About Nicole DeCosta
Because... if you've made it this deep into my website, you might as well know the whole story... and seriously consider how you spend your time. I kid!
I was named after a girl my mom used to babysit for. (She must have been awesome!) "Shout out to the other Nicole! Hey, girl!"
I was shy as a child. Fun and funny with my pals, but in the classroom... look out. You'd think I was mute most of Elementary School. Then I'd get home and write stories and poems and full screenplays and boss the neighbor kids around. I led a double life. Today I choose to be the outgoing, more fearless girl.
If I hear one more time, "awe, there is no pay for this gig, but it's great exposure" I will scream. Crowd exposure doesn't pay my electric bill, buddy.
I hope to have a walk-in closet someday set up like a boutique. Nothing out of place. Purses, heels, a fancy red carpet-esque dress hanging. A little tufted bench to sit on and think thoughts like "whose clothes are these? Did I break into someone's house while sleepwalking?"
I love doing laundry. Adore it. The warmth, the smell, hanging up clothes by type, folding. Anyone need help with chores? Just call me Snuggle.
Surprising people might be my favorite past time. I wish I could do more. Whether it's a sweet note hidden somewhere or doing something funny when I open my front door, surprise parties or funny videos or hiring that Bon Jovi impersonator to surprise my mom at work on her birthday, if I can surprise you... trust me, it's just as fun for me.
I randomly sponsor dogs on the Oregon Humane Society's website. If there is a cute Chihuahua in need of a home, I break out my VISA and make sure he has food for the night.
I don't drink much alcohol. A glass of wine, sure, but in Vegas I'm the one helping everyone get home safely and telling the story of what actually happened the night before, because I actually remember.
I love being held. Like, I need my space, but I also equally need hugs.
I am lactose intolerant. I have woken up mid-sleep many nights just dreaming about macaroni or pizza.
I sometimes suffer from mild anxiety. Airplane taking off? Hold my hand. If I am caught in a Woodstock-like big crowd, I will start shaking. And if I'm hit with too much stress at once, I will feel nauseous. The upside is that I always carry water and snacks with me so I'm never left in a lurch. And I usually like to drive myself most places as opposed to a big carpool where I'm trapped. And I will over prepare for any TV interview segment or directions from an airport to a hotel.
I love history. Take me to a museum. Let's watch a special on the pyramids? A walking tour? Yes, please! Once, as a kid, I saw Dorothy's Ruby Red Slippers and could not believe my eyes. Right there! Bam!
My little shoulders are always tight. I'd have a massage every night if I could. Everyday feels like I'm wearing a heavy backpack when I'm not. I don't complain about my chronic back issues, but just know I'm carrying around about five imaginary textbooks at all times.
Photos of me traveling with people I love is the only thing I hope to collect in my lifetime. I've been getting rid of so many material things. Ta ta old crap, hello to learning on-the-go.
I love terrible Lifetime movies. Bad acting, plot lines where the favorite teacher loses her mind, yes! I will stay up late at night to finish these plot lines from 1999 C- scripts. Terrible chemistry and lots of loopholes? Yay!
I'm sentimental. I genuinely care about people. I'm going to make a positive difference while I'm here. Who is on my team?
I am going to be the coolest aunt. I will take the tots to concerts, we'll go shopping, we'll gossip about school stuff, I'll help with homework and then... when no one is looking... I'll scoop you up for surprise trips to Disneyland. I adore kids. I can't wait to text my brother or sister with their kids held for ransom and us posing for photos in front of the Magic Kingdom: "Sorry, Sally missed her soccer game and pizza party. I took her to Disneyland instead."
I don't really branch out with new restaurants that much. Probably because I'm not a foodie. Sure, I'll go, but you make the reservations. Otherwise, I'll just be over here at Gubanc's or Hunan Pearl happy as a clam.
Britney Spears' 2001 to 2004 Pepsi commercials are my favorite TV commercials of all time. Flawless! Just thinking about this makes me want a Pepsi! I adore her so much it might be unhealthy. Her music makes me so happy. Bliss.
I love real estate. I almost completed my real estate license a few years back before giving up. Awe, I was so close! If anyone ever wants to just drive around and look at open houses, I'm game. The Street of Dreams is one of my favorite summer activities. You all can caravan to Sunriver, I'll be snapping photos of cool stair railings on Lot 5. I'm ready to decorate a new house.
I like clean hands before eating. Ever seen me eat chips at a Mexican restaurant if I haven't washed my hands? I legit will eat the chip, but not the part that touched my hand. I end up with lil chip bits leftover in a pile.
I have recorded two albums and sing every day.
When I'm really concentrating on something — typing, writing greeting cards, passing someone on the freeway, taking a test, watching a freaky movie — I bite my tongue like I'm chewing a stick of gum. At the end of some days I can tell how much concentrating I did by how sore my tongue is. Bizarre!
I like a Hollywood Regency decorating style. When I decorate a new house it would be traditional with subtle pops of glam. No clutter. Just pretty like a room in a Marilyn Monroe or Elvis movie. Oh, and there will be books. Shelves of them! A little masculine and a little feminine. No furniture that looks uncomfortable. Oh, the dinner parties that will be had! Finally.
Nearly everyday at 3:11 p.m. I randomly look at the clock. This has gone on for 18 years. What does this mean? Just looking at that number is oddly comforting. It's like my afternoon friend.
I someday want to have a red phone booth in my house, like the ones from London. It would be in the corner. It would be a pop of color and a cute little booth with an old fashioned working phone or maybe some bookshelves.
Dream job? Balancing the TV industry and writing books. I will majorly disappoint myself if I don't publish a book in the near future. It's taking up all the space on my laptop and brain. Every day.
I type really fast. I'm sort of a court reporter.
I fall asleep at least once a week with my fireplace on, all the lights on, my jeans still on and no skincare routine. Then, I always wake up at 4 a.m. thinking the house is on fire, my face is breaking out and wondering why my legs are so sweaty.
I love cars. Take me to a classic car show. Take me to look at cars. Let me sit in your car with heated seats. I will be a happy girl. Do I know anything about how a car works? Not really, but I find them sexy and would park a 1964 1/2 Mustang in my living room if I could. They are the most beautiful, functional art. Plus...
I love to drive. If I could drive to the Grand Canyon or on a cross country road trip right now, I would already be down the street. I should work for UPS at the holidays and deliver only the little, light packages with jewelry inside. Everyone wins.
I have had surgeries and medical procedures of all kinds and had to have stitches five times. A few years ago, the anesthesia hadn't worn off just yet so there is this video of me completely out of it kindly thanking all of the nurses, hugging them and inviting them to The Olive Garden for dinner. That was before I did my impersonation of a T-Rex walking.
I hold myself to high standards. I am loyal, honest and ethical. I don't always do the popular thing, but I try to do what's right with the people in my life. Thank you, Grandpa, for helping us ladies know our worth.
I have two streets in Oregon named after me. It's fun to have a developer in the family. I visited Nicole Drive last summer and had some passers by snap a photo of me with the sign. "I'm Nicole, like, this one."
I am religious. I believe in God. I thank him everyday and ask for guidance and pray for those close people in my life. Plus, gratitude is the best attitude. So thankful and constantly surprised. I believe in magic, because I create it. He helps.
Props if you actually read to the end. (Slow day in your world?) Message me! I feel like we should be friends!