Sunday, June 29, 2014

Pic Of The Day - 06.17.14 - Crack Is Whack!

So...on Tuesday, the 17th, I went to a happy hour at Alley Kat Bar.  I'd never been there before so it gave me a reason to try something new.  Hip.  Quaint.  Cool

And intriguing drink specials, hence The Bobby Brown.

Pic Of The Day - 06.16.14 - Topsy Turvy

This is by one of the new parking lots at the office. My first thought, "I hope nobody was in there when this happened."

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Pic(s) Of The Day - 06.15.14 - Scenes From A Sunday Road Trip With Calvin

Pic Of The Day - 06.14.14 - I Love Dick's

I first went to Dick's when I was in Denver and I really liked the selection.  The closest thing to it that we have in Houston is Sports Authority.  It's a different selection of merchandise.  So, any chance I get to visit Dick's at Northeast Mall, I seize the opportunity.  I bought some attire for me and a present for my sister's birthday. 

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Pic Of The Day - 06.13.14 - On The Road Again

This was my view on Friday, June 13 while The Calvinator and I drove to Fort Worth from Houston. He slept; I drove.

Aer Yuo In Teh Ftify-fvie precnet?

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i cdnuolt blveiee taht i cluod aulaclty uesdnatnrd waht i was rdanieg. the phaonmneal pweor of the hmuan mnid, aoccdrnig to a rscheearch at cmabrigde uinervtisy, it dseno't mtaetr in waht oerdr the ltteres in a wrod are, the olny iproamtnt tihng is taht the frsit and lsat ltteer be in the rghit pclae. the rset can be a taotl mses and you can sitll raed it whotuit a pboerlm. tihs is bcuseae the huamn mnid deos not raed ervey lteter by istlef, but the wrod as a wlohe. azanmig huh? yaeh and i awlyas tghuhot slpeling was ipmorantt!

I saw this on another blog the other day and thought it was cool.

Pic Of The Day - 06.12.14 - I Really Don't Know Clouds

First of all, I am WAY behind on posting on here. Let's see if I can get caught up before the end of June. Ready. Set. Go!

I went to pick up one item at The Container Store on Post Oak and six items later and one pair of shoes later from DSW I was on my way. Thank goodness I didn't go into Sports Authority.

 As I returned to my car, I noticed this illusion of the clouds in front of the BBVA Compass building being reflected into the mirror exterior even though there were clouds behind it.

Monday, June 16, 2014

Keep Your Feet On The Ground...

...and keep reaching for the stars.

The timing was odd.

We were at Mt. Olivet Cemetery.  My brother was inside purchasing some flowers to leave at my father's grave for Father's Day.  I was in the car with my mom listening to NPR.  I received a message alert from KPRC that Casey Kasem had died.

Casey had been in poor health; it was all over the news.  His children had entered into a legal battle with Casey's 2nd wife Jean.  And as with all things media related, it had turned ugly.  Enough about that.

The timing was odd because when I was a kid, I would listen to American Top 40 on Sunday's to find out the #1 song of the week.  If I didn't listen to it on a transistor radio, I would listen to it in my parents' car on our way to or from visiting my grandparents. 

Casey would always tease the listener before a commercial break with little known facts about an unidentified recording artist.  You had stay tuned because if you didn't you would never know who he was talking about.

There are many people within the recording industry that can thank Casey for talking about them on the air and helping them sell records and thank you for keeping me up to date with what was happening in the music industry.

Thank you Casey for the memories.

Sunday, June 15, 2014

Pic Of The Day - 06.11.14 - Audrey

I'm not sure what this is but if it grows any bigger I'm afraid it might start saying, "Feed me."

Friday, June 13, 2014

Pic Of The Day - 06.10.14 - Follow The Leader

Some days he leads and some days he follows. On Tuesday he was the leader. #WalkingWithTheCalvinator

Pic(s) Of The Day - 06.09.14 - Houston Oaks Country Club

KIPP had their Annual Golf Classic at Houston Oaks Country Club.  It was the first time I had ever been there and it was the first time I had ever been to Hockley, TX.
From what I understand, Tenneco had some type of facility on the property that includes an underground bunker of some sort.  Fascinating.
Well... the tournament was called early because of weather and trust me, when the weather got bad I started looking for the bunker!

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Pic Of The Day - 06.08.14

I'm not a horticulturist but I think the Sago Palm in the front yard is about to do something like burst and spread seeds everywhere. 

Sunday, June 8, 2014

Pic Of The Day - 06.06.14 - Colours

I'm loving the door decor at Starbucks!

Pic Of The Day - 06.07.14 - Here Kitty Kitty Kitty

This has to be one of the most bizarre shirts I have ever seen.  Why are the cats on tortilla chips?
I pondered it and concluded that Tennessee Williams originally wrote Cat On A Hot Tortilla Chip but after all of the artwork had been done he changed it to Cat On A Hot Tin Roof. 

Pic Of The Day - 06.05.14 - Young Frankenstein

"Werewolf?  There wolf."

The Calvinator was almost out of food.  The mix he had been eating is no longer available so I did some research and came up with this as a replacement.  The dog on the bag mind of creaks me out. 

Pic Of The Day - 06.04.14 - Bouquet

A virtual bouquet of flowers. I snapped these photos on my evening stroll with The Calvinator. 

Friday, June 6, 2014

Pic(s) Of The Day - 06.03.14 - Meet The Blue Book

So the Blue Book isn't really something you can meet; it's a bit misleading.  Meet The Blue Book is an event that gathers members of Houston's HIV/AIDS service providers for an evening to gather, network, and honor a colleague.

This year's recipient of the L. Joel Martinez Memorial Award was Charles Henley. Congratulations Charles and thank you and everyone else for the work you do!

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Pic Of The Day - 06.02.14 - Go Green

It's the little things that make me happy!  On Saturday I received a letter that my neighborhood would be receiving the big recycle bins.  I've been waiting for this day to arrive and on Monday it happened.  I even tweeted my thanks to the Mayor.

Monday, June 2, 2014

Pic Of The Day - 06.01.14

The morning sun shining on the bell tower of the Co-Cathedral of the Sacred Heart.

Sunday, June 1, 2014

Just Because

On The Golden Girls, Sophia was given some of the best lines. I overheard this one the other day and decided it was worth jpeg.

Pic(s) Of The Day - 05.31.14 - Buffalo Bayou

On Saturday, rather than go to the gym, I decided to walk along Buffalo Bayou. For the past several years, work has been going on to make it more bicycle, walker and runner friendly. So...I headed out on foot and snapped a few pics.