All the Sides of Me

Deeper than you may think…

Asian Cucumber and Sesame Salad February 24, 2009

Filed under: Recipe of the Day — krazykaitie @ 12:51 am
  • 1 English cucumber
  • 2 Tbsp. sesame seeds, toasted We ran out of time to toast them, but it was still yummy!
  • 3 Tbsp. soy sauce
  • 4 tsp. mirin This is a wine btw! I didn’t know that 🙂
  • 2 tsp. rice vinegar 
  • 1 tsp. sugar Cucumber Salad 001

Cut the cucumber lengthwise into 1/4-inch pieces, cut each piece in half, then cut the halves lengthwise into thin strips. Place them into a bowl and set aside. Place the soy sauce, mirin, rice vinegar, and sugar into a small container with a secure lid. Put the lid on and shake to create the vinaigrette dressing. Pour the vinaigrette over the cucumber, toss to coat, cover, and marinate for 1 hour, stirring once or twice. Just before serving, sprinkle the toasted sesame seeds on top.

 

Thank you to http://www.chooseveg.com/display_recipe.asp?recipe=31 for your WONDERFUL recipe! 😀

 

okay okay, I know it doesn’t look all that appetizing, but it was!!

 

AP CLASSES! and a bunch of other stuff…

Filed under: Day by Day — krazykaitie @ 12:41 am

I worked out my schedule today and I am taking FIVE AP classes next year. 5. I know. So I better have the BEST summer this year because I am going to have NO social life next year! I’ve thought about it and I can’t really drop any of them. I really want to take them all! So I’m going to. It’s probably not the best idea, but there you have it.

 

I made dinner tonight! Courtesy of ChooseVeg.com, I found two recipes, one for “Cheesy” Potato Casserole, and the other for Asian Cucumber and Sesame Salad. I loved them both, however I don’t think they quite meshed together. I’ll put separate posts of both of them 😀

 

I’ve been listening to a podcast every night (though maybe not tonight because I’m beat) and they are wonderful. Colleen Patrick-Goudreau is the most enlightened, fabulous person I have ever heard. Except for you know, Gandhi and such 😀 I would HIGHLY HIGHLY suggest listening to one of them. They truly range in length, from about 5 minutes to over an hour, so it’s up to you. She discusses various topics about being or going, vegetarian and vegan. I love her enthusiasm and it makes me want to do more for the animals!

 

I’ll put a couple pro-animal posts on here eventually. Hopefully soon 😉

 

I might go to England with my friend this summer! For a foreign exchange program. It will kill me to leave martial arts for an entire MONTH, but I’m pretty sure it would be worth it! Nothing is set in stone however. Especially because of this dang economy…

 

Have a wonderful week everyone! I love you all!

 

Love, KT

 

Bicycling! February 22, 2009

Filed under: Day by Day,Family — krazykaitie @ 8:50 pm

Hey all! I know it’s been ages since I last posted, but I figure I might as well start up again. Hopefully I will keep it updated this time 😀

 

So today is the last day of a week long break and it was very refreshing! Yesterday it was unusually nice weather for February so we pulled out the leashes and our bikes and took off towards the park.

 

I’ve never been much of a biker, that was always Meg, and she’s always asking if I’ll go with her. But nonetheless it was soo fun! I love how when you’re speeding down a hill (I never go too fast hehe) you can feel the wind pick up and your little arm hairs are going all over the place and you feel like you lost 50 pounds. Well that’s how it is for me at least 🙂

 

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Me and Penny 😀

 

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Daddy and Meg

 

 

 

The dogs had a wonderful time, and I took pictures of myself with them, since I’ve rediscovered how much I love taking pictures (though my talent is not so great). So enjoy! Have a wonderful week!

 

Love, KT

 

Summer Camp! June 24, 2008

Filed under: Day by Day,Personal Stuff — krazykaitie @ 6:25 pm

Hey all! I’m gonna start blogging again for this summer, so stay tuned!

 

I just got back from summer camp, a 4 day martial arts training spree. I got to know a ton of people and had lots of fun. It helped me realize that I don’t handle a lack of sleep and stress very well, and I surprised myself with my lack of self control. This weekend truly was a learning experience for me, learning how to interact with other people, without giving them the wrong idea or being too friendly. And occasionally, my naturally giggly self became too much and got me in difficult situations. One thing I need to work on.

 

As I’m growing up and my giggles appear as flirtations, I’m slowly learning boundaries to keep and which friends to make. Although I honestly want to be friends with everyone, some friendships are too tricky to keep unfortunately. I’ve decided that my ultimate life would be completely myself, without having to hold back any of my laughter.

 

All in all, camp was awesome, and I can’t wait for next year!

 

Love,

KT

 

Recent Life January 5, 2008

Filed under: Day by Day — krazykaitie @ 4:29 pm

Hey All!

Okay, so I know the last time I posted something was last year (haha) but I just wanted to tell you all that I am doing great!

 

I celebrated my 16th birthday about a month ago and I haven’t quite gotten my license yet…I’m planning on getting it soon though. Christmas was great, we visited my cousin and her two adorable kids. 2007_12250088 Miranda

2007_12250070 Gabe

 

Those are pictures I took with the new camera I got for my bday 🙂

 

For my birthday party we decorated cookies! (vegan of course) and we had lots of fun. Especially with my new camera 🙂

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HALF of the cookies Mom and Mimi made!

 

I decided to bring in the leftover cookies to Martial Arts, because there were SO many left over…yeah without icing they don’t taste much like..well like cookies. But since most of my demo team friends don’t have high salaries, they were pleased with free…bread like cookies.

 

Martial Arts has been a ton of fun. I did get invited to join the Demo team, so two times a week I train with the best Martial Artists at the school. I have DEFINITELY improved and am even more excited to continue. Also about a month ago I was moved up to the adult class (because I turned 16!) So I’m being challenged for hours on end!

 

I hope you all had a wonderful holiday!

 

Back! Not sure for How Long… September 20, 2007

Filed under: Day by Day — krazykaitie @ 9:33 pm

Firstly, I apologize for not writing. High school has started and it is taking a lot out of me…don’t think my body really agrees with waking up at 5:30…Other than that, life has been great. As some of you may know, I love and appreciate chaos. For one, it makes the slightly boring parts of my day go by faster, and I can look forward to all of the wonderful things in my life!

 

Martial Arts is the one truly stable thing in my chaotic life right now, which I think is helping to keep me grounded. I try to go everyday, for one, it is truly helping to make me stronger, and it is a great way to release stress and to push myself. I recently started going to an extra Martial Arts thing, with the adult class, which is 20 times harder. No joke. I feel so lame and inexperienced in there, which just makes me want to work harder…Like my flexibility, which girls are supposed to be better at…but half of the guys in the class are better than I am…but I love pushing myself even if it is terribly painful and makes me sore…I’m going to All Night Training tomorrow night, which is exactly what is sounds like…training..all…night…but I excited!

 

I am volunteering at the aquarium this school year too, and my first day is this Sunday, yup my weekend is pretty full, with All Night Training, and aquarium, and homework, and all that fun stuff.

 

I am very sleepy, so I will call it a night. I hope this was enough to tide you all over for a while…

 

August 15, 2007

Filed under: Uncategorized — krazykaitie @ 2:51 pm

TAYLOR SWIFT: TEARDROPS ON MY GUITAR

have recently discovered the singer Taylor Swift. She is played on the country station, but she doesn’t sound like country to me…maybe the instruments. Kind of a Faith Hill confusion thing going on. (Faith Hill is considered country, but has some songs that edge out of it…)

This doesn’t usually happen, but I fell in love with her most popular song. Usually I just want to hear the rest of their music, but I love this song too. It is actually a pretty depressing song, and the video is just more depressing, but I like it, in all of its depressingness.