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I want to shout it from the rooftop, climb on a mountaintop baby, scream and shout!

I LOVE THIS BLOG SO MUCH!  I want to shout it from the rooftops.  And yes, it does come up in conversations.  But I also don’t want to shove it down anyone’s throat, make it feel like I’m trying to sell something, or hog the conversation.

But the thing is, when it DOES come up, it’s helping me network, help my friends and neighbors with job opportunities, gets me in touch with other musicians and writers, improving my relationships, share what is important to me, learn more about photography/graphics, and overall is making me very VERY happy.

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Thunderbolt of blasphemy?  You bet.

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Some people say that being a role model is a curse…

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but I think it’s a blessing.

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I ain’t perfect, but I am conscious of those who may look up to me.

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And again, no money directly from this blog yet (but indirectly yes!), so it’s highly possible that I am grossly over-estimating any influence I may or may not have.   Oh, and this post just wouldn’t be complete without a little Taylor:

🙂

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Is it weird that I sometimes smile when I read my own blog?

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Joanna Brooks (half) smiles at her own stuff!

And yes, I’ve read it.  Mixed feelings.  Will blog about it soon eventually.

🙂

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What are you doing reading this blog?

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GO WRITE YOUR OWN!

I do love my readers, but don’t just be readers, be livers too.  Like someone who lives, not like liver and onions or the organ that secretes bile…

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Autographs!

Some day I’ll be signing autographs

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or maybe the only autographs I sign will be on books I give my nieces and nephews…

annie letter from Katherine!

🙂

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To my dear followers….

I’m sorry that I’m flooding your inbox.  I know you get an email every time I post, and at this point, I am writing between 15-30 new posts per day.  I think it will slow down eventually, but if you continue to follow me (and please do!!!), know that there will always be notifications.  🙂

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Just got to 5,000 views!

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I’ll drink to that (my glass is empty so fill it up with something…non-alcoholic please!) AND make a toast to my readers!  Thank you so, so, SO much.  And believe it or not, I still have lots to write about.  Live your own lives and tell your own experiences, of course, but still mosey on over when you can, okay?

Read Lyrics Here: 

Oh, and I copied Rihanna’s look once upon a time, remember?

P.S.  All those numbers add up to just over 5,000.  I promise.  And no, I didn’t add them myself.  And no I didn’t keep clicking my stats button waiting to get to that magic landmark.  🙂

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Not my primary purposes, but I ain’t gonna say “no”!

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To be clear, revenue (in the works) and missionary experiences (CURRently ocCURRing) are not my primary purposes in the conception, genesis, and raising of this blog’s life.  However, as those opportunities come knocking on my door, who am I to turn them away? 🙂

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We all know those people who spend WAAAAAYYYYY too much time reading strangers’ blogs.

May as well make mine one of them 🙂

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Shout out to my boy Neil!

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Just another shout out to this amazing human being, Neil Pasricha, author of the Webby-award winning blog 1000 awesome things.  Thanks for inspiring me, giving me hope and confidence, and also being a HUGE PART of the creation of this blog!

Hey Mr. PASRICHA, did you see my post about a PASHMINA scarf?  See what I did there?

Seriously though, Neil, come on out to Salt Lake.  Bring your girlfriend with you.  We’ll have a swell time.  And I’m sure with the dough you’re rolling in you can afford to take me out to eat.  Think of the traffic it would do to BOTH our blogs!  And this ain’t no truth in jest invitation.  This is….dead serious 🙂

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Claim Your Strengths.

                                                              Claim Them. 

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Sounds like a new Nike ad slogan or something, huh?  Big bucks are coming my way! Truth in jest.  If you’re real nice to me, maybe I’ll share. Dead Serious.

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“You’re always quoting songs!”

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If I had a nickel for every time I heard this phrase (or something along those lines), I wouldn’t even care about the fortune I plan on making from this blog 🙂  No but seriously, I’ve given this idea some real thought.  And here’s what I’ve come up with:  I do not mean to be a walking song.  I can see how my near constant lyrical references could come off as being trite or cliche, not to mention potentially annoying.  It’s just that if someone has already found the words that perfectly express what you are feeling, why would you try to find new ones?  Economy of thought, people!  Plus you can still be creative and original by borrowing art.  Moulin Rouge, anyone?

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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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Turkey Trimmings

People I swear I go outside these days.  I do take showers (once a month is normal, right?), eat, sleep, hang out with others.  But yes, it is true that I also have been WAAAAAY into my blog lately.  No denying that.  Don’t be hatin’!  Anyways, so far I’ve had about 50 views from Turkey.  TURKEY!  Never been there.  But my brother and sister-in-law DID bring me this Pashmina scarf from there a few years ago (that’s what happens when your brother is a doctor and you are not).  Just wanted to share.

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Thanks to my Turkey viewers!  I hope you keep coming back!

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I made a meme!

Imageand I have more in the works.  Stay tuned, ya’ll!

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We all have to put food on the table,

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but even if I never earn a cent from this blog, it’s still totally worth it.  Just sayin’.  And oh by the way, I was still in the parking lot!  Now gotta go research ways to scam the American public with a ponzi scheme to make my wallet nice and fat…

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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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Just enough sexual tension to make it interesting…

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but not enough to make it inappropriate or uncomfortable.

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 I am Mormon, woman, and human, and the order of those 3 things sometimes changes.  And I want to be honest but not obscene.  There is nothing on this blog that I wouldn’t want an employer to see.  Or my mom.  There is nothing that I believe could compromise my temple recommend.  And still I bare my soul.  But it seems to be working out okay because I keep getting more and more followers 🙂

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A phrase I’ve said to people more than once in the past week…

*Pacing myself, people.

*Don’t get your hopes up or put all your eggs in one basket, but this is America-DREAM BIG!

*fine line between arrogance and confidence, doing the best I can…

*and no, still haven’t been paid anything……YET (looking into that)

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The Sun Never Sets Over:

1)  The British Empire (once upon a time)

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2)  The LDS Church (read the reference here) 

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(and you know that number has gone up since…)

3) This Blog 🙂

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I don’t mean to be racist, blasphemous, or arrogant, but it’s just that I STARTED THIS THING A WEEK AGO AND THIS IS INSANE!  Thanks for inspiring me, thanks for reading, and if this creativity burst isn’t just a passing fad, maybe you should keep on coming back…

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Mormon Pogo!

On Sunday, my home-teachers Dan and Todd came over to give me a little lesson.  These guys are both attractive, hard-working, and successful.  They also love God.  So the lesson went great, but the REAL party started after when we pulled out the pogo-stick!

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Mormons don’t just go to church for 3 hours every Sunday, people.  We do stuff like this.  Join the church and I will buy you a pogo-stick for your baptism.  And you’ll just have to keep coming back to my blog to wait for a picture of me doing the pogo-stick 🙂

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Chuck Norris Reads This Blog….

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Do you?

 

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I have this theory…

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about people with pictures (particularly FB profile pictures) of themselves with children that are not directly their own (like a niece or nephew).  We want people to think we love them (which we do!), but really we just think we look super hot and want others to see and think we are good with kids and stuff.  Ain’t pointing any fingers.  I do it too!  Now I love my little twin nieces. But come on now, you know who this picture is really about 🙂

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Not hating this attention thing….

The most important thing in the world (or my life)?  Nowhere near close.

Awesome nonetheless?  Fo shizzle!

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I am the Poster Child for Therapy…

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Nothin’ wrong with that 🙂

#wouldn’t hate being a model, so put me on a literal poster 🙂

That girl’s like something off a poster…

(Katherine likes a LOT of music, but this one is way up there on my list…)

#my hair is beautiful and shiny and straight, just the way I like it…

#never had braces-true story! dentists I wanna be in your brochures, ok?

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BYU is sexy. Other colleges are just sex. That’s why we’re “The Y.”

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# nice shirt, sweetheart.  I have one too but  I look a lot more wholesome in it

#yes I made it up

#BYU how much you gonna pay me? you can put it on your website….

#not hatin’ on other schools…

#anyone know how to copyright sayings?  I do NOT want anyone else stealing my thunder…

#you heard it here first, folks

#small letter, big difference

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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 Dream Job…

“I wish there was a career called “get 8 hrs of sleep a night, exercise everyday, do all your laundry and grocery shopping, pay all your bills and do all your errands, and hang out with friends and have fun” with benefits and paid vacation…”

*29 Facebook Likes and 8 Facebook Comments (but who’s counting?)

*don’t you just love how I perfectly and humorously capture the quarter-life angst of many 20-something Americans in 2013?  not bad if I do say so myself…

Core Beliefs:  Beauty, humor, expression, understanding, kindness

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Wedding Singer…

I have a little experience singing at weddings:

Sam and Sara’s wedding:                                                         

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Tori and Jared’s wedding:

Who’s the next lucky couple?  Could it be you?  Lemme know 🙂  (shameless self promotion again)

and guaranteed to be just as good a singer and just as entertaining as this guy here:

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Core Beliefs: Humor, Beauty (that 2nd picture ain’t so hot though but not bad), Expression, Creativity

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Taylor Jealousy….

I am a better singer than Taylor Swift (whom I absolutely ADORE by the way), and my guitar skills are prob about the same if not better.  Other than the whole song-writing thing (I merely dabble while girlfriend churns out hit after hit), why am I not selling out world tours?  Taylor rocks it to millions……..

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and Katherine just sits in the woods and plays to the trees 🙂

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#kinda kidding, kinda not…

#couldn’t we have photoshopped out that weed so you could see my fingers better?

#I still wanna share a stage with Natasha Bedingfield…

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

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High in Fiber

My friend (and landlord) Karl just gave me a really nice compliment about this blog.

“Katherine, I love that it’s easily digestible.”

Yes, friends.  My blog won’t constipate you.

Hey Karl how bout a rent discount for giving you a shout-out?

🙂

#gross

 

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That GIRL needs therapy…

shout out to my therapist…you know who you are…thanks a million 🙂

if i become a famous blogger, its partially cuz of YOU!  we can go into business together and take over the world (think Pinky and the Brain)……

but if i don’t it’s ok too

#therapy isn’t weird

#everyone could prob benefit

core beliefs: kindness, humor, expression, Christ

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