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Lesley Arfin

NAME

Lesley Arfin

WHAT SHIRT DID YOU CHOOSE AND WHY?
Grace Jones, for a few reasons, but mainly because she was great in Boomerang

WHAT ARE YOU CURRENTLY READING/WATCHING/LISTENING TO?
1. Reading: The third installment of Justin Cronin's The Passage trilogy.
2. Watching: The Americans, GoT, Kimmy Schmidt, Lady Dynamite, Bloodline, Nathan For You, Workaholics, Broad City, and I've been revisiting The Golden Girls-- it's SO funny.

WHERE DID YOU GROW UP?
Long Island

WHAT'S ONE ODD THING YOU CAN'T LIVE WITHOUT?
A pen? I can find things to write on all the time, but if I had to live without a pen I'd probably die. 

WHAT WAS THE LAST GREAT MEAL YOU ATE?
Jon & Vinny's 

WHAT IS THE MOST BEAUTIFUL PLACE YOU'VE EVER BEEN?
Big Sur, naked in the hot springs, pretending I'm in Westereos.

WHAT DO YOU LIKE/DISLIKE?
Likes: Swap meets in the middle of nowhere, cigarettes, scary movies, painting and stitching stuff, etsy, money, organizing and decorating my house, being home, "June Gloom," coffee, ballet class, writing TV shows, hanging out with Claudia and John, watching my husband make people laugh, loyalty, when my dog snuggles with me, collections, invitations, clear skin, backcombing my hair, my uniform: old jeans, soft t shirts, and favorite sneakers. And sometimes suspenders. Oh and I also really like Honeycombs cereal, and singing.
Dislikes: Spicy food that shouldn't be spicy, spicy food in general, roller coasters, non-heated pools, people who pressure others to just "jump in!" to non-heated pools, when my dog won't eat her food, not being invited, sexist racist homophobes, Trump, anxiety, feeling dismissed or unnecessary, envy, seeking validation from others, being the "punch-line," stubborn folk, long texting conversations, long emails, fair-weather friends, inauthenticity, shame in general, dishonesty and "witholding" the truth, feeling chilly and not having a cardi/blanket/etc., doing something unoriginal because it's easier, folding and putting away my clothes.

WHO WOULD YOU LIKE TO SEE ON THE NEXT DEERDANA SHIRT?
Mo'nique, my dog Judy, Paul Rust, Me when rightly deserved, Tanya Harding, Bea Arthur, Zadie Smith smoking a cig, Donna Summer, Lourdes Leon, Yoko Ono, Jennifer Herrema, Winona Ryder Beetlejuice era, Ronnie Spector, OPRAH, Amy Poehler, Roseanne, Robert Downey Jr., Philip Seymour Hoff, Maya Rudolph, Amy Winehouse, Britney Spears with shaved head, Kate Bush... I will think of 20 more after I send this and regret it.

DO YOU HAVE A WEBSITE/TWITTER/INSTAGRAM?
Twitter: @lesleyarfin
Insta: @lesleyarfin
Insta #2: @lesleyARTfin
TV show: Love on Netflix!

WHAT ELSE?
 
I was supposed to send this in maybe like, two years ago, and even tho it's late I hope Dana still uses it cuz I love DD. Always have, always will. And shout out to the Judy Garland t shirt too.
Photo by Lesley Arfin