are much more than what you said... of course! ...your husband's wife, mother's daughter, decendant of amazing ancestors, my step-daughter. I love your matter-of-fact way of seeing life and amazing "crafty-ness". Your poems are always more clever than mine, which doesn't say much for me. At least I try.
I love you for who you are. Keep writing!

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