SBOTD Presents: Gabby Lucivero, BDB Writer
23 QUESTIONS WITH GABBY LUCIVERO:
(1.) In three words, how would your friends describe you?
Silly, Sarcastic, Outgoing
(2.) Who are your favorite athletes or sports teams to watch?
Sports teams: Boston Bruins, Red Sox, and New York Giants (Yeah, I don’t know where that allegiance came from, but it was pretty sweet being a Boston resident during Super Bowl XLVI).
Athletes: Jason Varitek, this is really just unexplainable, he’s been my favorite since I started watching baseball. Zdeno Chara, guess I’ve got a thing for captains and the number 33, but I feel in love with Chara’s game when I watched him practice one day and his skating skills really stood out. Michelle Kwan, for the figure skater in me, I love watching her skate, and if you want a good inspirational tear-jerker, watch her 1998 U.S Nationals Long Program skate.
(3.) Peanut butter: crunchy or smooth?
My family is strictly crunch, but when I tried smooth at summer camp one year, it opened up a whole new world…But in the end my loyalty still lies with crunchy.
(4.) I love BDB/SBOTD but I pay my bills by:
Teaching figure skating, answering phones at Boston University, babysitting, and waitressing. Go ahead, try to make plans with me. I’m never free.
(5.) What’s in your DVD collection and/or what’s your favorite book?
I’m big into TV shows, I guess I don’t have the attention for movies. Mostly comedies, The Office, Parks and Recreation, or SNL. But I’m also a sucker for Dexter – something about his mysterious double life as a serial killer gets to me. As for books, I have way too many favorites to name, so I’ll leave you with my least favorite: Crime and Punishment.
(6.) Growing up, did you have a role model or someone who inspired you to be who you are?
Growing up I always wanted to follow in the footsteps of my cousin Lindsey who is a pro snowboarder. I saw all of her hard work pay off and it always inspired me to keep working towards my goals. And, of course, she used to beat my brother up for me.
(7.) Who would you bring back from the dead and what would you say to them?
Heath Ledger, and I’d recite the poem from 10 Things I Hate About You.
(8.) What song do you sing at karaoke – or would you sing if you had to?
Screaming would be a more accurate term. All the Small Things – Blink 182. No Brainer.
(9.) If you won a million dollars in a lottery, what would you do with it?
Aside from paying off what I owe for school and helping my family with their debts, I’d save the rest. I’d finish up school and keep on the path of pursuing my broadcasting career. Ok, I’d probably buy a wakeboarding boat, too.
(10.) If you could interview any athlete, who would it be and why?
I want to have a sit down with Tim Thomas. This might not be so much of an interview as it would be a strongly worded discussion about the acceptable uses for social media.
(11.) If you could be a fly on the wall in any sports team locker room, which one would it be and why?
I’ve been lucky enough to be a fly on the wall in the Bruins locker room (I guess “fly on the wall” is what we’re calling journalists now), so it would have to be the Red Sox. I have the incredibly unrealistic idea of what the locker room looks like and its some sort of mix between a carnival and a KFC (oh that might be more accurate than I thought…) but either way I’d just really like to hear David Ortiz and Dustin Pedroia’s conversations, because I don’t think you could ever script that…Not to mentions a shirtless Jacoby Ellsbury.
(12.) Is there a motto, saying or core truth you try to live by?
Before every figure skating competition my dad would say “don’t trip over the blue line” as silly as that is, metaphorical blue line or not, I look at it as a reminder to not let anything stand in my way. And I haven’t yet.
(13.) Are you single, dating, or locked down? What do you notice first about the opposite sex?
(14.) What’s your idea of the perfect date?
If it’s winter, let’s go skating outside! If that’s not an option, I like pretty much anything adventurous. As long as you’ve put even a little bit of thought into it, I’ll be pretty stoked! Just not a movie, I’ll fall asleep.
(15.) What has been your proudest accomplishment to date and what are your goals for the future?
I’m really proud of myself for getting back into figure skating. I quit for about four years with no desire to get back onto the ice. Since coming back I’ve really had a blast competing, and I’ve even started landing jumps that I couldn’t do when I skated all the time. For the future I want to finish school and hopefully get a job working with NESN or ESPN. As for skating, I’m currently working on nailing a backflip – its always been a dream of mine to do it on land, snow (snowboarding) and ice. So far I’m about 1.5/3 (half a backflip on a snowboard isn’t fun, guys).
(16.) Name something you do when you’re alone that you wouldn’t do in front of others.
I can’t really think of anything except choreograph figure skating routines – that will eventually end up being preformed, not just randomly! Although, sometimes I do that while walking down the street too so I don’t really think it’s too much of a private thing.
(17.) What are your three biggest pet peeves?
When my roommates don’t fold their laundry!
(18.) If you had a round trip ticket to any destination in the world, where would you go and why?
Djibouti, Djibouti! Because how fun is that to say!?
(19.) What advice would you give to your 16 year old self?
First, I’d tell myself to stop hanging out at hardcore music shows and to stop thinking that boys with the flock of seagulls haircuts are attractive. More importantly, I would remind myself to remember who my true friends are.
(20.) What’s your most memorable moment as a sports fan?
This isn’t really a moment during a game, but my most memorable moment was when I finally got to walk on the field at Fenway Park. Some of the Bruins players were going to batting practice, so I got to go cover it. If I wasn’t at work, I probably would have peed my pants. I have always told my dad that we’ll get to run the bases at Fenway, even if he’s 90 years old and I have to push him around in a wheel chair. So going on the field and standing at home plate where my favorite players play my favorite game was a surreal experience.
(21.) What are your guilty pleasures?
I mean, I’m not really one to have a guilty pleasure, I’m usually pretty straight forward about what I like, and you can take it or leave it (ie: Justin Bieber poster in my room)! I guess we can call the NY Giants my guilty pleasure. I’m a Boston sports fan born and raised – except for the Giants. I can blame my dad for that one…I have my Giants jersey safely hidden from my Pats fan roommates. If only I could hang an Eli Manning poster next to JBiebs…
(22.) Name five items you couldn’t live without.
Phone, pen and paper (I’m counting that as one, because who needs one without the other!), my figure skates, toothbrush, water bottle – it comes with me everywhere
(23) What do you want to be remembered for?
I want to have written the article that you look back on 10 years from the day and remember that feeling like it was yesterday.
Sauce our gal Gabby a follow on Twitter @glucivero