My first memory was watching my twin brother beat Super Mario Brothers when I was four. While the video game did intrigue me, I was more interested in the reaction of my mom. She was so proud. We even took a picture of the momentous occasion. Remembering my mother’s reaction instead of actually watching the video game is probably a bit strange. However, I tend to find people’s reactions to situations more intriguing then the situation itself. So I’ve been an avid people watcher for quite some time, and the more off-beat the person the better.
The people watching skills I learned when I was younger led me to one of my bigger passions, which is acting. I enjoy learning how to replicate other people’s reactions and objectives. Doing this in a realistic way has also given me more confidence when talking to people in the “real” world. I’m better able to empathize with someone when I can replicate the emotion they are feeling. Being able to understand where someone is coming from makes having a conversation with that person a lot easier.
Other than that, I don’t take myself too seriously. So my jokes tend to be self-depreciating. I also love ridiculous hypotheticals, and will voraciously argue inane topics such as the attractiveness of cartoon characters with the same passion as politics or religion. This means some of my conversations are pretty weird, but in a good way.
One more thing is that I do love my sports teams, both college (Go Hokies!) and professional. When my team loses I will pretend not to care, but I really am devastated. So message me if you like to watch sports, or if you like to have ridiculous conversations, or if you like theatre, or you watched your twin brother beat Super Mario Brothers when you were four (Okay, I guess that last one might be a little too specific).