Jul 27

One More Term! (Reminder to Please Vote.)

***Just a little reminder to please cast your vote before voting closes on 7/31/11!***

Dearest readers, we would be SO incredibly grateful for your vote this year so that we might retain our title as Reader’s Choice for Atlanta’s Best Blog/Bloggers!

(Check it HERE and HERE for last years’ wins and click HERE to access this year’s survey!)

We were seriously honored + flattered to have won last year and we hope that our reign has been a good one.  :)

You know what they say…one good turn deserves another and we’re screaming: One more term! One more term!

(we even got fancy for the occasion)

we want to grab that net and catch that beautiful butterfly, pals!

Please vote for us by clicking here:

http://bit.ly/VoteQDD

Best Local Bloggers:
Lindsay Roberts + Lauren Kraselsky
Best Local Blog: “The Quick + Dirty Dirty” or “Q+DD”

You have to vote for 5 things in order for your ballot to count. 
If you need help figuring out what to vote for…please feel free to ask us.  We have LOTS of opinions on every category!  (What the hey? You could even vote for us for local personalities to follow on Twitter: @LaurenKAtlanta and @LindsayWhat44 that takes care of 3 right there…)

please vote! we don't take ourselves too seriously...but we take this survey V.E.R.Y. seriously!

But listen, don’t do it just because we told you to.  We want you to make an educated decision before casting your vote.  Please review our political platform below to know our stance on ALL the important issues.

As a reminder, L+L are:

FOR:
Happy hour, excessive use of exclamation points for emphasis, feminism and chivalry, anything from the 1980’s, Mexican food, enormous sunglasses, mussels and muscles, beer-related competitive gaming, Peace on Earth, bubble baths, 3-day weekends, puppies, costume parties, costumes and parties independently, hair products, brunch cocktails, Texas, anything neon, renewable energy, being awesome, human rights, strategic accessorizing, reducing the escalating price of movie tickets, fedoras, mandatory workday nap time, silly moustaches, hot vampires, and your mom.

AGAINST: Alarm clocks, being put on hold, giraffe purses, camping, humidity, cats, children carrying guns, Canada, denim on denim, serious moustaches, Atlantans referring to queso as “cheese dip,” man-sandals, and of course, any sandals worn with socks.

UNDECIDED:
Texting, parking vehicles on Cheshire Bridge, eating club sandwiches when you have NOT been invited to the club (note: we are generally FOR club sandwiches and frilly toothpicks), “free” yoga classes, pirates v. ninjas, belly dancing, and where to go for dinner most nights…

(So basically, if you hate man-sandals + love your mom and being awesome…the choice is clear.  VOTE FOR US!)

Thanks…and…we love you.  We really do!

xx, L+L

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Jul 24

Sponsored Love: Daily Dibs ITP!

We know you are savvy shoppers.  Members of the ScoutMobGroupon-aholics.  Living Social on the daily.  Pay retail?  You pity the fool. 

Seriously – is there anything worse than paying full price and finding out there was a deal there AFTER the fact?

Well, we have a solution for you:

Daily Dibs. You can check them out on the left bar of the Q+DD – click the link to organize ALL your online deal sites (plus a few you may not even know about!) into ONE daily digest of deals. (Click here to subscribe to Daily Dibs)

Now you’ll never miss a deal!  I mean, did you see this awesomeness:

1 month of unlimited classes at Japan House for $40 from Tippr!

Supersaver… Hi-yah! 

xx, L

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Jul 20

Music Midtown RETURNS!

I’m sure you’ve all heard that Music Midtown is finally returning to Atlanta in Piedmont Park on Saturday, September 24.  So exciting!  Now, I’m here to remind you that there are only 85 days left to anticipate MM + it’s time to buy those tickets.  Get on it!  This is absolutely guaranteed to sell out!

Here’s the Q+DD on Music Midtown:

From 1994-2005, the Music Midtown concert series attracted hundreds of thousands of people to the heart of the city for live music.  This year, a portion of the proceeds from Music Midtown will go toward funding recreation centers and after-school activities for young people in the city as part of Mayor Kasim Reed’s Hope Initiative.

The concert will take place in the Meadow at Piedmont Park, with Colplay as the headlining act.  Tickets are $56 and are on sale now here: MUSIC MIDTOWN RETURNS

Other acts include: The Black Keys, Cage the Elephant, Manchester Orchestra, Young The Giant, Band of Skulls, Joy Formidable, The Constellations, Mona + The Postelles.

A limited number of VIP packages are available for you high rollers, you…info here: BLINGING IT OUT IN THE PARK.

This is a going to be so killer.  I can’t wait!  I really and truly love a good festival concert + this one is going to be GREAT!  :)

ACL 2009

Welcome back, MM!  Please stay for a while. 

xx, L

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Categories: Events,Festivals,Midtown,Reminders,What we're Doing,What we're Listening To

Jul 05

Best of Atlanta: One More Term!

Dearest readers, we would be SO grateful for your vote this year so that we might retain our title as Reader’s Choice for Atlanta’s Best Blog/Bloggers!

(Check it HERE and HERE for last years’ wins and click HERE to access this year’s survey!)

We were SO honored and flattered to have won last year and we hope that our reign has been a good one.

You know what they say…one good turn deserves another and we’re screaming…. one more term! one more term!

we want to grab that net and catch that beautiful butterfly, pals!

Lauren: What do you like better? Wedding Season or The Q+DD?
Lindsay: (raises hand)
Lauren: Miss Roberts?
Lindsay: Yes, um, the answer would be, um, The Q+DD?
Lauren: Bingo.

Please vote for us by clicking here:

http://bit.ly/VoteQDD

Best Local Bloggers:
Lindsay Roberts + Lauren Kraselsky
Best Local Blog: “The Quick + Dirty Dirty” or “Q+DD”

You have to vote for 5 things in order for your ballot to count.
If you need help figuring out what to vote for…please feel free to ask us. We have LOTS of opinions on every category! (What the hey? You could even vote for us for local personalities to follow on Twitter! @LaurenKAtlanta and @LindsayWhat44 that takes care of 3 right there!)

But listen, don’t do it just because we told you to. We want you to make an educated decision before casting your vote. Please review our political platform below to know our stance on ALL the important issues.

As a reminder, L+L are:

FOR:
Happy hour, excessive use of exclamation points for emphasis, feminism and chivalry, anything from the 1980’s, Mexican food, enormous sunglasses, mussels and muscles, beer-related competitive gaming, Peace on Earth, bubble baths, 3-day weekends, puppies, costume parties, costumes and parties independently, hair products, brunch cocktails, Texas, anything neon, renewable energy, being awesome, human rights, strategic accessorizing, reducing the escalating price of movie tickets, fedoras, mandatory workday nap time, silly moustaches, hot vampires, and your mom.

AGAINST: Alarm clocks, being put on hold, giraffe purses, camping, humidity, cats, children carrying guns, Canada, denim on denim, serious moustaches, Atlantans referring to queso as “cheese dip,” man-sandals, and of course, any sandals worn with socks.

UNDECIDED:
Texting, parking vehicles on Cheshire Bridge, eating club sandwiches when you have NOT been invited to the club (note: we are generally FOR club sandwiches and frilly toothpicks), “free” yoga classes, pirates v. ninjas, belly dancing, and where to go for dinner most nights…

(So basically, if you hate man-sandals and love your mom and being awesome…the choice is clear. VOTE FOR US!)

Oh, and while we’re shamelessly self-promoting, please “Like” us on Facebook by clicking here. Thanks! (if each of you had a “like” button, you better believe we’d click it!)

Thanks…and…we love you. We do.


xx, L + L

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Categories: Big Favors,Reminders,We can BLOG!

Jun 07

Team Katie 2K11!

If you are a regular reader of this blog, you already know a LOT about my sister.

First of all, you know she’s absolutely adorable


married to the best guy in the world

and a doggie mommy to the cutest little furry child you’ve ever seen!

Milo!

You also probably know that she’s…

a wine enthusiast

a lover of fine food

an excellent dancer
a Jenga ninja

a shoe expert
and generally awesome and a total riot to be around.

I think that hits all the high points, no?

What you may NOT know is that she suffers from a chronic auto-immune disorder called Lupus.

The Q+DD on Lupus is this: Lupus is a chronic autoimmune disease that can damage any part of the body (skin, joints and/or organs inside the body). Normally our immune system produces proteins called antibodies that protect the body from foreign substances, like bacteria and viruses. With lupus, your immune system cannot tell the difference between these foreign invaders and your body’s healthy tissues and creates autoantibodies (“auto” means “self”) to attack and destroy healthy tissue. These autoantibodies cause inflammation, pain, and damage in various parts of the body. (www.lupusfoundation.org.)

While Katie’s Lupus does affect her everyday life in many ways, Lupus is largely a disease of “flares” and “remission” and Katie is a total fighter and does a good job of showing Lupus who’s boss.

However, for many people, Lupus is quite debilitating and can be fatal. As of now, the cause of Lupus is unknown and there is no cure.

The Lupus Foundation of America (LFA) is the nation’s leading nonprofit voluntary health organization dedicated to finding the causes of and cure for lupus and providing support and services to all people affected by Lupus and next weekend my sister will once again be leading TEAM KATIE in the Birmingham “Walk for Lupus Now”

Last year’s team was incredibly successful in their fundraising goals and in being VERY ATTRACTIVE.  Witness:

Team Katie 2010

In fact, Team Katie was the #2 ranking fundraising team (missing out on first place by a VERY narrow margin!)

This year, however…Team Katie is TAKING NO PRISONERS. So far, TK has raised over $5K for this very worthy cause and is currently in the lead!

Please consider making a donation to TEAM KATIE…every little bit helps…and if you are a Birmingham reader, Katie would LOVE to have you as a part of her team next Saturday, June 11th (and if you wanna come with us from Atlanta, there’s room in the car with Greg, Olive and me!)

Please click here to visit Katie’s personal fundraising page!

Get your PURPLE ON next weekend in BIRMINGHAM!

xx, L

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Categories: Events,Health,PSAs,Reminders,Volunteering,What we're Doing