Grew up: Arlington, MA
Live in: Boston, MA
Favorite Quote: "The only normal people are the ones you don't know well" - Alfred Adler
School/ college: Boston College and UCLA
How did you get into radio? An internship during college that turned into a job 6 months later
Interests/ Hobbies: Music, traveling, cooking, reading
Something you wouldn't tell anyone? Last week, I accidentally super glued my nostril closed. I was repairing a pair of shoes and I must've gotten the glue on my fingers. When I wiped my nose, I inadvertently glued my right nostril shut. It was a hot look. The worst part wasn't even gluing my nose though - it was the fact that I had to repair an expensive pair of shoes AGAIN! Side note: nail polish remover dissolves super glue so I am ok now.
Favorite Movie: Lost in Translation
What are you currently reading? "My Life in Paris" by Julia Child (a very nice bday gift from my mum)
One exhale never did me no good...Oct 01, 2012 -- 9:35pm
One the most formative classes I took in college was entitled, "Politics & the Novel". Basically, it focused on books from the mid 20th century & how they reflected the political-social issues of the time - "Catch 22", "On The Beach", etc.. Randomly, up until that time, I was quite oblivious that any other media beyond news was reflective of the time in which it was created. Now, I can't help but be hyperaware of subtle subtexts in any media I consume.
This past weekend, I finally saw Matt Nathanson's video for "Modern Love"...granted it was a bit of a long week & I was overtired but I cried when I saw it (especially at the 3 legged dog). Side note: Matt Nathanson looks less like "Evil Matt Nathanson" when he has a full beard vs. goatee.
It's just a montage of various families singing his song - not just atypical nuclear families but all kinds of families & couples. That made me so happy since I, myself, am not part of a traditional nuclear family. Only a few of my friends have that atypical "mom, dad, & kids family" - most of my friends fall into that "non traditional" category being single moms, single dads, singles with their dogs, same sex partners/spouses, and friends with stepchildren & step in-laws.
After I watched this video, it gave me some real hope that society seems to be opening up to the concept of "nontraditional" families on a greater level. I know we have a long way to go on a lot of issues but there's hope...and it makes me happy.
(Please note: These views are mine solely and not representative of the radio station!)
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