- I'm a habitual line crosser that believes everything happens for a reason, but life comes with no guarantees, no time outs, no second chances, you just have to live life to the fullest. Laugh as much as you can, spend all your money, tell someone what they mean to you, tell someone off, speak out, dance in the pouring rain, hold someone's hand, comfort a friend, love the ones who treat you right, forget about the ones who don't, pig out, smile until your face hurts, be a flirt, stay up late and fall asleep watching the sun come up, don't be aftraid to take chances or fall in love . . . and most of all live in the moment, If you get a second chance, grab it with both hands. If it changes your life, let it. No one said it would be easy, they just promised it would be worth it.
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In the new adidas Originals x Star Wars Fall/Winter 2010 Collection, Boba Fett gets represented by none other than the ZX 800 running shoe. The upper nicely imitates the outfit of Boba. Look out for a release along with the other Star Wars styles soon.
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New York Times -- TelefÃ³nica, the Spanish telecommunications company, has won full control of Vivo, the mobile phone venture it had with Portugal Telecom in Brazil, after raising its bid for a third time, to 7.5 billion euros, thereby overcoming opposition from the Portuguese government.
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Initiators are ingenious and energetic in coming up with new ideas. While they may undertake too much at times, they typically manage to get the job done through sheer force of will and determination. Because they are so focused on their own needs and goals, they may forget that other people have goals and needs, too. This can make the people around them feel uneasy and anxious.
To be more successful in your communication:
Stress the value of other people's work and contributions.
Be more forthcoming in talking about your own feelings.
Use self-deprecating humor to put people at ease. I was expecting "practically perfect in every way" . . . is that bad?
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By the end of his term, he will have drained over $360,000 from us for the rental mansion he's living in while the historic Governor's Mansion undergoes renovations.
When Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee, a Republican, was faced with a similar situation, he lived in a donated triple-wide mobile home on the grounds of the Arkansas Governor's Mansion to save taxpayers money.
Taxpayers should not be paying for a $1.85 million mansion with a heated pool, a cabana, and a full outdoor kitchen. Rick Perry should be setting an example. What is worse is that Rick Perry has twice mandated a 5% budget cut on all government agencies, causing the University of Texas to consider closing the Cactus and discontinue informal classes. People who work hard for the agencies, and make much less than those in the private sector, have been told for years now that they would not receive promotions and raises that they were promised. Yet, Rick Perry can live the life of luxury while others struggle to make ends meet.
Please help move Rick Perry out of his rental mansion by making a contribution of $5 or more to the Rick Perry Relocation Fund, also known as Bill White for Texas.
The state faces a staggering budget shortfall, with serious consequences for students, teachers, and Texas families.
Everyone is tightening their belts. Why won't Rick Perry?
Please make a contribution of $5 or more to boot Rick Perry out of his rental mansion and help elect a leader who cares more about our state's future than himself.
Last week we called on Rick Perry to leave his rental mansion and set an example for state employees who face budget cuts. Texas' governor should be serving the people of our great state, not milking taxpayers.
We need a governor who will pinch pennies and make sure taxpayers get their money's worth.
If you agree that it's time for Rick Perry to leave both his rental mansion and the Governor's Mansion, please make a contribution of $5 or more today.
Let's make sure that if Rick Perry is living in a luxurious mansion a year from now, he's doing it on his own dime.
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Is wine healthy? Yes, in moderation and as part of an overall healthy lifestyle. Wine’s alcohol content and nonalcoholic phytochemicals has been shown to reduce the risk of heart disease and certain cancers and slow the progression of neurological degenerative disorders.
However, the amount of wine you drink matters immensely. When you consume more than what is recommended, your health benefits are lost and your health risks go up. Men should have no more than two drinks per day and women should have no more than one drink per day. Note that this is based on an average physical size.
Drinking either red wine or white wine will increase the HDL, or good, cholesterol. However, red wine contains higher levels of powerful phenolic antioxidants then white wine does. These phenolic antioxidants found in red wine will help to keep your LDL, or bad, cholesterol levels healthy. They also help to reduce the blood clotting ability of blood. Both of these actions will help to lessen the risk of cardiovascular disease.
More information on health facts on wine, check out our Messina Hof's Wine Trends blog here!
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Driving down South Lamar, you might notice an inconspicuous store with Indian clothes and decor in the front windows called Marigold – Gateway to India.
Lata Karna is the owner of the retail store, which sells authentic Indian clothing, tapestries, and home furnishings. Originally from New York, Lata had a friend that would come to her house, cook traditional Indian food, and leave enough for an entire week.
When Lata moved to Austin, she tried Indian food across the city and felt that what was available “left a lot to be desired”. She did not feel comfortable suggesting to her clients one restaurant or another, because she did not feel that they were truly authentic.
About a year ago, Lata partnered up with a woman from Gujarat, the westernmost state in India, who cooked traditional home cooked Indian food, and they started selling Indian meals in Austin bi-monthly.
Advertisement has solely been based on word of mouth, but The Austin Times is willing to give you the skinny on how to partake in this delicious hidden jewel.
You must be on their email list to receive the menu for the homecooked meals and to place an order. To do so, simply stop by Marigold in person, or call them at 512-442-6600, and ask to be put on their email list.
Dinners consist of a delicious six-course Indian meal, available at Marigold for pick-up for twelve dollars, including tax.
Each meal consists of rice, Indian bread, dal, your choice of two vegetable dishes or a meat dish and a vegetable dish, and raita or a side salad. Dessert is available at an additional charge.
A new menu is offered each time. Orders must be placed by Monday at 7:00p.m. and pickup is Wednesdays between noon and 7:00p.m. Payment can be made over the telephone with credit or debit card, or by stopping by the store to drop off a cash or check payment.By Katie Warner, The Austin Times Staff
Saturday // January 30 // 9am-8pm
Sunday // January 31 // 11am-8pm
Aruba Tan // 2707 Rio Grande
This weekend, Aruba Tan is hosting their biggest sale of the year, Free Tan Weekend. All tanning beds are free, custom airbrush tans are only $10, and all packages, memberships, and tanning lotions are on sale. They're asking for $1, $3, $5 or $7 donations, which will benefit the Red Cross for International Haiti Relief. Each person who donates will be eligible to win a year-long tan package.
Thursday, January 14, 2010
He's turning down tax dollars Texans have already sent to Washington and refusing the opportunity to improve Texas' schools at no additional cost to our taxpayers. Why didn't he allow for a public discussion? Why did he announce this the day before his debate with Senator Hutchison?
Unfortunately, Governor Perry does not share my view that education is the most important business of state government.
Forward a message to Gov. Perry today, and ask him to stop sending Texan tax dollars to public schools in other states.
Governor Perry tried to justify his decision by saying, "Texas is on the right path toward improved education" without any additional federal funding.
That's where he's wrong.
For the first time, young Texans entering the workforce are on average less educated than the generation that came before them. Our state now ranks second to last in the percentage of adults with a high school diploma. Our SAT scores are slipping further and further behind the national average. And skyrocketing tuition rates are shutting more and more Texans out of college.
I'm proud of the people of our state. Texas students work hard and their parents fight for every opportunity to improve their kids' futures. We deserve a governor who does the same for all our young people.
Forward a message to Gov. Perry today, and ask him to stop sending Texan tax dollars to public schools in other states.
Thank you for taking action today.
Today and in days to come, our hearts and prayers are with the people affected by the earthquake in Haiti. At Austin Habitat we encounter and fight the crippling effects of poverty in our work every day, and with an open heart we look to our Haitian neighbors who have lost everything.
Right now across Austin and beyond efforts are underway to offer swift response to this terrible tragedy.
Shelter is among the most immediate needs in Haiti. Habitat for Humanity International has mobilized to provide immediate shelter relief, and currently has an assessment team on the ground. Click Here to learn more about how you can help.
You can also click here to visit KUT's helpful list of additional ways to aid the effort.
With each home we build, we tithe $3,000 to help build an additional home in communities in Mexico and Guatemala; the critical need for simple, stable housing around the world is a part of our work here in Austin.
In this spirit, Austin Habitat will turn our attention to Haiti, where we will temporarily redirect our tithe to support the rebuilding effort.
Friday, January 8, 2010
While it's possible that you've spent the last week trying to get on board with various New Year's resolutions, we of the fourteen-hour workday understand that once thrown back into the wild, things like triathlon training and carb-less lifestyles can get left by the wayside. But fear not, dear readers, because when it comes to your premiere promise—making 2010 your most stylish year ever!—we can help you stick to your guns via our freshly stocked closet. You can become enviously of-the-moment in Kokoon's Silk Leopard Cape ($348); not only is the print uber-posh, the purple hue is undeniably cool. Additionally, you can't go wrong with a leather bomber—a must-have piece for flying high between seasons. We like H81's Edgy Leatherette Jacket ($40) version for a hearty dose of glamour at a lightweight price. Of course, the fashionable life could never be sauntered through without a nod to the classics: try either Dolce Vita's April Pumps ($180) for an updated version of the iconic black shoe or throw on BDG's Twill Trench ($98) for some editor-in-training everyday polish. Finally, if you're looking to make an investment on which you can actually see a return this year, snatch up Chloe's Tilia Acetate Sunglasses ($295), with their retro-inspired, eye-catching frames. Whatever you decide, you'll never have to worry about the end of fresh starts and new beginnings because we'll be here every month, as per usual, bringing you that which is on the brink of vogue. After all, we think being tres chic is one resolution that should be a cinch to stick to!—Liza Kaplan
1. Airplane Rose Skirt ($38)
2. Forever 21 Cheetah Tiered Knit Top ($20)
3. Lancome Juicy Tubes Rose Fishnets Lip Gloss ($18)
4. Topshop Leather Nailhead Make Up Bag ($70)
5. Motel Stripe Pants ($71)
6. Bess Velvet Studded Cape ($1070)
7. Supersocial White Shoulder Pleat Blouse ($96)
8. Chloe Tilia Acetate Sunglasses ($295)
9. Dolce Vita April Pumps ($180)
10. Topshop Painted Stripe Bodycon Skirt ($50)
11. The Balm Read My Lips Lipstick ($17) in Wanted
12. Richard Nicoll Applique Silk-Crepe T-Shirt ($400)
13. Kokoon Silk Leopard Cape ($348)
14. Matiko Sid Yellow Wedge Ankle Boots ($172)
15. Boutique Cotton Mix Tee ($60)
16. Charlotte Ronson Zipped Leather Pants ($215)
17. Alkemie Jewelry Stingray Ring ($155)
18. Urban Renewal Ruffle Shoulder Bodycon Dress ($58)
19. Twelfth St. by Cynthia Vincent Oversized Navajo Sweater ($350)
20. Jeffrey Campbell Word Snake Print Booties ($184)
21. BDG Twill Trench ($98)
22. Forever 21 Printed Woven Pleat Skirt ($18)
23. Camilla and Marc Georgette Stretch-Jersey Bodysuit ($300)
24. Lanvin Paris Wouter Round Sunglasses ($300)
25. Erickson Beamon for Alice + Olivia Chain Collar Necklace ($278)
26. Elizabeth and James Maryl Laser Cut Suede Pumps ($375)
27. Forever 21 Crimson Nail Polish ($3)
28. Topshop Maternity Claw Print Dress ($100)
29. H81 Edgy Leatherette Jacket ($40)
Tuesday, January 5, 2010
Wednesday, January 6th & Every Wednesday, 7pm
After a year-long absence from the downtown scene, two of Austin's leading Tango luminaries (Esquina Tango and Tango in Texas) are teaming up to bring back a vibrant, weekly Tango night on Congress Avenue. Starting December 30, Annies Café and Bar will play host to Wednesday night Tango. Tango Wednesdays at Annies will start off each week with a free mini lesson at 7 pm and will alternate from week to week between live music and guest DJ's with extensive collections of passionate and rhythmic tango music.