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23

Sep

Happy Friday all.  After a shocking conversation with some of the iPR ladies, who happen to LOVE babies, twins especially, I’m posting the all time BEST twin video ever.  While most of you have probably already seen it, some of us live under a rock and need the reminder, or the first time view.  

Let’s get crazy today! 

Jenny 

06

Sep

Been relying on faith and trusting in others more than usual these days.
The Western Wall, Jerusalem.  July, 2010.  

Been relying on faith and trusting in others more than usual these days.

The Western Wall, Jerusalem.  July, 2010.  

19

Aug

Fried Day

That’s right…totally fried today.  As in, my brain’s not working properly.  Here’s some unbelievably awesome ukuleles at work.  Maybe it’ll pick your Friday up and set you up nicely for the weekend! 

But wait, there’s more:

Carry on, friends.

Jenny

18

Aug

Currently daydreaming about…

That’s right, like so many other bloggers you know and love, I’m compiling a list of the things I’m in to at the moment.  Yes, I suppose I do think highly enough of myself to assume this will mean something to you.  Enjoy. 

  • Vacation: Atlanta.  Heading to visit my my long lost pals from the fabulous University of Georgia and pumped to watch the dawgs CRUSH Boise St.  Sic ‘em. 
  • Band: Cults.  Can’t stop listening.  Especially to this.
  • Dessert: Snoballs courtesy of my favorite ladies at MAM’s House of Ice (the homewrecker to be exact —> Tiger’s Blood and Chocolate). 
  • Activity: Hula Hooping.  **Shameless plug: join me on August 28th and Accept the Challenge HERE.** (No, but really, do some GOOD.)
  • Semi-Celeb: Erica Rose.  I mean, seriously, it’s become an obsession. 
  • Website: Turntable.fm.  For a music snob such as myself, a website of this caliber is a no brainer (See: earlier post.). 
  • Sport: FOOTBALL.  Starting with the Texans/Saints preseason game this Saturday. When it comes to the Texans, this girl certainly isn’t a fair weather fan.  

Peace Out from La La Land, 

Jenny 

12

Aug

Better than Helvetica: SARTALICS.

It’s some kind of miracle. A new font to illustrate sarcasm is coming to a computer near you. Sartalics, the next big thing in fonts (man, I wish I could use sartalics already…), could be a lifesaver. In the act of sarcasm, simply surround your sarcastic thought with backslashes. This will make your sarcastic comment slant to the left, as opposed to normal italics, and voila: your friends have been hit with the sarcasm bomb.

The creators of the revolutionary font (seriously, where’s sartalics when you need it most?!?), are asking for our help. Check out their uber creative “Twitterblitz” video:

Looks like 10,000 signatures are needed to activate phase one…so sign up, or follow the account on twitter.

This font bidnass is JUST crazzzzzzy. Jenny

08

Aug

Music Monday: Actors directing videos

I love actor/musician collaborations.  Really, I just love collaborations in general, and the merging of two unique and creative forces.  

Have you seen these music videos directed by super fly actors and actresses?

Modest Mouse's “King Rat,” directed by Heath Ledger (and finished by an LA production company, The Masses, after Ledger's sudden death).  

MTV Supervideo - Music - Best Coast

Best Coast's “Our Deal,” directed by Drew Barrymore and starring a slew of celebs.  To name a few: Donald Glover aka Childish Gambino and Alia Shawkat aka Maeby from Arrested Development. 

Lisa Loeb's “Stay,” directed by Ethan Hawke.  While it certainly isn't the most visually stimulating video, the song gets me EVERY time. 

Babybird's “Unloveable,” directed by the king of spooky himself, Johnny Depp. He played guitar on the track, too! 

Warpaint's “Undertow,” directed by Shannyn Sossamon, former drummer for the group, who most of the folks I hang out with would recognize for her role in “40 Days and 40 Nights.” 

Joshua Radin's “Closer,” directed by Zach Braff. 

Crouch around a computer with your coworkers and rock out. 

Jenny 

04

Aug

That’s right, people, this happened.  Perhaps, your Thursday will be enhanced by this gem.  I know mine was.  

Happy summa summa time, 

Jenny 

01

Aug

Sweet, Sweaty August: Four Events You Won’t Want To Miss

Happy August, my sweaty friends.  The painfully hot month in Houston isn’t solely about Hurricane and Tropical Storm preparedness and summer’s end.  August also brings a slew of supaaaa hot events.  



Remove your sunglasses and read on:



1. Houston Restaurant Weeks, August 1-31: Today marks the first day of the now, month long, Houston Restaurant Weeks.  I absolutely love indulging in local fare, dining at new and old restaurants alike, and making a difference with my closest friends and family at a VERY affordable price.  Best of all, Houston Food Bank receives $5 from each dinner and $3 from each lunch sold.  My stomach’s set on RDG Bar Annie and Glass Door.  



2. White Linen Night, August 6: A fabulous night celebrating my favorite Houston ‘hood, White Linen Night is always happening.  Dress in your white best and wander the streets of the Heights (I normally hit up 11th and 19th streets) to experience all things art, food and fashion (2 fashion shows this year…hoorah!) the Heights has to offer.  Oh, did I mention, entry is FREE.  Be sure to check out the various after parties.  



3. KILT Summer Jam, August 13 & August 20: For all of the country music enthusiasts out there, KILT Summer Jam is not to be missed.  This year’s Saturday concerts feature Cory Morrow (August 13) and Micky & the Motorcars (August 20).  Miller Outdoor Theater will host the shows, and tickets are FREE for lawn seating.  Score.  



4. Care2Spin Hula Hoop Challenge, August 28: Care2Spin is the first fundraising challenge that has gotten my heart racing in quite a long time.  Easter Seals Greater Houston (an incredible organization for Houstonians with any type of mental, physical or developmental disability) will lose over $1 million this year due to “tough times” and severe government budget cuts.  Care2Spin, the September spinning challenge, was created to quickly solve this problem (more on the event in later blog posts, I swear), and the Hula Hoop Challenge will kick the endeavor off at the end of this month.  Thousands of hula hoopers will gather at Discovery Green in attempt to break the Guinness World Record of 2500 simultaneous hula hoopers.  Hopefully I’ll see you shaking your hips there! 



Let’s hit the town together this month, okay?  

Cool, 

Jenny 

22

Jul

Well, it looks like I caught the DIY bug.  I’m placing the blame on Alicia’s Dismount Creative class I took a month or so ago.  (Which, you MUST take, by the way.) We made these killer bracelets (photo’s all hers):

…and ever since, I’ve been cataloguing all of the projects I’m dying to try next.  
From left to right, instructions for these DIY projects can be found at their original homes (photo credit goes to each individual bloggess):
1. Ambrosia Creative Blog: Miniature Polaroid Magnets. (Photos for your photos)
2. I SPY DIY: Fringe Necklace.
3. Evie S.: Yarn Wrapped Monogram. (Who needs Anthropologie now, eh?)
4. Honestly…WTF: Pom Pom Necklace. 
5. Design Sponge: Vintage Suitcase Coffee Table. (Perfect for my next move, right?)
6. Honestly…WTF: Color Block Moccasins. 
Who’s down for a DIY party?!? 
Jenny 

Well, it looks like I caught the DIY bug.  I’m placing the blame on Alicia’s Dismount Creative class I took a month or so ago.  (Which, you MUST take, by the way.) We made these killer bracelets (photo’s all hers):

Diamante Bracelet

…and ever since, I’ve been cataloguing all of the projects I’m dying to try next.  

From left to right, instructions for these DIY projects can be found at their original homes (photo credit goes to each individual bloggess):

1. Ambrosia Creative Blog: Miniature Polaroid Magnets. (Photos for your photos)

2. I SPY DIY: Fringe Necklace.

3. Evie S.: Yarn Wrapped Monogram. (Who needs Anthropologie now, eh?)

4. Honestly…WTF: Pom Pom Necklace

5. Design Sponge: Vintage Suitcase Coffee Table. (Perfect for my next move, right?)

6. Honestly…WTF: Color Block Moccasins

Who’s down for a DIY party?!? 

Jenny 

18

Jul

Music Monday: There’s an app for that.

Happy Monday all!  

Since the social media world has proclaimed the day, Music Monday, I’m going to let you in on some of my favorite new(ish) online (and off) music toys.  

1. The American people have spoken and thank the good lord, we’ve finally been granted SPOTIFY.  Spotify is an insanely awesome tool for combining all of your favorite music from the interwebs and your personal computer, ipod, etc.  We’ll call it Grooveshark + Itunes on legal steroids.  


2. I’m am currently OBSESSED with turntable.fm.  I’m pretty sure this is the biggest timesuck there ever was. EVER.  Here you’ll enter different online rooms with friends (or total strangers) and take your turn “deejaying.”  Deejaying = playing your favorite tunes for an audience of adorable head-bopping avatars.  Go ahead and try it out. (This will take you to my room; if I’m not there, find a new party.)  


3. This one isn’t so new, but is definitely a staple.  NPR has a 24 hour music channel, “All Songs Always On" that is TO DIE FOR.  If you’re having trouble finding the right jam or want to discover something new (and most likely, incredible), tune in.  


Remember, I warned you. 

Jenny

<——-That’s me, Homegirl, on turntable.fm.