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Kat does Mat (leave)

Monday, January 30th, 2012

Loyal minions!

So if you watched the NN weekend magazine, you’ll have heard the news.  I am now officially on maternity leave from the show.  It was a moment we all knew was coming, but packing up my dressing room table was still a sad moment for me, even though I know I’ll be back in about six months or so.

I’m going to miss coming into the office.

I’m going to miss bantering with our writer Greg, or playfully trading insults with our cameraman Hart.

I’m going to miss writing the Naked Nerd, arranging interviews, and tooling around conventions armed only with a killer PVC outfit, a microphone, and my sardonic, razor-sharp wit.

I’m going to miss my minions, especially my most loyal minion, Threk, who has been my most avid supporter since I joined the show.
And, let’s face it…I’m going to miss norks.  Norks in the dressing rooms, norks in the studios, norks lining the walls, norks in the halls, norks on the street, and norks on the beach.

I’m being a bit melodramatic.  This isn’t the end.  This is just a break.  I’ll be back, and in the meantime, I won’t be incommunicado.  I’ll be on twitter, on my blog here, and I might even post the occasional video blog or two.  I’m going to take care of my new family, and then when I have that fully under control, I’m gonna come back to NN, and I’m going to take care of YOU, minions.

(Wow, that sounded like a threat, didn’t it?)

Anyway, I’ll see you on the show again around September.  In the meantime, see you here!

xoxo

The Overlady

2011: A Year In Review.

Wednesday, January 25th, 2012

Me in January 2011.

I’ve been meaning to write a memoriam for 2011, but every time I look back at the past year, I become overwhelmed with all of the things that happened and my fingers clam up the way my mouth would if I was trying to speak. I can’t even talk through text about it without getting blown away by ALL OF THE THINGS.

There’s an alleged phenomenon called the Return of Saturn- apparently, it takes the planet Saturn 29.4 years to orbit the sun. Saturn’s orbit corresponds with human development- according to astrologers, when Saturn returns to the place in orbit it occupied whena person is born, that person goes through major life changes. According to Wikipedia (yeah, I know, not a reliable source, shut up) with the first Saturn return, a person leaves youth behind and enters adulthood. With the second return, maturity. And with the third and usually final return, a person enters wise old age. These returns occur at approximately ages 28-30, 56-60, and 84-90. The phenomenon has influenced tons of literature, works of art, and music. Reason tells me this is hokey, unscientific garbage. However, I can’t deny that in 2011, the blowing winds of change knocked me flat on my ass.

I started 2011 at Futurecon, after an altercation with the person I was living with left me homeless. My friends rallied behind me, and within a few short hours I had help moving and a place to stay. (I still can’t thank you enough, George.) January was also the month I got nominated for Wired’s Sexiest Geeks 2010 contest.

In February, I started to work on myself. I strengthened friendships, looked for a permanent place I could call home, and spent some time looking into who I was and how I could make that better. I challenged my ideas on what I felt strongly about. I met some amazing new people and spent a lot of late nights in conversation. The theme for February was discovery.

This theme carried on through to March, when I found a beautiful apartment with a friend. We named it Fort Dork and started podcasts. I went away to Montreal and had a wild weekend. I left my inhibitions at the door and had some crazy, wonderful experiences.

In April, I went away to Washington, DC, on a road trip with a beautiful, inspiring lady. We drove through mountains and talked frankly about our past and spoke at a conference on sexuality. Being at that conference changed my life. I met a number of people who reaffirmed a lot of philosophies I had taken up on love, relationships, and personal ethics.

I spent May putting those ideals into practice. I met some special people.

In June, I turned 28. Saturn’s return. I also got pregnant.

i found out I was pregnant in July, and spent most of the summer reeling from the news and dealing with morning sickness. I remember very little about July and August. The months went by in a blur.

I started feeling better by September, and decided to keep working on the show throughout my pregnancy. It was a difficult decision. I wasn’t sure how I’d feel about being naked on camera with a big baby bump. I thought I’d feel ungainly and unattractive. However, in the end, I loved the show too much to leave. Fort Dork changed as well. Nicole moved out and one of my oldest and best friends in Toronto, Martini, moved in. While Nicole is an amazing, beautiful person, we didn’t suit living together well. Martini and I meshed much better.

October was a quiet month. I spent a lot of time at home, and started to prepare my home and my life for my incoming spawn. I found out I was having a boy. Things got real.

November I got out as much as I could. Coffee dates, brunch, meetups, and the like.

December was Christmas, and I rang in 2012 the same way I rang in 2011- getting painted naked at Futurecon.

Professionally, last year I had cameos in two separate webcomics, Something Positive and Least I could Do, I interviewed a ton of cool people, I was a guest at Polaris, I was media at a number of conventions, and I was on the convention committee for one. I put together the second annual Questy awards, and I was featured on Entertainment Tonight. I wrote and anchored a number of segments.

Now, we’re coming to the end of January, and my due date inches closer. When I think about the woman I was a year ago, and I think of how she’s changed….

…I smile.

Be sure to check out this weekend’s Naked Nerd. There’s some extra important info this week.

xoxo
Kat

Me in 2012. Do I look like I've changed that much?

On Facebook.

Monday, January 16th, 2012

Hey there, minions:

Just a quick update. My facebook page was disabled.

I explain.

On baring it all.

Monday, January 2nd, 2012

Big recap of 2011 to come in the next few days. In the meantime, here’s a shoot I did for Lover Magazine. NSFW because I’m naked.

xoxo
kat

On…life.

Thursday, October 20th, 2011

Loyal minions!

Set phasers to…SON.

That’s right, I’m having a boy, according to the Ultrasound. I’m incredibly excited about this. Mostly because I don’t have to worry about well-meaning family buying hideous pink flowered things, or about having to invest in a shotgun when my child turns 14 and starts dating. (Maybe I’ll still invest in that shotgun, though. Just because.)

Also, I am super excited to grab Arkham City and play that tomorrow. Saturday is the annual Toronto Zombie Walk, and I’ll be covering it for Naked News- you can watch it on our Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious HALLOWE’EN SPECIAL! WHOOOOOO HOOOO! I’m excited- I LURVES Hallowe’en. I lurves it so much I could explode.

I went on a ghost tour of Toronto last weekend. I love learning about the history of my city- especially the more macabre history.

I have the perfect Hallowe’en costume planned out. However, I don’t think a lot of people will get it- unless they’re fans of the Fables series.

Also, screw you, American Apparel. I have the HIGHEST of pants.

I ROCK maternity pants.

What’s your favorite Hallowe’en movie? It doesn’t necessarily have to be a horror film. My favorite is Ray Bradbury’s The Hallowe’en Tree. Leonard Nimoy provides the voice for one of the main characters. It’s all kinds of rad-tacular.

On Pregnancy

Monday, October 10th, 2011

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Hey there, Loyal Minions.

I’m not around these parts much- I spend most of my time online these days on twitter.

So, quick update on my life lately:

-If you haven’t heard on Naked News yet, I’m pregnant. I’m also carrying out the entire pregnancy on the show. So I’ll be there until the very end! I think pregnancy is an incredible thing and I really believe that working for the Program With Nothing To Hide means something, so I won’t be hiding my baby bump! I’ll be back on the show as soon as I can after giving birth, which will probably be some months.

-I modeled for the Futurecon calendar. You can find a preview picture here. I’ll also be at Futurecon as a guest, and I’ll be painted- and plastercast- this year. Come out for the three day fun!

-I hate this ad. I hate it so much.

I hate them so much.

Whoever created this ad needs to be shot into space.

-Threatening to shoot people into space is my new favorite threat.

-The DC new 52 annoys me. Not EVERY female comic book character needs to be a raging slut. Sure, that works for some characters, but Starfire? No.

-Here is Russell Crowe in the new Snyder Superman flick. Why does Jor-El suddenly look like a Klingon?

-Speaking of terrible costumes, Anne Hathaway’s Catwoman in the new Batman flick looks painfully bad. Cat ears and a Zorro mask? Seriously? (I’m not posting a picture of that. Use Google.)

-Dear George Lucas: THIS IS THE LAST TIME I AM BUYING THE STAR WARS FILMS AGAIN.

-What did you think of the Dr. Who finale?

I have leftover Tofurkey to eat, so I’ll bid you adieu.
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On Big News, Big Interviews, and Special Gifts

Wednesday, July 27th, 2011

LOYAL MINIONS!

Your Overlady has a present for you! SO DON’T SAY I NEVER GAVE YOU ANYTHING, UNGRATEFUL MINION TYPES. LEST I DESTROY YOU.

I interviewed Nicole Simone for Naked News. Here’s the censored version, the full version is on Naked News…click that banner over on the side of this page to sign up and see the uncensored version and lots more. Yep, that banner. The one where I’m naked save for a few well-placed comic books.

Today, I had a naked pillow fight with Eila. That’ll air on the show this weekend. Did you guys catch the Naked Nerd last week? I interviewed Armin Shimerman and presented at the Constellations.

Also, I have Very Big News on the horizon. You’ll have to wait a few weeks to find out what it is, though.

xoxo

Kat

New video blog- on conventions, appearances, and much more.

Friday, July 15th, 2011

Watch here.

On new articles, new weight loss regimes, and standing up for myself

Wednesday, May 25th, 2011

Hey there, loyal minions! First off, did you catch my new article over at G33K PRON? I interviewed J3SS for Naked News, and you can find it in our archives by clicking that lovely picture of me over there, on the sidebar.

Secondly, this is what happens when you grab a lady.

So…the moral here is…don’t do that. Because you never know when you’ll meet ME.

Thirdly, I’ve started a new workout routine. I hate working out, but since summer’s here I don’t need my layers of fat to keep me from freezing, so it’s time to do something about it.

Now, I don’t “do” the gym. When I step into one of those abominations, I feel like I’m voluntarily commiting myself to a futuristic torture chamber. Five minutes on the treadmill, and I start hallucinating. Last time I was there, I was on the elliptical machine for ten minutes and it GROWLED at me.

But you know what I DO like? Swimming. And saunas. And smoothies.
Swimming is low-impact, which is great for girls like me who have knee problems, it’s great cardio, and water provides 12-15% more resistance than exercising on land does. Plus, it’s way more fun. And as for sauna benefits, well, here is a great list. And smoothies…well, they’re just awesome. So I’m starting a new diet regime- the triple S. Swimming, suana, smoothies. Will it work? Will it fail miserably? Well, time will tell.

Here are my starting stats:
weight: 152 lbs
bust: 37 inches
waist: 28 inches
hips: 40 inches

(My picture’s on its side, because that’s how I roll.)

THIS MORNING’S ACTIVITY:
-15 laps in the pool
-10 minutes in the sauna
-a smoothie made out of an apple, flaxseed, a handful of almonds for protein and healthy fat, an orange, a lemon, and a carrot.

HOW I FELT:
-My smoothie this morning tasted like ASS.
-I broke a Trooper peeling my orange.

-I had more energy throughout the day.

-Seriously, this?  Not a good combo.

Ew.

Ew.

I’ll keep you updated on the progress as it goes.

Love and kisses, bites and bruises,

your Overlady,

Kat

Nerd Girl Burlesque- The Boobies Strike Back!

Wednesday, May 11th, 2011

Here’s the video of me performing in the May the 4th nerd Girl Burlesque show.

Now, there’s a story that goes with this.

I refuse to pay for a full Britney Spears album- nothing against Britney, she’s a talented woman and I respect her contibution to pop music- but she’s definitely Not My Cup Of Tea. However, I had planned on doing a Slave Leia themed burlesque for the show, since it was on May the 4th be With You, and because I favor the obvious, I chose I’m a Slave 4 U as my number. (I couldn’t think of any other slave-themed song that were both non-offensive and had a sexy beat. Any suggestions, minions?)

Anyway, my darling minions, as anyone who knows me can tell you (and much to my boss’ chagrin), I’m the World’s Biggest Procrastinator, so I didn’t actually -download- the song itself from iTunes until the day before the show. Now, I tried sending the song over email to the event co-ordinator. No dice, wouldn’t send.

Okay, this was a minor setback, but fine. I had blank CDs at home. I’d just burn a copy.

Well, turns out my CD burner dind’t work, either.

So I had to ask my roommate, somewhat ashamedly (because Nicole, being a very talented musician, has EXCELLENT taste in music), to download the song from iTunes on her computer, for me. Cost so far: negligible. I could handle this.

So I burn the disc, not thinking to check if it works in a CD player before I leave, because that would take planning, which I clearly do NOT do very well (and also, I have not owned a CD player since around 1998), and assume that now,e verything will work fine and my problems are solved. Yay! Onto burlesque!

…one minor problem….

When I get to the venue, about half an hour before the show starts, MY MUSIC DOES NOT WORK. The CD burned a DATA copy, not an MP3.

There are no swears creative enough for this situation. I tried letting loose a stream of profanity, but it sounded more like Donald Duck having a temper tantrum than anything else.


Yep, like that.

Anyway, on the plus side, the HMV down the street was open for another few minutes, so I bolted down the street at full speed, nearly running over an elderly couple in the process (and if you’ve watched Naked News, you probably know that I do NOT run gracefully), and burst into the store, ran up to the first store employee I could find, and blurted out, “I need a copy of any Britney Spears CD with I’m a Slave 4 U that you have, and I need it now! …Oh, and please don’t judge me.”

To his credit, the guy was a sweetheart, helped me out right away, and said, “why would I judge you?”

I replied, “Because -I- would judge me.”

So 18 dollars later, I had my Britney CD.

I bought my first had copy CD in about five years, and it was a freaking BRITNEY CD.

A little part of me died that day.

On a lighter note, it’s nice here in Toronto these days. Which means that I get to wear outfits like this:

xoxo
Kat