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An Extra Special Day (for me)!

Today is an extra special day for me, because I was born several years ago. It's Happy Me Day!  If you were born today, well Happy You Day! If not, Happy belated or Happy in the Future Day to you!  I found out that November is #NationalAdoptionAwarenessMonth.

My brother-in-law Jamie & his wife Becky were foster parents for a while in Omaha, Nebraska and they feel in Love & adopted Siyea, a beautiful 6 year old. I'm looking forward to seeing her again to celebrate Christmas time for the first time w/ her.


Adoption can be a beautiful option for the right couple and child.I should know I was born several/ lots of years ago ( on this date) and adopted 3 weeks later by Daddy Maurice & Mama Betty.
They always told me I was wanted, so it wasn't a strange thing for me. Although both are no longer here (R.I.P) which makes me sad thinking about that, until I think of the good times I had growing up. Precious memories puts a BIG SMILE on my face and makes my heart hurt less. Adoption isn't for everybody, but it certainly is a WONDERFUL option when it works! Something to Think about!

I am Thankful I have my family.. my honey Ted & Furbaby Huey to celebrate 'My Day' and 'Thanksgiving Weekend'. I LOVE THEM SO MUCH! It means the world to me. Enjoy each moment you have w/ your family & friends. You will cherish them later when they can't be w/ you. Have a Happy & Safe Thanksgiving Holiday! Y'all Rock! Heather
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Heads up & Alerts!

The Long Holiday weekend has brought on a Worldwide Travel alert! Click here to get all the 411! 

Weather Alert would be the northen cold front meeting up w/ Hurricane Sandra to dump rain on Central Texas w/  the majority happening Friday in to the weekend.  It will make temps much colder, but we should haven't anything other than rain. There is a possibility of Flash Flooding. Remember Turn around Don't Drown!  Click here !

W-Post has a Black Friday Cheat Sheet for you. Click here

Saturday is Shop Small... show love to small/local businesses. Shop the small/local businesses in ATX! 

Thanksgiving left overs... here's a 1 Thing for you! Click here

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How he got his catch phrase...

Happy Thanksgiving Eve!  Here's a SNL flashback with Matthew McConaughey that's a treat for me. If you haven't seen it, could be for you too.Here's how Actor Matthew McConaughey came up with the famous catchphrase "Alright, alright, alright" after he met the Dazed and Confused casting director at the Hyatt Hotel bar.

Nice, now if I could only run into him sometime around ATX. I've meet many people who have, but I haven't in the almost 10 years I've lived here. I'm still holding out hope.... 'Alright, Alright, Alright'.... Matthew Rocks! Have a Happy & Safe Thanksgiving! 
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She's still got IT!!!

It's been 20 years since Alanis Morissette's 'Jagged Little Pill' was released. Alanis and her music remains a big influence on younger female artists today. Last night Alanis brought it w/ Demi Lovato doing a duet of ''You Oughta Know' at the AMAs. Demi kept up, w/ the AWESOME ALANIS.  Recently 'Jagged Little Pill' was re-released on iTunes to celebrate it's 20th Anniversary. Even 20 years later the tunes are still significant and they matter.  Alanis performs them that way too! Check her out!

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Santa Sitings, Thanksgiving & more Thingies...

Not sure I'm ready for Christmas stuff before Thanksgiving, but that's the vibe going this year, so I'm going w/ the Holiday flow.The weekend before Thanksgiving this year seems to have a lot more Santa Sightings happening!
Click here!  There's a lot of Holiday Cheer in and around the ATX area this season. Here are 28 Things you can check out. This should get you in the HO, HO, HO spirit!  

Christmas Ear Candy can get you in the mood too. Click here to check out what our sister station Majic 95.5 has for you 24/7!! 

With Thanksgiving coming in DAYS!...  Click here for some ideas/help! 
This can be helpful too! Butterball Turkey Talk- Line: 1-800-BUTTERBALL (800-288-8372). Have a Happy & Safe Holiday Season!
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Got Tickets!

My honey Ted and I dropped by our Whataburer at Mopac & William Cannon this weekend for dinner and to get the All-You-Can-Eat-Pancake Breakfast tickets. It's happening on Saturday at ALL AREA WHATABURGERS from 8a-11a. Tickets are $3 each w/ all the $$$ going to DEll Children's Medical Center. See how easy it is to get tickets... Get yours if you haven't yet. It's quick, easy and helping out kiddos who really need it! Thank you to all who have gotten tickets. Your donation is greatly appreciated. YOU ROCK!! Find a Whataburger near you... 
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You should read this...

The first time I read this. I was crying for a stranger, Isobel in Paris, I didn't know, Isobel wrote this post on Facebook that went viral.Rather than being so graphic w/ physical wounds, Isobel was graphic w/ all the different experiences and feelings she was having being trapped in the concert hall that had more than 80 deaths caused by the terrorists during the Paris Attacks on Friday. Ways to help...

Please read what 22-year-old Isobel wrote on her Facebook page, when she came out of it to her surprise ALIVE:

you never think it will happen to you. It was just a friday night at a rock show. the atmosphere was so happy and everyone was dancing and smiling. and then when the men came through the front entrance and began the shooting, we naiively believed it was all part of the show. It wasn't just a terrorist attack, it was a massacre. Dozens of people were shot right infront of me. Pools of blood filled the floor. Cries of grown men who held their girlfriends dead bodies pierced the small music venue. Futures demolished, families heartbroken. in an instant. Shocked and alone, I pretended to be dead for over an hour, lying among people who could see their loved ones motionless.. Holding my breath, trying to not move, not cry - not giving those men the fear they longed to see. I was incredibly lucky to survive. But so many didn't. The people who had been there for the exact same reasons as I - to have a fun friday night were innocent. This world is cruel. And acts like this are suppose to highlight the depravity of humans and the images of those men circuling us like vultures will haunt me for the rest of my life. The way they meticoulsy aimed at shot people around the standing area i was in the centre of without any consideration for human life. It didn't feel real. i expected any moment for someone to say it was just a nightmare. But being a survivor of this horror lets me able to shed light on the heroes. To the man who reassured me and put his life on line to try and cover my brain whilst i whimpered, to the couple whose last words of love kept me believing the good in the world, to the police who succeded in rescuing hundreds of people, to the complete strangers who picked me up from the road and consoled me during 
the 45 minutes I truly believed the boy i loved was dead, to the injured man who i had mistaken for him and then on my recognition that he was not Amaury, held me and told me everything was going to be fine despite being all alone and scared himself, to the woman who opened her doors to the survivors, to the friend who offered me shelter and went out to buy new clothes so i wouldnt have to wear this blood stained top, to all of you who have sent caring messages of support - you make me believe this world has the potential to be better. to never let this happen again. but most of this is to the 80 people who were murdered inside that venue, who weren't as lucky, who didnt get to wake up today and to all the pain that their friends and families are going through. I am so sorry. There's nothing that will fix the pain. I feel priviledged to be there for their last breaths. And truly beliving that I would join them, I promise that their last thoughts were not on the animals who caused all this. It was thinking of the people they loved. As i lay down in the blood of strangers and waiting for my bullet to end my mere 22 years, I envisioned every face that I have ever loved and whispered I love you. over and over again. reflecting on the highlights of my life. Wishing that those i love knew just how much, wishing that they knew that no matter what happened to me, to keep belieivng in the good in people. to not let those men win. Last night, the lives of many were forever changed and it is up to us to be better people. to live lives that the innocent victims of this tragedy dreamt about but sadly will now never be able to fulfil. RIP angels. You will never be forgotten. Isobel Bowdery  Words From Isobel!
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Big Fab Fun this weekend!

A first time coming to ATX... Tony Award Winner for Best Musical in 2013 and 5 other Tonys that year.. KINKY BOOTS is at the Bass Concert Hall.  Thanks to Broadway in Austin.  J. Harrison Ghee is the lead Lola.  Here's some ear candy you'll experience when JHG wows you during the show. He's one of the many reasons Kinky Boots is Big Fab Fun!  More here ..


JHG's story behind his Lola in Kinky Boots!

Message behind Kinky Boots!

  The 'Red Kinky Boots' are FABULOUS, just like the guy who wears them.. J.Harrison Ghee. Keep your eyes and ears open for JHG. I have a feeling his rising star is going to SHINE TO FULL ON SUPERSTARDOM! 
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Look what Dance Across Texas is doing ..

They are giving back! Wednesday, November 18th. Keep spreading the word & Love....

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