Thursday, September 28, 2006

At which point I turn to the audience for help

I've got some posts simmering on the stove but they're just not ready for taste test yet.

In the meantime I figured I would open it up to questions.

Anything you would like to know about me?
Any advice you need? (just to answer the obvious question: No, leggings are not fashionable no matter what the runway shows and hollywood are telling you)
Any suggestions you would like to offer?

No question is too absurd. Although I reserve the right to point and laugh at my computer if it is a little bit "out there" but I promise to answer it either way.


Blogger Eddo said...

KT, if you inherited 1000 garden gnomes and 1,000,000 dollars and in order to keep the 1,000,000 dollars you had to live with the garden gnomes in your house for 10 years. Would you take the 1,000,000 and the gnomes and if so, where would you keep them? Would they scare you at night? Would you talk to them? Would you name them?

9/28/2006 3:47 PM  
Blogger Katie said...

THANK YOU EDDIE for being the first participant and for starting things off with such a perfectly random question.

Of course I would take the 1000 gnomes and the 1,000,000 and then I would build a house with a "gnome wing" where they gnomes could gather and socialize together. Of course, i would keep their wing closed off for most of the time because we all know gnomes are a bit shy and need their privacy, but on special occassions (for instance a visit from Martha Stewart when she does a segment in her magazine on garden gnomes) I would open up the "gnome wing" for a lavish party. Also, each gnome would of course have his own name (gnomes are predominately male, much like smurfs) which would be affixed onto a nametag and attached to the gnomes to help with thier socialization.

They wouldn't scare me, unless of course they decided to venture out of the "gnome wing" and into the "human house" and then it would only be scary if they rigged the surround sound kick butt sound system I would have in my new fancy house to play creepy music in the background.

I would talk to them, but since I don't speak "gnome" they might not understand me. It would probably be more of me giving a friendly greeting when I go to air out the "gnome wing" every six months or so and I would greet each by name so that they would remain friendly gnomes instead of turning into angry gnomes. You don't want to mess with an angry gnome, trust me on this.

So thanks again Eddo for being the FIRST and BEST (at least so far) question asker of the day.

9/28/2006 4:13 PM  
Blogger Bill Scott, Sr. said...

How have you been? How is the Lord ministering to you these days?

Do you know who Javier Solana is? lol.

9/28/2006 5:26 PM  
Blogger Emily said...

My question: Where are you moving, Katie? You never said in your "packing" post.

9/28/2006 7:24 PM  
Blogger Amstaff Mom said...

Why aren't you a Pantene model???

9/28/2006 8:13 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Who said this? "life is what happens when your busy making plans"

9/28/2006 8:44 PM  
Blogger Chris said...

What is your favorite fruit, and how can said fruit be made to save the world in the event of an alien invasion?

Also, I think we'd all like to know the names of at least ten of your garden gnomes.

9/28/2006 9:22 PM  
Blogger Katie said...

Bill –
a. good, in a transitional place right now in life, looking toward changes in jobs, living locations, etc.

b. God is ministering to me in so many ways that I often don’t even take notice of it (sad I know). Specifically, He’s reminding me how to love unconditionally and placing me in situations where I am given the opportunity to do so. He’s also reminding me that He is always working even when I don’t see it and proving over and over His care and provision for me.

c. Not a clue, I could google it but that might be considered cheating

Emily –
I know, I was so sneaky to leave out that tidbit of information. I’m moving . . . . . . in with my parents for the time being. I needed to vacate my current place and since my life is in the perpetual state of transition right now I didn’t want to sign a lease somewhere so I’m slumming it at the folks (although it isn’t a slum at all). I’m lucky to have parents nearby who will let me crash at their place but I’m hoping this will only be a temporary situation until I find that yellow brick road to my future.

Amstaff Mom –
Cause Pantene hasn’t called me yet, but I am perfecting the hair flip just in case

Anonymous –
John Lennon. I’m guessing you’re trying to tell me something here.

Chris –
Favorite fruit, hmmmm such a tough choice, but if I had to choose just one fruit to eat for the rest of my life it would have to be Granny Smith Apples, the really sour ones that have the prefect crisp consistency. And I would tell you how they would save the world from alien attack but that information is classified and since the aliens are regular readers of my blog then they would know our strategy. Let’s just say that the words “projectile” and “explosion” are part of the game plan.

10 names of the garden gnomes
Happy, Sappy, Sleepy, Dopey, Mopey, Doc, Bashful, Sneezy, Wheezy, and Ted

9/29/2006 9:23 AM  
Blogger Eddo said...

hahaha! great responses on all accounts, but I loved the "I'm perfecting the hair flip just in case" line - that was great and you really have got it down pretty darn good.

Creep gnome music would make for scary gnomes. I am glad you decided to have a gnome wing as opposed to having the gnomes running about the house. Gnomes underfoot can be about as pleasant as a stubbed toe or poison ivy in your armpit.

9/29/2006 10:16 AM  
Blogger Older Twin said...

When can I have my bar?

9/29/2006 10:19 AM  
Blogger Deals On Wheels said...

You do know that you'd have to assign "duties" to all 1,000 gnomes, right? Because they are also prone to mischief if bored...

Just FYI.

9/29/2006 10:55 AM  
Blogger Tony Myles said...

Here's what I've always wanted to know... what's your shoe size?

9/29/2006 11:08 AM  
Blogger Shenna said...

On a more serious note, when and how did you become a Christian?

9/29/2006 11:31 AM  
Blogger Katie said...

OT - Tomorrow

Deals - I do know that because I learned it from your sister, the runt. I have my list of duties all ready for them.

Tony - 8 or 8.5 which is a little odd since I am a fairly tall gall, in the 5 foot 9 range. So I have small feet for my height. Also the fact that 8 is average shoe size for women makes hitting the sales a bit disappointing.

9/29/2006 11:51 AM  
Blogger Katie said...

Shenna - great question.

I became a Christian at vacation Bible school when I was about 6. I remember the pastor gathering all us kids together for the lesson and speaking about knowing Jesus in your heart. He then dismissed us to snack time but pulled a few of us aside and said that we "perked up" when he mentioned knowing Jesus in our hearts. So I prayed there with my popsicle melting down my hand. It wasn't until a few years later in about 5th grade that I really began to grow in my relationship with God. I had some friends invite me to a church group for girls and I just kept going and grew up in the youth program of the church that I still attend. God's been really gracious to me to call me to Him and draw me into a relationship with Him. It just confirms to me that I bring nothing to the table in His saving of me, it was all His work and His hands. And to this day I'm still growing in my relationship with Him, still learning, still being changed to be more like Him (that's the goal at least).

9/29/2006 11:55 AM  
Blogger Lorie said...

(shhhh) I like leggings...

9/29/2006 1:56 PM  
Blogger Ben said...

Why is it pouring outside my window right now?

Do you like 80's music; if so, was Boy George your favorite singer?

When are you coming to Minnesota?

9/29/2006 3:35 PM  
Blogger Katie said...

Lorie - NOOOOOO (quick somebody show her the error of her ways)

Ben -
a. Cause it's dry down here in Texas

b. I love 80's music but no Boy George was not my fav, Pat Benatar Rocks though

c. Hmmmmmm, for what reason would I venture across the border to way up there?

9/29/2006 4:11 PM  
Blogger Ben said...

You need a reason?

(Closet Boy George fan.)

9/29/2006 4:16 PM  
Blogger Katie said...

well it is raining up there so that's not really all that much of an incentive

9/29/2006 4:18 PM  
Blogger Ben said...

But it is SO dry down there... ;)

9/29/2006 4:23 PM  
Blogger Shenna said...

Hey Katie and Ben, can I get in on this? If you make it "up here", we could have a midwest blog reunion!!!

9/29/2006 9:46 PM  
Blogger Shenna said...

P.S. Katie - thanks for sharing your testimony. I love to hear testimonies - they always amaze me!

9/29/2006 9:46 PM  
Blogger Older Twin said...

KT you should go to Minnesota just to hear the accent of those that reside there on a regular's great

9/30/2006 11:51 AM  
Blogger Amstaff Mom said...

Ben McMinn, I think, if memory serves me right, that Boy George is OUT of the closet. So why are you in there with him? HMMMMM?

9/30/2006 2:17 PM  

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