Drunk dude at a party in college: Meatball?
Me: No, April
Drunk dude: MEATBALL!!!! (then he picked me up and kept shouting Meatball!!!)
The nickname stuck.
I'm really good at looking silly. Sometimes on purpose; sometimes not! But would rather have fun than be afraid of looking silly.
I won't say no to a game night! I love playing games or turning normal things into games or puzzles. Unless they are number pattern puzzles or wordplay puzzles (suck at those too!). I just like problem solving and turning everyday life into play whenever appropriate and possible.
I love conversation especially about why people do the things they do or think/feel the way they do. Or how the world works. I like to think and I like to share those thoughts and I love to listen to others thoughts. I wonder if that sounds really simple...maybe it is!
I am a very empathetic and curious person. This makes me feel things deeply and be rather attuned to others' feelings. It is my best and my worst quality. I think often our best and worst are the same thing. My curiosity makes my brain go and go...often having 5 more questions after the rest of the room may be over it. I don't always voice these questions cuz of the aforementioned empathy!
I love to be challenged. I'm very generous and a care taker but also a strong independent person so I like when someone has a backbone and can challenge and push back on ideas but always with the same generosity and care as I try to do it with.
I love NYC and I love CA. Wish they weren't so far apart!