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Taylor Swift and LL Cool J's Grammy Commercial!

It may be cheesy but I think the new commercial for the Grammy Awards is fun too!!  Check it out!!

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Do What Makes You Happy Everyday!!



One of my New Year's Resolutions has been to do something every day that makes me happy!!  It could be something big, like buying a new camera or something small like taking a walk outside on a gorgeous winter day!   This weekend was a busy one, but the one thing I wanted to do was learn to make a green smoothie!!   I want to get more fruits and veggie into my diet and I have on many occasions stopped by Juiceland to get a yummy green smoothie.   A few weeks ago I made decided to buy a Vitamix blender to make my own smoothies!!   Of course this made me very happy that day!!

 For anyone who is familar with this miracle of modern invention, you know that not only can you make a delicious green smoothie, but your own peanut butter ( I did this last week), hummus, soup and even a tasty margarita!!   So this weekend I headed to Whole Foods and bought every organic green veggie I loved , along with some fresh and frozen fruit, plus some fabulous seasonings.  Saturday morning I loaded my trusty Vitamix with , kale, cucumbers, cabbage, a banana, green apple and pear, plus a slice of ginger, hit the switch and let the magic happen!!   Success!!  My very first  smoothie was not only a gorgeous shade of green but delicious too,  and of course it made me very happy!!  Here's to a healthy and happy 2012!!  We deserve it!!


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Austin-area Road Closures and Delays

 

 KJCE Staff Reporting
 Updated: 1/25/2012 6:11 A.M.

Currently 3000 Austin Energy customers are without power.  Get their latest power updates, here.  The entire Austin-area is under tornado watch until 11 A.M. There are also a host of closings/late openings as a result of severe weather.  We'll update the list below as the morning progresses.  


ZoneCast:
Dated: 603 AM CST WED JAN 25 2012    Expires: 715 PM CST WED JAN 25 2012
Today...Showers and thunderstorms in the morning...Then a chance of showers and slight chance of thunderstorms in the afternoon. Highs in the lower 60s. North winds 10 to 15 mph. Gusts up to 25 mph early in the morning. Chance of rain 100 percent. 

Tonight...Cloudy with a 50 percent chance of showers. Cooler. Lows in the upper 40s. Northwest winds 10 to 15 mph. 

SITUATIONAL:

Pflugerville ISD has no bus service for middle or high school.  Bus barn fire.

CLOSURES:

Lockhart I.S.D. - loss of power

LATE OPENINGS:

Elgin ISD opening 2 hours late

Lexington ISD schools opening one hour late today
 

Bastrop ISD 2 Hour Delay, Buses running 2 hours late 

San Marco CISD will start at 10am. Buses will run 2 hours late.

Follow the latest via our Twitter page.  

ROAD CLOSURES:

3014 W. William Cannon (auto crash)

Loyola east of Johnny Morris (high water)
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Austin-area Road Closures and Delays

 

 KJCE Staff Reporting
 Updated: 1/25/2012 6:11 A.M.

Currently 3000 Austin Energy customers are without power.  Get their latest power updates, here.  The entire Austin-area is under tornado watch until 11 A.M. There are also a host of closings/late openings as a result of severe weather.  We'll update the list below as the morning progresses.  


ZoneCast:
Dated: 603 AM CST WED JAN 25 2012    Expires: 715 PM CST WED JAN 25 2012
Today...Showers and thunderstorms in the morning...Then a chance of showers and slight chance of thunderstorms in the afternoon. Highs in the lower 60s. North winds 10 to 15 mph. Gusts up to 25 mph early in the morning. Chance of rain 100 percent. 

Tonight...Cloudy with a 50 percent chance of showers. Cooler. Lows in the upper 40s. Northwest winds 10 to 15 mph. 

SITUATIONAL:

Pflugerville ISD has no bus service for middle or high school.  Bus barn fire.

CLOSURES:

Lockhart I.S.D. - loss of power

LATE OPENINGS:

Elgin ISD opening 2 hours late

Lexington ISD schools opening one hour late today
 

Bastrop ISD 2 Hour Delay, Buses running 2 hours late 

San Marco CISD will start at 10am. Buses will run 2 hours late.

Follow the latest via our Twitter page.  

ROAD CLOSURES:

3014 W. William Cannon (auto crash)

Loyola east of Johnny Morris (high water)
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Austin-area Road Closures and Delays

Austin-area Road Closures and Delays


 
 

Updated: 1/25/2012 6:31 A.M.

Currently 3000 Austin Energy customers are without power.  The entire Austin-area is under tornado watch until 11 A.M. There are also a host of closings/late openings as a result of severe weather.  We'll update the list below as the morning progresses.  

CLOSURES:

Lockhart I.S.D. - loss of power

LATE OPENINGS:

Lexington ISD schools opening one hour late today 

Bastrop ISD 2 Hour Delay, Buses running 2 hours late 

San Marco CISD will start at 10am. Buses will run 2 hours late.
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The Golden Guy goes to....

The Oscar Nominees have been announced! Hugo  is the big one this year w/ 11 Nods, which includes Best Picture!
 
Best Picture-

The Artist
The Descendant
Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close
The Help
Hugo
MIdnight in Paris
Moneyball
The Tree of Life
War Horse



Best Actor in a Leading Role-

Demian Bichir-A Better Life
George Clooney- The Descendants
Jean Dujardin- The Artist
Gary Oldman- Tinker Tailer Soldier Spy
Brad Pitt- Moneyball


Best Actress in a Leading Role-

Glenn Close- Albert Nobbs
Viola Davis- The Help
Rooney Mar- The Girl w/ the Dragon Tattoo
Meryl Streep- The Iron Lady
Michelle Williams- My Week with Marilyn


Best Actor in a Supporting Role-

Kenneth Branagh- My Week with Marilyn
Jonah Hill- Moneyball
Nick Nolte- Warrior
Christopher Plumber- Beginners
Max Von Sydow- Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close


Best Actress in a Supporting Role-

Berenice Bejo- The Artist
Jessica Chastin- The Help
Melissa McCarthy- Bridemaids
Janet McTeer- Albert Nobbs
Octavia Spencer- The Help

CLICK HERE FOR THE FULL LIST! The Oscars air on ABC (6pm) on Sunday February 26th with host Billy Crystal!


 

 

 


 

 

 

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At Last!! The Right Way To Fold a Fitted Sheet!

It has always been something I've struggled with, folding a fitted sheet!!   I've seen Martha Stewart and others do it on TV,  but have always forgotten how they did it!!  At last I found a step by step version to share with you!!   I tried it this weekend and it works perfectly!!   Happy Monday!!

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BIG NEWS FOR ATX WICKED FANS!!

Wicked is at the Bass Concert Hall January 25th- February 12th thanks to Broadway Across America. You can grab tickets here!  How would you like $25 Orchestra tickets?  Check out the 411 below how to grab this Fantabulous deal!

WICKED-Announces-25-Lottery-at-Bass-20010101

Austin, TX—A day-of-performance lottery for a limited number of $25 orchestra seats will be held prior to each performance of WICKED, playing January 25 – February 12 at Bass Concert Hall. Each day, 2½ hours prior to show time (Tuesday–Friday at 8 pm; Saturday at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m.; Sunday at 1 p.m. & 7 p.m. Additional matinee is scheduled on Thursday, January 26 at 2 p.m.) people who present themselves at the Bass Concert Hall box office will have their names placed in a lottery drum and then thirty minutes later, names will be drawn for a limited number of orchestra seats at $25 each, cash only.  This lottery is available only in-person at the box office, with a limit of two tickets per person. Lottery participants must have a valid photo ID when submitting their entry form and, if chosen, when purchasing tickets.



Read more: http://austin.broadwayworld.com/article/WICKED-Announces-25-Lottery-Seats-at-Bass-20120119#ixzz1kEw75MxS

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The Blind Cafe

  You want to plan the perfect evening, and you decide dinner and a concert is just the ticket.  You figure out what to wear, make preparations for a babysitter for the kids, and arrive at the venue.  You are escorted into the venue... and the room is completely dark.

  Was there a power outage?  Is this a horror movie rather than a concert?  No, it's neither of these.  It's an experience you'll never forget, one that will open your heart and mind to other senses besides your eyes in a safe, fun and meaningful environment.

  Welcome to the Blind Cafe, a blind awareness fundraising dinner and full concert held January 26, 27, and 28 at the Church of Christ, 1903 University Avenue in Austin.  All of the waitstaff are sight-limited.  The meal consists of delicious vegetarian dishes prepared by Austin chef Brian Henderson, along with a concert featuring musician Brian "Rosh" Rocheleau, founder of the Blind Cafe, and the band One Eye Glass Broken.  Members of the audience can also take part in a Q&A discussion on issues related to blindness, all conducted in a completely darkened room.

  Part of the proceeds from the three-day event will go toward the Bell Program, which helps young blind children learn valuable life skills.  Richie Flores, head of the Bell Program and President of the Austin Chapter of the National Federation of the Blind, will be the keynote speaker.

  The Blind Cafe has had great success in several cities around the country besides Austin, including Boulder, Portland, and Cincinnati.  It's a chance to make new friends, build community, advocate for the blind, and discover firsthand what it's like to live life without sight.

  Austin resident Elizabeth Lehr, who attended a previous Blind Cafe event, was greatly affected by the experience.  "My husband Aaron and I made a date night out of the Blind Cafe, and it actually made a pretty big impact on our marriage," she said.  "I realized (again) how important it is to just enjoy the life I've been given, so since then, I've been cutting back on things that to me are superfluous, and focusing on what's really important."

  Tickets for the Blind Cafe range from $45 to $95.  If you'd like to volunteer, or find out more information, visit the event website at:

www.theblindcafe.com



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