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My greatest creation is still yet to be.

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“The sweetest melody is the one we haven’t heard.”
-U2

“We are proud of the artistic heritage that the Church has brought to us from its earliest beginnings, but the full story of Mormonism has never yet been written nor painted nor sculpted nor spoken.”
-Spencer Kimball; “The Gospel Vision of the Arts” (I LOVE THIS TALK!)

“The rest is still unwritten.”
-Natasha Bedingfield

My greatest creation
is still yet to be.
I daily am searching for
that inspiration in me

I’m no special professional,
no Shakespeare or Mayer
but I desire to express,
and have something to share

So give me some time,
and I just might be victorious
in creating something beautiful,
valuable, and glorious.

 ❤ Katherine

My greatest creation…

is still yet to be.

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Shakespeare said it best:

Image“There is much truth in jest!”

ImageI love, love LOVE this quote and have been using it almost ad nauseum since I first heard it about 10 years ago.  It basically means that although our jokes aren’t meant to be taken completely seriously, they still reveal a lot of truth about us as they show what we value and believe.  For example, a person who jokes about being fat probably actually feels that way (at least somewhat) about him/herself.  Likewise, people who make jokes (though perhaps lighthearted in tone) about the fiasco involving the website of the Affordable Care Act (as hosts Carrie Underwood and Brad Paisley recently just did on the CMAs), are making some kind of a statement against it.

I LOVE jokes, I LOVE humor, and I LOVE wordplay.  But not everything in our world is worthy of being included in our jokes.  I personally will NEVER make a joke that hints of racism, abuse, discrimination, or pornography even in the slightest (read more here!).  We must be careful to not cross that line of propriety, and use humor wisely and tactfully.

Text-to-self Connection:

1.  What kind of things do you like to find humor in?  Why?

2.  What sorts of topics are off-limits for jokes?  Why?

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Shakespeare said it best:

“There is much TRUTH in jest!”

🙂

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“How Sharper than a Serpent’s Tooth it is to have a thankless child.”

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Lemme phrase twist Johnny’s words:

    Children, be good to your parents….

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“Hell is empty, and all the devils are here.”

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The Tempest

William Shakespeare

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KATH DON’T CARE what Simon Says…

Truths to Consider:

1)  WE ARE ALL ARTISTS! (here’s Prezident Uchtdorf’s take on this…)

2)  We ain’t all gonna make it big (and that’s okay, ya’ll!)

3)  Stem of Jesse (Jessica!) in the scriptures

4)  What insight “The Merchant of Venice” taught me about the HBO filth series “Girls”

5)  My take on “The Great Gatsby” in 3 sentences.

6)  Haven’t yet written about Mark Twain’s  ever famous and influential piece (Huck Finn).  Stay.  Tuned.

7)  What Amanda Bynes (indirectly) taught me about Mormon temples.

8)  “American Idol” certainly has produced some talent, but overall is waaaaay over-rated.

9)  Hozaboutcha take an exodus from this blog and go read about what Moses says about idols? (here!)

10)  Katherine loves wordplay.  And admit it, she’s pretty darn awesome at it, huh? 🙂

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should lose that scowl!

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(muuuuch better, darlin’)

Just sayin’

(Kath, refer to your title in an awesome way that only you can…)

this song is one of the best in recent history.  just sayin’

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So friends please take it to heart, when I say to go make some art!

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Howard Stern

is a coward who’s show should burn!

figuratively

A STERN sonnet about a miserable man

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This man is awful.

His “program” filth.

I’ve never watched it.

And never will.

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Howard could stand to cut his hair.

Or maybe he should use some Nair.

That would burn his scalp of sin.

Sorry, hope ya’ll know I’m just JOKin’

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But seriously words cannot express

How much Stern is a pathetic mess

I HATE that some consider him a star

when he takes freedom of speech WAY.  TOO.  FAR.

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But Howard, wouldn’t it be fun.

If your story turned out like that of the Prodigal Son?

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Repentance is real ya’ll; even for the vilest of sinners.

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It is.

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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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I Have

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~William Shakespeare (“A Midsummer Night’s Dream”)

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Not trying to sound conceited…

but who else do you know who can do this when she’s still in her pajamas?

(Actually, I’m not sure that’s something to be proud of.)

Compare to this (0:35-1:10):

this song is weird and kinky and breathy and I don’t like it,

but just wanted to include for the comparison

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But once again, allow me to visually remind you

of the references I made in a brief 2 minutes:

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Don’t make people (celebrities or otherwise) feel stupider…

Imagethan they likely already do.

(wish we could change this to “Don’t feel stupid”!)

If you know anything at all about me by now, you know that I know that while John Mayer is a writer, musician, and poet who is talented beyond measure, he clearly has had his share of sins.  But Mr. Mayer still is a son of God, he still deserves another chance, and based on what I’ve read and seen about him (which is a LOT!), he truly is sorryIf the Savior died for everyone, John isn’t left behind.  And just so you know, Shakespeare loved the idea of redeemed playboys.  So do I.

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Though I rarely (if ever) use profanity, a certain Halloween costume is a BITCH!

I’ll let the video speak for itself:

Regina George may think people can wear whatever they want on October 31st.

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There are many beautiful, wonderful things in life in which to find humor & joy.

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The Holocaust is NOT one of them.

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If you agree with me (and you should!), please spread this message/post anyway that you can.

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Oh, also I read a book by the German LDS General Authority F. Enzio Busche. 

It changed my life.

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  Must write about it soon.  Until then, here’s a wonderful video by him:

But back to costumes (bookending again!),

here is one of my personal favorites of my own:

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Strong women are hot, ya’ll.

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Click here for some of my other Halloween hits (literally!) and misses…

And speaking of, if somebody’s costume offends you,

don’t be afraid to stand up for yourself.

Take a tip from my friend (pictured above!) Rosie (the Riveter).

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And to sum up in one brilliant phrase my beliefs on costumes,

allow me to quote from THE greatest playwright of all time.

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“There is much truth in jest (for good and for bad)”

~William Shakespeare

Now it’s time for a little text-to-self connection (my favorite part!):

Righteous Readers: what do your Halloween Costumes say about you (for good and for bad)?

PS.  If you think the fact that there is a Picture of a Pumpkin on this Post (about Halloween!) is a coincidence, THINK AGAIN.

🙂

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Young Love? That’s LUDACRIS!

Watch how I teach some beautiful gospel principles from a famous brand of infant comida:

Gentle Rebuke:

Costume-change!

Here are a few links to further explore ideas that I mentioned:

1)  Romeo and Juliet is hardly a good example of a healthy relationship.

2)  Modest is the hottest (this is a phrase I don’t hate OR love…will further explore later)

3)  I am 16 going on 17 (correct dating age)

4)  “Ludacris” is a real word, FYI!

5)  MOVE ON FROM MISTAKES OF YOUR PAST!

And I don’t think the following video is completely necessary, but many of the best things in life are not.  So check it stat!

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All systems ago!

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I think the other apostles are getting jealous…

that this guy gets more blog time than the rest of them.

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And I KNOW Iago isn’t the greatest role model,

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but he did rightfully warn about the green-eyed monster of jealousy: (even if the following monster has blue eyes AND blue skin…)

ImageYOU.  HAVE.  BEEN.  ADMONISHED.
(used the word “warn[ed]” already…and I DO follow the apostle Paul, anyways)

And I just got struck by lightening (which followed the thunderbolt of blasphemy, of course).

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And I’m very, very sad now…

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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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How old does someone have to be to be in love?

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Can’t always put a number on that kind of thing,

but OLDER THAN 13, AND 14, THAT’S FOR FREAKIN’ SURE!

Glad it didn’t work out with that girl you met when you were 13, Ludacris (props to you if you get my reference here).

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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…

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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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