31 December 2010

So Long & Farwell 2010

{woah! another blog without picspam!}
SO
I filled out this survey last year.

&& I thought, yeah,
IMMA DO IT AGAIN!


[1]
What did you do in 2010 that you’d never done before?
I joined a YouTube collab channel, TheAwkwardnauts!

[2]
Did you keep your new year’s resolutions, and will you make more for next year?
Ha, no. It seems I never do!
-I want to be better at vlogging/blogging
-to lose a stone and a half
-learn to crochet

[3]
Did anyone close to you give birth?
Yep, I've known her since childhood
and now she has a child!

[4]
Did anyone close to you die?
No.

[5]
What countries did you visit?
Zero. *pout*

[6]
What would you like to have in 2011 that you lacked in 2010?
Same answer- to fall in love.

[7]
What dates from 2010 will remain etched upon your memory, and why?
My adventure to see Kacey.
The midnight movie adventures.
The Denver Center [Addikts] adventures.
The two adventures to Cheyenne to see friends!

[8]
What was your biggest achievement of the year?
Yep. Not having sex once. Again.

[9]
What was your biggest failure?
Not graduating in Spring. Or Summer.

[10]
Did you suffer illness or injury?
It was pretty healthy actually.

[11]
What was the best thing you bought?
Yarn! Lots of it.

[12]
Whose behavior merited celebration?
Kacey!
She has been so brave to follow her career to a place
where she knew no one and has survived.

[13]
Whose behavior made you appalled and depressed?
Um mostly certain celebrities.
Ha!

[14]
Where did most of your money go?
Paying bills...

[15]
What did you get really, really, really excited about?
Going to Garden City.

[16]
What song will always remind you of 2010?
"Don't Stop Believin'"

[17]
Compared to this time last year, are you...
more prepared to face a new year.

[18]
What do you wish you’d done more of?
Working out (as usual!)
Dating... =/

[19]
What do you wish you’d done less of?
Sitting on my bum!

[20]
How did you spend Christmas?
With family.

[21]
Did you fall in love in 2010?
I crushed, sometimes hard, but no love.

[22]
What was your favorite TV program?
Well this year I discovered Doctor Who!

[23]
Do you hate anyone now that you didn’t hate this time last year?
bahaha Beiber. lol.

[24]
What was the best book you read?
I think my favorite has to be Mockingjay.

[25]
What was your greatest musical discovery?
Academy, the musical!

[26]
What did you want and get?
A safe and solid place to live and regroup.

[27]
What did you want and not get?
Love, from a significant other.

[28]
What was your favorite film of this year?
Gah! Easy A -tied with- Deathly Hallows
followed closely by:
Tangled. Tron. Eclipse.

[29]
What did you do on your birthday, and how old were you?
I turned 24 and I celebrated with BFF Mi Abbia.

[30]
What one thing would have made your year immeasurably more satisfying?
Traveling out of country.

[31]
How would you describe your personal fashion concept in 2010?
I got into shopping vintage a little.

[32]
What kept you sane?
Friendships. New & old.

[33]
Which celebrity/public figure did you fancy the most?
Rob. duh.
[since 2005 baby!]

[34]
What political issue stirred you the most?
DADT.

[35]
Who did you miss?
Joshua.
Other far-away friends.

[36]
Who was the best new person you met?
I met some srsly awesome new peps onine!
But picking one I pick Jayde!
She's like my sista from another mum,
and country!

[37]
Tell us a valuable life lesson you learned in 2010:
Your family is in fact there for you.

[38]
What are you looking forward to in 2011?
Doing better personally than I did in 2010.
I want to travel, even if it is just a roadtrip.
&& I want to leave Colorado to do it!

[39]
Quote a song lyric that sums up your year.
To my friends-
"My Life Would Suck Without You."


And that is it!
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29 December 2010

KatOfDiamonds' List of Favorite Blog Posts

No...this isn't a Top Ten list of my favorite blogs

&& instead of massive links listed in my side bar

My Favorite Blog Posts have their own page!

=]
So here they are!


--Twilight Related--
--Bitchin Bloggers--


--Mine--

19 December 2010

six "senses" sunday [2]

I have been a slacker blogger so a 'week in review' is in order.
But in a slacker way!

This week I...

Tasted: 
two Chipotle burritos..


Smelled:
my first peppermint hot chocolate of the season..



Saw:
TRON: Legacy at midnight..
=]



Listened:
 to Taylor Swift's "Enchanted" over and over..





Sang:
 karaoke at my work holiday party..
#facepalm


Felt:
lonely after seeing Love & Other Drugs..





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07 December 2010

Happy Things Week: Mail from Tyler Oakley!

This is a video about what makes me happy!


Please vote!
question for the comments:
What makes you happy?

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06 December 2010

03 December 2010

I am a Nerd: Hogwarts Dollmakers

I know I said in my last blog that this week would be Zoo Week.
Oops. 
...next week!

I have been a little distracted...

By online Hogwarts doll-makers!
...'specially since I am starting my costume for July!
[Me as Luna?]

But the most popular one by far,
is the maker from DollDivine.com

Not only can I make myself a Ravenclaw

I can haz the Ravenclaw seeker as my boyfran!

And we can get in trouble with Snape together!
Yes.
I am a nerd.


Actually I have had
bigger distraction
lately.


Within the next 24 hrs I will be opening an Etsy
so I can sell all the scarves I have been knitting!
 
The biggest problem I have right now is to name it!


The options:
Kat's Creations
Kat's Kreations
Kat's Korner
Diamond's Details
Details by KatOfDiamonds
The K.A.T. Shoppe [Kat's Accessories & Trinkets]

Do you have a favorite?
Or a suggestion?

Hurry & comment coz I might pick yours!

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28 November 2010

My Brother, the 21 year old.

On Friday, 26 Nov10
my little bro had a 21st birthday.

and he was in town.
and I got to do something for him.
and this is what I did:


I invited my broha to the 11:15 IMAX on Turkey Day
and went to Couture Cupcake for some birthday noms...


I made sure to 3 different kinds
(all flavors that I like, of course)


When he {& friend Sam} got there late...
We switched theaters... & clinked our cupcakes
:)


Then afterward, a beer!
I bought his first illegal beer...
Only fitting that I buy him his first legal one!


I hope the rest of your birthday weekend was fantastic, Sean!
<3

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p.s.
Tomorrow is Zoo Week
here and on my YouTube
because I love ZOOS!!!

25 November 2010

Thankful on Turkey Day

May we all be as grateful as a kitty who's found warm sunshine.


I am grateful for those in my life who care and love me for me.
I am very blessed to have them.


Happy Thanksgiving.

24 November 2010

Emails from Grandma: UK Classifieds

Ok.
I may have an obsession with all things Brit/English.
I really want to live there for a while, someday.

I felt I should share with ya'll a little email Grandma fwd'd to me.
(Yes I do indeed also live with the woman!)


You have to love British humour! 
These are classified ads, which were actually placed in a U.K. newspaper:

FREE YORKSHIRE TERRIER.8 years old.
Hateful little bastard.
Bites!


FREE PUPPIES.1/2 Cocker Spaniel, 1/2 sneaky neighbour's dog.


FREE PUPPIES.Mother is a Kennel Club registered German Shepherd.
Father is a Super Dog, able to leap tall fences in a single bound.


COWS, CALVES: NEVER BRED.Also 1 gay bull for sale.


JOINING NUDIST COLONY!
Must sell washer and dryer £100.


WEDDING DRESS FOR SALE.Worn once by mistake.
Call Stephanie.



**** And the WINNER is... ****

FOR SALE BY OWNER.Complete set of Encyclopaedia Britannica, 45 volumes.
Excellent condition, £200 or best offer. No longer needed, got married, wife knows everything.


Statement of the CenturyThought from the Greatest Living Scottish Thinker.

Billy Connolly -
  "If women are so bloody perfect at multitasking, how come they can't have a headache and sex at the same time?"

Brilliant, no?
Sigh.
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23 November 2010

No Joss, No Buffy.


To all those people in the past 10 years that I have told 
"Joss Whedon owns my soul"
... I can now show them this article and they'll see why.

Buffy is my favorite TV show of all time
The 7 seasons of it steamed from
a super cheesey movie but super brilliant idea.


As a fan of Joss with a dream of directing, 
I want to work FOR him to inspire new ideas out of me, 
not REDO his work.

This whole thing just goes to show the lack of soul left in 'Hollywood'
and the real heroes are truly underdogs. 

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22 November 2010

Frugal Gal Knitting Tip: Circular Stitch Marker

I love to knit.
Ages ago my grandma taught me how.
I got addicted and she gave me a lot of supplies to help said addition.
Between living with her now and that Ravelry site and that blogger friend...
I have become re-addicted
And better than ever!

This means more challenging patterns and plans.
When you combine this addiction to that of my Harry Potter addiction...
You get me trying knitting on a smaller set of circular needles
and knitting in the round for the first time.

Why all this hulla-buh-loo?
So that I can make a Ravenclaw scarf like this.
(Or this one on Ravelry)

But I do not have a circular stitch marker.
What?
Basically a little piece of plastic that marks the beginning of a row.

The thing is these come in a multi-sized plastic set, around $5-10...

Or pretty dangle-y ones at a pretty price,say $15-25!

Well at this post-Uni-moment in time,
I don't have the ca$h to buy it.

So I just looked around the house
and found....
a safety pin!

Doesn't everyone have about a thousand hanging around the house?
I like the sound that "free" makes!


Feel free to leave other 'frugal gal' tips in my comments!

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10 November 2010

still. swooning. swoon-overload!

I am a fan of Katy Perry.
I love Teenage Dream enough to consider it for my future wedding.
Well the fact that I am still swooning over this performance:
...means that my future hubby needs to have some pipes!!

Oh. My. Lawd!!!
I had enough credit on iTunes to buy one more song.
I am SO happy I waited to spend it!
Worth it!

Then I got on to YouTube to check my sub...
AND THE FULL PERFORMANCE WAS UP!

 Oh you best BELIEVE it is already ripped and on my iTouch!

But I does irk me is that my comment on the video is 
'pending approval'
lame.

So I screencapped it to share with all of you.
=]


Damn skippy!

I love some of the other comments too!

But fo reals.
I love Glee but I love true musical talent more...
And Glee tweeks the crap out of everyone's voice!

I truly do understand that not everyone is cut out to sing.
I am not.
But the people cast on Glee were cast because they are hot and talented!
So let their talent shine FOX!


*crickets*
...
oh wait.
I forgot who I was talking to.
....

Do you watch Glee?
What do you think?
Open discussion in my comments!!!
Politeness strongly encouraged!

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ps. If you love male vocals as much as I do,
& subsequently this video. You won't be sorry.

03 November 2010

I am a Colorado Voter!



Voting.
To me, it is super important.

Since I moved back to my hometown this year,
I re-registerd with the the mail-in option.

I did this to make a fashion statement
I did this so that I could really take my time.

As you can see in my picture adventure above,
I got to take my ballot in and get my sticker.
And then yes, I did make a fashion statement!

I also got interviewed about my submission to CNN iReport!
That was pretty cool.

Here in Colorado, to me,
the biggest issue on this midterm ballot was
Amendment 62: Definition of a Person.

I am Pro-Choice personally,

What I really feared was what this amendment
would do for birth control options.
Or turn it into a lack of.

Taking away abortion would be one thing.
Altering rights to birth control is crazy!

I am just proud my state knocked it down again.
This time it was beat with 70% No.




Other Happy Results:

Colorado Senate-
Bennett leading with 47.7%
(with 97% reporting)
 Colorado Governer-
Hickenlooper the clear winner 50.7% 
(with 97% reporting)




Other Sad Results:

Colorado Springs voted to put a cap on funding for parks & open spaces.
It makes me pissedspice.


Colorado Midterm Results: [Source, Source]

America- Did you vote yesterday?
If not, why?
Other country- Do you think voting is important?

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02 November 2010

It's HP Deathly Hallows Part 1 Month!

I am, in fact, blogging everyday this week!


Today's share is the completely adorable girls from MuggleSam
in honour of the fact that yesterday it became November and...
 HARRYPOTTER-DEATHLYHALLOWS-PART1 MONTH!

I have watched Sophia & Bell on YouTube for sometime now
and when I saw this video in my Sub box yesterday,
I just knew I had to share it!

Plus I totally support having an Aussie iBFF! ;o)

Seriously.
Watch the whole thing.
So. Worth. It.



I have my midnight Part 1 tix!!
Do you?!

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01 November 2010

Halloween is my Favorite!!!


Man-o-man-o-man!
I LOVE HALLOWEEN!

Every year I have at least 3 costumes!
[Well it IS my favorite holiday!]
For me this year, I went as Sookie Stackhouse from True Blood!
I even lightened my blonde a little but none of the cameras picked it up.
Wah wah wah.
And even though I don't have my own Eric this year...
I had my own Dawn Green!
It was a 'killer' Saturday night!
And late, late, late Sunday morning! ;o)

As in I got in at 4:30 late!
WAT!
But it was FUN!
(complete with Eric bite's, you like?)



For the kids, I went as a Kitteh Kat.
Even with my welcoming candy sign,
the only lil one we got was a family friend.
Silly privacy fence. Good 364 days out of the year.




For Chipotle, I went as Na.
...one part of Sodium Chloride, aka Table Salt!
It might not be the processed food theme,
but too much ain't healthy!
& I did get my $2 boorito!



What did you do on my favorite holiday?!


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