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It's too early for this crap. I get up in the morning, check my e mail and get a notice from the damn bank that they're closing my account. False alarm which I had to work out on the phone but what a pain.
Just took a very long walk through Berkeley and parts of Oakland, it was a beautiful day if a bit cold.
Last night I tried to go to my weight loss class but apparently Marty forgot to tell me it was cancelled due to the holiday so I started going back home but I heard someone moaning and sounding like they were in pain so I went to look and found some guy saying he'd been pepper sprayed and asking me to help him get home. We were only about a block from an emergency room and I tried to talk him into going there instead but this is how bad I am at trying to talk anybody into anything. He insisted on going home so I helped him over to this house a few blocks away. He said he lived there but he didn't have a key for some reason. He knocked on the window and a very old lady answered (and took her time doing it too) and she seemed really confused like she wasn't even sure who he was. He definitely wasn't lying about being pepper sprayed though, I had had to touch him in order to walk him back to that house and my hand really fucking hurt like it was burning up. I washed it and then put aloe vera gel on it but it still hurt. Roomie said baking soda would help so I tried that. It did help, thank fuck, it still hurts now but not anywhere near as much as it did last night.

Feb. 19th, 2018

Not much going on here, I went to the grocery store this morning and got a couple of things.
Went out for a burger and a long walk earlier this afternoon.
I went out earlier than usual this morning to go eat breakfast out and somebody had left a whole pumpkin cheesecake out in the hall. I know I'm on a diet but how often does an opportunity like that present itself so I ate a little piece (anyway I did a whole hour on the damn exercise bike later). The breakfast was good but the waitress kept trying to pick me up. No men ever are attracted to me except for really creepy crazy homeless guys. I hate this. It starts out very early with indoctrinating bullshit from Disney movies and how only the pretty princesses are ever going to be loved. And it never fucking stops.

Feb. 16th, 2018

Had some pumpkin spice tea earlier this morning but it doesn't seem to have woken me up much. The bar last night was cool, I'm definitely going to have to go back there at some point.
I'm going for a long walk in Berkeley later today.

Feb. 15th, 2018

Looking forward to checking out a bar I've walked by about a million times before and never been in.
Been having a very nice time over the past couple of days, I had drinks and dinner with some friends last night and went to hear some great live jazz earlier this afternoon. :)

Feb. 13th, 2018

here's a meme I got from pyewacket:

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Spotify, SoundCloud or Pandora?
none really. I've only ever tried Pandora once. I punched in that I liked the Beatles and it threw Madonna at me. Fuck you, Pandora.

Is your room messy or clean?
It's clean

What colour are your eyes?
Hazel

Do you like your name? Why?
I'd like it better if more people got it right. it's Katie, not Kathy, Carrie, Casey, Kiddie or Key. (are those last two even names?)

What is your relationship status?
single

Describe your personality in 3 words or less:
bitter, sweet, complex

What colour hair do you have?
medium brown with some grey

What kind of car do you drive? Colour?
I don't have a car, I wish I did. I hate public transit

Where do you shop?
depends on what I'm buying, this question isn't specific enough

How would you describe your style?
unique

Favourite social media account:
I've only got two, livejournal and dreamwidth and they have the same content.

What size bed do you have?
KIng

Any siblings?
A younger sister

If you could live anywhere in the world, where would it be? Why?
I love where I'm living and just wish I had more money

Favourite Snapchat filter:
I don't use it

Favourite make-up brand(s):
I don't care about the brand for the most part

How many times a week do you shower?
every day

Favourite TV show:
House (first three seasons only) MST3K, Boardwalk Empire, Great British Bakeoff, Blackadder, Monty Python, Rick and Morty, Jeeves and Wooster, My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic, Trailer Park Boys

Shoe size:
8

How tall are you?
5’9"

Sandals or sneakers?
depends

Do you go to the gym?
I sometimes use the exercise bike in a mini gym in my apt bldg

Describe your dream date:
Spent with Hugh Laurie

How much money do you have in your wallet at the moment?
enough

What colour socks are you wearing?
navy blue and gold

How many pillows do you sleep with?
one or two

How many friends do you have?
lots but I wish I had more

What's the worst thing you have ever done?
I plead the fifth.

What's your favourite candle scent?
a lot of different ones from Yankee Candles

3 favourite boy names:
Hugh, Richard, John

3 favourite girl names:
Jasmine, Lisa, Olivia

Favourite actor:
Hugh Laurie

Favourite actress:
Bette Davis

Who is your celebrity crush?
Hugh. Fucking. Laurie

Favourite movie:
there are too many I love to pick one favorite

Do you read a lot? What's your favourite book?
Yes. and agasin, there are too many I love to pick one favorite

Money or brains?
Brains. Money only gets you so far. (I'm copying pyewacket's answer because I agree with her completely)

Do you have a nickname? What is it?
a few people sometimes call me TV's Katie

How many times have you been to the hospital?
four, once to have my appendix out, once to have my tubes tied, once to have a tumor removed and once to get a hysterectomy

Top 10 favourite songs:
I don't really have 10 favorite songs per se so I will list 10 songs/artists/genres I really like:
1. just about any blues song
2. most Beatles songs
3. Raspberry Beret by Prince
4. pretty much any song Rush did
5. Johnny Cash's cover of Personal Jesus
6. most glam rock songs, particularly by David Bowie
7. most Miles Davis
8. pretty much any song the Kinks did
9. any song done by Nina Simone
10. Brazilian jazz


Do you take any medications daily?
no

What is your skin type (oily, dry, etc)?
oily. I recently turned 56 and I still have zits, is that fucking pathetic or what

How many kids do you want?
none

What's your go-to hair style?
shoulder length, loose, parted on the left

What type of house do you live in (big, small, etc)?
I don't live in a house, I live in an apartment

Who is your role model?
John Lennon

What was the last compliment you received?
my friend said I made good cake

What was the last text you sent?
I don't have a cell phone

How old were you when you found out Santa wasn’t real?
I think I always knew

What is your dream car?
an art car

Opinion on smoking?
I hate tobacco, I like weed

Do you go to college?
Not anymore

Would you rather live in rural areas or the suburbs?
neither, I've done both and hated both. I'm a city woman

Do you take shampoo and conditioner bottles from hotels?
no

Do you have freckles?
No

Do you smile for pictures?
sometimes

How many pictures do you have on your phone?
I don't have a wanky cell phone

Have you ever peed in the woods?
I've had to

Do you still watch cartoons?
yes

Do you prefer chicken nuggets from Wendy’s or McDonalds?
I don't eat chicken nuggets

Favourite dipping sauce:
depends on what I'm dipping

What do you wear to bed?
sometimes pajamas, sometimes t shirts, sometimes nothing

Have you ever won a spelling bee?
no

What are your hobbies?
movies, music, reading

Can you draw?
yes

Do you play an instrument?
no

What was the last concert you saw?
I heard some interesting street musicians a couple of days ago, I think that counts

Tea or coffee?
tea. I am a tea junkie. If I believed in reincarnation I'd swear I was Asian or British in a past life.

Starbucks or Dunkin Donuts?
Dunkin Donuts, although I'm on a diet and really shouldn't eat donuts. I just really hate Starbucks, it has no soul.

Do you want to get married?
I have very mixed feelings about that but it doesn't matter because I'm less likely to get married than a dead pope.

What is your crush's first and last initial?
H.L.

Are you going to change your last name when you get married?
why are you assuming I'm going to get married?

What colour looks best on you?
red, black, turquoise

Do you miss anyone right now?
yes. all the time.

Do you sleep with your door open or closed?
The apartment door is closed.

Do you believe in ghosts?
no

What is your biggest pet peeve?
stuck up rude people

Last person you called:
my dad

Favourite ice-cream flavour:
Ben and Jerry's New York Super Fudge Chunk

Regular Oreos or Golden Oreos?
regular

Chocolate or rainbow sprinkles?
I don't care

What shirt are you wearing?
a light blue and white vertical striped button down

What is your phone background?
I DON'T HAVE A CELL PHONE

Are you outgoing or shy?
outgoing

Do you like it when people play with your hair?
I'd let Hugh do it

Have you ever been high?
yes

Have you ever been drunk?
yes

Last thing you ate:
chicken salad

Favourite lyrics right now:
the lyrics to Cream by Prince

Summer or winter?
Summer

Day or night?
either

Dark, milk or white chocolate?
dark

Favourite month:
I don't know

What is your zodiac sign?
astrology is a lot of nonsense so I'll say my Chinese sign. Tiger

Who was the last person you cried in front of?
I try to never cry in front of anybody.