Hey girls - it's Saturday!
So finally it's my turn for introduction. I would say I'm quite bad in describing myself, but actually you all said that and it was so not true!
Starting with the basics:
Location: Austria, Europe. That means a) that I'm not always posting in the middle of the night, but I'm at least six hours ahead of you and b) English is not my native language (it's German), so excuse my mistakes :)
Career plans: currently studying medicine (just finished my second year) and future surgeon
I can't offer you some fancy childhood nerd story... I was always a quite normal child, very curious about everything, asking a lot of questions and very much into experimenting.
Ooh I just remember a very nerdy thing: when I was still in elementary school I used to have a notebook and wrote down things that seemed interesting to me; for example I have a two pages list of dinosaur names.
When I was 8 I read the first Harry Potter book, way before anybody else did and I soon became obsessed with Harry Potter.
A few years later, I think at the age of 12, I read Lord of the Rings - before the movies came out and everyone became interested in it. Here starts my real nerd story. I was REALLY crazy about LotR (after seeing the movies, but it's important to me that I read the books first!) - writing fanfictions, getting an elves name, etc. A few people often made fun about me, I even found some notes under my school desk telling me that I am a "little ork" - but you know what? I didn't care! I guess that already made me a nerdfighter back then and I never forgot to be awesome.
At this time I am still a big fan of Harry Potter (books! I hate the movies) and to some point also Lord of the Rings. New nerdy stuff is my obsession about Apple - I couldn't live without my Macbook and my iPod and I try too applefy the world by convincing people how great Apple is.
It was totally coincidental that I became a Nerdfighter. A friend told me to read An Anbundance of Katherines and after it Looking for Alaska and I did it and loved it. Some time later the same friend showed me the Obama Llama video and it was so funny, so I wanted to check who makes such great things and guess who it is? The brother of my newest favourite author! I then started to watch some other vlogbrothers video and they were always so great so I subscribed. Lately I also discovered Charlie and the fiveawesomegirls, so now I spend most of my time on Youtube.
Until a few weeks ago I was rather a "secret" Nerdfighter, but then I thought I need to meet new people and joined the Ning and here I am.
What else about me... I am TOTALLY addicted to all kinds of Social Media. I surely couldn't live without Facebook, Twitter and my blog. I can't even really explain why I like it so much, maybe just because it allows you to meet so many different people and it's so easy to stay in touch with everybody.
I am a frequent traveller - that means usually once a month I go somewhere. Easy reason: long-distance relationship. We often meet up "in the middle" or go somewhere, so I get to see a lot of Europe (never been outside of Europe, though).
Copying Hannah's idea: Random Facts
1) I almost only wear Converse Allstars.
2) I mix British and American English, because they tought us BE in school and I mostly read AE and some words I like better in AE and some in BE.
3) I hate it when I discover something (music, book, series) and suddenly it gets famous and EVERYBODY finds it soooo great.
4) I like taking pictures and I have two cameras.
5) I have a cat called Mischa who can be very annoying.
Katie, I'll read you tomorrow!
Currently listening to: MGMT - Kids