Friday, May 30, 2014


This is a screenshot from a video on Instagram.  I don't know how to embed the code but if you click here, you can watch the video.  It cracks me up because I know that The Calvinator would never participate in such an activity AND if you look in the background, Paddington is just sitting there on the couch observing.

P.S. One day I hope to visit Barry's Bootcamp either in Los Angeles or New York!
P.P.S. I'm sure Paddington and The Calvinator would have fun together.

Thursday, May 29, 2014

Pic Of The Day - 05.27.14 - Rainy Days And Tuesdays (after a holiday) Always Get Me Down

It's not always a clear view of the Houston skyline.  It started raining on Monday and continued for a couple of days.  Some areas of town recorded record rainfall for the day.

Pic Of The Day - 05.26.14 - Memorial Day

Scenes from walking The Calvinator on Monday morning.  Some of my neighbors were showing their patriotism.

Pic Of The Day - 05.25.14 - Mimosa

I wanted to snap this before the blossom was gone. Reminds me of the Mimosa trees when I was a kid.

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Pic(s) Of The Day -05.24.14 - Out With The Old

and in with the used. My refrigerator died a slow death. It was to the point where I was a afraid to leave anything in it because it might spoil. Through the magic of Facebook I found out that a friend had one for sale so I bought it! On Saturday I realized it was a bit on the sparse side so I went to Kroger to make groceries. It is slowly filling up!

Pic(s) Of The Day - 05.23.14 - Scenes from a Friday evening in Houston

Yes, I admit I can get into a rut. Subway. Whole Foods. So...when I received an invitation to partake in frivolity and adult beverages I decided to join in. I had never been to Little Dipper and I'm glad I visited. Strong drinks. Pretty people. Lots of laugh. Who could ask for anything more.
Bitch Of A Hangover
Little Dipper
Fun people at Little Dipper
I had never noticed this row of red awnings at Hotel Icon.
Water fountain.

Saturday, May 24, 2014

Pic Of The Day - 05.22.14 - And Then This Happened

I'm really proud of the work we do at Legacy.  I wouldn't work if I didn't think we were making a difference in the lives of people.  Not everyone gets that opportunity.  So...

I'm always happy to have the opportunity to show people around and tell our story.

On Thursday, Hakeem Olajuwon and his brother T.J. came to our Montrose location for a meeting.  I gave him a tour but it turned into a paparazzi frenzy.  I now know what it's like to be chased.  Our employees were thrilled to see him but all the buzz interrupted my tour and I went from tour guide to handler.

This photo isn't of me but it is a photo that I snapped of Hakeem The Dream with some of my coworkers.

Friday, May 23, 2014

Pic Of The Day - 05.21.14 - Oops!

Oops!  I didn't snap a photo on Wednesday but this is a snapshot of my day.

Thursday, May 22, 2014

Pic Of The Day - 05.20.14 - Working Hard For The Money

This is the time of day when I left the office.  Long day.  Good reason.

Pic Of The Day - 05.19.14 - I'll Drink To That

I meetings that begin at beer:30 on a Monday afternoon!

Wednesday, May 21, 2014


I've been enjoying the banter about Solange and Jay-Z.  I think one of the funniest things I heard was: "Solange attacks Jay-Z in an elevator with a purse.  It's the first hit she has had in years!"

Here is my contribution to the banter:
And some of favorite memes:

Everyone, including me, is speculation about what really happened.  The joint statement that was released said something to the effect that every family has their differences.  Well, in my family, we don't beat each other down in an elevator.  And to his credit, I admire for Jay-Z for not bitch slapping her.
If you want to know what really happened, click here.

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Pic Of The Day - 05.18.14 - Everything Is Bigger In Texas

...including the armadillos.  Seriously! I don't make up this stuff.  Look at this armadillo.

It is the largest armadillo I've ever seen and you too can see it if you go to Goode's Armadillo Palace on Kirby Drive in Houston. And while you're there, get some barbecue at Goode Company.  It's some of the best in town!

Monday, May 19, 2014

Pic(s) Of The Day - 05.17.14 - Saturday In The Park

...I think it was the 17th of May.

Saturday evening I had tickets to see Evita at Theatre Under The Stars.  It's been awhile since I've seen the stage production so I was happy to go when it was suggested by Tall Todd.  Before the show, we  met a couple of friends at Batanga for adult beverages and  tapas.

I parked closer to the theatre and walked over to the restaurant.  On my way, I cut through Market Square and snapped these pics.

Pic Of The Day - 05.16.14 - My Life On The B List

And this year, being on the B List is a good thing because I'm referring the list of celebrities I've met who names begin with the letter B!

Earlier this year, I had the pleasure of meeting the legendary Betty Buckley.  And then, at the end of April I met another legend...Bette Midler.

You'll recall me posting some photos of the evening that didn't include Bette. Even though the photo below was taken on April 29, 2014, I'm including it as my Pic Of The Day because I didn't receive it until Friday and this is my blog and I can make my own rules. :-)

I've posted the photo on my Facebook page and have received several comments...mostly about my shoes, the fact that we are coordinated and she hanging onto me.  Isn't THAT what BFF do?  Just askin'.
So who is next on the B list?  Hmmm.  Maybe I'll bump into Beyonce when she is in H-town?

Pic Of The Day - 05.15.14 - Send In The Clowns

...and the elephants, trapeze artists, side show and everything else associated with the circus.

Hyde Park Gallery has just opened a show with works by Jim Seigler.  I went to the opening on Thursday night and wasn't sure what to expect.

The collection of work is a variety of watercolor, acrylic, ceramic, ink, etc. and it expands several decades.  In his remarks, the artist stated that every piece of art has a story.  And guess what?  On June 12, 2014, you can hear him speak.  The gallery will have an artist talk on June 12.

Sunday, May 18, 2014

Pic Of The Day - 05.14.14 - Hey Cookie!

Pic Of The Day - 05.13.14 - Room With A View

Due to an unfortunate circumstance I was provided with this view of the Houston skyline.  It's a great view from Museum Tower.

Pic Of The Day - 05.12.14 - A Room With A View

I saw this display of pineapples at Whole Foods at it made start humming a show tune.  Imagine that! And what show tune might that be?  A Pineapple For You.  If memory correctly serves me, it was a background song in the movie version of Cabaret.  Most stage productions will include it.

Saturday, May 17, 2014

Pic(s) Of The Day - 05.11.14 - The Crane! The Crane!

There is construction going on on the former site of Café Adobe.  It's directly across the street from St. Anne's.  It's been bothering me because the crane hovers over Westheimer.

Pic(s) Of The Day - 05.10.14 - Scenes From A Mall

Food. Sunglasses. Shorts and a shirt (not pictured).

Pic(s) Of The Day - 05.09.14 - You Don't Bring Me Flowers

I'm not sure what these are but they're pretty.  I saw them at Whole Foods.

Friday, May 16, 2014

Pic Of The Day - 05.08.14 - Doris Day Parking

It's not very often that I get to park on front of the building, especially after lunch!  Just like Doris Day.

Pic Of The Day - 05.07.14 - What A Day

It started off like a normal day of the week.  One thing was different and that was taking The Calvinator to doggy daycare for grooming and play time.

And then I received a phone call a bit after 3:00p.  The Calvinator was receiving a bath and he collapsed.  He was being rushed to the vet.

I arrived at the vet's office and he was soaking we and swaddled in a blanket.  At point, while we were waiting to see the vet, I thought he had died.

Blood work was done and he received an ultrasound; fairly normal readings.  Could it be something neurological?  A stroke?  Old age?  We may never know.

By the time I got home and got him settled, I was spent!  Yes, spent!

It was either going to be a Martini or a foot long Coney, tater tots, and Cherry Limeade.

What did I do?

Pic Of The Day - 05.06.14 - Let The Spinning Wheel Spin

On Tuesday morning I got this wild idea in my head that I wanted to go to spin class.  So at lunch I started gathering my things and I couldn't find my shoes.  I had just about talked myself out of going when I found them.

I showed up for the 5:30p rhythm ride class with Kelli but it was Brice. Fifteen minutes into class I was sweating like a whore in church. I didn't think I was going to be able to finish class but I did.  And then the leg cramps started.

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Pic Of The Day - 05.05.14 - The Oleanders

It was Cinco de Mayo and rather than go out and get caught in a long line waiting at a restaurant and drinking with a bunch of novices, I chose to stay home and watch Dancing With The Stars.  Before I nestled in to eat my burrito (sans cerveza or Margarita) I walked The Calvinator.  On our stroll I noticed the oleanders had bloomed!

Pic(s) Of The Day - 05.04.14 - The Heights

There's a public art installation on Heights Blvd. and on Sunday (5/4/14), I decided I was going to and see it for myself. However, before I did that I went in search of the new Houston mural and I found it!