Wednesday, June 30, 2010

So Many Things to Share

I'm okay with being broke... for now.  I have a goal in mind and I'm working on it.  Sacrifices have to be made to achieve the goal and one of those is money.  I showed you last week what I was working on and I couldn't be more proud of:
  • CommXStation - a software that allows you to schedule anything with anyone, keeps track of phone messages, all of your contacts (which can be exported from Outlook) and my favorite, Things to Do. The Things to Do or Tasks lets you enter in something you need to remember to do, set your notification time and date and then it emails you to remind you at the right time.  I absolutely love it.
  • Artist Avail Network - This is great for small agencies, individual artists, and larger agencies that want their agents on the road to be informed.  It keeps track of contracts, artists, venues, liaisons, itineraries, and a global contact system.
I'll probably be talking about these two programs a lot as I've put a lot of work into them and am very proud of what we've achieved (CommXTech).  Meanwhile on another front I'm almost finished with Restored Sunshine Letters, which is a pet project and one very near and dear to my heart.  It allows you to write letters of encouragement to anyone.  We have all sorts of categories and letter examples to help you in case you suffer from writer's block.  The letters are only a $1 and you can add stationary and other things to the letter if you wish.  I can't wait until I can show it to the world.  It is almost complete!

I'm also really into this new layout and I love the fact that I don't have to worry about the videos cutting off anymore.  And I think it is hilarious how the stick out.  Too much news for one space, but I do have a video that you need to check out.  I so want to learn Sony Vegas to do my own videos, but until then I'll show the spectacular talent of others.

Like this one.  Yes it is a One Tree Hill video, BUT the song is AWESOME. - I'm currently listening to Genesis, which would drive my mother nuts as she has told me on more than one occasion how much she hated my Phil Collins stage.  I still feel slightly insulted by that, but since my baby sister is going through an Eminem stage I can empathize a little.... just a little.

Friday, June 25, 2010

Almost Two Weeks... Where Was I?

So, I've been noticeably absent from the site.  This is due to an increase in my work load and other commitments.

This is what I've been working on:

This weekend I have a family reunion and for what little free time I have, this is what I've been listening to and watching.  My Gleekness is getting to the point of obsession.  And for the record I'm a Finchel fan (Finn/Rachel - the two lead singers).

You want a glimpse of greatness check it out here:

Monday, June 14, 2010

Happy 1st 29th Birthday to Me

Saturday was my birthday.  As you know I do a Top 5 at Artist Avail, but I didn't want to pick out my own music because I really like surprises.  So, I had each of my family members pick out a song for me and tell me why.  This is what they came up with:

From: Dad
Reason: Well, would think it would be self evident. The song has most of the qualities that you possess.. (yes you possess so many more... ). However, it illustrates what is required:




•Plowing through the BS

... and being that overnight 'sensation' that has been grinding it out for the past

X amount of years.. to be that over-night sensation.
Plus it has the most effective use of BagPipes in a Rock song.. ever.

From: Mom
Reason:  This was selected by my mother who told me this was rather difficult since my life was music. She had originally thought of the first song I loved and danced to, "Jump" Van Halen (I was 3.), or "Fat Bottom Girls" by Queen when my phone didn't shut off and I left that song on her machine, or "We Didn't Start the Fire" by Billy Joel because I knew every word and would sing it, loudly. Or any hundreds of songs. She finally chose "Moon River" because her and I love 'Breakfast at Tiffany's' and this song is something we both very much love

From: My sister, L.
Reason:  Kelli, my dear, young sister,

the song I have chosen not only reminds me of you but defines your character perfectly. It has bible verses, redemption and a swagger only one, like your self, can obtain. Although its a little older now, it still has the great quality of being an original and bad assness. This song, like you, is straight up gansta..."We've been spending most our lives living in a gangta's paradise." One day, our children will listen to this and think its "Oldies." Damn kids, were NOT OLD!!!!!!!!

Sincerely your litte seeeester,


From: My sister, M.
Reason: This song always makes me think of you and the ridiculous amount of times we went and saw American Outlaws and threatened to throw ice cubes at the back of people’s heads because then they would have no way to prove it was us because the ice would melt.

From: My sister, A.
Reason: "Because whenever anyone comes to you to help them you do, even if you are going through a really hard time yourself."

I'm a very blessed girl that is for sure.  Such love from an amazing family!!

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Defying Gravity and Other Revelations

My goal to post here everyday Monday through Friday didn't make it this week.  However, since it is my birthday week I don't care too much.  It has been hectic and great.  There have been so many things going on with me, especially personally, and I've been dealing with those.

Meanwhile, I hung out with my friend Kear on Tuesday and her son.  She bought me a birthday gift at B&N that I was going to buy then decided against because anymore the idea of spending money makes me sick at the moment.  So, on my birthday we're going to play the game, "Oh my goodness, how did you know that was the book I wanted?!?" Giggle, then roll our eyes at ourselves, and laugh some more.

On a completely un-related note, but important to me, the finales for Glee and Justified were AWESOME.  That's pretty much all I have to say on the situation.

There has been so much interesting news out there that I just had to share:
  • They have found the oldest leather shoe recently.  Not the most attractive of footwear, but still really interesting on both a historical stand point and a curious fashion watching level. 
  • I have a very soft heart for Disney and in this article this couple met at Disney World years before they actually got together or fell in love. 
  • I loved Family Matters as a kid and this catches up with Steve Urkel himself.  And if I didn't think Jaleel White was cool before I do now.  Child Stars - this is the guy you want to follow.
  • I am so into the show Drop Dead Diva, and you can read about this heart warming and amazingly talented show with this Q&A with the stars.  - If you're a Glee fan like myself, I think you'll like this show too.
  • These 50 Wacky State Laws are hilarious, but I think Oklahoma has the right idea: "It’s forbidden to take a bite out of another person’s hamburger."
  • Last one for the day:  I loved this description and snickered when I read it, "suspect that somewhere, a crafty GOP political operative is snickering."  Mystery S.C. nominee has pending felony charge
Meanwhile I've been listening to Glee for the past two days.  It is so good, but the song I'm going to have here is "Defying Gravity" which comes from the musical, Wicked.  It is time to defy gravity.

Friday, June 4, 2010

Plans: 1 Zillion, Kelli: 0

Slight exaggeration aside, this would be supremely true this week.  Once again another plan has fallen through.  It seems we will not be going to dinner for a regular Friday Night dinner time.  Due to sick children, out of town plans, and chauffeuring, there is no dinner tonight.  I'm, obviously, a little sad.  Not to the point where I'm going to spend an entire blog post railing about it, but a good paragraph, and ONLY because this was just the latest in a long week of canceled plans.

Meanwhile I found these headlines really interesting:
So, next week begins my birthday week, which officially begins tomorrow, only 8 days left...yes I do a countdown.  Two reasons: 1. I watched 'Sixteen Candles' as a child and it screwed me up for life.  2. I never remember people's birthday's unless it has been ingrained into my mind, which is rare.  I know my grandparents, my parents, my sister's, and my best friend's, after that you can forget it.  So, to help those like me I tell people.

I hope you all have a great weekend!

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Hotter Than a $2 Pistol

They say that tomorrow it is suppose to be around the 102 degree mark.  Now, I know that it is June, but it usually takes us until the very end of June/beginning of July to reach that kind of heat.  Good thing my birthday party is a pool party.

And you'll be happy to know that my Passport photo still remains as the worst photo ever taken of me. EVER.  I just wish my DL photo was better.  Oh well, I just have to look at it for the next ten years...

Meanwhile I've read some extremely interesting things today that I think you might enjoy.
So the video I'm leaving with you today is for the song. I've been deep into this folk/rock scene and Mumford and Sons sum that up beautifully.  I love their song 'Liar', but this song, "Awake My Soul" has captivated me.

Really listen because I think you will enjoy it.  To get a sense of great new music check out: Top 5 Shower Re-Cap.

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

I'm Sick of My Plans Being Laughed At

There is an old saying that goes, "Want to hear God laugh?  Tell him your plans."  I laugh when I hear this and nod my head as one who knows this to be oh so true, but lately I've been feeling this a little more heavily than I would like.

I had plans for Thursday with a friend to go to dinner and walk around. We changed it for today because of some other plans.  That's all fine.  Well, then we changed where we were going to meet today because a storm is coming in and where we wanted to go was outside.  Then, my dear friend called me to tell me her poor little boy was sick, really sick, and she was taking him to the doctor.  I totally understand all of this, and although I am disappointed, I'm not upset by any means.  But this is only one plan that I've had that has fallen through.

I'm not a go with the flow kinda person.  I like to know where we are meeting and when we are meeting.  Call me crazy, but I don't think that is too much to know.... except that apparently it has been.  What's a girl to do?

I giggle as I write this because it sounds so cliche, but the answer for me is: bake.  I had fully planned on getting a lemon bar while I was out there and now that the possibility is gone I need to replace it with something.  So, I'm going to go to the store and see what I can come up with.  In the mean time I will again make more lemonade, which I found delicious. (1 Cup Water to 1 Cup Sugar to 1 Cup Lemon juice)

Anyway, we will see.  Until then, no plans on this end.

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Faith, Hope, and Desire

I had a fabulous Memorial Day Weekend, and I hope that you did too.  I even made my own lemonade and it tasted wonderful.  My sister, DeeDee, thought it was sweet, but I have a bigger sweet tooth than she does.  Her thing is pickles, which I fully understand, but my favorite is just about anything with sugar. 

Meanwhile, I woke up this morning with such a sharp pain in my stomach, turns out it is allergies.  How boring and awful!  I also had a bruise on my stomach and I have no idea how it got there, it was either from swimming, or it was my dog's paw.  To be honest I'm going with the second theory.  He gets a little violent sometimes and likes to kick his feet at me to propel himself fruther.

I'm yawning now too... did that make you yawn?  No?  Lucky.  I drank more caffiene this weekend then I normally do in two weeks.  So today without any of it I'm having the hardest time staying awake.  Not to mention I had a scare this morning, well not a scare, more of a 'here we go again' and not in a pleasant way.  I just get so sick of the not good news.  I want a lot of good news to come my way, for me.  Selfish though that may sound it is the truth.

So, I prayed then on a sheet of paper I wrote out four things that I said were answered even though they hadn't been.  One and two were answered today and I'm waiting on three and four.  Meanwhile NorthPointe (helmed by Andy Stanley) has a series called The Chase, that is really speaking to me.  They just ended a series last week called, Guardrails, that was amazing. Really, good.  You can check them out HERE.

Meanwhile I need to buy a simming cap to keep my natural blonde hair from turning green because I plan to spend a lot of time in the pool.  Great exercise and they say Thursday it is suppose to get up to 99!  So, with thoughts of summer I will leave you with this picture, which is part of a series on my wallpapers.

With Love, Kelli