get to know me

I mustache you some questions…

Happy Friday from my homegirl KP! Who’s ready to celebrate? I’m going to my group of friends’ annual Friendsgiving dinner so I couldn’t be happier!

Thanks to Kaylin for tagging me in this questionnaire! It’s been floating around the blog world for awhile now and I’ve loved reading everyone’s responses.  Now it’s my turn – and I’m excited for the opportunity for you to get to know me a little better.

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

  • Lo – Not sure where this came from but multiple people call me that now. I love it, actually!
  • Lela – My best friend Kaitlin’s name for me growing up.
  • Pumpkin Head – my Dad called me this growing up. I always thought it was a “cute” nickname but in actuality it was all about my giaaaant dome. Thanks, dad.
  • Leehock – people in high school called me that. Not a lot of nicknames have come my way in life haha I guess Lauren just fits me too perfectly

Four Jobs I’ve Had:

  • Server
  • Barista
  • Writing/production intern for “The McLaughlin Group”
  • PR intern

And now I’m currently an educator at lululemon and in January (fingers crossed) I’ll be a NASM certified personal trainer!

Four Movies I Have Watched More Than Once:

  • National Treasure (1 and 2)
  • The Patriot
  • Horrible Bosses (Jason Bateman is the best)
  • White Christmas (it’s that time of year!)

Four Books I’d Recommend: 

  • Gone Girl
  • 50 Shades of Grey (because, I mean, come on)
  • Life of Pi
  • Bossypants (Tina Fey for the win)

Four Places I’ve Lived:

  • Madison, WI
  • Washington D.C.
  • Paris, France
  • Champaign, IL (#college)

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I grew up in the suburbs of Chicago and in two weeks will finally have my own place in the city! So let’s add Chicago to that list, shall we?

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Four Places I Have Been:

  • Belize
  • Prague
  • Spearfish Canyon and Sioux Falls, SD (it’s BEAUTIFUL there)
  • Captiva Island, FL

Four Places I’d Rather Be Right Now:

  • LA
  • Washington D.C.
  • Nashville
  • Scottsdale, AZ (my friend Jordan just moved there and I miss her like crazy)

Four Things I Don’t Eat:

  • Red meat
  • Dairy milk (unless it’s my only option or it’s an ingredient in a dish – but otherwise I don’t drink it)
  • Beets (NEVER)
  • Sour Cream

Four Of My Favorite Foods:

  • Seafood (tuna melts, fish tacos, GET AT ME)
  • M&Ms
  • Nuts (I almost always carry a bag of nuts around in my purse. This also includes pb)
  • Roasted sweet potatoes
  • Popcorn
  • Eggs
  • Chocolate covered pretzels
  • Spinach Dip
  • Carrot Cake
  • wait was I supposed to stop at four?

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Four TV Shows That I Watch (or have watched):

  • Arrested Development
  • Modern Family (one of my all-time favorites)
  • Seinfeld
  • Scandal

Four Things I Am Looking Forward To This Year:

  • Getting my NASM certification and finding a job in the fitness world
  • Traveling to Scottsdale to see Jordan (as long as the ol’ wallet allows it)
  • Baking perfect French macarons. What can I say I set my sights high.
  • Training for the Chicago Marathon

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Four Things I’m Saying: 

  • “Totally”
  • “Wait let me get a picture of that”
  • “Thank you” (I say thank you for eeeeeeverything)
  • “Sorry” (ever seen this video? Totally me. See what I did there?)

Four People I’m Tagging To Do This Next: