Meet the Bloggers: Katherine Hanniford

Kat is one of our most recent recruits here on Shiny Shiny, although she's been waxing lyrical as her alter-ego, TheBagLady, for ages. You'll know her for her obsession with fanboys, Bill Gates and Morrissey (that'd be an interesting dinner party line-up). We know her for being one of many Aussies in the office, although the only one who tries to pretend she's actually British. Get a glimpse into how she really thinks over the jump, and try and spot how many times Curb Your Enthusiasm gets mentioned. Pretty, pretty, pretty, pretty, pretty good.

Name:‭ ‬Katherine Hannaford

Shiny Job:‭ ‬Editor of The Bag Lady,‭ ‬Writer for Shiny Shiny,‭ ‬WiiWii,‭ ‬and Tech Digest

Hometown:‭ ‬London

Five favourite web‭ ‬2.0‭ ‬sites‭ (‬besides shiny ones‭)‬:‭ ‬YouTube,‭ ‬Flickr,‭ ‬Vox,‭ ‬Del.icio.us,‭ ‬Wikipedia

Last‭ ‬3‭ ‬gigs you went to:‭ ‬Morrissey,‭ ‬Flaming Lips,‭ ‬Peeping Tom

Last‭ ‬3‭ ‬books you bought:‭ ‘‬Glamorama‭’ ‬by Bret Easton Ellis,‭ ‬‘The Rum Diaries‭’ ‬by Hunter S.‭ ‬Thompson,‭ ‬and a Curb Your Enthusiasm book.

Last‭ ‬3‭ ‬albums you bought:‭ ‬I don’t buy,‭ ‬I download‭! ‬So last downloaded ones are The Shins‭’ ‘‬Wincing The Night Away‭’ (‬bought several days prior to release,‭ ‬LOVE BitTorrent,‭ ‬hee‭!)‬,‭ ‬George Michael’s‭ ‘‬Twentyfive‭’‬,‭ ‬and‭ Siouxsie and the Banshees' 'Kaleidoscope'.

Last‭ ‬3‭ ‬DVDs you bought:‭ ‬Virgin had a sale on,‭ ‬so I bought all my old favourites‭ – ‘‬Full Metal Jacket‭’‬,‭ ‘‬The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou‭’‬,‭ ‬and the last series of Curb Your Enthusiasm

In the film of your life you'd be played by:‭ ‬Dita Von Teese or Maggie Gyllenhaal.

What song would you pick for the soundtrack to your life:‭ ‘‬Faster‭’ ‬by‭ ‬Manic Street Preachers,‭ ‬or something uber corny like‭ ‘‬Wake Me Up Before You Go Go‭’‬,‭ ‬by Wham‭!

Which female AND male‭ '‬sleb would you do the dirty with‭?‬ Male it’d be a choice between Mike Patton‭ (‬former lead singer for Faith No More,‭ ‬and a whole host of other bands such as Peeping Tom and Mr.‭ ‬Bungle‭) ‬and Morrissey.‭ ‬Female it’d be Dita Von Teese or Scarlett Johansson.

Favourite beach:‭ ‬This gorgeous remote beach near Rethymno,‭ ‬Crete.

What have you got in your pocket:‭ ‬I’m wearing a skirt,‭ ‬so no pockets,‭ ‬but in my coat pocket I have an Oyster travel card,‭ ‬and my iPod.

What colour toothbrush do you have:‭ ‬electric toothbrush,‭ ‬it’s blue and white.

What song would you want played at your funeral:‭ ‬Something uplifting and‭ ‬80s,‭ ‬like‭ ’‬99‭ ‬Luft Balloons‭’ ‬by Nena.‭ ‬The German version,‭ ‬not the English one.‭ ‬Otherwise probably something like‭ ‘‬Do You Realise',‭ ‬by the Flaming Lips.

Tell us one secret about you that people wouldn't expect:‭ ‬I’m a natural blonde,‭ ‬eek‭!

If you were a car,‭ ‬what would you be:‭ ‬a submarine,‭ ‬the one out of‭ ‘‬The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou‭’‬.

What is your favourite item of clothing:‭ ‬Does a handbag count‭? ‬My turquoise Luella‭ ‘‬Gisele‭’ ‬doctor bag.

What colour pants do you wear‭ (‬Stolen from Smash Hits circa‭ ‬1991‭)‬:‭ ‬Currently a pink pair of undies,‭ ‬but normally it’s purple or blue.

What was your first alcohol experience like‭ (‬stolen from Pop Bitch‭)‬:‭ ‬Hilarious,‭ ‬I tried rapping along to the Beastie Boys in-front of everyone,‭ ‬snogged some random,‭ ‬rather fugly guy which I totally regretted the next day,‭ ‬and embarrassed myself later in the night at my friend’s house.

If you were a videogame character who would you be:‭ ‬Probably‭ ‬Kaede Smith in Killer‭ ‬7.‭ ‬Of course,‭ ‬she is just one of many multiple personalities owned by a‭ ‬60‭ -year-old crippled man.‭ ‬So,‭ ‬my final answer would be Yoshi‭!

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