From Favorite Movies to Best Work From Home Snacks and More, The DiscoverNEPA Team Chimes In
Since the state mandated shutdown of all non-life-sustaining businesses, the ol’ DiscoverNEPA headquarters has gone dark. We’re still hard at work creating and curating content. We’re just doing it separately and from home — like so many of you. And while our work certainly keeps us busy, we got to wondering… With so many people spending so much more time at home – working or not — what are they doing to pass the time?
As a result, we circulated a quick survey among the DiscoverNEPA team. And now, to satisfy your burning curiosity, here are the results:
What’s your favorite movie of all time?
Jill Patton — Writer
Brian — It’s a Wonderful Life
Courtney – Aquaman
Dave – Spectre
Jonathan – No Country for Old Men
Kristen – Harry potter and the Goblet of Fire
Rebecca – The Big Lebowski
Ryan – The Social Network
Sherie – Almost Famous
Mary – My Best Friend’s Wedding
What’s your favorite kid's movie of all time?
Sherie Butzek — Content Coordinator
What’s your favorite book?
Ryan Wood — Videographer
“Black Leopard, Red Wolf by Marlon James”
Brian – Basketball (And Other Things) by Shea Serarno
Courtney – Little Women by Louisa May Alcott
Dave – 1984 by George Orwell
Jill – Me Talk Pretty One Day by David Sedaris
Jonathan – The Adventures of Augie March by Saul Bellow
Kristen – Little Women by Louisa May Alcott
Rebecca – Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
Sherie – Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn
Mary – The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
What’s your favorite children’s book?
Dave Kuharchik — Director of Strategic Partnerships
“Green Eggs & Ham by Dr. Seuss”
Brian – But No Elephants by Jerry Smath
Courtney – The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein
Jill — Any of the Junie B. Jones books by Barbara Park
Jonathan – The Day The Babies Crawled Away by Peggy Rathmann
Kristen – Goosebumps Series by R.L. Stine (all of them)
Rebecca – You Are (Not) Small by Anna Kang
Ryan – Eragon by Christopher Paolini
Sherie – Oh, the Places You’ll Go! By Dr. Seuss
Mary – The Velveteen Rabbit by Margery Williams
What’s your favorite video game?
Mary Kolessar – Executive Director
“Pac Man (And…I just dated myself!)”
Brian – FIFA
Courtney – Mario Kart
Dave – Double Dragon (80s arcade version)
Jill – I’ve dedicated more hours of my life to Pokémon than I care to admit.
Jonathan – GTA San Andreas
Kristen – Does DDR count? Granted I haven’t played a lot in recent years…
Rebecca – Dr. Mario
Ryan – Halo 2
Sherie – Mario Kart
What’s your favorite work from home snack?
Jonathan Davies – Writer
“It changes daily, but I guess something like, dried Mediterranean apricots, dried pitted dates, very extra healthy granola, farm-fresh, organic snap peas, wheat gras… And my wife has probably stopped reading – Tostitos. It’s really just Tostitos.”
Brian – Nothing beats an apple, but I’ve been sneaking some Tastycake Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars.
Courtney – Apple slices & Peanut Butter
Dave – Peanuts
Jill – Guacamole
Kristen – Chocolate Sea Salt Rx Bar
Rebecca – Girl Scout Cookies
Ryan – Popcorn
Sherie – Pickles
Mary – Popcorn
What’s the top song on your work from home playlist?
Rebecca Milton – Creative Director
Brian – “Duke of Earl” by Gene Chandler
Courtney – “Take What You Want” by Post Malone ft. Ozzy Osbourne/Travis Scott
Dave – “Alone Together” by Fall Out Boy
Jill – Any song by Lord Huron
Jonathan – “This Must be the Place (Naïve Melody)” by The Talking Heads
Kristen – Torn between “Giants” by Jackson Guthy or anything off of Lauv’s new How I’m Feeling album
Ryan – “Freelance” by Toro y Moi
Sherie – “All These Things That I’ve Done” by The Killers
Mary – “Thunder Road” or anything by Bruce Springsteen
What’s the best thing about working from home?
Brian – Seeing my sons Patrick and Daniel and my wife whenever I want. Also, our daily lunch and dance fest around noon. It’s a show my friends!
Courtney – Cuddling up with my cat, Marley.
Dave – No morning rush out the door!
Jill – My “commute” is about three steps down the hallway. No rush hour traffic!
Jonathan – Shorts.
Kristen – Being able to hang with my cat Luna at all hours of the day.
Rebecca – Besides hopefully not contracting/spreading coronavirus? The constant companionship of my bulldog’s snores.
Ryan – A napping cat on your lap makes every day better.
Sherie – Being able to hang out with my dog, Ozzie!
Mary – Daily video conference calls with the rest of the DiscoverNEPA team