About Elyse!

My name is Elyse and this is my blog!

As you may have guessed from the title of this blog, I’m something of a curmudgeon. I’ve never been a cynic or a pessimist, but I’ve always been a rule-follower, a worrier, and an introvert. I’m your classic party-pooper, if you will. It took me nearly my whole life to realize that I’m not, no matter how hard I try, a free spirit– and that that’s perfectly okay! This blog will chronicle my attempts to find contentment and balance in an extrovert’s world, and to open myself to new experiences without fundamentally changing who I am.

I live in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania with my darling boyfriend, but was born and raised in Richmond, Virginia. I’m a library clerk and I’m slowly working my way towards my dream of being a librarian– however long that may take!

I love comic books (yeah, that’s me up there dressed like Wonder Woman for a 5K), cartoons, and television in general. My lofty dream goal is to pitch a cartoon or sitcom idea, though I know those are not happening. I also love weird home decor, makeup, cooking, and clothes. I’m a terrible potty-mouth and unfortunately pretty gross, but I like to think of myself as a compassionate, sometimes-likable person! Hope you’ll feel the same!

9 thoughts on “About Elyse!

  1. In high school I had a friend who wanted to go to school to be a librarian and everyone would always say to her, “What! It takes 4 years to learn the dewey decimal system?”, haha. Do you ever get that?

    Your picture made me laugh! You look like a free spirit to me even if your about page says otherwise. :)

    • I get it A LOT. To be fair, I feel like a bachelor’s would really be enough, considering an MLIS takes only 2 years, full time. Wouldn’t four years of library school create more knowledgeable librarians AND be less costly? But there just is no real such thing as a BLIS because you’re just not considered a librarian without a master’s. *takes deep breath inward* So there’s MY rant, hahaha!

      And thank you! I try to loosen up a little for the camera!

  2. Hi there! I just love reading your posts, and I think being a librarian is such an awesome career to pursue. You’re a lovely person and a spectacular blogger, so….
    I’ve nominated you for the Versatile Blogger Award! It’s an award designed to promote blog-readership, and give great bloggers a well-deserved round of internet applause. You can find out more on this award here:

    http://wanderingrush.wordpress.com/2014/04/25/the-versatile-blogger-award/

    If you don’t do awards, that’s totally okay, but I just wanted to let you know I think you’re great :D

    <3
    ~Morgan

  3. Hi Elyse!
    You are a sweet girl with a great colourful personality! I really felt like writing to you quickly.
    You remind me very much of Emma Stone. And about your hair, you’re a type like her. I think it suits you most when your hair is light blond and if you like pastell colours give it some highlights in the colours you like. For the shape of your face I would go for a female short cut like Mandy Moore, longer in the back, not too boyish. If you want to go darker, get a chocolate brown, maybe with some colourful accents again, but I wouldn’t go redish, it slightly makes you look pale. And try to get your eyebrows a little thinner and a little darker, with a brown pencil. They are beautiful in shape. But all together you’re anyway not the kind of girl who needs to have the perfect hair cut or perfect looks as you are that kind of person who convinces and shines with personality, you make the hair cut look good, and not the opposite, the hair cut you…;-)!
    All the best for your life!

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