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Badge

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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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That moment that you FINALLY make peace with the fact that you might have once let a good thing slip away that you’ll never get back again?

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That’s the sweet spot.

Because it wasn’t him, it will be someone else. 

And girl, you won’t always be home alone, either!

and you hate going home alone...

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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’

🙂

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

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Perpetual Education Fund

1)  Learn more here about the amazingness known as the “Perpetual Education Fund.”

2)  I have met a handful men and women who have benefited from the PEF, and it is obvious that their lives have been super blessed because of it!

3)  I like the band “Fun” a lot.  Here’s one of my favorite songs by them:

When you’re lost and alone, and you’re sinking like a stone….

CARRY ON!

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The Latter-day Saint Perpetual Education Fund has done (and continues to do!) amazing things for men and women around the world who otherwise wouldn’t have the chance to receive an education and better their economic opportunities.  It is truly a philanthropic flagship, and I am grateful to pay a portion of my offerings to it every now and then.

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PERPETUAL EDUCATION FUND RULES!

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The answer, my friend…

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 is blowing in the wind!

~Bob Dylan

Dear friends,

Although I love Bobby (he was named after the British poet Dylan Thomas!), I proclaim that the answers to life’s questions are in actuality NOT blowing in the wind; they instead come from righteous men and women who are inspired of God!  I invite you to watch the next session or two of LDS General Conference.  Click here para más información.

Hope you take me up on that offer.  But if not, I guess we can still be friends…

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And although I ADORE Kacey Musgraves,

I ain’t just blowin’ smoke…

(figuratively or literally…)

I’m tell you the answer(s), my friend(s)

🙂

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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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Kindness

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More than just kinda, actually.

IT. IS. HUGE.

If you yourself are unkind to anyone in any way at all,

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(don’t love this song, just KINDA like it…)

but I am going to be kind and include it since it clearly relates!

🙂

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“I will stand as a WITNESS of God at all times, and in all things, and in all places.”

Screen shot 2013-08-03 at 11.20.58 AMThis was a significant part of the theme I would state every Sunday in Young Women’s.  It comes from this passage in the Book of Mormon.

I am not an official spokesperson or representative of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.  (But check out more about Michael Otterson here-he’s one of my faves)  But I still do believe it is important (AND GREATLY DESIRE!) to stand as a witness of God, even, and especially when it comes to this blog.

Now I am not perfect by any stretch.

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And is there sometimes a bit of possible tension between my 3 fold identity of Mormon, woman, and human?

Absolutely. 

But has there ever been a clash that I believe could

hurt the image of the Church or cause major confusion?

No. 

And if there ever was, I don’t believe I would expose it, at least not completely.

Plus it’s not like I’m super famous anyways so even if I did I’m not sure anyone would care.  🙂

I’m only one voice in a million, but you ain’t takin’ that from me!

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it is from this wonderful waving woman…)

love this song, it reminds me of Fiji.  It will change your life. 

LISTEN TO IT!

Girl, get back to your thesis

ANYWAYS, just wanted to express that I am conscious of the fact that this blog in some small way represents not only myself, not only my family, not only my friends, not only the LDS Church, but also Christ himself.

Christ!

Is that blasphemous or arrogant?  No way, Jose.  Peace out!

PS.  I’d give my bangs (first picture!) a B+ that day.

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What are you a witness of?

And please don’t stop reading my blog because I

ended that last sentence with a preposition…

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Do not let your passions

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destroy 

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your dreams.

~Sir LANCElot (from “Camelot”)

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LDS Church President Thomas S. Monson often warns of this temptation

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See that ye bridle all your passions

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Alma 38:12

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READERS:

1) How do these simple and profound truths relate to you?

2)  How can you make sure that you stay in control of your passions so that you can reach your dreams?

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……….

 

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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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I think it’s time for you,

Imageto get off the computer for a little bit!  Go for a walk, go do a load of laundry, go volunteer at a nursing home, go call your sister, go read your scriptures, go plan your week.  And the list goes on, and on.

Seriously folks, we are TOO ONLINE these days!  I very much appreciate that you read my blog, but the OUTERnet can be even better than the INTERnet.

Lyrics here

I love this song of Mr. Paisley‘s.

It is a PERFECT satire of this social problem

(although there is the teensiest bit of mild lyrical innuendo)

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And Elder David A Bednar of the LDS Church warns of this ubiquitous problem

of assuming fake identities on the internet.

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CLICK HERE for that talk (and my sweet thoughts on it) that is insanely awesome

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But back to Ms. Wilkinson’s main point (bookending!)

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I love you all (platonically and literally),

but right now I think it would be oh! so wise

to go attend to the matters of real life, know what I mean?

So now skedaddle!  GO DO SOMETHING!

But I’ll see ya back here eventually, right?

🙂

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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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I have responsibilities…

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but only because I choose to have responsibilities.

I believe in accepting legitimate criticism and also in getting out of my comfort zone, but if anyone ever tries to force or pressure me into anything in a manner or form with which I am not comfortable in any way at all…

I’M GONE!

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figuratively AND literally…

 But as is always the case, I am kind and civil about this.  Ain’t no James Dean, “rebel without a cause” thing going on here.  This is NOT me being selfish or evading (legitimate) responsibility in any way at all.

  I desire to work hard and stretch myself to serve others.

Still though.  The number 1 person on my list is ME!

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and for that I will NEVER apologize…

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READERS!

1) What responsibilities do you choose to have?

2) What is your LINE OF PROPRIETY when it comes to responsibility?

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“I don’t answer to ANYBODY.  And it’s a lovely, LOVELY feeling…”

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~John Mayer

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The technology today can make it so that Katherine’s blog…

CAN SPREAD LIKE WILDFIRE!

*not tryin’ to be the next big thing (although truthfully there are worse people, right?)

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*if I can share truth, that’s awesome!

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*I REALLY wish we weren’t so online these days, but since we are, might as well make our stuff good!

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These boys (Diddy and Pharell) got to it somehow!

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*I LOVE this song (back to Johnny’s tune…)!

    a little bit of summer is what the whole year’s all about!

*haven’t listened to enough of the new album, “Paradise Valley.”

*there is too much stuff to do with the word “paradise,” must go eat something now…

GO SPREAD YOUR OWN BLOG, TRUTH, BELIEFS TOO!Image

And I think I just found my snack…

🙂

Oh, and also I’m the only woman on this post…

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ADIOS….

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Storey Time

ImageChris was the Elder’s Quorum President in my LDS Singles’ Ward.

ImageIf one were to add a T to the end of his first name, one wouldn’t be far off.

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Congrats to him and to his lovely fiancee!ImageIt’s a love STOREY…

and baby she said yes!

 ImageOh, and just one final plug for CS:  he and I both enjoy the music/ poetry/ quasi revelation of this man right here:

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CS

CS Lewis!

I’m out…

🙂

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T cubed

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And no Brad Paisley, you can’t check me sicko.  Your song is very, VERY clever though…props

Oh, and if you want to play Tic-Tac-Toe with me, I already know the outcome:

read more here about the ZBB concert

(and also see me with WAAAAAY prettier hair!)

Gotta go paint my toe-nails now…

Tic-Toc of the clock is painful, all sane and logical….

   ~Eve 6

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🙂

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Neil Maxwell drinks coffee?!


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Nope, just a play on words to make you read this post.  Another National Enquirer tactic I employed there.  Thunderbolt of blasphemy?  I think I’m alright…

Neil, just so you know, the invitation to come see me still stands tall…

Read Neil’s famous blog here.  Totes changed this girl’s vida…

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I’d rather be HAPPY than CLEAR…

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 (by a TON, by the way)

PS.  As of a few years ago, it is no longer prescription so it’s a lil’ cheaper. SAWEEEEEET!  This song is what Allegra can say to my summer hay-fever.

PPS.  ALLEGRA makes ALLERGIES happy (or unhappy, I guess)!  WOW!  Just noticed that.  COOL!

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The Politics behind Tillamook Ice Cream

I like Tillamook ice cream.  But why on planet earth would you name a flavor after some sketch politician?

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It’s completely puzzling to me…

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🙂

 

 

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I believe in and follow the Word of Wisdom

(for the most part…)

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but I also believe in and follow the Wisdom of Words.

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When words keep you from feeling good, treat them like firewood,

and LET ‘EM BURN!

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Carrie Bradshaw was in a movie with TERRY Bradshaw…

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See what I did there?

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KATTYwhacks does NOT believe in CATTIness.

ImageAnd I may be a queen, but I ain’t into drama.

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Is it bad to give one of the apostles a nickname if it’s done out of the utmost respect, reverence, and admiration?

Because when I see this man of God, one of the many things I think is:

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SILVER FOX!

Again, not over the pulpit.

Thunderbolt of blasphemy?  Maybe just a thunder-sliver 🙂

A silver sliver!

Different contexts call for different dialects.

(for my readers with kiddos, go have an FHE discussion about this if ya wanna)

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Spelling of Innocence vs. Spelling of Experience

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I once volunteered in a 2nd grade classroom where a little boy spelled “six” wrong out loud.  Almost immediately I thought of the William Blake poetry collection.

 

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Halle Berry is a famous author!

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See what I did there?

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E. Smith

A few letters…

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make a BIG difference

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What do these two pictures have in common?

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?

Sam sung!

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Alliteration Motivation

It’s Hard to be a Has-been….

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so why don’t you Be a Best-is-yet-to-come?

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And no I didn’t get clavicle implants.  Those beauties are 100% natch.

By the way, I don’t believe in litter, so I recycled this one.

 

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Doctrine & Covenants is NOT the same thing as D&C

DOCTors will understand why DOCTrine & Covenants is different.

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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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Same semantics, different syntax

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I’m starving, but I can wait ’til lunch.

vs.

I can wait ’til lunch, but I’m starving.

SAME WORDS, BUT DIFFERENT MEANING!  Emphasis is placed on the last clause.

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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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Some outfits…

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are better in theory.  But a definite A for AWESOME effort (see what I did there?)

P.S.  Baby girl why on earth were you carrying a gift/present bag to the temple?  No idea.

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Don’t be offended, but ALSO…..

Don’t be offenDED, but also don’t be offenSIVE.

Read here: 

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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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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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There is LITtER ALl over the English language because of the abuse of the word LITERAL.

See what I did there?

Got more to come, too!

But I try not to be one of those rude, snotty English girls (or boys?) who correct people’s grammar.  No one likes those people.  And no one likes to be made to feel stupid.

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When it comes to God and my religious beliefs, I’m not gonna shove it down your throat, but I’m not gonna walk on eggshells, either.

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Figuratively OR literally.  A comfortable middle-ground (remember that phrase, it’s a good one).

I’m not gonna walk on eggshells,

but I’m not gonna shove it down your throat.

       OR

I’m not gonna shove it down your throat,

but I’m not gonna walk on eggshells

syntax matters…

And I know that Kanye West is not the best person on the planet, but don’t overlook his stellar talent with words and what he has to say on this subject:

“I ain’t here to convert atheists to believers, I’m just trying to say the way school need teachers, the way that Kathy Lee needs Regis, that’s the way I need Jesus.”

Yes, I, a total and complete WASP, just quoted some Kanye.  What can I say?

Oh, plus he and I have the same initials.  🙂

And to bookend with a key phrase in my title, allow me to borrow a phrase from Natasha Bedingfield (who else?):

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Won’t walk on eggshells so you don’t hear the “crazy(?) things I’m saying…

~Stumble

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Readers:

How do YOU talk about your faith/conviction/opinions/religion in a way that is “bold, but not overbear[ing]”?

~Alma 38:12

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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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Being happy with my achievements does NOT mean that I’m not thankful to God

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and vice versa.

PS.  Notice how I carefully avoided the troublesome word “pride” (and all it’s variations).  Will blog about that soon.  But for now, check out this land-mark talk on the subject:

Or read it here.

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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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