Unapologetically Mundane

Entirely Unembarrassed to Be Fascinated by the Boring

Katie Ett

Katie Ett
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).


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NOVEMBER 2, 2012 1:07PM

NBD, Hurricane

Ugh, you guys. The hurricane basically didn’t affect me at all, except that the area around my office got flooded and has no power, so I’ve been off work all week. Which is amazing, except that I feel like such a slug. I have a maternity session, an… Read full post »

OCTOBER 25, 2012 11:43AM

Shootin’ Photos of Some Ladeez

Of course the point of my visit to Ohio last week was the Circleville Pumpkin Show,

but I also had the great fortune of setting up photoshoots with my friends Kim and Samantha in celebration of some pretty major moments in their lives.

My best friend Tracey met Kim… Read full post »

You guys.

It’s Circleville Pumpkin Show time!

If you’ve been around this blog in October of years past, you understand that this is bigger than Christmas for me. And this year, my youngest cousin is up for Miss Pumpkin Show! Clearly, the only way to improve a week of eating… Read full post »

OCTOBER 10, 2012 11:09AM

It Was My Birthday, and You Forgot

It was my birthday yesterday. I didn’t post here, because I wanted to separate my regular, old blogfriends from the people who would track me down and thrust their friendship upon me on Facebook in order to be able to wish me a happy birthday there.

Just kidding.… Read full post »

A couple of weeks ago, my friend Kimz asked me for help finding an inexpensive alternative to her beloved LUSH scrub soap. As an expert Googler and dedicated Etsy customer, I immediately set to work for her on both and came up with a soap from Nature’s Muse that… Read full post »

OCTOBER 2, 2012 9:48AM

Everyone and Everything Ohio

It’s an Ohio picture party, and you’re invited! Meaning that you’re obligated to compliment both my family’s and friends’s appearances and my skill in photographing them! You’ll want to look away, but you won’t be able to! THE OHIO DRAWS YOU CLOSER.

My BFF… Read full post »

OCTOBER 1, 2012 12:59PM

Rewarding the Crying Child on the Bus

I was raining Friday morning, which always adds an extra level of chaos to public transportation. Suddenly there are wet umbrellas to contend with–if not sitting on the seat you’d like to have, then brushing up against your legs as you stand trying desperately (if you’re a decent person… Read full post »

SEPTEMBER 27, 2012 12:16PM

On the Farm in My Print Store

Two new photos up in my Society6 print store!

This was a shot I took in one of my dad’s fields after shelling corn with him for a couple of hours and being attacked by two spiders in the combine. The country is awful. But pretty!

I couldn’t decide… Read full post »

SEPTEMBER 26, 2012 9:41AM

Things That Are Classy

This week in things that are classy:

• This morning on the bus, I saw a businessman in khakis, loafers, a button-down shirt, a tie, and a hoodie with little 69s all over it.

• This morning outside of my office, I saw a person sleeping on the sidewalk under a… Read full post »

SEPTEMBER 25, 2012 9:44AM


I don’t like it when I look at old pictures of my friends on Facebook and think, “Aww, she looks so good there.”

And then I asked myself, “Wait, why does she look so good there?”

And then I realize, “Oh, this picture was taken in 2007.”

It’s because she… Read full post »

SEPTEMBER 20, 2012 11:24AM

Long Weekend in Ohio

I’m leaving tonight to spend the next four days in OHIO. My plans are as follows:

Tonight: arrive at the airport at 10 p.m. and get whisked away by my BFF, Tracey, to one of several fast food joints I don’t have access to in NYC. Steak ‘n Shake,… Read full post »

SEPTEMBER 19, 2012 12:37PM

Thoroughly Thorough

Boy, I’ve been such a bad blogger lately. It seems like there’s more to write about than ever, but I never have the time to write it, and for a few weeks now, I’ve been wondering why. At first, I thought it might be because I’ve been chatting with… Read full post »

SEPTEMBER 17, 2012 10:59AM

Ending Line-Ditching on the Subway Platform

While watching a rerun episode of “Tosh.0″ recently, I saw this video of a man falling asleep at a bus stop and then falling to the ground as the glass door he was leaning against opened to allow passengers on and off the bus.

I wasn’t repulsed by the man who… Read full post »

SEPTEMBER 14, 2012 11:42AM

Happy Sixth Anniversary!

Dearest Kameroon,

Being with you is so fine that you’ve ruined my appetite for everyone else! You’re a five-star Yelp rating, and all other boys are a 2.5 (and they’re only rated that highly because a bunch of tourists from Ohio who didn’t know any better wrote glowing reviews… Read full post »

SEPTEMBER 12, 2012 3:59PM

Buy My Prints at Society6!

I’ve recently been trying to coerce my blogfriend Lisa of Elembee to use her incredible design skills to create a new Ettible Photography logo for me. And by that, I mean I wrote to her and said, “Please give me some advice about my logo, but do not under any… Read full post »

Well, it’s the eleventh anniversary of those tragic events that took place on 9/11, and I’ve been a semi-proud New Yorker for more than seven years now, so . . . let’s talk about models!

Thanks to my friend Jeff of the almost-existent J Roll Photography, I met the man behind… Read full post »

AUGUST 30, 2012 11:39AM

Coney Island and the Brooklyn Cyclones

I went to a Yankees game once. I also went to a Staten Island Yankees game. But I didn’t even remember that the Brooklyn Cyclones existed until my friend Lizzie invited me to a game last week with the promise of Nathan’s Famous hot dogs hours of honing my… Read full post »

AUGUST 24, 2012 11:28AM

How to Ride an NYC MTA Bus

I’m going to start a series soon on the top reasons to ride the bus in NYC, but I realized that before I do that, I should talk about how to actually use the bus system. New Yorkers, especially Manhattanites, equate public transportation with the subway; transplants like me are excited… Read full post »

AUGUST 17, 2012 11:27AM

Sows and the City


Growing restless with their humdrum, nine-to-five lives.

Leaving home.

To be continued . . .

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AUGUST 15, 2012 1:39PM

No Free Rides

Watching people get escorted off the Select Bus Service buses for not paying their fare is a real joy in my life. Waiting at the bus stop next to someone who’s being written up for not paying her fare is even better, I discovered this morning. The fare inspector had politely… Read full post »

AUGUST 14, 2012 11:57AM

My Top Ten Reasons to Live in NYC

photo by my friend Anthony

I was complaining to my friend Kim the other day about people who say to me, “I could never live in New York City.” They rarely mean it in an “I’m in awe of how you’ve managed to make so much of yourself and… Read full post »

Kamran and I had no plan in mind for this walk but to drink some bubble tea and to eat some noodles at Xi’an Famous Foods, which is beloved by Anthony Bourdain and Andrew Zimmern and which we’ve talked about visiting approximately every five seconds of our five-year relationship.… Read full post »

Earlier this week, my sister texted me to say that Return to Oz, one of our favourite childhood movies, had arrived at her house from Netflix. I went to Wikipedia to read the plot synopsis, and even nearly thirty years later, it still seems just as magical even when distilled… Read full post »

JULY 27, 2012 11:30AM

Happy Anniversary, NYC and Me!

It hit me this morning that I might have just missed the anniversary of my moving to NYC. And indeed, I went back to my suuuuuper-old LiveJournal and found this post:

Seven years, guys! And how my life has changed! I know how to get anywhere on… Read full post »