K is for Kiddo

Wednesday, October 26, 2005

coffee coffee coffee coffee coffee...

i've been working at the local coffee shop, tazza bella (meaning beautiful cup) for almost a month now. i LOVE it. my first job was in a coffee shop & i'd been wanting to get back to one for a long time now. the people i work with are great and the customers are nice & never snotty (unlike some of the places i worked in iowa city). i even had a couple come up to me yesterday & tell me what a pleasure it was to have me working there.
i recently discovered that my boss, denise, is also into scrapbooking. she going to be hostessing a scrapbooking party at tazza bella next month. it'll be a blast!!! her sister, jeanette, is the owner, & they want me to make up some of my altered letters to spell out tazza bella to put up in the shop. i'm so excited.
i'm finally starting to branch out in the realm of scrapbooking. i made my first altered tin this week & am planning to play around with other objects. here's a link to a picture of the tin:
http://www.scrapjazz.com/gallery/showphoto.php?photo=123997
anyhoo, i also signed up at mosh posh to get a monthly kit with all kinds of cool stuff. i just got my first kit today. it's got part of american craft's new downtown paper collection, coordinating ribbons & cardstock, bazzill pockets, making memories ribbon label, & doodlebug rub-on letters. it's only $20 a month, which is pretty good considering all the stuff i got!!! well, i'm off to have fun with this stuff...

Tuesday, October 25, 2005

this amuses me

my buddy amanda's most recent post was as follows:

Amuse Me
This was amusing to me. Go ahead, try it out. Google the phrase "[Your name] needs" and see what comes up.

Here's what Google thinks I need.
1.Amanda needs a mom in her corner with lots of time and attention to give to her.
2. Amanda needs to be rebuilt.
3. Amanda needs operater disk ownership.
4. Amanda needs to be loved.
5. Amanda needs a small config change.
6. Amanda needs gnutar?
7. Amanda needs changes to the network services and inetd configuration files
.8. Amanda needs a break.
9. Amanda needs to go peepee.1
0. Amanda needs a serious love interest or must get involved in a serious journalistic story.

here's what my search came up with:
1. Kate needs a shave.
2.Kate needs better keyboard usability.
3. Kate needs Knits!!!
4. Kate needs a priest.
5. Kate needs to trust Angel.
6. Kate: needs to be added to default find-in-files list.
7. Kate needs to go through rehab.
8. Kate needs to smarten up a bit, Kate needs help.
9. Kate needs to be able to reload a file.
10. Kate needs to be Hooked Up!

it's kinda weird the things that you can come up with with random googling...

Friday, October 14, 2005


the red sox jersey dan got me for my birthday this year Posted by Picasa

life's little questions

this is a little something i borrow from molly bridge's blog...
(feel free to copy this, fill it out about yourself, and email it to me at ladykate730@yahoo.com)

[1] When was the last time you went to the bathroom outside? summer of '98 while canoeing with my dad
[2] When was the last time you saw one of your parents? last night
[3] Which family member do you most resemble? i look like my mom and dad....if that is possible
[4] Do you wear cologne/perfume? yep...christian dior hypnotic poison
[5] Do you wear deodorant? yep...good cheap suave
[6] Do you clean up nice? when i feel like it
[7] When was the last time you tripped and fell? when don't i?
[8] Where was the last place you slept besides your home? my parent's house
[9] What are you listening to right now? no doubt's tragic kingdom
[10] Have you ever started an uncontrollable fire? not that i know of
[11] Ever run out of gas on the road? yep...on the way to kathryn nandell's baby shower
[12] Would you rather cut the grass or rake the leaves? rake leaves...makes for good jumping
[13] Your name spelled backwards? etak
[14] What is the last thing you downloaded onto your computer? an update from itunes
[15] Last time you swam in a pool? this summer with allyson & her 4yr old class
[16] Have you ever been in a school play? last time i acted in a school play was in 6th grade, i was flopsy bunny. i did behind-the-scenes work for several high school plays. i directed three plays for footliters children's theatre
[17] How many kids do you want? 2...one boy & one girl
[18] Type of music you dislike most? hardcore rap, polka, and most folk music
[19] Are you registered to vote? i think so
[20] Do you have cable? yep...& it's free!
[21] Ever prank call anybody? not since gradeschool
[22] Best friend? amy
[23] Would you go bungee jumping or sky diving? dan's done both. someday he'll talk me into sky diving, but probably not bungee jumping
[24] Do you have a garden? nope...live in an apartment
[26] Bath or Shower, morning or night? shower...usually during the day
[27] Best movie you've seen in the past month? "the nightmare before christmas"...i've seen it a million times, but it's still my favorite movie
[28] Favorite pizza topping? ham & pineapple
[29] Chips or popcorn? chips...salt & vinegar
[30] What color lipstick do you usually wear? estee lauder's pure color in berry fizz
[31] Have you ever smoked peanut shells? nope...never smoked anything
[32] Orange Juice or apple? definitely orange
[33] Favorite type of chocolate bar? marzipan rittersport
[34] When was the last time you voted at the polls? last year
[35] Last time you ate a homegrown tomato? a couple months ago
[36] Are you a good cook? i'm pretty good...i make an awesome chili & a pumpkin pie to die for
[37] Ever order anything from an infomercial? once & i regret it...the stuff didn't work
[38] Sprite or 7-up? sprite
[39] Have you ever had to wear a uniform to work? at the daycare
[40] Ever thrown up in public? not since i was pretty little
[41] Would you prefer being a millionaire or find true love? i'm supposed to say true love
[42] Do you believe in love at first sight? not sure
[43] Can ex's be friends? they can try
[44] Who was the last person you visited in a hospital? my ex when his cf flared up
[45] Did you have a lot of hair as a baby? dunno...i''ll have to check some pictures, ask my mom
[46] What message is on your answering machine? "hey, this is kate. i'm unable to answer my phone right. please leave your name, number, and a message and i'll get back to you."
[47] What do you think about most? scrapbooking & babies

Wednesday, October 12, 2005


lillie cousins Posted by Picasa


cirque du soleil, mystere Posted by Picasa


ian at xmas, age one Posted by Picasa


just after the ceremony Posted by Picasa


our first dance Posted by Picasa

i asplode!!!

work yesterday had to be one of the craziest i've had in a while. they started with my boss blowing up our new crockpot. the cook had put the day's soup in the crockpot liner with a stock pot lid on it in the fridge. not realizing that it wasn't a stock pot, my boss put it directly onto the stove to heat it up. a few minutes later she went to check on it and heard a loud pop. assuming it was the stove that had made the noise, she turned off the burner and proceeded to remove the pot. the pop had in fact been the ceramic liner cracking all the way around the bottom. she lifted it up, spilling two gallons of baked potato soup all over the stove and floor. that was fun to clean up. while all this was going on, i was up front, swamped with customers and trying to prepare two dozen assorted wraps for an order. throughout the rest of the day, my boss and i were perpetually slopping and slipping stuff all over the store and ourselves. today was better.
i was up late last night and up at 5:30 this morning working pages to submit for allyson's circle journal group. i'm really hoping i make it in. here are pages i submitted...

Monday, October 03, 2005


dancing with my dad Posted by Picasa


ah...family ties Posted by Picasa


dancing with my true love Posted by Picasa


kiss me forever Posted by Picasa


awwww.....young love Posted by Picasa