Posts from the “Me” Category

this blog has lived for 8 long years, and today i put it to bed

Posted on March 6, 2017

Dear Reader, Three and half weeks ago I suddenly remembered that my eighth blog ‘birthday’ was coming up on March 6th, and I decided then, that that would be the day that I would kill it. Eight years is a long time. I mean, I talked about this a bit in my last post – eight years is one of the longest periods of times that I have committed to anything. I don’t really know how to say any of this because it’s 10.27pm and I’ve just been at a dinner and I’ve had 3 glasses of wine and it’s all kind of a weird emotional thing for me but basically I think it’s just time to move on from the whole ‘Katherine is…

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Highs and Low(e)s of the last 3.5 months.

Posted on February 27, 2017

A pixelated thing from the internet that James sent this to me, it’s a still from Enter The Void. Ha! I think have achieved a personal best. The last time I was logged into here was on the 14th of November, 2016. 2016! God, what a ride. But also, not really a ride at the same time because I honestly can’t think of anything that happened in the last three and a half months that would really be of any interest. That is how boring I am now, because I’m old and I’m in a stable relationship and I have a stable job and basically I don’t want to say it but I’m ‘settled’. I remember when I was really cranking with this blog. I was…

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A Serious Podcast with a Silly Name

Posted on November 14, 2016

When my good friend Lani told me (she never asked, lol) that I was going to be her first guest (aka trial interviewee) on her new podcast she was doing with Ben I was kind of hesitant. I mean, I never told her this at the time but I am wary of in-person, on-phone, ‘live’ type interviews because I get nervous, I kind of hate the sound of my voice, I don’t think I’m very good at censoring myself (will panic if put on the spot), and I’m not as articulate as I could be if given the chance to edit my answers. Also, you may not know this but Lani has a Journalism degree and she’s worked as reporter for Radio New Zealand - INTIMIDATING. On top of that, I…

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some kids came to my door on halloween and it got me thinking

Posted on November 1, 2016

Yesterday was Halloween and we had three sets of trick-or-treaters come to our house. The first guy lucked out. He arrived with his witchy-dressed mother, tiny plastic pumpkin-shaped bucket in tow, and he caught us off guard. He could see me right through the front window. Ben answered the door, knowing full well we have no trick-or-treat friendly foods in the house. Awkward conversation ensued, I scrambled around the house and the only thing I could find that could pass as a Halloween treat was an intact 250g block of Whittaker’s 72% Dark Ghana dark chocolate that I had planned to make a chocolate brownie with, so I handed him that with a nod and a “sorry, we’re a shit flat” to his mother. She…

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A non-story about a thing that happened a long time ago.

Posted on October 17, 2016

Photo/Jamie Hawkesworth. For over a month and a half I have been ignoring this blog and pretending it doesn’t exist. This has been made especially easy as I don’t have a laptop at the moment (and haven’t for months) and I went to Europe on holiday and then I’ve been busy at work so at times I’ve forgotten that I even had a blog in the first place. The long stints of ‘out of sight, out of mind’ have been interspersed with occasional periods of feeling guilty and like a lazy piece of shit every time it gets mentioned or if someone asks me about it. The whole experience is akin to the feeling you get when you’ve got a pile of washing or you know…

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I had a lucid dream, what does it mean?

Posted on April 29, 2016

Photo/James K Lowe. The other night at around 12.30am, I had a lucid dream. I don’t really ever have lucid dreams, or not that I can ever remember, but this one was pretty hectic and I got woken up shortly after and because I felt so weird about it and wanted to analyse it later, I groggily noted down what happened in the notes section of my phone. I’m not sure if anyone really is interested in hearing about my dream because I mean, it’s a dream, it wasn’t real, blah blah who cares? Either way, I hardly ever blog on here anymore so I’m just going to assume the only people who will see this are diehard fans or my parents so let’s go…

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