mingus Fact 32: All of my pets are named after famous musicians. My two cats are named Ani (after Ani Difranco) and Myla (after Miles Davis). The newest addition is our English Cream Golden Retriever. We named him Mingus after Charles Mingus, a jazz bassist.
adventure Fact 1: I am always planning a trip to discover a place I’ve never been before. Since I was 16 I have been traveling, independently, Internationally and I only hope the adventures become more and more exciting as the years pass.
rapper’ Fact 128: I know every word to the songs Shoop, Parent’s Just Don’t Understand, Paul Revere and Bust-A-Move. I can be caught singing them in any public setting if they can be heard playing in the background.
worms Fact 326: I once competed in CBR, a cross-country scavenger hunt that is filmed from beginning to end. During one of my challenges I had to eat 4 live crickets, 2 live earthworms and whale blubber. For the record I won that event!
mormor Fact 82: My Mormor and her friend Gloria have been best friends for 60 years. They met in grade school and still spend time together at least once a week. They have taught me the meaning of friendship and I long to have that when I am old.
biker Fact 100: Although I loved riding my bike as a kid it wasn’t until just recently that I have rediscovered those amazing inventions that balance on two wheels. In the summer I try to bike at least 10 miles every other day.
firefighter Fact 27: I once helped saved people from a burning building. My friend and I were driving through the city when we noticed a couch on fire on someone’s porch. She kicked in the door and rescued the people inside while I stayed on the phone with 911 until help arrived. Within 4 minutes the entire building was up in flames.
myla Fact 8: My cat Myla loves when I sing Opera to her. It’s like I am the pied piper, whenever I begin to sing she has to find me and crawl up onto my chest, regardless of where she is or what she is doing.
flugtag Fact 1977: In 2003 I competed in Red Bull’s international competition called FLUGTAG. Teams from all over the world submit blueprints to build and attempt to fly non-powered flying machines. My team was invited to compete in the event that took place in New York City. We did not win.
dancer Fact 4: Aside from being an artist and photographer, I am also a dancer. I began studying as a young child and by age 16 was performing several times a year in all genres of dance including tap, jazz, ballet, point and international folk. I even performed with CARNIVALE! in Walt Disney World in 1993. As an adult I have focused my studies on Latin American Ballroom and it continues to be my favorite of all the dance I have done.
decaf Fact 19: I have been caffeine free for almost 14 years. It causes me to have hospitalizing panic attacks, so I’ve never tried Jager Bombs or a good ole’ Absolute and Red Bull. You will, on occasion catch me sipping on a decaf hazelnut coffee, and sneaking a Reese Cup but only in very small doses.
snorkle Fact 760: Originally, I wanted to become a Marine Biologist. Because I tested at a certain level, as a kid I had the opportunity to study with Project Oceanology and The Mystic Marine life Aquarium in Connecticut, where I am from, all the way through high school. At age 16 I traveled all the way to Belize to help assist researchers on a Dolphin and Reef research project. To this day my love for marine life is ever-present.
happy Fact 273: I have worked for many years on finding my inner strength and loving who I have become in the process. As a result I have found a resounding happiness. I remember to smile every day, sometimes all day long.
cake Fact 49: My favorite part of the reception is the wedding cake. Aside from an all-chocolate one, I ALWAYS make time to sit down and eat cake. And for the record, my two favorites are Carrot and Key Lime.
britt Fact 601: The tattoo on the inside of my left arm is a Quaking Aspen tree that I drew in honor of my brother who past away in August of 2004. They are indigenous to Lake Tahoe, Ca where he lived and worked as an Emergency EMT for almost 20 years. And just for the record, “Yes! It took over 2 hours and hurt like hell but I never cried.”
goonies Fact 12: My favorite movie of all time is the Goonies. I have watched it more than I have watched any other movie. There were actually several cuts of the film and I have seen them all, my favorite being the original version.
banana Fact 12: I am allergic to all tropical fruits that contain tiny black edible seeds in them as well as mango. They cause me to go into respiratory distress. Thankfully I can eat pineapples, my favorite fruit.
Kirsten’s Very Own Collards It’s taken about a year for me to perfect this recipe. I personally am not a HUGE bacon fan and I don’t particularly like it in collards, so after many many trial runs, I have FINALLY found a combination that makes a really rocking Vegetarian Collards dish. What you’ll need: 1 bunch of local [...]
It was really wonderful meeting Beth and Jeremy and their sons, Gus and Leo. They were full of energy, really excited about taking some pictures on the beach and boys had no problem letting their guard down. This family has been vacationing in Duck, NC for the past 8 years and it was the very [...]0 comments view
It was really wonderful meeting Beth and Jeremy and their sons, Gus and Leo. They were full of energy, really excited about taking some pictures on the beach and boys had no problem letting their guard down. This family has been vacationing in Duck, NC for the past 8 years and it was the very first time they ever had their pictures professionally taken down here, so I was obviously beyond honored to be able to document their time here. There were two things that really stuck out for me with this family. 1) Beth and Jeremy just love each other to death and any moment alone, they’d steal kisses from each other. 2) They really encourage their boys to be themselves, to be adventurous and work things out on their own. I hope that one day, I am able to catch up with them again, but in the meantime. . . . there’s always Facebook.