Attention PIzza Hut LOVERS! PHP is offering a $10K Valentine's Day romantic package proposal: a ruby engagement ring, limo service, a bouquet of flowers, a personal fireworks display, a professional photographer and videographer and, of course, a Pizza Hut $10 Dinner Box for that special someone in your life. There are only 10 available. You've got until February 14th to grab it!
What do you think?
I didn't have pizza with my proposal...
My proposal from Ted was on St. Pete Beach, Florida, after driving around with friends. Ted was trying to find the perfect beach area to propose. He almost did it on 'Redneck Beach', but he decided to wait and see if we ended up somewhere different. Good Call on his part.. LOL!!! He asked me if I wanted to walk on the beach with him, which I looked at him strange, because he's not a big fan of that. Once he got to an area where we were alone. He got down on 1 knee and asked if I would marry him. My 1st answer ...'Are you serious?' Okay, that seems wrong at first, but here's the back story. We had been together, for the past 9 years, and I knew he wasn't big on marriage. I didn't care either way. So when he did the one knee thing and popped the question with out passing out, I was shocked! I said 'Are you Serious?'.. He said 'YES'.. so I said 'YES'.. 10 1/2 years ago (18 1/2 since we met) ... We're still each others' Valentine and Rock'n it!
$10 gift exchange at the station today. I got the beloved Penguin hat! I think I'll be wearing it on the road trip tomorrow to Omaha, NE. Have some FUN with long hours in the car. Keep my ears warm with the much colder temps and snow we'll probably be driving into!!! BBBRRR!!
Word is President Obama & family have a 17 Holiday VK planned in Hawaii that will cost taxpayers about $4 million dollars. A big chunk of that goes to air travel, security, lodging for security & staff.... lots of other things they can't list because of security purposes. Click here to check out the run down of what things cost. Example, the separate flight that The First Lady Michelle will be taking costs about $63,000. They have a home in Hawaii that they pay for, but instead they are renting a place that is close to the beach.
Is this to much? Or expected because it's the President & family, so naturally it will cost more, to make sure they are safe.
The Kardashians are looking 'Fierce' in their 2011 Holiday card shot. They all look Fab Flawless in 3-D. Yep, 3 -D holiday photo, so of course the air brushing is Fab Flawless too.
Check out the shots by clicking the picture! 3-D tops the 'What my family did in 2011' typed and copied letters sent in cards.. Don't you think?
On Wednesday, I have plans to hit the road to spend Christmas/holiday w/ my family in Omaha, NE! I did run into some good news for travelers and Truckers. Starting Wednesday, Semis will get a break if they take Toll Road 130 to pay the passenger vehicle price. This is to help clear up some traffic on 35, so maybe there won't be so much congestion in Central TX. Click here for more on the story. Try to remember to have patience and allow yourself plenty of time. I will try to do the same too!
FOR SURE LOTS OF PATIENCE!!! Last year, commuters experienced more than 4.6 million hours of delay due to congestion, according to TxDOT. Traffic congestion on I-35 typically increases approximately five percent during peak holiday travel times, including Christmas and New Year’s Day
DKNY has teamed up with famed jewelry designer Martin Katzt o adorn one of their Gold Delicious fragrance bottles. This special one-of-a-kind edition of the company's top-selling scent boosts 14 karat yellow and white gold, 183 yellow sapphires, 2,700 white diamonds and a 2.43-carat yellow canary diamonds.
The blinged out apple-shaped bottle has already traveled to London, Mexico and Malaysia for reveals. It finally made it's way home to New York City last night where supermodel Chanel Iman showed off the pricey perfume at the DKNY store. Flanked by several bodyguards, Chanel kept the bottle under lock and key in a bullet and fire proof briefcase before showing it to the curious crowd of customers.
"We are deeply disappointed that we will not be able to hold the Trail of Lights event this year, but are ready to move forward on planning and fundraising for the 2012 Trail of Lights Austin," said Trail of Lights organizer Amy Vercruysse in a press release.
Instead of the fencing and build-out scheduled to start Wednesday for the event, organizers said they were forced to nix the $1 million project altogether.
"The return of Trail of Lights in 2011 depended on community and business sponsorship contributions to make the event possible," read the release. "Despite considerable effort by the event's sponsorship and management team, a pre-event milestone to reach $250,000 in cash contributions prior to Nov. 2 has not been achieved." Click here entire story
Yes, the Zilker Tree Lighting is still on, so the Grinch didn't steal everything... HOORAY!!
The tree can be seen for miles as it signals the start of the holiday season when it is lit the first Sunday in December at 6 p.m. and stays lit until midnight every night until the end of the year.
In addition to the tree, Austin HolidayFest 2011 is also around this holiday season. Organizers said it will provide a free, family-friendly holiday event in December.
It will run from Dec. 4 to Dec. 11 at Zilker Park, kicking off with the tree lighting. Austin HolidayFest will feature the annual Holiday Tree lighting custom, along with Santa's House and food and novelty vendors
Â Archie wishes you & your familyÂ a Happy &Â Safe 4th of July Holiday.Let's get 'THE DON'TS' out of the wayÂ for the 4th of July.The fireworks ban is the result of a disaster declaration on and extended through July 5 by Texas Governor Rick Perry.Due to DryÂ & Windy Conditions All Fireworksare banned/ restricted for sale and use in several counties
in Central Texas which does include:Ban violations are subject to fines up to $2,000 (depending on the counties) could be more if damages occur and up to 180 days in jail. Fireworks ban covers any device lit by an ignition source, including but not limited to sparklers, firecrackers, Roman candles, aerial repeaters, aerial shells, bottle rockets, spinners, wheels, fountains, missiles, and snakes...Travis County-all fireworks banned-
no permits permitted for public displays so no Big display this year with theAustin Symphony- no music either, at least the word for now!Williamson County- all fireworks banned -Fireworks displays that are permitted by a local fire department are allowed under the County disaster declaration
Blanco County- banning the use of missile & skyrockets
Bastrop County-all fireworks banned
Burnet County-all fireworks banned until July 16th
Caldwell County- all fireworks banned
McLennan County- all fireworks with 'sticks and fins' bannedNO FIREWORKS AT ALL PERSONAL OR PUBLIC:
Â Austin-Cedar Park -Dripping Springs-Leander-Pflugerville-Round Rock- San Marcos-Taylor-
Â Archie approved/Firework Displays for the public that are a 'GO'...
Since the lastÂ updates 6/30/11 Â just a few!!!(KXAN was a big help to Archie)*GeorgetownSertoma Club @ San Gabriel Park is still scheduled to occur. It will take place from the McMaster Athletic Fields on N. College Street. The Georgetown Fire Department & Georgetown Police Department will have extra firefighters & police officers working bon July 4th@ San Gabriel Park and other areas of the city to respond to any emergencies.Horseshoe Bay fireworks show is still on. Sunday July 3rd at dusck at the Horseshoe Bay Yacht Club. Click here 411.*Kyle - Independence Day Celebration Fireworks show has been moved from Gregg-Clarke Park to Plum Creek Golf Course practice/ driving range at S.W corner of Kyle Parkway and Kohler's Crossing on Monday 7/4 starting around 9:30pm. Click here for more 411! Â Cool Alternative to Fireworks:Austin- The Veterans of Foreign Wars-VFW/Post 4443 decided ifÂ ATX won't celebrate the 4th cancelling the fireworks and also the ATX Symphony performance. The VFW invite you to come to their compound for a 4th of July Parade and Picnic. Monday July 4thÂ from 11am-1pm. 7614 Thomas Springs Road, Oak Hill! Click here for more 411!*Budais planning it's largest Fireworks show on Monday July 4th. 'Brew-B-Que Festival & Fireworks' @ the Buda City Park 204 San Antonio Street. Admission $15 for adults. Kids 8 and under free with an adult from 11am-11pm! Click here for more 411!Â Â Update 6/21/11:Â Buda has decided to cancel the fireworks portion of their festival.Â Everything else will go on as planned.Â Â *Cedar Parkwill the July 4th fireworks display at Milburn ParkÂ 1901 Sun Chase Blvd, click here for the 411,unless the National WeatherÂ Service Issues a red flag warning, which will cause the city to cancel or postpone the professional display. The 4th of July party isÂ from 4pm-10:40pm. It's free to the public.Â More on Cedar Parks Fireworks banhere! Update 6/30/11-residents can watch Arcattack, as seen on Americaâs got Talent, perform at Milburn Park starting at 4 p.m.Â A washer tournament, sack races, bingo and free watermelon are also part of the schedule of events.Â *LeanderLiberty Fest- Monday July 4th 6pm-10pm @ Crystal Falls Golf Club. No fireworks display, but a laser light show around 9:15pm. Admission is FREE! Click here for the 411! Pflugerville's Pfirecracker Pfestival at Lake Pflugerville is canceled.Â The lake will be open!*Round Rock- Frontier Days/ Old Settlers Park 'Frontiers Day' -Monday July 4th.Â No personal fireworks are allowed in the park! Click here for the 411 on the whole day of fun and how to get there! This event FREE Family Fun!Â Â Decided Â 6/23/11- NO FIREWORKS DISPLAY, BUT THE REST OF THE EVENTS DURING FRONTIER DAYS IS ON! *Round Rock -Dell Diamond/Round Rock ExpressÂ plans to have fireworks after the games vs. Nashville Sounds on Friday July 1st &Â Sunday July 3rd!Saturday, July 2nd LouÂ GrammÂ former frontman of Foreigner will perform 30 minutes after the game. Update 6/30/11
Fireworks have beenÂ canceled!*San Marcos-Summerfest San Marcos Monday July 4th. 202 N. CM Allen Parkway from 5-11pm. Free for the public. Click here for 411Â Update: 6/30/11: The fireworks show in San Marcos is canceled, but the Summerfest events will go on.
ARCHIE REMINDS YOU:*PLEASE DON'T SET OFF FIREWORKS OF YOUR OWN. ALL COUNTIES ARE GOING TO BE TOUGH AND YOU WILL BE FINED AND GET POSSIBLE TIME IN JAIL DEPENDING ON THE COUNTY. FINES CAN RANGE FROM $500-$2,000 WITH UP TO 180 DAYS IN JAIL. FINES CAN BE EVEN MORE IF YOUR FIREWORKS CAUSE DAMAGE!! HAVE A HAPPY & SAFE 4TH OF JULY!!!Â