I grew up on Long Island, but I'm convinced that was just a fluke of the cosmos and I got lost on the way to being born. I love this city as if it were capable of consciously loving me back. I can't imagine living anywhere else. Though I will still correct you if you say "in" Long Island instead of "on."
I've read every book that I own at least twice, and I get a kick out of seeing movies on the night they open. If I know the lyrics to the song, I will sing along, whether the music is coming from a live show, the office elevator, or someone's extra-loud iPod on the train (it's a reflex reaction — sometimes I don't even realize I'm doing it). I'd rather pretend I don't speak English than admit to a tourist I don't know how to get to where they're going. I always stop to pet the bodega cat. I like my substance with a dash of style.
Picking out perfect birthday presents.
Constructing elaborate, lunatic Halloween costumes.
Almost anything by Margaret Atwood
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time
The Hunger Games (I know, I know...)
Aliens, Inception, The Usual Suspects; Little Miss Sunshine, Run Lola Run; Pride & Prejudice, The Princess Bride...
SHOWS – THEATER:
I was one of the volunteer spellers when I saw The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee on Broadway. My word was "pakapu." I got it wrong. It was devastating. :(
SHOWS – TV:
I have something of an unhealthy affinity for HGTV and The Walking Dead.
As a former college radio DJ, there's a special place in my heart for all things "alternative."
I could eat grilled cheese and tater tots or my mom's chicken lasagne every day of my life.
2. The Internet.
3. Prescription sunglasses.
4. An unlimited MetroCard.
5. My crazy, amazing siblings.
6. A flat iron.
(I spend a lot of time designing/styling things.)