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Posts from December 2013


Do you have one?
I ran across a list of the Top 13 Resolutions nationwide.  I didn't notice mine: to slow down and 'ENJOY THE HAPPY MOMENTS'.  Do you have this problem? You get busy, and your so into doing the next thing, that when a 'HAPPY MOMENT' comes you don't fully ENJOY IT!  Since losing my Daddy in November, and my Mama being gone for over 10 years, it makes me realize I didn't appreciate to the fullest what I had.  I can't go fill the void of wanting to see my Mom and Daddy.  When I have news to share, I can't call them on the phone. It's weird not having my parents around, and makes me appreciate the past Happy Moments even more w/ Great Memories.  Memories are nice, but ENJOYING THE MOMENTS to the fullest while they are happening will make future memories even better.  So that is what I plan to do.  'ENJOY THE HAPPY MOMENTS' when they happen.  Appreciate times I have w/ my loved ones.  You never know when it won't be there, so ENJOY what you have while you've got it! Have a Happy and Safe New Year! May 2014 bring you a TON OF HAPPY MOMENTS!
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Have a Happy one! Enjoy the TIME!
Have a Happy Holiday Season w/ your family and friends.  Be sure to ENJOY all the moments you get w/them, because you never know what the next season will bring.  In fact, don't just do this during the Holidays, but everyday, ENJOY the moments you have w/ your family and friends. This season will be tough for me since I lost my Daddy Maurice in mid-November and my Mama Betty 10 years ago. I plan to ENJOY the moments/time I get w/ my Honey Ted/his family and Huey, even if there are some tears in there for my Guardian Angels Maurice & Betty.


HAVE A HAPPY CHRISTMAS & VERY MERRY 2014!  BE SURE TO ENJOY ALL THE MOMENTS!


 
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Top 10 LIst of the Lists...

Towards the end of every year, there are lists that are released Top 10/ Best Off.. lists for the year. Whether it's Top 10 celebrity couples.. Richest... Most annoying celebs... whatever the topic, there's probably a "LIST" for it. So I found it humorous and informative at the same time of what was hot this year from a recent write up from the Washington Post!

Here a few of  WP's  List of the Top 10 Lists.. :)

10. Top 10 Miley Moments of 2013 (Time). 
 8.) This Google list of Top 10 “What Is” searches:Google knows what it’s talking about, and it really comes through this year with its top 10 lists. Looks like 'Twerking' was REALLY popular in 2013.. which reverts back to Miley C. 

2,) Best movies of 2013

1.) More lists w/ The Top 20 List of 2013 w/ the Rolling Stone.  The Lists are never ending. 

Check this list out for a few laughs.  'Funniest & Creepiest of Celebrity Face Swap Photos of 2013'.  The Harry Styles/Taylor Swift  and the Kanye W./Kim K. swaps are Funny & Scary! Click here to check them out!

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"Art and Music Are Professions Worth Fighting For"
"I respect my profession. I respect artists. I respect music." .... Blake Morgan. 
Click here to read the article that goes w/ his ending statement. 
It's Powerful, Refreshing, and Honest!  
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IT KICKED OFF TODAY!

Happy Winter Fireworks season!  It kicked off today (12/20) and goes through January 1, 2014. Have fun, but please be safe.  Thanks to KXAN....
Here is a list of safety tips while you ring in 2014! Safely in this case makes BIG HAPPY!

(KXAN) Travis County will not be restricting the sale of fireworks during the upcoming holidays, but they suggest people take some precautions to stay safe this season:

  • Buy from reliable fireworks sellers only, and never attempt to make your own fireworks.
  • To detonate fireworks, find a flat surface, away from buildings, dry leaves and grass.
  • Have water on hand in case of a fire.
  • Insist on adult supervision when buying or setting off fireworks.
  • Read and follow label directions, warnings and instructions.
  • Be sure other people are out of range before lighting fireworks.
  • Light only one firework at a time.
  • Never try to re-Iight fireworks that have not fully functioned.
  • Never give fireworks to small children; even sparklers can cause serious burns.

The winter retail fireworks season begins December 20 and runs through midnight January 1. Fireworks are not allowed in Travis County Parks and parks managed by Travis County. The sale and possession of fireworks are prohibited within the city limits of Austin.

For more information, contact the Fire Marshal's Office at 512-854-4621


HAVE A HAPPY & SAFE WINTER FIREWORKS SEASON!

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My 1st Girl Group...


.. I guess it’s more like a Girl Collaboration.. Named:  The Hairbrushes because we used those for mics and sang whatever was playing at the time at the top of our lungs… should have added ‘LOUD ‘ to our name! Notice I opted to go hairbrush up right, where my friend was work’n the upside down brush! Talent you just can’t bottle up.. LOL.  I ran across this photo going through my parents albums. I even found my  first mic (blue brush in photo) in a box w/ some photos. I couldn’t figure out why it was in there, until I  found this photo.  NICE MEMORIES….
 
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Getting in the Holiday Spirit..

The office Holiday party is tonight.  I ran across this little ditty to get in the Holiday Spirit.  I wish I could play guitar like Orianthi... THE GIRL HASMAD TALENT & SKILLS.. AND SHE'S HOT TOO!

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Health Heads Up...

A mystery illness has hit north of Houston. Symptoms mimic the flu, but out of eight confirmed cases, all have tested negative for the flu. It appears to be causing kidney failure. Tests are being performed to try to figure out what it is and how to stop/treat it. So far it's taken 4 lives that they know of. Click here for the full story!  

 I posted this on the MIX FB page, and there are several comments. Kaeleigh, who is in the area that has the mystery illness, shared some tips they are telling them to try to stay healthy for the Holidays:
(Yes..that's her singing w/ Pat from Train.. NICE!)

• Frequent hand washing with soap and water/hand sanitizer
• Coughing or sneezing into a bent elbow to avoid contamination of the hands
• Avoiding public places if you have a fever (a temperature of 100.4° f)
• Avoid sending sick children to school
• Adults should avoid going to work or public places if they have fever or ILI symptoms; if they must go to work or public places, they should wear a mask
• If you develop ILI symptoms, you should seek care by a physician because treatment for influenza is most helpful within the first 48 hours of the illness

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Look who has the Christmas Spirit..

The Holderness Family have the Spirit of Christmas OOOOZING out of them. 'Christmas Jammies'  Rocks! So much cute family fun, and also a great way to show your biz skills. Check it out!

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Check this duet out..
I wouldn't have thought about pairing Rob Thomas (Matchbox Twenty)  w/ Leann Rimes, but it works.  Leann's newest single, "Gasoline and Matches' from her new album 'Spitfire', features Rob Thomas and guitar guro Jeff Beck! NICE! 
For the video, Rimes was referred by producer Darrell Brown to animator Ian Padgham, who had made dozens of six-second clips using the Vine application. The result? A super-hot clip that Padgham shot on a couple of iPhones, using the Vine app to procure the footage. Check out.. cool tune w/ a cool video!

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I want one....
One of the 'HOT TOYS CHRISTMAS 2013' is the Flutterbye Flying Fairy.  Hard to find/get toy.  Word is on Ebay,  it will cost $20-$30 more!  How cool is this?

 
 Furbies are also back! The Furby Boom is a HOT TOY this season too. 'Only w/ Furby Boom can you hatch and raise digital Furby Furblings.' The one w/ a Lightning bolt is even harder to find, which means this one will probably be a collectors item.  Click here for a Top Fabulous 15 Toys of 2013!
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TGIF! Still in PARTY MODE!!

Did I like Fitz & the Trantrums? This should answer that question....

 I don't buy $25 t-shirts (which is a bargain compared to some shirts I've seen lately) unless I 'LIKE' a group.  F&TTs put on a HUGE PARTY @ The ACL Live @ The Moody Theater.  They got the crowd into their performance the entire time. There were peeps of all ages  dancing around, waving their hands in the air, singing to the top of their lungs the entire time F&TTs were on stage! If you haven't had a chance to go to one of their shows.. YOU NEED TO!  THEY ROCK! 








CLICK HERE FOR SOME BEHIND THE SCENES ACTION W/ FITZ AND THE TANTRUMS! THEY ROCK!

Here's their next single 'WALKER'! Look out for a BIG FITZ And The Tantrums Surprise after the ball drops on New Year's Eve during the 'Dick Clark's Rock'n New Year's Eve w/ Ryna Seacrest.'  I suggest setting your DVR for this!!  


 

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Santa for Seniors
Meals on Wheels and more, this year alone, prepared close to 900,000 meals, supplied case management, provided more than 645 small home improvement jobs, and much more. This holiday season they are asking folks to be a 'Santa for the Seniors'.  You can provide a thoughtful and simple gift. Visit a participating Walgreens near you to purchase gifts in store. Click here for more!

Gifts can be put in a drop box at Walgreens or deliver your purchased items to Meals on Wheels and More central office located at 3227 E 5th St, Austin 78702.
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Are you in the spirit?

A little less than 2 weeks it will be Christmas day. Click here to see if you are in the 'TRUE SPIRIT'! Then, about 3 weeks we have a new year coming. Can you believe 2014 is coming in less than 3 weeks.  I hope 2013 was a good one for you. Here's a pretty cool video that mashed up top video/moments of 2013. Check it out when you get a chance!  IT'S REALLY COOL!

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Holy Holiday Hair!!!!!!

I was going through some old photo albums and ran into one of my high school senior pictures. My first thought OMG... my hair could of had it's own zipcode!!!  Then WTF-  How did I get it SO BIG?!!!  I think I ticked it off, because I'm lucky if I get any volume in it now adays. If you're thinking was that a fire hazard?.. DEFINITELY!!! I had to be careful around open flames, with the amount of 'RAVE' (remember that hairspray glue?) I had it in! It's a wonder I didn't blow right there! 
 

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LOVE THIS NEW EAR CANDY!!

It's been a wait, but THE FRAY has a new album coming out January 14, 2014 called 'Helios'. From what I hear from their 1st single 'Love Don't Die'.. it was worth the wait! You are going to want to 'TURN IT UP' when you check out this new ear candy! THE FRAY ARE ROCK'N IT!  LOVE IT!
 

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2 Week Countdown...
Just about 2 weeks until Christmas! One of my FAV Christmas Ear Candy is by Billy Squire...
Remember this one?

 
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I"m a BIG FAN...
I'm a BIG FAN of Christmas Lights!  My Daddy always put a bunch up inside and up.  Christmas was a Big Deal w/ my family. For some reason, when I see a light up tree or lights on a house, it makes me smile and I have great memories about Christmases in the past w/ my Mama Betty & Daddy Maurice.  This Christmas will be bittersweet since I won't have either of them to celebrate w/ physically, but spiritually, I know they are with me. I have the wonderful memories too.  If you are a Big Christmas/Holiday Lights fan, click here to find out the many places you can catch in and around ATX!  Enjoy your holiday season w/ Family & Friends.  You never know when they aren't be around to celebrate w/,  so enjoy each moment you have.  It really is PRICESLESS.. THE BEST GIFT EVER... HAVING PEOPLE YOU LOVE TO SHARE THE SPECIAL TIME WITH!


 
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Feeling the Holiday Spirit...
This cold weather really makes it feel like the holidays, so here's some K.C to get you in the mood.


Click here to find out the 411 on Cold weather tips! 
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Holiday ATX Spirits...

Where to find the Best cocktails in ATX?  Everyone has their own preference when it comes to 'SPIRITS', but here are a few suggestions you could try if you haven't yet.  It's always fun to try out new to you places.

East Side Show Room-
 Einstein on the Beach,,,gin, amaro, Cherry Heering, lime & pineapple]

drink.well-  Mai Tai

Peche- Adult Milkshake Peche- homemade vanilla ice cream, cherry liqueur, Absinthe

Bar Congress- Heckle & Jeckle - House Blackbird Rum Mix, pineapple, Amaro Abano, Tropical Green Tea, Herbsaint, Lime, Island Spices

Click here for more 'Holiday Spirit Ideas' around ATX!

 

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I was a goob this morning..

Stuck in Foggy traffic this morning, so I decided I would chill w/ Katy Perry and had 'Unconditionally' cranked up while I was creeping along 360 in the fog. The goob part is I started to cry.  My Honey Ted is out of town this week, and I feel like a part of me is gone. He's my Best Friend, Hubby & Loverboy.  Okay...I know I'm getting sappy now... goob.  But this Katy P song really fits for me and my Honey Ted. We've been through a lot together, and our Love and Friendship so far has just gotten stronger.  I hope that continues.. UNCONDITIONALLY! .. Back to the foggy drive... I look over and a guy in a big pickup truck looked at me like I was a 'GOOB'... guess he caught a few tears.  So if you caught me cry driving this morning, It's all good!  I guess it's not all bad being a goob...
Right now I can't seem to listen to this song w/out my eyes tearing up. 

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In the B.O mood..
This Blue October song popped in my head this morning.  So true w/ the ways things have gone lately.  It's true 'Life is Like  Jumprope!'... just need to hang in there.. :) 

 
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Holiday FUN in ATX!
Happy Holidays! I got in the spirit and broke out my Pink Tree. (Charlie Brown inspired).  There are a bunch of cool things happening in and around ATX for the holidays.  It kicked off last night w/ the Zilker Park Tree lighting.  Check out other cool things to to.. TOP 25 Holiday Events List is out thanks to 'R We There Yet Mom?'. Cool website!
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