Cathy VanPatten

My blogs

Blogs I follow

About me

Industry Publishing
Occupation Writer/Editor
Location Chicago, Illinois, United States
Introduction Born in the Shenandoah Valley and raised in a town that had half a mountain, I left for the north and new wave superstardom as soon as I could. New wave superstardom proved elusive, however, so I decided to write instead.
Interests Roadside tourist attractions, cheezy souvenirs, shiny objects, good books, the British Invasion, commercial caves, treasure hunting, Toshiro Mifune
Favorite Movies Ikiru, The Best Years of Our Lives, The Monolith Monsters, The Big Lebowski, Nausicaa, The Apartment, Hannah and Her Sisters, The Cranes Are Flying, A Hard Day's Night
Favorite Music The Beatles, The Poptarts, Irma Thomas, Boozoo Chavis, Jeff Osier, Neko Case, The Ronnettes, Patsy Cline, Conlon Nancarrow, Ella Fitzgerald, The Flashcubes, The Kennedys
Favorite Books One Hundred Years of Solitude, Northanger Abbey, The Street of Crocodiles, The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay, The Dwarf, Our Mutual Friend, Roughing It, Toon Lab

The first time you had your shoes taken off - how surprised were you to see that you still had toes?

Not surprised at all. I keep track of such things.