I use Bath & Body Works pocket hand sanitizers religiously.
My first big vacation was a trip to Ohio when I was 10. My dad, my mom, my brother and I packed up the car and drove 14 hours straight from Florida to Ohio. The entire trip was spent visiting my dad’s old high school buddies so it was a really, really boring vacation.
I love working in a casual office environment. I wear jeans and TOM’s most days and sometimes, I even just pull on yoga pants and a t-shirt.
I will always choose a cheesy romance novel over a literary great.
Even though they tend to be more expensive and tourist-y, I always choose excursions that the cruise line provides. I feel safer that way!
My favorite amusement park is Sea World.
I’ve becoming more and more curious and drawn to vegetarianism lately. As much as I loathed the book Skinny Bitch, the chapter on how meat is produced was really eye-opening for me.
Sometimes, I think I would thrive so much better in a work-from-home position, but I also know it’s good for me to be in an office, surrounded by people. It forces me to be more social and outgoing than I normally would be.
I hold 95% of my sneezes in. This can’t be good, but I just really, really hate sneezing.
I don’t understand people who don’t love Blake Shelton. He’s my favorite coach on The Voice!
I wish I could write about some of the things that happen at my job but honestly, I’m not sure anyone would believe certain things actually happen.
For Christmas, my mom bought Dutch a placemat for his food. It’s shaped like a bone, cloth, and sprinkled with dachshunds dressed in sweatshirts. And every day, my mom would come home from lunch to find his food bowl and water bowl tipped over and off the placemat. Apparently, he wasn’t a fan of the placemat! Grumpy old man.
Once, I tweeted about bad service at Publix. I never, ever get bad service at Publix so it was an anomaly but I was really annoyed so I tweeted it out of annoyance. Well, the manager at that Publix reached out to me to express his apologies and now, whenever I go to Publix, he goes out of his way to say hi to me and make sure everything is okay with my visit. It’s like I’m a celebrity!
I’m currently growing out my blonde hair. The last time I got my hair colored was at the beginning of January so my roots are coming in. Luckily, my natural color is just a few shades darker than my blonde so it doesn’t look terrible (since I hate the ombre look, personally). I’m not sure what I’m going to do with it once the blonde does grow out, but going back to brunette is one of my 30 at 30 goals so who knows?!
I knew my boss and I were going to get along great when, during my interview, she showed me her office and her filing system – which is color-coded. We are kindred spirits when it comes to organization and it makes us work so efficiently.
Speaking of my boss, I couldn’t ask for a better mentor. She’s helped me to grow and learn so much in the past 18 months I’ve worked at this job. We also have the same type of humor, which works out well. We spend most of our days laughing!
I’m really, really happy I joined my book club. It was terrifying to go to the first meeting where I didn’t know anyone, but I’m so glad I just went for it, because I love it a lot!
I still need to try out some other Meet-Up groups, though. I’m still letting the fear get the best of me.
I still buy CD’s. In the last month, I bought the Nashville soundtrack and fun.’s CD. Both are incredible!
I just finished The Happiness Project and I now have so many THOUGHTS and FEELINGS about this book. I’m really glad I read it – and now, of course, I’m itching to take on a happiness project of my own.
What’s something about you I should know?