Katy 6:25 PM: ¿estas?
Quico 6:25 PM: epa, sí, recien regresado
Katy 6:26 PM: ¿donde estabas?
Quico 6:27 PM: in what, I now realize, was The Most Boring Conference in the History of Trade Policy Conferences…
tú, ¿qué tal?
Katy 6:30 PM: sorry to hear that.
Yo bien, era para saber si ibas a postear en los proximos dias
Quico 6:31 PM: Ummmm…doubtful…with the football and all…
Katy 6:31 PM: jeje… actually, I was wondering what the best way of changing my name is…
Quico 6:31 PM: changing your name?
Katy 6:31 PM: I guess the whole “Katy” thing, it’s kind of silly at this point
Quico 6:31 PM: Ah, your blog name…I thought you wanted to become Abu-Ismael Hamza Al-Katy
Katy 6:31 PM: je je
I don’t want to make a big deal about it, but I also dont want to simply start posting as Juan
And I think I owe it to the readers to start using my real name
Quico 6:31 PM: Hmmmm
Juan Cristobal 6:31 PM: maybe my initials? Or just Juan Cristobal?
Quico 6:32 PM: I think that would confuse people
Juan Cristobal 6:32 PM: Thats my name but I never, ever use the Cristobal
Quico 6:32 PM: I think what you should do is post a video of yourself but continue to sign Katy
Juan Cristobal 6:33 PM: hmm…
no, I think that would be very weird
How about you say that Katy died?
Quico 6:33 PM: WHAT?!
Juan Cristobal 6:33 PM: and that in her place, you’ve hired a new blogger, named Juan
Quico 6:34 PM: Is this some kind of Who Killed J.R. thing?!
Juan Cristobal 6:34 PM: and we sort of leave it at that?
Quico 6:34 PM: no, no, no, people are emotionally attached to Katy…
Juan Cristobal 6:34 PM: really?!
Quico 6:34 PM: you can’t kill her – what about all the broken hearts?
Juan Cristobal 6:34 PM: see, that’s what tangles me up…
Why have people formed this image of Katy?
One that has no relation to the real Katy, btw, who couldn’t be LESS interested in politics.
She’s right here, by the way, she says hi!
[Quico’s note: In real life, Katy is Juan Cristobal’s very pregnant wife…which is why, long ago, he picked that as his nom de blogue.]
Quico 6:35 PM: right
Juan Cristobal 6:35 PM: ok, I need ideas here
The video thing I don’t like
Quico 6:35 PM: Hmmmm…
Juan Cristobal 6:35 PM: But I dont want to post something saying “I used to post as Katy, now Im going to use Juan… “
Quico 6:35 PM: Well, do you just want BlogYou to switch genders?
or do you want BlogYou to merge with RealYou?
Juan Cristobal 6:36 PM: Oh, these are deep metaphysical questions
Quico 6:36 PM: sin vaina!
Juan Cristobal 6:36 PM: maybe we should just post this chat
Quico 6:36 PM: lol…
Juan Cristobal 6:36 PM: maybe that would be the most non-chalant way of doing it
Quico 6:36 PM: Hey, I’m up for that…
Quico 6:36 PM: Hmmmm…
I like Cristobal better than Juan C.
or J. Cristobal
Juan C. is just a bit…
Juan Cristobal 6:38 PM: Juan Carlos-y
Quico 6:38 PM: right
I always assumed that C. was Carlos
Juan Cristobal 6:38 PM: everybody who reads Juan C. immediately assumes I’m a Juan Carlos, which I most certainly am not
Quico 6:38 PM: huff-huff
Juan Cristobal 6:38 PM: Juan Cristobal is good
I never use it, now would be a good place to start.
Quico 6:38 PM: I’m a cuttin’ and a-pastin’ as you type…
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