I am Mini-Sheldon

| Thursday, April 29

Every once in a while, as I'm sitting watching Big Bang Theory, I both outwardly laugh and inwardly cringe at some of the things that Dr. Sheldon Cooper, Ph.D., does. The reason for this is, yes, his actions are often amusing, but then I start to realize that I am often very much like him. Some of these similarities are simple OCD idiosyncrasies, others are just downright obnoxious.

1. I have a spot on the couch. You do not sit there. It is MY spot. Mine is, however, on the right side, not the left.

2. Most of my wardrobe consists of geeky graphic tees. And I often wear them with long-sleeved tees under them or cardigans over them.

3. I am a bit of a hypochondriac. Not full-blown Sheldon-style, but minorly, anyway. I'm scared how I'll react once I have kids.

4. Do NOT enter my personal space bubble. I do not want to be touched by strangers!

5. If my set routine is thrown off in the slightest way, such as my morning routine in getting ready, I am thrown off for the whole day. Or I shut down and pout.

6. I have a difficult time making real life friends sometimes. I'm happier with my tiny circle.

7. I feel the constant need to correct people when they're wrong. It's rude and obnoxious, and I've been doing it ever since I was a little kid. It's a seriously hard habit to break.

8.  I get super excited and nervous at the prospect of meeting celebrities and often make a complete fool of myself. (See: How Kara will act around Edward James Olmos and/or Jewel Staite at Dragon*Con if a chance to meet them presents itself.) Hopefully these encounters will not be accompanied by  a restraining order.

9. I am one of the few teachers in my school to have a Master's degree, and I sometimes often think I'm superior because I have more schooling and a higher IQ.

But I promise, I'm not a horrible person! I'm as awkwardly lovable as Sheldon!
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Emily Jane said...

LOL!! With you on ALL of them... except #9... because I don't have a Master's... but this was too funny. I'm going to have to start watching that show!!

Katie said...

Hahahha...Sheldon is so ridiculous. When we're watching and Sheldon is doing something crazy, I always ask my husband, "I don't do that, do I?" I probably do, but he loves me and tells me I don't. :)

Melissa said...

#3, #6, #7 and #8.

ESPECIALLY #7. I'm insufferable.

suki said...

That show cracks me up! I also have some of those characteristics...some without me even realizing it. I like to sit smack dab in the middle of the couch. :P

Lariats and Lavender said...

Too funny!!!

Also, totally with you on the personal bubble... And yet people, especially co-workers, ALWAYS want to touch me...

I think biting is appropriate in a situation like that. :P

P.S. I've actually never bit anyone like that.

Anonymous said...

KARA THIS IS HILARIOUS I AM SO A SHELDON!! lol sorry for the yelling. but when my fiance and i watch, he's always like "hey, there's your brother". i feel the need to correct people always, and [especially this] i am over-the-top picky about my food. i even got in an argument with the subway lady yesterday about the order of toppings on my sub. [i'm sorry, but mayo touching the cheese is gross. cheese first, mayo 2nd last so the olives stick to it]. i can't make this stuff up.
...i am just so in awe that you blogged about this. i absolutely love it.
and don't enter my personal space bubble unless you want to lose that arm. ;)

Kara said...

As I sit here, on my spot on the couch, with no one touching me...
@Emily Jane: You so have to start watching it! Trust us, you'll love it!

@Katie: I think all geeks have a few Sheldon-like tendencies, but how sweet of your husband. :)

@Melissa: I've bitten my tongue a few times, but I'm always right...

@Suki: Welcome to C&C! Glad you heart BBT, too!

@Angela: Biting is an appropriate form of self-defense. And I am sadly speaking from personal experience.

@Shannon: I'm with you on the whole picky-about-food thing, too. Mayo, if any, should be spread thinly on the top slice of bread, touching veggie toppings, not cheese! And I'm so glad you're a Sheldon, too!

TabithaVenasse said...

Bah. You're not AS BAD as Sheldon at all. I enjoy your personality. Sheldon makes me want to bang my head off a wall.

Although he is slowly growing on me.

hermione329 said...

2, 3, 6, 7, 8, 9

I have a Master's too! I am better than all the teachers at my racist racist school. haha jk... only not

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