Miss Lori has a suitcase full of top 10 tech must haves for trip to DC #MissLoriDC

My suitcase for my trip to DC  for the MLK Memorial Dedication, and city tours with my kids, and the Blogalicious 2011 conference all on my own.

Who needs clothes. I’m just going to wear my technology!


Miss Lori is loyal to Kodak and Kodak is supportive of her

Do you remember your first piece of substantial SWAG? I’m not talking pens or water bottles, I’m talking a big ticket item. Well, I do, distinctively. [Read more…]

Miss Lori uses a camera lens to combat the effects of bullying

All I ever wanted growing up was to feel beautiful, but I didn’t. My parents told me I was beautiful, but that wasn’t enough. I needed outside confirmation. It took a long time before I found it within. [Read more…]

Miss Lori and Kodak want to give you tickets to see the movie One Day

Twenty years. Two people… One Day

In case you have been living under a rock this week there is a huge romantic movie opening Friday August 19, 2011 called One Day. I say romantic, but frankly all you have to do is look at the movie poster to know that it is going to be romantic. Talk about catching a moment of heated passion. WOW! My toes are curling just looking at it. While I have been completely aware of the forthcoming opening, even before my good friends at Kodak emailed me, I was not aware of the book that this new movie is based on. But I may be in the minority on that one. The book’s author is David Nicholls, described in one article as, “the man who made a nation cry.” (Uh Oh. Guess I will need to pack the kleenex for this movie). Apparently the book, published in 2009, took the UK by the heart strings. (It’s sold over a million copies there to date.) But  it wasn’t long before it migrated across the pond and weaseled it’s way into America’s hearts. Which is why it shouldn’t be surprising that this film is as anticipated as it is.

I could try and put a synopsis of the film into my own words, but really, why reinvent the wheel when professionals took so much time and effort crafting their own. Here’s what it says on the website:

Directed by Lone Scherfig (director of An Education, Academy Award-nominated for Best Picture), the motion picture One Day is adapted for the screen by David Nicholls from his beloved bestselling novel One Day.

After one day together – July 15th, 1988, their college graduation – Emma Morley (Academy Award nominee Anne Hathaway) and Dexter Mayhew (Jim Sturgess of Across the Universe) begin a friendship that will last a lifetime. She is a working-class girl of principle and ambition who dreams of making the world a better place. He is a wealthy charmer who dreams that the world will be his playground.

For the next two decades, key moments of their relationship are experienced over several July 15ths in their lives. Together and apart, we see Dex and Em through their friendship and fights, hopes and missed opportunities, laughter and tears. Somewhere along their journey, these two people realize that what they are searching and hoping for has been there for them all along. As the true meaning of that one day back in 1988 is revealed, they come to terms with the nature of love and life itself.

A Focus Features and Random House Films presentation in association with Film4 of a Color Force production. A Lone Scherfig Film. Based on the book by David Nicholls. Screenplay by David Nicholls. Directed by Lone Scherfig. A Focus Features Release.

Now that I have your complete attention…have a nice day. No, I’m just kidding. I didn’t get you all excited about this movie just to leave you hanging…like a movie trailer would. No, I have something extra special for you, courtesy of my friends at Kodak and Focus Features. How would you like to win tickets to see the movie yourself? Well, you and a companion, (preferably one who doesn’t hog the popcorn and will share the tissues). Sounds like an AWESOME plan for One Day. (Get it?…One Day?…Hey, I am operating on limited sleep folks. Cut me some slack). Enough with the witty banter Miss Lori how do we win the tickets? I get it, you are excited, so I will make this super easy. All you have to do is leave a comment telling me how you would spend one day with your soulmate. One perfect day. (Dream big folks, this is the movies.) Then tweet, like and or google+ this post and you are good to go. I will choose one winner randomly, (as soon as I wake up Friday morning), and announce it EVERYWHERE! Then all you have to do is get me your address and I, (well Kodak actually), will get you the tickets.

Sound like a plan? I’m feeling good about it. But I am feeling even better about the chance to see this movie. Now all I have to do is find a date. (That could definitely take more than one day!)



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* Level 8: Although not specifically compensated for this post, Miss Lori has an ongoing relationship with a company connected with a product, service or location mentioned in this post that Miss Lori feels may have influenced her decision to post about it.

* Level 10: Products, services or tickets were provided to Miss Lori to give away in a contest and to keep for her own use, attendance, or for review.

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Miss Lori has a list of eight things she needs to buy before #Blogher in San Diego

I am heading to Blogher for the third time next week. I am really excited, mostly because it is the only time of the year that I get to see many of my online compatriot’s in person. It’s a fantastic social gathering. There’s some business too. However, the business that I must attend to right now is packing. I started with a list. And in making my list recently I discovered 8 essential things that I simply must purchase before I go. [Read more…]