I'm an odd little bundle of paradoxes and idiosyncrasies that work for me. I got the nickname "Hurricane Katy" because frequently when I enter a room I bring a little whirlwind of chaos behind me: new friends, something I'm trying to fix, a party, I don't know half the time. I'm very intense about the things I do, but I'm not totally sure how I picked them. My room is a disaster area built out of countless 4-5 hour chunks of good intentions to be neat and tidy. I love beautiful clothes, but most of my jeans are torn at the knees as I almost never find time to go shopping and replace them. When I do get a little spare time, it always seems more important to spend it on people I care about or on being happy or unwinding. I downloaded a running app with the best of intentions that I look at on my phone every morning (Edit, bought a fitbit, been running every day this month, hell yeah!). I lack self-discipline, but I'm happy, I'm trying really hard, and I'm improving every day.
Computers like tag clouds so here we go: digital photography, camping, robotics, martial arts, juggling, cooking, power tools, lockpicking, hardware hacking, troublemaking
I have a little sister (19 now) who lives with me and who I care for. I never planned on being a parent, but she's pretty rad.
Nonfiction reads: Zero to One, Made to Stick
I don't watch many movies but I do like Gattaca, Contact, The Big Lebowski, Pulp Fiction, Fight Club, Boondock Saints, Hot Fuzz, Office Space, Scott Pilgrim.
I am pretty adventurous with food. I don't mind vegetarian/vegan food, but last time I tried being a vegetarian I stopped healing from bruises. Didn't mix well with the karate.
That said I might be hard-pressed to operate without a cell phone and a computer. I'm terribly absentminded, so I have set up those tools to keep me organized and on-time. Also, I would be totally wrecked if my husband was suddenly gone. I love him a lot.
I'm also poly. That means lots of different things to different people, but for me it means I have deep meaningful relationships, but sometimes I have more than one at once. Yes, my boyfriends always know, no they don't have to be friends but I do hope they'd be civil to one another if they happen to see each other in passing or maybe if like I threw a birthday party and invited both or something. I don't know all the scenarios, I just know that civility is generally a good thing. I have a husband, and his name is Cliff. He's pretty epic and very easygoing.
"Nobody's going to get hurt, and this is going to be a great story," has been known to outweigh "This might be a bad idea."
I hope there are things in your life that you are passionate about or enjoy intensely. I don't have to understand these things, it could be your job or your hobby, it could be something incredibly lame. I don't care what it is, but I have trouble empathizing with people who can't enjoy the world.
Most importantly, you should message me if I managed to make you smile.