My Professional Background - Once upon a time, I wanted to be a motivational speaker. Actually, I was a professional motivational speaker for about 5 years.:

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Most of my childhood was spent fantasizing about the day I would make my living as a television star. I can’t even count how many inspired scenes and acceptance speeches I rehearsed in my bathroom mirror.

I just never thought my television debut would result from something as ordinary as a garage sale.


Look for me on the next episode of Hoarders.

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Prior to my incredibly lucrative career as a professional blogger (ahem), I was a motivational speaker.

I live in a van down by a river

You can laugh. It’s funny to me too.

[This is the same girl whose signature photo features her in a laundry basket eating Pringles, right?]

The Great Motivator

Most of the motivational speaking I did was business-related.

[That’s rich! Did they let you wear those pink, fuzzy slippers while you “motivated” others?]

I conducted seminars on topics like “Conflict Management Skills for Women.”

Okay, you can stop laughing now.

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Those of you who follow me on Facebook might remember a photo album I created entitled “Really, America?” It is an album that received a ton of criticism – 100% of it from my mother who said I sounded like a snob who just moved back from England and is now too good to live in America. And while there is some truth to that (we did recently move back from England), I do not think I’m too good to live here. I know I am. Kidding!

See, this is why she fusses at me.

It’s just that there are so many things I encounter on a daily basis that cause me to scratch my head and wonder what possesses people to do the things they do (myself included). Believe me, I deserve my own “Really, Katy?” album on this site. And maybe one day I’ll start one.

But for now I’m going to share a few recent favorites. Just to annoy the ever loving mess out of my sweet mama.

1) Really, Leavenworth? Saw this gem yesterday in a parking lot. The awesome part is that they went all out with it. This is no homemade poster board sign. No, sir. Someone actually paid someone else to make this sign. But, sadly, no one intervened and did a grammar check. The English lover in me just died a little.

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