I'm back in St. Louis for the first time as an adult... and don't know what to do with myself!
I spent my first 18 years in St. Louis (St. Charles) and then moved off to college. I studied Broadcast Journalism at Mizzou, and while in college I interned at a magazine in London and a talk show in Los Angeles. The LA internship landed me a job at that talk show (Ellen DeGeneres) as an Audience Coordinator - which basically meant I called, corralled and danced with 400 soccer moms 4 days a week, twice on Thursdays. Exhausting.
After almost 4 years in Los Angeles, I knew the town wasn't what I wanted as a "home." I miss my LA friends like crazy, but can't wait to feel comfortable in St. Louis... again. :)
I would love to find a person/group that loves to hang out, drink at "Cheers"-like pubs/bars, play around the city, find the fun in doing nothing, etc. I like outdoor activities (I'm in a softball league - but don't assume I have talent, 'cause I don't), I love my dog (8-month old lab/australian shepherd) and I love my family (most of which live in St. Louis - hence the move back). I can be competitive, but I tend to realize quickly that my endurance left me when I left soccer (about 8 years ago) so I'm okay with losing.
I just bought a house (and to clarify, my parent's just bought me a house and I will be paying them back for the next few decades) in Kirkwood (Glendale, to be specific) and I love fixing it up. But, like softball, I don't have much talent in being "handy." I honestly try to help with everything, but seem to only excel at DEconstructing. I was not allowed to paint, except for the closets. And (I think) my parent's bought me the house so that I can't move away again... Just a theory.
Things I CAN do (and enjoy doing): I can sew, knit, bake and organize ("to-do" lists are everywhere in my house/at work/in my purse). I love going to thrift stores and garage sales (it's probably the journalist in me that enjoys rifling through other people's things), BBQing outside and acting like a photographer. I love color - it sounds random, but you'll rarely catch me wearing neutrals or decorating with them. I don't know what that says about me, but I hate everything "beige." (exception to that rule: food)
I also LOVE to sleep. I would sleep until noon every day if I could. But as much as I try to adhere to my self-imposed "bedtime," I can't quite ever stick to it. Plus, my newly adopted puppy, Olive Juice (if you say her name from far away, it looks like you're saying "I love you") wakes me up at 6 am every morning. In reality, I'm lucky to get 6 or 7 hours.
I also love coffee, but can't drink it anymore. I had my gallbladder removed in March (not by choice) and coffee is the only thing that doesn't work for me anymore (I've experimented several times, just to be sure, and I've always ended up with my head in a toilet/trashcan). Thus, mornings are even more painful without my coffee.
To sum it up:
I'm a dork. Very honest. Tend to have no filter which can be very embarrassing, but mostly just for me. I tend to share too much when I'm nervous or when there are awkard pauses in conversations (see gallbladder comment above). I'm mostly Italian and Irish - which means I'm loud, have a big loud family, like to drink on occasion and eat all of the time. I'm lucky I haven't had to buy elastic waist pants yet.
Things that make me nervous when looking through profiles: Only one (or no) photos. OR lots of photos but none with teeth showing... What are you hiding?
I've been told that I remind people of Zooey Deschanel's character on "New Girl." (probably the hair or glasses or clothes or awkward conversation style... or all of the above). I'm also a natural brunette.