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How 'Bout some Cuteness for New Year's Eve...

Yeah... I know.  My last post was quite the bummer... talking about what New Year's Eve meant to me, and the baggage I carry around concerning it.

Some days I think I should trundle over to Southwest Airlines and try and hire a baggage handler so I don't hurt myself with all that blasted baggage.

But... occasionally things happen that lighten the baggage load.

In fact... I just found something that does just that.

It is so cute, so sweet, and such a treat... that I wanted to share it with you.

I stumbled upon this just a few minutes ago.  It's a duet... with Zooey Deschanel (who I think is just adorable) and some young dude named Joe Gordon-Levitt (I have no clue who he is.)

I also had no clue that Zooey could sing... but she surprised me.  She is also playing the ukulele... which, when I first saw it, I thought was going to be really dorky.  Au contraire.  Miss Deschanel does a great job with it.

And... these two can sing.  Really great harmonies, too.  I hope you enjoyed this as much as I did.

Ahhhh... I feel better, now.

Comment balloon 33 commentsKaren Anne Stone • December 31 2011 06:34PM


I love this. She has a great voice. I've been watching Zooey on her new sitcom, The New Girl" and she plays such a quirky personality. All the best to you, Karen Anne, in 20012.

Posted by Jill Sackler, LI South Shore Real Estate - Broker Associate (Charles Rutenberg Realty Inc. 516-575-7500) about 9 years ago

I really like this! My daughter took me to see them at SXSW this year, they performed as She & Him...I think! Happy New Year to you!

Posted by Russell Lewis, Broker,CLHMS,GRI (Realty Austin, Austin Texas Real Estate) about 9 years ago

Jill... I have never watched "The New Girl"... but whenever I have seen Zooey Deschanel, I have really liked her... so I'll have to give "New Girl" a try. 

Quirky is good !  And, they are adorable together... doncha think ?  And a Happy New Year to you, as well... Jill.

Posted by Karen Anne Stone, Fort Worth Real Estate (New Home Hunters of Fort Worth and Tarrant County) about 9 years ago

Russell:  How cool that your daughter took you to the concert.  I bet the two of you made quite the couple.  (smile)  I will have to Google them, or do a YouTube search and see if I can find more of their stuff.  She & Him... thanks for the info.

Posted by Karen Anne Stone, Fort Worth Real Estate (New Home Hunters of Fort Worth and Tarrant County) about 9 years ago

We all have a ton of baggage the million dollar question is how long do we want to drag it behind us?  As for me my back hurts, I'm done.

Posted by Liz Wallace, Broker C21 Sherlock Homes, Rockville Centre, LI, N (Century 21 Sherlock Homes) about 9 years ago

Karen Anne, Some days I wish I could check my baggage with the thought that it would be forever lost without having take a a trip. I can dream...This really is a cute video and Zooey has an ageless quality to her voice, thanks for sharing and Happy New Year!

Posted by Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!, So Utah Residential, Referral & Relocation REALTOR (Red Rock Real Estate) about 9 years ago

Cute, Karen Ann!  Here's wishing you and all the people you love a happy and prosperous New Year!

Posted by Patricia Kennedy, Home in the Capital (RLAH Real Estate) about 9 years ago

Karen, The guy used to be in 3rd Rock From the Sun.  The duo did a movie together 500 days of Summer.

Posted by Liz and Bill Spear, RE/MAX Elite Warren County OH (Cincinnati/Dayton) (RE/MAX Elite 513.520.5305 about 9 years ago


Happy New Year!  Hope 2012 is wonderful!

Ann Hayden in Wildwood, MO

Posted by Ann Hayden 636-399-7544, (Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Select Properties-St. Louis Missouri) about 9 years ago

Very, very nice end to 2011, this sweet little duet.  I'm sorry for the baggage in your life, 'twud be so nice if we could permanently "chuck" it.  I was previously married twice and can't really be sure which one hurt worse...and painful reminders around holiday time certainly tend to make old hurts seem new.  There's a lot of Christmas carols I just can't handle.  As always, admire your transparency and thoughtful posts.  The real you.  Wishing you the best in 2012, Karen Ann.

Posted by Cara Marcelle Mancuso, Call a Marana neighbor, I'm THERE! LONG REALTY (Long Realty - Dove Mountain, Marana AZ) about 9 years ago

Good Evening Karen Anne:

Just stopping by to extend New Year wishes to you...Wow!  That was cute! Best wishes to you and your family.  May 2012 be year of renewed efforts and great successes.  Blessings!

Posted by C. Lloyd McKenzie, Living Albuquerque about 9 years ago

2012 is a New Year and we will be leaving the good and bad behind and push for a better year....


As a leader...I was hoping you would also push the Business Plan 2012 Webinar for your following that I will be speaking at tomorrow~ with #1 National Bestseller, Michael Maher~. The link is below. This will help with our AR Members Challenge for January. I think my FREE BizPlan will help them all as well... Just paying it forward>>> Maybe RE-BLOG, SUGGEST, EMAIL YOUR SUBSCRIBERS>> Please and Thank You~.

Posted by CA COASTAL ESTATES Lauren Selinsky Perez CRS, "Your Real Estate Broker" #oclauren (California Coastal Estates) about 9 years ago

Karen - this was a huge hit on youtube with a gazillion or so hits.   Zooey and Joseph are long time friends and I'll put in my two cents in recommending a movie they did together -- 500 Days of Summer -- excellent story and a good soundtrack.   Also, 50/50 has gotten some very good reviews for Joseph ---- a funny movie about a very serious subject -- cancer.   

Happy New Year -- May 2012 bring you continued success, good health and much happiness!

Posted by Michael Jacobs, Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393 about 9 years ago

A new year to make New memories. When are you coming to visit the East Coast?  Oh what a fun gathering we could have.

Posted by Ellie McIntire, Luxury service in Central Maryland (Ellicott City Clarksville Howard County Maryland Real Estate) about 9 years ago

Ellie:  New memories would be great.  Even sitting in a rocking chair with a glass of white zin, just knowing that I was sitting in the great state of Maryland instead of in The People's Republic of Texas... LOL.  How much I long for a nice yummy plate of crab cakes.  Oh, be still my growling tummy.

Posted by Karen Anne Stone, Fort Worth Real Estate (New Home Hunters of Fort Worth and Tarrant County) about 9 years ago

Karen - That's a very sweet song and very cute people!

Posted by Carla Freund, Carolina Life RealEstate & Relocation 919-602-8489 (Keller Williams Preferred Realty) about 9 years ago

Good morning Karen,

This is awesome! How very sweet! Congratulations are in order to you for being a hi-lighted member!! I just saw it and wanted to be the first to congratulate you!! Way to go!!!

Posted by Dorie Dillard CRS GRI ABR, Serving Buyers & Sellers in NW Austin Real Estate (Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899) about 9 years ago

Dorie:  Thanks so much.  This really brought a smile to my Tuesday morning face.  What a nice surprise.  Also, I have had several wonderful Rainers subscribe to my blog this morning, and was wondering why.  Perhaps this was the reason.  Having people subscribe to my blog makes me smile even more.

So far... a very good Tuesday.  Thanks for your kind wishes... and you have a very good Tuesday, as well !

Posted by Karen Anne Stone, Fort Worth Real Estate (New Home Hunters of Fort Worth and Tarrant County) about 9 years ago

This is cute, Karen!  :->  Thanks for sharing!   

Posted by Angela Clark, CRS, Realtor, Broker (Tony Clark REALTORS) about 9 years ago

Karen Ann, she sang like an angel in Elf. She's also in a band called She & Him. Either way, she's a cutie! Happy New Year!

Posted by Eric Michael, Metro Detroit Real Estate Professional 734.564.1519 (Remerica Integrity, RealtorsĀ®, Northville, MI) about 9 years ago

Oh, Zooey is super cute.  I really like her as well. Love the little duet  -Kasey

Posted by Kasey & John Boles, Boise & Meridian, ID Ada/Canyon/Gem/Boise Counties (Jon Gosche Real Estate, LLC - about 9 years ago

Hi Karen Anne, just stopping in to say hi and hope that January has been treating you well thus far.  Take care!

Posted by Silvia Dukes PA, Broker Associate, CRS, CIPS, SRES, Florida Waterfront and Country Club Living (Tropic Shores Realty - Ich spreche Deutsch!) almost 9 years ago

Hi Karen Anne - just wanted to thank you for stopping by my blog recently - I hadn't seen you for a while! Love the clip of Zooey and Joseph. Not sure if you remember (or heard of) the TV show Third Rock from the Sun? He was the kid on the show and was recently in the movie 50/50 (a humorous take on a sad subject). Cheers - and wishing you a wonderful and vibrant 2012!

Posted by Karen Hawkins, MBA - Langley & Surrey, BC (Royal Pro Real Estate Network) almost 9 years ago

Karen:  Sure I have heard of the TV show Third Rock from the Sun.  I watched it a few times, and just didn't think it was all that funny.  So... I only remember a very few of the characters in it, and not Joseph. 

I have, I guess what you might call "different" taste in TV shows.  I often like stuff nobody else does, and often do NOT like or watch stuff that many people watch.

I loved Zooey, and AnnaSophia Robb and Josh Hutcherson in the movie "The Bridge to Terabithia."  I feared, with a title like that, it would be dorky, but it was really cute.  Sad at the end, but really, really cute... with good character development and interplay.

I have never liked... the Survivors shows, the "Wives of" shows, never saw or wanted to see the Kardashians, or really any of the "reality" shows.  Even going back to comedy shows like Seinfeld.  Honestly, I must have tried six times to watch that show all the way through to talk myself into liking it, but simply did not think it was funny.  I liked Julia Louis-Dreyfus, and also thought the Soup Nazi character was cute/funny, but that's about it.

Right now... I love "The Good Wife."  I make sure I watch it, DVR it, or watch it on the CBS website.  I used to love watching "House"... but since the two intern docs... Olivia Wilde and Jennifer Morrison left, and now that Lisa Edelstein's "Dr Cuddy" left... it has lost all of its character interplay... so, for me, why bother ?

Cheers to you, as well... (loved that show, by the way).  And... nice to see you here, too.

Posted by Karen Anne Stone, Fort Worth Real Estate (New Home Hunters of Fort Worth and Tarrant County) almost 9 years ago

Karen- I'm a bit late to this party but hope the New Year has started off on the right foot with you!  Thanks for stopping by my post today and I look forward to seeing you in the Rain again soon!  Make it a great Saturday in all you do my friend!

Posted by John McCormack, CRS, Honesty, Integrity, Results, Experienced. HIRE Me! (Albuquerque Homes Realty) almost 9 years ago


Hope that with this post.. 2012 started off lightly for you.  Hey, luggage issues and airports can put a dark cloud on anyone.  Hope it's a good year for you!

Posted by David Artigliere, ARTI Home Inspections, ASHI Certified Home Inspect (Reading, Pottstown, Norristown, Philadelphia) almost 9 years ago

Karen, Thanks for sharing so much with us! I'm glad you're feeling better! :)

Posted by Cheryl Dickson, Retired Realtor, GRI / Retired Home Inspector (Retired Realtor / Retired Home Inspector) almost 9 years ago

Karen, just checking in and catching up on what you are up too in between real estate. And of course, I see you love youtube just as much as I do. As for now, make this new year your best one yet. After all, 2011 is over!

Posted by Emily Medvec, Realtor | Serving Santa Fe & Northern NM (eXp Realty LLC) almost 9 years ago

Karen Anne that was quite the surprise.

Posted by Charita Cadenhead, Serving Jefferson and Shelby Counties (Alabama) (eXp Realty) almost 9 years ago

Karen Anne

I knw Zooey could sing, but have never seen it. She is literally a doll, and her new show is so quirkly. I noticed that she's one of the producers, too. Quite the entrepreneur!

Posted by Pacita Dimacali, Alameda/Contra Costa Counties CA (Alain Pinel) almost 9 years ago

Zooey has a great voice. That young dude is kind of cute in a real clean cut way.

Posted by Debbie Laity, Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO (Cedaredge Land Company) almost 9 years ago

just popping by to say hello.  I know you're thinking stuff.... you should type some of it.  I miss it when you don't.

Posted by Tammy Lankford,, Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville (Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668) almost 9 years ago

Karen Ann - I read this blog post the day, or, better say, the night, you posted it, but could not listen to it, so I passed, and today saw it again and finally (it is not late) could watch a listen... and enjoy

Posted by Jon Zolsky, Daytona Beach, FL, Buy Daytona condos for heavenly good prices (Daytona Condo Realty, 386-405-4408) almost 9 years ago