Author Archive | Kate

Summer ’14: Get Out

Last summer was our first season in Seattle. We spent a lot of it stressed out and lost. Literally lost. We relied on our GPS for the simplest trips. Both Brandon and I had jobs we hated with wonky schedules. I got sick from food allergies that I didn’t know I had yet. We didn’t […]

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Music Monday: Playlist for a Friend Walking 30 Days Straight

One of my best friends in the entire world is an Aussie named Shannon. She’s Au-some*. Really, though- a gem through and through. She’s currently a social worker in Australia, changing lives and warming hearts. Shannon is a special person for many reasons, one of which is her desire for quality life experiences. That is why last […]

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Music Tuesday: Mavis Staples, Live in Seattle

This week’s Music Monday is Music Tuesday because I had Labor Day off and we spent it at Rainier National Park. Our friend Wayne was in town for the holiday weekend and it was his first time out west, so he wanted the full Seattle experience. That included going to the Bumbershoot Festival on Saturday. Wayne […]

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Music Monday: Juicy

In 1994, I was in third grade and my primary music taste tended towards Oldies 104.3, Chicago’s golden oldies station at the time (it is since no more). I was not listening to The Notorious B.I.G. In fact, I kind of avoided hip hop for years.  My personal development through the years can be directly […]

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Depression & Distant Empathy

I love someone who suffers from depression. Actually, I love more than one someone who suffers from depression. You probably do too (whether you know or acknowledge it). The outpouring of love for the great and talented Robin Williams is heartwarming for sure. I am, as many of you are, moved by it all. When […]

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Music Monday: Monthly Playlists

I don’t journal as much as I should, but I do make monthly playlists. The correlation? Monthly playlists can tell Future Me what I was up to at a certain time, or at the very least, remind me of that time. Like, why did I put Janet Jackson’s “Escapade” in my March ’13 playlist? I […]

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On Facebook: Trash-ive Aggression (a PSA)

Sometimes when I’m scrolling down my Facebook feed, I’ll see posts like, “Well at least I’M not a skank ass bitch!” OR “Some people just don’t know how to keep their mouths shut. I have a good man. Your life is just sad.” I like to imagine the people who post those types of statuses standing […]

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Music Monday: Spotify

I need to post on this blog more, not only because my best friend made it for me and will give me so much shit if I don’t, but also because right now it is my only creative outlet. In order to hold myself to this, I’m giving myself assignments. So, that means that every […]

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One year in Seattle

One Year in Seattle

May 5th marked our one year Seattle-versary. To celebrate (because we love any excuse to celebrate), we took a 30 minute ferry ride to Bainbridge Island for dinner. We had fish and chips at a pub on the water. I love when we do stuff like that. I love that we get to do stuff […]

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