Meet Ria

By Ria Capone
Where are you from?
I was born in Philadelphia and my family moved to North-Eastern Pennsylvania when I was 3. They moved to Scranton, you know, home of "The Office." Well I'm not actually from Scranton; I lived 10 miles north. I use Scranton as a reference point because no one knows where Pittston is and that show is hilarious (more season 1 & 2 than the later.)

What's your sign?

Gemini, apparently I am “two-faced” or I have split personalities. I don't really see it but I guess you should ask my fellow colleagues. :-) Kidding.

How long have you been with AmeriSpan?

Almost a year!
What are your current favorites?
Books: Haruki Murakami is spectacular! Kafka on the Shore is by far one of the most amazing novels I've read. Let's see…I just finished reading Richard Brautigan, In Watermelon Sugar – Pretty odd, I'm into it. Another is The Araboolies of Liberty Street, I read it a lot as a kid; a very fine story.
Movies: Suicide Club, Harold and Maude, Clueless, Alice in Wonderland, Me You and Everyone We Know
Music: Bjork, Tujiko Noriko, Red House Painters, Electrelane…
What do you do in your spare time?
Estudio Espanol en el centro de la ciudad y hablo con mi gato en ingles! I also enjoy eating and then talking about what I ate. Brunch is my favorite pastime; I try to eat brunch at a different place every weekend. Maybe I have too much spare time.. I do like other things such as reading and spending time with good people.
What is your favorite place in the world and why?
So far in my travels, I've fell in love with 2 places: Tokyo, Japan and Guanajuato, Mexico; Both quite opposite from each other. I had a blast in Tokyo, really. What a great place to be, fascinating and life changing. Guanajuato is just a place that I've never felt happier. The whole vibe was energetic yet easygoing. It has a great nightlife too, some really interesting places to hang out and its gorgeous!
What is your favorite meal?
A HUGE burrito filled of cheese, veggie meat, refried beans, sour cream, and all the other essential burrito fillings. Yum. I also enjoy huge bowls of miso-ramen or udon noodles.
What is your favorite drink?
Ginger Beer
What is your favorite time of year?
That time of the year when Philadelphia starts to get warm and the whole city seems to change. Everything opens up and people go out and have more fun. And it's the time I actually get on a bike.

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