- Brooklyn, New York,
- December 31
- I grew up an Ohio farmgirl but left the country behind for the bright lights of NYC. I'm a blogger of city life (unapologeticallymundane.com) and super-fine food (donuts4dinner.com).
MY RECENT POSTS
- NBD, Hurricane
November 02, 2012 01:07PM
- Shootin’ Photos of Some
October 25, 2012 11:43AM
- Off to the Circleville Pumpkin
October 16, 2012 11:09AM
- Happy Halloween from Smiling
October 11, 2012 10:26AM
- It Was My Birthday, and You
October 10, 2012 11:09AM
MY RECENT COMMENTS
- “Love this! I'm plain,
ol' white, but my Persian
August 16, 2012 05:47PM
- “So glad you commented on
a recent post of mine so I
find and read this.
August 16, 2012 05:44PM
- “So glad you wrote this.
It deserves to be and NEEDS to
July 19, 2012 01:37PM
- “Thanks! Not only is it
gorgeous, but it's huge! The
scale of everything
May 10, 2012 02:59PM
- “Beautiful. And also
panic-inducing. I need to call
my dad. I
need to visit
May 04, 2012 06:40PM
Katie Ett's Links
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I’ve been switching between Burt’s Bees Baby Bee Shampoo & Wash and my regular non-natural shampoos for a while now, but I read recently that the sulfates in most shampoos are really bad for letting curly hair be curly. So I’m going all Burt’s Bees now. It’s… Read full post »
My best friend, Tracey called me up on Friday and mentioned her trip to Ohio chocolatier Anthony-Thomas to buy her family’s traditional Easter candy. They don’t celebrate the resurrection of Jesus but sure appreciate the Melt-A-Way Mints God created on the 3rd day.
That got us talking ab… Read full post »
I still really do love your children, though, blogfriends. (Especially this one, which belongs to Cassie.) And if you died and left them to me, I would hire the finest nannies for them while I continued to whore myself around town as usual.
This morning on my way to work, I saw a man eating a poppyseed bagel on the subway.
Good story, right?
No, but the interesting part was that he was eating it like a sandwich. A cream cheese sandwich. And when I approached Nik, my co-worker who regularly tempts… Read full post »
You know how there are those blogs you keep reading and commenting on because, you know, they read and comment on yours? Like, it’s a relationship blog and you can’t imagine how they get anyone to sleep with them, or it’s a fashion blog and all of their clothes are… Read full post »
My grandmother joined Facebook just before Christmas. She didn’t (and still doesn’t) have a profile picture chosen, so while she was nosing around the chip bowl on Christmas Eve with my dad and uncle, I started threatening to take one of her eating and post it for all the world… Read full post »
On Saturday morning, I took a cue from Han + Diana and invited Kamran and our friends Nik and Marco to The Dutch for herbed cocktails, fried chicken, and pie so tall you could use it for a baby’s highchair:
Marco is the thoughtful brother, and Nik is the outrageous… Read full post »
I wish I hadn’t bought a lottery ticket so I could properly mock all of these yahoos crowding my bodega with their pathetic dreams of job-quitting and Tahiti vacations and “helping people in need”.
The difference between them and me, though, is that my ticket is actually the winner… Read full post »
On one of our weekend walks around the city, Kamran and I ran into an installation called “Bear Forest” by Spanish artist dEmo in the THE LAB gallery in the Roger Smith hotel. Imagine the wonder of rounding a corner and coming face to face with a roomful of these:… Read full post »
My friend Nik* caught this little gaff live last night during the Knicks/Bucks game:
What commentator Al Trautwig meant to say:
It’s much more complicated for Amar’e Stoudemire. He did not finish Saturday’s game against Detroit. An MRI reveals a bulging disc in his lower back, an… Read full post »
The last time we left our hero (yes, me), I had accidentally been engaged in a fight with a man so feebleminded that the only comeback he could produce to my most snide comment was, “You need to go on a diet!” I suppose he was one of those men… Read full post »
I told you yesterday about my recent resolution to be Holly Happypants on the bus so that I might lead others to good behavior by my example. Well, everything was going swimmingly on the bus the next day, with me not blowing up at a high school kid who was… Read full post »
In theory, I love everything about public transportation, but in practice, there are those days when I just plain want to be left alone, when every sound anyone makes annoys me, when friendly conversation going on around me seems as grating as an alarm clock at 6 a.m. One of… Read full post »
Am I right in thinking that tonight’s “Survivor” ended in the only way it could in a perfect and just world? Colton Cumbie, the biggest jerk in “Survivor” history in my mind, went home with a suspected appendicitis after ensuring Christina all episode long that she was… Read full post »
We were mostly there for Kamran’s parents’ 40th anniversary, which was… Read full post »
Kamran and I had failed to reserve a bigfancydinner for Saturday night, so we were doing a very romantic load of laundry at 10 p.m. in the basement of his apartment building. We stepped onto an elevator that already had two women and a little dog on it, and I… Read full post »
Two shots from the sky over Ohio during my last visit home:
The moonrise was over the trees in my great-aunt’s front yard, and the rainbow was in the backyard of my best friend, Tracey‘s parents’ house on the crazy-windiest day ever.
You don’t see these thing… Read full post »
I really love the idea of dogs. I usually find something cute about even the mangiest of them, and the thought of having this constant companion who cares about everything you say, wants to go wherever you want to go, appreciates your cooking so much he jumps onto the table… Read full post »
Isn’t it funny when you’re so close to something that other people’s lack of knowledge about it seems preposterous?
Like when your co-worker comes up to your desk in the year 2010 and asks, “Have you heard of this band Radiohead?”
Or when you overhear a guy dining at the… Read full post »
On a Papa John’s napkin and everything.
Can you blame me? Look at these things:
Did anyone else see this singer on “The Voice” and feel really, really betrayed by the judges?
image from the 90s Candie’s Jenny McCarthy ad campaign
No one wants to talk to you in the bathroom, weirdo!
Kamran’s been in California visiting his parents since February 16th. I stayed at his apartment by myself for a couple of days, because:
1) studio apartments make me feel safe and cozy
2) I can be naked as much as I want to there
3) he left me a… Read full post »
I read an article about the ubiquitous Tory Burch a couple of weeks ago that basically claimed her husband rescued her from being a no-name PR girl, gave her her company, and then decided he wanted an exact replica of that company for himself. Only instead of selling things… Read full post »
I’m not crafty in general, but I did grow up sewing, and this week, I’ve been revisiting my skills with a project that required half a t-shirt.
I didn’t say it was a classy project.
So I had this half-a-shirt and had no idea what to do with… Read full post »