Holiday Things + A Survey

Hello hello! It’s been a super busy week, so I’m thrilled to spend today running errands and watching Netflix. The best Saturday things!

This morning, I woke up naturally at 5:55 AM and decided to stay up. It was actually pretty nice to lay in bed, turn on Gilmore Girls (I’m not kidding- I’m obsessed) and have a leisurely breakfast & coffee.

Had my morning coffee with Lorelai and Sookie

Had my morning coffee with Lorelai and Sookie : )

Right now, I am waiting on a box of things from home that my Mom sent me. She periodically ships me the random clothes, knick knacks, accessories and decorations I’ve asked her for (thanks, Mom!). This time, I’m expecting some warmer clothes (it’s been FREEZING in Texas) and the start of my Christmas decorations. Sooo excited to put them up — after Thanksgiving, of course.

Me and Kyle's cute Christmas tree set up from last year

Me and Kyle’s cute Christmas tree set up from last year

Speaking of Christmas, I’m getting really excited for the holidays! I was 1 of 5 people in my office who was asked to plan our company holiday party. It’s probably not a big deal, but I’m super psyched!

But is anyone else struggling with the fact that Christmas has taken over Thanksgiving?! I love Christmas, but I can’t help feeling like it’s not time yet!! I actually thanked the Trader Joe’s employee for the fact that they’re decked out for Thanksgiving and not Christmas yet. I think they’re the only ones!

Is it Thanksgiving or is it Christmas?!

However…. that’s not to say I didn’t buy a Christmas tree from Target today. 😀 They were on sale, what can I say?!

You may have seen this survey floating around the blogosphere. Both Brie and Emily tagged me to do it next, so here are my belated responses. ; )

I mustache you some questions

Four Names That People Call Me (Other Than My Real Name):

1. Em
2. Oh Em G
3. Emma-Dee (reserved for my Grandpa)
4. Munchkin

Four Jobs I’ve Had:

1. Server @ Dunkin Donuts (for 6 years through high school and college) .. hence “Munchkin.”

Worked at Dunkin Donuts since I was 16

2. Barista @ Zummo’s Cafe
3. Talent Coordinator @ 92 WICB, my college radio station.
4. Field Marketing Associate @ Oatmega — more on that very soon! 🙂

Gosh.. I didn’t realize how many jobs I’ve had! Haha. This is only a handful of them.

Four Movies I Have Watched More Than Once:

1. Now and Then — does anyone remember this movie from the 90s?!

Now and Then is a great movie from the 90s

2. The Holiday — we were obsessssed with this in college.
3. Dazed and Confused — aaand we were obsessed with this in high school.
4. Elf ❤

Four Books I’d Recommend: 

1. Emma by Jane Austen
2. The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
3. Looking for Alaska by John Green — check it out if you liked ‘The Fault in Our Stars.’
4. Eat What You Love, Love What You Eat by Michelle May

Four Places I’ve Lived:

1. Scranton, PA

Scranton, PA - any 'Office' fans out there?

Any ‘Office’ fans out there?

2. Ithaca, NY
3. Los Angeles, CA
4. Austin, TX

Four Places I Have Been:

1. Las Vegas, NV
2. San Diego, CA
3. Portland, ME
4. Niagara Falls, ON

Four Places I’d Rather Be Right Now:

1. Home in Pennsylvania
2. Running Lake Scranton
3. Sipping ‘Blue Moose’ at Zummo’s Cafe

My old stompin' grounds... get it?! Grounds!

My old stompin’ grounds… get it?! Grounds!

4. Back in bed : )

Four Things I Don’t Eat:

1. Duck, lamb, rabbit, or any animals I consider cute 🙂
2. Bacon
3. Whipped cream
4. Most cheese

Four Of My Favorite Foods:

1. Sweet potatoes
2. Oatmeal
3. Salmon
4. Greek yogurt

Four TV Shows That I Watch:

1. Gilmore Girls repeats on Netflix. I’m tellin’ ya.
2. Um… NFL football?
3. Anything on HGTV
4. Anything on Food Network

Four Things I Am Looking Forward To This Year:

1. Spending Thanksgiving in LA and reuniting with my college friends.

Thanksgiving in LA the first time -- 2011

Thanksgiving in LA the first time — 2011

2. My best friend coming to Austin in December!
3. Home for Christmas (!!!!)
4. Hopefully going home for my birthday/Memorial Day weekend, as well.

Four Things I’m Saying: 

1. “Exactly!” — I say this 54584x a day.
2. “Well there ya go.” — for emphasis.
3. “Totally get it.” — Totally picked this up from my boss. 
4. “You guys” — Not aboard the “ya’ll” train yet. 

Four People I’m Tagging To Do This Next:

1. Georgie
2. Alyssa
3. Elsie
4. Kay

Have a great weekend, everybody!

Your Turn-

  • Have you ever planned a holiday party?
  • Thoughts on Christmas vs. Thanksgiving this time of year?

20 thoughts on “Holiday Things + A Survey

  1. I have to say, once again, we are twins we have the same 4 favorite foods (not surprising). We seriously need to go out to eat together! I think you need to add Minnesota to your list of places you want to visit 🙂 And of course with my love of Gilmore Girls, I am so happy to see it is not just me that is obsessed! I can’t wait to complete this survey, I was thinking of all my answers during your post.


  2. Awww thank you for tagging me! I love these surveys!! I don’t know what it is about whipped cream but I just can’t seem to like it either! I like meringue though! #sugaronsugar
    I feel the same about this November-Christmas. As much as I love my Santa I think one month is more than enough..or else I will be broke with all my Christmas shopping! That tree picture is so so funny!

    Have a great Sunday!


    • Woohoo! Excited to read your responses, Elsie! Haa- everyone thinks I’m nuts when I say I don’t like whipped cream. I mean, I don’t HATE it but I can toootally live without it forever if I needed to ; ) Enjoy your Sunday!


  3. If I could pick I single person in my life to plan a Christmas/any holiday party it would be YOUUUUU x 1000000. My life post 255 Coddington has been insufficient in the holiday décor 😦
    I love you and your blog 🙂


  4. Yay! I’m so excited to do this. I secretly love surveys. I think they bring me back to the days of Myspace and Livejournal.

    I loved finding out that you worked at Dunkin Donuts. Everyone’s teen jobs are amazing. And I bet you have some crazy stories from that time. I know waitressing did that to me. 🙂


    • Haha, I knowww — everyone thinks I’m crazy when I tell them I don’t like bacon! And wow, that’s a long time to not eat red meat and fish! I didn’t like fish so much when I was younger, but I looove it now : )


  5. Aww this looks so fun! Thanks for the tag!
    I love the time between Thanksgiving and Christmas, I love all the anticipation and general camaraderie/”Christmas spirit” in the air.

    Also favorite foods? On point.


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