10 Things You Didn’t Know About Us

8 February, 2014 Musing Musers, Random 23 comments

checkFactsI’m stuck for a post today, so here’s 10 things you might not have known about Steph and I.  This post was inspired by Blythe’s post because we are lazy, unoriginal bastards.


1) I can play piano, violin and viola.

2) I am have been an anime fan since I was 6.

3) I almost became a professional gymnast.

4) At one point I could speak 4 languages. Now I can barely speak 1. *sadface*

5) I can knit, crochet, long stitch, cross stitch, embroider and make tapestries. I can’t sew. How did this happen?

6) The first career I ever wanted was as a palaeontologist but I decided not to pursue it at the age of 13 because I figured that there must be a limitation on the number of fossils that could be dug up, and therefor it wasn’t a sustainable career choice. I was a weird kid.

7) My favourite movie as a child (6 years old) was Heathers starring Winona Ryder and Christian Slater about a couple who kills a bunch of popular high school people and stages the murders to look like suicides. I was a really weird kid.

8) My life partner/kitty is named Finnikin, after Melina Marchetta’s character in Finnikin of the Rock.He is spoilt beyond belief and appreciates it.

9) A one time in my life I owned no less than 14 cats at the same time.

10) I once got a Slovakian diplomat lost in Jarkarta for two hours while trying to direct him to my place. This is a long story of which I am prodigiously proud.



1) Once upon a time I was a cheerleader and my favorite movie of all time is still Bring it On.

2) I learned how to twist my tongue in the shape of a three leaf clover from watching Nickelodeon.

3) I used to be able to speak French, but now I only can say, “Peux je aller aux toilettes?” and speak English. I’m also fluent in Ebonics.

4) My dog is named after the actress Calista Flockhart.

5) When I was in high school, my nickname was Diesel. Also, Slinky. I had strange friends. Don’t you dare start singing the slinky song!

6) I also can’t crochet to save my life, but I can sew and knit pretty well. Check my skills!

7) My father was kicked out of the birthing suite for suggesting my name be Gertrude.

8) Before I started reviewing on Goodreads, I wasn’t really an avid reader. More like, occasional. My life is now a million times better.

9) Someday, I’d like to become a doula.

10) I actually hate when people in real life call me “Steph”.

Kat Kennedy

Kat Kennedy

Co-blogger at Cuddlebuggery
Kat Kennedy is a book reviewer and aspiring author in the Young Adult genre. She reviews critically but humorously and get super excited about great books. Find her on GoodReads.
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23 Responses to “10 Things You Didn’t Know About Us”

  1. April Books & Wine

    One of my old coworkers is now a doula. She’s awesome. I don’t know how much she likes it.

    I could totally see you as a Gertrude. Can we just call you GERT in real life? Kidding kidding.

    Okay, I snorted at the reason why Kat is not a paleontologist. SNORTED. Sold kid logic.

    I have never seen Heathers!


    These were fun facts! You guys are so cool.
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  2. smiling_ina

    I LOVE the movie HEATHERS!!! I totally crushed hard on Christian Slater the first time I watched it – butterflies and everything. LOL
    Ah, and Bring It On is one of my favorites as well, mainly because of Jesse Bradford. *yum* 😉

  3. Kristen@My Friends Are Fiction

    I love these posts…also nice to get info about the bloggers behind the blog. Kat–I love that you thought out your career choice at 13. Very astute of you. I wanted to be a marine biologist at 13. Found out in my 20’s I’m scared of open ocean.

    I am always in awe of someone that is capable of flipping and being anything other than completely clumsy.

    You two are incredibly interesting. Glad you couldn’t think up a post today 🙂
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  4. Cait

    Wow, that is insane knitting skills! And GO THE VIOLA!!! My mum used to play viola, and I played violin and then switched to cello. Strings rock. 🙂 They’re also stressful and painful and all that, but they still rock. XD This is a super fun post!
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  5. Kelley (Another Novel Read)

    Yay, what a fun post — thanks for sharing these little bit about yourselves with us. I love that you both have crafty skills and have pets named after characters/real people! I have to say, Finnikin is an adorable name for a kitty (even though I didn’t love that book as much as you two did :P).

    Steph — doula, how interesting! I have a friend who is a doula, and I’ve learned all kinds of good information from her, even though I plan on never having children. I love professions like that, though, because they’re all about helping people in a caring and natural way. <3
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  6. Meghan

    Ah! I love meeting other women who are passionate about natural birth. I just had a midwife assisted water birth two months ago (I had a beautiful, healthy baby boy) and it’s inspired me to want to become a doula or midwife as well. 🙂

  7. Christina (A Reader of Fictions)

    Kat: I am staring at you in awe with the professional gymnast thing. I could never even do a cartwheel. What even. I did, however, do something similar with regards to paleontology. My favorite movies were Mel Brooks. I want to see pictures of Finnikin. FOURTEEN.

    Steph: Bahahaha, I remember about you being a cheerleader and I am still laughing. Do you particularly love Calista Flockhart or just like her name? There’s a slinky song? You are lucky to not be named Gertrude. *googles doula* NOPE NOPE NOPE. Oops, *looks at beginning of comment* SLINKY IT IS THEN.
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