Wow. This is crazy. Dog rides a scooter down the street. With a shirt on. What?
Posts tagged ‘The DIFF’
Every year around Christmas time, when I was little, my parents would drive my sister and I around town to look at all the Christmas lights people had put up. We were always amazed at the different lights people would use and the designs they would create. There were blue lights, multi-colored lights, white lights, big lights, and small lights; basic patterns around the edge of a house or lights wrapped around bushes and trees. However, there never was a house in my town that was quite as dedicated to their light display as the Trykoski Family from Frisco, Texas, shown in the video above.
The Trykoski Family's light show consists of over 75,000 lights that are synchronized to several different songs. Although, the family has been decorating their house with Christmas lights for a long time, they have only had their light display synchronized to music since 2004. They continue to change and make improvements to their design every year.
One question that is brought to mind when watching the video is how the Trykoski family stands the flashing of lights from inside their house for the 4 hours it runs every night. Even so, I wish that someone in my town would have or could have put on such a show when I was little. Thanks Trykoski Family for making such a wonderful Christmas light display!
For more information on their light show and where it's located visit their site.
But last month Jill and Kevin of St. Paul, MN decided to step out of box and do something different (which we, of course, love). You have to figure if a couple can have this much fun on their way up to the alter, they’ve got to have pretty good odds that the rest of their marriage will be amazing.
If you haven’t seen the video yet (over a eleven million views on YouTube in just over a week!), you can hop on over to YouTube and check them out.
Everyone knows that the best part of voting is the "I voted!" sticker you get afterward. We took up a collection around the office at Quicken Loans of everyone’s stickers. Now we want you to weigh in. Which "I Voted" sticker reigns supreme?
Take our poll here.
What's Blight Busting, you say? This vigorous, uplifting activity can take on many forms: from adorning a drab urban building with a colorful mural, to boarding and securing a dangerous property, to rehabilitating a neglected house with paint, nails, sweat, and care.
It can even mean dismantling a damaged home with sledgehammers and axes – an activity that especially delighted the rambunctious Quicken Loans volunteer group who participated in a volunteer Saturday as part of Motor City Blight Busters' ongoing community revitalization mission.
Shiver Me Timbers! Who would have thought that talkin’ like a pirate and the little smiley face that we’ve become so familiar with, would have somethin’ in common? Aye, they do! It seems that today be the day for us to celebrate both.
Check out the article that is one of Yahoo’s top news stories for today: Origin of the Smiley Face.
And take some time to polish up your Piratese and learn how to talk like a pirate!
ARG, I wonder if they have a pirate emoticon?
Editor’s note: Check out a pirate message Jen left to the Quicken Loans Web Marketing Team earlier this year. Arrggh. Meet me in Davy Jones Locker.
"What’s for lunch?" Jen questioned as she popped over my cube. Cora spun around and declared "Yeah! I’m hungry!" A few minutes later, we plopped down at Chili’s. I think it was the reminder of the scrumptious Chicken Crispers that sealed the deal.
While at lunch, our sever asked us if we wanted to make a donation to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital by coloring a Chili’s pepper. Darn right we do – bring on the crayons!
Working adults coloring at lunch aside, the Chili’s fundraiser is very cool. Sitting in the corner booth, it was easy to see that nearly every wall was plastered with colorful peppers. Add all those little peppers up and it’s a big DIFF.
Back at work, a little GOOG research helped me find CreateAPepper.com. I learned that Chili’s has a 10-year, $50 million commitment to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. They’ve even launched the Chili’s Care Center, which "houses the major treatment and research programs for brain tumor and bone marrow transplant patients." Awesome.
Throughout the month of September, you can go to any Chili’s and donate money to the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital by coloring a pepper. And on September 29, Chili’s will donate every penny of their profit to the hospital for the entire day. So stop by a neighborhood Chili’s if you can this month and do your little DIFF. And I mean really…those Crispers are delish and coloring is still super fun if you stay inside the lines.
I don’t watch a lot of TV but I have caught a few shows the last few days and have noticed this particular commercial. (Yes, I do make it a habit of watching commercials.) It took a few viewings before I realized it was for American Express’s Members Project, but I remembered I had seen it before because the very end showed Jim Henson hanging around The Muppets. I don’t know why it took me so many times to see it before I saw this commercial screaming about The DIFF.
So of course today I go to the site as I prepare to write this blog entry and realize that I’ve already been to the site. As a matter of fact, I’ve actually nominated a project to win. This time though I wasn’t there to nominate any projects, but to find out more about Members Project and share it with you.