Monday, March 11, 2013

The Spotlight's On: Kate of Trial Run

Name:  Kate (krlr)
Blog Name and URL:  Trial Run  at

Blogger or Wordpress?
Blogger.  I looked at Wordpress but I can barely turn the computer on, much less wade thru HTML coding.  

Favorite widget or plugin?  Favorite Wi-who? What?  

What’s one thing that people don’t know about you?  How about two?  I was a gun toting police officer for exactly 4 weeks a long, long time ago.  And I paid for my last two years of college working on a salmon tender in Alaska.  Now I work in a cubicle.  Life is funny like that.  

While we are at it, what’s your theme song?  Hmmm.  I love everything from Neil Diamond to Eminem.  My favorite running song is Melissa Etheridge's I Run for Life.  I know it's about breast cancer but I can't help but think about my girl - the scar on her chest from her heart surgery, the darkness when we first learned about her little extra, & not giving up.  The last few lines:  ...And someday if they tell you about it, if the darkness knocks on your door, remember her, remember me..."  Chokes me up, every time.  I hope new moms with unexpected news see my girl and our life and take comfort.  Hopefully I won't be complaining about work that day.  

Dish you would bring to our community picnic:
Um, yeah.  I don't really cook.  I'd bring chocolate, wine, cheese, & bread.  Carbs, fat, sugar, & booze make everything better. Oh, and coffee.  Vats and vats of coffee.  

On Blogging:

What got you blogging and what keeps you going? /How have you seen your blog/blogging style change and how would you like to see it develop?
Ha!  I didn't actually start till my daughter was almost 2, so I don't fall into that New Baby! With Ds! category.  I just wanted a place to post pictures for my grandmother (Gigi) and the rest of the family.  I started adding little explanatory captions, the captions got longer, and then I used the space for some weirdly long, completely inane rants about random things.  I did everything "wrong" but still managed to find some fabulous kindred souls online that are now dear real life friends.  I keep writing because it amuses me, sometimes it's a quiet place to vent, and because of this community.  And because Gigi still expects her pictures.  

One post that makes you laugh?  
What's a little threat of violence?  
One post you are really proud of, for whatever reason?
Shortest post ever:
My long sad tale: 

Where else can we find you online?
Nowhere!  I just joined Facebook last year, am not crafty enough for Pintrest, and try to remain un-Googleable for work.  I am, however, a Words with Friends slut and have lots of anonymous games going.  Mobile user KRLR, if any of y'all are looking for some action.  

Two blogs you love to read and why?  Jeez!  Just two?  I'm going to pick two non-Ds/non-mommy blogs because I love so MANY of you, I'd hate to play favorites:  Good reminder that most of my troubles are unimportant on this pale blue dot.  Good reminder that "troubles" are relative.


  1. Is that you? I see Your little girl in it! So weird to miss someone I've only met IRL once-ish.....
    Why do you think you need to know HTML for wordpress? I have Wordpress and don't know a single thing about HTML?

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