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Tuesday, May 3rd, 2016

I’ve put my website on the back-burner since I’ve been getting most of my clients through word of mouth and social media. It doesn’t help that WordPress, BlueHost, and web standards are changing faster than the street view of Capitol Hill.

I’m trying to do a million things at once… some of them hearse-related, some of them not. Thanks for your patience, and thanks for contacting me at kat@dreamhearse.com with bookings and love notes.

Taken last weekend on the first day of Viadoom, here’s proof of my perfectly functioning existence:

January Round-Up

Sunday, February 1st, 2015

What a great month for the BDH! After ringing in the new year like a boss, it was time to get rolling. Despite my continued lack of online presence coupled with some new real-life responsibilities, I still managed to pop out of the garage frequently for a winter month.

First, I drove these kick-ass SPU ladies around Queen Anne for a birthday party:

Then I spent an evening with a bunch of cute gentlemen for another birthday:

(To the one with the Ford who said he’d drive me around for a night: *makes call-me sign*)

I’m also back into my routine with the Junior League committee, Life Skills for Teens. Here are some of the great girls I drove this month:

After that ride, the fun didn’t stop! My day-job was having a shindig at Anheuser-Busch, er Elysian, so I stopped by to say hey. After driving to the Capitol Hill location to which I am accustomed (we all make mistakes), I was helpfully guided by a cow orker to the newer, correct location downtown. That’ll teach me to read my email too fast! Anyway, here’s part of our awesome web properties team hanging out:

Lastly, as part of our super Seattle software start-up’s recruiting effort, I used the hearse to hand out Binary 12th Man t-shirts and rally towels before the big sports-ball game. We posted up near Amazon, Microsoft Tech-Ready, and some Pioneer Square companies for maximum pwnage. Although the Seahawks lost the game, Seattle is winning the war on cool places to be!

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Steamroll the Barbie Dream Horse

Thursday, November 27th, 2014

Thanks, Bukharin! (Much more coming soon!)

Out of Hibernation (Maybe)

Saturday, May 3rd, 2014

After our first (really) hot day of the year, people all over town are silently retreating indoors in response to the returning rain. Since I’m here, I wanted to write about what a pleasure it was to assist the Junior League of Seattle Life Skills for Teens committee with transportation this year.

The committee focused on creating programs for teenagers in the foster care system. While it’s great these young ladies had a place to go do something productive with their evenings, the JLS committee leaders received the feedback that some of the girls were uncomfortable riding cabs home at night and found it a bit creepy. What does it say about our current taxi system that people find it to be creepier than riding home in a customized funeral coach?

Anyway, the girls got to ride in Seattle’s most unique limo, and I got to have a reason to leave the house on a Thursday. I suppose many reasons exist, but “meh, I don’t feel like it” often prevails.

For those of you not following me on Facebook, here are some pics of the girls having fun in the hearse!

Don’t Worry, It’s Cool to Hate Facebook

Monday, July 1st, 2013

Updates are coming, I swear! Until then, visit me on Twitter or LinkedIn for the latest news.

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Labor Day Fun

Tuesday, September 4th, 2012

With PAX, Bumbershoot, and UW’s opening game going on, Labor Day weekend is already a crazy time in Seattle. Seeing the throngs of people on the streets near these events, you’d think the rest of the town would be subtly doing their own thing.

Nope! My Friday night consisted of driving a bachelor party (yes, boys are allowed) around downtown. Fortunately for them, I didn’t have my camera, so their illustrious activities can remain a mystery.

Saturday started off with a (mostly) girls’ night out.

The night ended with an epic wedding in Sammamish and the first-ever signing of a marriage license in the Dream Hearse!

(Thanks to the Universal Life Church, I could have married them in there too.)

Congratulations, Kelcey and Christina!

For a Low Down and Dirty Good Time

Tuesday, July 31st, 2012

See #29 on The Chive’s latest picture round-up. I’m a little lukewarm about being sandwiched between a fat lady and a bookstand featuring Fifty Shades of Grey, but at least they’re helping me stay under 30 as long as possible. Taken last week at the Greenwood Seafair Parade, this picture is proof that innocent bystanders give me better PR than I give myself. It also explains the poofy sleeves and pirate hat (I hope). Thanks to Chad for sharing the link!

Notice something different about me? Yes! I finally found a talented and efficient company to supply and apply my new side decals. Thanks to Erikka and Jed at Rainier Industries for making it happen!

And no, dear reader(s), you are not behind the times. I’ve haven’t been good about posting lately, which a quick google search shows has knocked my ranking back down below M@ttel’s. I have no excuse, except facebook, which seems to garner more traffic than any other web-based method, despite its dismal business model (but I’m certainly no one to talk). I can’t even blame the dog days of summer, since Seattleites all know it hasn’t happened yet.

It has been cool and cloudy (as I like it), but the rain has stayed at bay long enough for me to do a few more fun things. Touch-A-Truck presented by the Junior League of Seattle was a hit:

And I had a great time (as usual) riding with the Gothic Pride procession at the Seattle Pride Parade. I couldn’t decide whether to go goth, zombie, or girly, so I did all three.

Coming up next month is the long-awaited GeekGirlCon. I’ll be driving panelists, selling shirts, and yikkity-yakkin’ with some fantastic female business owners, artists, and authors. Don’t despair, geeky guys are welcome too! Since I’m a huge Wizard of Oz nerd, I am particularly excited about this event.

I’m also looking forward to serving as the getaway limo for some fun, highly anticipated Seattle-area weddings. Summer (or the season we call summer) is busy, but I still have a few nights open. Drop me a note if you want to make Barbie part of your big day!

As always, all photos (except the Chiver) were taken by Stacey Ryan Farrar, best photographer ever and all around amazingly sweet and wonderful guy.

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SEAF Launch Party at Neumos

Tuesday, May 22nd, 2012

The Seattle Erotic Art Festival kicked off sexy season with a super-fun launch party. When I wasn’t inside gawking at the rope-tying and bondage wear, I was outside showing off my erotically unique art car.

The Capitol Hill crowd was out in full force, and it wasn’t just corset-clad ladies and shiny-suited men surrounding this year’s party venue. The SEAF launch party happened to fall on Cinco de Mayo, so the hill was rife with pub-crawlers in ponchos and sombreros as well. Even the SPD kept with the theme, outfitting one of their patrol cars with a musical horn playing “La Cucaracha.”

Despite the two big events going on, there were still plenty of regular folks out and about with whom to crack wise throughout the evening. Here are some of them:

This guy gave me a rose:

And I verified its authenticity:

L-A-N-T-Z spells LANCE:

This guy gets the Weird Dude award:

Here I am enjoying some off-time with my favorite photographer:

Although I received many compliments on my hearse, my outfit, my lack of an outfit, etc., one stood out the most. This kind fellow said he liked my blog:

So, Mr. I-Read-Playboy-for-the-Articles, I dedicate this post to you!

Once again, all photos were taken by Stacey Ryan Farrar, best photographer ever and all around amazingly sweet and wonderful guy.

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Altered Barbie Art Show

Tuesday, May 15th, 2012

We had a blast at the Altered Barbie Art Show hosted by Happy Delusions, a craft boutique in Renton (just south of Seattle). When Mary the owner did an open call for Barbie artists around town, she received tons of responses from painters, sculptors, and crafters. She even landed some lovely Barbie-themed models (pictured below), along with one 22-foot Barbie art piece that couldn’t quite fit inside the store (yours truly).

I was invited by the Pacific Northwest’s Pin-up Queen and car model extraordinaire, Kitty Mansfield. She’s the pretty lady wearing the traditional Barbie bathing suit in the photo below.

It was fun posing with all the Barbies (and a Skipper, shown above), and I got some updated shots for my portfolio as well.

All photos were taken by Stacey Ryan Farrar, best photographer ever and all around amazingly sweet and wonderful guy.

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Happy Birthday/Deathday, Barbie!

Saturday, March 10th, 2012

What better way to celebrate Barbie’s 53rd birthday than a ride around town in her dream hearse! I drove these lovely ladies to Disney After Dark

…followed by a delicious Dessert After Drive. Yum!

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(By the way, most of these were taken with my iPhone 4. Although it has many a megapixel, camera phones always fall short of the real thing. I’m hoping one day the wonky colors and weird reflections end up lending a quirky, vintage feel that future generations dare to emulate as they mind-edit photos taken by their retina implants.)