Saw this Tuesday Wednesday at midnight with Abby, Marie, DJ, and Emily! (Again.)


Loved it!

Lingering impressions and questions:

  • Edward is so attractive.
  • Why has no vampire asked for my hand in marriage?
  • Jacob is so attractive.
  • Why is Jacob only 18?
  • How come I gave up on the fourth book without finishing it?
  • How do I get my hair to look like Bella Swan's?
  • That new bad vampire is so attractive.
  • Couldn't they have found a different person to replace Victoria?
  • Why does Edward like Bella Swan?
  • Why does Jacob like Bella Swan?
  • Why, in general, does Bella Swan come across as so unlikeable?
  • Who does that-stupid-guy-who-sat-behind-us-and-made-rude-comments-and-burping-noises think he is?
  • If Jacob Black kissed me, I would not punch him in the face.
  • But if I did punch him in the face, and I did break my hand, I would not mind having Dr. Cullen bind the wound.
  • Just saying.

Reflections on a Decade

So I've known for weeks that 2009 was coming to an end, but I only realized a couple of days ago that so is an entire decade. It still feels weird to have gotten to an age at which I can even remember something that happened 10 years ago. I do, though. I pretty clearly remember the whole freakout surrounding Y2K. We had a whole freezer in our basement full of bottled water and canned vegetables.

Since I can remember the whole decade, I might as well, right? So here is my decade in review: the Oties according to Kate.



Loved: borrowing friends' Backstreet Boys' Millenium CDs to listen to on my discman, Crazy Bones, Pokémon Moments: graduating from elementary school, my cousin Courtney's wedding, starting middle school Thought that: jean jackets went with everything



Loved: that George W. Bush ousted Bill Clinton, The Princess DiariesMoments: September 11 Mmm, that's all I remember.



Loved: Harry Potter books, track and volleyball, Aeropostale Moments: Getting braces, my cousin Kyle's wedding Thought that: John Mayer was overrated Hated: science class



Loved: Clay Aiken/American Idol, track, A Walk to Remember, running with my dad Moments: Getting braces off and ears pierced, graduating from middle school, switching to the local public school (where they gave all the students iBooks), finding out the whole fam was moving to who's ever heard of Kentucky, getting my own iBook, seeing Clay Aiken live Thought that: Clay and I were destined to be together



Moments: surprise going-away party, moving to Kentucky, realizing I liked Kentucky better (thank you), running cross-country, getting hurt, seeing Clay Aiken live again...and again Loved: Kentucky and all it entailed, running, my iBook, CIY, IchthusHated: Honors chem as a freshman (Good one, Pennsylvania!), Napoleon DynamiteThought that: 4-6 weeks meant 4-6 weeks



Loved: that George W. Bush stayed president, MySpace, YouTube, Spanish class, CIY, doing stats for the cross country team Moments: physical therapy, being in a wheelchair, turning 16 (in said wheelchair), getting my driver's permit, my cousin Brady's wedding Thought that:trucker hats were genuinely kind of cute



Moments: getting my driver's license, more physical therapy, prom (dress, hair, date, DRAMA), starting senior year, trip to Betsy's houseboat, WCHS cross country at state Loved: MySpace, Facebook, cell phones, CIY



Loved: Spring break, senior trip, doing class publicity, new Asbury friends, The OfficeMoments: deciding to go to Asbury, prom again (dress, hair, date, DRAMA again), graduating (got to walk first out of a class of 260-ish because of my last name!), seeing Harry Potter at midnight, tearing up at the end of the last Harry Potterbook, working at the Stewart Home, starting college Hated: the ACT, skinny jeans, AP calc



Loved:David Archuleta, Twilight, the mall Moments: becoming an Asbury Ambassador, trip to Western, visiting MC and Lola's houses, freshman formal, working at SHS again, meeting David Archuleta with Becki, going to the UGA vs. UK game, trip to SCAD with Jack and my mom, traveling to see Duke no avail Hated: the caf


Loved: my jobs (daycare, admissions, PR), Kris Allen, blogging, Gilmore Girls, small group, babies, graphic design class, GleeMoments: new physical therapists, trip to Eastern, getting to introduce Jack in chapel, another houseboat trip, visiting Tay's and Jenelle's houses, homecoming, another new physical therapist, meeting Needtobreathe with LindsHated: studying


So there it is, my decade in review. I'm sure I'm forgetting things, but I suppose that's what I get for trying to sum up 10 years in one sitting. It's been a good decade for sure–one punctuated by a move, an injury, an obsession with American Idol, graduation and school transitions, and relationships with my friends and family.

I can only hope that the next decade will be as good. Will it bring healing? A college degree (or two)? A husband and babies? More time with my lovely friends and fam?

Here's to hoping!

Wow, I kind of haven't blogged in FOREVER.

I know. I know. I've been a horrible blogger! But I've been an AWESOME student! Over the last month or so that I haven't posted, I've had lots of blog ideas come to mind and no time to put them into words and post them! I will try to give a really quick overview.

October 22: Drive with best friend Tay to her house for Fall break!


We might have listened to this song way too much.

And we might have stopped at this place too many times. (Um, talk about yummy sweet tea! Why aren't these all over the country?)


Oh, and I might have jumped around a little in Taylor's house when I got the call that I won homecoming for the junior class!

October 25: Find out that best friend Emily got engaged to a great guy!


Can wait to see her as a beauuutiful bride this summer!

October 30: Get all dolled up for homecoming court and take too many pictures! (Oh, and I might have worn that dress I blogged about wanting a while ago!)


With the girls!


With friend/small group leader/boss Abby!


Oh, also, it was such fun that my counterpart was one of my best friends, Micah!


October 31: Realize that I don't have a Halloween costume and decide last minute to be the swine flu!

Here I am with Tay (a.k.a. Blair Waldorf of Gossip Girls) She's acting like she doesn't want to catch the swine flu, but really she loves me.


Don't I have the cutest friends ever?

November 5: Go see my new physical therapist for the first time. Praying praying praying that I'm gonna get better.


Have a spur of the moment photo shoot with (almost) all my besties! Isn't Kentucky/Asbury beautiful in the fall? Aren't my friends gorgeous? And awesome?

Yes, yes, I believe so.

November 19: Brush my teeth, put on my pajamas, turn down my covers, set my alarm, pick out my clothes for the next day, pack my backpack and go to bed go with all the girlies to see New Moon at the midnight showing!


(Despite the fact that I had a test the next day! College!)


Why, yes, we did sweet talk the ushers into taking us into an empty theater so that we could get the best seats and then save 19 of them for friends! What can I say, majoring in public relations pays off sometimes!

November 20: Get two hugs because it is National Hug a Cross-Country Runner Day. And it kind of made my still be considered that, I suppose.

I think that just about catches us up to now!

I know it looks like college has been nothing but fun and games this semester, but I've actually been working my behind off!

I cannot wait until Thanksgiving break! After that, I'll only have 10 more class days and one finals week until I'm a senior. BWHAAAT!? College just started!