June 29th, 2006
|historykate19||09:48 pm - Girl Seeking Local Nerd|
IM screen name: YourTheodora
What you look for: I am looking for a long term relationship with a like-minded man aged between 20-25, or anyone who finds me interesting. I would enjoy a man with a quick wit and a keen intellect. The mind is so sexy. I am looking for an equal.
Describe yourself: I am a undergrad, who is planning to get my Ph.d in History, and teach at a college level. I would like to make my name known in the world of history. Currently, I work part-time at a local nursing home and I find it very rewarding. I am a very passionate person.
Location: For the summer I am at home in Jefferson and during school am I the dorms at Worcester State.
Hobbies: I have many interests, too many to name here. I love all things nerdy and intellectual, and I have a bit of naughty side. Check out my userinfo if you want to see a more detailed list of my interests. My favorite band is The Beatles, but I listen to all types of music from Abba to Zepplin. I love good comedians and classic movies.
Why you joined: To meet someone local with intelligence.
Where did you hear about us: I found the community on my own.
Favorite place to hang out: Borders, Barnes & Noble, small cafes, some bars, Starbucks, museums, anywhere I find interesting.
IM me if you want to chat.
Current Location: Home
Current Mood: calm
Current Music: Elvis Costello---"This is Hell"
Welcome to the community. :-) If only I were 10 years younger. ;-)
History? That's one of my degrees too. Interesting field. Have you ever read or seen any of James Burke's material? I love his take on history. :-)
Thanks for the welcome and thanks for the compliment. Age is only a number.
I have heard of Burke's work, interesting man. I wish views like his and of others were seen in school systems, then kids wouldn't be so put off from history. I also wish that truth was used as a tool to teach history, but alas I am a dreamer ;-).
I feel the same about age - but you said you were looking for someone 21-25, I'm 35. :-)
If you want to check out any of Burke's stuff I have his DVDs and books. His first couple of series were never released commercially, just 'teaching' editions. But I'm enough of a fan to pay for those. :-) I'm always happy to hook new people on his stuff. ;-)
He does make history a lot more interesting. And his humor helps make it fun - not dry like most history books. I found that history really got interesting in college, when it wasn't so bland and there was more discussion and debate instead of memorization.
All history books have some angle, some slant to the facts, I think. It depends on the culture and views of the author(s). And the old saw about the winner writing history is very true. Most of the history we're taught in the US is US history or European history. Asia tends to get glossed over, and the Mid-East is barely touched. Which is a problem because those are the key points on the globe these days and people don't understand the tensions because it isn't what we're taught.
|Date:||August 3rd, 2006 02:51 am (UTC)|| |
You look familiar. Were you ever in the Interboro Band?