Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Public Transportation Violation Station

As a frequent rider of public transportation here in this great city of Chicago, I often view people sitting where they shouldn't be. Yes, I can tell you are not elderly and not physically disabled (I'm in no position to comment on the mental state of strangers or friends, for that matter). Take Man On Crutches though...fine, it's a walking cast, but it really sets the mood for how "generous" people can be...

In a Crutch.

Monday, March 30, 2009

It's A Hard Knock Life

Now that "The Bachelor" is over (yes, I caved and watched pathetic Jason do his weepy thing), Monday nights do not provide much entertainment on the television.

Have no fear! We turned to the free movies option OnDemand and were reminded, once again, why the sun will come out tomorrow.

It really doesn't get better than Annie - that cute little red-head that stole everyone's heart, singing out of the Home for Girls window in her tattered jammies.

They really hit the nail on the head with:

The sun'll come out
Tomorrow
So ya gotta hang on
'Til tomorrow
Come what may

Tomorrow
Tomorrow
I love ya
Tomorrow

It's All Greek To Me.

Take me HERE now.

Please.

I'll love you forever and ever and ever.

Saturday, March 28, 2009

Oh Mia, Rice Tortilla

So Mark's making me lunch.

I'm skeptical because Mark doesn't make food. I'm nervous because he's not watching the saucepan and he's reading Entertainment Weekly instead. He insists this is normal and fine.

Rice Tortillas.

....eating now....


Verdict:
Absolutely delicious. What you need to make it: Uncle Ben's Wild Rice, cream cheese (or sour cream), tortillas and a big appetite. So simple, yet sooooo delish!

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Extra! Extra!

Congrats, Ruth Jones, you did it. You officially got me hooked on a new website to catch up on the news. I was an avid New York Times reader - okay, avid's a stretch, but I sure tried.

Read: The Huffington Post

It automatically updates itself and you get the latest takes on the world's happening, all on the front page.

So that joke "what's black and white and red all over?" is now being reintroduced because this is one newspaper I will follow.

Nibblin' On Sponge Cake

Haven't you been longing for that frozen concoction that helps you hang on? How about a single serving of that perfect booze from a blender? That's right. You don't need to go back and read that again: it's true - single serving at your fingertips.

DGI Beverage has come up with the Black Iguana Frozen Rita

So continue to search for your lost shaker of salt, but know that while you're searching, you can be sipping on this on-the-go rita.

Unfortunately, it's only available in Texas right now. But keep your glasses chilled...it'll be available nation-wide soon!

Good Ditty

A good Thursday ditty for ya....

Enjoy this musical dessert for your ears!

If you aren't familiar with The Script, you should memorize these lines. I'm a fan...mostly because I have a lyrics obsession.

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Made Of Money

Dear U.S. Treasury,

Do you really want all this money you are asking me for? I mean, really? Seriously? I think I could put it to far better use than you ever could so I beg you to rethink this through. You are stripping me of my funds, my fun and my dignity, dime by dime, penny by penny.

If it don't make dollars, it don't make cents!

Urging you to strongly reconsider in the politest of fashions,
Kerri

Wise Old Woman

when people show you who they are,
believe them.


- maya angelou

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

How Tweet It Is

I caved.

Peer pressure got the best of me and I caved. I didn't mean to. It was an accident, but now I'm glad I did. I feel closer to Jimmy Fallon, Chelsea Handler and Lance Armstrong already.

I am officially a Twitter-er.

And I can tell it's going to be trouble in the best sense of the word.

Ten Minutes and Forty-Six Seconds Of Your Time

So tonight, I went to this benefit deal...mainly because my dad was asked to play the piano and I knew it would be free food and a free glass (or three) of wine.

Turns out it was one of the coolest projects I've heard about it in a long while.

Honor Flight Chicago is only a year old, but it's slowly gaining ground. It is a group trying to raise money to fly WWII veterans out to see the Memorial in DC - most of whom have never gotten the chance to see themselves honored. Check out the website for more information.

Before you do so, watch this video and tell me you're not moved:



It's nice to see there are people doing things for other people and these vets are finally getting the recognition they deserve...albeit it 60 years later. As the saying goes, better late than never.

Happy Happenstance.

Volkswagen's latest marketing campaign has successfully caught my eye.

Misery has enough company. Dare to be happy.


Happy is as happy does, in mine eyes at least.

Monday, March 23, 2009

Puppy Love.

So I recently found a new (new for me, not the world) song that I've taken as my theme song. I felt this song was better than the claim I made to my mom (something along the lines of "I am becoming a nun..." which I recognize now as a bit dramatic).

Must be in the name, but Carrie Underwood got it right with "The More Boys I Meet." Although I have a really hard time believing she really has that hard of a time...



Hands down, my favorite lines are that of the chorus:
and i close my eyes
and i kiss that frog
each time finding, the more boys i meet,
the more i love my dog

Therefore, the guys I meet have a lot to live up to because I am OBSESSED with my dogs.

But don't worry, Carrie Underwood, I understand. I mean, just look at my puppies:

Sunday, March 22, 2009

Outstanding Amazingness

Things I like:
(note: I like more than this, but just these things especially today)

- sunny Sundays
- puppies
- cheese
- the first official day of flip flopping (aka today)
- chocolate chip bagels
- friends who expect you to be yourself and no one else
- quotes by my brother: "Muppets are the ultimate idealists"
- the metal ping sound of a baseball hat
- being happy




Friday, March 20, 2009

Gettin' Paid By The Hour And Over By The Minute

Please note: All of my coworkers who read this (all three of you), do not read into this website I am sharing.

I merely happened upon it while I Googled "coworkers" to see if there was supposed to be a hyphen in between co and worker.

Regardless, this website provides you with a few chuckles.

Workin' Idiots

And don't you dare submit anything that I say.
Just kidding.
I don't care if you do.

Winter Got Sprung...

and it's about time!

My friend, A, has a theory that everyone can be compared to a season. People are either a SPRING, summer, Autumn or Winter.

I love that theory. I will leave you to interpret each season as you may, but he classified me as a SPRING, which I took as a compliment. Really, it is a genius way to describe people because all of those seasons are great in their own way, which I dig.

So today, as it is the first day of SPRING (or the first day of ME), go ahead and season yourself.

Thursday, March 19, 2009

And By God, There Will Be Dancing...

It's here.

MARCH MADNESS 2009.
Get your jokes about madness warmed up, your basketball lingo primed and for the next two weeks, tune into CBS for some of the best basketball of the year.

Who will wear the glass slipper and be the Cinderella team this year? Is UNC the powerhouse I always think they are? WHAT IS GOING TO HAPPEN? This is better and more edge of your seat than a James Patterson novel.

So let the dancing begin and last all through the night...

It's Four O'Clock Somewhere

It never fails. It happened twice in a row...then a third time and then again...

now it's official:

I run out of water in my designated water cup every day at 4 PM.

Sometimes it's 3:54...sometimes it's 4:02...but never the less, it is ALWAYS right around 4pm. Even if I make a conscious effort to not drink as much water (I'm a camel), I still run out of water.

Maybe you don't find that interesting, but I certainly do.

Why wait until the water runs dry...

Orange You Glad You Know

Why did the blonde stare at the orange juice carton for hours?


...........Because she noticed the word "concentrate" on the container.

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Goin' With The Flo

I wanted to be her for Halloween, but I was afraid no one would know who I/she was.

But I do. And I think she's hysterical.

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Irish Day!

Jim: I bought this teapot for Pam, and I know she really wants it. So, can I trade you for it?
Dwight: No trades.
Jim: Come on, it's a shamrock keychain. Good luck.
Dwight: "A real man makes his own luck." Billy Zane. Titanic.

Love Of A Child

My mom just sent me a great e-mail...kids really do say the darnest things. She also prefaced the e-mail with this:
"Does the last answer sound like anyone we know and love????????"

* * * * * * * * *
WHAT KIDS HAVE TO SAY

1. HOW DO YOU DECIDE WHO TO MARRY?

You got to find somebody who likes the same stuff. Like, if you like sports, she should like it that you like sports, and she should keep the chips and dip coming.
-- Alan, age 10

No person really decides before they grow up who they're going to marry. God decides it all way before, and you get to find out later who you're stuck with..
-- Kristen, age 10

2. WHAT IS THE RIGHT AGE TO GET MARRIED?

Twenty-three is the best age because you know the person FOREVER by then.
-- Camille, age 10

3. HOW CAN A STRANGER TELL IF TWO PEOPLE ARE MARRIED?

You might have to guess, based on whether they seem to be yelling at the same kids.
-- Derrick, age 8

4. WHAT DO YOU THINK YOUR MOM AND DAD HAVE IN COMMON?

Both don't want any more kids.
-- Lori, age 8

5. WHAT DO MOST PEOPLE DO ON A DATE?

Dates are for having fun, and people should use them toget to know each other. Even boys have something to say if you listen long enough.
-- Lynnette, age 8 (isn't she a treasure)

On the first date, they just tell each other lies and that usually gets them interested enough to go for a second date.
-- Martin, age 10

6. WHEN IS IT OKAY TO KISS SOMEONE?

When they're rich.
-- Pam, age 7

The law says you have to be eighteen, so I wouldn't want to mess with that.
-- Curt, age 7

The rule goes like this: If you kiss someone, then you should marry them and have kids with them. It's the right thing to do.
-- Howard, age 8

7. IS IT BETTER TO BE SINGLE OR MARRIED?

It's better for girls to be single but not for boys. Boys need someone to clean up after them.
-- Anita, age 9
(bless you child )

8. HOW WOULD THE WORLD BE DIFFERENT IF PEOPLE DIDN'T GET MARRIED?

There sure would be a lot of kids to explain, wouldn't there?
-- Kelvin, age 8

And the #1 Favorite is ........

9. HOW WOULD YOU MAKE A MARRIAGE WORK?

Tell your wife that she looks pretty, even if she looks like a dump truck .
-- Ricky, age 10

Thursday, March 12, 2009

I Can't Stand It.

I WANT HIM.

Sold My Guitar And My Piano

"I thought that if I didn’t go and play
The sadness would get bored and go away
I thought that if I didn’t go astray
That all my pain would be in yesterday"

::"Coffee and Cigarettes" by Michelle Featherstone::


---thank you, Pandora and M.

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Quite The Hairy Situation

Let this be a lesson to you all:

Never get your haircut by someone who doesn't speak English as their first language. They do creative math and somehow, "please cut off one inch for a trim" turns into three inches plus gone.

I'm not complaining as it is just hair and it will grow back. But I was told that I looked like a doll today because I looked so cute. Enter 12 year old Kerri. Although 12 was a good year, so innocent so maybe it's not necessarily a bad thing?

Monday, March 9, 2009

We Call Him 'The Wanderer' On The Dancefloor

Who's the guy in the green? Oh, that's just our friend, the nomad dancer. He's not dancing with anyone.





Stay tuned for another video of this male that I found in my movie sTAScH.

Friday, March 6, 2009

This Palm Reader Does Not Know The Future.

So apparently Palm investor Roger McNamee is claiming that all iPhone users will be switching to the PALM this summer.

HAHA.

Why ever would I switch over to a phone in which I can't incorporate my name and make it mine? My KerriPhone ain't going anywhere.

Roger that.

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Analogizing.

Did you ever notice that pub and pint are to England what bar and beer are to America? And if you flip the p, you get a b!

Also, the formal name for a pub is a public house. Next time I head to the bar, which is actually tonight, I am going to ensure that I say I am heading to the public house!

And 1 US pint = 473.176476 milliliters.

I should have been a teacher because I just brew your mind with all that info!

Snowths and Mananana!

I had forgotten about this until I was recently re-introduced and now I can't get enough:



Warning: This may get stuck in your head. It's been in mine since Sunday. Awesome.