Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Flo Rida

Greetings, from Flo Rida! (Florida)

To the left is a picture I took while on the way here, just as the sun was rising.
I'm currently typing this up while on a week long trip with my best friend, Marilyn. You know how Florida is commonly referred to as 'The Sunshine State" well...that has never been true for us. We came here two years ago and there was a tropical storm. This time, just to be prepared, I had Marilyn look up a week forecast and here is what we got- Thunderstorms every.single.day. Well, it's a good thing I like the rain and that there are tons of good restaurants and shops around here to keep me occupied during those moments when the sea is too angry to swim in.

On a different note, when I come back I have a little over a week left with Garrett before we have to go back to being long distance. Please, don't think I'm insinuating that he is not worth it, I'd date that guy even if he lived in Tokyo, because he makes me happier than anyone else I know. It's just sad to have to spend so much of your time apart from the person you care about the most. Our colleges are pretty close together, actually, as far as university distance goes. They're notoriously rival schools, ha ha. I'll spare you the rest of the sappy details and move on now.

I know this may sound extremely pathetic, but the thing I am most excited about in Florida is...KRISPY KREME! We don't have one where I live and it is such a treat to find them here. Now that I think about it, it's probably a good thing we don't have one of these back home...or I'd be spending all my money on coffee and donuts. Whatever. I'm easily pleased for now.

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Animal Shelters

You know those extremely depressing 'save the animals' commercials that always come on daytime TV? Well, I've never really thought much of them. Sure, animal abuse is bad and I love cute little kittens. I'd be momentarily sad, then forget about it altogether when the show I was originally watching returned. What I was thinking never really struck me as apathetic or selfish...that is until last night.

It all started with a simple video a friend had left on my Facebook wall. You know, one of those silly cat videos that are meant to be totally stupid, yet hypnotizing at the same time? Well, one link led to another and eventually I found myself googling breeders, thinking about from whom I would like to someday purchase a future pet from. Yet again, one link led to another and I this time found myself on my local city's SPCA website. Wow. I had no idea that there were so many animals in one shelter. Most of them are put to sleep. You know where we got the cats we dissected in my Anatomy class this year? Animal shelters. As I perused this site my heart began to change. I so desperately wanted to volunteer, but I'm going to school right after the next orientation. Maybe next summer.

This time, during ABC's Harry Potter marathon, when a familiar animal commercial came on and Sarah McLachlan  started to urge the audience to give donations and realize just how awful this situation is, I actually paid attention. Now, when I see my cat or my dog, I think twice about how much I care about them and how they are such loyal and loving companions.

I'm sorry that this blog is so 'Save the animals themed' today, but it's just what's on my heart at the moment. Here's a cute kitten video to cheer this post up!

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Katy's Cookin'

Lately I've been doing something out of character. Nope, it's not smoking, or swearing, or even cleaning my room, but rather, cooking. It all started when my mom asked me to cook some dinner last night, BLTs, while she went to the gym. As the bacon started to sizzle, it dawned on me...I actually enjoy cooking! I've only just now figured that out because well, much to my feminine dismay, I've never really known how to cook. Once I started I just couldn't stop. I picked up a cook book and started googling a couple recipes for Chocolate cheesecake. Today I made stuffing, pork chops, and cheese and garlic biscuits. And may I say, it was delish. Food tastes so much better when prepared by my own hands.

But make no mistake,I have always loved food, this isn't a new found thing. My dad always encouraged us to bee pretty open with trying new foods. He likes to call it 'Broadening your horizon'. I've had everything from Indian to Fried Alligator, plus having an Asian stepmother also helps out in the food department. Her fried rice is pretty good and her noodles are absolutely killer. Come to think of it, I should probably start creepin' on her in the kitchen and take some lessons.

The ironic thing about this is that in about a month or so I'll be going off to college...with only a microwave and a minifridge. Well, gotta start somewhere, right? And I suppose I can always return to the kitchen on breaks...

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

The purpose of this blog

I suppose only just recently I've come to terms with myself on why I even have this blog in the first place. Really, it's just something that I can look back on and reread what was going through my jumbled little head in previous times. I'm not hear to attract a multitude of followers, or even to explore just how deep the depths of my creative writing talents can go. All in all, I just flat out enjoy looking back on all of the things I've posted in the past. It keeps me in line in an odd sort of way and reminds me that worrying over my future really has no productive purpose whatsoever, because everything I've ever lost sleep over in this blog has been fantastically resolved. So, in a way, this should be viewed as a public sort of onlineCheck Spelling diary thingy.

Well, now that that's all said and done I'll let a couple things out. Firstly, since my last post I have hooked myself a wonderful boyfriend named Garrett. He sort of came up out of the blue and we've been going strong for the past nine months. Marilyn is still my best friend and still is obsessed with her miniature poodle, Casper. I've gotten a Theatre scholarship to a not so faraway college and am happily spending my summer doing absolutely nothing and loving every second of it.

Tomorrow I'm supposed to be going to the beach with my older sister and eating lunch with my dad, but knowing my family, something completely opposite will happen. However, one thing is always certain-will will absolutely positively be late to wherever it is we end up going.