Who’s Flying This Thing?


I’m Katie Kawa, your resident Nerdy Girl.

I’m a 2010 graduate of Canisius College in Buffalo, N.Y., who majored in both English and Communication Studies (with a Journalism and Media Studies concentration). I’ve always been a passionate person, and I’m at my most passionate when talking about the books, movies, and television shows that I love. In 2012, I decided to put that passion (and my degree) to good use and start Nerdy Girl Notes as a place for other nerds like me to share our enthusiasm for the media and other things that inspire us.

In addition to running NGN, I work as an editorial director at an educational publishing company.

What else should you know about me? I enjoy talking about pop culture more than almost anything. I love sports, especially hockey, football, and college basketball. I have a running list of female characters I would defend as if they were real friends of mine. I cry over most things I read and watch for some reason or another. I wish I could make a living planning (and taking) vacations to Disney World. I would much rather find reasons to love something than find reasons to hate something. And I believe my entire personality can be summed up in the words of the great Leslie Knope: “If I seem too passionate, it’s because I care. If I come on strong, it’s because I feel strongly.”

If you’re on Twitter, follow me: @nerdygirlnotes

9 thoughts on “Who’s Flying This Thing?

  1. Katie, I’m just now discovering your blog and I love it! I linked here through my Tumblr account, and I’ve spent much of this morning scrolling through and reading some of your older posts. And is it a coincidence that the anniversary of your blog is on my birthday, April 2nd? I think not! I love when my fandom loves collide with another’s (the whole Castle and Alias connection). I’ll be reading (and commenting) in the future, for sure! Take care.

    • Thank you for the lovely comment, Megan! And it’s most certainly not a coincidence that you and my blog share a birthday—you were meant to find it! 😉 Happy Belated Birthday!

  2. Hi Katie, I’m a big fan of your blog – and a fan of most the shows you watch (and you few you don’t), especially Once Upon a Time. I’m a writer myself (published author and freelancer) and I was wondering how you choose contributors for this site. Is there any way to join you guys? Please let me know!

    • Hi Laura! Most of my contributors are friends of mine from before NGN started, but I’m always looking for people to write for us! Feel free to email me at nerdygirlnotes@gmail.com with any ideas you have for what you’d like to write about (and maybe a writing sample if you have one). It would be great to have a new contributor here! 🙂

  3. Hi Katie!
    I just found your blog through Captain Swan Forever Facebook page and I must say, I’ve greatly enjoyed reading your analysis of OUAT. Do you have posts for every episode? I’ll look forward to your posts when season 6 starts.

    • Thank you so much, Krystal! I’m so glad you found us here at NGN! I do have posts for every OUAT episode going as far back as the Season One finale. I also have a few essays and lists about the show, too, which I keep all under my “once upon a time” tag. I hope you enjoy what you find!

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