Outdoor Rec

The Greatest Country Music 5k Ever Created; But the Worst Email

by Lindy

Who else likes to proofread marketing emails at 6:00 a.m. just for fun? When trying to awake this morning, I scanned my email and stumbled on this gem – the ‘Greatest Country Music 5k Ever Created’. Of course I had to open it. And then, I was assaulted by spelling/punctuation/consistency/formatting issues.

Here is the email in question and my subsequent response to them. How many errors can you find?

“The Greatest Country Music 5k Ever Created!”
A new, unique 5k like nothing you’ve seen before! The event starts off with a new and exciting western themed 5k course. Then, the event turns into a big festival like atmosphere with great Country music, awesome games and activities like cornhole, line dancing, and our crazy cowboy hat contest! Of course we’ll have amazing country BBQ and ice cold beer to.

Like Our Facebook Page and Receive 20% Off
Use Promo Code “facebook” to receive a “early bird”
special of 20% off registration
DON’T WAIT!
This Event Will Sell Out!

 
Country Festival and 5k!

The Great Country Run So Cal! We have a deal for you! For a limited time registration is 20% off!  Don’t miss this offer!, here is a chance to capitalize on the ultimate “Ealry Bird” Special! You will not get a better deal than this! Like our Facebook page, Tell your family, friends, neighbors this deal will not last.  Promo code “Facebook” will get you 20% off registration! Promo Code Expires October 12th 2014.

The Great Country Run March 14th. 2015

The Great Country Run is for all ages. The course is 3.2 miles + western action (full 5K course), Celebrate at the The Great Country Run festival with family, friends, music, & beer where you can dance, listen to live music, enjoy BBQ, play games, and win contests!

Great Country Run video
The Great Country Run video

The Great Country Run | TheGreatCountryRun.Com

Copyright © 20XX. All Rights Reserved.

My email response:

There are several spelling errors in this email.
I can proofread it for you:

  • Country doesn’t need to be capitalized mid sentence (country music)
  • Too, not to. (Ice cold beer too)
  • Early, not ealry
  • March 15, 2015 (comma, not period)
  • Is the promo code facebook or Facebook? You have two versions listed; capitalized or lowercase?
  • No exclamation point before a comma
  • Comma after October 12 (not October 12 2014)
  • Copyright 20XX should be 2014

I like the concept of the race and I’m interested. Can I get a bigger discount for proofreading? 😉 I know you are trying to appeal to country lovers, but spelling and punctuation, attention to detail is still important.

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Would you run the Greatest Country Music 5k Ever Created? Would you run in cowboy boots? Of course I would; country costumes, beer, music, dancing…cornhole! Maybe there will even be moonshine! I can guarantee there won’t be any spelling bees, however, which is a shame, because you know I would totally win.

UPDATE: I received a response from the race promoter (after they sent out the same email again and I replied): “I am so sorry, we have been on the road for events. I know that’s not an excuse, but we will fix it before the next one, I promise!” Needless to say, I asked again for a race entry for compensation for my proofreading. I’m intrigued by this race!


Lindy’s Nautical 40th Birthday Party Mix Tape

by Lindy

“Lindy’s Nautical 40th” birthday party is just two months away and planning is well under way! Invitations have been designed and sent out. Shout out to Courtney Mansell Design (former maiden name Van Laar) for her most awesome graphic design skills. We work closely together on projects all the time, and I’m always in debt to her for the magical way she pulls concepts together.

Lindy's Nautical 40th Invitation

Lindy’s Nautical 40th Invitation | #LindysNautical40th #TikiBoatNB #Newport Beach

We are going to be taking a three hour tour on the Newport Beach Harbor Tiki Boat by Fun Zone Boats. They feature charter and party boat trips in Newport Beach, California. The photos of their booze cruises look epic! Of course, I have a comprehensive list of my own ideas to make it even more memorable and fun. Battle Shots, anyone? Nautical costumes and regalia? There will be a taco bar, regular bar, DJ and a Gilligan’s Island vibe. Photo ops galore!

Newport Beach Tiki Boat – www.tikiboat.com

Newport Beach Tiki Boat – www.tikiboat.com

Next steps are my music curation for the DJ and the party mix tape. I created a Google Docs online form to help gather all the best music requests for the party ‘mix tape’. Aside from the obvious dance hits of more recent times, here are some of my classic song faves from the last four decades (in no particular order.) If you haven’t heard these before, you’re missing out. Go to your nearest online radio platform now to check them out.

  • Ice Ice Baby – Vanilla Ice
  • Mama Said Knock You Out – LL Cool J
  • Push It – Salt n Pepa
  • Girls Just Wanna Have Fun – Cyndi Lauper
  • Baby Got Back – Sir Mix A Lot
  • It Takes Two – Rob Base
  • Eminem
  • Raise Your Glass – P!nk
  • Summer Lovin’ – Grease
  • Children’s Story – Slick Rick
  • Blister in the Sun – Violent Femmes
  • Humpty Dance – Digital Underground
  • Little Red Corvette – Prince
  • I Want Your Sex – George Michael
  • I Need You Tonight – INXS
  • Beds are Burning – Midnight Oil
  • Pour Some Sugar On Me – Def Leppard
  • Barbie Girl
  • Boom I Got Your Boyfriend – MC Luscious
  • You Shook Me All Night Long – AC DC
  • Girls – Beastie Boys
  • Pearl Jam!
  • TOO MANY MORE TO LIST!

What are your all time faves to dance to? Don’t be shy – put your song request in a comment. I’ll consider it for my mix tape!


Kreative FM Podcast Episode 7 – Thankfulness

by Lindy
Daddy Wagon with O Tannenbaum from Peltzer Pines

Daddy Wagon with O Tannenbaum from Peltzer Pines | #NeubauerHaus #PartyofFive #OTannenbaum #PeltzerPines

Show notes:

We’ll aim to have a new episode up in two weeks!

Shout out to our sponsors!

Santa Cruz Chili and Spice Company – makers of tasty chili paste and salsas for over 70 years.

Good Times 2 oz red party cups – perfect for sipping or shooting!

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Perfect for sipping or shooting!

– Lindy and Jonathan


Kreative FM Podcast Episode 6 – Veterans Day Banter

by Lindy
Halloween Hood Rats: Road Crew, I-405 and a Safety Cone

Halloween Hood Rats: Road Crew, I-405 and a Safety Cone

Movember

Supporting Movember in Dana Point

Show notes:

Thank you for listening to Kreative FM! If you have any feedback, questions or ideas for future episodes, email us at kreativefm@kreativehaus.com. You can even email us an audio file or suggested media we can play on the show. Also interact with us on our social media sites: @kreativehaus / @nbhaus.

We’ll aim to have a new episode in two weeks!

Shout out to our sponsors!

Santa Cruz Chili and Spice Company – makers of tasty chili paste and salsas for over 70 years.

Good Times 2 oz red party cups – perfect for sipping or shooting!

2 oz red party cups

Sponsored Link. | 2 oz red party cup.
Perfect for sipping or shooting!

2 oz red party cup

Sponsored Link | 2 oz red party cup
Perfect for sipping or shooting!

– Lindy and Jonathan

   


Kreative FM Podcast Episode 3: Beware of Wild Animals

by Lindy

Listen to the latest episode of Kreative FM by clicking on the image link at the very bottom of the page.

Episode 3 Show notes:

Thank you for listening to Kreative FM! If you have any feedback, questions or ideas for future episodes, email us at kreativefm@kreativehaus.com. You can even email us an audio file or suggested media we can play on the show. Also interact with us on our social media sites: @kreativehaus / @nbhaus.

We’ll aim to have a new episode in two weeks! Topic: TBD

Shout out to our sponsor! Good Times 2 oz red party cups – perfect for sipping or shooting!

2 oz red party cups

Sponsored Link. | 2 oz red party cup.
Perfect for sipping or shooting!

2 oz red party cup

Sponsored Link | 2 oz red party cup
Perfect for sipping or shooting!

– Lindy and Jonathan


No Hood Rat Left Behind! (Or Dehydrated)

by Lindy

Our fun neighbor friends, self-proclaimed ‘hood rats’, decided to do the Gladiator Rock ‘n Run last Saturday; all because of a too-good-to-be-true Groupon deal that we couldn’t possibly pass up.

I was a little nervous to run the 6k + obstacle course and mud run, but we ended up kicking ass and taking names! And we looked good doing it! (Well, not really, but kind of.) We all finished strong and only bypassed one obstacle – walking over staggered, upright 2x4s (due to being ‘vertically-challenged’.) Plus, we told each other, the line was too long anyway, and we didn’t want to delay our times any more than we had to.  My results: 1:27:40.9 | 23:31 | overall 1333 | females 526 | age division 103. It may not seem impressive, but I amazed myself! I was even able to climb to the top of the rope and ring the bell – which some Army Rangers can’t even do (unverified).

We have so many excellent photos from race day, not to mention crazy-funny memories, but I’ll share just a few here. For the ‘cherry on the sundae’, here is an awesome video I posted on YouTube showing how I trained for the Gladiator Rock ‘n Run – with the magic of PRANCERCISE!

Warming Up for the Gladiator Rock 'n Run

Warming Up for the Gladiator Rock ‘n Run

Neon Gladiators

Neon Gladiators

Hood Rats United

Hood Rats United

Pre-Race Confidence

Pre-Race Confidence

Starting Line

Starting Line

Super Hood Rat - Able to Leap Cargo Net in a Single Bound

Super Hood Rat – Able to Leap Cargo Nets in a Single Bound

Flashbacks from the Air Force

Flashbacks from the Air Force

My cape is soiled!

My cape is soiled!

Slippery Wall of Doom

Slippery Wall of Doom

How NOT to Climb the Slippery Wall of Doom

Hood Rat Cynthia Showing How NOT to Climb the Slippery Wall of Doom

Hood Rats United Leaping Over Flames

Hood Rats United Leaping Over Flames

No Hood Rat Left Behind!

No Hood Rat Left Behind!

The Hood Rat Chicks

The Hood Rat Chicks

Post-Race Shower Courtesy of Dr. Bronner's Magic Foam Experience

Post-Race Shower Courtesy of Dr. Bronner’s Magic Foam Experience

No Hood Rat Left Dehydrated!

No Hood Rat Left Dehydrated!

Hydrating at Wahoo's Da Bar, Irvine Spectrum

Hydrating at Wahoo’s Da Bar, Irvine Spectrum

We’re definitely going to do this race again in 2014! But this time I’ll train a bit harder. See you there?


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