Species: MariAn (mah-ree-in)
Location Found: NY State
In Her Opinion:
- Wonders of the World: swingsets, bonfires, shorelines, old books, new books, windy roads, journals, volkswagon beetles, wildflowers, jokes of the popsicle stick variety, new crayons, fleece blankets, cut-to-be boatneck sweatshirts, stickers, balloons, worn-in tshirts, fresh-fallen snow, crunchy autumn leaves, genuine smiles, ticonderoga pencils, claw machines and the mutant-looking stuffed animals they hold, the aliens from Toy Story, vintage lace, her father’s voice, finding old keys, thrift stores, star-gazing, converse, conversing, listening to the elderly tell their life’s tale, halloween, the words “dilapidation” “clavicle” “doilee” and “ruckus”, piercings, ice-covered branches, driftwood, matte grey nailpolish, fountain pens, lanterns’ light, family dinners, carousels, pigs, hedgehogs, old man sweaters, mismatched mugs, tattoos, and great hugs
- The Perfect Last Meal Would Include: grilled cheese, cucumber with cottage cheese, asparagus, mushrooms, red peppers, kraft mac and cheese, quesadillas, capri sun, chubby hubby ice cream, iced chai tea lattes, black olives, glass-bottled yoo-hoo, fundip, sparkling apple juice, original seltzer, frozen gogurt, white cheddar rice cakes, almonds, snap pea crisps, jack and cokes, lucky charms’ marshmallows, whipped cream, peaches, mangos, raspberries, broccoli, cous cous, pop-rocks, fig newtons, gingerbread cookies, and crystal light lemonade
- Literary Works/Authors To Indulge In: Dr. Seuss, The Harry Potter Series, Virginia Wolf, The Cather in the Rye, Sylvia Plath, The Giving Tree, Chuck Palahniuk, The Perks of Being A Wallflower, Eric Carle, The Giver, Edgar Allan Poe, To Kill A Mockingbird, C.S. Lewis, Looking For Alaska, Sue Monk Kidd, The Lovely Bones, J.R.R. Tolkien, The Kite Runner, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Thirteen Reasons Why, and James Baldwin.
- Musicians Who Should Frequent Your Ears: The Beatles, The Who, Atmosphere, Brother Ali, Pink, Tegan & Sara, Kate Walsh, James Taylor, MoZella, Eminem, Tupac, Au Revoir Simone, Blink-182, Enya, Gregory and the Hawk, Green Day, Metric, Missy Higgins, My Chemical Romance, NeverShoutNever!, Mumford & Sons, Owl City, Pomplamoose, Paramore, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Regina Spektor, Queen, Sara Bareilles, Backseat Goodbye, Stealing Sheep, The Smiths, Shwayze, The XX, She & Him, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, 311, 2AM Club, Will Smith, and Lights