Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Just call me Dr. Katelin.

Well it's not like I have a PhD in helpful hints or am all knowing, but I would like to impart some of my latest knowledge upon you all that I find to be quite useful. And the top ten goes something like this:

One. If you think you've somehow messed your blog layout and it goes array, do not fret. It will be okay. Case and point, my blog's recent three column makeover. I had several freak out sessions but I'm pretty sure it's okay now.

Dos. Although waking up at 3:45 is horrendous, I highly recommend early bird travels to the East Coast. It makes it so much better to have a whole afternoon while there. You won't regret it....at least not right away :)

Threeee. Need a new song to put on repeat? Of course you do. Leona Lewis's newest "Forgive Me" has been on repeat since yesterday and added to the coveted workout mix, oh she is awesome.

Fooooooore! There is nothing like your friend's kid turning two to make you think "Good gracious I'm old!", "I want one", "Errrr no I really don't" all within a two second span of each other.

Five. Training for a half marathon will get you into shape without you even noticing it. Apparently I look like I've lost weight (which turns out I have) and I didn't even notice. It's a great feeling.

Sixxxxx. DVR is the greatest thing ever. Ever. If you have issues deciding what shows to watch apparently you don't own a DVR. I didn't have one until this summer and I really can't imagine my life without it now. Granted I do watch a ton of television, but that's neither here nor there, DVR will allow you a social life (two points!).

Sevenly. No matter what advice anyone gives you, there really is no way to fully prepare living on your own or with a boyfriend. So my advice is take the advice but don't live by it, you just have to figure it out yourself.

Eight. Always embrace a theme party. After revisiting my college last weekend one of the first things that struck out to me was how much I missed a good theme party. I missed it so much that I've already decided that my birthday bonanza in April will most definitely be themed. I cannot wait :)

Niner. Although you may start off not having faith in your favorite sports team and they may have tended to lose every time you see them play it doesn't mean they can't make it to playoffs. (holla holla go DODGERS!).

Big Ten. Feel free to get lost in a book. I've gotten lost in more books than I can keep track of lately and it is amazing. Seriously reading on my lunch break has given me a much better piece of mind and definitely makes the work day better.

And that my friends is all the knowledge I have to share today. And what have you learned lately?



happy wednesday!

24 comments:

Sara Jane said...

I am so with you on so many of these. For example:

I love "Forgive Me". It's on my running mix for half marathon training! Run Kaitlin Run! I also like "Ms. Glass" also by Leona/

I'm so excited for you. Very similar, I don't own a scale and people keep asking me if I've lost weight. I have no idea, but a lot of my clothes are a lot bigger! This is my first half marathon and I will keep running post training if it's helping me stay in this good of shape!

I can't wait for Halloween so I can get my theme party fix.

And I'm jazzed to have some down time this week to read!

Happy Hump Day!

Jane said...

Have no fear - your blog looks fantastic. I had to drop out of my half marathon training, but I'm with you on all the rest of the list. :)

Katie Killary said...

I like it!

And one of my friend's kids just turned two over the weekend! Coincidence!

And - do you have a favorite quote? Take a look at www.quotedropper.com and send me your fave saying or quote! haha maybe the Grey's Anatomy one?

Grits said...

I have that 'kid' conversation in my head all the time now, since so many friends and coworkers have babies. And when I think I'm really ready for one, I remind myself how much I enjoy sleeping in on Saturdays.
I also love your reading on the lunchbreak idea. Maybe that would make my day even better, too! Thanks, Dr. Katelin!

thatShortChick said...

great list and blogger-approved layout!! looks great!

i know what you mean about the kids, my friend's babe turned 3 last month and it just about made me ill. when did i get so old?!?!?!

dmb5_libra said...

I LEARNED FIRE DRILLS DO NOT GO WELL WITH EAR INFECTIONS. DUE TO MY LACK OF BALANCE, I ALMOST FELL DOWN THE STAIRS. IT WAS AWESOME.

Daddy Dan said...

Hi Katelin,

Your new blog theme is looking good!

Go Dodgers!!!

nicoleantoinette said...

I f*cking love theme parties. It's the single thing I miss most about college.

raych said...

- i panic every time i change the layout of my blog. i actually lose sleep.

- my TWIN bro's kid just turned 5. i'm still single. how's that for feeling old

- theme parties are THE BEST! we have them all the time. it's like halloween all year round!

Jamie said...

My boyfriend's DVR is so packed right now since we have been on vacation. We have SO much tv to catch up on!

Allison said...

Look at you and all of your good advice. I couldn't live without dvr either, it's amazing.

rs27 said...

It's ok to eat pop tarts without toasting them.

that's number 11.

Bogart in P Towne said...

I have had a tough time coming over here this week...freak'n dodgers...but I swallowed hard and will continue to pop over...

rialeilani said...

Love your knowledge! Yep it's amazing when your friend's kid turns 2, you seriously wonder where the time went and then they have another! I found myself wanting for for about 5 seconds ;)

Dana said...

i think your blog looks great!! And you are so knowledgeable!! :)

Angela said...

I definitely want to have a Halloween party in March or April. Halloween is just THAT awesome, and I want to celebrate it twice a year. Theme parties? Fasho!

Jenn said...

I really need to start running. So many bloggers are training for marathons, half marathons and 5ks and loving it!

transienttravels said...

I love your blog and your new layout. I am with Jenn, you and all the other running bloggers are really motivating me to get in shape again.

Bayjb said...

I agree with you on so many of these, especially the early flights to the East Coast. Yes getting up is tough but it's great to have the full day there :)

chasinglibby said...

ooh i'm checking out forgive right now on imeem. loved this list! some real good points...ESPECIALLY the baby one!! lol

brookem said...

ooh look at all the gems you know! ill have to check out that leona lewis song- i like a lot of hers. congrats on the marathon training- that's awesome! you'll have to fill me in on the books you've been reading- im looking for a new one:)

Arjewtino said...

Milk actually does have an expiration date.

Who knew?

Amanda. said...

DVR has my heart!
For real, yo!

And lets go Phillies!
(Pshhh your Dodgers!)

California Girl said...

I have a DVR, but don't really follow any TV shows - other than reruns of the Golden Girls... for real. So the only time I benefit from a DVR is when I'm watching live TV and have to get up to pee :)