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Lena Dunham and her friends would do well to stop being such GIRLS (and be ladies instead!)

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       The HBO series “Girls” has done remarkably well in it’s short time of syndication.  Creator/producer/director/star Lena Dunham has gained critical acclaim for her series, which purports to depict a realistic look into the gritty lives of 4 young women living in a less than perfect urban New York setting.

        I personally am all about the truth and very much appreciate the idea of realism.  However, this show REALLY rubs me the wrong way.  No matter what anyone tells you, the show is filthy and is all about sex.  Watch the following video for me to expound upon these ideas.  And also let me tell you some about a girl who is as real as real can be (thanks Garth Brooks!), but is still very much a lady!  As is always the case, the video is safe for all eyes and ears!

friends, I really do usually try to keep it to 2 minutes,

but I just couldn’t help it!

*I meant to say you will gain more than you miss by NOT watching that show…

Recap Schmecap:

1)  I believe in free speech.

2)  I have watched a few episodes of “Girls” (but I swear on my favorite lip gloss that I will never watch another one).

3)  Sin is Sin

4)  Wickedness NEVER was Happiness (Alma 41:10)

5)  Don’t disregard a truth/ claim I make just cuz it’s churchy and you might not be into that kind of thing…

5)  I don’t hate anyone (except for Satan)

6)  I think that show has some good thematic substance, but the junk outweighs it BIG TIME.

7) Katherine doesn’t always look show-stoppin hot, but still keeps her clothes on…

8)  Engaging in the sorts of behaviors that show portrays will NOT solve your problems.  It will multiply them!

9)  I never intend to be preachy or unkind or judgmental, but I ain’t afraid to have a strong opinion (duh!)

10)  The devil twists truth for his own purposes (William Shakespeare, “The Merchant of Venice”)

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YOU CAN BE CONFUSED ABOUT LIFE

WITHOUT HAVING RANDOM HOOK-UPS!

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HBO?  I think I’ll stick with H2O….

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🙂

Pass this message/post along if ya wanna amigos.

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Naked

In the following video, I discuss the problematic word “naked” pertaining to a few of its common connotations (although I emphasize the idea of emotional nudity and only briefly allude to the reference of literal nudity).  I also quench my thirst for knowledge.  Literally!  As is true for pretty much everything I publish, the video is safe for all eyes and ears!

Readerz, what do YOU think of the word “naked” ?

(Be ye clean that bear the vessels of the Lord D&C 133:55)

Imagemy naked soul exposed

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I’m cold and I’m ashamed lying naked on the floor

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I’ll soon be naked lying on the floor, lying on the floor, I’ve come undone…

Sure hope the boys of Weezer and Ms. Imbruglia are not on the same floor.

Or how about they don’tdestroy [that] sweater” and instead lend it to a freezing, distraught woman.

Sorry if this is inappropriate.

Thunderbolt of blasphemy.

(time to wrap it up, Kate…)

Concluding Thoughts:

“Naked” is a very sensitive word.  And one that I hardly use at all because I try to avoid sex appeal in my writing.  And in my living.  Don’t want it.  Don’t need it.

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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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1,000 Reasons to Say NO!!!! (to a dumb gray book)

And though there are obviously a lot of people reading that filthy book, there are ALSO young people who know better:

And back to the book.  Let me just say:

*I did not read it

*I will not read it

*I believe in free speech

*sin is sin

*Jesus loves everyone

*you sow what you reap

*I could go on and on and on and on

*I will in other posts

If you believe what I am saying here, please pass this along.  Or better yet, CREATE YOUR OWN REVIEW!

and maybe wear some mascara even though I didn’t…

🙂

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New Lipgloss

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can make Katherine happier than should be humanly possible.  Neil, there’s an idea for ya (although I’m not exactly sure Mocha Dream is your color)…

What “small and simple” things make YOU happy, dear readerz?

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Protecting the image of the LDS Church…

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is one of the things I take into consideration when writing this blessed blog.  It is certainly not the only thing (duh!), and it’s also not necessarily the most important thing either.  But it still clearly holds clout in the court of Kat’s mind.  It is a priority.  A major one, too.  And it’s not that I’m afraid of being called in to my Stake President for chastisement when I occasionally employ a pseudo-swear or playfully tease my viewers with the exposure of a juicy shoulder.  Not even close (I do not fear excommunication or any other lesser form of Church discipline).  It’s just that I have many different identities.  One of them is Mormon.  One of them is disciple of Jesus Christ.  Those things are not necessarily exactly the same, but there is definite overlap, huh? 🙂  And those particular identities strongly influence (but do not completely dictate) my choices.  And my outfits.   And my words.  And my puns.  And my music.  And my song lyrics.  And my pictures.  And my jokes.  And my videos.  And my topic/subject matters.  And my posts.  And my entire blog!  And although the Church is merely a vehicle through which to fully live/experience the gospel, it is a vehicle we must help keep clean.

(check out that last General Conference link/ talk:  it’s BOMB! and it is heavily influenced (or even appropriately plagiarized) by the Great Mormon thinker Eugene England.  Also, after my vehicle metaphor, I realized I need to vacuum my car this week…)

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“Maybe once a year, I think I’ll clean my car.”

~Gavin Degraw (Listen to this song, too.  SO GOOD!)

So back to the main point of this post.  Just remember this:

Katherine Cares about the Church.

And although I am still pretty new to this whole blogging thing, I am conscious of some of the repercussions I may cause (and am causing!), in whatever small/medium/big (or completely microscopic) way .   Mormonism is my mother tongue, my homeland, and, although I love to travel, when it comes to my faith, I ain’t never leavin!

So hopefully the Church’s image isn’t hurt when I post pictures like this:

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And I think now would be an excellent time to remind you that Mormons no longer practice polygamy (if they do, it’s some off-shoot brand that is not recognized by the Brethren), and also that I wrote a smashing article about a girl who was born into a polygamous family, then later joined the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.  Check out the published piece of pie!  Oh, and just so you know, Vilate’s story has gotten even wilder.  Like, out of this world crazy.  In a good way, though.  Stay.  Tuned.

Gotta take Taylor Swift’s example and go burn all my bikini pix now.

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And for my beloved readers, how clean do YOU keep the image of your church (or family name/affiliation, etc.)  How clean do you keep your literal car?  And which is more important (trick question…)?

Watch this video to find out the ONLY church ttopic

I would ever publicly agitate against:

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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.

🙂

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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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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Even a 21st birthday celebration dinner with Whitney

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can’t save you from concubine makeup.

PS.  I left that green scarf in the Chicago O’Hare airport once.  Darnie

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I will NEVER be as cool as Natasha Bedingfield,

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but I can still do this every once and a while:

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

My heart is like a loudspeaker, that’s always on 11.

The stripping going on is NOT literal, people!

🙂

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Sometimes a picture is blurry…

but you Facebook it anyways because:

A) Your hat, hair, and makeup looks cute.  (Oh, yeah and I like these girls sometimes)

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B)  It’s the ONLY picture you took when you flew out to surprise your friend (even though she picked up on all of your “subtle” hints).

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And don’t think it’s an accident that both of these pictures feature my left-side.  To the left, to the left!  Come to think of it, I AM irreplaceable 🙂

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I know boys sometimes find it annoying when girls talk about makeup, hair, clothes, etc.

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but it’s hard not to when you love beauty and you also love expressing yourself!  Guy friends/boyfriend/future husband/sons, etc., will do my best to strike a happy medium with you, okay? 🙂

As for you boys, let us talk about it sometimes!  And for the love of Pete, PLEASE use a little tact.  I once had a boy tell me that my lips looked like, wait for it,  saturated urine (I kid you not).  Think he’s getting this girl’s sweet kisses anymore?  Nope.  Not even stealin’ ’em.  And also, I never said I was great with makeup.  Just that I LOVE IT!

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But I also don’t NEED it!  I can keep my canvas of a face blank sometimes, particularly when I’m feeling lazy.

(and yes, I realize I’m wearing TONS of it in that picture.

Oh the biting irony that comes with being a wanna-be model for

“Some days are just a waste of makeup.”

   ~Mildred Fake Name for Privacy

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LIP line of propriety, my boyfriend!

And you know I’m a fan of the color yellow, but come on now…

🙂

So back to the main point of this post (I like to bookend a lot!).

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(click here for how I compare myself to Ms. Middleton)

Men and women can be very different, especially when it comes to their preferred topic of conversation (listen to this song, I LOVE IT!)  Some even suggest that they are from different planets {Men are from Mars, Women are from Venus}).  But despite all this…

We CAN get along, we CAN learn to compromise sometimes, and we can make it work!

“The course of true love never did run smooth”

~William Shakespeare (A Midsummer Night’s Dream)

🙂

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If you’re gonna photobomb,

AT LEAST WEAR SOME MASCARA!Image

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To address some concerns…

I’ve had a few people respond to some of my posts in ways that make me think that THEY think I hate myself.  Posts about bad makeup or being single or whatever.  I appreciate your concern, and also know that even with such a flavorful writer’s voice as mine, it can be hard to read emotion via technology.  But please know that I am happy!  This is not me fishing for compliments.  This is not me rejecting compliments either 🙂

If I didn’t have the confidence to poke fun at my insecurities, I wouldn’t do it.  And here’s the thing.  The sweet spot that I’ve gotten to has made it so that my insecurities lessen (and even sometimes disappear!) when I find the humor in them.

So put that in your pipe and smoke it!

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If you have blue eyes, don’t wear blue makeup because it will drown them out…

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THEORY DISPROVED!

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Some selfies…

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are better than others.

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And that’s just how it is.

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Once you’ve heard the acoustic version,

it’s hard to ever go back.  Just sayin’

#I KNOW this song is old, but it’s a goodie 🙂

#Christina, LET ME HELP YOU TONE DOWN THAT MAKEUP A LIL AND REALLY BRING OUT YOUR NATURAL BEAUTY!

#i’m all for religious freedom, but baby girl come on home to Mormonism

#dream of doing my own version of this song soon.  if you’re interested, hit me up.  Dead serious.  I promise my shirt will cover my whole stomach, too.

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Have you ever seen a picture of yourself and you remember how you felt at the time, and it wasn’t necessarily what showed?

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This is one of those pictures.  On the outside I just look like  a girl with high cheekbones, a great sense of color, and someone who could sport a red lip with confidence and class.  But on the inside, I was hurting pretty badly.  Everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle.  Even beautiful people.  Be kind.

 

Sometimes beauty isn’t recognized

when it contrasts with what you feel inside.

Natasha Bedingfield

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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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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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Sneak Peak of Bobby, Tasha, and Kate’s music video: “Ring Them Bells”

Writer:  Bob Dylan

Singer:  Natasha Bedingfield

(Lip) Singer/Actress:  Katherine Anne Wilkinson

#this is what I do when I’m bored.  Come be bored with me and we’ll do it together.  Dead serious.  If you’re nice I might let you choose the song…

#someday will be in a real music video perhaps

#song is TOTES about Christ/salvation/all that good stuff

#that dress is my “prison” dress, and am wearing pretty shimmery copper eyeshadow

#song later mentions “Catherine.”  To hear Miss Bedingfield sing my name is heaven…

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Hope for an ugly duckling….

Disclaimer:  The title refers to me!  I would never in a million years call someone else ugly (especially not my dear sister Maizy).  Just ain’t my style 🙂 And I also know I’m not really ugly, either. Enough ado.  Proceed:

If this girl:

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can turn into this in a few short years:

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then maybe there’s still hope for this girl:

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🙂

*everyone loves a good makeover-that’s what romantic comedies are made for…

*immodesty once again, will I ever learn?  I’M WEARING A TOWEL I SWEAR YOU JUST CAN’T SEE!

*fresh outta the shower makes my makeup look like AMAZING!

*juxtaposition of beauty and ugliness (is there a euphemism for this word? its kinda mean)

*that first pic was Maizy’s FB profile picture so I know she wouldn’t mind

Core Beliefs:  Humor, Expression, Creativity, Beauty, Kindness

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Hope is Irresistible….

  Love the banjo (and the Hasidic Jew playing it), the civil war-esque drumming, the voice, the melody, the words.  I get lost in it. So sad but still beautiful and hopeful…

“There is no manual for a broken heart.  I want to use it but it’s all in parts.”

“I’ve knocked on every door in this cold town.”

“I don’t know if I have it in me to laugh again in the face of defeat…”

*Natasha has great stage presence…not too stiff but not too wild either

*Natasha always looks GREAT!  I would LOVE to get in touch with her makeup artist/ stylist 🙂

*Hey Jess Collins (backup singer) if you ever get sick or bored, give me a call, ok?

*Hey guys don’t not listen/enjoy just cuz its a girl singer

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

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Thanks for the compliment, Shania!

(start at 1:32)

Why thank you, Miss Shania.  I DO have a way with words.  That’s why I like to blog.  That’s why I like to write.  That’s why I like to think.  That’s why I enjoy deep conversation.  That’s why I like to read.  That’s why I got my degree in English from BYU.

….what….that STILL don’t impress you much?! “)

(Heather Johnson)

Oh, and Miss Twain, you are undoubtedly one of the most beautiful women in Nashville, but that pink lipgloss is TOO pink, and that blue eyeshadow just ain’t cutting it either.  Navy blue mascara is SOOOOO 2002.  I’ll be your makeup artist next time, ok?

Core Beliefs: Expression, creativity, humor, beauty, kindness

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