Sunday, February 26, 2006

a few notables.

ok...i apologize for the randomness of this blog, but every time i sit down to write one, i get like...2 sentences down and get bored. are all of my "2 sentences" from the past week. stick with me.

shauna got her trip. this makes me way happy. although i may have some immediate withdrawal issues, i think it will end up being a ridiculously nice summer.

i don't know if i've noted on the blog that i'm going to northern africa for a few weeks in june, but i'm pretty sure that all of my readers are aware of this...but...just for those secret admirers out there...i'm going to africa for a few weeks in june.

women's retreat was killer. i think everyone there had a good time. myself included. some high quality pictures were taken...and i think i may have found my nitch in the realm of gatorball. and i'm also the proud owner of one sweet action long sleeved t-shirt.

shauna thinks she led her cat to Christ.

my friend chris is getting married next weekend. this is probably the closest of my friends to get married. i've had a few acquaintances, but this is the first really close one...i even went to prom with him my sophomore year. allllright. and so it begins...the wedding season of my life. who's next?

the right side of my face has 8 pimples. left side: 0.

i quit xanga. and i feel liberated.

kate was supposed to go home this weekend. and i was going to have the room to myself. but she got sick last night and couldn't go. i think we were both saddened by this. bright side, though...she washed my sheets and comforter because she slept on my bed last night. oh yeaaah.

barrett...we need to hang out if we're still going to carry the label "friends". i take fault...i'm always busy. but know that i care.

well, there you have it. this is what's going on in my life. hope it was entertaining and informative.

one last thought: the spellcheck on blogger didn't recognize the word "blog". what the heck.

Tuesday, February 21, 2006


so i got on facebook today and had a friend request from a girl. this conversation followed:

katy: look way familiar. but how do we know each other??

karlie: we were bunk mates at church camp. you eat large quantities of chicken, remember?

well, there you have it.

Monday, February 20, 2006


in a recent literary discussion (ha) with shauna swinney, i decided to post my favorite reading from my previous literature class. however, it's a long poem. so...i suppose i'll pick my favorite parts. or do it in sections. or something profound like that.

America by Alenn Ginsberg

...America why are your libraries full of tears?
America when will you send your eggs to India?
I'm sick of your insane demands...
...America after all it is you and I who are perfect not the next world.
Your machinery is too much for me.
You made me want to be a saint.
There must be some other way to settle this argument...

...America I used to be a communist when I was a kid and I'm not sorry.
I smoke marijuana every chance I get.
I sit in my house for days on end and stare at the roses in the closet.
When I go to Chinatown I get drunk and never get laid.
My mind is made up there's going to be trouble.
You should have seen me reading Marx.
My psychoanalyst thinks I'm perfectly right.
I won't say the Lord's Prayer.
I have mystical visions and cosmic vibrations.
America I still haven't told you what you did to Uncle Max after he came over from Russia.

I'm addressing you.
Are you going to let our emotional life be run by Time Magazine?
I'm obsessed by Time Magazine.
I read it every week.
Its cover stares at me every time I slink past the corner candystore.
I read it in the basement of the Berkeley Public Library.
It's always telling me about responsibility. Businessmen are serious. Movie producers are serious. Everybody's serious but me.
It occurs to me that I am America.
I am talking to myself again...

for the full poem...go here.
yes, this is my favorite. i'm not quite sure why. i'm really ok with america. and i really don't do drugs. and i really do say the lord's prayer.

Sunday, February 19, 2006


ok, i forgot how much i love the olympics. i'm mildly obsessed.

i think i've narrowed it down to 3 reasons that i really like them...but...there are infinitely more...these are just the top 3.

1) these are sports i never watch otherwise. ever.

2) it's the whole world coming together. even uganda is in the winter olympics. love it.

3) it's good clean fun. something i could look forward to taking my [potential] family to one day. and not having to cover little johnny's eyes.

and i'm thinking...if i can actually graduate in 4 years, i really want my parents to take me (and perhaps a few friends) to beijing in 2008.
and if that doesn't work out...vancouver 2010. that might be better. cheaper at least.

i'm getting excited just thinking about it.'s curling in 25 minutes. GO USA!

Thursday, February 16, 2006

oh yes.

so i have a test in about 8 hours. if i took it now, i would most likely fail. so, would you expect anything less than a blog update?

i really have nothing to say. but, i'm pretty sure this is what you do when you have many other more important things to update your blog...with meaningless, "it could definitely wait until after the test" things. because (shauna, if you don't mind the borrowed phrase...), i beleive this will indeed increase my life happiness level. tomorrow, this level may drop. but in this moment...bliss. with that said, i drew you a nice picture.

there you have it. procrastination at it's finest. but i'm sure you expected nothing less.

and on a lighter (or perhaps deeper) note, God has been particularly sweet to me lately. and i don't use the word sweet very often, at least not in that sense. but, seems only appropriate.

now...the sherman antitrust act.

Monday, February 13, 2006


so i was looking through some facebook pictures, as i often do late at night. then i ran upon this one. it's...captivating, one might say. i don't understand it. i showed it to keith. he doesn't understand it.
i'm not really in great support of drunkeness, or drinking for that matter. but this picture, for some reason, brought a large smile to my face.
large. odd.

pictured above: brandon james.

p.s. shauna, it is my desire to see you healthy.

dun dun dun

so i just realized that the header on my last post says "i should start carry cash". brilliant.

around late november 2005 i recieved one of the best free articles of clothing that one can recieve...the green pine cove hoody. it has quickly been made into a staple item in my wardrobe. like a comfort makes my days better, my nights warmer.
this weekend, the unthinkable was thought, the undoable was done, the unlivable was lived, the unhappinable...happened. what could be so tragic, you ask? i, katy reed, left the hoody. i left the hoody at pine cove. pine cove doesn't need the pine cove hoody. katy reed needs the pine cove hoody.
so now i'm sure you're's ok, she goes back there every weekend. well, friends...ask me the next time i'm going to be there. wait...i'll just tell you.
what the heck. something must be done. i'm gonna have to make a few phone calls. goodness.
so if you see me in the next few days and i look (or am) naked, now you know why.

Thursday, February 09, 2006

i should start carry cash.

so i wrote a check for CLEARLY 87 cents. it was obvious. and what did the bank do? they charged me $8.74. preposterous. so, now i must call the bank and clear all of this up.

moral of the story:
1) write clearer.
2) stop writing $.87 checks.

p.s. i have no idea what numbers on a check are important. so, hopefully i have crossed out the vital ones. identity theft, identity schmeft.

Sunday, February 05, 2006


i just wrote a post.
it was so boring, i didn't even want to proofread it.
so, i spared you. instead, you get this: