Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Turkey Thursday and Black Friday

Happy Early Thanksgiving!! Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday- hands down, number one- so I am super excited that it's almost here. Great food, good company, 4 days of total relaxation and enjoyment. What's not to like?!

But then there is Black Friday. I mean, if you're crazy enough to get up at the crack of dawn (or often before) to go fight the crowds at some 4am store opening so that you can get your stuff for half price, then more power to ya! I, myself, can't believe anyone would get up that early on their day off! But, I know it's popular and you can get some great bargains. So for those crazy deal hunters, here is a website with a list of some of the most popular chain stores and their "Black Friday Ads" so you can plan your Friday shopping spree:


And for a bit of trivia, do you know why the Friday after Thanksgiving is called Black Friday?

It's because store's earnings are always in the Black (profit) instead of the Red (loss). Pretty interesting...

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Protect your stuff

Another lead from Cyril Huze's blog...

Protect your stuff with the same materials used to protect us in our cars everyday: rubber tires.

A company called TREAD recycles old tires from South America and uses the materials to create lap-top bags, cell phone protectors, and camera cases. If I invested a lot of money into an iPhone, I would definitely invest in a case to protect it.

Check it out and see what you think: http://www.tread.com/web/

Monday, November 17, 2008

Hooded sweatshirts have never looked so good

One of the most beautiful men in my "Top 5" is Wentworth Miller, aka Michael Scofield from Prison Break. (If you are unfamiliar with the whole "Top 5" concept, please ask. It's something you need to know.) He is such a hot bad-ass and I love to watch him every Monday night.

So Happy Monday Everyone! Here's a little eye candy for the ladies ;-)

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

The Next Big Thing

Check out Greencastle's #1 news anchor: Eric DeFreeuw, live in action!

I don't know if you knew this, but he's kind of a big deal. He's like a one-man news team! Look at him go!

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Good and Cheap

If you're looking for a good mexican restaurant in DFW, you don't have to look far. I've already shared my passion for "Fresco's" over near Watauga and of course you can always count on "On the Border" to be there when you need it. But if you're craving good, fresh, CHEAP mexican food and Taco Bell just isn't going to cut it, try Rosita's.

Their location leaves something to be desired (unless you work at Elliots, BWC, or in the hospital district) but their food does not disappoint. I read some reviews before I went and agreed with every positive remark. The staff was fast and friendly, the food was delicious, and I left feeling more than full for under $5. It was a great day.

I highly recommend the "Margarita Nachos Supreme" if you like the pile-on-and-mix-it-all-up-into-unidentifiable-goo kind of nachos like I do. Yum.

Rosita's Restaurant and Catering
4906 Maple Ave, Dallas - (214) 521-4741

Monday, November 10, 2008

Red Box, My Love

So I have a new obsession. Well it's really an old obsession with a new twist.

I LOVE movies. I love horror, animated, comedy, drama, chick flicks, action, and pretty much anything except sci-fi. I constantly dig through the bargain bins to find old and new movies that I can't live without. I'm a sucker for the 2 for $20 deal at Blockbuster. But now I can watch them all for only $1/day!

Enter: Red Box DVD Rental.

It's a great concept really. You pick the movie(s) you want at any Red Box location. You only pay $1 per day that you have the movie. Then you return it to any Red Box location you want. It's like the public library of movie rentals! (and if after 25 days you still haven't returned it- don't worry about it! It's yours to keep!)

I'm in love.

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Feelin' Hot, Hot, HOT

So I'll admit it. I am a very regular Buffalo Wild Wings customer. I love it there. The wings are good, the beer is cold, and our new 2-story location (a transformed Don Pablos) has approximately 80 flat screen tvs to watch up to 11 different things at once! Not to mention the entire first floor is non-smoking and the upstairs has an outdoor patio!

So naturally it was the best place to catch the mavs game, the election, and 40 cent wings all at the same time on Tuesday night. It was perfection.

Unfortunately, my excitement for the evening got the best of me and I convinced myself to try 7 different wing sauces over the course of the evening. Those sauces included: Parmesean Garlic (awesomeness), Medium (classic), Spicy Garlic (spicy awesomeness), Asian Zing (name says it all), Caribbean Jerk (got a kick to it), Mango Habenero (afterburn like whoa), and Blazin (out of control hot!!). Luckily the last two were only "dip your finger in the sauce" kind of tastings and not full on "eat several wings doused in sauce" samples.

As good as all of those flavors were, I would NEVER suggest for ANYONE to do as I did and try that many sauces in one sitting. My stomach hated me the entire next day, which really detracted from the overall experience. However, I did discover a new passion for Asian Zing so I guess all is not lost. Perhaps next time you make your way to your local BWW, your curiousity will get the best of you and you'll have a similar stomach-turning experience! :)

All for the kids

A HUGE thank you to everyone who bought a ticket for our Dallas Cowboys Charity Raffle Bike. We sold tons of tickets and ended up raising $32,000 for the Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children! It was such an honor getting to present them with the check and we can't wait to raise more and do it again!