"Id like to go to Madison for grad school. they have a great social psych program and it happens to be where my mentor did her work in motivation. I know it sounds kinda weird, but Its fascinating to figure out what drives us to do one thing and not…"
the singing, artsy-fartsy, Indiana Jones kind that dabbles in video games and is well-versed in nerd culture
I am a hodgepodge of nerd all packed in one. As an archaeonerd, I have been known to meticulously dig 2mx1m holes in the Belizean bush. I often can be found geeking out over my new Archaeology magazine or recent anthropology/classics lectures.
I LOVE to travel. Even if it’s a roadtrip to Chicago, I just can’t get enough. I thrive on experiences other cultures. I hope to make it to Egypt some day to put some of this Arabic to use… I have been to ten foreign countries and 19 states (I really don’t have a lot of money so I don’t know how I pulled that off haha). When I’m older, I would love to spend my time seeing the world.
I’m definitely a band/choir geek. I was a drum major in high school and currently have four instruments that I play around with (I can only play the clarinet well, but I’m working on it). I have been known to bust out in song because I love singing so much. In high school I played the witch in Into the Woods, and definitely miss being on stage. I guess I’m an art geek overall. I have 1.5 semesters left at the University of Wisconsin-Madison before I finish my majors in anthropology and art history and my minors in classics and archaeology (that sounds like a lot, but it’s not. Most of the courses overlap). After I graduate I hope to get an internship designing exhibits for museums. I’ve been working with the Anthropology Department’s collection and I would love this to become a career.
Favorite Books, Movies, Music, and more
LOTR, HP, and Hitchhikers series, Slaughterhouse V, Catch-22, Equus (well, it's a play), My Ishmael, and any anthropology book NOT written by jared diamond. I have yet to read John's books, but they're on my summer reading list (I don't have much time during the school year to read anything other than textbooks... it makes me sad)
What's your favorite thing to put on your head?
my Marauder's Map pillow :)
If you could do your happy dance with anyone who would it be with?
I'm not sure how current your About Me is, but if you are still a Badger Nerdfighter might you be interested in being awesome with other Badger Nerdfighters? I'm trying to recruit all of us on campus that are interested so we can party (and by that I mean do cool things) together and stuff. :)
Id like to go to Madison for grad school. they have a great social psych program and it happens to be where my mentor did her work in motivation. I know it sounds kinda weird, but Its fascinating to figure out what drives us to do one thing and not another. hmm now that i think about it, comparing motivation cross culturally sounds even better.
Fantasy football success has a lot to do with predicting the future. You need to pay attention to the matchups of the week, and find favorable matchups. When a team with a great running back is playing against a team with a weak rush defense, you definitely need to start that running back. I got lucky this year and avoided the Tom Brady fiasco by drafting Kurt Warner first, which turned out to be one of the best quarterback choices of the year. Pay attention to a players average points per week, if your whole team consists of 10+ point average players, you have a great chance of winning your game that week. Other than fiddling with numbers a lot, you don't really need to know much about football at all.
Oh, and P.S....
I did have a fantasy team last year, four of them to be exact. I only won one of my leagues this year, the other ones I failed miserably. My largest league has 11 people in it and I got 4th this year, but I won that league last year for the 2007-2008 season.
Actually, yes. Our school's mascot was a coal miner! He didn't really have a name, but we were called the "Hardrockers" and he carried a pick axe and shovel.
I'm not really into college football unless it's Nebraska playing, but the Badgers seem to be pretty consistently good. Jacksonville beat Green Bay this last year 20-16. I would say that it would've been a good game to watch except that neither of our teams had any chance of being in the playoffs at that point, so essentially it was a pointless game. Being a Jaguars fan is very stressful, having 9 of our games this last year be decided by 7 points or less means I'm biting my nails for every second of game time.
I work for my dad's business in the manufacturing industry. Mainly aftermarket suspension parts for Jeeps. I used to attend college at the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology in Rapid City, I was studying Mechanical Engineering. As far as football is concerned I am a Cornhusker fan for college and a Jacksonville Jaguars fan in the NFL. I don't think that there has been a male born in Nebraska for the last 60 years that hasn't had the dream of playing for the Huskers, it's kind of pounded in our heads.
I had a friend that did rodeo competitions in Wisconsin, I cant remember his hometown though...something about a Shell Lake maybe?? Idk, it's been a year since I've seen him, good guy though.