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Thursday, February 24, 2011

Win $100,000 from Dockers - Wear the Pants

So, this is interesting. Stats are now showing that not only are women catching up with men in the workforce, we're actually usurping them. Atlantic Monthly and U.S. News & World Report recently tackled the issue, citing the economy as one of the driving factors for this phenom.

While I don't believe any one gender should "Wear the Pants," I do think this contest is a pretty cool thing to get people back in the game. And I'm going to give Dockers the benefit of the doubt that they just used the line because it was clever and not because they think men should be the boss of me. Nobody's the boss of me...

Check it out!

WHAT: Dockers® Wear the Pants™ Project is giving away $100,000 for the best plan of action entered on the Dockers® Facebook page Wear the Pants™ Project tab.

WHAT ELSE: Weekly “Man Grants” of up to $2,000 (in services, tools, gear or cash) will be given away to plans entered on the Win a Man Grant Facebook tab. Man Grants will be presented for 43 consecutive weeks in 2011.

WHEN: The $100,000 contest launched on Dockers® Facebook page on Feb. 1 and will be open for entries through March 15, 2011. The winner will be selected on April 28. The Man Grants program opens on Dockers® Facebook page on Feb. 1, and continues through Nov. 28, 2011. Winners will be announced each Monday on Dockers® Win a Man Grant Facebook tab.

HOW: The power is in the hands of the people. Dockers® fans vote for the winners on the Wear the Pants™ Project and Win a Man Grant Facebook tabs.

WHY: Dockers® wants to help people stop dreaming and start doing. The brand that has boldly defined khaki pants for more than 25 years understands what it means to do what you love. Dockers® is offering the inspiration and, for 44 lucky people with winning plans, the resources they need to pursue their passion.

The projects can be whatever a man can dream of - from launching a business, to producing that movie, or designing and building surfboards - he just needs to step up to the plate tell us how!  All project ideas will be submitted on the Dockers® facebook page. 

Shecky's Girls' Night Out

Had a blast at Shecky's Girls Night Out last night! It was my second year in a row and it is such a cool event. All sorts of shopping and beauty services all in one place. Plus, awesome goodie bags and free Contreau cocktails. I don't see how a girl could go wrong!

My friend Cindy and my girlfriend Jamie and I all went together and the two of them did some serious shopping. I on the other hand was very good! LOL They bought dresses and jewelry and accessories. We each tried one of the signature cocktails - one with pineapple juice, one with grapefruit juice, and one with cranberry juice. They were all delicious! We had hoped to go to the cocktail seminar but they were running 30 minutes late so we left before our allotted time. So, be sure to sign up early!

Our goodie bags were jam packed. There was body wash and air freshener and lip gloss and mini teeth flossers and books and cocktail shakers and nail decor and on and on. Plus it comes in the cutest bag. I would probably go just for that!

The event is at FIG and tonight is the last night. You can get tickets online or at the door. Buy With Me even had some! Just remember that General Admission tix do not come with goodie bags. So, be sure to get the right kind of ticket.

Have a blast!

Fashion Industry Gallery (FIG)
1807 Ross Ave. 
(N. St. Paul & N. Akard Sts.)  
Dallas, 75201

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Arsenic and Old Lace at the Dallas Theater Center

I know I get accused of gushing. But you'll have to forgive me, because I'm about to do it again. I loved Dallas Theater Center's latest production, Arsenic and Old Lace. Loved it. It was such a thrill to see Betty Buckley and Tovah Feldshuh on stage. They were both wonderful and their chemistry on-stage together was a delight.

That's not to say that the rest of the cast was anything to sneeze at. Abbey Siegworth as Elaine and Lee Trull as Mortimer were equally fantastic. And Jason Douglass as Jonathan was too scary. Way too scary, which I guess is a good thing for a show like these. But the guy gave me nightmares!

The show is a classic. But it's easy to muck up. No risk of that here. Although, I have to admit, the second act runs a little long. More the fault of the script than of this production. Still, it would have benefited from some shortening.

The set was incredible. A entire house was built onto the stage and spins around to reveal the interior of the home, which serves a backdrop to almost the entire show. The sound design was excellent, definitely adding to the overall creepiness.

The costumes were perfection. I want to borrow the sisters' funeral outfits. I don't know where I would where them. But I would throw a party just to have the chance to don them.

Truth is, you'd be crazy not to see this show - to see Buckley and Felshuh, to see the resident and other cast members, and to have the pants scared off you old school.

No blood or gore required.

Thank You For Being A Freind

I have been a Golden Girls fan for as long as I can remember. (Come on, admit it, you have been too.) And right now, Uptown Players is performing a new show at The Rose Room called Thank You For Being a Friend, based on the show and its characters. Unofficially, of course. What fun would it be otherwise!

The gang's all there - Blanche, Rose, Sophia, and Dorothy. Only now they're Blanchette, Roz, Sophie, and Dorothea. And they are up to some pretty serious antics, including a showdown with next door neighbor Lance Bass. Yup. Lance Bass of 'N Sync "fame."

Dorthea, played by Lon Barrera, is almost too good to be true, as are Michael B. Moore as Blanchette and Chris Robinson as Roz. John de Los Santos as Sophie was a little much for my taste, too broad - no pun intended - and lacking in the authenticity that marked Barrera's, Moore's, and Robinson's performances.

The set is a hoot. The music is hilarious. And the costumes are worth the price of admission. Some of it was a bit off-color even for me. But certainly not enough to keep me away and it shouldn't keep you from checking it out either.

All I can say is, if you don't laugh, you're missing a missing a funny bone. And my guess is you can find it somewhere in the 80s!

Get Floating

So, I spent Saturday afternoon doing something very interesting - floating. You heard me right, floating. There's a new place in Dallas called Adrift where you can go and float in a private tank filled with enough salt to keep the Titanic afloat. It was the most bizarre and wonderful experience. First you get to spend fifteen minutes in a zero gravity massage chair, which you will swear is a person by the time it's done with you. Then you take a nice hot shower which opens right into your private floating chamber - or your couple's floating chamber. Your call. Then you lay back into the water while your choice of soothing sounds play. I chose the ocean. And you can even opt for color therapy where the water gently changes color throughout your session. After that you just, well, float.

It took me awhile to relax. I'm not so great at relaxing anyway and the whole thing seemed so foreign. But once I settled in, I drifted in and out of sleep and was more relaxed than I can remember ever being. I'll definitely be back. I'm hoping I'll be better at getting into the zone the second time around. Plus, I cannot wait to get back in the massage chair. If Adrift offered just that as a service, you can be sure I would sign-up! At least until I can figure out how I can get one of my own.

Monday, February 7, 2011