Katie

New Home

New Home

Remember how I was attempting to post on a weekly basis? Wasn’t that a fun exercise? We’ve been pretty busy over the past month, and not in the normal life-chaos-busy, but productive-executing-life-change busy. My partner and I wanted to move to a better area that […]

Stories in Gaming

Stories in Gaming

One of my favorite activities when I was younger (after reading of course) was to play video games/watch my older brother play video games. Not the first person army shooters or grind fests, because I’m terrible at game mechanics, and those types of games often […]

Productivity is finally organizing my GIANT stack of greeting cards

Productivity is finally organizing my GIANT stack of greeting cards

Saturday started a little odd. I woke up around 8am feeling like I wanted to get THINGS done. But I didn’t know what kind of things. We’re still looking around for a new place to live (update: we are looking to move in the same […]

Happiness is watching Rachel&Jun Videos

Happiness is watching Rachel&Jun Videos

Lately nothing has been more effective in alleviating mental storm clouds or doldrums for me than watching videos by Rachel and Jun. They have three channels on YouTube and three adorable cats. Main Channel. Casual Channel. Jun’s Kitchen. I came for the content on Japanese […]

The Impact of the Notre Dame

The Impact of the Notre Dame

When I was studying abroad in Paris the fall of 2013, I struggled to navigate the city. I wasn’t confident in my language skills and I certainly wasn’t confident in my sense of direction. Paris was the first city I’d ever lived in. The ancient, […]

Portrait of a Day: The Filing Cabinet

Portrait of a Day: The Filing Cabinet

(Wherein I tell a long story about acquiring a new filing cabinet that also has a warm, fuzzy moral at the end). I like to be organized, and I’m fairly diligent about extending this sense of organization to my paperwork. Nothing made me feel better […]

A dream is a wish your heart makes…?

A dream is a wish your heart makes…?

Currently Reading: The Stone Sky (Book 3 in the Broken Earth Trilogy), by N.K. Jemison. Currently Listening to: Little Fires Everywhere, by Celeste Ng. It started at the old house, which comes as no surprise. Katie’s REM studio seems to have run out of sets […]

I wrote a poem, and I liked it.

I wrote a poem, and I liked it.

To clarify, I have written poems before. I have written many poems before actually, most of them for a creative writing class, a few inspired by whatever contemplative muse happened to float through my brain in the moment, and once as a sort of spontaneous […]

Pros and Cons of Winter

Pros and Cons of Winter

If you know anything about me, it’s that I don’t like the cold. Every winter reinforces my reasons without fail: It’s cold. It’s dry, so much that my skin cracks, especially lips and hands. Wet socks. Wet cold that seeps into bones and actively dampens […]

Transformations of Genre

Transformations of Genre

Currently reading (consuming/listening): The Invasion of the Tearling, by Erika Johansen, and A Discovery of Witches, by Deborah Harkness. Megan’s recent blog post made me chuckle, namely because I haven’t been able to use my local library according to it’s designed intent, even though I live only five minutes […]