Monica

I have been living in New York since 2007, and come from Orlando, Florida. In college, I lived in a house called “Panarchy” with fellow mad scientists and artists, which I think explains a lot. Before meeting Jane, I worked at ten other places in New York (including selling shoes at the flagship Macy's, panhandling for Greenpeace, steaming garments at a thrift store, and doing the building operations at the Hearst Corporation's headquarters). The most interesting job I was ever offered was a "booking agent" position, which turned out to be an administrative job for an escort agency. It was the same agency Eliot Spitzer used to get dates. I have a dog named Brompton. My friend Janos rescued Brompton when he was a stray puppy roaming the streets of Biloxi after Hurricane Katrina. He's a lab mix and loves to meet new people, which is why he likes the city so much. Well, that and all of the garbage in the street.

Age: 25

Twitter: @Momomorr

What I Do, Job-wise: Intern with Jane Pratt at SAY Media

What I Do, Fun-wise: I get around, doing all sorts of things with my friends that they wouldn't want me discussing here. I write plays, screenplays and fiction. I play music-- keyboard, guitar, and the saxophone. I'm what people call a "good sport." I also enjoy crashing parties, and cooking and entertaining to make up for the bad karma that sometimes comes with party crashing.

My Motto: “Not So Proud (I'd Do it Again)” This should be envisioned as a song title on a shiny album that has gone platinum. Or on a shield in Latin, as "Secus superbus efficio iterum" if you prefer.

My Anti-Motto: "Quod me nutrit me destruit" or equivalent b.s. This should be envisioned as a tramp stamp on a wrinkly back, 50 years from now.

The First Movie Star I Ever Had A Crush On: Is Jonathan Taylor Thomas considered a movie "star'? Also Eric in his formal sailor uniform in Walt Disney’s The Little Mermaid (in theaters, age 4). 

My “celebs to make out with” list: David Boreanaz, Amare Stoudemire, David Byrne, Heath Ledger (when he was alive), and Lindsay Lohan with red hair. There are more, but I generally go for people I know in real life.

The Most Played Song On My iTunes: Probably something from the Pet Sounds album, or Black Sabbath’s Paranoid album. But “Ring of Fire” by Johnny Cash gets a good share of airtime. 

Last Book I Read Without Skimming Any Parts: The Crying of Lot 49 by Thomas Pynchon. 

My Most Worn Item of Clothing: My mother’s mink coat. Or, a pair of leather riding boots that I bought six or seven years ago in a thrift store. When I bought them, I thought "Oh good, now I'll never need to buy riding boots again" and they have been soled and re-soled a dozen times. They were on my feet when I moved to New York. And now that the riding boot trend has taken off, they are completely worn out. Probably beyond repair. But I still love them more than anything and wear them despite. I'm so picky that I haven't been able to find a replacement yet that is "just right." I'm hoping the trend will become so widespread that good leather riding boots will be affordable again. But that may just be wishful thinking.

Beauty Products That I Hoard: Savon de Marseille, Laura Mercier primer (untinted).

I smell like: Savon de Marseille and a sandalwood blend, or Stella McCartney on a good day. On a bad and sweaty day, I can only describe it as "wet cheeseburger" and "industrial strength cancer-causing antiperspirant."

I Have Faked An Orgasm (Yes/No): Yes. But luckily, I haven't for some time and have vowed to never do it again. 

Articles by Monica