Tuesday, December 30, 2008

New Years Resolution:

Be good...

but not too good...

Sunday, December 28, 2008

Waiting for it to boil.

I took a "stay-cation" today.
I baked cookies with my new mixer (YUMMMM).
Danced around the apartment.
I crocheted a scarf (pictured).
Watched some of the bad movies in my small collection.

P.S. My texting limit has recently gone up, so text away!

Friday, December 26, 2008


Best Wishes

Thursday, December 25, 2008

Fröhliche Weihnachten!

Tonight was full of laughs. My cheeks hurt!

Grandma started off trying to tell us a Christmas story about a "silver pine cone." It somehow ended up going horribly wrong when she forgot the story half-way through and started improvising. Her new version included virgins and magic beans.

Don't worry, this was all documented in video, soon to be posted.

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

December 24, 2008

Oh family.
Most of my time today has been spent either baking Slovak cookies with my Aunt, or letting my Grandma in on what she missed while she was in the hospital.

It's pretty strange talking to a person who pretty much fell of the face of the planet for 5 months.

Right now, my Dad is crushing my Aunt in Scrabble.
He has all the “S” and blank tiles, while my Aunt has all the “O” tiles-- harsh.

The General (my cat) received an elf costume today. He has been sporting the holly-wreath necklace pretty proudly, but the green pointed hat came off hours ago.

Pictures coming soon.

Monday, December 22, 2008

Feed me knowledge...

I have decided that in the next few months I am going to splurge on additions to my library. With help from, I hope to acquire the following books:

--Freakonomics: A Rouge Economist Explores the Hidden Side of Everything
By Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner

--Naked Lunch
By William Burroughs

--Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim
David Sedaris

--Running with Scissors
Augusten Burroughs

--Buyology: Truth and Lies About Why We Buy
Martin Lindstrom

and any books on Guerrilla Marketing...

...this is just a few, the list grows every-other day.
Any book suggestions?

Saturday, December 20, 2008

Truths III

I can no longer associate myself with something that I have no control over. Thank you for making me realize that I can have values without a name.

I am Catie May, nice to meet you.

Friday, December 19, 2008

Duke of Monte Carlo

I am highly unaware that the Holidays are upon us.
All I'm able to tell is that people are a little more frazzled, and the environment at work has become increasingly more annoying (I never knew that there were so many elevator versions of 'White Christmas').

I've recently become more comfortable talking to people openly about my Mom. She was a fascinating woman, and I love telling stories about her. After divulging some fun facts about her to the ladies at work, they decided I need to write a book. In particular, about a certain love affair she had in the 70s.

I hope to have a book together by the end of 2009.

Traffic is a bane on my existence.

"Seventy miles an hour,
windows up tight,
And I am home"

Monday, December 15, 2008

Wish I Something New to Tell Ya...

Such a ridiculous band, but I can't help but love them.
(they get cred for my blog title, too)

For example: Bulldog.. "barking it up until the break of dawn"

Sunday, December 14, 2008

Domestic Bliss #2

I have new partners in baking-crime.

Bernie Bruiser and silicone bake ware.

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Black Coffee!

Every time I see this, I laugh until I cry.


Today my Mom would have turned 55 years old.
I miss her everyday.

I love you forever and always.

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Times VI

I've started naming certain blog postings "Times #"
Each one of these posts contain a point in time in a certain song that I love.
(They will usually be breakdowns, since the majority of what I listen to is hardcore, but there is not much I can do about that.)

This is partially for me to remember, but partially for you, so you can understand me a little better.

'Cause, if you can't say it, say it through music, right?

Caustic Christ- "Destructive and Desperate"

Fact: Caustic Christ was the first punk show I went to. You're jealous.

Times V

So, I found a copy of Through Being Cool someone had burned me a while back.

Saves the Day- "Through Being Cool"
0:50 - 1:15.
The upbeat harmonies make the words so much more bittersweet.

Saturday, December 6, 2008

Lost and Found

Last night I went to a dance party, my first. It was fun!
There will be much more dancing in my future.

I lost the key that I wear around my neck for an hour today at work. I couldn't breathe.

I always new I was attached, just never to this extent.
This key means so much to me that I could never put it in words.

I guess it really is the key to my heart.

Thursday, December 4, 2008

11:11am. 11:11pm.

Today marked the end of classes for the 2008 Fall semester!
I celebrated by putting up my 'Catie-sized' x-mas tree:

I am so stoked on having time to do what I want. I already sewed a bit today, i've missed it.

Wish1. Wish2.

Wednesday, December 3, 2008


I think I'm going to be productive- A huge Salvation Army donation is in order. (I never thought that loosing weight would be annoying, congrats life- you're funny.)

Other than that, I really miss embroidering.
I drew up some lettering for "High Hopes" that looks tight. Now I just have to figure out what to sew it on!

Days seem so much better then you expect the worst, but get the best.

P.S. Goodbye Mr. Philly, it's been nice.
...It just sucks that there is already a song that reminds me of you.


Monday, December 1, 2008

Times IV

Pulling Teeth- "Stonethrowers"

Okay, Pulling Teeth, i'm hooked...
Most impressive breakdown i've heard in a while.

0:30 - 0:54, seriously- so brutal.

Sunday, November 30, 2008

The Verdict:

One of the best shows I've been to; except they didn't play nearly long enough. Boo.

Bagel Czar is dumb for not having bands play on the STAGE.

It's always interesting to me to go to different genera shows, it makes this town feel bigger than it is.

Going alone was actually really awesome. I realize that, having lived here for close to 4 years, there is bound to be someone I know there. Which, is a pretty awesome realization in itself.

In other news:

Cannabis Corpse is ridiculous, in a good way
I feel like I can conquer the world.


I have been waiting to see Annihilation Time since before No Way Fest '08 (stupid work). My fist impression of them made me imagine driving around in a beat-up El Camino in the middle of Summer in some forgotten suburb. They are the ultimate cruising music, there is no denying that. Granted, they are completely opposite of my straight edge morals, but I can't help loving them.

I am also planning on going to the show alone. I'm wanting to test out how comfortable I am in my own skin. A lot of things have changed in the past year-

Lets see how far they can go.

Saturday, November 29, 2008


How the hell did I get on the mailing list for Gymboree?

Friday, November 28, 2008

Make a Circuit with Me

Work didn't blow as hard as I thought it would today- I sold $2,870...
Which is good since I had a $1,900 return on Wednesday, ughhhh!

I love the girls that I work with. There is nothing better then 'Dumb and Dumber' quotes to make a Black Friday actually fun.

The Polar Express is on the tube. That book rang in the holiday season every year for me when I was little. Tom Hanks just doesn't do it for me though.

Mix tapes.

"A sweet romance is not for me,
I really need electricity.
If you wanna make me flip-
Come on and hit me with a micro chip...."

Thursday, November 27, 2008

Home Sweet Home

I woke up this morning to the sound of family, which is one of the most comforting sounds you'll ever know.

After a groggy bowl of cereal, I've begun to bake my famous Thanksgiving specialties: clover rolls and pumpkin pie!

Hope everyone is having a great day!


P.S. My Dad bought me alcohol free champagne, score!

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Around You

I had forgotten how awesome River City Rebels are live.
Fun fun night all around.

It's 3am and I have to get up at 8 to pack and hit the road for D.C.
I am so ready for a dose of family, and good food.

It's been so long since i've gotten the chance to just get in the car and drive. I am looking forward to an hour and 45 minute adventure full of my sick driving play list, scenery, and a sleeping kitty (hopefully!).

Have a Happy Turkey/ Tofurky Day!


Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Turn it Up!

A large portion of my free time is spent blaring music and jumping around my apartment. I suppose I've hit one of those points where music effects you a little more than it used to.

River City Rebels tonight!

This will be the first show that I have attended by my lonesome.
We shall see how it goes!

"Let's dance, let's fuck tonight."

Edit: I ended up having a partner in crime to go to the show with. Yay new friends.


I recently moved my Blog from an older address, I feel much more at home here.


Monday, November 24, 2008

Lost Again

My co-worker bought me an electric blanket, saying that she loved me to death and didn't want me to freeze.
Its amazing how giving people can be when you need someone.

In other news, my new electric blanket is my new boyfriend,
so sorry boys, better luck in the Spring.

Life is peachy.

Friday, November 21, 2008


Dieses Wochenende, hatte ich gewünscht dass mein Bett nicht kalt war.
Ach so, ich konnte nicht beschweren...

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Ride Wit Me

New observations:
- Dark Knight rules, hard.
- I forgot how loud my Straight Edge watch is
- Never take electricity for granted, or microwaves
- Cro Mag's album Revenge is the worst thing i've ever heard, I will not acknowledge it
- I find it funny that my most noteworthy feature is my laugh, yet i'm really self-conscience of it
- My thug points are slippin', I need to own a crunk cup
- Ross sells crunk cups, go figure...
- The Meteors- Breaking the Law (genius)
- Vitamins do a world of good
- And lastly, girls just want to have fun.

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

These images wont fade...

Snow and Wall-e in the same day...
It's a wonder I haven't exploded with happiness yet.

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Leavin' Me Hanging

Worth it.

Thursday, November 13, 2008


Best pastime ever.

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

If I played the girl....

Vegan pumpkin chocolate chip cookies.
The way to a vegan man's heart is through his stomach, I'm assuming.

I'd like to call it semi-sweet seduction.

Monday, November 10, 2008

Fall Overboard

I love fall.

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Good Clean Fun

It's going to be hard to wipe this silly grin off my face. words, just smiles.

Monday, November 3, 2008

So much paper it'll hurt your hands

I'm sorry, but I can sell ice to an Eskimo.

I love being in sales.

Saturday, November 1, 2008

Times III

Russian Circles- "Youngblood"

-Opening guitar riff
-Theme change at minute 2:53 & 3:15
-Drumming 4:02-4:34

This is how technical I get when listening to music.
Sometimes, I stop breathing if I'm paying too much attention.
I am currently starting a journal of all my favorite song times.

This is me.

Thursday, October 30, 2008

50 round clip on the bottom of the strap, 'eyy.

So, I think the bullet belt is going to be making a coming back.


Wednesday, October 29, 2008


Verizon stole the best ringtones ever from me, because my custom ones couldn't be transferred.

Lil' John- Put Your Hood Up
Cold World- Refuse to Lose
Descendants- Ace
Descendants- Good Good Things
Booker T.- Green Onions

You will be missed GREATLY.

Monday, October 27, 2008

Times II

Ambient Metal.

Pelican- "Far From Fields"
The bass riff at minute 2:43 gets me every time.


A replica of this will soon be on my wall.

Do you still believe, cause so do I

Best weekend I've had in a long time.
-Time with the ladies
-NoFX/ Dillinger Four show
-Making a $3200 sale at work
-Pseudo date :)
-Pumpkin carving party
-Bracewar/ War Hungry/ Naysayer show.

Lovin' it!

Saturday, October 25, 2008

When she's bad, shes bad all the way...

Best day.
Sometimes permanence isn't a bad thing...
sometimes it's very, very good.

Thursday, October 23, 2008

You're never too old to go to space camp, dude.

Oatmeal chocolate chip cookies and soy milk make everything better.
Just sayin' if you have a bad day, hit me up.


I want someone to sing to me.

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

5 Stringed Basses

So, the drought of shows in the Richmond music scene is finally over!

So far, I'm looking forward to:

October 25- NOFX & Dillinger Four
October 27- Bracewar and War Hungry
November 9- Social Dropouts, Swamp Thing, and Naysayer
November 22- T.I.
November 24- Municipal Waste
November 30- Annihilation Time!!!

Bring it on!

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Truths II

I want everyday to be an intense, serious, and reveling music party...
Where I'd get a chance to play a song and navigate _____ through the riffs that make my knees weak.

It will be true love,
And it will be peachy.

(fill in blank when person exists. Thanks)

Friday, October 17, 2008

"I'm Donald Trump in a white tee"

I always come back from DC feeling more like me then when I left.
Richmond has a way of making people feel insignificant.

Whats up Philly? Holla.

Anyways. I'm home.
And I am so thankful for Jess, she saved kitty from a long weekend of loneliness.

Wednesday, October 15, 2008


D.C. bound.

I made a playlist for the drive, which i've included some of my forgotten old punk stuff. I was trying to get some good songs for it, but I laughed out loud when "Triumph" by Generation X came on...

During the chorus,"And he'll triumph," it kinda sounds more like "And he'll dry hump."
I forgot about that, good times.

There ya have it, words of wisdom from a 8:34am Catie.


Tuesday, October 14, 2008


Did I sleep through Fall and Winter '08?
Just checking.

So, I am a little peeved that Richmond is having 80degree weather as opposed to 65degree, but i'm not one to complain.
This weather is making me want to embark on a long, aimless drive.
Better yet, maybe throw in an attractive passenger and a CockSparrer sing-a-long.

...if you dream, dream big.

Monday, October 13, 2008

City of Echoes

I think it is the droning bass tone that kills me.
I had forgotten how much I secretly loved Pelican.
(listen to the song 'Bliss in Concrete'... i'm in love)

When its time to party, we will party hard...

I need an excuse for a porch party..


a Wii party....

Saturday, October 11, 2008

Down in Mexico

These men have created the sexiest song known to mankind... (other then "Big Papa," ofcourse)

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Catie without a cause.

I'm feeling reckless and near-sighted, and I don't hate it...

Monday, October 6, 2008

Still don't like it, but it makes me feel useful

I sold $5410 this weekend.
Nordstrom can't afford to lose me.

Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Simple Pleasures

"I was just thinking about you..."


Saturday, September 27, 2008



Friday, September 26, 2008


I decorated my bed(room) today.
When my overhead lights are out, it makes my room look so f**kin romantic.


I'm so domestic.

Wednesday, September 24, 2008


Flattered doesn't even begin to describe how I feel about my recent appearance on the missed connection forum.
Whoever wrote that, Thank you, it truly did brighten my day, and by that I mean my year.
It makes me smile that someone would take the time to write out such a sweet note for/about me.

I hope one day he breaks his anonymity and I could have a new friend at shows (i'm no home-wrecker).

The missed connection:

Cold World... - m4w - 23 (Canal Club/Alley Katz)
Date: 2008-09-22, 5:43PM EDT

You- Cutest face with light brown hair, tight jeans. You have a great smile. You knew all the words and you were so pretty up on that stage.

Me- Seriously impressed and wishing my girlfriend was as awesome as you seem to be.

I just had to get this out there; I hope it brightens your day because you certainly brightened my Saturday night. Maybe we'll cross paths again when the time is right...

Thank you. E>

Sunday, September 21, 2008

Times I

Minute 1:56 of Annihilation Time's song "Imaginary Mirror" makes my knees weak.

If it were in people form, it would be locked in my bedroom.

The hottness

"I've got a heart full of speed and a foot full of lead."

Saturday, September 20, 2008

Refuse to Lose

It's so awesome watching peoples faces at shows.
After waiting 2 hours through shitty rock bands, Cold World got on stage.
All of us, grasped to every note they played in the warm up, trying to catch the opening riff to that song we've waited all night to see.
Everyone's faces show the wheels trying to pair each note with the right song.
I was on stage and danced my cute little self with every down beat.
Lovin' it.
Best Cold World show EVER.

Still got my digits.

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Le Sigh...

Nothing makes me more frustrated then coming home to a dark house...aka sans electricity.
So instead of squinting over homework, I went and bought tons of things to bake.
This mixed with the fall weather outside has turned my sour mood into a content smile.

Yay Fall.

Saturday, September 13, 2008

Fly on the wall

I've been known to dance when no one is watching, and I sing like my neighbors can't hear me.

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

I am still shark lady...

... I win.

Sunday, September 7, 2008


....Cold World sampled themselves...

I don't know how I feel about it.

Saturday, September 6, 2008

The Storm.

I really have some sort of emotional attachment to rain storms.
Ever since I was little, the first crack of thunder gave me goosebumps.
It's kinda like time stops, very romantic.

Wednesday, September 3, 2008


I miss selling furniture.

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

My summer:

Seriously, this is so out of the blue/unusual for me to like this album, but I can't stop.
I have listened to 'We Went Wrong' about 73 times in the past month or so?
Its embarrassing, but i'll own up to it.

Thursday, August 28, 2008

Not Gonna Lie.

B. T. Dubs,

Chivalry needs to be alive in Richmond much more then it is-
That, or it needs to come out from the underground.

Just a thought/ huge suggestion.



A triumphant return for people watching.

Sunday, August 24, 2008

She's a Lady....?

I spoke with someone from my high school days today.
He informed me that I always, and forever, will be a lady.
Said something about how I carry myself.

It actually explained a lot...

Who knew?

Friday, August 8, 2008


Notice the new name change to my blog...

...I think it fitting.

Oh, and apparently I have a new nickname- Harvie. :)

Thursday, August 7, 2008


Anytime I try to get a picture of my new hairs, this is the face I make.
Maybe something is wrong with my camera?...

.... Or i'm just really awesome.

You Got to Turn it Around

Maybe I need to get out of my comfort zone to get what I want.
That doesn't sound so unreasonable. Right?


Sunday, July 27, 2008

Realization of the weekend

The "love of my life" is not in Richmond-
I know this for sure now.

It's just a weird gut feeling I have.

Monday, July 21, 2008


What started off to be a super shitty summer (with exception of going to Italy of course), has actually turned into one of the funnest ones I've had in a long time.

Saturday, July 19, 2008

Life of a salesgirl

My life has been nothing short of hectic-
Yesterday I worked a 13 hour shift. Today I worked a 9 hour shift and same for tomorrow.
But the funny thing is, besides my feet throbbing and my eyes hardly staying open, I'm really happy, and it's very welcomed.

I was the first to sell a $450 suit today which won me a prize, my boss has yet to decide what it is. Hope it's good!

Monday, July 14, 2008

Target Adventures

Plastic hats + Deepa + Catie = Awesome photo-ops with coincidental matching faces.

"This bell is Metal!"
Aka... Deepa is dangerous when let near the Target $1 bin.


Sunday, July 13, 2008

Damn..I'm good...

I now work at Nordstrom.... It's kinda my dream job and gateway to potential dream jobs.

I started on Tuesday, today is Sunday. Tuesday-Thursday were training days. So technically today was my third real day.

So far I have sold:

$2600 Pre-sale Items
as of yesterday $2100 regularly priced items....

Today I sold..... $1880!!!
No one in my department has sold that much in one day within the last month.
...Third day!

Damn... I'm good...

Monday, June 23, 2008

Life is funny.


Monday, May 5, 2008

Evil Wasn't So Evil

Yesterday was Set to Explode's last show :(

The show started at 2, which apparently means 4:30pm DC time.

At around 7pm Iron Age went on, I had been antisipating it for like 3 weeks now...
Bobby told us that they were really good at Youngblood Fest the day before...


They went on, no one really went crazy, I guess DC doesn't get it- thats ok.
Then Evil Ways came on, my song, the hardest one-

Evil Ways has a rough breakdown towards the end that just makes you want to die, well, yesterday it wasn't there.

They skimmed over it!

No heavy drum beats, not demonic guitar, no solid bass... nothing.

I knew Daniel was pissed, he had taken off his glasses to go dance so I took them, then gave them back after the song saying:
"I thought you were going to dance?"
he said "Me too."


Over all it was an okay show, but my favorite set was from Broken Bodies- a little kid band that was really into it and had their shit together.
Right on.

Wednesday, April 30, 2008

End of an Era

Turning a new page,
but I will always remember the past chapters.

Redefinition, really.

Friday, April 25, 2008


A value that has been lost- which makes it mean so much when acted upon.

Monday, April 21, 2008

Die By the Sword

I got Slayer back on my computer after a brief hiatus-
Show No Mercy needs more recognition in the hardcore scene.


April Showers Bring Mud

Contents of today:

Rain, wonderful
Marketing presentation, that I rocked
Poppy seed bagel and hot cocoa
Accepting furniture truck for 5 hours
Warehouse dust
Sexually harassed in the parking lot, ass.
Quiet time.

Note to self:
I need to start carrying my camera around- Not in the art-kid way, but to prove my existence.

Friday, April 11, 2008

Lips that touch mine...

This makes me happy on so many

Codes and shows

As of late, I have been occupied with large amounts of :
marketing campaigns,
my kitty,
fixing up my car,
making money to pay for my car,
lots of confusion,
writing in code on the sides of my class notes. I can't even read the code 5 minutes later because I've forgotten what it meant but it feels calming to write out my secrets.

Thursday, March 27, 2008

Sleep falls on deaf ears.

My blog is the brain child of 1:08am and boredom-

Maybe its because I ignored my alarm for 2 luxurious hours
Maybe it is the dark chocolate M&Ms
the iPod sitting on my coffee table with all the Offices I haven't viewed yet-

but sleep is not hiding under my eyelids.