Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Sweet Dreams

Dear darling, my darling
Where can I find your heart?
A perfect design, a great work of art.
I’ve sought it out, darling,
But found it, I’ve not
And now they all tell me I’ve much to be taught.

But darling, sweet darling,
My patience is thin.
I know I shall find you, but I’d like to know when.
I’ll try to wait darling
Until forever, it seems
But until then, my love, we’ll meet in my dreams.


Wednesday, June 23, 2010

'Tell Me'

'Tell Me'

I want to hear you say you're sorry
I want to hear you chase after me when
I run
I want you to say you'll save me
From myself
And then carry through with it
I want you to say you'll be in my life
I want to hear you say yes
I want you to force me to hear you say
You can't give me what I want
Because you never tried
I'm too hurt to memorize your lies
I want you to leave me if you can't love me
Leave me
You say you're sorry
But you can't tell me what I want to hear

-Mary, age 15

Sunday, June 20, 2010

I'm Only Me When I'm with You

This is one of my favorite T-Swizzy songs. I also can personally relate it to mine and the other Katie's relationship. Except without the cutsie romantic stuff. Obviously.

It's a strange thing, having that ONE best friend you can tell EVERYTHING to and not worry about having to be anyone else besides yourself. It's also a really great thing. Katie's the best friend I've ever had, and she kinda means the world to me, and whenever I'm even only on the phone with her, all reservations go away, and I'm just Katie. And I love it. Just like in this song, I'm only me when I'm with you. Alot of the other lyrics are very relatable, too.

Wednesday, June 16, 2010


Such recluse backdropped by evening's fields
all spiky white in bloom
for fear of treading bees, wander with care;
not one for wearing shoes.

Such mind enclosed, and wreathed in sun
its glow revealing dust
more threadbare each year do we find the couch,
yet find such things, we must.

My dear, in secrecy of thought
so silently, I should--
yet I cannot disrupt the quiet hum
or a weeping dove, disturb.

A vase of amber glass reflected
so kneel, and hemmed inside
a shard of amber light refracted
through the mirror of your eye.

Ever seek the summer evening's fields
kneel among the fleshy blooms
for fear of treading bees, wander with care;
but do wander, my recluse.

-by Hannah W. age 15

You can see more of Hannah's lovely work here!

Saturday, June 12, 2010

Dear Guys

A Letter to Male Half of the World's Youth

From The Girls

Dear Guys,

We know that you find us confusing, baffling and altogether incomprehensible. We enjoy it immensely, and we'd like to keep it that way. However, there are a few things you should know.

Do you know why we go to so much trouble to look pretty? For you.

Do you know why we wait until we're alone to laugh at how silly we think you are? For you.

Because even though we often find you an unintelligent and generally degenerate bunch, we really can't answer the one question; what would we do without you?

Sure, we seem pretty nutty. For one thing, you may wonder why we seem so inconsistent sometimes. One word: hormones. I won't go into all the biological details, but it is true that there are certain times when a girl's mood is likely to swing pretty far from one end of the spectrum to the other. It's usually either that, or we're just testing you. Just go with the flow and say what she wants to hear.

I know you are often surprised by the level of closeness between female friends. Unfortunately, that's one thing you fellows will never understand, so I'm not going to bother trying to explain it.

And here they are; some basic guidelines for getting on a girl's good side. I won't blame you if I hear that you skipped the rest of the letter to get to this part. Hopefully it will be helpful, and save you from learning some of these things the hard way (aka getting yelled at and/or slapped).

1. Most girls really do like getting flowers and chocolate. However, it's preferable that you don't shower them with expensive gifts. A hug is worth so much more than a necklace from Jared.

2. If she wants her space, give it to her. Also, be respectful. A girl's body belongs to her and to God, and trespassing can have serious consequences, so keep your hands in good custody.

3. Please, please, please don't try to write a poem or a song unless you really are good at it. Please.

4. If you like a girl, don't just stare at her. All that will happen is she'll tell her girlfriends about "that annoying guy who looks at me all the time" and that doesn't get you anywhere. Open your mouth. Move your lips and tongue, and put forth your voice. This usually results in what we call speaking. It's a good tool. Use it.

5. While we're on the subject of talking: don't cuss. It's crass, rude and disrespectful. Cursing says "I don't care about your feelings or your opinion." Not the message you want to get across, am I right?

6. Just listen. No doubt you've noticed that girls talk a lot. When that happens, just listen. And when I say listen I mean pay attention. Accompany your listening with the appropriate actions; a laugh, a nod, a comforting hug. All you really have to do is be there for her.

7. Don't act differently around her from how you act around everyone else. A girl wants to love you, not some other guy you pretend to be that you really aren't.

8. Punctuality. Always. Be. On. Time.

Well, I hope we've cleared a few things up here. Carry on, soldier.

With Love,

The Girls

Meet Max!

This is Max! He is the Other Katie's brand new baby brother! Leave comments of congratulations for Katie and the rest of her (and my adopted) family! <3

Friday, June 11, 2010

Haven't Met You Yet by Michael Buble

I LOVE this song! Come to think of it, everyone I know who has heard it loves it. It's impossible not to. Michael Bublé has a stellar voice and this song is just so adorable, sweet, fun, danceable....perfect. ^_^


I'm not surprised
Not everything lasts
I've broken my heart so many times
I stopped keepin' track
Talk myself in
I talk myself out
I get all worked up
Then I let myself down

I tried so very hard not to lose it
I came up with a million excuses
I thought I thought of every possibility

And I know someday that it'll all turn out
You'll make me work so we can work to work it out
And I promise you kid that I'll give so much more than I get
I just haven't met you yet

I might have to wait
Ill never give up
I guess it's half timin'
And the other half's luck
Wherever you are
Whenever it's right
You'll come out of no where
And into my life

And I know that we can be so amazin'
And baby your love is gonna change me
And I can see every possibility

And somehow I know that it'll all turn out
And you'll make me work so we can work to work it out
And promise you kid I'll give so much more than I get
I just haven't met you yet

They say all's fair in love and war
But I won't need to fight it
We'll get it right
And we'll be united

And I know that we can be so amazing
And bein' in your life is gonna change me
And now I can see every single possibility

And someday I know it'll all turn out
And I'll work to work it out
Promise you kid I'll give more than I get
Than I get
Than I get
Than I get

Oh you know it'll all turn out
And you'll make me work so we can work to work it out
And I promise you kid to give so much more than I get
Yeah I just haven't met you yet
I just haven't met you yet
Oh promise you kid to give so much more than I get

(I said love
love, love love
love, love)
I just haven't met you yet
(love, love, love
love, love

I just haven't met you yet

Thursday, June 10, 2010


Hi everybody!

We both know that we are everyones' favorite Katies... so prove it.

The Original Katie has a superb blog called Makes me Smile. Go click on it and check it out. Go on. And then, hey, here's a crazy idea! You could... *GASP* FOLLOW IT!!

That is all.

Thank you and goodni.... err... Good afternoon.


AHEM. The Other Katie speaking...well, typing. Just thought I'd mention my blog as well, since someone forgot to mention it. Most of you probably know it anyways...but for those who might not, it's
Well, my work here is done.
Tata for now!

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

"Share some love."

"Leave a comment".

The reactions thingy is way cool, but we like comments too! New rule: if you click on one of the "reactions" you have to comment. (*distant evil laughter*)

-Your Friendly Neighborhood Katie

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

The Things You Said To Me

The sweetest things you said to me
What my heart wanted to hear
Your words like cotton candy
Were sugar to my ears

The most beautiful things you said to me
That made my soul delight
Your words were like a candle
That gave the darkness light

The silliest things you said to me
Just to make me smile
About clouds being elephants
And a little bird named Lyle

The saddest things you said to me
Like when you said "Good bye"
Or "I never meant to hurt you,
I'm sorry I made you cry."

Of all the things you've said to me
Be them silly or true
The ones I'll always treasure most are
The three words: "I love you."

by Anna S. age

Thank you, thank you.

Half the credit for the banner goes to, though. :)

I thought I'd just lay out the whole idea of the blog, so y'all know what it is exactly that you're following (What's that? You're not a follower? Well, why don't you just hop along and take care of that. OK? OK). Originally, as you probably know, this was going to be a blog purely about music. But then Katie and I had the splendid idea that we should try blogging together again. We tried before, but didn't manage to keep it up. So I jumped in and now we're starting over with this blog! We're keeping the music idea, we're just adding books and movies. PLUS, weekly posts featuring poetry from young people. We'll be posting one poem every Wednesday, so don't forget to come back tomorrow and see the first one!
See ya back here soon!
-The Other Katie :)

What I'm reading

Right now I'm reading the second book of the Maximum Ride series by James Patterson. AWESOME! Go read them. Seriously. From what I've heard of his other books... These are nothing like them. Max, the main character, is a strong, independent heroine.

I'm also rereading Eclipse. Don't judge. The movie's coming out soon.

Also, I want to compliment The Other Katie on our beeautiful new banner! YAY OTHER KATIE!

Saturday, June 5, 2010

The Mysterious Benedict Society by Trenton Lee Stewart

Are you a gifted child looking for special opportunities?

Reynie, Kate, Sticky and Constance –four incredibly gifted children who answer the above ad in the newspaper– have no idea that the "special opportunities" are to be secret agents at a special school. Mr. Benedict, the man whose advertisement it was that brought them together, has found out that strange messages are being planted in people's minds all over the world. Few know it, but these messages are causing political and economical chaos everywhere. And Mr. Benedict has discovered the location of the sender of the messages. The villain is the founder and director of L.I.V.E.: Learning Institute for the Very Enlightened. The children are sent to the school as newly enrolled students, and they quickly discover all sorts of strange things. For one thing, at this school, there are no rules and many rules; especially good students become "Messengers", but no one knows what the Messengers really do, and strangest of all: Mr. Curtain (the Sender) looks just like Mr. Benedict!

This is The Mysterious Benedict Society by Trenton Lee Stewart. Well-written and creative, it's a wonderful adventure with endearing characters, villains you love to hate, great brainteasers and no small amount of danger! Not only is it great fun, it touches on deeper subjects as well; fear, self-doubt, friendship and family, courage, and integrity. I highly recommend this book to absolutely anyone. Good luck trying to put it down.

Just as excellent is its sequel, The Mysterious Benedict Society and the Perilous Journey. Mr. Benedict has been taken captive! And the children must embark on a path of clues that takes them overseas to Europe to find him. And don't forget the latest chronicle of the Society's adventures, The Mysterious Benedict Society and the Prisoner's Dilemma. I only recently found out about it, and now I can't wait to get my hands on it!
All considered, it's 6 stars out of 5 for The Mysterious Benedict Society!

Thursday, June 3, 2010

*Mumble Grumble*


Please welcome the Other Katie (note *OTHER* meaning that I am the Original Katie)

Oh, come on now. Let's show some respect. APPLAUSE.


Oookay then...

The party is here!

Ignore her. I just made this the the cool blog. 8-)Hi, there! I'm Katie. You may know me from books and brownies, my epic blog! If you don't, that's OK. I forgive you.Anyhow, we are going to be using this loverly blog to tell you about great music, books, and movies! We will also be featuring original poetry by young people once a month. We may also post some of our own from time to time, shameless show-offs that we are.So click that "follow" button and stay tuned for some great stuff!

The Other (Older) Katie

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

"I Hope You Dance" - Lee Ann Womack

I hope you never lose your sense of wonder
You get your fill to eat
But always keep that hunger
May you never take one single breath for granted
God forbid love ever leave you empty handed
I hope you still feel small
When you stand by the ocean
Whenever one door closes, I hope one more opens
Promise me you'll give fate a fighting chance

And when you get the choice to sit it out or dance
I hope you dance
I hope you dance

I hope you never fear those mountains in the distance
Never settle for the path of least resistance
Living might mean taking chances
But they're worth taking
Lovin' might be a mistake
But it's worth making
Don't let some hell bent heart
Leave you bitter
When you come close to selling out
Give the heavens above
More than just a passing glance

And when you get the choice to sit it out or dance
I hope you dance
(Time is a wheel in constant motion always)
I hope you dance
(Rolling us along)
I hope you dance
(Tell me who)
I hope you dance
(Wants to look back on their years and wonder)
(Where those years have gone)

I hope you still feel small
When you stand by the ocean
Whenever one door closes, I hope one more opens
Promise me you'll give faith a fighting chance

And when you get the choice to sit it out or dance
I hope you dance
I hope you dance
(Time is a wheel in constant motion always)
I hope you dance
(Rolling us along)
I hope you dance
(Tell me who)
(Wants to look back on their years and wonder)
I hope you dance
(Where those years have gone)

(Tell me who)
I hope you dance
(Wants to look back on their years and wonder)
(Where those years have gone)

This is such a great song with such a great message. It's also a great song for a bride to dance to with her dad or a groom with his mom. Lee Ann has such a good voice, too.


Hi There! And welcome to "The Soundtrack of My Life". I shamelessly (or shamefully.. I can't really decide) stole this marvy idea from the wonderful girls over at ♩The Sound of Life ♬

I'm the author of "Makes Me Smile".

Thanks for checking me out!

Love Katie