The growth continues. Today, as you can see, RyanÂ Jones is really settling into the ‘stache. He’s gotÂ that glitter of extra confidence in his eye andÂ a smirk to his smile, all in thanks to Movember.
Stay tuned for tomorrow’s episode of The Daily Moustache. It is sure to be an exciting one.
Cumulus Media announced today that four of its stations – including 1310 The Ticket – will move to Victory Park, in the same complex that is home to WFAA, right smack dab next to the American Airlines Center.
Jan Reid, the Austin writer who was shot by a thug in Mexico and lived to tell about it, has been busy lately. His book about Texas music legend Doug Sahm came out earlier this year. His novel called Comanche Sundown, about Quanah Parker, is hot off the presses. He’s also 100 pages away from finishing a draft of a biography of former Gov. Ann Richards.
Reid turned up last night to sign copies of Comanche at the Beverly Drive home of Sue and Phil John. Phil and Jan grew up friends in Wichita Falls. It’s “kind of a fluke” that he’s seemed so prolific lately, Reid said, taking a break from the autograph action. He’s working hard on the Richards book because the publishers “want me to hurry up,” he said; and he completed Comanche only after “lots of starts and stops” over 25 years. Reid (pictured in photo by Jeanne Prejean) will appear with 15 other authors at the TCU Press’ annual “Autograph Extravaganza” Dec. 3 at TCU.
Starting Dec. 1, American Airlines flights departing between 5 p.m. and 5:59 p.m. will be offered $5 drinks. If a person normally consumes 13 drinks on a flight, the savings just might equate to the cost of checking one bag.
Wait – how much does Southwest Airlines charge?
You may have heard that last year Plano-based Frito-Lay came out with a 100% compost-able bag for its Sun Chips. But the new materials made the bag really noisy, and people took to YouTube to complain. Product sales fell. Â Finally Frito-Lay pulled the bags from shelves.
But they only did that in the U.S. In Canada, they’re staying the course. The company has taken to YouTube itself to spread its message that more noise is worth leaving behind less waste. They’re even offering ear plugs to any Canadian who tries the bag and can’t stand it.
And it’s apparently working. Â Does it mean that we Americans care less about the environment, that we’re not willing to listen to a sound as loud as a lawnmower while we’re snacking? Â Or is it a case of Canadians living up to their stereotype, that they are too polite?
1. Old East Dallas
2. Forest Hills
3. Glencoe Park
5. Little Forest Hills
Oh, how I love lists. And here’s a new one from Men’s Health. It’s of the holiest in the land. Dallas comes in at 17 for being one of the most religious cities. Colorado Springs came in at No. 1 and Fort Worth is No. 11. But, hey, Dallas beat out Houston (No. 22), so there’s that.
From San Antonio’s Belo-owned KENS-5 station, word has it that a couple – Mark Reed and Dante Walkup - got somewhat legally married last month at the W. In Dallas, which is in Texas, which has a big fat ban on gay marriage.
So how? By Skyping in an officiant in Washington D.C. The marriage will be recognized in our nation’s capital and a handful of states, but in Texas, they’re still just two guys who love each other but aren’t allowed to get married.
You guys, I saw this yesterday and totally forgot to put it up. SORRY. Anyway, here is the pride of Lincoln High getting sonned by the guys from The Basketball Jones, mostly tongue in cheek, for his early season struggles with the Miami Heat (worked out, coincidentally, last night, with 35 points in three quarters). Still funny, though. (Oh, and there is one word in there not meant for delicate ears, so be warned.)
While looking through YouTube to find something Black Eyed Peas related, I came across this: BluJ’s Maverick ManiAAC audition video.
I obviously agree with commenter GoddessTru: “you a mess!ï»¿ lolï»¿ but congrats boo!”
Forbes magazine’s Steve Forbes says President George W. Bush’s “biggest mistake domestically” was failing to rein in the Federal Reserve–a failure that triggered the financial crisis.
The wealthy publisher and two-time presidential candidate, in Dallas yesterday to address a dinner for financial-services firm Northwestern Mutual, was asked whether he agreed with critics like Gov. Rick Perry, who recently called Bush a big-government “overspender.”
Bush “was a piker compared to his successor, but he did demoralize the [Republican] party by not putting a firm foot on the brake,” Forbes said. “He’ll justify it … I’m sure by saying we had a war, so I gotta keep the home front happy.
Just in case you missed her double feature with Rick Perry, Barnes & Noble says Missus Former Governor Former Vice Presidential Candidate Mama Grizzly TLC Realty Star Fox News Commentator Author Sarah Palin will be signing her latest book, and only her latest book, on Nov. 28 at the Lincoln Park location.
However, you will need to clear your calendar for the entire day. Skip church. Because you’ll need to be in line for a wristband at 9 a.m., and then come back at 6 p.m. for the signing.
So now the Cowboys won’t be the worst thing to play in Cowboys Stadium this season. (NAILED IT.)
I am not making this up: people in my neighborhood starting putting up their Christmas lights nearly three weeks ago. If it’s not too early to decorate for the holidays, then it’s definitely not too early to shop for decorations. Ergo, I recommend you put your time and money to good use by attending DIFFA’s wreath auction, which is happening tonight at the Tower Residences at the Ritz-Carlton. Sounds fancy, doesn’t it?