Tuesday, April 24, 2012

you wouldn't know it to look at me, but

apartment art
I listen to rap and hip-hop a lot.  I may or may not have had Drake's "You the Best" on repeat for several weeks this winter, and Jeezy is among my top 25 most played on my iPhone.  I've mentioned before that Joe has nicknamed me Katoncé , and uses the name affectionately when I bust out spontaneous raps in the car (or his house, or on walks).  I think I still surprise him with all the songs I can rap to, and how many goofy raps I come up with myself.

I love me some affordable art.  I always try to by original art from artists who are trying to make a living doing what they love.  I figure the money I'm not spending on rent for a spacious loft downtown, cable tv, alcohol and internet at my apartment has to go somewhere.  Some I save, and some I spend on affordable art.

I can't stand being cold.  I've rather have a scorcher of a day than be the slightest bit chilly.  I seem to shut down and hole up in my house when it's cold outside.

I mute commercials.  All the time, every time.  My one and only exception is Superbowl Sunday.  I really don't like talking over commercials, and I enjoy connecting with people while watching TV, so I find that commercial breaks are a good time to do this.  I also thing advertising is overly aggressive, and try to be selective and conscious about what I listen to and take into my thought (I realize some may feel this statement contradicts my earlier profession of love for all things rap).

I need running advice.  Ok, you would probably know this to look at me, but I am in desperate need of tips since I just started my couch to 5K program yesterday. Wow am I glad I started working out again a few months ago, because I don't know that I'd have been able to do the first workout very well if I hadn't built up some stamina and muscle.  I'd love any advice you have to bring running out of the "four letter word" category for me.  So help a girl out, ok?

I get a huge thrill out of sending "gladden your heart" presents.  Probably a bigger thrill than the recipients.  Part of the reason I give gladden your heart presents (spontaneous, I'm-thinking-of-you gifts for no particular reason) is because, when I find something I know someone will like, I often pick it up for them.  I rationalize to myself that I will save it for a meaningful time (birthday, celebration, holiday).  But I am terrible at keeping gifts until appropriate moments.  I am awful at keeping gifts a secret, and I find it extremely hard to wait to give someone something I know they will love.  So gladden your heart presents just work for me.

What are some facts people would be surprised to discover about you?


  1. My walls look very similar! Etsy is one of my favorite places to find affordable art! :)

    <3 The Daily Dani

  2. Me, too. Actually, I found all of the art on that wall on Etsy, except for one painting. Etsy is the best.


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