Apologies for not writing a post this week other than B.A.E. of the Week…I’ve been very busy doing things like tending to the blisters on my fingers due to my new horseback riding class, catching up on the show Girls (not recommended for anyone 30+ or with any sense of morality), weeding out men who will definitely never be my husband, and perfecting my brie to wheat thin ratio.
<<If you already know what B.A.E. of the Week is, you may skip this introduction and head straight to Nicole G.’s profile.>>
WHAT IS B.A.E. OF THE WEEK?
B.A.E.= Bachelorettes are Everywhere. Single ladies, you are not alone.
Urban Dictionary definition: Bae– A Danish word for poop. Also used by people on the internet who think it means baby, sweetie etc.
For purposes on Generation grannY, “bae” means the second half of the above definition.
Each week, I will profile a single lady who is a catch. This is not so that guys can come girlfriend shopping on Generation grannY. I promise– the purpose is not to market these women. They are not easy. They are not desperate. Odds are, they will not have even wanted to be featured as the B.A.E. of the Week, but I will have coerced them with promises of alcohol, chocolate, and 10% of any money I ever make with my writing.
The real purpose of the “Bachelorettes are Everywhere” series is to help remind any single sisters reading my blog that you are not alone. You are normal, but in a good way. Nay, you are awesome, and I’ll prove it to you by showing you all of these other awesome females who haven’t found the right guy yet.
B.A.E. of the Week: Nicole G.
Name: Nicole G.
Nickname(s): Nikki, Smokey, Nolo, Nicholle (prounounced ni-cho-lee. My coworkers are the worst/best)
What institute of higher learning did/do you attend? Christopher Newport University, 2011
What is your current occupation? I manage an office and plan events in the internet domain industry. Thrilling stuff!
What is your ultimate career goal? If I could just get paid to go to concerts and music festivals and talk about all the good music people should be listening to, I’d be completely fulfilled.
What is something you’ve done in life thus far that you’re proud of? I’m proud of all the great friendships I’ve been able to maintain! As a military child I moved every few years and I think that helped me learn how to keep in contact with the people I cherish having in my life. Thankfully social media has made that a lot easier as well.
What do you like to do outside of work? I sing in an all-female semi-pro a cappella group, I try to go to at least 3 concerts a month (I’m real big on new year’s resolutions), I’m obsessed with boxing and I like to frequent trivia nights with friends.
Who was your elementary school crush? One of my older brother’s friends I can’t remember the name of.
Did he like you back? Despite my attempts to woo him during vacation bible school (he was a teacher), he sadly did not return my affection. =(
Do you believe in love at first sight? I think it’s possible.
Do you feel ready to get married if you found the right one? Probably not right away.
What is the most embarrassing thing you’ve done in the last week? My coworkers made me sing karaoke songs of their choosing at a company party.
[Editor’s note: Nicole has one of the most amazing voices I’ve ever heard. She is also my roommate, so sometimes when she is singing in her room, I pretend not to be home so that she keeps going and I can listen in awe.]
What is the second most embarrassing thing you’ve done in the last week? Agree to singing at said party without more liquid courage.
[Editor’s note: She is the most humble person on the planet about her voice, while also being confident at the same time. I don’t know how she walks the line so perfectly, but we’ll chalk it up to her just being a really wonderful human.]
What’s one weird thing you do sometimes? I read magazines backwards. I’ve been doing it for years…I have no explanation.
Do you try and catch the bouquet at weddings or usually hide from it? I participate, but I’m definitely not in the front trying to tackle anyone for it.
Are you Pocahontas or Mulan? Mulan for sure.
What’s your favorite unhealthy food? I’m pretty sure I’m the only person in America buying this:
What’s your least favorite kind of workout? Hiking. I’m just not a fan. Please do not invite me to go hiking. Wait, everyone else is going? Absolutely everyone? And there’s a waterfall at the end of the hike? Fine. Fine. I’m in. You’ve convinced me.
Go-to drink: Rye and grapefruit
Jimmy Fallon or Jimmy Kimmel? I’m going to go with Fallon, but this was really tough for me.
Ryan Gosling or Chris Hemsworth? Joe Manganiello. I can do that right?
[Editor’s note: No, you can’t do that, but I’ll let it slide.]
Favorite physical feature on yourself: I’ve grown to appreciate my cheeks.
[Editor’s note (yet again): We can assume that she’s talking about all four of her cheeks here, since– as her roommate– I can attest that all four are really fantastic.]
One reason you love being single: It makes concert planning season a whole lot easier. I love going to concerts alone. Also, nothing beats being able to sleep diagonally in my bed.
B.A.E.s of the Week are required to give me their BFF’s phone number so that I can ask the following questions:
Describe Nicole in three words: Gorgeous, personable, witty
Why you think Nicole shouldn’t be single: Nicole should not be single because she has more to offer in a relationship than just a notch in your bedpost. She has the biggest heart and is the funniest person to be around. The person would be enriched with so much love from her. She is the best and deserves the best!