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River Market snow day!

Snowy greetings from the River Market! One of the advantages to working from home is no horrible commute (sorry, hubs!) I did opt for a quick lunchtime stroll and snapped a couple of photos.

The snow’s still coming down, and the Kansas City, Mo., school district has already canceled classes for tomorrow. Safe driving to all those who are out and about, and for those who aren’t, check out BlogKC’s list of Kansas City’s best sledding hills. I’m kinda tempted to get a cheap saucer from Target and try my hand at Suicide Hill . . .


New year, new hair

To know me is to understand that I’m kinda really obsessed with my hair. Example? I have a photo folder on my desktop entitled “Katy’s Hair Evolution.” I love to try new styles and color — the bolder, the better.

Earlier today I headed to Belle Epoque for the big post-wedding chop. What better way to start 2011 than with a new ‘do, complete with subtle highlights in my favorite power color: purple!

It’s gonna be a good year.


Photo courtesy of NKOTBSB.com


Photo courtesy of Parsons Electric




My reaction after today’s Chiefs game . . .

Today’s game was, to put it mildly, disappointing. Here’s hoping the Chiefs have a better showing when the Baltimore Ravens come to town for the first round of the play-offs. GO CHIEFS!

Note: The photo is a few years old, but, sadly enough, still appropriate today.

New Year’s Eve in Kansas City

Did this New Year’s Eve feel a little more low-key to anyone else? With many friends out of town and a depressing lack of house party invitations, R. and I decided to strike out on the Kansas City frontier for a New Year’s Eve date night.

First stop? McCoy’s Public House in Westport. Have you been there? I remember not liking this restaurant when I first moved to KC (umm, what was I thinking?!) and now it’s one of my favorites. We had a delicious dinner followed by an even better dessert.

We bee-lined out of Westport before the amateurs arrived and headed to our favorite close-to-home haunt, Harry’s Country Club. Our planned cocktail celebration ended early when we opted not to pay the $20/person cover charge for the night’s entertainment. A worthy expenditure, I’m sure, but our wallets are a little light as we head into the new year, and we had an ample supply of booze waiting at home.

And so there we were. The hubby, me, our cats and poor Dick Clark soldiering on during ABC’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve special. Was it the NYE I originally anticipated? Nope. Was it still an awesome celebration? You bet.

Plus, I decided at Harry’s that next year, we’ll ring in 2012 while on a cruise. That’s the kind of ambition that thrives as the calendar flips over onto another year.

How did you celebrate NYE? Whatever you did, I hope you had a fantastic evening that set the tone for an even better year. Cheers!

Resolution #1: A post per day in 2011

Cheers to the new year!

It’s almost here. Can you feel it? I love the new year. It’s like moving — you have a clean, blank slate to serve as a wonderfully inspiring canvas. Where will you go? What will you do? Is that really the best spot for the couch?

For me, 2011 is about writing. Excelling in the work I have, getting more work, and finally deciding on a second book topic. So with that in mind, I’ve decided (with a little nudge from Brenda!) to participate in The Daily Post.

Yep – that means blogging goodness coming to you Three Hundred. And. Sixty-Five. Days. In. A. Row.

And don’t worry – the majority of the content will still be KC-focused. We have a lot to discuss – a slew of new restaurants and shops has opened, the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts debuts later in 2011, and the Chiefs are actually in the play-offs?

I hope you’ll come along for the ride. Maybe, just maybe, I’ll throw another random shoe rap at you. With VIDEO.

Happy New Year!