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Things We've Been Saying Wrong

These were surprising. I was definelnely using some of these wrong. The right phrases are in red.

On accident vs.
By accident
You can do something on purpose, but not on accident. Prepositions are a killer.

You've got another thing coming vs. You've got another think coming
This is one of those phrases where the incorrect usage actually does make sense and has become its own phrase. But it's still technically wrong. In fact, most people don't even know the correct phrase unless they look it up (I sure didn't). The correct version really only makes sense If you use the entire sentence "if that's what you think, you've got another think coming."

I'm giving you leadway vs. I'm giving you leeway
Leadway actually isn't even a word. Leeway means extra space and freedom.

Expresso vs. Espresso
I'm sure those of you who work at coffee shops have had people order an expresso before. There's no such drink. The drink you're trying to order is an espresso.

Momento vs. Memento
Momento isn't a word. A memento is a keepsake.

I made a complete 360 degree change in my life vs. I made a complete 180 degree change in my life
People say they've made a complete 360 degree change in their life to imply that they've completely changed from the way they used to be. However, going 360 degrees means that you've returned to the exact same place you started. Which would mean you didn't change at all. A 180 degree change would mean that you are the complete opposite which is what most people are trying to say.
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THE U.S. CITIES WHERE PEOPLE LIVE LIFE TO THE FULLEST

Do you live in one of America's most active cities? Whether it's nightlife or the outdoors, most cities claim to have a lot to offer. But a list of the available activities doesn't necessarily reveal what a city's residents are actually doing. A new study has now ranked cities based on the ratio of people who attend events, including parties, classes, seminars, music festivals, marathons and more. Eventbrite looked at America's 50 largest cities to measure how many residents lead active lives.

... Some of the largest cities in the country, including New York City and Los Angeles, didn't even make it in the top 10. New York came in 20th, and Los Angeles ranked 25th.

 1. Atlanta, Ga.

 2. Washington, D.C.

 3. San Francisco, Calif.

 4. Austin, Texas

 5. Seattle, Wash.

 6. Portland, Ore.

 7. Minneapolis, Minn.

 8. Boston, Mass.

 9. Las Vegas, Nev.

10. Denver, Colo.

... The study also found that we get more active as we get older. People over the age of 60 were more likely to say they "live life to the fullest most days."
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What Year Am I?

March 26th 2014

Actor Danny Devito (37) weds actress Rhea Perlman (33)

Lee Majors & Farrah Fawcett Majors divorce

We lose John Belushi, comedian (Sat Night Live), dies of drug overdose at 33 and Paul Lynde, comedian (Uncle Arthur-Bewitched), dies at 55

Born this year, Jessica Biel, Prince William, Anne hathaway and Lee Ann Rimes

Movie "Annie" premieres

Ground-breaking in Washington, DC for Vietnam Veterans Memorial

Paul McCartney & Stevie Wonder release "Ebony & Ivory" in the UK

On television we're watching Cheers, Nightrider and Family Ties" & Late Night With David Letterman" debuts on NBC-TV

And the number one song on this day was Physical by Olivia Newton John!
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Don't Miss "Wicked"!!!


Alyssa Fox (Elphaba), Me, Lindsey Brett(Glinda)


"Wicked" the award winning Broadway musical is back in Austin for a 3rd time at the Bass Concert Hall!!  If you missed it the last two times it was here, or if you are a big fan of this amazing musical that has won over 50 awards, you still have until March 9th to see it!!
Get your tickets here!!
I had the pleasure of interviewing two of the stars of "Wicked" this past week.  Alyssa Fox who is the standby for Elphaba and Lindsey Brett the understudy for Glinda!!  They both love the musical and give us some behind the scenes secrets too!!

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The New Fiat of Austin Design Studio is Open!!!



This weekend I stopped by the new location of the award winning Fiat of Austin Design Studio!!  My first thought was WOW!!  Not only are there acres and acres of brand new 2014 Fiats, but the design studio is so much larger than the former location in the Domain.
Manager Lisa Copeland and her award winning sales team will take good care of you too!!   Lisa's customers are her #1 priority and it shows in every inch of this Fiat Design Studio.  This is the largest Fiat dealership in North America and I took a few pictures so you can see for yourself below! 
Lisa always has amazing deals for you, so stop by and take a test drive today!!  The Fiat of Austin Design Studio is the #1 dealership in Texas and the entire USA!!  There's good reason for that , so stop by and find out why!! 
The Fiat of Austin Design studio's new location is at 13049 Reasearch Blvd.  Take the Anderson Mill/Spicewood Springs exit.  You'll find it under the big American Flag!!
Find out more 24/7 here!!


Acres and acres of brand new 2014 Fiats for you to drive home!!  See that Big American Flag?



Relax, enjoy a cut of coffee and design your very own Fiat!!  There are over a half
a million ways to do it!!


The Gucci Fiat is hard to find , but Lisa has one in stock and ready for you!!



Lisa has plenty of the new Fiat 500 L's in stock!!  I'm going to test drive one this week!
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School Closings and Cancellations



Here is the list of school closings and cancellations due to the snow and ice we recieved last night. 

School Closings and Cancellations for January 24, 2014
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The 2014 Oscar Nominations!



Hollywood's biggest night is March 2nd when the 2014 Academy Awards will be given out.  Thereare so many great performances this year that it will be hard to pick a sure winner in many of the categories.  Here is the complete list of the Oscar nominations for 2014.

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Starbuck's Secret Menu!!



If you're a fan of Starbucks as much as I am, you'll love this!!  There is a secret menu of 35 drinks you can order.  Of course it has to be the right season, and since they are not on the menu , you need to give your barista the recipe.  Click here to get the menu and secret recipes!  The Blackberry Cobbler Frappuccino is calling my name!!
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Golden Globe Winners!



The 71st Golden Globe Awards were held last night as the big winners in my opinion were Tina Fey and Amy Poehler!!  This was their 2nd year hosting and they had everyone laughing!  There were a lot of great performances in movies and TV this year so the winners were hard to predict.  Here is a list of all the winners.  The Oscar nominations come out this Thursday.

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Age Appropriate Chores For Kids!!



Most of us did chores as a kid, and the chore I hated most was unloading the dishwasher.  I found a list that helps take the guess work out of giving chores to our kids.  The list is broken down in age groups from the age of 2 -12 and up. 
Here is the link to a printable list!  Let the chores begin!!

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