Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Who the F is Wednesday?

I am Carlyn!

I am Wednesday--one of the more recent labels to add to my ever-growing list of roles.

I am what I think I am, and I am what you think I am, and I am what I think you think I am.

If that didn't clue you in, I am currently a student of psychology at a giant Midwestern cornfield university, graduating in May and then skipping off to Indiana (hopefully) to become a graduate student of social psychology (and counseling) at another giant Midwestern cornfield university.

That's what I'm doing right now, but it's not necessarily who I am. I am what I am, and what I have been, and what I will be.

Here's what I'm like now:

I recently started attending a Unitarian Universalist congregation in town, and I sing in the choir. It's like a normal church, except it has minimal unifying doctrine. And something like 15% of members are atheists, which is just right for me.

I am a cat person, even though I love dogs. My cat is named Carlisle--not after the vampire doctor guy. (He came with the name; I didn't intend to name him after either a Twilight character or myself, although my parents' cat [who was formerly my cat] is named Caroline, another name eerily similar to my own, and one which I also did not choose.)

I have four tattoos. When people discover this fact, they often declare that they did not take me for the “tattoo type”. I don’t know what a tattoo type is, but I like them.

I own a small jewelry business called ?Creations, LLC. I make jewelry and sell it (sometimes; it’s been a while since I made the effort to create or sell).

This last summer, my best friend/roommate and I fostered baby kittens. It was one of the most wonderful things I’ve ever done. I miss those little critters.

For some reason, I am truly terrible at relationships. My glorious record stands at 7 days, six years ago. Last semester, I thought I'd finally break that record, but instead we broke up... after four days. Someday I'll get the hang of it.

I’m in a band with a couple friends. We’re called Bob Michaels and the Gentle Puppies Rainbow. I write lyrics and sing the occasional harmonies. My stage name is Pies Rainbow.

In the summer, I have been known to build snowmen out of vanilla ice cream in the grocery store parking lot in the middle of the night.

I have both synesthesia and automatonophobia. One is fun; the other is scary.

I eat most of my meals with chopsticks. Few foods cannot be eaten with chopsticks. These can often be drunk.

I'm six foot two standing barefoot, but I have figured out a lot of ways to stand that make my height less conspicuous.

I start writing things with the full intention of having something grand to say, and then I think of something else just as profound to add, and I get distracted, so I

One of my favorite things in the world is inside jokes with friends. Especially those that take on lives of their own.

I’ve been a Nerdfighter for less than a year, having been introduced to the idea through some friends at the beginning of last semester. BEST KIND OF FRIENDS

I have one younger sister who is in her first year of college. She is a permanent delight.

Here’s what I used to be:

I was raised in a Baptist church, but no longer subscribe to its tenets. I didn’t have a world-shakingly bad experience with it or anything, but once I began to really examine the world as it is, I realized that I had never quite fit in that worldview to begin with.

I spent the first year of my college career as a music education major, with a double primary specialization on oboe and viola. After a year, I switched my degree path to bachelor of musical arts with minors in entrepreneurship and editing. The year after that, I realized that I didn’t want to do music, like, at all, so I switched my degree path again to bachelor of liberal studies with concentrations in music, entrepreneurship, and applied social psychology. At the beginning of this year, I made the official switch to bachelor of science in psychology; after shifting some course planning around, I have finally settled in a route toward a bachelor of arts in psychology, and that is the degree I will be matriculating with in May.

I once worked for the Mafia… as a banquet server in a party center owned by a family with mob ties. It was interesting and makes for a funny little icebreaker in groups of new people.

Here’s what I hope to be:

I don’t really know yet what I want to do in my career. I am excited to explore the options in front of me, though.

I do know what kind of person I want to be. I want to be open and loving and thoughtful and happy and surrounded by people that I love.

An explanation of my photo:

I often describe myself in terms of what kind of turtle I am at the time. If I’m sleep deprived, I’m a sleepy turtle. If something spectacular is happening, I become the most excited turtle of all. I found this picture on, and I think that being an awesome fun turtle is a really good goal.

MY question for everybody else: What do you want your tombstone to say?

Casey, see ya tomorrow!


  1. "Probably laughed inwardly to herself a lot, but we're not really sure."

    But more importantly, I want it to have a nice typeface.

  2. So, *not* Comic Sans, then? Ha...

    Good phrase, though! I like it.