Thursday, April 30, 2009

2009 Austin Song Contest! Go online and vote for your favorite

The Austin Convention and Visitors Bureau recently launched the 2009 Austin Song Contest to find that one special song about Austin that they could utilize in their various promotional campaigns. Over hundred entries later, five finalists have been chosen:

“The Austin I Like” - Lynn Daniel
“Nobody Ever Wants To leave” - Ryan Harkrider
“Austin Sound” - Clark Perry
“You Found A Star” - Jimmy Shortell
“Austin Rocks!” - Patricia Vonne and Rosie Flores

Check out all the songs and vote on ACVB’s website -- voting ends at midnight on May 5th.
The winner receives a $1,000 cash prize, a Gibson Songwriter guitar, and some opportunities to further their career, no doubt. The victor will be announced at the ACVB’s Annual Luncheon at the Hilton Austin on May 8th.

MAKE YOUR RESUME STAND OUT!

If you’re looking for a job these days you need to impress a computer program before you can impress a hiring manager! There is something called an Applicant Tracking System. That’s a database that human resource people use to store résumés. According to LiveCareer.com - a website designed to match people with the right job – this database is used by about 8 out of 10 employers.
Here’s how it works:
When an HR person is looking to fill a position, they search the resume database using certain keywords, and no matter how qualified you are, if your résumé doesn’t contain them, the person doing the hiring won’t know you exist. So, here’s how to make sure you get noticed:
Create a keyword list. Look at several job descriptions for positions you’re interested in. The most important words will be at the top. They’ll also appear more than once and be listed as “required” skills.
Add the keywords from your list to a "Summary of Skills" section at the top of your résumé. Let’s say you’re looking for a job as an executive assistant. Make sure you include the words, Microsoft Office, travel arrangements, scheduling, and organization.
Work those words into the rest of your résumé. You want to repeat them as often as you can because many tracking systems rank applicants by the number of specific word hits. Also, use different forms of the same word. So, if you have a Masters of Business Administration, use the abbreviation MBA at least once in your résumé. That way, your bases will be covered if the HR person types either term into the search box.
Remember, you can’t get the job unless you get an interview, and to get an interview, you need to make sure your résumé gets noticed. So, identify the keywords for the job you want - and use them often.

My Seal Video!

The Seal concert was off the hook! Check out my video

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Seal April 28th at The Bass Concert Hall! WOW!








Hey you guys! Last night I went with a couple of friends, Katherine and Kim, to see Seal at The Bass Concert Hall. It was truly a spiritual experience. He sounded amazing! He looked amazing and I had sooo much fun! I also got some incredible pictures. I can't believe I took these with my camera. (Wasn't supposed to bring a camera in so I was ducking and hiding from one of the ushers telling people to put their cameras away) HA!!!!!!!!! I also took some video..I went C-R-A-Z-Y when he played the song of the same name cuz it's my all time favorite! I will post those soon to youtube.

We now have a BridgetandCareyShow youtube site! Yea!!!!!!

Just go to www.youtube.com/BridgetandCareyShow

xoxo,
Bridget

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

MOMS & DADS!! LOOK THIS IS FOR THE KIDS!!!!!

Hey Kids- many of you have set up lemonade stands – but here’s an opportunity to be a part of the City’s first-ever Lemonade Day, learn some great business skills and get serious about earning some money!

On May 3, students all over the city will set up lemonade stands – and you’re invited to participate and learn how to build a successful business.

It’s free – all you have to do is register at www.lemonadedayaustin.org. You’ll receive a backpack full of information including an Entrepreneurs Guide that provides the tools you need for success! Go to www.lemonadedayaustin.org or call 512-431-7770 for more information.

Cutest Dog Carriers EVER! Check these out!







I was at the Wiener Dog races in Buda last weekend! (VERY FUN!)
I took my little mal-shi, Zuko, and we had a blast. My friend who owns http://www.barkplaceboutique.com/ had a booth with the most adorable pet stuff and I ended up buying Zuko the most adorable stroller. Yes, I am talking like a baby stroller but it's for your furry little friend. It zips up so they can't jump out and for little guys like my dog, it's perfect for long walks around the neighborhood or even going to the mall! :) ha ha

So, I was wandering around with Zuko and came across these dog carriers that I had never seen before that were just precious. A mom and daughter own the company and they have only been up and running for 6 weeks. They took a picture of Zuko and so I hope to post it soon. I ended up buying a zebra stripe carrier. Zuko loves it....I was so surprised, but he does! They are so incredibly cute. Go to http://www.ruffliferiders.com/ to find out how to get one. They also have a real cute leapord print carrier and a trendy circles carrier. Very hard to choose. May have to purchase more in the near future. These carriers are meant for dogs 15lbs. and less.

Too much fun!






Tuesday, April 21, 2009

EARTH DAY FREEBIES!


Big thanks to Renee, one of our listeners, for telling me about a very cool website where we can all get some earth day freebies! Check it out! http://www.savingwithshellie.com/ Renee also told me she gives all kinds of great advice. She does coupon matchups for local stores and lists all kinds of freebies. One of the things she's been doing is this Spring Cleaning for Less series that she does on Fridays where she tells you how to clean your house with what you already have so you don't have to buy expensive cleaners. It's fabulous.


Also, here's another site with even more eco-friendly loot!


Monday, April 20, 2009

HOME REMEDIES FOR YOUR PET! YOUR BFF!


Here’s the scenario: Your dog walks into the house, and you see he’s got an oozing sore near his ribs, or his face is swollen, or he starts vomiting! What do you do? Well, before you rush him to the vet, try some of these pet home remedies first! These come from emergency veterinarian Justine Lee, and Prevention magazine.

Emergency #1: Fido’s got a painful, oozing sore somewhere on his body – also known as a “hot spot.” These sores are usually triggered by an insect bite, and they’re mostly harmless. Except when Fido tries to lick where it hurts. Because all that licking traps moisture around the sore, which promotes infectious bacteria to grow! The fix? Remove as much fur as possible from the area using a pair of grooming clippers. Then clean the hot spot gently with a gauze pad, and attach a funnel collar over Fido’s head – so he can’t lick himself. Next, apply an even mixture of water and apple cider vinegar to the sore and let the area dry. Do this two or three times a day, and the sore should heal itself. However, if it doesn’t improve within two days, see a vet.

The next emergency: Rover comes in from the back yard with a swollen, puffy face. Chances are he’s having an allergic reaction to an outdoor plant, or your neighbor’s chemically treated lawn. Believe it or not, a single dose of over-the-counter antihistamine – like Benadryl – may reverse the swelling. You should also give your dog a bath using mild soap, since he may be reacting to an irritant on his skin! If the swelling doesn’t go away within a few hours, or if Rover has trouble breathing, get to the vet.

One last emergency: Your dog suddenly starts vomiting. This is actually the most common reason owners bring a pet to the ER, but in most cases, your dog simply has an upset stomach! Dr. Lee says whatever you do, don’t feed him again for at least 12 hours. Let him drink water to help flush out his system and try adding a child’s dose of Pepcid AC to his water dish. However, if the vomiting doesn’t stop, or your dog becomes too lethargic to eat or drink after 12 hours, you need to call the vet.

Thursday, April 16, 2009

MAKE YOUR DATE LIKE YOU IN 90 SECONDS OR LESS!

THIS IS FOR BOTH SEXES!
Floss your teeth.
If you want him/her to pay attention to you-- notice the color of his/her eyes. This will keep your pupils focused on his/hers.Eye contact is crucial and a subliminal way to show that you're a sane friendly person.
If you want her to like you right away-- Mirror her. If she scratches her nose, rub your eye. We gravitate toward people like us.

Monday, April 13, 2009

CHEAP DATE IDEAS IN AUSTIN!




Check out http://www.sneakysunday.com/ and then click on Hotels/Leisure
You will see a link for Cheap date ideas right here in Austin. Pretty Cool.

Also, thanks to one our wonderful listeners who provided a list of 101 great things to do in Austin!
Click here to check it out!


Monday, April 6, 2009

Casting Call for Curvacious Ladies Looking For Love!

From the executive producers of "The Bachelor"...........More To Love!!
Are you confident, curvy and genuinely looking for love?
Click Here for information on how you could get on the show More To Love!

More To Love will air this summer on Fox!

Friday, April 3, 2009

BEACH WEDDINGS NEED JEWELS BY JAN


Spring is here and that means being able to finally give your feet some well deserved fresh air after being crammed into boots all winter long. Indie designer, Jan Hansen of Jewels By Jan, designs fabulous footless sandals that will have you ready for spring break or the perfect beach wedding in an instant.


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