Dec 10, 2008

It's That Time of Year

Christmas Gala by Kato How pretty for a sparkling Christmas party???

Dec 9, 2008

We Came, We Saw, We Kicked Its Ass!


©Pandorah's Box

I know I have been home from the UK for a while now, and I am sorry that I haven't written in some time, but you know how it is. England and Scotland were amazing. Almost too amazing to try and trivialize in this post. But lets just say that it was one of the best experiences of my life. I have been thinking about it a lot, and I truly feel a pull towards England. I feel like I left a piece of myself there, and that piece is constantly pulling me towards it. Who knows where life will take me? If I had the opportunity, I would move there in a second. Maybe I will create my own opportunity. Life is about taking chances right?? 

So now that I have had a taste of this thing called traveling, I want more. I am hungry for everything other countries have to offer. I have already decided where I want to go next: Alaska. This idea has always been in the back of my mind, and it originally started with wanting to take a cruise through the strait to see some whales and icebergs. But now it has blown itself up into something much more. Instead, I want to take a train from Anchorage to Fairbanks. It is a twelve hour train ride, but I would hop off to other places along the way and stretch it out to 10 days. But to finally get to Fairbanks would be awesome. It is near the top of the Arctic Circle, and I hear it is one of the best places on earth to view the Northern Lights. I will keep you posted on the details of that trip. 

So anyway, dear reader, not much is new. Just many thoughts and plans brewing and shaping. Isn't life grand??


Sep 24, 2008

Excitement

So I am leaving in a week!! How exciting is that?? I have never traveled on my own before, only with parents or other adults. I went to B.C for a summer with my Baba when I was like, 7. I also went to the Bahamas when I was 15 with one of my best friends' folks. When I was 17, my parents took all their kidlets to Venezuela. Other then being to a million cities in Ontario, thats all folks!! So my point is that this is really exciting. It is the first time I have purchased my own plane ticket. I had to go and renew my passport. I had to buy a good back pack. Not to mention save up for the time of my life, going away with another of my best friends!! All we are going to do is walk, and shop, and drink beer. Yowza!!

Sep 21, 2008

Leaving on a Jet Plane

I am leaving for England and Scotland in a week and a half. I thought that this outfit would be comfy to wear on a plane. And really anywhere else because it is pretty. That's all for today. My brain is all Arrested Development-ed out.

Sep 14, 2008

Love of Stuff

I took this picture as I was walking home one day through the rain. It was such a weird/ lovely evening that I couldn't resist.
I love the rain. Right now, it is raining heavily (from the effects of Hurricane Ike), and I am drinking a glass of wine and listening to it fall outside the window. Earlier today, I had a bath and opened the window at my feet and read my book, and gazed idly at the drops. It conjures a feeling of gratitude: that I am warm, and dry, and have hot food to put in my belly.
I am at my folks' house at the moment, in my old room, listening to the rain outside the window, like I have for many years before. And even back then the rain would make me feel contemplative about my life. The things I used to think about then are very different from what I think of now. It's amazing what ten years can do do to a person's mind.
Well kind reader, peace out.

Sep 2, 2008

All of a Sudden...

I want to get fit again. I sort of became comfortable with my body as of late, and then WHAM, I started working out. Just like that. I guess I got to thinking about how I am a year away from turning 30, and then 10 years will go by SO fast, and then I will be 40. I do not want my lack of activity to creep up on me in my later years, and by then it will be too late. So, bear with me kind reader, as I hurt and sweat and shape and sleep. I would say that I will keep you posted on the results, but I am not too concerned about results right now, I am only concerned with being able to laugh again without feeling like there is an alien bursting out of my stomach. Also, it is September ladies and gentlemen!! I love the Fall. I love it more than the Summer. Today is also the official one month countdown until I leave for Europe for ten days, which is very exciting! All the exercise I have been getting should help me get up all those stairs once I get to Edinburgh :) Anyways, peace out!

Aug 24, 2008

Wine

I love wine. Just in the past two or so years have I really developed a lovely taste for it. So this is where I write down my impressions of the different wine's I taste, and keep tabs on the ones I love the most. I just tried a bottle of a Wolf Blass, which was a 2006 Chardonnay. It was delicious. I paired it with the essentials. Little glasses of raspberries and blackberries, and nuts and olives. I added some kamut crackers and a nice loaf of bread to the mix, along with emmental and brie cheeses. The fruit and olives really brought out the flavor of the wine. The brie was a lovely pairing with the wines woodsy scent, and the bread helped to wash it all down. All in all, a delicious buy for only 20 dollars. I will keep you posted on the next bottle!

Aug 20, 2008

Clothes and more clothes.

So I have become obsessed with making my own clothes lately. I found this site above where you put together your own fashion sets and I was instantly obsessed, only because all I have been thinking about is buying my own sewing machine and cutting table. The term 'yards of fabric' is fascinating and intriguing to me. Once I get some more space in my life (I love my apartment but it is so small!) I am going to put aside a corner for me and do the thing I love, creating STUFF. I love clothes, I love crafts, I love patterns and cutting and painting and all the rest. Knitting makes me happy. I love corduroy. Sigh. Soon enough I say!

It's always after midnight.

I am reading the 1974 classic 'Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance', by Robert M. Pirsig, and he writes of a man taking a journey on his motorcycle, across the States. The book is written to reflect the man's philosophical thoughts while he is on his journey. One of the first philosophical ideas he throws out there is about classical and romantic ways of thinking. Romantic thinkers always see the outside picture: they look at a rose and only see how beautiful it is, while classical thinkers see the rose and want to know what is inside of it, how it grew, how many layers. So now all I do when I am lying in bed at night is think of the way that I think (definitely a romantic thinker), and how others around me think, and how we interact on a regular basis because of it. It makes me want to delve into my own and others' psyches. Anyway, read the book, its really good.

Aug 19, 2008

Hello! My name is Katherine. I decided to start a blog because sometimes there is too much crap going on inside my head and I need it to be born on paper (or in this case, a screen). Don't worry though, I wont bore you with my girl-y feelings, or 90% of the crazy shit that goes on in what I call my brain. I will weed out the bullshit and hopefully give you the good stuff. So, that's that eh?