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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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Living truth

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is on the earth!

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and Katherine could NOT be more pleased…

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What’s your opinion?

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“You’ve GOT to stand for something, or you’ll fall for anything.”

~Aaron Tippets (country musician btw)

“I don’t need a microphone to say what I’ve been thinking. 

My heart is like a loud speaker that’s always on 11.”

~Natasha Bedingfield

                              “Don’t let your mind be SO open that everything falls out!”

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  “You got opinions, man.  We’re all entitled to ’em. BUT I NEVER ASKED!”

~Sara Bareilles

O BE WISE! WHAT CAN I SAY MORE?

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~Jacob 6:5

Belief is a beautiful armor.  But it makes for the heaviest sword. 

It’s like punching underwater.  You never can hit who you’re trying for.”

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~John Mayer

“I still don’t know what I stand for.  What do I stand for?”

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~Fun

“You got your same big loud opinions, but nobody’s listening!”

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~Taylor Swift

This post might be borderline offensive with the juxtaposition of some of the people pictured.  Once again, I hope to spark discussion and thought without ever making my own OPINION explicitly and fully clear.   

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intentional ambiguity!

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Ann Coulter is someone who Katherine believes gives conservativism a VERY bad name (for the most part).

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“One can have a strong intelligent opinion and even be persuasive

WITHOUT being overly opinionated or pushy.” 

~Katherine Anne

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LINE OF FREAKIN’ PROPRIETY!

Also, I believe very strongly that the teachings found within the structure and gospel of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

can and will bring us lasting happiness.  Thus, I greatly value missionary work.

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But I value religious freedom just as much.

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Blink and you might miss that there are TWO pictures

of Natasha Bedingfield on this post.

Also, John Mayer is brilliant and has forever changed my life,

but he will be the first to tell you that he has at times had a very stupid mouth (read more about it here).

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And Katherine would like to remind you that EVERY. SINGLE. PART. of this post serves a purpose (I don’t believe in fluff, remember?). 

Also, I try hard not to toot my own horn too much, but go on and count the number of allusions/references I made in this post………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..

HOW MANY DIDJA FIND?

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“Why would we want to glamorize or capitalize anything that reeks of sexual violence AT ALL?!”

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“O Jerusalem, Jerusalem”

~Luke 13:34

As you can probably guess, I had an internal struggle of whether or not I wanted to include a picture of this “book.”  But the juxtaposition is powerful enough that I feel it is justified.

Men, women, and children all over the world experience sexual/ emotional/ physical abuse.  And now one of the best selling books in America (and soon to be film) tries to make this stuff look hot?!  I think I just threw up a little bit…

Read more here about my VERY strong feelings concerning “50 shades of disgusting/filth/trash.”

And as is always the case, if you believe what I’m saying, don’t be afraid to PASS THIS ALONG!

Really Awesome Readers!

What does the stuff you read say about you?

For good and for bad?

and since you are what you read,

KathBath knows that you are at least somewhat awesome!

(since you’re reading my blog!)

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STOP BEATING YOURSELF UP!

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“Do as the heavens have done,

forget your evil; With them forgive yourself.”

    ~William Shakespeare (A Winter’s Tale)

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“…and though your sins 

[or insecurities/baggage/ idiosyncracies/lips/WHATEVER!]
be as scarletthey shall be as white as snow.”

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Oh, except that when it comes to lips, I prefer red

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over white (LITERALLY) 8 days a week.

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PS.  I am VERY careful about how I portray violence (if at all) in this blog.  So I understand if that first picture is a bit offensive, but I just love how it captures what so many of us do to ourselves.  Britney ain’t perfect, but that’s pretty genius I think.

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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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We aren’t all gonna win Grammys or sell out Madison Square Garden,

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but we can all pursue our interests, express our talents, and CREATE.

So how ’boutcha get off this blog and in the words of Britney, do something?

If I never win a Grammy, you know I’ll be alright…

~Jessica Andrews

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FYI I am VERY conscious of the time and energy I give to this blog….for good and for bad.

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but mainly for good.  I am ALSO very conscious of the fact that I am wearing a sweat band in this picture-mainly for bad.  But I still make it look cute, I think.

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Sometimes your best friend is the hot smokin’ lady in red,

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and you’re just the nerd in the glasses.

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Taylor Swift speaks to me, people.  She really does.

No wonder Renae’s married:

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The 2 most handsome Mormons in the world:

Mitt Romney is my all-American boy (a twist on Tom Petty’s famous song!),

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but  President Dieter F. Uchtdorf is my international-love.

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PS.  You’ll definitely want to click on that “International Love” link.  It’s a good one (it ain’t Pit-bull by the way!)

PPS.  This post was inspired by a TEXT MESSAGE exchange I had with Tyler once…

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E. Smith

A few letters…

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make a BIG difference

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Which one do I feed, the enemy or the daughter?

The natural [wo]man is an enemy to God, and yet I’m also a daughter of God.

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I decide which part of my identity to feed.

so do you…

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Blue-collar/white-collar

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I can do it all…

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Post-it Notes….

I love post-it notes (also known colloquially as stickies)!

1)  Literal:

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They are good for leaving notes on people’s cars or writing to your visiting-teachees.

2)  Figurative:

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You better believe this blog would not/could not exist without my beloved post-its/stickies.

But whatever  you do, DO NOT break up with me on one!

(And whatever you do, DO NOT judge me for loving/posting these videos.)

 If you do, I will have this reaction to my friends.

Then will have a melt down. 

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Hey! You in the pink shirt on the far right…scoot in a little closer!

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This is what I see, people.  This is what I see.

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I TOTALLY feel ya, Macklemore….

“Looking for a better way to get up out of bed
Instead of getting on the Internet and checking a new hit”

“little bit of humble, little bit of cautious”

#read lyrics here: 

#ambivalent feelings toward fame…..

#this song is about as near to perfection as one can get…

#still wouldn’t hate a Webby 🙂

#just barely over 4,000 hits…in 20 countries…in 11 days-LITERALLY!

#pride is the downfall of civilizations

# I STILL DO OTHER STUFF, PEOPLE!  sometimes…

#still no money, but have made strides in that direction 🙂

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Every once in a while, the experience is BETTER than the myth.

Example: Car Salesperson
Myth:
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Experience:
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This is Kenneth Christofferson (along with his lovely wife Leslie).  He was my LDS bishop and continues to be a great friend and father figure to me and to countless others.  This man’s name is no coincidence-he is a Christlike person who defies all stereotypes of the sketchy car-salesman.  Bishop Christofferson has helped me out of many a bind, both spiritual and physical (you better believe he’s helped me more than once with my car!).  He works at Ken Garff Chevrolet in American Fork, Utah (Ken works for Ken!).  If you are in the market for a new car, check them out!  http://www.kengarffchevrolet.com/
And yes, I got his full permission for this post.  And no, he’s not paying me. 🙂
Readers!
 Who do YOU know that shatters negative stereotypes?
And who do you know who confirms stereotypes that writers are a little goofy?
holding grudges over love is ancient artifacts…

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Connotations of “Traffic”

Sometimes it’s bad:

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but sometimes it’s REALLY good:

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Thought I was kidding about that whole Pinky and the Brain thing, didn’t ya? Image

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When attempting to look sexy and tropical…

sometimes you kinda, sorta get it right,

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but other times you just look like a fool.

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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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I want YOU! (3 different takes)

Serious:

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So Cute:

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SEXY!

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but surprisingly modest at least.

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Fijian women give you the jewelry off their neck…

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The Law of Thermodynamics

The entropy of my bedroom…

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is always increasing!

#not proud of it, but gotta laugh so I don’t cry, know what I mean?)

#not usually this bad, just wanted to exaggerate for artistic purposes (it was moving day a few years ago)

*Famous (and weirdo) American writer Thomas Pynchon has a relatively renowned short story called “Entropy” dealing with slightly related themes, but in a less funny and more disillusioning way.  Like, we close ourselves off from the world cuz it’s so bad.  Sad.  Will write about that piece eventually…

#hey boys, if we fall in love I promise I will remedy this bedroom situation STAT and be your perfect cookie-cutter Mormon housewife!  I’ll sweep the floor if you sweep this girl off her feet.

I will sweep, sweep, sweep you off your feet…

~Ingrid Michaelson

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Tonight I ate coffee ice cream,

and I’m going to the temple this week 🙂

I may be a sloth, but I ain’t no slothful servant, ya’ll!

Yes I’d be okay with President Monson reading this.  And yes, I do also enjoy coffee lip-balm.

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“I’m a gerbil on a treadmill, and everyone else has crossed the finish line.”

I used this phrase more than once in the not too recent past to express how I felt I was doing in life (“mixed metaphors” are a tool that Shakespeare often used and Katherine occasionally experiments with).  You know, all the things we’re supposed to accomplish?  Career, marriage, family, not crashing your car, stuff like that.  It seemed like so many people around me were doing all those things, and I was just praying that I didn’t forget to pay my utility bill!  But I’ve since re-examined that phrase.  The thing is, gerbils are really cute, I am one of those rare people who enjoy treadmills and even got one for my 15th birthday, and I actually have crossed a finish line or two.

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Plus, isn’t the joy in the journey anyways?

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Oh yeah, and I started a blog that has reached across the globe in less than a week.  One is bigger than zero, ya’ll!  🙂

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It’s a beautiful day and not a cloud in sight,

so I guess I’m doing alright!

~Jo Dee Messina

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Sometimes your skin and makeup look so good….

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that you just have to post even though what you are wearing looks ridiculous.

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But Annie works it like a champion.

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“Am I wearing too many colors?”

I love colors.  And I love dressing to IMpress, as well as EXpress.

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But I want people to see and remember not just my clothes, but also ME and my natural beauty (enhanced a little with makeup and occasionally fake lashes).  And when you wear a lot of bright things that stand out, there can be too many things to look at.  So maybe if I wanna wear a bright color, I should just stick to one.

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Nah…

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Say all you want about inner beauty…

but when I’m looking like this…

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it’s probably not gonna be a good day.

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“After a Hurricane comes a rainbow..” saywhat now?

What kind of whack-job meteorologist have you been listening to, Katy?  Anything for a rhyme, I guess.  And I still like the song by the way, particularly on the 4th of July.

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Nephi and Laman

Text I sent to Maizy 2 few years ago:

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“You’re at Institute, and I’m at home watching [HBO show that shall not be named].  It’s like Nephi and Laman.”

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Thunderbolts of blasphemy…

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Release Your Inner Rapper…

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Should have worn it on my cheek instead of my forehead to make it more legit, but I was covering an actual wound/popped zit instead of trying to look like a gangster.  And I KNOW it’s hot in herrrreeeee, Mr. Nelly, but I would prefer not to, thanks.

Check out that middle guy here: 

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Becoming a woman….

BYU Fall of 2006, I spoke the following words with complete and utter sincerity:

“My email is AmericanGirl, but now that I’m in college

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And Melissa never let me forget it 🙂

I’m an All-American rebel making my big get-away…

~Sheryl Crow

 

#bildungsroman

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Neti Pot is my Genie’s Lamp…..

#UNDER CONSTRUCTION

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“C[reativ]ITY NEVER SLEEPS, BETTER SLIP YOU AN AMBIEN!”

When you are so inspired that you have a hard time sleeping, (particularly if you live in the booming metropolis of Provo, which is basically the same thing as New York) it might be time for a sedative.”

Lyrics here. 

#always consult your doctor first 🙂

#never share meds….

#inspiration can be inconvenient

#this song is a literary gem, teachers take note

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Mistaken Identity

A few weeks ago I went on a walk and met a man with a beautiful dog named Pumpkin (names have been changed to protect the innocent canine). We talked for a bit and the man told me how she was a wonderful friend and that he enjoyed and needed her companionship. I sat and petted and played with the dog. I’m no veterinarian, but it became increasingly clear to me that “she” was certainly NOT a “she,” if you get my drift.  I considered telling the man, but I didn’t have the heart.

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Off with its head!

Artsy-fartsy stuff doesn’t have heads, apparently…..

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*at least I’m wearing clothes…

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Some say SJP looks like a horse….

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but I think some days I do, too….

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# was the photographer at a race and got bored while waiting for runners

#Carrie Bradshaw at heart

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Barney’s Words of Truth

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No not that one!

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*AMEN, BROTHER!

*juxtaposition of what many people consider to be one of the sexiest characters with one of the UNsexiest characters

*is sexy a bad word among Mormon circles? I wouldn’t say it over the pulpit but this blog seems fine 🙂

Core Beliefs:  Humor, Beauty, expression, creativity

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Whatcha looking at down there? IT’S BETTER TO LOOK UP!

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(especially you, Renae, it’s your wedding day!)

Look down?

Heck no, Hugh Jackman!  Don’t you know it’s better to look up? 🙂

read this talk here it will rock your socks!

Core beliefs: humor, expression, kindness, creativity, beauty, Christ, understanding (BOOM BABY THAT’S ALL OF THEM!)

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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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My Fitness Level these days…

Not as good as this:

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But not as bad as this:

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(no offense to this woman, I’m sure she have many good qualities)

#has-been

#i’ll run another marathon someday maybe

#my dad says if you run 1 marathon that is admirable, more than 1 that is crazy…maybe i’ll stick with halves

Core Beliefs:  humor, beauty, expression, kindness

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