Pint-Size People Can Change The World: SLANT 45

Posted by    |    April 17th, 2011 at 9:02 pm

It doesn’t take a million dollars. It doesn’t take 23 hours a day. It doesn’t take a lifestyle change. What are we talking about here? Giving back! I know I get caught up in the “day to day” and at times become concerned about things that are not all that grandiose. Never did I think a movie about children collecting cans for a food drive to feed the homeless or covering up graffiti on their school walls would be so incredible. I was wrong. One of the films at Angelika in Plano during the Dallas International Film Festival was SLANT 45 The Movie (Service Learning Adventures in North Texas) which premiered the weekend of Super Bowl XLV here in Dallas this year. What kinds of service-learning projects did these little heroes undertake? Read the rest of this entry »

Tinseltown Sprinkles Its Dust North of 635

Posted by    |    April 12th, 2011 at 9:34 am

The Angelika Film Center in Plano at the Shops at Legacy was a mecca of buzz this weekend for “Planoites”. After days of premieres and red carpets across Dallas, it was now time for films to travel up the tollway and share the glam. Movie buffs, film students, date-nighters and the like all had pie-eyes and smiles at the festivities taking place. Read on to see opinions of the best place in Plano to film a movie! Read the rest of this entry »

International Woman of Mystery and Her Destination Restaurant, Plano-Style

Posted by    |    April 2nd, 2011 at 12:08 pm

I know what you’re thinking. What person who has traveled and lived around the globe could possibly think a suburb would house this so called “destination restaurant?” Well, as a resident with dual citizenship (definition: living in North Dallas on the border of Plano), I can confidently tell you that Jasper’s at the flawless Shops at Legacy is said utopia! We overheard a waiter telling his table that Jasper’s really is a destination restaurant. People come from all over for one specific thing they’ve fallen in love with and they come back time and time again. This haven for “gourmet backyard cuisine” is just that destination.

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You+Pics: GeekBeat.TV

Posted by    |    September 28th, 2010 at 11:48 am

GeekBeat.TV – New media trailblazers produce show right in our own back yard, or in our own suburb north of Dallas, Texas at least. :-)

In case you don’t know, You+Dallas has a friend up in a suburb north of Dallas who has been blazing a trail in new media for the past five years. Her name is Cali Lewis and we’d like to introduce to her. She shoots a almost daily show which is distributed on the internet where she covers consumer tech news and all things geeky. Read the rest of this entry »

up, up and away…

Posted by    |    September 23rd, 2010 at 8:25 am

After hitting up Oktoberfest the day before, my son and I decided to once again brave the Texas heat and head out to Oak Point Park for the 31st annual Plano Balloon Festival. Still battling our funnel cake hangovers (mine may have had more to do with Spaten beer than powdered sugar), we voted to sleep in and catch the evening launch.

After walking almost a mile to get into the festival (see below parking tip), we snagged a corndog and lemonade and posted up on our blanket until launch time. Soon after we finished eating, they gave the go ahead for everyone to go onto the field for a more up close and personal experience. And when I say “close”, I mean you could reach out and touch the balloons. (But don’t…you’ll get in trouble.) Read the rest of this entry »

fresh oysters + cold beer + awesome lineup = oysterfest.

Posted by    |    August 18th, 2010 at 2:32 pm

Hmmmmm.  A music festival in Frisco called Oysterfest…after the BP disaster?  I realize that this sounds like a terrible idea for several reasons…but it’s not.  And here’s why:

Lochrann’s Pub in Frisco has been holding a live music series every Thursday night in an effort to develop Frisco’s Main Street drag as an arts / entertainment district.  Thanks to successfully booking some pretty well known local artists, it’s working.  Again, I know what you’re thinking – cutting edge music + Frisco = not so much.  But a few months ago I caught The Burning Hotels, and weeks later Smile Smile…for free…at a cocktail table inches away from the stage…while drinking $8 pitchers of beer.  Because the bands they were booking have such a large and loyal cult following, word spread.  The effort was so well received in fact, that they eventually added Friday night sets – and soon began planning an outdoor festival.

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It’s a jungle out… here.

Posted by    |    August 14th, 2010 at 2:09 pm

Despite living in an urban area, it’s amazing the amount of wildlife that lives just outside your door.

My yard has been a home, or at least a temporary  path, to an amazing amount of wildlife.  Everyone has the normal selection of birds; bluejays, cardinals, doves, sparrows, grackles.  Dogs, cats, and squirrels are never hard to find, either.  But there’s always more.

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