5×5 With The Hook: Katie of Sass & Balderdash

She’s sweet as a button on a kitty cat soaked in glucose, isn’t she?

She’s sassy and full of balderdash – but in a good way.

She is a ray of blogging light, spreading her luminescence across a blogosphere overrun by cynicism and the darkness that has consumed so many human souls. She is the consummate life of the party, the girl next door, the babysitter you refuse to let your husband drive home – all rolled into one.

Like Cher, Madonna and Jesus, she answers to a single moniker that says it all. She is Katie and after meeting her you’ll need to fetch extra footwear because she’s gong to knock your socks off.

(And yes, I was deliberately going for a line so horrible, so cheesy, it blocks your intestines for a week. Mission accomplished.)

You can find her at Sass & Balderdash. You can find her at The Nongenue. If you look real hard, you can even find her eating green eggs and ham – but if you do, you should stop her before she winds up in the ER.

For today though, you don’t have to look too hard, just scroll down and prepare to smile until you wind up in the ER. 

 1)  Your favorite guilty pleasure: film?

Just about every classic Disney movie before Pixar took everything over (I make exceptions for Toy Story, A Bug’s Life, and Ratatouille). I know about the subliminal messages and troubling themes, but sometimes I just want a lion to sing to me about being king instead of watching another romantic comedy starring Rachel McAdams or a boring action flick based on anything Marvel comics related (sorry, Hook!).

I could probably do a one-woman performance of Lion King 2, including a stirring rendition of “One of Us” that would forever soften your heart to cartoon lion exile.

2)   Your favorite superhero?

Iron Man. Though I wouldn’t give a damn about Iron Man if it weren’t for Robert Downey, Jr… So I guess what I’m saying is, Robert Downey, Jr. is my favorite superhero.

3)   Complete this sentence:  My greatest nerdtastic moment was….

every time I decide to make “sec” plural when saying, “Give me a sec!” My well-intentioned attempts at time accuracy have sounded like lascivious demands too many times…

4)   There are those who consider them a blight upon humanity, but if there was a reality show about your life, what would it be called?

Katie Plus Eighty Empty Individual Cheesecake Slice Packages.

5)   Your greatest quality is….

Once, during a gallbladder/pancreas/liver ultrasound, I was told by the technician I was a beautiful, textbook scan. So, my greatest quality is definitely my gorgeous organs.


Those technicians are silver-tongued devils, aren’t they? I have no idea why they try so hard; they already have the object of their affection in a horizontal position…

But I digress.

I want to thank Katie for maintaining the tradition of excellence in positive energy production begun by Jewels before her and for bringing a smile to my worn, Canadian bellman face. You’re the best, kid.

Be well, my friends.


I almost forgot to mention, Big B Comics is featuring a piece of nerdtastic writing I threw together for them over at their blog. I took a few moments to indulge my inner geek and the results are, well, the final judgement is in your hands as always, my friends.

Click here to read If I Had Super Powers… over at the official Big B Blog

That is all – for real this time. Promise.

About The Hook

Husband. Father. Bellman. Author of The Bellman Chronicles. Reader of comic books and observer and chronicler of the human condition. And to my wife's eternal dismay, a mere mortal and non-vampire. I'm often told I look like your uncle, cousin, etc. If I wore a hat, I'd hang it on a hat rack in my home in Niagara Falls, Canada. You can call me The Hook, everyone else does.
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40 Responses to 5×5 With The Hook: Katie of Sass & Balderdash

  1. Jennifer says:

    Speaking of horizontal, have a great day, I’m smiling my way to slumber land…

  2. Give me a sec-s hahahahaha
    That made me laugh and she’s also beautiful in the inside.

  3. Littlesundog says:

    Nice post Hook. I really enjoyed Sass & Balderdash. Apparently, this is another “sign” to me about writing my book. You are an inspiration – and the timing of this post hit the nail on the head for me. Thanks for that!

    • Katie says:

      I’m glad you enjoyed the blog! Hook is beyond gracious to mention my name on his corner of the web.

      Write your book! If you’re looking for a sign, this is it!

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  5. The Cutter says:

    Reading your blog, you can really tell that you have great organs. It truly shines through in your writing.

  6. Katie, you are such a ray of sunshine that it burns my cold, dark bitter eyes!

  7. Katie says:

    Thanks for the warm introduction! I think I’m adding some of that to my resume.

    • The Hook says:

      Go for it!
      Thank you, Katie for taking part in my latest blogging exercise. You’ve livened my little home up and I am eternally grateful.

  8. Twindaddy says:

    Katie, I would so watch your reality show.

  9. Samantha says:

    I adore Pixar, but I also adore the old Disney films. So it’s just all around madness. I got really jealous that my friends got to see Merida at Disneyland.

    And I completely agree with you about Iron Man. I mean Iron Man is pretty awesome, but there’s no way I’d watch it devotedly if it wasn’t for RDJ. How could one resist his charm? They can’t, that’s how.

  10. Kevin says:

    You use terms like cynicism and darkness like they are bad things. Everyone knows that we are the ones that keep the blogsphere in balance.

    • The Hook says:

      And you do a great job of it! But the world still needs some more positive energy, so Katie still has her work cut out for her – unfortunately!

  11. Needless to say, I have already popped over at her place as she sounds like a brilliant person. Well, no wonder really… she is after all a Hook friend!! 😉 Thank you, Robert!

    • The Hook says:

      Thank you, Marina – again!
      And by the way, I’ll be getting to you sooner or later, my talented friend.

      • Oh, my oh my… one of these days J will have to post a red version of me as I am getting a rather permanent blushing!!! Let alone the fact that the one who needs a bit of heat is you at the moment!!! I hope that by now you are next to a heater!! 🙂

  12. stephrogers says:

    I love this series! Katie I would watch your TV show any day. Also do Charlie’s Angels count as superheroes?

  13. Nice job with Katie. Need to follow you as I follow Katie.

  14. Lily says:

    I have a lot of love for Katie! She looks nice on your blog! Really cleans the place up! Her answer to number 4 was pretty amazing. Nice work!

  15. Aussa Lorens says:

    Hahahaha Oh Katie, I have definitely done the “sec” thing– I’m all “I’ll be there in two sex.”
    That could mean so many different things…

  16. Daile says:

    Katie – I was going to mention your beautiful organs in one of my pen pal letters but I thought it might come across as too stalkerish so I haven;t mentioned it yet. But now it’s out in the open I feel a huge sense of relief. If you could send me a picture that would be great.

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