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Perfect tune for today...
Happy National Take a Walk During Lunch Day!... Perfect song whenever you're taking a walk!

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For the ULTIMATE Shoe Lover...
I'm a big fan of shoes, and my closest would have many more pairs if I didn't have Big size 11s.  Although I have considered having bunion surgery, that is about as far as that has gone, thinking about it.  So why all the feet talk... There's a surgery that is getting even more popular called 'Cinderella Surgery'.  It seems to have gotten it's origin in California, which isn't a major surprise. You take shoes in you would love to fit, and have surgery so they do. This could include injecting fat in your foot, or even losing some toes, to fit shoes. 
   So when I read this story did I think. hey that 's a great idea?  NOPE! I'm a Shoe Lover, but I can't claim an ULTIMATE SHOE LOVER title, because I would not do this for a pair of shoes. 

Getting rid of the bunions... if my feet end up hurting all the time, which can happen. Maybe, but not for a pair of shoes I'd probably wear just a few times anyway.  Click here!  Happy Shoe shopping and wearing! 
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Thought for the day...
The Hes can change out the Shes..  Good thought for an M-Day!...  I think I'll put it w/ the root canal I get later today. Good times!!! 
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Drive Up... Drop Off... Feel Good!
I got the heads up about a Big Electronics Recycling event happening Saturday (4/26) @ Austin High School.  You can get that clutter out of your home, help the kiddos raise money and make Earth a cleaner placer w/out having your electronics clutter clogging up the landfills.  WIN/WIN for all.
Here's some details:
The Austin Independent School District
will host a free city wide community electronics recycling event on Saturday, April 26 from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. in the parking lot at Austin High School at 1715 W Cesar Chavez St. Consumers are encouraged to bring their used electronics to the event for recycling; accepted items are listed below. The event is being coordinated by Strategic Mobile Group (http://www.smgtex.com), the technology e-waste partner of AISD, and Fone4Schools (http://www.fone4schools.com), an organization that helps local schools raise money by converting donated electronics into funds for student programs.

Items Accepted, working or not, at Community Recycling Day on Saturday, April 26, 2014:

- Cell Phones or Smartphones (i.e. Apple, Android, Windows Mobile or Blackberry)

- Tablets (i.e. iPads, Kindles or Android Tablets and Windows Tablets)

- Laptop and Desktop Computers

- Home Electronics, Stereo Equipment and Cable Boxes

- Computer Accessories & Printers

- Personal Electronics (i.e. cameras, ipods, video cameras)

- Monitors & CRT’s

- CD’s, DVD’s and VHS tapes


Over 72 tons of eWaste are expected to be disposed of in 2014. Do your part to keep eWaste out of Austin area landfills and help AISD kids at the same time.

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Did you know...
Brian Williams (serious news guy) had this in him.  This has been one of the hottest videos  since Monday. I caught his chat w/ Jimmy Fallon. I didn't realize BW was so funny.  Big time Smart A3$! Check out BW's rhymes...

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What's your 1 Thing?

Happy Earth Day! Celebrating all that is wonderful about Mama Earth, and also try to help her out in places she needs it.  That part can be overwhelming, but if everyone did '1 Thing' to help out, it would make a HUGE difference.   Maybe think about doing a one thing in your environment.  You'd be surprised how easy it can be, and usually a money saver too. Here's my 1 Thing. 

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Jumped the 'Late' Bandwagon...
My honey Ted and I started watching the first season of 'Game Of Thrones' last night. I started watching even after Anna, MIX Facebook Friend, warned me....
Anna Watch out, you'll get hooked on Game Of Thrones... then you will feel like they stabbed you, get mad & vow not to watch it again. Then you'll get hooked again only to have the same thing happen. Haha. I love GoT, but it will hurt your heart! Lol.

Well, I cried by the end of the second episode of Season 1. So I'm hooked!  Here's some updates on GoTs, but I can't read it since I'm really behind. Click here!

Here's a recap refresher of Season 1 & 2, but I can't watch since I'm catching up.. :)
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Topics: Human InterestSports
People: Anna WatchHaha

Throw Back Saturday?
TGIF! I whipped out my Crazy Good Friday Leggings get ready for Easter weekend!

Tomorrow/Saturday is National Record Store Day. There are a bunch of artists whipping out the vinyl records in it's honor including Katy Perry! Waterloo Records has some big plans for tomorrow. Something to check out.  After you drop by the Gatti's Pizza for lunch w/ me tomorrow!

Have a Happy & Safe Easter Weekend.  Click here for something different to try for Easter!
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People: Katy Perry

This popped in my head...
This would fit for today, Thursday, #TBT... Remember this #1 hit from 1982. I would giggle everytime I heard it because of what the song was about...
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It's an Emotional Day...

April 16th used to be a 'Happy Day' for me.  It's the day the first guy I LOVED and still do was born... April 16, 1940.  Today, my Daddy Maurice would have been 74. I have a lot of Great memories of past birthdays he celebrated w/ my Mom Betty & I. When my mom passed away in 2002, I became even closer to my Daddy. It was rough seeing such a strong man, who I LOVED deeply, be torn down by multiple strokes, and not able to come back from them.  It was just last November (2013) my Daddy passed, so the broken heart wounds are still pretty fresh on my end. 

Today, when I woke up this morning, I thought I need to call Daddy and wish  him a Happy Birthday. Of course realizing I can't do it that way now.  It's weird having both parents gone, and not physically part of your life.  It's weird not being able to pick up the phone to say hey... or let them know what's up w/ life...  Those who are in this same situation know what I'm talking about. It's just more fresh for me right now. If you are lucky enough to have both or even one parent in your life, cherish the moments you do have.  I was lucky when Maurice & Betty adopted me at 3 weeks old. It's not who physically created and had you, but who raises and Loves you that make a MOM & DADDY. They always said I  Love you and that I was wanted, which I always felt that way. Sometimes too much.. smothered w/ Love/ attention and focus I didn't always want.  Now they aren't here, and I miss it.  It goes w/ that saying 'You Don't Know What You Got Until It's Gone'.. (also a Cinderella Song.. shout out to Big Hair '80s Rock).

Anyway, that's why today is 'Emotional' for me.  Happy Birthday Daddy! I hope you are enjoying a 'Happy You Day' w/ Mom!  Thank you for helping me be the woman I am. Most of the time that's a good thing. YOU ROCK DADDY!

Hey.. you didn't think I would leave this without a 'You Rock'.. I can't do that! wink

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Topics: Human Interest

Are you doing your part for Easter?
Recent study released through Forbes shows the projected amount we'll spend on Easter 2014 is close to $16 Billion ($17.2B las year). This averages for each person spending around $137 ($145 last year).  The $16 Billion bulk is going to apparel ($2.6 billion), candy ($2.2 billion), gifts ($2.4 billion) and flowers and decorations ($1.1 billion each).

Here's another way to enjoy your Easter Goodies.  Try this out!

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Share this....
BuzzFeed has a LIst of 10 Things you might have known you do/or happens when texting & driving. Did you know the average time your eyes are off the road while texting is five seconds…so when traveling at 55 mph, you’ve already driven the length of a football field. I'm the slowest touch phone texter, and the word change program is always changing things I have to correct.  Not sure why it likes to change 'Hugs' to 'Bugs'.. anyway. I would be 10 times more lethal on the roads texting,   Click here for more!  Please don't Text & Drive. Be Safe & Drive Carefully!
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An earcandy trip in Heather's Head...

The 'EC Trip' started when this popped in my head...

.... which made this pop in my head... I saw Danger Danger open for Alice Cooper, only a couple, few years ago :) I had a thing for the keyboard player...
.. then Jay Styles mentioned watching 'Dirty Dancing', so this popped up...

R.I.P Patrick.. :(
....then my mind  went from 'Lover Boy' to LOVERBOY....

.. you would have thought it would have been this Loverboy tune.

May your Wekeend Rock! :)


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Topics: Human Interest
Locations: Rhode Island
People: Alice CooperJay Styles

Does your pet do this?
Yesterday, after my show, I had the lovely experience of a tooth pulling. Dr. Dave did a great job, but still it's a tooth pulling. Nothing to fun there.

When I got home, I started w/ the ice packs and chilling waiting for my mouth to wake up.  I noticed, my 12-year-old Shih Tzu, Huey wouldn't come very close to me.  After a while I realized, he was afraid he would 'CATCH IT'!  Ever since he was a puppy, if Ted or I are not feeling well, or sick, Huey's reaction, STAY AWAY, so he doesn't catch it.  I think it's the first time I've ever known, at least a dog, to do that.  Most of the time when you aren't feeling well, they stick next to you. Try to make you feel better.  NOT HUEY!...  Yesterday, he figured I didn't feel well, and he didn't want to catch it.  I tried to calm his nerves and let him know he can't catch my pulled tooth, but it didn't work.  The photo shows the closest he got to me all night!

When I woke up this morning, he was sleeping by the bed on my side, which he doesn't do very often, so I guess he did care, but at a distance.  :)
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Is this Ironic?
This morning feeling a bit down because I get to have a tooth pulled and get a root canal too!  Double bonus day at the dentist.  I've got the worst teeth. My wisdom teeth grew in w/ cavities before they even broke the skin. This isn't my first pull or rc, and I'm sure it won't be the last.  So... while I was reflecting on what's coming up later today, I heard this song...

Would this be considered Irony?  :)

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Guess who...

Check out Ed Sheeran's new single 'SING', produced by Pharrell Williams.  You'll find it on his new album 'X' (Multiply) on June 23rd!  It's a far cry from this, and I LIKE both! 

Here's another popular newbie Lady GaGa's G.U.Y! Over 30 million hits!
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19- year old Sara Maria Forsberg AKA- Smoukahontas Official./ Finland.  Her video on YouTube 'What Languages Sound Like to Foreigners' has gotten A LOT of love w/ over 10 Million hits.   It' very impressive..


She's on her way to a record deal w/ videos like this... Over 3.5 million hits so far.  'One Gilr' in 14 genres
She's making her American TV debut on Ellen today!

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Funny or Scary?
A bit of both for me!...

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April is...
A tweet from TXDOT
April is Nat'l Awareness Month. A distracted driver causes 1 in 5 crashes in Texas.

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Topics: Disaster_Accident
Locations: Texas
People: Nat

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