Sometimes your bopping along minding your own business when WAPOW! Coolness splatters across your path. This week, that raditude came in the form of Katie Chicklinski-Cahill, the Arts and Entertainment editor of the Durango Herald. Ms. Katie sports fantabulous 1950s-style glasses and a collection of enamel pins.
The pin theme of the day was horror. DGO asked her what was up with that.
“I like horror movies. I think it’s because I’m an anxious person. No, seriously. There was this article that said that anxious people tend to gravitate toward horror movies because it is a nice, contained anxiety. Do you know what I mean? If you’re nervous, you have a reason to be nervous and it takes away some of the anxiety or gives it a healthier outlet. For an hour and a half I can be nervous about Freddy (Krueger) and not bills or that lump or the scabs or ya know [laughs]?
[When asked if Chicklinkski-Cahill often had lumps or scabs she said] I haven’t checked today. Why? Do you see any?! [laughs]
My Eraserhead pin is really cool. What else do I have? Eraserhead is good. Marge (Simpson) is pretty awesome. If Eraserhead and Marge fought who do you think would win? Look at her. [growls and shakes pin]
I think pins are cool because it’s not a big commitment and they’re under the radar. I can still have my work outfit on and accessorize, jazz it up, ya know?