ecto_cool
29 Boston, MA
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My self-summary
Moved here last fall, only to find myself trapped in the bubble that is graduate education. Trapped in a similar spot? Let's bust out together.

Also, I really need to say that my default picture is NOT a selfie.
What I’m doing with my life
I'm a full-time grad student, working toward my Master's in Library Science (why yes, you do need an advanced degree for that). I currently intern at a small public library out in Nowheresville, and do some community service involving computer literacy on the side.
I’m really good at
Flipping omelets perfectly, daydreaming, napping, being a morning person, directions, remembering minutiae that have no bearing on any practical application in life, just going with the flow.
The first things people usually notice about me
My ever-present bitchface. IT'S JUST HOW I LOOK, I SWEAR.

I also walk really quickly.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
My main hobby is dancing-folk, in particular. Irish and contra are my two favorites, and I'm looking for a Scottish Highland class in the area.

I just reached my goal of finishing 100 books in 2012! I love biographies, books about my pet subjects (mainly, Alaska, American women's history, pioneers, and Harry Truman) and, yes, chick-lit. Whatever. I also read academic articles for fun.

As you can tell by my username, Ghostbusters is one of my favorite movies. I am definitely NOT a film snob; in fact, I can't even remember the last film I saw in theatres. My very favorite, watch-this-and-everything-will-be-okay movie is The Wedding Singer.

I really dislike when people use not watching TV as a way of looking down on others. I have a penchant for adult cartoons, especially Archer and Metalocalypse (Nathan Explosion is pretty much my dream man). The occasional mindless reality show is okay as well.

As far as music goes, I grew up listening to oldies. Stuff from the 50s and early 60s is THE BEST. Other than that, I love everything from alternative to misogynist hip-hop to country to gimmicky South African techno.

Finally, I love to eat. I don't care what kind of food it is. My ability to put it away is kind of embarrassing. Like, if someone from another country saw me eating, they would form a negative lasting impression of all Americans right there.
The six things I could never do without
1. Coffee. I drink four cups every morning.
2. My library card and the interlibrary loan system.
3. The internet.
4. Old clips of Whose Line? on Youtube.
5. Cardigans.
6. Nachos.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
How I'm going to single-handedly cause Fern Gully with all the readings I have for this semester's classes.
On a typical Friday night I am
Staying in. I'm pretty sure my party days are behind me.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
When I want to go out in public but not make the effort to look presentable, I throw on workout gear and act like I just came from the gym.
You should message me if
You share in my hatred of overhead lighting and unmade beds.
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