hi, i'm katie (shakes hands with you)

@whalenjames190 “what a man, what a man, what a man, what a mighty good man” he makes me smile so easily <3
Feb 14

@whalenjames190 “what a man, what a man, what a man, what a mighty good man” he makes me smile so easily <3

Feb 7

This morning I looked at myself in the mirror just wearing my bra and underwear and thought for the first time ever, “I look good today. Maybe I should just go to work like this.” Well, maybe half of that statement was just a thought (thankfully for you). On my commute to/from work I’ve been listening to Mindy Kaling’s audiobook, “Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me (And Other Concerns)? (P.S. Mindy - everyone on the #8 Halsted Bus in Chicago just wants to thank YOU for getting to hear my outrageous laugh and see my beautiful smile as they all head to their next destination.) Anyways. In the audiobook, Mindy touches on dieting and the disorienting image standards of our country and how it affected her as a child and her thoughts on it today. I completely agree with Mindy that the standard is insane. I for one am saying that this standard is easily slipping down the slope and truly hope that the standard will eventually be non-existent. And after listening to her talk about this topic, going to bed, dreaming of puppies in outer space, waking up on time and then getting ready for work this morning, I realized one great thing. I am so thankful for all these inspirational characters, successful writers/actors/directors, these magnificent women that are in the television and film industry today. The women above are a few that quickly come to my mind who I have to thank for this. They didn’t have to be a size 2 to be successful. They did what they needed to do to be successful, not what others wanted them to do. They worked hard, played harder, and coincidentally create funny stories - all very different kind of funny. I truly hope that one day, I too will be successful like all three of these fucking spectacular women.  Thank you ladies for your characters, thoughts, creativity, and truth. 

If only I could be standing here for real by just the snap of my fingers.
Feb 6

If only I could be standing here for real by just the snap of my fingers.

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Feb 6

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Sorry neighbors #onrepeat #soulIIsoul #musicmonday #musiceveryday #playitloud
Feb 3

Sorry neighbors #onrepeat #soulIIsoul #musicmonday #musiceveryday #playitloud

Caught the sunset #timeplacechi #trees #branches #nature #sunset #chicago #matteroftiming
Feb 2

Caught the sunset #timeplacechi #trees #branches #nature #sunset #chicago #matteroftiming

Who would&#8217;ve ever thought a coffee bean would be the center of attention? #chicago #cloudgate #milleniumpark #thebean #mrbean #giantcoffeebean #coffee  (at Cloud Gate)
Jan 31

Who would’ve ever thought a coffee bean would be the center of attention? #chicago #cloudgate #milleniumpark #thebean #mrbean #giantcoffeebean #coffee (at Cloud Gate)

Happy birthday to my oldest (but still looks very young), blondest, kindest, tannest, fearless, strongest, and glamorous sister&#8230;love ya Erica Ann!
Jan 30

Happy birthday to my oldest (but still looks very young), blondest, kindest, tannest, fearless, strongest, and glamorous sister…love ya Erica Ann!

And now I&#8217;m waiting for the day to dawn #HAIM #lights #dawn
Jan 30

And now I’m waiting for the day to dawn #HAIM #lights #dawn

When I was nearing this bus stop I thought to myself, &#8220;What the hell is this guy looking at?&#8221; Then I realized those feet did not belong to him, they belonged to the real man who was actually standing at the bus stop. #yougotme #livinginthemoment
Jan 29

When I was nearing this bus stop I thought to myself, “What the hell is this guy looking at?” Then I realized those feet did not belong to him, they belonged to the real man who was actually standing at the bus stop. #yougotme #livinginthemoment

dogeweather.com is where the degrees checkin&#8217; is at #dogeweather #weather
Jan 29

dogeweather.com is where the degrees checkin’ is at #dogeweather #weather

Thanks Steve!
Jan 28

Thanks Steve!

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Jan 28

starllex:

Fuck you ernie

Hilarious.

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newyorker:

In this week’s issue of the magazine, Ian Johnson looks at the rise of the Waldorf Education movement—an alternative educational system that emphasizes play, creativity, and independence—among the emerging middle class in China: http://nyr.kr/1hFuM8P
Here’s a look at Carolyn Drake’s photographs of the Chengdu Waldorf School: http://nyr.kr/1hFtTxe
Waldorf classrooms have no computers, overhead projectors, or retractable screens. Instead, the teacher writes everything on the blackboard. Here the teacher has drawn a chalk picture of a Chinese myth. The early years of the Waldorf curriculum include lots of creation myths and fables.
Photograph by Carolyn Drake/Panos.
Jan 28

newyorker:

In this week’s issue of the magazine, Ian Johnson looks at the rise of the Waldorf Education movement—an alternative educational system that emphasizes play, creativity, and independence—among the emerging middle class in China: http://nyr.kr/1hFuM8P

Here’s a look at Carolyn Drake’s photographs of the Chengdu Waldorf School: http://nyr.kr/1hFtTxe

Waldorf classrooms have no computers, overhead projectors, or retractable screens. Instead, the teacher writes everything on the blackboard. Here the teacher has drawn a chalk picture of a Chinese myth. The early years of the Waldorf curriculum include lots of creation myths and fables.

Photograph by Carolyn Drake/Panos.

(Source: newyorker.com)