Looking for my Andy Bernard
1935 days ago
1936 days ago
1936 days ago
Appearance: Casual, Average
Children: None but want some soon
Sexual Orientation: Straight
1. Between school and work and perpetually cleaning up after my roommates (and me, let's be honest), I don't have a lot of time for myself. However, I can usually be found hacking away at my Hulu queue or catching up on podcasts (lots of subscriptions within the Earwolf and Smodcast networks) while working on math homework. Wednesday nights I indulge myself a bit, though. I host a writing group, where we're able to share what we're working on and get feedback (totally nerdy, but absolutely so much fun). This also allows me to indulge my passion for cooking as I get to make a nice meal for my friends once a week. I'm also trying to refoster the musical talent I had in school by trying to teach my guitar (going very badly) and attempting to get my piano prowess and my mad-sax skills back into shape. Other delightfully geeky hobbies also ensue when I have time, but we'll talk about those later. Let's just say I once put a note on someone's car, which was decorated with a TARDIS and the Batman/Superman logo, that read "Hey! You're awesome! Why are we not best friends?". It closed with my name and number, they called me, and now I have a best friend.
2. I'm in school to become a Mechatronics Engineer- basically the baby of mechanical, electrical, computer, and robotics engineering. However, one of my goals is to help foster the return of American manufacturing, so if that's better achieved by getting an MBA, I'll probably switch to that. The end goal is to get my PhD in Organizational Leadership, which is, more or less, efficiency in business. If I had to be completely impractical and follow my passions, I'd quit it all and become a writer. I can easily imagine myself in the backwoods of Minnesota, potluck neighbors with Neil Gaiman, watching the snow fall outside my window and trying to come up with best way of wording something.
3. I love comedy- in fact, I used to dabble with stand-up and improv before I had to come home to take care of some things. People I know from outside the comedy "world" will tell you I'm not funny and they'd be right, because I'm very professional and responsible these days. But if I showed you some skits and introduced you to my UCB friends, you'd be a very lucky fellow indeed. Plus, there's this amazing energy when you deal with comedians- something you can never find anywhere else. One of my best memories was sitting around with my friends until the early hours of the morning, working on new material, until we were all rolling around on the floor, crying with laughter. I wish I could get back to it.
Something else that makes me unique is that I grew up really sheltered from pop culture. Well, at least pop culture after about 1982. I still have a notebook that lists my favourite actors as being the entire original cast of SNL that I had copied off of the back of the "Best of John Belushi" VHS when I was about seven. The "Simpsons" and other such "violent" cartoons weren't allowed in the house, so some of my earliest memories are of watching "Have You Been Served?" or "Mr. Bean" from the BBC as late night PBS programming (although I strangely never was exposed to Monty Python until high school). About as "hip" as I got as a kid was playing Pokemon about two or three years after everyone was done with it. I'm really just discovering all these awesome things so I feel like a kid in a candy store most days. I had never had an Oreo until my first semester of college. Comics books? How had I not heard of comic books? I'm a Dark Horse and DC girl through and through. Marvel fans need not apply. Wonder Woman is my favorite and I will challenge anyone who says Batman is better than Superman. Also, Fozzie Bear is the best Muppet- cuddly and funny always gets the girl. Which, by the way, if you hugged a complete stranger in excitement (like I did) after watching the trailer for the new Muppets movie, I think we'll be friends.
4. I really like Roots music, particularly blues, indie rock, and bluegrass. While I do enjoy electronic pop as much as the next person, I'm really tired of the artificial sound of everything. 2011 was a bad year for music, in my opinion. What's wrong with picking up a guitar and just jamming? Better yet, a steel guitar. Damn, that's just an incredibly sexy sound. That, piano, saxophone, and, I'm almost embarrassed to say this, banjo are perhaps some of my favourite sounds in the world. Since I play piano and saxophone that might just be personal bias. If you play steel guitar or banjo, please message me. We'd be so good together. I'd make the best groupie!
5. The "safe topics" list completed, I thought it would be best to give you a bit more insight into who I am. Or, at least, offer a helpful roundup. If it means anything to you, I am an INTJ, which, if you look at the various characters from literature, I'm best compared with the likes of Gandalf, Clarice Starling, Professor Moriarity, Stewie Griffen, both Vito and Michael Corleone, and Mr. Darcy. However, I promise I'm not in the mafia (although I do love a good mafioso movie), nor will I send you off a perilous adventure when we could easily take care of the problem with the help of a large eagle. That does make me, however, a strategist and rather deliberate in most parts of my life. At the same time, though, this makes me tend to trivialize problems until I can put them into nice, neat, little packages. Humour can be a crutch in this case.
Let's scurry away from the Jungian personality exams for a moment. The following may come off as a bit pompous, but I promise I will continue forward with only pure accuracy in mind. Past boyfriends have compared me to the Manic Pixie Dream Girl who is (according to the definition given by Wikipedia) "that bubbly, shallow cinematic creature that exists solely in the fevered imaginations of sensitive writer-directors to teach broodingly soulful young men to embrace life and its infinite mysteries and adventures." I rather like that, except for the shallow part. I'm not. I see myself more as a Hawksian woman, especially at work and dealing with the "good 'ol boys" in my department at school. She's the tough-talking gal that can keep up with the boys when it comes to witty banter and the like- a feminist in the forties' sense, like Katherine Hepburn and Lauren Bacall. However, on my bad days, I'm most like comedic stock character Alazon, very much defined by his hubris and taking on much more than he can handle. Stand-up comedians that embody this would be Ricky Gervais, Jimmy Carr, Russell Brand, and Amy Schumer. So, in a nutshell, I'm unbelievably like Liz Lemon from "30 Rock". I hope that gives you a good jumping off point.
If you've made it thus far, congratulations! Now we know you can handle my brand of crazy! :-)
What I'm Looking For
1. You're kind and can remain, for the most part, calm in an argument.
2. You won't gripe about going grocery shopping and will do the dishes before going to bed if I cook.
3. You have a Plan C.
4. You will never complain about moving my massive collection of books or ask me to get rid of any.
5. You will watch shows like "Ghost Adventures" or "Destination Truth" with me and actually enjoy them, whether for their campy value or you're trying to pick up tips for your paranormal research team. I like other shows too, obviously, but those work great on a litmus test such as this.
6. Most importantly, you will work hard for what you want in life. This applies not only to things career and education, but to your personal life. You understand that a relationship takes work and that it is partnership above all else.