Holiday From Real – Cali Bound for Thanksgiving

Anybody else on vacation mode already?! : ) There’s something about a short work/school week that makes focusing extra difficult. What can I say? I got turkey on the brain!

After work today, I’m leaving for Los Angeles to spend Thanksgiving with some friends from college. It will be my first Thanksgiving spent away from my family, but I’ll be flying home to Pennsylvania for Christmas in no time (24 days to be exact!). Lots to be thankful for and excited about this holiday season.

Last night, I had a little pre-vacation celebration at the Andrew McMahon concert here in Austin. Any Something Corporate/Jack’s Mannequin fans out there?

Andrew McMahon at Emo's in Austin.

I recently blogged about how much I love his new album, In the Wilderness. I’ve been listening to Andrew since I was 14, and it’s always a pleasure to hear him play songs that span over different chapters in my life. There’s definitely a special place in my heart for Jack’s Mannequin’s “Everything in Transit” album.

In addition to being incredibly talented, smart and funny, Andrew is a leukemia survivor. His story is pretty inspiring — his sister Katie donated bone marrow that saved Andrew’s life. Now he’s married with a baby and still making music, 15 years after his first band, Something Corporate, came out with their new album.

Guess I’m feeling mushy with the holiday coming up, but I just wanted to check in and wish everyone a Happy Thanksgiving! I hope that you enjoy a happy, healthy (it’s a relative term, hehe) and safe Thanksgiving with your loved ones. No matter where you are or who you’re with, make it a wonderful memory.

I’ll talk to you next week — when it’s officially Christmastime! : )

Lovely Thanksgiving decor at the Whole Foods Austin headquarters

Your Turn-

  • What are you thankful for?

7 thoughts on “Holiday From Real – Cali Bound for Thanksgiving

  1. So funny, I haven’t heard about Jack’s Mannequin since I was 14. I used to looooove them. I’m going to have to listen to Andrew McMahon now.

    Have a blast in LA. Thankfully for you, it’ll be warm. I’m headed out to Chicago tomorrow, and brrr.


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