Jan 31, 2008

this'll probably happen for the rest of my life

sometimes things happen that make me feel like i must be 18 again. like when i run next door to say happy birthday to emily without my coat or phone or keys and lock the door behind me while cinnamon pull-aparts bake (and then burn) their little hearts out inside my oven. 

i am so nice

it kind of seems like any quality that is repeatedly self-proclaimed, is likely absent. doesn't it?

Jan 29, 2008

you're the only one, you poor slob

anyone else's hair look like this after wearing a scarf?

Jan 28, 2008

i feel like i'm in a giant snowglobe

i'm also convinced that my previous two posts are directly related

Jan 27, 2008

ahhh, sun has never felt so good.

(no, i'm not on a tropical vacation or anything. i just actually felt the sun today. shining. and warming things! things like me. it was wild.)

Jan 25, 2008

i want the mall part 2

i can't get over clutches. they're so small. and therefore- cost less and are more bold. (target)

Jan 24, 2008

it's been a long day on the track, and it's stamina that i lack

i've had a bit of a whirlwind romance with Sea Wolf. first impressions were great. i used and abused that song. and then their album fell into my lap, uh, chat window. and i couldn't stop. not 3 days later, they were playing at kilby court. so i decided to make them my new favorite band before i went to that show. mostly because i've been trying out The Secret lately and also because i really wanted to enjoy the concert. sure enough, 3 days later, they were it. my new favorite. and that was all before i ever even knew that he looks like this (and before this song was on gossip girl). this song might be my favorite.

if you love me, send me this

just whenever, whyever. it's real wood. you carve the message. so cool

i feel it all

sometimes matt butters me up with a nice quicktime file of fantastic music videos (today it was this one) before he asks me to help him do some non-exciting work project (prepress the frontline newsletter). works every time.

(am i breaking some cardinal blah rule by posting it the same day he is? even if i told everyone that i got it from him?)

Jan 22, 2008

i have shallow goals this week

-do my hair every day
-wear lip color/gloss/something
-use up my stupid teeth whitening strips i bought forever ago
-get 8 hours of sleep every night

when i'm the mom-add it to the long, long list

i will not bring my baby/toddler/young child to the movie theater. to watch (be loud during) a PG-13 movie. duh.

a bad habit i have

buying/bringing home/taking tags off of clothes. before i ever put them on my body. oops.

Jan 21, 2008

somewhere in time

rachmaninoff's 18th variation is mesmerizing
losing it all because of a glance at a penny is frustrating
sitting in your hotel room until you die is depressing
time travel for the sake of love is inspiring

see for yourself

snow day! no work!

i've never had a snow day before. looks like i love them.

Jan 18, 2008


man o man

what I wouldn't give to meet my family, back then. just look at em:
mom/mustache dad (on the right)
matt in his first ever american apparel ad
matt and the little who
matt and the chubby twins
i think he has those same shoes, now


i just found this contact in my phone:
name: Jtajubjautbtjajggg.jhgjgjtjgl
phone: 5*25555555455661256699##

Jan 16, 2008

i'm (really) glad people (boys) have no idea how (gchat) conversations (about them) look

so if you ever steal my computer, look at my conversation history for all the dramatic/blackmailing info. it's not even flattering, it's just freaky.

look, quick, before it snows

it's still only 19 degrees outside

Jan 15, 2008

i'm fickle, but you knew that

new favorite. yeah, of course i heard it first on the stupid macbook air ad. the ad's not stupid. (i can hear the ad playing on at least 3 people's computers right now.) the air is. (yes, i kind of feel like i could get in trouble with the federal government for saying that.) and of course i don't really mean it. and of course i want one. i know, it's really really pretty. but i'm not ready to give up my disc drive. i don't care what matt says, i like burning mix cds. and i'm pretty sure you all like receiving them. and i don't want to use my one and only usb port to plug in a drive. and i don't want to 'borrow' one from another computer via bluetooth. because i still don't get bluetooth. and i can only think of hands-free headsets when i hear the word bluetooth. so maybe the air isn't for me. but then why did they make it look so pretty? because teenie pretty things are always for me.

tip of the day

if you don't have time to take a shower, just wear fancy earrings. works every time.

a face without freckles is like a sky without stars

some times i forget that i have freckles. and then i stare at my face until they show up again. and then that's all i can see. and it weirds me out. because there are freckles all over my face. freckles is such a weird word.

Jan 11, 2008

it worked.

Madeleine Winspear
8 lbs. 4 oz.
19.5 inches

Jan 9, 2008


i just cleaned my room. and i hung up 18 cardigans. eighteen.

i can't believe it's been 5 years

2003 us. we're at an institute dance that I was in charge of. I put those lights through that cardboard and hung that gossamer on the walls. and you should have seen the fountain in the middle of the dance floor.

2008 us. we're at patrice's parents house. she had that baby a couple weeks ago. it's her second one. she married the boy she went to aforementioned dance with. i'm pretty sure it was because of my gossamer. i think we look exactly the same. except way more mature.

Jan 8, 2008

i stole tim's obsession and i'm never giving it back

i sewed an apron just now

i haven't been taking pictures of my projects lately and that makes me sad because i just make them and then i never see them again and sometimes i miss them. so even though my camera battery is dead tonight, i used my phone to take a few pictures because i really want to feel good about myself later on when i see this and remember that i made it. at any rate, i bought this tulip tablecloth on my last trip to boise and it's a little bit dingy but i really love it and anyway, now it's an apron and hopefully patrice, my old roommate that now has two babies! will really love it! when i give it to her in person Tomorrow! or actually, Today! I'm tired!

Jan 7, 2008

I should be sewing an apron right now

just a few of the reasons i had such an enjoyable time in henderson, nv:

too pretty for her own good

bean v. momacita

cool trick

Christmas dresses courtesy of grandpa robert (because we're girls)

2 buzz cuts: and suddenly they're andersons

handmade with love

and, 2 of the reasons it was a little easier to come back:

Jan 6, 2008

let my love open the door

the problem with taking a 2 hour nap (going to a movie) at 10pm is that it takes all the tired out of me. the tired that i really would like to have back at 2am.


when i'm driving on snowy/slushy roads and someone changes lanes/passes me and all that snow/slush splatters up on the windshield and for a second or two i can't see, i feel like i'm going down a water slide and i get that really exhilarating/frightening feeling of the water coming into my face so fast that i can't breathe. and i love it.

Jan 4, 2008


Body found at State Capitol during rededication ceremony
January 4th, 2008 @ 4:20pm
(KSL News) A day of celebration took a tragic turn this afternoon when a body was found during the State Capitol rededication ceremony.

Investigators say the body is that of a plumber who reported to work this morning. At this time, we do not know how he died or who he is.

The Utah Highway Patrol says the body of a construction worker was found inside a crawl space. They are investigating because the capitol falls under the state's jurisdiction.

Eyewitness News has a crew on the scene and will have a live report within the hour.

please tell me you're just feeling tired

due to a lyrical text last night (bye bye, megan) and just a generally rough transition this week, all i want right now is Dashboard. I don't, somehow, have it on this computer here at work. So, I just searched 14 shared libraries and found only one copy of A Mark, A Brand, A Mission, A Whatever. I'm equal parts proud and disappointed to discover this. 

two thousand kate: get real

naturally, i've been thinking about this year and how i'd like it to go. at least in the ways i can have power over how it goes. and anyway, i think most of my aspirations can be summed up into 'getting real'. for example: eat more real food, have more real friendships/conversations, read real books, have real faith, get a real college degree, take real showers/wear real clothes, etc. so, get ready for that.

there are so many people in town right now

Jan 1, 2008

but i don't want to leave

to do today:
-keep fruit trays stocked at the waffle party
-be cheerful and helpful at the waffle party
-go through old magazines
-get texting lessons from john
-go back to utah

and for us all:
-waffle party

i'm getting preemptively sad about being back to reality in utah.