My Return to Blogging

Hey!

So…..It’s been almost a year for my little unplanned break, which is much longer than I was expecting.

Between dance, theatre, vacation, writing, cooking, and keeping up with my newest ideas, I’ve kind of neglected this blog a bit.

I do have 40+ posts in moderation though, so expect some serious draft-editing and posting. πŸ˜‰

Anyways, I’M BACK!

A little bit of catch up:

Musical Theatre

Me and Wicked/Seussical

Last summer I was in a summer-long musical theatre class. It was AMAZING! The same group is doing it again this summer and I’m hoping to do it again! It’s all funded by me, but I finally saved up enough thanks to some extra help from my grandparents. Love you!

I even got a line, and the role of featured dancer, which I was really excited about since I hadn’t done any jazz/musical theatre/acting before that.

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I started taking theatre as well this year and I’ve been to one competition so far. It was really fun to see all my hard work (I may or may not have done a Lauren Child piece. BEST SCRIPT EVER!) pay off. My improv group placed pretty well, despite having some really hard/weird prompts and one that was pretty much right up our alley.

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I started extra dance this year: I’m now doing multiple ballet classes as well as lyrical, contemporary, and jazz. My ballet/lyrical/contemporary is awesome and my teacher is an incredible dancer, but our classes our pretty focused and way more specific than they were before this year. There’s a much bigger emphasis on character which, being a writer, I love.

Our recital dances are amazing though!

Food Burger

Cooking by Claire and I, Plating by Claire, Photography by me

I’ve been doing a lot of cooking recently as well, and I’d like to start blogging about some of my recent forays into the world of food. While I’ve always loved to cook, it’s recently been even more interesting to me.

The amount of Food Network and Great British Bake-Off our family watches is slightly insane. I’ve been going around pronouncing “basil” as “bah-sil”, thanks to all the British pronunciations in GBBO.

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A good portion of my time has been spent on my bookworm-ish tendencies. I’ve read several new favorites (Keeper of the Lost Cities and When My Name Was Keoko are my newest) and I thoroughly enjoyed them.

My love for Harry Potter has only grown in the past year, and for the first time I met someone who could answer all my crazy trivia questions. (YES! SOMEONE WHO KNOWS THE RACE OF JOSEPH!)* I can’t wait for FBAWTFT, nor the Cursed Child release. The amount of fan theories I’ve come up with are slightly insane (though a large portion of the fan theories I’ve come up with are also for Star Wars, so….**).

So that’s a bit about my crazy year! Hope you enjoyed!

Kathleen

* If you got that reference you’re my new best friend.

** As I’m writing this my siblings are watching Force Awakens again. All I can hear is “I’ve got a bad feeling about this.” and a whole lot of Β “FINN!” “FINN!”. Rathtar hunting isn’t cheap.

17 comments… add one
  • YAY — YOU’RE BACK! Sounds like you’ve had a fun, albeit busy, year. πŸ™‚

    • Yay! A bit busy, but fun. I’m very excited to post more though.

  • I totally understand your busyness! I’m so glad you’ve had a fun year. I’ve missed your posts (no pressure! LOL!)! So happy you’re back! πŸ™‚
    ~Madi~

  • Sounds like you had a very busy year. πŸ™‚ I just read Keeper of the Lost Cities too, and they are AWESOME! Now I just have to make it to November when the 5th book comes out. πŸ™‚ XD
    – Catlover02 =^-^=

  • Yay! You’re back to blogging!!

  • Whoo hoo! You’re back!

  • KATHLEEN!!!!!!!! *virtual hug then starts jumping up and down screaming* I’VE MISSED YA, GIRL!!!:D
    Sounds like you had a great year! So happy that you’re back though! Btw, I am no longer posting on my doll blog but I now have a writing one. It’s myforgottenlibrary.wordpress.com if you’d like to check it out. πŸ˜‰

    • I missed you too!
      Yes, I saw your post. Your new blog sounds cool though!

  • Hagit

    Hi Kathleen,

    Shalom from Israel! I have some very good news! The Hearts For Hearts Dolls will be relaunched by a new company this year!

    Read more here: https://www.facebook.com/HeartsForHeartsGirls/posts/1024840927551341

    It is said there that Nahji, Dell, Consuelo, and Rahel will be the first ones rereleased. Out of these four, I do not have Rahel yet. Actually, I used to have a Rahel, but I lost her in a robbery last May. I am also wondering on when will they release Tipi, Lilian, and the other dolls, as I my other H4H Dolls were also stolen along with Rahel last May. Consuelo, Dell, Nahji and Zelia are the only ones left standing in my collection.

    Apart from that, I am also wondering if the new company will release any NEW DOLLS. I want them to release a girl from Lithuania and a girl from Ukraine- not only due to a lack of European countries in the line, but also due to that Lithuania has a high suicide rate and Ukraine is currently under a state of war. Moreover, Ukraine is hosting the European Song Contest next year and I am so obsessed with Lithuanians.

    In fact, I already have the concept for the Lithuanian and Ukrainian Girls! I just need to submit them to the creator.

    • Hi Hagit!
      Wow, that’s very exciting! I’m very happy about this. I looked at the Playmates website and it said their new website will be launched in October, so I think the dolls will come out around then.
      Oh, I’m sorry to hear that!
      I really can’t wait for them to re-release Shola – she is my favorite! I love them all though and I think it’s really neat that they all have diverse ethnic/religious/cultural backgrounds. Not something you see in AG!
      That would be cool! I will have to go and research Lithuania and Ukraine now. I think a Syrian or Turkish doll would be interesting, although they do have Shola and I know she’s kind of their refugee doll. And I’d love more multi-ethnic dolls! Nyesha and Lauryce are some of their prettiest dolls (in my opinion) and I think it’ll be really interesting to see how they evolve as a doll company over the next few years and what new dolls they release.
      Oh, cool! Good luck!

      Kathleen

  • I nominated you for the sunshine blogger award! Here’s the link! https://dolltasticallyfun.com/2017/01/27/sunshine-blogger-award/

  • Norah

    That meme is me and Rocky Horror Picture Show/Hamilton.

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