If you decide to read this entire thing, I'm dreadfully sorry. You've just waited your time reading the random ramblings of a Gemini. We've got split personalities, y'know..
My name is Karen, and my husband's name is Eric.
I'm 27 years old.
I'm a huge dork. I love cheesy, dorky, nerdy things. If you tell me a corny joke I'll probably laugh at it.
I'm known for my laugh. It's really loud, and probably obnoxious, but it's infectious.
I'm decent at making Chewbacca noises. Or whistling with a warble. That's the best way to describe it. I can also whistle to sound like a cricket.
If you really know me, you'll wonder why people ever thought I was quiet. I'm actually quite introverted. I like to spend time alone. But once I get to know you and let you in, you'll see the crazy side that people often refer to.
I'm the kind of person that swears someone looks like a celebrity but I'm the only one to "see" it.
I change my theories on life based on emotions, perceptions and facts. If you show me a new way that's better than before, I have no problem going along with it.
I attempt to be as grammatically correct as possible, but alas I am but a mere human and make mistakes.
I am happily married since 15-10-2011. While marriage may seem like a cold contract, there's a romantic side to forsaking all others and pledging to be with one person. No, you don't feel any more special when they announce you husband and wife; however, the magic lies within committing to one person and journeying down that perilous road together. Yes, you will have fights. But all things worth having are worth fighting for.
My life and ambitions.
I hope one day to have a job as an elementary school teacher. I've got the degree, now I just need the position.
I also want very much one day to be a mom.
It would be nice to live in a different house, but this one will do for now.
If I could, I'd like to write children's books too, or maybe just books in general. Perhaps. Maybe someday...
A brief history of my life.
I've got quite a hard exterior, but I'm still gooey on the inside. I've been bullied since elementary school and a little past high school, for this and that. It took a long time for me to decide that I was okay with myself. That I liked myself and that I could do whatever I wanted. I forged my own path; it didn't get rid of the bullies, but I learned to finally tune them out. I was different and it bothered people. I'm not a hero or anything, but I've just learned to be tough. I hate crying in front of people. I never once saw my mom cry, and she had plenty of reasons to do so. As a result of all this, sometimes I come off sounding harder/meaner than intended. I don't mean to offend people and if I have done so, I sincerely apologize.
Until I met my husband, I was convinced I would never find someone that I could completely trust. To open up and let someone else see me in my entirety. Note that I didn't say love. I am a hopeless romantic and believe in a love that lasts a lifetime, but there are many types of love and people fall easily out of those types. The difference is sticking around after things get a little rough. If you spend all your time thinking about the things you hate about a person, you will come to loathe them. If you spend your time thinking about why you fell in love or the things they do for you, you will strengthen and deepen your love.
The things I could never live without.
Books. I love books, but I never read enough.
The phone. I'm a huge texter, but not in obscene amounts. I mean, I keep it under 2,000 a month. Mostly. Thank God for unlimited!
Obviously the interwebs. Unless something better comes along...
Pencils, pens, markers, crayons. I love to doodle. Mostly in pencil. Nothing fancy. Sometimes in color. But I love to make homemade cards. Which requires colouring tools. And glue...and maybe glitter.
My guitar. I suck horribly at playing, but I like to horse around. Maybe if I focused I would teach myself chords. I took a beginner's class on guitars. I prefer finger to pick. I would like one to day to own a piano (or keyboard), violin, and a saxophone to noodle around with.
My Lego Harry Potter (actual Legos) or my Severus Snape wand. I'm not obsessed (but my favourite part of Universal Studios was the Wizarding World of Harry Potter). I don't think Harry Potter is the best thing ever written, but I enjoy it immensely and it got children interested in reading. I wouldn't condemn a person for not liking it, but a part of me would feel sad.
My dice. I have two sets of D&D dice, and I would love to own more. One set is a blue that is slightly different in various shades of light, with glitter. The other is black, with glitter. Catching a theme? I may be tough but I still love girly things!
Coffee. I love creamer in my coffee. White chocolate Macadamia Nut or Hazelnut are my go-to. I'm open to try new flavors (That Almond Joy creamer is quite delicious). I wonder how many times I've said quite? I also used to work at a Starbucks so I know how to make delicious lattes and other beverages.
Currently I cannot think of any others...
My favourite books, TV, music, movies and food.
I'm open to everything (almost).
Since I want to be an elementary teacher, I do love children's books more than I probably should. I love Grimm's fairy tales. While I never read (or will) 50 Shades of Grey, my brother bought me a recipe book called "50 Shades of Chicken". It's both disturbing and amusing. I was the one person in class that actually enjoyed the books we were reading (like My Name is Asher Lev or The Odyssey). I enjoy reading about Greek Mythology and Folklore, though I'm nowhere near the comprehension level of my husband. I'm trying to read the classics, like Dracula and Anna Karenina, but I don't want to rush through them. In plain, I like books.
TV? Oh boy. I like a lot... Grey's Anatomy and Private Practice. I'm getting into Doctor Who (starting at 2005) and Supernatural. I'm told I need to get into Torchwood. I laugh profusely at the Big Bang Theory. I enjoy anime, whether it's cute, like Chobits and Fruits Baskets, or demented, like Black Butler, Deathnote, or Elfen Lied. I liked Scrubs and the Office, but I got behind on those series; I need to catch back up on those. One day I will watch all of the Star Trek. One day....
Music... it really depends. I have moods where I want more hard rock and metal, more pop or electronic, occasionally an r&b mood and sometimes country. If it's going to be country, it's mostly 90s. I like deep songs and I like fluff. My most played song on my iTunes is "Shimmer" by Fuel.
Movies... again, it depends. I mean there are the classics like "The Princess Bride", "Rush Hour",or "Christmas Vacation" and of course Disney, like "Aladdin", "Mulan", etc... I don't really watch a whole lot of action movies. But I adore horror films. I mean the really cheesy kind. As in, "Friday the 13th" (I own them ALL), "Nightmare on Elm Street" (own all of those too)... I one day would like to own all of the "Halloween" (though they're not as great) and the "Child's Play" (a.k.a Chuckie). I don't know why love scary movies, yet am afraid of the dark. If my husband's home, I can walk around in the dark without a problem. If I'm home alone, I'm turning on a light in whatever room I am in...
The coolest places I've visited.
Well let's see... I haven't traveled much. The Bahamas were pretty cool. I've been to Lambeau Field in Wisconsin and the standard amusement parks like King's Island, Six Flags and Cedar Point. I've been to the Epcott Center and Universal Studios. I want one day to go to Deutschland. Ich hatte fünf Jahre Deutschunterricht, aber meine Grammatik ist sehr schlecht! Ich vergesse, ist es der, oder die, oder das? Auch ich vergesse Worten. Und nicht sagen, ob es Genitiv oder Dativ ist! If you got that, you are my new friend. If not, well, es tut mir leid.
In my free time I like to...
Brush up on my rusty German. I would love to be in Germany and learn it that way. As I mentioned, I took 5 years of it. No, I'm not fluent. But I remember some. Give me some time, a dictionary and it will come back to me.
Read a book.
PLAY GAMES. All sorts of games.
Oh, currently I have none. Perhaps you'd like to enlighten me?
You should send me a message if you..
..find me interesting, or if you feel like. I'm pretty friendly and laid back. Just because I have an opinion doesn't mean I can't make friends.