Tuesday, August 31, 2010


today, while procrastinating my 4-6 essays to be done by next Tuesday, I:

-talked to Christine
-planned more devious things
-cleaned my room, most of the way
-practiced piano
-worked on the "Student's Guide to NCCS" for back-to-school
-ate pasta. twice.


Monday, August 30, 2010


Denny went to Smoothie King for lunch today, and he brought me back an amazing strawberry-kiwi-mango FORTY OUNCE MONSTROSITY for which I am greatly thankful.

Also, I am planning most devious things again... tehe... I love that.


PS I found this picture I like, from the beach... totally risque, right? (why do I like, this, you ask? see: good hair day + purple = nice picture)

Sunday, August 29, 2010


last night, around 11:30pm... we got home.
and I was not exactly smiling.
but I was happy.

see, about 30 seconds away from my house, there is a left turn. It's a T intersection, with the street we were turning onto as the base of the T. and as we turned onto that base, another car (sans headlights) comes barreling up towards us. and my dad didn't see it. and I didn't see it. but my mom did, and my dad stopped, and we didn't die 30 seconds away from my house.

how awesome.


Friday, August 27, 2010

beach :)

went for a walk with my mommy today... then it rained... but it was cool. the birds were sitting on the umbrella we (illegally) hid under during the worst.


Thursday, August 26, 2010


I really like food.

A well-excecuted pico de gallo does make me smile. Especially in combination with cheesesteak fajitas and good conversation.

Also, this morning we all took food down to the beach. And I mean, MORNING. Like, left the house at 6. It was very nice, and not as ghastly hot.

The mosquitos here, however, are downright vicious. I have a bite on my wrist that looks like a second bone... you know, the bone that sticks out at the top outside of your wrist that seems to be tiny on everyone but Kristen and me? That one.


Wednesday, August 25, 2010

One More Time With Feeling!

we went to the beach for the second time! but today we went AFTER dinner, so no sunscreen, no super hot-ness, no weird sea creatures, and no loud children. lol.

Also, got to go to Barnes & Noble. 3 cheers for Wi Fi!!!


Tuesday, August 24, 2010


soooo good. AUGH! I want to keep reading it! :P

However, I am almost finised Narrative of the Life of Fredrick Douglass!

I find the acronyms of my school books funny. There was aHotAP, and now there is NotLoFD (pronounce: "a hot AP" and "not luffed"/"not loved" hehe)


Monday, August 23, 2010


After I read 3 whole chapters of Narrative of the Life of Fredrick Douglass, we all went shopping. Megan and I got THE CUTEST shirt. Yes, we match.


Sunday, August 22, 2010

Three Days

Dear. Me.

I had a pretty fabulous night if I do say so myself. There were a gajillion people at swing dance, so… Christine! I danced enough for BOTH of us! :D
...and, I resisted the aerials! :P

Then Megan slept over, and even though we had to get up at 4 we didn’t turn the lights out until 12:15ish.

On vacation with my sister. (and my mom and dad and Megan, but they don’t cause quite as much uproar and/or entertainment)

Yeah, so, we left the house at 5! AM! Yay!

Then I slept for a long time. Then we stopped at some rest place in North Carolina, and I saw Brooke! It was absolutely crazy. We were going into Starbucks and she was coming out :P

Aaaaand I finished my section of the History of the American People monstrosity! At, like, 3pm. Because they had a book on tape going and I could not pay attention to the book. Because, while the book on tape was not terribly terribly engaging (it’s Lynn Austin, and I don’t care for her writing so much), it was more so than aHotAP.

The best part of the day, however, was Cookout. It is an amazing, drive-through restaurant. But you don’t go there for the food; ohhh no. For the same price as my ridiculously loaded-with-ice 12 oz lemonade at Starbucks, you get a 20 oz, super-filling, absolutely amazing “fancy milkshake” in one of about 40 flavors.

I got strawberry cheesecake :)
(which, by the way, was voted best-choice-in-car).

Now we’re here. And by here I mean a place at the beach in South Carolina. And by South Carolina I mean that muggy-hot, prone-to-tropical-storms, wonderfully-pretty place on the east coast of the United States. It’s great.

Watched Princess Bride. First question Kristen asks was when she saw Inigo. She asked, "What is his name?" (lol)

GOT INTERNET FINALLY! Short term, but it made me feel better to clean out the inbox :)


Thursday, August 19, 2010

Showdown :)

I really do love Ted Dekker. Even though he only keeps me occupied for 4 hours out of an unexpectedly-empty day (read: out of the house from 7am-8:30pm with no school reading and NO work assignments).


(views-per-day on my other (Wordpress) blog, where I posted this morning... about feminism, lol)

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

300 + hair

300th post!!! that is so AWESOME!

Today got to talk to Mrs Nicole... she is my hair-friend. She is the first person to introduce me to separate shampoo and conditioner. Until then, I didn't know there was such a thing; all we had was 2-in-1.
That was 5 years ago. Now we talk product and such. (wow, was it only 5 years ago that I discovered conditioner? woah)


Tuesday, August 17, 2010


spent the afternoon with Amy, which was wonderful.

spent the evening working on a music video with Kristen and her friend. it's going to be... sorry Dad... epic.

spending the now missing Christine and feasting on chocolate and imaginary biscotti, because I'm that cool.


Monday, August 16, 2010


I love the feeling of newly-paved roads. Especially when there are lots of trees around and not too many cars and the speed limit is at that perfect 30-40 mph.


PS- I now have 25% of my required driving time!!

PPS- do subscribe to my other blog; it would make me very happy.

Sunday, August 15, 2010

all of You is more than enough...

GAH. I love these people to death. I won't name names, but I really want to, but I do love you :)

And the evening service was awesome. Pat amazes me. Kristina is just phenomenal. (I'm highlighting these two because they seriously make my jaw drop).

OH, so, my dad has taken to making fun of teenage use of the word "epic." He inserts it into conversation wherever he can. It's very amusing.


Saturday, August 14, 2010


Book club today! I love my Princess & Miss Amazingness :)
and we always have fun.

Then Megan & I went to school while her mom did uniform stuff. And The Sword & the Pen sounds really good (at least, as well as it can when a non-pianist is playing it). And Eet does not really sound good at all, but it is still SO FUN. Raindrops is next on the Regina list.

And worship practice was fun, with Kristina & Mark. And then when Mark would match pitch with Kristina and me... in our octave... *shakes head*

And I like getting all my music theory :)


Friday, August 13, 2010


Linleigh came to visit us at work today! I love Linleigh.

...and today she brought us caramel macchiatos from Starbucks ;)
and then I got slightly more excited to read A History of the American People than I normally am. But it really isn't that bad... seriously. What other history textbook has a line like "...the House of Burgesses (or whatever they were called)?"


Thursday, August 12, 2010

rain :)

it rained today.

I like rain.

it makes me sleepy, though.

I'm going to sleep now.


Wednesday, August 11, 2010


At dinner tonight, we were talking about Kristen. I think she ought to do Irish Dance, like, at a school somewhere, like Tara does. And her legs are like five miles long. But, because her legs are five miles long, they also want her on the basketball team at school.

Kristen: I don't want to do basketball; I'll get pumbled!
Mom: Pummeled? I think you can hold your own.
Kristen: Hold my own what?
Katie: Maybe she ought to do Irish Dance.


Tuesday, August 10, 2010


I don't know what that says.

Today was cool. Sandy slept over. Went to Megan's choir. Finished CYMA DVD: Extended Edition. Went to CYMA Videopalooza. Talked with neat people there.

Had an introvert semi-meltdown. Okay, not a meltdown... a... breakdown? of my mental facilities? So that was fun. And it was my last time seeing Christine until August 29... if not later. So that was bittersweet.

Blake (to Mark who was about to stick not only his head but most of himself out the car window): "Mark, if you stick yourself out too far you'll mess up my aerodynamics"

Oh, and every time I see Livi's profile picture on my Facebook newsfeed I smile.


Monday, August 9, 2010


I have my FIRST subscriber to Veloquence on Toast!!!! WHEEE!! (actually, the sound in my head is more like "waaaaah" but when you write it in all caps like that it looks like crying-noises instead of happy-noises. and it's definitely happy.)

...and don't go ruining my fun telling me it's "only Rachel." Yes I KNOW it's Rachel, but... come on... this is Princess we're talking about! royalty has subscribed to my blog! :)

ooooh and then after LIT (yes! Love LIT! but, sad! last meeting... sigh!) SANDY is sleeping over! yay for Africa buddies! and Barbie movies! and other fun things which will happen if I can stay awake past 11 o'clock!

I am rather happy; did you get that?


Sunday, August 8, 2010

No words :)

I have no. words. legitly.

Today was cool, and I talked with awesome people like Sandy and Livi and Daniel. And that's all cool and yadayadayada.

But then... tonight.
at the evening service.
God, what a world You love.
it's amazing what He has done.
what He's doing.
what vision and drive and wisdom He puts in people like Matt.
and what wonderful voices of reason He puts in the minds of people like me who start thinking they can do everything and change the world... when all we are is tools in His hands. And for people like me that may not mean becoming a teacher. But the fields are white. The harvest is ready. And all we've got to do is bend a little and sharpen up so we can be His machetes. And it is SO INCREDIBLY AWESOME.


PS- welcome home, Christine & Andee! Love you guys! Send me long emails about the weekend, but don't spoil stuff because I'm going in October :P

Saturday, August 7, 2010

home alone :)

...pretty much all day. I like it. I love my family, but I also love being able to work on whatever and do it all on my own schedule while multitasking with whatever and eating (almost) whatever I want. I got a lot accomplished today, actually :)

As for now, I am eating my favorite ice cream (Ben & Jerry's Cheesecake Brownie)
and listening to my new favorite artist (Audrey Assad... okay, so, tied with Regina Spektor. David, you asked, here's your answer. And she has a free single on iTunes!)
and talking to my favorite mother (I mean... my only one... on the phone)
and typing this to my favorite people (at least, most of them)
and my life could not be much better (unless I were miraculously to find my other purple sparkly shoelace).


Friday, August 6, 2010

Awkwardness + WO-AH-AH-OH

Sooo, yeah.

16/(can't drive) + (professional world)(happy hour) = supreme(awkward)

But this bar at which the happy hour was held (the same one that I had to attend for 2.5 hours while attempting to camouflage with the wallpaper-- even though there was no wallpaper) was Irish. So they played cool music. I thought about asking for the playlist... but nonexistent wallpaper does not ask for playlists, does it?
I think I held up pretty well. But even when professional people do not get drunk, they do drink at happy hours. And alcohol + people = LOUD.
...but I can't deny that seeing my English teacher and hearing her compliment me to her mom was nice :)

Talk about your sensory overload.

Aaaaanyways. CHECK IT OUT!! it is finally up!!! yayyy for Facebook and... hey... social media connections with brands/companies/artists and fans! (seriously, if you were at Rock, and even if you weren't, click that link for a bit of nostalgia).

...never mind. I'll just post it. I'm too happy to not.



Thursday, August 5, 2010

you guys make my day

Shoutouts today.

to Colin's and Erin's comments on yesterday's post...

@Colin- DOWN WITH THE WALLS... keep fwoomphing!!!

@Erin- I cannot believe you. TSK!

and y'all manage to keep me awake during a slow work day :)

Tomorrow I have a choice:
1) leave social media seminar at noon; go hang and do school reading for 6 hours.
2) finish social media seminar and go to the company's happy hour directly afterwards until my dad can pick me up. Awkward much?

haven't decided yet.


more shoutouts!

@Christine & @Andee, I know y'all aren't reading this, because you're at CHRYSALIS, but... have an AWESOME weekend!

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

I'm Weird.

I really do love my dentist. He's awesome. As is his assistant/hygenist-person. I like her too. They make me laugh. This can be painful when there are sharp, pokey metal objects in your mouth, but that is okay.


EDIT: fwoomph. fwoomph. HALT. you mean we can't fwoomph anymore? NO. SHH.

Tuesday, August 3, 2010


planning fundraisers.
and songs.
and trips to the nursing home.
and back-to-school brochures.

et cetera.


Monday, August 2, 2010


Yay, teaching self two new songs because I forgot that the girls will need something to sing at choir tomorrow :P

And I got a cat-sitting job! that's good, because I have not babysat in forever and a day and I need the $10...


Sunday, August 1, 2010

music makes me happy :)

Lots of great things today.

This morning I played piano for Megan's chorus at her church. We did The Precious Blood. I was happy, because I learned that piece for school. It was the one that convinced me that learning to read music might actually be a good thing and chords are not always the answer.
And even though I goofed a few times and the girls made it suuuuper slow, it still was received very well.

Then there was the CYMA leaders' debrief, but that is unrelated.

THEN I went into one of the upstairs rooms at church and continued teaching myself Eet. Before you ask-
  • yes it is Regina Spektor,
  • no it is not easy,
  • yes it is in C# major,
  • no I do not like to abandon a project once started, and
  • yes I do rue the day I decided to start it.
It wants me to stretch the fingers on one hand more than an octave! I have little hands, okay?!

Then there was practice for the evening service at church. My church. hehe. And, before you ask-
  • yes it was fun,
  • no I did not know more than 4 of the songs,
  • yes I can fake it pretty well,
  • no I could not hear myself,
  • yes Mr Phil is one of my new favorite people,
  • and no I do not mind if people know that. OKAY?! :P
I like those people.

Now I am at home listening to more music and wishing that I had had more initiative when I was younger and had time to learn all these cool instruments... it seems as I get older there is hardly anything to learn for which I have both opportunity and drive. So I must amend that, somehow. I can cut stuff out. Like sleep.


PS- give way to the coral >:)