Monday, December 29, 2008

What's on my heart, with a week to go...

As most of you know, I'm leaving for Anaheim in a week from today for the Disney College Program at Disneyland. Alot of you want to know and have been asking me if I'm excited, nervous, scared what not. So I thought I'd post a blog filling you all in with where I'm at emotionally, spiritually, etc as I prepare to leave.

So first, I was wondering when it'd sink in that I was leaving, and although it mostly has, I don't think it will fully until I'm on my way to L.A next Monday. I'm waiting to wake up and realize it's not real, but I know that's silly, because it is. Since I've wanted to do this program, and work for Disney for so long, I'm excited that it's only a week away. I'm not nervous or scared about the working/learning aspect of the program. However, I am nervous about the aspect of not only living hours away from home, but about my roomate situation. I dont' know who they are, I'll find out on the day I move down. Since I've always lived at home, (with the exception of one summer at hume), I've never lived with strangers, and am worried about clashing with them. I'm worried about conflicts and confrontations that may occur based on being strangers with them, and varying beliefs to mine. So for all you here at home, I would love it if you could pray about this for me. That I might be able to be a light despite whatever I encounter. That I would remember who it is I'm serving.

I ask that you pray for me as I head down there, because, as most of you know, this is where I feel God has called me to work for Him. Therefore, I know that He is in control of the situation, and I need to trust in Him. That I might have the strength to live a life with intention, like I have not done for so long. So please be praying for me as I go to Disneyland.

Here are some passages that I've been reading lately that have encouraged and helped me prepare for this...

Ephesians 5:1-2 "Be imitators of God, therefore, as dearly loved children and live a life of love, just as Christ loved us and gave himself up for us as a fragrant offering and sacrifice to God."
Colossians 4:2-6 "Devote yourselves to prayer, being watchful and thankful. And pray for us, too, that God may open a door for our message, so that we may proclaim the mystery of Christ, for which I am in chains. Pray that I may proclaim it clearly, as I should. Be wise in the way you act toward outsiders; make the most of every opportunity. Let you conversation be always full of grace, seasoned with salt, so that you may know how to answer everyone."
Also please pray that I find a church I can go to, and that I can find one that meets when I'm available. That if I can't find a church, I could find a group of believers to meet with or some other way of fellowship would present itself. :) I'll try to keep you all updated on what I'm learning and what God's teaching me throughout this journey he has me on. Have a splendid day! And God bless!

Saturday, December 27, 2008

High School Musical 3: The Review

So, I know some of you read reviews on other blogs, but I want to start posting mine here. I really think I could be a critic, (even though I love most movies), I can talk about them as an artform and form of entertainment as well....So here's my HSM 3 ReviewFirst I must say that HSM 3 is probably not going to be a hit with one who is not a fan of the other movies. This being due in part because it follows the same pattern as the previous two movies do; the high school romance, the non realistic portrayal of the modern high school, and the big song and dance numbers. However, those who love film musicals will love this film I believe. It continues where the last film ended, with the East High Wildcat gangs' Senior year. It follows the activities and worries of the average high school senior, in a cheerful and lightweight manner. Now, those who have seen the prior two films will notice that the numbers are bigger and better and are not as few and far between in the third installment. It is obvious that this is a feature film vs. a television movie, in regards to this fact. The bigger dance and music numbers are likely due to the actors gain of experience, and no doubt to a larger budget. Any person would find themselves captivated by wanting to dance in their seats, and would be smiling through the entire film. Despite it's cheesy parts, and bad acting in moments (mostly due to Vanessa or lower cast members), it has an innocent and cheerful tone throughout the movie. Is it predictable? Yes, but the film and director Kenny Ortega, did a marvelous job at taking risks, and going from the small screens at home, to the large screens of the theaters. The crew also did well with catering to an adult audience who takes their young children to see the film. It resembles many other moments in musical film history, making it enjoyable to various ages; from young to old, and anything between. And unlike most threequels, this one is the best of the three movies, a perfect end to a much loved and popular series of films. :)

Saturday, December 13, 2008

The holidays

Are right around the corner! So I thought'd I'd post about them. Since I didn't post a thanksgiving blog, here's a list of just a few of the things I'm thankful for...
  • First, I'm thankful for all my friends are family who have made my life so special. And I'll miss you all when I'm gone this next semester!
  • Second, I'm thankful for my group of friends at school, you all make life so much easier on a girl who would otherwise be "just a girl who is obsessed with theatre and media" a nerd as some may call it, so I'm glad you all share my passions!

  • Third, I'm thankful for the blessings the Lord has given me this year. A great internship, financial support for both my trip overseas, and life in general. Thank you Lord!

  • Finally but not leastly, (The last shall be first) For the reason of the season, my Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Yes it is now when we celebrate his birth, but we also need to remember his death at this time of year. So I'm thankful for the fact that He died for me. Without his death, I couldn't recieve the gift of life. His birth would have met nothing, but because he died, I can live and hope. It is Him on who I give all my praise, and worship this season and everyday to come. May we not forget!

Here are a few more pictures of my holiday's so far.

Girl's night at the Micus.

This was my gingerbread house!

Saturday, November 29, 2008

I got a dress form!!!

I got my aunt's old dress form!!! Finally! I'm so excited to start building clothes on it! I had it for a whole hour, when I decided to put clothes on it. So I put a dress that the strap is broken on, onto the form, and decided to see what I could do to change the dress up a bit. I found some extra trim, and this is what I came up with!!! I'm so excited about it!

Monday, November 24, 2008

Twilight at Midnight

Yes, it's time for a Twilight blog, I know you're all sick of hearing about it, but I don't care. Yes, I'm proud to say that I'm a nerd. I saw it at midnight. Me and Tiff even made shirts, cause you can't go to a midnight showing without dressing up in some way. We arrived at Edwards at 3 p.m. to see many people already forming in the 14 lines that would be showing the movie later that night. We got very good spots in line. I'd say like 10-15 people in front of us. Then...we waited for 7 hours (we became friends with the girl next to us who had no one else with her). After the three of us split a pizza and my sister and Dillon brought us blankets, we waited till 10:00 when they let us in. Then two hours later, the movie finally started!! It was worth the wait.'s my review...

I thought it was quite splendid. I was pleasently surprised. I mean I went in with low expectations, so I wouldn't be too disappointed when it lacked and strayed away from the book. Books, after all are always better then their respective movies. However...this movie stayed very true to the book, yes the plot had a few added moments, and a few scenes were changed slightly. But not many were. The dialogue held very true to the book in that much of the dialogue came directly from the book.

As for the movie itself, yes it had a low budget of $37 Million, so parts of it were kind of bad, obviously. Parts of it were cheesy...but I mean the books cheesy!!! So did you really expect the movie to not have cheesy moments. The acting was alright. The supporting characters known as Bellas friends, were quite terrible actors. However, I do believe that Edwards family was quite splendid. (Plus they were casted brilliantly.) Overall, I quite enjoyed the movie, it made me quite happy, and I mean it's cute, they could've developed the relationship of Bella and Edward more, but I mean they do have 3 movies left to do that!!! So I'll get over it.

P.S. It was better the second time I saw it! And for me that's important, because if a movie is worse the second time, than it can't be considered as good. I prefer second times, because the hype and anticipation is gone. And if a movie is better the second time, that means it's good because it can intrest you even though you've already seen it.

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

T-49 Days!!!

Till I start work at Disneyland! ^ I'm so excited and literally get more and more impatient every day that passes!!! I know it's going to be crazy but whatever, I'll manage. And I just can't believe that God is blessing me with this opportunity!!! I'm so thankful to be on my way to achieving my dreams!!! It makes me feel old, but in a good way! I feel like a grown up!!! (I know I'm still not though).

So I'm so excited that in 49 days (less than 2 months) I'll be working for the company that I've wanted to work for for years! I still can't believe it!
Dreams can come true!!!

Sunday, November 16, 2008

10 years (Decade) Ago...

So, I was watching the SERIES finale of TRL tonight on T.V. It's been running for 10 years!!! It was bittersweet. Old moments, new moments, but one thing remained most clear. How much time has past in the past in honor of a ending I thought I'd blog about what was happening 10 years ago. It's shocking to believe!

But, what's crazy is looking back at what was happening 10 years ago. So here's a somewhat brief list...

1. I was 10 years old!

2. Titanic hit theatres, and became the highest grossing film to date. (Yes it's that old)
  • Wins best picture as long as 10 more Oscars
3. 2 words....Boy bands.

4. We wore what?

I'm pretty sure I had this exact poster on my wall believe it or not...yes yes, even a Christian girl like me, had posters of Britney on my wall!

5. T.R.L Premieres in Time Square New York. Helping out the careers of many artists!

Finding anything else, would require research, and let's face it, is that necessary? But there was an article in the Fresno Bee not too long ago about things from ten years ago returning. So here's a list of some modern things.

1. Boy Bands

2. I am 20

3. Kate Winslet and Leonardo DiCaprio return to the big screen together in their film "Revolutionary Road"

4. Twilight

5. T.R.L ends!!! *tear* Thanks for the Memories! (How'd you like that Fallout Boy reference?) huh?

Saturday, November 15, 2008

Financial Dilemma

I love disney!!! I know that's not a surprise to you all though. But with High School Musical 3 and the Jonas Brothers and the internship. I'm on a disney high right now! I literally cannot wait!!! It's 52 days away, but it's going by so slowly! So I've been filling my time with disney music, and (taylor swift) even though she's not disney, i love her! But that's the extent of what's going on in my life.

The second great thing is...I've been having problems with finances. (I have no money basically) I've been living off getting gas and food, with no extras basically for a while now. But God totally answered my prayers because I stopped by the financial aid office at school on Thursday, to ask what would happen with my scholarship money for next semester. Well, the nice lady checked on if there was a hold which said they had to distribute the money in partial each semester (Half one, half the other). There wasn't, so I'm going to be getting all of next semesters money, within the next few weeks! Which means I have money to live off of til I leave in January! It's such an answer to prayer!

Praise the Lord, for he provides!

Friday, October 24, 2008

Happiest Place On Earth...


Well, on January 6 actually...there I go! I cannot wait to start working at Disneyland as part of their college Program. Where I found out today I will be working as and Entertainment Costuming Cast Member!!!

So...not only will I be working at Disneyland, but...I will be doing something in the field I want to pursue a career in later! It couldn't be better. I'm so excited, and so thankful that I get to go. Yes, the downside is the $636 I need to pay for rent for the first month, (and every month), but I don't want to worry about that too much. But I'm so excited, and cannot wait! After the time it's taken me to prepare, and apply, it's so nice to know that I'm finally going to be on my way!

So I really need to pray for patience. Because I'm gonna need it!

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Happiest day of my life...

Okay, well I didn't get married...and I know that's supposed to be the happiest day of one's life...but my day is the happiest day of my far...

First, High School Musical 3 comes out tomorrow...but I got tickets to see the premiere at midnight...

Then...I found out I've been accpeted to the Disney College Program...Probably the best news of the day... I can celebrate by enjoying the premiere tonight...and I have no school tomorrow so I can celebrate more!!!

But I can't go through the day without thanking the Lord. He is my provider, and sustainer, and giver of life. I could not and would not be doing this without him. So all my thanks and praise goes to him!!! Thank you Father!

Monday, October 13, 2008

Hey I thought I'd post a note here so that all of you who are following my journey toward doing the Disney College Program would know the latest news...the not very fun news.

Late Monday night, as many of you may know, I received an e-mail stating that they had yet to recieve my application. They also said I needed to send it as soon as possible, that within a week they'd assume I'm no longer interested. At this point it'd been three weeks since I submitted it online and had my interview.

So... I got a little frustrated that they waited 3 weeks to inform me of that matter. So, I emailed them back telling them I'd re-send it to them. However, they also said that they had received my role checklist. The wierd and frustrating thing about that is, I faxed that along with my application. It was the last two pages after my application. So what happened to my application? I don't know.

Anyway...I had a time of major frustration and a very tear-filled hour, after I found out. It was all these different aspects together that just broke me down. Then I read some in my Bible, and thanks to Isaiah 40 and Matthew 6, I was able to calm down, and go to bed around 1 am. forward a day, and I skipped polisci to figure out the whole resending my app thing. So I went to the school and I got it re-faxed. Now, all I could do was wait to hear if they got it.

...Fast forward till Thursday. I called them to ask if they'd recieved it and they said there was no record yet. But it takes 48 hours to confirm or whatever. So if I didn't hear withing 48 hours to recall them. So, I re called them like 2 hours later. And well same thing. They both said give it a week and if you don't hear anything call us back or resend it. I had to inform them that I only had a week to re-send it in. So they told me to resend it. Now don't get me wrong, I can do that, and I will. But I think it's a bit ridiculous that they wouldn't have gotten it either time. I sent it twice! And well yea...that's it for now. I'm calling again tomorrow and asking to talk to the casting director or equivalent directly to make sure I will still be in the pool of applicants, but I have not been able to send it to them successfully. I hope I get somewhere!!!!

This is beyond frustrating. I'm trying really hard to just Trust in God and his timing, but it's very hard. And my frustration with Disney is not helping me, or them, and it's not being used to glorify God, so I know I need to work on not being anxious, frustrated etc...but it's gonna take time!!!Anyway, I wanted yall to have the most current update with my disney experience in trying to achieve my goals one step at a time....oh patience....patience, patience, God give me patience!!! Plus I know that if it's meant to be, it'll happen!!! I just need to remember Christ along the way...

Thursday, October 2, 2008


It's so hard to have to be patient sometimes. For example, right now I'm anxious to hear whether I got into the Disney College Program or not...and I have to be patient and wait for God's timing, and depending on the results being happy with what his will is. I'm just learning how much more I need to continually rely on him for everything in my life.

And another thing that is trying my patience is finding a job. I'm so frustrated with trying to get a job...that I have a bad day and I get upset. It's easy to be frustrated, and angry. But I know that is not the right attitude, and that it won't make the situation any better. So I'm working on that as well. So right now, with not only being frustrated with jobhunting, but I'm anxious too, it's not a fun place to be. But I'm working on it....

Other than that I can't complain. My life is sooo joyful right now! Probably better than it's been in most my life. For that I praise the Lord everyday for. He is so great! And his Grace is so amazing! I deserve nothing that he provides, yet he still does! Oh My God! How wonderful He is!

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

waiting on God's timing...

This week in the "next steps" on our communication cards at church it asked what is one way we can pray for God's timing in your life. It took all of about two seconds for me to answer this question. I put, Pray for my patience of God's timing for my future life/career goals. Lately, I've been struggling with having patience about the years to come. If it's not one thing it's another. It could be impatient to get out of school, and start my career (which is the main way) or it could be impatient about personal relationships. It could be any of a multiple of things. So, imagine my reaction to this question. It was exactly what I needed to think about, and have been working on since I read it. Isn't it amazing how God reveals things?!? It never ceases to amaze me!

So, this week and the weeks to come I'm trying to work on contentment, and patience. Both would coincide with my needing prayer for patience in God's timing. If I can be content, then patience will come. So I'm working on it. And I am once again amazed at the amazingness of God and his will for my life, that I don't even know about!!!

Tuesday, August 19, 2008


These are a few of my favorite things...

  1. Designer: Vera Wang
  2. Shoe Designers: Steve Madden!! and Converse Shoes ( I LOVE his shoes!!! I own like 4 pairs of them, all bought discount at Nordstroms Rack!!!; and I own like 5 pairs of Converse shoes!)
  3. Books: Harry Potter and Twilight Series as well as the O'Malley Series, and Christie Miller, and The Bible of course!
  4. Comedy Show: FRIENDS
  5. Dramatic Show: CSI and CSI Miami
  6. Reality/competionShow: American Idol
  7. Action/Adventure Show: LOST
  8. Disney Show: Hannah Montana or Even Stevens
  9. Guilty Pleasure Show: Degrassi: The Next Generation
  10. Reality Show: Project Runway
  11. Comedy Movie: Juno
  12. Chick Flick: I really love She's the Man, but I don't really have a favorite
  13. Action Flick: Transformers
  14. Musical: hard one, but probably Newsies
  15. Musicians (celebs): The Jonas Brothers, particularly Joe Jonas
  16. Pop/Rock Band: The Jonas Brothers
  17. Christian Artist: Relient K
  18. Solo Artist: Carrie Underwood
  19. Country Artist: Rascal Flatts
  20. Actor: Shia Labeouf: close second is Leonardo DiCaprio
  21. Actress: Amanda Bynes (she's so cute and funny)
  22. Athletes: Michael Phelps (hands down) and I kinda like Ryan Sheckler
  23. Winter Sport: Snowboarding
  24. Summer Sport: Swimming
  25. Favorite some would say Non-Sport: Dance
  26. Favorite Team Sport: Gymnastics
  27. Clothing Store: Forever 21
  28. Everything Store: Target
  29. Musical Show: Les Miserables
  30. Myspace vs. Facebook: Facebook
  31. Fast Food Resturant: In-N-Out
  32. Resturaunt: Yoshinos or Sweet Tomatoes
  33. Jamba Juice vs. Starbucks: Jamba Juice
  34. Location: L.A.
  35. Theme Park: Disneyland!!!

Other things I love

  1. Awards shows (I'm addicted)
  2. Movies (in general)
  3. AIM
  4. Hume Lake
  5. itunes/ipod
  6. Apple Movie Trailers
  7. Wet-2-Dry Flat Iron

Friday, August 15, 2008

Twilight vs. Harry Potter?

Well obviously there is much hype about Twilight, and Harry Potter has had much of that as well in the past years. Well I must say they are both entirely wonderful in their individual ways and in similair ways!!! I am currently reading the last book in the Twilight series, and I must say I think that Breaking Dawn is quite wonderful. I know many people said they didn't like it, but I love it!!! I'm on team Edward for sure! But Twilight and Edward gives you false hopes for love because Edward is so perfect; but I'm willing to deal with that for the sake of the book. Hehe.

That said, Harry Potter is absolutely amazing as well, but there's some tragic news about the sixth movie! I'm sooo sad, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince is now not coming out in theaters till...get this...July of 2009!!!! It was supposed to come out in November! AHHH Now Twilight coming out is even more great!!! Because that, I could not stand! ahh!

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

History in the Making

Every Generation has those life-changing or otherwise historical moments that will go down in history. Whether its in sports, or society, or some other reason, these moments define the time we live in. I was just reflecting on the ones that I have already experienced in my lifetime; even at the young age of twenty. So I thought I'd list them here, and give some thoughts on them too.


  • September 11, 2001- (I was in like 8th grade, but remember it like yesterday.)

  • Various school shootings. Virginia Tech, Columbine... :(


  • Harry Potter Series

  • Titanic and Dark Knight etc...

  • Apple-ipods, iphones, etc...

Sports Victories

  • Boston Red Sox

  • Fresno State wins College World Series!!! (Go Dogs!!!)

  • U.S.A wins 4X100 freestyle relay in the 2008 Olympics!!!

  • and of course....Michael Phelps!!! (need I say more? )

It's so wierd to think about how these events will be remembered for many many years, and I lived to experience them. It's crazy! I can't even wait to see what the rest of my years brings!??!

Monday, August 11, 2008

Olympic domination!!!

Michael Phelps is awesome! I love watching him race! I don't even understand how it's even possible to swim that fast!!! But yeah, last nights 4X100 meter freestyle relay was insane! wow! I loved it! I'm so glad I got to watch that!!! Even if it wasn't on till 11:30 at night! Anyway go Michael Phelps! 2 golds down, 6 to go! I know he can do it!!!

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Three Words....


Yep, not only do I LOVE the Jonas Brothers (especially Joe); but I love HSM!!! it's amazing. It may be cheezy but I mean most musicals are. How often do you get to randomly burst into song and dance? So,'s true...I love these movies. The first two are great but I'm still so excited for the new one that hits THEATERS in October! seriously can't wait! It's gonna be great! Here's a sneak peak!! AHHH

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

FACT #2-The Jonas Brothers Rock!!!

Yes, it's true! I love the Jonas Brothers! And as hard as I try to not like this amazing brothersome known as Kevin, Joe and Nick, (although I don't really try at all) I continue to fail. So what is it I love about cannot count the are a few.

Why I like the Jonas Brothers
  • They can sing
  • They can play the guitar
  • They do back flips on stage!
  • They write all their own music!
  • They sing clean "wholesome" music, in a not very wholesome time.
  • They are really cute.
  • They wear purity rings
  • They are CHRISTIANS!!!
  • Their father/manager is a pastor!
  • They aren't from California
  • They sing
  • They love their fans
  • "Hello Beautiful"...enough said.
  • They have great hair!
  • They give 10% of their earnings to charity
  • They founded the "Change for the Children" Foundation!

So, maybe I'm a little obsessed with them, and I know I shouldn't be. But if you're a friend of mine, you better get used to it. Because I don't think my liking them is going to change anytime soon. If you're interested in them, you should go listen to them! I would recommend their song "Burnin' Up"! It's great!

Monday, August 4, 2008

Twilight and Eagle Eye, and a little Shia...

So, I know what all you are thinking, Katie has another blog? Well, it's mainly because, I want to use my other blog strictly for my design stuff, you know a portfolio. So, hence I thought I should create another blog for all my other crap/nonsense...or perhaps treasures? I guess it's all in the perspective that you see it in. What I consider nonsense, or what I may even consider treasures may be taken completely different to any of, or perhaps leave, if it doesn't interest you. Either way,

The first thing I want to post is two movie trailers of movies I cannot wait to you have no idea, I'm so excited. And just fyi, if shia's in it, I'll probably post it on here, because I love his movies, and yea he's awesome. So enjoy!!!

Twilight movie

teaser trailer #1

teaser trailer #2

Eagle Eye and shia!