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About Kat

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  • Birthday 04/10/1984

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    San Francisco, CA
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    geology, physics, feminism, adorable cats, hiking, singing, playing the banjo, urban planning & transportation, bicycles, SF Giants (& NL baseball), folk dancing like a BOSS

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  1. I'd be in for a shared apartment or a group room or the like for when we inevitably convince Jukka to do the Amazing Race again. The Hostel People's Front anyone? :)
  2. Really looking forward to planning a trip around this. I had tentative plans to go on a European vacation next summer, but I think I will wait until 2017 now and end it in Helsinki. And...this may be the first time since Montreal that I will be able to attend the whole convention! Yay!   And wedding!  :cheers:
  3.   I wore some Black Milk dragon scale leggings as part of my Daenerys Targaryen: Rock Star Halloween costume last year. They were awesome, although I still wore them under a miniskirt.    Those boots are awesome looking. I've never owned Frye boots (although I have wanted to) and I just don't think those ones would fit around my calves, which are pretty muscular due to Irish dancing. I dunno, it's possible that with the heel they'd fit but I'd still try to find them in a store instead.
  4.   I am eager to relive the late 90s with flare jeans. They can be ok with the appropriate shoes. Now I just need my lime green shirt with a pink daisy and "Girl power" written on it and I'll be all set. :P
  5. I've always associated leggings more with thick tights than pants, and worn them accordingly, except around the house as pajamas. Even when I'm working out or dancing (because the kind of dance I do is highly energetic and is my workout on those days) I'll put on shorts or a skirt over them. There's something about having non-knit fabric (as in denim) that makes it ok to wear as skintight pants, while leggings cross that line into tights territory for me. But I'm also a skinny jeans lover and don't think you have to be any shape to wear them. Not sure why I draw the line for leggings.
  6.   That's the one I like as well. I pass their outlet occasionally and pick up a few, although I think their outlet version has a pocket, and sometimes I've gotten the 3/4 sleeve ones. But they are well-made and fit me well. Also, if you're of the thrifty nature like I am, they hold dye well, so after they get a stain or whatever they will turn into a navy or black shirt.
  7.   I'm not really in denial about this. Pooka used to be indoor/outdoor when I first got her, since she had previously been feral and I lived in a house where doors were always open and a million people were coming and going. She has killed, among other things, a baby squirrel and a hummingbird. She hasn't gone outside in about 5 years and won't be going out any time soon since my neighborhood literally has radioactive stuff in the ground and I live pretty near a fenced-off area that is being cleaned up. My roommate got one of these bird feeders that has suction cups and he stuck it to the patio door. Now the cats watch "bird TV" all day. They are just entranced by the little flying fuckers. I don't like birds, but now that they come around all the time it would definitely be cruel to release the cats on them.
  8. I still have my Pooka, who I think is about 12. She's a long haired black mammal who visitors frequently compare to a Pomeranian, a squirrel, a raccoon and other furry things, but she is definitely a cat. She doesn't like to be on anyone's lap, but when you pick her up she'll just lie there on her back and purr and generally be squishable, and she sleeps next to my head all night. My roommate has a cat also, Zophie, who is struggling to be on a diet right now. She and Pooka have the same size frame but Pooka is 10 lbs and Zophie is 14 and resembles a bowling ball with legs and her favorite thing to do is crawl inside my roommate's sweatshirt while he is working on his laptop and just stay there for an hour or so.
  9. [mod] Because the discussion of urban fantasy was better suited to the Lit forum, I moved it back there as its own thread which I'm going to tag with the up front stuff here about feminism so it doesn't turn into feminism-denial nonsense.[/mod]
  10. Quentin is a huge douche. It is known. My favorite parts of the books is when other characters call him on it. I think I liked this series so much because it kind of felt like my adolescent world (full of overachievers with issues) and the takedown we got in college and the real world. I don't know what that says about me.
  11. With great power comes great responsitrilitrance.

  12. :cheers: TitanCat
  13. With pre-apologies to AB, the Helsinki people really have it together. Archipelacon was super fun and went off without any visible hitches. And Finland (at least the island parts) is really nice. You should really consider this bid. I like cons in the U.S., but remember that this is supposed to be a worldwide convention. The Nordic fans are great and I was impressed with their fandom. This now goes beyond the date issue and people I see in Spokane, expect to be proselytized about the glory of Finland.
  14. A sequel would be awesome if he could flesh out the future characters rather than having them be props.
  15. I wasn't that attached to my surname. I have a lot of names because my parents originally hyphenated their name and then decided it was too pretentious, so I just have my mother's surname as a second middle name. I'm not married, but at this point I think I would keep my name just because a) too long to add to the pile and b ) for the last several years, I've noticed that students at my school don't even bother with Ms. Surname. They just call me Surname like I'm in the military or something. (At least they finally figured out how to pronounce it right.) It's rubbed off on my colleagues as well, so we often just call each other by surnames as well. If I'm going to have to be referred to by my surname all day, it might as well be the one I was born with.