Little Merry Sunshine

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Industry Non-Profit
Occupation Alumni Relations & Events Manager
Location Lake Bluff, IL, United States
Introduction A native of Chicago's Northwest Suburbs and resident of the North Shore, Jessica Gardner is passionately opinionated about everything (and we mean EVERYTHING) including local, national, and international politics, sports, news, and martinis, to name a few. The eternal optimist with moments of confusion (she’s blonde after all), Jessica’s musings can be found on her blog, Little Merry Sunshine. When not working (and as an Alumni Relations Manager and business owner, Jessica is almost always working), she volunteers, debates politics, attends wine tastings, cooks, reads, watches The West Wing DVDs, cheers for the Cubs, and plans Ravinia outings and other gatherings for her friends. In spite of her love of all things Chicago – sports, pizza, the lake, etc. – Jessica lives for her time away from it all (her laptop, cell phone, tv, social media, etc.) in Northern Michigan and loves country music, which her friends pretend to not know about.

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Interests The Cubs, reading, politics, the law, gardening, cooking, volunteering, music, writing
Favorite Movies MOVIES, Serendipity, Dead Poet's Society, Sixteen Candles, The Sound of Music, Casablanca, Grease, Dirty Dancing, When Harry Met Sally, Rudy, It's A Wonderful Life, St. Elmo's Fire, Remember the Titans, TV, The West Wing, Jack and Bobby, Brothers and Sisters, The Daily Show, Grey's Anatomy, The Colbert Report
Favorite Music Bon Jovi, Jimmy Buffett, Dixie Chicks, Eddie From Ohio, REM, The Rolling Stones, Tina Turner, Prince, U2
Favorite Books The Zero Game & The book of Lies by Brad Meltzer, Pride & Prejudice, Grapes of Wrath, The Sun Also Rises, Little Women, Uncle Wiggily by Howard Garis

You forgot your mom's birthday! What can you make out of super glue and olive pits?

This is seriously a big deal. My mom's birthday was 3 days ago. What the hell am I going to do? I am 100% out of super glue and olive pits!