Tuesday, May 25, 2010


i have joined the bandwagon and have fallen in love with tumblr.

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Sunday, May 23, 2010

summer bucket list

what i hope to accomplish by the end of this summer..wish me luck
  • watch a sunset, once a week
  • sleep under the stars
  • have a summer fling
  • read a book
  • try five new restaurants
  • try all baskin robbins flavors
  • bonfire
  • go to the zoo
  • lagoon
  • camping
  • stay up for 48 hours
  • beat the million setlist song on rockband
  • give food to a homeless man
  • dance in the rain
  • learn how to play golf
  • have a picnic
  • say yes to everything for a day
  • steal a street sign
  • lie in a road and watch the lights change
  • write a rap
  • rollerblade through liberty park
  • sneak into a pool
  • race in shopping carts
  • karaoke
  • be in two places at once
  • go thru a car wash
  • message on an overpass
  • buy person's meal behind in the drive thru
  • throw a surprise party
  • race paper boats
  • go to the museum
and the list goes on and on. this is just the most interesting ones that i wanted to share with the blogging world. i am up to 66 on my summer bucket list and i look forward to experiencing everything i have put on this list.

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

rain, rain, come again.

utah has turned into seattle. and i am not complaining at all. as much as i love summer and laying out, i have found comfort in the recent downpour of water. rain. it replenishes our earth. it provides us with beautiful flowers. it keeps our rivers and lakes intact. it gives us the opportunity to sing and dance with no worries (with tap shoes, if you would like). it has started a fashion trend=rainboots. it has formed puddles that we can play in til we are soaking wet. it gives us sweet music to listen to as it pitter patters against our window.yes, rain may be gloomy, but it also gives us the chance to be grateful for the sun as well. and it's sorta nice to have a break from the billion degree utah weather that occurs in the summer. so rain rain don't go away. you are fitting my mood perfectly right now. keep coming until i decide that clouds are not the best therapy.

Sunday, May 9, 2010


the first thing that stuck out to me in this picture was the anchor button. that's all i saw. out of all these buttons, that was what my eye was drawn too. anchors have become a huge part of my life now. they resemble delta gamma and embody hope. each time i see one it inspires me to keep that hope within myself alive. who knew that an anchor could hold so much power.

Monday, May 3, 2010

is santa coming to visit?

it's may 2nd and snow has fallen. i am sorry, but did i ask for an early christmas this year? i think not. i asked for some sun and the deeg roof. but that is not going to happen this year. pro about the awful weather. finals week has decided to visit. 3 exams and 2 papers. i may just dig my grave now. or i may just ace my finals - ha ya that was a joke, i am taking comedy classes-and that wasn't very funny. this is what 2 cups of coffee and 1:22 am blogging does to you. looks like it is going to be an all nighter. see you after chemistry, research methods, and world music have destroyed my life. xoxo blog world.

Sunday, April 25, 2010

they say home is where the heart is. i guess i haven't found my home.

ingrid spoke to me today. she tends to do that a lot. i have been thinking a lot about my home aka sandy. i know it's only twenty minutes from my humble abode of the deeg, but it has gained some very special importance to me this semester. i never realized how much i take for the granted the beautiful place i was raised in. at one point i thought my life had moved up to the u, to the big city of salt lake, but now i am realizing, my life is still residing in sandy and i am so very happy it has waited for me there. every time i take the drive to foothill blvd, hop on the i-215, say hello to suicide rock, pass the ocean and molcasalsa, take a glimpse at all the fast food joints i kept in business as a high schooler, then take that right turn onto creek road, i realize that i am home and it's comforting. it's that safe zone that some don't get. i use to hate this drive. and now i cherish it and do everything in my power to stay in that bubble. the people that love me most. my parents and nerdherd. they reside in this small bubble and it's nice to know that i can always just take a twenty minute drive to return to it. i have never been so ecstatic to enjoy my summer in sandy. i forgot how much i love the nice weather there. the trees are different, almost like they carry an innocence (ya that sounded way crazy i know) i'd like to thank ingrid and her great song "are we there yet" for helping me remember where the heart is, and that i have definitely found my home.

Monday, April 19, 2010

out of body

An outer body experience can be defined as the process of transiently separating the consciousness (spirit) from the physical body, such that the person and world are observed from outside of the body. I read more about this experience and found it occurred mostly in the cases of religious and spiritual situations, however for me it does not quite match up with that. I feel as though I am watching myself grow into a woman (not just a girl, but a grown woman) I can see my thoughts changing. I am grasping things from a better perspective, I am learning to take things with a grain of salt. I can literally see myself changing, not just feeling it. I feel like a bystander watching this transformation and it is rather exciting. That slump I have talked about...yes I am still in it, however, I have made some changes recently within myself, at least I think I have, and it is interesting how I feel. Refreshed. That's a good way to describe my feeling. As confused as I am about life, I also have this arms wide open mentality that I haven't had and it is somewhat comforting...and frightening at the same time. I never thought that I could learn more about myself. I thought I had figured that part out. But with each lesson I learn, I find that it builds me up into more of a person, every trail I go through gives me character, adding to Katelyn (yes, I just referred to myself in third person, it's that whole outer body deal) Okay, so maybe I am a late bloomer and everyone has already experienced this part of their life, but I just wanted to ramble about it. Even if my rambles aren't read, it's nice to sort it out. If you do read this, I apologize for my jumbled thoughts. Hope they are semi entertaining.

Wednesday, March 31, 2010

taggg. you're it!

i was tagged by my good friend chlo!

What song has captured your mind lately?
pursuit of happiness-kid cudi

What TV show do you catch regularly?
gossip girl

What book really has lately engaged you?
my chemistry book

What movie do you find yourself re-watching?

What is something that is over-rated lately?
everything on the radio

What is the best kept secret in music you NEED to share?
pandora. it's the only way to go. has saved me quite a bit while studying.

What comfort food has been important to you as of late?
tortilla chips. i know, it's weird.

What place is your hiding place?
the marriot library

Do you collect anything? if so what?
chlo took mine, which is quotes. i look at one each day. it seems to make things become clear.

What beverage is a daily consumable to you?
orange juice? i kicked the dc habit.

What store or shop do you frequent the most?

Who are your favorite male/women celebs?
male-bradley cooper
female-i am loving sandra bullock right now.

Favorite Color as of late?

i tagggg...heidi!

Thursday, March 18, 2010


so i am a person who has a relationship with the shuffle button on my ipod. it allows me to mix things up and get a different feel of music every 3-5 minutes. everytime i do listen to my ipod or itunes and shuffle, one song always comes on..sometimes even twice. it's called better by regina spektor. i have come to the conclusion that my ipod is telling me that this is going to the anthem to my life. it always seems to be such a fulfilling song to listen to. one of those ones that will brighten your day and i feel like regina is actually talking to me when she is singing the song in my headphones. thank you shuffle. you have given me a new song to live through. it's always a pleasure.

some lines from my anthem

born like sisters to this world
in a town where blood ties are only blood
if you never say your name out loud to anyone
they can never ever call by it

if i kiss you where it's sore
will you feel better?
will you feel anything at all?

Monday, March 15, 2010

tis the season

it's that time of the year where i all of a sudden get addicted to swimsuit shopping. i don't know why i get this urge, because i really hate being in a swimsuit, however i can't help but constantly look at all sorts of websites looking for that perfect swimsuit.

here is one that is lucky to have made the cut this year. downside: SO EXPENSIVE! that's the thing i don't understand about swimsuits. with the lack of fabric that is used you would think they wouldn't cost as much as a shirt, jeans and shoes combined together. and really, is a swimsuit that worth it. it's frustrating because i am in love with these swimsuits that cost as much as my left arm...i don't think that made sense.

on a lighter note, spring break t minus 7 days. can't wait to be sleeping next to the pacific ocean where hopefully i can catch a few rays and come back with a glow. i am in desperate need of this vaca. i know i say that each time...but i really mean it on this trip.

as for this swimsuit. so long. my budget just isn't going to cut it for you. boo.

Thursday, March 11, 2010


this woman right here is my mother. but she isn't just my mom, she is my best friend. she is my heart. i am her. when i am upset, just hearing her say hello will make me cry, because she is my comfort zone. she doesn't judge me for the person i am or the decisions i make. words to describe her-outstanding. beautiful. strong. funny. stubborn. poised. smart. loving. a little paranoid (but you gotta love it). caring. i take advantage of her. this mother LOVES to check up on me quite a bit. i get annoyed. but i forget that it is because she absolutely adores me and that i am her world. it's so nice knowing that i have the heart of someone who will never leave me because of the person i am. she will always love me. the bond of a mother and daughter is truly amazing. i am starting to realize that our bond is strengthening with each day. i value her more and more each day. i find myself still needing my mom everyday, even though i am getting older. i still enjoy cuddling with her on sunday afternoons. i still love when she does my hair. i still think that she is the most beautiful woman i know. she has taught me everything. she has given me values and structure. she has allowed me to grow on my own but guided me in the right direction when i have been led astray. this is my mom jenny. and she's pretty great.

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

being a girl

"You were not created to be the same as men. Your natural attributes, affections, and personalities are entirely different from these of a man. They consist of faithfulness, benevolence, kindness, and charity. They also balance the more aggressive and competitive nature of man. The business world is competitive and sometimes ruthless. We do not doubt that women have both the brain power and the skills to compete with men. But by competing they must of necessity, become aggressive and competitive. Thus their godly attributes are diminished and they acquire a quality of sameness with man. The conventional wisdom of the day would have you be equal with men. We say, we would not have you descend to that level."

Monday, March 1, 2010

dear jane. i blogged.

hi my name is katelyn and i haven't blogged for quite some time. so yes it's been a while since me and the blog world have had a date. i just haven't had much to talk about. my thoughts haven't been as insightful as i hope they usually are. let's just say i have been in what many call a rutt, slump, funk...all the above? i thought that once you hit the age of twenty, things start making a little more sense. wow was i wrong. however i came across this blog post via chloee via rockstar diaries that made me feel like i had something worthy to blog about. so here i am. it's called katelyn's list of 10 things that make her terribly happy. even if blog readers don't care, it will help me with that "all the above" problem i have been experiencing recently.

katelyn's list of 10 things that make her terribly happy

1. mocha's from beans and brew. the best pick me up ever.
2. running miles through the avenues.
3. discovering new music that no one knows about.
4. online shopping. expecting a delivery any day now actually.
5. cuddling. it makes you feel so safe.
6. finding a quote and applying it to my day.
7. fuzzy socks. my feet have a circulation problem apparently.
8. long drives at night with the best of friends.
9. disneyland.
10. star gazing. it's great when you get a shooting star to wish on.

i feel like with a busy schedule, i never seem to sit back and realize just how great my life is. okay so there are times where i am almost positive lady luck is out to get me, however, i am beginning to understand that maybe it's a test. and i am experiencing lessons that i must overcome and learn from. yes, i am just figuring this out. it's that whole patient stubborn attitude i was so lucky to gain as a child. here is my list, i suggest you make one too. because i guess it's always nice to be terribly happy.

Wednesday, February 3, 2010


my goal: run this. me and a couple dgs have decided we are going to run a half marathon on april 17th. i am really excited slash a little worried i am in over my head. but i figure if i have my girls next to me then i will be able to get through it. i have found running to be the best kind of therapy, especially when i get the lovely treat of doing it through the avenues. so yes i may be ambitious, but i feel like ambition is such an intriguing quality. it drives people to aspire and grow more. i am looking forward to this challenge.

Thursday, January 28, 2010

the death of me

this class is already during into the biggest nuisance of my life. i feel like all i think about is chemistry. i had my first lab today and this picture explains everything i was looking at, clueless, while doing it. makes you rethink what you really wanna do with your life? hopefully i will be able to survive the class so i can figure that part out.

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

in search of


i want to be somewhere warm. a place where my toes can breathe. where i can lounge all day and worry about my tan instead of chemistry, money or boys. paradise. that is what i am searching for.

Tuesday, January 12, 2010


to my girls of nerdherd,

i just realized that i have never given a shout out to you girls. you all were and are my everything ever since middle slash high school. vanessa.sarah.jaclyn.jill.laurenr.laurenp.haley. seven girls that i have stuck with through all my teenage experiences. each one bring a greater quality to our group that was named nerdherd by that boy i use to crush on. we have grown up together, inspiring each other to be the best of friends. now we are getting a little older, two of you are engaged, getting married in less than six months. i don't see you as often anymore because of all our different schedules and busy lives, but when we do get together it is like the olc times. the times where our voice volume rises quickly, the loudest gets to talk of course. you seem to always make me forget about my busy life and sit back and enjoy myself. life would not be the same without you, and i definitely would not be the person i am today if it weren't for the friendship and lvoe each of you brought to our group. forever and always nerd herd.



here's to our old memories and the many more exciting ones to come.

ugly sweater party

first annual nerd herd christmas party
second annual nerd herd christmas party
my birthday dinner
the laurens' birthday dinner
spring break trip-st.george
graduation party


lauren r's birthday
jill's farewell dinner
studio 600
breast cancer party

Wednesday, January 6, 2010


it is interesting to think about how the opposite state is always a little more appealing. for example, i have straight hair therefore i want curly hair. i am taller so i long to be shorter. when it's cold outside i want it to be hot. the boy that like you, you don't like, but the one you want, you can't have. if i had the opposites i know i would want all these things vice versa. this whole entire break, i have done nothing. nothing at all. i have packed up boxes here and there, but whenever i have a break off of school, i long to be right back in it. i don't understand this feeling because i know in two weeks i will be wanting to be in my bed watching abc and disney marathons slash my new obsession for jersey shore and facebooking til my eyes get tired. i guess it's the old saying "you want what you can't have." so at this point, i guess i will just embrace my straight hair, my height, and the cold weather and maybe one day i will understand why this happens in our lives.

Sunday, January 3, 2010

twenty ten

so the time has come to make those resolutions. one that usually get broken by the end of the month. i am not going to be one of those people that falls under this category. i plan on sticking to what i want to see change and make it happen.

-stop drinking diet coke (two days down, 363 more to go)
-work out three times a week
-each morning wake up with the mindset "it's going to be a good day"
-learn patience
-make a library visit at least two times a week, even if it's not entirely necessary

i am looking at 2010 as my new start to a better person i want to grow into. although these resolutions are pretty generic, i am looking forward to this new year because i am looking at it as that fresh start (i know, it's pretty cliche) we will see how it ends up.