About Adrian

Hi, how are you?  Thanks for stopping by.

I'm usually asked the same questions when I meet someone new. So I figured why not put them all in one place. One stop shop.

Here are some of the most frequently asked questions I get.

What do you do?
I've been working full time for the same credit rating agency since 2003. My current role: Senior Operations Associate. 
Also, since 2009 I run a blog (Genderfun.com) and from 2013-2020 I did MTF makeovers on the weekends. (Makeovers are on pause due to COVID)

Where are you from?
I was born in Uruguay. I lived in Florida before moving to NY. click HERE

When did you move to NY?
I moved to NY in Oct 2002.

Where in NY do you live?

Are you a U.S. citizen?
I became a U.S. citizen in 2015

Do you speak another language other than English?

How old are you?
I was born in April 1979.

Are you Transitioning?
You can say that.  For an explanation click HERE

Are you on Hormones?
Yes. I started taking hormones in September 2018.

Are you Transgender or a Crossdresser?
I identify as Gender Expansive, Gender Fluid, Transfeminine. 
Some folks don't quite know what that means so click HERE

What do you do for fun?
Attend the Opera (January)
Wall Climbing (Winter)
Jogging (Mar-Nov)
Play Tennis (Summer mornings McCarren Park)
Invasion of the Pines (4th of Jul) Fire Island
Kayaking (Summer) Cold Spring
Attend US Open (Sept)
Hiking (end of October) Cold Spring
Waking up without an alarm
Warm baths

What is your favorite song?
Intermezzo Sinfonico from Cavalleria Rusticana
It Might Be You by Stephen Bishop

What school did you go to?
I didn't finished college but I did complete beauty school in 2001.

Do you have family in New York?

Do you have any brothers and sisters?
I have an older brother and a younger sister.

How tall are you?
I'm 5'10" without heels.

Are you single?
I'm currently seeing someone I really really like.  They hold my heart.

What's your favorite food?

Pool or Beach?
I could spend all day in and around a Pool. I enjoy the beach during twilight mostly.

Who is your favorite Artist?
Salvador Dali, in second place Joseph Beuys

Who is your favorite Musical Artist or Band?
I like a wide range of music depending on my mood. If you put my iTunes in alphabetical order by first name you'll see that Mariah Carey and Marilyn Manson are next to each other.

Who is your favorite Author?
I don't have a favorite but I've enjoyed some books by Malcolm Gladwell and Jose Saramago
Here is a list of books I've read, click HERE

What is your favorite movie?
Tootsie.  For a list of movies I've watched click HERE

Who is your favorite actor?
Dustin Hoffman

Who is your favorite actress?
Meryl Streep

Do you have a favorite restaurant/bar?
I can't say I have a favorite but here is a list of some of my current favorites (updated 2015)
15 East 

Who were your heroes growing up?
Joseph Campbell and Carl Sagan. I've also enjoyed Dr Wayne Dyer and Benny Hill

What is your favorite drink currently?
Mata Hari Cocktail
1 1/4 ounces cognac
1 ounce Chai-Infused Sweet Vermouth
3/4 ounce freshly-squeezed lemon juice
1/2 ounce simple syrup
3/4 ounce pomegranate juice

Passion Fruit Chili Whiskey Fizz
1½ oz Rittenhouse Rye 
1½ oz passion fruit-chili bar syrup (see below)
Ginger ale to top
Garnish: Lemon wheel
Glass: Rocks

2 oz Rye Whiskey
1 oz Sweet vermouth
5 drops Angostura Bitters
Garnish: Cherry
Glass: Cocktail

What do you watch on TV? (updated 2020)
Star Treck
Dr Phil 
30 Rock
Law and Order SVU
Stranger Things

What makes you laugh?
Absurd or dark humor, Conan when he's outside the studio, the Onion,
and this click HERE

What kind of weird places do you enjoy?
I have a soft spot for abandoned places. examples click HERE

What podcasts do you enjoy?
NPR’s TED Radio Hour
Stuff you should know

Do you like Fashion?
I like design, but I can never remember the names of designers or how "important" they are supposed to be. That being said I love Oscar de la Renta for women's clothes and REISS for men's clothes.

What is something people might be surprised to know about you?
I assisted with an autopsy when I was in my early 20s and I enjoyed the experience of seeing and feeling the inside of a body. It reminded me of spending time in my dad's meat market when growing up.

Can you cook?
I can make an ok meal, but presented with the option of having a personal chef or having to cook myself, I'd take the chef.

Where do you see yourself in 10 years?
In the future.

Below are a few things I've enjoyed in the past:

Activities I've enjoyed:

Kayaking in the Hudson River
Attending the Opera
Watching Broadway Shows
Ice Skating in Bryant Park
Bike Riding in Central Park
Riding the Staten Island Ferry (IT'S FREE)

Moments I've enjoyed:

Invasion of the Pines, Fire Island
NYC Pride Parade (marched and also been a spectator)
NYC Blackout of 2003
New Orleans, Southern Decadence
Auditioned for American Idol in Drag
Interviewed Dolly Parton
Interviewed Rupaul
Pillow Fight NYC

Places I've enjoyed:

Key West
Disney World
Universal Studios
Catalina Island
Guggenheim Museum
230 Fifth Avenue Lounge/Rooftop
Storm King

To read Adrian's timeline click HERE

My gender journey click HERE


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