Sunday, May 26, 2019

First time in Cocoa Beach!

This weekend, I worked for the first time at Gregory’s Comedy Club in Cocoa Beach, Florida. It was my first time at the club, and I had a lot of fun!

And after Michigan’s freezing spring, these were a site for sore eyes:


 Can’t beat staying on the beach! Of course I had to dip the ol’ dogs in at least once.



 I worked with my good buddy, Andy Beningo. PS Can you tell whose idea this pose was?


 After Thursday - Saturday shows, I rose early on Sunday (hello, 3 am wake-up call, how are ya?), and headed off to Japan!

Monday, April 22, 2019

Easter

To those who celebrate, happy Easter!



We had a lovely spring day, and bonus that my kid didn’t even notice when I snuck into her room like “gimme all the vegan chocolate.” And thanks to the Easter Bunny for this delicious treat (and for the blue sweater, which was in my basket).

Saturday, April 20, 2019

Back to my roots

Welp, for the first time in a decade, my hair now officially matches my eyebrows.


Still getting used to it, but I’ve been told it makes me look like a different person. Rest assured, the new, brunette Kate still lives for the New Kids, vegan chocolate, and ridiculously corny jokes.

Wednesday, December 26, 2018

Merry Christmas!



To those who celebrate it, Merry Christmas!

I had a really nice holiday season, and I hope you did, too. I got to spend time with family, I ate way too many Christmas cookies (although, is there ever really such thing as too many?), and I watched more cheesey holidays films than I care to admit. I absolutely love Christmas movies, but even I couldn't stomach the bad acting and corny story lines in some of them (for example, kittens having to steal Santa's sleigh in order to save Christmas when Santa comes down with a spontaneous cat allergies).

I took my daughter to see Santa not one, not two, but four times. She hated it every single time. So, as a result, I ended up getting my picture with Mr. and Mrs. Claus instead. I'm still waiting to see if my parents will be hanging these photos on their fridge and sending them out along with their next Christmas newsletter.

I guess you're never too old to sit on some random stranger's lap?


I also checked out Christmas at the Corunna Historical Village for the first time. I had seen the buildings (all of which are from the 1800's, I believe) during the summer, but for the holiday season, they are open to the public. It was really interesting to look inside and imagine what life must have been like.

Some of the buildings:



We spent Christmas with both Dan's and my sides of the family, which was nice. Santa was quite good to me. At the top of my list of favorite presents: a vegan gummy bear kit and THIS:


Debbie Gibson is my childhood idol (and first concert), and I was seriously dying when I opened this video!

I didn't take any pictures of our tree this year, but I did get a shot of us attempting to pose in front of it.
Self-timer problems.
Different tree + selfie mode = that's more like it. 
After Christmas, I headed up to the Upper Peninsula for a show. Thankfully, it wasn't like two years ago in that there were no car accidents involved. Although, what would performing up north in the winter be without driving in ice? So there certainly was some of that.

Christmas decorations at my gig. My kind of tree!

Monday, December 3, 2018

Football, but more importantly, sugar!


I went to my first NFL game yesterday. I can't say I really understood what was going on for several reasons: 1. I just learned what a down is in 2015. 2. Our seats were so high up, I could barely see the ball. 3. I prefer people-watching and would much rather watch the drunken, screaming fans next to me, and I also wanted to make sure they didn't throw up on me.

But, I had fun! It was wonderful that I remained vomit-free, and I also really enjoyed getting to see Ford Field for the first time.




After the game, we, unfortunately found out that Chili Mustard Onions (Detroit's all-vegan coney island, i.e., diner for all you non-Michiganders) was closed that day. Sad face. But, we did, fortunately, find our way to For the Love of Sugar, which is one of my favorite bakeries of all time! The cake we got was heavenly! We also tried the vegan pizza at Blaze Pizza, and it did not disappoint.



To be honest, I don't even remember who won the game. But, I sure as all get out remember that frosting! Priorities, you know.

Sunday, November 25, 2018

Thanksgiving and Harrisburg

Thanksgiving weekend was a whirlwind, for sure. That may or may not be because I was likely in a pumpkin pie-induced food coma for most of it.

Since we're on the subject of food, here's some of the things that went into my belly.

Main course and mini-cheese plate (P.S. it's probably pretty obvious from reading my blog, but I've been doing a vegan Thanksgiving for the past 14 years, so everything pictured in plant-based...well, in theory, anyway).


We decided to forego fake turkey this year and instead went with lasagna. 
And the desserts...

If you've ever wondered what Heaven tasted like, I'd venture to guess this is pretty close. 


Thankful for this one because he 1. made the above chocolate pie, and 2. he puts up with my constant picture-taking and still fakes a smile like he semi means it.



On Friday after Thanksgiving, I woke up at 3 am to hit Black Friday sales the road. I worked at the Comedy Zone in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania for the first time, and it was a blast! Not only was the club fantastic (really nice staff and packed house of great laughers), but the town was so cute. It rained most of the weekend, but I got a couple shots of buildings around town.



Thanks for the great weekend!

Thursday, November 1, 2018

Halloween

Halloween is my favorite holiday! I always get so excited to dress up, hand out candy, and go to parties. Although, in reality, what usually ends up happening is, I realize my grand costume ideas require too much work so I end up throwing together some sort of last-minute pun costume, and I sit at home in my PJ's eating all of the said candy I intended to hand out.

This year, I did make it out to trick-or-treat. Of course, I went under the guise of my daughter trick-or-treating. The problem is she is a 1-year-old who cannot speak. Thus, I went up to the houses myself, held out my her bag, and sheepishly said "trick-or-treat" the way a person in their thirties does when asking for free candy. Luckily, most people were happy to oblige, and as we were walking home, two people handing out candy demanded that "mom and dad take extra" since they didn't have nearly as many trick-or-treaters as they anticipated.

Well, twist my arm.

As I was walking around collecting candy, I realized my neighbors go all out on the decorations front.



I have some serious work to do.

I didn't even carve pumpkins this year. I just used a sharpie and called it good.



This was also the second year (of what’s sure to be many) of me making my child wear matching Halloween costumes. Barristers in 2017. Cows in 2018.





I'm going to be seriously sad on the day she's able to dress herself and inevitably starts objecting to my costume ideas.