Lacey
THESPIAN

How do you take your coffee?

In a mug, preferably; as black as midnight on a moonless night.

Bike, walk, train, or drive?

Walk.

Favorite Northside hangout?

Sol Café.

What’s your ideal road trip?

Gotta start early in the morning with gas station coffee and donuts. No maps/GPS. It’s the perfect temperature out, so the windows are down. And there’s a playlist with all my favorite songs. I think it’s important to let go of the outcome on a road trip-- to not be in a rush to get to the destination. You’ve got to be able to take detours and stops along the way to see things you wouldn’t normally have the opportunity to experience. To me, road trips are more about being with people you care about than they are about wherever you end up.

What drives you?

When you think about it, the fact that you are here, on Earth, in this time, as a human being instead of anything/anywhere/anyone else is pretty remarkable. I figure it’s best to make the most of everything there is in the world, and offer the best version of myself in return. That’s what drives me to do what I do and be who I am.

Why Chicago?

I had no idea what I wanted to do after high school. I wanted to go to college, but I wasn’t sure where. Most of my friends were planning on sticking around home and going to state schools in Iowa. I’d visited the University of Iowa and the University of Minnesota, but when I visited Roosevelt University in the South Loop, I knew Chicago was where I needed to be. It’s not so much a question of why, but rather, why not? I love this city and its people-- I couldn’t imagine myself anywhere else.

Can’t live without…

Water, Oxygen, Pasta.

Do you have a four-legged roommate? Tell us about him/her

My only roommate is human (biped), but he’s pretty great. We’ve been best friends for 8 years.

Morning routine? ( in 3’s) Wake up, Brush teeth, eat breakfast

Smell coffee, Smile, Wake up

Favorite tchotchke?

My dad has this giant Buddha statue on his front porch, and he bought me a small one when I moved here. That’s probably my favorite.

What would your Tinder profile say?

“It's not my responsibility to be beautiful. I'm not alive for that purpose. My existence is not about how desirable you find me.” ― Warsan Shire “It is easier to live through someone else than to complete yourself. The freedom to lead and plan your own life is frightening if you have never faced it before. It is frightening when a woman finally realizes that there is no answer to the question 'who am I' except the voice inside herself.” ― Betty Friedan

Define your style?

Eclectic, a blend of the past and present.

Hashtag yourself.

theressomethingaboutlacy (it’s a real hashtag).

I Jam Out to…

Say Anything.

What would your punk band name be?

The Misfit Trials

If I am not at home, you can find me here.

UFC Gym or Roosevelt University

Random fact?

You can cry in space, but your tears won’t fall.

What’s your latest binge-watch?

Shameless

What’s your stripper name?( First pet’s name + street you grew up on)

Monet Fremont

Cook us your favorite meal.

Spaghetti with Garlic, Tomatoes, Black Olives, and Feta Cheese Recipe
1 1/2 pounds tomatoes (about 3), seeded and cut into 1/2-inch pieces
1/2 cup Kalamata or other black olives, pitted
1/4 pound feta cheese, crumbled
3 tablespoons drained capers
3 tablespoons chopped flat-leaf parsley
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon fresh-ground black pepper
3/4 pound spaghetti
6 tablespoons olive oil
10. 3 cloves garlic, minced
1. In a large glass or stainless-steel bowl, combine the tomatoes, olives, feta, capers, parsley, salt, and pepper.
2. In a large pot of boiling, salted water, cook the spaghetti until just done, about 12 minutes. Drain.
3. Meanwhile, in a medium frying pan, heat the olive oil over moderately low heat. Add the garlic and cook, stirring, for 1 minute. Add the cooked pasta and the garlic oil to the tomato mixture and toss.
My style is eclectic, a blend of the past and present.
It's not my responsibility to be beautiful. I'm not alive for that purpose. My existence is not about how desirable you find me.” ― Warsan Shire
When you think about it, the fact that you are here, on Earth, in this time, as a human being instead of anything/anywhere/anyone else is pretty remarkable. I figure it’s best to make the most of everything there is in the world, and offer the best version of myself in return. That’s what drives me to do what I do and be who I am.

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