Keep Looking Up

In January, I started interning at KKITM, a place that many people want to be-and I had the chance to do so. Something about this place that is so awesome, is the environment you’re working in. Sometimes it’s hectic, and sometimes it’s the greatest place to be, but most of all it was the BEST job I have ever had.

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You see, when I first started working there, I was so nervous that I would just be “the intern”, but I wasn’t. Kidd made sure he knew all of his interns. Between the three  interns, we all grew very fond of the man we were working for. He was always upbeat and so nice to all of us. I sat in the back of the office where I did graphic work for KiddNation, and every time Kidd would come to the back we ALWAYS had a conversation. No matter how much time there was, he always made sure to just say a little something to us. He cared about everyone in his office.

He was an excellent cook! He would always bring his leftovers in and would share with whoever wanted it. And it was always fantastic. He loved chicken salad sandwiches (white bread, no tomato) before 8 a.m. How someone could eat that in the morning, I have no idea, but those trips to the deli were always a great time for the interns.

I grew up listening to the show and will never forget all of the great things he did. He cared so much about Kidd’s Kids and his job. Every time I hear “Sweet Caroline” I always think of the story of that being his favorite song with his daughter. I will always remember the time I was on my way to the studio and rear ended an FBI car because I was laughing so hard coffee came out my nose. From deli runs to pretending to be our dad, I will always remember the impact he had on my life and many others’.

“Keep looking up, cause that’s where it all it.”

R.I.P Kidd Kraddick <3

The Mumford Experience

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Last night I saw the best show put on…probably ever. The vibe of the whole place was amazing. At one point it was silent…completely silent, as the band played their next song on one mic.

Normally at concerts I’m so ready to jam, but in this case, it was so much more than that. It was something spiritual and you could feel the ora of everyone around you.

I hardly know anything about this band, except maybe a few songs, but in that moment I had never felt more alive.

Not one time did they stop to talk, but instead continued to play. The strands of lights would flash on and the whole place would light up. It was incredibly intimate.

At one point, I looked up, and thought about all of the bad things going on in my life and said to myself, there is nothing better than living in the moment. And that moment was so real.

The Maxi Dress

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The good thing about a maxi dress? EVERYTHING! The most functional fabulous piece of clothing ever.

For someone who wakes up at 5 a.m. every day, puts jeans on in the dark and runs out the door…yeah I absolutely love a good maxi. It’s the greatest creation. It’s super functional. Whether you’re on a photo shoot or taking care of kids, this is a great way to look dressed up while still being able to bend over without your butt hanging out, play with your kids at the park or even just going to lunch but being too lazy to throw an entire outfit together.

It’s lazy fab. And thanks to Rachel Zoe for completely starting this trend. She might not have been the first to design one but she was definitely the one to take this style to a whole new level. She has shown how functional it is by running around with her son, at photo shoots and running errands.

Hats off to Rachel for starting this because I would literally die without them.

You can dress it up with a chunky necklace and a cute wedge if you have a few inches to spare or just a cute strapy sandal if you’re tall. If I could wear one every single day, I would.

Kelly Clarkson Got Drunk at the GRAMMYs!!

Well down here in Texas we like do it better than everyone, and Kelly Clarkson was falling asleep last night at the Grammys so she got drunk just in case she won…and had to give an acceptance speech. It started out with something like”Y’all….” Great job Kelly! I stopped falling asleep!

 
Attachment-1Justin Timberlake spiced up the performances with a hot hot hot sepia toned version of Suit and Tie and some new single. Rihanna was looking VAVAVoom in her performance gown singing her new song with Mikky Ekko, and Miranda Lambert sang Over You and Home with Dirks Bently-atleast he’s fun to look at.

 

FUN. won best new artist and song of the year; Gotye and Kimbra walked away with Record of the Year for Somebody that I Used to Know and Mumford and Sons won Album of the Year for Babel. frankchrisKanye West and Jay-Z took home the Grammy for Best Rap/Sung Collaboration for No Church in the Wild ft. Frank Ocean and The-Dream (who was sporting a parental advisory/explicit content “cap”-that was confusing). Speaking of Frank Ocean, did you see Chris Brown stay seated when he won Best Urban Contemporary Album? Adele took home Best Pop Solo Performance, and Carrie Underwood Best Country Solo Performance.

We didn’t see Kanye there, which was really upsetting, everyone across the country was waiting for him to interrupt T Swift. J Biebs wasn’t there either. Instead he was posting pictures about how he has “never been so frustrated”…he might be a little bitter.

The Final Breakdown-Bachelor Edition

I did it. I finally did it. I looked on Reality Steve to see who wins The Bachelor. At work this morning, during The Bachelor Talk, everyone was talking about who was going to win, and I have to side with Kellie-I’m totally pulling for Leslie M. But now that I’ve freaking read the spoilers I know who wins, and it might be her…but the way it all pans out is completely shocking. Let’s just say the girl he ends up with, may or may not be pretty, smart, and tannish…okay that eliminates the selection down to two women.

Good luck trying to figure it out. Now I don’t have to watch it and I can just get the recap from Kellie at work.

Vampire Diaries: The Next Hunter…and a Lil Biebz

So last night I had the strangest dream that I was the new vampire hunter after Jeremy was somehow killed off. How that happened, I’m not really sure. All I remember was running through Home Depot with my shotgun (that I don’t actually own) killing off all of these vampires while my mark grew larger. If you haven’t seen last weeks episode of VD, you should probably just stop reading this now.

This week is going to be amaze balls when we find out what happens next with Jeremy now that he’s killed Kole. Is Klaus going to get so mad that he kills Jeremy, and I become the next vampire hunter? Well I guess we won’t find out until Thursday since my dad woke me up in the middle of my dream. THANKS DAD!


Lil Biebz needs to stop hanging out with Lil Twist and Lil Za…and any other lils out there. The teen pop sensation is throwing everything he’s worked for into the ground. Come on Biebs, don’t be the next Lindsay Lohan. (Not that I’m comparing the two, because Biebs actually has talent) but the point being, it breaks my heart to see one of my favorite artists crashing. I’m team Selena all the way, but get it together kid. We all have our break-ups and it’s just a part of life. Get you sh*t together.

ENTOURAGE!

Last night, Warner Brothers have the green light on Mark Wahlberg’s Entourage film!

According to deadline.com it will be the Same directors and same cast. There will be cameos from famous celebrities and hopefully the president will appear in the movie.

Interning Week 1: Jumping Through Hoops

On Monday, I started my internship at Kidd Kraddick in the Morning. If you’re not familiar with the show, it’s a morning radio show based in Dallas. This internship was extremely exciting to land because I grew up listening to the show and I want to move more toward that side of the spectrum.

I was pretty nervous my first day, but I’m getting the hang of things. It wasn’t the usual get coffee do whatever thing. I got there and was put to work instantly. Updating blogs, refreshing my memory with photoshop and I made a promo for Ed Sheeran to be in studio.

Tuesday, Mark Cuban came into the studio and did a mini “Shark Tank” for I Have a Dream Week. I slightly edited the photos from that and posted them to our web page.

The week is always entertaining when the guys in the office start grabbing hula hoops and jumping through them “ninja style”; or shoving cupcakes in their mouths. Just a few things to remind us that we’re only halfway through the week.

Thursday, I made a page for the Ed Sheeran performance, did the Best of the Day page, which I do every day, and of course I did blogs.

Friday, Lisa Vanderpump calls in, which of course I highly recommended to Robert, the director of the show. Who doesn’t love Lisa? You know, from Real Housewives of Beverly Hills and Vanderpump Rulls. I finished doing some photoshop work and then it was time for Ed Sheeran. I was pretty nervous about this because it was my first time to be up close and personal with a musician that wasn’t one of my friends, or one of my friend’s friends.

Nick, our video guy, comes up and asks me to film…granted I have never filmed on fancy camera like that before. My little JVC and iPhone were the only camera’s I had ever filmed on. But apparently it didn’t matter. I was super nervous to do this, because I didn’t want to screw things up. Luckily, it wasn’t live. He told me not to be scared to try things, which of course I was terrified. My hands were shaking not because Ed Sheeran was playing music in front of me, but because I really didn’t want to screw this up.

Thank God I had my pal Russ to talk me through everything. I found myself sometimes too into the moment and having to snap out of it quickly as my camera was the one being projected. In the end, it all worked out and I would say I did a pretty good job for my first time.