Another Tuesday, Another Ten

It's for real, officially my Christmas break now, except for a self-eval I have to finish.

I'm feeling pretty good about life, as I should.  I had happy hour with a friend I haven't spent time with in too long, I have spent more time in sweats than out of them lately, and I have some fun adventures to look forward to over the coming weeks.

Party mode.

Here's my Ten on Tuesday.  You should join, too!

1. What do you order at Starbucks?
This time of year egg nog lattes, cut with nonfat milk to make them less thick, are my crack, but nonfat chai lattes are "the usual".  In the summer I go for green tea lemonades, unsweetened, for something a little more refreshing.

2. Where is your favorite place to eat breakfast?
There are a couple really good spots around town for breakfast: the Little Cheerful, Old Town Cafe and Diamond Jim's.  Those are definitely my top three.

3. Are you on Twitter? Why or why not?
Yes, I'm @ewiley.  Come be my friend.  Or follow me.  Or whatever.  I've been on twitter for about 2 years now.  I started out of curiosity and boredom (I was unemployed at the time), and now I'm kind of an addict.

4. What is your favorite Christmas movie?
I love Elf.  It makes me laugh every time, especially if I watch it with my sister and dad.  In terms of classics, I'm a fan of The Christmas Carol, the older version.

5. Are you a good gift giver?
I love, love, love giving gifts.  Some people are definitely harder to buy for than others (my sister is the easiest ever), but I love the challenge of finding something people will enjoy and don't already have.

6. Do you like your handwriting? Bonus points for posting a picture.
It depends.  It can look fun and nice, but it can also turn into scribbles.  And sometimes when I get going too fast, I have the tendency to leave out letters.

7. Is your signature legible? Bonus points for posting a picture.
My signature has actually become less and less legible over time, but I really like it.  It's missing a few letters at this point.  Some of them have melded together.

8. Have you ever been to New York during Christmas season?
I've actually never been to New York at all.  So no.  It's on my list though.  One of many, many places I would like to visit.

9. Are there any items that you are completely brand loyal?
Deodorant: Dove.  I had really sensitive skin when I was younger and Dove was the only thing I found that didn't make my skin freak out.

10. Who is your favorite public speaker?
Oh gosh.  I'm not sure.  I heard Michael Kimmel speak earlier this year and found him hilarious.  He's a sociologist who has studied young men in our culture and has some great insights.  I don't know if I've heard enough to have a favorite, though.


  1. oo i like your sig!!!
    and the GRE isn't that bad, just study and don't worry :)

  2. I like to think my handwriting has "moods". That's the only way I can explain it!

    And I'm with you on New York- I wanna go!!!

  3. Omg, those Starbucks drinks sound sooo good... All of them!!!

  4. Have you ever had an eggnog-chai latte? Those are pretty amazing.

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  6. I am very, very jealous that you are already out for break. I have two more weeks, and they cannot go by fast enough. Enjoy your time in sweats! :-)

  7. I love youer handwriting. it's funny ebcuase jsut a few minutes ago before I read your post I had thought that it'd be fun to post a picture of my handwriting and ask otehrs to do the same.