Friday, February 26, 2010

Make Money While You're Bored at Work

We all get bored and play on the internet at work. (How else do you think this blog gets written?) But here's the newest, niftiest thing for you to do at work when you're bored - Make Money! You can also use the site to farm out your own little jobs and you can pay crazy low wages (think 20 cents for 5 minutes of someone's time). Need your blog posted to other sites? They can do it. Want to become a fan of something on FB and get paid for it? They've got that too.

Here's what you do: the next time you have a ten-minute job that needs handling—posting that picture of you and Bono to Flickr—you'll log in and list the gig. You'll want to say how much you're willing to pay—most jobs will cost you the princely sum of about one dollar—and wait for someone (dubbed a "Microworker") to bid.

Once the job is completed, you can grade the person's performance, or you'll be graded on yours.
Free to sign up. Check it out here:

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Getting Ready for the Oscars

Each year, AMC hosts a Best Picture Showcase that allows moviegoers to buy one ticket, sit in one seat, get a free large popcorn (with refills, of course) and see all the Academy Award Best Picture nominees. Since there are 10 films this year, AMC is splitting the event into two Saturdays: Feb. 27 and March 6.

Both schedules on both days start at 10:30 a.m., with doors opening at the theatre at 9 a.m. on the event days. A two-day pass is $60 online or $50 at the box office. A one-day pass for either Feb. 27 or March 6 is $30 both online and at the box office. (If you’re a member of the AMC MovieWatcher program, the two-day pass is $40 and the one-day pass is $25.) The event has been known to sell out, so buying your pass early might be a good idea. Also, if you only need to see one of the nominated films, theaters will be able to sell individual movie tickets for all shows starting at noon on the day of the event.

To learn more about the AMC Best Picture Showcase and to buy tickets, visit . Tickets are also available at the theaters’ box offices or at or

If you can’t make it to the event at all, you can follow the conversation on Facebook at or on Twitter using the AMC-designated hashtag: #amcbps.

Drinking is More Fun When It's Free

Complimentary Wine and Spirit Tasting at Centennial

On Friday, February 26th from 5-7 PM and Saturday, February 27th from 2-4 PM the following stores will be hosting a special complimentary tasting. Items to be tasted include: 10 Cane Rum, Newton "Red Label" Claret, Newton "Red Label" Chardonnay and Newton "Red Label" Cabernet Sauvignon.

•6312 La Vista Drive, Dallas................. 214-821-6294
•1613 W. Northwest Highway, Dallas... 972-506-8193
•6805 W. Northwest Highway, Dallas... 214-368-4162
•8123 Preston Road, Dallas.................. 214-361-6697
•8007 Walnut Hill Lane, Dallas............. 214-361-0929
•5709 W. Lovers Lane, Dallas.............. 214-352-4161
•15055 Inwood Road, Addison............ 972-239-5891

Cheesy Event

Cheesemongers at Whole Foods Markets across the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom at 3 p.m. Saturday will simultaneously demonstrate the traditional method of breaking into a 24-month-aged wheel of Parmigiano Reggiano, using official tools (knives) from Italy's Consorzio del Fromaggio Parmigiano Reggiano.

These are 85-pound wheels, and the skilled carvers usually take about 30 minutes to complete the task, according to WFM's press release. If you're a cheesehead, this is fun to watch. Kids are entertained by it, too. So stop by any area WFM.

Friday, February 19, 2010

Shameless Blogging for Charity


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Thursday, February 18, 2010

Hoping for Avilas to Reincarnate Elsewhere

There's been a bit of family drama concerning a fave mexican restaurant in town - Avilas's. Word has now come down that that shut the doors at the Maple location. They'll be missed, but word on the street is that it will be back in a new location. Keep your fingers crossed.

Ready to Waste Away in Margaritaville?

Jimmy Buffett presale password is now available: While this special presale opportunity exists, you can buy Jimmy Buffett tickets before the public!The free presale code for Jimmy Buffetts concert in Frisco, TX only works for a limited time. This could be your best chance to get your tickets to see Jimmy Buffett. Here are the Jimmy Buffett concert details:

Jimmy Buffett
Pizza Hut Park, Frisco, TX
Sat, May 22, 2010 07:00 PM

Jimmy Buffett Presale
Start: Wed, 02/17/10 10:00 AM CST
End: Sun, 02/21/10 12:00 PM CST

Password: BIGTOP

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Alicia Keys Presale Password

Alicia Keys
Friday, April 2
Nokia Theatre at Grand Prairie
On Sale to the Public Saturday @ 10am

BEGINS: February 19 @ 10am
ENDS: February 19 @ 10pm

You're welcome. :)

Flip for Free Pancakes!

On February 23, 2010, You can join IHOP to celebrate National Pancake Day. From 7 a.m. to 10 p.m., they'll give you a free short stack of buttermilk pancakes. They do ask that you consider making a donation to support Children's Miracle Network, and since you're getting the pancakes for free, you should be able to afford that.

Cheers to Crush. You Will be Missed

Crush Wine Shop has announced that it will close its doors Feb. 22 after almost three years on Knox at Cole.

"We have lost our lease," writes owner Jim Larkin in an e-mail, "and will be moving from this location. Future plans are uncertain at this time...but stayed tuned."

In the meantime, the store will be conducting an inventory clearance sale to avoid having to move stock. "So come shop for some super deals," writes Larkin.

Monday, February 8, 2010

Ice Cream Tastes Better When It's For a Good Cause

OMG! Penguins for Valentines!

No, you cannot have a penguin for Valentine's Day, but you can have a real, live, wearing a permanent tuxedo, holy crap he's cute penguin deliver your valentine. You'll be supporting the Fort Worth Zoo (which rocks) by adopting a penguin (no, you don't get to keep him at your house). But, OMG, it sounds like so much fun. There are various donation levels that come with a whole host of benefits, but for higher levels there is an add-on of a penguin delivered valentine. Hurry up and make your donation because those penguin deliveries are going FAST!

The One Reason You Go to Denny's

is back. Free Grand Slam Tuesday is tomorrow (2/9). So figure out where your closest Denny's is and grab a date for and early Valentine's Day celebration. Oh, and it's only good until 2 p.m., so it's going to have to be a lunch date.

Friday, February 5, 2010

Ta Ta Tom Tom

Word on the street is that Tom Tom Noodle House in the West Village has closed. Bummer. They always had good bento boxes and I was always a fan of their patio.

You Heart Bon Jovi

Despite a lackluster Grammy performance, you think Bon Jovi could still put on a good show. Well, you're in luck since they're performing at the AAC in Dallas on April 11. And I've got your presale password. Today, from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m., use the password: HAPPYNOW

Tell Jon hi for me.

Thursday, February 4, 2010

The Dish on Valentines

While people seem decidedly split on whether V-Day rocks or sucks rocks, it's no doubt that restaurants pull out all the stops on food. (Although they get a little unfriendly with you wallet) Moving on though, Dish, one of my new faves on Cedar Springs is doing a yummy Valentine's dinner that I'd be checking out if I was in that area. Here it is for only $50 ($70 with wine pairings)

First Course: Jumbo lump crab and asparagus salad (sexy)
Second Course: Oven roasted cold water lobster tail and filet with wild mushroom gratin (very sexy)
Dessert: Chocolate Mousse Parfait for Two (please keep your clothes on while dining)

They'll also have champagne specials on the 13th and 14th because, well, doesn't everyone feel sexier drinking champage?

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Diddy Does Dallas

Save $10 on the BIGGEST All-Star weekend bash! You’re invited to the granddaddy of Dallas’ NBA All-Star parties, co-hosted by none other than Sean John Combs himself.

Join Diddy and co-hosts Greg Buckner from the Memphis Grizzlies, Josh Howard from the Dallas Mavericks, and local radio stars Terrence J, Rosci, and Monie Love. Plus watch DJs from across the country battle it out.

Save $10 on limited general admission tickets, just look for the box marked Special Ticket Offer at checkout.

Hurry, this offer ends Friday, Feb. 5.

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Channel your Inner Ricky Bobby

Forget Speed Zone. It's a short-lived thrill on the side of the highway and you've done it 100 times. Ready for the next step? How about North Texas Karting?

It's like a go-kart, but you actually get to shift gears and go much, much faster than those silly child carts. Sure, you'll actually need to buy your own (they've got all the resources for you), but think of the thrill of real racing just inches from the ground. If you've got the Andretti gene, you'll want to check it out. Sounds like good time or a good V-day present for the loved one who loves speed.