Terri(MAJIC IN THE MORNING)emailed me a link that has a ton of cool things to do in and around ATX for Valentine's Day thanks to For couples... singles... pricey and inexpensive. Lots of great ideas.. From heart shaped pizzas at Mangia Pizza....swan boat rides on Lady Bird Lake to the Love Bites sing-a-long at the Alamo Drafthouse. There's something for everyone in ATX for V-Day! Click here! (365thingsaustin.com)
What game? by Heather Rivera,posted Jan 30 2013 8:53AM
Lots of talk about the 'Big Game' on Sunday, although there are many who don't watch for the game, but for other things like commercials, 1/2 time, or just because nothing else is on worth watching at the time. Whether you are having a 'Big Game Party' or just chilling at home checking things out a bit, I ran into these 25 questions that you could answer before the game, that might make you have a bit more interest in the game. If you are having a party, you could have peeps answer them before the game starts and whoever has the most correct at the end of the game could win something cool.. bottle of win...case of Beer... maybe collect a couple of bucks from each guest to create a cash stash... the winner could win that. Here are 25 more reasons to watch the 'Big Game'! Have fun!
The 'BIG GAME' 25:
National Anthem – Over or Under 1:34 in length?
How long will Alicia Keys hold ‘freeeeeeee’? Over or under three seconds?
Will we see Alicia Keys’ belly button?
Will we see Beyonce’s belly button?
Will we see Jim Nantz’s belly button?
Number of people who will ask “Who’s Jim Nantz?”
Coin Flip – Heads or Tails?
Number of People at Party Who Say They’re More Excited about Commercials?
Over or Under 10: Number of times they show the Harbaugh parents?
First Team to Score – 49ers or Ravens?
First Score is – Touchdown or Field Goal or Other?
First In-Game Commercial Is For?
First LOCAL business commercial is for which business that ponied up an obscene amount of jack so their buddies could see how cool they are to be on TV during the Super Bowl?
How Many Commercials Will Feature a Baby/Babies?
How Many Commercials Will Feature a Monkey/Monkeys? (Donald Trump does not count against the spread)
Will Ray Lewis cry during the National Anthem? (Thx, Scotty!)
Over/Under 3: Number of times CBS replays Ray Lewis’ coming-out-of-the-tunnel dance?
Over/Under 3: Number of times CBS shows a cast of one of their shows awkwardly sitting together?
Half-Time: Surprise guest star Beyonce sings with?
What color gatorade does the winning team dump on their coach? (actual prop bet in Vegas)
How many times does CBS cut to revelers in Bourbon Street?
Over/Under 5: Number of times CBS shows Alex Smith looking forlorn on sidelines.
Number of people who will ask “Who’s Alex Smith?”
First celebrity couple awkwardly shown snuggling on TV?
Who will the Super Bowl MVP thank first? Teammates? God? Owner? Family? Coach? Other? (actual prop bet in Vegas)
Bonus Question: Who actually wins the, you know, game?
I got this in an email from my Honey Ted. Wonder what he's thinking about for Valentine's Day? LOL For the girl that has everything... although I don't think I have everything, but I do not have these. Would you consider this for V-Day?
Open: Hi Hat Public House, a restaurant at 2121 E. Sixth St., the former home of Braise. Chef Jesse Curtis’s menu includes everything from pork meatballs and beer-brined chicken wings to posole, herbed pappardelle and cassoulet, and the bar has two dozen craft beers on tap. The restaurant is open for dinner and Sunday brunch. 478-8700, hihatpublichouse.comSomething new to try for dinner!
McDonald's will have QR codes on their packaging/bags that you can scan with your smartphone to get nutrional 411 on what you are eating. "The QR code is in addition to the nutritional information McDonald's currently prints on brochures, tray liners and more as well as on the information that can be found on the company's apps."
Good Idea? I like the idea, but not sure I want to know the nutritional value of a Big Mac, fries and a chocolate shake. I realize they have salads, grilled chicken/sandwiches and apple slices, but do most go to McDonalds for that type of meal?
Puppy Bowl #9 on the the Animal Planet on Sunday February 3rd. The lineup has been released-"63 puppies will hit the field to cuddle and snuggle their way to top, but only one canine will be named the Most Valuable Puppy. Just like in Puppy Bowls prior, all of the fluffy players will be up for adoption, so you can bring a guaranteed team player into your home."
A kitten halftime show and brand new this yearhedgehog cheerleaders! Huey's ready for it!!!!
Today is National Peanut Butter Day! Besides having great health benefits, it's yummy too! I'm a big fan of Bell Plantation Peanut Butter Powder. It's the yummy peanut butter part without all the oil. 2 TBs of powder w/ 1 TB water, it's ready. Best part you can make it as thick or thin as you would like mixing up a serving. Low in fat (1 to 1 1/2 grams) and yummy good for you. It's actually popping up in more places in ATX! I get mine at Central Market/S. Lamar. They get both flavors in, regular and chocolate. Both AWESOME yummy! Something to grab to try next time you go to the store. Click here for more 411 and locations near you that may have it. If you see it, grab it, it goes out of stock quick. I noticed on the Bell Plantation site the regular is on back order until January 31st.
Prince quietly released 'Screwdriver' with 3rdEyeGirl who are rumoured to be Prince's new backing band (guitarist Donna Grantis, drummer Hannah Ford and bassist Ida Nielsen). It sounds like Prince, but not really his style, or the one I'm used too. It's definitely not 'Purple Rain' caliber. What do you think? Does Prince still 'Got it!' or has he 'Lost it!' and needs to stop until he finds 'IT!'.
American Horror Story: Asylum the finale it tonight on FX at 9pm. I'm happy and sad, because that means no more AHS for awhile. I just finished watching season 1 thanks to Netflix. Wonder how things will end tonight?
The flu is a huge deal in 48 states now. Here's a CNN write up I ran across that answers most flu questions that many have. The flu shot is about 60% effective from getting the flu, if you do get it even with a shot, the complications are suppose to be less severe. About the only way to try not getting the flu is avoid going out in public, which isn't realistic. Click here for the questions and answers.
Jackson appeared on Capital FM in London and read the lyrics to the Taylor Swift song, “We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together.” A listener had called into the radio show and said she wanted to send a clear message to herboyfriend.
I'm digging it..
You might have heard about the musician from Japan that sounds like Taylor. The song 'I'm Alright' many thought it was Taylor's new break up song, but it was actually created/performed by Jersey Green. Amazing how she's so Taylor-ish when it comes to writing and singing.
-“Inauguration,” pronounced in-aw-gyu-RAY-shun. It comes from Latin and means “to be installed under good omens or signs.”
-There’s been a parade for every inauguration since Thomas Jefferson’s inauguration on March 4, 1805, except in 1985, when it was so cold and windy that the parade was canceled. It was 7 degrees at noon in Washington, which made it the coldest Inauguration Day ever. The forecast for Monday is for the temperature to reach 39 degrees.
-George Washington gave his first inaugural address on April 30, 1789. Presidents were then sworn in on March 4 until 1937, when the date was changed to January 20. When January 20 falls on a Sunday, as it does this year, the president is sworn in privately on Sunday but the public ceremonies take place on January 21.
-Inauguration Luncheon features incorporates foods that the first Americans enjoyed, but with a modern, forward looking approach. Click here for the menu!
Inaugural App to get live feed during the ceremony Monday! The 2013 Inauguration app’s main feature is the live stream of Obama’s swearing-in and second inaugural address, but it will also feature maps, schedules, a social media stream and other videos that users can access from their phones. The Inauguration app will feature maps of all the Inauguration activities in Washington, D.C., for those in the capital. The Verge notes the app will give users maps of designated entrances and viewing areas in and around the National Mall, bathroom locations and even where to get something to eat.
People with iPhones can download the Inaugural 2013 apphere, while Android users can download it here.
Sandy Hook students recorded a benefit song of a beautiful rendition of “Somewhere Over The Rainbow“, with the help from singer Ingrid Michaelson. Its available on iTunes for purchase where all proceeds will go to the Newtown Youth Academy and United Way of Western Connecticut.
Check out the kids in action creating heart felt ear candy.
The Houseread the U.S. Constitution earlier today. I can't remember the last time I actually read it. College abd hhhmmm.. Click here if you would like to freshen up on your Constitutional Rights! I ran across some things I didn't realize or I forgot.
I got this heads up email this morning and I wanted to share! “SO YOU THINK CAN DANCE” LEAPS INTO A 10TH SEASON ON FOX
AUDITIONS BEGIN FRIDAY, JANUARY 18, IN AUSTIN, TX
Friday, Jan. 18 @ 8am
The Long Center
701 W. Riverside Drive
Registration will begin at 8:00 AM at each venue. Auditioners traveling to cities for the open calls should make arrangements to stay for at least two days following their initial audition in the event of a callback. Click here for more 411! Break a leg ATX!!
Golden globes kicked off the 'Year of the Plunge' in front, back and sometimes both. One of my favs was Kate Hudson.. Click here for more Check out Katherine McPhee's dress on the MIX Facebook page. What do you think of her 'plunges'?
I found it funny that when Lucy Liu came out on the GG stage w/ this one his first reaction was.. 'She looks like she's wearing a bad couch.' He couldn't get past the fact that her dress material looked just like a bad couch print. He went on about it for a few minutes. It was entertaining on my end. I was shocked to see Halle B. on a worst dressed list, but I have to agree, not one of her better dressed, but she still looks amazing. She could ROCK a burlap sack! Click here...
Of course we can't forget Adele! Now a Golden Globe winner. Loved her acceptance speech except she didn't spell a name for her 'Baby Boy' last night. Unless she has decided to name him 'Baby Boy'. BTW: Check out Taylor's reaction around :22, she did good holding off on an 'eye roll' and went w/ the 'Smile Smirk'... trying to look happy for Adele, but totally wasn't.
Jodie Foster is 50 if you can believe it. She gave a speech for an award she received at the GGs last night. First time, that I've heard of, that she's opened up in public (came out), and I was confused yet inspired at the same time... WEIRD? Check it out!
www.whatsyourprice.com, a dating-auction site, polled 1,984 ATX women asking them what makes their perfect man from income, to education to body types.
*Austin’s perfect man earns $100,000 to $150,000 per year, has a graduate degree, has blond hair, blue eyes, and an athletic build and is a social drinker that doesn’t smoke. What’s your idea of the perfect man? (KEYE FB)
Here's my 'PERFECT MAN'. Ted doesn't fit this description at all, and I'm glad. If ATX women knew how LOVING, KIND AND FUNNY he is, I would have too much competition. We've been together 20 years (married 11) , and he's still my Best friend. :) BIG LOVE FOR TED! :)
The plastic bag ban for area stores kicks in on March 1st. Big ATX cash, close to $1 million, is being spent on a television, radio and social media campaign to remind you to bring your bags! Bye Bye Plastic! Click here! …
Keane is singer Tom Chaplin, keyboardist Tim Rice-Oxley, drummer Richard Hughes, and bassist Jesse Quin.
Keane released Strangeland (Cherrytree/Interscope) in May and it entered the U.K. charts at number one to make it their fifth consecutive number one album, a record only topped by The Beatles.
Last month Keane released a limited edition vinyl recording Upstairs At United – Vol. 5. The special edition 4 track vinyl 12 inch was recorded in analogue for Nashville based label 453 Music, a division of United Record Pressing.
The 2013 South By Southwest film festival runs from March 8-16; the film conference and the interactive festival run from March 8-12; and the music conference and festival takes place from March 12-17.
Here's a press release I received via email:
South By Southwest (SXSW) Seeking Volunteers Austin, Texas - January 7, 2013 - Every March it seems as if the whole world descends on downtown Austin. Why are all of these celebrities, techies and musicians invading the city? Find out firsthand by volunteering at South by Southwest (SXSW) Music, Film and Interactive Conferences and Festivals! See what happens behind the scenes, earn a chance to see informative panels, catch an up-and- coming band or stand-up comedian, question an emerging filmmaker or rub elbows with your favorite internet idol. It's a great opportunity to network, socialize and most of all have fun.
SXSW Week, March 8 - 17, 2013, is offering a multitude of volunteer opportunities. Jobs range from festival production to conference activities including registration, information, trade show, technical support, and much more. Day and night positions are available during the conference. Volunteers must be able to work a minimum of 30 hours or 3 shifts during the event, depending on their crew type.
Applications are available online and crew shift selections will take place at the Volunteer Call on Saturday, January 19, 2013 between 3:00 and 5:00 p.m. and Tuesday, January 29, 2013 between 6:00 and 9:00 p.m. at the Austin Convention Center, Ballroom ABC on the First Floor. If you are unable to attend the Volunteer Call or need any information about volunteering, please contact a SXSW Volunteer Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org or 512/467-7979 as soon as possible.
For more information, please visit the SXSW Volunteer website http://volunteer.sxsw.com The SXSW Film Festival runs from March 8 - 16, 2013; the Film Conference runs from March 8 - 12, 2013; the SXSW Interactive Festival runs from March 8 - 12, 2013; the SXSW Music Conference and Festival runs from March 12 - 17, 2013.
Daughtry is giving 100% of the proceeds for the single 'Gone To Soon'/from their album 'Break The Spell' to help the victim's families in Newton, CT. Click here to get the single! Check out the video Chris released explaining it.
I'm not sure if this is distrubing that I LOVE the show'American Horror Story: Asylum' on FX I watched the 'Name Game' last night. Supposedly a clue about the theme ofSeason 3 would be in the show. HHHMMM.. some say Season of the Witch.. others saying a 'Glee' inspired Third Season since Jessica Lang's character Sister Jude broke on in the 'Name Game' song. But it was a delusional fantasy after getting BIG TIME shock treatment. I'm hoping not the Glee route... just wouldn't fit this show style 24/7. Again... is it weird I enjoy this show? (Season 1 is about a Murder House.. almost caught up on that via NetFlix)..
A recent survey was taken via airwatchdog.com. Which airline is the 'RUDEST'?
American, United and Delta were the Top 3. Frontier and Jet Blue came out the 'NICEST'. Click here for more. Just throwing this out there when you're booking your next flight. Something to think about. Happy travels during 2013!
Ted and I had a chilled out New Year's eve. We just hung out together and caught some interesting performances to ring in the New Year 2013. I caught Carmen Electra performing her new single 'I Like It Loud' on the FOX New Year's Eve special.