More about me than you
probably need to know.

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Oh, man. At least for now, I no longer have internet access from my house. So, I'm a little unsure about how to proceed with le blog under these less than desirable circumstances. However, for the moment, I'll just make myself comfortable on this plush couch at The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf, drink my caramel Ice Blended and write.

Gabby (you know her, you love her) from the hilarious gabby, she wrote awarded me the Honest Scrap Award a while back. Hooray! Thank you very much, lady.

There are rules for this one. Have at 'em.

*Link back to award giver
*Name 10 things about you that people may find interesting
*Nominate and link other blogs for this award
*Drink a big glass of sangria to celebrate (I may have to wait on this one since it's only 11am, but rest assured, I will follow this rule and then some a little later.)

1. I got my first job at the tender age of thirteen at The Tokeland Hotel. I was a dishwasher/busser/hostess/waitress. I'm not even sure it was legal, but I can tell you I made mad tips. Why? Occasionally, if I have to carry very heavy items for long periods of time, my foot gets stuck in an upright position and I have a slight limp. Never underestimate the money making power of a gawky thirteen year old with a limp.

2. Yes, I'm from a town called Tokeland. (You can laugh now or later. I'm used to it.)

3. I *love* to play dress-up.

*For more fun dress-up shots, check here.

4. This is my favorite poem.

The Summer Day - Mary Oliver

Who made the world?
Who made the swan, and the black bear?
Who made the grasshopper?
This grasshopper, I mean -
the one who has flung herself out of the grass,
the one who is eating sugar out of my hand,
who is moving her jaws back and forth instead of up and down -
who is gazing around with her enormous and complicated eyes.
Now she lifts her pale forearms and thoroughly washes her face.
Now she snaps her wings open, and floats away.
I don't know exactly what a prayer is.
I do know how to pay attention, how to fall down
into the grass, how to kneel in the grass,
how to be idle and blessed, how to stroll through the fields,
which is what I have been doing all day.
Tell me, what else should I have done?
Doesn't everything die at last, and too soon?
Tell me, what is it you plan to do
With your one wild and precious life?

5. Do you remember, and yes - I'm showing my age with this question, the Mickey Mouse Club group "The Party?" Um, I freaking loved them when I was in the 7th grade and I had the biggest crush on Damon (pictured in the center).

6. My three all-time favorite songs are "Jolene" by Dolly Parton, "Crazy for You" by Madonna and "Don't Stop Believin' " by Journey.

7. I had the prettiest Betsey Johnson prom dress. (I'm that little skinny thing the girls are holding.)

8. I am no longer the quintessential bean pole in pictures. In fact, I may be the curviest (and by the looks of this picture, the tallest) gal in Las Vegas. This picture makes me laugh because I look so much taller and bigger than the other ladies in this shot that I almost look photoshopped in.

9. I am slowly learning to cook. Last night I made the yummiest avocado salsa chicken.

(This pic is really from about a month ago, but
it was just as good as when I made it last night. Also -
I'm newly obsessed with this particular spinach salad.)

10. My first boyfriend's name was Abee (pronounced A.B.). I met him on vacation and he was a scandalous seven years old and I was only four. Every morning for a week, he would knock on the door to our motel room at 6am and my mom would tell him to come back in a couple of hours. I love this picture (even though I got my hair caught in the scanner) because of the look on his face when he gets in the pool. Also, check out his sweet inflatable canoe my sister is holding and my ever-so-chic haircut.

11. My favorite, as well as lucky, number is 11. So, I'm going to add an 11th item to this list... My friend Kristin is coming into town today for six days and I'm sooo excited!

Only because my time here at The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf is dwindling, I tag any and all of you who would like to play along. I promise, it's a lot of fun!

Here's hoping you are all doing fantastically well. You mean the world to me... Xoxo!


  1. I love playing dress up too!! It was one of my favorite things to do as a child... and the avacado salsa chicken looks amazing!

  2. Your #1 made me LOL for reals! I'm sorry, but I about died. Also, I volunteer to take pictures with you when I'm in Vegas, so you feel tiny. Ha!

  3. awww, love learning more about you! how cute are you in ALL of this pics?!! i love you and i love gabby and i hope you find your internet so that we can have more of you!

  4. What great answers! So if you're from Tokeland, does that make you a Toker? I'm sorry.

    You're great at playing dress up! You're never too old. Can I tell you something totally bizzare, I was in a small little pub in rural and there was an old dukebox and someone PLAYED ALL THREE of your favourite songs, I remember becuase I downed my Soco and my girls and I danced like crazies!

    ALSO, becuase you're so stunning and a super starry blogger, I made you a little award xoxo

  5. A few things...

    1) LOVE that poem.
    2) LOVE that prom dress, you bean pole you.
    3) LOVE that picture, which wouldn't be the same had your hair not been in it!

    You're amazing.

  6. I love your dress up pictures. Great list!

  7. Per usual, I'm the 'girl who sings in the background' or the girl that went to prom as a big bird impersonator. They're both really glamourous titles.

  8. Ugh - glamorous, not glamoUrous. Spell check has ruined my life.

  9. that dress IS gorgeous! and you and your boyfriend are oh so scandalous and adorable.

  10. your dress up pictures are gorgeous! i loved everything about this... so fun! i kind of want to hug 13-year-old kathleen and help her carry the heavy stuff.

  11. Is there anything better than dress up? Wow. Your prom dress is a far cry from my red sequined horror!

  12. - your prom dress was gorgeous!
    - your first boyfriend story is adorable!
    - and i had my first job at 13 too! i worked at a concession stand at the beach.

    i am BACK, kathleen! i have internet at home finally! it is glorious! i've missed you so much. have a great time with your friend kristin. you deserve it. :)

  13. Per #4: I love that poem I stole it from you and posted it on my blog tonight :)