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Okay, I’m tagged….

I’ve been putting this off for more than a week since we got our first blog tag. Since then, several other buddies decided to tag us, so I thought I’d better play along before one of them gets angry and takes it back! I am a super perfectionist when it comes to these kinda things (I take myself way too seriously) so I may have to come back and edit this entry 1,000 times.

Thanks to these photographers for tagging us: Jennifer Wilson, Eight20, Trista Lerit, The Wiebners, Jerry Frazier and Stephanie Williams.

8 things you probably don’t know about me:

1: I played Annie in the second grade and was hooked ever since. In high school, I got co-starring roles because I couldn’t dance to save my life, but I did love playing Matron Mama Morton in “Chicago.” I was cast in a ton of big shows in college, and even scored a few of the leads! I wanted to pursue musical theater professionally when I got home, but at my first pro audition for “Westside Story,” I rocked the signing part but then broke into tears just minutes into the ridiculously complex dancing audition. So out of my league! I did audition for “Rent” and got called back to the second round, but shortly after that failure, I gave it up.

2: I played water polo in high school and then, when I went to college, I thought I was a big shot, so I signed up for the team. I went to a small private university in Boston (Tufts. Go, Jumbos!) and there was no women’s team. So, there were two women (myself and one other), maybe 5 in the entire league, who played with these hot hunky guys in speedos and we got to travel all over the northeast and play against the Ivy League as well as the other D3 teams like mine. Yes, it was a great way to meet boys and I could eat all that nasty cafeteria food without gaining weight!

3: I lived in Spain my junior year of college and convinced one of my professors to allow me to write two papers instead of ever going to her two classes. I went to the first lecture and never went again. I wrote the papers the night before they were due and got an A and A-. Um, okay. Pretty typical of my college experience. I went through two literature classes my freshman year without ever reading one book. (I’m not proud of this, I promise) Maybe I’ll get around to reading them one of these days.

4: I took a 2-year break right before my last semester of college. My parents were heartbroken. I worked as a waitress for a year and saved all the money I made and then took off and traveled around the world for a year on my own. It wasn’t until I met Adi that I had it in me to finish off that last semester, receiving a BA in American Studies and Spanish Literature. I still have nightmares all the time that I’m back in school and I haven’t graduated, but I have the piece of paper to prove that I did! I even went back to two and a half years of photography school in my late twenties. Man, my brain hurts.

5: Countries that I have traveled (mostly backpacked) through:
I’m not including fly-through countries in this list.
USA (duh), Jamaica, Bahamas, Mexico, Belize, Costa Rica
South Africa, Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Egypt, Morocco, Israel, Turkey, Greece
England, Scotland, Ireland, Holland, Switzerland, France, Germany, Austria, Spain, Italy, The Czech Republic, Hungry
Thailand, Laos, Vietnam

6: TV Shows I watch religiously and never miss an episode of (thanks to Tivo): Family Guy, 24, the Office, Big Brother, ER, Top Chef, America’s Next Top Model, Project Runway, Hero’s, Lost, Numb3rs, Oprah

7: I often worked as a movie extra during my summers off. You can clearly see me chanting, “Donna Martin Graduates!” in Beverly Hills, 90210.

8: I met Adi on the Internet. We were eachother’s first internet date. We both got pretty drunk and Adi serenaded me on the 3rd Street Promenade with some old bum’s karaoke machine. He was so cute. He still is.

I guess I am officially supposed to tag other photographers, but since most of them have already been tagged, I am going to tag bloggers who link to us (we love you for it!) These are the ones I know about from my web hit tracker thingy, but if you have us listed on your blogroll, please let us know about it so that we can link back to you!!!

  • Nanette - Wow! Great trivia from both of you! I had no idea you were so into theater! And I TOTALLY remember that scene from 90210! I have this shirt (and I think you need it too):

  • Justine Ungaro - Okay, I have to say that I still have nightmares about not graduating from college too. Where does that come from? Maybe from being a slacker in college? I also managed to get A’s in graduate level philosophy courses without ever actually going to class. Hmm. 🙂

    BTW Cat, I demand that you go see King of Kong with Adi…if not for him, then do it for me! See you tomorrow.

  • Dariela - I love this because there are so many things behind the scenes of you guys that we don’t know. It just opens up a little window so we learn more about the persons behind Next Exit Photography! So dedicated answers too! What impressed me the most was the list of countries that Cat backpacked, WOOW!

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