What is your name and where are you currently?
Alex Perpich - in Los Angeles!
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.
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.
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.
What are you currently listening to?
Fresh Air & 92Y talks, Prince, Depeche Mode and Grateful Dead.
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
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!
If you’re buying anything, what is it?
Furniture and cookware
What’s one new thing you started doing big or small since this all happened? (Like a new skill/a hobby or even habit)
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.
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/
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
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.
What one thing can’t you wait to do?
Laugh with my friends IRL
Who has been the most interesting/unexpected person you’ve spoken with since this started?
My new therapist.
What’s one thing you’re grateful for?
Health, having a job, fresh food
Anything else to share?
Cant wait for Niji Club's return.