Saturday, 22 December 2007

Another meme because I'm lame

Here's another meme, because I really have nothing to say, this comes coutesy of Carmen at Mom to the Screaming Masses.
My brain has turned in to a mush whose only message is sleep, let me sleep! I've had a really awesome couple of days. Wednesday was the climbing club Christmas dinner, which was an awesome night, though not getting to bed until 2pm was not so great. I still love my dress, though I wish my shoes hadn't hurt my feet so much! (Ps that's me on the right)

Last night i popped round to a friends house to help them eat all their leftovers, as we're all going our separate ways to go home for Christmas. It was a really nice evening so thanks guys.

Anyway, what you've been waiting for, a new meme.

1. What did you do in 2007 that you’d never done before?
Became district commissioner.

2. Did you keep your new year’s resolutions, and will you make more for next year?
Didn't make one, and won't this year, I'm so angelic that I have no bad habits to give up!

3. Did anyone close to you give birth?
No, though I'm predicting babies in the next few years, as I keep telling all of them, get married, I want to buy a hat!

4. Did anyone close to you die?
No deaths, and hopefully the same for next year.

5. What countries did you visit?

6. What would you like to have in 2008 that you lacked in 2007?
The ability to recognise I should get out when it's all going wrong

7. What dates from 2007 will remain etched upon your memory, and why?
None really, probably graduation day, but I don't know the date.

8. What was your biggest achievement of the year?
Graduating with a 2:1, surviving my first teaching practise.

9. What was your biggest failure?
My relationship with Lex

10. Did you suffer illness or injury?
Surprisingly healthy this year, long may it continue!

11. What was the best thing you bought?
Comforter bath bubble bars from Lush, they always lift my spirits.

12. Whose behavior merited celebration?
My Mum, for being so brave and quitting her job after working in the same place for the last 20 years.

13. Whose behavior made you appalled and depressed?
Mine probably.

14. Where did most of your money go?
Tuition fees, and rent, £3000 and £250 a month respectively!

15. What did you get really, really, really excited about?
The simple things, a pretty new dress, someone doing something nice but unexpectedly so.

16. What song will always remind you of 2007?
Rihanna, Umbrella, in memory of the flood, and sheer volume of rain we had!

17. Compared to this time last year, are you: a) happier or sadder? b) thinner or fatter? c) richer or poorer?
a) sadder, but that's ok b) about the same and that's a good thing c) richer

18. What do you wish you’d done more of?
Spent time with my friends.

19. What do you wish you'd done less of?
Work, as it turns out I got my 2:1 easily and a first was never on the cards.

20. How will you be spending Christmas?
In a cottage we've rented with my family.

21. Did you fall in love in 2007?
I was in love when it started and fell out of love.

22. How many one-night stands?

23. What was your favorite TV program?
Strictly Come Dancing

24. Do you hate anyone now that you didn’t hate this time last year?

25. What was the best book you read?
Too many to mention, if you ever want a book recommendation I'm your girl!

26. What was your greatest musical discovery?
Scouting for Girls. I'm loving "Elvis ain't dead" at the moment.

27. What did you want and get?
At the moment I just want sleep, and I'm getting that this week!

28. What did you want and not get?
Lot's of things I wanted and not got...yet!

29. What was your favorite film of this year?
I can't remember going and watching anything, so mustn't have been anything amazing, because I know I went.

30. What did you do on your birthday, and how old were you?
Tried to cook Lasagne as the power kept going off, ate cake with friends.

31. What one thing would have made your year immeasurably more satisfying?
Nothing really, I'm quite content at the moment.

32. How would you describe your personal fashion concept in 2007?
Can a child see my tits in this, or can I look like a slob in this for school days and non-school days!

33. What kept you sane?

34. Which celebrity/public figure did you fancy the most?
Daniel Craig, sometimes, though not in James Bond!

35. What political issue stirred you the most?
Hearing about George Bush doing horrible things to the abortion law, see this post for details

36. Who did you miss?
Nobody, everyone I care about is still in my life.

37. Who was the best new person you met?
Probably most of my PGCE course, Nigel and Tim, I'm going to miss sitting in the staff room dissing you guys!

38. Tell us a valuable life lesson you learned in 2007.
Breaking up doesn't get any less painful the longer you drag it out for!

39. Quote a song lyric that sums up your year.
You never were, you never will be mine.
Robyn, lyrics here

Have a lovely Christmas, if you want to do the meme feel free and leave me a comment so I can come visit. I'm going away for a week, so I'll catch you around New Year!

Monday, 17 December 2007

101 things, minus a few

No I don't know what's happened to the header, I've touched nothing but for some reason blogger is now chopping off eth top and bottom of it??? Meh???
Anyway Heidi has just written a note on facebook that I'm stealing, not alot is happening at the moment, the kids are manic about Christmas and I'm off for a meal with the other PGCE students at my school later.

101. My name is: Katie

99. I am really: not as confident as I make out

98. My cell phone company is: O2

97. My eye color is: bluey greeny?

96. My shoe size is: 5 and a half (usually)

95. My ring size is: I have no idea, no one has ever bought me a ring for me to find out!

94. My height is: 5'5"

93. I am allergic to: nothing

92. I was born: 6 days late

91. I am annoyed by: incompetence

90. Last book you read: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (for the 5th time)

89. My bed is: empty

88: One thing you hate about yourself: letting people I don't care about upset me

87. My favorite Holiday is: any, so long as I can have it now!

86. The perfect kiss: depends on my mood

85. The last three cd’s I bought were: I stopped buying music ages ago

84. Are you living at home: No, and hopefully never again!

83. Do you have any siblings: Just one younger brother

82. Are your parents divorced: No

81. What did you do yesterday: Tidied up after Christmas dinner, then finished my Christmas stocking, sorted out my lessons for the week, and drank mulled wine at a friends house.

:::I Believe In:::

80. Love at first sight: yes

79. Luck: no

78. Fate: no

77. Yourself: Most of the time!

76. Aliens: the Physics geek in me says that there has to be life out there, though we might not be bale to recognise it.

75. Heaven: no

74. Hell: no

73. Ghosts: maybe

72. Horoscopes: definitely not

71. Soulmates:Maybe, for some people definitely, some of us maybe have to work at it!

:::Which is Better:::

70. Hugs or Kisses: hugs

69. Drunk or High: drunk, though I'll leave the hangover!

68. Phone or Online: Online

67. Red heads or Black haired: red heads

66. Blondes or Brunettes: blondes of course!

65. Hot or cold: Hot

64. Summer or winter: Summer

63. Fall or Spring: Spring, the hope of the days getting lighter, and seeing green again

62. Chocolate or vanilla: Chocolate

61. Night or Day: Day, I like my sleep at night!

60. Oranges or Apples: oranges

59. Curly or Straight hair: straight

:::Here’s What I Think About:::

58. Abortion: a womans right that shouldn't be legislated by men

57. Back stabbers:nasty people

:::Last time I:::

56.Had food? Chocolate, about 30mins ago

55. Saw someone I haven’t seen in awhile: I see my parents in 5 days, haven't seen them for about 3 weeks

54. Cried in front of someone: Quiet a while, probably Lex when we were splitting up.

53. Who is the ditziest person you know: me

52. Who makes you laugh the most: My climbing friends

51. The last movie I saw: Love Actually (sob!)

50. What I don’t understand is: alot of things

49. Something I always really miss when I leave home is: having someone look after me.

48. The thing that I’m looking forward to the most: A holiday, it's been a long year

47. The thing that I’m not looking forward to is: A holiday, I've a feeling as soon as I stop I'll be ill!

46. Tomorrow: another day in school and my last Year 7 lesson

45. Today: nearly over, but has been good.

44. Next Summer: probably more work for my Dad, maybe another riding holiday.

43. Next Weekend: will be the start of the holidays

42. People call me: My name, no interesting nicknames here.

41. The person who knows the most about me is: Lex, or maybe my Mum

40. The most difficult thing to do is: recognise you were wrong and own up to it

39. I have gotten a speeding ticket: never

38. My zodiac sign is: cancer

37. The first person i talked to today was: Tim and Cat as I drove us to school

36. First time you had a crush: Middle school, on Teddy Sheringham, why, I have no idea!

35. The one person who i can’t hide things from: Lex or my Mum

34. Last time someone said something you were thinking: Don't know, I keep what's in head quite hidden!

33. Right now I am talking to: myself, first sign of madness don't you know!

32. What is your dream job? What I'm doing now

31. First real job: Working in a book shop, something I'd still like to do

30. I have/will get a job: very soon

29. I have these pets: just 1 cat at home

28. I wish: things worked out better sometimes

27. The worst sound in the world: my scream???

26. The person that makes me cry the most is? Lex

25. Best sound in the world: talk

24. Person[s] that makes you happy: Me, my friends

23. Florida or Hawaii: somewhere else.

22. My favorite piece of clothing: my new dress!

21. Last time I cried: a couple of days ago

20. My friends are: there when I need them

19. My computer is: my baby!

17. Last person I got mad at: My class today

16. The all-time best movie is: Lord of the Rings, though I change my mind regularly

15. The all-time best feeling in the world is: Love

14. I lose all respect for people who: will never admit they are wrong

13. The movie I cried at was: Love Actually

12. TV channels you watch: Dave (top gear on continuous repeat wooo!), BBC1

11. Favorite web site: Facebook/BBC

10. I like/love: feeling secure

09. The worst pain I was ever in was: spraining my ankle

08. My favorite word is: bugger

07. My room is: how I like it

06. My favorite celebrity is: no idea

05. My weakness is: not saying sorry

04. What I like about the opposite sex is: erm lets not answer that!

03. Who broke your heart: you want the list???

02. One thing that makes you feel great is: good food

01. One person that you wish you could see right now: Lex, cos I want to check he's ok!

Sunday, 16 December 2007


I've just finished tidying up after Christmas with all my university friends. I have no idea how many people I ended up feeding but I do know that there is no food left after cooking 2.5kg potatoes, 1kg parsnips, 1.5kg of sprouts, 1kg of carrots, 600g broccoli, 1kg Leeks, 48 sausages wrapped in bacon, stuffing and a turkey to serve 8-10 in supermarkets large portions, a trifle made with 2 pints of custard, 1 pint of jelly, 2 swiss rolls, 500ml cream and 2 tins of fruit, a 1 kg Christmas pudding, 500ml brandy cream, and a mountain of cheese and crackers!
Anyway it was lovely to see them all, and really got me in the festive spirit (we won't go in to how many bottles I have just tidied away!).
I'm still working on the new blog, it's taking me a while to copy and paste nearly old posts, when it's all done the archives will be deleted from here, email me if you want to know where I'm moving to.