Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Buy Art to Help Alley's House

Alley’s House helps teen mothers with counseling, tutoring, life skills, mentoring and job training. Part of its mission is to prevent drop outs and help teen mothers succeed in their education.

The nonprofit is holding an online art sale to raise funds. Local artists donated work, and each piece is for sale at $160. All of the proceeds go to helping the Alley’s House mission.

Alley’s House also will hold an art auction atRising Art Gallery downtown, from 7-11 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 4. Tickets are $25.

Monday, January 30, 2012

A Personal Moment: Reflecting on the Half Marathon

This is a more personal moment, but I'll go ahead and call it helping you be in the know about half marathons. I did my first this weekend and I would like to present my recap of it. You don't have to read it or like it, but if you've done it, you'll get it. (Did I punctuate that correctly?) Here it is:

Mile 1: This is awesome! Isn’t this awesome? I’m doing a half-marathon!
Mile 2: OMG, this is so cool, we’re even ahead of pace!
Mile 3: Nice, this was like a 5K. Only 10.1 miles left. That sounds like a lot.
Mile 4: Yea! Only 9 miles left! We can do this!
Mile 5: While on doubling back by the White Rock spillway. I think that kid started 30 minutes after us and he’s trying to catch up. I bet he tries to pass us. Ha!
Mile 6: This isn’t as fun as it was 4 miles ago. And this pink lemonade gummy things don’t taste like pink lemonade. They taste like pink crap.
Mile 7: Yea! We’re more than halfway there. Even if we quit right now, we’d still finish the half b/c we’re on the complete opposite side of the lake.  Holy hell, I can see people finishing already. Damn overachievers.
Mile 8: Ugh, this hurts. I want to walk. Water stop, cool, I can walk through that and then run again. Running again hurts. That kid is passing us and I don’t care.
Mile 9: If this was a 15K, we’d be done, but it’s not, so we’re not done. Ugh, this is sooooo  far. My goal now is to not to finish dead last in my age group.
Mile 10: Yea! We only have a 5K left, which wouldn’t be bad except we’ve already run 10 other miles, so this is kind of becoming a beating. Good news, I’m still ahead of the girl who chose to wear shorts with large bright pink horizontal stripes. Who wears those? Who buys those?
Mile 11: Whoever designed this course layout was mean. We’re running past the finish line for a mile, then turning around and running back. You would think that would be motivational, but after 11 miles, it’s a beating.
Mile 12: Where the hell is mile 12? Oh good, there it is. Wait, why isn’t that the turnaround. We have to run past the mile 12 mark for another 200 yards and then turn around the cone. Stupid cone.
Mile 13: I hurt. Not my legs, not my knees, not my calves, not my ankles. My entire freaking body. Somebody just drag me across the finish line.
The Last .1: Whoever designed this course is clearly Satan or his spawn. We’re finishing up a hill? UP A HILL! #%$&^@!

Afterward: That was so fun. I’m totally thinking of doing the 4 Seasons half marathon challenge. Who wants to join me?

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Enjoy the Magic Flute at Cowboys Stadium for FREE!

This one is straight from Pegasus News:

For the first time in North Texas, an opera will be shown in the middle of a football arena. Officials from the Dallas Opera and members of Jerry Jones' family announced Thursday that a free show of Mozart's opera The Magic Fluteon April 28 could potentially bring sports fans and arts fans under the same (big) roof atCowboys Stadium. Click here for the full story

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Van Halen Presale Password

Buy Van Halen Presale Tickets!

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Van Halen's new album A Different Kind of Truthavailable everywhere February 7th
Van Halen
with Kool & The Gang
Wednesday, June 20
American Airlines Center

Presale starts: Fri, Jan 27 at 10am
Presale ends: Fri, Jan 27 at 10pm
Use Password: singerPublic Onsale: Sat, Jan 28 at 10am
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Monday, January 23, 2012

2012 Country MegaTicket Presale Password

Don't miss Country Megaticket Presale!

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Gexa Energy Pavilion
As a show of our appreciation for your previous purchase to our 2010 Megaticket, we are offering an exclusive presale password to our 2012 Country Megaticket*! Includes a five show "season ticket" for the summer's hottest country shows at Gexa Energy Pavilion.
Presale starts: Tue, Jan 24 at 10am
Presale ends: Thu, Jan 26 at 10pm
Use Password: MEGAPublic Onsale: Fri, Jan 27 at 10am
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Thursday, January 19, 2012

Nickelback Presale Password

I wouldn't go to this concert if you gave me free tickets, but some people like Nickelcrap  Nickelback. So, yea, here's your presale information:

Tickets go on sale to the general public on Saturday at 10 am, but we've arranged a special pre-sale for you Friday 10 am-10 pm. During that time, click here and enter the password KISS in the Live Nation/Internet pre-sale box to buy tickets.

Thursday, January 12, 2012

$99 Spa Deal at the W Bliss Spa

From the Cut & Paste via Travelzoo Division:

With this exclusive offer, Travelzoo subscribers can indulge with a luxe massage plus upgrades at Bliss Spa at the W Dallas-Victory for $99, regularly $185. This 5,000-square-foot, 16th floor spa features signature Bliss amenities including relaxation lounges and the brownie buffet.

This indulgent package includes: 

 The blissage 49, a 49-minute massage that can be a full shoulder-to-toe treatment or targeted to problem areas

 Parafango, a warm sea mineral mud pack that can be applied to any part of the body to relieve tension, draw out toxins and increase circulation

 Aromatherapy add-on with three options: the nerve whacker (sweet orange, chamomile and spearmint), hot off the stresses (lavendar, bergamot and sage) or jet out (rosemary, pine and eucalyptus)

• Access to the spa's amenities, including relaxation lounges, glass-tiled steam showers, saunas, spa snacks and the signature brownie buffet

Or for $139, add a 30-minute oxygen blast that includes a fruit acid peel, antioxidant vitamin massage, hydrating enzyme pack and oxygen spray, a total value of $270. Click here to get it.

Bike Friendly Deep Ellum Taco Tour on Saturday

From the Cut & Paste via Eater Division:
Ready to ride about 20 miles on a bicycle and eat tacos not on a bicycle? If not, you have three more days to train. If so, grab some gloves and ear warmers and prep that belly.
Bike Friendly Deep Ellum's Paul Adams is hosting el Tour de Taco, a soon-to-be-monthly group ride that heads out from St. Pete's Dancing Marlin this Sunday, January 15, at 2 p.m. and finishes up at 4:30 p.m. The route isn't nailed down -- Adams is taking suggestions for future itineraries and acknowledges that turnout will dictate the stops. As he told Jose Ralat Maldonado over on Taco Trail, if there are 15 or fewer riders, the menu will likely be in Spanish, but if 40 riders come, the destination will be more mainstream.
The pace will be leisurely for the 20-miler (the equivalent of a little more thantwice around White Rock Lake) and as the event page promises, no one will be left behind. If it's rainy or below 40 degrees, no ride. Click here for all the details.

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Where the $#%@ Should We Drink Tonight?

Put in your location and this website will tell you what's nearby so you can get your drink on. Not gonna lie, stole this one from the Dallas Observer today, but it's awesome so I had to pass it along to you in case you're not crawling all over the web today. Here you go:  http://wherethefuckshouldigofordrinks.com/

Monday, January 9, 2012

Lighting the Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge Tomorrow Night

The Mayor and City Council, The Trinity Trust, Trinity Commons Foundation and the West Dallas Chamber of Commerce will light the Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge on January 10, welcoming Dallas' newest icon to the skyline. The lights will stay lit for 14 days, and then be tested intermittently until the opening celebration March 2-4. 

The lighting will take place between 5:45pm - 6:15pm. Citizens can watch the lighting from the Trinity Overlook at Beckley Avenue and Commerce Street. There is parking and a covered shade structure. 

The Trinity Trust will also announce exciting new details about the opening celebration, Bridging The Trinity For The Love Of The City, including headline musical artists and activities. The Trinity Commons Foundation will announce details of the annual Trinity River Levee Run, and Bridge-O-Rama organizers will reveal additional details about events that will take place in West Dallas; all during the weekend of March 2-4.

For more details on the Margaret Hunt Hill Celebration, and to buy tickets to the March 2 ticketed event, please visit www.mhhbridgecelebration.com. 

Thursday, January 5, 2012

So Long, Lumi

Sad to report that Lumi Empanda & Dumpling House on McKinney has closed. Rough parking situation on that section of McKinney probably didn't help. We'll miss them.

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Free Tickets to So You Think You Can Dance in Dallas!

FOX’s hit show is travelling the country and holding auditions to find the best dancers for the upcoming season and we're coming to Dallas FOR TWO DAYS ONLY. We're inviting local fans to join Nigel and your favorite judges in a very intimate live television audience and watch the country’s best dancers compete for a spot on the new season! The show is taping Saturday, January 14th and Sunday, January 15th at SMU's McFarlin Auditorium and the minimum age to attend is 14. Don’t miss this rare opportunity to be part of the television phenomenon as it comes to Texas. For more information and to print free tickets, please CLICK HERE.