20 Things About Me

There’s this hashtag thing going around twitter right now, #20ThingsAboutMe, and since I have SO MUCH to do today before a three week trip tomorrow, I decided that creating a blog post about it would be the logical thing to do. Sometimes I surprise myself with my logical thinking.

I don’t really feel like any deep thinking today so this list will be a random cluster of facts and things I love. I’m pretty sure about 3 people in the entire world will care AT ALL about this list, but I am not selfish, so, I will put the effort in just for them. You’re welcome.

20. I can’t resist lists like this. It reminds me of the old days of Facebook….before it got annoying. (twitter is still cool in my books).

19. I am very loyal to my favorite things. They don’t tend to change (because I’m super stubborn) and I will defend them to the end. Like this:

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18. My favorite Singer: Gloria Estefan…I mean…come on.

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17. My favorite Musical Theatre Performer: The one and only Bernadette Peters

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16. My current favorite all-around human being: Chelsea Handler (ok, so I was late to the CH party, but now I am a loyal follower).

chelsea-handlerAnd I have to include all of these geniuses:

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15. Favorite Musical? Ohhh it’s a toss up between Gypsy and Into The Woods

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14. Favorite Genius? Stephen Sondheim. Beyond genius.

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13. Favorite Movie: I want to say The Wizard of Oz….but there are so many!

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12. My most favorite place in the world is the coast of Lima, Peru. So many memories.

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11. My sister and could not be more different. I mean, it’s pretty crazy.

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10. I moved to Canada the day I turned 7. I think at this point I’ve recovered. I think…

9. I’m obsessed with my friends. I could not have asked for a better group of people in my life. In every corner of my life. I feel so lucky to have always enjoyed school and all of my friends during those years!

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8. I’d be pretty ok if the only season was SUMMER. And if I spent the rest of my life on a beach.

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7. NYC is maybe the greatest city in the world. The energy I feel when I’m there is ridiculous. It makes you feel like you can do anything.

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6. Oh, Aaron Sorkin is another Genius. And don’t even get me started with Jason Katims. The West Wing and Parenthood, anyone?

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5. If you haven’t noticed I love anything to do with acting, film/tv and theatre. Yay theatre school!

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4. Reading is probably one of my favorite things to do. It does nothing for my social life;)

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3. I’m obsessed with beautiful things like this:

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2. Sometimes when I’m alone in the car I feel the need sing through the entire cast recording of In The Heights. This also happens when I work out, and occasionally when I’m alone in the house. You should hear me do the opening rap.

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1. I’m so excited for a whole new adventure to begin tomorrow…..:)

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Cuba Libre

My friend, Mandy Zeller, went to Cuba recently and took this incredible photograph in Havana. It must have been one of those serendipitous moments in life when the stars align and all the elements are in the right place at the right time. The colors. The car. The clothesline. The kids stilling on the door step. A moment in time.

It looks like an incredible place. It made me think of this.

The Proust Questionnaire – Try It

This questionnaire has always fascinated me. I bought the book by Vanity Fair recently and it was so insightful to read the answers of some of society’s most interesting people. Not to mention that it makes for a great coffee table book! I took the quiz online and apparently I answered 85% of the questions just like Joan Didion. Not bad!

1.What is your idea of perfect happiness?

  • Living life doing what I love with the people I love….and letting that be enough.

2.What is your greatest fear?

  • Dying with regrets.

3.Which historical figure do you most identify with?

  • Princess Diana only because she knew she had a platform with which to do so much good in the world and I aspire to do that.

4.Which living person do you most admire?

  • A woman I know who is the most wonderful working mother. Also, I’ve always admired Gloria Estefan and everything that she stands for and has achieved.

5.What is the trait you most deplore in yourself?

  • My fear of being judged for my emotions.

6.What is the trait you most deplore in others?

  • cruelness stemming from lack of confidence.

7.What is your greatest extravagance?

  • Taking trips to NYC and Lima even when I can’t afford them.

8.On what occasion did you lie?

  • When I know telling the truth won’t change anything and will only hurt the other person.

9.What do you dislike most about your appearance?

  • My height. ie. my short legs.

10.When and where were you happiest?

  • Whenever I’m about to embark on a new adventure and it hasn’t gotten stressful yet. Most recently the three weeks before starting the National Tour of West Side Story.

11.If you could change one thing about yourself what would it be?

  • My fear of showing weakness and letting people take care of me.

12.If you could change one thing about your family what would it be?

  • Our constant fighting and lack of communication.

13.What do you consider your greatest achievement?

  • My daily attempts, and hopefully successes, at kindness.

14.If you died and came back as a person or thing what do you think it would be?

  • A true triple threat who actually loves to dance.

15.What is your most treasured possession?

  • Old black and white photographs of my grandparents, parents, aunts and uncles.

16.What do you regard as the lowest depth of misery?

  • Being surrounded by people and still feeling alone.

17.Who are your heroes in real life?

  • Everyone who has shown me kindness and taught me lessons.

18.What is it that you most dislike?

  • Prejudice and racism.

19.How would you like to die?

  • In my sleep and with no regrets.

20.What is your motto?

  • If you want the rainbow you gotta put up with the rain.