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Every Picture Has A Story!

The iconic American painting "Amercian Gothic" is one of my favorites.  I stumbled upon an article on the inspiration for it and it so simple and sweet that I just had to share it with you.

So there you have it!!  The real story of American Gothic! Read more about it here!!
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Is John Travolta a Vampire Too?

First it was  a Nick Cage lookalike from an 1870 photogragh that had everyone talking that he could be a vampire, but now a remarkable likeness of his Face/Off costar John Travolta is showing up on Ebay for $50,000!  Could John Travolta be a vampire too?   The resemblance is kind of eerie!!  What do you think?
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Last Night on DWTS!!

Here's how the leaderboard stacked up: Ricky Lake & Derek Hough: 23 J.R. Martinez & Karina Smirnoff: 22 Kristin Cavallari & Mark Ballas: 22 Chynna Phillips & Tony Dovolani: 21 Elisabetta Canalis & Val Chmerkovskiy: 21 Nancy Grace & Tristan MacManus: 21 Rob Kardashian & Cheryl Burke: 21 Hope Solo & Maks Chmerkovskiy: 19 Carson Kressley & Anna Trebunskaya: 18 David Arquette & Kym Johnson: 18 Chaz Bono & Lacey Schwimmer: 17 Who do you think has danced his or her last step tonight? Who was your fave? Do you think Ricki was first-place material?!   I think Elisabetta needs to go home!!
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Austin Restaurants Have Fundraisers for the Wildfire Victims!!

 Ronald Cheng of Chinatown and Rob Balon have enlisted the support of a number of fine Austin restaurants to raise money for the victims of the recent wildfires.  “One of the great things about Austin is how the community assists those in need and this is just a small way for us to help our neighbors in their time of need” said Ronald Cheng. On Tuesday night, September 20th, visit any of the establishments on this list and mention that you’re there for the wildfire fundraiser. Twenty percent of each restaurant’s proceeds for that night will go to the American Red Cross of Central Texas specifically to aid the wildfire victims. For more information visit: . Participating Restaurants Include: Amy’s Ice Creams                                                      Creek Road Cafe Max’s Wine Dive                                                        Hyde Park Bar & Grill NoRTH (at the Domain)                                             CR Surf & Turf Chinatown Mopac                                                      East Side Pies Chinatown Downtown                                               Star of India Uno (at Davenport Center)                                         Old School BBQ & Grill Musashino                                                                   La Traviata China Star                                                                   Phil’s Ice House Freda’s Seafood Grill                                                 Zed’s (at Tech Ridge Center) Evangeline Café Casa Chapala Tony C’s (at the Galleria)  
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Wild Fire Safety Checklist

The Red Cross has an excellent checklist of things to have on hand if your are asked to evacuate because of a wild fire.  As we have learned every second counts , I know I am going to do this right away!  

Wild Fire Safety Checklist

  Supplies to take with you if you need to evacuate:
  • Water—one gallon per person, per day (3­day supply)
  • Food—non­perishable, easy­to­prepare items (3­day supply)
  • Flashlight
  • Battery­powered or hand­crank radio (NOAA Weather Radio, if possible)
  • Extra batteries
  • First aid kit
  • Medications (7­day supply) and medical items
  • Multi­purpose tool
  • Sanitation and personal hygiene items
  • Copies of personal documents (medication list and pertinent medical information, deed/lease to home, birth certificates, insurance policies)
  • Cell phone with chargers
  • Family and emergency contact information
  • Extra cash
  • Emergency blanket
  • Map(s) of the area
  • Other essential items that could not be replaced if they were destroyed
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Wildfire Update Information

Our thoughts and prayers are with everyone affected by the wildfires in Central Texas.  Below is some of the important information you need to know.
Due to the fires in Bastrop County, Bastrop ISD has canceled school for the rest of the week.
Smithville ISD has cancelled classes for the rest of the week.
You can call the phone numbers below to find out more information  for your area . Travis County (Steiner Ranch)  512-974-6199 Bastrop - 512-581-4023 Bastrop Citizens Information lines are 512-332-8856 and 512-332-8814 Hays - 512-753-2180 Bastrop Official Shelters Bastrop Middle School Ascension Catholic Church Smithville Recreation Center Bastrop Church of Christ Bastrop Community Outreach Church Elgin Family Worship Temporary Housing Homeaway Owners Offering Vacation Properties Austin-based HomeAway, Inc. has organized a Central Texas Wildfire Housing Directory of vacation homes available for rent, some at reduced rates or free of charge, to evacuees in need of housing. For HomeAway's Central Texas Wildfire Housing Directory go to: More than 30 properties, ranging from one-to-five-bedroom homes, are available in locations throughout Austin. Fully-furnished homes can be rented for short- and long-term stays. Individuals should contact the owners directly; more information is available on the site. More ways to help at Donations: Rundell Business Park 704 Hwy 71 W 512-332-8807 11am - 8pm Animal Rescue Donations 512-694-5129 The Red Cross of Central Texas  is helping out and if you would like to help with a donation you can go to their website here. The Austin Disaster Relief Network Austin Disaster Fire Victim Hotline - 512-331-2600 Our sister station Talk 1370 has more updates here.
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Friday Photo's-What I Did On My Summer Vacation!!

It's hard to believe that summer is almost over and the kids are back in school!  When I was in school one of my first homework assignments was to tell the class what I did on my summer vacation.  This year I spent my first summer in 6 years in my home state of Michigan !!   Here are some of my favorite photo's from my trip!  Enjoy!
I lived in St. Joseph Michigan for most of my teenage years!! It's a beautiful town on the banks of Lake Michigan !! You can see the lights of Chicago on the other side at night!
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I'm Obsessed With This!!

I must say I gotta have it!  This beautiful southwestern teal vanity that I found this past weekend at The Home Consignment Center! The price is amazing too!!    This is why I love shopping there so much!!  Check out the gorgeous desk for back to school, the lovely Lennox china cup and saucer and the fabulous pillows and throws I found too!!   Now off to the Home Consignment Center to make sure this vanity is mine!!!!

I love bright accent pieces and these pillows are perfect for my bedroom!!
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Mariah Carey On HSN...Divalicious!!

We know Mariah Carey is a Diva, but it is funny to see her in action.  Check out her appearance on HSN this weekend!
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What's In Colbie Caillat's Bag?

Colbie Caillat is one of Majic 95.5's favorite singer/songwriters.  She recently opened up her gorgeous Louis Vuitton handbag and let us peak inside.  Take a look!  You can buy Colbie's bag here!! You can see more of whats inside it here!
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Prince William and Kate's LA Itinerary!


Prince William and Kate Middleton arrive in Los Angeles at 4pm this afternoon , 6pm out time!!  They will most certainly take the west coast by storm.  Here is their complete schedule.  It looks like a fun packed weekend! Friday: Arrive at LAX at about 4 p.m. Friday Afternoon: Recpetion at Beverly Hilton. Friday Night: A reception at the British Consul-General's residence. The couple will stay at the Hancock Park home during the weekend. Saturday: The couple will attend a charity event for American Friends of The Foundation of Prince William and Prince Harry at the  Santa Barbara Polo and Racquet Club. William will play in a polo match at the club.  Saturday Night: A black-tie dinner at the Belasco Theater in downtown Los Angeles. William is president of the British Academy of Film and Television Arts, which will host the event. Sunday Morning: It's breakfast with American patrons of Tusk Trust
, an African conservation charity.
Later Sunday: They will travel to Skid Row to visit the Inner-City Arts school, a nonprofit academy that provides free classes in visual and performing arts to children from poor neighborhoods. At the school, the duke and duchess will join grade-school students in painting and working with ceramics and will watch a performance by teenage dancers.
  Sunday Afternoon: They will attend a job fair for veterans at Sony Studios in Culver City before leaving Sunday night.    
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Beiber Fever? Not In The Magazine World!!

Vanity Fair has just released details of one of their worst selling cover's in over 12years and it belongs to Justin Beiber!!  Are you surprised?  Check out the cover below.
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Last Night's Lunar Eclipse!

Last night's Lunar Eclipse was not as visible in Austin as it was in other parts of the world.  It was a gorgeous strawberry moon in Poland.  Here is a look at what we missed!  Enjoy!
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The Season 10 American Idol Is...

 Our Majic listeners called it!!  In our online poll you picked Scotty McCreery as the next American Idol! With a record 122 Million votes cast it was clear that Scotty was "In it to win it"!!  I was hoping Lauren would pull it out since it has been 5 years since a gal has won this thing!!  Maybe next year, if there is a next year!  I think everyone in the Top 5 will have amazing careers!   All season I have been thinking that Scotty looks like someone.....what do you think?  
Check out Scotty's winning moment below!  He really holds his own with Tim McGraw too!!  Enjoy!! Look for a little kiss on the lips between Scotty and Lauren after Ryan's big announcement of the winner!
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Royal Lunch Date!

The President and First Lady had lunch today with the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge better know as Will and Kate at Buckingham Palace.  Here is the first photo of today's lunch and one of the first of the royal couple since getting back from their honeymoon!  I wonder what Prince William and the President are talking about?
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Fun and Amazing Weekend Video From The Weekend!

This weekend was the finale of Saturday Night Live and while the season started out great, the writing and the performances of the last few months were not the best.  This weekends SNL was a pleasant surprise!  Justin Timberlake was hilarious and Lady Gaga was great too!  It all boils down to great writing and from the opening to the close this one was one of the best SNL's I have ever seen!  Check out JT's opening monologue below!!  So funny!   Beyonce won the Millenium Award at the Billboard Music Awards last night and did one of the most amazing performances I have ever seen of her current hit " Run The World (Girls)!  Using the lates technology it really is stunning!   Enjoy!
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I Love Josh Groban!!

I was lucky enough to join some of our Majic listeners last night at the AT&T Center for the Josh Groban show last night!!  If you have not seen Josh Groban perform live, you must!!  He is amazing and may I add sweet and handsome too!!  I first met Josh 10 years ago in Detroit when his career was just getting started, he is the same nice guy he was then!  I love that!!
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Last Night On DWTS...

The semi-finals brought out everything last night on DWTS, drama, great dancing and injuries, including a scary one for Kym Johnson and her partner Hines Ward.  Though the injury was very serious Kym performed all 3 dances last night with a few pain killers to help her along.  These dancers really are amazing!  Something new was added last night called the "Last Chance Cha Cha Cha"!   It was a dance off of all 4 couples with one  getting a bonus 15 points added to their total score!  Check out the video below to see who one and the leaderboard totals.  Things aren't looking too good for the Karate Kid this week!
Dancing with the Stars Leaderboard – Semi-Finals Chelsea and Mark: 73 Hines and Kim: 60 Kirstie and Maks: 54 Ralph and Karina: 48
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Found-Fabulous Money Saving Apps!

If you want to save a lot of money, yes there is an app for that!!  I found 3 fabulous and free apps that will save you money on gas, groceries and everything else!  Check out Keri Bellacosa and myself on "Good Day Austin" and the links below to start saving now!

Terri and Keri: Money Saving Apps:

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American Idol Say's Goodbye To...

He was "In it to win it" but American Idol hopeful James Durbin was sent home on Amercian Idol last night. He is in good company, if you remember Chris Daughtry was sent home the same week several years ago and his career continues to skyrocket!  I expect the same thing will happen for James!  Judge Steven Tyler premiered his new video last night and American Idol Jordin Sparks debuted her new single "I Am Woman" and it's not Helen Reddy's version.  Jordan looks fantastic!   Check it out below along with James Durbin's goodbye to American Idol!
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Last Night On American Idol!

Lady GaGa was in the house and it made all the difference in the world when it came to confidence and  creative performances from the final four Idol contestants!!  James Durbin and Scotty McCreery  were  two of my favorites last night.  Check out their performances below.
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Last Night On DWTS!!

Drama, drama and more drama!  Kirstie wasn't eating enough, Ralph danced despite a major injury and Chelsea and Mark had a heart to heart talk over his attitude!!  That's why we love DWTS!!
Dancing with the Stars leaderboard for May 9, 2011: 1. Chelsea Kane and DWTS pro Mark Ballas - scored 55 out of 60 (29 for individual + 26 for Instant Salsa) 2. Hines Ward and DWTS pro Kym Johnson - scored 54 out of 60 (28 for individual + 26 for Instant Jive) 3. Kirstie Alley and DWTS pro Maksim Chmerkovskiy - scored 53 out of 60 (28 for individual + 25 for Instant Salsa) 4. Romeo and DWTS pro Chelsie Hightower - scored 52 out of 60 (27 for individual + 25 for Instant Salsa)    5. Ralph Macchio and DWTS pro Karina Smirnoff - scored 46 out of 60 (25 for individual + 21 for Instant Cha Cha)  Dancing with the Stars 2011 leaderboard consisting of combined scores for season 12:
1. Hines Ward and DWTS pro Kym Johnson - 268 2. Chelsea Kane and DWTS pro Mark Ballas - 261 3. Romeo and DWTS pro Chelsie Hightower - 251 4. Ralph Macchio and DWTS pro Karina Smirnoff - 249 5. Kirstie Alley and DWTS pro Maksim Chmerkovskiy - 248
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The New Ryan Seacrest? Meet Steve Jones!

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Friday Foto's

I love my view of downtown Austin from our Majic 95.5 studios.  One of the perks of getting up early is the gorgeous sunrises we get to see from time to time.  Here are a few of my favorite pictures from Wednesday morning!  I call these Majic sunrises!  Enjoy!

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Two Special Weddings!

 Now that the Royal Wedding is history, I thought it would be fun to focus on 2 recent wedding that are both unusual and very special!
  Forget Will and Kate, the hottest newlyweds are Rose Pollard and Forrest Lunsway. Rose is 90-years-old and Forrest is 100, which makes them the oldest newlywed couple ever. The two lovebirds tell us about their relationship in this adorable video. Try not to get emotional, just try.
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Win Sold Out Taylor Swift Tickets!!

Win tickets to Taylor Swifts sold out show by changing your Facebook profile to our Taylor Swift picture. Click below to get to our Majic 95.5 Facebook page!!/Majic955Austin  
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Found-Duchess Catherine's Royal Wedding Gown!

If you fell in love with Duchess Catherine's beautiful wedding gown , you can buy it's likeness at Nordstrom for just $698!!  It will be available on September 15th but you can pre-order your's here!
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Royal Wedding Watching on Good Day Austin!

Wow!  I loved the Royal Wedding , didn't you?  I am used to getting up early so I actually slept in a bit before tuning in just in time to see Kate Middleton arrive at the church in her gorgeous wedding gown!  Perfection! With all the bad news out there it was refreshing to see this lovely wedding!  Keri Bellacosa from Fox 7 and I got together Friday morning to give our thoughts on the Royal Wedding.  Check out the video below!  

Terri and Keri: Royal Wedding Recap:


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Last Night On American Idol

Carole King never sounded so good!  I was a bit leary of this week's musical theme, but these 6 talented contestants pulled it off last night , doing both solo and group performances of some of Carole King's classic songs. My two favorite performances were from James Durbin and Lauren Alaina!  Check them out below.
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DWTS Say's Goodbye to.....

Chris Jericho and fan favorite Cheryl Burke were sent home last night on DWTS!    I love that Chris had such a great sense of humor about it!  Saying it was a good thing he was going home , since he had to go to the Royal Wedding and that would have been tough for rehearsals.   I was surprised to see Ralph Macchio up for elimination, but like American Idol no one is safe at this point. I loved the NKOTB and BSB performance, and Pia Toscanno looked and sounded lovely.  Check out the performances below!
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Found - A Delicious Recipe For Your Left Over Peeps!

I love my Peeps, and I always seem to have some left over after Easter.  Here is a fun recipe that is a colorful twist on the old Rice Krispie Treats recipe  Enjoy!  
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 35 Peeps
  • 6 cups Rice Krispies cereal
  • In large pot, melt butter over low heat. Add Peeps and stir until completely melted. If using different colors, melt in separate color sections within the pot. Do not mix colors until Step 2. Remove pot from heat once butter is melted.  Add Rice Krispies cereal.  Stir until well coated.
  Step 3 , Evenly press mixture into 13 x 9 x 1 1/2-inch pan coated with cooking spray. Cool completely before cutting into desired shapes. Store in an airtight container.
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Window On My Weekend

I hope you had a fabulous holiday weekend!!  Here are a few photo's from mine that I would like to share with you.

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Last Night On American Idol

What an amazing night on American Idol, even if they left Bruce Springsteen out of the telecast.  All 7 Idol hopefuls were fantastic, not a weak one in the bunch, but someone has to go home.  I think it may be fan favorite Jacob Lusk who had a hard time hearing his track when it messed up , he kept on  singing anyway!  My favorite performance this week was from James Durban who sang the Muse hit "Uprising" and was amazing!! Kasey Abrams was also fabulous doing his rendition of Maroon 5's  "Harder To Breathe".  He even snuck in a kiss for J-Lo!
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Why Can't We Be Friends?

This is sure to put a smile on your face!!  Even if you are not a cat fan , this adorable video is just too cute!!  Take a break from your taxes and enjoy!!
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Found-The Fabulous Fiat 500!!

On Friday I picked up my new Fiat 500 from the Fiat Design Studio in the Domain 2!!  This car really is the perfect fashion accessory!!  It comes in 14 fabulous colors and with so many different interior options and extras no 2 Fiat's are alike!!  The Fiat 500 you design will be yours alone!!   This little beauty also gets 38 miles to the gallon , so you can still have money to shop!!  I took my Fiat 500 everywhere with me this weekend!!  Check out the pictures below and go to the Fiat of Austin website to design your own Fiat 500!!  You'll love it!

At the Wine and Cheese Festival on Saturday!  She received lots of compliments!!
There is more than enough room for everything I bought on Saturday, and I like to shop a lot!!

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American Idol Say's Goodbye To...

Finally a guy is sent home on American Idol!  Though he was surprised I think Paul McDonald was also a bit relieved to be sent home last night.  He's a star and he knows it.  He not only has a great smile but a great attitude to match!  It also looks like those Casey and Haley romance rumors may be true, they sure were heating things up during their duet last night!    Check out Paul's farwell from last night and Casey and Haley's duet performaces  below!
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Last Night On American Idol

The natives were restless last night on American Idol last night!  They have gotten brave and are starting to not only disagree with American Idol mentor Jimmy Iovine but were actually saying no and staying true to what they love to sing!!  I love it!!  They are such a talented group this year!  My two favorite perfromances last night were Casey Abrams doing  "Nature Boy" and Jabob Lusk doing "Bridge Over Troubled Water".   Who did you like?
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People Magazine's Most Beautiful Woman Is.....

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The Anatomy of a Pregnancy Rumor!

The lovely Scarlett Johansson was out jogging with her new boyfriend Sean Penn and his friend Owen Wilson in LA yesterday and revealed a bit of a tummy!   Is she or isn't she?  Here is the anatomy of this rumor. Step 1: Catch the celebrity at an awkward angle "She's outside running and it's simply the placement of her shirt that is misleading," her rep, Marcel Pariseau, tells PEOPLE of Johansson. Step 2: Single out the one photo that portrays her as a mere mortal "She was followed and photographed for over 20 minutes and I'm sure there are other photos in the series that show and prove that she is not pregnant," the rep points out. Step 3: Set the record straight "Scarlett is not pregnant," Pariseau says, adding for good measure, "She's been training for The Avengers for over four months and is in the best shape of her life." What do you think?
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DWTS Say's Goodbye To....

Sugar Ray Leonard and his partner Anna Trebunskaya were voted off DWTS last night.  They were near the bottom so this was not a big surprise, but the top scoring duo of Chelsea Kane and Mark Ballas were also in jeopardy.  I wonder if new girlfriend Pia Toscanno's luck is rubbing off on him!!
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Found-Angelina Jolie's New Jewlery Collection!

She really does it all!!   Angelia Jolie has her own jewlery collection , "Style of Jolie"  The collection, which she designed over the course of the last nine months with jeweler Robert Procop, is currently on display by invitation only at Julien’s Gallery in Beverly Hills, but we have a sneak peek! In the clip below.   Though Jolie won’t be on hand to showcase her jewels, proceeds from the exhibition will benefit Children in Crisis, the charity of her choice
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