Me too, girl!
I write about what I experience. What I believe. What excites me. What frustrates me. What inspires me. What doesn’t inspire me. What I find beautiful. What I find ugly. What I hope for. What I dream of. What I learn. What I teach. What I know. Though I seek to avoid getting too personal, this blog is extremely autobiographical.
But I also don’t write too autobiographically (line of propriety). Like, I don’t want to make it all about me. This blog is not my journal. There is TONS of overlap, but there is a difference, too. Don’t wanna be narcissistic here, know what I’m sayin’. (Read here for a poem I wrote on this topic). Still, Katy really hits the nail on the head with this quote!
I can only write autobiographically.
click here for why I am super impressed
with Ms. Perry these days
Keith Urban has forgiven himself for his mistakes. So has John Mayer. So has Katy Perry. And so have I.
Do YOU need to forgive yourself for anything?
How can you let go of your past and rid yourself of unnecessary burdens so that you can (finally) be at peace?
as she is actually getting classier, prettier, and overall better with time.
You go, girl!
And her awesome boyfriend sure doesn’t hurt her whole thing of staying grounded and real…
read here ’bout how I give Katy and John my blessing
Know what other Katie is getting classier, prettier, and overall better with time?
You’re like a stinky old cheese, babe
just gettin’ riper with age!
and I finally see myself again.
~Katy Perry/ Katie Wilky
By the grace of God,
I picked myself back up…
There was no other way.
I just don’t…
PS. It took me some time to warm up to this song, as I initially thought it was a little too simple and perhaps even a tad bit boring. But now I loooooove it. Nostalgia, lost love, explicit mention of a woman’s name (which is almost certainly NOT an alias), emotional vulnerability, ambiguous feelings toward marriage/family, blatant admittance of technological stalking in a way that is both comedic and tragic (he does this in “In Your Atmosphere” too!), allusions to geographic locations, a building choral swell at the end, subtle implications of hope, and all set to the classic blues chord pattern?! This man NEVER fails to deliver.
Johnny couldn’t write a bad song if he tried.
Also, I want John to be happy. I think he is and he isn’t. And I know that some may assume that his relationship with Katy Perry is likely just another mistake or celebrity mismatch. But if they are bringing each other some level of love and commitment, I say more power to ’em!
are some happy girls!
baby’s got blue skies up ahead…
eye of the tiger
time to beautifully bookend and refer to your title with a little help from some Irish lads…
OUT OF THE LION’S DEN!
*2 Biblical allusions in one rhyming line. Wow!
The Lamb and the Lion shall lie down together without any ire… (LDS hymn “The Spirit of God” #2)
*don’t love everything KP says and does, but this song (and this lyric especially) is saweeeet!
*Oh, and Katy girl, I heard you got a pretty awesome boy-toy…
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.
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.
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…
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!
before I even fully knew what that meant!
Alexander Pope and Jonathan Swift would be so proud!
Check out my approach to satire here.
For those who may not quite understand, I was exploiting the stereotype that Mormon girls often get married and pregnant very young. Here is another self-satire.
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.
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.
#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.
Some days I want a dog more than I want a husband.
But then I see pictures like this of 2 of my closest friends…
And I change my mind 🙂