randomly, me

ɞ i can't cross my eyes OR blow a gum-bubble. (is there a technical name for that? :P ) 
ɞ when i was in school i'd sit for hours in the basement reading encyclopedias. for fun.
ɞ the clothes in my closet are organized by color. 
ɞ puppies, kitties (no matter how young or old, they are always puppies and kitties,) and all fuzzy things bring out the sappy in me.
ɞ  i am a detail person.
ɞ Disneyland is one of my all-time favorite places in the world.
ɞ when i was little i wanted to marry Gaston and Captain Hook.
ɞ villains are still awesome. (can anyone say The-Winter-Solider-ohmygoodnessyes??) no, there no problem here.
ɞ any reader of my old blog knows Mr. Darcy and i have a life-long vendetta.
ɞ my style is a mix of classic, girly/romantic, and boho.
ɞ when i was little i used to get punished for reading too much.
ɞ my mom almost signed me up for modeling as a baby.
ɞ the nearest fly-on-the-wall will tell you: i sing in my finest (falsetto) operatic voice at home. and dance like no ones watching. and act out random bits of Les Miz and who-knows-what.
ɞ i am anti-iphone. yep, you read that correctly.
ɞ blog posts. . .must be perfectly formatted. hey now. . .who are you calling OCD?  
ɞ and God said, "let there be coffee," and Michaela came running.

ɞ cowboys and rodeos are awesome.
ɞ call me creepy, but i really enjoy old cemeteries.
ɞ i'm a writer.
ɞ Richard Armitage is the pinnacle of all actors.
ɞ i have always been fascinated by theology and philosophy (admit it, your eyebrows just went up.)
ɞ even though i'm italian, i have a deep affinity for all things Celtic/Irish.
ɞ on that note, i've seen The High Kings in concert 11 times. (your eyebrows went up again.)
ɞ still thinking of music and singing. . .i prefer male voices over female.
ɞ i'm opinionated.
ɞ dark skin is beautiful.
ɞ i've been an extra in two Independent Christian films.
ɞ my piano knows all my thoughts, feelings, and emotions. it's been a good friend.
ɞ the trait i despise most is jealousy.
ɞ there is nothing so comforting as the right coffee mug. the really clunky, squat, rustic, weathered-looking stuff.
ɞ i instantly gravitate toward anything pink. its part of my being.
ɞ my love-language is found in quaint, whimsical, boutique-filled towns.
ɞ people. the world is all about people. i couldn't live without them.
ɞ i talk too much.
ɞ whistling is fun.
ɞ when in doubt, eat (DARK) chocolate.
ɞ Les Miserables (the stage play, take special note!) is perfection itself.
ɞ dark, gritty stories are my favorites. Mystery, tragedy, and romance (not the mushy, cheesy stuff,) fits in nicely.
ɞ Verona is one of my top travel-destinations.
ɞ i have this dream of ambling through an international food fair in London. blame the internet.
ɞ the San Antonio riverwalk holds part of my heart.
ɞ i'm dramatic. go-figure.
ɞ being 1st generation American on my mom's side, and 3rd on my dad's, shapes much of who i am, how i think, and the way i act.
ɞ my musical taste ranges from Celtic to soundtrack, musicals, classical-crossover, and (select) country.
ɞ i love eyes.
ɞ though i'm not a photographer, i very much admire good photography/photography blogs.
ɞ clean lines, muted colors, (lots of earthy grays and browns,) and "organic" is my fashion "thing" right now.
ɞ i can see myself having a permanent job in theater (behind scenes.)
ɞ i'm interested in becoming a hair and makeup artist for film.
ɞ missions and ministry has been a passion of mine since i was five years old.
ɞ rainy days are cozy.
ɞ i was a nanny for seven years.
ɞ there is so little justice in this world.
ɞ my favorite musicals are as follows: Les Miserables, Fiddler on the Roof, Beauty and the Beast,The Phantom of the Opera, Cinderella, and Newsies. in that order.
ɞ i really think this is long enough.  ;)


  1. When I try to do stuff like this I instantly have amnesia and forget who I am what I'm about. :-) You are perfectly unique.

    1. haha. . .oh, that usually doesn't happen to me when I'm writing. Now, if you'd ask me in person--"So, what are some of your favorite hobbies?" "uhhhh. . .I can sleep." :P

  2. I love this post so much. ♥ Move in next door to me, please? Or else I'll move in next door to you. You're so perfectly unique and fun and I'm so blessed to know you and hope this year will bring another "in person" meeting! =)

    btw, I'm really into makeup right now, too. It is so.much.fun and I'm hoping I'll finally master makeup artistry in some form this year.

    1. No, I'm blessed to know YOU, Samantha! I love you, girly. :) God has really done so much in our friendship (even though I'm the worst email-pal on the planet,) and I am so very grateful for it. :) Listen, we should just all move to the beach and rent or buy a beach condo. Then we'll be roomies. <3

      YES, same here! I wear very little makeup, but I'm hoping/planning on expanding a bit this year, and have already gotten into using brushes instead of my fingers (for applying foundation.) I can't believe how natural my skin looks! Next I want to try bronzer and blush. My family in general isn't into makeup that much, but I think learning to apply it with natural-looking results is great. After all, I have to start somewhere if I want to do makeup for film. ;)

    2. YES....beach roomies sounds perfect for me :)

      Makeup is just so fun. I've been working more on my makeup since I have two weddings to attend and want to look a little more polished.
      I've been trying to only use natural makeup (all natural mineral powder/blush/eye shadow), however that seems to present a bit of a problem because the variety isn't as wide as just going to the drugstore for any old makeup. =/ I did get one book by Bobbi Brown on applying makeup which has been quite helpful. Aside from having a few strange ideas and pictures (kind of a girls only book, but what guy would want to read it anyway?? =P ), it has really given me some good tips for application and what types of brushes are good to have. Oh, and makeup sponges. Super cheap and I love using them!! They really help when you're applying liquid foundation because you can get in all the little nooks and crannies. My skin is more prone to breakouts and being oily, so I try to keep my hands off my face as much as possible. The little sponges fit the bill perfectly!

  3. Love this post! Ahhhh!!! You love fiddler on the roof AND the Newsies?!?!? Once I sang Santa Fe in my church when I thought no one was in the same room i was in. I got to the climax and did a sweeping turn and saw a church deacon just staring at me-awkward church moment. *gasp* you love villains? No that isn't obvious from looking through your Pinterest. Hahaha!!

    1. YESSSSSSSSSS I love Fiddler and Newsies! Actually, I got to see the off-Broadway show of Fiddler on the Roof a few years ago. Awesome stuff. The dancing was AMAZING, and I was really happy to see that the film and play are almost identical, even down to the script. <3 We watch the movie every New Year's Eve for my dad's birthday, and as a family with five girls and strong European ties, we can really relate to the story. :)

      OH MY WORD that is soooooo hilarious! :P How horrible. . .and funny. LOL That poor deacon. He's probably STILL wondering what's wrong with you. :P

      hehe. . .whaaaaa?? Me? I'm innocent! I don't like. . .uh. . .no, all those pins aren't. . .>cough< Yeah.


  4. Also I can't wait till beyond the mask comes out!!!

    1. I know, right? The movie was actually JUST completed. I got to see a few scenes when I was working on costumes in MI this past March, and it looks pretty incredible. B)

  5. I love this! You are a very unique and interesting person-- I think we would get along well. :-)

    My closet is arranged by color too! I'm also anti-iPhone, haha. Cowboys and rodeos, yes, yes. Oh, I enjoy old cemeteries too! They're just so interesting! I always like to read the names on the graves and come up with stories for each person. Sometimes just names conjure up story ideas for me.

    I love Celtic music too. I'm only part Irish, and I'm rather proud of the fact. Celtic Woman is my favorite music group-- I'm they're biggest fan. ;-P

    That's really cool that you've been in two independent Christian films. What were they?

    Yes, Les Mis is perfection itself. Hear, hear. I remember seeing the movie and not being too impressed, but then I saw the STAGE PLAY....and the rest is history. It's my favorite musical now. :-)

    I really like this post idea....would you mind if I did something similar to this?

    By the way, I also wanted to ask you, are you coming to the Crook's ball this Saturday night?

    ~Emma :-)

    1. Well, I'm hoping to see you again sometime, so we can get to know eachother better! :) Glad you enjoyed this post. It sounds like we have a lot in common.

      TOTALLY get ya on old graves and names. Once we stumbled on an inscription that read: "the boy with the golden voice." How romantic is that?

      Yes, working a bit in film has been an awesome experience! (though I must say that I prefer theater.) I was an extra in Beyond the Mask (coming to theaters this fall,) by Burns Family Studios, and Polycarp Destroyer of Gods, by Henline Productions.

      Thank you so much for asking--please go ahead and reuse this post. :) I'd love it if you'd link back to me though. :) Looking forward to reading it!

      Blessings to you,

    2. Oh goodness, and I forgot to mention--you are literally one of the first people I've met who agrees on Les Miz! B) Also, no, I (obviously) didn't make it to the ball. How was it?

    3. Yes, I'm hoping we can meet again sometime! : ) And thank you for letting me use your idea. I'm glad we agree on Les Mis! I know some people really loved the movie, but I don't really care for the actors (I have the soundtrack, though, and listen to it over and over anyway). ;-P I thought Anne Hathaway was amazing, and Hugh Jackman was pretty good, but everyone else left me kind of unimpressed. I saw it live in March, though, and that changed my feelings on it considerably.
      Actually last month I auditioned for a local college production of Les Mis, which I am super excited about. I won't hear until late August if I made the cast or not, though.
      The ball was wonderful! It wasn't quite as fancy as the one in January, but it was a lot of fun. :-)


    4. You are so welcome! I LOVED your post and commented. ;) Can anyone say *kindred spirits*?? haha Except for superheros. But I won't repeat myself. :P

      Sheesh, you sound just like me. I fell in love with Les Miz several years BEFORE the movie, and never looked back after hearing Colm Wilkinson in the 10th Anniversary Concert. I've gotten a bit rusty, but Anna and I were so obsessed, we literally knew every cast from the 80's to present! (right now. . .the only thing I'm certain of is that Ramin Karimloo--whoismyfavoriteBroadwaystarofalltime--is playing Valjean in NY right now. o.O ) But anyway--totally agree on the movie casting. I hated it from the minute it was announced. Seriously, Russel Crowe? Don't get me started. Hugh Jackman was ok. And really, it's a visually beautiful/emotional movie. I'll admit I cried towards the end the second time I saw it. It just combines everything from the book so perfectly (no, I haven't read all of the book, but enough. ;) ) Really though, I've never been able to get the Anne Hathaway thing. Frankly, she disturbed me. . .she almost overdid the "realism." But that's just my opinion. :) I also saw the off-Broadway play, hm, about three years ago now? My dream is to see it in London. . .

      Cool that you auditioned! Which part are you trying for?

  6. This post is so cute!!!

    By the by, last Thursday, my blog, Fullness of Joy had its 3rd birthday :). To celebrate the event, I am hosting a blog-party of "special magnificence" throughout the week, and as a cherry-top icing a fun giveaway for three winners to end it all. It will be a week long tag series, with every day or so I'll be making different literary-themed topic tags, about different genres such as the classics, fantasy, mystery, children's, etc . . which everyone can join in with. And I am dearly hoping you would - it would thrill me very much and also it should prove some fun, I think :)

    Today's topic is "Historical Classics" :)


    I hope you can join!

  7. I still have yet to see the winter soldier! I want to see it so badly! oh, and dark chocolate... mmmmmm

    1. Ohmygoodness. You haven't seen it yet?? Girl, go see it right now. Or pre-order the DVD. ANYTHING. :P One of the best movie ever, ever EVER. I won't give anything away. . .just. . .


      The end.

  8. I thought I was the only one who liked Hook from Peter Pan. Growing up my friends made me feel weird for liking the villain in a Disney movie.