14 Random Things About Me

Katie and Maggie and wine slushies

I thought it was time to spill the beans about a few random things about me. I like to look at this blog as a casual chat I’m having with you over a glass of wine (or cup of coffee if you prefer!) so why don’t we get to know each other a little better?

Also, in 2014, I’m trying to respect my individuality and celebrate everything about myself. So I thought I’d do 14 facts for 2014 and I love even numbers. Plus, I think these things are pure and simple fun and I love reading other bloggers random facts.

So let’s do this!

1. Sometimes, I listen to the same CD on repeat in my car for months at a time.

2. I played the trumpet until I was 18, and was pretty good!

3. I’m that crazy girl who talks to her dog a lot and makes her talk back. I have very serious conversations with my dog, ALL THE TIME.

4. It’s kind of weird how excited I am to watch the new Lifetime version of “Flowers in the Attic”

5. As soon as I open a bottle of wine, it seems to vanish into thin air. How does it go so fast?

7. I love ketchup and have been known to dip everything from pickles, chips, veggies, and bread into it.

8. Sleeping is one of my favorite hobbies. I could ALWAYS take a nap.

9. I’m terrified of rollers coasters, heights, and anything that goes super fast. No way Jose!

10. I haven’t eaten red meat since I was 19.

11. I can’t swallow pills with water. I have to chew up food and then swallow them with the food.

12. I taught myself how to kiss by rewwatching Angela Chase’s (Claire Danes) and Jordan Catalono’s (Jared Leto’s) first kiss on My So Called Life over and over and over on VHS.

13. Not much makes me happier than singing and watching people sing karaoke.

14. I find nothing wrong with dressing up my dog in ridiculous outfits. Even though she hates it.


xoxo Katie



  • Pat (Mom)

    I’d like to add #15: You are the most wonderful daughter that any mother could ever ask for.
    Love you!

    • kwalshmac

      #16. My mom likes to leave adoring comments on my blog….. 🙂

  • Amanda Harper

    I am so with you on #1, #8, and #9. And I LOVE #12! I loved that show!

    • kwalshmac

      Hello new friend and fellow My So-Called Life Lover! I thought I was meant to MARRY Jordan Catalano!

  • 1, 3, 9 and 14 are totally me! Your dog is adorable!

    • kwalshmac

      Good! Glad to know I’m not the only one that listens to CDs forever and ever and ever. Drives my friends insane! And dogs are simply the best company. Plus, didn’t not riding amusement park rides as a kid totally suck? I remember so many lonely school field trips to Six Flags where I sat on the bench because I refuse to go on anything scary.

  • ketchup, sleep, wine.. YES YES YES

    • kwalshmac

      Ha! sounds like a perfect trio now that I see it. Win win win!

  • I love these things!!
    1. Yes completey agree with this one. I find myself doing the exact same thing.
    11 Haha – this was just how i had to give tablets to my cat lol
    and your mum is lovely lol!

    • kwalshmac

      haha yes I know, I’m totally a baby who can’t swallow pills! Even my DOG swallows pills better than me! My mom will appreciate your comment 🙂

  • I LOVE these things – reading just as much as writing them. I talk to Roxy all the time, I think if you are a parent you talk to your parents, if you don’t – something is wrong with you! I am so excited to see Flowers in the Attic too!! I just have to remember not to miss it since lately it doesn’t seem like the new movies go into the On Demand section for some reason. My So Called Life – I claimed Angela was me cause hello Angie here and I lived through her lol

    • kwalshmac

      I love random lists too! and YES you are not a furparent if you do not talk to your furbaby. Maggie is SUCH a deep thinker 🙂 And there was no one I wanted to be more in high school than Claire Danes – I mean hello Baz Luhrmann’s Romoe and Juliet!

  • I LOVE talking to animals and making them speak back, you are not alone!

    • kwalshmac

      Yes! They have THE best advice and they are SO hilarious, right?!

  • Number 1 is the story of my life. Fleetwood Mac’s “Greatest Hits” hasn’t left my cd player for about 4 months now. It makes my bf so mad!!!

    • kwalshmac

      That is SO Me! I have a total of 3 CD’s in my car for the past oh 2.5 years. How else do you get to know every single word by heart? haha

  • Conversations with your dog are some of the best conversations you’ll ever have. Obviously.

    • kwalshmac

      Obvi! Our animals are the most hilarious and smart people and they always tend to agree 🙂

  • Ohhhh girl, if you’re crazy because you have convos with your dog, then please make room for me in the looneybin! TJ and I always talk back for dogs and babies (and we usually say inappropriate things because we’re inappropriate people, whoops) I wish that I could dress Brutty up but he’s too big to fit into anything lol

    • kwalshmac

      Haha! Yes, I believe that even if they don’t admit it, most loving furparents talk to their dogs! It may make me look crazy, but I think I’d GO crazy if I didn’t talk to them. Ryan and I have an entire personality and different voices made up for Maggie’s different moods.She can get quite sassy! We spend way too much time talking through her haha. But, I wouldn’t have it any other way.

  • Ketchup! Yessssssssssssssssssss. Potato chips and ketchup is the best invention. I talk to every animal too. The other night I was walking down the beach and talking to seagulls. Go figure. Haha.