I confess (the nerdy edition)…
*Newsies is my favorite movie ever and I do mean ever. My best friend and I watched it like it was our job when we were in middle school, and I cried tears of joy when my mom bought me the DVD for Christmas. She was confused. And I think a little concerned. Every binder I carried with me through 7th and 8th grade bore a black and white Newsies collage of pictures I printed out from fan sites.
The shirt I am wearing in this picture is a screen print of the front cover of the movie, with my brace-faced 13 year-old visage superimposed over Christian Bale’s. Jealous?
*I still regret getting rid of a shirt from high school that said ‘Talk Nerdy to Me’ in white glitter letters.
*I know every word of the Broadway Les Miserables soundtrack. I emphasize BROADWAY because the movie is not Broadway and does not count as seeing the musical (not that I don’t also love the movie… I told my sister after it came out I just wanted to ‘quit life and watch Les Mis all day’). I have seen Les Mis on stage a total of 8 times; once in London, once in Dallas, once in Houston, once in San Antonio, and four times in Austin. I was Eponine for Halloween two years in a row. This was waaaaaay before musicals were cool (ie. pre-Glee).
On the subject of Eponine, she is one of my favorite literary characters ever. She weirdly reminded me of Dolores Hayes from Lolita, who is another one of my favorite females from literature for all of her messy conflicted tragic-ness.
She is glorious, no?
Side note: If you are a similar Les Mis enthusiast (and an Eponine lover like me), you need to listen to this. On repeat. For the rest of your life.
*I read A LOT of Harry Potter fan fiction in high school/college, including one called ‘The Draco Trilogy’ that was so good I wish it was published. It was actually written by Cassandra Claire in her pre-City of Bones days, and she removed all of the stories from the Internet when she became a published author. I feel slightly better knowing that they were written by a professional writer… but whatever, I loved them and would have loved them if a 12 year old had written them.
*I am a super fast reader. It’s my super power and my one bragging right.
*I have frequent, vivid, terrifying zombie dreams that I often recount to Will and my coworkers the next day. I recently explained to my hair stylist (and good friend) that I had a dream in which she was killed by zombie WOLVES during a production of Romeo & Juliet. She was unimpressed.
*I still do not fundamentally understand football despite my best efforts (and a lot of other people’s best efforts).