Monday, April 11, 2011

She's Baaaaaaaack!

Hola, my fine friends of the blogosphere!  I have been missing in action for quite some time and I know you were terribly concerned.  After all, I am sure you live and breathe this very blog.   In all seriousness, thank you to everyone that inquired about whether or not I was still alive and asked how my new job is going.   Yes, I am still kickin’ and the new job is going very well.

So, where have I been? 

My mom, little sister and my sister’s best friend were in town for a week so I was busy entertaining and having an all-girls week.  We had a fabulous time staying in a loft on Mission Beach.  We drank wine, ate loads of food, kayaked (my mom barfed), and hung out in L.A. for a day.  While in L.A., we had a celebrity spotting.  There was a Bravo event taking place and we were able to watch the Real Housewives strut their stuff on the red carpet along with Padma from Top Chef and Curtis Stone.  I don’t even own a TV but I am enthralled with celebrities.  When did reality TV people become celebrities, anyway? 

My attempt at being the paparazzi

My mom & baby sister in Hollywood


Just hours after my family left, Angela and I drove up to Palm Springs to attend Dinah Shore weekend.  If you’re straight, you probably have no idea what I am talking about.  It is essentially 5 days of lesbian debauchery.  There are elaborate parties at night and the days consist of pool parties that are basically exploding with bikini clad women and loud music.  It is ridiculously fun.


Ang and I met up with Gina and Aj from L.A., who just so happen to be some of the coolest people on this planet.  Yeah, they are that awesome.  Also vegan runners, we were able to go out to eat without being the “vegans in the room”.  They’re smart, funny and nice to look at-- everything you could want in a friend.



For awhile, I considered my first Pride experience (in Chicago) to be the most fun day of my gay life.  It felt like my birthday on steroids.  Music , dancing  and celebrating who I am.  What’s better than that?  Well, DINAH is!  Take away all of the men, add go-go dancers, bikinis, beautiful scenery and insert an enormous pool overflowing with lesbians from all over the world .  It totally beats Pride.




The following Monday, I was forced to rejoin the world and leave behind my lesbian paradise.  I started my fantastic new job at Voices for Children where I now work on behalf of abused and neglected children that have become a part of the foster system.  I may work behind the scenes in Development but I hear the stories of abuse and child prostitution every hour of the day.  In just one week, it has helped me put everything into perspective.  I am truly proud to be part of such a hard-working organization that is chock-full of incredibly talented, altruistic individuals.   Enough cheese for one paragraph?  But, I mean every word of it!

Since this is a running blog, I should probably say something about running.  Will you stop considering me a true runner if I confess that I have traded Happy Hours for running? I am in between marathons right now, so I am living it up before June rolls around and I sell my soul to the running devil (again).  I am running less than 30 miles each week but it feels surprisingly good.  I am keeping my long run at 10 miles so I don’t lose my entire aerobic base. 

I have a lot of catching up to do on all of your blogs…. So, off I go. 

43 comments:

  1. Welcome back! Glad the new job is going well.
    I had wondered where you went, but when I saw your face pop up on QVR's blog, I figured you might have still been recovering from DINAH (which I had obviously never heard of).

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  2. Ahh, a Kate blog! MIssed you! Not that I am good at reading many blogs these days. I write but have a hard time reading them all. Glad you had fun at your lesbian paradise. You're the hottest Lesbian I know (virtually). Ha ha. So glad you job is going well...sounds right up your alley! Happy for you Kate!

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  3. Funny, I look at the top two pictures of blondes on this page and I think the picture of you and Angela is so much sexier. You both are so beautiful. Welcome back, I've missed you.

    BTW, I am just a few miles away from the fun of Dinah (but not being lesbian, I guess I missed out :-) Glad you had so much fun, we sure had good weather that weekend.

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  4. Missed you, glad you are back.

    Love the real housewives, so had ot inspect that photo. Boobs galore. Vicky and who? Is that Gretchen?

    Sorry your mom barfed.

    Your weekend sounds amazing and glad you are enjoying break from running and gettin in some much needed wine time.

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  5. Great things come to great people!!!

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  6. Kate! Glad you're back! I was just thinking about you and hoping everything was ok! Your family is so cute--you look like your mom :)

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  7. Welcome back! That sounds like a really awesome two weeks!! All play, no work is good for the soul.... although your new job actually seems even better for the soul. What a great opportunity!

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  8. Welcome back! We missed you : ) Looks like you have been having a blast though!

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  9. Welcome back Kate....I was thinking about you the other day! Looks like you had some great down time and your new job sounds incredible. I have decreased my training as well before my next Marathon cycle begins. good for you for having some fun!!!

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  10. glad youre back!!! looks like you had a blast last weekend!

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  11. Glad to see you back!! Looks like you've been having an amazing time. :)

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  12. Wow, sounds like you have been having some great times!

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  13. Welcome back! Dinah sounds fun - I used to hit Palm Springs, but more for relaxation, not debauchery.

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  14. What an amazing time, hon! Gorgeous pictures!

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  15. New to your blog... and very amazed by such an interesting and exciting and vibrant life! Wow!
    What a weekend! What a new job! Looking forward to reading more :)

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  16. I've missed you. Glad you're back. Pictures are beautiful. You ladies look awesome. Dinah Shore weekend sounds great. I am off to ask my lesbian friends if they have heard of it. xo

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  17. What happens if a straight girl sneaks into Dinah? Cuz I might have to find out. That sounds so fun! Drinking and dancing and just living it up with a gazillion hotties? Yes please!

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  18. Glad you are back and that things have been good for you! It sounds like the new job will give you a great sense of really doing good in the world. What better than to help children. I love it.
    I'm also glad you got to spend time with your sisters and mom. How fun. And it's nice to have a running break or at least some fun running time every now and then. Enjoy it while you can!

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  19. I think it is a must to take a break from running and have some happy hours it's all about balance right! I'm excited to go to California soon for my vaca! Around these parts there aren't many dining choices for vegetarians or vegans!

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  20. Welcome back! I'm glad you had a wonderful last few weeks. :)

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  21. Sounds like the new job is really making a difference in the world ... good for you! I imagine it's a strong mix of heartbreak and joy. Keep making the world a better place.

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  22. Welcome back! Looks like you've been having loads of fun! I am a tad bit envious of your non-training status right now. I'm already lookig forward to winter. I did not just say that!

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  23. Um, I'm straight and I totally want to go to the lesbian pool party extravaganza!

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  24. I would say I missed you but I didn't because I was living it up WITH YOU!!! You're right, the Dinah is way way way better than Pride. It makes me think of how I think Pride used to be before coprorations took it over.

    To Kate's readers - if you can believe it she is even more gorgeous and vivacious in person! She and Ang are such a beautiful couple and wonderful people. We're glad to be able to start calling them friends! And we're counting down the days until we can meet up again!

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  25. Glad to read that you've been having a great time! I was a little nervous about your absence, but now I know you were living it up! Sometimes we just need a break from something we love (running) to appreciate it more.

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  26. I welcome the breather from reading about running...it's a fun thing to do, but not always the most fascinating to read about.

    A pride event without a the token hairy (ok, more likely waxed and hairless) asses and penises everywhere!? Sounds FANTASTIC! Have you been to a pride parade in San Francisco? the city SHUTS DOWN, it's insane.

    I like your new header photo

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  27. Congrats on the new job, hope it's going well so far!

    It's great that you're taking some time to recharge before the next marathon, smart lady!!

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  28. Yeahhh! Glad you are back :)

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  29. Glad to see you are back and that you had so much fun! Someday I will get out there for the Dinah Shore activities!

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  30. I read about the Dinah Shore festivities on AJ's blog. Sounds like you beautiful ladies had yourself a grand ol time. :)

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  31. You're back! I missed you Kate!! Sounds like you have been having a glorious time! Beautiful pictures!! You all look like models!

    Realhouse wives love them--it's too much drama to not watch :)

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