I actually have met her twice. And she is just as lovely in person.
I have another pic where she looks even better but there’s no John Legend faux photobomb.
The year was 1995. Or maybe it was 1996. Perhaps my memory is fuzzy on that detail because it’s so clear on the rest.
I was young and fresh. Sort of cute maybe, but not cosmopolitan. My Scranton roots showed. I lived in Manhattan‘s Gramercy Park neighborhood where my rent was $950 per month and my entry-level salary was $25,000 per year. I was poor but somehow unconcerned, a combination of parental subsidies and youthful bluster-slash-cluelessness.
I took a second job working part-time at the Broadway location of Equinox checking IDs for the cheaper membership as well as the extra money. Once I checked in Michael J. Fox, but didn’t realize until he had proceeded through the turnstile. It was only when his member photo popped up on my computer monitor, that I said “Oh” aloud, recognizing him. He was so little in person.
I used the little bit of Equinox cash I earned to purchase personal training sessions. Of course.
Would it be weird for me to say that I want to be Jen Peros when I grow up? Given that I’m older than her, yeah probably. But still!
Jen is a reporter for US Weekly. Yes, she makes a living investigating celebrity news, interviewing stars and going on television to share the latest scoops. Oh, and she met my preteen crush Rick Springfield.
Jealous? I think I am.
OneChicklette: Your favorite qualities in a love interest
@JenPeros: A tall, drink of handsome water who can laugh at everything with me, and at me sometimes, too.
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Physically? This is a gorgeous man. But the way his heart comes through in his words, that’s what makes him spectacular in my opinion.
Here’s Isaiah in the Twitter Spotlight.
OneChicklette: Your chief characteristic (one word)
OneChicklette: What you appreciate most in your friends
@isaiahmustafa: I have a very diverse group of friends. I like differences in people. I’m very lucky to know some interesting folk. The one thru-line in my relationships with people I call friends is that we accept each other for who we are without judgement.
OneChicklette: Your idea of happiness
@isaiahmustafa: Happiness is a warm festive night with family, good food, good music and good people.
OneChicklette: Your idea of misery
@isaiahmustafa: Misery for me is hatred and ignorance.
OneChicklette: Your favorite fictional character
@isaiahmustafa: Your favorite fictional character There are so many and it changes day to day. But today it’s General “Buck” Turgidson from the film Dr. Strangelove