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Random Thoughts From A Mediocre Mind

Only The Makings of a Poet

My name is Katelyn and I am 24. I have to stop writing in my journal because my ex-father is an ass, who won't leave this family alone.

Phenomenal Woman
Maya Angelou

Pretty women wonder where my secret lies.
I'm not cute or built to suit a fashion model's size.
But when I start to tell them,
They think I'm telling lies.
I say,
It's in the reach of my arms,
The span of my hips,
The stride of my step,
The curl of my lips.
I'm a woman
Phenomenal woman,
That's me.

We Real Cool


We real cool. We
Left school. We

Lurk late. We
Strike straight. We

Sing sin. We
Thin gin. We

Jazz June. We
Die soon.

Gwendolyn Brooks

"Life’s so short, Katie. You have to make every moment count. It’s not easy to do, you know. I don’t think that a day goes by when I don’t turn my back on some small thing or some issue somewhere. But it’s so short, Katie. If you’re not careful, the days go by and all you have time for is regret." ~Blake Edwards

Movies: The Holy Grail, Gladiator, Hannah and Her Sisters, Singing in the Rain, Gigi, Harry Potter 1-3, Garden State, Awakening, Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, Love Actually, Return to Me, Fight Club, Down With Love, An American in Paris, Life of Brian, Kill Bill Vol. 1, The Bourne Supremacy, Shrek 1-2, My Fair Lady, Breakfast at Triffanys, When Harry Met Sally, La Femme Nikita, Patch Adams, King Arthur, Aladdin, Billy Elliot, A Beautiful Mind, Finding Nemo, Donny Darko, My Big Fat Greek Wedding, Network, Stagecoach, Do The Right Thing, The Adams Family 1-2, The Incredibles, The Royal Tenenbaums, Two Weeks Notice, I Heart Huckabees, The Meaning of Life, Soylent Green, The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, High Fidelity, Ferris Buller's Day Off, The Shining, A Hard Days Night, And Now for Something Completely Different, History of the World Part 1, Briget Jones's Diary 1 and 2, Waiting..., Anchorman The Legend of Ron Burgundy, Heavywieghts, Lock, Stock, and Two Smokin' Barrels, Blackrobe, Annie Hall, Easy Rider, Little Miss Sunshine, Aqua Teen Hunger Force, The Princess Bride

Television: House MD, Nova, Daria, Two and a Half Man, Law & Order, Law & Order: CI, Are You Being Served, Investigating History, Arthur, The Simpsons, The Daily Show, Jeopardy, American Masters, American Experience, The News, Myth Busters, The Weekenders, Filmore, Documentaries, Biography, Project Runway, America’s Next Top Model, Family Guy, Good Eats, Gilmore Girls, Top Chef, Work Out, Futurerama, The Boondocks, Aqua Teen Hunger Force, CBS Sunday Morning

Books/Plays: Harry Potter, Catcher in the Rye, Lies My Teacher Told Me, The Journeyer, The Da Vinci Code, The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy, The Perks of Being a Wallflower, The Dante Club, Any Poetry, Matilda, American Sphinx, Love, Sex, & Tragedy: How The Ancient World Shapes our Lives, Jusitinian, The Howl, The Chosen, What Went Wrong?, Nine Stories, John Adams, Dune, Waiting for Godot, Uncle Vanya, Much Ado About Nothing, Long Day's Journey Into Night, Fahrenheit 451, Catch 22, Freakonomics, Coraline

Actors: Gene Kelly, Fred Astaire, Hugh Grant, The Pythons, Robin Williams, Mike Myers, Will Ferrell, Russell Crowe, Hugh Laurie, Leslie Caron, Alan Rickman, Frank Sinatra, George Clooney, Danny Kaye, Katherine Hepburn, Audrey Hepburn, Jack Nickleson , Alan Cumming, Julie Andrews, Maggie Smith, Ginger Rogers, Kenneth Branagh, Emma Thompson, Liz Taylor, Patton Oswalt, John Stewart, Mos Def, Chris Rock

Music: The Beatles, Billy Joel, Neil Young, CSN, Jimmy Eat World, Jem, Jimmy Hendrix, Frank Sinatra, Common, Jay-Z, Kanye West, David Bowie, Loreena McKennit, Frou Frou, The Postal Service, The Who, The Guess Who, Steve Miller Band, Led Zepplin, Elton John, Beach Boys, Damien Rice, Joni Mitchell, Billy Holiday, Shirely Bassey, Joe Cocker, Rufus Wainwright, Butterfly Boucher, Beastie Boys, Rockapella, Tom Waits, Ottis Redding, Beck, James Taylor, Carlie Simon, Paul Simon, Nas, Aretha Franklin, Weezer, Q-Tip, NERD, Missy Elliot, The Clash, The Cardingans, Van Morrison, The Eagles, Joe Walsh, Miles Davis, Louis Armstrong, The Talking Heads, Judy Garland, Lena Horne, Al Green, T-Rex, Blondie, The Pretenders, Superstramp, Simon & Garfunkel, Stevie Wonder, Bob Dylan, The Von Blondies, Stellastar, Fall Out Boy, Panic at the Disco, The Rolling Stones, Roger Miller, Bob Seger, Ray Charles, Queen, MC Lyte, The Blow, Sparks, Boogie Down Productions, Rick James, Opera, Jazz, Rap, Soul, Rock, Classic Rock, Pop, World, Classical

I have so many interests that I haven't even named here. So if you like something I probably like it also. Feel free to im me. We can have a chat.

a beautiful mind, adam smith, albert einstein, anthropology, antiques, art, audrey hepburn, autumn, basketball, being sober, ben folds five, birds, blackjack, books, borders, chamber choir, chicken, classic movies, common, common sense, conversation, cream, creative thinking, csi, culture, curiosity, dance, dane cook, dante, daria, debate, discovery channel, divine comedy, dna, e.e. cummings, economic theories, elephants, emily dickenson, europe, evolutionary theory, eye glasses, family, fat boy slim, foreign languages, frank sinatra, good advice, good jokes, greeks, guitars, harry potter, harvest moon, hating columbus wilson jackson, hating the history channel, helping, higher education, historical fiction, history, history in general, holden, honesty, horace greeley, humor, idealism, imagination, intelligence, irony, jazz, jazz choir, jimmy eat world, john adams, john nash, joni mitchell, ken burns, knowledge, latin, love, mark twain, michael moore, mongols, monty python, music, musicals, my friends, neil young, new notebooks, nine stories, non-conformists, nova, old navy, opera, paul mccartney, paul simon, pbs, pens, photography, pianos, pillows, poetry, poker, politics, preception, puns, quotes, random musings, reading, records, red, rewarding work, roses, sarcasm, satire, saturday nights, science, shakespeare, shane, singing, sleeping, slippers, social history, sociology, socrates, song lyrics, stars, string theory, structural engineering, suite: judy blue eyes, sunny morning walks, tea (chai), the beatles, the cardigans, the clash, the countryside, the daily show, the elderly, the simpsons, the who, theatre, theology, thinking, thomas jefferson, thursdays, travel, trebuchets, united nations, van morrison, warm overcast days, wit, woody allen, words, writing