Saturday, October 28, 2006

Saturday Morning rambling: First of all Halloween is approaching and lets all remember to use good common sense when letting the kids trick or treat ~ a good place to start would be Scare on The Square - in downtown McKinney October 31, 2006 - 4 p.m. - 6 p.m...There will likely be all kinds of ghosts and goblins down there for the little people to enjoy! And its probably a lot safer than a lot of other places they could Trick or Treat...

Kiran and his daughter Kasie and I went over to Cadillac last night to eat a bite and drink a few beers, and I used to opportunity to experiment with some different ISO settings on the digi, and caught the first set of a group called The Neighbors Band - good stuff - go hear them sometime if you have a chance. Its all good when you can go somewhere, eat something, drink a few beers, and crawl home across the parking lot if you have to, and still get some decent pictures...makes for an all around enjoyable evening out...and ya don't even have to drive...

Thursday, October 19, 2006

We have a new addition to our family. Kaylee June Marie Simmons is finally here, a little early and not without some difficulties, but both she and mom seem to be doing pretty well for now...

Wednesday, October 11, 2006

If you're looking for a good time go to Cadillac Pizza Pub!
...If you're looking for a fun place to take the family for pizza, go to Cadillac Pizza Pub where kids are always welcome till 9PM...If you're looking to meet some new and interesting people and listen to some great music then go to Cadillac Pizza Pub...If you wanna watch Monday Night Football on widescreen and enjoy some brewskies with friends, then Cadillac Pizza Pub is the place for's McKinney's newest, coolest, place to be...You just never know who you might run into down there...

Saturday, October 07, 2006

McKinney, Texas – October 5, 2006
Art Exhibit “Tutto Bene!” at Carrie Garner’s Galleria d’Arte
Gallery owner and resident artist, Carrie Cameron Garner, takes center stage as her newest creations are debuted at an art reception "Tutto Bene!" Loosely translated, tutto bene means “it’s all good” so say arrivederci to your troubles and buongiorno to celebration. The exhibit debuts on Saturday, October 14, from 7pm to 10pm at Carrie Garner’s Galleria d’Arte in downtown McKinney. The full exhibit will be on display from October 14, 2006 to November 9, 2006.

The artist’s newest creations feature Tuscany-influenced images. Working in the oil sculpture technique, each of Cameron-Garner’s oil paintings embrace bold, rich colors and heavy textures. She cites the works of Cezanne and Van Gogh as major influences, as well as close friend and mentor, JD Miller, of Reflection FineArt Gallery in Dallas. Cameron-Garner also credits color specialist Liz Richardson of the William Merit Chase School as integral in developing her style.

To quote the artist, “Art is a passion…it’s my passion…it’s my escape. To watch a painting come to life on the canvas is exciting and almost magical.” Join us in the gallery to enjoy a glass of wine and to listen to the soulful sounds of The Quentin Hope Trio as together we share an evening filled with the excitement and magic of art.

A lifetime resident of McKinney, Cameron-Garner is also a co-founder of the LoveLife Foundation, an organization for at-risk children to which she devotes much of her time as well as to other charitable endeavors. A portion of sales from the evening with be donated to the Art Institute of McKinney Scholarship Fund for at-risk children though the LoveLife Foundation.

Co-sponsors of the celebration are Alternative Furnishings, BLING!, Cadillac Pizza Pub, D’Vine Wine,
Main Street McKinney, Market Street, Orisons Fine Art & Framing, Poppy’s Garden CafĂ©, and Vim Studio.

For further information, contact Galleria d’Arte at 469.742.9509 or visit us online at

Sunday, October 01, 2006

Cadillac Pizza Pub is open for business!! Located at 112 S. Kentucky Street in downtown McKinney, Cadillac Pizza Pub features scrumptious brick oven pizza, drinks, and live music. Be sure to join the excitement as McKinney welcomes its newest and HOTTEST spot, just off the square in historic McKinney.

Phone: 972.547.DUDE