Happy Hump Day

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I’ve got one world class snuggler on my hands here :) Ever since my tummy started hurting last night she has been snuggled up with me with her head resting on my tummy trying to snuggle away my tummy ache. Too cute!! When that didn’t work she made sure to come give me like a million kisses. I’ve got one world class nurse on my hands here. It’s amazing just how intuitive our pets can be. She knew right away that I wasn’t feeling well and what was wrong. She stood guard and tries her hardest to nurse me back to health. Her and I snuggled up and watched Weird Science last night till I fell asleep. She didn’t leave my side all night despite the fact that I was tossing and turning something fierce just to try to find a comfy way to lay that didn’t bug my tummy. I don’t know why it was hurting but I tell you it sure did come on really fast and get worse even faster. I made sure to snuggle up and go straight to bed as soon as I was off MFC. Sorry to cut and run everyone but a girls got to do what a girls got to do right :P

I’m feeling better today. My tummy feels a lil funny but it doesn’t hurt like it did last night thank god. I’m making sure to get lots of fluids and only had toast for breakfast :) so far so good. I’m thinking a lazy morning in bed with my puppy will make this right. I’m hoping to be able to pop back online later today for a baby oil, bath show. But we’ll see. Worse comes to worse I think a bath is a great idea to make me feel better so I might as well come hang out with my buds while I do it right :) Other than that I don’t have much planned for today.

It’s hump day which means the weekend is just around the corner. I know I have a bunch of laundry and house cleaning to do this weekend so I might start on that a little later if I’m feeling up to it. I think that’s my new plan for now on. Rather than leave the house work and laundry for the weekend and take up my whole Sunday day cleaning I’m going to start doing it one job at a time during the week that way all I have to do Sunday is like vacuum and that’s it. My place isn’t that big so it only takes me 20 mins to vacuum the whole thing and that includes moving the couches and doing the edging too. I figure this will give me more time to have fun on the weekend and take a certain little furry friend to the park if it’s sunny. After all it’s getting to be that time of year where it’s always sunny on a Sunday. I’m always trying to find time to do nice things no matter how little they are for Kinzie. She goes out of her way to do the little things that she thinks will make me happy so I figure the least I can do is do some in return for her.

It’s gym day today since I kinda skipped it last night :P I’m hoping that I’m feeling better and can at least go site on the recombinant bike, read my book and do some cardio. I figure that won’t bug my tummy. Plus I usually feel better after I work out so maybe all I need to do is kick start my body and help push out whatever bug might be bugging me :)

The only problem being that I only have about 20 pages left in my book and well I don’t have another book lined up right about now. I really want to go grab the next one in the series that I am reading but I keep thinking to myself that I have a whole book case full of books, some I’ve read before and really really liked, others I got at the used book store when I took in some of mine and well just haven’t got around to reading. Then there’s ‘The Wheel of Time’ series that I started reading too that was really really good. My only problem with it is that each book it like 900 pages long and well it’s quiet the epic tale that flip flops between characters and there are a lot of main characters, something like 10 I would say and you keep picking up more along the way too. It seems to take so long for anything major to happen cause each character or group of characters seem to only make it about 10 more steps in their journey before it flips back to the other characters. That and I’m on book 5 now of the 13 book series but I don’t exactly remember what happened in 1-4 so to have to reread them just seems like torture. I’m more interested in a face passed book right now that is action packed.

I’m currently reading ‘Amaryllis’ by Jayne Castle. It’s kinda a romance novel, well ok no kidda about it it’s got quiet the sex scenes in it and well I like them :D WHat?! come on I’m allowed to read a little smut before bed, it helps me to have better dreams ;) I started reading ‘Orchid’ first cause Ms. Bryci recommended it to me and I loved it so I had to read the next one. I got Amaryllis off my wish list from a dear friend and well I haven’t been able to put it down ever since. Yes they are a romance novel, but they aren’t just about romance. They are paranormal murder mysteries that are set on another planet with characters that have psychic abilities and well psychic talents that have mutated into the human gene pool due to the strange planet that they got stranded on while space traveling. :) It’s really cool actually. Here’s a look at the 3 books that are all set on the same planet in the same city. They aren’t necessarily a series as they don’t follow the same characters in each book, but they do coincide with each other.

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Jayne Castle has a few other books out too that look really interesting. So far I love her writing style, it’s fast pace, with interesting characters and creative plot lines.

I’m really into the whole paranormal, sci fi, romance, murder mystery genre. Anything to do with witches, dragons, ghosts, vampires, werewolves, aliens, other worlds and planets, spirits ect I’m sooo there. Like the ‘True Blood’ series, I loved that it was awesome!! Way better than the show but I love that too :D

I also just finished ‘Jumper’ which was really really good. Very different from the movie but good. There is a second and third book in the series that I have that I have really wanted to start reading but I don’t’ know it just never seems to be the right book at that point. It’s just not what I’m feeling right now I guess.

I also love mr. murder himself, Dean Koonts. My only problem with reading him is that he can get so freaken dark that well his books can kinda be depressing. I really loved the one about umm the circus… what was it…. oh man I can’t remember at this point. The last book of his I tried to read was ‘Watcher’ and well god it’s about a serial killer but it’s told from his point of view I believe. I got kinda creeped out and well a little depressed from reading it so I stopped.

I don’t know I think I just need to hit the book store and see what strikes my fancy. The only problem with that idea is that I keep thinking to myself I shouldn’t be going out and spending money on books when I have a book case full of books that I could reread or that hell I haven’t even picked up yet. I guess that’s the thriftier side in me wanting me to save money and not spend where it isn’t needed lol! I just need to make myself drive to the book store, once I’m there I won’t say no :P

The other thing that I am really into right now is audio books. I upload them onto my ipod and listen to them while I’m working out at the gym. It’s really cool! So far I read or well listened to quiet a few books. I just grabbed a bunch more including ‘The Wheel of Time’ series :P lol all 13 books too. I figure it might be easier to catch up on them this way. Plus this leaves my hands free at the gym while I’m doing cardio so that I can check my heart rate more often and get a better work out. Hell I’ve even gotten into listening to it while I do my weights. They are kind of addicting. Only problem is that when I listen to it before bed I tend to fall asleep with it on and loose my place. THey have been a bit of an adjustment for me though and I don’t think that I would have started listening to them if it wasn’t for the gym cause well I don’t know I guess I’m kinda of more of a hands on kinda person and prefer the feel of a book. The smell of the pages, the feel of the words on paper, I like it. Even old books they get this kinda musty knowledge filled smell to them lol! I can’t describe it, it just makes me feel cozy and homie.

Well off to grab some more toast :P mmm I’m actually kind of hungry, I think that’s a good sign :P Have a happy hump day everyone.

XOXOOX Katie

Vblog time!!!

Just felt like sharing a little something something with you all on video. I love video blogs, their fun! Not sure what about them is soo much fun but they just are :) I think it’s the fact that I probably get a little more nervous when I make a video blog and am a little less sure of what I will say and how it will sound. It gives me butterflies, I get a little anxious and it kinda gets my heart racing which are fun feelings so that’s probably why :P I’m not sure if there was really a direction or point I was going with this video blog, it was just more so a hey this is me being me and probably sounding crazy or silly but mehhh that’s me :D Lol sometimes the blogs or video blogs that you make just spur of the moment can be the best! They manage to catch you when you are the most you and have your guard down the most. At least that’s what I have noticed about other people’s video blogs in the past. I hope mine do the same but honestly I am not really that sure cause if we’re being honest here, I hate watching myself on film. Man I don’t know what it is but I always feel a little embarrassed or think why did I say that or do that or I hate the way my voice sounds. I always think hey that’s not how I sound is it? :S I’m sure it’s just a me thing lol, I think most people are a little surprised by their own voice on film. I’ve even heard that a few big A listers won’t watch a movie that they are in cause they just end up beating themselves up or hatting on themselves the whole tim. Maybe I’m not so strange then…. there’s some hope :)

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Just wanted to give a quick thanks to Duston for his wonderful gifts :D I love them!! The girls next door (Holly Bridget and Kendra) are the reason that I love Playboy so much. I would dye if I could meet any one of them. IN fact if you go to Vegas and go see Peepshow staring Holly Madison you can pay like $200 more for a pass to get a tour backstage and meet her 0.0 I am soooo doing that one say soon! Here’s the problem though, I will have to practice what I am going to say cause if not I’m sure I’ll just seem like some crazy starstruck fan like everyone else. I’d rather come across as a smart n pretty young lady who has just met her mentor. Calm, cool and collected that’s what I want :D Yah right comes to mind lol oh well I’ll work on that one. For now thank you soo much Duston! I have been dyeing to get season 4 and 5. I have had 1-3 for like the last 3 years and have watched them in full at least 3 times, watched with all the commentaries and all the behind the scenes and deleted scenes. I even got my gf JLo hooked on it to. Hehehehehe we are 1/2 way through season 3 then it’s on to 4 and 5 :D I can’t wait!

Well I’m off to the shower, it’s time to wash down and start my day. MFC in a little bit then tonight I’m thinking a quick cardio trip to the gym then it’s time for some relaxation, a home cooked meal and some girls with JLo.

XoXo Katie

Dear Blog: Am I Nutts?

I feel completely out of it today, even perhaps nuts. I don’t know why just do! I hate this feeling though. I feel extremely unmotivated to do well anything to be honest. I know I am supposed to go to the gym today and I’m supposed to clean the house but…. mehh I just don’t want to. The thing that gets me the most right now is that I have no idea what I want to do instead and the idea of doing nothing just seems stupid and like a complete waist of my day. All I seem to want to do right now is stare out the window at the sunny sky and wish that kinzie was here so that we could go to the park. Maybe that’s my problem, maybe I feel like I’m missing a piece of myself. But I can’t believe that I would just fall apart without my little monkey here at my side, that just seems well silly. Maybe that’s it, or maybe it’s that my body is tired today. I have a feeling that I didn’t sleep that well last night and kind of suspect that I spent most of the night tossing and turning. That would explain why Kinzie wasn’t cuddling with me and was on the other end of the bed as far away from me as she could get; that does beat my theory that she learned to mind read and while I was sleeping hacked into my brain and discovered my plans for her today. OKay woooo did I just have that thought? That’s it no more paranormal or sci fi before bed. I blame the movie ‘The 4ht kind’. ever since I watched that movie I can’t look at owls the same way (and I love owls they look sooo cool! especially the little tiny ones!) and well every time I go to go to bed with the blinds or the window open I have to close them. It’s not like that would really stop them if they wanted in and wanted to probe into my mind for information…. who am I kidding, why would they want in my mind. I’m just me! I’m not that important am I? Why not probe the mind of the president of the USA he’s the one with all the big time knowledge not me. That’s it I will just have to make a sign to hang on the outside of my window that says :

Dear Aliens,

My name is Katie Banks, I am an adult soft core model who enjoys being naughty and walking around in my birthday suit. I am of decent intelligence but do not have any information that wold be deemed important for you to know. Perhaps the man who lives 3 floors down and 4 windows over to the right would be of more interest to you. He seems rather important and carries a very big brief case. That is all.

XOXO

Katie Banks

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Sorry dude who lives 3 floors down and 4 windows over but maybe, just maybe if you had thought about putting a note out on your window to help ward off the aliens you too would be sleeping more soundly at night and not being visited by owls. If you haven’t seen ‘The 4Th Kind’ do it!! It was a pretty freaky story that is based off a real life case that is still unsolved to this day. It’s about an extremely remote town up in Alaska that has seen far to many unexplained disappearances and has far too many unsolved FBI cases still pending investigation. It is done as a movie/documentary in which they show the real case study video done by a certified psychiatrist who was investigating into the towns people’s insomnia problems. She very quickly begins to believe that there is more going on here than meets the eye. It was an amazing movie, but also very disturbing on another level. Watch it with an open mind and see what you get from it.

I don’t know exactly if I believe in Aliens or not, but I believe that the universe is a HUGE place, thing, whatever and for us to believe we are the only intelligent life is well perhaps the stupidest believe we as a race have ever had. It’s even worse than the world is flat. The universe is soo very vast and well there are sooo many solar systems just like earth that it’s impossible to think that somewhere there isn’t another planet just like ours and that they too are exploring the universe. We have only been able to see a very small section of space, god only knows how much more is out there to explore. I for one can’t wait till we make space travel more of a reality for the everyday person. You better believe my name will be on that list. I so want to walk on the moon. I so want to look back at the earth and think wow!!! I bet I’ll be like 99 years old and not able to walk or go pee on my own but that’s ok! :P

I’ve always been an avid sci fi junky. I can never get enough of space! Its just so…. so wow! Ever since I was little I have looked up into the sky at night and not been able to help myself. I sit in wonder of what or who is out there. I find myself wondering how could all these people with all these different ideas, believes, sightings and descriptions of real life aliens be fiction; how could they all be wrong? I blame my mom for putting these thoughts in my mind. she loves space! She use to get me to watch all the original star Trek movies and TV shows. I’ve seen them all (Star Trek, Star Trek Voyager, ect) I have always loved the Alien and Predator series but must admit have been a little disappointed by their joining in both the movies. As I grow up I find myself no longer awed and drawn in by the make believe any more and find myself looking more and more to the real stories; the unexplained mysteries. In fact while your at it you should also watch ‘Fire in the Sky’. It’s another real life story of a man who gets abducted by aliens. Really crazy and extremely cool. Yet again though I suggest to watch it with an open mind and see what you get from it. I don’t know I find myself believing despite my want to believe that it’s all a hoax. Either way I keep an open mind and will always look for more proof. Gotta question the world around you and the information your given, if not how will you ever know what is real and what is not; what is truth and what it lies.

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Well now that I have filled your minds with wonder and skepticism (don’t deny it, it’s ok. Everyone denies what they don’t know and what they fear to be true. It’s the body’s natural defence mechanism) go forth into the world and watch and learn for yourself. I feel a little better now so perhaps now is the best time to strike while the iron is hot! I’m off to the post office to mail off my Valentine’s Day packages and who knows maybe even stop and grab some lunch and head to the park by myself. Look at that I am one independent women I am! (thanks for the pep talk I needed it :D)

What a random day


Today has been kinda of a random day for me, I feel like I am just coasting through my day on autopilot and my mind has taken a vacation. Where to you ask? I have no idea that’s the strange part, I don’t really have very much on my mind today and I find myself neither stressed or in serious thought or debate about anything. I guess maybe that’s just it, maybe it has just been a day of relaxation and rest for my mind. I think it probably helps that I kinda pampered myself today while still accomplishing a lot. I went tanning today for the first time in a while, I even went to work which was rather uneventful and relaxing as well. (I know what your thinking how is this possible? perhaps it is just that my mind is on vacation so I didn’t over think or stress at all while at work) I treated myself to a pedicure and manicure after work. I love getting my nails done! It makes me feel girly and cute.
I’m now off to the gym for my daily dose of exercise and then I think tonight is a hot tea and a good book night. I’m currently reading Patricia Briggs’ Bone Crossed (which a certain ebuddy sent me ;)), it’s part of her Mercy Thompson series and it rocks. I can’t put it down, I just started it about 2 days ago and I am already over 1/4 the way through.
Oh and here is a random photo to go with my random day, yah it’s boobs! what?! they make me happy and besides everyday can be made brighter with just a little more boobs ;) lol
Off I go my loves, have an awesome rest of your hump day <3