Looking at Old Posts

Remember this thing? Just reading through it makes me cringe. Giving you a little background on it might help both of us understand my intentions, though.

I was in 7th grade, and didn’t fit in anywhere. I was bullied for years, and my friend (who is still my friend as we enter our Junior year in High School) was hanging out with someone who was rude to me. What I didn’t know, was that my friend has this habit of trying to fix people who don’t want to be fixed. I actually ended up being friends with her as well. We were in the same Spanish II class this year.

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I Will Go Down With This Ship.

In an attempt to educate the Internet about the things that really matter, Kat continues her annual fanfiction discussion. This time, however; she’s changing it up a bit, focusing solely on shipping. Yes, this year she’s talking about taking a luxury cruise.

…If only. 

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There’s Only Three Days Left in This Semester and I’m Like:

My sister and I have broken out the Michael Buble Christmas albums and the gingerbread scented candle. There is no turning back now. All I have to do is wrap presents, all while making sure the cat doesn’t eat any leftover ribbon.

I love decorating Christmas cookies, and having several different colored frostings along with weird sprinkles is more exiting to me, a sixteen year old with semi-adult responsibilities, than it was to my five year old self.  I was also directed to this adorable little Portal themed comic.

I’ve finished my Christmas concerts, I’m ready to do special traditions without having to worry about grades. Which reset at the start of a new semester, much to the relief of the 50% of the school that happen to be failing. I get to make geometric ornaments in AP Geometry, and learn traditional holiday recipes in Spanish II. In high school, semester exams aren’t mandatory for everyone. Unless you’re failing, or have a certain amount of absences, you’re free. Of course, you can still take them by choice if you’d prefer a higher grade than the one you have.

Since none of my friends have to take semesters either, this usually means that, while everyone else crams for their lives, we’re in the back singing Christmas songs. I’m not joking, we got in trouble for singing Last Christmas during “study time”.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

My Life is Super Glamorous…

I’m honestly surprised no one sent out a search party, considering the fact I haven’t interacted with anyone in almost five months.  A lot of things have been going on, like:

  • I got contacts. So much better than glasses. The cat cat can smash her tiny little nose against my face until she drops dead, and I can still see clearly.
  • I got a new cat a few months ago, which made me very happy. ❤️ I found her on my porch, and almost cried. Mainly because I’m a pretty emotional person, but also because I found her under the same circumstances I found Cookeh six years ago.

 

I didn’t even empty the bag, I turned around and there she was. Also, our ugly patterned couch. Bask in its hideousness.

(In case you’re wondering why her eyes look a little funky, this is caused by her partial blindness. She gets around pretty well using her other senses, and seems to enjoy finding boxes and shopping bags.)

The one person whose presence I literally cannot stand, is taking advantage of my friends. Not to mention she whines all the freaking time, and doesn’t accept compliments like a gracious person, and instead chooses to say “I know.” Luckily my parents taught me how to act like a well mannered human being, otherwise I would trash her shiny, new 2015 Mustang, and proceed to light it on fire to finish the job. Psychotic ranting aside, I’m pretty freaking ticked. Doesn’t help that I have a majority of my classes with her…

  • I had my 16th birthday a few weeks ago. Do I have my driver’s license? No, because I can’t seem to pass my freaking driver’s test. My instructor must have a different definition for the meaning of ‘dangerous action’, considering the fact this is the only thing keeping me from passing. I’m really not that bad of a driver. I mean, she gave people who really shouldn’t be on the road a passing grade, so where’s mine? (Actually, they’ll probably end up living in their cars, so this decision was most likely made out of sympathy.)
  • I got my ears pierced again. I have three lobe piercings now. Apparently having a blunt object stabbed through my vulnerable flesh twice isn’t good enough.

Play auditions are in two weeks. Here at my crappy little high school, we alternate between plays and musicals every other year. I still haven’t picked a part or song to audition with. Problem is, I can’t sing in front of people without freaking out, and end up having to practice the same type of relaxed breathing I use in yoga to convince my brain that, no, I’m not going to die. It works, I guess.

I really want to get over this fear, though. Believe it or not, laying face down in my snowflake panties, reading trashy Portal fanfictions, though it sounds very productive and glamorous, is not how I want to spend my time. This most likely isn’t going to happen if a potato can interact with people better than I can. My life is a one-way ticket to that cat lady who will never leave her house. You can order everything online these days, anyway.

I’m making my older sister play Portal 2. She has no idea what she’s doing, but seems to like a few of the characters.

…At some point she yelled “Give me back my potato!”, and proceeded to talk about how she had “bonded with her over the moron while we were falling”.

I’m also pretty excited about Christmas, my sister bought me a Dan and Phil advent calendar. I should get “a chocolate and a funny picture” every day until the 25th. Of course I haven’t opened it, since it’s not the first of December. We put up the tree at my grandma’s house yesterday. I’m finally tall enough to put the angel at the top, by the way. Heck yes.

We don’t have a very big tree, since Cookeh took the liberty of climbing it her very first Christmas, and we’re sure my new cat will do the same. I did end up making her a stocking, since I didn’t want to use Cookeh’s old one. Or look at it, knowing it’ll never be filled again. Wow, that got depressing quickly.  I’m one of the strange few that gets her cats presents. It’s usually fun toys like little plastic mice and a sack of treats, or a little collar with a bell on it because those are exciting.

Since I have an essay I haven’t gotten very far on, I should probably leave for another five months now.

~Kat ❤️

Update

• Just wanted to let you know that I’m way better today. I’m still upset about Cookeh, (It’s a bit weird around here without her. I still catch myself looking for her in her favorite places when I wake up.), but I’ve been keeping myself busy with guitar, and an attempt at making friendship bracelets and music mixes for my friends. I suck at everything except knowing what kind of music my friends are into, thanks for wondering.

• Anyway, I’d like to thank everyone for their sympathy, and your strange ability to somehow tolerate me while I was incredibly tired and emotional. It helped more than you think. ❤️

Billboard Music Awards Fashion Review

I’m on time with this one! Finally. 

I didn’t see all of it, as I just stuck around for the people I wanted to see, but dang all those dresses were gorgeous. These are the ones I saw. 

Prepare yourselves for vague descriptions. Mainly dresses and hair, Justin Timberlake’s very nice face is somewhere in here, though. 

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  • Kesha. (Probably playing favorites as I write this, but come on.)

Dark gray+black lacy accents= Really freaking gorgeous.

Obligatory side view of hair.

 

It also had a pretty bow on the back!

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  • Shakira, Shakira

A gorgeous color blue with sheer-like sleeves and sides. Her hair also falls beautifully over one of her shoulders. 

From the side.

Here’s one of her performance outfit, her soccer-playing boyfriend/lover (Gerard Pique), and some PDA.

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  • Lorde. I don’t want to be too harsh because she probably spent hours in hair/makeup, and that dress (no matter how ugly) is probably worth more than my entire wardrobe. Underwear and shoes included. 

Dear Lorde. (Pardon the pun.)

Her performance outfit was much better.

Her hair didn’t look wet, nor was she all feathery. Hat was kind of cute. Very good at live singing. 

 

Not from the show, but I think she’s prettier with her natural hair and very little makeup. She did show me that pale brunettes (much like ourselves) can wear purple lipstick and look okay, though.

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  • Jordin Sparks. 

Little black, sparkly halter-top dress. If this were in my size, I would go steal it. Very cute ponytail with little cornrow-ish braids at the top.

 

Your view from the side. Cute little orange clutch. 

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  • Nicki Minaj

Built in side view. Pretty sure they had to tape her in the top of her dress, but she looked nice, anyway.

Other side view. Love that bracelet.

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  • Justin Timberlake. (I don’t care if he wasn’t actually there, he has a very nice face.)

 

“As long as I got my suit and tie.” (And a very attractive face.) Crew also looks good in their suits.

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Last, but not least, my favorite sassy, county-singing ladies:

  • Miranda Lambert and Carrie Underwood. 

On the red carpet. Both have gorgeous dresses. (I’d take Carrie’s if it weren’t yellow.)

 

Performance. Loved Miranda’s leather jacket and Carrie’s jewelry. 

I just love giving you side views.

I couldn’t find any cute Miranda Lambert and Blake Shelton pictures(Actually, I couldn’t find any at all.), and this made me very sad. 

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 I also watched Katy Perry perfom Birthday. 

I should go eat and finish my Math homework because both are necessary for life.  Also, it’s my last week of school. 4 days left of my Freshman year.  It went by pretty fast, I can’t believe it. 

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~Kat

Screwed Up Wrist.

Slow clap for me typing this with my left hand. So glad we have autocorrect…

Anyway, my right wrist is kind of giving me a lot of trouble. I’ve had slight problems with it for a few years, but now there’s a knot on it, it’s stiff, and it keeps locking up on me, especially while I’m playing instruments or writing. (Which is pretty much all I do at school.) I don’t even remember doing anything to it, either.

I’ve been stuck wearing a brace for the past few days, and this doesn’t seem to be working. I have a concert Sunday, and if I don’t get better by then; I’m screwed. I can play my parts really well, but now it’s impossible without pain.

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What even is this brace, though? I’ve never seen anything like it. Also, my fingernails unintentionally match?

In better news, I got a haircut. I just got dry ends trimmed off because they had a gross, straw-like feeling to them. I want to grow it out again because my younger self was stupid, and decided to get it copped off to the chin (It was a terrible fashion choice, and I still regret it. My older sister, on the other hand, looks great with the style).

That’s pretty much my week, hopefully yours is going better.

Old Quiz

I honestly want to see how much I’ve changed in almost 3 years. I found this little quiz when I was searching for another post.

Original post [here]. I wouldn’t click that if I were you.

Section One:
[] You like being in charge.
[X]You often wish you could just zap someone with a thunderbolt.
[] You were voted Class President.
[X] You do what’s best for everyone.
[] You can’t resist a pretty face.
[] You have multiple exes.
[] You think you have what it takes to run for President. (Public speaking is awful.)
[/] You think every problem has a solution. (Sometimes, yes. Other times, it’s completely out of your control.)
[] You love showing off.
[] You’re rash and impulsive.

Total: 2.5
Section Two:
[] You feel at home in the water.
[] Your favorite vacation place is at the beach.
[] You enjoy snorkeling, scuba diving, surfing, etc.
[] You want to do something about the marine species being abused today.
[] You visit the local pool on a regular basis.
[] You’re the captain of the school’s swim team.
[] You swim professionally.
[X] You hate seafood.
[X] You never get seasick.
[X] You’d rather ride a boat than a plane.

Total: 3
Section Three:
[/] You’re not that much of a people person. (I’m pretty shy, but still enjoy conversation)
[] You like staying in the dark and writing poems.
[] You experience bad moods on a regular basis.
[/] You like listening to loud, angry music. (It helps with my anger, actually.)
[X] You spend most of your time alone.
[] You think parties are sometimes loud and annoying.
[] You like to keep to yourself.
[] All your closets are padlocked.
[] You write in diary/journal.
[] You feel most active at night.

Total: 2

Section Four:
[] You own a garden.
[X] You like the great outdoors.
[] You have a green thumb.
[] You’re an environmentalist.
[X] You have a special connection with animals. (My cats love me. Cookeh has executed the “Let’s step all over whatever my human’s doing so she’ll pay attention to me” plan because I’ve been ignoring her in favor of making this post.)
[] You’re a vegetarian.
[] You like going hiking, camping, and looking at the natural wonders of the world.
[/] You always check a product if it’s environmentally-friendly. (I make sure my makeup cruelty free.)
[] You love going to flower shops.
[] You think global warming is a threat that must be dealt with. (After those snowstorms, I’m pretty sure we’re good with global warming.)

Total: 2.5
Section Five:
[X] You’re very creative and artistic.
[X] You like listening to all kinds of music in general.
[] You always feel sunny and optimistic.
[]You are talented at drawing.
[] You like writing poetry.(I hate writing poetry more than in class essays.)
[X] You can play at least 3 musical instruments. (Guitar, Piano, lots of different drums.)
[] You like going to art museums.
[] You almost always win 1st Place in Art Contests.
[] You have straight As in Art on your report card.
[] Your school notebook has more doodles than notes.

Total: 3 
Section Six:
[] You often start fights.
[] You’re a very aggressive type of person.
[] You like watching wrestling.
[X] You’re competitive.
[] You like reading about war.
[]You don’t take crap from anybody.
[] You have anger management.
[] You never back away from a fight.
[] Everyone does what you say.
[X] You don’t always think before you do something.

Total: 2
Section Seven:
[] You have a way with tools.
[] You build awesome things during your free time.
[] You’re the best at Woodshop in your class.
[] Metalworking is your forte.
[] You have your own toolbox.
[]You often search the Internet to look for pictures of robots.
[] You’re a techie.
[] You often have carpentry projects.
[] You dream of being a carpenter.
[X]You aren’t afraid of fire.

Total: 1
Section Eight:
[] You have an insatiable thirst for knowledge.
[X] You’re probably the only person who visit the library on a regular basis.
[] Half of your Christmas presents last year were books.
[] You like reading about war, mostly about the reasons and controversies behind it.
[] You’re the valedictorian in your class.
[] You’ve never gotten a grade below 90 in your report card.
[X] You get political jokes without asking people to explain them. (Sadly, yes… You can think my grandpa for that.)
[] You think it would be better if you were the President.
[X] You have a huge shelf of books at home.
[] You think vinyl pocket protectors are useful. (My shirts hardly ever have pockets.)

Total: 3
Section Nine:
[] You like pickpocketing your friends.
[] You’re a prankster.
[] You’re a speed demon.
[X] You consider yourself restless.
[]You’re the best speaker in the class.
[] You like thinking on your feet and using your wits.
[X] You’re inventive and resourceful.
[] You often start arguments.
[] You’ve never lost a debate.
[X] You like making witty and sarcastic statements.

Total: 3
Section Ten:
[] You’re the life of the party.
[] You like wine.

[] You’ve probably tasted every alcoholic drink out there.

[] You can finish a martini in less than a minute.
[] You have a happy, cheerful disposition.
[] You’re a foodie.
[] You like going to social events and mingling with people.
[X]You like trying out new food.
[] You feel that you’re abundant in life.
[X] You think that too much of anything is bad.

Total: 2
Section Eleven:
[] Every guy/girl swoons for you.
[X] You like putting on makeup.
[] You naturally smell good.
[] You never experience a bad hair day. (I’ve never experienced a good hair day.)

[/] Your favorite activity is clothes-shopping. (Wouldn’t consider it my favorite, but I do enjoy looking at clothes.)

[X] You’re always at the front of every trend.
[] You’re the popular girl/guy at your school.
[] You’re often invited to parties.
[] Your motto is ‘It’s never a party without me.”
[X] You look at yourself in the mirror on a regular basis. (Never said I was happy with the results.)

Total: 3.5

Results:

Section One: Zeus
Two: Poseidon
Three: Hades
Four: Demeter
Five: Apollo
Six: Ares
Seven: Hephaestus
Eight: Athena.
Nine: Hermes
Ten: Dionysus
[X] Eleven: Aphrodite

This one won by a half point. My younger self would be shocked.