So, since I have become more active on the boards, I wanted to actually introduce myself and get to know you all better. I did fill one of these out on the other board, but that doesn't really help to get to know any of you better (and I didn't realize at the time that it was okay to create an entirely new post on it). So, here is the survey, and feel free to ask me any questions. I did change some things from my original post, but if you feel like searching through that board I would be happy to answer any questions about that one too. I will do my best to reply quickly.
Screen Name: AuroraRose41
Significant Other's Age: 23 (will be 24 in 2 weeks)
What You Do: Electrical Engineer; contemplating law school
What SO Does: Electrical Engineer; contemplating getting an MBA
State of Relationship: NEY, but ring shopping (as many of you already know), and living together since September 2013
How Long You've Been Together: 2.5 years
How You Met: During a programming class in college where I was the only girl, and his friend and him made a bet to see who would get up the nerve to talk to me first. BF won the bet.
Wedding Date (if you're engaged/married): N/A
Real Babies: None
Fur Babies: None, but considering getting a dog in the very near future
Loves: Dogs, Reading, Game of Thrones, Once Upon a Time, Paddleboarding, Kayaking, Camping, Archery, Sephora/Make-up, Pick Up Trucks, Sweet Wine, Whiskey, The Adirondack Mountains, Cooking, Baking
Hates: Bad Drivers, Spiders, People who can't read instructions properly
Pet Peeves: Being told I must be a bad driver because I am female, or that I am wrong because I am female, or to go make someone a sandwich. If you tell me to make you a sandwich, you aren't worthy of the deliciousness that comes out of my kitchen.
Hobbies/Activities: Cooking, Baking, Kayaking, Paddleboarding, Camping, Reading, Rock Climbing/High Ropes courses, Waterskiing, Traveling, Playing the Flute
Favorite Thing About Your SO: His silly sense of humor. He always knows how to cheer me up.
Least Favorite Thing About Your SO: Sometimes he does chores on his own, but most of the time I have to ask before he will clean anything. Oh, and the classic, Me: "I'm doing laundry do you need anything washed?" Him: "Nope I'm good." Next Morning: Him:"I have nothing clean to wear."
Describe Your Personality: I like to meet new people, and am quite adventurous. I love trying new things, whether it be seeing a new place, trying a new sport, or eating a different type of food. I am also very loyal to my friends, but am not someone that will allow others to walk all over me. I am not very religious, but do have my own set of morals that I try to follow every day to be a good person overall. I can be very judgey at times though, but it's normally if the person is doing something against etiquette or just being a jerk to others. I really try to follow the age old rule of treat others the way you want to be treated.
Snark Level (1 [low snark] - 10 [high snark]): I'm going to say 8, because I can be pretty snarky at times (I absolutely hate the burlap and lace trend).
I've Been On TK Since: January 2014
How You Came to Be On TK: I am a bridesmaid for one of my best friends next year, and we started looking at bridesmaid dresses online when David's discontinued her color for the 3rd time. I like doing research, and lurked for a while, and decided that I wanted to start contributing. It has also helped me to become her go to girl for etiquette questions that have since come up.
How I like my potatoes: I'm Irish American. It is very hard to find a way that I don't like my potatoes. Let's just say that it was not a pretty picture at Thanksgiving last year when my uncle who was bringing the potatoes was late to dinner. The BF was there for that one, and exclaimed "You know your family is Irish when the major freakout is that the potatoes aren't here yet."
Favorite book/author: I can't pick a favorite book, but my favorite author by far is Clive Cussler. I love his Dirk Pitt series and his Issac Bell series.
Tell Us Something Interesting About Yourself: I love everything to do with aviation and space. I was one of 5 students during middle school selected from my state to attend a private rocket launch at a NASA base, and I have flown airplanes before. I was actually going to become an aeronautical engineer originally, but decided that I preferred designing circuits to designing aircraft/spacecraft. Plus, many aeronautical engineers actually were hired from my college to work at a shipyard building military ships and submarines (aerodynamics principles are very similar in water), which I had no interest in. I would like to eventually own a small plane to fly for fun.