About This Lady : Kaitlin Olivero

Kaitlin Olivero : Curly haired, art lovin’, loud talkin’, gal who’s twenty-something and ruthless. Most likely to become a Museum Director and to shop literally til she drops.
What’s your weirdest, useless skill?

I’m really good at online shopping and figuring out schemes to get discounts/free shipping/etc. It is useless in that I shouldn’t be shopping, but it does have its perks when someone else needs my skillz. 

What is your go-to midnight snack/comfort food?

I love my Eggo waffles, plain with butter. So good. Also, I love to make buttered noodles with lots of Romano cheese. So, I guess, butter is my go to comfort food 😉

What was your favorite book as a tween?

The Gossip Girl series! I was shamed at the Jr. High library when I asked the librarian if they had the newest book in the series, #sorrynotsorry

What was your best Netflix binge?

Anytime I re-binge on Gossip Girl. I can re-watch the seasons endlessly and pretend I am Blair Waldorf. Same with The Office! My boyfriend and I watch an episode of The Office every night before bed… I think we are on our third loop of all the seasons. In a row.

What is your biggest irrational (or rational) fear?

I have irrational anxiety issues, the kind that makes me a total head-case. Also, bugs, particularly spiders, but that is totally rational!

How long did it take you to learn how to ride a bike?

Well, my memory does not serve me well… but, I think I learned at an average pace. I was a big bike rider when I was young. I used to ride my bike around and around this “lake” by my house, while my mom power walked.  One day, when I was eight or nine, I was riding my bike and a bird pooped on my cheek. So, there’s that.

What was your favorite high school extracurricular?

THEATER and Speech team. I was a total thespian and I am so nostalgic for those days. My claims to fame were playing Audrey in Little Shop of Horrors and being a Conference Champion (Speech) for playing Matt Damon in Matt & Ben.

What is your favorite piece of art?

Oh gosh. I am an art historian so I love so much. Picasso is one of my favorite artists of all time, I adore his painting Woman with the Yellow Hair. Also, Manet’s Luncheon on the Grass. These are the types of paintings I discussed in one of my essays here on Obvi. 

Who is the woman who inspires you most?

Oh boy, there are plenty. Any woman who can speak her mind, not compromise her integrity, not give a hoot what people think… who can be a great momma and a great career woman, that is the woman who inspires me.

What is your dream job?

I’m still figuring that out. Like unrealistic dream, an actress, on Broadway probably. But realistically, I dream of higher level positions in a prestigious art museum. I’m still figuring out what I want to be when I grow up.

When was a time you felt most complete?

I am not entirely sure I know what that feels like, sad to say. Between college and moving out of state, I have not been super stationary, which I think is required to feel complete in my life. But when things are vibing well with my boyfriend and my pup, plus my career, that feels really good. This past year, where we settled in more and I got a great full time job, has been pretty spectacular and “complete”.

What was the last movie you saw in theaters?  What did you think of it?

I haven’t been to the movies much… I saw Fifty Shades of Grey and Into the Woods. The latter was my favorite in a long time. Also, my boyfriend and I enjoy going to see live viewings of RiffTrax. We saw Anaconda right before Halloween  and we can’t wait to see The Room (“oh hai doggy!”). If you don’t know what RiffTrax is, please do yourself a favor and look it up – it is the continuation of Mystery Science Theater!

What was the last mind-blowing fact you learned or realized that shifted your worldview?

Well, not so much a fact, but a recent discovery from my family’s past. Totally strange and crazy. Sometimes you forget the world was turning before you were born, that your family existed and lived before you did. Mind. Blowing.