What is your middle name? Would you change any of your names if you could? If so, what would you like to be called?
The middle name is Louise. Not so much a fan but I guess I'm stuck with it. My mom calls me Katy-Lou as a term of endearment and I'm alright with that. I love my name. I love the alliteration that comes with my first and last names (one of the cheapest but my most fond of all writing tricks).
I am also a bit of a fan of my last name, as I tend to think it's one of those names with symbolism you see in the books, just like Arthur Dimmesdale from The Scarlet Letter or Nurse Ratched in One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest. My name, fortunately, has positive implications.
If you were a fashion designer, which fabrics, colors, and styles would you probably use the most?
Bright colors everywhere, darling. I hate those muted earth tones. My two favorite colors are Kentucky Blue and Crimson Red (dare I say Louisville Red?) so I expect they'll make a prominent splash when I become a big girl homeowner someday. I want a red living room and a blue bathroom with a silver paint treatment on it (I have a vision...)
What is your least favorite chore, and why?
Do I have to pick just one? I guess it's washing dishes because there are so many of them! I don't have a dishwasher, which is a bit trifilin' considering I love to cook and am always using 25 different accoutrements for even the simplest of dishes. My future husband must be resigned to the fact that he will be the dishwasher, but I say that's a small price to pay considering dessert is on me.
What is something that really frightens you, and can you trace it back to an event in your life?
That cupid has bad aim when I'm the target. I am a bit fearful my life's path won't cross with that of true love. The romantic and eternal optimist in me continues to hold on to the faith, but my age and everpresent singlehood is beginning to grate on that hope.
Where are you sitting right now? Name 3 things you can see at this moment.
I am sitting at my desk at work. I see a studio camera, an antenna attached to a police scanner and a blue and yellow phone that exclusively receives all the wacko tv station phone calls. You know... the calls from people saying they have evidence that would solve a six year murder mystery, or calls from someone wanting a tv station to get involved in a child custody dispute (it's standard practice that we don't) or calls from someone saying they have a piece of toast that has the blessed virgin's face on it.
Okay, that last one we might be interested in on a slow day.