Friday, October 28, 2005

100 Things

  1. I have a whole walk-in closet full of clothes and there are really only about 3 outfits that I really like to wear.
  2. One of those consists of my hideous green sweat/pajama pants and my soft baby blue housecoat. Accented by my bright red Steve Madden slippers and you have the perfect ensemble.
  3. I really want an orange kitten, but I just don’t have the time to properly raise it right now….maybe I’ll get it this summer when I don’t have classes.
  4. Grad school is not quite what I thought it would be. The other week I thought about quitting. The funny thing is that I thought I was the only one who thought about quitting grad school. The more people I’ve talked to the more I realize this is a normal thing that everyone goes through.
  5. I am so glad that I have learned how to open up to people….at least a little bit.
  6. Every day I realize more that I have no ability to change anyone but myself. If I’m unhappy with a situation I can’t expect to complain about how I’m being treated, rather I have to be the one who changes my expectations.
  7. I love carving pumpkins, but I’m really confused why everyone says they like roasted pumpkin seeds. I think they are nast.
  8. I don’t like turtleneck sweaters because I have a short neck and they usually come up to my ear lobes when I wear them making me look like I am being suffocated by my own vestments.
  9. Cranberry Grapefruit SoBe is ambrosia to my tongue.
  10. Me gusta bialar con mi novio, the ear doctor, porque el es muy guapo!
  11. I love the fact that I have some people in this world who care about me so much that time and distance are really nothing.
  12. My flat iron broke…this is a serious loss felt by me and I am still wearing black in mourning the little guy.
  13. I love to jump on trampolines and I secretly resent my parents for never getting me one. (just kidding mom)
  14. I am SO looking forward to going to England for spring break with my family. I feel like I haven’t been on a trip with them in AGES!
  15. I think my mom is the most amazing woman who ever walked on God’s green earth.
  16. I am so lucky to have had the childhood I did. Yesterday I heard a story about a girl whose parents kicked her out of the house at 14, tried ever drug under the sun, has since become a born again Christian and is now getting a PhD in Physics. Dramatic!
  17. I love going to college and high school football games.
  18. I love cooking, but always create the hugest mess in the process.
  19. I wish I had the desire to work out more.
  20. I love reading and am currently re-reading the Narnia series. This time I’m reading the story in chronological order (instead of the order CS Lewis wrote them in). I am getting SO much out of the story.
  21. There really are deeper levels to that book that speak to me.
  22. I’ve stopped doing my hair every day. I’ve finally learned the joy of just showering and throwing that knot of wet scraggly hair into a knot on top of my head and going. It really is liberating.
  23. I love going to the movies….any time of the day, with anyone, or by myself.
  24. I still don’t know what I’m going to be for Halloween. I never really know until about 7 pm the day I need a costume.
  25. My new job at church is very demanding of me, but somehow I am being helped to meet the needs of everyone I care for.
  26. That really is a miracle.
  27. I do not think that, “I’m drunk” is an excuse for being rude or thoughtless. Just because I am the sober one does not mean you can take advantage of me.
  28. Being passive-aggressive drives me NUTS.
  29. A person who cannot see themselves and their flaws is really hard for me to handle.
  30. Right now, my entry level Spanish class is my favorite….by far.
  31. Every morning I come into work and make myself a cup of hot cocoa. On Fridays someone brings in doughnuts. I get kind of annoyed when they forget them.
  32. My bangs are getting a little too long and drive me crazy.
  33. I love doing special things for my friends for their birthdays. Nothing makes me happier than finding the perfect gift for them.
  34. I am so excited that so many of my friends are getting married and having babies right now. It is so cool to watch them go through everything.
  35. I love love LOVE that my friends don’t make be feel weird or pressured or anything because I am one of the last remaining singles in our posse.
  36. My ideal Saturday would be this: wake up early and stay in my warm bed reading a book. Meet up with friends for a late breakfast. Go to a farmers market/take a walk/hike. See a late afternoon movie. Go to dinner with the ED and then go out to see a show in Denver. Perfection.
  37. I genuinely like Mondays… I know, weird.
  38. I love Nut Rolls.
  39. And Hot Tamales.
  40. I’m really excited about my classes next semester. They are exactly the classes I wanted to take and learn about.
  41. I hope I have the time to take another Spanish class before I’m done with my degree.
  42. I love that I have a savings account and I actually use it. So grown-up.
  43. I’m starting to learn to slow down and enjoy each moment of my life. If I’m starting to feel rushed or hurried I tell myself to remember that I choose my course. I’m guiding my actions and if I’m not happy I don’t have to do anything. It really helps.
  44. I can’t wait for the T-shirt and chocolate covered macadamia nuts that my mom got me in Hawaii to come. I could down a whole box of those bad boys in about 3 minutes.
  45. I love Girl Scout cookies.
  46. I would rather be cold than hot.
  47. I’m more uncomfortable in small spaces than at high heights.
  48. Saturday I will be spending the whole day either working on Halloween costumes or in the computer lab. I hope the weather is crappy.
  49. I rarely have food cravings.
  50. I love being around people who are clever.
  51. Intelligence in other people doesn’t intimidate me…it attracts me.
  52. I used to define myself as “fiercely independent.” I don’t anymore.
  53. I am loyal to a fault.
  54. I’m an awesome roommate.
  55. I love old people, especially old couples. They just treat each other with such respect. I guess that comes when you’ve been with someone almost every day of your life for over 50 years.
  56. If, at the end of my working career, I have built the type of life my grandparents have I will consider myself very successful.
  57. Happiness isn’t a destination, but a route.
  58. Last night I watched the DVD from my sister’s wedding. The photos were so beautiful I was tearing up, but the music less than great.
  59. That is kind of frustrating for me personally because I did such an awesome job of actually compiling some AWESOME music for the wedding and now their memories are all associated with weird stuff that doesn’t really say, “Maggie and Dan forever”. Boo.
  60. I don’t have a bike.
  61. Sometimes I wonder if I got back on one after all this time if it would really come back to me, “like riding a bicycle?”
  62. Wow, that was dorky.
  63. I think crocks are ugly.
  64. Actually, most typical “Colorado” shoes I think are pretty heinous.
  65. I love that Colorado style still, and always will, includes down vests. I love them.
  66. I want to take cooking classes.
  67. I thought about dropping out of grad school and going to culinary arts school….for about 10 minutes.
  68. I don’t understand why other people expect you to love their dogs as much as they do.
    Why are people rude in the grocery store? Seriously, CALM DOWN.
  69. When I get tired my eyes start to droop.
  70. Last night the ear doctor and I spent a ridiculous amount of time at Wal-Mart. The cool thing is that because I was with him, it was fun the whole time.
  71. The ear doctor already has an idea of what he wants to carve into his second pumpkin tomorrow. I have no idea.
  72. That is pretty indicative of our relationship.
  73. For the first time ever I sent my mom a Halloween care package. I think she loved it.
  74. I wish I had the patience to be a really great scrapbooker, but I don’t. And I probably never will.
  75. Photos in a shoe box works for me.
  76. Actually I wish there was a classy way to just plaster my walls with photos of my friends and family. Cool idea, but it would probably drive me crazy with business.
  77. I love going to home shows, but would never want to live in a house so big it echoed.
  78. This afternoon the institute director is making Pad Thai. Yummmmm
  79. On a sunny day there is nothing better than getting a jamba, rolling down the windows, cranking up the tunes and driving.
  80. I love the ocean.
  81. I love the ocean in Oregon when it is cold and misty. It calms me.
  82. I love waking up early in the mountains and walking away from the campsite to be alone. When the light is in almost horizontal shafts through the trees it takes my breath away.
  83. I don’t like hiking fast because I don’t like looking at the ground. I like hiking so slow that I can look up between each step and see where I am. It’s not about the destination for me.
  84. I can eat a whole box of Kraft Mac & Cheese in one sitting.
  85. I eat it right out of the pot I used to cook it in. Why dirty another dish?
  86. I am really excited about going to London in March. REALLY excited. My grandparents offered to let us use their time-share points so it looks like our lodging will only cost about $150 for the whole week. SCORE!
  87. I only have about 7 minutes to finish the rest of this. Yikes!
  88. I love playing spoons with my family. We do a tournament every year at Thanksgiving and I am going to DOMINATE this year. (last year I came in 2nd)
  89. I help my mom cook Thanksgiving dinner every year. We get up at 6 am and work so hard we pretty much collapse by 5 pm. It is awesome.
  90. This year Thanksgiving is going to be really small…only about 15 or so.
  91. That is much more manageable than the 25-30 we usually have.
  92. I miss my Aunt Sandy every day.
  93. I love Christmas more than any holiday of the whole year. I don’t know what I’m going to do this year without the baby.
  94. I’m really excited to meet Olivia Jane.
  95. I love wearing green but feel like I have to regulate my wearing of it or else that is all I would wear.
  96. I have a real love/hate relationship with haunted houses.
  97. I love spring more than any other season.
  98. Then fall,
  99. Winter and summer tie for 3rd.
  100. I like cake.


girl from florida said...

I love them all! Just like your last 2! :)

I'm so glad that you're at such a happy point in your life right now, Katie. It makes me smile to think of you enjoying life in Colorado!!

katezmom said...

OK Scooter,
You do have a bike, it's hanging from the ceiling in grandma's garage. She'll start charging you rent if she gets around to noticing that it's still there. Maggs took her bike with them to OR but Dan, it appears, is the one riding it. Quelle suprise! she said that she doesn't want a big mud stripe up her back and Dan doesn't care.

katezmom said...

Condo option is limited and is out side of London quite a ways but I don't know specifics. The guy told grandpa that he should have called a year and a hlaf ago. True to form grandpa told him he doesn't even buy green bananas.

katezmom said...

Oh about the nuts. I was at the airport to early (before the stores opened) to score you some. So sorry, hope you're not too sad.

brittany said...

There is no need to limit the amount of green you wear. If you love it, let it be known!! I wear so much pink that on Thursday, when I wore a PURPLE sweater to school, three of my students expressed sincere surprise that I owned an outfit that involved no pink. (I didn't, however, tell them that I was wearing pink underwear. That would have been what we call TMI. And probably inappropriate.)

Maggie said...

I don't know what I'll do without you this Christmas! Mom said maybe you'll drive up with them afterwards. I was so excited to hear that, but when I told Dan he brought up a lot of questions that I couldn't answer. For example:
Are you going to spend New Year's with us?
If not does that mean you're only going to stay for a couple of days?
If so does that mean you're not going to spend it with the ear doctor?
Is the ear doctor coming with you to see us? (We miss him and we're not going to see him for Thanksgiving so he should HAVE to come for New Year's)

Elle said...


Thats what I found myself saying to 99% of them!!

El said...

My all time favorite,

31. Every morning I come into work and make myself a cup of hot cocoa. On Fridays someone brings in doughnuts. I get kind of annoyed when they forget them.

That one makes me laugh.

Maggie said...

Dan told me that he commented on your post, but it doesn't look like he did so I thought I'd say what he told me. Last year you were 3rd in spoons. Jodi finally beat you. I know you probably tried to block that out of your mind.

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