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The Dog Thinks He's A Cat!

  My son James is moving in with me, and preparing to start technical school in January.  For the past couple of months, I’ve been keeping his dog, Gus, for him until he moves in.

  Gus is quite a character.  He’s part Rat Terrier, part Chihuahua, and weighs about 15 pounds, friendly to everyone.  His favorite sleeping place is on top of my sofa, like a cat; in fact, James teases him all the time about it.  This photo was taken of him by my girlfriend in just such a pose.  Enjoy!

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The Dog Thinks He's A Cat!

  My son James is moving in with me, and preparing to start technical school in January.  For the past couple of months, I’ve been keeping his dog, Gus, for him until he moves in.

  Gus is quite a character.  He’s part Rat Terrier, part Chihuahua, and weighs about 15 pounds, friendly to everyone.  His favorite sleeping place is on top of my sofa, like a cat; in fact, James teases him all the time about it.  This photo was taken of him by my girlfriend in just such a pose.  Enjoy!

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Chat with Al from TSO

A chat w/ Al Pitrelli from Trans Siberian Orchestra. A week from today (12/21) TSO will be at the Frank Erwin Center for 2 shows @ 4pm & 8pm! Grab tickets here!

 
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The 360 Holidays Trees Are Here!!

One of my favorite things about Christmas in Austin are the 360 Holiday trees.  The lovely trees that line Capital of Texas Hwy. are decorated every year by families, most in memorium of loved ones they have lost.  Since this tradition began almost 25 years ago, it seems like more and more trees are being decorated.  When you get a chance take a drive down 360 and get into the true meaning of the holiday which is unique to Austin.   Below are some of my favorite pictures from yesterday.  Enjoy!!













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Exercise When it's Cold Outside?

Kinect for Xbox 360 - Ava and Sesame Street's Once Upon a Monster

I am so happy with my Kinect for Xbox 360, it's so much more than a gaming system, it's like a total immersion into another world--plus it gets these kids off their butts!


Kinectimals-now with Bears, is my 6 year-old's favorite, she and her friends absolutely love playing this game. In fact I have to ration their playing time because they could play for hours if I let them.   The animals are so cute and the activities are a blast.

With Kinect: Disneyland Adventures its a priceless feeling watching your children's faces light up with excitement and anticipation when they see their favorite Disney Characters. Both my kids have been in Heaven just exploring the park and talking and hugging the characters.
Game Play is fun and challenging for all levels. basically your goal is to complete various tasks that the characters ask you to help with. Such as Cinderella asks you to help her find needle and thread to make a dress or Brier Fox asks you to take pictures of Brier Rabbits footprints . So its like a big scavenger hunt all over the park.

And don't forget with Kinect for Xbox 360 you are the controller, no wires needed.


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Great Georgetown Lightshow


Georgetown, TX 78628



http://www.georgetownholidays.com/


Hey Alex,
        Let me start by saying thank you for taking time to read this email. We have a home that is decorated with over 20000 lights in Georgetown Texas synchronized to a very unique mega mix. But the amazing part is that we have joined forces with a local charity called “The Georgetown Project” it is an organization that helps homeless youth in Central Texas. The youth are enrolled in school and manage to continue their schooling even with the trials and tribulations of being homeless. The Georgetown Project has started a new chapter in the lives of these children. ”The Nest” opened earlier this year “The Nest” is a place for the homeless youth to be able to have access to computers and printers to complete homework assignments, get a hot meal, talk to counselors, and take a hot shower. It is an amazing place but they are in need of more help. That’s where our light show comes in We have been decorating our home for over 12 years. We realized that with the amount of cars that come by to see the show that the show could maybe do something more than just entertain. So we are now taking donations for the charity. It would be great if you could mention on your show to try and get more traffic which in turn could draw more donations for the Georgetown Project. . Any help would be very much appreciated.
 
 
                                                                                                                                                                        Sincerely Scot Schmidt


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Extreme Makeover: Home Edition Volunteer 411

Here's some 411 (KVUE):
Because Bastrop was hit so hard by the Labor Day wildfires, the show has chosen the city to be the location for one of their builds.
The project will start on Dec. 7, and the Bastrop family, who has yet to be revealed, should see their new home on Dec. 14.An average of 3,000 volunteers are needed to pull off the entire project. Anyone with construction skills such as framing, roofing pluming, etc. are encouraged to participate as well as hundreds of helping hands are needed to serve food, pass out water bottles, pick up trash, etc. Volunteers must be 18 years or older.

*Central Texans are asked to attend a free community pep rally Tuesday night that will kick off the event. The pep rally will take place from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Jerry Fay Wilhelm Center for Performing Arts (in the main auditorium) at 1401 Cedar Street, Bastrop, TX 78602. The center can be reached at 512-832-8588.

*Volunteer builders and building supplies are in need to!
Click Here!

Even more 411 here!

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