Tree-hugging grad student meets tree-less Texas Panhandle. Eek.

Actually, Texas is not horrible. WEST Texas is not either, just, well, interesting. I need to go exploring more I think.
I am a first year grad student at WT getting my Masters in English. I moved down to Texas to live with my now, fiance 🙂 I have a kitten, I love to read, I try to do something active as much as I can and eat as healthy as I feel on a given day. (Meaning; woke up early? LOTS of coffee, woke up late? LOTS of veggies)

I guess since the others are giving you fun facts about themselves, I shall as well.

Classification (if you can call it that) Human? Homo-Sapian? Graduate Student?

Major: English I got my BA from Western Washington University in Creative Writing. I recently was published in WT’s own lit magazine Lagacy. Cool huh?

Where am I from: Washington State, about 50 miles North of Seattle. Washington is awesome, everyone should go there and visit.

Age: 23 literally. 15 mentally, and apparently 18 physically. (Or so I am told when asked “how old are you” from strangers who then reply “really? I thought you were 18.”)

Favorite book: Shoot. Don’t ever ask and English major this, you will either get the long answer, aka, EVERY book they have ever read, or the short one: “Waaayy too many to say.” I love Harry Potter, Where the Red Fern Grows, Water for Elephants, The Magicians, Wicked and John Steinbeck. I don’t like when they make movies out of books. It ruins everything.

Favorite thing of all time: Colin Patrick. We recently got engaged, and he is the reason I am in Texas. I have never met a more passionate, sincere or honest person in my life; I am beyond amazed he picked me.

Pet Peeves: hypocrites, fake-tanners, someone looking over my shoulder as I do something, having a bodily-function but then not saying excuse me afterwards, people who own expensive, fast cars but do not drive them as such; why have one then? and last but not least, people who do not say “bless you” or “gazhuntite” after someone sneezes. Its like they don’t care. RUDE.

Loves: Stoffer’s Lasagna, my kitten, libraries, finishing a paper, getting snail-mail, cheetos, brand new socks (if I could, I would never wear the same pair twice) finding/downloading/hearing new music, saying “I am a graduate student” to people, Colin Patrick, memory foam anything, HP, and language, words, books, phonetics. Anything that has to do with language.

I am not your average English major. I don’t use big words to make you feel dumb, I have not read all the famous authors and cannot quote them or reference them in everyday conversation. I prefer to read new books rather than ones written 100 years ago. I say words like “totally, awesome, gnarly” and “dude” all the time. And I do not apologize for it. I am not a word, book, language, clothing or music snob. I like what I like, and I don’t like what I don’t like. You should never have to say “Im sorry” because you are being you. There is a great Dr. Seuss quote I like to abide by;

“Be who you are, and say what you feel because those who mind don’t matter. And those who matter, don’t mind.”

Oh, I am not religious, nor political. I have never read the bible, I am pro gay-marriage and pro-choice. No, I don’t want to hear how you feel about it, and no, I don’t want to have a discussion on finding jesus. Also, I voted for Obama and although I am not SUPER happy with what he has done, I stand by my choice.

I hope you find what I have to say mildly amusing, semi-interesting, and at the VERY least, educational on some level, about some-thing.

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