October Bachelor and Bachelorette
Tasha de Sherbinin '11 needs a man to keep up with her busy life.
Bachelor Matt Carey '11
Longing for a rugged, flannel-wearing Mainer to keep you warm on those long, cold October nights? Look no further than Vacationland's own Matt Carey, a senior hailing from York, a rough-and-tumble township south of Portland. The International Studies major has spent the past eight summers picking lobsters in his hometown and describes himself as â€œa typical Maine blue collar hero.â€
Suffice it to say, Matt is a man who's not shy about getting his hands dirty and reeking of shellfish. This is a man who punches in at the start of the day, puts his head down and gets his work done, fingers weaving skillfully through the perilous pincers of American lobsters, then punches out at five o'clock and heads to the local dive bar with his fellow lobstermen to crack open some Bud Heavies and shoot some pool.
Matt is the sort of guy that Springsteen would probably be inspired to write a song about. He might have written one already. It might be called 'Born in the U.S.A.'
An accomplished athlete, in high school Matt played several sports including soccer, hockey and band (Matt played timpani, also called kettledrums). Here at Colby he is a defender on the Men's Soccer team.
But don't be fooled by Matt's rugged exterior. His blue-collar demeanor and affinity for Marden's belies his cultured side. A world traveler, he spent last spring abroad in Spain studying at the University of Salamanca. While abroad, Matt really pushed himself to his intellectual limits, studying Grammar, Culture and Cinema. 'It was fun,' said the typically laconic Matt.
Get to know the enigmatic senior a little bit better with these fun facts:
Favorite food: Sandwiches
Favorite color: Fuchsia
Favorite TV show: Dora the Explorer (his favorite character is Swiper the Fox)
Favorite celebrity: A tie between Brian McKnight and Kevin Bacon
Favorite movie: Johnny Tsunami
Favorite geometrical shape: Octagon
Favorite website: email.colby.edu
Bachelorette Tasha de Sherbinin '11
Gentlemen of the Colby Community: if you are even considering wooing the divine diva whose dazzling picture is no doubt the reason you're reading this, we urge you to proceed with caution. Not every man can keep up with this foxy, fun-loving, fast-paced lady.
Born and raised in Massachusetts, Tasha is a Human Development and WGSS double major because she has double the brains of your average college student. When she's not training for marathons or dominating the slopes of Sugarloaf, Tasha is giving tours to prospective students, mentoring her CCAK kid, being the ultimate COOT mama, spamming seniors' inboxes with TFA materials and â€œicingâ€ everyone in the Apartments.
How does she do it all, you ask? The inordinate amount of Vitamin Water she consumes daily might have something to do with it. Despite being so busy, she always has time to stop and chat. As a former high school debate team star, Tasha talks at an impressive rate of 97 words per minute, reducing an average conversation length by 52 percent.
Donâ€™t let her mom-car fool you; Tasha's infamous twerking skills landed her a spot in a Destiny's Child music video at the age of 12. Her dance moves are now an international sensation in Seville, Spain, where she spent last spring performing her infamous 'booty back up' dance, all the locals know her as 'la loca chica.'
Tasha is single and mingling. To find her on the weekends, look for the mysterious girl in the shades who is crushing Ruit games and yelling things like 'Oh my God look at his backward hat!' Tasha's looking for an active, attractive guy in a Top Gun pinny to cook her chocolate chip pancakes and watch Gossip Girl. If you think you can be the Ying to her Yang, the Jay to her Z, the Red to her Sox, then introduce yourself to this gorgeous girl and see if you can keep up.
Favorite Hobby: Inventing cryptic code names for attractive guys on campus
Pet Peeves: The color orange and people who puke in the Apartments
Turn On: Shoes with no socks
Turn Off(s): Sexism, homophobia, racism, elitism