Welcome to ‘Sota!
This blog, originally titled “Seattle is Sexy”, was created in April of 2010 to document my life and abundance of misadventures in the Emerald city.
Life in Seattle was fabulous. My husband Scott and I had great jobs, great friends and lived in the heart of a bustling neighborhood. We had become bona fide urbanites.
And then ‘ish hit the fan.
Long story short, in January 2012 we relocated to rural Minnesota for Scott’s work. I was fortunate enough to keep my job and continue working from home.
As a result, this blog has transformed into a collection of my daily musings about life in a Midwestern small town. I put it all out there, so don’t be surprised to read stories about me peeing my pants, accidentally going naked in public, or contracting a fungus on my face.
I’ve also been known to tarnish my classy reputation by doing things like fishing sunglasses out of a gas station toilet or sitting in other people’s vomit. Really, nothing is off-limits. If you have a love all things TMI, this is the website for you.
About the blogger
I’m Katrina Taylor, a 30-something Creative Director living in rural Minnesota. I also work part-time as a group exercise instructor. I love fashion, fitness, traveling, and pretending to be a Yuppie. I might also bombard you with photos of my beloved dog while bragging about how Norwegian I am. You can find me doing pretty much all of these things on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter.
I grew up in Alaska and Washington state before my first move to the Midwest in 2002. I left my friends and family behind to purse an undergraduate degree at my beloved alma mater, Dana College, a small liberal arts school formerly located in Blair, Nebraska.
On the first day of classes, I was selected for the role of “Ginger” in the Dana College Theater production of Book of Days. I don’t remember much of the actual play…just that I got to wear a sweet pair of boots. I also met a ridiculously cute guy who was selected to play “Sheriff Atkins”.
Four years later we got engaged and moved to Upstate New York so I could pursue my Masters of Science in New Media at Syracuse University’s S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications.
A month later we got married in Washington before returning to Syracuse for Scott to begin graduate school. Two years later, he was officially a Physician Assistant.
From here it was off to Seattle and then on to Minnesota where we begin our new adventure. I look forward to sharing the highs and lows on this blog, and to having you right there with me each step of the way.
The Cast of Characters
Scott and I have been attached at the hip since 2003. He’s featured on the blog quite frequently, and not always in the most flattering light. But, because I really do love him, I run every single thing I post by him first, just to make sure uploading photos of him in a bow tie and speedo, or revealing his naked smoothie-making technique are things he is truly okay with.
Luckily, Scott has a great sense of humor and, for the most part, really doesn’t care what I post. I suppose this is to be expected from someone who’s been working professionally as a stand-up comedian for the last four years. Scott also loves wrestling (he competed all through college), cooking, listening to weird indie music, participating in any type of high-risk outdoor activity, and spending countless hours on the Twitter.
Also? No matter what he tells you, I’m pretty sure he’s the only person on the planet who actually loves Jolie more than I do.
Jolie trisky-trotted her way into our hearts in 2007. And yes, “trisky trot” is a real word. A verb, actually.
We adopted her at the age of three from a good friend, and have been dressing her in tweed trench coats ever since. Unfortunately, she’s not very photogenic, but we adore her nonetheless.
Jolie is my best friend, and secretary as she sits next to me while I work all day. In her spare time she enjoys burrowing under pillows, being carried around in purses, and attacking large Pit Bulls.
Ooh! I almost forgot. She’s also incredibly skilled at riding bikes and sticking her tongue out.
As you can see, it would be nearly impossible not to write about such a well-rounded pooch.
Need more Jolie? Friend her on Facebook.
Yes, my dog has a Facebook.
Shut up, Scott.
Thanks again for stopping by this humble little blog of mine. It makes me blush when I think about you taking the time to spend a few moments in my world.