Thursday, February 18, 2010

shout it out, baby!

I have rediscovered my love of the shout out. (I totally forgot - - I love shout outs)  Be honest - you hear the term "shout out" and you know something great (and by great, I mean typically ignorant) is coming.  They are typically brought to us courtesy of professional athletes and rappers (shout out to: their hometown, God, their girl, their posse, Disney Land, their dog , Fruit of the Loom for always keeping them supported, etc)  I have used them throughout my first attempts at blogging, and it must be stated - I LOVE THEM!  In honor of my last day at work [for a MONTH (shout out to the Retrofit Companies) (see how fun that is!???!??!)] I figured I should do an entry with all of my shout outs to date....
  • Shout Out to the restaurants of Eagan.  I hope you are able to withstand the dip in sales, now that I will no longer be frequenting your establishments. 
  • Shout Out to Mother Nature.  Please give me great road conditions so my 21 hour drive doesn't turn into a 30 hour drive.
  • Shout Out to everyone who has sent me letters and emails.  The support and kindness I have received was not only unexpected (undeserved) and overwhelming (in a really good way).  Which brings me to...
  • Shout Out to putting yourself out there.  It is a little terrifying (and a lot mortifying) to let the world (a bit of an exaggeration, I understand) in on your inner-most thoughts and feelings - but I am telling you - it is TOTALLY WORTH IT!    
  • Shout Out to my co-workers.  Thank you for taking care of all of my crap, so I can go get myself fixed!  You are all fantastic!
  • Shout Out to Mitz (my cousin-in-law and friend) who made me a really fantastic "vision board".  I will be taking it with me, and studying it every day!
  • Shout Out to JaLisa (my car).  May our travels together be quick and incident-free.
  • Shout Out to George & Willy (my sister/roommate Mackenzie's kitties).  Meow away, and be as naughty as you like.  I won't be able to hear or see you!
  • Shout Out to my brother-in-law Ken.  He and my sister Wendy (who has to love me, she is my sister) are helping fund this endeavor.  It is unnecessary - but beyond appreciated!  You rule.
  • Shout Out to my friends.  You have indulged me on my farewell tour.  You are awesome, and fun, and supportive, and kind and, and, and.... I feel like you are all going to help me be better.  I love you all.
  • Shout Out to my family.  I have the most phenomenal grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins, cousin-in-laws, etc.  I know I can count on all of you to help keep me on track!
  • Shout Out to the "Fat Intervention" group.  Mom, Dad, Wendy & Mackenzie - I love you, too.  I also appreciate the fact that you love me enough to go through something really unpleasant - just to take care of me.  (P.S. Wendy- this is WAY bigger than making you hand over your baby and go take a shower)
I can't believe it is already here!  Just about time to depart.  Do you have any shout outs? 


  1. I have to shout out to you, Natalie Kath. You are an amazing person. You have STRENGTH. You have COURAGE. You have DRIVE. You have POWER. I believe you can do everything you put your heart and soul into. I just have to say you always brighten the room with your smile and personality. Don't loose that part of you while you loose other parts of you. :)

  2. Shout out to planning all the new, healthy ways to entertain ourselves when you're back.

  3. SHOUT OUT to Natalie for making me spew my diet coke all over my desk with entry! -Amy Fry

  4. I say shoutout to the National Weather Service: Raleigh on Saturday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 57. Calm wind becoming west around 6 mph.
    Sunday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 56.
    Now as for some of your travels along the way...Indiana could give you some problems, Kentucky will keep it real - and in the 40's so no worry about snow...But Charleston VA might give you probs - if you can make it through on Saturday - a little snow moves in for Sunday. There you go girl - SHOUT OUT

  5. Shout out to you and your sweet ride taking on the freeway...all on your own. Shout out to your missing mirror - there's an idea for a reward from your previous post. Shout out to doing it alone so nobody - say - your aunts - can call your grandpa and report a speed violation. Shout out to never needing to kidnap or intervene again as this is the moment where you take charge of your life and make it everything you deserve. Shout out to seeing you tomorrow night - most likely sobbing as I send you on your way like you're headed to war! - Shout out to our sister bonding on the way back. May we not have to stop at a gas station and scream at each other and then explain "We're family." Love you!


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