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New life : New Start

Sep. 29th, 2013 | 08:52 pm
Location: United Kingdom
Mood: happyhappy

I'm not sure whether anybody looks at this anymore, but here's my new life, 10 years later! Chilanga : Exported

Chilanga : Exported

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Jan. 7th, 2007 | 11:10 pm
Location: Birmingham
Mood: tiredtired
I'm listening to...: Gary Jules, Mad World

TELL ME ABOUT YOURSELF - The Survey
Name:Katherine Gamble
Birthday:16th March 1983
Birthplace:Solihull
Current Location:Birmingham
Eye Color:Blue
Hair Color:Blonde haha!
Height:5ft 1
Right Handed or Left Handed:Left
Your Heritage:Real life: Brummie ... Spiritual: Spanish
The Shoes You Wore Today:Walking boots
Your Weakness:Not being assertive enough
Your Fears:Dogs, failure
Your Perfect Pizza:The works with sweetcorn instead of black olives..
Goal You Would Like To Achieve This Year:Lose weight
Your Most Overused Phrase On an instant messenger:Hmm..
Thoughts First Waking Up:Why does my mom have to talk so loudly to me dad??!
Your Best Physical Feature:Eyes
Your Bedtime:Pff.. anywhere between 11pm and 1am
Your Most Missed Memory:ERASMUS
Pepsi or Coke:Fanta Naranja...?
MacDonalds or Burger King:MacDos!
Single or Group Dates:single
Lipton Ice Tea or Nestea:Nestea..?
Chocolate or Vanilla:Vanilla
Cappuccino or Coffee:Yuck neither!! Espresso at a push
Do you Smoke:Only when too drunk to stand..
Do you Swear:Yeah! F*uckin' yeah!
Do you Sing:Haha! Only when very drunk!
Do you Shower Daily:Sometimes even twice!
Have you Been in Love:Yes
Do you want to go to College:I went. I'd love to go back
Do you want to get Married:Yes, to the right person..
Do you belive in yourself:Sometimes...
Do you get Motion Sickness:No, thankfully!
Do you think you are Attractive:Not so much at the moment..
Are you a Health Freak:I'm hoping to diet and excersise now!
Do you get along with your Parents:Everyone gets annoyed by their parents!
Do you like Thunderstorms:Yesssssss!
Do you play an Instrument:The triangle..?
In the past month have you Drank Alcohol:Yes, not much though..
In the past month have you Smoked:Passively at the pub
In the past month have you been on Drugs:Neurofen count?
In the past month have you gone on a Date:Haha!
In the past month have you gone to a Mall:The Bullring rocks!
In the past month have you eaten a box of Oreos:No.. Milk Chocolate Digestives maybe...
In the past month have you eaten Sushi:No, fish doesn't do it for me..
In the past month have you been on Stage:Pff, not since the Guide's 40th anniversary do and I had to lead campfire songs!
In the past month have you been Dumped:Dumped, no. Shitted on, yes.
In the past month have you gone Skinny Dipping:Me..??!
In the past month have you Stolen Anything:Err.. Not that I can remember.. I think my record was the Loch Ness ashtrays..!
Ever been Drunk:Y e s . . .
Ever been called a Tease:In what context?
Ever been Beaten up:All the time by my sister!
Ever Shoplifted:Not to my recollection..
How do you want to Die:Peacefully as an old lady..
What do you want to be when you Grow Up:The Me that I want to be..
What country would you most like to Visit:Russia
In a Boy/Girl..
Favourite Eye Color:Doesn't really matter
Favourite Hair Color:Blonde...
Short or Long Hair:Long..!
Height:5ft 10 +
Weight:Proportional
Best Clothing Style:Any really apart from townie and kev-like
Number of Drugs I have taken:Number of types? 2
Number of CDs I own:Millions!
Number of Piercings:4
Number of Tattoos:0
Number of things in my Past I Regret:A great many..!

CREATE YOUR OWN! - or - GET PAID TO TAKE SURVEYS!

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Jan. 1st, 2007 | 11:09 pm
Location: Birmingham
Mood: sleepysleepy

Today's QUOTE::

She musta lost, like 12 stone! ... I don't know what a stone is..

Some LA reporter man on Five's Celeb Shockers 2006.

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Very quick one..

Dec. 23rd, 2006 | 12:44 pm

Job Hunting:
Still nothing. Have had a few interviews but nothing..!

Driving:
I changed instructors because after 6 lessons of chugging round the back of Streetsbrook Road in 1st gear, I was getting a bit fed up! Lesson number 10 - I got into 4th gear, turned left at 3 islands, and did 2 U-turns on the dual carriageway. Exciting, and I really feel I'm progressing now!

Master of Arts:
Graduated last week. Was lots of fun..! Sad to go. But great to see people again!

Social life:
Went to Oceana, the new big club in Birmingham with Sara and Pete and Rachel and Sara's fiancé. Was great fun! Err.. Other than that, not much is going on. Charlotte came home from her first term at Manchester, and has now turned into some sort of gangsta! Wierd.

Love life:
Not spoken to Mike since that business. Pete and I have had a falling out over the 'him asking me out' thing. Grr!

Family:
All good! Diva-behaviour from Aimee is pissing me off though!

eBay:
Stopped putting things on lately, will start again after Christmas. Then what doesn't sell can go to the Charity Shop.

Decorating my room:
Might be allowed to IKEA after Christmas. I want a bookcase and some underbed storage.

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The end of an era?

Nov. 19th, 2006 | 02:08 pm
Location: Birmingham
Mood: calmcalm
I'm listening to...: cellarhigh - blue water

I have to admit, since Facebook took over my life, and the stuff with my new sister, I'm not sure I'm going to write in here much anymore.. For the last year, I've looked at it as more of a diary for thoughts than a catch-up on what I've been doing really, but still with a bit in there.. Maybe it's time to bow out of LJ for a while.. It's pretty boring round here, I have no job, hardly any friends here, I've not managed to get out of 1st gear yet..!

I will probably post the important things in there, and will look at updates, but I'm not sure how much else I can write here on a regular basis..

Things were wobbly with Aimee for a while, but I've been looking up lots of things about transsexualism, and reading about it, and trying to take an active supporting role in her transition. Now everything is fine, I understand that there is a lot more to come, but that cannot be harder than realising that you have lots your brother.

He was the one constant I had, boyfriends come and go, but he was the one guy I could depend on to not cheat on me, to entertain me if I was sad, or to be there for me if I was bummed out. Now he's gone it's like a berevement, my brother is gone.

But now I have a sister, who is trying so hard to be accepted as a woman. She is such a brave person for doing this, and I admire anyone who can go against what they, and society, have been taught..

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Putting myself out there..

Nov. 13th, 2006 | 06:25 pm
Location: hell
Mood: sadheartbroken
I'm listening to...: zombie - cranberries

didn't have the desired effect..

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Putting myself out there

Nov. 12th, 2006 | 09:06 pm

I completely put myself out there with Mike.. I told him how I felt, and now he's been thinking about it since Thursday. I had another panic attack when I told him, in the middle of the pub, wanted to go outside but I couldn't physically grip my bag to go. Just tried ringing him, to no answer.. Feel like I want the ground to swallow me up until he calls me.. Feel so tense..

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Updates

Oct. 29th, 2006 | 10:41 pm

Job Hunting:
Have applied to various posts. There is one that I reeeeeeeally want though, in a film company, working with children, looks really good..!
Have had my CV tweaked by millions of different people..!

Driving:
3rd lesson tomorrow, maybe he'll let me turn right..

Master of Arts:
Oh, yes, that is what I will be! I got 65 on my dissertation, way more than I was expecting...! Graduate in December, the day after I see Iron Maiden..!

Social life:
Went to the park last Tuesday with Helen, and our friend Amy's son. Then to Ikea, which was brilliant! Not been for aaaages, its alot smaller than I remember.. Went out with Pete on Wednesday, was good, we had lots of fun..!
Went to Sheffield on Thursday to see Rachel, and bumped into my old Catalan teacher Laia. We went to see The Caretaker at The Crucible. Its a strange little theatre, can really see why they do the snooker there.. Then on to Laia's DJing session at the Showroom, but left early because Rach had work the next day.
Tuesday I'm going to see my bro-ster in London!
Tuesday is also a Halloween party with Helen, going to go dressed as a Chinese girl, found a dress that belonged to my bro-ster's ex.

Love life:
Still nothing, missing Mike, but must keep in mind why it would never really happen.. Pete asked me out, said lots of really nice things to me. No kissing or anything, I just asked what was going on when I realised he had his arm round me.. In my drunken state I said 'Oh, oh..! Things are weird at the moment, I'm going to have to think about it.' Doesn't take much thinking, going to say 'No'. While I know that he would not cheat on me, and would treat me right, there's absolutely no fancying going on there at all, from my side..

Family:
Weird. But all will be revealed after Tuesday.

eBay:
Making money!

Decorating my room:
Still a non-starter

Err.. What else.. Nothing really.. I'm reading The Righteous Men at the moment, next on my list is True Selves, then Spain's Road to Empire.

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Dull dull dull....

Oct. 18th, 2006 | 08:16 am
Location: Birmingham
Mood: blahblah
I'm listening to...: Will and Grace on C4

Right, its been about 2 and a half weeks. I'm still jobless, still unable to drive, and definately bored.

Its amazing just how time-consuming job hunting can be! I've put my CV into loads of places, and had it tweaked by lots of people, my favourite so far is the 'man called Ramesh', he was really nice, actually productive, suggesting things in acordance with my answers, rather than asking what I wanted to do.. Yesterday I was looking at graduate schemes, one with JPMorgan, but I don't think I really fancy going to New York to train, to be honest.. An opportunity might come up today, thats why I'm up so early, its only data entry, and only for about 2 weeks.

Driving - so far I blow. Stalled the driving instructors car, only once though. And had a little drive round a corner. We played around with the clutch, and the accelerator a bit, its dual control so I can't go anywhere..! But I'm also having a little practice with my Dad in the mornings before he goes to work. He didnt leave the wheels straight, so I veered off and didn't know what to do. The vocabulary concerning the clutch is NOT logical!

'Ease off the clutch' = press it more.
'More clutch' = ease your foot off it.

Not really understanding that. Anyway, I might have to rearrange my next one to an evening, and I want more than one a week.. I just want to get it over with as quickly as possible.

Anyway.. What else, err... I've planned 4 out of 5 Guide meetings. If I get a job, that means I'll be working full-time, my Mom will be working full-time, and Bev is currently still looking for a job in a primary school, therefore not working full-time. I'd like to bet, anyone who'll take me on, that I still end up planning and organising all the Guide meetings, even though Bev sits around all day, waiting for jobs to fall into her lap. She is so lazy..! Its a good job I'm still enthusiastic, else we'd have no Guides left, they's have all left for someone else.!

Im still hoping to move out of home as soon as possible. Need a job first. Grr..!

Anyway, that is all. Dull dull dull..! Take care, and speak soon chiquitos,

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Dissertation update...

Sep. 30th, 2006 | 07:08 pm
Location: Birmingham
Mood: exhaustedexhausted
I'm listening to...: We formed a band - Art Brut

It's in, handed in, to the department. I have officially finished my MA. Don't graduate until December though.

Last night was an odd one, me and Rachel and Pascale and David had a Hispanic Studies night out in Sheffield, went to a restaurant called K Pasa on West Street. David and Pascale ended up talking, and me and Rachel were talking, but not really talking to each other. David and Pascale were talking about the course, me and Rachel were talking about those big belts that you wear on your waist to create curves. Then Mike joined us, I didn't expect him to come alone, given the fact that I spent most of lunchtime crying to him about my brother, and about how we left things between us. So we then went to Wetherspoons in town, which turned out to be quite nice, then played drinking games to help me calm down about Mike. Then the stupid taxi driver didn't go the right way so I didn't get to talk to him properly at the end of the night. Which means he's gone off to America, not to be seen until, like, next month..

Its weird that it's in, it should be a big weight off my mind, but it's not. All this stuff going on at home now just seems to take everything over, now I've got one worry out the way, I've got extra worry about other things, like getting a job, this stuff with my brother, booking driving lessons, whether I can go to Sheffield or not, whether Pascale got rid of Anny, whether Mike's gonna be ok at the conference in Boston USA, so many things...! I just feel emotionally drained at the moment. My friend Sara has mentioned a girly evening with a bottle of wine..

I'm going to live at home for a year or so, then look into buying a two bedroom flat nearer to Birmingham city centre, renting the spare room to help pay for a mortgage. It gets me on the property ladder, and it's somewhere where I can be independent. I'm now tied down to 'where are you going?', 'you don't need to go to the shop at 9 o'clock at night', 'don't you think you'd better be getting off to sleep soon?'. Having to explain my comings and goings, never being able to spontaneously go anywhere..

Rah! It's all so dull! Work, office suits, looking at cars, looking at flats, early nights on weekdays, having to grow up!

Katty
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