Photo Mosaic Saturday, Feb 28 2009 

This is fun — it was first posted by my friend Shannon.  A gorgeous Flickr Mosaic!


1. black flowers blossom, 2. sexy stark, 3. Final resting place, 4. I can see you!, 5. HQ Wolverine Promo #1, 6. Yudum yudum, 7. Sea lace, 8. Untitled, 9. Rocky springboards jumps, 10. kara and her bridesmaids, 11. Super Exciting Relax!, 12. cat got your chin?

You start with a survey:

  1. What is your first name? Kate
  2. What is your favorite food? Avocado
  3. What school did you go to? Reading Memorial High School
  4. What is your favorite color? Purple
  5. Who is your celebrity crush? Hugh Jackman
  6. Favorite drink? Passion tea
  7. Dream vacation? Around the world
  8. Favorite dessert? Tiramisu
  9. What you want to be when you grow up? Well-traveled
  10. What do you love most in life? Laughing
  11. One word to describe you: Cruisazy
  12. Your nickname? Katerbug

So pretty!

Here’s how to do it:

Here’s how you do it:
Step 1: Go to
Step 2: In another window open
Step 3: Choose 4 columns, 3 rows
Step 4: Answer the following questions in the search bar of flicker.Pick your favorite one on the first page and paste it into your mosaic


Travel Survey Tuesday, May 29 2007 

There was a survey on Bootsnall that I rescued from the archives a few pages back. I’m surprised it wasn’t further up — I thought that a lot more people would be responding to it! The survey has you pick out the best places from where you’ve been. Here’s mine:

Best City: Paris (cliche, but it’s always been my city from the first moment I visited)

Best Nightlife: Montreal

Best place for live music: Rome (at the Spanish Steps)

Best Beach (for people watching): Venice Beach in Los Angeles

Best Beach (for chilling): Weird choice, since the “beach” is slabs of rocks, but Faro in Capri

Biggest Surprise (good): Switzerland

Biggest Surprise (bad): Venice

Friendliest People: Ireland, anywhere

Least Friendliest People: France, anywhere touristed

Most Livable City: For me, Paris (minus the high cost of living). Runner-ups are Boston, Rome, San Francisco, Nice, London and Washington, DC.

Best place to party: Prague

Best City for Walking: Boston

Best Beer: CZECH REPUBLIC by a landslide!

Worst Beer: Italy

Best Skyline: New York City

Best Food: Italy, especially Florence or anywhere in Tuscany. (Best desserts: Hungary, hands down.)

Worst Food: Czech Republic (I need my veggies)

City with the best backdrop: San Francisco

Best Looking People: Northern Italy (I like em tall, dark and skinny)

Dullest City: Milan (at least from my experiences there)

I’d like to hear what the rest of you think. Do you agree or disagree with these choices?

Are you pregnant? Sunday, Jan 7 2007 

You Are Probably Not Pregnant

It seems like you’re in the clear, but you should really take a test to be sure.
Thank God I had this online quiz to make sure!!!

Soundtrack to My Life Thursday, Nov 16 2006 

This is so funny. I wasn’t going to post it, but some of my options were so perfect, I had to share it!

1. Open your library (iTunes, Winamp, Media Player, iPod, etc)
2. Put it on shuffle
3. Press play
4. For every question, type the song that’s playing
5. When you go to a new question, press the next button

Opening Credits: The Presidents of the United States of America “Peaches”

Waking Up: Journey “Faithfully”

First Day At School: Justin Timberlake “SexyBack” (YES!!!!!! THAT’S PERFECT!!!!!)

Falling In Love: Christina Aguilera “The Right Man”

Fight Song: The Clash “Rock the Casbah” (That would be so fun for an amusing fight scene!)

Breaking Up: New Radicals “Technicolor Lover”

Prom: Toto “Africa”

Life’s OK: John Legend “She Don’t Have to Know”

Mental Breakdown: Fergie “Fergalicious” (HAHAHAHA!!! Could you imagine that?)

Driving: The Killers “When You Were Young”

Flashback: The Killers “For Reasons Unknown”

Getting Back Together: ELO “Blinded By the Light”

Wedding: Remy Zero “Fair”

Birth of Child: Smashing Pumpkins “French Movie Theme” (If you’ve ever heard it, it kind of sounds like you’re hearing it from inside the womb….if that makes sense….like your mother put headphones on her belly with a French language lesson playing)

Final Battle: Stevie Wonder “Superstition”

Death Scene: Rolling Stones “Start Me Up” (How ironic.)

Funeral Song: Smashing Pumpkins “Pug” (A VERY sexy song — you should hear it.)

End Credits: Sean Paul “Temperature”

Favorite Things Saturday, Jun 3 2006 

I saw this post of Favorite Things, and there were a lot that I hadn’t thought about, so I figured I’d post mine!

Time of day: Around 7 or so, when the night begins.
Day of the week: Friday, because the whole weekend is ahead.
Season: Summer — love it hot, sunny and even humid.
Holiday: Halloween — love dressing up and parties.
Way to waste time: Celebrity blogs and Food Network!
Dog breed: Pug, or whatever Mischa Barton’s puppy Ziggy is.
Hobby: At the moment, cooking. I have too many hobbies.
State: California.
Board game: Dream Phone!!
Composer: Mozart, big gap, and then many: Debussy, Puccini, Chopin, Bach, and I love film scores — Randy Newman, Jon Brion, John Williams, James Horner….
Seat on an airplane: The window, because I’m a map freak and I love to see what’s outside. I saw Block Island on the way back from Gleetalia.
Vacation ever taken: My semester abroad in Florence, if that counts! If not, then either California with the Brood, the France trip in high school or Gleetalia.
Vacation spot: Paris.
Gift ever received: For college graduation, my parents gave me diamond earrings.
Gift ever given: I just gave Kara a giant pink wine glass for her college graduation.
Flower: Anything bright and unusual. I love snowfire roses because they’re fuschia tipped with white.
Childhood memory: Camping at White Lake in New Hampshire.
Vegetable: Do you have to ask? Asparagus!
Disney movie: Aladdin, Aladdin and the King of Thieves, and Beauty and the Beast.
Television show: American Idol during the spring; The Amazing Race the rest of the time.
Television show as a child: Salute Your Shorts!
Celebrity I’d like to meet: George Clooney. Mmmmm. The Jolie-Pitts. Hugh Jackman. Harvey Walden IV, so he’d whip my ass into shape. And my favorite celebrity bloggers — hehe, it’s cheesy but I’d love to meet them!
Junk food item: Mama Celeste frozen pizzas.
Healthy food item: I like vegetables, and I often go for organic. After living in Italy, who wouldn’t go for natural food?
Grade in school: Loved third grade, loved fifth….and had SO much fun senior year of high school.
Kind of party: Any party with good friends and plenty of alcohol.
Way to travel: By plane, because it means you’re going someplace far away.
Winter Olympics event: Ice dancing.
Summer Olympics event: Men’s gymnastics.
Favorite college memory: There are SO many. Gleetalia, parties, Pops concerts, hanging with the Trifecta….but I just might put Senior Week at the top of my list.
Picture of me: My senior pictures from high school came out nice.
Magazine: People. I subscribe.
Movie of all time: Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind.
Book recently read: Kristy’s Great Idea, the new graphic novel!
Author: Hemingway for fiction, Maupassant for short fiction, Plath for poetry.
Book as a child: The Baby-Sitters Club books, Matilda, Leo the Late Bloomer.
Author as a child: Roald Dahl.
Store to shop at: I actually barely shop! But sexy undies are mandatory at all times, so I’m a fan of Victoria’s Secret.
Way to shop: I’m getting into online shopping lately, especially eBay.
Way to dress up: Little black dress, hair up and long earrings.
Way to dress down: Jeans and tank tops.
Ice cream flavor: Watermelon sherbet.
Color: Hot pink.
Cookie: Snickerdoodles, especially if they’re soft.
Dessert: Usually the chocolatiest thing on the menu.
Fun snack: Goldfish crackers.
Breakfast: A piece of whole wheat toast with sliced tomatoes and a slice of sharp cheddar cheese on top. It’s a great balance of protein, fat and carbs!
Lunch: I tend not to do lunch, actually. But salads are always good.
Dinner: Chicken piccatta with roasted asparagus!
Nickname: Kails.
Boy’s name: I like Luca, George, Henry (mostly because of The Time Traveler’s Wife), etc.
Girl’s name: Daphne, Ruby, Layla, Naomi, Ginger….
School subject: French in high school, English and Creative Writing in college.
Book: The Sun Also Rises.

Personality Test Monday, Mar 20 2006 

Snagged this one from James. It’s a pretty good test, especially compared to all the crappy tests out there.

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I laughed out loud when I read “loves food” — that is DEFINITELY true, but I have no idea how they found that out! The only thing that surprised me was “doesn’t like to be alone” — I love being around people, but I definitely enjoy my solitude as well.

Check it out. It’s fun.