Wednesday, June 28, 2006

When it was me

Okay, so some might consider this my "selfish" post. Keep in mind that I'm not trying to be self-centered here, but the other day, I got to thinking about how odd it is (and yet NOT odd really) that almost ALL my blog posts are about my kids, and NOT about anything else. Then I got to thinking about how strange and wonderful it is, that when you have kids, they really become your entire life. And any dreams and aspirations you had as a singleton, or a young married woman, do in fact, get put on hold. And rightly so! But, I've decided to try and make more of an effort to post a few more personal entries, which tell my few readers more about ME. (The photo is of me on my honeymoon in Deadwood, SD. ... when it was still just me in my and a brand new hubby!)
So without further adu: Here are some things you may or may not want to know about Katrina!
My favortie color: Pink
Favorite faraway place I've visited: Rome. I'm super excited for the upcoming trip my hubby and I are taking for our 5th anniversary -- we'll get to see it again!
Favorite author/poet: Carl Sandburg -- Chicago Poems
Biggest pet peaves: 1) When you're the only one in a huge bathroom with a million stalls and someone comes in and goes into the stall right next to yours. 2) When people have their windshield wipers on and it's not raining, and they start to make that aggrevating, high-pitch squeaking noise on the glass. ARGGHH!! :)
Favorite band/song lyrics: I love Dave Matthews, and they haven't let me down yet. One of my favorite lyrics by Dave? "The first time I kissed you I lost my legs..." (Old Dirt Hill (song)-- Stand up (CD))
Favorite way to exercise: Lately it's pilates/yoga. I look pretty hilarious trying to balance in precarious positions such as "downward facing dog" and "plank." But hey, I do it when no one else is home, so nobody can laugh as I stumble gracelessly through the air while in "warrior" pose!
How I got my name: My mother came up with it in a dream.
Actor/Actress who stars in most of the movies I own: Marilyn Monroe, followed closely by Mel Gibson and Tom Hanks.
Favorite food: Crab legs. KING crab legs! I love it when my honey makes me a ginormous pot of crab legs ... with hot drawn butter for dipping. HEAAAAVEN!!
Person I'd be happy to become: My grandma. She had a wonderful love of God, family, and all the wonderful, fine things that grow out of the ground! :)
Person I'd most like to trip while they were running: Regis Philbin. I don't know why.
What I would have been, if I hadn't been a journalist: Anthropologist.

Well that's just a little bit of useless Katrina trivia. Hey, if you respond to this email with a comment, feel free to fill in your own answers to some of these questions too! I often wonder how my friends and family would respond to these kinds of "quizzes."


marzi said...

we share pet peave #1. i was just talking to my friend about that...what are people thinking?

p.s. fun post!

Nhia said...

Katrina, what a great idea! Yes, our blogs are all about our kids. Sometimes we just can't help it. But some me-time is good and therapeutic, too, isn't it? Like lunch with the "Pod" today! Wasn't that such fun?! We really need to do that more often.

CStaude said...

My favortie color: Periwinkle Blue
Favorite faraway place I've visited: Paris
Favorite author/poet: Poet-John Donne, Author-Alan Paton
Biggest pet peaves: 1) Going to run copies on the machine at school and the last person to use it left it either jammed, out of paper, or BOTH...grrrrr.
Favorite band/song lyrics: Favorite band.. Solo artist- James Taylor/song lyric... just about everything Carole King ever wrote.
Favorite way to exercise: Exercise and favorite in the same sentence???!!!! Ok... swimming.
How I got my name: My mother thought it would be unique and "original" - I didn't like it for quite some time.
Actor/Actress who stars in most of the movies I own: Meg Ryan, Kevin Kline, Julia Roberts
Favorite food: Pasta and Shrimp... best if you get BOTH in the same meal.
Person I'd be happy to become:My daughter Kate... she seems pretty happy most of the time.
Person I'd most like to trip while they were running:Just one? Ok... Al Mahnken, instead I run the other way when I see him coming.
What I would have been, if I hadn't been a teacher:a marine biologist or a photographer.

KatHarrmann said...

Cool post mom!! I learned so much about you!! Really! :) Thanks for the "Person I'd like to become" comment! That was super sweet!!!! Can't wait to see your Paris photos!!! Love ya!

CStaude said...

Ed Staude said:
My favortie color: Don't have one
Favorite faraway place I've visited: Paris
Favorite author/poet: John Meacham, Robert Frost
Biggest pet peaves: 1) "Ignorant" People
Favorite band/song lyrics: Depends on the day... either James Taylor or Diana Krall.
Favorite way to exercise: Running, running running...
How I got my name: Named after my father's step-father.
Actor/Actress who stars in most of the movies I own: Kevin Kline.
Favorite food: Greek... I could eat Greek anytime.
Person I'd be happy to become:I like being me...can't think of's fun to be me.
Person I'd most like to trip while they were running: Donald Rumsfeld.. he's such a cocky smartass.
What I would have been, if I hadn't been a teacher:Winston Churchill, he was a neat guy.

KatHarrmann said...

Awesome dad! Thanks for posting!!! Love you! (PS: I love your Rumsfeld comment -- too funny!)

Francie said...

Hi Kat! Thanks for leaving the comment on my blog! You're linked to now. Let's definitly stay in touch! Your family is beautiful!