The Uncommon Life

Uncommon Personalities: Meet Hadley Leary

September 20, 2017

Hadley Leary, UncommonGoods Junior Content Creator

My hometown…
Rochester, NY, home of Frederick Douglass, Susan B. Anthony, and the greatest supermarket on earth: Wegmans.

I’m inspired by…
Really good writing. I just read Goodbye, Vitamin by Rachel Khong and highly recommend it. Also, music, but my taste in that arena is often much more questionable. I ride hard for some really bad pop songs.

I’m passionate about…
Trying new foods, and, if I’m up for it, learning to make them. I was a really picky eater as a kid, so I feel kind of like I’m making up for lost time in adulthood. I got really into Korean food a year or so ago, and I’d like to make my own kimchi soon.

When I was little, I dreamed of…
Being a paleontologist, mainly because I was absolutely obsessed with Jurassic Park. Unfortunately, I never finished a single science class after my junior year of high school, so that never happened. But I don’t know if I’m cut out for days of digging in the desert anyway.

If I could travel back in time, I’d…
This is assuming that I won’t alter the course of history, right? Honestly, I don’t know where I’d rather go – back to turn-of-the-century NYC or to late 18th century France. I’ve always found the history of New York to be really interesting, and I think it would be wild to see the city from a completely different perspective. But I’d also like to, like, hang out with Voltaire and stick around long enough to witness at least a piece of the French revolution. That would probably involve getting my head lobbed off at some point, though, so maybe I’ll stick to New York.

If I won the lottery, I’d…
Keep it a secret, probably. And take my loved ones on a very long vacation.

Something that always makes me laugh…
Any skit from That Mitchell and Webb Look will make me laugh, but Speedo is the best. Fair warning: It does involve an actual Speedo.

An uncommon fact about me…
I have two sets of canine teeth, but only on the top row! Ironically, I was also raised a vegetarian. Go figure.

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