Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Because of This Website!

Whew.  So here it is-- the new look of my blog/website.  I'm no web designer by any means, and html is just not my thing at all.  So there might not be any bells and whistles here, but I've done it, and I can maintain it (pretty much) by myself.

For years, my friend Allyson helped me maintain my website.  And by "helped me" I mean built it from scratch and changed things around for me whenever I asked her to, over the past 5+ years.  She did all the hard stuff that was way over my head.  All I did was write in my little blog and update my gig calendar each month.  She helped me for so long, and so often, that it started to feel wrong, somehow.  The funny thing is, I realize the way we got to be such close friends is because of website. 

Allyson happened to be at a wine bar I was playing at about 5 or 6 years ago.  Mom and Dad were there too, and as it so happened, they were sitting right next to Allyson.  Somehow, during their brief conversation, it came up that I wanted a website but didn't have one yet. She gave Mom and Dad her contact information to give to me and told them maybe she could help me out.

I don't remember calling her initially, but I do know that one day soon after,  I went to Allyson's house so we could go over some of the website stuff.  I met her husband, Kevin, while I was there.  Then I left their house in Valley Ranch, and came back home to my neck of the woods.  Later that night, my husband and I went up the street to eat Thai food.  We bumped into Kevin and Allyson, who I really didn't know well at the time.  The 4 of us ended up sharing a table for dinner, and hours and hours of conversation.  And that was the beginning of a great friendship.

So instead of "the girl who designed my website", Allyson and her husband, Kevin, have become two of our very favorite people and best friends.  We've gone out for Thai food way too many times to count by now.  Kevin and Fermin have run a marathon together, while Allyson and I cheered them on.  We've taken some classes together- jewelry and swimming!  We've gone on one of the best vacations of my life with the two of them.  (And we're off for another one at the end of next month!)  We've celebrated lots of birthdays, the 4 of us.  And will be celebrating loads more...

And all, really, because of this little website.
Who would have known the power and importance of me getting a website in the first place?


judge david said...

The archives survived!

Jacqueline said...

You have such a gorgeous site! I'm loving it here ~ so cozy and happy. :) I have not met a singer/songwriter and you are my first! :) So gald to have found you and your lovely site! Have a lovely merry happy day and love to you!


Jacqueline said...

Oh and i forgot to mention that i listerned to your songs and love them! You have such a beautiful voice. :) Love to you!


Anonymous said...

Very cool, Kerri! Nice look you have goin' on here and I love the pics at the top on your header. Rob

Anonymous said...

Hi Kerri-thanks for stopping by my blog! Are you the singer in our group? So cool:) I am so excited about our class-lots of great stuff ahead!