Look at these guys. Man, my husband is cute! Pics by Glitter Guts at THAW March 19, 2015!
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
@drunkmonkeyshow I know! Totally freaked out in line at the chair lift. I'd recognize that kitty bulldog anywhere!-- Shannon Rose (@shannonrose) March 10, 2014
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.
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.
"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
Jessy Lauren Smith
Special thanks to Shaun Himmerick.
Get Work Music at www.8090MUSIC.com
It's been an awesome week of confidence building around the Reid Gerdes household lately. Here's a brief wrap up of why:
Also this week, Claire interviewed Fuzzy about his experience in the Iron Man!