You guys are too much. I love y'all too!
Well, if you'd like to know about me, I'll tell you. I'm the Prime Minister of a little planet made completely of sodium bicarbonate. Our major export is, in fact, baking soda, but our neighboring planets don't seem to care so much for the wonderful mineral, so I am on a mission to get more people to purchase baking soda on planet earth....
Hey. It could happen.
Okay, would the *real* Spastica please stand up?
Spastica was born in Knoxville, TN to two wonderful immigrant Indians from Calcutta, India. They had an arranged marriage and moved to the States along with many other hopeful young and eager Indians.
Her father, a nuclear engineer, often had contract projects in various states in the USA. For this reason, little Spastica was moved from town to town with her parents. As an only child and often the "new girl" in every town, Spazzy resorted to comedy to get people to like her and when at home, she would bore her mother with questions and blather about her day at school. Spastica's mother often kept her busy by asking questions and helping her with homework. When she wasn't doing that, she would watch cartoons or educational programs, or had her nose buried in a book. She had few selective friends, none of which she kept for long before she had to move again. As a result, Spastica's mother did her best to keep her child well-adjusted and happy.
As a former literature student, Spastica's mother wanted the best for her child and tried to get her ahead in school. During summer vacations, when not playing, she'd assign something to read: articles from magazines, excerpts from stories, sample math questions from workbooks, etc, and then ask questions. She helped spark Spazzy's creativity and encouraged her to try out for the gifted program at one school that offered it. Spazzy passed the test and was in the gifted program for the year that it was offered in that particular school. Unfortunately, wonderful programs like that often get pushed aside from lack of support. Spastica tried to apply herself in other ways, like entering in school science fairs and joining school clubs like the Science Olympiad.
In high school, Spastica teetered on career ambitions while being the dark, brooding, but personable academic around campus. Literature and Biology were her passions. She took biology classes for fun and took classes like typing and basic computers when everybody else took home economics or study hall. Though Spastica did not realize it at the time, the typing classes would pay off in college and in the work force. It has even helped her gain new friends online on several forums! Spastica's typing speed is anywhere from 65-80 words per minute.
Spastica's parents actually wanted her to stay in one high school throughout her time there - so Huntsville, AL was the place where Spastica's family stayed thereafter. Spazzy's father was tired of all the traveling he had done throughout his career and ached to have his own business. He started up his own environmentally-friendly chemical company, focusing on a green product that converts rust into a primer coating. Though Spastica's father had a poor and rocky start, he has had tremendous success in recent years and sells his formula to several manufacturing companies and antique car restoration shops. He is expanding his business in the retail market soon.
While her father pursued his own goals, Spastica enjoyed the typical high school life: days busy with involvement in Youth Orchestra, AP coursework, creative writing, the local Indian community, and her passion, singing.
After toiling over internships, SAT's, AP courses, and the general drama of being a high school kid, Spastica applied to three schools to eventually become an eye doctor, specifically, an optometrist. As a high school student in Alabama, Spastica fell in love with Atlanta, Georgia's variety and charms, and particularly, fell in love with Emory University. Spastica quickly applied to Emory, Vanderbilt, and her safety school, University of ********** (UAB).
To her pleasant surprise, and to her parents' surprise, she was accepted to all three schools and she merrily trotted off to Emory, her first choice. There, Spastica attempted about 2 and half years of pre-medical courses and internships before finding out that the medical field was just not as fascinating from a clinical standpoint, and that schooling really took the wonder out of science and biology. She quickly took some career assessment tests and tried other options. She ended up keeping her English major and completed a Business minor instead. Spastica believed that communications may be her ticket to career bliss in the future.
Spastica graduated with a bachelors of arts in English and a minor in Business (focus on marketing), and headed off to New York with her first job at Turner Broadcasting Systems (TBS), working in the web advertising department for entertainment sites like Cartoon Network, Goodwill Games, and WCW. After 6 months of being away from her family and boyfriend, and having much difficulty with gaining friends and having health problems in the mildewy and often dank NY, she moved back to Atlanta.
Spazzy's been in Atlanta ever since. She has been employed at several companies, most of which have been in the home improvement, retail, and interior design field. She has had the opportunity to work for Atlanta's finest companies like Home Depot/EXPO Design Center and Goody Products (a Newell-Rubbermaid company). She specializes in media, advertising, and marketing. Like most Gen-Xers, she is dismayed by the 'real world' and is often contemplating on how unfair adult life actually is. To add insult to injury, Spastica is also disheartened that the corporate world is nowhere near as fascinating or challenging as she was brought up to believe. It finally dawned on her that all that hard work in school, challenging herself and trying to learn, really don't amount to much in the real world. So she's back to square one. All that stuff, good college, good coursework, don't mean nada.
To keep herself occupied and from getting completely disillusioned, Spastica now reads articles on the internet, reads magazines and informative pieces, and enjoys eating out in Atlanta's spectrum of restaurants. She also takes adult enrichment classes at local colleges or workshops, and has taken courses in interior design and will soon take classes in soapmaking and other special topics.
For more information about Spastica, please feel free to view her profile on Friendster: http://www.friendster.com/12999379
Please note that the pictures are outdated. Hopefully she'll post more pictures later! Thank you for reading this posting of the biography of Spastica.