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
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!