Saturday, August 29, 2009

You!

On this pretty rainy day, I thought it would be fun to learn more about you.
The first thing to make you smile today:
Your favorite thing to do:
Favorite Memory:
Where you want to be right now:

Copy and paste this into the comments and let's share some lovely stories. I'll go first..

The first thing to make you smile today: Moo looking frustrated that he can't eat the fish.
Your favorite thing to do: Waking up super early to walk around my neighborhood and people watch with an ice coffee in one hand and a donut in the other!
Favorite Memory: Watching funny old game shows with my momom.

Where you want to be right now: Some place where I can see green trees and the stars at night. Matty and I spontaneously rented a car today so we're taking a road trip upstate. Green trees and stars, here we come!
Moo loves road trips.

Your turn!

171 comments:

Caz said...

The first thing to make you smile today: The smell of the new carpet in my bedroom. It was laid yesterday.

Your most favorite thing to do: Right now, digging my toes into my lovely new bedroom carpet :-)

Favorite Memory: Playing in the orchard in my grandparents' back garden when I was little.

Where you want to be right now: Sitting on the veranda of a cottage somewhere with a fabulous view, with a cold beer in front of me, and Adam Duritz next to me, playing me a song he's written especially for me.

Caz said...

Have a fabulous road trip, Katie, Matty & Moo!!

colormekatie said...

That sounds lovely Caz!

Liz said...

The first thing to make me smile today:

The dark chocolate covered espresso beans I ate as a desert for my breakfast today!

My most favorite thing to do:

EAT! I love going out to eat with my boyfriend. Too much for my wallet and waist's sake haha. Two of my all time favorite places to go is the Magic Grill in Garwood, NJ and Baby Buddha in NYC.

Favorite Memory:

That's a tough one, it may not be my absolute favorite memory, but my most recent favorite is of last Friday night. It was my 21st birthday and I got to hang out with a lot of really good friends that I haven't seen in a very long time (and good friends that I see frequently), and we went out on the town and had a lot of fun. Couldn't have asked for a better birthday.

Where I want to be right now:

In Astoria, NY, visiting my god mother. This is where I'm going today, but I'm really dreading driving over the GW bridge in stormy weather! I hope there is no traffic. I would love to be able to magically transport places.

Lee said...

The first thing to make you smile today: The fact that I woke up. I'm not terminally ill or anything, but I still appreciate life. :]

Your favorite thing to do: Photographing things, hanging out with friends, anything to do with technology.

Favorite Memory: Playing pokemon all the time on my gameboy when I was younger.

Where you want to be right now: San Francisco.

colormekatie said...

haha my brother and I were obsessed with pokemon as well!

sodarnhappy said...

The first thing to make you smile today: My 3 year old: "You're pretty, Mommy." followed by "Mommy, I need to go poop."

Your most favorite thing to do: as of late, make up silly songs on the ukulele.

Favorite Memory: Christmas 89. There were new jammies, feathered bangs, and carol singing. Then I awoke to a new bike.

Where you want to be right now: In a little cottage on the beach with Scott Avett serenading me nude on a bear rug. You wanted honesty, right?

colormekatie said...

you are so funny sodarnhappy!!

SunriseMyLife said...

The first thing to make you smile today: The little girls i coach netball to. The ball is almost as big as them! Its so cute! I love to watch them try their hardest :)

Your favorite thing to do: To jump into bed after a long day and drift off to sleep :)ahhh i might go do that now. I also enjoy watching the sunset behind the ocean from my backyard!

Favorite Memory: Christmas time with my family, singing carols and all the bright cheerful colours of the decorations

Where you want to be right now: Anywhere as long as its with people who love me... I would like to see New York ;)

Heather said...

The first thing that made me smile today: Waking up after dreaming about our future children.

My most favorite thing to do: Curl up with a good book, play outside, take pictures of everything.

Favorite memory: Hmm... I have so many! One of my favorites is the day Josh proposed - I was so suprised.

Where I want to be right now: In Colorado with my mom having one of our girly fun days.

Fabulous Finds Gal said...

First smile today: A blog post pic of a gal smiling in 20's ware with a cute parasol.

Like to do: spend time at the beach in this dang heat.

Memory: Days with my Grandmother at a museum, who has passed.

Be right now: right here is ok with me.

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Courtney said...

The first thing to make you smile today: Thinking about last night.

Your favorite thing to do: Take pictures of bicycles and spinning wheels, and boats.

Favorite Memory: Hearing "you have a baby girl"....14 years ago.

Where you want to be right now: Sayulita...with more less.

Betsy said...

The first thing to make me smile today: My brother came out of the hospital a-okay, and can meet me in California after all!

Your favorite thing to do: Make friends with strangers on the T (Boston trolleys)

Favorite memory: When I was homeschooled and Mom took us on spontaneous field trips (especially to daisy filled meadows!)

Where you want to be right now: In a daisy filled meadow.

k_darling said...

The first thing to make you smile today: grumpy sleeping husband's funny hair
Your favorite thing to do: dance in my pajamas while getting ready for the day
Favorite Memory: getting a freezing cold first kiss on an elevated subway platform in Brooklyn after realizing in our excitement, we had gotten on a train going in the wrong direction
Where you want to be right now: done with our deadlines

Michele Lee said...

The first thing to make you smile today: The sweet face of my handsome boyfriend waking me up. :)

Your favorite thing to do: Read and write songs that I like to sing to.

Favorite Memory: Childhood adventures at home in Lee Park.

Where you want to be right now: Sitting on the passengar side driving down a long gravel road with nothing to look at but fields and fields dark green grass and blue skies.

Jess said...

The first thing to make you smile today: Opening my eyes to find my two-year-old with her wild hair staring back at me. She is finally brave enough to get off her bed by herself!

Your favorite thing to do: Spend time with my family, take lots of photographs, get lost in my thoughts.

Favorite Memory: Taking my Dad to a Tom Petty concert in Cleveland, OH for Father's Day my junior year of high school.

Where you want to be right now: My old college, they are starting school and I love the smells and sounds of a new semester.

Jen said...

The first thing to make you smile today: a text message from my boyfriend <3

Your favorite thing to do: remain under the blanket on a rainy day with a good book in one hand and coffee in the other.

Favorite Memory: dancing on the streets to the little tune in my head :)

Where you want to be right now: alongside my love in a place where the ground is all covered with pillows and all I can see is the never ending sky with puffy clouds.

Same New Story said...

fun idea!

The first thing to make you smile today: our cat oliver licking my nose to wake me up for breakfast time

Your favorite thing to do: go exploring for new favorite places

Favorite Memory: scott teaching me to boogie board in NC a few summers ago

Where you want to be right now: visiting the fam in florida

pixelhazard said...

The first thing to make you smile today: Yes I got to sleep in!

Your favorite thing to do: Sitting in the back yard trying to balance reading and eat ice cream as my family and puppy laze around with me exchanging random stories/dog sounds in the sun

Favorite Memory: The last one to make me smile was when I sent a message on my phone which predictive text changed into something completely different from what I had intended. Hilarity ensued

Where you want to be right now: lying down,squished on a couch with my J while he watches sports and I drift into sleep knowing he's there

longdistance relationships, lol

tori said...

first thing to make me smiletoday: looking at my 15 y/o facebook pics that she posted last night.

favorite thing to do: curl up with a good book by a warm fire.

favorite memory: riding on the gas tank of my dad's motorcycle with my arms wrapped around his big strong arms.

where you want to be right now: right here with all my kids home from college.

beth said...

The first thing to make you smile today: a text message from my hubby :)
Your favorite thing to do: anything as long as my camera is in my hand :)
Favorite Memory: walking into my grandmother's house to be smothered by her hugs and getting to eat her freshly baked cookies :)
Where you want to be right now: seaside or watercolor {santa rosa beach} florida

peewee said...

The first thing to make you smile today: When I woke up and saw my two big dogs sprawled upside down across the bed

Your favorite thing to do: eat chocolate chip cookies

Favorite Memory:My grandma taking me on the train for the first time, from LA to San Diego, to go see the circus!

Where you want to be right now: The beach in France. But also my bed drinking coffee on my computer. :)

Annie said...

The first thing to make you smile today: I bought a pair of vintage flowered Doc Martens yesterday that I am absolutely in love with, and the second I woke up I remember they were in my closet. I nearly squealed with happiness!

Your favorite thing to do: Spend a day in New York City with my friends. No matter what we do, we have the most incredible fun there.

Favorite Memory: Leaving my camp bunk at two in the morning last summer with about a dozen of my best friends to watch a meteor shower on the baseball field. It was freezing and so dark, but we all just lay down on the field and watched the sky. It was magical.

Where you want to be right now: Exactly where I am - sitting in my bed, next to my open window. I have been away all summer and it feels glorious to be home!

The Joo said...

The first thing to make you smile today: my husband getting up for the toddler at 7:30 so I could sleep in

Your favorite thing to do: probably read

Favorite Memory: I'm cliche: either my wedding or the birth of my son

Where you want to be right now: France. Sans my toddler

Marta Mendes said...

The first thing to make you smile today:
to wake up next to him because he does not work today!!
Your favorite thing to do:
to find butterflies to photograph
Favorite Memory:
(one of many) eating the most delicious apples from grandma's backyard
Where you want to be right now:
buying us a ticket to visist our family and friends in Portugal

Kathleen said...

The first thing to make you smile today: Waking up to a text from my Nene saying "Goodmorning my one and only."

Your favorite thing to do: My favorite thing to do would have to be sitting in a little corner at a bookstore and reading my afternoons away.

Favorite Memory: Waking up my mom on Mother's Day with my younger sister along with breakfast in bed.

Where you want to be right now: Outside being kissed by the sun.

My Stifled Laughter said...

I love the colorfulness of your blog. I'm so happy I found it by chance!

The first thing to make you smile today: Running in the morning and looking behind me to see my cat faithfully following behind.

Your favorite thing to do: Write funny stories, because they make me laugh too.

Favorite Memory: GenCon 2008, the entire day, from the convention to the date afterwards to the walk home with my boy.
Where you want to be right now: With the boy my best memory was with. :)

tifsong said...

The first thing to make you smile today: a text from my handsome friend kolby early this morning that said "can i come see you for a minute?"

Your favorite thing to do: photograph life.

Favorite Memory: oh there are so many to name! how could i ever pick just one?

Where you want to be right now: somewhere new, and somewhere untouched by Tiffani's feet.

Stephanie said...

The first thing to make you smile today: Having my best friend tell me she loves me.

Your favorite thing to do: Go on new adventures with my sisters or friends and take pictures along the way.

Favorite Memory: Being squished into the family car with my parents and seven siblings, on our way to anywhere. I'd sit on my big brother's lap and felt more safety there than any seatbelt will ever be able to give me.

Where you want to be right now: The East Coast. In my old home in Connecticut where I used to be a nanny, laughing with the kids and enjoying those green trees and stars! :)

Have fun today, Katie! I love Upstate New York! Say hello to Connecticut for me!

Ashley Serena said...

The first thing to make me smile today: Listening to my newest Imogen Heap song, "Aha!".
My favorite thing to do: Be productively busy.
Favorite memory: Going on road trips to the west coast with my familia.
Where I want to be right now: I want to split in half and go to two places. I miss my friends in The Land of the Rising Sun, and I miss my beau who's strolling the streets of Great Britain.

birdie said...

The first thing to make you smile today: my very happy, very small dog doing her butt-wiggle dance in my face to get me to wake up and make her breakfast.
Your favorite thing to do: belly laugh.
Favorite Memory: as a child playing with my sister when we were supposed to be sleeping.
Where you want to be right now: exactly where I am - with my love and 2 furry babies.

Claire said...

The first thing to make you smile today: the spontaneous photos of Jason Schwartzman.
Your favorite thing to do: watching people
Favorite Memory: Playing with playmobil's with my brother as a child.
Where you want to be right now: in Haight-Ashbury, San Francisco

melee said...

The first thing to make me smile? A gnome. Of the garden variety sort. :)

Favorite thing to do: Smile and dnace (when I can) and randomly serenade the people in my life (or not really in my life but happen to be standing there!).

Favorite memory? Probably climbing trees and playing in the snow. Or both at the same time!

Where I want to be right now: somewhere...walking...dressed in yellow and surrounded by flowers.

Paper Pastries said...

first thing to make you smile today: A sweet email from an old professor
Your favorite thing to do: get a foot rub
Favorite Memory: road trips when I was little
Where you want to be right now: new york!

Erasmus said...

The first thing to make you smile today:
Seeing the lovely and peaceful face of my wife this morning.

Your favorite thing to do:
Go anywhere or do anything that involves my wife and snuggling up close... and following that is a rousing game of paintball.

Favorite Memory:
Watching my bride-to-be walk towards me down the isle. It still sometimes brings a tear to my eye to remember it. Second favorite is seeing the look on her face as I sang a love song that I wrote for her at our wedding reception. We could have turned off the lights and danced by the glow coming from her intense smile.
Where you want to be right now:
Out with my wife, spending time with friends... anywhere but sitting at my office working on web development.

Can you notice the theme? I <3 my wife!!!


Love the blog, Katie. Hopefully someday, my wife and I can come to New York and hire you to take some great photos of the two of us together... do you travel at all to do a shoot?

Lívia said...

The first thing to make you smile today: the bright sunny day, at 7am. it is always lovely to wake up to a wonderful day.

Your favorite thing to do: laugh with my loved ones, eating ice cream.

Favorite Memory: eating burgers with my sister at new york. (shake shack!)

Where you want to be right now: central park, eating blueberry muffins.

Anna said...

The first thing to make you smile today: How I Met Your Mother, "Slutty Pumpkin"

Your favorite thing to do: Spontaneous adventures with my friends or by myself - in the city, in the province, or internationally!

Favorite Memory: All of last year and the random people I got to spend time with and things I got to do: Visiting party shops across KW, manning a booth at Earthfest with Emma and Kylie, yoga and ditching it with Jasmine, OSLC, everything arts related, staying after school until 8 pm for yearbook, doing 10 hour school days, speaking and winging it (and eventually crying) at school assemblies, etc. So many great memories pack into a short span of time!

Where you want to be right now: Moving into my new housing... I'm ready!

The Kid In The Front Row said...

The first thing to make you smile today:

My Grandfather, 89 years old -- making me smile and cracking a joke. It fills my heart with joy.

Your favorite thing to do:

Hide away in my room watching old movies.

Favorite Memory:

Those days of being 14 and hanging out with my friends and the pretty girls, and feeling the pain, hope and possibility in everything I came across. I guess you kind of lose that as you age.


Where you want to be right now:

On a beach, in some hot hot hot place.

Tiffany said...

[T]he first thing to make you smile today: Waking up to a phone call from my boyfriend (:

[Y]our favorite thing to do: Watch someone I don't know have a great day.

[F]avorite Memory: Hiding in cabinets when I played Hide-N-Go-Seek years ago.

[W]here you want to be right now: Out in the world~

Jalene said...

The first thing to make you smile today: looking into a very tired handsome boy's face.

Your favorite thing to do: lay under the stars on a warm summer's night.

Favorite Memory: my entire adventurous childhood. It seriously was the best.

Where you want to be right now:
not at work, and hanging out with current crush. :)

Elisey Pants said...

The first thing to make you smile today: Woke up to my roommates giggling. Have to say, giggling is not a terrible sound to wake up to!

Your favorite thing to do: Create. Anything. Music, Photography, anything and everything. Love it.

Favorite Memory: Perhaps the first time I saw The Nutcracker as a little girl. Nothing beats the excitement of Christmas, Pretty costumes, and incredible dancing in a beautiful theater with your mom.

Where you want to be right now: Hmmm, I'm pretty content being here all cozy on my love sac in my cute apartment. :)

SHOKOOFEH said...

The first thing to make you smile today: a smiling photo of my beloved nephew which is far from me!

Your favorite thing to do: now...? thinking, simply thinking!

Favorite Memory: all old childhood memories, those times which was fulfilled with joy and laughter...

Where you want to be right now:
in my boy friend's arms... *sigh* I miss him!


:)
xo

Christina said...

The first thing to make you smile today: The smell of baked pan de sal waking me up in the morning. The bread smells so delicious once baked!

Your favorite thing to do:
Adventures with my boyfriend!

Favorite Memory:
Exploring little towns and trails with my dad.

Where you want to be right now:
Riiiight here, in my bed. Being lazy :)

Hope you have a fun little trip! Green trees and stars reminds me of Washington State.

Hilary Leister said...

The first thing to make you smile today: I woke up next to my hunk-a-licious boyfriend!

Your favorite thing to do: I couldn't POSSIBLY pick one thing... (writing, creating, reading, sleeping, eating, jogging, etc.)

Favorite Memory: Spending my summers at Camp Thunderbird in South Carolina.

Where you want to be right now: Dancing on a bar, (but it's only 2 o'clock PM haha)

Katie cat said...

The first thing to make you smile today: Most likely just like many other people - coffee!

Your favorite thing to do: these days - practice new things, like memorizing all of the state capitals and take notes on Italian words as I read Eat, Pray Love.

Favorite Memory: spending time in Upstate New York with grandparents and other family

Where you want to be right now: hmmm, Upstate New York!

Sofi ♪♫ said...

The first thing to make you smile today: Frida, my little dog! She was looking for some food and looked at me with a kinda bashful face!
Your favorite thing to do: Singing! :D
Favorite Memory: HOLIDAYS! :)
Where you want to be right now: ON HOLIDAYS! :)


Kisses! :)

echolage said...

The first thing to make you smile today:
Watching the sunrise.

Your favorite thing to do: Wander out on the prairie or in town.

Favorite Memory:Childhood New Years with all our "family of friends" together for a week of sledding and cooking.

Where you want to be right now:
In Maine with the rest of my family on the lake paddling.

clairedulalune said...

First thing to make me smile: My boyfriend sleepily walking into the door frame of our bathroom. (he is called big fella)

Favourite thing to do: Right now, its having a cup of coffee and listening to the wind outside thinking of how autumn is right around the corner.

Favourite memory: Right now, see first thing to make me smile comment

where i want to be right now: With big fella.

Moxie said...

The first thing to make you smile today: When I remembered that I didn't have to do anyting today.

Your favorite thing to do: Relax. Or crochet. They go hand in hand.

Favorite Memory: Hunting for shells on the beach, like we do every year.

Where you want to be right now: On the beach. :)

Little Gray Pixel said...

The first thing to make you smile today: The sound of my dad's voice from 1,000 miles away.

Your most favorite thing to do: Feeling the sand between my toes and the waves crashing against my legs at the beach.

Favorite Memory: So, so many I couldn't name just one.

Where you want to be right now: On a pebble-filled beach in the Greek isles with Husband, shooting photos to capture the beauty.

jynxed_hope said...

The first thing to make you smile today:Seeing Averi for the first time in a week!

Your favorite thing to do:swinging at the park or walking with boyfriend late at night..

Favorite Memory:my favorite recently would have to be spending the fourth of July with my family and with my boyfriend and his kids..it was so much fun!

Where you want to be right now:I think i'd like to be at the lake.maybe fishing or swimming or maybe just lounging in the sun at the cabins.

el said...

The first thing to make you smile today:
Signing into skype and seeing my boyfriend online even though it's 2 am where he is :)

Your favorite thing to do:
Hanging out with the people I love, talking for entire afternoons and giggling through the night

Favorite Memory:
Walking around malls around Christmas time, listening to all the festive music and admiring the beautiful decorations!

Where you want to be right now:
With my boyfriend and friends.. I miss them!

Have fun on the roadtrip, Katie!

caramelizedvintage said...

The first thing to make you smile today: My boyfriend waking up.

Your favorite thing to do: Sew and craft for many focused hours.

Favorite Memory: Waves at the beach sliding beneath my feet.

Where you want to be right now: Somewhere with a creek and a forest, listening to all the sounds.

Simply Mel said...

Brilliant and fun post!

The first thing to make me smile today: My little girl waking up and saying "Bawoon" as she pointed at her red balloon!

My favorite thing to do: Early morning walks by the Bay - it's quiet and peaceful making me feel like I'm the only one in the world.

Favorite Memory: Laughing hysterically in the bed as I was being tickled by my hubby and little girl while my little pug snored while sleeping by my feet!

Where I want to be right now: Exactly where I am - surrounded by my 3 favorite beings on a beautiful sunny day in San Francisco

dramaqueen said...

The first thing to make you smile today: a lovely yoga session first thing in the morning

Your favorite thing to do: these days, explore my new mac and learn everything about it!

Favorite Memory: taking long road trips with my parents as a kid

Where you want to be right now: traveling around himachal pradesh

mk. said...

The first thing to make you smile today: straining to stay balanced in my yoga pose, the instructor reminded us to smile

Your favorite thing to do: spending a lazy day with a dear friend punctuated with fits of uncontrollable giggles

Favorite Memory: spending an entire weekend laughing with some very cool people

Where you want to be right now: in someones arms relishing the love

Ril said...

The first thing to make you smile today: My parents are at Costco and getting me a Hotdog and Churro for lunch :)

Your favorite thing to do: Shooting with my xti, riding my beach cruiser around, hanging around with friends.

Favorite Memory: one of my favorite memories is being at the CHARGERS v. COLTS playoff football game last year.

Where you want to be right now: at World of Dance in downtown SD.

mamacita said...

It's funny you should ask ... I woke up in a terrible mood today, so the first time I smiled is when I forced myself to smile for 60 seconds before I had to go into the other room and deal with my kids. I can't say it fixed my mood for the entire day, but it did help.

Andy and Sara said...

Poor Moo! He looks so devastated about that fish!

The first thing to make you smile today: Listening to my favorite song.
Your favorite thing to do: Listen to a good thunderstorm with all the windows open (a rarity in Southern AZ)
Favorite Memory: Going shopping with my grandma on Christmas eve. It was always just me and her and I was the only cousin ever allowed to go.
Where you want to be right now: The beach or a lake surrounded by Aspen trees

Messa! said...

The first thing to make you smile today: Waking up and immediately calling my best friend because we promised whoever woke up first would call the other.
Your favorite thing to do: I love to paint and draw. It feels magical to hold a pencil or a paintbrush and to see something beautiful come from it.
Favorite Memory: Sitting in art class with my 2 closest friends. Kan who actually shared the class with me and Michi who skipped math to be there. Since then, Michi moved about 2000 miles away and Kan moved back to Japan.
Where you want to be right now: In the future. ^^ To when Michi and I will share an apartment here in WA and Kan will come to visit like he promised. <3

Ali said...

The first thing to make you smile today: Coffee coffee coffee
Your favorite thing to do: Blog blog blog
Favorite Memory: Oh boy, a lot! Let's go with sleepovers at grandma's house :)
Where you want to be right now: Hawaii

:)

Tyler said...

The first thing to make you smile today: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0UE3CNu_rtY , This video made my whole day!
Your favorite thing to do: listen to music in my car and sing and dance like nobody is watching
Favorite Memory: Camping with my family
Where you want to be right now: Anywhere Fun :)

justcurious said...

first smile maker - waking up to the smell of coffee brewing and breakfast being made by my husband and daughter because I'm laid up with a broken ankle!

fav thing to do - settle in with a great book.

fav memory - (how to pick one?) summer camp

would like to be - hiking (I think the inability to walk right now makes that seem very appealing.)

Ariel said...

The first thing to make you smile today: a text message from an old friend debating me about top chef contestants
Your favorite thing to do: go to concerts with my bestest friends
Favorite Memory: my travel memories, like the first time i went to paris and my wonderfully relaxing hawaii vacation a few years ago
Where you want to be right now: i'd like to be in italy, having an adventure and some delicious pizza

Hayley said...

The first thing to make you smile today: seeing that a long lost friend tagged me in a facebook note naming me "and old friend that is missed"

Your favorite thing to do: laugh.

Favorite Memory: being at the lake, sitting on the beach with my family.

Where you want to be right now: on the lake where its, hopefully, sunny.

Nath said...

The first thing to make you smile today: a call from my friend at 1 pm who wanted to verify that i am not still in bed :D

Your favorite thing to do: watching good movies, speaking french

Favorite Memory: travel memories with my friends,the night of birth of my little sister

Where you want to be right now: at home and nowhere else as i am leving it ater 15 days :/

drachen said...

First thing made me smile today: Opening the day to a surprise visitor I like :).

Favorite thing to do: Surf wildly through the endless oceans of the Internet and stumple upon people and places that are just such a gift and such an inspiration and such a beacon of hope and creativity and uniqueness and lightness and just about awesomer than awesome :D :). Close second it watching the movies and likewise discovering masterpieces that ripple through you as well. I loove Serendipity and don't know where I'd be i without it today :D

Favorite Memory: Well, It's not exactly a single memory, but I've had some great good times sitting at campfires at evening and night, talking, singing, the warm summer breeze, people easing up and even me easing up a bit, sitting in nature more or less, being warmed by this great elemental power and just sharing for once sincere words now and then with people I'd have least expected to do so ... There is a certain magic in the air when you're sitting around a fire, I'ts just wonderful :).

Where I wanna be right now: At the ocean, at the sea, at the beach, somewhere where it's still summer, like in Portugal or Spain, somewhere warm and mild and mediaterrian, somewhere where I seem to have all the ocean just to myself to take it all in and enjoy, revelate, relaxe, bathe, swim, just be somehwere totally other than right now and completely change my day to day circumstances for some days ...

Now I'm gonna read the other comments, lets see :D :).

Liv said...

The first thing to make you smile today: The package of new fall clothes that I ordered a while ago arriving in the mail bright and early.

Your favorite thing to do: Eat cookie dough while watching Disney movies.

Favorite Memory: Watching a lightning storm while sitting on the porch of my lake cabin.

Where you want to be right now: On a road trip. Thanks to you.

:)

Catherine said...

The first thing to make you smile today: Going into the kitchen to make a cup of tea and seeing my cat Banjo up on the cupboard, sitting by the tea pot.

Your favorite thing to do: Me, my hubby and my son, all at home on the same night having supper together.

Favorite Memory: The night a particular young man phoned me after asking for my phone number. He's now my husband!

Where you want to be right now: Exactly where I am! :-)

Eli Squared said...

The first thing to make you smile today: My father waking me by singing "You are my Sunshine".
Your favorite thing to do: Read a good book, then go to dinner with friends, and finally dance the night away.
Favorite Memory: When I was told that I have the "chops" to really make it.
Where you want to be right now: Getting my nails done, they are lookin' gross!

Laura Trevey said...

my coffee...
paint...
flying in a glass bottom helicopter in Brazil!!
right here at home...

I included you in my
Inspiration post today ~~
Have a wonderful weekend!
Laura

katie said...

The first thing to make you smile today: it's moving day!
Your favorite thing to do: drive with the windows open, singing at the top of my lungs, and with or without a destination.
Favorite Memory: driving across the country with my mother. i moved from washington, d.c., picked up my mom in ohio, kissed daddy on the cheek, and headed for the turnpike.
Where you want to be right now: on the farm with my parents, dogs, and goats with a soft serve icecream twist cone in one hand and my other hand busy scratching sylvia's, my st. bernard, head.

enjoy your roadtrip weekend katie!

B, Esq. said...

The first thing to make you smile today:
My 8 month old baby smiling up at me from her crib.

Your favorite thing to do:
Snuggle with my hubby.

Favorite Memory:
too many to pick just one!

Where you want to be right now:
On the beach in Charlestown, RI

Jesse Lu said...

The first thing to make you smile today: My honey love kissing me goodbye this morning as he left for work while I got to sleep in...

Your favorite thing to do: Sticking my hands in a big lump of clay!

Favorite Memory: Going on Friday night dates with my mum when I was little. We'd each take five bucks, drive into San Francisco and go 'shopping' at the giant Woolworth's on Market Street. After we'd had a snack at the fountain and bought some new barrettes and nail polish we'd cross the street and climb up and down the escalators at Nordstrom's looking at all the sparkling lights and pretty things we couldn't afford. It was so much fun always!

Where you want to be right now: Right where I am, in my humble and darling home with the sun streaming through the windows, the fan hitting me with the perfect breeze, and listening to blues classics on the radio.

What a charmed life I lead... thanks for reminding me, Katie!

And thanks for everyone's comments... this is so much fun to read.

Azzamckazza said...

The first thing to make me smile today: Finding two of my girlfriend's tiny socks hidden amongst my clothes while I was hanging them out to dry. It was just so cute to find them there like a little surprise 'Hello!' from her.

Your favorite thing to do:
Ride my bike around the city finding new places. Can't wait for uni to be over and the weather to improve so I can do a bit more of this.

Favorite Memory: The day we bought out Daschund, Norton. Best impulse buy ever.


Where you want to be right now: Anywhere Norton is! He's in another state at the moment. I miss him.

lapalyon said...

(so sorry for my english .. =) )

The first thing to make you smile today: when i play cards with friends, a good party of joke.

Your favorite thing to do:
Stay at bed when it's raining, and look at drops by the window


Favorite Memory:
I'm sitting down on the beach and i watch the sun lying down on water.

Where you want to be right now:
In my november travel, Montréal and NY, an amazing trip for a "little french" ...

Someone's Mom said...

The first thing to make you smile today:

A phone call from my daughter.

Your favorite thing to do:

Sit on the beach with a great book.

Favorite Memory:

Standing at the top of Sleeping Bear Dunes, looking at Lake Michigan.

Where you want to be right now:

Florida

aiman farhan bin johari how said...

The first thing to make you smile today:

my mum telling stories about how my sister talks in her sleep

Your favorite thing to do:

to LAUGH LIKE MAD!there's no thinking involved

Favorite Memory:

Hari raya celebrations with family and friends(I'm a Muslim :)

Where you want to be right now:

In the kitchen,to start baking brownies with my sis who just came back from India!

aiman farhan bin johari how said...

oh, no wait,maybe another favourite memory: Dancing to an Indian tune in the middle of the road at midnight :)

Audrey Jaye said...

The first thing to make you smile today: Taking a shower. I got into NY via plane yesterday and was too jetlagged to take a shower. So being clean was amazing.

Your favorite thing to do: Theatre in any form. I love the way it affects people.

Favorite Memory: The first time I woke up and could smell it was fall. I don't know when that was, though I remember it actually happening in the early 2000s. It's something I look forward to every year. I love waking up and before even opening my eyes feeling and smelling fall in the air.

Where you want to be right now: Two places. At my university (Sarah Lawrence), already moved in, with all my friends, and in Amsterdam with the most wonderful guy I met there. The first one will be achieved in two days, the second one will have to wait until December.

swiss-katherine said...

The first thing to make you smile today: Receiving a silly message filled with jokes from a guy I like!

Your favorite thing to do: I love practicing the flute. I never used to, but now it's my form of daily meditation

Favorite Memory: Being a penguin on my very first halloween

Where you want to be right now: At my parents house with all of my brothers, playing Cranium

omchelsea said...

The first thing to make me smile today:
Waking up at eight and realising I could blissfully drift back to sleep.

My most favorite thing to do:

Sleeping is...my second-favorite thing... I get a buzz out of making and creating stuff. Taking something useless and making it pretty, or using it's potential.

Favorite Memory:

Ummmm, I think one of our many pilgrimage up to a local lookout; a big, windy drive up to the top of Arthur's Seat and sitting up there till twon in the morning with friends. Good times.

Where I want to be right now:
In a park reading, or perhaps scouting a market.

Sailing Past Maturity Straight into Senility said...

Smile: My dog's laughing face as I got out of bed

To do: Be outside just as the sun sets.

Memory: Too many to recount, but one is going to sleep curled up in a sleeping bag on the east side of Mt. Timp after seeing the Milky Way for the first time.

Right now: right here banging away on my computer keyboard.

Callie said...

The first thing to make you smile today: coffee at breakfast!
Your favorite thing to do: drink a good beer with good friends...or eat a giant ice cream sundae :)
Favorite Memory: a drunk jewish santa handing me a present every christmas eve of my life
Where you want to be right now: anywhere but living back home with my disfunctional family (i am an unemployed college graduate with no future plans...help!)

a moment i treasure said...

The first thing to make you smile today: waking up and remembering...it's my last day of work before i become a full time student again!
Your favorite thing to do: get so into a really good book that i forget what time it is
Favorite Memory: any Christmas...the smell of cinnamon, bright lights, sparkly ornaments, special dinners...i love it!
Where you want to be right now: in my own apartment!

great post...your cat is adorable!

Angie said...

The first thing to make me smile today: Today I took a trip to CT with my family to drop off my little brother at school. We were napping in the backseat and when I woke up, he was leaning on my shoulder. It made me smile because it reminded me of all the road trips we took as kids...he always ended up falling asleep on me. Even though we've both gotten older, some things never change.

My favorite thing to do: Daydream/think up stories during rainy days. Rain relaxes me/gets my creative juices flowing.

Favorite Memory: In 2005, my family and I went back to Peru after 10 years of not seeing our family there. My aunt (mom's oldest sister) and uncle celebrated their anniversary when we were there. I can keep replaying their waltz over and over in my head. Seeing them so happy and in love after so many years makes me feel all bubbly inside.

Where I want to be right now: In CT with my little brother. I never thought his moving out would make me feel so upset. I miss not having my best friend around, even if its been less than 24 hours.

Have a great trip!!!!

robiewankenobie said...

The first thing to make you smile today: heading down the stairs and coming upon my little guys curled up together. they looked up at me and wished me a good morning and then turned back to the teevee.

Your favorite thing to do: laugh.

Favorite Memory: an epic cross country trip with my parents. it. was. epic.

Where you want to be right now: right here. it was a long workday, and i'll have three days off in a row. ain't that grand?!

Marry said...

The first thing to make you smile today: the cat named lucy

Your favorite thing to do: read a page turning book

Favorite Memory: i have this pictures of my husbands face in my head laughing... i love the way his face lights up when he laughs

Where you want to be right now: disney world... it's such a happy plaece

Ebba said...

The first thing to make you smile today: Your lovely cat Moo.

Your favorite thing to do: Waking up super early (indeed), simply because I love the feeling of having all day laying ahead and not knowing what it will contain. Daydream a bit. Making up stories in my head while reading the newspaper.

Favorite Memory: Playing with my sisters and our pets as a child. Plain happiness.

Where you want to be right now: In my future apartment with my boyfriend decorating and making ourselves a beautiful home.

karyn said...

The first thing to make you smile today: me being late for an appointment, but forgiven by so many people.
Your favorite thing to do: listen to music with good friends.
Favorite Memory: my dad helping me wear my shorts when i was still a small girl in primary school. he made it fun by asking me to swing my hips while he pulled the shorts up.
Where you want to be right now: on the bed sleeping, without a care for the rest of the day.

Sophie said...

what made me smile today?

when I was talking about my dreams of art with my parents

what is my favorite thing to do?

to come up with crazy ideas, like dancing like an idiot in underwear to rock songs with my boyfriend

One of my favorite memory was when i was skinny dipping with friends in the Mediterranean sea a warm summer night

where do I want to be right now?

laying in a garden filled with roses and apple trees next to my boyfriend looking up to the sky

Katie, may I ask you a question?

Would people always stay young and creative if we could change the perception of time?

Jess said...

The first thing to make you smile today:

Seeing the sunlight coming through my window this morning!

Your favorite thing to do:

Watching the old people in the local parks. Today I saw a pair of old men sitting on a bench with their pet birds.

Favorite Memory:

Hiking in Northern California with my father in the summer.

Where you want to be right now:

I want to be somewhere warm with lots of big trees, so I can climb one and finishing reading my book!

Anonymous said...

The first thing to make you smile today:My husband snuggling me as I woke up

Your favorite thing to do: curl up in my big red chair with coffee in my red Starbucks coffee mug

Favorite Memory: My dad telling me stories of when he grew up on a ranch (my dad died this week)

Where you want to be right now: In my big comfy bed with my quilt and book I am reading

waterloo sunset said...

The first thing to make you smile today:
I slept over at a friend's and we fell asleep laughing like crazy last night, so just waking up and seeing her cracked me up.

Your favorite thing to do:
dancing my ass off, badly.
taking pictures of people I love.
singing ALL the time.
eating good stuff.
I KNOW IT'S CHEATING, DON'T CARE, CAN'T PICK JUST ONE THING !


Favorite Memory:
tricky, that one...! (favorite song would have been torture)
last summer, with my best fantastic friends, a house in Yeu Island in France, white Martini and smoked tuna at sunset.....everyday...
maybe not THE favorite memory, but a damned good one.

Where you want to be right now:
on the beach somewhere, at sunset, when everyone is leaving and you put a sweater on. best time.
I didn't take ONE day of vacation this summer, I'm moving from Paris to Vancouver in three days, can't wait to get some fresh air !!!!!
(i'm not even a beach person, go figure...)

laura marie said...

first thing to make me smile today: feeling my sunburnt cheeks when i woke up and remembering the music festival that made them that way

favorite thing to do: drink diet coke early in the morning, when it's inappropriate and wonderful

favorite memory: when my mom sent me a full scrapbook page every day for 21 days leading up to my 21st birthday, when she surprised me in san diego holding the scrapbook itself.

where you want to be right now: on a boat in the greek isles, wind in my hair and sun on my face :)

Cullen said...
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Cullen said...

The first thing to make you smile today: Creating a Christmas music playlist in iTunes and clicking play.
Your favorite thing to do: Drive around with the top down in my Mustang, blaring music and singing/dancing along.
Favorite Memory: Turning my freshman-year dorm room in Aquinas Hall into a dance club with all my friends one night first semester and having all the RA's refer to my room as "Club Aquinas" the rest of the year.
Where you want to be right now: I'd love to be downhill skiing right now with all my friends.

thingsonmymindgrapes said...

Today's my birthday, and remembering that first thing in the morning made me smile!

My favorite thing to do is force my sister to have one minute dance parties with me, even though I know all she wants to do is roll her eyes at me.

Favorite Memory: After eating homemade red velvet cupcakes, that's the ONLY thing I can think of right now!

Where you want to be right now: On the beach with my headphones in and sand between my toes.

Catherine said...

The first thing to make you smile today: my boyfriend offering to go out for breakfast and the Sunday papers
Your favorite thing to do: cook something delicious like Sunday roast chicken
Favorite Memory: my first one - munching on candy jewellery at my third birthday party
Where you want to be right now: holed up in a cottage in Connemara after a long windy walk with a roaring fire, a good book, a bottle of red wine and my lovely other half

JessicaBoots said...

The first thing to make you smile today: realising i had woken up at my own free will at 6:49. It means I have so much day today!
Your favorite thing to do:Make my friends little gifts and write lists.
Favorite Memory:My whole life is one big favorite memory. From my angsty teen years to when I moved back home to travelling and working.
Where you want to be right now: on my back in the ocean watching the clouds go by.

Lee said...

The first thing to make you smile today: My little guy (2 yrs old) grew a vegemite beard while eating his toast this morning :)
Your favorite thing to do: Walk on Takapuna beach (NZ)
Favorite Memory: The day I found out I was pregnant. I had a blood test and then went to work (at an orphan care centre in Africa) and was so struck by the irony.
Where you want to be right now: At that same care centre with my little guy.

Hope you had a fun roadtrip!

Jessica said...

The first thing to make you smile today: Driving under a beautiful canopy of trees!


Your favorite thing to do: That's a tough one. Probably sex or eating.

Favorite Memory: Getting my first dog in elementary school!

Where you want to be right now: Right where I am--home!

Hellcat13 said...

The first thing to make you smile today: My big fat Tubadoo sitting on the edge of the sink, waiting for a drink, and howling at the top of his lungs: Mrow! Mrow! Mrow! Mrow!

Your favorite thing to do: Too many to count! Puttering around in my kitchen trying out new recipes; reading a great book; snuggling with my husband and kitties; playing hockey.

Favorite Memory: Nothing concrete - just warm fuzzy memories of spending time with my Nana and Poppa. Miss them terribly, even 13 and 16 years later.

Where you want to be right now: http://www.postranchinn.com/ (if I had the money!)

Queen of Fun said...

The first thing to make you smile today:
The weather. It was a sunshiny 70s old fashioned Mayberry day. Oppie would have loved it and so did I!
Your favorite thing to do:
Wake up in a foreign city and strike out to make new friends and see new sights.
Favorite Memory:
A week spent in Paris with my girlfriends from elementary school and my most beloved Daughter in Love.
Where you want to be right now:
In NYC with a ticket to a hot play in my hand.

liv said...

The first thing to make you smile today: I'm camping right now (Yay for Wi-fi!) and it was probably my mom cooking bacon by the camper.
Your favorite thing to do: Chill on the beach with my favorite people.
Favorite Memory: I have way to many to list. But, Getting engaged at age 5 is pretty stinking fun =P
Where you want to be right now: Somewhere warm. I'm sitting by a cold pool in a cold campground in my Columbia sweater. Wait, never mind. Im going to the camper for supper of Quinoa and chicken! That is where I want to be =)

girlnextdoor. said...

The first thing to make you smile today: sunshine through my window

Your favorite thing to do: sleep & eat

Favorite Memory: growing up, being a kid

Where you want to be right now: in the arms of my boyy

Anonymous said...

The first thing to make you smile today: nothing made me smile today... it wasnt a very good day :(

Your favorite thing to do: being with friends

Favorite Memory: when i went to london it was amazing

Where you want to be right now: japan (i miss someone who is there)

Anonymous said...

First thing to make me smile today: I was grocery shopping with my friend, Elma (does that let you know how old she is) and pulled a "Katie" on her. Saw some sticky notes on a counter with a black sharpie, so I wrote on a heart "I love you, Elma". I put it on the next dairy counter. Burst out laughing when she discovered it.

Your favourite thing to do: sleep in or lounge in bed with a good book

Favourite Memory: Doing the polka with my dear friend, Ernie until I was absolutely dizzy.

Where you want to be right now: At the cabin beside the firepit anticipating a hot day on the beach tomorrow.

Brenda in Canada

diana said...

The first thing to make you smile today: Waking up next to my bf in his house upstate, listening to crickets and cicadas through the open window, and being happy that I was out of the city on such a gorgeous day...

Your favorite thing to do: Play ping pong!

Favorite Memory: Hampton Beach, NH as a kid and how the starfish and snails in the Atlantic were so magical.

Where you want to be right now: Back upstate with my bf swimming in the creek. I am still not ready to be back in the city even though I love Greenpoint!

katieleigh said...

I can't handle how cute Moo is, Katie. He is simply edible. My cat loves road trips as well, she sits on the dashboard and pants, it's gorgeous!


The first thing to make you smile today: My colleagues handing me a birthday card and voucher for my favourite store, in celebration of my 21st :)

Your favorite thing to do: Hire a bunch of good movies and grab takeaway indian, sit on the bed with my cats and partner and settle for a big night in!

Favorite Memory: My mum allowing me to run through the sprinklers in our back yard in the summer.

Where you want to be right now: At home, packing for New Zealand, snuggling my cats!

24carrots said...

The first thing to make you smile today: Singing to myself during my walk and then realizing that people could hear me.

Your most favorite thing to do: take off my shoes while I am walking through the grass. Mud is even better.

Favorite Memory: Filling up my dad's giant canoe and swimming in it when it on hot summer afternoons.

Where you want to be right now: 859.3 miles closer to my best friend/love of my life :(

Zenkichi said...

The first thing to make you smile today: watching my 15 month son get up in the morning with a big big yawn.

Your favorite thing to do:
nibbling on finger food with a decent glass of wine and having good conversation with my hubby every nite.

Favorite Memory:
my dad loved to have frequent parties and get togethers at home when i was little. i loved sitting in his lap while the grown ups chatted away or sang a song on the portable (!) karaoke machine.

Where you want to be right now:
on a beautiful beach somewhere with the pile of books i`ve been meaning to read.

Anonymous said...

The first thing to make you smile today:
my math test went well. im not in a good mood, but you blog cheered me up! i hope i can be like you, always think positively. :)

My favorite thing to do:
experimenting with music (drumming!), making art, but my mom won't always allow me to do it. :(
i love to take a stroll around my neighborhood, alone haha its kinda sad to have your only one-sister going abroad to study.everthing i do, i always do it alone.

favorite memory:
my last trip to taiwan with 30 new friends!

where you want to be right now :
ireland. i always want to go there! fresh air, and cricket sound hahaha, lovely, i want to go away from city's busy life :)

Marlyse said...

The first thing to make you smile today:
The fact that I got a anonymous note that said "God bless you. You are loved."

Your favorite thing to do:
Dancing with my friends to every song we hear on the radio :)

Favorite Memory:
The memory of the standing ovation of my first performance.

Where you want to be right now:
I want to be on stage.

Jennie said...

the first thing to make you smile today: waking up in my new home to my wonderful fiance and a cup of caramel truffle coffee!

Favorite thing to do: exploring new places with friendly faces. And eating candy.

Favorite memory: I was walking through Harvard square and the sun had come out and for the first time in months I felt warm. I felt beautiful. I was free. As a smile spread across my face I tilted my head up towards the sky and took off running. I ran through the streets and up through the gates of Harvard. I found a green patch of grass where the golden sun shone down and I lay flat against the earth, my limbs sprawled out in all directions. Lying there, breathless, my face towards the sun, I was perfectly happy. I knew in that moment that life was a gift and that I was going to not only enjoy it, but bask in it.

Where you want to be right now: Somewhere exotic. With a waterfall and a secret swimming hole and green everywhere.

Cassie Holder said...

The first thing to make mesmile today: the orange glow from the sun through our curtains (that were, by the way, already dancing in the wind)

My favorite thing to do: in this weather, being outside! spending an entire day out walking around, reading on park benches and sharing drinks with that really cool guy I tend to be with a lot

Favorite Memory: one night, many years ago..driving down a dark road with my now husband, then best friend, listening to a song that we both could tell would always be very important to us. starting then. and it is (passenger seat, death cab for cutie..in case you were wondering :) )

Where you want to be right now: back at school, running to a voice lesson or something equally as fun

Amanda Mae said...

The first thing to make you smile today:
My friend's baby who walked into my room this morning and left the door wide open while I was standing there in my underwear... trying to figure out how to close the door with the roommates not seeing (we live with our friends and their baby)


Your favorite thing to do:
Camp. Cook. Take Photos.

Favorite Memory:
Vacations with my family.


Where you want to be right now:
NYC to visit some dear friends who are there from South America... haven't seen then in a couple of years...

:)

Rebecca Rapple said...

The first thing to make you smile today:
The goofy sound of the alarm. I downloaded hundreds and set it to random... so I never know how I am going to wake up!
Your favorite thing to do: Skiing in three feet of powder on a bluebird day...
Favorite Memory: Camping with the family, searching for the little dipper.
Where you want to be right now: Floating down a river, taking in the intensity of thousands of colors.

Moondust(: said...

The first thing to make you smile today: knowing i have rainbow sherbert ice cream waiting for me at my dad's house

Your favorite thing to do:think of memories that make my heart crinkle of the man i was in love with and of the boy i am in love with now.

Favorite Memory:the first time my boyfriend and i were with my mom and friends and siblings, we sat in the back of our suburban and he smply grabbed my hand and intertwined our fingers. it was always something i dreamed and yearned for for someone to do that.

Where you want to be right now: home. in beautiful Southern Oklahoma.

Mary said...

The first thing to make you smile today: The cat curled up to the dog

Your favorite thing to do: I love singing when no one is listening

Favorite Memory: summer vacations with my siblings

Where you want to be right now: Already at the fair riding cheap rides and eating junk food!

Kyle Lynn said...

The first thing to make you smile today: My snuggly litte Pug Wrigley
Your favorite thing to do: Boating on the lake with friends
Favorite Memory: My Mom and Aunt taking me and my friends to the Paula Abdul concert and then getting to stay in hotel!
Where you want to be right now: On the beach or at my non-existant lake house crafting and sipping on a coffee

Stacey Renee said...

The first thing to make you smile today:
My poor old kitty on the couch as I greeted her this morning.

Your favorite thing to do:
Ourdoors with my friends-- the beach, mountains, hiking, camping! It's a rush of life.

Favorite Memory:
Mom surprising me to pick my up at school and take me on a surprise adventure to a waterfall with our friends. Just because.

Where you want to be right now:
New Zealand- mountains, ocean, city, anywhere in NZ, having adventures with friends.

Astrid Sand Baardsen said...

The first thing to make you smile today:
My brother got up earlier than me, and had made coffee, so it was fresh and warm, when i finally "zoombie'd" up to the kitcken =)

Your favorite thing to do: Click the big button on my darling, camera and look find out that i took a fabulously beautiful picture of somthing/someone!

Favorite Memory:
Playing the tree musketeers with my brothers. No, I wasn't a musketeer! I was the musketeer DOG! Animal obsessed!

Where you want to be right now:
At a beach in New Zealand, with all my good friends there, a cold coke and a surf board not far away! Well, not really looking forward to winter here.. hehe

Don't know me? I just stumbled across your blog, or actually a friend recomennded it, and i thought this thing was fun, so i desided to join in..

Hey! see know that the dude above me wantet to be the same place as me.. =) How cool!

gooddeedaday said...

The first thing to make you smile today: realizing my August bus pass is still valid!

Your favourite thing to do: Listen to David Archuleta sing "Angels"

Favorite Memory: Whale-watching in Ile Ste. Marie, Madagascar.

Where you want to be right now: See above.

jc said...

The first thing to make you smile today: Going for a morning swim in an outdoor pool after not having swam in a couple of weeks.

Your favorite thing to do: Riding my road bike to the peak of any mountain.

Favorite Memory: Waiting for my dad to come home from work to tell my brothers and I a bedtime story.

Where you want to be right now: Snorkeling off of Ko Tao, Thailand!

Hope you had fun today!

jk said...

i don't really know how to copy it but the first thing to make me smile today was my CRAZY home room teacher. ;D ooooohhh the crazyness!

my favorite memory... hmmm... that would probably the first time i water skiid on one ski. not to long ago. :)

i want to be in gillette wyoming right now with my big sis. [.^_^.]

ari said...

The first thing to make you smile today: Feeling my husband Tyler wrap his arms around me and pull so close when my alarm went off for my morning run.

Your favorite thing to do: Smile.

Favorite Memory: A 3 hour drive up to Flagstaff starting at 10:00 at night just so I could see snow fall for the first time.

Where you want to be right now: In my little tiny apartment with Tyler. Cleaning to happy music. (We moved in 3 weeks ago. We're newlyweds! :] )

Fiona said...

The first thing to make you smile today: Waking up to birds chirping! I can't believe that happened to me :)

Your favorite thing to do: Bake and eat cupcakes, colour with my crayons and laugh until I cry and can't breathe and my stomach hurts (Which is actually more fun than it sounds, haha)

Favorite Memory: Going exploring in the wilderness (a.k.a. a forest) while camping with a billion of my cousins and family friends when I was 8. We had walkie talkies and everything.

Where you want to be right now: Building a blanket fort with my boyfriend and declaring it as our castle.


Enjoy your roadtrip :)

Anonymous said...

The first thing to make you smile today: This morning I woke up and looked in the mirror. I had forgotten I was wearing my sock monkey hat.

Your favorite thing to do: Sittin in my shower with pajamas on, reading my favorite book.

Favorite Memory: In my Drama class we did an emotional exercise that ended up with most of the class bursting into tears. Immediately after, we laid on the floor gazing up at the ceiling trying to be silent. After several stifled giggles the entire auditorium was flooded with laughter. I had never felt so free in my life.

Where you want to be right now: Rancho Bernardo High School Performing Arts Center

Thanks for including us in your world, Katie.

Broken Angel said...

The first thing to make you smile today: My kids being already dressed up and super excited for the first day of school by the time my alarm even went off!

Your favorite thing to do: Snuggle up with someone and watch a scary or silly movie

Favorite Memory: All of my children's births. It really is amazing the amount of joy and happiness you can feel when you bring a child into the world. :)


Where you want to be right now:

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Celestine said...

The first thing to make you smile today: For the first time in 17 years I don't have to go to school on the first day of september. In Belgium the new schoolyear starts on September 1. My schoolyear starts September 14.

Your favorite thing to do: spot a butterfly between lots of people.

Favorite Memory: hugs I shared with special people.

Where you want to be right now: August 29, 2009: The Big Ask Again in Ostend... had a really good time there.

the girl who lost the plot said...

The first thing to make you smile today:
Waking up to my hubby still fast asleep, with the bedsheets scrunched all the way to my side of the bed. Damn sheets won't stay in place!

Your favorite thing to do:
(currently) plan for our wedding in july 2010!

Favorite Memory: meeting my hubby for the first time in the dodgiest, seediest dive bar.

Where you want to be right now:
enrolled in a fashion design school

Insomniac Maniac said...

The first thing to make you smile today: Pictures of the world's cutest baby hedgehog I got in an email.

Your favorite thing to do: Read a book snuggled in a couch, or with my toes in the grass.

Favorite Memory: The first time I remember it raining in Jerusalem. The full story is here: http://www.benrik.co.uk/content/blog.asp?blogID=1343

Where you want to be right now: In a park, not too cold not too hot weather, toes in the grass, eating pineapple chunks.

Alaina S. said...

The first thing to make you smile today: Thoughts of the boy who kissed me last night :)

Your favorite thing to do: Read outside on my porch with a cozy blanket.

Favorite Memory: I have to pick just one? One favourite - the first time I met the above mentioned boy who kissed me last night. I was kind of lost and I mustered up the courage to ask him for help. We took a walk to find the right way.

Where you want to be right now: Not at work...at home in my bed with the morning sun pouring in.

worldfallsdwn said...

The first thing to make you smile today: A Michael Jackson song!
Your favorite thing to do: Go into my hometown Oxford and pretend to be a tourist for the day, see my favorite bands and make new friends in the queue, go to a musical, create
Favorite Memory:
Where you want to be right now: Sunbathing in some hot country.

worldfallsdwn said...

oops forgot my memory: all of my childhood :)

Kristine said...

First thing to make me smile this morning: The thought of going to Florida

Your favourite thing to do: Being in the sun and relaxing with my boyfriend

Favourite memory: Good times I've had with my dad, living in different countries

Where you want to be right now: Florida, or with my boyfriend

Yayá said...

The first thing to make you smile today: My plush wolf Wolfie looking at me as if it really were alive

Your favorite thing to do: Reading books

Favorite Memory: My sister wedding

Where you want to be right now: My bed, having a huge cup of chocolate frapuccino.

:] Have a great trip!

colormekatie said...

I love all of these stories!!

liz said...

The first thing to make me smile today: I am own my own after a called of wedding and I realized, "everything is going to be ok."
My favorite thing to do: I like textures, so I cut out little 2x2 squares of textures from magazine pages that i think are pretty. Favorite Memory: Finding my cat, Professor, on pay day outside of my bank. Best pay day ever!
Where I want to be right now: In my new apartment, moved in.

Gina said...

Is it too late to play? I love your blog btw!

The first thing to make you smile today: Sun streaming on my face.

Your favorite thing to do: Blog!
Favorite Memory: Chasing after the ice cream truck as a child (um, ok, last year. LoL!)
Where you want to be right now: Home in NC with Fam.

Happy Travels...

Gina

mallory said...

i love your outlook on life! just reading your blog makes me cheerier. i wish you would come work your art magic around my dingy neighborhood :)

The first thing to make you smile today:
my boyfriend waking me up excited about his first day of school.

Your favorite thing to do:
have long conversations

Favorite Memory:
playing giant unorganized games of hide-and-seek on my mama's farm with my cousins as a young'n.

Where you want to be right now:
sitting on the circle downtown

Monica said...

The first thing to make you smile today:

My boyfriend bought me Tim Hortons coffee and brought it to me as I woke up this moring

Your favorite thing to do:

cuddle up with my 3 yr old pitbull, chopper, on the couch in front of the wood stove, with a good book and big mug of hot chocolate. preferably on chilly fall days or cold winter evenings.

Favorite Memory:

a couple roadtrips i've been on

Where you want to be right now:

ireland. or australia.

Anonymous said...

The first thing to make you smile today: My little girl asking my husband where I was (I was getting ready for the day), then deciding it didn't matter because Daddy wanted to snuggle.

Your favorite thing to do: Read a good book wrapped up in a warm blanket.

Favorite Memory: All of them that involve my husband and daughter.

Where you want to be right now: In Seattle, staying at home with my kids growing a garden and playing outside on the swings.

Kay said...

The first thing to make you smile today: The radio show- "Rick and Bubba" They call themselves the sexiest fat men alive. They make me laugh.

Your favorite thing to do: Play with Maxwell von Seeburg Schnauzer first thing in the morning. He also makes me smile.

Favorite Memory: Standing on a mountain in North Carolina and realizing that I wasn't alone.

Where you want to be right now: Standing on a mountain in North Carolina- haha. Or playing with Max. :)

Diana Elizabeth said...

moo is so adorable!!

The first thing to make you smile today: My roommate coming into my room telling me she was making a pot of coffee
Your favorite thing to do: Spending the day in a city (any city) with my best friends
Favorite Memory: My uncle dressing up as the Easter bunny... when the "baby" of the family was 16, haha
Where you want to be right now: Down the shore enjoying this gorgeous weather!

staceydebra said...

The first thing to make you smile today: Discovering a photog's Web site (www.stevemccurry.com) and browsing through his images.

Your favorite thing to do: See live music and dance.

Favorite Memory: Laughing with my sister late at night.

Where you want to be right now: In bed snuggling with my boyfriend and/or my cat.

Jenny said...

The first thing to make you smile today: my kitty Miss Charlie jumping onto my bed and curling up for a nap on my shoulder.

Your favorite thing to do: snuggle with my kitty while reading a book or a nice magazine.

Favorite Memory: my Dad decorating our big front picture window with Christmas shapes cut out of sheets of polystyrene - bells, snowflakes, sleighs, reindeers. A memory from about 36 years ago!

Where you want to be right now: right where I am - at home, cosy and warm.

PS I love Moo! How did you train him to enjoy/take road trips?

Emily said...

The first thing to make you smile today: Seeing the spectacular sunrise while waiting for the 7am train, having worked late and gotten up extra early to go back into the office -- such a nice surprise in the midst of all this stress.

Your most favorite thing to do: My best friend's annual cottage weekend -- spend a blissful, yet fleeting 2 days and 2 nights in the beautiful wilderness of Ontario with my very best friends, skinny dipping and sunbathing. Perfect.

Favorite Memory: Randomly deciding to drive to Montreal with three friends one very cold February night and the spending the greatest three days and nights of our lives exploring that beautiful city together.

Where you want to be right now: At home, in bed, with coffee and a great book. I've been working too much :)

Melissa Ann said...

The first thing to make you smile today: Seeing my new boyfrined at our ten o' clock communication class. I think he wears hats and glasses in the morning because he doesn't want to get ready.

Your most favorite thing to do: I like to swim and get tired and then jump into pjs and watch a movie and have dinner.

Favorite Memory: Being with my mom on Saturday afternoons while she was cleaning the house and listening to the Carpenters.

Where you want to be right now: I would like to be at my boyfriends aapartment, and I would like it to be raining and thundering outside, so we would have to hide out in the apartment to keep safe.

Dampig said...

The first thing to make you smile today: Two little girls whispering secrets to eachother on the bus.

Your favorite thing to do: Spend time with family and friends.

Favorite Memory: So many, can't pick one!

Where you want to be right now: Outside in the sun!

Barbie said...

So im breaking the rule on this blog and not doing the question thing..But i just came accross your site and I just would like to let you know I love the way you live life. I was having a bad day today really feeling bad for myself just down in the dumps sall day and then seeing your gift and your creativity really inspired me to find happiness in my own life. Thank you.

Emilia said...

The first thing to make you smile today: someoneone special surprising me with a very sweet wheatpaste in our honor :)
Your favorite thing to do: draw and talk to friendly strangers on the street!
Favorite Memory: how could you ever pick a favorite memory? i think my most recent favorite memory is watching a meteor shower on my birthday with a good friend!
Where you want to be right now: in brooklyn, where i'm moving on friday!

you are truly an incredibly person, your blog makes me smile every time i read it. i aspire to be like you.

Erica Leigh said...

The first thing to make you smile today: i was driving to school and saw a very pink volkswagen van. it was so cute! i immediately wanted it.

Your favorite thing to do: sleep. no, really. i love sleeping. usually because i have such weird, colorful dreams.

Favorite Memory: this one's hard...well, one of my favorite memories was when i had my first sleepover party in the 4th grade. i invited 5 of my closest friends and we watched titanic and gave each other makeovers! haha.

Where you want to be right now: anywhere that's not hot. or near fires...there's a lot of that going on right now in southern california! :P

hope your road trip was lovely! <3

Megan said...

The first thing to make you smile today: i was driving to school listening to a hamish and andy podcast from their caravan of courage across america - they always make me smile

Your favorite thing to do: curl up in bed with some yummy snacks and a good book

Favorite Memory: but there's so many to choose from! getting my first cat when i was 7 years old definitely stands out - we went on to have 16 wonderful years together

Where you want to be right now: 300 or so kilometres away at my boyfriend's house snuggling with him on the couch


just found your blog today and am already in love! especially appreciate that you take your moggy with you when you travel, i do as well and i get such strange looks! love your photos as well, they are very inspiring :)

Tricia Orchard said...

The first thing to make you smile today: My 15 month old son Lauchlan.

Your favorite thing to do: blog and read other blogs.

Favorite Memory: spending time with my mom (she passed away in 1996).

Where you want to be right now: playing on the beach with my kids.

Thanks for the inspiration.

Tricia

Anonymous said...

The first thing to make you smile today: Seeing my horsey and the awesome feeling I get when he follows me around everywhere :D

Your favorite thing to do: Make people smile

Favorite Memory: Oh, too many. Definitely a childhood one though

Where you want to be right now: In that certain someone's arms.

Sabriel said...

The first thing to make you smile today: Waking up to Adam Parker nestling into my shoulder. How wonderful is it to wake up next to someone you love more than anything?

Your favorite thing to do: I love to be somewhere new, with a language i don't understand, and try to communicate. I love to sit in a cafe with a good book, some paper, and nice pen, and some soup. I love to play scrabble and sit around campfires.

Favorite Memory:Israel, Israel, Israel. When I lived there for a short time and the tide was so, so high. I stood in the water up to my thighs and felt the universe.

Where you want to be right now: an open air market. anywhere. Or maybe, right here.

Nobody's Girl... said...

The First thing to make me smile today: My 6 year old-today is "community leader" day for her kindergarten class. They were all asked to dress like a community leader. She chose to dress like an artist-complete with smock, paint brush, and hair piled up on top of her head. She looked like LOVE!

Favorite thing to do: Spend the day outside-working the horses, weeding the garden. Doing hard work that makes me sweat in the open air is bliss.


Favorite Memory: I have pretty good memories-nothing to be sad about... but I don't think my favorite one has happened yet.

Where you want to be right now: Right where I am...

Anonymous said...

First thing to make me smile: waking up listening to my son's stories of yesterday (he's three)

Favorite thing to do: crafts with my kids, especially outside the lines

Favorite memory: watching my great-grandfather carve a totem pole

Thank you, great blog!

Anonymous said...

The first thing to make you smile today: Hearing my dad laugh his head off & being thankful that not everyone is a grouch in the morning.

Your favorite thing to do: Bundle up on a cool fall day and head out on my bicycle with my cousins.

Favorite Memory: Summers spent with friends and family.

Where you want to be right now: Walking downtown in the ottawa Market.

Darah Morin said...

The first thing to make you smile today: Thinking about how funny I look in braided pigtails. I decided to wear them anyway.

Your favorite thing to do: Design T-shirts.

Favorite Memory: When I was about 16, I went to Disney World with my family. Trying to save a little money, we stopped at Walgreens and decided to buy regular ponchos instead of $8 ones in the park. When we got out of the car, we saw these dark storm clouds forming overhead. Dad said that we should leave them in the car, that it would go past. Well, it did go past, but not without raining all afternoon. My mom, in an effort to keep us dry, raided the ladies room for trash bags, and we wore trash bags around the park. I was mortified. Later in the evening we signed my dad up for karaoke without him knowing, as a punishment for making us leave behind the perfectly good ponchos. He was surprised and angrily sung "How sweet it is (to be loved by you)" by James Taylor. So funny.

Where you want to be right now: Elgin, IL, where my fiance is. I miss him so much.

indiana said...

the first thing that made me smile today was waking up with the first sun of winter on my face and daydreaming of moving to bundy...

my faveourite thing to do is to dress people up, do thier makeup, make a crazy set and take HEAPS of photos so that when im old ill never forget!!!!
my favourite memory...well theres is a lot thankfully hhhmmm probably when i was little my dad put a door in a tree for my sister and i which made i platform and we used to be ninjas with my nextdoorneighbors!!!

id love to be with my friend ash right now because we had a falling out which was my fault and i dont think i can fix it this time

BelZ said...

The first thing to make you smile today:
Turning on the light in the bedroom, to watch my husband sound asleep... :)

Your favorite thing to do:
To find happiness and joy in the smallest things, - smile and make others wonder why I'm smiling. :)

Favorite Memory:
The three days we spent at a castle in Sweden, and where my husband asked me to marry him. :)

Where you want to be right now:
Out photohunting for a moose! I photograph a lot, and it's a standing "joke" in our local photoclub that I've yet to "shoot" a moose! We have LOTS of them around, but somehow I never see them...

Susan said...

The first thing to make you smile today:

The giggles and smiles of my two-year-old friends. It's so adorable and contagious.

Your favorite thing to do:

Sit at a coffee shop with friends and talk for hours where conversation never breaks and caffeine is devoured by the mug-full.

Favorite Memory:

Watching Jeopardy with my Grandpa and counting correct answers on my fingers. He was always counting on his toes before I made it to my second hand, but it was still fun. I loved hanging out with my Grandpa.

Where you want to be right now:

In Boston. I thought it was beautiful when I went there in the summer but I bet it is ten times as beautiful in the fall. I would love to sit on a blanket in Boston Public Gardens, sip a latte and read for hours.

eM said...

The first thing to make you smile today:
Waking up comfy cozy between my beloved husband + spoiled puppy dog - surrounded by kittys on the bed and more pups on their beds beside ours

Your favorite thing to do:

walk alongside (and in!) the Pacific Ocean in Northern California

Favorite Memory:
being in the middle of St. Mark's Square in Venice w/ my huzbeau on a clear cold winter midnite & realizing we had it all to ourselves!

Where you want to be right now:
well, winter in Seattle always has me longing for a warm,sunny place... but I am pretty happy as is.

Paula said...

ok, i know i'm late but i just felt like answering this..

The first thing to make you smile today: an email my grandma sent me

Your favorite thing to do: getting lost in Buenos Aires.. mostly on rainy days

Favorite Memory: christmases

Where you want to be right now: i'd love to be out

i think it's thanksgiving for you today so happy thanksgiving!! i'm thankful for every smile you produce on us :)

Angel_Emz95 said...

The first thing to make you smile today: seeing my neighbour's cat get a snowy cap when she walked under a bush this morning!

Your favorite thing to do: imagine all the fun things I'll be doing in 5 years when I've finished school (:

Favorite Memory: there is no way I can just pick one - all the times I've been with my friends just hanging out and talking...

Where you want to be right now: right here... I couldn't choose a better life for myself than the one I already have (:


I love your blog my dear, and I've missed reading it in the few months that I've been living under a rock! I will definitely check it more regularly now - any time I need something to make me smile (:
xxxxx

Betenik said...

The first thing to make you smile today
Every morning at about 4am my fella and I wake up a tiny little bit and roll into each other's arms and that always makes me sleep-smile :)

Your favorite thing to do:
Hang with my boy - he's so fun and can always make me laugh. As long as he's there, everything is enjoyable and fun!

Favorite Memory:
Realising that I am actually in control of my own destiny - everything good has come from that

Where you want to be right now:
At home, with the boy, doodling on my laptop while he plays poker and we drink biiiig cups of tea

Nicole said...

Hi Katie! I just wanted to let you know that you and your blog are an inspiration to me! You inspired me to start my own blog, and your entries always make me happy =)

have a great day!