On March 23, 2015, Kate created a profile on Okcupid.

Some 300 opening messages later, she's been on a whopping 15 dates.

Kate likes women. This feeling does not appear to be mutual.

Clearly, she is doing something right.

Working To Be Your Choice

"Do you ever get super intense existential crises while walking through Target? All I can think about as I turn the corner from coffee pots to cargo shorts is the utter banality of life... how many minutes we spend staring at things and stuff; this modern rainbow of molded plastic, waffling over which waffle maker is better — the one that's shaped like a Corgi, or the one that lets you post your breakfast to Snapchat — deciding what to buy with our time turned cash. Then I think about how we even got here as a species, and about traffic, and having to make my bed, and the little rubber stopper I need for the bathroom door, and the fact that the life expectancy of someone my age means I have roughly 57 more years of hearing my heels clack across a beige, smudge of peppermint latte that was spilled and left to dry atop the fluorescent-cast linoleum of a big-box store size enough to comfortably house a pair of decommissioned 737's formerly on wet lease to Continental Airlines, and... I should probably stop going to Target, shouldn't I?"

It really makes you think about what's most important.










*1. In 1989 (and only 1989) the slogan for Continental Airlines was "Working To Be Your Choice." It was immediately followed by "One Airline Can Make a Difference," but that doesn't exactly make a good pun/title. You're not even reading this, are you?

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