Wednesday, March 4th, 2015

eJournal

Pride Community Picnic 2014

Pride Community Picnic 2014

July 12, 2014 For the past few years, the Brazos Valley Pride Community Center has hosted an Independence/Pride Picnic the weekend following the 4th of July. In addition to lots of food, music and games, the event features a guest speaker who presents a topic related to the gay community. This year, our very own Michael Jackson talked about the process of acquiring and archiving historical artifacts... [Read more]


4th of July 2014

4th of July 2014

July 4, 2014 This Fourth of July, Travis, Elsa, Liz and Vann drove up to College Station to enjoy an Independence Day celebration with some of our other friends at the George Bush Presidential Library. The day was filled with plenty of laughs, too much food, and then capped off with a great firework show. This slideshow requires JavaScript. #gallery-13092-2-slideshow .slideshow-slide img { max-height:... [Read more]


Tintype Photography

Tintype Photography

June 30, 2014 Earlier this year, I acquired a Speed Graflex Super D. I purchased this 4×5 film camera with the intent of using it to take tintype photographs. Tintypes were one of the first photographic methods used in the mid 1800s. The look created by this technique has a beautiful and haunting quality to it. After doing a lot of research, I order the necessary chemicals and metal plates..... [Read more]


A New Car

A New Car

June 27, 2014 Now that Ruben was part of the workforce and would be doing a lot of driving, it was time to retire his old Dodge Neon and get a new car! For about a year now, he has been eying the Hyundai Elantra. He did his homework and I was his wing-man while we visited several car dealerships. He looked at different makes and models of cars but eventually decided to buy the car that originally... [Read more]


Father’s Day 2014

Father’s Day 2014

June 15, 2014 I traveled back home to spend time with the family for a Father’s Day get-together. We enjoyed a nice, relaxing afternoon, and like every family gathering there was too much food but we did our best to eat as much as we could.  Read More →


Kayaks

Kayaks

June 14, 2014 Since our first kayaking adventure in 2010, Ruben and I have talked about getting our own boats. We thought it would be fun to go out on the water any time we wanted (weather permitting). This summer, I bought a couple of kayaks…and everything that goes along with them. The first thing I had to do was purchase a luggage rack for my Soul and install it. Then I had to determine... [Read more]


First Friday Folk Fotos

First Friday Folk Fotos

June 6, 2014 One of the best things about working at a university is that I have the opportunity to meet and sometimes become friends with amazing people. They may not be here for long, but I’ve learned to enjoy their company while they’re here. One of those “cool” people is Eric Burke, a graduate student in the Visualization MS program. Eric is a fellow photography geek, so there’s no... [Read more]


Work and Play in 2014

Work and Play in 2014

May 24, 2014 Sad to say, the remaining eJournal entries for 2014 were posted at the beginning of March 2015. I hate that I neglected keeping up with my online journal for most of 2014. I know one of the reasons behind the lack of posting updates is that I use Facebook more than this eJournal to keep friends and family up-to-date on what’s going on in my life. HOWEVER, keeping this journal does... [Read more]


Railroad Update: N-scale Town

Railroad Update: N-scale Town

May 20, 2014 Well, it happened again. I fell behind on posting regular eJournal updates because my attention (and time) were sidetracked (pun intended) to my model-railroading hobby. Thanks to my friend, Kyle, the set of n-scale building kits (I acquired two years ago) were finally painted. I spent a couple of weeks assembling them for the little “town” section of my layout. As soon... [Read more]