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I just got a Facebook Badge (on the right-hand column)!  Cool!  So add me if ya wanna….

But I won’t BADGEr you ’bout it 🙂

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Badge is an interesting word.  It’s one of the words that is not super rare but not super common either.  What does it even mean?  We all kinda know intuitively but it can be hard to pinpoint an exact definition, know what I mean?  And although Ms. Natasha Bedingfield claims we “don’t need a dictionary helping,” I actually did consult one in this case:

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Fascinating….

(this is not my fave JM song, but I still appreciate it)

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“This house is safe and warm, but I was made to chase the storm.”

oh my gosh, this lyric TOTEZ reminds me of a speech

that was given at BYU a few years ago!

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Ships are safe in the harbor

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by LDS General Authority Claudio Costa

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(read here!)

girl you are waaaaaay off topic, get back to the basics

basics christina!

back to Badge, you smart-aleck!

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I read some stuff by Stephen Crane in an American Lit class at BYU.  Interesting.  Lots of violence, if I remember correctly.  Used stylistically and to serve a purpose, but still I strongly dislike the subject.  Just sayin’.

getting off topic again…

BADGE!

Screen shot 2013-10-12 at 4.14.00 PM…this was for a paper I wrote on “The Yellow Wallpaper.”

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Friends:  What do YOU think of the word “badge“?

PS.  Go count all the cool stuff in the post.

Do I stay that too often?

🙂

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The sweetest thing you’ll ever see in the whole wide world

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are some happy girls!

~Martine McBride

baby’s got blue skies up ahead

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eye of the tiger

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time to beautifully bookend and refer to your title with a little help from some Irish lads…

🙂

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James Joyce and Jason Mraz went to Mormon Primary?!

Nopers.  But they do relate.   Let Ms. Wilkinson explain:

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STREAM.  OF.  CONSCIOUSNESS.

what's phrase?

this video might clear things up a lil’

still don't get it!

In layman’s terms, stream of consciousness refers to a thought process of flowing psychological associations and often incorporates different senses and stimuli other than simply verbal, such as colors (yellow, anyone?).

love this pic!

Stream of consciousness has been described as a loose interior monologue of the writer or narrator’s thoughts.

  thought bubble!

Cool!brain!!!

The Modernist writer James Joyce is a well-known name associated with it.  Singer-songwriter Jason Mraz is also a champion of this literary technique and even makes specific mention of it in his oh so awesome song “Wordplay” :

Jason Mraz is a HUGE influence on me, btw.

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And James Joyce?  Meh…

ImageOh, and Jimmy not meaning to be rude, but lemme show you someone who can REALLY play that 6 stringed instrument that you hold with such seeming lack of confidence:

crossfire guitar!

(I was wearing a flesh colored shirt under that dress by the way.)

Not really.

Hope my readers enjoyed that brief thrill of my smooth and silky shoulders.

Glad I could spice up your day a little bit.

Thunderbolt of blasphemy.

(time to impress everyone with your mad bookending skillz)

Anyways, girl didn’tcha learn to dress more modestly when you were just a wee lass?

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Like in Primary?

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BYE!

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I’m in LOVE with being Queen…

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~Lorde/ Pentatonix

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Sometimes girls as sweet as sugar and spice

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gotta live in a gangsta’s paradise…

And don’t we make it look so COOLIO!

🙂

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KATching the bouquet!

Sometimes Katherine

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catches the bouquet!

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And other times Katherine 

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does not.

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figuratively AND literally…

                                                              Lyrics here

(this song is really sad, but I like it…)

READERS!

1)  When have you “caught the bouquet?”

2) When have you NOT “caught the bouquet?”

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“We aren’t always gonna catch the bouquet,

but maybe we can still enjoy the wedding.”

-Katherine Anne Wilkinson

🙂

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Whit picture within a Whit picture…

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Whit Picture-CEPTION!

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and speaking of cake, Marie Antoniette, want a piece?  No?  Okay, cool, I’ll just go give it to your lowly peasants.

🙂

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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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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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Wearing a tie, zebra slippers, and pajamas while you and your friends are holding a cake with a BYU magnet on it to cover up a spot where the icing was uneven?

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Been there.

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(Brigham Young University helped me cover up my sins.  Literally!)

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Being the only one wearing sunglasses because you’re so pale and have blue eyes…

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Been there.

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WIL(kin)SON

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Like a good neighbor, KATHERINE is there.

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PS I love Whitney’s cute smile.

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It’s hard to make convincing running poses

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particularly when you’re clearly inside,

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are wearing your medal and have already crossed the finish line,

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or are standing in a cute pose with your friends. 

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It’s also hard to fake eating when your food is all gone. 

 

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My favorite shirt….and it’s favorite companion :)

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And the companion?

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So not to be completely inappropriate, but if you ever see me wearing that shirt, you probably also know what else I’m wearing too 🙂

Borderline of propriety?  IT’S TOO PERFECT NOT TO SHARE!

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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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Some pictures

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would be better

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if you weren’t in them at all.

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Just sayin’.

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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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Some Halloween Costumes….

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(Runaway Bride)

are better than others.

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(I have no idea)

And that’s just how it is.

🙂

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BAD BANGS! BAD!

I’m sure that Lea Michele’s bangs eat all their vegetables, clean up their toys, and sleep through the night.

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But my bangs aren’t as well-behaved.  Sure they did what they were supposed to when they first came into my life.

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But now they often get out of hand and are not as cute as they used to be.

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And sometimes, I’m left with no choice and simply must put them in time-out.

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And my foster-kids (clip-in bangs) just don’t feel quite right, either.

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Sigh.

I just compared my bangs to children, in case you missed that…

…..

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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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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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Reluctant Optimists

                                                          Neil

“I never personally considered myself an optimist.  And I have dark days…but it’s just about reminding yourself that there are so many tiny little awesome things in life.”   –Neil Pasricha 

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“I’m not intentionally trying to be positive.  I’m just trying to be real.” –Andy Grammer

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“I am not suggesting that you put on rose colored glasses to try and make the world look better.  I plea that we stop seeking out the storms and enjoy more fully the sunlight.”     -President Gordon B. Hinckley

Read the whole speech here.

I love all these quotes.  Being optimistic doesn’t mean we never experience pain.  It doesn’t mean we pretend those things aren’t real.  It means that maybe we can choose to be happy despite the pain, and that maybe there still are good things to come.  Now just one final question…can I still wear these?

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Get a Darker Under Shirt!

Colors can be deceiving, can’t they?

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But I AM wearing one in both.  Promise.

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3rd wheel…..

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Greta me Katherine Matt

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Some day, things will change 🙂

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Being the only goofy looking one in the picture…

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 (consciously or not)

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“look ugly in a photograph…”

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“oh, you look so beautiful…”

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~U2  

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Been there 🙂

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Especially not literally….

If 2 people are getting to know/courting/dating, whatever you wanna call it, that’s awesome.  But once the kiss comes, whole new game plan.  I mean, I don’t need to have a ring or anything.  But here’s what:

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YOU SHOULDN’T BE KISSING TWO PEOPLE AT THE SAME TIME!

not literally kiss~

Especially not literally.

“What do kisses mean when robbed of their sacredness?”

LDS President Spencer W. Kimball

Oh, and the following video is for a certain someone who just may have inspired this post.  I am NOT angry, I am NOT vindicative, but I AM super good with the wordplay and just had to do an anonymous shout-out.  I don’t rat anyone out, but friend just COUNT (literally!) how many references I make:

How many did you find (it’s over 10…)?  Oh, the travesty…

“You know I ain’t gonna dis you on the Internet…”

~Beyonce

🙂

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Oh I wish I was a punk rocker with flowers in my hair

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#that pic with Clover the dog was taken before BYU in high school, I’m sorry sometimes modesty just clashed with my outfit

#I KNOW MODESTY IS IMPORTANT (Nae and I were hiking in the other one)

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

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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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Adding some commentary to Nephi and catching the bouquet

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Men (and women!) are that they might have joy! If you’re not there at the moment, keep your head up and keep pushing forward. You’ll get there….

#maybe i can still get married someday 🙂

#weird stance

Core Beliefs:  beauty (I’ve looked better but i don’t look terrible), kindness, Christ, humor

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