If there’s ONE thing you know I stand for, it's NEON, rule-free, pedal-to-the-metal, no-holds-barred SELF-EXPRESSION!!!!! :D
Part of self-expression is sharing more about who I am! What I like! What makes me giddy!
So, in the spirit of just OWNING THE SHIT out of who I am, here are 13 things you might not know about me...
13 Kooky Facts About Eyenie:
1.) My name is pronounced, Eh-zjeh-knee (or eh-jenny with a soft ‘j’). I’ve been called everything you can imagine: Irene, Enjenou, Eye-knee, Enshanay, Angelique, Etch-knee, Ebony, Onjanay, Eugene, Ay-jenny, Eileen, Janine… and so many others. I was named after my grandmother, Eugenie, and then my mom gave it her phonetic flair and made it confusing as fook.
2.) I LOLOLOLOLOVE unicorns. Like, in my guts and at a cellular level. It’s the movie “Legend” that got me.
3.) I’m totally obsessed with the 80s, the Roaring 20s, medieval times.
4.) I’m fluent in Spanish (this was my first language) and French.
5.) My favorite number is 27.
6.) I’m 6’1”, and wear a size 11 shoe. At my very thinnest, I wore a size 8 and now average a 10/11. This used to all make me throw up in my mouth a lil’ bit, and now I own the eff out of it!
7.) I’m a member of two imaginary 80s bands - one with my study abroad homies called, Purple Lightning where my stage name is Fuzchia and my instrument is the electric violin. Another with my sisters and cousins in Mexico called Hijos del Rock (the children of rock) where we do a shit-ton of karaoke and busting out impromptu dance choreographies.
8.) I have a Master’s degree in international affairs and cross-cultural communications, which I originally got to work at the UN. I even moved to New York and everything.
9.) Extrovert? Introvert? I never understood which I was! Then I learned that I am actually an ambivert...and it makes soooo much sense. There are some situations where I'm happy being the center of attention and my performer totally activates... and others where I experience severe anxiety and find ways to avoid interacting with others.
10.) For those crazy high school “senior superlatives”, I was voted Most Likely To Be A Stuntwoman and was one of the finalists for Most Likely To Be On SNL. (My hilarious and magical Urban Shaman kid sis actually got that coveted title the year she graduated.)
11.) I spent hundreds of hours (no, seriously) during my formative years (through college, if you must know) as a serial prank caller. These were no ordinary, “Is your refrigerator running” pranks - they were highly elaborate and involved. It was an incredible outlet for the performer in me, and made me feel a sense of mystery and excitement.
12.) The thrift store is one of my most favorite places to visit ever. I would wake up in the middle of the night and walk barefoot uphill (both ways) to go if necessary.
13.) I love dancing sooo much that I’ve been known to drench bridesmaid dresses with sweat at weddings, own people during dance-offs, kick off broken shoes whilst in mid-move to then keep dancing barefoot, etc. I think you get the picture.
Dare you to comment below and tell me something TOTALLY magical, kooky or that few people know about YOU! GO!