Five Fantastic Things

It’s time for a little “old school blogging” again.

That thing where we bloggers try to resurrect the old survey-style memes.  Don’t act like you don’t love it.

Five Things I Have a Passion For:

  1. My Family
  2. Writing
  3. Teaching
  4. Reading
  5. Making people happy

Five Things I Would Like to do Before I Die:

  1. Travel to a different country
  2. Go on a REAL honeymoon with Cortney
  3. Um…write something meaningful enough to get recognized
  4. Help people
  5. Make people smile

Five Things I Say A Lot:

  1. “No, girls do NOT have penises.”
  2. “no.”
  3. “Boom.”
  4. “Word.”
  5. “On your buns, please.”

Five Books and/or Magazines I Have Read Lately:

  1. Does This Church Make Me Look Fat by Rhoda Janzen
  2. Ellen Foster by Kaye Gibbons
  3. Mennonite in a Little Black Dress  by Rhoda Janzen
  4. Deeper Reading: Comprehending Challenging Texts, 4-12 by Kelly Gallagher (currently reading)
  5. Bossypants by Tina Fey (currently reading)

Five Favorite Movies:

  1. Back to the Future (all of them)
  2. The Breakfast Club
  3. Forrest Gump
  4. Apollo 13
  5. Dazed and Confused

PicMonkey Collage

Five Places I Would Love to Travel to:

  1. Spain
  2. Netherlands
  3. England
  4. Anywhere with a swim up bar and zero children
  5. Washington DC

Five People I Invite to do this Meme:

  1. you
  2. your mom
  3. your sister
  4. you there, on the bike! (name that movie…another of my faves)
  5. you two girls! (same movie)

No really, if you do it, link up with one of the fab hostesses, Elaine or Alison, so I can read what YOUR Five Things are.

Don’t forget my SIX GIVEAWAYS end tonight at midnight! Get to entering before it’s too late!


About Katie

Just a small town girl...wait no. That is a Journey song. Katie Sluiter is a small town girl, but she is far from living in a lonely world. She is a middle school English teacher, writer, mother, and wife. Life has thrown her a fair share of challenges, but her belief is that writing through them makes her stronger.


  1. You, me, Spain, BOOM!!
    (on your buns? Hah!)

  2. We have the same 5 passions. So cool!

  3. Just seeing the photos of Dazed and Confused and The Breakfast Club just made me smile. So, you’re definitely good at doing that! 😉

    And did you just die laughing when Tina Fey was talking about her period and she expected? That was the funniest thing ever!!!

  4. I need to read Tina Fey’s book. I love her. And her version of Sarah Palin. Which says a lot because I cannot stand the real Sarah Palin. Anyway, let’s go to that place with the bar and zero children, I’m in.

  5. Dude, we need a honeymoon too. Seriously. No kids invited.

  6. “On your buns”. Ha! We need to take a real honeymoon, too. It’s been a complicated mess of trying to plan things since we got married. SOME DAY. And maybe to a place with a swim up bar and no children (actually, that one was totally planned. Damn snowstorm).

  7. Call me immature but that In your buns part got me giggling lmao!
    Need to read Tina Fey’s book too.

  8. Hi, it’s me – your new best friend 🙂
    Reading your answers confirms the friendship – especially with swim-up/no children bar and the honeymoon. And the movies. And just about everything else.
    (See, I’m dealing with it)

    • Yay! You visited my place! See? We were meant to be buds. Let’s rent old movies then go to a swim up bar. Without our kids.

  9. Can I just say that I LOVE how you listed helping people and making people smile as things you’d like to do. Fantastic list of fives!

  10. I so love that making other people happy made your list. And I so know what you mean about the writing something meaningful that really gets *heard*. But … I heard you and your writing helped me. I am probably not the only one, so maybe you can cross that one off the list as DONE.

  11. I love your lists because I love you!!


    I REALLY really REALLY want you and your husband to go on a real honeymoon someday too. (: