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ID: Marian Tombri

  • Marian Tombri<br/>KEVIN GUTTING
  • Marian Tombri<br/>KEVIN GUTTING

Marian Tombri is an aspiring poet and an entrepreneur. Her work was included in a recent anthology on bullying, entitled “Bullying, Replies, Rebuttals, Confessions And Catharsis,” edited by Magdalena Gomez and Maria Luisa Arroyo. In addition, she has self-published a chapbook, “Creatures, Dreams, And Me All On Saratoga Street,” edited by Maria Luisa Arroyo. She says she loves working at Bergen Circle Apartments, where every day is different, there is never a dull moment and her co-workers are like family. But her true passion is tea and herbs, she says, and she’s working on starting a small Web-based business that will carry a custom tea line.

Full name: Marian Nicole Tombri

People know you as: BlushingPoet

Date and place of birth: July 31, 1985, Springfield

Address: Amherst

Job: Administrative assistant at Bergen Circle Apartments in Springfield

Who lives under the same roof as you? My two roommates, Bryan and Luke. It’s kind of like the show “New Girl”

Children: None

Education: Bachelor’s degree in business management and marketing in 2008 from Westfield State College

Pets: Cat named Ivy, two birds named Feisty and Lola, and a fish named Rosie

Hobbies: I love to read and write poetry. I study everything having to do with tea, paint and crochet. I consider myself to be artsy-fartsy; I love to create things

Book you’d recommend to a friend: “The Secret Garden” by Frances Hodgson Burnett

Favorite movie/TV show/singer and group: Movie — “Desperado”; TV show — “The Walking Dead” (at the moment); singer — Amy Winehouse; group — Florence and the Machine

Five items you can’t live without: Family, dresses, tea, coffee and music

Last thing you purchased just for fun: A Frieda Kahlo stick-on mustache

What’s at the top of your bucket list? Visit Mexico and walk a dirt road wearing a Mexican-style dress, with flowers in my hair

Life-changing experience: Haven’t had one yet

Strangest job you ever held: Envelope stuffer

What is your current Facebook status? “I just fell in love with Food For Thought Bookstore in Amherst, MA”

A little-known fact about you: I’m the oldest of six brothers and sisters

Dumbest thing you ever did: Playing craps on the back of a bus, I lost $20. I should have known it was a scam

One fashion you’d like to see return: The beehive and cat eyes

What really sets you off? People who bite their nails

If you could spend the day with a celebrity from any time in history, who would it be? I would love to meet Bette Davis and Frieda Kahlo — they have both influenced my life in some way. Bette Davis was spicy and had tons of character. Frieda Kahlo was wise, strong and a beautiful artist

Favorite place to get a bite? Outback Steakhouse. Two words: crab legs

What does your ideal weekend look like? Getting everything done that I intend to without any distractions

One thing you would change about yourself: I wouldn’t allow people to hurt my feelings so easily

What gives you the creeps? Snakes and bugs

People who knew you in high school thought you were: Quiet

Whom do you most admire? My mother and father — they are two of the strongest people I know

Parting shot: Sometimes the things you are the most afraid of are the things that make you the happiest

— Compiled by Brenda Nelson

To suggest someone for ID, send an email to bnelson@gazettenet.com.

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