September is a really long month when you work with or for the government. It's the last month of the year, so any and all unallocated funds need to be used. This creates a lot of last-minute work for us minions. As a result, I've been working ridiculous hours and feel like I haven't left the office since, well, August.
There's also just been a lot of bad lately. Long hours, car accidents, exhaustion, sickness. I'm just so tired, you guys.
I read this on Ashley's blog and asked her if it was okay to take it for my own. A fellow redhead, I'd like to think she gave me permission out of solidarity.
A. Age: Just barely 24
B. Birthplace: Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
C. Chore you hate: Just about all of them. I've gotten used to cleaning the litter box and vacuuming, but I'm not a fan of cleaning. Don't worry--just because I don't like it doesn't mean I don't do it!
D. Dogs: My mom has a dog, but so far none for us. I feel bad keeping a dog in our apartment, so we're waiting until we have a house. We want a Westie and a big dog.
E. Essential start to your day: Checking my email as soon as I wake up. A sign of the times.
F. Favorite Color: Dark purple and gray.
G. Gorges on: Candy! It's what I crave when I'm stressed, happy, in love, scared, sleepy...
H. Hoards: Mascara. I need at least one unopened tube at all times.
I. Instruments you play: I used to play the piano. I think I could handle the triangle.
J. Job Title: Training Coordinator
K. Kicks: I wear my Toms to commute (they now have multiple holes...talk about classy) and I have black heels of varying heights in my desk drawer. On the weekend, it's my Toms, sandals in the summer or flats.
L. Last read: What'd I read last?! I think it was the memoirs of the author of Orangette.
M. Music all-time fave: The Beatles
N. Nicknames: Em. Easy peasy. (That's not my nickname; it's just an easy nickname to have when your name is Emily.)
O. Office decor: I have pictures of my family and Nick, as well as a heart banner I got at Paper Source last winter and some gifts I've been given. Also lots of papers, training catalogs and shopping bags I keep forgetting to take home. And there's a dirty Crate and Barrel mug hanging out. I need to wash that.
P. Phobias: Lizards and frogs, crickets. Heights.
Q. Quote of the day: "You can't fix stupid. Lord knows I've tried." - Dad
R. Random fact: I don't like guacamole, but I do like avocados. Sit on that.
S. Siblings: Just Jake. He's 22.
T. Things that tick me off: Laziness, procrastination, bragging and elitism.
U. Underwear: Right now? They're navy.
V. Vegetables you hate: Squash
W. Word of the day: Accident
X. Xylophone concerts given: I'll have to check my records.
Y. Yummy food that you make: Everything I make is yummy! Haha. Actually I make a mean snickerdoodle and my buttercream icing is to die for.
Z. Zoo animals: Giraffes.
So now look at what you know! Someone should write a book about me.