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My favorite artist playing a sweet Jimi Hendrix cover on an electric guitar, comedically monologuing about the trial & error approach to life philosophies in a way that is naturally and absent-mindly sexy, reaffirming one’s confidence and achievements despite past failures, making (relative) peace with his enemies, reaching out to his fans in a way that only he can, and all while wearing THIS?!

My blood pressure just spiked BIG time.

in a good way!

Oh, and just so you, he can also wear this while playing to the same crowd.

of 7,000 people (!) at the LA Staples Center

where he also recorded his ever famous and influential live album:

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If you looked up the word “Versatility” in the dictionary,

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you just may find John Mayer’s picture.

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*John’s ever evolving fashion through the years is a topic that has definitely caused some thought wrinkles in my brain.  Here is one little example.

And don’t forget about what Ms. Bedingfield so eloquently stated on the idea of fashion/music.

More to come on these ideas.

Much more.

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There is enough negative crap in the world…

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so don’t add any more to it, okay pumpkin?

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  Thanks so much.

(Read here about John GREATLY inspired me in writing this)

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Sometimes telling the truth is terribly painful, uncomfortable, embarrassing, and inconvenient,

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BUT IT HAS TO HAPPEN!

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“The truth will set you free”

~John 8:23

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“The truth can be ugly beyond imagination,

but concerning such topics as abuse, we simply CANNOT ignore it.

It may set others free as well.  Figuratively and literally.”

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Read more here about an insight that Mr. Mayer helped me understand regarding the Penn State child abuse controversy.

READERS:

How do these principles/ideas apply to YOU?

And I know that they do somehow.

Truth.

🙂

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I’d like to think the best of me…

is still hiding up my sleeve!

Kathbath is greatly pleased with a lot of the stuff she has created so far (here are some of my personal faves!)

But she has SOOOOO much more to come (including the plum poem) 🙂

A bit I’ve written already about Othello (and what he taught me about jealousy)

Prepositions matter!

Sister Wilkinson really encourages her readers to go write their own blogs, journals, music, etc…

“No Such Thing” is from the Room for Squares album (nice job, sweet self!).

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Purple for the queen in me.”

~Natasha Bedingfield

Readers, Katherine REALLY is just getting started.

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Don’t make people (celebrities or otherwise) feel stupider…

Imagethan they likely already do.

(wish we could change this to “Don’t feel stupid”!)

If you know anything at all about me by now, you know that I know that while John Mayer is a writer, musician, and poet who is talented beyond measure, he clearly has had his share of sins.  But Mr. Mayer still is a son of God, he still deserves another chance, and based on what I’ve read and seen about him (which is a LOT!), he truly is sorryIf the Savior died for everyone, John isn’t left behind.  And just so you know, Shakespeare loved the idea of redeemed playboys.  So do I.

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If I had to sum up my life in one single song, it would be this one:

Lyrics here

Take all of your wasted honor.

Every little past frustration.

Take all of your so-called problems.

Better put ’em in quotations.

SAY WHAT YOU NEED TO SAY!

I am crying as I type this.  I value writing, expression, speech, literacy, validation, and communication more than any physical object that I have ever owned or will ever own.  LITERALLY!  It is most certainly a sacred gift.  Even my beloved lip gloss doesn’t come close to the joy of freedom of speech.

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Read more here about how writing is a Christ-figure for Katherine…

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“Speechless”

(Lyrics here)

is the only word I have right now.

Wow.

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I have responsibilities…

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but only because I choose to have responsibilities.

I believe in accepting legitimate criticism and also in getting out of my comfort zone, but if anyone ever tries to force or pressure me into anything in a manner or form with which I am not comfortable in any way at all…

I’M GONE!

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figuratively AND literally…

 But as is always the case, I am kind and civil about this.  Ain’t no James Dean, “rebel without a cause” thing going on here.  This is NOT me being selfish or evading (legitimate) responsibility in any way at all.

  I desire to work hard and stretch myself to serve others.

Still though.  The number 1 person on my list is ME!

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and for that I will NEVER apologize…

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READERS!

1) What responsibilities do you choose to have?

2) What is your LINE OF PROPRIETY when it comes to responsibility?

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“I don’t answer to ANYBODY.  And it’s a lovely, LOVELY feeling…”

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~John Mayer

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Pain throws your heart to the ground

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love turns the whole thing around...

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Don’t judge a book by her cover!

especially when she’s free styling.

Free Styling.

My hair was free styling.

Free falling…

John’s version (LISTEN TO IT!!!!) is better than Tom Petty’s.

Could go on forever but must go now.

chao!

PS.  I really don’t like violence.  I have a lot of reasons why and lots of thoughts on this subject.  Stay.  Tuned.

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WWJD?

I don’t know it all (many people assume I do), but there is one thing I DO know very strongly.  And for the safety of your own self-esteem and confidence, you do NOT want to talk with me about.

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Dear readerz,

Look at my title (if you haven’t already).

Figure it out (if you haven’t already).

And now someone alert the media because I’ve just been hit with a thunderbolt of  blasphemy for comparing those 2 men.

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And you’re gonna hear me ROAR!

I really, REALLY like this song a lot…

I once read an interpretation of “The Yellow Wallpaper” where the narrator was compared to a lion…

Not even gonna go there…

BOOKENDING Ahead:

OH, and FYI, it’s okay if you don’t love/listen to/like his music.  One of my best friends does not…

BUT THE MAN HAS MAD SKILLZ!

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Self-Deprecating Humor…

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is a sign

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of confidence!

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But it works best

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when accompanied by true talent.

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“Self-deprecating humor is a powerful tool in that it can help demonstrate our humanity and bring comic relief,

but still we artists need to take ourselves seriously enough to produce good art.”

~KathBath

(more to come on this idea)

Oh and by the way, this has not been the first time

that I’ve compared myself to John Mayer (duh!).

AND IT WON’T BE THE LAST!

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Still waiting for that thunderbolt of blasphemy for the comparison.

Maybe it won’t be coming after all…

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Thanks for help on this one TC.  TC Wilkinson.  TC Williams…

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READERS:

1)  Do you use self-deprecating humor?  Why or why not?

2)  If you do use it, what are your experiences thus far?

3)  What are the appropriate limits to self-deprecating humor?

…..lineofproprietylineofproprietylineofproprietylineofpropriety…..

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The technology today can make it so that Katherine’s blog…

CAN SPREAD LIKE WILDFIRE!

*not tryin’ to be the next big thing (although truthfully there are worse people, right?)

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*if I can share truth, that’s awesome!

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*I REALLY wish we weren’t so online these days, but since we are, might as well make our stuff good!

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These boys (Diddy and Pharell) got to it somehow!

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*I LOVE this song (back to Johnny’s tune…)!

    a little bit of summer is what the whole year’s all about!

*haven’t listened to enough of the new album, “Paradise Valley.”

*there is too much stuff to do with the word “paradise,” must go eat something now…

GO SPREAD YOUR OWN BLOG, TRUTH, BELIEFS TOO!Image

And I think I just found my snack…

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Oh, and also I’m the only woman on this post…

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ADIOS….

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Storey Time

ImageChris was the Elder’s Quorum President in my LDS Singles’ Ward.

ImageIf one were to add a T to the end of his first name, one wouldn’t be far off.

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Congrats to him and to his lovely fiancee!ImageIt’s a love STOREY…

and baby she said yes!

 ImageOh, and just one final plug for CS:  he and I both enjoy the music/ poetry/ quasi revelation of this man right here:

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CS

CS Lewis!

I’m out…

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Dewey (eyed) Beauty Gets Lost in the Library…

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I have a confession to make that may cause you to question my ethos as a thinker/writer/scholar:

Back to December all the time…

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(don’t love this song, but am sad I didn’t mention DECEMber in the video AND I love Taylor’s whole look here…)

Anyways, libraries can be amazing, but even the great American transcendentalist Ralph Waldo Emerson knew that they could be problematic:

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“Meek young men grow up in libraries, believing it their duty to accept the views, which Cicero, which Locke, which Bacon, have given, forgetful that Cicero, Locke, and Bacon were only young men in libraries, when they wrote these books.”

          ~The American Scholar (this address is SO powerful.  Read (about) it!

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And to further illustrate (figuratively AND literally!) this idea of library limits,

allow me to borrow some palabras from my dear friend:

They read all the books, but they CAN’T FIND THE ANSWERS!”

~7 time Grammy Winner (and thief of Kat’s heart) John Mayer

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(and more than just part of Katherine’s [K]orazón…)

Whitney me JM concert...

half of my heart

whitney heart half JM concert

so BACK TO BIBLIOTECHAS (after that long but still fascinating tangent)!

Let’s ask ourselves what are the extremes/outliers to all the stuff available to us today..

Where is the wisdom in all this knowledge?

(click here to read even more about an OVERLOAD of information)

Eternal struggle between reading and writing…

(good problem to have…)

READERS!

What things do you like about the library?  What things intimidate you?

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And do you know how to use the DDS?

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perdida in the periodicals….

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AWESOME JOB, KATHERINE!

Now sleepy (?) students (readers),

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RISE AND SHINE!

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because it’s time for a little blog assignment:

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Go count how many religious/pop cultural/music/literary/ biligual references I made in this post

don’t forget the title!

DO I HAVE YOUR ATTENTION YET?

something strange...

🙂

Go gotta go hang out with my boyfriend Harold now…

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BOOK-ending…

literally

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Pay Day!

Explore More Issues Here:

1)  Line of Propriety

2)  Sunburn stuff

3)  Bad hair day means good writing day!

4)  Bragging?  Guilty.  YOU WOULD TOO!

Oh, and by the way, I was singing a version of a John Mayer song (SHOCKING, right?)….

Lyrics here. 

The song is VERY interesting.  The melody/guitar itself is hauntingly beautiful, but the words are contradicting the story-teller’s true convictions (unreliable narrators are FASCINATING).  You see, Johnny is lonely and trying to convince himself that he can engage in self-destructive behaviors (drugs, women, etc.) and it won’t effect him.  Sad.

Have done my own version of “Who Says.”  And I will DEFINITELY include it soon…

But Back to the Benjamins:

Laughing all the way to the bank…

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PS.  The check wasn’t for a ton.  And also it will not even begin to cover the costs of medical expenses I will incur from the pending thunderbolt of blasphemy I will shortly receive due to my comparing myself to Brad Paisley.

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Even Great Artists

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And now I’m about to say something that

I often wish I could shout fiddle from the rooftops.

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Are you listening?

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Okay, here I go:

 

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“I DON’T ANSWER TO ANYBODY,

AND IT’S A LOVELY, LOVELY FEELING!”

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There are of course limits to this philosophy, because I do represent Christ,

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I believe that women can be sexy,

but also ought to maintain class and (line of) propriety,

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and also I am a role model.

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But still “I do what I want!”

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Katherine, get back to John Mayer…

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Read more here about the concert that LITERALLY(!) changed my life…

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(more to come on Johnny’s brilliant monologue/idea)

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And now Lightn’ing strikes for that thunderbolt of blasphemy

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for comparing myself to one of the greatest guitarists/poets of all time…

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But allow me to quote from him once again:

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“I LOOK GOOD CUZ I FEEL GOOD!”

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4 John Mayer lyrics/links/quotations in one post.  Excellent job, sweet self…

Oh, yah, not only do KW and JM share fashion blunders, we also share writing blunders.  Check it out here. 

PS.  Even if your outfits are occasionally a little whacky, you can still be as cool as me.

“It’s true.  It’s true.  I choose you! (says Sara Bareilles). 

To have an awesome day!

Now GO!

Go fall in love.

Go change the world.

Go help an old lady move.

Go help her carry her groceries.

Go clean your car, (that’s what I need to do).

I need to go do my hair, and a few other things…

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I.  Choose.  You. 

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Brothers, be good to your sisters.

Thanks, Sam, Drew, and Tyler for never being anywhere CLOSE to this loser.  I seriously debated whether or not I wanted to showcase such a slithery scumbag on this beautiful blog, but there is a good purpose, so that’s why I did it.

I’d MUCH rather have a brother figure type like this:

EXCEPT NO BLOOD RELATION PLEASE!  I would really prefer my kiddos to have the traditional number of digits.

Phrase-twist on this post!  Did you find it?

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We at War.

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We at war with terrorism,

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We at war with racism,

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but most of all, we at war with ourselves.

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A thousand little wars I have to choose between

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Some of the greatest battles will be fought within

the CHAMBERS OF YOUR OWN SOUL.

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I’m in the war of my life.

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JESUS WALKS.

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“Where did you serve your mission?”

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Just DYING for a subject change…

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Most of the hating isn’t done externally, it’s done INTERNALLY…

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No one should be unkind to you, but if ever anyone is,

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remember that it’s probably not about you….

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It’s their own shizzle.

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And although funny in theory, I would NOT recommend making those kind of people a special pie.  Line of propriety.

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But do stand up for yourself, know what I mean?

We hate ourselves sometimes in the voice of other people….

but I disregard all of it and assume that I am loved the world ’round.

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PS. Check out where I got my title here.  Hint, he has his own planet called Guitar Kolob.

Thunderbolt of blasphemy yet again…

Also, BRILLIANT BOOKENDING (of JM’s quote) is what I did here…

blog to self-connection:

READERS!  How do YOU react when people are unkind to you?

Also, if you are yourself unkind to people in any way at all, take a tip from my friend President Uchtdorf…

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🙂

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I don’t need (to be) no doctor

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to have good bedside manner!

Moral of the story:  no matter your profession, vocation, hobby that is feeding your soul, you can (and MUST!) have people skillz, ya’ll!

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PS.  Writing “moral of the story” is one of the WORST things a writer can do.  Almost as bad as having a post-script…

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Just act like you know what you’re doing,

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and most of the time, nobody will ever question anything!

PS.  Don’t abuse this power, please.  Line of propriety yet again.  O be wise, what can I say more?  Plus, I’d rather have this guy guy flying my plane, anyways…

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As beautiful and talented as he is, if Mr. Dicaprio were the pilot, this is what I’d have to say:

I can’t take that, no I can’t take that, I can’t take that, take that plane!

Lyrics here:

I hang out with other people, I promise…

🙂

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Do you ever have trouble wrapping up a conversation?

So does this girl:

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                  (But I’m working on it!)

And so does John Mayer (2:14-2:40)

(Lyrics and timing are critical here.  They are also BRILLIANT)

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There were a lot of good things about the John Mayer concert,

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but this is definitely in the top 3.

The whole thing is AMAZING, but if I had to pick one or two lines to highlight, it would be this:

So when you start feeling like the world’s coming down on you, and that somebody feels like you’re not good enough or smart enough or thin enough, and that’s getting sent to you, like a psychic getting sent to ya, like a pyschic getting sent to ya, just ask for names.  And guess what?  There are no names.  It’s all just fog, it’s all just a made up fog in a hall of mirrors, it’s all garbage, it doesn’t exist, so just do away with all that negative energy; it doesn’t even exist, it’s not even real….when people see other people having a good time and not questioning it, they just like to bring it all down, ya know.  “I WANT NAMES!” from now on.  And let me tell you something.  I’ve been through my life, and I got bumped, and I got bruised, and I got kicked to the ground., but I never actually got a name the whole time.  And therefore, I disregard all of it, and assume that I am loved the world round. 

Whoops, guess that was a few more than 2 lines.  If it’s all meat, you can’t cut any out!

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Make Friends With What You Are

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John, I don’t use a pick either! Never did like them.  Travis pick is where it’s at!

Even the greatest of the greats make mistakes…

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I wish I could clone myself a few times….

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to make it so that I could write this blog a little faster!

Thanks to famous blogger C Jane for helping inspire me a lil with this one.

“Close your eyes and clone yourself…”

The LDS Church doesn’t have an official stance, but still truth in jest 🙂

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My Fan Video to Andy Grammer

Remember when I got a little kiss from Andy Grammer?  Well I worked REALLY hard for the opportunity to get those meet-and-greet passes.  I even had to do this.  And yes, I am confident enough to share:

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One pair of candy lips and your bubble gum tongue

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#This is the song that made everyone think JM was just a heart-throb lothario (which he is!), but us true fans know he’s much, much more.

#I try hard not to repeat pictures, but it’s one of the only tongue ones I have, and I don’t want to do a photo-booth picture just to get a good tongue shot.  And least not today.

#acoustic is almost always better!

#someone as goofy as me can’t be legitimately sexy anyways, so I think it’s all good

#Me including this song might be one of those times where I cross over into that territory of being a teensy bit over that line of propriety, just a little.  And that’s just fine. 🙂

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My (literal) dirty laundry is piling up…

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BUT I JUST CAN’T STOP!  Faith has a short-shelf life, but so does inspiration.  It’s not a manic energy though, it’s just excitement and clarity.  Must only stop writing for the bare necessities (showers are up for debate).  And this kind of writer’s high is rare indeed.  Better take it and run with it.  Who knows how long I can go before I burn out?  Renae, you DO know he mentions Peachtree, right? 🙂

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Controversy can overshadow talent and achievement….

There are SOOOO many examples of this, but here are just a few:

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1)  Kanye West- (um, Taylor Swift incident, anyone?)

2)  Eminem (If CNN has a top 10, that’s pretty bad Marshall)

3)  John Mayer (You know I love you Johnny, but don’t be spilling your secrets about women! Plus, chastity is where it’s at, anyways.)

And countless, countless others.  These people are often UNBELIEVABLY GIFTED, but when they get brought up in conversation, unfortunately that all often just gets forgotten because of mistakes they’ve made.

Just one more reason to keep my clothes modest.  That and I haven’t hit the gym in a while.

PS.  I do believe in repentance and redemption.  I do.

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Paparazzi won’t have nothin’ on me!

The paparazzi can be cruel.

They have the ability to catch celebs at their worst and share it with the world.

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But when it comes to me, I’m not too worried.  I don’t smoke, drink, or fool around.  You ain’t gonna catch me stumbling out of a club at 3 am.  And I’m not into the whole anger/violence thing/profanity, either.  Plus, I already post worse pictures of myself than any photographer could ever catch.

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So there’s just one thing more ya’ll need to know:

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Just at least let me put my makeup on first.

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“Some things you shouldn’t get too good at.  Like crying, lying and celebrity.”

~U2

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John Mayer ain’t a total D…

Accompanied by his lady friend Katy Perry, John Mayer bought a guitar for a teenage girl in a music shop, then left without telling her.

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http://abcnewsradioonline.com/music-news/2013/7/10/john-mayer-buys-guitar-for-teenage-fan.html

#He’s sincerely trying to change.  Wish I could give him a Book of Mormon.  Dead serious.

#Katy is pretty.  She is.

#Hey John, I blog about you quite a bit.  A ton, actually.  Maybe wanna buy me a guitar? Or better yet, do some music with me?  Dead serious.

#I’m a fan of wayfarers.  Put those bad boys on.

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Something’s Missing…

You may have noticed that I no longer explicate my core beliefs at the end of each post.  Remember, my core beliefs are: beauty, humor, kindness, expression, creativity, and Christ.

I feel like it’s time to take off the training wheels.  For both myself and for readers.  If you wish, you can identify the core beliefs in my posts.  They’re not hard to see at all.  They kinda scream at you.  In a nice way.  But most importantly, I highly encourage you to identify the core beliefs in your own life.  It saved my life.  Maybe it can save yours too 🙂

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My Shadow Days are Over Now.

9 months ago I was in a deep, dark black hole. 

Lyrics here. 

I’m a good girl with a good heart.

Had a tough time.  Got a rough start.

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But my shadow days are over now.

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As I walk through the valley of the shadow of death,

I fear no evil, for thou art with me.

~Psalm 23:4

Core Beliefs:  Christ, expression, beauty, kindness

(Even if you don’t like John Mayer or my taste in music, just listen to that song!!!)

Readers: If you are in a dark shadow of any kind,

there just might be light at the end of the tunnel.

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Family. Isn’t is about….time?

A sad poem from a past time:

 

“nobody’s singing my praises.

no one’s calling my name

in a family of high-achievers

I’m so out of place and so ashamed”

 

Not in that place anymore.  Phew!  It was too dark there so I left.  Just keep me where the light is.

My family are all awesome, but none of them have a blog like this 🙂

#not about competition I know but still…

#nothing but the utmost love and respect toward my family…true story…

 

Core Beliefs: Humor, Expression, Kindness, Christ, Understanding

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Euphemism

Wherever you go, wherever you are,

I watch that pretty life play out in pictures from afar.”

Seriously, never has anyone made Facebook stalking sound so eloquent and romantic.

JOHN MAYER IS AMAZING EVEN IF HE’S KINDA A D-BAG SOMETIMES!

*just sayin’

*so ethereal and hauntingly beautiful, unlike any other John Mayer song…

*this song will always remind me of Whitney

Core Beliefs:  Humor, Expression, Creativity, Beautypseu

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Top 3 reasons why guitar is the best instrument:

1)  it’s social (or at least it should be):
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2)  it’s easily portable:

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I highly doubt you are going to take your harp to the next ward bonfire 🙂

3)  it’s versatile:  You can play very different kinds of music with the same instrument.  Example:


(same artist, same general type of guitar, CRAZY DIFFERENT MUSIC!)

Now how many other instruments can you say all that about?

Oh, and to top it all off, I play the guitar too 🙂

P.S. Truth be told I REALLY like the violin, but sadly I don’t play..

Core Beliefs:  Humor, beauty, expression, creativity, understanding

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Don’t Live Your Life in Abstraction, Live it in Reality

If you think it’s important for husbands to talk to their children even though they don’t see them as much as their mothers do, THEN TALK TO YOUR KIDS!  Fathers, be good to your daughters…. (not one of his better songs)
If you aren’t married or don’t have kids, then talk to your nieces/nephews or friends’ kids!  Get my drift?

“if you wanna make the world a better place, then you better look at yourself and MAKE THAT CHANGE!  ~Michael Jackson (don’t really want him hanging out with my kids, though)

#don’t be a hypocrit

#practice what you preach

#am I being too preachy?

#I’m not mad sorry if this makes me sound mad, I’m not

core beliefs:  humor, expression, kindness, Christ

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The Lasagna Crisis

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During my existential/ faith/ identity/ quarter-life crisis, one of the only things I knew for sure was that I liked making this yummy lasagna from my Aunt Geri’s recipe.  If you are in any or all of these crises, at least try to hold on to what you know for sure and go from there.

#WHEREisthatredcapo????? I miss it…

#found a substitute for the capo but I still want it back!

#have made this lasagna for boys and it has gone over well 🙂

Core beliefs:  Humor, Beauty, Expression, Understanding, Kindness

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