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Alex Perpich

Alex Perpich

What is your name and where are you currently?  

Alex Perpich - in Los Angeles!

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Are you where you normally live?

I moved back to LA from NYC one month before COVID-19 hit, which was lucky but did not give me a lot of time to get settled.

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What are you currently reading?

Blitzed, which is about all the meth the Nazi's were taking during WWII & Prince's memoir to lighten the mood after, you know, the nazi's.

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What are you currently watching?

Cooking shows are very relaxing to me so I've been rewatching old Barefoot Contessa episodes and Top Chef. Bill Maher.

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What are you currently listening to?

Fresh Air & 92Y talks, Prince, Depeche Mode and Grateful Dead.

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What have you been eating the most? Do you have a recipe to share?

I've been making a lot of squash. I like making a bunch and having it in the fridge for bowls, sides, whatever...

I made this version the other night:https://www.bonappetit.com/recipe/gochujang-and-sesame-roasted-winter-squash

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How are you moving your body/exercising?

I've been walking the hills in my neighborhood, and we have a peloton at the house. race me!

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If you’re buying anything, what is it?

Furniture and cookware

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What’s one new thing you started doing big or small since this all happened? (Like a new skill/a hobby or even habit)

Going slower.

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Tell me about your evening routine! And your morning one too!

I'm on an NY-based project so I will have really early mornings with the time difference... 6-7 am, straight onto video calls. But then I'll wrap my day early and I'll do skincare, read, start thinking about what I want to make fo dinner, walk dogs and do a peloton.

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What’s one way big or small that you’ve been helping others?

Sheltering in place and being a good listener to my friends. My consulting company is offering free strategy sessions for businesses affected by COVID-19, which you can learn more about here:https://innovatorsresponse.com/ 

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Do you know of any good charities or causes people could donate to?

If you are recovered from COVID-19, PLEASE donate plasma - American Red Cross or look up a local blood center near to you.

And, the National Domestic Workers Alliance supports domestic workers, regardless of citizenship status:https://domesticworkers.org/coronavirus-care-fund

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What keeps you sane?

My boyfriend and I made a weekly schedule - having things to look forward to, like a date night, makes a big difference.

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What one thing can’t you wait to do?

Laugh with my friends IRL

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Who has been the most interesting/unexpected person you’ve spoken with since this started?

My new therapist.

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What’s one thing you’re grateful for?

Health, having a job, fresh food

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Anything else to share?

Cant wait for Niji Club's return.