<<If you already know what B.A.E. of the Week is, you may skip this introduction and head straight to Amy H.’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. THE PURPOSE IS NOT TO PIMP OUT 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 girls who haven’t found the right guy yet.
B.A.E. of the Week: Amy H.
Name: Amy H.
Nickname(s): Lamey, Bunky, Flutus
What institute of higher learning did/do you attend? Christopher Newport University
What is your current occupation? I work for my dad’s small investment firm, so I do lots of random things around our office: asset allocation, portfolio rebalancing, mutual fund trading, lots of different administrative tasks, and chatting with clients on the phone.
What is your ultimate career goal? I would really like to become a nutritionist someday. Nutrition is my passion, and I’d love to share that with other people who may be struggling with their health.
What is something you’ve done in life thus far that you’re proud of? During my junior year of college I walked onto the varsity lacrosse team. I knew that I’d never be a starter, but I really missed playing the best sport ever (I’m from Maryland, lax is life). It was one of the most physically and mentally demanding things I’ve ever done, but it was worth it. My coaches and teammates were so welcoming and wonderful, and at the end of the year, to my surprise, my coaches awarded me with the All-Conference Sportsmanship Team Award (I like to call it the Best Benchwarmer Ever Award). But in all seriousness, being recognized for working hard and trying my best was one of the proudest moments of my life. (Also, fun/embarrassing fact, my dad was so excited that I made the team, he used to arrive early to home games to video tape the warm-ups.)
What do you like to do outside of work? I love to cook and bake (weird allergy friendly/paleo foods), and I love hanging out with my friends. I am very close with my family, so I spend a lot of time with them. I also love doing anything athletic, and I take tap dancing classes. I take singing lessons as well, and I’m about to audition for a community theater musical.
Who was your elementary school crush? Haha I have to pick just one? I was a boy crazy little kid! My first crush was Brian Burke.
Did he like you back? I think so, he used to kiss me on the cheek at recess in second grade (that was quite scandalous for Catholic school).
Do you believe in love at first sight? Nope. I believe that true love takes time and patience.
Do you feel ready to get married if you found the right one? I think so.
What is the most embarrassing thing you’ve done in the last week? I got caught practicing some tap dancing steps in our office kitchen (this actually happens about once a week). It’s really hard to brush that off and pretend like you were doing something other than dancing, so I just laughed it off. Life is too short to stand still while waiting for the microwave.
What is the second most embarrassing thing you’ve done in the last week? I was hanging out at my parents’ house last weekend and the weather was really nice, so I decided to clean out my car. It was extremely messy because I am a car slob, and I also had tons of junk in there from moving. So I kept pulling out more and more stuff, and filling trash bag upon trash bag with crap. I honestly could have hosted a yard sale from the things I found (a food processor, throw pillows, 12 umbrellas, cleaning supplies, boots, shampoo, etc.). So the whole time I was cleaning, people kept walking by and commenting on the state of my car/ the pile of junk on the sidewalk. One of our family friends even told me that she was proud of me. Needless to say my car is now spotless, and I will never be a car hoarder again.
What’s one weird thing you do sometimes? I have started saying “yodel” instead of “hello” as a greeting to my friends and family. I really love making up words/ generally being silly. But a lot of my friends say it now too, so I don’t feel as weird as I should.
Do you try and catch the bouquet at weddings or usually hide from it? I always hide! Despite my love of playing catch, grabbing the bouquet at weddings makes me feel squirmy. I think it’s an outdated tradition that needs to end.
Are you Rapunzel or Snow White? Rapunzel all the way.
What’s your favorite unhealthy food? Potato chips and chocolate.
What’s your least favorite kind of workout? Sprints.
Go-to drink: Water, green tea, or kombucha.
Jimmy Fallon or Jimmy Kimmel? Jimmy Fallon
Robert Pattinson or Joseph Gordon-Levitt? JGL! He’s handsome, charming, and he can sing.
Favorite physical feature on yourself: I love my hair color! I love being blonde. I have never dyed my hair, and I never will! I have my Polish/German genes to thank for that.
One reason you love being single: I really enjoy the freedom that comes with being single. I can do things on my terms and on my time.
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:
(I actually texted two of Amy’s BFFs, so she gets two rounds of answers!)
How would you describe Amy in three words:
BFF #1: Genuine, selfless, flawless
BFF #2: Genuine, silly, vivacious
^^ Note: Amy is extra genuine. BFF #1 and BFF #2 did not copy each other or even know that they were both taking part in this.
Why do you think Amy shouldn’t be single:
BFF #1: Any boy would be lucky to have Amy! She makes me a better person and brings so much laughter and joy into my life. I don’t know what I’d do without her.
BFF #2: Amy shouldn’t be single because she has a lot of love to give and her boobs are too great to be wasted on being single.
^^Props to BFF #2 for calling it how it is.