Sunday, January 31, 2010

Fashion Advice from a Wizard of Oz fan

Cold weather solutions--

great, right?



(yes, I really did wear my fuzzy socks & 3-inch heels to church... not IN church, mind you, but getting there was FREEEEZZINNGG!!!)

...hmmm....

OH! I almost forgot =)
my room is clean! It's been 3 weeks in the coming, and now it's DONE!!

Oscar Wilde Quote of the Day:
"A man who is master of himself can end a sorrow as easily as he can invent a pleasure. I don't want to be at the mercy of my emotions."

Kathryne


Saturday, January 30, 2010

(Multi)Media!

So here are few things that made me laugh today (or, in the case of Sir Swing Mouse, last night)... lots of pictures etc for all you visual people =)


1) The Broken Chair (which, yes, broke AS someone was sitting in it) ... this is from a while back, I just found the picture

2) Cleaning my room-- after 3 weeks, almost finished!-- I found this...
(credit goes to executive CYMA videographer, Daniel the maniac-pianist)

3) This article, which references NEWSIES, an awesome movie and my personal guilty pleasure (oh, come on, you know you love it).
And yes, I am aware that it won the "Worst Original Song" award (High Times, Hard Times) and was nominated for the "Worst Director" (Kenny Ortega- same as High School Musical =P), "Worst Picture," Worst Supporting Actor," AND "Worst Supporting Actress." lol.

4) Sir Swing the Mouse, who we found at ...uh... swing, last night, before people got there. Also, Kristina's reaction when I asked her if she'd heard about the mouse later on =P
the thing was huge!

video

5) This song, which I think is just so cute but my mother absolutely despises... well, she doesn't like ANY of her music. Sad =(


Oscar Wilde Quote of the Day:
"The love that he bore him--for it was really love--had nothing in it that was not noble and intellectual. It was not that mere physical admiration of beauty that is born of the senses, and that dies when the senses tire."

Kathryne

Friday, January 29, 2010

Greatness

First:
When I grow up I am going to get a job that involves tearing duct tape. Is it just me, or is there something incredibly satisfying about that nearly-perfect RIP?

Second:
Tag.
my puppy =P

video

Third:
I love dancing.

to dance
it's just that feeling
when nothing else really matters
except the movement
communication
and synchronization
and the shift; and the smile
and it doesn't matter

and I hate to say it, but I've been looking for the kind of night I had tonight for a very, very long time. I got to hang out with 2 of the people in my Book of Awesome People!!
...and even received a compliment from one *blush*
...about my dancing, which is even more *blush* because it's one of those few things I can never tell if I'm doing well or horribly.
((Sidenote-- this basically means, I generally couldn't care less about compliments because I am very aware of what I do well, and also very aware of what I don't. So when somebody surprises me it's pretty ...thrilling =) ))

Oscar Wilde Quote of the Day:
"All bad poetry springs from genuine feeling."

Kathryne

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Hilariously Depressing

First (and this has nothing to do with the title), I just wanted to say that I love chocolate.
So today I packed two (very large) brownies in my lunch. As I'm eating the second, larger one, my Lit teacher says, "How do you have such nice skin?! That thing is as big as your head!!"

that made me laugh.

It was only about 3.5 inches squared... =P

ALSO.

Grading papers.

There was a map.

(groan)

So, who here can tell me where the Atlantic Ocean is? Anybody??
Yeah, well, 60% of these 7- 9th grade classically trained students got that question wrong. There were three areas on the map numbered and labeled as "water," and they had to tell the name.

The answer for one of them was "the Atlantic Ocean."

Now, the Atlantic Ocean, today, was:
[blank]
"The North Sea"
"The English Channel"
"The Pacific"
"The Mediterranean"
(and my favorite)
"The Ottoman"

(*GAAAAHHHHHHHHHHH*)
but it did make me laugh/cry/laugh harder.


Oscar Wilde Quote of the Day:
"The reason we all like to think so well of others is that we are all afraid for ourselves. The basis of optimism is sheer terror."

Kathryne

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

*sings* Little girls, little girls...

I love little kids.

Today, at the end of a reallyreallyreally bad day at school, three of my friend Rachel's younger siblings came in (the Grammar School lets out before the Upper School). There are 2 boys- both in 4th grade- and her little sister.

Now, the boys were ABSOLUTELY hilarious... totally "schooled" Dan in several ways... but Little Miss Kindergarten is ahhhdorable. Her voice just made me want to SQUEEZE her. all high pitched and with a little lisp, and she pronounces her "r"s as "w."

love!

Oscar Wilde Quote of the Day:
"Fashion is a form of ugliness so intolerable that we have to alter it every six months."

(and, for fun, one I really don't agree with but made me smile all the same)
"Music makes one feel so romantic - at least it always gets on one's nerves - which is the same thing nowadays."

Kathryne

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Pastels! (bonus)

So, I know I already posted...

but honestly, I just appreciate SO MUCH the ability to just take two hours and just... do. Something. Besides homework.

Today I decided that my "do" of the day (or, more likely, of the week) would be to get out the new chalk pastels.

And then I broke every rule of chalk pastels I could think of (light colors first, don't use black, yada yada), just to see what would happen.

Funnily enough, I actually like it a lot better than the other pastel I've done... the one where I followed all of the rules.
Now, I can do a still life with perfectly-blended shades and the right order of application and everything, just as well as the next person.
But, there's something about just throwing the colors at a blank slate in semi-resemblance to not-very-much-of-anything that creates the most brilliantly exquisite mess you've ever seen, and it just makes me HAPPY.

maybe I'll take a picture when I'm done, but for now it's back to homework.

Kathryne

A Day of Quotes

I *love* quotes.
So, we'll start with some by people I know (grown-up people & peers, that is. So they have no excuses):

"I love your hair! It looks like a bee's nest!"
"It's an INTJ thing..."
"I'm usually wrong, but I have evidence this time."
"Why do I always seem so stupid when there are other people around? I look brilliant when I'm by myself!"

Now, for the "dead people" quotes:

"A positive attitude may not solve all your problems, but it will annoy enough people to make it worth the effort."
-Herm Albright

"What's the good of having naturally curly hair if nobody's jealous?"
-Freida (Peanuts)

“There is no shame in not knowing; the shame lies in not finding out.”
-Russian proverb


Now, for the
Oscar Wilde Quote of the Day:
"Nowadays, people know the price of everything, and the value of nothing."

Kathryne

Monday, January 25, 2010

Victory Dance!

YAYAYAYAYAYYY!!!

Today was the LAST day of Debate!!!
Because it is CANCELLED for the second semester!!!

YAYAYAYAYAYYYY!!!

Also, we had Nellie Bly day today
(travelled around the world in 72 days 6 hours 11 minutes and 14 seconds),
so we got out of History class and had a fantastic pot-luck-ish lunch, and we got to dress up!

There's something really fun about wearing a kimono to school...

And also, it's GREAT to have a friend who wears your size nearly exactly! Thank you Sandy!! You got lots of compliments!

Oscar Wilde Quote of the Day:
"It is only the intellectually lost who ever argue."

Kathryne

Sunday, January 24, 2010

Retreat!!! (the good kind)

YAY, awesome, FANTAbulous. yeap.

I want to preface by saying:
PROPS TO KATIE, who did not get involved in any drama, or even have an awareness of it until... well, really very recently. But we had left by that time =P


Things that made me smile:

Olivia: Katie, your hands are warm!
Katie: So are yours!
(Same time, unplanned): We must be going CRAZZYY!!!
(Both): *hysterical laughter*

Miss Gretchen's "that's not appropriate" speech (heard several times... THANK YOU). Including the one I found out about later...

...when she didn't let the guys get away with picking me up when I fell sort-of asleep/sort-of sick in the hallway! THANK YOU TIMES A BILLION!!!
(btw- being 18 does NOT mean you have permission to pick me up.)

Dividing up the tab EXACTLY at lunch on Saturday

Livi's cute face ;)

Colin's awesome backwards-roll-kick-up-thing-a-ma-whatsit

*To the actual conference stuff*

Unsearchable Riches = AWESOME

I ADORE Jenna Lucado. Check out her book, Redefining Beautiful.

The feeling of... not feeling guilty for not standing up every single chance I got. Being okay with who I am. Having friends who are okay with who I am. Having a God who's not only OKAY with who I am, but made me that way on purpose.

Oscar Wilde Quote of the Day:
"The bravest man among us is afraid of himself."

Kathryne

Friday, January 22, 2010

YAAAAHHH!!!

Youth retreat todayyyy =)))

awesome stuff.

I'm also composing a list of words that are funny in any context, such as:

hedgehog
chainsaw
duck
duct tape
booklet


...and so on.
with these, "make-your-own-joke" is FOOLPROOF!!

Kathryne

Thursday, January 21, 2010

=D

lotsa things making me smilleee =)

a) I have my thesis intro done and turned in!

b) I had a cheese steak for lunch!

c) I didn't get a demerit for chewing gum in school!

d) I had a breakthrough re:MBTI & focus!
(I'm a dork)
So, each of four types has a different focus:
  • SJ~ what was
  • SP~ what is
  • NJ~ what will be
  • NP~ what could be
and, if you look at it, the opposite focuses are not totally switched-types (ie SJ vs NP), but only the first letters are switched.
SJ vs NJ: what was vs what will be
SP vs NP: what is vs what could be

e) I HAD MY INTERVIEW =)
soo....
the interview was REALLY good.
shorter than I thought
but it's all good =)
(and I got *points* for being a Mac-geek and knowing what a tag cloud is)

Oscar Wilde Quote of the Day:
"To reveal art and conceal the artist is art's aim."

Kathryne

nervish.

I am going to my veryveryvery first interview today!

*breeeaaatthhheee... that's it...*
and the funny thing is, I'm not really that nervous... more like NERVISH,
that anxious-happy feeling when you're not sure whether to dread or to get excited or what on earth you should do (it usually involves a little bit of twitchiness)

so pray for me

and I'll post my ACTUAL smile thing (although this is making me smile... mostly) later.
(and my quote of the day)

Kathryne

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Try this:

can you roll your Rs in a whisper?
do it as quietly as you can...
there.

Doesn't it sound kinda like that car in the Aristocats? and it tickles your throat... hehe... "thr" sounds are fun to roll... hehe...

Also, when you can find someone who looks decent in a dress like this, notify me ASAP because I will want to go slap some sense into their silly brains.

Alsooo, I'm reading The Picture of Dorian Gray, by Oscar Wilde (did I say that already?) and I am loving it SO much, and I have so many things underlined on each page, that I am going to do an "Oscar Wilde quote of the day" on every entry from now... until I feel like stopping, I guess.


Oscar Wilde Quote of the Day:
"As for believing things, I can believe anything, provided it is quite incredible."

Kathryne


PS- Sandy, stop saying you're an ENFJ.
you're not.
you're an ESTJ.

An ENFJ is this:
"Benevolent 'pedagogues' of humanity, they have tremendous charisma by which many are drawn into their nurturant tutelage and/or grand schemes... they see themselves as helpers and enablers, which they usually are."
An ESTJ is this:
"Tradition is important... they have an acute sense for orthodoxy. Much of their evaluation of persons and activities reflects their strong sense of what is "normal" and what isn't... outspoken, a person of principles, which are readily expressed."

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

*Bonus Post*

so, I could say a lot of things about today.

I'll keep the words to a minimum: capped off at 4 hours. Didn't finish.

I could probably expound that into a 9-page paper, but that's like... 3000 words.
So I'll just give you 3 pictures instead:



(bottom note says "verbal pyrotechnics." I found it in my Rhetoric book & liked the phrase, so I wrote it down.)


Things this picture says:
"I have no life."
"Chemistry is of little importance."
LOOK! There's my (Russian) muse pen!
"I like cards... and sparkly stickers."
"I am a nonconformist... see how I hold my pencil?"
"I don't clean my mirror too often."


^^self-explanatory.

Kathryne

random!!

Lots of random smiley things today.

Since I was not exactly thrilled at the prospect of spending 2.5 hours on math homework I'd already worked on for 1.5 (and my CD player is broken), I had to find something to make it fun... so I wore my new shoes. Bright colors make me happy =P

Then I found random things on the internet that made me laugh, such as:

"I tried being normal once... worst five minutes of my life."
(^^ SO TRUE!!!)


hehe =)

AND, AND AND!
I am officially beginning "Katie's Book of Commonplaces" today.
What on earth is a "commonplace," you may ask.
Basically, it's a quote. When you boil it down, that's all it really is.
So I'm going to keep it by my side as I read The Picture of Dorian Gray. by Oscar Wilde. Because that book is amazing and the most quotable product of media after The Princess Bride.
Except it's a WHOLE lot more depressing (it's like Russian lit for English speakers!)
but it's still fun.
I have at least 3 things underlined every two pages.

AND, AND AND!
This weekend I officially began "Katie's Book of Awesome People," which has been in the making for a very, very long time.
This chick is seriously losing it, I'll bet you're thinking.
But no, no, listen!
It's great.
I know that in my life there are people that just make me go "OOH! I just want to ADOPT that person as my new [grandmother/grandfather/mother/father/sister/brother/pet parakeet]!!"
So this is where I write them down, write WHY they're in there, and I have to think about it. And then at the end I give each of them a word, that is just their word.
As of now, I have the title page, the introduction, the dedication, and two entries. Aren't you proud of me?

One thing about today that is not making me smile, at all... I still have an hour to work on math, and I just wasted forever on Chemistry (bleeechhh) and Facebook. hah. Only about 15 minutes of forever were on Facebook.

OH! And I also ate Greater's ice cream!!
Black Raspberry Chip, doncha know.

Kathryne

Monday, January 18, 2010

PS- I forgot

I figure I can do 2 posts in a night, right?

this made me smile-
$2.50 for a pair of shoes will do that, yes?



Kathryne

*ahhhh*

^^this one is a sigh of relief.

No school today... and that means... no debate this week =)

I saw a bunch of my friends.
HI SARAH!! =D

AND, I wrote myself a personal ad.

*******

USER MANUAL: read carefully!

Thank you for choosing this model of person. This version includes the advanced feature of Working Module (WM), which guarantees that this person is willing to work and make money for her future family, she enjoys both theoretical and pracical works. Note that this person cannot be exposed to extreme emotions; the Empathy Training Module (ETM) is not included. Exposing to high level of emotions may cause malfunctions and stop the valuable feature: thinking algorithm. We are proud to introduce the new and improved Shopping Module, which is capable of spending money in a book store. Further tests required, but the recent tests show that this person cannot be used for shopping in tweenage-oriented clothing related stores. Version includes Entertainment Function, which works regularly on better days, also includes optimistic parameters. If the person looks frozen, wave your hands in front of her eyes, to catch her attention, most possibly she is only thinking. If she smiles during this time, it means she found out how to rule the world or maybe she is daydreaming about something. This person includes wide knowledge of random facts and high performance ability of learning. Also runs a well working music module.

1. This person can NOT read other’s minds. She won’t find out what is your problem. Voice or written conversation are required to send her a problem, and she will attempt to solve it.

2. This person can NOT reincarnate. Don’t kill her.

3. This person can NOT dance. This feature can be added to her repertoire by teaching her.

4. This person can NOT be fed by fast foods, raw meats, and sugary snacks.

5. This person requires loyalty, and gives loyalty.

6. This person can NOT watch Hollywood-made horror or romantic movies.

7. This person needs at least 6 hours of sleeping each day.

8. This person will NOT go to parties each weekend.

By violating these points there is a risk of losing the long life warranty.


(^^ This is an actual published article; I just tweaked it so it fit me.
INTJs ftw!)


*******

I’ll tell you this: I won’t be normal
in any sense of the word.
I can say that I’ll always be
quite a bit absurd.
I love the things that make me laugh,
and people too, I guess.
At times I’ll like what makes me cry
(but definitely less).
I’m not first choice, in any way,
for any sort of sport,
and also not for sympathy
(I’m a
definite last resort).
Yep, I shall always say it straight:
the truth is not a cupcake,
so why on Earth should I sugarcoat it?
I abhor being fake.
Lastly, please do not expect
eagerness, squeals, and such.
I’m not your “average” teenage girl,
but that's not saying much =)

Sunday, January 17, 2010

Babysitting Blues

Words to the wise:
if a 6-year-old asks you to sign something DON'T DO IT. No matter what they tell you, it's really a "contract" giving them permission to beat you up/pull your hair out/poke you with strange plastic objects.

ALSO made me laugh:
~ 4 year old boy~ "How about, they can both be Ariel?" (trying to name the "princesses" in our game of doll house)
~ 8 year old girl~ "You can be the ninja fairy!"
~ 2 1/2 year old boy- "You're not very pretty!"

(Last one takes the cake, for sure)

Kathryne

Saturday, January 16, 2010

I WAS going to wait, but...

I'm too happy NOT to post!

Here's how it is:
this is my ONE HUNDREDTH POST!

(*ooooohhhh...aaaaahhhhh....nowaayyyy*)

seriously though, I didn't know if I was going to stick with it for this long. But here I am!
goal for 2010: have 375 posts (total) by 2011.

So, I would encourage all of the other Optimism Initiative participants (sounds so high-flown, right?) to stick with it.
Don't let it be a "fad" thing, because I don't know about you, but fads have never been my thing. I've had this blog since July, and only in the past 3 days 4 more people now have their very own Initiative. Take that Initiative. Run with it. Take chances, and do the hard stuff. Find something to smile about even when all you want to do is bury your head in your pillow and hibernate 'til you're 30.


The other thing that's making me happy (besides the awesome time with Christine) is that I have my Africa presentation at youth group tonight!! I am sooo, so very psyched and stoked and all bundled up into a big ball of HAPPY!
and my name is in the bulletin!!! how cool is that?!?


The other other thing that is making me smile, is just love.
Today I've felt so loved.
and appreciated.
and respected.
and it's awesome.
Some days you feel like nobody likes you, blah, blah, but then the smallest kindness can kick you right back to Ground Happy.

people are great =)
...mostly =P

Kathryne

EPIC part два

Last night (/this morning) was ... you fill in the blank, I guess.

it was
White Fudge Chunky Chips Ahoy
popcorn
Christine almost fell out of the chair
...she didn't but she definitely screamed when it reclined and she didn't know it would do that.
the cat in the kitchen sink!! (see below)
talking... a LOT of talking
starting Phantom of the Opera at 2 AM
realizing that PotO is 2.5 hours long
realizing that I, at least, would not last that long
reluctantly turning it off around 4.
talking more
sleeping. for a while.

and then we woke up
ate bagels
(with cream cheese!)
(and apple cider!!)
created another blog on another site, merely for the purpose of commenting on all our friends' stuff.
it's all awfully fun stuff, eh?

now we're about to pounce on another friend to make HER start an Optimism Initiative.
yup.


Kathryne (& Christine)

Friday, January 15, 2010

EPIC.

I am writing this in the company of Christine. Christine has her OWN Optimism Initiative (yay!)
...and so should you!!
(*peeeerrrrrpresssuuuurrreeeeee!!!!*)

Where do we start.
um.

well, let's just say.... Swing is AWESOME.
and
we watched some friends play RISK (and one got pretty much demolished)
and
we daaaannnced!
and
we were the objects of a *certain bet*
made by *certain "well-meaning" friends*
about which of the two of us would dance more with
*certain unnamed parties*

...we tied.

(I COULD HAVE WON! HAH!)

just kidding.

now, we are going to
a) paint our faces blue,
b) eat fried hedgehog,
c) and watch Phantom of the Opera

(if you picked c, you might possibly have been correct)

we may post again later... sometime in the morning, most likely... whether it will be before or after sunrise is uncertain.

Kathryne (& Christine)

Thursday, January 14, 2010

AAaaaaaahhhhh....

That wasn't so much a scream as a sigh.

Why can't I live at the library?

(yes, we did go on a field trip today to the BIG city library again)

AND GUESS WHAT?!

My interview is set up to take place during Chemistryyyyyyy!!!! =D

Kathryne

PS~ pennywhistles + GarageBand + effects like "Lunar Bounce" = FUN!

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

!!!!!

(usually I wait until the day is over, but...)

Despite the fact that today is Wednesday, and Wednesdays are horrendous...
Student Gov't, Chemistry, Calculus, and a bunch of other stuff that assigns lots of WORK...
today a looottttt of things made me smile.

Start at the beginning? yes let's.
-overslept an hour
-was only 40 minutes late
-understood the math lesson
-got all my math homework done in school (well, 95% of it...)
-had a (literally) hysterical AP World class
-new and improved Yurtle the Turtle!
-"There were some insects who were helpful to farmers" "You mean like mice?"
-RODENTS!
-found out that there are several (and when I say several I mean like 7) out of the 35-ish categories for my school network's fine arts competition that I might actually stand a chance in
-...like the Sacred/Classical vocal solo
-...and digital photography
-...and Vocal Ensemble
-...and chalk pastels. I *heart* chalk pastels.

[Nothing good about SGA or Chem]

-finished Latin work early
-did other homework
-found occasion to use some witty comments I keep in the "WBWC" (World Bank of Witty Comments)
-set up an interview for my summer maybe-job!!!!

AAAAAAaaaaaAAAAAAH!!
(that was a happy screech)

Then I got an email saying that the youth who participated in the youth service this summer are probably going to get an opportunity to do it AGAIN, for a church in Westminster.
a) how did these people find out about us?
b) I so want to do it again!!! Even if it did almost kill me the first time!!!
c) Definition of insanity~ Doing the same thing over and over and expecting a different result
d) I'm not insane, because I am TOTALLY expecting it to kill me again =)

...And now I have voice lessons (LOVE!)
And then Praise Team practice (LOOVVEEE again!)

Kathryne

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

I <3 Ideas!!!

So, I do love starting new things.

Aside from starting the official "Katie's Book of Awesome People" last night, I found a really great idea online that wasn't mine!

I would encourage EVERYONE to go check out Operation Beautiful.

To participate, go [here].

You don't have to be confident yourself to do this. You don't even have to be female.
But make somebody's day (or a lot of somebodies!) and do this =)

Kathryne

Sunday, January 10, 2010

"God must be an extrovert"

(see: Revelation 5)

anyways... I might have a job this summer!
doing something I'll enjoy!!

*HAPPY*

something today... hmm... I love the 20-cent bet I have going on as to the personality type of a friend. And I love that I'm going to WIN.
(LIT is just great all-round)

Why do my friends have to be so cool?
They make me feel like I might ALMOST want to be an extrovert.
I get almost bubbly around them, like... so much enthusiasm! GAHH! enthusiasm is deaatthhhh! (just kidding)
...But seriously, it isn't natural in the slightest. So why do all of my friends stir that up in me? I feel so... un-me. Maybe I'm just kidding myself; I might just be an ESFJ in disguise =/

Kathryne

Saturday, January 9, 2010

I Wish...

I wish I could just sing for a living.

forever.

just never stop singing.

that would make me very happy.

it's also nice to get that feedback from people you admire... not just all "ohhh, so great" feedback, but actual "do this better" feedback.

I must be weird; I enjoy conflict and confrontation and criticism.

Kathryne

PS I also almost finished cleaning my room!!

Friday, January 8, 2010

Laaaaa!

'ave you no compassion for my poor nerves?!

seriously though, I *heart* Pride & Prejudice. And found several occasions to quote it tonight.

Also smiled because...
conflict & confrontation are awesome!

and we had a 2 hour delay. YAYYYY for snow and sleeping in!

Kathryne

PS~ it is also better to give than to receive...
well, it's at LEAST almost as good.
gave a Christmas present that I've been hoarding since... well... Christmas, tonight at swing.

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

never thought I'd say this, but...

I LOVE MY DENTIST.

not only did he get me out of half of AP World, but ALL of Student Gov't, and ALL of Chemistry! LOVE!

...and, as if all that wasn't helpful enough, he gave me some very nice career/college advice.

"If you can think well, read well, write well, and speak well... you can do anything. No matter what your major was."

Kathryne

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

*EDIT* forgot...

why is it that second-hand compliments make me so happy?

it makes no sense.
it's not logical, or rational, or NORMAL at all.

I watched Pride & Prejudice in class yesterday and today (and critiqued it... MORE SMILES!)... and there was that whole talk about being "accomplished."
I like to imagine that I could have been called "accomplished" then. I found the quote (since I'm too lazy to type it) ...

"Your list of the common extent of accomplishments," said Darcy, "has too much truth. The word is applied to many a woman who deserves it no otherwise than by netting a purse or covering a screen. But I am very far from agreeing with you in your estimation of ladies in general. I cannot boast of knowing more than half-a-dozen, in the whole range of my acquaintance, that are really accomplished."

"Nor I, I am sure," said Miss Bingley.

"Then," observed Elizabeth, "you must comprehend a great deal in your idea of an accomplished woman."

"Yes, I do comprehend a great deal in it."

"Oh! certainly," cried his faithful assistant, "no one can be really esteemed accomplished who does not greatly surpass what is usually met with. A woman must have a thorough knowledge of music, singing, drawing, dancing, and the modern languages, to deserve the word; and besides all this, she must possess a certain something in her air and manner of walking, the tone of her voice, her address and expressions, or the word will be but half-deserved."

"All this she must possess," added Darcy, "and to all this she must yet add something more substantial, in the improvement of her mind by extensive reading."

I love this. It's so characteristic of that time.
So anyways, I'd always imagined myself as the "accomplished woman." Aside from the "air and manner of walking" thing, I dunno if that would ever be possible. But it was all just imagination.
Then, today, a good friend of mine remarked that another one of the people I very much admire asked her, "Is there anything she can't do, that a girl can do?" (speaking of me... I do a lot of random stuff, none of it extremely well but I do it anyways.)
*blush*
To which my friend (who knows me very well) replied, "She can't run!"
(true that. I also can't cook. and I hate Chemistry.)

Kathryne

Africa Buddieeez =P

I adore her.
Love her to death.

And when you can spend that long talking to someone about nothing and everything at the same time, you know you have a friend.

Alsoooo, I firmed up and publicized (well, am publicizING) my New Years' Resolution:

Live IN the present, FOR the future.


goals make me haapppyyy =)

Kathryne

Sunday, January 3, 2010

2 days

Yesterday:
best greeting ever: "What are YOU guys doing here?!"
(see, it was a surprise birthday party =) )

Today:
more compliments that might keep my flying for daayysss!
Very, very talented lady with an amazing voice and ear, with whom I have ALWAYS wanted to sing, remarked to several people she thought I did very well leading worship today!
and then... get this... not 25 minutes after I wished that she would come on as a sub or something while I'm a part of the team, SHE comes up to ME and asks if I want to sing on her Saturday night team sometimes!!

(ohmyyyyy!)

Kathryne

Friday, January 1, 2010

WOOHOOO!!

New decade, awesome!

I stayed up until 6, uh, this morning. Sleepover at Christine's!! And happy birthday to her =)

I'm really sleep-deprived, but it's all good.

I launched my new blog today =) Check it out here, at http://kathrynes-reflections.blogspot.com/

...now off to do my resolutions!

Kathryne