A personal look into dealing with my current sickness and finding the reason why I sing
To my lovely followers:
You are amazing and wonderful and I can’t believe that there are so many of you!!
When I joined Tumblr, there were hardly any opera blogs and now there are so many! Mission accomplished.
Thanks for helping to build a community of opera lovers on Tumblr. I can’t believe we have things like opera gifs, opera fanfiction, opera roleplay, and opera fangirling. I love every minute of it!! Thanks for making Tumblr a fun place to be an opera lover.
I find anonymity
in tight places
in baring myself
I sit in plastic coffee shop chairs
sucking the energy of the crowds
dragging charcoal along the blank
paper white of my memory
painting lesbians in fire red coats
writers in dank black trousers
I can pine in blue light
and the baristas chatter on
Yes, I am shamelessly livetweeting a production of La Calisto that happened over 40 years ago.
Dame Janet’s got swag, yo.
I’m sure you guys are tired of these by now
Too bad. I need a distraction for a minute, so you all have to suffer and learn stuff about me :p
I’ve been tagged by the lovely nicklausse <3 (P.S. Now I know why your url is your url! See, I learned stuff.)
1. Did you ever want to change your name? If so, to what?
I feel like I’ve answered this question like a billion times on here lol. I like my name a lot but I have wanted to change it to Kate or Jack (Jacquelyn) or Jo (Josephine).
2. Milk chocolate or dark chocolate?
Both? Yes, both.
My sister is traveling abroad.
Sister: Kim, I’ll bring you back something.
Mom: Why don’t you get her a bracelet or something?
Sister: Nah, I’ll get her a dagger.
My sister knows me. :)
Tagged by Operanerd
I’m not gonna follow the rules. I’m only gonna answer the questions. If I feel like it. I do what I want.
1. What is a trait you value highest in other people, but don’t feel you possess yourself?
I love it when people know exactly what to say and exactly when to say it. I wish I could do that all the time.
2. If you could take up house and harth right now and move anywhere in the world, where would you go?
Boston. I’m currently in love with the music scene there. So much Baroque!
3. What would you do in life if you knew you couldn’t fail?
Exactly what I’m doing right now: pursuing a career in opera.
4. What’s a story of yours that you don’t get to tell often enough?
I suppose I don’t tell the stories about the tough times in my life. But this isn’t really from a lack of opportunity as much as a lack of willingness on my part. The one story I should tell more was about how I was bullied in the past and what I did to get through it. I’d want to tell that sometimes you have to stand up to bullies every day because they don’t back down, no matter how strong you are. There are bullies that pick on the strong as well as the weak. I think we should all be more aware of bullying and stand beside those who are bullied, no matter how weak or strong they are.
5. If a movie was made of your life what genre would it be, who would play you?
I’d insist it would be a comedy, because I think life should be viewed lightly with tones of seriousness. Also, hilarious things have happened to me. I think I’d have to choose that girl from “My Girl” to play me because we look weirdly similar.
6. What is your favorite joke?
Two pretzels walk into a bar. One of them is assaulted.
(I only like it because it’s about pretzels.)
7. Who were two role models you looked up to as a kid?
Julie Andrews and Patrick Stewart. Still look up to them. Also, I guess I really was a sucker for British accents.
8. If you could invite five famous people to dinner, who would you choose and why?
Ray Bradbury, Patrick Stewart, Kate Mulgrew, Susan Graham, and Vesselina Kasarova because they’re the people I most want to have conversations with. They’re all brilliant, talented, and thoughtful people.
9. What was the first piece of music that made you want to curl up in a ball and die?
Beethoven’s 7th Symphony, second movement. I was 12.
10. What’s the worst haircut you’ve ever had?
The one I had during my first opera (Poppea). It was cut in two layers and it was horrendous.
11. Post your favourite picture of you. :D
I think I already have! Lol, jk. I guess this is my favorite pic of me. I’m in the dressing room as Prince Orlofsky.