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houston events calendar: december 3- 9, 2012

December 3, 2012


houston events weekly calendar: december 3-9, 2012

like this event calendar? well mak and i took these pictures at liberty station yesterday for the between the bayous hurricane sandy fundraiser and it was fun. as for this week, i’m sorry the calendar looks so overwhelming but there are just SO many weekend events. tis the season i guess. oh and tuesday is the bf’s birthday – so that’s PRETTY exciting.

WORKmonday december 3, 2012

tuesdaytuesday december 4, 2012

wednesdaywednesday december 5, 2012

thursdaythursday december 6, 2012

fridayfriday december 7, 2012

saturdaysaturday december 8, 2012

sundaysunday december 9, 2012

life at Ruth HAUS . fall 2012

December 1, 2012

DSC_0557so i’ve been a resident of ruth haus co-op for a little over a month and have settled into the routine quite nicely. yes i live with 14 roommates and yet sometimes i’ll come home between classes or after work and be the only one home. on other occasions, i’ll come home to a house full of homemade dinner and voices. here are some every day sort of pictures from Ruth.



DSC_0559this was our first OFFICIAL dinner together as a co-op.


DSC_0566i’ve had so many people ask me about our labor system. here it is in a nutshell. we have a labor czar who makes sure our house stays clean – our bellies full – and our co-op an over all enjoyable place to call home. each member of the house has 4-5-6 (?) hours of labor to complete a week. for example, my labor each week is to clean the first floor bathroom // cook dinner on tuesdays // wash dishes and clean the kitch on thursdays // as well as represent our house on the HAUS level board  and be the house’s membership coordinator.




DSC_0626last night there was a performance art performance (is that how you describe it ?) and it seemed like our WHOLE house was there. not even kidding. actually … let me count it out in my head real fast … ok 11 out of the 15 were there. anyway i made makenzie take a picture to prove it. and actually, if you substitue evan in for margaret and david c in for moses and andrew in for that random photo bomber guy with the hat – and of course add another becca, shaun,scotty, and amanda. that’d be ALL of us.

DSC_0559this is our new mail box, look right.


DSC_0563and here are some roommates making beer. it’s not totally done yet, and i don’t even like beer, but its exciting none the less.

saturday craft fairs galore

November 28, 2012

last weekend my other bff halie was in town and we spent most of saturday craft-fairing around houston. she’s from here but currently lives in kansas (she’s a KU-er) and was happy to be home for a few days. first stop was the post-thanksgiving re-market. i think mike and paloma are just one of the cutest MARRIED couples i have ever seen and GO THEM for organizing these monthly re-markets.

i ran into some rosalie haus-ers and we decided, on the spot, to rent our own booth for the january market. it’s that exciting! (and sneaky me i’m posting it on the internet so now everyone will know and we’ll have to do it, very “sneaky mom” of me and also very smart). next we went to the HOUSTON HOLIDAY POP SHOW at the summer street studios and it was SO COOL.

*all black n’ white pictures courtesy of halie. she was taking some for her photography class and you know me with my camera, and well, i’m just now thinking about how COOL we must have looked snapping all these pictures and all. NOT.

look at stacey representing the zine table and lookin cute, and yep makenzie was selling some too.

although the selection was SUPERB and prices were way reasonable, neither halie or I found anything we like had to have. so we didn’t buy anything. whamp whamp. see you at the next pop show. andwelovehouston. and btw we went to another craft fair in the heights  later that afternoon and although the stuff was cool it was an older and pricier crowd, so we just ate the free food and left.

houston events calendar: november 26 – december 2, 2012

November 27, 2012

houston events calendar: november 26- december 2, 2012

once again, a day late. SORRY. anyways here are this weeks events. as for the photos – they were taken outside american apparel while someone i like very very much was shopping. i can tell you off the top of my head i’ll be at the sustainable movie night this wednesday and then fnb following that. and friday’s continuum show and saturday’s craftidote probably some art openings here and there. email if you have any other events you’d like to see added !

monday november 26, 2012

tuesday november 27, 2017

wednesday november 28, 2012

thursday november 29, 2012

friday november 30, 2012

saturday december 1, 2012

sunday december 2, 2012

houston’s black friday walmart protest

November 24, 2012

so, this black friday i went to the yale st. walmart protest. and, it was pretty cool. i’m so proud of houston for jumping on the walmart protest bandwagon. the group was filled with quite a few familliar faces ifyouhavntnoticedyet houstonisaprettysmalltowninner610loop andalotofgroupsoverlap. so there were some free radicals and fnb friends. over all i thought there was a pretty decent turn out and lots of powerful signs and faces.

the best part, in my opinion, was when a walmart 18 wheeler  truck drove past. there was EXTRA yelling at that point. besides that,  just lots of honking. one group represented was NOW (national organization for women). I don’t know much about them, but i got put on their mailing list. and if you want to learn more, check out their FACEBOOK.

houston events calendar: november 20 – 25, 2012

November 20, 2012

so sorry these are a day late. yesterday was filled with geology tests // lessons plans // mock-kindergarten presentations // and then a super sweet low-key and wholesome ruth haus game night. before we get to this weeks events, check out some pictures from the party you all missed as a result of me not posting the events calendar earlier. we started with dinner and then dominoes + a big ol’ game of “werwolves”. wich is one of those group mafia sorta games. turns out scott gregory + cory + sean were the werwolves. mak was the fortune teller and me and tony were just towns people. it was like so fun.

houston events calendar: november 20-25, 2012

tuesday november 20, 2012

wednesday november 21, 2012

  • houston food not bombs . in front of the downtown public library . 8pm . bring a vegetarian/vegan dish to share or just come help out . FREE

thursday november 22, 2012

friday november 23, 2012

saturday november 24, 2012

sunday november 25, 2012

netflix review: fixation

November 18, 2012


THIS DOCUMENTARY IS: Informative, Inspiring, and Educational

So you ride fixed but your friends don’t really understand what the point is? Show them this film. This film is full of interviews with fixed gear riders on why they bike, how to handle drivers, and the beauty of riding fixed. There are great shots of California and some great scenes of people riding on the road. Basically this show made me want to ride my bike forever.

Makenzie’s Sneak Peak

November 15, 2012

Hello friends! Dena’s been showing off so many sneak peaks, now its my turn! Here’s some cool things around my house.

PS all these pictures were taken at my old apartment. I still have most of this stuff though.
Here is a picture of my Yashica camera. I bought this camera when I was in high school for 12 dollars off Craigslist. A cool thing about it is that it’s a rangefinder camera which means when you look in to the viewfinder, you will see double of whatever it is you’re focusing on. You fiddle with the focus until the double images align. When the images align perfectly, you’ve got it in focus.

Here is my (partial) movie collection, my record player, and some knick knacks. That small orange book is an address book I’ve had forever. TRUE STORY: I HAVE PHYSICAL BACK UP OF ALL MY PHONE NUMBERS. Not even kidding, I periodically go through my phone and physically record all my numbers. I got that viewmaster on family vacation one year. It has a “Goldilocks and the 3 Bears” reel in it right now; in one scene, it looks like the baby bear violently poked his own eye out. Pretty cool.
Record collection (quite a few more since this photo was taken). My mom got me into records when I was much younger. I started my collection by inheriting all my grandad’s Ahmad Jamaal records. I think the first record I bought myself was “Freewheelin’ Bob Dylan”. My favorite album I own is Dungen’s “4”. I bought it at Domino Records in New Orleans, which is one of the coolest record stores I’ve been in. My grandma bought me a Buddy Holly album there, because she dated him. Seriously. She did. (date him that is)
Old kitchen. You can see a picture of Ninja and Yolandi above the sink. Ninja’s threatening face was a reminder to do the dishes. Hanging on the wall, you can see some of my calendar collection: a large plastic virgin of guadalupe calendar I got at Dollar King on a road trip, and a green fabric calendar from 1969 that I got at an estate sale right after Tony busted his face last year.
Very small part of my library and some glitter.

In this picture, you can see my wooden flashlight (just what it sounds like…a flashlight made out of wood) and a clock I got last year around Christmas from a thrift store. I like it except it’s motorized so it makes a loud grinding sound.

road trip: dallas // fort worth

November 14, 2012

this past thursday night my bff, bf, and i set out on a mini-cation road trip on I45 north. the bf has parents in fort worth and makenzie has her aunt and uncle in dallas (or “dal – eye” as we like to call is, simply because we’re weird) point is, it was SO FUN and here are some pictures to prove it. oh and notice that maroon book under mak’s new hat ? yep, thats a hymn book i borrowed from my church. mak and i LOVE singing church songs a cappella  so the hymnal was a must for this trip – since the bf drove and we were both able to look at the words. my favorite song: i danced in the morning / lord of the dance. look it up on youtube – its SO good.

makenzie and i have NEVER EVER gone on a roadtrip together without stopping at a sonic, at least once. i wanted a cranberry slush (got strawberry brought out to me by mistake, but hey, not going to complain) mak got THE BEST and her FAVORITE strawberry cream slush and mozzarella cheese sticks and the bf shared with both of us.

as for what we actually did when we got there, well lets just say: a lot of talking, a lot of impromptu ipod playlist creating, playing bloccus, antiquing, eating cone pudding casserole and 7 layer dip twofomyfavoritefoodsofalltime, watching netflix in bed, cutting out felt texas’ (i’m reallying into crafting right about now), eating at a sweet vegan restaurant in dal-eye and ummm i don’t know – having like so much fun being best buds. duh.

one exciting thing was, makenzie’s aunt and uncle took us to the dallas arboretum. not only was the weather perfect and the nature up to par – but there happened to be almost a dozen Chihluy pieces on display through the gardens.  oh and, if you’re wondering what gardens in london look like, this place is a perfect example. from my perspective at least.

awww, aren’t we cute together.

after parkin’ at the park we did some sight seeing, joked about getting tattoo. don’t worry we seriously ONLY JOKED, i promise mom. anyway we went to the cosmic cafe. super great vegan indian food in a super rad setting.

the bf and i came home sunday morning in his jeep, while mak stayed on into the afternoon and eventually took the grayhound express bus back to houston. fun experience all around, oh and a little bit of good news. maybe if you know me in real life you know i’m wanting and currently in school right now to be a teacher. well, theres a very important “state of texas content area exam” i needed to take and pass in order to fulfill that dream. AND I PASSED. so looks like i am one step closer to changing the lives of thousands of students in my eventual future. so yep, thats some news from me. that’s all, life is good.