Welcome to the Insta-hood: @mandy.morgue

Hello and welcome to Welcome to the Insta-hood! This week I interviewed: @mandy.morgue
1) Tell me a little about yourself:
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“My name is Mandy Morse and I’ve lived in the Pacific Northwest for my entire existence! I couldn’t imagine living anywhere else and I don’t think I’d want to! As for traveling I’d like to go to Ireland and Vietnam. I love New Orleans and Boston, those are some of my favorite cities I’ve been to in the US. (Never been out of the country sadly)  I’m a Virgo and I like movies, music, sewing, cooking, astrology, gardening, cleaning, and animals are my favorite hobbies and things. I’m married and have been for about 3 and a half years now, but we’ve been together for 9 years. His name is Andy… I always had a feeling i’d marry someone who’s named similar to mine. At the beginning I tried to call him “Andrew” but he’s just not an Andrew, he’s an Andy. so now we’re Mandy and Andy :). He’s a gemini and we go really well together. Some important things about me: I have three cats and a dog. No kids and I don’t plan on having them. I’ve lived with my best friend, Ashley for about 10 years now. My favorite animal is a pig. My top 5 favorite bands (in no particular order) are: 1. REM 2. Billy Joel 3. Rolling Stones 4. Green Day 5. Fleetwood Mac.”
2) Can you talk a little about working at Starbucks? What is your favorite drink to make? What is your favorite drink to drink?
“I’ve worked at Starbucks for 9 years and some people wonder how I’ve lasted this long. I think I just found a place im happy to come to 5 days a week. I feel loved ad supported by my bosses and my customers. Some people I’ve known for almost a decade now. I met Andy at Starbucks, too. I love learning about coffee and sharing and gaining any knowledge I can about food, beverages, and anything culinary. I enjoy making mochas and caramel macchiatos but I have to admit I do get a real satisfaction from making very high maintenance drinks. I’m talking all boxes checked; half decaf this, light ice but not too light, decorating the walls of the cup with caramel, substitute this for that.. I would never drink anything like that but I don’t mind making them. I prefer a small cup of blonde roast with some heavy cream. I LOVE Dunkin Donuts brewed coffee but there are none in Washington or Oregon :(.”
3) How did you come up with your Instagram name?
“As for my instagram name, it’s just a play on my real name, Mandy Morse. My maiden name was Clewett, and I was really excited to change my instagram name to something new to reflect my new last name. (Used to be mandy.clew) One of my friends suggested mandy.morgue and I thought it was PERECT! Simple and to the point, just how I like. Also, I’m into all the good stuff like horror and cemeteries and funeral ephemera so it really felt right. Before I decided to go to Culinary school, I wanted to be a funeral director for a long time. I volunteered in a couple funeral homes, did my Senior Project on Cremation and have quite a bit of hands on experience. It’s an industry I still plan to work in, just not now. “
4) What is your favorite food to make?
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“My favorite food to make is various types of sauces. Bechamel is my favorite of the mother sauces which is milk-based, AKA Mac n cheese sauce! You can do as much or as little as you want with it! One of my goals was to walk away from culinary school knowing how to make a good sauce. Also, I like cooking New York strip steaks with lots of butter and some fresh rosemary straight from my backyard on a nice seasoned cast iron as well, nothin’ better. I also make very good fried chicken. One of my secrets is to use a cornstarch/flour mixture and season the SHIT out of it. Extra Paprika!”
5)What have been some go to activities you have been doing while you are staying indoors?
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“I sewed a couple cute aprons for myself, planted some peppers, tomatoes, herbs, and some fresh catnip. Drank lots of chardonnay with my roommates/family. Dove into some Disney Channel original movies I haven’t seen in YEARS. “Six Feet Under” is on Hulu for some awesome reason so I picked back up on season 3 where I left off. GREAT show. I love Claire and David because they’re scared and fearless at the same time, and they are true to themselves. Andy and I have been playing lots of Mario Kart on the Switch. Cooked a lot of yummy dishes for my work and home family. So far one trip and one concert has gotten cancelled.
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But on the night of when our concert was supposed to be, we got a 6-pack of beer, a pint of whiskey, dressed our best, and played a concert on youtube over the big screen. We acted like we were at the venue and I made bar food and it was really cool. Almost like it was the real thing.”

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