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4th of July thought...

As pretty as Fireworks can be in the sky, they aren't Mama Earth Friendly. New studies are showing that. Also they aren't very healthy. It's suggested to watch them upwind, so you aren't getting a direct hit from the smoke/ particals they get in the air. To help, check out some of the public firework shows rather than adding to the pollution by doing your own (which I hear are illegal in many places in Central TX area. Travis County included.) There are many free shows to check out. Here are couple of ideas... Also think about reusing/recylcing if/when throwing 4th of July parties. Any 1 Thing you can do to help Mama Earth helps Big Time! Have a Happy & Safe 4th of July Weekend!

Auditorium shores Cedar Park

(New York AP)- July Fourth fireworks fill the skies with more than sparkling bursts of color. A study says they spew pollution, too. Researchers who checked 315 locations around the country found that the explosions temporarily boosted the levels of airborne microscopic particles. The levels were more than twice normal at 9 p.m. and 10 p.m. on July 4. They tapered off overnight and fell back to normal by noon on July 5. Other studies show inhaling such particles can cause a health risk. The new study didn't look for health effects. But the Environmental Protection Agency says children, older adults, and people with heart disease, asthma or other lung diseases are considered to be particularly sensitive to particle pollution. The agency recommends that they watch fireworks from upwind.
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Happy 14th!

It was 14 years ago today, I married my Best Friend and Lover, my honey Ted.  We were together 9 years before we got married, so it's Happy 23 years total.  We've been and gone through so many times.. Many Good and sad/bad times. The sad & bad are much more bearable when you're doing it w/ someone who Loves you unconditionally, supports you and has your back. I do the same for honey Ted too! Thanks Babe for the 14 (23) years. I look forward to many more w you!  This new Mix music from Meghan T. & John L really hits home for me and my honey Ted.  You never know what will happen, so it's always good to Enjoy & Cherish the moments you have together. I look forward to several each day we are together. I hope tons more are coming!!
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Educational Hotties!


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Movie to catch...

I finally had the chance to watch Jennifer Aniston in the movie 'Cake' last night. It is a well done character movie. I agree w/ some during Oscar time when they said the Oscars snubbed her for a nomination. She really did deserve at least a nomination. It's a role that has so many sub topics to her character, and her character grows.. I'm not sure how I would react in that same situation, and I hope I won't ever have to experience it. It's worth a Netflix pick for sure! I didin't realize Jennifer had that in her. I'm looking forward to seeing her in more beefy character movies. She's great in light- hearted/ funny movies, but she really does have the talent for a varitey of different types of movies. An Oscar could be in her future... 
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History was made today when the Supreme Court ruled 5-4 that gay couples nationwide have the right to marry.Today this hashtag is right...

Everyone deserves to say 'I Do' to their honey! I said mine to my honey Ted14 years ago on 6/29 (together 9 years before that). Huey has been w/ us 13 of these years. Lots more happy than sad times. When it's sad, we have each other to get through it together, until we can't do it together anymore. Even then.. I believe we'll be together in spirit. 
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Mix Candy Earworm..

Ever had an Earworm?  Not a worm in the ear. thank goodness, I'm not a bug fan. So when I heard about Earworms, I wasn't pleased w/ the name. I understand why it's called an 'Earworm' though.  It's when a song gets trapped in your head and you just can't shake it. It can be one you like/love or one you don't, which is much harder to get out.  

Well, my new Earworm is the new American Authors song 'Go Big Or Go Home'. I really like it.  The past few days, I have woken up with the song in my head.  I keep singing the 'Go Big Or Go Home' part, which is driving my honey Ted nuts. I'm also lyrically challenged, which makes an Earworm even worse, because you tend to sing  the parts you know the lyrics too.  Here's my Earworm w/ lyrics, incase the 'EW' spreads, you will be singing the right correctly.  I can't promise I will though. Really.. Lyrically challenged.. it's very strange...
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It's coming to ATX!!!

It being a casting call for Season 20 of the Bachelor! It's amazing this show has gone on so long. Do you remember this guy who had double the good times? Click here!  If you have always wanted to be on this show. Here's the 411  for tomorrow night's casting call:
Thursday June 25, 2015
AUSTIN, TX 78759
PHONE: (512) 343-2626
WEBSITE: http://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/aussh-renaissance-austin-hotel/
More here! Good luck on finding LOVE! 
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The power of music...

This morning  peeps driving were driving me nuts. Turn signals were an option, cutting multi- lanes and cruising down the shoulder on 360, texting/ putting on makeup and other things while driving...  Little things getting me all worked up on the M-day commute into work. I remembered this song by Shinedown, and it made me feel better, and turned off my potty mouth stressed out in traffic mode. It's amazing how the power of music can make you feel better. I wanted to share it w/ you, if you're having one of those days, or keep it for reserve. Then play one of your favorites and pass it to someone else who may need it. Remember.. YOU ROCK!!!

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Happy Daddy's Day Weekend!...

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Girl Chat w/ Colbie ...

I had the pleasure of having a 'Girl Chat' w/ Colbie Caillat on turning 30, the proposal from her 'Lobster' Justin Young, wedding plans and the Big Show that she's bringing to ATX on Sunday, August 16th at the ACL Live @ the Moody Theater w/ her girls Christina Perri and Rachel Platten. Besides being 'Beautiful' and 'Talented', Colbie is 'GENUINE' as an artist and person. It's one of the reasons her newest album, 'Gypsy Heart' w/ the single 'Try'  is so spectacular.  Find out what I discovered about Coblie, and what she has discovered about herself the past several years of growing as an artist and person.

Colbie's career advice...

Colbie's wedding proposal...               

Colbie's wedding plans...

Colbie's Tour/ATX Show in August-
the hook up w/ Christina Perri & Rachel Platten
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