His voice is gravely and rustic, reminding me of some of my favorite classic country artists. The video and music is similar to the vibe of O Brother Where Art Thou with the folk elements. The hand clapping, foot stomping, humming and swearing/shouting is infectious. The prison story element is compelling – nod to Greg Barnes and Melissa Giles, producers.
I don’t have personal experience with delirium tremens or alcoholism, but can relate to needing a stiff drink on occasion. Cheers!
My friend/drinking buddy Vanessa and I with our lemondrop martinis at the Green Dragon, Carlsbad
You can purchase this Nathaniel Rateliff and the Nightsweats album on CD, MP3 or vinyl!
At work, I’ve been known to sit on an exercise ball, peddle an under-the-desk stationary bicycle and do crunches while I sit at my desk. I like to multi-task by marking items off the to do list while working on my fitness simultaneously. I’ve always wanted a stand up desk or treadmill desk, but could never justify the cost…until now.
Knowing about my enthusiasm for such health/productivity devices, a conscientious coworker introduced me to a new phenomenon I can embrace – the ‘Hamster Wheel Standing Desk‘!! Even better, it’s a DIY project you can do for a team building exercise.
In the future, I would like to have a ‘fishbowl’ work desk invented: a small swim spa, floating desk and waterproof PC. Can someone in Redmond get on this stat? Heated water, please.
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
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!
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.
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!
“Alright stop. Collaborate and listen! Ice is back with my brand new invention. Something grabs a hold of me tightly. Flowin’ like a harpoon daily and nightly.” – Vanilla Ice
*Warning: Personal plea for you to take social action below. Listen to Ice Ice Baby while I attempt to persuade you to go shopping for some beautiful, handcrafted Italian jewelry.
Annika, 8 | Signorelli-Mix Butterfly Necklace | Etsy Store
Annika, 8 | Signorelli-Mix Butterfly Necklace | Etsy Store
If you like Janine’s handcrafted jewelry, please share it with your friends and family. Better yet, buy some Signorelli-Mix jewelry for your mom, mother-in-law, wife, girlfriend, daughter or grandma! Her jewelry would be perfect for Mothers Day or Easter gifts!
“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.
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!
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
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
Boom I Got Your Boyfriend – MC Luscious
You Shook Me All Night Long – AC DC
Girls – Beastie Boys
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!
Noora and I survived the 8 a.m. #barre class! Her first time. She must think we’re trying to kill her - 5k, hikes, gym… She’ll return to Finland in peak fitness! In actuality, she’s in way better shape.