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World's Cutest Couple

Look at these guys. Man, my husband is cute! Pics by Glitter Guts at THAW March 19, 2015!

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Happy Thanksgiving from these Turkeys

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Photo by Noah Ginex!

World's Cutest Couple

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Look at these guys! This is a photo from my friends Renee and Bill's wedding in September. I love it. Photo by the always amazing Greg Inda.

Life and things and stuff!

Eek! Sorry my blog has become all show promos and things, and that I've turned my Twitter into a place where everything funny goes. (hey! feel free to check out and ready my twitter! It's the place where all the thoughts in my brain go in allllll the time I spend alone in the house.) But let me just say that everything is awesome and shows are great and Chicago is SO FREAKING COLD ALL THE TIME that I am wanting to move but we aren't going to move at least not anytime soon. Fuzzy posted some funny and nice things yesterday, so check those out. He has a cool new job, Latte is awesome and is super snuggly although she currently has a bladder infection. Fuzzy is running a marathon next weekend in Duluth, MN and I am looking forward to the trip. The other day we made homemade donuts. They take a long time to make.

MY BIG DANCE SHOW IS SUNDAY!! Oh my gosh, I am so excited. All the pieces are amazing, and I am really proud of my contributions. We've all been working so hard and the dancers are incredible, and the plays that the Living Room Playmakers are bringing are hilarious and sad and scary and wonderful and the show is going to be EPIC. If you are planning on coming, please note that the content is not suitable for children. Lots-o-cursing. Anyways, Modet, 8pm, Stage 773 $12.

Also, She's Crafty is performing at City Winery on July 8! How cool is that? I've been to a ton of shows there, and now I get to do one! If you've not yet seen She's Crafty, you are missing out! It's crazy the amount of fun I have with these guys.

So, yeah!

Sunday is also Father's Day. I was going to write this sappy letter to dad about all the things he would be proud of and love (Christopher & Katie's work, Jeremy's wedding, my shows, etc etc etc) but then I realized that he knows all of that stuff already, so why put myself through that emotional wringer? It will likely be a hard day--it always is whether I want it to be or not--but I think that it is really nice that I will be dancing, which was my whole life growing up, on a day meant to honor and memorialize our dads. I'll dedicate my performance to him.

Wheee! Life!!

My Surreal Life

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I really do think that I have a charmed and magical life.

This story proves it.

Yesterday, Shannon tweeted to me the following:

I was confused, but expected to see a photo of a Parker-like cat. So I asked for a photo. She sent this.

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I freaked out. It isn't a Parker-like image--it literally IS Parker.  Though they changed her eyes a bit.

My cat. My precious little Parker who just passed away is a company's LOGO.

I looked them up. 

She's on the website and on these awesome I <3 My Cat bumper stickers.

PARKER ON A BUMPER STICKER!

I mean, WE all know that she was amazing, awesome and the best cat in the universe, but the fact that someone else saw her and thought the same, enough to make her their COMPANY LOGO just melts my heart and brain. Parker truly was special.

I am utterly dumbfounded.

What's even more amazing to me is that we never would have known if Shannon hadn't randomly seen it out in the world on her ski trip this past weekend. What are the chances!?!? I also love love love that my friends know and love Parker so much that this image is iconic and unmistakable when seen out in the world.

We contacted the company today and are working out the attribution details per the Creative Commons License on the photo. The best part? They are going to send us some stickers!

Parker's life and legacy lives on.

Surreal, right?

We're on Lionel's Blog!

The awesome and amazing Lionel Fahy posted photos of our tattoo session on his blog and Facebook today! We even used some of our photos and an exerpt from this little ole blog. Yay! Thanks, Lionel! We love our tattoos so much.

Kind of Blue

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Photo by Rebecca Hanson!

Work Shirt

I am EXTREMELY pleased to announce the release of a new music video for the rap duo 8090 for their song "Work Shirt." Fuzzy and I directed, shot and edited the video, and I could not be happier with the outcome. I hope that you will be, too!

Warning, the lyrics are Not Safe for Work/ Explicit Content.

Enjoy!

"Work Shirt" from the album Work Music by 8090

Directed, shot and edited by Fuzzy Gerdes and Erica Reid for FuzzyCo.

Starring: Andy Metz and Seth Williams

Featuring:
Kirsten Chan
Laura Glyda
Monique Madrid
GeorgeGabe Gonzalez
Corey Rittmaster
Denise Adan
Bella Ciao
Ramona Mourir
ViVi Valens
Eva LaFeva
Deja Sue
Laura Hugg
Fuzzy Gerdes
Jessy Lauren Smith

Special thanks to Shaun Himmerick.

Get Work Music at www.8090MUSIC.com

Feeling the Love

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It's been an awesome week of confidence building around the Reid Gerdes household lately. Here's a brief wrap up of why:

Today I am the featured Interviewee on the awesome blog of my awesome friend Claire Zulkey! Check it out, won't you? I love it! Thanks, Claire!

Also this week, Claire interviewed Fuzzy about his experience in the Iron Man!

Also also on Zulkey.com, last month she interviewed Steve Gadlin, who gave me a very lovely shout-out. Thank you, Steve!

Over on Margaret's blog, she talks about Sweetie Maude, and also says some very kind words about yours truly. Thank you, Margaret! You are amazing, too!

Gee whiz, guys! Thank you so much!

True Love

Look at these photos that Sandy took on the boat on the Seine at Jeremy's wedding. Gorgeous!

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I am a lucky lady.