13 Things You Didn’t Know About Sydney Katt
Sometimes I forget that people don’t really know me just because I post fun pictures on Facebook and pretty much talk to myself on Twitter. So y’all are in luck today. Here are 13 things you probably didn’t know about me – unless we hang out. Or you’re stalking me.
*waves to stalkers, hopes no one saw*
1. I eat an entire bag of salad every day for lunch
Now, clearly, I’m talking about a regular sized bag of salad, not one of those you can get from Sam’s that could feed a small army of hungry ninjas. But yeah. Whole bag. In my face. Daily. With 1/3 of a rotisserie chicken. And no, it’s not some weird diet thing. It’s just lunch.
2. I forget how to function when my toothbrush’s batteries die
Seriously. It’s like I didn’t use the basic freebie toothbrush like you get from the dentist for the majority of my life. It’s honestly like I have no concept of what two minutes feels like unless the toothbrush knows to shut itself off. I could be in there for a week and it wouldn’t make a dent. And the fact that I actually have to move the bristles around myself? Epic torture.
3. Edgar Allan Poe is my all-time favorite writer
No surprise if you’ve noticed the number of Poe pictures and quotes I post on Facebook. Couldn’t tell you why I love him. I just do. Doesn’t even matter that I can’t follow half of what he’s talking about. Trap a man in a wall for revenge over an unknown slight or torment a dude with a raven…I’m totally there.
4. I’m sort of in love with dragons
As a concept, not in a literal I’m in love with dragons and would date one way. No idea where that came from either. I read some fantasy dragon books back in middle school, but I never got into writing novels of that sort. Too bad. I would LOVE to see my FBI agent have to battle a dragon. *sighs* Why do I never have people writing fan fiction about my work when I need a Jackson Caldwell dragon adventure?
5. I play video games
Y’all…I’m actually one of those gamers who looks at holiday weekends as uninterrupted game time with hubby. Sure, yes, he usually falls asleep while I’m playing, but…whatever. I slay two dragons in Skyrim, sell off my quest items, level up my smithing (I NEED to have dragon armor making capabilities) and something like nine hours has gone by. Good times in the video game black hole.
6. I’ve been married longer than most people think is possible
I don’t know how old people think I am, but I always get the same response: “Were you 12 when you got married?” Yes. I was 12. Dude, really? We don’t live in prairie times. I met my husband in high school. Sheer awesomeness keeps us from becoming a sad statistic.
7. I stockpile water
No, I’m not one of those doomsday prepper people you see on TV. I don’t think society is going to collapse…yet. I just drink a LOT of water and the idea of drinking the stuff from the tap makes me die a little on the inside.
8. I’ve been a full-time professional writer for four years
When I’m not writing books, I have this whole other ultra not exciting life where I create written content for business clients. I’m pretty good, too. Unfortunately, they don’t love it when my affinity for dragons, sexy suspense and murder seeps into that writing. But that almost never happens. Probably.
9. I’ve only seen maybe two zombie movies
Seems strange for someone waiting for the Zombie Apocalypse, right? I know. I’m just not a fan of people getting eaten in front of me. But from the movies I have seen, I must know: Why does everyone start screaming “Hello!” when they’ve clearly awoken to a post-apocalyptic hellscape where something is probably going to try to kill them? They do it in every movie. Totally asinine.
10. I like post-apocalyptic literature
And when I say literature, I’m talking about the old stuff we read in school. I have this theory that reading 1984, Fahrenheit 451 and then watching Equilibrium would seriously change my life. I haven’t actually tested this theory though. Let me know how it works out for you.
11. I like serial killers
No, I’m not one of those weird prison groupies who sends locks of her hair to her favorite serial killer pen pal. I just think the psychology of serial killers is uber fascinating. I’ve probably read way too much about them and watched way too many documentaries on the subject. So…SURPRISE! You can expect Special Agent Caldwell to deal with more than his fair share of serial killers.
12. I fill up my DVR with documentaries
Not even kidding. When I was sick one weekend, I watched eight straight hours of a documentary series on US Presidents. It was AWESOME. And I know it has no place on the History Channel, but I seriously love Ancient Aliens. Giorgio Tsoukalos. Y’all…that guy’s hair is my hero. It doesn’t matter how crazy the BS they’re selling, when the narrator asks if something is possible, I’m totally like, “Yes. That indigenous tribe absolutely could’ve hidden in underground caves to avoid certain annihilation from a war between two clans of Sky People. Totally happened. Tell me more.”
13. I have an abnormal fascination with the number 13
I can’t really say why, either. I’m not into numerology. I just decided as a kid that if everyone else thought it was unlucky that it would become my lucky number. I don’t even believe in luck, but I have a lucky number. I also have a super-cool publisher for letting me release my books on the 13th of each month, regardless of what day it falls on, and for pricing my paperbacks at $13 even instead of $12.99. They didn’t go for $13.13 though. Not sure why.
And this, my friends, has been 13 things you probably didn’t know about me – and possibly didn’t care to know anyway. Hope you enjoyed the distraction.
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