Because I’ve been fortunate to gain many new readers in the last few months, I thought I would repost and update this FAQ as sort of an introduction. Who am I? Read below to find out all you’ve ever wanted to know (or at least what I’m willing to tell you today) about me.
Periodically, I get questions about the blog and about me. Here is a small attempt to answer some of the most frequently asked questions (or statements). Well, the clean ones anyway.
- Is the blog based on real life events, or is it all fiction?
The blog is based on real life events. Occasionally, I have altered the time frame to protect the not-so-innocent. Likewise, I’ve obscured the names of the people involved so that when their prospective employers Google them, their names on this blog will not incriminate them in any way—unless, of course, they piss me off, and then they are so busted.
- Are you actually dating all the time and just not talking about it?
No. Trust me, if I was dating, you’d know. For instance, hell would have frozen over. Hell freezing over is actually an excellent indicator that romance is in the air for me. Sadly (or happily, I suppose) there is no need for you to run out and buy that parka just yet.
- Do you hate men?
Absolutely not—I do not hate men. If I did, my life would probably be easier. I do, however, wish I had the manual that goes with men. My friends and I are currently working on a male to female dictionary. It could take a while.
- Do you hate The Ex?
No. I love him dearly, and I always will. He is a good man. He simply made a choice that was best for him. Someday I hope to see the wisdom of that choice.
- Are you really doing a web series based on the blog?
It’s a real possibility. I don’t know if I’ll be playing me, though. It’s entirely possible that many different women will “play Kate” because I find the idea entertaining.
- Do you work in the entertainment industry?
I work in the entertainment industry from time to time. It is not how I make my living at the moment (mostly because I’m wandering the moors looking for purpose at the moment). But I do live in Los Angeles, so I interact with a lot of filmmakers. I enjoy working behind the scenes. I’ve spent my life in the arts to some degree. I was a dancer in my less decrepit years. As you’ll soon find out, I’m better with a script than without one, but even then I think I’ll be producing the Oscars before I receive one.
- You must see famous people all the time in LA. Why don’t you write about them?
I do see them. They have lawyers. Enough said. No seriously, I do encounter “the famous,” and, on rare occasion, I actually recognize them. From time to time, I will tweet about seeing someone, but for the most part the grocery buying or shirt browsing isn’t enough to get me inspired to run home and write about it—though I have strict orders to tell Pen the minute I run into Timothy Olyphant.
- Is your love for Clooney over? You don’t mention him anymore.
I don’t mention my shoes anymore either, it doesn’t mean I don’t still have strong affection for them. Rest assured; my appreciation of “the Clooney” remains strong, though it’s been quite a while since I’ve seen him, and I might need an in-person refresher on exactly why.
- I don’t get it. How hard is it to get a date?
Let me guess—you are blonde, 24 and living in a city other than Los Angeles, right? Yeah, that’s what I thought.
- Ur 2 ugly 4 wrds?!
And yet you found some. Thankfully, I don’t get many of these.
- Is your real name Kate Dating?
No, but I would find that entertainingly on point.
- Has any of your work been published?
Ask me that question again in about six months. The plan is to have My Letter to Fear, my first non-fiction work, published relatively soon.
- What are the things that currently concern you?
I know I should mention debt, poverty, hunger and war at this point. It’s not that those things don’t concern me—they do. However, at the moment I’m more concerned that I’m 43 years old, and I really identify with Taylor Swift songs. So. Awkward. Also, Taylor, call me because I have stories for you.