Saturday, July 30, 2016

These Are a Few of Laura’s Favorite (Summer) Things...

by Laura Isabella

Greetings and salutations! My name is Laura Isabella and I am a writer for Sexi Soprano. I’m an administrative assistant by day and a freelance soprano by night. I’m a superhero during the in-between times, of course.

Summer is here and I am so excited! These are a few of my favorite things:

1. Porch Time
There’s nothing like sitting on my porch with a beer in my hand after a long day of work or rehearsal. Beer and books: two of my favorite things. The weather is, usually, bucolic and balmy. I can sit back and do what I love to do best: nothing.

2. Workshops, Masterclasses, and Shows
It’s hard to do a lot of long-term gigs with a day job. I gig whenever and wherever I can. I still keep up my skills with a variety of short workshops and operas/operettas. I’ve made so many friends and networked with lots of professionals during my summer projects.

Photo credit: Sharon Walker; Off-Monroe Players’ 2014 production of Ruddigore

3. Travel
I’m always down for a road trip. I usually pack an overnight bag, just in case I go on long excursions. Sometimes I don’t even go that far: the park down the street or another neighborhood can be the perfect poor man’s get-away.

Red Rock Canyon, Nevada 2013

4. The beach
You wouldn’t know it from my Snow White complexion, but I’m a sun worshipper. I’ve always loved going to the beach and swimming. I also love snorkeling, looking for sea glass, and observing the wildlife... or just being a goof.

5. Car shows
I’m a gearhead. Summer is when everyone takes out their fun cars for Sunday drives and car shows. My Wegmans even has a car show on Monday night. My dream car is an 87 Pontiac Fiero or an 87 Porsche 944 Turbo. A girl can dream…

Once in awhile you just need to take photos in front of random people’s cars...

These are just a few of my favorite things to do during the two months I’m not freezing. If you need me, I’ll be sitting on my porch doing some score study...