Tuesday, August 31, 2010


Driving by yourself can be a fantastic time for pondering and reflection.

Up until this evening I hadn't been alone in my car on the motorway for a very long time. I admit, not much pondering or reflection happened but I did turn up the music really loud and sang along, even made up some sweet harmonies. It's good when it's just you because you can belt it out all you like without having to consider anyone else.

Solitaryness can be very nice sometimes.

Sunday, August 29, 2010


This evening was the Talent Quest at church. Far God has given people some amazing abilities. There was singing, dancing and even a circus act. It was so flippin awesome.

Before one of the girls went on she was so nervous so I got to pray with her. She did a flippin amazing job. She was the best in my opinion. Her dance was soooo good.

Afterwards a group of us went and danced in the back hall. We were learning the Single Ladies dance and it was hilarious. Even the boys did it. To a surprising standard actually.

Ahhh dancing is good for the soul.


So I'm filling up my water bottle when I spy an envelope addressed to me on the bench. It was a curious shape so I immediately ripped it open to discover a mix CD full of indie goodness.
Honestly, there are 20 ridiculously top notch songs. The taste is impeccable.
The only message with it was the word, "smile" in vivid on the case.
It sure did make me smile.
I reallyreallyreally just want to know who it is from now though. I have my suspicions.
I'ma keep the envelope so I can cross-check handwriting samples.

Receiving spontaneous gifts, especially in the post is one of the best things ever. They make you feel so special. I need to treat people like that a lot more.

Saturday, August 28, 2010


I had millions of fun at LJ and Sophies 21st tonight. It was in such a good venue. Once we cranked the dancing it was really awesome. I love being a fool and not caring.

The best, most hilarious thing happened on our way home however. We left the 21st laden with platters full of sausage rolls. We must have looked a sight, most of us teetering on stillettos, trying hard enough to balance ourselves, let alone a huge plate of savouries.

The car ride was for the most part, pretty quiet. That was until one of us had the brilliant idea of tossing the mini quiches out the window at signs and cars. It started with just Amy in the passenger seat whooping and yelling as she missed practically everything she aimed for.

It wasn't long until we all had our windows down to fire pastry bombs at things.

The best shot was a cheesecake bite which planted itself on the brakelight of a car. It was very satisfying to see it land and stick there. I bet it hasn't even budged. That cheesecake is strong, gelatinous goodness.

Friday, August 27, 2010


Spring is so close!

Today I noticed so many trees that have just begun to blossom. The city is a much nicer place when there are flowers about. Each one smells so good too. You walk past and are hit by a delicious scent.

Isn't it strange how smells can bring back memories so powerfully. Also today as I was walking along and I smelt a strangely familiar smell. It took me a few seconds to place it. It reminded me of when I had rabbits as a little kid. Far out it was awesome. Such vivid recollection.

Wednesday, August 25, 2010


Today I embarked on another journey. The 1st Shop of the Coffee Prince. I can already tell it is going to be an amazing season. It's so difficult to stop. I have laughed out loud, almost cried and the subtitles aren't even that great.

Pretty much everything Korean is awesome.

P.S. He's a looker.

Tuesday, August 24, 2010


I had my remarkable moment for today planned. Before I went out I made my bed perfectly with clean sheets. It was going to be a glorious finale to a full-on day, especially given my freshly shaven legs. ALAS! Someone other than myself has rumbled in my bed thus separating the remarkable from the moment.

It is ok though because I had a most enjoyable evening catching up with old friends.

It was so refreshing. Sometimes I need Ana's enthusiasm and life to wake me up a bit. When life is getting dull I just need her to inspire me and make me laugh. It is such a blessing to have her in my life to be one of those people.

She has an incredible gift.

Monday, August 23, 2010


I just finished watching the fifth season of How I Met Your Mother. It is a thoroughly enjoyable tv show. I always appreciate when writers think about what's coming and what's passed in a series and use ongoing jokes.

HIMYM is very good at this. There have been many a chuckle.

Also, there's some good advice for living in there somewhere. Definitely not from Barney. He's got issues. But from the others some things can be learned about relationships and suchlike.

There is one theory about in every relationship there is one settler and one reacher. The reacher has ended up with someone who is out of their league and the settler has, well, settled for someone below theirs.
I can see some truth in this although I think that once you love someone there is none of that. You both feel like the reacher. Unlike Lily and Marshall who each thought they settled.

One more theory which was pretty good is titled 'on the hook'. It states that a person may be 'on someone's hook'. This occurs when on person strings along another, usually in order to get things like foot massages, chocolate cake, or like Robyn, laundry done by Bob the cameraman.
It's definitely difficult to tell if you're on the hook because of a level of infatuation you have developed for the other person. It's hard to know when you're being used.
It's can also be tough to determine if you've got someone on your hook. Sometimes it's unintentional and can feel good. But you have to be like Ted and let the other person know that nothing will happen between you.
Lily found this difficult and kept adding the "for now" to the end of that sentence. Wrong thing to say. Instead she needed to say, "never ever".

Thus concludes Dating 101 as told by How I Met Your Mother, delivered by Katie.

Sunday, August 22, 2010


Lydia Cole is my friend on Facebook!

Following her beautiful set this afternoon at The Copper Room I worked up the courage to click that little button. She accepted!

That in itself is remarkable. However, her music is more so. I love how it pulls you in and has you feeling stuff and that. She is just so genuine and her lyrics are so simple and lovely.

I really, really want to get good at the guitar. I'm just too lazy. And writing songs. That'd be amazing. One day.

The afternoon was made even more enjoyable by the antics of a certain Han-Gyul Cho who entertained with Tabasco sauce and made his own work station at church complete with a cardboard computer. It was pretty impressive. I wonder how long it'll last after Debbie notices.

Saturday, August 21, 2010


I fell in love with a song today. It happens sometimes. You just connect with it. The lyrics are beautiful. The melody is lovely. Listen.


Has anyone else noticed that this year is slipping away super duper fast?
It is ridiculous. Apparently as you get older time speeds up and suddenly you're 50! Wow.

On a completely unrelated note, I watched a film today. It was called The Road. At the end of it I felt like I had been to the gym. It was so full of suspense that my muscles still haven't relaxed from being all tensed up for almost two hours straight.
Besides that, Viggo is such a freaking good actor! And how it managed to be so beautiful and bleak all at the same time, I do not know.

It pretty much blew my mind.

Friday, August 20, 2010


This evening was freaking awesome.

I spent it with Amy Ritchie.

First of all we spent a couple of hours talking and chilling in her room which was absolutely lovely.

Then we decided we were hungry so off to Maccas we went and had Big Macs. I'd been craving that special sauce for weeks. That first bite was incredible. The experience was even better because we were at the beach, parked up in our spot on the boat ramp. It was like a summer night. Except it was cold.

Amy got out of the car, ran down to the sand and danced in front of the car. She was doing leaps and spins. It was hilarious. I laughed at least half of the calories from the burger off.

After we had both put on a show for each other it was time for Momos. On the way I remember saying, "wouldn't it be amazing to sit on the couches with our watermelon milkshakes AND have SuJu in the background?"


Momos had this awesome vibe. It was like a camp just before bedtime when everyone is having milo. People were playing board games and hanging out. Flip it was cool. And SuJu!!!

Wednesday, August 18, 2010


Some days are just better than others. For no real reason.

Today was one of those days.

A positive day.

Even the gross weather made me happy. It sounded so soothing on the roof.


Tonight at Lifegroup my caramel slice was very well received.
It made me feel so happy even though there was none left to take to work.
When you make something and then people rave it makes you feel so good.

Tuesday, August 17, 2010


You know that amazing feeling when you finish an assignment?

Yeah that's me now.

Sunday, August 15, 2010


I just got home from church. It was amazing. Actually, this whole day has been amazing.
I've been feeling sick all week in anticipation for leading worship tonight.
It really stresses me out.
But this morning when I got out of bed I had this peace about the day. It's been incredible. I didn't stress out about running late this morning or getting notices done or even singing tonight.
It was all in God's capable hands and far out he came through.
I love it when God does that.
I am just reminded of how small I am and how small all my worries are compared to how freaking awesome he is.


In the wee hours of this morning I was playing the most hilarious game of Risk.
It was the Lord Of The Rings version.
Amy and Logan vs. Katie and Sophie.
There was so much cheating going on it was insane.
Sophie and I sucked at it though. We just kept giggling. The later it got the more cheating and giggling happened.
It was the best five-and-a-half-hours-long game I have ever played.

Friday, August 13, 2010


Today is Friday the 13th.

In other news...

I got new shoes!
They are spectacularly beautiful. It really is very sad how much it brightened my day. As soon as I got home I put them on my feet. Over my socks. This looked dreadful as they are sandals. Oh dear.

But really. Paulo Nutini was onto something when he sang that song about new shoes and how they make everything better.

Back In Black

I have recently been thinking how awesome this project was and how I miss noticing remarkable occurrences in my days.

Reading over my blog, I am amazed at how much of last year I had forgotten. The daily snippets were a reminder about God's power, blessing and creation. I hate to think how many awesome things have happened this year that are lost, fallen out of the back of my memory.

This is why I am going to start One Remarkable Year again, but this time it will be One Remarkable Life.

This is where I will document my days.

It will be casual and fun, mainly for my own enjoyment, but I hope that if anyone reads, they will be inspired not only to notice the remarkable but also to praise God because of it.