Trying this new thing where I stay in the moment and take things as they come.
Started my life as a musician, but one day little me was on stage and I was looking at the ropes for the fly system, decided to learn as much about live theatre as possible. I've never looked back. My professional focus is costume construction for theatre and opera as well as being a wardrobe manager - I tailor men's and women's clothes for theatrical productions and opera year round in addition to running wardrobe/dressing, meaning I'm in charge of costumes and actors backstage during the run of a show. Occasionally there are design jobs thrown in as well, as well as make up and hair jobs. I'm not going to lie, I work a lot of hours. I spend more time in the theatre than I spend at home; painting, sewing, working back stage, dressing actors, undressing actors, fitting clothes onto actors, managing costume rentals, practicing the finer points of masochism, etc. My work means more to me than I can ever really put into words, and in the face of long hours and comparatively awful pay, I go home happy.
Also, I laugh often and loudly. The kind of laugh that will get an entire restaurant to look over at me. Sometimes in really inappropriate situations. It balances out the rest of my personality, which tends to be pretty quiet.
My love for zombie films is matched only by my love for James Bond. Also, documentaries. Game of Thrones. An unhealthy obsession with Doctor Who. Archer. Anything related to comic books because need. Really terrible action movies.
Any book I can get my hands on. Seriously. I could start the list and never stop, my nose is always in one.
2. My dog, Vegas.
4. Sarcasm as a defense mechanism.
5. Wine and beer. Also the excellent company and music that seems to accompany those items.
6. Theatre. Music. The arts in general. People who make art. People who make music.
Glowing in the warm and happy place that are the hours of freedom between the end of a long week and the beginning of weekend work shifts. This usually involves drinks and friends. Alternatively, it may involve sketchy amusement parks and group dinners. Or Mario Kart. Or sitting at home alone with tea and my pup :) I'm not big on crowds.