Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Wednesday Hodgepodge


1.  Did you do anything 'memorable' this past weekend?
   The most memorable thing I did was while playing Cops and Robbers with some of my best friends and cousins. I managed to hide while everyone walked right past me, causing my team to win, so I guess that was memorable.


2. Ronald Reagan is quoted as saying-
"Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn't pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same."  

Your thoughts? Do you somehow acknowledge and appreciate the freedoms you enjoy? Did your upbringing contribute to that sense of appreciation? If you're a parent, are there specific things you do to pass on this sense of responsibility and appreciation to your own children in regard to the freedoms they enjoy?

   I agree. Freedom does have to be protected. I thoroughly use my freedom of speech everyday. I probably overuse it. I have many family members that are veterans, and I am proud of that.

 3. Loudest noise you've ever heard?

   I couldn't tell you the loudest noise I've ever heard. Loud noises are a frequent sound around our house.

 4. What was the last thing you ate that might be considered 'junk food'? Did you enjoy it?

   I just had a snack cake this morning, actually, and I did enjoy it.

 5. When was the last time you were somewhere the crowd felt 'packed in like sardines'?

   Probably at our local county fair, last fall. It was a huge crowd and I found it very sardine-like. :)

 6. Are you organized when it comes to packing for a trip? Do you make a list weeks in advance or toss items in last minute? Are you a carry-on only sort of packer or do you need an entire suitcase for your shoes?

   I am a very organized packer when it comes to trips. A sleepover at my best friends', I will throw stuff together in a bag a half an hour before we leave. I make list for trips though, and I typically pack a little more than necessary, but I don't completely over-pack.

 7. What was the last sporting event you attended in person? Did your team win? Did you care?

   The last sporting event I attended was my best friends track meet. She won, and I was very happy for her, but as for everyone else, I don't know or care if they won or lost.

 8.  Insert your own random thought here.

   In a few minutes I am leaving to go to run some errands with my mother and brother. I had a great Memorial Day weekend and I hope you did too.

Sunday, May 24, 2015

Cleaning Cabinets

    Yesterday, I organized and cleaned out several of our kitchen cabinets. After many shopping trips and shoving things in the cabinets, you could barely put another thing in them. 
    If you've read my complete profile, you've seen that I love organization. So this was rather enjoyable. After I took out all the food and tossed things that didn't need to kept. Without all the food in here, it was actually a pretty roomy cabinet.
     The cabinet was empty, but the floor was not. 

       After a lot more organization, I managed to finish putting everything away neatly.

    That was that. I was still in a organizing mood, so I cleaned out a drawer too.

    So yeah, that was a small portion of my yesterday, along with cleaning my fish tank, lawn sweeping the yard, and a bunch of other boring stuff.
Have a Happy Memorial Day! 

Friday, May 22, 2015

Do Not You Dare

   I'm going to start this post assuming that a large majority of people have said at some point, "Don't you dare!" I know I have. But what doesn't hit a lot of that large majority, is the fact that they are saying, "Do not you dare!" Really takes a lot of the fierceness out of it.
   Instead of sounding like you're trying to protect someone from probably doing something stupid, you sound like an Asgard reject. Contractions are very convenient and shorten words but if you break you the words into normal form, you may sound like you're desperate to stand beside Thor and his mighty hammer. Just use a accent and your imagination will do the rest!

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Wednesday Hodgepodge

1.  Did you make someone laugh yesterday? Was it intentional?

I probably made my brother or mom laugh yesterday. I'm always making jokes and there's a great chance that I made somebody laugh.

 2. What's a simple question with a complicated answer?

Where do missing socks go? Truly, no one knows. Several conspiracy theories are floating around, such as the dryer eats them, but nothing has been proven in this current day and age.

 3. Rhododendrons or have to choose. Are either currently blooming in your yard?

Rhododendrons definitely. It's probably because we have several bushes in our yard, including two huge ones that I love.

 4. May 21st is National Waitstaff Day. Have you ever worked as a waiter/waitress? How would you rate the experience? What was the best/worst part of the job?

I've never worked as a waitress before, so I can't relate on a personal level, though I think it would be horrible to serve unpleasant people.

 5. What fashion trend for women should be outlawed? How about one for men?

Women shouldn't be allowed to wear one piece jumpsuits. They are uglier than a pug. For men, short shorts. Nothing is more scarring than seeing a man in tiny shorts.

 6. Name a writer who inspires tell us why.
The Apostle Paul. He wrote several books of the Bible, and I find him a pretty inspiring guy. He may be dead, but his story is incredible and I think that any person, Christian or non-Christian, could learn something from his words.

 7. What well known quote or saying sums up your plans for today or this week?

   "It was the best of times, it was the worse of times." - Charles Dickens

My week has been rather enjoyable, until we had some rather serious car trouble. But, I'm going to consider it the worst thing that's going to happen this week, therefore, the best of times from this point forward.

8.  Insert your own random thought here.

Ancient Egyptian medicine is not what I wanted to be doing right now, so I decided to write a blog post. Now that my beloved blog posting is done, I will have to return to researching ancient medicine for a science report.

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Hair Dye

   Last fall, I decided I wanted to dye my hair. A few weeks ago, I actually dyed it. My mom orders from a natural foods co-op. They sold natural henna hair dye. We ordered it for under $2.00! It arrived and I couldn't wait to do it. We decided on auburn for the color, considering that my hair is medium brown and I didn't want to do anything crazy with it, in case it turned out horrible.
   Inside the box was a bag of green powder and instructions. In the instructions, there was a hair cap and plastic gloves. After reading the instructions, I decided that I wasn't going to waste hours of my life doing a strand test and a sensitivity test. It was already around 4 in the evening and I wanted to get it done that day. So I forged ahead.
   My mom and I started to make the stuff. We added boiling water to a green powder then mixed it up. The smell was the worst part. It was a mix of tea and cow pie. We added some paprika to enhance the red tones. It was supposed to cure for 3 hours, but we only let it cure for about 2 and a half. After that, we had to coat my hair in it.
   My hair is about shoulders length so it didn't take too long. The consistency of the mix was thick, like thick, heavy mud with a bit of grit in it. After mom worked it through my hair, we put the plastic cap on my head and watched Captain America. I had to sporadically apply heat to it, so I used a heating pad to do that.
   I was supposed to leave it on for 4 hours, and that's what I did. After we watched Captain America, we put on the Avenger's, since I still had time left. When my time was up, I went up to the shower and washed it out. It was surprisingly easier than I thought it would be. While my hair was drying, we finished the Avenger's and I looked in the mirror and saw my new auburn hair.
   It looked pretty natural, and for that I was thankful. It said on the box that an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of regret. I am not a patient person, and instead of taking extra time to prevent problems, I'm more the type to jump into anything headfirst, without checking the depth of the water. I got lucky and it turned out well. It took 6 and a half hours, but it's been several weeks and the color has remained nicely. It's supposed to last about six weeks, so far, so good.

Wednesday, May 13, 2015


   For my first post, I wanted to introduce myself and the blog. My name is Katarina Rose. My hobbies consist of a variety of things. I love all the arts, from painting and drawing, to acting and singing. Sports aren't really my thing, but I'm incredibly competitive about anything and everything. Music is probably one of my very favorite things. I love most genres of music, excluding some country. :) That's pretty much all I have to say about myself for right now.
   As for the blog, I had quite the time choosing a title. Just Me and Random Stuff sums it up pretty well. That's all for my introduction.