Friday, August 28, 2009

I Just Wanna Free Fall For A While.

Here it is! Your Friday ditty!

Introducing: "Wild at Heart" by Gloriana

My love for this song just increased greatly as my eyes witnessed the cheesiness that is this music video.

Background on how I learned: it's all thanks to my first time use of Sirius radio in our rental car in Flordia. Tina and I are driving along, coming back from getting groceries (I carried a watermelon!) and this song came on. We turned it on and used some sweet dance moves that shocked the senior citizens of Naples, FL. ("Car dancing? What is this? Kids these days!")

Needless to took hearing the chorus once for us to get hooked.

Enjoy and if I send you a text message that only says, "WILD!!!!!" - be alarmed. Be very alarmed. Mostly because I'm not a huge believer in using more than one exclamation point at a time. I feel one does the trick.

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

My Mind Has Officially Been Blown

by this amazing project.

Click here now and you won't regret it. It's a collaborative music/spoken word project and it is mind-blowingly awesome.

Pure. Genius.

Friday, August 21, 2009

Go "Ahead" and Quote Me

but this "blog" is hysterical.

As a grammer freak and typo-finding queen, I pride myself in my ability to find typos on almost every menu I see at any given restaurant or typos on websites, apostrophes in the wrong place, you name it, I try and find it.

Enter: This "Amazing" Blog about unnecessary quotation marks.

I couldn't have "said" it better myself.

Also, reminds me of this clip from Friends:

A Different Kind of Fine

Happy Friday!

(Here's to aiming high, but)...Today commences the day I start posting the song of the week on Fridays! Because let's be honest, we all wish weeks started and ended on Fridays.

So for this week's pick, I've chosen "A Different Kind of Fine" by Zac Brown Band. I was first introduced to them back in August 2007. Why do I remember? Why, I'll tell you! It was the formation of the now-annual Great Es(cape) trip to Cape Cod with Amanda and Bridget! It was a rainy day so we decided to traverse out to Provincetown. On the drive there, we played a CD that Amanda's brother had made her. Enter: the version of "Chicken Fried" NOT currently played on the radio (which, by the by, is much too poppy and has different lyrics than the good version we rocked to). That said, one song and I was hooked.


Enjoy the sweet tunes!

Thursday, August 20, 2009

"Well, There's One Thing We Could Do:

...We Could Ghost-Ride the Whip!"

Ticket #1561: Ant In Computer Screen

Today, I have a pet ant.

His name is Mac Antwon and yes, he is stuck in my computer screen. Crawling around, poor little guy can't figure out how he got in or how he's going to get out. Needless to say, I am extremely distracted!

Knowing that computers are sensitive, I called our computer guys to ensure Mac wouldn't be causing any problems to the system...

"Kris , Aug 20 09:37 (CDT):

Kerri called t letus know that an ant is crawling around inside of her screen. The ant will probably find its way out. If it doesn't it will die in there. The ant will most likely not cause any problems with the electronics or software.

Forget Computers"

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

A Parachute to Catch You

When You Need It The Most.

My new favorite song. Unfortunately, the band, Parachute, disabled the embedding ability of the song, but clicking on the link is worth it.

It won't get you pumped up before a run or before a meeting, but it will make you feel warmth inside.

I should make commission from iTunes based on the all the wonderful songs I suggest.

Monday, August 17, 2009

That John Denver...

...Knew what he was talking about...

So Ricky lives in Denver now. Being the great sister that I am, I bought him Cubs/Rockies tickets for his birthday then graciously offered to accompany him to the series at Coors Field. It was my first visit to Colorado and I say with confidence that it definitely won't be my last.

After landing about 30 minutes early, I was quickly speechless after witnessing the sunset behind the Rocky Mountains (the man on the airplane next to me did not understand my joke about how large the "Smokey Mountains" were - some people really need to lighten up).

I was so absorbed in the sunset that I didn't even get to take a picture. Night one, we hung out with my college buddy, Peter and his friend who was in town. Although with almost the entire city of Chicago who seemed to be in town for the series, I felt right at home.

The next day, after I gracefully wiped out (we're talking elbow-elbow-knee-knee graceful) down a small grassy knoll in front of a small line of tourists, Ricky and I finally made it to the Coors Brewery Tour. I almost felt like we were stealing because the tour was free! Not a cent! We didn't have to pay! I love America. Not only was it free, but we also got three free beers at the conclusion of the tour. Now I love Colorado in America. Post-tour, we stopped for a quick photo op. I am happy to report that photographs are unable to capture the ridiculous terrible odor that surrounded this lake thing.

After drinking some free beer and having a friend who wore a Budweiser shirt to the Coors factory be politely asked to remove his shirt, we left because it was lunch time! I wanted to eat at this here little diner with a view:

But instead we just grabbed a pretty darn good slice of 'za to carb up for the BIG GAME. It was time to mentally prepare for the Cubs game so we headed back to Ricky's apartment, where after I spent about seven minutes, exclaiming, "This view is amazing!"

We rocked out to some Disney tunes (don't judge) and the Chicago Bulls starting line circa MJ days. The night was young and there were rooftop bars to partake in. Needless to say, we had a pretty splendid weekend and ended up seeing the only games the Cubbies won. Heck, I'll take it!

I'm raising the W flag not only for the Cubbies, but for Denver too. Those Western folk got it right with that lifestyle. Where do I sign up and when?

Monday, August 10, 2009

Vote For My Godpuppy

Must love dogs.

Vote for Rory Belle so I can earn 2% of Meghan's moola once her puppy wins!

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Deep Thoughts by Kerri

My own version of daily candy.

Almonds bring me joy, but I don't enjoy Almond Joys.

Did I just blow your mind?

I'm eating almonds and I felt inspired by the nut.

Talk About A Sunset.

A glorious sunset.

Thanks to my kerriPhone and the view from Chris Anne's balcony for allowing me to capture this amazing moment in time.

I know sunsets are a daily occurrence, but I find that I never tire of them.

Especially when they look like this:

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

"Misery Has Enough Company...

…Dare to be happy.”

Okay, it happened again.

Windy City obsession.

I went for a walk last night because I made myself think it was too humid to run. It’s amazing the mental capacity I have to talk myself out of running when it gets over 80 degrees. But really, it was hot so don’t argue with me.

I was about twenty-seven minutes into my power stroll and in the zone (much like B. Spears). Yet as I was busy looking around at all the enormous apartments/houses that are in my new neighborhood, I found myself thinking, “This is fun to dream about never living here.” I also found myself looking at the fences that are meant to keep strangers out and I analyzed ways around each one. People should really rethink their fencing if safety is their number one priority.

Anywho, I was walking and probably smiling to myself (because I do that sometimes) and I ran into Lauren Jo! (This is Lauren and I on a boat in May 2008. Say hi to her.)

As we chatted and I shared a funny story from Saturday, I walked away, thinking that would never had happened had I still lived in Philly. Thank goodness for my impulsive (not really, more like three months long) characteristics and ability to make really hard (yet wise in the end) decisions.

I read this article yesterday called “The Happiness Project." It basically said if you imagine that something good had never happened, the result is that you are immediately happier because it actually did happen! It's hard to explain. Read the article. I was a skeptic. Then I tried it. It worked.

So go ahead, I dare you to be happy.

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Not "Forever"

It's (not) you and me...

Alright so call me crazy, but I wasn't crazy about the wedding video to sweep the nation (aka "The JK Wedding Dance" to Chris Brown's "Forever" down the aisle). Besides the fact that it's Chris Brown singing about "forever," I felt awkward that it happened in a church and it was just too loooooong. Something didn't sit right.

This parody, however, I do enjoy. Seems more appropriate to dance like this in a court house. Suit up and get down!


Sunday, August 2, 2009

A Message...

From George Carlin.

(i love this mucho much)

The paradox of our time in history is that we have taller buildings but shorter tempers, wider freeways, but narrower viewpoints. We spend more, but have less. We buy more, but enjoy less. We have bigger houses and smaller families, more conveniences, but less time. We have more degrees but less sense, more knowledge, but less judgment, more experts, yet more problems, more medicine, but less wellness.

We drink too much, smoke too much, spend too recklessly, laugh too little, drive too fast, get too angry, stay up too late, get up too tired, read too little, watch TV too much, and pray too seldom.

We have multiplied our possessions, but reduced our values. We talk too much, love too seldom, and hate too often.

We've learned how to make a living, but not a life. We've added years to life not life to years. We've been all the way to the moon and back, but have trouble crossing the street to meet a new neighbor. We conquered outer space but not inner space. We've done larger things, but not better things.

We've cleaned up the air, but polluted the soul. We've conquered the atom, but not our prejudice. We write more, but learn less. We plan more, but accomplish less. We've learned to rush, but not to wait. We build more computers to hold more information, to produce more copies than ever, but we communicate less and less.

These are the times of fast foods and slow digestion, big men and small character, steep profits and shallow relationships. These are the days of two incomes but more divorce, fancier houses, but broken homes. These are days of quick trips, disposable diapers, throwaway morality, one night stands, overweight bodies, and pills that do everything from cheer, to quiet, to kill. It is a time when there is much in the showroom window and nothing in the stockroom. A time when technology can bring this letter to you, and a time when you can choose either to share this insight, or to just hit delete...

Remember; spend some time with your loved ones, because they are not going to be around forever.

Remember, say a kind word to someone who looks up to you in awe, because that little person soon will grow up and leave your side.

Remember, to give a warm hug to the one next to you, because that is the only treasure you can give with your heart and it doesn't cost a cent.

Remember, to say, "I love you" to your partner and your loved ones, but most of all mean it. A kiss and an embrace will mend hurt when it comes from deep inside of you.

Remember to hold hands and cherish the moment for someday that person will not be there again.

Give time to love, give time to speak! And give time to share the precious thoughts in your mind.

And if you haven't read enough words for now, you'll enjoy this blog as well: 1001 rules for my unborn son.