TASK OF THE WEEK: IMPERSONATE ME AT A BIRTHDAY PARTY

Let’s say you live hundreds of miles away from a very good friend who’s having a birthday party. Most people would fire off a text message or a Facebook post to send their best wishes. Not Marissa, a very clever TaskRabbit Client who hired LA-based Tasker, DaVette, to attend the party in her stead, pretending to be her, telling inside jokes and making references to stories only Marissa and her friends knew. While DaVette was cracking up her crew at the bar, Marissa was getting text messages from her friends, “You are crazy and I love you. Thank you for teleporting,” and “This is the best. I love you and I hate you because I cannot top this present.” Check out the photo of the birthday girl and “Marissa”/DaVette!

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TASK OF THE WEEK: DELIVER ICE CREAM CAKE TO MY GRANDPA

This one melts our hearts a bit – Alexandra wasn’t able to deliver her birthday greetings in person, so she got TaskRabbit on the case. Tasker Lan N. picked up an ice cream cake from Baskin Robbins and surprised Alexandra’s grandpa with it. No word on how many candles were lit or if Lan got to sample the sweet delivery. If we can help you deliver a surprise gift or anything else on your to-do list, please let us know.

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Did a TaskRabbit Just Sing the Best Rendition of ‘Summertime’ Since American Idol’s Fantasia?

Screen Shot 2014-11-13 at 4.29.23 PMElla Fitzgerald sang it. So did American Idol winner Fantasia Barrino. Now, a Southern California Tasker was caught on camera delivering a command performance of the jazz standard “Summertime” while helping a Los Angeles-area woman move into her new home.

The special moment happened while 30-year-old Tasker and aspiring Broadway star LaVance Colley was working with a fellow Tasker/aspiring composer to help their client move into her new apartment. When the client discovered her helpers were musically inclined, she gave the three a break from unpacking dishes and picture frames, leaving Colley with the living-room stage and his fellow Tasker with a piano to accompany his vocals.

“It’s been my lifelong dream to become a recording artist,” said Colley. “TaskRabbit has been a great way to make supplemental income and maintain a flexible schedule to support this dream. It makes me my own boss. I can work around my next audition.”

Colley recently moved back to the US after a decade of performing for Universal Studios in Japan and other venues across Europe and Asia. Before that, he made it through two rounds of auditions for American Idol, but just missed the televised rounds of competition.

Support LaVance leading up to his auditions this fall for the Broadway musicals “Beautiful” and “Book of Mormon” in NYC by hiring him to help you move into your new apartment, organize your office or sing at your next office party here.

 

TASK OF THE WEEK: HAND-WRITE THANK YOU CARDS (I JUST HAD A BABY!)

When you’re a new mom, you have a great appreciation for the small things: the little one’s smile, a quick nap, an instant of free time, an extra pair of hands. Shara M. recently gave birth to a baby girl and realized she needed a second pair of hands to help out with various tasks that were piling up. Reaching out to TaskRabbit, she knocked out several errands that would have otherwise taken precious time away from the baby. Tasker Diane wrote thank you cards, returned gifts for store credit, and filed paperwork for Shara, helping return her New York apartment to a manageable state. New moms take note: we can also help out with laundry, house-cleaning, deliveries and more. Still no progress on outsourcing your naps to us, though.

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TASK OF THE WEEK: SURPRISE MY BRIDE WITH A VISIT FROM OUR DOGS

Dogs are a big part of the TaskRabbit family, so we totally understand the sweetness of this task. Getting married at a hotel miles away from home, Andrew wanted to surprise his bride-to-be with a visit from their dogs. Tasker Mona frequently handles pet-sitting tasks, but this one was unique. The dogs, staying in the backyard of the bride’s parents’ house on the wedding day, were picked up and delivered to the bride for a few minutes of attention before being whisked back to the yard. The bride was incredibly happy to snuggle with her beloved four-legged friends at such an emotional time, and the dogs got to be a small part of the big day. We wonder if this task was posted under “Delivery” or “Pet-sitting.” Congratulations Andrew!

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Happy Father's Day

Hire a TaskRabbit, Make Dad Proud

Happy Father's Day

So you waited until the last minute to arrange a Father’s Day gift? Relax, it’s not too late. TaskRabbits can help you delight the dads in your life. Awesome, friendly, dad-loving TaskRabbits can:

  • Deliver everything he needs for a barbecue.
  • Pick up and deliver that camping gear he’s had his eye on.
  • Bring him a bottle of something good.
  • Do his chores for the week.
  • Play caddy for the day.

Send Dad Some Love

 

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Knock Dad Out By Remembering Father’s Day

Father's Day Gift

Let the dads in your life know how much you care this Father’s Day. You already know you can hire a TaskRabbit to deliver just about anything — from a bottle of something awesome to a shiny, new gadget — but have you thought about sending a card? You know, a printed-on-paper, dropped-in-the-mailbox greeting? Our friends over at Sincerely want to give you a free, customized card. How awesome is that?

 Grab one now for a dad that rules.

Get a free card.