1. I am the youngest in my family.
2. I have always gone by Kathleen. My parents would write me notes and address it to KT when I was in high school and in college. Thus Katy became acceptable.
3. Never Kathy!
4. I have colored my hair pink, purple and blue. Not at the same time.
5. I have never had a perm or a body wave. I like my hair straight.
6. I grayed early but it doesn’t bother me. It does bother my sister who is a hair colorist.
7. I have lived in NY, Alaska, Massachusetts and England.
8. I graduated college in 3 ½ years with a BA in Theology, Sociology and a minor in Peace Studies.
9. I wanted to pursue a Master of Divinity with a combined Master of Social Work.
10. I had the opportunity to be mentioned in a well known Feminist Theology book but I didn’t agree with the author so I didn’t do it.
11. I used to be an adamant believer in goddess worship.
12. While in Alaska, I changed my last name. She is a Canaanite goddess who protects women and children. All my coworkers at the shelter were getting divorced and changing their names.
13. I wanted my own name—not my father’s name.
14. My kids are hyphenated.
15. After college I had the opportunity to volunteer in Alaska, Australia or Portugal.
16. I sometimes regret not going to Portugal as I was going to be personal assistant to Maria da Lourdes-Pintasilgo, the first female Prime Minister of Portugal.
17. I flew in float planes to remote villages in Alaska where I did presentations on domestic violence, child abuse and sexual assault.
18. I was a vegetarian for many years.
19. I ate some nasty things in Alaska such as herring eggs off plants, dried seaweed dipped in seal oil and whale blubber.
20. I dreamed of being a kept woman and living in Tenakee Springs, Alaska. It has a population of about 100 and is remote and amazing.
21. When I first met my husband, I vowed never to date him.
22. He seemed a bit pretentious as he worked for Merrill Lynch and drove a BMW.
23. He is the first person I have ever been faithful to.
24. My best friend introduced us and we went to a restaurant where you could draw on the table, Doodles. We played a Pictionary game. Kevin said draw a train wreck. Everyone drew trains and tracks. I drew a mouth with food coming out. He was smitten.
25. I have advanced diving certification.
26. I learned in Alaska.
27. I would love to be reincarnated as an eagle.
28. I used to sing karaoke at the Moose Lodge in Sitka.
29. My song was, “New York, New York”.
30. My housemates and I did a Tahitian Dance at the Moose Lodge for their Luau.
31. I used to be very pro-life.
32. It was quite the contradiction with my feminist friends.
33. I am pro-choice.
34. I co-created a woman’s spirituality group in college called Womynspace.
35. Many of my ex-boyfriends are now gay.
36. I often wonder if it was me or them.
37. It works out well ‘cause Kevin doesn’t get jealous.
38. I wanted 7 children.
39. I now wonder if I was nuts.
40. My doctor wants me to have a hysterectomy but I am holding off if I win the lottery I would easily have more kids.
41. I don’t play the lottery.
42. Owen was meant to be a girl adopted from China.
43. If he had been a girl, I would have named her Lillian Octavia.
44. I used to be accused of being too kind. I try to temper my kindness with honesty.
45. I thought all of my children would go through school without any problems academically.
46. I feel blessed that I learned such terrific advocacy skills in Alaska.
47. I hate autism but am oddly fascinated by it at the same time.
48. I seriously thought of killing myself after we got Owen’s diagnosis.
49. I thought I would be sparing Kevin, Gracie and Cameron.
50. ‘Cause Owen was coming with me.
51. Knowledge has meant power for me. And I enjoy learning about autism.
52. England was very difficult for Kevin and I.
53. The house we lived in had many problems and the estate agent sucked.
54. We had lots of friends though and a terrific support system. I miss them terribly.
55. Kevin made a childhood dream come true when we lived there—we took a trip to Legoland in Denmark.
56. I was accosted by children twice in Rome—while holding Cameron. It was horrible.
57. I knocked off someone’s windscreen mirror (sideview mirror) when we lived in London and I drove away.
58. I hated driving there.
59. I was born Catholic, raised Lutheran, converted back to Catholicism and was thrilled when I decided God was a womyn.
60. I am apathetic toward religion now.
61. My confirmation name is Philomena.
62. Gracie made her communion but it was more about the dress.
63. When I got married in the Catholic Church, I walked down the aisle to the Processional from The Sound of Music.
64. I rented my wedding dress from an antique store.
65. I wanted a crocheted Irish Wedding dress. If I start now, maybe I can make one for Gracie’s daughter!
66. This seemed easy at first and now not.
67. We brought a priest into the church to use inclusive language.
68. He kept on screwing up.
69. I wanted to correct him but was afraid God would strike me down.
70. I wouldn’t be scared today.
71. I hate to clean.
72. I am bad at cleaning.
73. My house is cluttered–I throw almost nothing out.
74. I don’t like to go clothes shopping.
75. I prefer smaller shops with less selection.
76. I am overweight and I don’t really care.
77. I feel just a little bit heavier than I did when I was 50lbs lighter.
78. We are getting a cleaning person.
79. I think making the bed is silly.
80. Cameron is cute and gets away with more than he probably should.
81. I hate yogurt.
82. I don’t drink milk anymore and it bums me out.
83. I really love cereal and oatmeal.
84. Cream of Wheat is my all time favorite but it doesn’t taste the same without milk.
85. I would like to go back to graduate school someday.
86. I am not sure what I want to study.
87. I have some courses in Public Health but I am sure they are expired.
88. I voted for Nader in this election and the last.
89. My mom and I can butt heads pretty badly.
90. I haven’t spoken to my sister for over a month.
91. No comment necessary from you mom.
92. Kevin and I have been through a lot.
93. And marriage has been much harder than I thought it would be.
94. We are there for each other when times are toughest.
95. I need him.
96. Needing people is hard for me.
97. I am argumentative.
98. I hate when people read over my shoulder.
99. I prefer odd numbers.
100. Kevin thinks I am exceptional. Can you see why I love him?
101. He is one of the kindest people I know.