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Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Wanna fight me?

Sometimes I publicly allude to the fact that I lift heavy weights, like here, or here, or in this blog's author bio (look down and to the left!).

This post is another one of those times!

Because a foundational principle of blogging is that one should provide a window into all moments of one's life -- the fascinating, the mundane -- here is a video that my boyfriend Gentle Rambo insisted on filming. It's of me deadlifting 150 pounds for three reps -- the final set of lifts in a series of three -- and I guess I look sort of cool.

(Fortunately he cuts it right before I turn to the camera and make a truly heinous, "I want to go home now" face, equal parts "I'm constipated" and "I just relieved myself," which is a confusing and rather paradoxical place to be, emotionally and spiritually.)

But, okay, fine, I joke or whatever, but I'll admit it -- I'm sort of proud!


Saturday, July 21, 2012

Help spread the UNNATURAL word

Unnatural Compatriots!

I write to enlist your help.

I've recently discovered a super awesome Broadway-centric website/blog called "Broadway Spotted" (an off-shoot of the popular anonymous Twitter account @BroadwaySpotted, which functions like a Gossip Girl for theater geeks (yes, please)). It turns out they just started a "Broadway Book Club" wherein they read theater-y books and discuss them online. Huzzah!

First off, you guys should totes check out the site/chime in! It seems like a fun place for theater lovers to commune with each other.

Second off, please consider suggesting Unnaturally Green for the Book Club's next read! Not to toot my own horn or anything, but methinks it would be a pretty good fit for this kind of readership.

How does one make such a suggestion? Well, I wasn't able to find any official contact form on the site, but it seems the best way to pass along ideas to the webmaster is to submit a comment on this page. Who knows? Maybe it could be the site's next book pick!

I remain gratefully and greenly yours,

Felicia Octavius* Ricci
(*My real middle name is not Octavius.)


Sunday, July 8, 2012

An actual thing I just did

Subtitle: What has my life become?

Email to: Us Magazine 
From: Felicia 
This is one of the more bizarre missives I will ever write -- but I've noticed the following too many times for it to be coincidence! It seems that in many midtown Manhattan Duane Reade stores, Us Magazine is obstructed and difficult to find! I'm not sure if a competitor is sabotaging you or if there is some beef with Duane Reade, but any time I find Us (if at all) it is hidden behind another unrelated magazine in the display. Life & Style, Star (in my opinion, both lesser magazines!) are always loud and clear, front and center, whereas yours is hidden and out of reach. Anyway, call it paranoia or whatever, but it's happened around ten times, at more than one Duane Reade location. As a fan of Us, I thought I'd let you know, in case there's anything to it. 
Sincerely, 
Felicia
And now you, dear reader, know my secret(s). Not only do I read Us Magazine regularly, but I have enlisted myself to protect it from nefarious tabloid sabotage.

Is there a support group I can join?

--FLR

***10:00PM UPDATE***

DUDES! "Us" just wrote me back!

"Thanks Felicia, we're having this checked out now.

Sent from my iPhone"

I DON'T KNOW WHY BUT I FEEL REALLY SPECIAL.

Basically, I have found my calling -- as a magazine vigilante for justice.

--FLR