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Tuesday, March 25th, 2014
10:21 am
VNV Nation concert
Is anyone else here going to the VNV Nation concert at the Granada Theater this Friday?

Current Mood: working
Tuesday, April 10th, 2012
8:33 pm
Need a reliable housekeeper?
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(x-posted to dfwtx)
Thursday, August 4th, 2011
12:06 pm
cheap stuff to see and do in Dallas without a car?
My wife and I are in town for the next five days, visiting for a conference. We don't have a rental car and aren't really interested in getting one...driving around in this heat on unfamiliar interstates doesn't sound like fun. This morning I excitedly learned, after a little Google searching, that we're fairly close to a DART stop on the northwest branch of the green line and that the hotel has a shuttle that can take me there (or even both of us in the evenings when she's free from conference events).

So now I'm trying to put together a list of interesting adventures to have, via rail, over the course of our stay.

I'm fairly adept at exploring unfamiliar cities and we both have smartphones which makes navigating around pretty easy, but in addition to randomly wandering about town I thought I'd ask locals what they'd recommend to someone in our situation? What's "essential" versus "touristy and silly," what's uniquely "Dallas" or "Texan" and not just marketed that way? What stuff about Dallas makes you proud to live here that you wish more outsiders knew about, saw, ate, or did while they're here?

The only caveat is that we're on a pretty cheap budget right now having just made a major move from the east to the west coast. Major sport events, fancy restaurants, stage shows, and the like are probably out of range for this visit. So let's hear it Dallas, when it's 100F degrees out and all you've got is DART fare and a slim budget, what's there to do?

Many thanks in advance for your suggestions!
Wednesday, August 3rd, 2011
2:47 pm
Ok folks
We need to get together to do something about this heat!

I recommend that as many of as possible wash our cars in the next few days - I washed mine last night, but I think another round wouldn't hurt.

Any other suggestions?
Sunday, June 26th, 2011
4:38 pm
Wednesday, April 27th, 2011
7:12 am
historic dallas tours
This looks like a nonprofit org. I have no connection with the group, but I'm a bit of a local history buff and love trivia, and just came across this. I saw this here:



Memorial Day, Monday, May 30th, 2011, 9 AM-2 PM Uncover the lives of the famous outlaw lovers from Dallas, Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow, with author John Neal Phillips. Tour will include lunch. Tour Guide: John Neel Phillips. Cost: $50/non members, $35/members

They also have a tour of downtown on May 19th:

Downtown Lowdown (NEW!)
Thursday, May 19th, 2011, 6 PM-8 PM Climb aboard with historian and author Dr. Michael V. Hazel and explore the history of Downtown Dallas. Learn about how the area has evolved over time and modern day developments, like the Arts District. Tour Guide: Mike Hazel. Cost: $30/non members, $25/members
Tuesday, November 9th, 2010
10:52 pm
Foreign language/Braille book sources?
Does anyone know any area sources for children-young adult books in the following languages? I've found a couple of online sources but B&N doesn't have the selection it used to. :(


We're hoping doing a book drive at work for Abby's Book Corner and this is the list of other language options the hospital suggested when asked.

Note: As these are going to kids in the hospital I'm looking for a place to buy new books as opposed to raiding the awesome foreign language section at Half Priced.

Current Mood: hopeful
Sunday, October 31st, 2010
11:24 pm
Can anyone recommended a good (i.e. you trust them) euro (bmw specific) car shop in the Addison area? And/or Preston/635 area. Preferably a smaller shop where the owner is in the building at least once a week.
Saturday, September 25th, 2010
6:11 pm

Halloween City in Lewisville, Texas is having a Friends and Family Sale tomorrow. Sunday 9/26/10 from Noon - 3PM ONLY. 30% off most products. No discounts on previous purchases or already discounted items. All sales are FINAL. No exchanges or returns. Some restrictions apply.

Location: Halloween City. Lewisville, TX. 75067. On I-35 next to Petsmart and Garden Ridge.
Wednesday, September 15th, 2010
6:11 pm
Buy my stuff!
Older furniture looking for a new home. Bed, dresser, nightstands, dining table and chairs, plant stand. Adoption fee applies.

Friday, September 10th, 2010
11:01 am
Global Breastfeeding Challenge for DFW
Hello All!

My name is Sandy and I am the Site coordinator for the local site of the Global Breastfeeding Challenge.  We've been invited to the Generator Coffee House in downtown Garland to hang out, have a sip and Nurse Away :) lol! And if we outgrow the shop, we have the beautiful Square to converge upon, so pack a front carrier, blanket or camp chairs in the car just in case :)

I have several local companies sending me some amazing goodies for raffle and door prizes. 100% of raffle proceeds will go to the Mothers' Milk Bank of North Texas. A local organization that collects, pasteurizes and dispenses donor human milk from screened donors for children in need.

Hope to see you there!

I ask that participants join the Facebook group or sign in on the “Sign up Here for more information on this location” link on the Blog site to help me gauge attendance so I can prepare enough goodies.

The Details:

Saturday, October 2nd , 11am latch time :) I will be there at 10am
The Generator Coffee, Garland TX

On Facebook

Stop by my blog for Maps, etc.

Current Mood: cheerful
1:40 am
old photos
here's a great flickr photostream of 1970-2000 era photos of downtown dallas. it's amazing how many buildings have been built/torn down in just a few short years.

Saturday, August 28th, 2010
1:22 pm
Thursday, August 26th, 2010
4:13 pm
Loft info
I'm doing some research for a friend and could really use some help. He's trying to find a loft or loft-esque apartment in Addison, Farmers Branch or Carrolton. There are a ton downtown we've seen, but his commute would be hellish (he works near DFW airport).

Does anyone know if they can be found in those areas? I haven't had much luck so far, so I'm turning to all the experts for their knowledge. =)

Thanks guys!
Friday, July 30th, 2010
2:42 pm
dallas wiki?
I just ran across this googling for something else, a city-specific wiki site for Davis, California


Do you think this would be interesting to do for the Dallas area? A lot of questions in this community that are asked/answered might be well served on a wiki site. Someone once tried to branch off from this community with a dallas cheap eats community, but it never really took off.

Just curious. It looks like dallaswiki.com and .org are already being squatted, but it's not too hard to think of other names that could work.
Saturday, July 17th, 2010
8:55 pm
cheap matinées
i don't normally watch movies in theaters anymore, but I've been told from multiple sources that 'Inception' is worth seeing... does anyone have the lowdown on where the cheapest early bird/matinée special in Downtown Dallas/North Dallas is? Cinemark in Plano used to have one for $3.50.... six years ago, but I think that's changed.

Thursday, July 8th, 2010
3:49 pm
pharmacy tech
hey there!

i'm in carrollton currently studying to take the pharmacy tech exam. right now i'm just surrounding myself with books and the internet, but i was wondering if there was anyone else in the north dfw area doing the same, or anyone else who is a tech or pharmacist or what-not who might want to schedule a meet? i'm totally new at this and would love to meet up with some other people who might also be in the same boat, or might have advice, and maybe we could form some sort of study group or something?

let me know!

Sunday, July 4th, 2010
3:40 pm
Leftover fireworks
Fireworks are of course illegal in most of the incorporated North Texas cities but I have it from the Plano Fire Chief anyone wishing to dispose of unused fireworks can turn them in at Plano fire stations without fear of legal reprise. If you get caught on your way there you're on your own but there's no need to let aging fireworks sit around your house or garage.

Hope everyone's having a safe and happy 4th!

Current Mood: cheerful
Sunday, June 20th, 2010
7:49 pm
Air Conditioning Survey!
Me and new roommate are arguing over the house temp. Feel free to share any experiences or tips on how to get that AC bill down... way down!

1. Male/Female (they seem to perceive temperature differently)
2. What do you set your thermostat to when you're home
3. What do you set your thermostat to during the day
4. Roughly how many sq ft?
5. How much is your average June/July/August bill?

1. Go buy an automatic thermostat, decently fancy ones are ~$40, cheapo ones are $22
2. You're probably paying too much for your power. Call your electric company and ask what your current rate is. Electricity companies tend to adjust your rate upwards after the end of the 12 month period. I noticed my electric bill was about 40% higher than the previous year, called Reliant and found out they'd jacked my rate from 12.8 to 18.7 cents/kwh! At which point I found:
3. Find a cheaper one online. The state of Texas has an amazing website, Power to Choose.com. Right now in my zip code you can buy a 12 month fixed rate of 9.4 cents per kw/h. TXU and Reliant charge closer to 12 (11.3) cents per. That's an instant savings of almost 25% on your electric bill!
Sunday, June 6th, 2010
11:50 pm
Do you live in Fort Worth? Do you like to craft? If you do, come join the Fort Worth Etsy Craft party! Be a part of an event that is both worldwide and local at the same time. You don't have to be a member of Etsy to join us. There will be door prizes and crafts.

When: Friday, June 18, 2010
8:00 PM

915 Florence St
Fort Worth, TX

RSVP here: Etsy Craft Party Fort Worth
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