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Katie is a Teacher


…that’s a whole lotta you and a side of me.

Song of the day: Carry Out: Timbaland feat. Justin Timberlake

It’s been awhile since I’ve posted, I do realize. I haven’t died or been living under a rock (or had my arm stuck underneath one). In fact, I’ve just been figuring out how exactly to get my life in order. I’ve just graduated and now I’m on the prowl for a well-paying job. Needless to say, it’s difficult in a struggling economy.

In exciting news, I’ve become a vegan. Yes, it’s true. I rarely ate meat when I cooked for myself before on account of it’s high price, health concerns, and my inability to cook it as well as actual chefs and my mom. I also tried to eat little dairy as I find it disturbing that humans drink another mammal’s milk. I find it unnatural. However, I still *did* eat dairy, meat, eggs, ets, etc. Now however, I’m finished completely. It’s a very exciting transition for me and I’ll see how I adjust. It’s been just over a month thus far and I have noticed a difference in my physical and mental self. my skin is clearer, I feel healthier, I have less sleep problems, and also less mood swings. However, I’m not ruling out the fact that it all could just be a mental reaction as well.

I’m weighing the option of competing in Bikram yoga. I obviously am very dedicated to the practice and I do intend to go to teacher training in the future (if I can ever save up enough money for it, that is!), but I don’t know if I’m 100% comfortable in the depth of my postures to compete. My standing head to knee is rather wobbly, as are the rest of my balancing postures. I don’t know. Time will tell.

Short post today. Much love to all!!

…we’re all red inside.

Song of the day: Fire in Your New Shoes: Kaskade feat. Dragonette

Today was a fairly good day. I got to sleep in and went for a hike and a run this morning. That was lovely. Then I had a nice lunch date with a good friend who I haven’t seen in what seems like forever (although it was actually only a week). Breakfast consisted of leftover birthday cake since it was my roommate’s birthday yesterday. nothing like starting the day off sweetly. Then for lunch I had an absolutely amazing salmon sandwhich with roasted squash and apple soup. AMAZING!

I had to work during the afternoon/evening. I had planned to go to yoga afterward, but decided I would be done too late and wanted to go to bed early. So insted I decided to go to the grocery store since my fridge and cupboards are looking bare. I’ve wanted to try zucchini spirals for awhile now, so I bought a couple zucchinis and peeled one of them up when I got home. I was inspired by this post from Darya Pino from Summer Tomato. The video was really helpful since I had no idea how to actually work with squash to make pasta.

I haven’t actually steamed the spirals yet as I wasn’t feeling a big dinner this late at night. I will probably try them out for lunch tomorrow. I’m just having an apple with peanut butter before bed.

I’m not particularly exciting today, so I aplogize. Tomorrow should be a more exciting day. I like to plan things out. Make lists and such. So I’m going to do that now. Primarily for myself, so I can really see what my day holds. Obviously, it’s not really exciting to anyone else.

5:30am: wake-up

5:45am: run

6:30am: shower/get ready

7:00am: eat breakfast (fruit?)

7:15am: catch bus to work

8:00am: work

12:30pm: catch bus home

1:00pm: lunch (zucchini spirls and pasta sauce?)

1:30pm: long run

4:15pm: shower

5:00pm: yoga

7:45pm: dinner (spinach salad?)

8:00pm: catch bus to work

8:30pm: work

10:00pm: catch bus home

10:30: sleep

Okay, it’s gonna be busy, but the majority of it is all wonderful things I’m looking forward to, so it’s all good!

Good gracious, I’m boring. Okay, gonna finish this snack/dinner and go to sleep.

… is just what you need.

Song of the day: 2ge+her: Awesum Luvr

Okay, so this morning I discovered that the entire 2ge+her movie is on youtube. I freaking died of happiness. I swear, I almost forgot about that show and I didn’t know there was even a movie. Best thing ever. I can’t believe that shit exists. So amazing.

You! Plus sign! Me! Equal sign! Us!

You plus me, it doesn’t equal us! You took my car now I gotta take the bus! I thought I had a girl, that I could trust! I guess I never knew my calculus!

I’ve literally spent hours just wasting time and laughing over these. So classic.

It’s looking like today might be boring. I’m going to try to be an interesting person and find a way to spice it up. The weather still isn’t the greatest, but I think I’ll manage. It’s time to just deal with it.

Much love!!

…is what you want, want, want.

Song of the day: Rihanna: Rude Boy

I am actually addicted to that song right now. Love the video too. Radass. You know what else I’ve recently become addicted to? That’s right; Cougartown! I hated it when I first saw it, but now I’m obsessed. It’s absolutely hilarious. I watched the entire first season in two days. Now that I’m done with that, I’ve decided to start watching Dawson’s Creek. Despite it being a massive part of pop culture when I was growing up, I’ve never seen an episode, so I’m getting caught up now. Oh, late 90s television, how I love you. I do have to say, I enjoy the fact that the storylines are more plausable and age-appropriate. In addition, the actors actually look and act their age. Not to mention the fact that they don’t all wear ridiculously expensive designer clothes and look like walking skeletons. Loving it.

I’m still feeling sick, which is just getting on my nerves. It’s messing up my whole routine! Runs are difficult, I have trouble breathing in yoga, it’s hard to sleep at night, and when I go out, I have to leave to empty my sinuses like 90 times. Sucky. And the weather is still crap, which hurts my mood.

Okay, so I like to write lists. Essentially, I just like doing things that keep me organized, prioritized, and on-task. It’s why I have my schedule written out down to the minute. Sure, it’s a little bit anal, but I don’t really care. Anyway, so I looked over my shopping list and decided that yesterday was the day to buy a full length mirror. Indeed, I am obsessed with ‘Rude Boy’ so I need a proper mirror to dance in front of and work on my booty shakes. Well, I don’t have a lot of money and I don’t live particularly close to a cheap home store, so I hopped on the bus. Thankfully, I found a wicked cheap mirror ($10, holla!), but unfortunately, I had to cart it home on the bus. A one hour bus ride, on a full bus without a seat, while trying to balance/not-shatter a mirror is not a great way to spend an afternoon. Alas!

Hit up a couple of restaurants last night for drinks, which was fun. Tequila seemed to be on special everywhere, which always turns out to be my downfall. I love tequila, it’s delicious and fun. Also had great Thai food. What a great night. Anyway, went for a run this morning which was slow and somewhat painful as a result of being sick and being hungover. Alas!

I’ve spent most of this morning attempting to get my life in order. You know; laundry, cleaning, organizing. I have a lot more fun doing said activities when there’s more to do. I swear, I’m just bored as sin without a full-time job and school right now. Can’t wait for classes to start again. It wouldn’t be so bad if I actually had money. Then at least I could go out shopping and buy things, whether I could just buy clothes and shoes and such, or things to go like games and movies and such. Maybe today I’ll go to the library and take out some movies or soemthing. Indeed, there’s only so much free things that I can do (particularly with the weather being as it is). Yoga, running, cleaning. Good grief, I’m boring.

I can’t decide if I should go to yoga today to sweat out all the toxins from last night or if I should take it easy for worry that I may get more dehydrated. We’ll see how it all pans out.

Still haven’t seen Sex and the City 2 yet. I’ve just heard such awful things. I actually had a dream about it last night, weird I know. I dreamt that Big turned out to be gay and Carrie caught him on the night of their wedding in a big wooden tub with another guy and that Aidan just magically appeared with no reference to his wife orchild and wisked her off her feet. Let’s hope it’s better than that crazy. I love Big.

Okay, I’m gonna go decide how to live my life.

Much love!!

…a single thing you do tonight.

Song of the day: Train: Hey, Soul Sister

Absolutely loving that song. Guilty pleasure like whoa.

Yesterday was a pretty good. I haven’t been feeling the best lately. I’m trying to gauge whether it’s from the crappy weather or if I’m legitimately ill. I woke up craving a McMuffin. But having an aversion to McDonalds and their crap food, I obviously didn’t want to actually get one. I scrounged my cupboards and realized that I didn’t have any english muffins, so I had to change plans a little bit. Insert eggs, cheese, and a tortilla. Indead, I had a breakfast wrap. A boring one, albeit, with only cheese and eggs, but I didn’t mind. I need to grocery shop. I don’t even have salsa; my favourite.

For lunch, a friend had me over and made me a burger, which was heaven. I love my friends; they’re the best. Anyway, I rarely eat red meat, so when I do, I cherish every bite. Also had a bit of turtle cheesecake, which was amazing. I’m feeling stuffy today though; too much dairy. Or am I still sick? It’s hard to say.

I spent a huge chunk of time cleaning and organizing my room yesterday, which was much needed. I can’t wake up in chaos and expect my day to go well. I just can’t seem to function well. So yesterday I hit up the dollar store (oooh yeah) and picked up a bunch of things like hangers and hoods and binders and other crap that I probably don’t need but which made cleaning so much more fun. I’ve become addicted to this website, which is absolutely amazing. I just get inspired and spend hours scouring my condo of everything that isn’t working. I also spend way too much money on things I don’t need which I feel will spice it up.

I had a small “dinner” before yoga in the form of a smoothie.

+ + = HEAVEN!!

Anyway, after yoga I worked late and then came home and completely crashed. I’ve been pretty dead for most of today. I’ll probably hit up yoga sometime today and spend an incredibly long and boring amount of time cleaning my condo.

Okay, off to be productive.

Much love!!

…I don’t want to be friends

Song of the day: Lissie: Bad Romance (Lady Gaga cover)

So I’m gonna come right out and say it; I’m a total gleek. I loved the Lady Gaga on yesterday’s episode, and it reminded me of the great Lissie cover I posted above. Seriously, it’s wicked good. I also can’t get enough of the original. It’s number two on my most played on itunes. In honour of the amazing glee episode, I present you with Finn:

The weather here has been crap for the past two days and, quite frankly, it’s starting to piss me off. It’s May. I’m sorry, but May long indicates summer, there is no excuse for rain and clouds after that. If it wasn’t so damn expensive to go to school internationally, I would be gone in a heartbeat. Fingers crossed the weather gets better soon. It makes me not even want to leave my house, which is obviously not a good thing.

So word on the street is that Sex and the City 2 was completely shit, but I don’t care; I’ll be going with all my ladies anyhow. We’ll make ourselves fancy girl drinks which we’ll sneak in in water bottles and wear cute little cocktail dresses and it will be marvelous. How could it not be? I love how, even to this day, asking the question “which character from SATC are you most like?” always starts a conversation. So freaking classic.

To Kill a Mockingbird is going to turn 50 this summer. This is exciting to me, not just because it’s an amazing and classic novel, but it’s also the very first thing I ever taught as a teacher, so it holds a special place in my heart. I think I will have to find a way to celebrate, without having to go down to Alabama. Not that I wouldn’t want to go down to Alabama, more that I can’t afford to go down to Alabama. Indeed, I wish I could head down south.

I’m on an “at home vacation” right now before classes start. Not that I’m not working both jobs, it’s just that I have most of my days free. Well, it’s boring as sin. I’m trying to find things to do, but the things I want to do are all outdoor adventures and, as previously stated, the weather is crap. I swear, I cannot bring myself to drag my lazy ass up to go for a run or even bring my bottles to the depot or go to the grocery store. It’s sad, really. At least I know I’ll be hitting up yoga tonight, so it’s not like I’m being completely inactive. And it’s inside, so I wont freeze my ass off. Quite the opposite, actually.

So remember how I talked about how I was going to buy SlimQuick Cleanse? Well I did, and I started using it on… Sunday, I believe it was. I can’t say I’m a huge fan thus far. I got sick yesterday and I never get sick. The only thing I’ve changed is taking that bloody “cleanse”. Essentially, from the way my body reacted, I’d say I just got quite dehydrated. I knew there was obviously the chance of that, which was why i have been intaking so much water, but it still feels like there are more negatives involved that positives. So overall, I don’t really recommend it.

Okay, I’m going to attempt to be responsible about now. Maybe finish up my laundry and write a little bit.

Much love!!