Posts from the “Rant” Category

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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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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MY JOURNEY TO THE NTC TOUR IN SYDNEY: 1 WEEK TO GO

Posted on April 26, 2015

  Murphy’s Law – One and a half weeks out of embarking on my epic 3-hours-or-so+plus-warmup-and-warmdown NTC Tour Sydney workout session, my training comes to an almost halt, mostly due to being busy (which isn’t a real excuse), out of town (also not a real excuse) and coming down with what I think is a cold/flu type thing (actual excuse). This is kind of f*cked because I have taken many steps to avoid this exact situation – I’ve been staying at my house away from my sick boyfriend (he has been left to fend for himself), eating well, drinking lots of water, taking Viralex. But that’s how life goes, so here I am, in bed, with a disgusting feeling in the back of my…

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Classic Katherine stream-of-consciousness style post

Posted on April 2, 2015

Photo/Jim Mangan. Okay so this is kind of a weird post because I know what I want to say, but I can’t quite figure out what the POINT of it is. I have been thinking in-depth a lot about racism lately. Racism is such a heavy word, I feel like people are going to read that and just close this post because they don’t want to be lectured but this isn’t really a lecture this is one of those classic Katherine ‘stream of consciousness’ type posts that rambles and kind of just doesn’t really have a start, middle or end. The thing is, my whole life I have always known deep down that it is ‘better’ to be white.

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This is where I’ve been, part one

Posted on September 20, 2014

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So you may or may not have noticed that I have been on a little holiday – meant in the sense that I have been away from both New Zealand and this blog. I had great intentions before I left. I was going to post a photo or two every day and talk about what I’d done. But then, you know, turns out I was doing too much to have time to talk about what I was doing.

But now I’m back so it’s back to it.

Before you go and click the ‘read more’, I should warn you that I took a tonne of snaps and there is going to be a lot of scrolling involved, so if you give zero fucks about what I’ve been doing for the last couple of weeks, please skip this post. (By the way, I call them ‘snaps’ because the photos are more documentation than works of art. Keep that in mind!) SPOILER ALERT: Most of the pictures are of Ben or food. Also, all the photos (aside from the above) are in chronological order:

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Does anyone read blogs anymore?

Posted on July 26, 2014

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Me at the height of my blogging, circa 2010. 

I’ve got to be honest with you, a lot of the motivation behind this post is self-brought-on anxiety based on the fact that I haven’t really put up anything all week. I tend not to like ‘filler’ posts but I haven’t got one solid ‘story’ idea and several half ones, so this will have to do to alleviate my non-posting guilt.

Lately I have been thinking a lot about this blog, why I have it, what I get out of it, what I put into it. It’s been 5 and a quarter years since I started it and I’ve gone from posting 3 times a day to 3 times a week if I’m feeling good. Why is that? I think a lot because there are a tonne of blogs and websites out there now with the same kind of thing I am writing about. I also have this feeling that if I know about it, I assume everyone else already knows about it too, so why write about it unless I’ve got something specific to say?

Back at what I would say was the ‘height’ of my ‘blogging motivation’, I was checking my RSS reader every day (RIP Google Reader), I would wake up early and check up on all the news, just so I was on top of everything, I would check other people’s blogs and I would pre-plan posts late at night for the upcoming week. I don’t do that at all anymore and I don’t feel like anyone else does either. Or maybe it’s a case of assuming the way my circle of friends acts, is the same way that ‘everyone’ acts.

I don’t think I spend less time on the internet now, but my output is a lot lower. It recently occurred to me that if I don’t give a shit about what the majority of bloggers out there have to say, why would anyone give a shit about what I do? The amount of pictures of myself I used to post. Holy hell. Is this the natural progression of a blogger? Information out, information out, information out, then a few years pass and for some reason it’s now nicer to keep a few things private? Do their blogs still garner the interest they used to?  Is it just me? Did I just fall out of love with the internet? And if so, why am I still here? What’s keeping me here? Will this pass? Tavi moved on, I feel like I haven’t heard from Bryan Boy in a minute, let alone Rumi Neely. I mean, what happened to all those #menswear bloggers from 2011? They all got real jobs, started writing for bigger publications, quit the menswear game, became photographers.

So that leads me to my final question: does anyone even read blogs anymore?