katina choovanski

katina choovanski
May 24
City-dwelling, country-raised, joyfully car-free, liberal plant nerd who would rather be in school for the rest of eternity. I'm not a writer by any means so I feel a bit small here on OS. I have no dreams of being published or changing the world with my writing but I do enjoy it.


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APRIL 30, 2009 8:41PM

OESheepdog's open call - 2 n' 1

Thanks OE!  I don't have time to do anything these days (haven't eaten yet today and it's 8:30) but this I can handle.



#1.   I can do tricks on my bike


#2.   I'm related by marriage to an inventor, a judge, and a pornographer.… Read full post »

APRIL 16, 2009 8:40PM

NYC OS Anniversary Party

MARCH 20, 2009 10:48PM

Not at all a flounce!

Hey there all!  This is just for anyone who might find their way over to my page wondering where in the hell I've gone recently.  Well, the good news is that I got my job back!  Technically it's a different position but a much better one for me and I'm tons… Read full post »

This last weekend was one out with the girls.  We had planned to go down to the Philadelphia Flower Show.  Then my friend found out she got this great internship opportunity at Longwood Gardens and we decided to make a weekend of it so she could meet with her future boss. … Read full post »

MARCH 2, 2009 5:52PM

Peekers - My Best Friend



This morning, I had to watch the death of the being who has stood by me through everything for the last 17 1/2 years.  Peekers was a wedding present from my first husband when she was only a kitten.  She has had a wonderful long life and I… Read full post »

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FEBRUARY 9, 2009 2:33PM

PTSD on OS - Writing through the Raw



I don't know what I'll accomplish here because I can barely see through my tears but I have to write something while the feelings are at the surface.  The focus of the news in the last few days has

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JANUARY 26, 2009 2:55PM

Liveblogging my faucet repair.....sorta

Yeah, you read that right.  It’s a matter of great social and political import, my faucet is.  If it were the kitchen faucet and it was preventing me from doing dishes or something trivial like that, I’d be able to cope at least until I ran out of forks.  But this… Read full post »

JANUARY 12, 2009 1:57PM

Skivvies for Bill S.

As I commented in Bill's Loser Blog  and per request, I present to you said undergarments.  I know this is not where the presumed sexual act happened because even a masochist isn't going to be big on juniper needles in sensitive places.  And the splinters, oh man the splinters.

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JANUARY 11, 2009 6:44PM

Sharing the Pretty on my Plate

This is just about the silliest thing to post but I wanted to share.  I'm making dinner now and it includes beans which have been cooking in the oven all day in a McCoy bean pot (the way mom makes 'em) and my favorite cole slaw.  I like to make it… Read full post »

JANUARY 11, 2009 5:16PM

What Did You Roll In?

My husband can clearly distinguish and identify the subtle differences between colors that to most of us look the same.  He’s quite proud of his 20/20 vision too.  I have something similar but a little farther down.  No, not that far down.  I have a disturbingly acute sense… Read full post »

 As I'm out strolling around the neighborhood, I very often come across things that just NEED to be photographed.  Here is a small selection of them for your amusement.




I would like to know how "special" these "facials" are and if that's really legal around here.

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JANUARY 4, 2009 6:37PM

Knocking me up - it takes a village

You know how there are people out there who would be great parents but they opt to be childless; and then there are the disastrous baby factories that can't seem to keep their legs together?  Well, for most of my life, I was the former.  Then, about a year and a… Read full post »

1.  As evidenced by the lateness of this post, I am a horrible procrastinator.


2.  I have Lyme Disease.


3.  We have been trying for a year and a half to get pregnant.  


4.  If I happen upon a crooked frame hanging on the wall, I HAVE… Read full post »

I decided that since I got laid off this week, I might as well further humiliate myself by putting up this photo.

And I've been trying to pay back the environment for my overuse of makeup and hairspray ever since.  Seriously, I don't think I have cumulatively worn that much… Read full post »

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DECEMBER 5, 2008 10:06PM

Excuse me sir, is that your penis?

I'm not sure how many of us are posting stories about working in shoe stores but here is my contribution.  

When I was in community college in IL, I worked at the local mall at a shoe store.  It was a local chain (50-ish mile radius - didn't stretch to… Read full post »

NOVEMBER 26, 2008 9:14PM

Open Call OS Collage

My contribution to the Collage.  Also my favorite flower ever.   



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If you have found yourself here due to random surfing, then here is what precipitated this post.



Lyrics Meme (Survey) - Getting to Know You

Answer the questions with song lyric quotes.



Who are you?


If you see her fallingRead full post »

OCTOBER 26, 2008 9:57PM

For Mike, with Love

Apparently, the time has come.  Years ago, a Writer friend of mine told me I should write about this.  I dismissed it because she is a Writer in that way that means her whole life revolves around writing and she doesn’t really understand non-Writers.  I am neither a Writer or par… Read full post »