Extreme Makeover Home Edition ROCKED it in Bastrop this week. The Zdroj family had the big reveal this week. Terri, from our sister station MAJIC 95.5, had a chance to check out the new pad the day before the reveal. I thought I would share a few of her pictures she got. The furnishings came from the Home Consignment Center which Rocks!. Over 3,000 volunteers helped on this project. A definite Labor of Love!
Volunteers needed to help the folks in Bastrop with a fantastic rebuild with 'Extreme Makeover: Home Edition". Here's some 411 (KVUE):
Because Bastrop was hit so hard by the Labor Day wildfires, the show has chosen the city to be the location for one of their builds.
The project will start on Dec. 7, and the Bastrop family, who has yet to be revealed, should see their new home on Dec. 14.An average of 3,000 volunteers are needed to pull off the entire project. Anyone with construction skills such as framing, roofing pluming, etc. are encouraged to participate as well as hundreds of helping hands are needed to serve food, pass out water bottles, pick up trash, etc. Volunteers must be 18 years or older.
*Central Texans are asked to attend a free community pep rally Tuesday night that will kick off the event. The pep rally will take place from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Jerry Fay Wilhelm Center for Performing Arts (in the main auditorium) at 1401 Cedar Street, Bastrop, TX 78602. The center can be reached at 512-832-8588.
*Volunteer builders and building supplies are in need to! Click Here!
The 'Longhorns' may be off this weekend, but there is still a bunch of good times going on in ATX this weekend. Traffic is expected to be horrible, especially downtown. Give yourself plenty of time to get around. Carpooling is strongly encouraged if you are headed downtown, especially on Saturday. WOW parking is also going to be a Bi-a---tch!!
The items were distributed in Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Kentucky, Missouri, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, Oregon, South Carolina, Texas, Virginia, Washington and Puerto Rico and sold in various retail supermarkets.
Consumers can call 1-877-323-7374 for more information (KXAN)
I was giddy to hear that my #1 on myÂ 'Fantasy Laminated List' would be in ATX during the Austin Film Festival. Johnny Depp is getting honored for all his talented hard work, his hotness is just a bonus.
Actor Johnny Depp will be in Austin for the Austin Film Festival! He will be our first-ever recipient of the Festivalâs inaugural Extraordinary Contribution to Film â Acting Award. Depp will also present Distinguished Screenwriter Awardee Caroline Thompson with her Award and be on hand for screenings of his new film The Rum Diary (based on the novel by Hunter S. Thompson) and a retrospective of Edward Scissorhands with Thompson.
AFF is honoring Depp for his collective body of work, his contribution to the culture of film and, above all, for his recognition and support of the importance of writing and the value of the writer, made apparent by many of his film choices and working relationships with writers like Austin Film Festival alums Terry Rossio & Ted Elliot, John August, Peter Hedges, and, of course, Caroline Thompson.
He will be presented with the Award at the Awards Luncheon on Saturday, 10/22, at the Austin Club at 12:15pm. Depp will also be presenting Distinguished Screenwriter Awardee Caroline Thompson with her award. Included in her numerous credits are two films featuring Depp: Edward Scissorhands and Corpse Bride. This yearâs other award recipients are Extraordinary Contribution to Filmmaking Awardee John Lasseter (Chief Creative Officer of Walt Disney and Pixar Animation Studios) and Outstanding Television Writer Awardee Hart Hanson (creator/writer/executive producer of âBones,â âThe Finderâ). The Awards Luncheon is presented by Alice Kleberg Reynolds Foundation.
Depp will introduce his new film The Rum Diary at the Paramount Theatre on Oct. 21st at 7pm (which opens in theaters nationwide October 28th)and he will do a Q&A following the film. Joining him for the Q&A will be The Rum Diary writer/director Bruce Robinson. Robinson was nominated for an Academy Award as well as a Golden Globe for his screenplay, The Killing Fields. His other screenplay credits include, How to Get Ahead In Advertising, In Dreams, and Fat Man and Little Boy.
... With fellow award-recipient and screenwriter Caroline Thompson, Depp will also introduce a special retrospective screening of Edward Scissorhands at 9:45pm at the Paramount Theatre. Thompson will do a Q&A following the film.
Austin Film Festival Badges have priority admission to all screenings, followed by Film Passes, and then individual ticket holders. Badges and Film Passes may be purchased online here or at Austin Film Festivalâs Registration Office at the Driskill Hotel during the following hours:
Wednesday, October 19, 12:00pm â 11:00pm
Thursday, October 20, 8:00am â 11:00pm
Friday, October 21, 8:00am â 9:00pm
Saturday, October 22, 8:00am â 9:00pm
Sunday, October 23, 10:00am â 4:00pm
Individual tickets are sold 25 minutes prior to each film screening at the theater
MIX friend Yvonne, smiling BIG with herÂ FAV David Cook and her new FAV Gavin DeGraw backstage in Tulsa, OK. She travels alot to see DC.Â She's looking forward to seeing them in what she calls the 'Texas Tri-fecta'... Houston, Austin and Grand Prairie.Â She wanted me to pass this along, if you were looking to get VIP privileges like she did in Tulsa.Â Just click herefor DC VIP and hook yourself up for the Big ATX show at ACL Live @ The Moody Theater on Sunday October 30th. Fabulous treat for Halloween weekend.
Workers, now trying to complete the final three flyovers bridges at the key highway intersection, will be pouring cement overhead on one of those bridges Saturday night. So, to protect those who otherwise would be beneath that work, the Texas Department of Transportation has several lane closures planned over a 14-hour period.
On I-35:* Northbound on the expressway will be reduced to one lane between Stassney Lane and Ben White from 1:30 a.m. to 5:30 a.m. Sunday.* Southbound on the expressway will be reduced to one lane between Oltorf Street and Ben White from 4:30 a.m. to noon Sunday.* The northbound access road will be just one lane between Teri Road and Ben White from 10 p.m. Saturday to 2:30 a.m. Sunday, then closed entirely at St. Elmo Road from 2:30 a.m. to noon Sunday. Cars on the access road will be detoured on St. Elmo and Woodward Street. All of which means that for about three hours in the middle of the night, northbounders will have only that detour and a single freeway lane to get by.
On Ben White:* The eastbound access road will be reduced to one lane between Congress Avenue and I-35, and closed entirely at I-35, from 3 a.m. to noon Sunday.
The $26 million project should be complete sometime in November, according to TxDOT.
I got an email from Bridget sending me a heads up about a great way to get exerciseÂ and help at the same time. Check it out...
When Dan Ouletteâs wife lost her mother Paula to lung cancer in 2008, only three months after being diagnosed, it was devastating to their family. To honor his mother-in-lawâs memory he organized for three consecutive years a Free to BreatheÂ® event in Providence, R.I., where he lived at the time, to raise funds to support the National Lung Cancer Partnershipâs vital research, education and awareness programs.
At the end of 2010 Dan and his family packed their bags and moved to Austin, Texas and he has vowed to continue his mission by organizing the inaugural Free to BreatheÂ® Austin 5K Fun Run/Walk, 1 Mile Walk and Kidsâ Dash on Saturday, November 5. He hopes to rally the community together to bring support to others and awareness to a disease that takes more lives than breast, colon and prostate cancer combined.
Austin Residents Come Together to Defeat Lung Cancer
Inaugural Free to BreatheÂ® 5K Fun Run/Walk, 1 Mile Walk and Kidsâ Dash November 5
WHAT: Register today for the Free to BreatheÂ®Austin 5K Fun Run/Walk, 1 Mile Walk and Kidsâ Dash, a fun event for the entire family that
brings the community together to inspire hope and create change for everyone impacted by lung cancer. Together we can fuel the movement to defeat this disease, and help those diagnosed live longer, better lives.
All proceeds help support the National Lung Cancer Partnershipâs vital research, education and awareness programs.
If you didn't know, 3 Musketeers has switched up their recipe a bit to make it even more 'Chocolaty'. You have a chance to find out how much more tonight, between 6-8pm, for the big tasting at 'The W'! Click here for more on the 'Like-up' 3 Musketeers Happy Hour!
Big You Rocks to Susan, Michael , DJ & the crew at Opal Divine's, Kathleen from BCRC and Tim w/ Personique! Hope your B-Day ROCKED too Tim!!
BTW: Kathleen from BCRC told me that 'Scare for a Cure' haunted house is just about ready for the scares and $ goes to local charities that help fight cancer. Click here for a Huge Scare. She said you can even make it 'Extra Bloody'. You will have to go to find out what that is. I don't want to ruin the SCARE for you!
Doesn't seem like folks are too upset that the iPhone 5 isn't coming out yet. The iPhone 4s goes on sale Friday 10/14, but pre-salesÂ hit 1 million just the 1st day it was announced.
Don't forget to add this new app to your iPhone...
Besides more people around the area of City Hall w/ the 'Occupy ATX' protest/rally, the new parking meter times will be enforced.
They've been in effect for the past few weeks, but we have been given a grace period to get used to them. That is OVER!
The new parking meter hours are:
Thurs & Fri: 8am-Midnight
Saturday- (no longer free) 11am-Midnight
Sunday- Still FREE
These new hours apply to all street-side parking meters located between Cesar Chavez and 10th Street and from Lamar Boulevard to IH-35. All parking meters outside of this downtown area will have hours from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. from Monday to Saturday. As of now, one dollar can still buy you an hour of parking, with three hours still being the limit
YOU'VE BEN WARNED... PAY YOUR METERS & DON'T FORGET TO ADD MORE $ TO THE METER IF YOU ARE STAYING OVER 3 HOURS!!THE METER PEEPS ARE WATCHING AND WAITING TO ATTACK YOUR WINDSHIELD WITH A CITATION!!
Oh.. don't even think about doing this, or you'll be spending the night at the APD house! [kml_flashembed movie="http://www.youtube.com/v/MhD30FUAEoM" width="425" height="350" wmode="transparent" /]
I got a heads from Ryann about some cool newbies attached with it this year. Check this out!
Containment: Zombie Shooting Gallery,where visitors will have the opportunity to exact revenge on the monsters who have terrorized them. Armed with paintball guns, the tormented will become the tormentors as they make their way through a contained maze and have their way with the House of Torment zombies.
Tomorrow/Saturday, October 8th marks the first ever House of Torment SCAREvenger Hunt. Armed with clues and cameras and dressed in their best zombie and monster attire, teams of up to 4 will be hitting the streets of Downtown and Central Austin for a scavenger hunt of ghoulish proportions. Entry fee is $10 per person and includes participation in the scavenger hunt, access to the Gatti’s Pizza after-party at the House of Torment, and a $15 House of Torment card that can be used toward tickets, Containment or the Scare Store. Prize packages will be given to 1st, 2nd and 3rd place teams as well the winners of the costume contest. The SCAREvenger Hunt kicks off at 4:30 at Republic Square Park. Registration begins at 4:00 pm.More info can be found on the House of Torment Facebook page.
I was able to chat with The Script backstage before their show at Stubbs. They are so cool, and yes their Irish accent gives them even more cool points. We chat about their music/album/tunes, some of the challenges fans have thrown out them via twitter, and Danny even rises up to a challenge with me. Check it out..
(KXAN) - Austin Police Department launched its official Facebook page. The department said its goal is to inform citizens and businesses of public safety concerns.
Posts on the page will contain information about crime trends, descriptions of suspects, missing person’s advisories, crime prevention tips, positive departmental stories, and an opportunity to foster positive community relationships through modern social media.
Do you think it's a good idea for the APD to have a Facebook page? Will you like APD?
I took a little ice cream break today when Cool Haus dropped by in the parking lot! Ice Cream cookie sandwiches you create your own. I popped mine in the freezer for later. A Chocolate Cookie and Dirty Mint Chip Ice Cream sandwich. Of course I took a bite or 2 before it was freezer bound. OMG! YUMMY! Check it out on S. Lamar! Also ask about their traveling truck I ran into today. The extra cool thing is the paper they serve your Ice Cream goodie in is made out of paper, edible and environmentally friendly. No paper/wrappers to toss out. You can eat it! Brilliantly Yummy!
Ted & IÂ hit the road over the weekend to Fredericksburg. My mission was to get some 'Sweet Potato Butter' and a 'Sweet Pretzel'.Â We got those and even discovered another YUMMY!Â We had the pleasure of meeting Martin & Angela Santamaria, the owners of Santa Maria Cellars in Fredericksburg. I bought a bottle of Muscat Canelli. It is very sweet and smooth.Â A fantastic after taste with no harsh burn going down.Â If you like Asti Spumante, you will love Santa Maria's Muscat Canelli.Â I also tasted the CabernetÂ Sauvignon. I'm not into Cab wine to much, because many times it's either too dry/ and or has that harsh,what I call the 'Wine Burn', when it's going down.Â Santa Maria's Cabernet Sauvignon blend was nothing but a full robust flavor and very smooth. I LOVE THAT TOO!
Check out what they have. The prices are good too, for a really yummy bottle of wine.Â Martin signed my bottle, which I thought wasÂ very cool.Â Perfect for a chill night, with dinner, holidays coming up. It would make great gifts!Â I really enjoyed it.Â Awesome wine right in our backyard. :)
If you enjoy Starbuck's and shopping at Barton Creek Square Mall, then you'll be excited like I am about this news!
Starbuck's Grand Opening of their new store in Barton Creek Square Mall is tomorrow 8am! I can get my Starbucks and Auntie Anne's pretzel while I'm shopping all under one roof! Life it Good! :)
The BCS Mall grand opening is tomorrow/Friday. Barton Creek Square is excited to announce the addition of Starbucks Coffee to their tenant lineup. This Friday, September 30 at 8 a.m., Starbucks will open its doors at Barton Creek Square with a host of celebratory free coffees. The first 100 customers in line at the newly opened Starbucks will receive FREE drinks for a YEAR! More 411
I can see the line already.. . FREE STARBUCKS FOR A YEAR! THAT ROCKS TOO!
The Script are asking you to bring it via twitter. Got a challengeÂ for them while they are in town for their showÂ at Stubbs on Friday? They were recently challenge to swap positions... and other things...
Send The Script a challenge when we come to your town on our US tour. We'll film ourselves doing our favorites in each city. #ScriptvsAmericaÂ They've had challenges from swapping positions on stage during a song.. to going on certain rides in a city...
What would your challengeÂ forÂ The Script beÂ to do in Austin?Â
Can you believe MTV's 'The Real World'Â is on season 27! Someone in the early Real Worlds could have kids audition for this season. That is just wild. Wonder if they will do that? Create generations of 'The Real World' families. If you are interested in trying out and try to create a 'Family Tradition' here's the 411:Â
MTV IS LOOKING FOR NEW ROOMMATES!
MTVâs hit show THE REAL WORLD is looking for cast members for Season 27. To be considered for a spot as one of our luckyroommates, come on down to our OPEN CASTING CALL. Next seasonâs cast may have a place for you!The requirements for an audition are simple. If you are over the age of 20 and appear to be between the ages of 20 and 24, bring a valid ID and a recent photo to our OPEN CASTING CALL. Youâll interview with the Casting Directors and soon you could be sharing your life with millions of viewers on the next season of one of MTVâs most popular shows!
Season 9 of Top Chef premieres on Nov 2nd at 9pm on Bravo from the Lone Star State. Top Chef Texas has special guests like Charlize Theron and Pee Wee Herman. It might be Top Chef Texas, but there are only 2 chefs from Texas competing. They both come from ATX!
Garrett Gilbert is out for the season due to a right shoulder injury that he had successful surgery on yesterday. He should be ready after healing and rehab for next season. He will be on the sidelines as much as he can helping out McCoy & Ash. They all have a game day off this weekend with a bye, but they will prepare to meet up with Iowa State in Ames, IA on Saturday Oct 1st.
V-Spot #7 was done with Celebs on my desk (literally). V-Spot/video on the spot. I ask about current topics/events and find out what y'all think. The is no wrong answer, just what you/they think about a certain topic.
Don't want to go near the crowds at ACL Fest this weekend, but wouldn't mind checking out the bands. YouTube will have live streaming starting at 1:30 this afternoon for 8 hours.Â Then they will replay the footage over night until rocking hours over the weekend where more live streaming will happen.Â Click the YT logo for more 411!
Not sure where to go and what to get for donations forÂ ''Wildfire Relief'.Â Easy way to donate with your HEB.Â Get your groceries, than when you are checking out at the registers, ask the cashier to scan a donation for you... $1, $3, $5..Â it goes on your bill. That easy. Looks like this on your receipt.Â
BIG YOU ROCKS .. to all the peeps who dropped by their HEBs this morning during the Entercom ATX Wildfire Relief broadcast this morning amd donated. 100% of the donations go to the Central Texas Red Cross.Â It goes to the families right here in Central Texas who really need BIG TIME help!
Drop by your HEB and help out families who really need it.Â I ran into a woman at the HEB off 183 & Braker this morning who decided she didn't need soda or cake, and donated that money.Â Y'all Rock!
Julie from Bastrop called me to send out some Love. She also put out a very scary statistic that proves even more we need to help the survivors of the Wildfires. Anything you can do to donate, money, items, your time/volunteer! Click Here for 411..
Huey also wanted to send a heads up. Pets need help too! (KXAN) Austin Pets Alive! adopted out 94 animals this week, but is still in need of donated items for the cats and dogs affected by fires in the Austin area. Austin Vet Care asks residents to being items to its facility at 12419 Metric Blvd. and staff will take the items to APA!
Items needed include:
food (preferably Castor or Pollux cans)
gallons of water
bandage material - Vetwrap
For more information about the Austin Vet Care donation drive, call 512-832-1088.
U-HAUL of ATX is offering 30 days of free storage or U-Box portable storage for wildfire survivors.
Families needing more information about the 30-days-free self-storage assistance program or residents who have items to donate should contact the following regional office: U-Haul Company of Austin12611 Research Blvd. Austin, TX 78759(512) 331-7777
September 1st, and approximately 700 new traffic and criminal laws take effect today.
If you are planning a road trip for Labor Day weekend, this is good to know. Speed limits will now be the same during night and day driving, and separate speed limits for trucks have been eliminated. The maximum speed limit on state highways may be raised to 75 miles per hour if approved after a finding by TxDOT that the increased speed would be reasonable and safe following an engineering and traffic investigation. (HB 1353)
Verizon has announced it will carry the ESPN-backed network for its FiOS TV subscribers. The 24-hour channel dedicated to University of Texas sports launches Friday and will broadcast the Longhorns' first game against Rice on Sept. 3.
ESPN and Texas announced a $300 million, 20-year deal for the network in January.
The Verizon distribution deal puts the network within reach of about 4 million viewers nationally. Verizon officials say it will eventually also be available to FiOS TV subscribers online, on tablets and smartphones.
Texas and ESPN have not yet announced any major cable or satellite carriers for the network.(KEYE)
The Young Women Alliance is holding their 7th Annual Fashion Evolution
Fashion Evolution 2011 Date: Friday August 12th, 2011
Where: Ballet AustinÂ 501 West 3rd Street, Austin, Tx 78701
*After party to follow at Malverde
The YWA Fashion Shows are crucial in raising money for the YWA Foundation , which gives girls and women in Central Texas the opportunity to continue their education and enrich their careers with scholarships and grant programs.
There are VIP and General AdmissionÂ tickets available! Look out for my girl Alex! She Rocks! :)
WK Aug 8th is 'National Stop on Red Light Week'...
APD will handing out tickets to violators that run the red lights.
It's $75 for running a red light! Watch your speed, and stop at Red lights!
'Officer the light was orange when I was driving through.' I wouldn't use that
one. It's still red ticket worthy.
Here are the biggies:
The top accident intersections include:
US Hwy 183 SB & Lakeline Mall Dr.
Burnet (MoPac) and Scofield Ridge
Lamar NB & Research SB or Anderson EB
Braker & MoPac NB Service Rd.
Ben White EB & Burleson Rd.
Riverside & Pleasant Valley
IH 35 NB Service Rd. & 11th
Koenig & Airport
Lamar WF & Ben White (or Capital of Texas) WB
Lavaca & 8th
The top red light ticket intersections include:
IH 35 & Cesar Chavez
IH 35 & Anderson
IH 35 & 290
IH 35 & William Cannon
IH 35 & Riverside
Hwy 183 & Lakeline Mall
Burnet & Research
IH 35 & Parmer
Braker & Research
IH 35 & Ben White
IH 35 & 6th
Austin police released video of red light crashes caught on tape at several intersections around Austin.
In the last year and a half, seven people have died as a result of someone running a red light. More than 800 people have been injured in red light crashes. Click here for more story thanks to KXAN!
"BrightBlue plans to charge admission of $5 for attendees age 11 and older, but will have one free night for the public and another free night for military personnel and their families. The city will get back $1 for every ticket sold.
As we explained in a story earlier this week, BrightBlue envisions a Trail of Lights that includes the usual 40 or lighting displays and some new ones; a grouping of Austin’s best food trailers; an expanse of artificial snow; a bonfire; flash mobs; a 5K run; and two stages, one for performances like dance troupes and choir groups and one for live music every Friday and Saturday night.
But city staffers still need to negotiate and sign a final contract with BrightBlue, which could take another few weeks — leaving just a few months to prepare for the event."
The National Weather Service has issued a 'Heat Advisory' until 10pm Friday... A heat advisory is only issued when the heat index exceeds 105 during the day and 80 at night for two days in a row...
Austin has activated Phase 1 of its Special Operations Plan for Heat Emergencies
which focuses on monitoring at-risk populations for increased risk of heat-related illness.
Everyone in the area is encouraged to do the following -
Stay cool - Keep your body temperature cool.
-Stay in air conditioning as much as possible.
-Wear light-weight clothing
-Take cool showers and baths.
-Check on those most vulnerable twice a day
Stay hydrated - Because your body loses fluids through sweat, you can become dehydrated during extreme heat. Drink more water than usual, especially if you are working or exercising outside. Avoid alcohol and sugary drinks.
Officials say that if surveillance activities while in Phase 1 reveal enough heat related illness, Phase 2 will be kicked in and cooling centers around the city will be activated.
*Excessive heat also means more energy use! You are being asked to cut down on your energy use'
Electric Reliability Council of Texas,or ERCOT, is asking everyone to conserve. The operator of the state's transmission grid wants us to cut down on electricity use during the peak hours of 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. ERCOT is expecting peak use between 4 p.m. and 5 p.m. Tuesday, which means outages could dry up reserves.
Here are some tips to handle the heat:
turn off everything you can between 3 p.m. and 7 p.m.
When you leave your house set your AC to 85 degrees
Drink plenty of water and soak your feet in water if you have to be outside
1. Ohio University, Athens, Ohio
2. University of Georgia, Athens, Ga.
3. University of Mississippi, Oxford, Miss.
4. University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa
5. University of California Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, Calif.
6. West Virginia University, Morgantown, W. Va.
7. Penn State University, University Park, Pa.
8. Florida State University, Tallahassee, Fla.
9. University of Florida, Gainesville, Fla. 10. University of Texas, Austin, Texas(AAAWW make UT students' parents proud..LOL) 11. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
12. Syracuse University, Syracuse, N.Y.
13. Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, La.
14. University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, Wis.
15. DePauw University, Greencastle, Ind.
16. Indiana University, Bloomington, Ind.
17. Arizona State University, Tempe, Ariz.
18. University of Maryland, College Park, Md.
19. University of Vermont, Burlington, Vt.
20. University of South Carolina, Columbia, S.C.
I've joked before about coloring my hair purple! So this weekend, when I got my natural blonde (LOL) roots touched up I decided a 'Purple Streak' for fun! So I can cross off my Bucket List 'Purple Hair'! About as close as I will get to that. YOU ROCK ALEX!!Â After the hair, I got my nails done, it's been a very LONG TIME, since I've had my nails done.Â It definitely showed...
Mimi was a miracle worker. I got Solar Nails for the 1st time. Most fake nails make my real ones very thin/weak.
I'll have to see if this is the case later on down the road, but for now, my hand looks WAY BETTER..
Don't you think?
Oh yeah, I tried out another Bud Light recipe-Chocolatey pretzel & peanut
Bud Light bars...YUMMY!!
On my niece Kaiti's B Day list was 'Someday' perfume/Justin Bieber's new smell. I find it odd a boy has a perfume out for girls, but it's a hot seller. The really cool thing is 'ALL THE PROCEEDS' for his perfume goes to charity.Â Ted & I were able to grab a bottle before it was all gone at an 'Ulta'. Ted also made a new friend...
The wife made me take a picture w/ JB look.
The second, wife made me take this picture, and I need to pretend I'm Happy
about it, pose!!
If you've got Bieber fans in the house, drop by an Ulta to get your shot with JB! Don't think about running off with him, which Ted had that pop in his head, for our niece Kaiti.Â They are very protective of their JB stand up!!
Also, when I was at one of my favorite stores, DSW, I ran into a 'Cute Pair of Uggs'.Â I'm not a big fan of the 'Uggs' especially wearing boots with shorts in the summer.Â I actually saw a girl wearing some the other day in 100 plus heat. That is fashion dedication for sure. Well, no more feet sweats for Ugg Lovers with these..
Like the boots, the shoes also come with a higher price tag, but
way more affordable at DSW.Â My Big size 11s modeled these for the picture.
I ended up getting 2 pairs of shoes for the price of this one pair.Now if these end up
on DSW clearance, let meÂ at them.Â I'm always up for a really 'Good/Great Buy'!
Music lovers interested in the Austin City Limits Festival—but hesitant to travel downtown for the event—will be able to view a live feed of performances through YouTube, the website will announce today.
The Associated Press reports the Google-owned YouTube will bring live streams to its site for both ACL as well as Lollapalooza, a music festival held in Chicago from Aug. 5–7.
By streaming the popular music festival, YouTube management says they hope it will attract millions of viewers. When YouTube streamed the Price William and Kate Middleton wedding, approximately 72 million people logged in to watch the event online.
YouTube says it will offer a live feed of performances as well as a secondary feed for backstage interviews.
Maybe be could getÂ L.A.'sÂ Â 405 contractor, they finished early this weekend!! They would have been fined $6,000 for every 10 minutes they were late. As it is now, they get a $300,000 bonus for finishing early. The work included major bridge repair too... pretty amazing !!
If you have information that can assist in the apprehension of one of these subjects please contact The Capitol Area CrimeStoppers at 512-472-TIPS (8477), call 911 or Text "APD" and your message to 847411 (tip411).
Imagine if Austin had a bike share system, where locals and tourists could check out a bicycle
from a self-service station, pedal from Barton Springs to South Congress, then zip up to a kiosk
near the University of Texas to return it.
Denver, Washington, D.C., Chicago and Minneapolis all have such systems, and San Antonio
launched one this spring.
Now a group of private supporters, led by Mellow Johnnyâs Bike Shop, is rallying to make an
Austin bike share system a reality.
On Thursday, the bike shop will host a demonstration and presentation by B-Cycle, which operates
a program in San Antonio. Theyâll demonstrate how the system works and let visitors test ride the
The meeting starts at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, July 14 at Mellow Johnnyâs Bike Shop, 400 Nueces Street
. The shop will provide appetizers and refreshments.
The San Antonio system started with 14 stations. The Austin system likely would be larger, with
about 50 stations and 550 bikes in the downtown grid.
âWe are working to build private sector support for a bike share system that has a lot of interest
and a groundswell of financial support already,â Mellow Johnnyâs general manager Craig Staley
said in a press release.
JaMichael may be the biggest baby ever born in a state known for going big, and the average size of a newborn is around 7 and a half pounds. Not only did JaMichael weigh in at 16 pounds and one ounce, but he was two feet long.
"... Emily Maynard has not blamedÂ Brad Womack for the dissolution of their relationship, he is taking complete responsibility for the couple's downfall. "The demise of our relationship was completely my fault," the 38-year-old told People.Â But Maynard insists that neither party was totally responsible for their break-up and the pair still has a great amount love and respect for one another. "Just because we love each other doesn't mean we're right for each other," she cooly said."
Update Tuesday 6/28:-Â My 2Â cents Transformers 3 :Dark ofÂ the Moon review: Â I was so excited yesterday to see my 1st IMAX movie at the Bob Bulluck Museum. I was not disappointed when it came to the B.B Imax. It Rocked! The ultimate 3-D experience for sure.Â I was also excited that my Honey Ted and I were having a date night to the movie. He's a BIG Transformers fan, way back from the '80s. He was excited to see how they did with T3Â and theÂ 3-D effects! As far as the 3-D it was veryÂ COOL! The movie as a whole. BIG DISAPPOINTMENT!! The script was poor, directing poor.. it seemed more like sceneÂ by scene rather than a movie with flow. The acting was mediocre to VERY POOR. RosieÂ Huntington-Whiteley, who took over for Megan Fox asÂ Sam's love interest Carly,Â she was Beautiful! We all know a Victoria Secret Model. Director Michael Day wanted us all to know 'She's a Pretty Girl'. We definitely got that message.Â (If this was the movie, it would be expected that she appear, so I have to put her picture in) Â
Just a small picture,Â a tease of the many more larger than life sized scenes you will catch her in. Her introduction in the movie should make her personal trainer a busy person in Hollywood! Ted was upset that they were showing her more in a scene with Patrick Dempsy (Yep Dr. McDreamy), who played her boss Dylan, rather thanÂ his uber expensive cars. He said out loud, Show the car not her.!!' That's why I LOVE HIM.. LOL!!
As far as Rosie's acting debut...did you ever see Mariah Carey's 'Glitter' or at least theÂ trailer? IÂ missed Megan/Mikaela's moreÂ beautiful tomboy-ish nature.Â Â Also in this movie, the AutobotsÂ had aÂ strong showing in the action parts, but not much as far as their characters and personalities like theÂ earlier movies.Â The movie seemed about 1/2 hourÂ to long too (run time about 2 1/2 hours).Â Â Â Transformers 3 opensÂ Friday 7/1. I know it will make a butt load of $$$ over the holiday weekend. But as an over all movie, minus the special effects/3-D, it would have been more of a B movie. The effects save the movie! There are some VERY COOL action scenes/stunts, but there was Â fewer of those scenes compared to others thatÂ were Â mucking the movie up!Â Â Â
In the word's of USA Today -Â 'Tranformers 3 might as well have been written by a machine, given its tin-eared comedy and noisy soullessness.'Â
The Austin police bomb squad was called out to work a suspicious chemicals incident this afternoon near the Triangle, resulting in one arrest.
The incident took place shortly after noon at the Health and Human Services building in the 4800 block of North Lamar. Officials said a man walked into the building with a box full of chemicals, intending to start up his own drug lab in the stairwell of the parking garage.
When police arrived, they found the man singing and chanting loudly.
No word from authorities on what chemicals the man had in his possession
In May, Katy Perry'sÂ Tour Rider came out! It's rather Diva-ish.
Well, Suzette sent me the 'Driver's List' which looks even worse in this list form!
I'm hoping this is just Katy's peeps and she's not this big of a Diva, or ATX will be in for some
'Fun' on July 30th! Click the picture to grab 'The List' (which could use a bit of spell check)
Adele will be performing at The Theatre at the Frank Erwin Center Oct. 19, a rescheduled date from her original Stubbâs performance.
All non-refunded tickets for the Stubbâs show must be exchanged between July 8 and July 15. Ticketholders for the Stubbâs show will be given priority to exchange their original tickets for premium tickets at the Frank Erwin Center between July 8 and July 15. Ticketholders will be contacted by Texas Box Office at the Frank Erwin Center or by Adele.tv (via sandbag) with detailed instructions on how to conduct their exchanges. We appreciate your understanding and look forward to seeing you at the show.
Tickets available at all Texas Box Office outlets including select H-E-B stores, Ft. Hood ITR and Renaissance Records in Killeen, by phone at (512) 477-6060 or 1-800-982-2386 or online at TexasBoxOffice.com.
Butterfly Bar: Attached to the Vortex Theatre, this bar's eclectic outdoor area is still largely undiscovered. Beer and wine only -- for now. 2307 Manor Rd.; 512-478-5282
Lustre Pearl & Clive Bar: Same owners, these Rainy street watering holes are converted rustic houses featuring wrap-around yards with a chill neighborhood vibe and in Lustre's case, a pair of ping pong tables. Pet friendly, too. Lustre Pearl, 97 Rainey St.; 512-469-0400 Clive Bar, 609 Davis St.; 512-494-4120
Union Park: The rooftop bar sports comfy sofas and a killer view. 612 West Sixth St.; 512-478-7275
Tiniest Bar in Texas: Yep, the bar itself is tiny, but the patio is not. 817 West Fifth St.; 512-391-6222
Cedar Door: If you work downtown, saunter over at quitting time, sit on the deck, order a famous Mexican Martini, and watch your troubles disappear. 201 Brazos St.; 512-473-3712
My Honey Ted joined the 40 club, so he decided to hack off 20 inches of hair. He donated it to 'Locks of Love'.Â He did the same things 8 years ago.He figured while he had hair that would still grow, he'd help out.
After... (Crappy Blackberry pic but it gives you the idea)
MIX Friend Kristin won front row tickets to see Michael Buble. She sent me the heads up today on the video she got during the show. She calls it the Re-do, because last time she saw Michael BubleÂ and got a picture with him, she had her eyes shut. (that is normally my standard picture look if we are just going on picture shot) ..
(KEYE) The ROT RallyÂ is expected to have more than 50,000 participants this year, and organizers say more than 200,000 spectators could be on the downtown streets of Austin.
Friday the parade of bikes from the Expo Center begins at 7:45 p.m. Friday. It takes about a half hour to arrive downtown.
(See a route of the parade.)
Because of the large crowds, starting this Friday at 6 p.m., police are closing Second through 10th streets between Brazos and Colorado streets and Congress Avenue between East 11th to Cesar Chavez streets.
All roads are scheduled to reopen the next morning at 3 a.m.
With all the added people in town you should expect major traffic delays downtown for the entire weekend.I-35, Colorado, Brazos and Cesar Chavez streets will remain open during the rally and should be the best detours to get around the congestion. (KEYE)
*Keep an extra eye on the road for bikes.
APD Sent out this email- 'No Refusal Weekend' for ROT Rally..
APD announces âNo-Refusalâ for R.O.T. Rally
The Austin Police Department will enforce a âNo-Refusalâ initiative for the R.O.T. Rally on June 10, 2011 and June 11, 2011. Â Both days the initiative will start at 9 p.m. and end at 5 a.m. the following morning.
The DWI initiative is an effort to enforce DWI laws, keep the public safe, and to conduct blood search warrants on suspects who refuse to give a breath or blood specimen as required by law.Â This includes the new DWI laws that went into effect starting Sept. 1, 2009.Â A high number of DWI arrests are made in Austin each year.Â About 53% of last yearâs traffic fatalities were alcohol related.
APD is focused on saving lives on the streets and highways of Austin and making Austin roadways safe for everyone through education and enforcement.
âR.O.T Rally No Refusalâ initiative Friday June 10, 2011 and Saturday June 11, 2011 9 p.m. to 5 a.m.
Another email from APD:
Republic of Texas Biker Rally May Affect Downtown Traffic Friday
Beginning Friday, June 10, 2011 between 6 p.m. and Saturday, June 11, 2011 at 3 a.m. the Republic of Texas Biker Rally will take place and travelers should expect some delays in the downtown area.
The motorcycle parade will begin Friday, June 10, 2011 at the Travis County Expo Center around 7:30 p.m. Cyclists will be accompanied by police escort to control traffic and help ease temporary delays. Once the parade departs from the Expo Center, it will travel toward downtown along E. MLK Boulevard, Webberville Road, Oak Springs Road, E. 11th Street, and west on E. 11th Street. Partial road closures along this route are anticipated for the duration of the moving parade.
The parade will conclude along Congress Avenue, and full road closures will take place between 6 p.m. and 3 a.m. for the remainder of the ROT Rally downtown, including Congress Avenue between Cesar Chavez and 11th Streets, and streets intersecting Congress Avenue between Brazos and Colorado streets.
For those traveling in the area, alternate routes are recommended including north and south along IH-35, Lamar Boulevard, and Guadalupe Street, and east and west along Cesar Chavez and 15th streets. Both directions on 11th, southbound Colorado, and northbound Brazos streets will remain open throughout the event.
New show from the aerial dancing troop. It looks really
cool.Â Here's the 411 to grab tickets to it.
June 15th-19th and 23rd-26th, 2011 9:00pm
Power Plant Intake Building on Lady Bird Lake
(with audience seating on boats and on the opposite shore- see map below)
Devotion is a new site-specific aerial dance dedicated to the waters of the Earth, featuring dancers suspended over the water with harnesses and bungees. Since 2006 Blue Lapis Light has transformed prominent and historic buildings in downtown Austin into uplifting works of beauty.
Devotion follows the ongoing mission of Blue Lapis Light to create original, transcendent works that become visual moving prayers for the planet. Gravity defying dancers touch the soul, creating beauty, wonder and possibility. These site-performances bring focus to a location, its history, its community and its architecture. Blue Lapis Light's aerial works are etched in the memories of demolished buildings, on downtown structures, and in the audiences who have witnessed these performances.
Tickets are available online, over the phone at 474.5664 or in person at the Long Center Ticket Office.
Did you hear about the fatal car wreck over memorial day weekend?
...27-year-old Sergio Rangel who was behind the wheel of the Ford Mustang that ran a red light at Ben White and Woodward Boulevard. In the passenger seat was his 25-year-old fiancé Lauren Matyis, also known as Ari Said...
... A trust fund has been set up for Ari's/Lauren's 4 year old daughter. You can help add to the trust fund tonight beginning at 7 p.m. at the food trailer behind The Crow Bar on South Congress. Friends say that 50 percent of the money raised in food sales will go towards the four-year-old’s trust fund.
Thoughts & Prayers to Lauren & Sergio's family & friends! The spirits of our loved ones are always with us, so keep them close to your heart. It won't take away the pain of the loss, but it will make it more bearable to live with each day.
Big story involving the Alamo Drafthouse and their push to stop peeps from
texting during a movie (talking too)...
"Recently, we had a situation where a customer persisted in texting in the theater despite two warnings to stop. Our policy at that point is to eject the customer without a refund, which is exactly what went down that night. Luckily, this former patron was so incensed at being kicked out, she quickly called the office and left us the raw ingredients for our latest "Don't Talk or Text" PSA. You can check it out below, or come to the Alamo this weekend where the video will be playing before all of our R-rated movies...."
(KXAN) Any purchases of certain new appliances will be sold without state or local sales tax charged.The sales tax holiday starts Saturday, May 28, through Monday, May 30.The tax savings apply to the following appliances and household equipment bearing the ENERGY STAR label:
central or room air conditioners priced at $6,000 or less
*Yep, my Kraft Singles that has the 'Minor League Baseball' logo
on the wrapper. You see it saysÂ 'Buy 1 ticket get 1 'FREE'.
That happens today and all the Round Rock Express Tuesday night
home games. Tuesday's are 'Kraft Singles Ticket Tuesday' @
the Dell Diamond thru Sept 7th!Â Tonight the Express are
taking on the Reno Aces.Â First pitch at 7:05pm. Just bring thisÂ Kraft Singles
wrapper to the box office tonight to get 'Buy 1 Get 1 Free Game Tickets'. Thanks
to Kraft Singles.Â So swing buy your HEB and grab a pack
of yummyÂ Kraft Singles for the 'Fantastic Deal'!!
GO RR EXPRESS!!!
...Oh-don't forget to check out Kraft Singles.com
for lots of cool 411 including yummy Kraft Singles recipes.
You could light up the grill for the 'Kraft Singles BBQ Burger'!
Also, MIX Friends with Benefits can register to win
the 'Kraft Singles-American Dream Team Giveaway'.
The ultimate summer fun for baseball fans!
Keep an eye and ear out for one of my Favorite
Kraft Single recipes coming soon. :)
I apologize for the poor Blackberry video quality, but it's what I had with me
at the time Mary showed me something very cool! Mary is one of the
Fantabulous ladies that you will meet behind the front desk
in the lobby when you drop by the MIX 94.7 studios for business
or prizes and everything else inbetween. She is studying Graphic Design
at ACC. You have to see what she's learned in just 16 weeks!
I found out thatÂ todayÂ 5/11/11Â is 'Eat What You Want Day'.
It seems to be a mystery where it came from, butÂ I'm digging it!
It's right up there with 'Chocolate Cake Day'! Yep January 27
Is National Chocolate Cake Day! Which I think sounds
good for 'Eat What You Want Day'.Â This would
work for me...
Lady GaGa was spotted enjoying a cold drink at Lamberts in Austin
on Wednesday, Â across from the W Hotel,
Did you run into her??? I didn't! :(
BTW: Lady G don't let Haley (American Idol) sing another one of your
songs! 'You & I' Â was Fantastic when you sang it to ATX. First time I heard it, Loved it. :)
2nd time with Haley doing it last night on A.I, not so much.Â She didn't have the
feeling and her 100% in it.Â
Got the pre-party happening with
Tan It All! Between 5-7pm, Tan It All Â is giving you
aÂ FREE sunless or UV tan.Â
Â Starting @ 5pm, I'llÂ be
at the Ben White Blvd Tan It All, where you can
pick up a FREE Tan It All beach tote bag, great
deals on tanning products and lots of MIX
goodies which include Cap City Comedy Club tickets and gift cards to the Iron Cactus to
get in the Cinco De Mayo spirit! Come out
and play with me!
Over the weekend, I had the pleasure of being apart of
'A Day To Shine' benefitingÂ the 'National Dating Abuse Helpline'. 1-866-331-9474 | 1-866-331-8453 A nationwide organization, based out of Austin, that helps
teens and young adults who are in violent/abusive
dating relationships and also those who are abusive.
Try to catch it earlier before it develops into something even
more abusive during their adult lives!!
My 16 year old niece Kaiti, I hope would never
be in a situation where she needed this help, but
if she did, I'm Thankful they are there for her
and other young people nationwide!!!
Starting at 4pm today, I'll be at the Cricket Wireless in Cedar Park.
308 S. Bell Blvd. You need to drop by and try out 'MUVE MUSIC'.
I was introduced to it during the West by the Fest. I was amazed
how easy it was to grab tunes and how many were available.
It is done with a touch of one button on the Samsung
Suede phone and you can get an additional $50 off the
phone for a limited time! Check out what 'Muve Music'
has for you at Cricket Wireless.
You need to experience this! IT ROCKS! :)
You will also have a chance to win a pair of tickets to
Willie Nelson's 78th BDay Bash tomorrow (4/30)
@ the Backyard thanks to the Fantabulous Folks at Cricket!!
A Day To Shine is the only event of its kind to support the mission to end dating violence through raising money and awareness in support of the National Dating Abuse Helpline. This popular event brings together a community committed to making a difference in the lives of young adults. Fashions by Dillard's will be modeled by Westlake High School GETMAD (Girls Engaged to Make a Difference) members. New this year, judges will be on hand to survey the audience to make day of Fashion Fabulous awards in the following categories: Fashionista (for her), Fashion Forward (for him), Mother and child, Father and child and a Generations award.
The event will culminate by presenting a LifeStyle Award. This award exemplifies an individual or couple who, through an outward reflection of their heart and soul, is committed to strength of character, inspirational leadership, and service to others. The National Dating Abuse Helpline is pleased to honor
Lauren and Sterling Wilson with its inaugural LifeStyle Award.
Barton Creek Resort
8212 Barton Club Drive
Austin, Texas 78735
April 30, 2011
(Registration begins at 11:30am)
' MIX V-Spot' (3rd edition) is MIX Video on the spot. I ask some peeps about current topics
and see what they think. There are NO wrong answers, because it's their answer.
This past weekend brought up 3 Hot topics,
which included Lindsay Lohan! I was surprised
by Adam's Lilo answer. Not sure why, but it surprised me...
Check that out, plus thoughts on a Big Texas
news story and the holiday....
Watch out for the 'MIX V-Spot'.
Keep your eyes and ears open ATX! :)
Jason Poe sent me this heads up email about one of his songs
being featured in 'Private Practice' this Thursday 4/28).
That RockS! Here's the 411:
Primetime on ABC!
This Thursday (April 28th) my song "With All My Lungs" will be featured on ABC's "Private Practice."Â It's quite an honor that my humble little song would be featured on the show, so I am very excited.Â I hope you will join in the excitement with me, and tune in on Thursday night!
Here are the details:
Thursday, April 28th on ABC
Airs at 9pm CST
Dare to Go ZeroÂ is the City of Austinâs first reality TV show and is designed to educate Austin residents about how to go Zero Waste in their homes. Four Austin families will try to reduce the amount of waste they generate while documenting their progress on camera. Weekly âdaresâ will test the familiesâ recycling and waste reduction knowledge and provide a chance to win eco-friendly prizes. The ultimate prize: a Sustainable Home Package worth more than $2,000.
The Grand Prize
Â Each week, the City will weigh the familiesâ trash. The family with the largest percentage of âwaste lossâ by the last episode will be the winner and will receive a Sustainable Home Package worth more than $2,000. The package includes:
Up to $2,000 in energy-saving improvements for the winnerâs home. The winning family can choose appliances, fans, lighting, etc., depending on what their home needs.
A Video Release and Waiver Form MUST be signed prior to auditioning. Each team member must bring this signed form to the audition. Download here.
Must be at least 21 years of age
Must be a U.S. citizen
Must live in the U.S.
Must have a passport size photo of each applicant
Must have one recent photo of both team members together
How it works:
KEYE TV representatives will tape a one minute audition.Â Suggestion from producers, "You and your partner need to tell us everything we need to know about why you would be perfect for this race. Remember, personality counts!"
KEYE TV will submit the DVD and applications directly to the Amazing Race producers.
Please be prepared to wait in line. The audition line will close promptly at 5 p.m. KEYE TV representatives will continue to tape auditions until 6 p.m. Taping will end promptly at 6 p.m., no exceptions.Â
Win Free Stuff!!
The Hill Country Galleria retail stores listed below are hosting a random drawing. Each store will pick ONE random winner on 4/27/11, 9pm. Each winner will be contacted by a store representative and receive a âgolden passâ and be allowed to audition on Friday 4/29, prior to 1pm. Entrant must go to store before 4/27, 9pm and enter to win! See store for details. No purchase necessary.
1. Art Attack
2. PAIYH Dance Studios
3. Tony Câs Coal Fired Grill
5. milk + honey
6. Apricot Lane
8. Dickâs Sporting Goods
9. Twin Liquors
10. DogadilloÂ (Huey's Fav) Huey thought it was funny when TedÂ suggested to Â Heather that
they should tryout with Huey.Â That would be like having
the '3 stooges' in the Amazing Race Â with our abilities for the
challenges.Â Maybe Huey could throw out some cute to distract
some of the contestants.Â It will be better if we just watch from
home. Good Luck to everyone trying out! YOU ROCK!!
I had so much Fun making new friends at the Village @ Westlake
on Saturday afternoon. Thanks to Mary and her crew from 'The Simplifiers' there were so many Fun & Free activities
for families to do. Big Easter Egg hunt at several of the
cool stores at the Village @ Westlake.
1.)Bright Beginnings 2.) Brilliant Sky Toys 3.) chick-fil-a 4.) Provencal home 5.) Tylerâs Sports
6.)Westlake Salon & Spa 7.)HEB 8.) Dolce Baby 9.) La Madeleine 10.) Quiznos
Big You Rocks to ATX Trolley for doing free rides for the hunt.
There was face painting, egg decorating and balloon animals for the kids.
We even did the 'Bunny Hop Cake Walk'
for goodies from Chick -fil-a and La Madelein with all the kids and kids at heart!
Plus you could take a photo with the Easter Bunny.
Here's a picture you don't see everyday- Easter Bunny with
the Chick-fil-a Cow!
Come play with me and the Easter Bunny on Saturday (4/16)
@ the Village at Westlake 'Spring Celebration' right off 360 and Bee Caves Road
from 3-5pm!! Big Time Family Fun with an Easter Egg Hunt, Make and Take Crafts
for kids, the Bunny Hop Cake Walk for Goodies.... Don't forgetÂ to bring
your camera forÂ FREE Pictures with the Easter Bunny! I'll have
lot of MIX Goodies too!Â Click Here!
Entercom ATX crew worked up a sweat
with Make a Difference DayÂ @ the
Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center.
Lugging, tugging, pulling and lifting
Cedar/tree branches and logs to make
mulch for their new TexasÂ Arboretum thatÂ will have the mulch around the trees
and the trail.Â OpeningÂ Spring ofÂ 2012 in honor of what
would have been Lady Bird Johnson's
100th B-Day!Â AÂ treeÂ dedication ceremony on April 3oth!!
Â The sore muscles and nicks, scrapes, bruisesÂ and cuts are
worth it to do something nice for the ATX community!
Entercom Austin/MIX 94.7 sets aside a day each year for employees to
do something for the community that they live in.Â Today we are planting
wildflowers at the Lady BirdÂ Johnson Wildflower Center.
Giving back for the beauty the center creates for ATX!Â If you wonder why you
don't hear me today,Â that's what I'm doing. :)Â I'm going to try to find my 'Green Thumb',
which isn't going to be easy for me. I don't have much luck with plants.
I'll try to keep themÂ ALIVE & PRETTY! :) IÂ really don't want to be kicked out
of theÂ center for harming the WFs!
Haven't visited the LBJ Wildflower Center in a while or never have?
Wildflower tour is a great idea for a Fun Family day!
Don't forget Mom's day is coming..
Got a heads up email from APD thought I would share:
CATALYTIC CONVERTER THEFTS
28 catalytic converter thefts have occurred citywide in March to date.Â In nealy all cases, TOYOTA 4-RUNNER vehicles were targeted. Thefts occurred in overnight hours in residential neighborhoods.Â
Catalytic converters resemble mufflers and are located underneath vehicles as part of the exhaust system.Â They contain precious metals such as platinum, making them valuable targets for thieves.Â The exhaust pipe is typically cut or unbolted to remove the catalytic converter.
The Lady Gaga show was 'INCREDIBLE' at the PACKED FRANK ERWIN CENTER
last night! LADY G ROCKED..HER BAND ROCKED.. HER DANCERS ROCKED.. THE
ENTIRE SHOW ROCKED!(It was a Mature Show.. on stage & off..not for some of the
little ones I saw in the audience) Lady G was a few minutes late coming on stage, so this is what the crowd
did to pass the time... excuse my crappy Blackberry video, but
you'll get the vibe.. the audience was filled with this type
of energy the entire show. Lady Gaga made sure it stayed that way
for 2 hours! One of the Best shows I've been to in a long time!!!
*We had some AWESOME BANNERS created by MIX/LADY G fans
to win tickets to the show! My Blackberry video doesn't do them justice
but gives you an idea of CREATIVE TALENT IN ATX!!
... You think the 'WINNERS WERE HAPPY'???!!!
Gaga Good times Fun with my 'Blackberry Pictures'..
*Jake G. in ATX Friday night for SXSW Fest Â for the
world premiere ofÂ 'Source Code'. He plays a soldier in the
sci-Â fi film.Â The movie gotÂ good buzz, but Jake gotÂ an even bigger
buzz about his 'mens room encounter'. A photographer
was in the bathroom tryingÂ to take hisÂ picture.
Word is Jake didn't smile & say 'CHEESE'!Â
Ted and IÂ had some AWESOME BBQ! Mr. Bones
is in the Mueller Shopping Center off 51st & Airport!
Mr. Bones knows how to make a beef rib so
tender the meat just slides off the bone.Â
Thumbs up on the brisket, sausage and pork ribs.
TheÂ dirty rice Rocks too!! The sauce has a
smooth Kick to it!
Mr. Bones has been at it since '89 in ATX!
HisÂ new home in the Mueller Shopping
Center! It's yummy Southern Style
down home BBQ!Â Go try it out!
We saved a bit of room for some 'Yo So Cool'.. Frozen yogurt that
actually tastes like soft serve ice cream
from non-fat to low fat choices and even
sugar free & dairy free! Thumbs up on my mix
the new Dulche de Leche and Chocolate!
Go say hey to Joe!
The 'Apple Mobile Store' that will be in the Scarbrough Building on Congress Avenue .
Keeps the peeps who want to get the new iPad2 from having to miss
any Techy Fun Stuff during SXSW Fest because they were standing in line
at the Apple Store!
This 'Â iPad' is 'SO LAST YEAR'!Â Click to find out why they think you need
iPad2!!Â Oh don't forget the 'Smart Cover'
in Hester's Crossing Shopping Center in Round Rock!
From 5-7, Get aÂ 'FREE' Â Sunless or UV Tan! (available at allÂ TIA locations during this promotion time) I'll have lots of MIX Goodies- Adjustment Bureau movie passes,
Cap City Comedy Club passes and be one of the 1st to get a MIX STICK!Â Help keep your lips smooth thru spring and summer!
*I-35 going north with be closed just north of Stassney Lane beginning at 10 a.m.
Friday and is scheduled to reopen Monday at 5 a.m. As part of that project, Ben White Boulevard traffic will be shifted to
the frontage road and taken down to two lanes. Ben White Boulevard should reopen sometime Saturday afternoon.
Unlike the previous I-35 closures, the State Highway 130 and State Highway 45 tolls will not be waived.
-Expect closures along Congress Ave between Barton Springs Road and Cesar Chavez Street for
the Texas Independence Day Parade and 5K Run. The closures start at 8 a.m. until 11 a.m.
Suggested detours are Red River Street, Lamar Boulevard and Fifth and Sixth streets.
-The Zilker Park Kite Festival will close Barton Springs Road between Robert E. Lee Road
through Rollingwood Drive on Sunday.
The shutdown begins from 9 a.m. until 6 p.m. Alternate routes include Lamar Boulevard and Cesar Chavez, Fifth and Sixth streets.
Parking downtown: (KXAN)People will have to pay for meter parking in Downtown Austin from 8 a.m. until midnight Monday through Saturday.
Still, Sundays will remain free.
Citywide, people will have to pay for meters from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday. Sundays would still be free.
This would also affect those who park on the University of Texas campus, where those hours would go from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday.
Meanwhile, the rate of $1 per hour would remain the same.
It's Texas Independence Day!
Here's a cool site I ran across after seeing
Ribbon's Tweet earlier today: ...in honor of Texas Independence Day I vow to only drink Texas beers today -
and depending on availability Saturday, the entirety of the week.
Â Ted and I were driving home last night on SB 35! Traffic was backed up because of a minor
fender bender. So of course while you are stuck, you start looking around and we noticed
a Mountainer SUV in front of us was playing a movie.Â Ted was trying to figure out
what the movie was. At first looked like it could beÂ a cartoon, but then the picture
became more clear, once itÂ zoomed out on the blonde wig the 'Actress' had on.
I said, looks like a dude in a pool andÂ a woman is.... "OH.. It's a Porno'.
Â Â Of course we were SURPRISED! Then we were thinking, isn't it illegal to have
porn running in your vehicle when you are in public. Of course, we couldn't
stop looking at it, because it wasÂ right where you looked when you are driving.
Â There were a couple of times a car would cut us off, but then immediately
move out from behind the 'Porn SUV'.Â One of the cars that cut us off,when
they saw the Porn, they swerved so quick to get away, we thought they might
run into the guard rail.Â Â So we decided to follow the vehicle so no others
would come up behind it, especially with kids!Â When it was time for us to
get off 35, we got a head just enough to see it was a woman driving the car.
ANOTHER SHOCKER! Not who I expected to see driving!Â Of course
the screen was behind her, for the backseat. It didn't look like anyone
was in the back seat(no kids thank goodness).She was moving along
like nothing was up! (No Pun intended)Â It was like she didn't realize
what was playing behind her.Â Â
Â So Ted and IÂ were thinking what if she was borrowing her boyfriend's/hubby's/
guy friend's car. Didn't realize that was in. Maybe the movie starts up when the
car does.Â That would be an interesting cop pull over. Miss you know why I pulled
you over right?Â NO? You have Porn playing in the back. WHAT???? .. So it was an interesting ride home last night! Ted tried to find out
if playing porn while driving your vehicle was illegal. From what he was
finding it isn't.Â Some people who have gotten a ticket with something
along those lines were pulled over for another reason, that was tacked on
in some way!Â One was forÂ wreckless driving while using aÂ battery powered device
while theÂ movie wasÂ playing. (another woman... didn't realize ladies were so freaky
on the road) Â Â Â Â Â It definitely is a first that I have run into on the road.
Do you think it should be illegal/ticket worthyÂ to have 'Porn' playing
in a vehicle whileÂ driving? I think I already know Charlie Sheen's answer!!!Â Â Â What about you?
Will be the answer for the next 'Bachelorette'.
Who's it going to be? Well there are some spoilers rumbling around. Click here to catch the buzz! If this is trueÂ then Brad better
invest in lots of tissue, cause his future wife cries ALOT!!!
Catch JB & Sandying chatting with Brad tomorrow morning.
They'll tell you when via Facebook/TWitter! Keep an eye &
ear open! :)
Here's a few peeps I got to chat with... *Big Dave RichardsonÂ is a trainer onÂ the show 'Heavy' /
A&E! His Aunt's death from complications from
being morbidly obese gives Big Dave the
drive to help others! He's a cool down to
earth guy who is helping others lose
weight and allowing them to have
more life a head of them!! Britny
another ATX trainer gets
the blood pumping on the show with
Â Here I am withÂ Monica Brant and Britny/Heavy. TheyÂ are both
awesome ladies, who are doing a lot in the
fitness industry to help others! Britny keeps
Big Dave in line...LOL! She's passionate about helping
others feel good and having a better quality of
This picture doesn't do Adela Garcia Â justice.
Â She ROCKS! Look as those muscles,Â no wonder she's
Â Miss Olympia 5 times in a row! Her nickname 'Chica Chica Latina'!
She's gearing up for her 10th Arnold competition and hosting
her own classic in June!!Â
Saturday February 26th at 7PM the physique industry flexes on Austin. Bodybuilders, Fitness Competitors, Figure Models, and Bikini Models take the stage for a night of fit fashion, music and charity.
Raising money for the Austin Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the CureÂ®,
The BIG names: *WBFF Champion Monica Brant, *Adela Garcia 5x Miss Olympia *Dave Goodin âThe Texas Shredderâ *Britany Fowler & âBigâ Dave Richardsonâ stars of the new A&E hit series âHeavyâ These amazing people along with over 30 fitness pros will ROCK the runway in designs by Dennis Dennis of LA and Swoll-Up.com
The event will also Â feature a , silent auction, LIVE photo shoot with ION Image Studio, special guest performance
by Austin's Larissa Ness and so much more!
Tan It All, Goldâs Gym, the Waxing Studio, ENG Beauty are among some of the sponsors lending a strong hand to breast cancer research.
âMy mom showed me true strength surviving breast cancer, and this is a small way I can honor her victory,â said Beaux Jackson of ION Image Studio
the shows organizer. âLotâs of people arenât as lucky as I was to have my mom win this battle
and with the help of my friends in the physique industry we want to show how important it is
to lead a healthy lifestyleâ¦and how great you can look!â
The physique industry is comprised of bodybuilders, fitness competitors, figure & bikini models.
Sounds intimidating, but what youâll find is that many of the men and women of this fitness world
are soccer moms and regular Joes. No matter your age, gender or fitness level breast cancer
is touching the lives of millions and this niche of fitness enthusiasts has figured out how to be strong
and give to those who need it.
AUSTIN -- Construction on the new flyovers at Interstate 35 and Ben White Freeway will cause the closure of the north and southbound lanes of the interstate this weekend, weather permitting. The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) says the southbound lanes will be detoured to the access road at the Woodward St exit (# 231) beginning around 10:00 PM Friday. The northbound closures are expected to start at approximately 6:00 AM Saturday. Northbound traffic will detour to the access road on a temporary ramp constructed north of the US 290/SH 71 exit (#230). Southbound traffic wishing to reach eastbound Ben White Fwy will turn around at Stassney Ln and return on the northbound access road. Northbound traffic wanting to go to westbound Ben White will turn around at Oltorf St and return on the southbound access. All lanes are scheduled to reopen by late Saturday night or early Sunday morning.
The closures are associated with TxDOT’s $26-million project to add four new direct-connection ramps to the interchange and are required to place steel beams over the interstate main lanes. These beams will provide support for the deck of the direct connector from westbound US 290 to the southbound interstate. When the project is completed, two ramps will connect east and westbound Ben White Freeway to southbound Interstate 35; two additional ramps will connect northbound interstate traffic with east and westbound Ben White.
During the closures, two lanes in each direction will be maintained through the ramps and on the access roads. One access road lane will be utilized for local traffic. Intersections will be closed to crossing traffic, and main lane traffic will be continuous. More details are available.
The northbound lanes will be closed the weekend of March 4 to complete the westbound to southbound structure.
Ted at the VANS store at the Domain. He bought 2 pairs of shoes!
He has 4 pair total at one time.Â The pair he came in the store with
were 5 years old!Â HHMMM..Think a 'Shoe Junkie' is in the works?
There's only room for one of those in the family!...LOL!
The Austin Music OfficeÂ proudy presents its newest CD, âAustin Music, Volume 10,â celebratig 10 years of Austin music and 20 years of being the "Live Music Capital of the World." The celebration will take place on Wednesday, February 23 at The Parish and feature performances from 10 Austin bands including Mother Falcon, TV Torso, Danny Malone, Ocote Soul Sounds, and The Bright Light Social Hour.
The 14-song compilation album features diverse genres that define Austinâs music scene.
This year, music fans can also purchase limited edition vinyl as well as download stickers,
along with a mini Austin music guide with maps and club listings.
The 2011 compilation is the tenth in a series produced by
the Austin Music Office to promote the cityâs live music scene.
Â "In this first-come, first-served sale for area residents only, the first 2000 wristbands will cost $139 (includes sales tax). The next 2000 wristbands will cost $165 (includes sales tax)Â You will pick up your wristband at the event (March 15-19), and will need to place it on your wrist at the time of pick-up. There will be a separate line for online purchasers...."
Â On Friday, March 18, Bowersox will perform at the Victorian Roomat the Driskill Hotel.
Here's just a few of the many performers throwing out their
Ear Candy in ATX during SXSW Music Fest:
Blue October -Auditorium Shores
Bowling for Soup- Antone's Hanson- Habana Bar
John Popper & the Duskray Troubadors- Dirty Dog Bar
Los Lonely Boys
Marcy Playground- 512 Rooftop
Matt Nathanson- The Tap Room atÂ Six
Neon Trees - Rusty Spurs
Men without Hats
CLICK HERE (www.ticketmaster.com/punch) and enter promo code PUNCH
to save big on tickets to Strikeforce Challengers main event this Friday night 2/18Â
at Cedar Park Center at 8:00 PM.Â
BTW Tonight: Get a sneak peak at the Strikeforce Challengers fight card during the Official Weigh In,
Â to night, 5:00 PM at Cedar Park Center.Â Lyle âFancy Pantsâ Beerbohm, Pat âBam Bamâ Healy,
and Ryan Couture take the scales.Â This is a FREE event to all held at Cedar Park Center
in the main entrance area to the venue, FREE PARKING will be provided during the weigh in as well!
Â *My officebud Patrick wanted me to let you know
that this event will be live on Showtime too!
*I woke up this morning to a snowy path view
outside my window.Â My Facebook friend Monica
said..'Oh come on, we don't get this very much.
Enjoy it a little'. Growing up in Omaha, NE,
I had my share of Cold, Snow and driving
icey/snowy roads, NOT A FAN!Â Huey isn't either...
He didn't want to go out this morning!!!
What about a 'Cold Dip'?
A new feature added to the Amenities
at my complex: Swimming pool with Snow!!
Here's a sneak peak (w/ crappy cell phone video) of the final stages of the creation of the
ACL Live @ The Moody Theater! Opening night February 10th!
1st Show.... 'Imagination Movers'... (You can enter to win tickets if you are a MIX FRIENDS w/ BENEFITS until Midnight Sun 2/6) Check out the Killer line up a head!!! Every seat is a 'GREAT SEAT'.
The acoustics will be 'PHENOMENAL'!!GREAT VENUE to catch a show...
....like JANET JACKSON!!!
I got this email from Keith. I had the pleasure of meeting his family when I
was at 'Tiff's Treats' Grand Opening day in West Lake in 2009.
Â The proceeds for that day went to 'Make-A-Wish' Foundation,
so they could send Christian, Keith and the rest of the family
to Disney World!
Â Thanks to generous hearts in ATX, enough money was raised for the trip!
*Here's more Great News about Christian, Keith's son....
I have great news about Christian.Â He reached remission and has been there for 6 months!Â Technically heâs not cured, the medication keeps his leukemia in remission and would return if he stopped treatment.Â Still, the medication is a miracle.Â He is healthy and happy.Â Weâre all doing great.
I wanted to share this great news with you.Â I also have a second agenda. Â I want to do something to give back, and Iâve joined the Leukemia and Lymphoma Societyâs âTeam In Trainingâ program.Â They provide training so I can participate in a 100 mile cycle race.Â In exchange I must raise at least $4,500 in donations.Â Both numbers are a little scary, but it wouldnât be a challenge if was easy would it? JÂ Iâve never seriously cycled before and Iâm looking for a bike now.Â Â
Iâm confident Iâll find a bike and get in shape for the challenge, but the large donation amount is intimidating.Â Iâm looking for any help I can get in getting the word out.
Â LLS funded the research that ultimately saved my sonâs life and itâs really important for me to try to do something to help others in the same situation.Â
I just started this week.
Thanks again for all of your help!
Click on Christian's picture & see how
You can help other kids be Happy & live
a Healthier life!
The ERCOT region includes Houston, Dallas, Fort Worth, San Antonio, Austin,
Corpus Christi, Abilene and the Rio Grande Valley. ERCOT manages the flow of electricity
to about 22 million Texas customers.
Rotating outages are defined as "controlled, temporary interruptions of electric service,
typically lasting 10-45 minutes per neighborhood."
*Today/Saturday 1/29 from 1-3pmÂ @ the Home Consignment Center Shops Parkway Bee Cave -Chance to win a pair of tickets to Lady G's show @ the Frank Erwin Center April 6th
Movie passes to 'Gnomeo & Juliet', ATX Toros tickets & other MIX Goodies!!
- Sign up to win the 'Lounge Like Lady GaGa' Grand Prize...the lounge
inspired by Lady G and tickets to the show. You can sign up at both locations
of the Home Consignment Center Bee Cave & Arbor Walk.Â Winner drawn on
- Sign up to win the 'Lounge Like Lady GaGa' Grand Prize...the lounge
inspired by Lady G, designed by Calming Spaces Interiors,Â and tickets to the show.
You can sign up at both locations of the Home Consignment Center Bee Cave & Arbor Walk.
Winner drawn on Monday 1/31
-Movie passes to 'Gnomeo & Juliet', ATX Toros tickets and other MIX Goodies!!
Doesn't that sound expensive and annoying for future travel?
TheÂ Â MY35 Â Committee recommends moving it! "The first priority near-term project for Austin's segment of I-35, according to the advisory committee, would be to convert one lane of I-35 in each direction to a managed toll-lane from US 195 north of Georgetown to SH 45SE just north of Buda and re-designated the interstate to a highway."
*I sent an email to Larissa to find out how she did that Crazy Cool Wild Hair. Her answer: "LOL the hair...Waterstone spent several hours on that one! and the makeup too Apparently the girl, Ana Castro, is used to doing "wigs" that look like Marie Antoinette...but she did it with my own hair plus she added in some fake hair too. It took me one hour to take out all the bobby pins and then another hour or so to comb out all the hair spray and teasing in the shower...LOL...that was the not so fun part... ;)"
Over the weekend,Â I got a trim and some color
from my girl Alex @ the Beauty Store/West Lake.
Yes,the same place Sandra Bullock was seenÂ over the holidays!
Alex met her &Â said she hadÂ 'INCREDIBLE SKIN'!Â
Her secret-NO sun and genetics.Â Â No...she didn't pop in when
I was there over the weekend. :(Â Â Â Anyway.... *My Facebook friend Jeff said I look
like I'm on a spaceship ready to take off!
...What we do for Beauty huh!!? LOL
What I did do besides trying to contact aliens
was ask the folks @ the Beauty Store a question
to help me on my quest!
Can you figure out what I asked them?
*Strong Cold front is coming thru this evening!
15-2o mph winds, temps in many place in the mid-20s
with wind chills making it seem like the temps are in the teens..
The next few days, Cold conditions! Highs for the next couple of days
around 40 and lows mid 20s!!Â Which means remember the 3 Ps....
1.) Pipes- keep an eye out the outdoor pipes.. have a slow drip.. detach
Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â any Garden hoses!!
2.) Pets- DO NOT keep your pets outdoors!!!!
Reminder from Huey- Give out some extra
treats to stay warm too! (Huey suggestion)
3.) Plants- Bring them inside if you can... or cover them!
1pm: Just got this email heads up from
the peeps at my complex! Great tips for all to
Â Dear Residents:
Because of the upcoming severe cold/freezing weather, water pipes in our community may freeze and burst if all of us do not take immediate action. Please take the following precautions as soon as you read this notice (and ensure these steps are followed should you be leaving town).
1. Please drip all the faucets in your apartment. Drip both the HOT and COLD water. Please leave the faucets dripping until we remove the FREEZE ALERT signs at the entrances to our community.
2. Turn on the heat and leave it at the 65Â° minimum mark. Open your closet and cabinet doors to expose plumbing fixtures so that these spaces will remain ventilated with warm air.
3. If residents are gone, we will be entering the apartments to take these same precautions. (Please remember to notify the office.)
These precautions are essential in order to avoid substantial damage to your apartment from broken pipes. If you have negligently failed to take these precautions, you may be liable for damages to your neighborâs apartment and that of yours. This is especially important if you do not have current/up to date insurance to cover this damage. Per your TAA signed lease agreement, renterâs insurance is required.
We strongly recommend that you make sure that your renterâs insurance is up to date to cover unexpected damage from water, fire, windstorm, etc., to your personal belongings. The community owner and management company assume no liability for personal loss.
Thank you for your prompt and continuous cooperation regarding this serious problem.
Sunday March 20 @ 7pm is the First Day/Night of Spring! What made me look
this up? Got an email from Patrick wanting to know what trails are available
for Hiking in and around ATX! We've had some nice Winter Days where you
can check the trails out! Here's a list thanks to 'Austin Parks & Recreations'
*Today is a Big Day for the Central Texas Chevrolet Dealers!
The Chevy VoltÂ is in town for pick up by the 1st customers
who want to goÂ Electric & Gas Free, but can still go on an extended trip
when they want! Electric & Gas!
Word is you should be able to check one
out today @ The Austin American-Statesman Parking Lot
at 305 S. Congress berween 2-3pm!
Jay Leno got his... [kml_flashembed movie="http://www.youtube.com/v/XEUa0_17lsI" width="425" height="350" wmode="transparent" /]
Robin sent me the heads up on aÂ Fantabulous gift idea designed by 2 ATX Ladies- the PAK
"The PAKâs on-the-go essentials (beauty/fashion/emergency)Â replace most of the loose items jumbled in the bottom of a womanâs purse with a lightweight kit about the size of a womanâs hand that is designed to fit in any size of purse, the car glove compartment or a desk drawer. Â The PAK is available in three sizes, The Original ($45; holds 30 items), The Mini ($35; holds 23 items) and The Micro ($25; holds 16 items) and are available two color options - chic black or preppy green - and are fashioned out of laminated cotton, so spills can be easily wiped off and won't stain."
Where can you find them? Barton Creek Mall Kiosk across from Coach Store
& Their Moms too!
I had the pleasure of meeting several Moms andÂ their Families & Family Friends of soldiers. Military Moms of TexasÂ were collecting $$$ to get toys for Soldiers kids who aren't going to have their Fathers/Mothers home this Holiday season. Military Moms of Texas do a lot of wonderful work
around the state to support the troops ...from support groups, to sending care packages, family
assistance.... Check out what they are all about!
*SEND THOUGHTS & PRAYERSÂ & LONG DISTANCE HUGS TO THE MEN & WOMEN IN THE MILITARY WHO CAN'T BE WITH THEIR FAMILIES RIGHT NOW. MAY THEY STAY SAFE AND BE ABLE TO COME BACK HOME TO HUG THEIR LOVED ONES SOON!! THEY ROCK!![kml_flashembed movie="http://www.youtube.com/v/9xiXSOnGuBQ" width="425" height="350" wmode="transparent" /]
Striking a 'Bezel Pose' with my new friends
Gina & Audrey- THE ROCKETTES! *You can catch them and the rest of the Lovely & Talented
Rockettes starring in the Radio City Christmas Spectacular
@ The Bass Concert Hall this Friday 12/17- 12/26! Thanks
to Broadway Across America!! Holiday Fun for the whole family!
Rockettes Holidays Rock Generic 91410Â *I've got video coming of the 'Strut Kick'
lesson they gave me! All I can say is besides
being Talented & Beautiful, they bothÂ have
big patience and strong shins!!!
Big O & I were chatting 'Holiday Lights' via email today.... "...my only jobs are to bring out the decorations, and hang lights. i like to take my time and whine about how cold it is, then i get no flack for havin to help on the other stuff lol.. i am good at feigning exhaustion. i really like the end result though, well worth it. The tree and the garland the christmas chachkees and what not. The lights are the best, this year in addition to the roof lighting i hammered a big pole in the ground and made a lighted tree.
my fav thing is to just check out all the different hoods and the lights they have out. I like the your web post - the house with the music - GREAT! only 12 days... wow!"
Last night, I had the pleasure of meeting some
new friends at Cool River! Gigi, Symone, Lacy & Amanda (Evan competed too! YEP a dude found
his inner Rockette too! He was good, but
didn't hang for the picture)
We had the 'Rockette High Kick Contest' The winnerÂ -SymoneÂ found her inner
'Rockette' &Â won tickets to the showÂ & dinner for 2 @ Cool River!!
Don't forget the 'Radio City Christmas Spectacular starring
the World Famous Rockettes' will be at the Bass Dec 17-26! Make plans for some Holiday Cheer!!
Sheriff's Office Offering A Free Citizens? Academy Class
Have you ever wondered why Sheriffâs Deputies are always gathering at Convenience Stores?Â Or what the deputies are doing while they are sitting on the side of the road parked next to one another?Â Â Or why the jails are always over crowded?Â Or why traffic deputies always seem to be in a bad mood?Â Â For the answer to these and many other questions sign up for the Sheriffâs Citizensâ Academy.Â Â The Sheriffâs Citizensâ Academy is a free course that, while it doesnât certify you as a deputy, it does inform you of how the Sheriffâs Office works and how your tax dollars are being spent concerning law enforcement and the jail.Â You will get to meet Sheriffâs Office employees and find out what it takes to be a Deputy or Corrections Officer and serve the citizens of Travis County.Â You will find out about everything from the selection process through training and working on a shift.Â This FREE course meets on Tuesday nights from 6:45 PM to 10:00 PM.Â Â Â Â Â Â
The next class starts on February 15, 2011 so send in your application today.Â The class is open to anyone who is 21 or over, and lives or works in Travis County.Â Â Â
@ Shoreline Grill..Thanks to Jeff, Mike, Chef Britt!
One of the Best Meals we've had since living in Austin!
From the Fresh Seafood to Prime cuts of Beef, Chef Britt
is a Master in the Kitchen. It shows in presentation &
BIG TIME TASTE! YUM! Our 2 ultimate Favs..
The MD Blue Crab Cake and the Tenderloin Steak w/
this sweet Cab Sauce! YUMMY!
*Of course, I had a bite of 2 or 3 of a Scrumptious chocolate creation
& cheesecake. Perfect ending to such an Awesome Yummy Meal! :)
Jeff , Chef Britt & the Crew @ The Shoreline Grille wanted me to let you in on this: “…you can be sure that none of the fresh seafood on our menu comes from over-fished waters, environmentally unfriendly fish farms, or politically controversial sea zones. in this way, Shoreline Grill is taking small but earth-changing steps to serving food that is not only delicious, but safe for the environment.”
*Click here for details http://www.shorelinegrill.com/index.php?page=seafood-watch
*"Vegas was the nationâs No. 1 economic performer in the 17 years before the recession,
trailed by Phoenix and Austin. Â Austin appears to hold the distinction of being
the American city least affected by the downturn, ranking as No. 3 in economic performance
before the recession, No. 3 during the recession and No. 1 since."
*Cruising around ATX w/ my Honey Ted over the weekend,
I took a few quick shots of the 1st Holiday day lights I ran into.
It's amazing no matter how P.O you are at others driving around,
when you see Holiday lights, it seems to make everything a bit nicer.
Maybe they should be up 24/7!
Anyway, here's a crappy/blurry phone picture of 'Hyde Park Grill'
they have all theirÂ strands of lights Burning Bright !
You will have to see it in person! It's pretty cool!!
Maybe grab some HPBG Famous Fries or Peach Pudding! YUMMY!
*Here's a better phone picture cruising along Brodie: *Got cut off right before, we drove up near this.
It took the sting out of being P.O at the moron driver!
BTW..when I was in Wally World,Â they have this section near the
front packed with goodies that you would never think about buying
except during the holidays!!Â Here's one I heard is this Year'sÂ 'Strange ITÂ Item'...
So I figuredÂ the 'WOW GIfT'- Gift you give to someone when they open it they
have this 'Fake Smile & say Wow..look at that.. or that's cool'..then put it down
next to them thinking how they are going to re-gift it without you knowing! But checking out the site,Â the Fushigi actually it looks way cooler. I might
have to go back to Wally world and grab one to try it out!!
I don't eat much pie any other time of the year. But for some reason,
after my Holiday meal digests, a little pie seems to hit the spot. (Click the picture for ear candy that popped in my head while I was
doing this blog...)
*IfÂ you're not much of a pie maker, that's okay. These folks are!
Big 'You Rocks' to Virigina @ the Austin Chronicle for putting
this 'PIE LIST' together...
Annies Cafe & Bar (319 Congress, 472-1884, www.anniescafebar.com): pies, signature rum cakes, cheesecakes, dinner rolls, and full dinners to take out
Chez Zee (5406 Balcones, 454-2666, http://www.chezzee.com/): pies, cakes, tortes, cheesecakes, and savory side dishes
Wheatsville Food Co-op (3101 Guadalupe, 478-2667, http://www.wheatsville.com/): pumpkin and pecan pies, vegan pumpkin and coconut cream pies, full meals, and side dishes
Cake & Spoon (426-7697, http://www.cakeandspoon.com/, email@example.com): Order small or regular tarts online to be picked up the Saturday (at the Downtown or Sunset Valley farmers' markets) or Wednesday (farmers' market at the Triangle) before Thanksgiving.
*Drop by Pluckers on 3909 S. Lamar
todayÂ (Mon 11/15), tomorrow (Tues 11/16), & Fri (Â 11/19),
Menton the Capital Area Food Bank,Â and
20% of your purchaseÂ Â will help families
in AustinÂ fill their tummies for the holidays
*'The Roll I made had chicken, mango and Mandarin orange in it.
Huey gave a 'Paw up' for the left overs I brought home
(he even liked the Seaweed wrap).
This is the 'I want more Chicken Sushi..PLEASE!' pose...
*Jason Poe-Big Time Rising Star in ATX! This is Cool a game to one of his Goodies 'You & Me'
I tried 'Easy' and only had 24% accuracy. I suck, but
had Fun to Jason's 'You & Me'!Â So it was a WIN FOR ME!
Yesterday, our sister station Majic 95.5 had Sarah McLachlan come by & perform for some
of their listeners before her show @ Austin Music Hall last night! (Me, Nikki, Terri, Sarah & Cat) Confession: The 1st time during a Â private performanceÂ my
eyes started to water up because of such a 'Fantastical
Emotional performance -Sarah did of 'Angel'...
Live in the Ballpark @ the Dell Diamond was kicked
off Friday night w/ John Ondrasik/Five For Fighting.
Eating dinner on the field enjoying a performance from
John/FFF on the pitcher's mound. Here's a taste
of what the night was like!
*Five For Fighting performed Saturday night@ The Dell Diamond
as well as Green River Ordinance (who were also dining on the field), Gin Blossoms, Collective Soul (Last minute acoustic performance..surprised US ALL!) & Tonic!The Crowd Rocked!!
Got Word that 'Live at the Ballpark' this Saturday @ Dell Diamond in Round Rock
is looking for a 'Fantabulous ATX Band/Artist' to open for their Huge Concert line-up.. Green River Ordinance, Gin Blossoms, Five For Fighting, TonicÂ & Collective Soul.
*Never to Early to plan a head! You know what they say about the
'Early Bird'- Get's the Best Hook ups! (Worms are off the hook this time)
"This week only - for a ridiculously low $50 - you could be on your way to the gate before anyone else for next year's 10th Anniversary ACL spectacular happening September 16-18, 2011...makeÂ sure you keep your eyes open via twitter & facebook too!"Â
FB Bud Cyndisent me the heads up in G-Town tomorrow
from 9-4 Market Days in the Square.. "...withÂ booths featuring handmade arts & crafts, jewelry, unique clothing, woodcrafts, ironworks, festive foods, antiques & collectables, stained glass, music,Â and entertainment fun for the children! Combined with the shops and restaurants around the Square,,, in the heart of Downtown Georgetown. Market hours areÂ 9 am untilÂ 4 pm.Â This year, a Concert Series has been added to the dayâs festivities!Â See all of the concert infomation and getÂ vendor applications andÂ at the Downtown Georgetown Association website below." Historic DowntownÂ Square
(512) 868-8675 TheGeorgetownSquare.com
Invite to You off Cyndi's FB Page
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ATTN ATTN!! PLEASE DON'T FORGET TO HEAD OUT TO GEORGETOWN MARKET SQUARE DAYS THIS SATURDAY FROM 9 AM TO 4 PM COME SUPPORT BREAST CANCER AWARENESS!!!! HELP US SAVE OUR PHENOMENAL MOM AND OTHER TOO!!!! WE WILL HAVE A BOOTH WITH TSHIRTS, CAP, KOOZIES, JEWELRY AND OTHER THINGS AS WELL!!
*I've been a 'Coca Cola' girl ever since IÂ can remember.
My Daddy had nothing but 'Coca Cola (Classic)'
Â in the house. His Dad, My Grandpa used to drive
aÂ 'Coca Cola'Â Truck for years, thenÂ he opened his
own Store in the small town of Weems,VA. He of course
sold 'Coca Colas'!Â I alwaysÂ had 'Coke & Ice Cream' when
I'd visit my Grandparents...Great Memories w/ Coca Cola...
So when I was askedÂ if I wantedÂ try out the
'Coca Cola Freestyle' Fountain Machine, my Answer was a
BIG GIDDY 'YES'!!Â It's Â AWESOME that Austin was picked to
try out the 'Coca Cola Free Style' Fountain Machine andÂ a couple
are in one of my Favorite Sandwich places 'Schlotzsky's'...
DOUBLE YUMMY BONUS....
You've got to stop in the Schlotzsky's on S. Lamar
or the 'Original' Guadalupe LocationÂ and 'PICK YOUR MIX'!
The only 'HARD PART' is trying to decide which Flavor
to choice... 106 FLAVORS... YES, 106!! You'll
find your Favs & then get to try Flavors never available
in the US 'til now w/ the 'Coca Cola Freestyle'...
-Raspberry coke/Raspberry Diet Coke
-Sprite w/ Grape- Diet Caffeine Free Coke w/ Orange- ...The List goes on.. THERE'S 106!!!
It was a Pretty Sweet weekend...
Started it w/ Jason Poe's CD release Party
@ the Ghost Room!Â
*Jason was FANTABULOUS! Make sure you
pick up his New Album "Now Is The Winer"
available @ Waterloo Records &Â bandcamp!!
*I switched out my Spring/Summer Clothes
for Fall/Winter.. Cleaning out a closest is
*Also got my Betty Crocker on..
Honor of Oktoberfest:
German Extra Chocolate Cake..
Oh yeah, I saw an Awesome Movie w/ Claire Danes.
One of the Best Roles I've ever seen her in. Wouldn't
think she could pull it off, but she Did.
Originally an HBO Movie: "Temple Grandin"..
You must Rent it! It's a Fantastic Character
Movie about a Women Named Temple who
has Austism... An Oscar Caliber type Movie..
*HE SHOULD GET IN A LOT OF TROUBLE!!!
Why do peeps think they Can/Should Multi-Task while driving?
One of My Biggest Pet Peeves!!! Stop Reading, Texting, Curling your Hair.. Yep, I actually saw a woman with a full sized curling iron plugged into
her dash...curling her hair while driving! Hate to imagine what
she'd look like if she got in a wreck with a 'HOT IRON" added to the mix...
I wasn't able to get a picture, because I was driving which would
have been dangerous to add me taking pictures with my phone while driving!! ... stop putting on Make UP, Playing Video Games.... balancing your
check book, shaving, dressing, playing with your Little ones in the backseat (see lot of mini van drivers do this).. whatever else keeps your Eyes off the Road
for a pretty lengthy amount of time!!!
-Can I add, have a Little Patience, and quit driving on the shoulders of roads like
360... just because you have your Turn Signal on doesn't mean it's okay to drive a mile down
the shoulder before your turn....
The Weekend was Fantabulous for Football..
GO LONG HORNS, HUSKERS & DA BEARS...
ALSO FOR 'FOOD'...
*Ted & I kicked off the Weekend w/ 'Date Night"
Friday night @ Zoot in Bee Cave!! Chef Stewart, Charolette, Casey, Carlos &
the Crew @ Zoot ROCKED IT!Â We had such a great
time tasting & trying different things. Dinner
@ Zoot was '1 of the Best' we've had
in ATX in the 3 1/2 years we've LIVED here..
Here's a couple of the Favs..
Chef Stewart's/Zoot 'Roasted Chicken w/
Polenta & spinach... the Chicken was so Tender,
Juicy &Â NOT Greasy at all.. One of the BEST
Roasted Chickens I've had inÂ a LONG TIME! FLAVOR
FANTABULOUS.. Polenta, first time I've tried it
LOVED IT!!! The portions you see are are 1/2..Ted
& I split them to try them.. .Really Great way to try
several different things.. FUN TOO!
*Zoot NY Strip w/ a YUMMY Potato Side... THUMBS UP!
*Can't forget dessert, although it was hard to save room... (Took the Pix a bit after we dug into the Dessert sampler
but gives you an idea of the YUMMIES!) Flourless
Chocolate Cake IS AWESOME! The Cranberry/Orange
Bread Pudding Scumptious... The Mixed Berries Cobbler
AMAZING!! Ted isn't a cobbler/fruit fan, but he went back
for more after trying Chef Stewart's Cobbler/Zoot! BTW,Â a dish you must try is the Zoot Â Macaroni/appetizer, but
could eat it as a meal... OMG.. IT ROCKS!Â You'll have to
see & taste it yourself to BELIEVE IT! :) The dishes are simple, yet full of Yummy Flavor!Â Everything
is Fresh & you can definitely Taste it! You can tell Chef
Stewart Loves what he's doing & wants to share his
Yummy Talents w/ ATX! He's been w/ Zoot for 20 years
& the past 1 1/2 at the Bee Cave location!Â Â Zoot is more on the
Finer Dining end of things as far as Price, but the portions are
Healthy and the Food tastes FANTABULOUS!Â Worth EVERY
PENNY!! You can be dressed from everything to Formal Wear
to Casual/dressy.. Chef Stewart wants you to Relax & Enjoy the
Zoot Experience!Â IT SO ROCKS!!!
Extra Bonus for you: This Friday at Noon you can
grabÂ MY ATX PERK:Â $40 GC for $20 to Zoot's !Â Â Make sure
you get in on that & check it out for yourself!
*Also over the weekend, I got my Betty Crocker on..
*Chocolate Chip Cookie Cake w/ Chocolate Chip Glaze!! Ted almost didn't let me share w/ peeps at work this morning!!
I was also VERY EXCITED when I was in Randall's over the weekend...
THEY HAD MY FAVORITE HALLOWEENY CANDY OUT...
*IT WAS A GREAT FOODIE WEEKEND!!! SO I HAD TO INCREASE
MY WORKOUTS.. BUT ITÂ WAS WORTH IT!!
Drink-In-Hand Entertainment and Karma City Media Present âLight & Shadowâ
A Concert Benefiting SCARE for a CURE
Date: Friday, September 17, 2010 Time: Doors at 7:00, show from 7:30 pm to 2 am Location:The Scoot Inn
1308 E. 4th Street @ Navasota
Austin, TX 78702 Tickets: $10 Age limit 18 years and up - photo ID required
*The Radio City Christmas Spectacular w/ the AMAZING ROCKETTES is
coming to the Bass Concert Hall Dec 17-31!! Tix On Sale NOW!! -Find out what it takes to be a Rockette & how to do those 'KICKS'... Got a bit of a lesson w/ Audrey & Lori... All I can say is
my Shoe didn't Fly Off... so that was a PLUS!!
âThe mission of the Austin Green Energy Group is to enhance our community and protect our environment through activities that preserve and conserve our natural resources with a focus on promoting education and the building of solutions for efficient energy utilization.â
*The Word is Â Compass Bank is donating $Â for every 'New Account' that is openÂ thru Oct 30th! THAT ROCKS!!
AMERICA'S MOST SEX HAPPY CITY!!
According to Men's Health Magazine...
Condom Sales: ATX #1 (Safety 1st) Birth rates: ATX #15Â (Kid Friendly) STDs rates: ATX #23Â (Condoms were used
Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â as water Balloons to BeatÂ
Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â The TX Heat?!!)
Looks like there is quite a bit of "HAPPY"
going on in the 'Lonestar State'....
... 4 of the top 10 Cites areÂ inÂ 'TEXAS'.. #2 Dallas...#7 Arlington...#10 Houston
Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â
I made 2 New Friends this morning..
Lori & Audrey..
Rockettes YOU Rock Drop 91410 .. I have the 'Don't Blink' face'... LOL.. I really was
in the 'Holiday Spirit' in ATX.. The Radio City Christmas Spectacular is
coming to Bass Concert Hall Dec 17-31st... Thanks to Broadway Across America &
Texas Performing Arts @ UT...
Tix are on Sale Thursday 9/16.. Grab
them up to get the Best seats!!!
*I'm feeling a Big Hookey Day this Friday 9/17...
*3 Day ACL Passes (that have been sold out for months)
will be available to Students only on sale this Friday...
"High School & College students!!!! Â Out for months, but this FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 17th we will be holding a special Student Day Sale. Three-Day Passes will be available for $145 for students presenting a valid High School or University-issued ID. There is a TWO ticket per person limit and sales are CASH ONLY.
The sale is happening at the HEB Plus on 2508 Riverside Drive. Please park at the back portion of the Parking Lot. The store hours are 6am to 1am, students are welcome to arrive at whatever time they want, but keep in mind if you arrive when the store is closed, you will not have access to restrooms. " CLICK for more 411!!
*I got the heads up from Karen...Check out all the Dets!
"The Smart Chicks Kick It Tour is author-organized AND author-funded, with the 18 participating authors -- or Â¡Â°ChicksÂ¡Â± -- coming from a wide variety of different publishers. Â This will provide fans Â the opportunity to meet and talk to some of their favorite authors at one time, even though the authors publish with different houses. Â Featuring six to nine Chicks at every venue, the author line up in every city will be different so no two events will be exactly the same."
"THE SMART CHICKS TOUR KICKS OFF IN AUSTIN ON: MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 13 until 6PM."
BIG 'YOU ROCKS' to everyone who came out
to the Domain Saturday morning & helped out NOCC- there were over 1,000 Racers/Walkers
THANK YOU FOR RAISING $$$ TO HELP
FIGHTÂ OVARIAN CANCER!!
I met a lot of new friends... 'Miles for Miles' Crew w/ the Youngest/Cutest
... I also had a 'Betty Crocker' moment..
Chocolate Cake w/ Chocolate Carmel
Fluff filling & Buttercream Frosting w/
Mini Chocolate Chips..
- It has milk and eggs in it.. SO It'S HEALTHY!! LOL
Huey also had a Big Weekend, check out his
'KITCHEN SNATCH 'N GRAB'... (Crappy Phone Vid)
Â *'Not sure if he liked it...but he certainly liked
tearing it a part!'
*Started my Day w/ 2 Hotties from 'Jersey Boys' -Â Story of Franki Valli & 4 Seasons- Dropped by to say Hey...
*Matt-Tommy Devito-4 Season &
Ryan-Bob Gaudio-4 Season...
..They were so Sweet & Cool.. Super Talented!
Check them out inÂ 'Jersey Boys'Â @ The Bass Concert Hall
thru Sept 5th!! I HAD A BLAST WHEN I WENT!!
*Check out what Matt & Ryan taught me
to make me an 'Honorary Jersey Girl'... Â
*Last night I had the PLEASURE of seeing
Jersey Boys @ the Bass Concert Hall!
Was it Good?Â Â IT WAS FANTASTIC!!
LOVED IT! The story of Franki Valli/Four Seasons..
Their rise to fame, their success & failures that
got them to the 'Rock 'N Roll Hall of Fame'.Â The
story was EXCELLENT and the Music fit in at
just the right moments... It was amazing how many
songs I knew! This was the 1st Show I've come out
Dancing around and Singing... which was
what most of the Audience did too.Â Pretty much
everyone there walked out with a SMILE!
The whole production was TOP NOTCH!
I LOVED IT! I thought going into it ...it could
be CHEESY!Â NOT A BIT!!Â Â IT WAS FANTABULOUS!
A Perfect Date night... out w/ Friends.. Family...
My Hubby Ted said it was a Musical/Show that
even most GUYS would like.Â My Friend Steve who
went with us, said it was his' Most Favorite Show' he's
seen so far! We all Agreed that 'Jersey Boys' is a
MUST SEE for those who want to experience
a show that pulls you in, has a Great Story line, Stellar Talent
and makes you feel like you are part of their History
IT ROCKS!!! GO!! YOU WILL LOVE IT!
*It isn't appropriate for small children, because there is
quite a bit of Harsh Language (even the F Word..Yep)..They're Jersey
Boys..what do you expect... A few times during the show the
characters smoke on stage, which fits in w/ the times, it's nothing
that would annoy anyone and the smoke does not get into the audience!!
The 81st Texas Legislature passed HB 1801 (2009) expanding the list of items qualifying for exemption from Texas state and local sales and use taxes during the annual sales tax holiday in August. In addition to clothes, footwear and some backpacks, Texas families also get a sales tax break on most school supplies priced at less than $100 purchased for use by a student in an elementary or secondary school.
The following is an all-inclusive list of qualifying school supplies (if priced less than $100):
Folders; expandable, pocket, plastic, and manila
Glue, paste and paste sticks
Index card boxes
Paper; loose leaf ruled notebook paper, copy paper, graph paper, tracing paper, manila paper, colored paper, poster board, and construction paper
[kml_flashembed movie="http://www.youtube.com/v/6N4qza7ZZYY" width="425" height="350" wmode="transparent" /]'What I Know for Sure'-Documentary where she asks 100 people the same question. They won't know it
before hand. No Answer is WRONG?
[kml_flashembed movie="http://www.youtube.com/v/TQOt7n1G8R8" width="425" height="350" wmode="transparent" /] *I had the honor to answer it! It's something I FEAR and always have since
I was a little Girl. It's one of those things that you aren't
sure if you answered it right, because you think of other things
you want to say after the video is turned off! It's definitely a
Documentary that will make you think, about a topic that EVERYONE
has an opinion on, whether they want to0 or not!!
*KEEP AN EYE OUT FOR 'WHAT I KNOW FOR SURE'
SOMETIME NEXT YEAR! I'll keep ya posted on it's progress!! :)
*MFWB Angi had a great time too, such a nice Email... ...Â Thanks for hosting the fun show this afternoon/evening. Hedley was GREAT, and you were very sweet and personable.... Keep up the great work... I listen to your show when I can and call in for that one second quickie, always one minute too late. =)
@ Frank Erwin Center... Love the Circus. Ted & I try to
go when it comes to town. A Fun
way to celebrate our 1st Date
18 years ago, which was RBBB Circus! (2gether 9 years before made it Legal)
..Got the 411 from Kelly @ FEC..
wanted me to pass thisÂ along to ya..
One and a half hours before the show audiences are invited to visit the Animal Open Houseand discover the efforts that Ringling Bros. makes to save the endangered Asian elephant at the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Center for Elephant ConservationÂ®.
One hour before show time, audiences can join Ringling Bros. for the interactive All Access Pre-Show to learn circus skills, become CircusFitÂ®, meet Ringling Bros. performers and get an up-close look at the animal stars of The Greatest Show On EarthÂ® â FREE to all ticket holders!Â
Performance Schedule Wednesday, August 18 â 7:30PM
Thursday, August 19 â 7:30PM
Friday, August 20 â7:30PM
Saturday, August 21 â 11:30AM, 3:30PM and 7:30PM
Sunday, August 22 â 2PM and 6PM
*TICKETS ARE $15, $25, $35 VIP, $60 VIP Gold and $80 Circus Celebrity and are ON SALE NOW!
The Following Discounts are Available:
All tickets are $10 on Opening Night; College & University Students, Faculty and Staff save $4 on tickets with valid ID on all performances except Opening Night at the Frank Erwin Center box office only; Military save $7 on tickets with valid Military ID on all performances at the Frank Erwin Center Box Office Only. Groups of 15 or more save $4 on tickets on all performances except Opening Night. Groups should call the Groups Sales Department at (512) 232-4343.
(Excludes VIP, VIP Gold and Circus Celebrity seats. No double discounts.)
Â Tickets available at all Texas Box Office outlets including select H-E-B stores, Ft. Hood ITR and Renaissance Records in Killeen, by phone at 512-477-6060 or 1-800-982-2386 or online at TexasBoxOffice.com.
Convenience charges may apply. All information subject to change.Â
TICKETS ARE $15, $25, $35 VIP, $60 VIP Gold and $80 Circus Celebrity and are ON SALE NOW!
The Following Discounts are Available:
All tickets are $10 on Opening Night; College & University Students, Faculty and Staff save $4 on tickets with valid ID on all performances except Opening Night at the Frank Erwin Center box office only; Military save $7 on tickets with valid Military ID on all performances at the Frank Erwin Center Box Office Only. Groups of 15 or more save $4 on tickets on all performances except Opening Night. Groups should call the Groups Sales Department at (512) 232-4343.
(Excludes VIP, VIP Gold and Circus Celebrity seats. No double discounts.)
Tickets available at all Texas Box Office outlets including select H-E-B stores, Ft. Hood ITR and Renaissance Records in Killeen, by phone at 512-477-6060 or 1-800-982-2386 or online at TexasBoxOffice.com.
Convenience charges may apply. All information subject to change.
Lots of Action going on @ Frank Erwin Center today!
Tryouts for AI Season 10...even if we don't know the judges..
1,000s of hopefuls are auditioning today...
-Dale Roe/ATX American-Statesman is there
& he's beenÂ tweeting about what's up..Â
a recent Tweet Dale posted a Video of an ATX AI Hopeful.. Kristi Bacon... yep real last name Bacon.. AKA:Â KRISPY
Wonder who the judges will be & if they would like 'Krispy'?
I did hear Ryan Seacrest will be roaming aroundÂ FEC....wonder
if(his GF)Julianne Hough will be with him?? So many questions that need ANSWERS!!! LOL
Â *Coming to do a Performance for some MIX FRIENDS w/ Benies next Tuesday 8/17 @ 4pm in the MIX FOUR HANDS LIVE MUSIC LOUNGE!! Their Single 'Perfect' is blowing up on iTunes!!Â [kml_flashembed movie="http://www.youtube.com/v/-nBU9VR2X5g" width="425" height="350" wmode="transparent" /]Â
...Not just for Longhorn Football 'Hook'em'...
Although it would probably be Good if his 'Better Half'
Loved the Longhorns too!! Unless you had a Rival team
that could make for some Awesome Dating Bets!!
...If you haven't heard??? Ken has started looking
for the 1 thing he's been missing... 'HIS BETTER HALF'... Here's a bit of what Ken is about: "...Iâm open-minded and love to learn. Iâm adventurous and will try just about anything once. I love to love and am very affectionate and attentive. Although I think children are adorable and amazing, I have conceded that I donât want to have or raise children â my own or anyone elseâs.
I'm a bit of neat freak, but I do remember a time earlier this year when I didn't make the bed... so, obviously it's not an obsession. I eat fairly healthy during the week so I can eat and drink what I want on the weekends. I love cold beer and red wine. My addiction is caffeine. Iâm embarrassed to admit that Starbucks, out of the blue, sent me a Gold Card with my name on it. "
... and no answer is 'Right' or 'Wrong' but EVERYONEÂ has An Answer!!...
Â *Jentri's Documentary on thisÂ Universal Â '?'Â will be out
sometime next year/2011 expected to hit Film Festivals...
From what I hear, you'll beÂ SURPRISED who was asked
the '?' & how they responded!!Â
Here's a TrailerÂ on the Coming attraction... [kml_flashembed movie="http://www.youtube.com/v/DnmMX-GfeNs" width="425" height="350" wmode="transparent" /]
*FYI: Checkout the other Fantabulous Project
she's working on-Â Â A FeatureÂ Full Length Directorial
Debut Â Movie "Lost In Sunshine"!!! JENTRI ROCKS!!
*But I finally got us both in the Frame on myÂ Â cell
phoneÂ Â in the MIX Studio(ifÂ YOU were watching MIX LIVE STREAMING AUDIO PROBABLY WONDERING WHAT THE HECK WAS I DOING?!),
while President Obama gave his speechÂ @ UT!
So where were you when President Obama made
his 1st visit to ATX as President!
American Idol Season 10 Auditions..
Frank Irwin Center August 11th!!! Auditions "Wristbands will be distributed from 7:00 AM on Monday, August 9 until 8:00 AM on Wednesday, August 11. Auditioners will not be permitted to camp out. Once auditioners obtain their wristbands, they will be asked to return to the Frank Erwin Center by 5:00 AM on Wednesday, August 11." Click more info!!
Still waiting to find out who will replace Simon Cowell... Not Jessica Simpson..PHEW.. She may be a Guest Judge this season!!! 2 contenders names that are still being thrown around -
Chris Isaak & Harry Connick Jr...Â Â Word is theÂ New Judge Could be Announced Monday 8/2!!
WHO DO YOU THINK WOULD MAKE A GOOD JUDGE??
Â Update 7/30/10: Ellen's out.. Kara FIRED..Simon's Gone... Randy & Ryan
left so far... Rumbles on Judges J-Lo.. Steven Tyler/Aerosmith.HHHMM..interesting.. another name
brought up 'ANGELINA', may not be the one you're thinking!!?
Â Another updateÂ 1:45pm 7/30- Steven Tyler asked who wouldÂ be aÂ Good Judge, he just
smirked & shrugged the ?Â Could Steven Tyler be replacingÂ Kara, while J-Lo could be replacing Ellen... Whose Replacing Simon?
Update 8/3/10 9:30am:
-AI Judges still not confirmed.. J-Lo & Steven Tyler still strong contenders to be sitting
beside Randy Jackson &Â teasing Ryan Seacrest!Â Waiting for the BIG ANNOUNCEMENT!
Be nice to know who you will end up auditioning for!!!
Update 8/6/10 (Friday)... Still no word on AI Judges yet..
But the Big Auditions coming FEC SOON...
Are you Ready?...
Debbie's ready sending Big Love to her Kids:
My son and daughter will both be American Idol audition hopefuls next week. Nathan Beausoleil is 19 yrs old and currently a UT engineering student.Â He actively writes and composes his own music.Â He takes music classes at UT when he can fit them in.Â He is also an Air Force ROTC scholarship student.Â Lauren Beausoleil is 16 yrs old from Bellville, TX.Â She is an officer on her high school drill team and in elite company at the Centerstage dance Studios in Bellville. Good Luck Nathan and Lauren - Love MOM & DAD
Â is a Huge Fan of Trailer/Cart Food Vendors...
I've run across a few myself that I have 'LUV'
for w/Â Hey CupcakeÂ hitting high on the list of
LUVS... But I didn't realize ATX had so Many
'FOOD CARTS/Trailers'Â check out this Map!
Â Along Came a Spider: 'Chicken Fried Guac'- Different?!! *Menu looks Interesting & Yummy just wish their
Logo/Signing didn't have a Spider on it, I passed it
up the first time I saw it cause all I recognized was
Spiders... I'm not a Fan of those...Don't really like
mixing my Food w/ idea of Bugs.. But I get the
OR how about a 'BUS'...' RED DOUBLE DECKER BUS'... #19 E.Austin Corner of 6th & Waller Street...
You can enjoy an authentic 'Philly Cheesesteak Sandwich'
on the Top of #19!!!Â PRETTY COOL!!
Cheesesteaks & Burgers
10" Amoroso roll & thinly sliced beef from Philly! With roasted peppers, onions, sauteed mushrooms & white American cheese. Add queso for a Texas twist! +.75Â¢. Add sweet peppers by request only.
10" Amoroso roll loaded with roasted peppers, onions, sauteed mushrooms & white American cheese. Add queso for a Texas twist! +.75Â¢. Add sweet peppers by request only.
A huge 8oz with mustard, ketchup, lettuce, tomatoes & pickles. Add bacon, grilled onions, mayo, sauteed mushrooms, blue cheese +.50Â¢ each
Ketchup, mustard or relish. Add kraut, grilled onions +.50Â¢ each
Mustard, neon relish, tomato wedges, sport peppers & pickle spear.
Sides & Drinks
Miss Vickie's Potato Chips
BBQ, Jalapeno, Salt & Cracked Pepper, Salt & Vinegar
Maine Root Soda, Mexican Coke, Topo Chico
Maine Root Soda flavors: Root Beer, Blueberry or Orange Mandarin
*I also hear Tim the owner has 'Movie Night' on Tuesdays flashing you back to the best of the
'80s Big Screen Goodies!!
*Just a Couple of the Many 'FOOD CARTS/TRAILERS/BUS'Â YOU CAN GET YOUR GRUB ON
OVER THE WEEKEND!!Â Drop me a comment or email if/when you tried some out!
See which 'AUSTIN FOOD CARTS' ROCK THE MOST!!!
Pink just wrapped up her 2 Year Fun House Tour...
One of the 1st things she did when she got back to
LA w/ her Honey Cary...
Â Â "Â ... Batter blaster. Weird name about 21 hours ago via UberTwitter in reply to LilyHarfouche
it is weird to be home. i slept 10 hours and @hartluck is making pancakes out of a can. now what do i do? "
ANOTHER REASON WHY ATX ROCKS &Â MAJORITY OF UT GRADS
stick Â around after Graduation....
Bloomberg Businessweek releasedÂ a list of the Top 30 Cities
were College Grads could find GoodÂ Paying Entry Level Jobs...
5 TX cities made it in the list...
AUSTIN RANKED #5...
*Houston #1- Washington DC #2- Dallas #3- Atlanta #4- ATX #5...
Forth Worth #10 & San Antonio #24!!! Click to check out more!
DKR Texas Memorial Stadium thanks toÂ our friends @ Brown Distributing/Bud Light...THANKS FOR THE FUN TIME LAST NIGHT!!
Â It would be really cool if we could get these seats during SEASON!!
LOL... OkayÂ nothing wrong w/ having a Fantasy... :)
Recently Hooked up w/ Suzanne for a FUN photoshoot @ Ruta Maya on S. Congress...
It was a ton of FUN. Suzanne is a Lot of Fun & has a Great Talent/FlairÂ for catching
moments in a picture you didn't realize was going on...
... Suzanne can do the same for You...whether it's Head shots, Senior Pictures, Family photos. She's from the School of thought... the More Natural..the Better!Â On Friday, you can grab a Fabulous ATX PERK from Suzanne... 1 Hour Photo Session package that is normally $175 for $75...
BIG DEAL.. Check it out & Take advantageÂ of this ATX PERK on FRIDAY starting @ Noon!
SUZANNE SO ROCKS!!! :)
*Got Video coming so you can see what Suzanne is all about & some
more Awesome Shot! :)
'Went on another 'CERTS Hunt' yesterday evening...
GUESS What I found 'CERTS' ...
Not @ Office Max.. or Garden Ridge..
But a suggestion that my Facebook Friend Lindsey
gave... Never been to oneÂ (I know hard to believe)..
My Honey Ted found a place he doesn't have problems
shopping at... I also noticed when you are on a 'Certs Hunt'
you run across lots of other interesting Items you didn't know
Â Â *So 1 location down & many more to scope out...
Maybe next time I can find my Fav Flavors..
'FRUIT & CINNAMON CERTS'...
*Cyndi in RR found some @Â couple different Wag 'N Bags... Gonna have to check that out SOON!!
Keep the suggestions coming!
Let me know what you find!! :)
Update 4:30pm 7/21/10:
-Got Email: Another 'Certs Hunt' Score w/ Andy this morning... :) "Heather.... I found Certs this morning at the Chevron at 6th street and I-35."
BIG YOU ROCKS to Reva, Jeremy & the Crew
@ Edible Arrangements/W 6th St-Â sending me
some 'Happy' for the Day. What a Yummy Way
to do it! THANKS A BUNCH!! ...Don't forget @ 12pm on FridayÂ Fantabulous ATX PerkÂ w/ Edible Arrangements- $50 GC for $25!!
GUARANTEEDÂ TO MAKEÂ SMILES! Â
Â * Facebook Friend Cyndi says she's found some...
I'm going to investigate & get back to ya!!! I'm still on the Hunt to see if I can find any near
my neck of the woods...
IT's been a Fun Weekend 'Hunting w/ My Friends'... and Joel Carrillo like this.
'No Certs'Â (S.Â & N AustinÂ Stores-Round Rock) @ Target, Walmart, Walgreens, CVS, HEB, Randalls, Central Market, Cracker Barrel, Tigermart,Â Quickmart, Â World Market, T.J Max(never know, they have that odds & ends section in the back of their store..one off Brodie)
i'm looking today also!
Heather - ..... Im still going to hunt for Certs bc it never occurred to me that these were hard to find items. Who woulda thunk it?
Heather - you started something.... I was in Target in Harker Heights (North Austin, South Dallas, whichever you want to see it) and nada..... so then I Google'd and it doesnt say they areint being made anymore anywhere, however, I got a link for National Candy Wholesale and you can buy them by the case. I almost bought you some($14 plus $7 shipping haha), but I like the thrill of the hunt better.
ok ok i thought i had them but they were only breathe savers ive call several stores HEB (most helpful!!) WalMart, Tiger Mart, Quick Mart,Target,Randals and last but not least ???? will let ya know soon!! OMG I made double sure they are certs and am on my way to go pick them up!!!! DING DING DING now I really found them will post a pic!!
*Ginnie (@ Work)
...Heather, have you tried Office Depot? Sometimes you can find candies there that you never see in grocery stores any more.Of course, youâll have to buy a largish box of them if they have âem... ANOTHER GREAT IDEA TO SCOPE!! U ROCK!!
Ty is the Local Winner of the 'Can You Sing Like John Mayer Contest'..
He won an autographed guitar by John Mayer...Now up for the National
Competition... Meet John Mayor in his dressing Room-Given Tickets to the show
& Sit down w/ Columbia Records Rep!! YOU CAN MAKE TY'S DREAM HAPPEN!
Be Prepared to start Voting for TY starting @ 5pm!!!Â
We'll Show the Nation that ATX HAS THE TALENT & WE ROCK!!! :)
Fantastic Upcoming Artist... Angel Taylor will be performing for some of our MIX FRIENDS w/ BENIES in the Four Hands MIX LOUNGE today @ 3. You can take a break & watch via your computer/Live Streaming Video
between 3-4pm today!
Check Angel out.. then make sure you catch her today via Live Streaming Video Concert!!! [kml_flashembed movie="http://www.youtube.com/v/xKN-2YEYb-4" width="425" height="350" wmode="transparent" /]
Yesterday, I discovered such a Cool Place w/ lots of Fun
BIG BOY & GIRL TOYS!!! TEXAS POWER SPORTS... just a few miles West
of the Y on 290...
... I even got a ride thanks to Billy the parts
SayÂ HEY to Beth..
& Glenn... They will show you a FUN TIME
FOR SURE!!Â ... Keep an Eye & Ear out..Very soon I'm
going to have something Very Special
pop up for You w/ Texas Power Sports!!
Get you Ready for Summer Fun!!!
*CAN YOU SING LIKE JOHN MAYER?
We'll shoot your video submissions..
Give you a chance @ Schlitterbahn Tix
& other MIX Goodies..
HCC also giving away a $100 HCC GC
every hour!!!! :) Also 1st Hour Free Delivery
if you purchase $750 or more thanks to
their Local moving company 512 Moving!!!
Lots of Cool Furniture, Accessories & even Jewelry..
Great place to Get Dad something Cool for his Big Day
Next Sunday 6/20!!!
COME OUT & PLAY W/ ME THIS WEEKEND!!:)
BTW: Don't forget R.O.T Rally is ON this Weekend!
Lots of Streets closed DOWNTOWN!!
*EXTRA CAUTION...Â PRETTY PLEASEÂ Â on the roads w/ so many Bikes cruising ATX!!!
I found out that this is happening today...
'Break a Leg' Â
June 9th, 2010 The Omni Hotel-Downtown Austin, Texas
AMERICANA / COUNTRY/ ROCK & POPInterscope Records is seeking a male singer or singer/songwriter,
ages 18-23, whose influences include; Tom Petty Ryan Adams, Fleetwood Mac,
Keith Urban, Crosby Stills Nash & Young , Wilco, Bob Dylan, The Eagles,
and John Cougar Mellencamp.
Interscope Records A&R staff representatives from
Los AngelesÂ (I hear VP Jeff Sosnow will be there too)will hold auditions
on June 9th (TODAY), 2010 in Austin,Texas at
The Omni Hotel- Downtown Austin
(700 San Jacinto Blvd)
beginning at 10am all day until 4pm.
*Open Auditions begin at 10 am, and
are first come first served.
Please be prepared to sing at least
a minute of a verse and a chorus of an original
Â or cover song that best represents your talent.
Acoustic or A cappella are preferred,Â just make
sure your instrument is tuned and ready to go.
HappyÂ 'HOT' Weekend..
How about 'CoolingÂ Off' with some 'COLD HARD CASH'...
Big Grand Opening Party @ RBFCU/Lake Creek Location- Â from 11-2pm...
*Chance to spin the wheel to get in the Whirlwind Cash Vault
to win up to $500!!!
*Win $50 to $1000 Gift Cards from RBFCU
*Free BBQ Lunch
*Free Moon Bounce & Face Painting for the Kiddies
*I've Got lots of Freebies w/ Fun & Games @ THE MIX TENT..
Including Texas Stars Tix for the Caldor Cup Finals!!!
COME OUT & PLAY!!!
*Have a Fabulous & Safe Weekend!
Here's a place to get more ideas to
complete the weekend! :)
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*Shirley sent me the heads up on Something Cool to do
... Learn something too..It's Been controversial with some
during it's Travels... Idea to get out of the Central TX HEAT..
"OUR BODY: THE UNIVERSE WITHIN is a fascinating, artful and educational exhibit consisting of actual human bodies and organs. Appropriate for all ages, this exhibit literally goes "under the skin," revealing the mysteries of the human anatomy. The bodies, specimens and organs have been preserved using a process known as polymer impregnation. OUR BODY: THE UNIVERSE WITHIN allows you the insight to the inside: giving one a true look at the inner workings of the extraordinary human body." *Click here for Time/Tix info!!
@ Hester's Crossing off 35 in Round Rock..
-UR Chance to Win 3 Months FREE TANNING
from TAN IT ALL...3 Month Gold's Gym Membership... Chance to get in on a Cameo Role for Indie Film .........Created/Directed by Jentri Chancey...
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Â *Also have tix to see John Pinette
*Hope you had a Happy & Safe Memorial Day Weekend...
I had a GREAT one w/ my Honey Ted & Huey..
-HueyÂ is back to his normal self after his Surgery
on his eye & some teeth pulled.Â He gets the stitches
removed next week!!
... One of the best things about the Long weekend, I didn't
have an alarm clock to wake up too! THAT REALLY ROCKED!!!
...Big Highlight over the weekend, besides Pool Time...
Ted & IÂ got to Six Flags Fiesta TX in San Antonio...
Ted isÂ NOT a Fan of HeightsÂ / Roller Coasters, but he went
with me on the rides & made it out ALIVE....
|LOVE THIS PIX OF US ON THE SUPERMAN COASTER....
which was my FAV!!This a pix of the PIX
we bought coming off the Ride.. Yeah they rake
ya w/ the COST.. BUT HAD TO HAVE IT!!
LOVED THE EXPRESSIONS WE HAD!Â :) ... I made it up to Ted for the Coasters...especially
the 'SCREAM' ride where it shoots you up really high
& drops you (Ted got bruises on his biceps for holding on so tight,
but he wouldn't let me take a pix of that.. LOL) ...LOVED THAT TOO!!!Â He got
an early B-Day Present ....
..It amazes me with the technology we have
why it's still tedious to get your New Lap Top
ready to Rock!Â Anyway.. Great Weekend w/ my Boys... Hope you had a FANTABULOUS ONE TOO..
MAY YOUR SUMMER ROCK! :)
ANSWERS: THEY ROCK & HUGE HEARTS!!! Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â
"THE HOTTEST SHOW ON EARTH"
Supporting their album
*KISS promises an 'UPDATED STAGE SHOW'
& Fan Favorite Songs they haven't done in a
Long Time on Stage!!Â CatchÂ KISS... 9/19 -- San Antonio, TX -- AT&T Center
Road Trip Mentionables:
9/17 -- Houston, TX -- Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
9/18 -- Dallas, TX -- Pizza Hut Park
The Opener could be YOUR Â BAND in San Antonio!!!
KISS & Guitar CenterÂ givingÂ an Unsigned Band a chance in
all 22 cities of the tour to OPEN FOR 'THE HOTTEST SHOW ON EARTH!!"
Â *Registration starts Â on June 1st!!! |...A grand prize winner will also receive a $10,000 Guitar Center shopping spree. :)
"Leading into the Memorial Day weekend, the Wounded Warrior Dinner provides an opportunity for corporations and individuals alike to honor and aid those who have given so much in service to us.
Supporters of our countryâs wounded warriors, athletes, sponsors, family and friends of the Capital of Texas Triathlon will have the opportunity to get together, socialize with old friends and meet new ones as we relax over a delicious dinner at the downtown Austin Hyatt Regency.Â The event will also include a raffle and both live and silent auctions. We invite you to join us for a wonderful evening honoring these heroes.
Keynote Speaker for the evening is Frank Denius, a long-time supporter of the University of Texas football team and one of the ten most decorated soldiers involved in the European Theater and the D-Day Invasion in World War II.
BIG YOU ROCKS to Ashley @ Tan It all ...1890 Ranch Cedar Park...
*Love my 'Sunkissed not by the Sun' TAN!! :) (I'm actually VERY HAPPYÂ ! I have trouble
taking my own picture on my camera phone
this was after 5 fuzzy pictures w/ closed eyes.. LOL) *GetÂ the 'Sunkissed without the SunÂ Tan'Â at URÂ nearby Â Tan It All...Call 314-TANS!!! :)