Tuesday December 3, 2013
I've worn shorts and tees for the past 3 days, but that hasn't stopped me from looking forward to the Christmas holidays. Over the past few years, my family has accidentally established a few traditions that make me pretty geeked about the start of December. One of our favorites is our annual trip to see some of the incredibly brilliant holiday lights the city offers. Some of them are a bit of a trek to get to, but definitely worth the trip.
This year, we'll start the new tradition of visiting a Christmas tree farm and cutting down our very own fresh tree. In years past, we've made a pretty uneventful trip to our neighborhood Kroger, strapped on a tree and called it a night. I'm thinking things will be quite different this year.
Saturday November 30, 2013
Thanksgiving left as quickly as it came and we've immediately moved forward to the Christmas holiday. This month's calendar of events is chock full of fun ways to relish in the season. The Houston Zoo is all decked out in lights from now until the new year. Strolling through those grounds during this time of year is pretty magical.
But if you'd rather stay indoors, visit the theater district and see one (or both) of two hilarious holiday shows: "Elf the Musical" and "The Santaland Diaries". Both are sure to please. Looking for something a bit more traditional? The Alley Theater will showcase its annual production of "A Christmas Carol" . For more goings on for the upcoming week, check out the December Events Calendar.
Saturday November 30, 2013
I am not that good at golf. In fact, I'm quite terrible at it. I went once with my brother-in-law and it ended up being less a day for golf and more a day for me to cuss and throw things. I went a different time with a different brother-in-law and that one too ended less than professionally (with me challenging him to a contest to see who could throw a golf ball the furthest and most accurately).
But these are not events that I am all that interested in replaying in the coming years, which is why I've put together this list of extra cool, extra fun places to go to practice golf. Have a look. Find one. Then go to it and practice and get great and beat your brother-in-law. That's basically the best thing of all.
Monday November 25, 2013
This week isn't all turkey and sweet potato pie. On Tuesday evening, blues prodigy Gary Clark Jr. will perform at Warehouse Live at 8:30 p.m. Tickets prices are $27.50 in advance and $33 at the door. This show is open to all ages. Be sure to get there early to attend the FREE pre-party sponsored by Molino's.
And on Wednesday, throw on your warmest, quirkiest or most attention-grabbing pj's and head over to Winter Street Studios for their Deep Eddy Falliday Pajamboree. Free drinks, free food, music and dancing are the makings of a successful pre-Thanksgiving celebration.