"...Don a red dress(you too boys) for Austin Duathletes' original holiday pub run. Funds raised this year will benefit the Ronald McDonald House of Austin..."
"...Damp. Scarlet-clad strangers breaking into your house..."
"...The sequence in which Frances Lee McCain as Billy’s mother in the Peltzer house by herself once the gremlins have hatched from Alien-like egg cones elicited shrieks of giddy fright in the theatre, Johnny Mathis’ velvet “Do You Hear What I Hear?” accompanying her downstairs as she wields a carving knife. Her life-and-death roll in the family Christmas tree ends in a graceful beheading originally hers in Columbus’ script..."
"...Christmas season at my parents’ house always meant time spent with family (my mom being my favorite, of course), preparing and eating good food (mostly made by my mom), and watching movies and our favorite shows...."
"...Roland Emmerich sure has an edifice complex: The filmmaker who severed the Statue of Liberty in The Day After Tomorrow, laid waste to Manhattan in Godzilla, and dive-bombed the White House in Independence Day is back for another shot at the White House. Following Olympus Has Fallen, White House Down is the second movie this year that has as its premise the takeover and destruction of the White House – and the similarities don’t end there..."
"...Friday, Dec. 26: Twas the day after Christmas and all through the house, all the queers were stirring to get out on the town..."
"...Directed by: Gil Kenan. Equal parts Ray Bradbury and rickety carnival spook show, this animated tale of a carnivorous, haunted house and the band of neighborhood kids who decide to put it out of commission feels maddeningly unfinished, as though it were tinkered with in postproduction, rejiggered unnecessarily, and finally let loose during the entirely inappropriate summer months, when, as any kid worth his or her pile of Fangorias (or any adult worth his or her collection of Famous Monsters of Filmland) could tell you, it ought to be arriving on All Hallows Eve..."
"...I told her that my maternal grandmother, Winnie Kelly Walden would be very pleased to know that her pie tradition lives on in another family and that Katie had won herself some prizes with it! I was so excited by her win that I decided to make an Osgood Pie to share with friends this Thanksgiving. It was a big hit at my friends house, as well, even though I had to substitute dried cranberries for the raisins at the last minute..."
"...20, 2006 Part of an ongoing holiday series. When the workload piles up at City Hall, all Austin City Manager Toby Futrell has to remember is her first house..."
"...The conservative Democrat and old-school gentleman represented San Antonio for 20 years in the state House and 13 years in the Senate. Madla resigned from the Senate in May, two months after losing a brutal primary race to then Rep..."
"..."The whole family – mom, dad, aunts, uncles, cousins, grandma, and grandpa – gathers at someone's house and we have a large feast," says Flórez. "We do a countdown New Year's Eve style and when the clock hits 12am, we yell 'Feliz Navidad!!' and everyone hugs and kisses each other..."
"...Floor jack for warehouse..."
"...Red Cross boasts all sorts of options, ranging from $4 up to $40. Or you can make your own with household goods: We recommend decaf tea and whiskey. – Sarah Marloff 3) Borscht in a Bag..."
"...According to a prior economic-impact study co-sponsored by the association, if each Travis Co. household spent $100 of its holiday budget with locally owned merchants rather than at chain stores, about $10 million more would stay in our local economy...."
"...3) A variety of gift delivery drop-off dates and times are available. 4) In order to maintain equity and fairness within the house, LifeWorks suggests that donors spend between $50 and $60 per youth. Sponsor a Holiday Party 1) You provide food and decorations for the holiday party 2) Assist with recruiting volunteers to provide stocking stuffers for each of the party's guests..."
"...Season 1’s Christmas ep, “In Excelsis Deo,” is a classic – and an easier entry point for newbies – but you can’t beat season 2’s “Noël” for sheer guest star power: Alan Arkin and Yo-Yo Ma. Directed by series vet Tommy Schlamme and written by Aaron Sorkin (story by Peter Parnell), “Noël” moves between two timelines, neatly threading together a series of triggers – an incident with a suicidal pilot, bagpipes, Bach’s “Cello Suite No.1 in G Major” – that escalate the undiagnosed PTSD of White House Deputy Chief of Staff Josh Lyman (Bradley Whitford)...."
"... Adopt-a-Family 1) Families range in size from two to 10 individuals.2) All families are currently receiving or have recently received services from one or more LifeWorks programs.3) A variety of gift-delivery drop-off dates and times are available.4) As a guideline to donors, LifeWorks suggests that donors spend between $50 and $100 per individual in the family plus a gift card for groceries. Adopt-a-Youth1) Donors may adopt an individual youth or a group of youths from our programs.2) Youths range from 16 to 21.3) A variety of gift-delivery drop-off dates and times are available.4) In order to maintain equity and fairness within the house, LifeWorks suggests that donors spend between $50 and $60 per youth. Sponsor a Holiday Party1) You provide food and decorations for the holiday party2) Assist with recruiting volunteers to provide stocking stuffers for each of the party's guests. LifeWorks suggests that donors spend $35-50 per youth on a gift card to one of the many larger retail stores (i.e., Target, Wal-Mart, HEB, etc.) that stock clothes, food, and other essential items...."
"...For a variety of reasons, yes, but one being the fact that it's the one day of the year that no one looks at me side- ways because of the way I dress - everyone looks like a freak. But people, I've noticed a disturbing trend the last couple of years - you're not dressing up! I mean, really - my boyfriend and I were the only ones in costume at the haunted house I went to last year..."
"...Austin Film Tours$35-60, www.austinfilmtours.com Alright, alright, alright. Who wants to see the iconic shooting locations for Dazed and Confused or Office Space, all from the comfort of a chauffeur-driven tour bus, with the voice of Sean Young retelling the tales of these pivotal Austin films? Or for the truly bold, try seven hours with the Sawyer family, as The Texas Chain Saw Massacre tour covers locations from the entire series, from the gas station in Tobe Hooper's classic to the Hewitt house from 2006's Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning..."
"...Kobe Japanese Steakhouse See your holiday repast prepared tableside here, with a full dinner menu available all day. 11am-9pm..."
"...Summit House 1204 Summit, 78741 445-5304, 751-4462 www.summit.home.texas.net..."
"...Rosie's Tamale House (13436 Hwy. 71 W., Bee Cave, 512/263-5245) sells dozens of spicy or mild pork tamales on a first come, first served basis...."
"...The pretty teeth in question belong to the incomparable Barbara Stanwyck, playing a magazine columnist named Elizabeth Lane. She’s nationally adored for her roast goose recipe and the aspirational picture she paints in the pages of Smart Housekeeping of a fantasy life of a housewife and mother, flipping flapjacks and cow-whispering on a Connecticut farm..."
"...What's hanging from all the best trees on Wisteria Lane this season? The 2008 Texas Capitol ornament (as endorsed by Texas' own Desperate Housewife, Eva Longoria Parker). The 13th release in the series, it replicates the design on the floor of the Capitol Rotunda, showing the state seal and the famous six flags..."
"...These are simple but compelling films about people who get in over their heads, who make poor choices consistent with their human flaws and suffer the consequences. Kathy (Connelly) is a housecleaner who’s inherited a California bungalow with a tax problem..."
"...Filmmaker Joel Katz will be in attendance. Also included on the bill is the 10-minute Oscar-winning short, "The House I Live In," directed by Mervyn LeRoy and starring Frank Sinatra..."
"...… And he threw out the moneylenders, and kicked their tables out of the area, And to the sellers of pigeons he said: “Get out of here, and don’t make a market in my father’s house.” – Gospel According to Saint John..."
"...By sheer force of personality, Henri – his anger and his alcoholism – dominates the film. He’s tempered by his surprise guest at the house, a Jewish girlfriend named Faunia (Emmanuelle Devos, Amalric’s partner in Desplechin’s course-charting My Sex Life… Or How I Got Into an Argument), who wears a perpetually bemused look at the many idiocies of the brawling Vuillards..."
"...ACLUwww.aclutx.org 1210 Rosewood, 478-7309 Attorney services Basic office supplies, like paper, pens, staplers, etc. Volunteer to work on Prison Jail Accountability Project ALLGOwww.allgo.org 701 Tillery 4, 472-2001 Folding chairs and tables Printing paper (white and colors) Storage bins aGLIFF 1216 E 51st St, 302-9899 email@example.com Copy machine American Red Cross of Central Texaswww.centex.redcross.org 929-1226 A new roof Carpet and furniture for the Family Service Center A drive-through storage building for disaster supplies and emergency response vehicles Air-conditioning unit and ducting for 2,000-square-foot facility Carpet for our CPR/First Aid classroomsAny Baby Canwww.abcaus.org 1121 East 7th Street, 454-3743 Diapers and formula Toys for children younger than 5 Gift cards (HEB, Randalls, Target, etc.) New or gently used kids items (including clothes)Assistance League of Austinwww.alaustin.org 7951 Burnet Rd., 458-2633 Printing of our newsletter A "new" larger building on Burnet Road A truck with a ramp or lift An L-shaped computer desk New or refurbished signsAustin Free-Netwww.austinfree.net PMB 226, PO Box 2013, Austin, 78768, 326-9084 x10 Supplies and equipment for public access lab (please go to: www.austinfree.net/support/donations.html for specifics) Adopt-a-site sponsors Table, rolling chairs, headphones Basic office/printing supplies (paper, toner, diskettes) Two CDR-W drivesAustin Habitat for Humanitywww.austinhabitat.org, www.re-store.com 310 Comal #100, 472-8788 Home Depot/Lowe's gift cards Forklift, 1-ton pickup, backhoe 19.2 volt cordless drills Multimedia projector Land and auto donations Lunch donations for 30 on Saturdays Thermal coffee dispensers Skilled construction volunteers Austin Outreach & Community Service Center Inc.8101 Cameron #104, 833-0444 Laptop computer (new donated laptop was stolen) Projector to utilize for PowerPoint presentations Pro bono grantwriting, fundraising, and marketing Camcorder Internet service for one year ($400)Austin Resource Center for the Homelesswww.caha-austin.org 400 Nueces, 476-4357 Blankets Coats, warm socks, warm hats, glovesAustin Zooaustinzu@aol.com, www.austinzoo.org 10807 Rawhide Trail, 288-1490 New 8-by-10-foot perimeter fence Building materials Reptile supplies (tanks, lights, heat pads, substrate) Portable buildings (for storage and animal houses) Gift cards from grocery stores for animal food Boys & Girls Clubs of the Capital Area 303 W. Johanna, 444-7199 pool tables ping pong tables used laptops art supplies athletic equipment The Burke Foundation PO Box 40 Driftwood, TX 78619 276-1044 Tools Greenhouse equipment Welding Camping instruments Working Vehicles Capital Area Food Bank of Texaswww.austinfoodbank.org 8201 S..."
"...We didn't have but a half-hour's worth of music at the most. After we got off the stage, people were like, "Hey, where y'all from?" and I was like, "From around the corner." I could almost walk to Randy's, it was about a mile and half from my house...."
"...The good news is that for at least three days -- as of press time Wednesday -- the Texas House of Representatives has committed no new outrages against the public welfare. The bad news is that the way things look, the 2003 Legislative Circus will not conclude as scheduled on June 2...."
"...An introductory biographical chapter and a concluding section and index covering each of Murray's films bookend the Edwards definition of the 10 principles that illustrate the puckishness that is Bill Murray. A merry gentleman, indeed, Murray and his random acts of joy are perfect exemplars for the season. The Tao of Bill Murray: Real-Life Stories of Joy, Enlightenment, and Party Crashingby Gavin Edwards Random House, 368 pp., $26..."
"...Some standouts? Moroccan Chicken with Dried Apricots is a favorite in Geller’s house. She often makes chicken, and this one is a twist on the standard one-pot dish..."
"...Men and women: Walkmans, watches, house shoes, sweats, wallets..."
"...Park Lane Guest House 221 Park Lane, 78704 447-7460, 800/492-8827 www.eden.com/~cheryl/BB.html..."
"...McCallum House 613 W. 32nd, 78705 451-6744 www.bbonline.com/tx/mccallum/index.html..."
"...Other Austin B&BsAdams House..."
"...For expanded reviews of many of these destinations, check out our Hill Country Guide (auschron.com/guides/hillcountry). For more information about Texas' finest B&B's, country inns, historic hotels, and guest houses, contact Historic & Hospitality Accommodations of Texas (HAT) at www.hat.org or 800/HAT-0368.Burnet The Verandas Guest House..."
"...Live Oak, an east-west avenue draped in its own namesake, intersects both First and Congress and made for an enjoyable and convenient route. Some evenings, I'd pick a spot where I couldn't be seen by the many tenants of this one particular two-story house and just gaze upon its Southern glory -- with its powerful columns, two expansive front porches, and yawning live oak sentries..."
"...The Woodburn House 4401 Ave. D, 78751 458-4335, 888/690-9763 www.woodburnhouse.com..."
"...Burning Down George Orwell's House..."
"...Gift certificates to grocery storesHouse the Homeless Inc.PO Box 2312, 796-4366..."
"...For the next two years, they remodeled and refurbished the seven-level, 6,500-square-foot stone home, which was built in the late 1970s, turning it into a bed & breakfast that we feel confident saying is unlike any other in Austin. The house features three bedrooms and a third-floor suite; each room includes a private deck overlooking the lake, private bathroom with bathtub, cable TV, coffeemaker, and refrigerator..."
"...Ovrld Presents: Leopold & His Fiction & more @ Spider House..."
"...Household items; antiques & collectibles..."
"...Think slow evenings spent on the porch swing, mornings soaking in a clawfoot tub, and in-between, retiring to an antique four-poster bed draped in spools of floral fabric. No, it's not your grandparents' house -- it's the Governor's Inn..."
"...For fans of: Mad Men, Orange Is the New Black, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, House of Cards..."
"...• The owners of Gourdough's Public House (209 W. Fifth) slipped a newsy little tidbit into the announcement of their New Year's celebration..."
"...Over on his website, his family and former wife and friend Tina posted notice along with a link to three suggested recipients for memorial donations in lieu of flowers. The Oak Hill House, SIMS Foundation, and Animal Trustees of Austin are the chosen organizations, and fine ones they are. I talked to Bosworth on the phone for a while that day but she was terribly shell-shocked by the news, having recorded with him before..."