In typical me fashion, I procrastinated a lot and don't have a store of posts built up. I do have a few post ideas and hope to try the whole spontaneous, brief check-in post thing, but I may be a little MIA for the next two weeks.
Because I was so focused on trying to think of things to write while I'm in India, I kind of forgot to think about something to write about today. Oops. Lucky for me, the DC Trifecta is hosting an "About Me" themed Friday Five link up. Boom. Perfect post idea!
So without further ado, here are five things that you may or may not know about me. Hopefully there are a few surprises in here. I like to think I'm not totally predictable.
1. I love trashy, terrible and teen TV shows
I love Downton Abbey, House of Cards and a lot of HBO dramas (anybody watching True Detective?! So scary but so good!) but I also love me some trashy TV. Preferably in glorious marathon, binge watching form. On my recently watched list: Dance Moms, America's Next Top Model, and, most recently Dance Academy. If you haven't seen it, it's a fabulous Australian teen drama about an elite dance high school. I started watching this weekend thanks to a rec from Ashley at Downsizing and I can. not. stop.
I taught myself how to knit and crochet before college and have made a couple big projects, including a blanket that the bf actually uses! I was really active on Craftster, "an online community where people share hip, off-beat, crafty diy (do it yourself) projects" and sewed my sophomore year school bag out of lots of folded up plastic bags. It was pretty sweet.
Confession: when I first considered starting a blog, I really wanted to be a home design/DIY blogger. Young House Love is still my most-read blog and I asked for and received their home DIY book for Christmas. But I don't have much of a home to design in and haven't actually made a single one of the projects I've pinned. Healthy living blogging is so much more me!
I've read all 14 books in the Wheel of Time series, all of the Song of Ice and Fire (before the HBO shows. holla!) pretty much everything Orson Scott Card has ever written, and am currently on book 4 of the Sword of Truth series. Something about the sweeping stories, larger than life heroes, and magic swords gets me every time. Yep. Giant nerd over here.
I couldn't bring myself to post the picture, but you can find it here. And it's still very easily searchable on Google, and someone once sent me a Facebook request asking me if I was "that girl in robot magazine". Basically before I decided on the whole international development/Asia career thing, I was really into robots. For about two years of undergrad, I was really sure I wanted to get a PhD and spend the rest of my life in a lab doing research. Glad I found out that wasn't for me sooner rather than later!
Q. So how'd I do? Anything you didn't know already? What's one surprising thing about you?