One, Two, Three to the Four

A get-to-know-me post on a lifestyle blog needs no introduction, does it? This is making its rounds and I have like negative 4% brain efficiency today, so off we go.

Four names that people call me other than my real name:
1. Allie (my entire family, and those who know me through family)
2. Owl
3. Al
4. Alyss (please stop)
Four jobs I’ve had:
1. Super scooper and manager at a homemade ice cream/gelato shop
2. My Gym instructor
3. Township health department assistant
4. Writer

Four movies I’ve watched more than once:
1. The Dark Knight
2. Dirty Dancing
3. The Wizard of Oz
4. Stand By Me
Four books I’d recommend:
1. Sloppy Firsts (& the rest of the Jessica Darling series)
2. The Storyteller (and literally every single other book by Jodi Picoult)
3. Slaughterhouse-Five
4. Are You There God? It's Me, Margaret

Four places I’ve lived:
1. The town in NJ I was born in and lived in for the first 18 months of my life
2. The town in NJ I grew up in and lived in until I was 22
3. The town in NJ I lived in for a year after college
4. The town in NJ I live in now

Four places I've visited:
1. Cooperstown, NY (Baseball Hall of Fame)
2. Washington, D.C.
3. San Diego, California
4. St. Martin
St. Martin, 2008
Four places I’d rather be right now:
1. The beach
2. Portland
3. Someplace where the sun's out
4. Hogwarts

Four things I don’t eat:
1. Red meat
2. Mushrooms
3. Leftover seafood
4. Straight chocolate (without a buffer, like pretzel or peanut butter)

Four of my favorite foods:
1. Sushi
2. Any combination of noodles and cheese
3. Big salads
4. Potatoes prepared in pretty much any and every way
How my officemate and I spend our workday. Taking color-coordinated yeesh-face selfies.
Four TV shows I watch: (all in syndication; I don't have cable anymore)
1. Friends
2. Parks & Rec
3. Friday Night Lights
4. Lost

Four things I’m looking forward to this year: (through 2014, because I can't think any more about 2015 yet without going bananas)
1. Meeting Kristen
2. Spending Christmas with my family
3. Two full weeks of vacation from work
4. Ugly Christmas Sweater Parties

Four things I’m always saying:
1. "That's aggressive."
2. "Hashtag Alyssa's life." (I know it's absurd; we started saying it at work like two years ago and we just can't shake it.)
3. "Words? What? Do I know them?" (When they just aren't things right now because I literally can't.)
4. "What." (Said as a statement, also when I literally can't.)
Bonus #5. "I can't." (#basic.)

Linking up with Amanda and playing this tune on repeat all weekend long.
What are you getting into the next few days?


  1. Owl is quite the interesting nickname - care to elaborate?! A girl after my own heart with sushi being your #1 favorite food!

  2. I'd definitely like to be at the beach or anywhere with sunshine right now. I'll check out the Jessica Darling series!

  3. I kinda love these types of posts. I'm with you, I can't even think about 2015 being right around the corner.

  4. hahahaha hashtag Alyssa's life. I love it. Do people ever call you Lyss or Lyssa? When I was younger I was obsessed with names and wrote many a 'story' (i called them books) so that i could create different characters with pretty names (what I considered pretty) that could have nicknames, because I didn't like my name. Alyssa was one of them but she went by Lyssa, cause she was cool like that. She was besties with Cassandra who went by Cassie, duh.
    Anyway. #loser.
    interesting about the chocolate. speaking of, are we still going to serendipity? i totally forgot about a reservation and i called them and they didn't answer.. i'll try it again. if we are going (i really don't mind) what time do you think? it's up to you honest.
    ps. guess what is 13 weeks away from tomorrow?

  5. ok, I'm going to say it look great in that swimsuit! Dang!
    Anywho...I love these posts, I think its so fun! I think its hilarious that you said you would rather be at Hogwarts!
    And, I watch every single show you watch!!!

  6. haha whoever called you Alyss really should stop. Thats like "Kryssy" for me - nail on chalkboard. You are rocking that swimsuit!! and you know how I feel about sushi! (If I had the chance id comment on each question haha)

    Gotta do this one!


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