About Me

11147840_10206575100393489_3343472458582910653_n “Man must rise above the Earth—to the top of the atmosphere and beyond—for only thus will he fully  understand the world in which he lives.” — Socrates

 The Polar Zone….is not about the polar caps.  It’s about stories, opinions, satire, travel, humor, history, rants, raves and a WHOLE bunch more.  Think of it like a magazine with sections written by various bloggers on a variety of topics.  A little about me.  They call me Kat or Kati.  Born on the East Coast; lived all over the U.S. and in Hungary.

My parents immigrated to the United States in 1956 and the late 60’s.

Regions of Hungary with their regional centres

Hungary Map

My interests are more than I can keep tract of.  I graduated from high school, joined the Navy and got stationed in Hawaii for a very long time. Learned how to scuba dive, became a divemaster, a freelance photographer, a wife and a mother to two boys. We moved all over the U.S. for twenty years, from one coast to the other and stops in between.  I consider myself relatively educated in the ups and down of the travel industry; seems to run in family.  We’ve moved around since I was young.; and even lived in Hungary for about a year.  I really can’t think of a state; except maybe Alaska that I haven’t driven through.

Pearl Harbor

Now that my hubby has retired, we’ve “settled” down in Georgia.  Okay, I have to admit not my first choice of locations, but it will make do for now.  I do try to make trips back to Hungary every other year to visit my relative.  My immediate sibling all live in different states so I don’t see them really (I believe they just think I’m weird, or don’t live up to their expectations (shrugs); and my mother retired to our family home in Hungary, after my father passed away in 1995.

Skyline of Augusta, Georgia, USA

Skyline of Augusta, Georgia, USA (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

So let’s get down to the nitty-gritty….This is not your average blog; I want to get that out-of-the-way first! Might have started out that way, but those days have come to an end!  My post topics range greatly in content; to put it mildly.  Some might like it that way, some might hate it.  It’s up to you to follow, un-follow, read or not. Not every day is a humor day and not every day is a seriously one either. I always like to write, but for myself.  Now I worry about the spelling gods unleashing their wrath upon me. So now I wake up and see what happens.

At the moment I am transcribing my father’s memoirs from his time in a Russian Labor Camp during WWII.  After I’m finished, I don’t know what will come next. It’s a lot of pressure for me; if things go right it might work out.  If I haven’t lost you by now and you’re still interested in my eccentric style of postings; you’re more than welcome to read on!

Kat/Kati~ depending on who is posting 🙂

I’m going to close this “about page,” with a definitions or food for thought; form your own opinions, comment if you want, offer suggestions.  The box is open 24/7, unlike the post office, and I’ve added a rating thingy…we’ll see.

Polar – (adjective)

  • of or pertaining to the North or South Pole
  • Central; pivotal, the polar provision of the treaty.
  • a rare disorder in which an individual displays several functionally dissociated personalities each a complexity comparable to that of a normal person.

Other descriptive words include:

  • erratic
  • eccentric
  • whimsical
  • idiosyncratic

61 Responses to About Me

  1. belsbror says:

    Here’s from another cat. Great post.

  2. belsbror says:

    Hey there! I am proud to nominate you for the “Always Here If You Need Me” award. Please get the badge at http://wp.me/p32YrK-k9 and get more info. Thanks for the great posts. Have a warm day! 😀

  3. vow you are a wonderful blogger and you have fabulus page here…thanks for coming on PICZLoad

  4. belsbror says:

    Hi! I nominated you for the Super Sweet Blogging Award. Please get the badge at http://wp.me/p32YrK-mM and get more info. Have a great day! 😀

  5. Sandy Sue says:

    Kat, thanks so much for visiting my site and deciding to follow along.

  6. Herman says:

    Hi Kat. Thank you for following HoB. Much appreciated! I’ll be hanging around here…

  7. gpcox says:

    Pleased to meet you. Your site sounds very interesting.

  8. belsbror says:

    Hey again. I nominate you for the Best Moment Award. Please get the badge at http://wp.me/p32YrK-nl and get more info. Great historical posts you have! Keep it going. 😀

  9. Right, you’ve got to work with me on this.
    Imagination required.
    I’m dressed in all my finery, looking shit-hot. Hair coiffed, make-up minimal and perfect, gorgeous black frock on, slit to thigh. My God, I look great.
    I’m standing behind a podium and I have a gold envelope in my hand.
    My beautifully painted scarlet nails slice along the seal.
    You have been nominated by me to receive the ‘One Lovely Blog Award’.

    That’s you, that is!

  10. An aewsome site. Thanks for sharing–and for looking at my postings. I am looking forward to your work–as is my Hungarian-Romanian wife. Her dad is from Arrat(?).

  11. Hi Magyarok27, I have nominated you for the WordPress Family Award. Please check this out.

    • magyarok27 says:

      That is very sweet of you to nominate me, thank you!! 🙂 Would it be terribly rude of me, if I held off a little before re-posting? Beside’s being on “vacation” I am trying to handle a extremely nasty follower, that just decided to rain hail on my head for something I did not know I was even supposed to do. It’s got me very upset.

      • Thank you for your reply magyarok. I believed the creator of this award or any award would not expect anyone to be under pressure to claim it or pass it on. It was nominated to me and I, in turn nominate you and I am most happy it sits there waiting for you to claim it anytime you are ready, my dear :). Please take it easy and I am so sorry to hear of such a case of a nasty follower in this community. Prolong your “vacation” if need be. 🙂

      • magyarok27 says:

        Thank you, I appreciate your understanding 🙂

  12. suzie81 says:

    Hi! I’ve nominated you for the Versatile Blogger Award! Have a lovely day!


  13. Having a party and you’re invited. Bring your own sleeping bag.

  14. belsbror says:

    Hi! I nominated you for the Quintet of Radiance: Five Ennobling Awards. Please get the badges at http://wp.me/s32YrK-delight and get more info. Have a great Sunday. 🙂

  15. sakuraandme says:

    Hi and thanks for the like on my blog. Hope your having a great day.
    Hugs from Down Under! 🙂 Paula xxx

  16. Hi! I’ve enjoyed your blog and have decided to nominate you for a Liebster Award.
    Here is your nomination: http://embroidyourself.com/2013/08/22/nominated-to-liebster-award


  17. Szia!
    Despite being a descendant of ancient Magyar bloodline, I’m able to look at our wonderful (native) land from afar only. So thank you for the site. There are too few of those who remember the true History…
    Are you interested in links exchange?

  18. Nan says:

    I am in search of arrival information on a Hungarian 56er. A widow named Anna Molnar. Operation Safe Haven I. I have tried lots of your wonderful advice and struck out. what advice do you have. I know it was a Safe Haven flight that had engine issues and had to land on an island on it’s flight from Munich. Cant be too many of those

    • arpadthegreat says:

      Anna Molnar is a very widespread name among Hungarian people (molnar=miller). I found a scan of the arrival document at Newark of my Hungarian friend and her mother (they became American and received SSN number in New Jersey). This operation safe haven is very well documented in the army archives. There was no accident resulting in casualties. I found the scan of the document on ancestry.com; I had a look for Anna Molnar but there are more than 15000 documents with that name but not all related to Safe Haven. This operation started in December 1956 and lasted up to mid 1957 so you should try to know at which time this event occurred otherwise you will have to examine thousands of documents. More than 15000 people were transported to USA!

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