Monday, August 16, 2010

tell me about yourself. I'm interested.

I don't know if I'm:

a. shallow
b. a hedonist
c. simply grateful for all the good things God has given me.

Because I seriously get such a kick out of bright nail polish and good books and awesome thrift store finds. I like stuff. A lot. I like to shop. I like to own things. I like to collect and amass and organize. It's fun. I also like to dance and read and play. So yeah, I think I might come across as shallow, maybe?

I don't know. But I try to remember when I find myself really delighted by "stuff" that God made stuff. He made the first stuff. The star stuff, the ocean stuff, the universe stuff (and God said "bang" and there was stuff: ie. came later). And so if I believe this (and I do) how can I think myself shallow for liking stuff? After all, God likes stuff.

Some other things I think God likes:

Ice cream.
Those really shiny beetles (you know the kind I mean, the green sparkle kind).

And just for fun, here's some stuff I like:

Picture books.
Crisp white drawing paper.

I remarked the other day that I have just started watching Sex and the City for the first time. And as I am watching, I've been thinking: "Why oh why have I never watched this before? It is so VERY me!" At least, it's me in the shallow clothes obsessed gossip addicted frivolous way, I am.

And I am not ashamed to admit it. I don't think there are any bonus points for pretending to be more holy/deep/serious/profound than you really are. Yet, it's easy to get caught up trying to be who other people think we are/think we should be/want us to be. But none of us really fall into any one category, do we?

I mean, I like: shopping, theology, linguistics, children's books, tabloid magazines.

& I:

am obsessed with the Royal family,
love ice cream,
only eat organic,
go to church,
talk more than is necessary,
and love God more than I can convey.

And that still doesn't sum me up.

Here's something else about me:

I am fascinated by other people, people like YOU. I just adore how complicated and contradictory people are.

So I think it would be fun if you told me about yourself. Maybe three words to describe yourself? I'll go first:

vivid, delighted, interested

Now you tell me. Because hey, I'm interested.

After all, the only thing more interesting than knowing what is going on with Brad and Angelina is knowing what is going on in the hearts and minds of the people you care about/know/don't like very much (and thus want to know about even more).

But don't worry, you I like.

you I,

Heart: Kimberellie

outfit details:

shirt, gap: $12
shorts, thrifted: $1
shoes, thrifted: $4
sunnies, chanel: gift
scarf, thrifted: $4

"It is preoccupation with possessions, more than anything else, that prevents us from living freely and nobly." Thoreau

"An object in possession seldom retains the same charm that it had in pursuit." Pliny the Younger


  1. I know you have had more than enough words from me and I owe you a letter but...I've been lost in a book,a blog and a fog for a few weeks. All of which are brilliant and I keep wanting to share. The book is The Help. The Blog is American Mom in Paris. The fog I'll save for the letter. Going back to your book request many posts ago I keep meaning to suggest all or any Anne Lamott starting with Bird by Bird.
    You are on my list of brilliance too.
    Aimer Beaucoup,
    La Reveuse

  2. "As long as we worship God the creator and not the things he created, then he is please with us".


    To describe myself is that I have rededicated myself to the Lord.

    But here are the words.


    and learning to live life knowing that God is right there with me in the midst.

    Oh and I like to look good. ^_^

    I mean who doesn't.


  3. Haha, I read all of this. I think Sex and the City sounds like a good me show. I should start watching it probably. :)

    Me: happy, kind, excitable.

  4. Kimbee, i think you are THE socialite of Nanaimo, putting the Queen to shame with your wit and charm!

  5. I love your retro-updated looks! Always so chic:) Never ever would I ever describe you as shallow. It just doesn't fit you! I would say you are: Creative, Brilliant, and Hilarious! ... hmm three words for me... uhhh... absent-minded (it happens way too often and I can no longer deny this), silly ( My nieces call me "Aunt Silly") and analytical (too much for my own good .. or would that be paranoid?)

  6. You crack me up! It is WAY too hard to describe myself in 3 words, but I'll give it a try:

    optimistic, compassionate, nerdy

  7. Those 2 quotes are great. Especially that first one.
    Man, Thoreau (my Husband's favourite) didn't even have to think about iPhones and laptops and designer handbags and Baby Mozart and all the CRAP that keeps us preoccupied these days.
    I reckon my 3 words would change every day, every hour even. But for today, for right now, I guess I'd say... creative, self-assured, loyal (fiercely)

  8. You don't seem shallow ever, just delighted with many things in your life, and how in the world can that be a bad thing?

    Words to describe me, hmm:


  9. eccentric

    i guess those are the three i'm picking tonight :) haha! i kinda had a hard time just picking three :)

    love your blog grrl!

  10. great outfit, love this pants :D
    have a nice week!
    DaisyLine from

  11. Geez, you're really making my brain fry with such deep questions after a sleepless night with teething bubba! ;)
    I can't describe myself in three words. Or even ten, or twenty. I just can't.
    Here's a quick few things about me though.
    I'm a very private person. I'm pretty shy & quiet around new people or large groups that I don't know. But once I get to know you I can be fairly loud. I do like to meet new people even if I have no idea what to say to them. I love to laugh and joke around. I used to be very sarcastic til I started working as a primary school teacher and realised that kids just dont get sarcasm. haha.
    I go to mass every sunday and have my whole life. And I've been known to write very long emails... :D

  12. You are not shallow, you just love so much!

    I am: loyal, compassionate, intuitive.


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