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8 things about me

29 September 2008

Aiza tagged me a little while ago, but instead of doing the meme she sent, I did one of her old ones.  So here’s 8 dazzling new things about me!  Can you feel the excitement? Hee-Hee.

THE RULES – List of 8

  • write 8 facts about yourself.
  • in the 8 facts, you share 8 things that your readers don?t know about you. at the end, you tag as much other bloggers to keep the fun going. each blogger must post these rules first.
  • each blogger starts with eight random facts/habits about themselves.
  • at the end of the post, a blogger needs to choose as much people to get tagged and list their names.
  • don’t forget to leave them a comment telling them they’re tagged, and to read your blog.

Here’s my crazy 8:

1.  My new favorite reading obsession is Laurell K. Hamilton’s Anita Blake: Vampire Hunter series.  It’s trashy and cheesy yet, fun, fast-paced, and cool.  It’s based on the reality where vampirism is legal, the dead can be reanimated, and you need a warrant of execution before you can kill vampires.  Anita is an awesome character –she’s petite (5’3), but can pack a punch.  She raises the dead for a living, kills vampires, but dates one (as well as a werewolf).  Awesome.

2. I heart zombie flicks.  I actually haven’t seen a lot, but my favorites include the Resident Evil franchise (and all it’s cheesiness), Shaun of the Dead, and Dawn of the Dead.

3.  When I was little, I wanted to be a mermaid.  Since I can’t be one, I have a tattoo of one.

4.  I would love to breakdance.  Alas, the only thing I can do is pop-lock –and the hubs wouldn’t even classify what I do as pop-locking.

5.  I secretly think that I can sing, but I will never sing my heart out like I do when I’m alone in my car or in the shower.  Not even when I was in my band and actually singing (yes, I was still reserved).

6.  I thought of writing a screenplay for The Virgin Suicides when I first read it in high school.  I had about 6 pages and didn’t follow through.  Sofia Coppola did hers 6 years later.

7.  I consider myself a foodie.  I haven’t been able to actually dine out like I used to, but I’m planning to once the kids are older.  But I like anything from your local turo-turo, hole-in-the-wall, to a delicious chef-tasting course at Daniel.

8.  Unless I super-duper, absolutely have to, I cannot take a dump in a public restroom.  Period.  I’m anal like that.  Ha ha!! Get it?

I’m not going to officially tag anyone since everyone is busy.  But if you want to do it, be sure to let me know so I can read your crazy 8!  Okay, now I leave you with this uber-cute photo of baby girl who is officially crawling and getting into everyone’s business.

look what i can do!

look what i can do!

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“Who’s that 10 with a 6 who thinks she’s a 9?”

16 September 2008

You know what I’m talking about, right?  Well if you don’t, I’m talking about the hotness scale. One a scale of 1 to 10, where do you fit in? I love the line in my title post –it’s from The New Adventures of Old Christine (starring Julia Louis Dreyfuss of Seinfeld fame). I have seen only a handful of episodes and this one was pretty amusing; it’s the one where she’s dating Blair Underwood who is a firm 10, and she’s feeling like he’s out of her league but feels that she’s a solid 8. Much to her chagrin however, she realized people were saying “who’s that 10 with a 6 who thinks she’s a 9?”  This prompted her to go see a plastic surgeon ASAP.

I didn’t really get vain about my looks until I started getting older. It’s sad, but I think high school was the peak of my “beauty.” The only make-up I wore was my Revlon Blackberry lipstick (still an awesome shade, by the way) and black nail polish.  Heck, I don’t even think I used lip balm, but apparently I was considered “hot.” How do I know? The guys would do polls in school and ‘accidentally on purpose’ leave it lying around for the ladies to find. I was considered a firm 8.  Not that it was big deal. Our high school was tiny (my graduating class was a whopping 19 people) so that list basically relied on who’s hot on a rotating basis. But hey, I was in my teens, so of course I had youth on my side.  I was confident of who I was and I think it showed –hence, the lack of vanity for the most part.

My college freshman and sophomore year, however, was shot. I plummeted to a 5/6 for while (at least that’s how I felt on the inside).  I gained the infamous freshman 15, was at my heaviest by my sophomore year, and had low self-esteem.  I was trying to find my own look apart from trying to copy my roommate’s (see this post for reference), juggling an asshole of a boyfriend, and trying to figure out what I wanted to do with my life.  Then I ditched the asshole and it got better.  I began to watch what I ate, discovered that “carbs” included cookies and cake, and got some exercise here and there. By the time I was a junior, I felt more like a 7.  It also helped that I had friends who gave me healthy tips –like I should wash my face every night no fail (thanks Julie!), use moisturizer (which I do religiously, with SPF of at least 15), and started to use makeup such as pressed powder, eyeliner, eyebrow pencil (I have no eyebrows unfortunately), and even some bronzer from time to time.

Law school was when I kinda woke up and became more stylish.  This was also my “high-maintenance” phase where I bought and coveted designer duds and purses (that I’m still paying for to this day)!  I hit a new peak in terms of my own beauty. I worked out at the gym on a regular basis and became more toned and slim.  Make-up use also hit a new peak.  I started to use under-eye creams, tinted moisturizers, the occasional foundation, and some concealer (not all at once though!).  I also got a bikini wax (a Brazilian at that!) for the first time in my life.  Can you say ouch?  I also got pedicures, facials, and body treatments.  How I got the money for this on a law student budget?  Don’t ask!  But at least I held a job and of course, hello credit card!   But by my last year of law school (after I got married) and impending doom came around (aka THE BAR EXAM), I scaled back on the clothing and just wore mostly jeans/skirts/tee/tank top.  But I found a good balance of style and maintenance.   No more designer obsession and I had no time for any beauty treatments, but I still took care of my face.  So at this time, I was still clocking at 7 (or at least I think I was! Hahah)

When I hit my late twenties,  I got obsessed with youth, beauty, and maintenance again! I’m talking about the fine lines creeping under my eyes, the dark circles from staying up late, the gaunt thinness of my face. Ugh.  Now, I don’t care so much about clothing anymore, but really more about looking young.

I am always in the search for THE perfect under-eye treatment that will rid me of the bags, the dark circles, and fine lines. I use a total of 4 products on my face not counting make-up, although it still takes me 30 mins to get ready (including showering and dressing up).  Before I go to work, I do the whole Bare Escentuals thing (you know, the mineral powder foundation system),  put some blush on and think I look aight.  Then I get to work and I hear “oh Kat, you look tired!  Baby kept you up?”  Gee, thanks.  Way to make me feel old and busted! I feel I’m a whopping 5 now!  I wish my face was fatter (yes, you read that right) versus being thin and angular.  I think the last time my face looked great was when I was preggo with rockstar baby –I loved the added roundness to my face and the glow I got.  But now…it’s all about looking tired.  Ah, such is the life of a working mom.  Gone are the days when I can still pass for a recent college grad.

Today, I feel like a 5, but hopefully look like a 6.

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Protected: testing the waters…(email me for the password)

4 September 2008

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