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New Blog. New Times.

May 23rd, 2009 (07:56 pm)

I'm in Chicago, living in a Jesus commune, listening to the second disc of Phish's It's A Live One album. With all this change, why not make more?

kaitlintrott.blogspot.com --> This is where I blog now.

Kait [userpic]

"It's simple."

May 4th, 2009 (11:07 am)

Face forward,
Move slow,
Forge ahead.

Breaking up is hard to do. And like many things, even harder to admit. But, Joel and I did break up. And I am admitting it. Submitting it. Etc.


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Well, it's also a Del Amitri song.

May 3rd, 2009 (09:57 am)

Dear Kaitlin,

Look around your world pretty baby
Is it everything you hoped it'd be?
The wrong guy, the wrong situation
The right time to roll to me.

Look into your heart pretty baby,
Is it aching with some nameless need?
Is there something wrong and you can't put your finger on it?
Right then, roll to me.

Love, God.

Kait [userpic]

C'mon, what's wrong?

April 24th, 2009 (08:03 pm)

I am all about this tattoo. I got it a few months ago - on the same day that Joel got the outline of Oregon (sans green heart) on his wrist. It's perfect! PERFECT. My life may look (okay, and actually BE) cluttered, but I am a minimalist at heart. I like simple ideas, simple plans, simple meals... My politics are simple. My religion is simple. Part of the reason I fell in love with Joel is that he is the simplest of men. He has one outfit: black shorts, black t-shirt, black sweatshirt. He has one communication technique: honesty. He has one obsession: poutine from Potato Champion (ha ha!). He simply loves and accepts and (a lot of the time) tolerates me.

In other news... I'm SICK. What?! Joel gave me the disease he had on his birthday. I'm feverish and my nose is runny and am exhausted. Yesterday I spent the entire day watching Law & Order: CI on my computer and eating lime popsicles that Joel brought me from New Seasons and taking hot baths. Today I did the same thing except instead of Law & Order I watched Home Movies. Tonight Joel is going to a punk show in NE Portland, but he was kind enough to bring me something to eat for dinner before he went up there.

I am totally ga-ga over Joel these days because of how nice he's being. But our relationship isn't perfect, no no. Here are our top three fights:

1. I ate all the red Mike and Ikes (his favorite candy? what, why?? maybe because it's simple, ha ha) out of the box. Definitely won't happen again.
2. Talking about our future I said I wouldn't feel comfortable having children but not having a car (as a reliable form of easy-access transportation). We disagree on this pretty hard, but he finally admitted to being alright with it, if it was used responsibly, and not as a get-out-of-walking/biking-free card.
3. When I revealed that I would be spending the summer in Chicago. At first he was incredulous, but I think he's realized how it won't actually be that devastating.

CHICAGO, that's right. 90 days of Jesus People USA, bible classes, long lost relatives, etc. I'm excited! It just sunk in the other day how long three months is (and isn't). This is an experience I've wanted to have for a long time and I'm finally going to get it. I don't expect to come back a changed person, but maybe a sharper one.


I hope I feel well tomorrow, because I am BORED. Like I said, all I have to do is watch tv shows and take baths. I think (while in the bath) I've read the 2008 Snakepit collection 40 times.

A song I've really been enjoying recently: The Hem cover of Radiation Vibe (originally by Fountains of Wayne). You can listen to it here for free. I think two of the reasons I like it are that (one) I usually end up calling my S.O.'s "baby" and (two) even though it's a contemporary indie-accoustic cover, it's lyrics are sooooo 90's alt rock, which I am SOOOOOOO into!

Oh brilliant, a big long bug just crawled over my HAND and now it's in my BED. BYE.

Kait [userpic]

Up to my neck in wishin' this life was mine.

April 11th, 2009 (04:47 pm)

Fig. 1

Sometimes I think I HATE the internet and I want to delete any and all presence I've ever had on it, but other times (like right now) I feel like blogging and having public profiles is good, because in some strange way it keeps us accountable. Keeps us accounting? Also, I know the times I HATE it are fueled massively by the fact that I get jealous and overwhelmed by the neat things that other people post/write/upload. It's hard to keep up!

Sun Kil Moon (reincarnation of Red House Painters) are playing in Portland on the uh.... 21st of May. Joel asked me if I wanted to go and I said "....I don't know...." but I think I've changed my mind to "YES!" The more stimulus in my life the better, at this point - and SKM/RHP is (are?) easily one (two?) of my favorite bands.

Isn't that a good clock? (Fig. 1)

So, alright. Easter. Another Hallmark/Christian née Pagan holiday buried in plastic garbage. On the upside, I do find it helpful to have specific days and times of year to focus on specific events in Christ's life. He is risen! He is risen indeed!

I'm supposed to be doing laundry and cleaning my room... but first I will tell you about what happened at Fred Meyers yesterday. I went in to buy a new heavy duty scrub sponge for the kitchen sink (the exiting one is Tom's and has been there at least since I moved in). The "Everyday Value" sponges were 89c, but I got so ANXIOUS over the amount of plastic and chemicals and "new" things in the world that I ended up spending four dollars on compostable sponges that will obviously last three days. What, I asked myself, am I turning into? I don't know.


Kait [userpic]

The New Tune Show

March 10th, 2009 (09:57 pm)

Went to E(veryday)M(usic) with Joel after my volunteer shift at the P(ortland)A(rt)M(useum), and I got three used C(ompact)D(isc)s:

- The new Death Vessel Album, which is CUTE! Love it!
- Spiritualized(R)'s Ladies and gentlemen we are floating in space.
- MOST IMPORTANTLY!!! I got the Semisonic album "all about chemistry". AAAAHHH, this was my favorite album in high school and early college, and then one day it was under a shirt and I stepped on it (it broke). Since that day I've been half-heartedly looking for a replacement. Today I got it. Oh man, YES.

I almost got one of the Crash Test Dummies albums that I don't have, but I decided the ones I had already chosen were enough.


Joel got some sketchbooks today so he can start a new project, which is to draw a comic autobiography. He is being 400% more productive than I am. Ha ha! I am, though, starting to think about making something myself. We'll see what happens with that. Aden visited me from Spokane a couple days ago, and seeing him got me motivated. CREATE!

Kait [userpic]

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February 19th, 2009 (01:38 pm)

Alright. So.

- Since November I've quit using soap & shampoo & conditioner in the shower. Completely. Hot water & exfoliation only. I thought it'd never work because of how "oily" my skin is, but I was wrong. Laundry detergent is also a thing of the past. THE MAN aka BIG SOAP is just tricking you into thinking you need to put chemicals on your skin to be clean! Liars! This is something I think everyone could and should do. The human body is a self-cleaning organism for the most part, not a machine that needs to be sanitized. 

- I finally got the tattoo I've been talking about getting since high school. It's been an interesting experience so far because of two things. First, it's on my palm so it's really obvious and I see it all the time. Second, it's not really a tattoo because it's just a tiny circle. It's a non-tattoo. It's a permanent mark. A tattoo, in other words. But it's of nothing and it's subtle. I don't plan on ever getting another one, because this one will always be my favorite tattoo in the world.

- Dating Joel is great and going well. It's weird because he is the first boyfriend who does not read my livejournal so in reality I could write about him - whatever I wanted. UMMMM... hmmm....

- We (J + K) went to see the Swedish (?) movie Let The Right One In at Laurelhurst the other night. It's a story about a weenie, snot-nosed boy and a vampire girl. Horror? Horrible! I hated it, sort of. The more I think about it the more I liked it, just because of the sort of "sudden realization" that I had at the very end regarding the little boy and the vampire's "dad". It was drawn out and artsy (which Joel liked), the vampire sound effects were weird, and the kills were lame (except the last one). But really it just comes down to the fact that I don't like movies about kids or animals. Both are personified (adultififed?) in totally bogus ways by directors most of the time. I would recommend anyone who was interested in it to see it, just because it's one of those "see for yourself" ones. 

- I found a drawing by Alex at my parents' house of a man with a mustache and long hair & lipstick that she wrote "Girlman" above. On the other side of the paper? "Mancat".


Kait [userpic]

Epic romance.

February 14th, 2009 (11:28 am)

For Valentines day, Joel drew a huge mural outside my kitchen window in the mostly-vacant parking lot. It's a picture of he & I and a huge heart, and it says "BE MY VALINTINE KAIT," publicizing both his affection for me and his poor spelling. It's pirfict!

Later today, we'll get to spend 6 hours making sandwiches together at work. <3 <3 <3

XOXO & Lovelove to everyone on this heartiest of holidays.

Kait [userpic]

Money for nothing.

February 9th, 2009 (04:18 pm)

So someone filed a class action law suit against a company I worked for in 2002.

And because I worked for them I got a huge (really)  settlement check in the mail.

So I bought a new bike.


Kait [userpic]

Bebe steppes?

February 5th, 2009 (01:06 am)

I want to start making public entries again but every time I start one I seize up. What does it all mean?

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