Archive for July, 2005

Most Heterosexual City In The World?

I’m not quite sure why, but Houston is up for nomination at Gridskipper for most heterosexual city in the world. Even more amusing is the fact that we are currently in the lead!

Vote now. Regardless of whether or not it’s true, it’d be fun if Houston won…

I wonder what the winner gets?

Burn It – The Summer 2005 Edition

It’s a new season (supposedly) down here in Houston, so that means it’s time for another Burn It CD exchange!

Since it’s really freaking hot, the theme for this Burn is hot music. And by this I mean music so sensual, so sexy, so scorching (like all the s words?), that it makes you hot, just like you too were out in the Texas sun. This would be the music you would want playing in the background if you were really into someone to go with the sexual tension in the air.

Burn Its are always a lot of fun, so go read the rules and sign up!

Houston Revealed #19

All right peoples…

We gots three outstanding photos just waiting to be recognized! While Chris Loudermilk is doing his darnedest trying to figure out Revealed #15, we still need people to identify Revealed #6 and #14.

In happier news, Ryan Dionne is our winner for Houston Revealed #18 as he correctly figured out (in record time) the image is from one of the Seven Wonders sculptures designed by Mel Chin next to the Wortham Theater in Sesquicentennial Park. You know… as many times as I

Houston Photobloggers

I am proud to announce a new gathering place for Houston photographers and bloggers. Houston Photobloggers. This site was developed in conjunction with and is a part of the network.

So, what is a photoblog? In a typical blog, the author uses words to express themselves. In a photoblog, the primary form of expression is photographs. Like text blogs, entries are posted on a regular basis. The posts are listed in chronological order with the most recent photo shown on the main page of the photoblog.

Photoblogging is a great way to improve your skills because you are forced to shoot regularly to keep the blog updated. It is also a way for your photographs and your vision to be seen by other people. There is a very large photoblogging community world wide that is very open to helping everyone grow as photographers.

Houston Photobloggers is just getting started, but we look forward to becoming a resource for all Houston photographers. If it is related to Houston, photography or blogging, we will probably be discussing it. We are already sharing our photographs with each other and will eventually be getting together for some group photography shoots.

If you have a photoblog, interested in starting one, love photography or are
just curious, drop by the site and check it out. We will be happy to answer any questions you have.

I want to thank my fellow site administrators, Saroy and Ninds, for putting up with my craziness and Houston Metroblogging Captain, Katie, for her support of our site.

First it was la migra, now it

Obviously, with a last name like Chavez, I wasn

Houston, we’re back to space!

Wednesday, NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida will be the site of our “Return to Flight.” Shortly thereafter, the folks at Houston’s Johnson Space Center will take over support of the Space Shuttle Discovery. The liftoff is scheduled for 3PM and will be covered LIVE on the Science Channel.

Pictured here is the STS-114 crew. In front are astronauts Eileen M. Collins (right), commander; Wendy B. Lawrence, mission specialist; and James M. Kelly, pilot. In back are astronauts Stephen K. Robinson (left), Andrew S. W. Thomas, Charles J. Camarda, and Soichi Noguchi, all mission specialists. Noguchi represents Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA).

Good luck, and Godspeed.

Hey, you guys!

So are you wondering what to do TONIGHT (Thanks Katie). Something different, something fun, something FREE. How about watching The Goonies on an outdoor screen? Yes, The Goonies! You know:

Sloth: Hey, you guys!

Mama Fratelli: The only thing we serve here is tongue! You boys like tongue?

Mikey: You idiot you glued it on upside down.
Chunk: It looks fine to me.

Irene Walsh: Now, Rosalita, this is the attic. Mr. Walsh doesn’t like anybody up here, ever. I guess that’s why it’s always open.
Mouth: Translation – never go up there. It’s filled with Mr. Walsh’s *sexual torture devices*.

Stef: Data where are you going?
Data: I’m setting booty traps.
Stef: You mean booby traps?

Do you have a favorite Goonies line or moment? Tell me about it.

Miller Outdoor Theatre has a new Starlight Cinema Series which is sponsored by Young Audiences of Houston. They will be showing family friendly movies up on Miller Theatre’s big screen. And best of all, it is free. TONIGHT, The Goonies.

They will also be showing movies October 21st, 28th and 29th.

You can find the October schedule here.

London Blasts

Please go by and visit our friends at the London Metroblog and let them know that we stand with them while they deal with today’s attacks.

Not only do they have factual information that is being passed on to the public, but personal stories of what they are going through.

Houston Revealed #18

Welcome to another week of Houston Revealed. We are already on #18. Thank you to everyone who has participated thus far. Congratulations to Christopher Holly who correctly guessed last week’s entry as the Bank One Center. Our main goal for this project is to get people to take a moment and really see downtown Houston. There is a lot to offer and I personally have discovered so much looking for sneaky pictures to take.

So, here is this week’s entry. I’ll accept several different answers on this one. You can tell me what it is, where it is or what building is next door. Good luck. Think creatively.

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If you think you know email us the answer!

Technology Bytes Turns 10! Come and Party!

Houston’s favorite computer/technology call-in show is turning 10! For ten years geeks all over the Greater Houston Area have been hunched over their radios once a week (now we actually communicate with each other via IRC) for the now two-hour show. The show started out in 1995 fronted by Jay Lee and Peter Hughes. Heck, you can see all of your favorite Tech Bytes hosts at Friday’s celebration at Kaveh Kanes. Jay tells me “I can’t believe it has lasted 10 years. Who would have thought that computers would catch on the way they did. I’m as dumbfounded as anyone.”

In Jay’s words:

In related news, Technology Bytes is celebrating 10 years on the air in Houston, TX on the Mighty 90, KPFT. We will be partying down with our bad selves at Kaveh Kanes in downtown Cowtown on Friday, July 8th. Party kicks off at 8:00. Admission is FREE!

Drop Trio will be providing the music and everyone is invited so come on down and party like a dorkus-malorkus.

Kaveh Kanes is located at 912 Prairie and offers a fine selection of beer, coffee and desert.
They also have free Internet access (both wired and wireless).

Ah, ten years is a long time. 10 years ago I was installing a modem in my 286 machine and surfing the internet without a browser. All text, baby! Also, don’t forget to tune in tonight from 7 to 9 for the show and join us on IRC (Access the #techbytes channel on the Cuckoo IRC network using on port 6667 or try port 6667 if you are in Houston). I hear guests are going to be asked to call in and share their early experiences with computers. And, in line with the previous post, Tech Bytes is now podcasting.

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