Cate's another relative newcomer to the Shiny fold, and like Kat, hails from a land far away (California, in fact). She's over here now, voraciously blogging across all sorts of Shiny sites including this one. Interesting fact about Cate: she's off around the world with her new husband soon, thanks to winning Possibly The Best Competition Ever. So, enjoy her whilst you've got her. Read on for deep insights into her life, including what colour toothbrush she has, and what feature she most admires in country singers.
Shiny Job: Freelance writer for Catwalk Queen, Star Trip, and Shiny Shiny
Hometown: Elk Grove, California
Five favourite web 2.0 sites (besides shiny ones): Besides Shiny stuff, the only other websites I religiously go on are people’s personal blogs! Vox would have to be my number one choice.
Last 3 gigs you went to: Um…I’m not really a gig girl. There’s this guy Luca that plays in Covent Garden that we’ll go see a lot, though.
Last 3 books you bought: “On Beauty” by Zadie Smith, “Hospitality Under the Influence” by Amy Sedaris, and “No One Cares What You Had For Lunch: 100 ideas for your blog” by Margaret Mason.
Last 3 albums you bought: Justin Timberlake “Future Sex/Love Sounds’, James Morrison “Undiscovered” and “Enjoy the Ride” by Sugarland
Last 3 DVDs you bought: Chicago, Grey’s Anatomy Season One, The Little Mermaid
In the film of your life you'd be played by: Probably some indie actress who no one’s heard of…I don’t really look like anyone…Actually, I get “OMG! You look like the mom from Gilmore Girls!” quite a bit, but by the time anyone got around to making a movie about my life, she’d be 70.
What song would you pick for the soundtrack to your life: “Walk the Line” Johnny Cash
Which female AND male 'sleb would you do the dirty with? By dirrrty I’m going to guess you mean “have tea and meaningful conversations about life with”, so in that case I’d say Angelina Jolie and Ewan McGregor
Favourite beach: Ormond Beach, Florida
What have you got in your pocket: I never keep anything in my pockets
What colour toothbrush do you have: It’s pink
What song would you want played at your funeral: Crap, I don’t know...Taps?
Tell us one secret about you that people wouldn't expect: I really wish I were a country music singer, complete with the big hair.
If you were a car, what would you be: Something vintage, but a convertible for sure.
What is your favourite item of clothing: blue jeans, baby.
What colour pants do you wear (Stolen from Smash Hits circa 1991): …Um, blue.
What was your first alcohol experience like (stolen from Pop Bitch: One of my uncles gave me a sip of beer when I was 2, I didn’t like it very much.
If you were a videogame character who would you be: I don’t really play videogames…Um, Princess Peach? Is that just really obvious?
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