Archive for December, 2006

Two to Tango

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Scientific fact: I can’t dance. That’s why I love to watch other people dancing, because I get to live vicariously through their well-timed steps and beautiful body posture (I tend to slouch like a moody 13-year-old at times…).

If you feel the same way, you should definitely check out the upcoming Crisalis Music Project ‘The 8 Seasons’ concert featuring Tango dancing to Vivaldi and Piazolla on December 11th at 8pm (at Rice University’s Stude Concert Hall).

This sound like a great combination and features two dancers from Burlesque Houston (Sultry Susana and Big Bank Hank).

Amazing tango photo thanks to Flickr user Gail Delderfield

What is “stealing”?

So I’ve been living in the Heights for almost a year and my sister and her husband have been in the Heights for about 4 years. I just recently became the recipient of a large amount of furniture (redid my entire apartment) and have been giving my old stuff away to friends and family. I had two office chairs that were just laying around doing nothing (chairs don’t usually do much besides just sit, hence their role in society). My sister started to explain how things work in the Heights when she came over Friday evening. Sister said, “Yo, brother, all ya gotta do is take the chairs and put them out by where you put your trash. Someone will come by and grab ’em.” Again, this was on Friday and the trash isn’t picked up until Monday. I’m not a real big fan of just throwing furniture out on the curb like this but I was suddenly intrigued by this suggestion. The chairs spent the night outside. Sure enough, the chairs were gone in the morning. I fully expected the chairs to be there until Monday. Maybe I’m living in the ozone but does anyone else find this a bit strange? What kind of people go around looking for stray office chairs in the middle of the night? I’ve heard of dumpster diving before, but this just really struck me as weird.

UH Wins C-USA Championship!

Congratulations Cougars! A great second half! It’s good to know that UH, the school I’ve been at for the last 4 years of my life, has won such an important championship. The win is even more enjoyable because it was on home turf.

I was amazed at how many people were parking to see the game today. As I was leaving campus, someone took my parking spot because the parking lot was full. Where I was parked was all the way on the other side of campus (Bauer), so I can only imagine the situation right now around Robertson Stadium.

The Cougars go on to the Autozone Liberty Bowl where they will play on Dec. 29.

More about the game on the UH site.

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