Hi! My name is _Katie_. I am _29 (almost 30!)_ years old. __Paddy__ and I have been together for _4__ years. We have ___1____ kids and ___0___ pets. If I was at my favorite restaurant right now I would order _everything off the friggin' menu at Asmara, an Ethiopian restaurant -- or all the vegan stuff at India Palace buffet_ but we will actually be having _???_ for dinner tonight. When I work for pay I _am an Early Intervention Specialist__.When I am home with the kids my favorite part of the day is _first thing in the morning, or after a long nap, when KJ is super smiley and cheerful__. My hobbies and interests include ___playing piano, running, journaling, and dancing to music.
Music: RADIOHEAD IS THE BEST BAND OF ALL TIME. Followed closely (maybe even tied?) with the Beatles.
I love lots of electronic music (NOT techno) like Aphex Twin, the Knife, Fever Ray, Amon Tobin, Squarepusher, Modeselektor, Kraftwork, Boards of Canada, Mum, Venetian Snares, Ovuca, DJ Krush.
I love Arcade Fire, LCD Soundsystem, and Hot Chip.
I love The Cure and Johnny Cash and Four Tet.
I love hip hop and drum and bass like Outkast, Eminem (seriously), anything by Timbaland or Dr Dre, dieselboy, M.I.A. (omg omg omg), Prefuse 73, and Missy Elliott.
I love Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros, Beirut, Ratatat and The Temper Trap.
I also love classical music. I studied classical piano for 20 years, and I was a piano teacher for a few years before I went back to graduate school. I am partial to Bach and Brahms.
This list could go on forever. What I've mentioned represents approximately 1% of all the music I love. This song and video is one of my favorite things ever:
Movie: The Muppets Christmas Carol. Dead Man, Donnie Darko, The Jerk, O Brother Where Art Thou?, and many others.
Book: The Count of Monte Cristo, The Giving Tree.
Season: I get excited for them all.
Household chore: It's a tie between laundry (minus the folding and putting away part) and dishes (minus the drying and putting away part). So ultimately neither goes over too well.
Cause: Veganism and Animal Rights. Veganism, to me, is not a way of eating, it is an ethical imperative. I am deeply passionate about it.
Diaper: the cloth prefolds from my diaper service (thanks, mom and dad!)
Baby carrier: Tie between my Boba and my Kangaroo Korner fleece sling.
If you could change one thing about _____, what would it be?
The world? World Peace. Between individuals as well as between countries. Not very creative, but I really can't think of anything more important.
Your house? I'd have one.
Your parenting? I'd be articulate and calm, and stand up for myself with confidence and conviction, when defending and explaining my parenting choices. Even when it's to someone whose approval means the world to me (my mom).
Your life? I'd release all my anxiety and rumination. I'd forgive my younger self for my behavior. I'd stop dwelling on the past.
What would your best friends say is your best feature? My compassion, my empathy, and my sense of humor.
If a genie gave you three wishes what would you ask for? I'd only need one hour of sleep every night. Everyone on the planet would be vegan (and have enough food, too, duh). Everyone I love would live remarkably long, exceptionally healthy lives.
Do you have any pet peeves? Weak handshakes, one-armed hugs.
Where would you go on a dream vacation? Ireland
Edited by MrsKatie - 4/12/12 at 7:47pm
Where is the best place you've been? Kauai