You sit there and listen young lady, M'kay?

Jaded Vixen

As much as I would like to keep my last post  up forever (I'm totally proud, and all), I have decided that today I would take part in a meme that I found over at Confessions of a Jaded Gym Junkie by the Jaded Vixen herself.

Meme:  Letter to my younger self :
(I have taken liberties, of course. I would like to tell young Katie some specific things.
I work better in the form of lists anyway.)

Your two best friends are going to move. Far away. New York and Wisconsin to be exact. You will grow apart eventually because of the distance but don't worry, when you do get to see each other it's just like old times. And the word 'stiffy" is timeless. Kara will still use it. 

Your highschool boyfriend is going to break up with you your first year in college. Your heart will be broken. When it happens, dont embarass yourself. Don't start smoking and stop eating. This will not bring him back and will only create more issues for you to deal with. Be sad about it, but know that you are about to become the hot ticket in your dorm. Your social calendar is gonna fill up fast!

Be nicer to your suite mate in the dorm. Yes, she annoys you because of the fact that she refuses to wear pants in the common areas but just ignore it. This will be a great story to be able to hold over her head tell when you're 30.

I suggest that you do not take that ill advised trip with friends to Sault Ste. Marie Canada.  If you must, try-TRY to remember that the border guards will NOT think the four of you are funny.
The correct answer to the inquiry of  what you were doing in Canada is,
"We came for the weekend to do some shopping and sightseeing"
and NOT
"Hookers. We were looking for hookers... and black market cat livers"
 And no, you will not die in a Canadian jail like you thought you would. Close call though.

Don't do yourself a disservice by  pretending to like HORRIBLE bands just because your significant other does.  Rob Zombie? Insane Clown Posse?
uh, no.

You don't have to marry the first person who asks you. You will, but you don't have to.

If you are having dinner at someone's house and you ask what they've made, but they won't tell you until you try it... It's probably squirrel or some other horrifying food that you would never eat in a million years.
Also, stop eating at this house. Ew.

In the summer of 2007, give your Aunt Ann a nice long hug and tell her that you love her. Tell her that her love of bingo and the very colorful strings of curse words that she puts together are just some of the things you truly love about her. 
It will be the last time you ever see her.

Embrace your weirdness.

Your son is everything  you ever wished you could have and more.

Don't take your husband forgranted. He is one of the best things that will ever happen to you.
But he fishes a lot.

Protect your good credit rating.

I may need to do this one again, I just thought of like, five billion other things teen-me needs to know.

Next time.


  1. This was just as funny as your last post! Loved the part about Canada....

  2. This is a fantastic meme, and a great post. I fear I could fill a book with all that I could tell my younger self. Argh!

  3. I agree with Kristin, this is a fabulous meme and a wonderful post. I think I will definitely do this one, my only fear is that it will be so long that not everyone will get through!

  4. WOW -- great advice there! Cat livers, huh?

  5. The one about your aunt made me tear up. Sniff.

  6. That was lurvely katie. I teared up at the bit about your aunt too...

  7. This is a great post and a wonderful idea! Love the bit about Canadian Crossing Guards. I teared up a bit at the aunt part too. Wish I could go back and give my younger self credit rating advice.

  8. Awesome post, a fun read :)

  9. Thanks for taking part in my meme honey! Your post is great! The button is up and working....just copy the html code into the compose part of blogger and it will do it automatically. You don't even need to add it to the html section.

    As for all your friends who are going to take exciting! I hope they will visit and use the button. Would be great if they could link to their posts too because I'd love to read them all!

    Love your work....Jaded Vixen xo

  10. Oh gosh! If i have to write my younger self a letter, it would be endless. But i would try maybe one day.

  11. What a great letter to send yourself. Don't be too hard on yourself for liking Rob Zombie though - it's not that bad!

  12. Ooooh. Might have to do this one too.

  13. This is a great list.... I think I'm gonna have to do the same...

  14. Hey Katie, I came to take a peak at your blog on the recommendation of Nikki from Lunatic Cafe. I'm so glad I did. I just love your writing style and am thrilled that I found you on this very day! Looking forward to many more exciting reads.

  15. Katie,

    That was so great - and I could relate to so much of it... maybe I'll have to take a shot at this one myself.

  16. Great letter! I like this idea but fear a letter to my youngerself would never end! It would be so awesome if we could give ourselves advice for real! And your Canada story is soo funny.


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