Christmas Eve Feels

You know that feeling that you get – the same feeling that you’d get on Christmas Eve as a child – where you know something really great is just around the corner?  It might be that your best friend is visiting for the weekend and you’re about to scoop her at the airport… or you’re running your first marathon in the morning and can’t seem to fall asleep from the anticipation… or it’s the first Friday of ACL and you can just feel the energy in the air.

It’s exactly that. It’s an energy inside, like the feeling of butterflies in your stomach.  And the absolute best thing is when it shows up completely unexpected.  I got this feeling a few Saturdays ago over at Emo’s when one of my closest lady friends took me to a show. I only knew that she was super excited to see this band, so I of course was just happy knowing that she was excited.  Not expecting too much, but also knowing her great taste in music, I happily got ready for a Saturday night that I knew would be different from just “going out” downtown.

When you know someone really well, their actions can speak louder than words at times right? We arrive, home girl orders a double, and that’s my cue – it is on.  Something really good is about to happen.  No Christmas Eve Feels quite yet… maybe more like that feeling when you’re about to be surprised, and your gut is telling you that something’s up.

It took one song… not even a full song!  Best guess is that it happened during the bridge.  But they got me.  I’m in love with live music in general, but getting Christmas Eve Feels from a band so quickly doesn’t happen often enough.  And seeing as though tomorrow (!!!) is the day that the lineup is scheduled to be announced for ACL 2017, I thought that the timing was pretty spot on – so I’m calling it.  If these guys aren’t at ACL this year I’ll really wonder what the world is coming to.  This is that band that you see on the Friday of ACL that jump starts the entire weekend – the one around 4pm when you’re cracking open your first IPA… or perhaps wondering why the yummy-smelling-hippie-who-let-you-rub-her-essential-oils-on-your-body-and-now-you’re-best-friends just sold you an entire water bottle of wine that clearly must be gone in an hour or else it’ll be too warm to drink… or when you’re trying to maneuver the flask of vodka from your inappropriately short cut offs without the adorable pink-haired 4 year old seeing any of your bits.  The band that everyone meets at when you’ve all shut down and disconnected from the work week and it’s officially ACL – the one that launches your 3-Day Weekend of Adult Christmas.

This is that “4pm Friday of ACL” band; I’d put money on it.  I can’t tell you why, other than the obvious talent that is not made so obvious from my iPhone-that-thinks-its-a-flip-phone video… but my Christmas Eve Feels have never been wrong.

Oh, and their name is The Revivalists.  Check them out!!! And if you like what you hear let me know! Simply because it’ll make me happy that maybe someone else also got to experience Christmas Eve Feels, too. 🙃

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xo💋

Austin Pets Alive! Pet of the Week: George

Looking for a new cat to take home? Meet George!

George

George is the perfect cat! He loves to play, explore, and get tons of affection from people. He’ll flop over in your arms to be held like a baby, and he adores snuggling in your lap. He’s so intriguingly handsome too, from the top of his black and white, fur toupee to the end of his fluffy, soft tail.

George is very outgoing and so playful; he has an amusing way of hitting toys long distances and then chasing after them. His scratching behavior is refined and proper, and, though he can be a little fidgety with nail trimming, he’s cooperative about his kitty mani-pedis overall. George loves other cats and given his high level of activity and affection, he would also do well with children and cat-friendly dogs.

George would be an engaging addition to most any home. Surround him with attentive and loving people and he’ll be one happy cat. George is the whole kitty package…meet this super guy today!

Sex: Male
Breed: Domestic Shorthair
Age: 2 Years

All APA! cats are fully vetted, spayed or neutered, and have updated vaccines and a microchip. Lifetime support is offered by our Cat Behavior Team.

For further information or to meet George please email adopt@austinpetsalive.org.

Note: This pet may have been adopted since publishing, but there are plenty of other adorable animals waiting for a forever home at Austin Pets Alive!

Source: Austin Pets Alive! Pet of the Week: George – Austin Amplified – April 2017 – Austin, TX

APA! Pet of the Week: Bock

Looking for a new dog to take home? Meet Bock!

Bock

Good looks? Good manners? Good fetching skills? Check, check, check!

Sleek bullet Bock has the focus and determination to fetch for hours. He loves to carry his ball around in his mouth, and sometimes if you’re not fast enough with the next one, he’ll ARWOOF around the ball. He’s almost got the drop command mastered, so the fun never has to end.

Don’t worry, Bock has a softer side too. As soon as you call him over, he’s all wiggles and back scratches. He loves to snuggle after a full day of fetch, so get comfortable!

Bock loves learning. He’s happy to hang up his ball for a little bit while he’s learning the finer points of obedience. He already knows sit and down and drop (most of the time). And his leash walking skills are on point. He loves treats so much, he’s happy to trot alongside his person while being rewarded with treats for his awesome eye contact.

Don’t miss out on the gorgeous dog. Bock is all retriever and will reward long days of fetching with companionship.

Sex: Male
Breed: Terrier, American Pitbull, Retriever, Labrador
Age: 3 Years
Weight: 58 pounds

For further information or to meet Bock, please email adopt@austinpetsalive.org.

Note: This pet may have been adopted since publishing, but there are plenty of other adorable animals waiting for a forever home at Austin Pets Alive!

Source: Austin Pets Alive! Pet of the Week: Bock – Austin Amplified – March 2017 – Austin, TX

Austin Pets Alive! Pet of the Week: Salad

Looking for a new cat to take home? Meet Salad!

Earlier this week, Austin Monthly announced their new partnership with Austin Pets Alive! to help rescued animals get adopted. Each Tuesday they’ll be showcasing a different cat or dog so that we can get acquainted with the adorable canine or feline before deciding to bring them home.


Salad

Whether or not you like your veggies, you’re going to find yourself craving Salad. This stunning, Seal Point Siamese mix has sky-blue eyes and thrives on affection and company. He can be a little shy at first, but soon enough he will seek out your attention. Then it’s game on! He’ll roll over for pets, purr up a storm and make tiny biscuits…all because he adores you.

Salad is a well-mannered, friendly boy who was rescued by APA! from a hoarding situation. Despite his past, he’s an all-over happy guy and is such a nice housemate who politely uses his litterbox and scratching post. He absolutely LOVES other cats and would very much enjoy having a kitty companion.

Salad is FeLV+ (Feline Leukemia Virus), which causes a weakened immune system and requires special care. APA! provides some medical assistance after adoption. Cats with FeLV+ typically have a shortened lifespan. Salad is not contagious to people or dogs, but should live only with other FeLV+ cats.

Salad is in need of a hero who will give him the loving family he has been deprived of for so long. This deserving, gentle spirit has so much love to give and is more than ready to be a companion kitty in a quiet, loving home. If you’re suddenly in the mood for Salad, follow your heart and  meet him today!

Sex: Male
Breed: Seal Point Siamese Mix
Age: 2 Years
Weight: 10 pounds

All APA! cats are fully vetted, spayed or neutered, and have updated vaccines and a microchip. Lifetime support is offered by our Cat Behavior Team.

For further information or to meet Salad please email adopt@austinpetsalive.org.

Note: This pet may have been adopted since publishing, but there are plenty of other adorable animals waiting for a forever home at Austin Pets Alive!

Source: Austin Pets Alive! Pet of the Week: Salad – Austin Amplified – March 2017 – Austin, TX

Social Media Week Happy Hour – TeXchange Austin

As an official community partner for Social Media Week Austin, TeXchange is delighted to be co-hosting a special happy hour during the conference. Mix and mingle with conference attendees, entrepreneurs, and fellow tech and marketing peers on Tuesday, February 28 at The Townsend Austin from 5 – 8 pm.   What’s Social Media Week? Social Media Week is a […]

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