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August 6, 2008

Summertime = Vacations :)

Summer is in full swing and that means one thing VACATION!

I know I’ve been remiss I my blogging duties and I’m sure I’ll be chastised by friends and family alike for it.

Friday, I’m headed to Seattle for 10 glorious days of fun, sun and fishing. I know your thinking wait… sun and Seattle just don’t mix, however I have to say that the two best months to visit Seattle are August and September. The doom and gloom normally have passed by and it’s time for all Seattleites to get out and work on their tan. The pasty white they have been sporting for the last ten months will be a thing of the past for at least a few months.

For the last 27 years, my parents have rented a cabin on the south end of beautiful Whidbey Island. It’s a small rustic place, but to our great delight we spend four delightful weeks, laying on the beach, searching for shells, fishing for salmon, when they run right from the beach, and when we get brave or it gets hotter than Hades, we brave the cold Puget Sound for a quick dip.

Since this cabin has no television and we do not bring one along, we make do with the old fashion type of entertainment. Reading books, playing cards, and talking with family members about everything from politics to what do we want to do the next day.

I’m sure you can tell just how much I enjoy this down time away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. No computers, no televisions, though with the advent of the cellular phone, those do get drug along but rarely answered.

It’s safe to say that I’m looking forward to catching my flight Friday and flying home!

Have a safe August and I’ll see ya’ll when I get back.

Kat

Filed under: Fun Stuff,Life by Kat at 3:48 pm

June 26, 2008

Gun rights affirmed by the Supreme Court in a 5 to 4 ruling.

Today the US Supreme Court came down with a ruling that I applaud. In a 5 to 4 ruling the justices have determined that the District of Columbia’s 32 year old band of hand guns is not compatible with the 2nd Amendment.

I am of the opinion that the government is trying to control too much. From the right to bare arms to the right to smoke in ones own home. I am a non smoker, so don’t think that I believe this for my own personal gain.

I really believe that our nation was founded on certain principles and freedoms that people have spent the last 200 years trying to have rescinded. When does it stop? We live in a country that is founded on freedom not restriction. The right to bare arms is something that is fundamental. The ability to protect oneself in ones on home is even more so.

In a day and age where home break-ins are common and shootings are an everyday occurrence it’s easy to say that if we took arms away these things would stop. People point out that countries such as Canada and the UK have few if any shootings and yet guns still find their way into those countries, just as illegal drugs find a way into ours.

I find it odd that we as a nation require people to register their automobiles and transfer the title when we sell them, however anyone can buy a gun and give it to anyone without legal obligation of transferring ownership of said gun. If you want to track weapons, perhaps this would be a viable possibility.

All in all I think it was a wise decision that the high court passed down on this case and I hope that in the future the people of this country actually think long and hard before they start passing laws willy nilly that take away freedoms, after all we’re not like some countries such as North Korea or Myanmar and we do not live in a police state.

Power to the People!

To read more on this please click here

Filed under: Life,Politics by Kat at 3:26 pm

May 31, 2008

Wonderful Site for the Avid Reader – DailyLit.com

With school starting and working like a fiend, I’m finding I have less and less time to sit down with a good book and read. Recently I found a wonderful website where I can subscribe to books via email. DailyLit has so many options for those of us who enjoy reading. They offer the classic book titles for free and if that’s not your forte for a low price you can purchase a book off their site and have it emailed to you in installments.

This is how it works; you join their site for free, then you find a book you would like to read, you enter your email address and you subscribe. Then just sit back because you’ll receive installments of your book.

The super cool thing about it is, you can sit down, read your email in a brief period of time, then go back to your life while waiting for the next installment to come. How easy is that?

For the person who’s too busy to sit down and enjoy a good book, but loves to read, this is a great way to get your literary fix, and still have time for your daily life!

Enjoy!

~Kat

(for fun I’ll be adding a link under the recipe box, where you can see what I’m currently reading!)

Filed under: Entertainment,Fun Stuff by Kat at 12:03 pm
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