01. What are your nicknames?
Kate. Very occasionally Katie (either allowed because I adore the person or because I dislike them, and don't ask why it falls that way but it does). The funny part is I don't think of Kate as a nickname, but it is.
02. How does your hair look currently?
This very moment one side is french braided to keep it off of my shoulder and the other side is not. I have at least an inch of roots and then pretty red for the rest. I believe I'm going to attempt to dye it tomorrow for the semester. We'll see if I get that accomplished (considering my list for tomorrow includes writing an outline for my thesis, going to the cell-store for a new phone, watching the inaguration, and reading my last "fun" book before the break is over).
03. What's new in your life right now?
I'm starting classes again? And getting ready to do my third semester of TAship, with my most favorite of classes. I just hope the students rock.
04. How many colors are you wearing now?
Three - pink, purple and black
05. Are you an introvert or extrovert?
Extrovert... though I get most of my extroverted tendencies satisfied by going to class. I chart out as an ENFP for those who do the Myers-Briggs test
06. What was the last book you read?
Shadows and Mirrors by Tanya Huff (the second to last of my vacation crack books). I realized why I feel as if I must read these sort of supernatural/urban/horror books all in one night - I don't want to have to worry about the characters being in a precarious situation while i'm asleep. I totally used to feel this way when I read books in highschool. It's fun to return to that kind of reading style.
07. Do you nap a lot?
Nope. Usually only when I'm sick.
08. Who is your favorite super hero?
the Dark Knight Batman - I like that he's pretty much wavering on the edge of being a villain
09. Is there anything that has made you happy these days?
Neil's made me happy just by being there. Ash (the cat) has delighted me because he loves sleeping under the blanket I use in the winter as my couch-blankie and that means I get kitten cuddles. Domino (the puppy) makes me grin just by being in the room. Hanging out today with a friend who graduated from UT who I would not have expected to keep in touch with - but he has and he's such a cool guy, and we talk a mad bunch of conversation every time we get together. It's very unexpectedly cool. Working with my advisor, since she's insanely awesome, and we spent another three hours together with each other today and STILL have things to talk about.
10. What's your current obsession?
theories about Urban fantasy (may be a longer post). Thinking about noir plots.
11. How long does it take you to get ready in the morning?
Somewhere around 20 minutes if I'm actually going out and focused. A couple of hours if it's on the weekend and "getting ready" means being dressed, caffeinated, and fed.
12. What websites do you visit daily?
LJ, yahoo, and unfortunately facebook (i'm getting lured in). On an almost daily basis: PhotoshopDisasters, io9 (sci-fi/entertainment blog), Beautiful mag (hot boys), xkcd (webcomic), Cyberpunk Review (cyberpunk!)
13. Do you write fic? What was the last fic you wrote?
Occasionally? I try not to inflict it on people, but it sometimes appears. The last fic was a Giles/Wes called The Tanizaki Problem
14. What's the last thing you laughed about?
Not to sound like a hallmark card, but I laugh every day. Now, laughing uncontrollably? Yesterday, during Rock Band, when I was trying to "sing" an MC Frontalot song. It did not work, but was vastly amusing. And yes, many of those laughs every day are me laughing at myself.
15. What's the last song that got stuck in your head?
Blackened by Metallica (thank you, Rock Band)
16. What's the last movie you saw?
in theatres: Let the Right One In (GO SEE IT)
17. Do you buy or download the movies you watch?
Rent? Netflix. I'm too lazy to download them.
18. What is your least favorite thing to do that you did today?
Had two previous engagements and so didn't get to hang out with my beloved on his vacation as much as I would have liked.