A Versatile Blogger? me? How fun!
I was nominated for the Versatile Blogger award by Mel over at BrokeGirlRich and A-Lee-Sha at Financial Diffraction. Thanks Ladies! The Versatile Blogger Award is a bit of a chain letter. I’ll share 7 fun facts about me and then pass along the love.
Here we go!
1. I’m in the closet
No one in my real life knows I have this blog. Not even my husband. I’m not sure what he thinks I’m doing on my computer all the time, probably that I’m hopelessly addicted to Facebook. I’ll likely tell him in the next few months. I expect my blogging to amp up when the temperature goes down!
2. I’m a knitter!
I’ve been knitting since I was a kid but have tried to challenge myself in the last 5 or so years. I’ve made several sweaters, shawls, mittens and other goodies. I made these 🙂
I’m in a bit of a rut lately though. I put myself on a Yarn Freeze when I graduated to knit through my stash and I haven’t been inspired by my stash. I’m sure I’ll pick it back up eventually.
3. I’m Smaller.
I’ve lost 55 lbs from my highest weight, 25 of those were lost in the last year. At my highest weight in 2007, I was so big for my body that my mobility was greatly limited. I missed several days of school that year because I physically couldn’t walk. I’ve still got about 20-25 lbs to go, but gosh it feels amazing to have a body that functions as a body should.
4. My family doesn’t know what to call me.
Being born a Katherine, it was really hard for me to find a name that I identified with. There were so many derivatives of Katherine in my class at school, I just felt lost in the group. I’ve been Katie, Kayla, Charlotte (wtf), Kati and now Kate. I switched to Kate when I started law school as a fresh start (and probably the best fit). When I get cards or written correspondence from family, they typically just guess at what I’m going by now. Last week, I got card addressed to Katy.
5. I speak in quotes.
Whether it’s a movie quote or a line from a comic, my words quickly slip into quoting what someone else said. I love it when I enter a situation in life that was referenced in a comedian’s routine. Dane Cook, Brian Regan and several local comics are referenced regularly. Blues Brothers, Jim Carrey movies and most Disney flicks are fair game.
6. There was a sale on sisters
I am one of 5 children and one of 4 girls in the family. It is pretty amazing how different all 4 of the girls are while still being so similar. We are pretty spread out in age, but its cool to see how no matter what we all come back together like glue when we need to.
7. Roll with the Changes
I love music, but I’m horrible about finding new songs or artists. I typically just find one or two songs and listen to them at least 1000 times. Recent favorites include Some Nights from Fun and Defying Gravity from Wicked. My over the top favorite is Roll with the Changes by REO Speedwagon. It has been my favorite song since 2001 and I listen to it all the time. My love for it is unhealthy. Heck, I even walked up the aisle to it(after I was pronounced a married woman) at my wedding.
Now I nominate…
Waffles at No More Waffles
Steve at Kapitalust
Sarah at Add Vodka
Jordann at My Alternate Life
and You! If you haven’t been officially nominated, consider this your in! You can even contact me and I’ll add your name to the post! That makes it extra super duper official.