Archive for May, 2005

A Gathering of Geeks

This Friday marks the monthly Geek Gathering at Kaveh Kane’s at 7:30.

For those not in the know, the GG is when all the geeks that listen to Technology Bytes (every Wednesday from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm on 90.1 FM KPFT) and/or hang out in their IRC channel get together to revel in their geekiness. The unofficial plan is to go to the Flying Saucer afterwards and then possibly Twelve Spot or Dean’s.

Should be a lot of fun, so if you can make it, please come out. Katie and I would love to meet you!

Basketball is beautiful

I just returned from the Houston Comets double-overtime victory over the Indiana Fever… wow, what a game! Sheryl Swoopes knocked down an amazing 31 points in leading her team and Dominique Snow added 21 in their 86-78 victory. The Comets trailed by 18 points early on, but kicked it into high gear at the close of the first half to bring it within 8. They fought all the way back before time expired and sent the game into overtime. At the end of one OT, it was still knotted up. Then the Comets lit up the boards with a 10-0 run to start the second extra stanza…

The Comets are now 3-1 on the season and looking a lot like their championship teams of a few years ago.


If you’re tired of the spoiled brats, brawls, and showboating of professional sports – check out the WNBA’s Houston Comets…

Houston’s Music Scene benefit for Randall Calcote


On Saturday July 2nd, members of Houston’s music scene will be
gathering at SUPER HAPPY FUNLAND (2610 Ashland, in the Houston
Heights) to pay homage and raise much-needed funds for one of their

RANDALL CALCOTE has been a long-time and enduring fixture in the
Houston Music Scene, both as a performer and as a behind-the-scenes
player and organizer. His career in both capacities spans over twenty
years. He was a key staff member at the now legendary PUBLIC NEWS,
which blazed the trail successfully followed by publications like
Houston’s Other and FREE PRESS HOUSTON. He later played an equally
indispensible role at seminal punk/alternative production group BFD
PRODUCTIONS, and later still went on to become one of the principals

Howdy, pilgrim.

Is it just me, or does Mayor White always sound like he’s doing a bad John Wayne impression?

Houston Revealed #12

Congratulations to Andrew Rebman who correctly guessed that last week’s entry AND Houston Revealed #5 were the Texaco Building.

Well… Today marks three months of Houston Revealed here at Metroblog. And there is only one entry so far that has not had a correct answer. So before we move on to entry #12 go check out Houston Revealed #6 and give it another try.

And as this entry marks three months, we will be holding a drawing of all winners so far, including Andrew and this week’s winner, for a gift certificiate to a downtown restaurant. Our way of saying thanks for playing Houston Revealed.

So on with this week’s entry. A neat part of downtown I discovered on this venture.

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Houston Revealed #11

Okay you guys

Baby, You Can Drive My Car

I’ve posted all of my pictures from the Art Car Parade over at Flickr if anyone wants to take a look. This was my first Art Car experience, but I had so much fun, it definitely won’t be my last.

Don’t forget if you post your own pictures at Flickr to tag them with “art car” “art car houston” and “2005 art car” so we can find everyone’s.

Pretty Kinky Stuff

Houston Metroblog Presents: An interview with Kinky Friedman

Shalom ya

Westpark Tollway

Just a quick note. I was travelling the Westpark Tollway over the weekend, and noticed that the City has finally gotten it through their heads to raise the speed limit to 65. Needless to say, my commute into the city went a lot faster (and I was a lot less worried about a ticket).

The Westpark really is a godsend. Two dollars and change to go form Highway 6 to the Galleria area? So worth it. It used to take me almost an hour (during heavy traffic periods, outside of rush) to make the same trip. Now I make it in around twenty minutes. Wonderous!

Art Car Parade

Don’t forget that this weekend is the Art Car Parade. The parade starts at 1 p.m. and will make a loop on Allen Parkway. You can find all kinds of information about the Art Car Parade at the Orange Show website. A link to the parade route is here.

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