Saturday, August 4, 2012

Why is it so easy to get distracted while I am studying for finals?  Perhaps because the final I am studying for is on cooking.  Cooking.  I can't even pretend to be upset, this is one of the greatest classes I have taken at Brigham Young University.

So... I'm back.  I'm officially an RM.  That means that I am smart and spiritual and mature now, right?  Maybe not quite, but I have the label RM to throw around.

Some good things about returning from a mission:
-All your music is brand new once again.  After listening to church music for the past 18 months, The Beatles' White Album feels like it was released yesterday.  Don't even get me started on my old, now new, Arcade Fire album.
-I can now talk to my friends in person.  We don't have to wait weeks to hear from each other via letter.  I can even hold their babies! (yes, babies... A lot happens when you are gone for 18 months.)
-I can talk with my parents everyday on the phone.  Not just 3 times a year, but every dang day.  Not that we do, but the option is there.
-Everyday is P-day!!!!!!!! Okay, lame, I know.

Some not as good things about returning from a mission:
-Real life kind of smacks you in the face.  You've been in this care-free dream land of sorts for the past 18 months of your life and now you are back in the real world and have to deal with adult things once again.  Now you have to do school work and date and get married.  Boo!
-You aren't a missionary anymore!  Being a missionary is the best.  Everyday on Temple Square I would walk around and talk to people about the things that matter most in the whole world, the Gospel of Jesus Christ!  

I didn't think I would ever blog again, ever.  But, here we are.

Hey!  This was me as a missionary at an Afghan birthday party:

And you thought I wasn't cultured....

Friday, March 18, 2011

Another blog to follow!

My teaching companion, Sister Hardy, also has a blog. She got her degree in english literature and is much funnier than I am, so I'd follow her for sure if I were you.

That is all. Have a great day world!

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

You're back?

Hello. I am back... but just for today. As a missionary I have the amazing opportunity to have a blog and a facebook page. The Lord is utilizing all things to be able to spread the Gospel to the world. So, check it out:

This is the new, better, still slightly funny at times, blog... of... me.

Even though I'm a missionary... still leave comments and all that jazz. Also, you can find me on facebook and be my friend and if anyone has any questions about the beliefs of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, ask me! You can send me a facebook message or whatever you would like! This is who I am on facebook: Sister-Katherine Harris.

Okay, that's all for now. Look for me at the new blog!

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Last one

I think this is going to be my last post for a while seeing as though I enter the MTC tomorrow morning.

So... wish me luck! The next 18 months are going to be good, and hard, but mostly good.
I know you won't miss this blog too much seeing as though I post about once a month.

And, as any missionary will request... write me! Not just the first month, but all 18 of them.

Sister Harris

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Upon further inspection...

To begin, today I had my missionary shower... like a bridal or baby shower. It was wonderful. Honestly, the women in my ward are so amazing and so generous. I received more gifts than I have probably my last 5 Christmas Days and Birthdays combined. That aside, it was a great little party so I thought I would upload a couple pictures!

Opening gifts... footies!

Obviously enthused guests

More gifts!

Party People

Next... I was searching through some pictures that my mom has saved on the computer. I decided to upload some of my favorites! You might notice that many of these are taken by you, yes, you, my wonderful friends, and she saves them as her own on the computer! Ha, she is great.

Kenny's face... ahhh haha

This beauty is labeled: Katie- roasted and toasted. fml.

um, k, bye.

Monday, October 18, 2010


This movie is my new favorite movie. I saw it with Kaylie, LJ, and Shipley a while back. Last night my dad and I rented it. He fell asleep and I fell in love all over again.


Wednesday, September 15, 2010

An Analytical Approach to Justin Bieber's My World 2.0

Recently I have become ill with what some are calling "Bieber Fever". It has plagued me, and in consequence all those around me because of my need to listen to Justin Bieber all day, everyday. On my drive to work today I was feeling especially sick, and therefore started analyzing the masterpiece known as "My World 2.0". This blog will not discuss every song, just the finer pieces.
The album begins with the song "Baby", ft. Ludacris. This song and its accompanying dance are favorites of many. Baby is a strong way to begin an album as it is a hit single, very catchy and relatable. The only negative thing that can be said about this song is that although the music video for Baby is the number one most viewed video on youtube, it has more dislikes than likes.
Justin then transitions into "Somebody to Love". This is his second single from the album, and a strong one at that. Somebody to Love is both catchy and easy to dance to. As the young kids say, it makes one want to 'get down'. Although I enjoy the album version of this song, I prefer the remix with Usher.
"Stuck in the Moment", track three, compares the love Bieber feels for a girl with the love of history's most famous couples. These include Romeo and Juliet, Bonnie and Clyde, Adam and Eve, and my personal favorite, Sonny and Cher. The way he cleverly includes "I got you baby", when referring to Sonny and Cher, is something that will no doubt be remembered for ages. The song initially made zero impression on me as it follows two of the album's stronger pieces, but since then has become a personal favorite.
We will quickly discuss "U Smile", the fourth track. Other than the blatant disregard for proper spelling of the word 'you', U Smile is an enjoyable enough song and is Bieber's next single.
Now it is appropriate to skip down to "Eenie Meenie". This song features Sean Kingston, well known for singing "Beautiful Girls". Kingston begins the song with the lyrics "She's indecisive, she can't decide". I am unsure as to why he didn't continue with the rest of the song in this manner. The next lyric, instead of "She keeps on looking, from left to right", should have been something along the lines of "She keeps on looking, her eyes keep scanning." Some other catchy phrases they could have included in the song are things such as, She is beautiful, she has appealing features; I hugged her, we embraced... things of that nature. Next time Sean and Justin should check in with me before finalizing an album. The duo is strong on this track and it is engaging to the ears. The use of "eenie meenie miney moe" is clever and takes most of us back to our childhood, a period of great joy. This is a very enjoyable song and possibly my favorite on the album.
Well, that is all I have in my analytical approach to Justin Bieber's My World 2.0. I hope this reading experience was pleasureable to you and that you will listen to My World 2.0 to form your own opinions on the album. Next Week Backstreet Boys Millennium will be analyzed. I am anticipating this will be on Rolling Stone Magazine's website, as they will undoubtedly read this article.
Farewell world.