Out of the Gate with ... Georgina Castellucci
Georgina Castellucci is a 20-something lifestyle blogger, stylish philosopher, freelance writer and engineering admin who is savoring as many moments as she can. She's an aspiring novelist and recently spent her first day at the races with America's Best Racing.
Name: Georgina Castellucci
Blog: Notes On Lifestyle
What I do for a living: Nuclear engineering administrator and freelance writer
First Thoroughbred track I ever attended was: Saratoga!
Other sports/teams I follow: Baseball, basketball (very casually) and football (my Boston teams only); some golf.
Three words that define what Thoroughbred racing means to me: Thrilling, beautiful and skillful
My personal best moment in the sport of Thoroughbred racing: Our time at Fasig-Tipton was a once-in-a-lifetime experience and definitely the most memorable!
My favorite jockey: Chris McCarron (though retired!)
My favorite trainer: Jimmy Jerkens
My heroes: My mother, grandmother and Maya Angelou
Person in Thoroughbred racing I’d like to have dinner with: Either Sheikh Mohammed [bin Rashid al Maktoum] or Kenny Troutt – probably two of the most high-profile men in horse racing. I would love to visit Mr. Troutt’s WinStar Farm in Versailles, Ky.!
My philosophy on life: Live in a way that I can look back and not wish I had taken more chances, pushed myself more or taken additional time/effort to help others. There is something much greater than myself, but on my own, I am a mighty force.
Favorite quote or motto: “A bird does not sing because it has an answer. It sings because it has a song.” (Maya Angelou)
Favorite animal other than a horse: Dogs and koala bears
Favorite non-Thoroughbred racing sports event I have attended: Red Sox games!
Favorite food: Anything Italian or Ethiopian
Favorite vacation spot: Anywhere on the beach
Favorite city: Chicago (so far)
Favorite musician/band: Lady Gaga
Favorite all-time movie(s): “A Bronx Tale”
Favorite TV show: I rarely watch television
Favorite hotel: The Colonnade in Boston
What I drive: At the moment, a Chevrolet Volt and I love it – thank you General Motors!
Pet peeve: When too much focus is placed on negativity
Favorite movie about horse racing: “Seabiscuit”!
Which actor would play me in a movie: Joy Bryant
Alma Mater: University of Massachusetts
Best book I recently read: “Pain, Parties, Work: Sylvia Plath in New York, Summer 1953,” by Elizabeth Winder
Favorite memento: An antique pin gifted to me from the owners of The Barn at 17 and my antique books
Favorite dessert: Apple pie
Favorite drink: A glass of Villa Russiz Pinot Grigio Friuli 2006
Favorite scent: Jo Malone’s Rain & Angelica
What I like about my job: The challenges and variety of duties
Favorite Tech gadget: My iStick and FitBit
Twitter handle: @BostonGeorgina
People I follow on Twitter: Joyce Carol Oates, Scott Schuman, Alton Brown and Sloane Crosley
No. 1 Bucket-List item: To be penning one of my novels mid-flight between two continents.