It’s February. I’m over it. I think I speak for most of us when I say…cold weather is so last season, and I’m looking forward to seeing NYC in spring. Take comfort! The weather apparently sucks everywhere—even the Oscars red carpet, hosted in Hollywood, was rained upon. Still, there is something about the Academy Awards that makes the freezing cold temperatures feel just a little bit warmer. I love watching them, and have every year since I can first remember. The best part will always be the red carpet show. For the past 23 years, my Mom and I have watched the show together, mercilessly picking apart each frock, frill, bauble and hairdo. Which dress did we love? What man has the strangest facial hair (definitely Matthew McConaughey this year). What textures and fabrics seemed to be most popular? I think Rosamund Pike’s red Givenchy look takes the cake for best dress of 2015! This issues’s fashionistas—Morgan and Adam—deserve a red carpet of their own. Their bold fashion choices match their bright personalities. Two thumbs up.
Name: Morgan Lager Petkovich
Hometown: Leesburg, Virginia
Favorite Quote: “And those who were seen dancing were thought to be insane by those who could not hear the music.” – Friedrich Nietzsche
I am most inspired by my parents because they are the embodiment of fortitude and strength, and because they derive great satisfaction from helping others grow and overcome challenges.
My favorite flavor of ice cream is mint chocolate chip!
If I had the opportunity to change anything in the world… I would make it impossible for people to believe generalizations.
My favorite thing to do in NYC is explore because it helps me see past the illusions.
Most people don’t know that I love arts and crafts, even though my artistic talent peaked at the age of five.
My favorite movie is “Shutter Island” because it is wonderfully weird and challenging.
If I didn’t come to law school I would likely be well-rested.
I cannot imagine my life without my family.
Name: Adam Moss
Hometown: Irish Town, Jamaica
Favorite Quote: After several hours of googling, I can safely say that I don’t have one. But if you want a good time, search for “Jamaican idioms” – one of my favorites is, “goat wouldn’t eat mango seed if he knew the size of his behind.” As a fan of both mangoes and goat (preferably curried) I found this proverb dark and hilarious.
I am most inspired by _______ because: Inspired, is this a feeling that everybody gets? I mean I love and admire my family and friends, but the closest thing I come to inspired is probably when I’m listening to the radio and I hear a really good interview and I think, whoa, that person is incredible because ______ and I want to be more like him or her.
My favorite flavor of ice cream is Rum and Raisin.
If I had the opportunity to change anything in the world it would be: Is this the world peace question? All I can think about right now is “Miss Congeniality”—World Peace.
My favorite thing to do in NYC is ______ because: Again, I don’t know about this “favorite” business, but I’ve been going to Spa Castle lately. It is a giant, Korean bathhouse in Queens, and it might be the best place in the world. I would highly recommend dinner in Flushing afterward.
Most people don’t know that I love ______. Well now everybody knows how I feel about mangoes and goat.
My favorite movie is ___ because____. You guys are killing me with the superlatives here. I love documentaries about nature—David Attenborough, clearly, but Netflix has a pretty solid collection going on. Amazon Prime also has a set of Austrian public TV documentaries that are on point, including and especially the one about salt.
If I didn’t come to law school I would likely be learning how to pull noodles and make soup.
I cannot imagine my life without all of this dog hair that has taken over my life thanks to the world’s best and my most favorite dog, Pia.