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)
Enchantez!Oct 03, 2012 -- 10:05pm
I take a Japanese conversation class once a week to keep the "skillz" sharp (yeahhhh right). My classmates are amongst the most interesting people you'll ever meet - an Art Director for a advertising agency; a grandmother who wants to be able to speak to her grandchildren; an executive who is about to head to Osaka for 6 months, etc.. Me - I just like to talk and the more languages I can do it in, the better.
A few weeks ago, I was paid the best compliment I have ever received in my life. I came into the first class a bit late & introduced myself in Japanese. One of the European/Mediterranean gentlemen in the class gave me a big smile - not a flirty smile but a "knowing/understanding" smile. After class, we were walking to the T & I found out he was French. He said to me, "When you walked into class, you just looked so French. So, I assumed you were French like me. Then, you started speaking English and your English was way too good for you to be from France." ha ha ha YESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS!!!! Merci Beaucoup, Ben-san!
Side note - I am currently reading "Stuff Parisians Like". Apparently, Parisians like wearing black, going to the movies on Sunday, making lists, and crossing the street in a bold way. So, I can totally see why Ben thought I was from France.
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