i think this year has been the best Christmas ever.
i say that every year so maybe things just get better with age. i'm not sure.
the best gift i recieved? well, runner up to the aweeeesome ipod nano, was having travis celebrate christmas with my family. i had a lot of fun and it was really important to me that he came along.
i think the most fun part about christmas is GIVING gifts. i put thought into every gift and it's so exciting to see everyone's reaction.
second of course is the awesome food to be eaten.
there is nothing quite like home cookin' and a bunch of sweets to fill yourself up on!
this isn't thanksgiving, but it's still a time to be thankful for everything and everyone you have in your life and on that note i am VERY thankful for my family and travis. they are my support system and i would be nowhere without them.
i also got to see my best friend:
i hope that whenever i do get a dog of my own, i will have one as cool as callie is.
i am STILL uploading music (that i don't really want) to my ipod so i haven't been able to enjoy it as much as i would have liked by now. hopefully soon it will be done though!!!
the second i got to work i think i caught everyone else's cold and have been hacking ever since. let's hope this cold doesn't settle.
what to look forward to? setting up my '08 resolutions and travis' 26th birfday.
thanks for a great time everyone! i look forward to seeing you all soon.
to view the rest of the pictures click here.
Friday, December 28, 2007
Friday, December 21, 2007
test YOUR skills
let's just say, i could hardly make a loopty loop. it's much harder than it seems.
i'm extremely excited to go up to knoxville for christmas with travis. i have all of my presents wrapped and ready to go! now onto the other 397339273 things i have to do.
Posted by KATIE! at 12/21/2007 08:47:00 AM
Friday, December 14, 2007
Saturday, December 01, 2007
Thursday, November 29, 2007
Saturday, November 24, 2007
Friday, November 23, 2007
thanksgiving just wasn't the same not being around family this year and all. we made the best of it though and travis once again proved to be quite the cook.
i've been wanting to do something for my birthday for a while now, but haven't really come up with any plans other than i want to get dressed up, look pretty, and have a good time. so i ordered myself this outfit today in preparation. hopefully i think of something to do so i can strut my stuff. haha shanda may be visiting next weekend too, before she moves to michigan.
Posted by KATIE! at 11/23/2007 04:45:00 PM
Saturday, November 10, 2007
Tuesday, October 30, 2007
Sunday, October 28, 2007
FINALLY! something worth posting about!
last night travis, brian, dawn, and i went downtown for the creepy pub crawl tour.
we started out at an old bar called six pence and from there we walked around town stopping at areas that are known to be haunted as well as pubs.
it was a lot of fun. we started out learning that savannah was the site of a large indian burial ground that was leveled and the city was built on top of. this seemed to be a recurring theme without the tour and i couldn't help but think of all of the dead people underneath every step i took.
we probably had the best tour guide possible because you could tell he did it just for the fun of it.
this was our first stop on the tour. a bed and breakfast where scratching in the walls would wake up many of the male visitors, but not the women. while converting that particular room into a utility room, the contractors found a skeleton in the walls. what had happened was when they were digging up the basement for the current building many, many years ago they found the skeleton, but instead of leaving it where it was or giving it a proper burial, they just plastered over it in the walls of the building. the skeletal remains were believed to be native american so the cherokee nation took it upon themselves to give it the proper burial it deserved and ever since then there hasnt been any scratching waking up the bed and breakfast's male guests since.
this is the only church in savannah that has NOT been destroyed by the many fires that the town had suffered from during the 1800s. the other churches began speculating that the baptists were intentionally setting the fires! underneath this church a few thousand jewish graves were found and the church was built on top of them.
next we went to the oldest cemetery in savannah which is actually VERY small, but contains at least 15,000 bodies.
after that, we went to the 17hundered90, where the honeymoon suite has many haunting stories. it's booked for the next two years because of this.
next up is the kehoe house which is believed to be haunted by quite the practical joker. the story goes that the lady of the house used to love playing practical jokes on her family. one in particular was throwing a large object down the stairs and then to start crying to wake everyone up and think that someone had fallen down the stairs until of course they heard her cackles. but as it turns out, her family ended up being the last to play a practical joke on her. the lady died and one of her requests was to have her coffin "paraded" through town with six white horses carrying her coffin, instead the family had her coffin led by six mules. she came back to her old stomping grounds and ever since has been playing practical jokes. after her death, the family sold the house and it was turned into a funeral home.
a mortician was coming in for his first day of work and smelled coffee brewing. he thought possibly someone had come in to help him on his first day, so he went in the kitchen to pour himself a cup of coffee and sitting at the table was a corpse with a mug of coffee in his hand. the man was so scared he fled and never told anyone until a few months later when he wrote a letter as to why he had left the town in such a hurry.
there are a lot more stories and places we saw, but i can only think of so much. my favorite story is probably the most disturbing so i might as well just keep that to myself. it's not a story for the faint of heart, that's for sure.
oh, and guess who i met?! STAGG!!! hahahahah
i accidentally was like WHO IS THAT GUY FROM GUNS N ROSES? STAGG? hahahaha woops, i meant slash.
travis and i had a lot of fun. we learned quite a bit about savannah and went to places we probably would have never even noticed if it weren't for the tour.
today we carved pumpkins and decorated the front for halloween.
i'll take pictures of our awesome pumpkins tonight when they're all lit up.
Posted by KATIE! at 10/28/2007 04:08:00 PM
Wednesday, October 10, 2007
so my mom and dad came to visit travis and me in good ol' savannah.
friday night they arrived and we went down to the city market and sat out on the patio of wild wing cafe. it was nice to see them after so long and to see my dad tell his stories. it's like a performance, really.
saturday afternoon we went down to broughton st. for some shopping. you can't get away from tim tim and his manic shopping excursions! even if it's pouring down rain. HA! i was soaked to the bone and freezing by the end of the trip. i saw a lot of stores i had never even noticed before. NOT TO MENTION!!! i got some awesome thrifting deals like, a $2 paul frank belt, a striped hoodie, and two shirts.
sunday we went back downtown and hung out at oktoberfest.
mom and i shared call-a-cabs. we walked around and looked at the little touristy shops i had never been in before. it was a fun time.
overall, i really needed to see my parents. they keep me grounded when i kind of forget who i am. i'm glad i have them around to be my support system. just next time dad and i should at least take ONE picture together. haha
in the meantime i am trying to stick to their advice, but at times it is proving to be very difficult.
Posted by KATIE! at 10/10/2007 03:05:00 PM
Saturday, September 22, 2007
callie and i at the tomato head race.
callie is thoroughly unimpressed with me or so it seems from her deep sighs. i pet her, i take her for walks, i even remember to give her the last bite of food before i finish whatever i'm eating, and still! it seems like to her i am thee most boring person on the planet. ha! i probably am since all i have been doing with my time alone is reading whatever i can.
it's gotten old quick.
believe me, i can't wait for mo and geri to come home and show me their neat pictures from bermuda. and plus, you know that whole "human interaction" thing.
i also can't wait to get my car fixed and head back down to savannah. i never thought i would consider that place my home, but i guess it grew on me without me even knowing it.
books i would not recommend reading:
01) swapping lives -- just something to pass the time
02) nineteen minutes -- you know the ending within 19 minutes of reading, but for some reason still plow through the 300 or more pages left
03) the last summer of you and me -- maybe i just am really! good at figuring out endings, but! you pretty much know what's going to happen and i found myself getting mad at the characters who just seemed to make the simplest of things, difficult.
04) a wedding in december -- it was okay but the deceit made me hate it.
and well, the only book i have liked so far is stephen king's four past midnight which i'm not yet through with.
Posted by KATIE! at 9/22/2007 04:13:00 PM
Saturday, September 15, 2007
a few nights ago we all went out to ray's and hung out on the patio, ate some food, and drank some beers.
^ in the above picture, don't i resemble an unimpressed picture taking callie? i think so. haha we have been mistaken for one another before.
unfortunately, i did not get to witness the wonders of tall paul because we split before he performed. maybe one of these days i'll get to. ha!
when we got home callie chased this creepy little possum up a tree. i was scared it was going to jump on my face and start scratching out my eyeballs. instead it just peed from that branch while staring down at all of us.
Posted by KATIE! at 9/15/2007 12:38:00 PM
Thursday, September 13, 2007
i am the cooking master!
i cooked tuna melts the other day for mo and geri. they turned out really well and i felt oh so proud of myself.
here is the final product being displayed by mo.
special thanks goes out to rachel ray (who stole mo's subway sandwich recipe) and for my mom for trying to get me to be able to cook something other than melting cheese on nachos.
Posted by KATIE! at 9/13/2007 07:09:00 PM
Monday, September 10, 2007
geri and i posing for a picture before going down to tom's for a get together. i can't remember the reason for such a terrible face on my part, i think maybe my smile was not up to mo's standards at first. hahaha!
my first football game ever will be hard to beat if i ever decide to see anyone other than the VOLS play, that's for sure. never in my liiiife have i seen so many people decked out in orange. my favorite part of the night? probably guiltily participating in THE WAVE that seemed to make its way around the stadium for 10min straight.
not sweating was unfortunately NOT an option that night.
sunday morning i wake up and am told to get ready! cause we're going to buckhead for a race. what an action packed weekend. mo and i walked around the course cheering on geri who did well. after the race we went to fado's for some food and a celbratory beer.
the best part? mo asking me to take a picture of her and geri while trying to get the sign also in the picture. i ended up in the weirdest stance saying "BUT I'M A MIDGET!" and all of us cracking up with laughter. you'd think i had more than a beer by the way we were cracking up about it.
after what seemed like the longest car ride back to knoxville, i was pooped after such an exciting weekend with mo and geri.
daily walks with callie and the ocassional jog.
this "vacation" of mine is much needed and appreciated that i have such a fun place to stay at.
Posted by KATIE! at 9/10/2007 03:43:00 PM
Monday, August 27, 2007
i made the walhalla newspaper along with travis.
no, i didn't hold up a liquor store. travis' grandma sent a piece in that we both visited his family from savannah, georgia. i thought that was nice/neat.
ALSO, one of my favorite shows is showcasing CLEVELAND, OHIO.
anthony bourdain: no reservations on the travel channel at 10pm tonight!
YOU BEST BELIEVE i will be watching.
Posted by KATIE! at 8/27/2007 05:08:00 PM
Sunday, August 26, 2007
shanda and stephen visited me yesterday. we went out to dinner and then down to river street for a little while. then to ross' for some late night down and dirty bargain shopping!
i miss shanda and wish she still lived in savannah. cause then i'd at least have friends, fun friends.
in other news, my car wouldn't start this morning and we're going to go buy a battery for it in hopes that that is all that is wrong with it. poor green goblin :(
green goblin update: PURRING AS USUAL! a new battery and my ride seems to be doing juuust fine. thank goodness.
Posted by KATIE! at 8/26/2007 10:33:00 AM
Wednesday, August 22, 2007
Monday, August 13, 2007
so, it seems easier and easier for me to make friends wherever i go or just strike up a conversation. no more making sure not to make eye contact or being too scared to comment on anything. someone actually used the word "OUTGOING" to describe me the other day. much improvement has been made!!!
the picture is from north dakota when i was all alone at the bonfire and had to make friends or risk overhearing people say "WHO IS THAT WEIRD GIRL?!" haahha
Posted by KATIE! at 8/13/2007 06:12:00 PM
Tuesday, August 07, 2007
Sunday, August 05, 2007
last night around 11p.m. travis and i went SHARK FISHING with his friends.
it was so much fun. after walking down a path and being surrounded by the defeaning sound of frogs croaking, we got to the pitch black beach which seemed like it came right out of a horror movie. eventually our eyes adjusted and we could see the people around us a little bit better so it wasn't as creepy.
jamie was the first to catch a little fish.
travis was the first to catch a baby shark.
then mike caught a significantly larger shark.
then jamie caught a sting ray.
travis was excited to catch an even bigger one and HE DID.
(at least)4ft, 60lbs, bonnet head.
it was amazing!!!
the tsunami that hit my purse was NOT amazing excepted it made me scream "MY PURSE!!!" and scurry towards it while travis lept over it thinking it was some weird sea creature. thank god i didn't listen to him and bring the camera this time.
neither were the weirdos who came over saying "i would reeeaaally like to help release this shark into the waaater."
they fished probably until 4a.m.
now i'm covered in bug bites, but wow that was a lot of fun.
Posted by KATIE! at 8/05/2007 01:44:00 PM
Sunday, July 29, 2007
we're back from north dakota!
savannah greeted us with a bunch of rain.
i had a lot of fun and really felt at home up there.
of course i didn't take ENOUGH pictures, but i took some. that's good enough.
if you start for the last picture on the second page, you'll be going in the correct order.
Posted by KATIE! at 7/29/2007 11:11:00 AM
Thursday, July 19, 2007
i'll miss you guys while i'm gone.
i really need to get crackin' on this packin'.
i'll let you guys know my status once we get to our destination.
wow, a whole week without talking to anyone, i think this is going to be a record.
i'll be sure to take pictures!
i love you guys.
Posted by KATIE! at 7/19/2007 04:22:00 PM
Wednesday, July 11, 2007
Tuesday, July 10, 2007
Thursday, July 05, 2007
what is so hard about taking pictures of fun events?
i can't seem to force myself to do it at the time, but then afterward i wish i had pictures.
thanks to the jackass though who took a picture of their pudgy hand flicking off my camera.
fourth of july was A LOT of fun.
unfortunately, we still have a lot of left overs and more than enough beer to last for the next week or two.
of course it had it's dramatic moments (ahem) and i'm not quite sure why i seemed to get picked on more than usual but EH. i dealt with it and didn't end up shooting someone's eye out.
we should have parties more often! except i'm not too excited about the huge clean up job i have yet to finish.
Posted by KATIE! at 7/05/2007 05:33:00 PM
Tuesday, July 03, 2007
i could make a living off of making ugly faces.
or at least claiming to be the lovechild of billy idol.
our small arsenal for the 4th of july festivities.
my "fireworks" are the giant sparklers and a little monkey in a car that i don't even want to shoot off.
i spent 5min trying to pick out a cantaloupe today.
i picked the wrong one because now the fridge smells like rotten fruit and i'm blaming the cantaloupe.
Wednesday, June 27, 2007
01 FREE BIRD - lynard skynard
02 AMBER - 311
03 BEST ON TAP (to the beat of "tatted up" by d4l)
04 SWEET ESCAPE - gwen stefani ft. akon
05 SMOKE 2 JOINTS - sublime cover of bob marley
06 SIC TRANSIT GLORIA - brand new
07 BAD MOON RISING - ccr
08 NEVER MET A GIRL LIKA YOU BEFORE - flogging molly
09 SMILING FACES - gnarls barkley
10 BEATING HEART BABY - head automatica
11 SUMMER LOVE - justin timberlake
12 SUMMER GIRLS - lfo
13 WHAT A CRAZY GAME OF POKER - oar
14 TAKE ON ME - reel big fish
15 RUBY SOHO - rancid
16 SUPER RAD - the aquabats
17 VASELINE - the flaming lips
18 SUMMERTIME - sublime ft. pharcyde
19 AFTERNOON DELIGHT - will ferrel (anchorman)
Posted by KATIE! at 6/27/2007 08:15:00 PM
Friday, June 22, 2007
a few of the names i have come across at work:
-mickey mouse (no joke)
-dyerethia (why would you do that to your kid?)
-annis brown (read: brown,annis)
ugh. it gives me a good laugh though.
today while opening the mail a lady i work with found a letter starting off with "dear jesus...." sent to medicare.
nothing compared to reading about a man who used a safety pin to stop a cut from bleeding on a very sensitive area. (or so i am guessing?)
I HAVE BUG BITES ON MY FAAACE!!!
Posted by KATIE! at 6/22/2007 04:53:00 PM
Tuesday, June 19, 2007
Wednesday, May 30, 2007
i'm six months away from 22. i guess it's a good thing i still look like i'm 16?
because no one really reads this and i won't feel embarassed admitting this, i take pictures of my body as often as possible. to see a change of some sort if i am looking to lose weight.
so far i've lost 10lbs.
from these pictures, i would like to lose another 10/15 in the next few months.
i'm pretty satisfied with my current results.
oh hey! check out the tan legs!
Posted by KATIE! at 5/30/2007 05:49:00 PM