Tuesday, August 29, 2006

American Idol here I come

So, the American Idol Season 5 concert is coming up on Friday!! Woohoo! I cannot wait. Zoe has said that she will go with me, so it will be a blast.

It is at the Rose Garden on friday Sept 1, 7pm. I am gonna be the biggest fan there. Not the biggest, but the #1 fan.

Few that I am looking forward to seeing is Katharine McPhee, Ace Young, Chris Forgothis last name, and surprisingly...Bucky Covington. I actually started to like him at the end. Weird. He can sing some pretty good country songs, just not that good at everything. I hope he finds a niche and goes with it.

Also, Season 6 auditions are Sept 15th in Seattle. I have always said I would go try out. Now I know I would get kicked off after about 2 notes, but I thought it would be hilarious to make it sound as if I thought I was the best ever. How could they think I was horrible. I should make it to Hollywood.

And, if by the Grace of God, I did make it to Hollywood, I already have several people voting for me whether I am good or not!! :)

Sunday, August 27, 2006


Nothing to report. I haven't forgotten about blogland, there just isn't much going on right now.
Work=great. As always. I love my job. The last few days were sit on my butt read newspapers type days. Most days are so busy we can barely think, so everyone says to treasure these days! Either way, I get paid! Woohoo.
Softball=starting again soon. Fall ball start Sept. 10th. Yeah, can't wait! Also gonne be doing a Kickball tournament and a Halloween costume ball game. Those both sound like a TON of fun. Mara has even agreed to play at the Halloween costume game, since she will be here that weekend.
Running=good. Marathon is coming up. Count down is about 33 days left (or somewhere in that area). I have also decided to (think about) do Seattle. I will definetely do the half marathon, but am seriously considering just running the full marathon. Half is $70, and the full is $85. 70 is just pretty steep for a half, so that is what motivated me. Plus it will keep me running, so I can continnue to lose weight. I haven't decided for sure though. Also thinking of going to cisit my friend, Kajsa, in Arizone for my birthday, and running Rock'n'Roll Half marathon in Phoenix. Lots of fun races lined up. Maybe I can go home and run the Cable Bridge Run with Jen and mom. That will be fun too. Depends on the holiday schedule at work!
Weight=losing. Working really hard to eat healthy, and keep running. My short term goal is 9lbs by marathon time. I think I can totally do it. I have every weekend off until the marathon, so I won't have to miss any more long runs! :)
Boy=none. Still haven't found the man of my dreams. I have lots of friends but no prospects for a serious relationship. I am ok with that, but I still am hoping to meet someone new, get swept off my feet, and fall madly in love! I know, I know....wake up Kathleen!
So those are all my updates. Reminder to everyone who cares...I will be coming home Sept 23-30th. So, if you want to see me...make it a priority and schedule something with me. I don't have any definite plans yet, but want to see as many people as I can when I am home!!

Thursday, August 24, 2006

Are we going back to posting only these fun little quizzes again?

Remember a few months back, when we all jumped on the bandwagon, and all we posted was fun quizzes??
I remember it well. I don't want that to happen again, but these quizzes sure are fun sometimes. I love sharing my results!!
So, here you go...another damn quiz!

You Are 16% Fake

Fake doesn't even come close to describing you.
You're totally natural, and proud of who you really are!

Tuesday, August 22, 2006

I like fun quizzes

You Are Most Like Charlotte!

You are the ultimate romantic idealist
You've been hurt before, but that hasn't caused you to give up on love.
If anything, your resolve to fall in love is stronger than ever.
And it's this feminine optimism that men find most appealing about you.

Romantic prediction: That guy you are seeing (or crushing on)?

Could be very serious - if you play your cards right!


Apparently I have a celebrity boob twin....can you guess who it is...

Pamela Anderson. I am thinking mine don't look anything like hers, but.....whatever! So, I did it again and came out with Carmen Electra. I think that is more like it!

Your Celebrity Boob Twin:

Carmen Electra


Grason was here this weekend. Almost as soon as he came in the door...I was shooting my camera, taking pics. I love this little guy to death. He is so adorable.

Sunday, August 20, 2006

3rd Place

Our softball team, the Unknowns, had our play-off game today. we played JMI Eliminators. They qualified for play-off's during the first half of the season, then went up into the C league. We remained in the D league.

Then we dominated the D league. We were first in our league going into play-offs. Well, JMI didn't make C league play-offs, so they got to come back down to D league, and play us.

They kicked our butts. Home runs, major hits, good running. They did it all. We didn't really seem to start playing until about 4th inning. By then, it was too late.

Oh well. We lost at 13-8. Not that bad. We placed 3rd overall in our league since we lost that game. Even got a cool trophy, and I have it at my house. I am not sure if I have to rotate it through the players, but no one seemed to want it, so I took it home!

Next week gonna start a fall ball league with the unknowns. I can't wait. Also, may play a kickball tournament, and a Halloween costume game. Sounds like fun!

I am glad I joined the team. Oh, I even brought my camera this game and got some cool pics.

Here they are...

Size Matters


I have lost about 24 lbs since the beginning of this year, and my jeans were starting to show it. So I decided to head to the store to go try and see if the next size down would fit me....and it did.

I bought two pairs of new jeans, one size smaller. I am on the way to "skinny Kathleen". I cannot wait.

Goal is 10 more lbs before marathon time, which is about 6 weeks away. I cannot believe it is so close, but I am totally excited about it.

So, wish me luck. I am trying really hard to eat healthier, and to continue to keep running! I am so excited!!

Friday, August 18, 2006



I did it.

I registered for the Portland Marathon.

I am bib number 4543. Make sure you all come to Portland on October 1, 2006, and look for me running. I will be the slow one in the last part of the pack.

My sister has said she will run part of it with me, so I am looking forward to that. I am hoping for ten miles, but may only be about 6. Either way, I will get what I can.

So, that is my post. I registered. In my head, it sounded like a much longer, cooler post...but I guess it isn't. Oh well!

Wednesday, August 16, 2006

Monday, August 14, 2006

Silverwood Rocks

So, had a great weekend in Spokane with my friends. Went up there Fri night, and Jeff picked me up from the airport. Stopped at Red Robin for a little chowdown. I had just ate in the airport, so I wasn't hungry...but guys always are! :)

After that, headed to Mara's. It was late, so didn't do too much that night. Saturday was fun. Went and saw Talladega Nights. That was hilarious!!!! You should all go see it. Classic Will Ferrell.

My friend Jeff is looking at buying a house in Spokane, so we went and saw the one he wants to buy. It is a small little house built in 1906, everything redone in 2006. Pretty cute house, I liked it.

Mara's husband was having a bachelor poker night, so us girls had to leave. So, we went to the karaoke bar...of course. I played pool and darts with Jeff, and Mara found some friends and sang a few songs. Jeff refused to sing....that is until he got enough drinks in him. But, by that time it was closing time, so no luck on the singing. Oh well, that would have been hilarious.

Late night for us all. I got to sleep some time around 4:30-5 am. Brent stayed up till 7am. So, the next day...Silverwood...well, it didn't get started as early as we had hoped for.

We got there about 12. It was cool though, park doesn't even open until 11. Had a blast. Was a bit nervous about the coasters...mostly the first drop, but I did great.
Jeff was paste white and had a death grip during the first big roller coaster ride (Tremors), I don't think he really liked it much. That was his first experience of a roller coaster larger than kid size. Hehee, he said he had fun though.

Didn't get to do the white water raft ride, that is my favorite. The lines were just too long, and we only had limited time at the park. I didn't get to do the train ride either. Mara and Brent did though, while Jeff and I played at Boulder Beach (water park at Silverwood).

I don't have nearly as many pics as I had wanted, but I will post a few. Mostly of just the four of us, and Mara/Brent took some pics of the train ride.

Overall, the best weekend ever. This morning's flight was an early one (got up at 3:45am), but I get to sleep all day, so I am cool with that.


Couple pics of the "robbery" on the train. Man, I can't believe I missed it.

Jeff took this pic of me...I am so cute! :)

Mara and I

Mara and Brent

Jeff, and I (with Brent in the background)

Hope you all had a fantastic weekend. I wish I had more pics, but this is all. Mara and I did have fun with my new lens. I got some cool shots of her, and her of me as well. Check out Mara's blog for a couple of shots.

Friday, August 11, 2006


So, I am headed off to Spokane today! I am so excited.

What I am not excited about is....the airport. Now that security is hihg alert, apparently they are doing all kind of extra precautions. I think the security was just fine, now they are making all sorts of ridiculous searches and requirements.

Well, I guess it is for my own protection. I will comply. I will get there two hours earlier than my scheduled departure (which will probably be late anyhow, it is Southwest).

Luckily, it is just a one hour flight. I really hate flying, but I better get used to it if I want to go visit my friends (especially those moving farthur than driving distance...uh hmm).

Well, I head to Zoe's to drop off Charlie at 4:45pm. They are taking me to the MAX station, which will depart at 5:03, to arrive at the airport terminal at 6:39pm. Which is 2 hours before my plane leaves. However, when I come back...my plane leaves at 6:10am....I do not want to be there at 4am. Grrr. I will have to see how it goes today, and then decide when I come back Monday morning!

Weather forecast: Scattered Thunderstorms in Silverwood for Saturday. Grrr. We may have to go Sunday, but I am cool with that. My friend Jeff is also going with us, so that will be fun!!

Okay, see you all on Monday! I will write a great report, and hopefully have some great pics. I got my new lens (50mm/1.8) today. I am so excited to start using it!! :)

Sunday, August 06, 2006


Marathon training continues.

Today was 30k, which is equal to 18.6 miles. We actually ran 18.8. WOW!

I hurt so bad by the end. We had to walk at some points, but then it hurt so bad to start running again, but we knew we needed to run, or we would be out there forever.

It took us 4:45 as it was. Way too long, but then again, I am a lot slower than I used to, and I am carrying a lot of extra weight I didn't have before!

I have lost about 10 lbs, but That is still way more than I had both times before.

So, just in case any of you haven't kept up, or are new...I am training for the Portland Marathon. I have wanted to do this run since I started running. The first year I decided to run the same marathon Jen (my sister) was running, so we went to Victoria, BC (2002). That was an awesome marathon.

Then, I trained with a friend from nursing school who really wanted to do a spring marathon, so we chose and ran Whidbey Island Marathon (2004). It was beautiful, but boy was it hilly. Lots of hills...up and down and up and down...okay you get the point!

Years in between, and since I have always wanted to, but for one reason or another, never made it. This year...I am training with Portland Fit, a branch of usafit.com and I love it! I have a running partner, her name is Darla. She is the same speed as me, and it just works great. I don't know her outside of running, but she is awesome. She has pushed me a many runs. I am sure I have as well for her.

Occasionally she will run ahead, or I will run ahead, but for the most part...we walk when the other does, and run with the other. It is great to have someone at my speed. I think she may be just a bit faster at times, which is good, because I get pushed a little...which I need at times to get better and faster!

Don't worry Zoe, I haven't forgot about you. Zoe is great too, she helps me get my weekday runs in. She doesn't run with me all the time, but I am grateful for her as well.

Today's run...it was long, hot, and exhausting, but I made it through. Now, I am trying to nap but Charlie won't let me. He wants to play. I don't blame him. I worked lots this week (60 hours). I just hurt all over, and I don't move around very fast. I am just glad I have today and tomorrow off to recover! :)

Harry Potter

Harry Potter is releasing next July. I so cannot wait. I love Harry Potter. I think the next book is supposed to be out about that same time too!
It all started when I heard KONA FM (105.3-Kennewick) were giving away free Harry Potter tickets. All you had to do was show up, get a number, and they would draw out 50 names, each one winning 4 free Harry Potter tickets, to a special showing, the day it was released, at like, 9 am. Only for those who won the tickets. Pretty cool.

So I figured, I was driving by, I had nothing better to do...so bam...I stopped. It was at Columbia Park in Kennewick. Got my number, and enjoyed the festivities, until they started drawing for winners.

So here I am with my number in hand...and no I don't remember my number. It was one of those 5 digit ticket numbers. Anyway, they called my number so I got the tickets. After the tickets were given away they also gave away free stuff too, so it was worth it to go to the park.

I had never heard of Harry Potter at the time, so I wasn't quite sure what to expect. I knew it was a kid's movie, but still excited to go. If they were gonna make a big spectacle over it, it must be huge!

I invited my brother and a couple friends along. Inviting someone to a free movie, is harder than you think. 1) It was at 9am on a Tuesday, or some weekday. That is hard for those worker bees out there. and 2) Apparently there was some Christians saying it was Satanism....I don't care. I think it was a good 2 hours of fun. But some chose not to go. Either way...it is up to them, and I respected that.

I had a blast, it was awesome. From then on, I was hooked.

So when movie two was released the next year, or two years later, I don't remember...when it was released KONA-FM gave away free tickets again. This time it wasn't a special showing...no wait, it was....I think it was at midnight? I don't remember that either.

This time, I had to stop at various places, and they pulled like ten names, and that was it....never won any tickets that way. However, Rusty, one of the DJ's really wanted a witch's pot. I remember it was after Halloween, because he had said he had tried to find them (they sold them all over that year, as a pot to hand out candy in) but couldn't, they were all gone. So, he made it a contest. He said the first one to walk in the studio with this pot, got two free HP tickets.

Now, at this point, I was at least a 20 min drive away. I was sure someone else would win. So I grabbed my mom's witches pot (I think I asked her first, told her she wouldn't be getting it back) and headed to Pasco. I listened the whole way there, sure that someone would win, and I would have made a wasted trip (then again, mom would have gotten her pot back though).

I pulled into the drive, walked in, and sure enough...no one had won. I was the first...and I am sure the only. He was ecstatic to see someone bring it in. He said it was exactly what he wanted. He pulled me on-air and chatted for a second or two (that was pretty cool, but weird at the same time).

I walked away potless, but had two Harry Potter 2 tickets! Yeah.

No more winning after that, from the on I have had to pay, but still cool. Point of this whole post.... Harry Potter 5 is releasing to theatres July 13, 2007 Woohoo! I am counting down the days!!

Friday, August 04, 2006


Silverwood Theme Park is the coolest. It is located in Northern Idaho.

Why I am telling you all this?

Because I am headed to Spokane to visit Mara next weekend, and we are totally going!

I so cannot wait. I haven't been in, I think, 3 years. Or if I didn't go this year, it owuld be three....something like that. Who cares? Either way, I haven't been in a long time, and I love to go!!

This is the first place I actually have rode roller coasters, and I love them. Now, if you know me...which most of you do...you know I hate roller coasters, and I get motion sickness. That's ok though, because once I get past the first drop, I'm good to go! (Taco bell reference there....think of me doing the hand thing...good to go!)

That first drop is the hardest, but after that, it is all fun and games!!

Woohoo...Silverwood here I come!!!

Tuesday, August 01, 2006


I went to some website...don't remember which one it was, and I made my superhero. She's pretty cool. Click the link below...It will take you to my superhero and the website, so you can all create your own!
My Super Hero