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 Meme: A picture of someone or something that has had an impact on you.

More under the cut )
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 Day 6. Favorite superhero and why.

I've seen many superhero movies but never read any comics and honestly I probably would have skipped all the movies if my husband didn't like them.  We just saw Superman 2, the one with Andrew Garfield and I liked it more than I thought I would.  I adore Emma Stone, and I thought Andrew Garfield was good.  I liked his dorky, awkward style.

I've seen the X Men Movies, the Batman movies, one of the Superman movies, the Spiderman movies and the Avengers movies (and all the movies with those characters: Hulk, Captain America, etc.)

It's hard to pick.  I like Captain America for his looks and his old fashioned style.  I like Spiderman because he seems real.  He seems like a regular guy in a costume, rather than a guy who is really a superhero.  He's not an alien or a guy from a different time or a mutant.  Well, I guess he kind of is a mutant. 

My son prefers Marvel over DC.  He just finished playing Lego Marvel Superheroes on the xbox and he loved it.
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Day 02 - The meaning behind your LiveJournal name.

I kind of love explaining this one, because the meaning still rings true for me.

When I
create journal and blog names it's usually something meaningful to me, or it's some shortened version of my actual name, like KateS which I've used a couple times, or katesu, but when I dare to be more creative I come up with something meaningful, something from my past like daylilies or raspberries. In the case of becomingkate, it's an ever-evolving sentiment.

I used to want to become something. I used to think that someday, I'd just wake up and be the adult version of myself. I never really asked anyone to help guide me into this new phase of my life. I
just expected it to happen.

When I
created this account (I originally created this name at livejournal, if you're reading this at DW), I think I was still in that mindset, that someday I'd become who I was meant to be. And then I realized, life is always about evolving and changing and becoming different versions of yourself. It doesn't just happen and it doesn't always stay the same.

So, I
think I am always becoming Kate.
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 Stolen from 
[livejournal.com profile] 1_rhiannon_1 

Day 01 - A recent picture of you and five interesting facts about you.
Day 02 - The meaning behind your LiveJournal name.

Day 03 - A picture of you and your friends.
Day 04 - A habit that you wish you didn't have.
Day 05 - A picture of somewhere you've been to.
Day 06 - Favorite super hero and why.
Day 07 - A picture of someone/something that has the biggest impact on you.
Day 08 - Short term goals for this month and why.
Day 09 - Something you're proud of in the past few days.
Day 10 - Songs you listen to when you are Happy, Sad, Bored, Hyped, Mad.
Day 11 - Another picture of you and your friends.
Day 12 - How you found out about LJ and why you made one.
Day 13 - A letter to someone who has hurt you recently.
Day 14 - A picture of you and your family.
Day 15 - Put your iPod on shuffle: First 10 songs that play.
Day 16 - Another picture of yourself.
Day 17 - Someone you would want to switch lives with for one day and why.
Day 18 - Plans/dreams/goals you have.
Day 19 - Nicknames you have; why do you have them.
Day 20 - Someone you see yourself marrying/ being with in the future.
Day 21 - A picture of something that makes you happy.
Day 22 - What makes you different from everyone else.
Day 23 - Something you crave for a lot.
Day 24 - A letter to your parents.
Day 25 - What I would find in your bag.
Day 26 - What you think about your friends.
Day 27 - Why are you doing this 30 day challenge.
Day 28 - A picture of you last year and now, how have you changed since then?
Day 29 - In this past month, what have you learned.
DAY 30 - WHO ARE YOU?
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 Stolen from [livejournal.com profile] cptlbryant 
1: Full name?: Not putting my full name here, sorry :) 
2: Current crush?: Joey McIntyre
3: Addiction?: food
4: How tall are you?: 4'11" 3/4 (if you're short like me, you know the 3/4 totally counts)
5: Relationship status?: married
6: Girls you trust?: all my internet friends.  
7: Boys you trust?: I trust my husband in the larger sense of the word, in that I know he doesn't cheat on me and always comes home to me.  
9: Current mood?: meh
10: Favorite color?: green
11: Least Favorite Color: pink, although I've gotten used to it recently and even wear it sometimes
12: Who you miss?: Heather
13: Who you last hugged?: my son
14: Who understands you?: I'm not sure anyone really does.
15: Someone who is always there for you: My family
16: Last Text?: my husband
17: Who’s a stranger: it seems my husband is, a lot of the time
18: Who makes you laugh the most?: Bridget
19: Who you do the craziest stuff with?: Heather 
20: Who makes you smile: all my parenting friends, lj and dw friends, the ontdcreepy comm, facebook friends, Heather
21: What are you listening to: silence...it's wonderful
22: Turn ons?: men who like animals and children
23: Turn offs?: immaturity 
24: Best friends?: Heather
26: Your Favorite Movie: Oh god, I hate to admit this, but A League of Their Own.  
27: What you hate: people who never grew up and refuse to admit it
28: Who’s annoying?: Lots of people who shall remain nameless. (not because it's any of you, though...I love you all!)
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1. What did you do in 2013 that you'd never done before?
Went on a Disney cruise

2. Did you keep your new year's resolutions, and will you make more for next year?
I don't seriously make those. I make intentions but I don't really hold myself to them.

3. Did anyone close to you give birth? No

4. Did anyone close to you die? One of my kitties did, sadly.

5. What countries did you visit? Does the Bahamas count?

6. What would you like to have in 2014 that you lacked in 2013? A job? Hobbies? Something worthwhile?

7. What date from 2013 will remain etched upon your memory, and why? No one date in particular.

8. What was your biggest achievement of the year? Not really an achievement, but I left the UU church. It was sort of a big step for me and I'm still trying to figure out if it was a good one or not.

9. What was your biggest failure? Not improving as a parent as much as I hoped.

10. Did you suffer illness or injury? In December I went in to get some bladder stones removed and after that the entire month was a disaster. We were all sick, one after the other, sometimes all of us at the same time, sometimes in rotation. I still have an irritating cough.

11. What was the best thing you bought? NKOTB Cruise tickets...again :P

12. Whose behavior merited celebration? My family, lovely as always and making me side eye pretty much every other family I hear stories about. Why do so many families have to be dysfunctional? I know everyone has their problems...but wow.

13. Whose behavior made you appalled and depressed? My husband, mostly. My son, but he's 7. He has an excuse.

14. Where did most of your money go? Bills. The cruise, birthday and Christmas presents for our son.

15. What did you get really, really, really excited about? I...don't get really really really excited these days, which is sad. I guess I was mostly excited about the cruise, and my cousin's wedding and my SIL's wedding which are all this year (and not overlapping! yay!)

16. What song will always remind you of 2013? Carry On-Fun. I think it's pretty much the song for the rest of my life, now.

17. Compared to this time last year:
happier or sadder? About the same. Maybe a little sadder because things are the same.

Older or wiser? Mostly older :P

Thinner or Fatter? Fatter

18. What do you wish you'd done more of? Productive things

19. What do you wish you'd done less of? Being uptight

20. How will you be spending Christmas? This is how we can tell this is old. I spent Christmas with my husband, and then with my mom and her family and my family, and ended it with my husband and me opening our presents to each other.

21. How will you be spending New Years Eve? Sick, on the couch, struggling to stay up until midnight.

22. Did you fall in love in 2013? No

23. How many one-night stands? None.

24. What was your favorite TV program? Breaking Bad

25. Do you hate anyone now that you didn't hate this time last year? Getting there :P

26. What was the best book you read? I don't really read, but I did start Little Star shortly after Christmas. Good so far :)

27. What was your greatest musical discovery? Fun. (I'm terribly mainstream)

28. What did you want and get? Some books, Lush products, and some things I didn't know I wanted

29. What did you want and not get? Wicked tickets! What the hell!

30. What was your favorite film(s) of this year? The Hunger Games

31. What did you do on your birthday, and how old were you? 34. It's bad...I don't remember what I did. LOL Must have been awesome.

32. What would have made your year immeasurably more satisfying? Being with someone who makes me happy daily, not just on certain occasions

33. How would you describe your personal fashion concept in 2013? Jeans, t shirts, pretty much grubby casual like usual

34. What kept you sane? Sleeping in, spending my days alone

35. Which celebrity/public figure did you fancy the most? Joey McIntyre

36. What political issue stirred you the most? Animal rights

37. Who did (do) you miss? I miss people I've never had.

38. Who was the best new person/ people you met? my cousin's fiancee Jess. She seems wonderful and I'm happy for them.

39. Tell us a valuable life lesson you learned in 2013: I can't really say I've learned anything this year. Well, I have, but whether I'll put those things to use is another question.
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holiday love meme 2012
my thread here
This is an ongoing holiday post where you can put your name and people will give you little tidbits of cheer, encouragement, etc. and you can also post (anonymously, or not, although most people are) under other people's names.

Check it out and pass it on :) You may recognize a few names.
Click on the red and green writing, the link below it doesn't work.
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Childhood fears

Ghosts, I suppose, were my big ones.  I mean, I guess I wasn't really afraid one was going to hurt me, but I was totally into looking at pictures of them (I had a couple ghost books) and the images would haunt (pun intended) my brain long after.  It's the same way, now.  Ghosts fascinate and scare me.

Meme day 2

Oct. 2nd, 2012 05:26 pm
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Places I have lived:

Boxford MA 
Concord MA 
Acton MA 
Frederick MD 
New Bedford MA 
Nashville TN 
Providence RI 
New Bedford MA (again)
Dartmouth MA

Yep I get around LOL

Meme

Oct. 1st, 2012 09:40 pm
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Taken from [livejournal.com profile] jensi08

1. Your name:

Katherine.  The name with 5 zillion different spellings lol.  I like my spelling, it's nice and classic.  I go by Kate although most people insist on calling me Katie, which I can't stand.  I was Katy until I was about 7, when I proclaimed that I was now "just Kate".  One of my cousins still calls me "Just Kate".  Then I tried KJ in high school (my first and middle initials) but it didn't stick.  I tried Katherine in college but eventually came back to Kate.


01. Your name
02. All the places you've lived
03. Your first best friend
04. Your childhood fears
05. What you were like in high school
06. Your favourite and least favourite subjects at school
07. Your first boyfriend or girlfriend
08. Your oldest hobby
09. Your sexuality
10. What you look for in a partner
11. Your kids, or your feelings about having kids
12. Your pets, past and present
13. Foods you love and foods you hate
14. What your life was like ten years ago
15. How much alcohol you drink
16. Your worst illness
17. What you do at work
18. A question or comment people should never make to you
19. The style of clothing you feel most comfortable in
20. Whether you’re an extrovert or an introvert
21. Who you have a crush on
22. A friendship you lost
23. Three achievements you’re proud of
24. Your political views
25. Your religious beliefs
26. Your perfect night out
27. Whether you like to plan ahead or be spontaneous
28. What you look for in a friend
29. Whether you’re a night owl or a morning lark
30. How you would like people to remember you
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Meme idea from [livejournal.com profile] roonilwazlib6 

Every 10 Years:

2011 Living in MA, married for 6 years, unemployed, 4 year old son.
2001: Living in TN, unemployed, living with now husband, no kids
1991 12 years old, living in Concord MA with parents.  IDK, 7th grade?  Good times.
1981 2 years old, raising hell no doubt.  My mom says I had very few behavioral challenges, but I think time has blurred her memory.
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credit to [livejournal.com profile] roonilwazlib6 
- Comment with "Hit me!"
- I'll respond by asking you five questions so I can get to know you better.
- Update your journal with the answers to the questions.
- Include this explanation in the post and offer to ask other people questions.




1. If you could live one moment over again in your life, what would it be?

Hmm, how long can a moment be?
Honestly, I would go back to my college days, when I met (what I thought was) a great guy and we had an awesome weekend in Washington DC.  I was totally into signs and I thought every other thing meant that we were meant to be together.  There was a beautiful sunset and I thought I was in love.  Unfortunately he later told me he thought of me like a sister.  So I guess my moment would be seeing that sunset and feeling like I was where I should be.

2. If you could change your first name, what would you change it to?

Zoe.  My mother told me if I hadn't been Katherine I would have been Zoe.  I've been in love with the name ever since.

3. Biggest celeb crush -- male and female?

Male: Don't Laugh--Joey McIntyre from New Kids on the Block.  Seriously, there is nothing better than having an idol in your preteens and him coming back when you're in your late 20's and he's still hot and you actually get to meet him and live the dreams you never knew you had (such as going on a cruise with them this summer)
Female: Sarah McLachlan circa the Fumbling up to Surfacing era. 

4. Who would you cast to play yourself in the movie about your life?

Claire Danes, but we'd have to go back to her My So Called Life days.  She was totally me.

5. Name three songs that would be on the accompanying soundtrack.

Jimmy Eat World: The Middle
Hallelujah: Imogen Heap's version
Welcome to Wherever You Are: Bon Jovi
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I'm named after my mom's aunt, who was a really lovely lady.  She had a daughter who had spina bifida who died shortly after birth, and I have spina bifida, so I was probably more special to her than I realized at my young age.  She died when I was 7 or 8, probably.  We still go to her old house (now her daughter owns it) for our "cousins" reunion every year.  I loved her and her husband but I have some major guilt associated with her husband, who is also deceased.  I was a bit older when he passed away, and he had Alzheimer's and frankly that scared me.  I avoided him because I didn't know how to deal with it, and then he died.  I still feel terrible about that.

Sooo anyway, I love my middle name (which is Jean, by the way).  And I think it's cool that my husband has the same middle name, but it's the French pronounciation.
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I don't listen to anything in particular when I'm sad, but quite a few songs *make* me sad. Basically, my life is a long line of nostalgic moments. There was summer camp, then high school, then working at the same summer camp, then college, and the last 10 or so years of my life have been *meh*, but with a few nostalgic moments sprinkled in.

Lots of things, from Sarah McLachlan's Surfacing, to the Celtic music I mentioned in an earlier post in this meme, to Dave Matthews Band, remind me of days and people gone by. Generally these memories make me sad because they remind me of simpler, often happier days.

...I need happier music on my ipod. Since I started working out at the gym much more often, I've gotten a lot of use out of it, but I have to skip by so many songs that are too slow or depressing. Anyone have any favorite happy music? I'm generally into mainstream-type stuff, but I can think out of the box too. Something that's good to walk to at a quick pace would be nice.
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Actually...I haven't listened to music when I'm angry in a long time.  Maybe that's my problem!  I'm perpetually angry and I'm not listening to enough music!
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I don't really have a favorite album right now.  I guess you could say that the Wicked soundtrack is one of my favorites.  I adore the song Defying Gravity.  It gives me chills, and I love to watch the performance of it at the Tonys a few years ago. 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3g4ekwTd6Ig
The actress who plays the witch (Idina Menzel) suffers from asthma and also apparently broke her ribs not long before this performance (I think she had an accident during one of the shows).  She's not usually that gaspy.  Still I think she pulled it off amazingly, and at such a pivotal moment in the show.  Defying Gravity wraps up the end of the first act.
The whole soundtrack, and show, is just amazing.  It's everything I love in a Broadway musical--smart, funny, and emotional.
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Okay, I hate to go all boy band on you again but seriously, I miss the days where I'd hear new kids on the block every time I changed the station.  They have a new (new as in two years old as opposed to 20) album out now and it's just getting no airtime.  Even when it came out, it didn't get much publicity.

OMG, I just saw two awesome commercials in a row.  A Quiznos commercial with cute kitties and a movie called "Vampires Suck".  It looks like a pretty terrible spoof on Twilight, but I dig anything that's a parody of Twilight.

My husband just got called out to work.  :(  He's a cable guy, and he has the pager this week which means he gets called out whenever something goes wrong after hours.

Here's another guilty pleasure of mine--I'm watching the new season of Scream Queens.  Remember the first one was in search of a new actress for Saw 6 (I think it was 6)?  This one is for Saw 3D.  At least I have something to watch while my husband is out.
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I hear Jason Derulo's song "In My Head" a LOT. And the sad thing is, I think it's kind of catchy but I'm afraid to play it with my son in the car. I didn't even listen to the words for a long time and then I finally did, and I was like Really?

I figure if it took me that long to catch on, my 3 year old son won't catch on quickly either. Right?

In my head, I see you all over me.
In my head, you fulfill my fantasy.
Youll be screaming no.
In my head, its going down.
In my head, its going down.
In my head. Yeah. In my head. Oh yeah.

Some dudes know all the right things to say.
When it comes down to it, its just a game.
Instead of talking let me demonstrate. Yeah.
Get down to business lets skip foreplay.

You'll be screaming no?  Is this song about rape?  Bleh.  Why do misogynistic songs always have to have such a good beat?
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I can't really think of anything exactly in this category...but one song I should love but I hate Sarah McLachlan's Angel. I love Sarah. She was like, my idol for quite some time. I was very disappointed when it became clear that she wasn't gay. I'd be late to class at college just to catch her videos and I own a ton of bootlegs and rare dvd's and stuff.

But this song, Angel. Whyyyy? Why must it be so long and dreary and repetitive and why must everyone want to use it at their funeral? It's not even about death. And why must everyone call it "In the Arms of the Angel" or something that is NOT its name?

And why must people say "Oh I love Sarah" and then proceed to butcher her last name?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2LuGzwNy2ws&feature=avmsc2

This is my favorite of her looks, by the way. Damn. Is it hot in here?

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