Tuesday, January 27, 2009

25 Random Things...

I just posted this on Facebook.....I decided to put it up here as well. (Cause some of my silly friends aren't on Facebook yet!)

1.For the past month I wake up every morning with “Jack and Diane” stuck in my head.
2.When I really like a book I will read it over and over again. If I still like it the second time I will cast it as a movie before I read it the third time. George Clooney, Angelica Houston, Gerard Butler and myself are always in the cast. (Before Gerard Butler became famous it was Christian Slater…sorry Christian)
3.I have an idea for a movie. I want Dane Cook to help me write the script. Ben Stiller would need to be the director to help me pull it off the way I see it in my head.
4.I miss my cat, Smee, everyday.
5.Once a day I sing the alphabet in French in my head.
6.Once a day I sing the books of the New Testament in my head to see if I can remember the order.
7.I just did #6…..and I’m about to do it again just for kicks
8.Occasionally, when left alone with a pair of scissors, I decide it would be a great idea to give myself a haircut. I only did it once last year, and I’m going to try my hardest never to do it again. Cause…it never is a good idea.
9.I want to hug and kiss the person that invented reading and writing.
10.My pirate name, Captain Shakes McGee, comes from a combination of William Shakespeare and Christopher Marlowe’s names. One day I was trying to decide…”if I ever have twin boys and named them Shakespeare and Marlowe….what would the nicknames be?” I decided Shakes and McGee…then I liked it so much that I decided I was going to keep it. Besides, I don’t really know if I could be that cruel to children.
11.I have to have nicknames for everybody. If we are friends….I have a nickname for you. Even if you have never heard it…I love nicknames. They make me super happy.
12.The reason I call everyone “Katie Face” or “Something Face” is because for years my brother, Michael, referred to me as “Leah Head.” Then he switched to “Leah Face” and I thought that sounded much better. Then I stole it.
13.I don’t understand people that don’t like chocolate.
14.I REALLY don’t understand people that don’t like hugs.
15.I hate it when people interrupt my daydreaming.
16.I can’t stand the thought of someone touching my laundry. I don’t know why. Just get away from my laundry!
17.I believe in ghosts.
18.I really thought that by the time I was 30 I would have written my first novel. Now, I am almost 31 and I have written half of one novel, half a play, half a movie and 1/3 of another novel.
19.I guess that is why I stick to poetry. It’s easier to finish poetry. =)
20.I want to be an English teacher. But, I will be the English teacher you hate. My homework will be so random! It’s going to be fantastic!
21.Sometimes I tell strangers my name is Katie. In 1998 I went to New York with the Theatre and Dance Dept at Dixie College. Our big group split into some little groups and we were wandering around Times Square. Well, our group stopped near MTV Studios cause some of the girls wanted to get their chalk picture drawn. So, I’m standing there…and a homeless guy walks up to me. This was our conversation:
Him: What’s your name?
Me: Katie
Him: (by the way…he was holding a brown bag and he was drunk and smelly) Do you have a man to take care of you, Katie?
Me: What?
Him: You are beautiful. Beautiful girls need men to take care of them.
Me: Okay.
(And then he leaned in! I pulled back and turned my head and he planted a kiss on my cheek! At this point one of the teachers came over to my rescue)
Boyd: Can I help you?
Homeless: Are you Katie’s man?
Boyd: Katie?
(I nodded….homeless guy nodded)
Boyd: Yes. Yes I am.
Homeless: You take care of her! Take care of the beautiful lady.
Boyd: Okay. Thank you.
………….and homeless guy walked away. Ah, New York.
22.I can’t smell because of a head injury I had in May of 1998. Just a month after that New York trip!
23.I miss acting.
24.I am in the mood for ice cream right now.
25.My dream job would be to help Angelina Jolie save the world. And after I start working for her….I think we should wear capes and have superhero names. Superhero names coming soon….

Mmmmmm!

So, I was talking to Memorie earlier..........and it was good! We really need to talk more often, my friend!
I miss you like milk misses the fridge!
Anyway, something came up in our conversation that Memorie and I TOTALLY agree on...and it needs to be documented.
Snickers Ice Cream Bars are WAAAAAAAAAAY better than Snickers Candy Bars.
The End.
Peoples: if you have never partaken of the goodness of the Snickers Ice Cream Bar...I urge you to change your ways. Go out and buy one! I don't care how cold it is outside. PARTAKE!
And when you are done-Have a pleasant afternoon of Tuesday goodness.

Word.

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

so far.....

SO GOOD! It is Wednesday and I have done no inner screaming. I have done some inner swearing and inner hysterical laughing...let's be honest though....what kind of day is it if I haven't gone a little bit crazy?
Tonight we are having a staff meeting that I am really excited about. We are going to a place called Jasper's and the food is FROM HEAVEN!
I don't know what kind of food you thought was in heaven, but you were probably right. Unless you thought beets or mushrooms were in heaven. Then you are dead, dead wrong. Also, there is no seafood in heaven. But, the point is: the food from Jasper's is also in heaven.
So! We are closing at 5 today to go have a meeting and some dinner from heaven. The Maytag Blue Cheese Potato Chips are an amazing way to start a meal. In a perfect world...where there was no fat....all meals would be started with those chips.
Anywhoooo! Have a wonderful Wednesday peoples!

Monday, January 19, 2009

Bad Friday

BAD! Naughty Friday!
So, last week was not the coolest week I have ever had. I was pretty stressed at work...and then Friday came. Friday was like a day of death. I felt like I couldn't get anything done...and the atmosphere in the office was thick and strange. Like stress was trying to eat some of us!
Anyway...I spent most of Friday sitting around screaming inside my head. It was not cool. On the way home I sang Metallica songs to make myself feel better. (Nothing like finally screaming out loud when you've done so much silent screaming)
It was nice to have a weekend of almost nothing to do. I went to church on Sunday and I had a LifeGroup thing on Sunday night. I don't think I really did anything other than that.....it was the PERFECT way to calm down after bad, naughty Friday. I am determined to make everyday this week a non scream day. No silent scream, no regular scream...... ALL GOOD WEEK! Let's go!

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

For the hurting and the lonely
lay your head down here.
Knowing how pain feels and how
the aching never ends....
lay your head down here.
You will not be alone in these arms.

So why do they all turn away.....

That has been stuck in my head all day. I don't know what it is...if it will be a poem, or a story idea....but, I had to get it out!

Friday, January 9, 2009

NO!

I've probably been on some sort of "diet" since I was fourteen years old. You know...trying to eat right, trying to keep my food intake down (which I fail at all the time. My stomach is the never ending story), and all that sort of regular mish mosh that girls go through.
Well, now I'm a 30 year old pretend adult. I say pretend because...well, if you know me, it's true. In the last year I have finally started figuring out how to keep my weight under control! (I lost 50 pounds last year and then gained back ten during Turkey Day and Christmas)
I have finally figured out what I need to do....and it is hard and lame....but, I want to live long enough to date George Clooney. =)
Anyway, point is...I walked into the grocery store yesterday and had a major epiphany. The store has stocked the EASTER CANDY! CADBURY CREAM EGGS ARE IN THE WORLD AGAIN!
And this made me realize.....between Thanksgiving and Easter there should be NO SUCH THING as dieting! How can people in their right mind ignore the goodness of stuffing, mash potatoes and gravy, sweet potatoes, stocking stuffer candy, pecan pie...AND CADBURY CREAM EGGS???????!!!!!!!!??????
Between my birthday and Thanksgiving...the world is golden. There is nothing but barbecues going on...not much to worry about in the carb department. Unless I have ice cream problems (which has been known to happen).
I tell you people! The day after Easter I can shut off most of my food temptations. I think we should move Thanksgiving to the middle of the summer to break up the food holidays! Piisssshhhhha with history! This is for our health!
Anyway....I am ranting. I want 37 Cadbury Cream Eggs right this moment. It is a bad thing.

Thursday, January 1, 2009

Welcome....to 2009!

So...another year gone....and what have we learned?
Everything really is bigger in Texas. It is not comfortable to sleep with a fat cat sitting on your chest. Cancun is wonderful and beautiful. God is an artist. Some friends make the world go round!
What else..... work isn't always "work" and playtime is NOT always fun, but maaaaaan would I like more of it! Money is lame. Food is good. I should eat less food. I still love cheese more than most things on the planet. Reading is the best way to pass the time.....I didn't learn that last year (that has always been true for me). TV is not my friend, but I sure love to spend time with that stupid box. =)
The world needs more people like Zach Braff. Life is better because he is funny! Life is better because Hugh Laurie is Dr. House! See? I love TV...friend or foe.
I learned mucho about myself last year. Most important! I learned that turning 30 was not bad at all. I quite like being 30! Here's hoping I like turning 31.........
Now that we have reached the New Year...and I have lived through most of the first day.....here are the things I'm hoping happen in 2009:
That I enjoy turning 31
Be a more healthy person...without giving up cheese
Learn to trust in God more
Learn to trust myself more
Talk to that boy.......he is super cute.....I should talk to him
Figure out what is so great about a cruise
Always look on the bright side of life...do do...do do do do
Listen to some new music (I don't want to give up my music! I love it! I just want to find new stuff)
Find someone to cut my hair that understands what I want done with my hair!
Be happy
Be healthy
Be me....and make no apologies for it!

Anyway! There are tons of other things I learned last year............and a bunch more things I hope happen in the New Year, but I just wanted to share a bit with my peeps.

I love you peeps!