Today is April 1, 2012 which means it is the start of this years A to Z Blogging Challenge. For those who are not familiar with it, welcome to the club. I had seen the badges on various people's blogs but never really knew what it was all about. As it drew close I heard more and more about it and realized it meant you had to blog everyday for a month and that sounded like too big an undertaking. Last night at the last minute I had a change of heart and decided to try it. At least I found out you do get Sundays off, after today. Each day the prompt is a different letter of the alphabet and it seemed to be the consensus that it is better to have a theme. So, without further ado...here goes. My theme is A to Z Memories.
For those who have wondered where the Kat came from that I use in my blog, it is my initials. My name is Karen Ann and when I married a Taylor, well, you get the picture. Early on when my initials became KAT, I always thought Kat would be a cool nickname, but it never caught on. Thus, when I started my blog that was my chance to become Kat. The rest of the title just came naturally since I'm a cat lover.
Names are a funny thing. Seems like when we are kids we are never satisfied with ours. It wasn't that I didn't like the name Karen, it was just that I liked Ann better. Or maybe it was really that I thought it sounded cool to be called by 2 names. I always wanted to be called Karen Ann. That never caught on either although all 3 of my sisters occasionally call me that. So, for the most part, I've gone through my entire life just called Karen.
There was one time in my teenage years when I did have fun with my name, though. A new song came out by the Hollies called Carrie Anne. I convinced one of my friends that they were saying Karen Ann so for a little while it was like I had my own song. Fun while it lasted.
Here, for your enjoyment is my first A to Z memory...
Until next time...that's my view.