Ginger of the Month

Ginger of The Month – Jan ’11

Tonight we had The Philharmonic of Poland: A Night in Vienna at the theatre. Last week was so nice; didn’t need to be there before 10am, left at 4pm… so niiiiice. This week I’m back to the Daily Theatre Grind. Starting at 10am (or earlier) shopping at BJs and Publix for the artist(s), squeezing in a few hours of office time and then hurrying down to the theatre to set up for the night…. and then staying until everyone is out… everyone.

But I am sooooo NOT complaining. It’s hard work. Long work. But I absolutely love it! Everyone I work with is beautifully-crazy, on top of their game and shares my passion for theatre and the arts. Working around such creativity is such comfort, in it’s cookey, chaotic way. But onto more important things: here’s what I wore today:

  • I bought the t-shirt yesterday at Macy’s -$14.99
  • The black cardigan with glass, gem-cut buttons I’ve had for years. If I don’t button the top button, the collar just flaps around awkwardly, so I use these adorable vintage lady bug spiral pins to hold it down. (I got these from a friend whose grandma had given her a crap-load of awesome costume jewelry and pins. I got several awesome pieces that day!)

  • I also wore black Gap slacks and black ballet flats.

Like I mentioned yesterday, it was recently pointed out to me that I had not yet selected a Ginger of the Month. I consulted my list of note-worthy Gingers and thought of a couple who I could pick this month: Nicole Kidman and Amy Adams are both picking up prestigious award nominations left and right… but I’d rather wait until they [possibly] win. Emma Stone went blonde and got a HORRIBLE orange spray tan; I could do my very first Un-Ginger of the Month. But then I thought that both of these acts are common Ginger mistakes; -I feel sooner or later every Ginger will attempt both. (I was a blonde child and have often considered trying blonde out… I’ve also tried just about every self-tanner on the market: drug store brands, department store lines, professional or at home… They. Look. Stupid.- Plus, Ms. Stone is a natural blonde, so I can’t exactly hold it against her.

Then I finally decided. The January 2011 Ginger of the Month is, Me.

Why? Because this is my blog. I pick the Ginger of the Month. and I feel like it. Not to mention, January is my birth month and this is a perfect way to formally introduce myself. So here goes:

(this picture is so important to me.)

I am the oldest of 3 sisters.
We stole each others sh*t all the time. Denied it. Then gave it back months later.

Our parents are still together and seem to enjoy each others company… which is unfortunately rare. …and I’m proud of them. They’re why I’m as awesome as I am. I’ll thank them for you.

My family is very, VERY Irish. and very proud of it.

Jack Daniels & Lucy, my babies.

I live with 3 roommates and 3 dogs, two of which are mine… the dogs, not the roommates.
Only one of the roommates is mine.

I was born and raised on Long Island. Suffolk County, North Shore.
We used to take walks to the beach and go year round. Being near the water is home to me.
We try and visit as often as possible and driving down the roads I rode down as a kid gives me the most amazing feeling. I truly miss it.

My family lived in South Central Virginia for 5 years. -way far from the beach.
I met one of my best friends and went on the most awesome school field trips.
My years spent in Virginia are a huge reason why I love history so much. Living in Virginia was not only historically satisfying, it’s natural landmarks and sites are incredible!
Not to mention the phenomenal school systems. I was 2-3 years ahead when I moved to Florida.

Living in Florida is a love/hate thing for me.
I hate what the humidity does to my hair. I love living near the water, like in NY.
I hate when it’s too hot, which is most of the time. I love that I can swim almost year round.
The truth is I came/am coming of age here. I met my family of friends here. …and I can’t begin to describe how much that group loves, supports and respects each other. It’s amazing.

Ginger Kate, Duchess of Nerds

I’m a humoungus nerd.
The majority of my nerdosity lies in Latin & Greek studies, Office Supplies and Harry Potter.
-I dabble in Star Wars, Star Trek and other SciFi

Favorites

Movies:
There’s A LOT. A couple of which are:

  • Gone with the Wind,
  • Back to the Future Trilogy,
  • The Boondock Saints, Snatch,
  • & The Wizard of Oz (because of my childhood.)

Music:
I absolutely, f*cking love music. This list isn’t even the tip of the iceberg. These bands I can listen with every album all the way through at anytime and LOVE IT… anytime.

Classical Rock Bands:

  • The Doors -my first semi-sexual experience was when I made out with my cousin’s Jim Morrison poster.
  • The Beatles. -Duh. Plus, they ALWAYS make me smile. Unless they’re making me cry hysterically.
  • Led Zeppelin – My parents, esp. Mom, are big on Led. It’s the soundtrack of my childhood.
  • Janis Joplin. Queen. Johnny Cash. The Ramones. & Elvis should also be mentioned.

Contemporary Rock Bands:

  • Incubus – Brandon Boyd is my soul mate, we just don’t know it yet.
  • Weezer – Always a good time with Weezer.
  • Flogging Molly – They are just… perfect. and super f*cking nice! (the bassist snuck me into their concert. it was awesome.)
  • Sublime, Jason Mraz, Jack Johnson, Dave Matthews, Dropkick Murphys, The Killers & No Doubt should also be mentioned.
  • and Motley Crue falls somewhere in between. And: I. Love. Motley Crue.
  • My newest obsession? Mumford & Sons… UGH! I LOVE them!

Music really centers and helps me catalog my life. I’m such an emotional person, in all aspects and music says everything. I couldn’t live happily without it.

I love so much music! Hard Rock, Metal, Glam Rock, Folk, Classical, Reggae, Acid Rock, Oldies, Blues, Hip-Hop, 80’s New Wave, Pop, and some Country.
The bands/genres vary depending on mood… like every other music lover.

I swore I would never do it again, but I kind of miss the Black Hair…

The Arts
I thrive on all of the arts. As a child I excelled at anything artistic. I loved being creative and that definitely has not changed. If I am not working on at least one of my creative pursuits, I feel lost. I typically have a forever-long list of projects I want to do and multiple projects being worked on. I can’t imagine a life without art and I don’t want to. Everything is art. …and art really is everything.

I have big dreams. Huge dreams. All completely different.
I have such a variety of interests; I never know what to choose.
My dream is to never have to. I don’t have to be a mega-success in any of my endeavors,
as long as I am some sort of success at any/all of them. I do them cause I love them.
-That sounds stupid and cheesy all at once… but whatever.

There’s a lot more I could say… (such a D.B. thing to say…) but I already feel like a egocentric a-hole. Look, I didn’t have to look up facts about myself to announce me as January 2011’s Ginger of the Month… I’ve been busy. Plus, my birthday month is over!! 😦 Until next year…
I’ll try and pick more interesting people Feb-Dec…

Ginger of the Month & Jim Morrison/John Lennon


Happy Birthday Jim Morrison!!!


Today would have been the 67th Birthday of the late, great American rockstar
and poet, frontman of The Doors, Jim Morrison.
He was found dead on July 3rd, 1971 by his long time lover, companion, confidante, and muse, Pamela Courson with whom he spent the last days of his life.


They had a rocky on/off relationship but always ended up coming back to one another. In retaliation to Jim’s frequent infidelities (including a Wiccan marriage), Pamela had several affairs; even so, she is the ultimate Rock and Roll, Ride or Die Woman.


Like Morrison, Pamela has a December birthday (December 22, 1946)
Which is why she is December’s Ginger of the month.

She was the inspiration for many of The Doors songs including:
L.A. Woman
Love Street
Queen of the Highway
Wild Child
We Could Be So Good Together
Orange County Suite
Indian Summer
Blue Sunday
… and more.


In addition to being Jim’s inspiration, it is said that the song Cinnamon Girl by Neil Young is also about Pamela. Neil has never confirmed or denied this.


Pamela died on April 25, 1974 at age 27
(the same age as Jim Morrison and other famous rock stars: Janis Joplin, Jimi Hendrix, Kurt Cobain and a slue of others… it’s always been intriguing to me.)


December 8th may be the birthday of one of my all-time favorite musicians, but it is also the day another all-time fav of mine died, John Lennon. I wish I could express just how much I love John Lennon and The Beatles, but I can’t. I take comfort, however, in the fact that so many people feel that same love as I do, and there is no need to explain.

John Lennon was, and remains, one of the greats, theres no doubt about it. His songs bring tears to my eyes and a smile to my face each and every time; no matter what I’m feeling, I’m feeling something with every note. December 8th is a day that will “live in infamy” in rock and roll history.

As much as I celebrate the birth and life of Jim Morrison on this day, I also celebrate the life while mourning the death of John Lennon, (and I know I am in good company in doing so). In memorium of John Lennon: Oct 9, 1940-Dec 8, 1980.

Ginger of the Month

Tonight’s the night!! I’m so excited about seeing Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows tonight at 12:01 am!!!

I’m also really depressed about this movie. After this, part 1, all that’s left is Deathly Hallows part 2 and then… no more.

I’ve grown up with Harry Potter. I read books 1, 2, & 3 when I was 12/13 and then read and reread all the books since… as Harry, Hermione and Ron grew up, so did I. I love the entire franchise and I will be sad when the last film comes out.

Anyway, in honor of tonight’s release of Deathly Hallows I have named the November Ginger of the month as: RON WEASLEY!!! Look at that adorable Ginger!

Well actually, The November Ginger of the Month is Rupert Grint. He’s super fun and relaxed in interviews. He’s kind of weird and eccentric and that’s why I love Rupert Grint. He drives and ice cream truck people!

F*CK IT! The entire Weasley Family are Gingers of the Month of November!

Especially Molly Weasley… I ♥ Her!

So excited about the movie tonight! I’m sure I’ll have plenty of things that I will love and hate about the film to discuss… I just hope that the things I love out weigh the things I hate… Half Blood Prince was exceedingly disappointing… just sayin’.

Check back next month for the December Ginger of the Month. I’m really excited about her… it’s another ginger girl… in fact, rumor is that she is the “Cinnamon Girl”… hint hint.

Ginger of the Month – Magenta (RHPS)

I knew exactly who I wanted to pick for Ginger of the Month for October months ago: Magenta from the cult classic The Rocky Horror Picture Show. As a kid, when I would watch RHPS (yes, I watched as a child, kind of f*ed up…) I always felt a closeness to Magenta. As soon as I discovered that fans could dress up as and participate in viewings of the film I was forever Magenta for Rocky Horror occasions… I mean, come on… with this frizz-fro? Nobody else’s Magenta ever comes anywhere near mine… I AM Magenta.

Anyway, she’s awesome and since The Rocky Horror Picture Show has become a Halloween staple, what better month for Magenta to be Ginger of?

Actually, Columbia was a redhead too.
(As a side note, Kacie is always and forever the Columbia to my Magenta).


So… I already know who I’m picking for Ginger of the Month for November and December. I am very excited about both. One satisfies my nerdy side, the other my rock and roll angst. Check back to see who they will be! Thanks for reading!

Ginger of the Month – Emma Stone

Since her new movie, Easy A, opens in theaters tomorrow,
I have chosen Emma Stone as the Ginger of the Month for September.


Emma has appeared in some of my favorite movies in the last few years including
Superbad, Zombieland and The House Bunny. I can’t wait to see Easy A!


Although she rocks it out with the best of us,
Emma is not naturally a redhead; she’s a blonde.

I love her style and I love her slightly raspy voice.
(I too, have a slightly raspy voice.)

Emma Stone at the premier for Easy A