Wednesday, June 29th, 2016

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New Year’s Eve

New Year’s Eve

December 31, 2015 I agreed to watch a friend’s dogs on New Year’s Eve while he was out of town. That meant all of my New Year’s festivities had to be within Aggieland. My final hours of 2015 began at a party at my friend Gigi’s home. Following Gigi’s party, I met up with Matt and Kenny at Revolution to ring in the final seconds to the new year. We were pleasantly surprised by the... [Read more]


Big Bend Winter Wonderland

Big Bend Winter Wonderland

December 26, 2015 Since my last adventure in Terlingua (this summer) my dad has wanted to get back there as soon as possible. During the holiday break, my nephew (Clay) and I accompanied my dad back to the ranch. It was in the 70s when we arrived, but things changed quickly in less than a day. In a few hours the temperature dropped dramatically. When we woke the next morning, we were surrounded by... [Read more]


Christmas 2015

Christmas 2015

December 13-25, 2015 For me, the Christmas Spirit arrives the day I attend the annual Christmas Pageant at Friends Church. This year was no exception. The kids were great. I spent the rest of my holiday season attending parties, eating too much, and enjoying time with family and friends. The day before Christmas Eve, I drove home to central Texas to spend the evening with my extended family.... [Read more]


My Photo-Aggies

My Photo-Aggies

December 10, 2015 Earlier this summer, I started developing an online-studio photography course for non-majors. Working with a small team of graduate assistants, we launched ARTS-210 this fall. Between that course, my advanced photography course and a handful of independent-studies. I was the faculty-of-record for 100 students. Needless to say, it was a busy semester…a lot of work and a lot of fun. Student... [Read more]


Thanksgiving 2015

Thanksgiving 2015

November 25, 2015 Time marches forward. Since my granny passed away this summer, it was only inevitable that family traditions make a natural transition. For most of my life (up to this point) Thanksgivings were spent at my granny’s house. After her passing, my mom volunteered me to host this year’s Thanksgiving celebration. My friend, Stasha joined us and introduced us to a simple Prosecco cocktail.... [Read more]


Downtown Bryan 2015

Downtown Bryan 2015

October 3 to November 29, 2015 The revitalization of Downtown Bryan continues and I find myself going to more and more events in this area. It’s a fun space with plenty of opportunities. This fall, I attended several First-Friday festivals, another Pecha Kucha event and a fun-filled “Sip and Shop” evening with my friend, Paul. #gallery-10 { margin: auto; } #gallery-10 .gallery-item... [Read more]


Austin EAST 2015

Austin EAST 2015

November 14-22, 2015 For years, I’ve been supporting the various artists who work and/or visit Texas A&M. Many of them have encouraged me to spread my wings and join the art community. In the middle of November, I had the honor of participating in an art-event known as EAST Austin. During this 4-day event, artists exhibited work all across the East side of Austin. Thanks to Felice House for... [Read more]


Halloween 2015

Halloween 2015

October 31, 2015 The best part about Halloween is that people of all ages are encouraged to dress up and be whomever they want to be. This year, with the upcoming release of the new Star Wars film, I was inspired to be a Jedi. I wore my costume on campus for our annual college costume contest. *sigh* I didn’t win, but I had plenty of fun. That weekend, I went with Paul to an amazing Halloween party... [Read more]


Kyle Field Experience 2015

Kyle Field Experience 2015

September 14 – October 31, 2015 At the end of last year’s lackluster football season, work began on the second phase of the Kyle Field expansion project. The old West Side was imploded and round-the-clock construction began. Early September I attended an open-house for the new stadium. The place is impressive, but a little too ostentatious for me. *sigh* What happened to the poor-farmer school? Considering... [Read more]