Nerdy Girl Survey

First off, I want to thank all of you for your awesome comments on Wednesday’s post. If you haven’t read them yet, go check it out now! There are some great thoughts there.

Second, next week I want to do a round-up of all the posts on this lovely blog world about not falling into that “trap.” So, if you wrote a post, or if you want to recommend someone else’s post, feel free to leave a link in the comments!


Alright, so if you all didn’t already think I was a nerd from my Excel reference the other day, this post will leave no doubt in your mind.

One of the blogs that I read, Will Study For Food, came up with this awesome survey post in the beginning of January that I just loved. Shoot, give me any survey and I will confess my undying love for it. And that’s the truth.

So, if you haven’t gotten tired of learning about me so far, here is another fun survey to take a look at!


1. What is your favorite protein?

Chicken. Or beef. Right now I guess I’d say beef pot roast. With some carrots and zucchini noodles. Yum.


2. Pencil or pen?


Most of the time pencil, especially for homework or notes. When I am writing a rough draft of something on paper though, I have to use pen. I’m not quite sure why, but my best reports start off in pen. Not pencil, and definitely not typewritten from the get-go.

Fun Fact: I have this permanent indentation on my right middle finger from gripping my writing utensils too hard. It used to be a lot bigger in elementary school, but it started to hurt so I have since practiced gripping not quite so hard.

3. Handwritten notes or laptop?

Handwritten all the way. I have a five-subject notebook and everything.


4. WhatΒ has been your favorite class so far?

Ethnic Studies hands down.


5. If you could β€œre-do” any class from college, which one would you?

Probably my business class from last semester. It was really easy, and kind of fun, but in hindsight I didn’t learn very much. I probably should have looked more into what teacher I picked, but I was a freshman and didn’t have anyone to ask for recommendations.


6. Where is your most productive study spot?


My blue mushroom chair. It’s also my most procrastinator spot, but we don’t need to get into that now, you guys already know that I have a tendency to put things off (especially when it comes to walking to my car on Fridays…).

7. How do you organize your day?

Simple. I don’t.


I do make tons of lists and plan out my day, but I rarely follow them. Really I just like making lists.

8. What is your least favorite class?

Can I pick none? Seriously, I love all of my classes. If I had to pick my least favorite though, it would have to be Statistics. Our graduate student is from another country and there is definitely a language/social barrier.


9. What is the best time to study for you?

I do my best homework at night, but I do my best test studying for tests in the morning.


10. Do you have a dream student gadget?

This is a toughie. I wasn’t really sure, so I typed “dream student gadget” into Google and came up with this. Like I said before- I Love Lists!

This list in particular reminded of a gadget that I’d love to have: A new camera (so… if any of you out there happen to have an extra one lying around, or happen to work for a camera company… my arms are open graciously to thee).

Carrots N’ Cake mentioned awhile back (Jan. 24 I believe) that her favorite camera was one sale, so of course I had to check it out. Sounds pretty good if you ask me. A little “expensive” at $249.00 but I guess quality really does count people!

  • 12.1 effective megapixel, 1/1.73-inch high-sensitivity CMOS sensor
  • 3-inch TFT color LCD with wide viewing angle
  • DIGIC 5 image processor
  • Full 1080p HD video with stereo sound
  • 24mm wide-angle lens (5x optical zoom, 4x digital zoom and 20x combined zoom) with optical image stabilizer



Normally I would post some recipes that I’ve found throughout the week for a Friday Food Finds, but I’m just not feeling it today. Instead, I’m going to share some of the recent pins that I’ve pinned to my board on Pinterest. Can one ever say pin too much?

Source: via Madison on Pinterest

I feel like this every time I go to the grocery store. Anybody else?

Source: via Madison on Pinterest

Haha. This pin is from a board I’ve created for all things Miami Heat. We’re finally upgrading my brother’s room from Power Rangers this summer πŸ™‚

Source: via Madison on Pinterest

Best awards speech ever.

Source: via Madison on Pinterest

Hmmm… On second thought, maybe I should have used this for my nerdy girl gadget above? Genius.

Source: via Madison on Pinterest

Who says I can’t dream?


Tell me:

What is one “nerdy girl” thing about you?

What has been your favorite pin this week?


29 thoughts on “Nerdy Girl Survey

  1. I’m a nerdy girl too, it’s fine. I can own it. I NEED those cake batter cinnamon rolls. Like, today. Somehow I don’t think it would be a very healthy pre-meet food unfortunately. I’m addicted to pinterest. I spend way too much time on it.

  2. Love that you did the survey! I didn’t like Stats either. In retrospect it should have been an easy A, but I had some harsh-grading TAs and there must have been some things lost in translation since I often felt I was memorizing random stuff :/

    • I have a gazillion cords too. They are always getting pulled and unplugged when I’m trying to use my laptop. The rotating cord thing is genius.

      I’m not sure what I would pick if it came down to pen vs. pencil. Tough call.

  3. I thrive on lists as well. Lately I’ve been eating only steak as my main protein source. I think it’s mostly because I’ve had to work on campus a lot during meal times and I don’t know why this college has so much steak….but being employee it’s paid for so life is good.

    • Haha. I would be getting all my steak in too if it was paid for. Priorities are so odd in college dining halls. They can afford steaks and fish and expensive fryers, yet they can’t manage to keep grapes that aren’t all smushy and gross.

  4. Total nerdy girl with you and don’t even get me started on lists! I make them daily, weekly and monthly…for fun. Ridic i know πŸ˜‰ and my fav pin from the week is about singing in my post today!

  5. Cute survey and I won’t think I’ll be getting sick of you anytime soon.
    I loved the grocery store image because that was me at my old store. I simultaneously would try to load the conveyer belt and bag the groceries so they could be done “right.” At my new grocery store, they are amazing at bagging, and I don’t have to worry about it anymore. And yes, I absolutely load my items on the counter in the order I would like them bagged (heaviest and sturdiest first). I also write my grocery store lists in the order the items appear in the store because I’m sure that’s normal.
    I love your love of listing and your lack of following them. Maybe I should I try that more often.

    • Good to hear. I won’t be getting sick of you anytime soon either. Haha.

      We just go to Wal-Mart, so it’s a mixed bag (pun intended) of what kind of bagger we get. I miss the fancier, albeit more expensive, groceries stores that have a separate person for scanning and bagging.

      Have you ever typed up your grocery lists? When I was at home and had access to a free printer that was my favorite way to make lists. I organized them in all of the different aisles too. Now our grocery lists are written on our church bulletins πŸ™‚

  6. I hate when they do that at the grocery store – that’s why I go tot he self checkout/bag your own! I have the same indentation on my middle right finger – I’ve been out of school for 2 years – it doesn’t go away =(

    • I love the self-checkouts! Recently though we were talking in one of my classes at how self-checkouts promote loneliness and disconnection between the human population. Heavy stuff for the grocery store.

      For awhile when I was really concerned about it, I tried using a pumice rock to minimize the size. It actually helped a lot. Haha. But I don’t have the time or patience for that anymore.

  7. Nerdy Girl Survey = YES! I’m going to do it too! My answers: 1) Beans! Black beans, navy beans, pinto beans – weird. I know. 2) Pencil. I am constantly making mistakes or writing things in my planner in pen and then can’t erase when I reschedule. Pencil for sure. 3) Handwritten notes! I have to write things down in my planner. Not sure why but I do πŸ™‚ 4) Favorite classes were anything involving British literature (I was an English major) 5) I would redo my basic English classes. I took these classes at the beginning of my college career when the social aspects of college outweighed my studies. I could’ve done much better. 6) Most productive study spot = the library 7) I’m somewhat bad at organizing my day. It doesn’t really happen. 8) Least favorite class= Shakespeare or any math course 9) Best study time = morning 10) No dream study gadget??

    • I love that you answered all of the questions in your comment πŸ™‚ 1. Yes. That is quite an odd response. Haha. 2. I absolutely hate crossing out mistakes with pen, so that’s why I usually choose pencil too. 3. I’ve tried and failed several times in using a planner. I’m utterly impressed with those who use them successfully. 4. I love my English classes too. 5. Totally understand. 6. I have a feeling that I would love working in the library if I could actually get off my behind and walk the ten minutes or so it takes to get there. I bet I’d be much more productive… 7. It doesn’t really happen for me either. 8. Oh no. Shakespeare? Math? Love them… But ya, a full class devoted to Shakespeare wouldn’t be my favorite either. 9. Yay for early morning studying! 10. I had a hard time thinking of one too. πŸ™‚

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