First off, I definitely think you should forget about wearing your hair up all the time - it's way too pretty not to be seen! I know the grass is always greener, yadda yadda yadda - but I would happily trade heads with so many of you guys!
As far as curl pattern, I don't know how much help I'll be, since I'm not really sure of my own. But I can see where you're not sure about being wavy - looks to me like there are some definite spirals waiting to come out in that hair!
Sulfate/non-water-soluble silicone free since 8/16/10
Med-coarse, normal porosity, low elasticity
Dye-free since 11/2010