Monday, May 14, 2012

my attempt at an "about me".

"Tell me a little about yourself" is a phrase that usually scares the hell out of me. It's so... open-ended. I do much better with specific questions so that I can tailor my answer to whatever you're looking for. You know, like if you ask what my favorite color is, I'll tell you that it's the numerous shades of the ocean. Or if you ask what my favorite song is, I can immediately tell you that it's "Grace's Amazing Hands" by Dave Barnes. See? I like questions with direction.

I realized the other day that the only thing most of you know about me is that I love my sweet black&white dog who has added lots of color to my life. Unlike most bloggers, I don't have an "About Me" tab on the sidebar, mainly because the thought of writing about myself is so unpleasant. But I think I've hesitated long enough, which is where this little attempt comes into play. List-form seems a little less intimidating, so... here's some things about me.
  • I am going to Africa in October 2012 to work at a few orphanages in Uganda with Visiting Orphans [shameless plug: if you'd like to donate to help me get there, go here, select the Uganda 2012 trip, and preference your donation to Lauren Ferzoco].
  • I love all things that sparkle.
  • I was born and raised on Cape Cod but have lived in multiple places along the coast of Massachusetts, and I'd love to move back someday.
  • There is no better way for me to describe my emotions than to play you a song that reflects how I feel.
  • I'm an outgoing introvert. And no, that is not a contradiction - look it up :)
  • Sarcasm is my second language.
  • I have a tattoo and have ideas for three more.
  • I believe that I was made for a grand adventure. Even though I haven't quite figured out what that adventure is yet.
  • Some people-peeves include: constant chatter, doctors who smoke (aka hypocrites), feeling like I'm being micromanaged, hipsters, married individuals who speak in the plural. To name a few.
  • I sing, play the piano, and write songs in my spare time.
  • I'm a pediatric medical social worker, but I'm also a pet lifestyle photographer [website under construction] in Nashville and I freelance for pet lifestyle magazines.
  • I have a huge crush on Barney Stinson from How I Met Your Mother. And in case you didn't know, that's the
  • I consider eating to be a hobby. I'm Italian. [That should explain everything].
There is so much more that I could share but I'll stop here, mainly because this is such a narcissistic post and it's kind of making me cringe. To make me feel better, leave a comment below and tell me something about yourself, okay? Thanks, friends. :)


  1. It' so fun to learn about Claire's mom...the woman behind the posts! Thanks for sharing!

  2. love it love it love it!!!! Interesting about the micro-mananging part??!! I love the sing, play piano and write songs part. I think your "grand adventure" is Uganda. As far as things that "sparkle"...YOU sparkle!! and I love you!

  3. nar·cis·sism:
    inordinate fascination with oneself; excessive self-love; vanity. Synonyms: self-centeredness, smugness, egocentrism.

    Pretty sure if just writing this post makes you cringe, it's probably not narcissitic ;)

    I for one loved it!

    Here's something about me...every night before I go to sleep I make sure that my hair is covering my ears so that no buggy boos crawl in. Lol, how dumb is that?

  4. So we are seriously very much alike...