As we’ve discussed, the beautiful relationship that was once shared by last season’s Bachelor Jake and the lovely Vienna is no more. In fact, they might hate one another. Here’s a clip from the show that will air on Monday. I think we can all agree that the most shocking thing that we learn here is that Vienna is actually invited to charity events. Happy Fourth!
No. 3 on the list is Colleyville. Ryan seems to have fallen in love with the strange offerings at Foreman’s General Store there, including the fact that the place has two dogs (pictured) sleeping beneath its cash register. Yes, they are alive, as the sign notes.
He also found a do-it-yourself cupcake shop and a nature center worth a visit. Check out his report.
This is my last post on FrontBurner (for now, muwahahahahahahaha). Someday soon, there will be a new person with a new little caricature-thingy doing posts about the goings-on around town. As for me, if you need a freelance writer, please (PLEASE) email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Now, onto the bizness: I think we all know what’s going on this weekend, and it’s not begging Dirk to stay and LeBron James to come hither. Well, not all weekend. It’s the 4th of July. Tonight, you can see fireworks and Robert Earl Keen at Lone Star Park. Tomorrow night, hit up Addison for Kaboom Town. On Sunday night, you can travel to Fort Worth for a nice little event at the Botanic Gardens, and if you still haven’t had enough, on Monday Fair Park Fourth (on the 5th!) will keep you entertained.
Until next time…find more events here.
Information, then a question, for the Frontburnervians who haven’t already commenced their holiday weekend revelries.
First, the Dallas Police Department just announced that they, too, will be conducting a “no refusal” weekend beginning tonight, and ending Sunday. What are we talking about? Let’s let the PD explain after we jump. (more…)
I’ve had a few e-mails from some Frontburnervians who say they need more earworms today. They make valid points, citing the fact that it is the last work day before a long, three-day holiday weekend, and nobody really wants to work. They’d really rather listen to bad music.
Ben Rogers of ESPN Radio fame has produced a tribute song for Dirk Nowitzki. Rogers, besides having a solid name, is a good musician. I dig his work with the Coffee Nods. Still, though, I was expecting the song to be something silly, like that “We Are the World” ditty they recorded up in Cleveland for LeBron (blech). So I was surprised when I heard the song. It’s actually very sincere and touching. I’m a little embarrassed to admit that I got misty eyed when I first listened to it. Good work, Mr. Rogers.
Ed Bark tells you all you need to know about Mike Snyder’s sign-off last night. Plus you can watch the video tribute narrated by Jane McGarry. Fun drinking game: every time you see Snyder carrying a coat over his shoulder, do a shot.
So, it appears that former CBS 11 reporter Christina McLarty has been canoodling with “Girls Gone Wild” film auteur Joe Francis since at least 2007, when Paul Kix wrote that Francis had been arrested.
It now appears that the two are set to wed, but they’re having a civil domestic partnership. Also? Quincy Jones is the best man.
1. Sometimes, I’ll look and see what other blogs have linked back to Frontburner. Today, I notice that there is a blog linking to us, and it’s in German. So I go look. It’s about Woot.com, and Amazon.com’s acquisition of it. But, as usual, the translation to English makes for the funny, as Exciting Commerce sums up the deal thusly: “The first rumors that Amazon and Woot stuck under a blanket, came in early 2008.” Tim, why didn’t you ask Matt Rutledge about blankets?
2. Chevy announced yesterday that it plans to introduce its electric car, the Volt, in Austin this year, with the car shipping to dealers in Texas in 2011. Â As usual, in this blog post at the Dallas Morning News website, the commenters break it all down, including one that says, “Oh, we’ll all be killed.” Yeah, probably buddy, but not by electric cars. Here in my car, I feel safest of all.
3. Jesuit’s Jordan Speith won his third Byron Nelson Junior Championship Wednesday at Lakewood Country Club. I’m not allowed to play miniature golf at a certain course in Arkansas after an unfortunate incident involving six lanes of highway. But I bet we both agree: Watching “Caddyshack” and “Happy Gilmore” gives you all the golf education you need.