Wednesday, April 6, 2016

As I See It - 03.18.16 - Flower Power

I'm not sure what this is but is very vibrant.

Tuesday, April 5, 2016

As I Seet It - 03.17.16 - I'm Looking Over

So it's not quite a four leaf clover but it is a hat full of candy. Happy St. Paddy's Day!

Monday, April 4, 2016

As I See It - 03.16.16 - Flower Porn

Spotted this flowers whilst out with The Calvinator on one of his strolls.

Sunday, April 3, 2016

As I See It - 03.15.16 - Indika

I'm not big on Indian food. However, I decided to give it a whirl at Indika and actually enjoyed my meal.

Saturday, April 2, 2016

As I See It - 03.14.16 - At The Vet

It was time for The Calvinator's annual checkup and he needed some shots. While he was being weighed and having a blood draw, I was left to my own devices in the exam room. I noticed that one of the walls was covered in artwork with an animal theme. It was sort of like a micro-museum.

Sunday, March 27, 2016

As I See It - 03.13.16 - Celebrating Daylight Saving Time #not

It's always fun to catch up with Margo. We walked from her place to Dry Creek (which isn't dry anymore) and had a great time catching up over brunch. We needed a reason to celebrate so we toasted losing an hour worth of sleep.

As I See It - 03.12.16 - Sunset At The Crib

Living with The Calvinator at his crib has proven to me that no two sunsets are ever the same.

As I See It - 03.11.16 - Into The Canyon

There has been quite a bit of construction happening in Houston. Cranes are everywhere and for the past year or so, I have watched this piece of Post Oak Blvd. change. The street isn't a straight line so the bend in the road makes these buildings look like they are on top of each other. And driving thru them feels like going into a canyon.

Friday, March 25, 2016

As I See It - 03.10.16 - Quote Of The Day


As I See It - 03.09.16 - Happy Holidays

You've heard the saying, "Better late than never." and such was the case when my co-workers and I gathered at la griglia for our holiday party. You see...

We were never able to get together for a Christmas party in December, or January, or February so why not march on into March? It's sort of like what I've always said about Thanksgiving...

You don't have to celebrate Thanksgiving on the fourth Thursday of the month. You express your thanks, and you should, any day of the week. #justsayin

As I See It - 03.08.16 - It's That Time Of The Year

...for the azaleas to start blooming. I spotted these whilst out walking The Calvinator.

As I See It - 03.07.16 - No Filter

Spotted these at H-E-B and didn't use a filter on the photo. The colours are amazing!

As I See It - 03.06.16 - Sleeping Beauty

This is The Calvinator. I call him my Boogie Bear and at times people have said that he looks like a bear. I've been told to never "poke the bear" and especially when the bear is asleep.

As I See It - 03.05.16 - Beer, Wine and Vodka

It was a busy day. I ran errands and then made my way to Karbach Brewery for a Texas Wesleyan University alumni gathering.

I need to go back to the brewery and try the restaurant. I was very surprised at how many people were outside in the beer garden and how many people were inside eating.

From there, I went home and prepped for Stages Theatre's Talk Of The Town Gala at The Astorian. It was a Mad Men theme event and a good time was had by all.

As I See It - 03.04.16 - Spring Hasn't Quite Sprung

...but the flowers are blooming. The Calvinator and I spotted these during his noon day stroll.

As I See It - 03.03.16 - Who Are The People In Your Neighborhood?

I was behind these two cars about a block away from The Calvinator's Crib. It's nice to know that I'm surrounded by likeminded folks. And in case you can't read the bumper stickers, there is one for Bernie Sanders, Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton.

As I See It - 03.02.16 - Read Aloud

Remember when I mentioned this? Well today was the day to wear it! It was Dr. Seuss's birthday.

Walnut Bend Elementary School was the host for the press conference for Read Aloud Month. Neal Bush, son of Barbara and President George Bush was there so it was cool to meet him. His mother was in the school reading to students but we didn't get to meet her.

Also, at several Legacy sites volunteers and staff took time out of the day to read to some of pediatric clients. Thank you to everyone who participated.

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

As I See It - 03.01.16 - Super Tuesday

Back in the olden days, or back in my day, Texas held its Democrat and Republican primaries sometime in May. From I what I can tell, Texas joined Super Tuesday in 1988 because it wanted to be a player on the big stage and wanted to have an early voice in the selection of candidates.
And so, this year Super Tuesday was held on March 1. My girl Hillary won Texas and the evening! Here's hoping she makes all the way to The White House!. Oh, and if you want to see all of the results for the evening, click here.

As I See It - 02.29.16 - I'm Not Sure What This Is

It's February 29 and I really don't have anything to say about Leap Year. #justsayin'

Even though it's technically not Spring, foliage is beginning to bloom. I spotted this by my car in the parking lot at work. I'm not sure what it is but my assumption is that it isn't poisonous.

As I See It - 02.28.16 - Decadent Desserts

I never thought I would say this but I had WAY too many sugary delights at AssistHers' Decadent Desserts event at Neon Boots.

Various restaurants, caterers and friends of the organization donated the sweet things for participants to partake of and I almost overdosed on sugar.

As I See It - 02.27.16 - Investitures

In February of 2015, it was announced that Legacy Community Health's Body Positive program would be the recipient of funds raised by E.R.S.I.C.S.S. Reign XXXI. This group raises money for various causes in Houston and they raise the money $1 at a time.

So...the grand totals were announced and Legacy received $15,616.86! And that was only our portion!

A big thank you to Empress XXXI Angela Mercy, Emperor XXXI Susan Hayes and the members who raised this money for us. Y'all are stellar!

Monday, March 21, 2016

As I See It - 02.26.16 - Voted

I don't normally participate in Early Voting but I was concerned about timing on Primary Day so I went to the West Gray Mult-Service Center to cast my votes in the Democrat Primary.

As I See It - 02.25.16 - Way Outside The Loop

For the second time in three months, I have traveled south of Houston and outside the Beltway to make my way to Baybrook Mall. I had a favor to ask of someone and she lives down that way so I went to her. I was thrilled when P.F. Changs was one of the restaurant options. I love me some P.F. Changs!

As I See It - 02.24.16 - Cat In The Hat

March 2 is the birthday of Dr. Seuss and I have been invited to a press conference for Read Aloud Month. Rather than resort to something costumey, I found this online and I think it is the perfect accessory to wear in honor of Dr. Seuss.

As I See It - 02.23.16 - Both Sides Now

There was a change in the weather today and clouds heralded the changes. From where I sit, I can look northwest and from I live I look west.

Friday, March 18, 2016

As I See It - 02.22.16 - Once Again, Back At la griglia

Monday at lunch found me back again at la griglia for a meeting. I decided to be adventurous and try the sesame crusted tuna. Normally when I eat tuna, it is out of a can and added to salad or it is the salad put between two pieces of bread. There was no need to do that with these pieces of tuna. The meal was yummy.

As I See It - 02.21.16 - Art On Dart

I read that someone had painted a mural in memory of David Bowie. I couldn't quite remember where it was but I remembered the general area, so off I went to Houston Avenue and Dart Street. I turned the corner onto Dart and poof there it was.

As I See It - 02.20.16 - What Happens In Vegas

So, I wasn't exactly in Vegas. I was still in Houston on Old Katy Road for OutReach United's Casino Night fundraiser. Two of my friends, April Ayers and Bryan Hlavinka, were co-chairs for the event. I'm not big on casino nights but it is always fun to mix and mingle with friends.