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Saturday, September 30, 2006

Beer Can House!

Some of you won't believe this...but...here in Houston we have a house completely covered in Beer Cans. 39,000 to be exact!

In 1968, John Milkovisch, began decorating his patio with pieces of brass, marbles, rocks and buttons. Then he tore up the lawn and replaced it with similar glittery debris. (He said he got tired of mowing!) The house itself was next. John took beer cans and flattened them into aluminum siding. John drank a 6-pack every day for 18 years to "decorate" his home! The Beer Can House is being renovated now, and will soon be turned into a museum about Mr. Milkovisch and his house.

You have to read these stories about the Beer Can House and see these Pics!

(I was more impressed with the gate than I was with the house now because of the renovation, but I hope you enjoy the pic anyway!)

Friday, September 29, 2006

Poor Judge Risner!

I don't know much about Judge George Risner except that he is the "Houston Traffic Ticket Lawyer." He probably didn't deserve this afro. Poor Judge Risner!

Happy Friday, Everyone!

Thursday, September 28, 2006

1/4 Price Books

There is a great little bookstore on Shepherd called 1/4 Price Books. It is really quaint and fun. I love the decor and the way when you walk in you are consumed with aisles and aisles of books you've never even heard of. It is so exciting!!

There is not an official website I can link you to, but check out what ksunstrom says, and check out what Mike says about his pick for Best Bookstore for Hard to Find or Rare Books. (His site is pretty cool with several picks for the "Best" of Houston!)

If you enjoy books and are in the area, it is definitely worth a trip!
Have a great Thursday!

Wednesday, September 27, 2006

100% Taquito

I'm cutting it really close tonight, but I wanted to show you 100% Taquito. When you get a chance, check out their website and read the history of this restaurant. It was a University of Houston school project to recreate the experience of eating on the streets of Mexico City. It actually started in a trailer in a parking lot, and has moved since then to an actual restaurant staying true to it's heritage.

Authentic Mexican Tacos...Yum!!

Tuesday, September 26, 2006

Cluttered Downtown

Here is a very cluttered view of downtown. This is on the west side of town looking east. There is so much going on here...powerlines, parking garages, traffic lights, street lights, cadillacs, etc.

Have a great day!

Monday, September 25, 2006


There is a new restaurant in town called Asahi, which is a Japanese Steakhouse. As you can see, they cook the food at your table and you sit with a bunch of people you don't know. It can be so much fun! You get so much food too! You get a mushroom soup to start with, then they bring you the salad. For the meal, you get a choice of steamed or fried rice or fried noodles, as well as veggies...which is what you see our cook preparing here.

At Asahi, they have a sushi side of the restaurant and the hibachi grill side. Although we have never sat on the sushi side, we order some sort of sushi almost everytime. I think we decided that our favorite was the eel.

Do you like sushi?

Saturday, September 23, 2006

It's a Golden Day!

I took this picture, I think, Monday or Sunday night. The sky was all yellow. It was amazing! I love how that picture turned out. I took a few more but none of them came out like this one. They all came out with other colors, even though the whole sky was yellow. I had to turn at a specific angle just to get this one. The hard work was worth it, don't u think?

Need Any Meat?

I was shopping recently at Hong Kong Food Market for a large bowl and soup spoons for Pho. I rarely go in there so I wanted to snap a picture to show you what it's like. There were several people in line at the meat counter. I wonder what they were going to make for dinner. I love the expression on the man's face, and his little boy's is great too!

Enjoy your day!

Friday, September 22, 2006

Opinionated Texans

I saw this car when I was coming home from work earlier this week. It is amazing how opinionated some people are. Does this seem obnoxious to anyone else?

Happy Friday!!

Thursday, September 21, 2006

Beautiful Blue

There is really nothing specific I wanted to show you in this picture...except for the sky. We have had incredible weather the past two days! Fall is slowly making it's way to Houston. It has been clear, crisp, with a bit of a breeze. Today, unfortunately, will be a little warmer again. If it is this pretty though we won't mind!

Enjoy your day,

Wednesday, September 20, 2006

I Don't Believe It!

On my way to class yesterday I saw this sign! I was speechless for a moment. We haven't seen gas prices this low here in Houston since December 2005 according to the 12-month historical price graph.

This Valero station at 5411 East Sam Houston Pkwy S & Genoa-Red Bluff is officially, at the moment, the cheapest gas in Houston according to this website.

Gas prices are going down...HALLELUJAH!!

Tuesday, September 19, 2006

The World at My Local Supermarket

I took this picture while shopping at Kroger. I wanted imported tea biscuits for my tea time. This (and the organic section) of the grocery store are my favorite parts.

This is all of the ethnic food imported from all over the world. Here you will find things you've always wanted to try, things you've never wanted to try, and things you've never even dreamed of! It's hard to see here, but they have different sections from all over the world. There is an Indian section, a Middle Eastern section, an Asian section, a Jamaican section, etc. It is truly amazing!

Be bold today! Try something new!


Monday, September 18, 2006

Let's Go Play!

Early morning sun at the local park. Let's play!

Sunday, September 17, 2006

Rocking Together

Last Saturday at Cracker Barrel's Front Porch Sale, I snapped these two kids rocking in rocking chairs. Cracker Barrel lines their whole porch with them and sells them regularly. Rocking chairs are a big part of southern culture, and it reminds us of the old days.

Have a relaxing day!

Saturday, September 16, 2006

I Love Payday!

I took this yesterday when I was standing in line at the bank. (I've become a big fan of tilting the camera, if you haven't noticed already! Is there a technical term for that?)

I really enjoy going to this specific Washington Mutual. It is the newest one closest to my house. They even have a little area for the kids to play around in. I wonder what your bank looks like?

Have a great, great Saturday!

Friday, September 15, 2006

Wanna Dance?

Okay, okay, I know this isn't the greatest picture but I really like it. I drive by this Dance Studio regularly, but rarely are they holding class. There are only certain days during the week that they have classes, because they teach private lessons. They must have been having a party this day, because the room...and the parking lot...were full!

Happy Friday, Everyone!

Thursday, September 14, 2006

Shopping at Cracker Barrel

Cracker Barrel had it's front porch sale recently, and I took this shot before the madness. Cracker Barrel serves a great breakfast, and that is actually why we went this day, and when we came out there were alot of people shopping.

Have a great Thursday!

Wednesday, September 13, 2006

How Will It Look Tonight?

This was the beautiful sunset last Wednesday night. (Take a look at what the moon looked like last Wednesday, 9/6, on Austin Daily Photo!) I wonder if the sunset will be just as beautiful tonight.

Enjoy your sunset!

Tuesday, September 12, 2006

The Breezeway

One final picture from Camille's today. If you decide to sit outside in the breezeway you still have an amazing view. Neat arches, great flowers, blue sky. One thing is for sure, in the breezeway the weather is always perfect...which says alot when you're in Houston!

This picture was featured on MarieMcC's Best of Daily Photo for the week of
September 10 - 16. Thank You!

Monday, September 11, 2006

9.11 / five years

I took this picture of our flag flying at half-mast today to remember 9.11.01. As you read this, please take a moment to pray for the family and friends of the 2,973 people who lost their lives that horrific day.

Sunday, September 10, 2006

Fabulous Art!

Probably my favorite thing about the inside of Camille's is the artwork. There are a few black and white photos towards the back of the dining area that are just great. I like this one in particular...especially the way the perrier bottle light illuminates it.

This picture was featured on MarieMcC's Best of Daily Photo for the week of
September 10 - 16. Thank you!

Saturday, September 09, 2006

Admiring the Lighting

After you place your order at Camille's you get a chance to admire all of the different elements of the cafe'. Aren't the lights great!?

Friday, September 08, 2006

What Would You Order?

When you first walk into Camille's this is what you see...Bright colors, nice lighting, cute flowers, and perrier bottles.

There is so much you can order here...Coffee, Salads, Paninis, Smoothies, Wraps...they also cater! So what sounds good to you?

Thursday, September 07, 2006

Let's Go to Camille's!

My Mom and I had lunch at Camille's yesterday. It is one of our favorite lunch places, so I thought I would take you on a tour.

This Camille's is on Weslayan off of 59. They have really great, healthy food! The picture for today is the side entrance into the cafe. You can see people enjoying their lunch in the breezeway. Come on in!

Wednesday, September 06, 2006

Missing Monk...

I carpool to and from work everyday, and we travel the same route. Yesterday we noticed this little statue in the street holding this sign that says, "NEED A HOME JESUS IS HERE." It was the first time we have ever seen anything like that. On our way home today the monk was gone! Has anyone seen the missing monk?

Tuesday, September 05, 2006

Rich Buddha!

After class tonight Lu and I called in an order of Pho Ga to-go at this great Vietnamese-Chinese restaurant called Kim Hai here in Houston. We went and picked it up and were greeted by this "rich" Buddha. I thought he was cute...I had my camera...

See You in the Morning!

The San Jacinto Monument

After getting back into town yesterday afternoon my family and I went and had an early dinner at The Monument Inn.

This is somewhat a "postcard" picture of The San Jacinto Monument that commemorates the Battle of San Jacinto, the decisive battle in the Texas Revolution.

The San Jacinto Memorial Monument is 570 feet tall, from the ground to the top of the star. The monument stands in the Guinness Book of World Records as the tallest monument column in the world. (It is 555 feet from the first floor to the top of the star. The Washington Monument is 555 feet tall.)

The star on the top of the monument is 34 feet high, and weighs about 220 tons. The star has nine points, and was designed so that five points would be visible from any angle.

To brush up on your Texas history, read more about The Battle of San Jacinto here.

*Sorry I couldn't post anything yesterday, Blogger was being a pain.*

Friday, September 01, 2006


This is where it all happens! This, obviously, is the Boeing building here in Houston. To give you an idea of what Boeing is and what it does...in case you don't already know...

"Boeing NASA Systems, headquartered in Houston, is the leading global supplier of reusable and human space systems and services.
Since the beginning of the Space Age, Boeing has designed, developed, built, and operated human and robotic space vehicles as well as supporting hardware."

That in an of itself is noteworthy.

*I am on vacation this weekend...thanks Lu for being my "Button Pusher!"

Virtual People

This is great window art I think. It's interesting and really eye catching when the sun shines through it.

*I am on vacation this weekend...thanks Lu for being my "Button Pusher!"*

Doorways From Around the World!

It is my first official DP Theme Day! This month's theme is doorways. I really like this doorway...it's very...symmetrical.

Have a great Labor Day Weekend!

Check out other doorways from around the world:
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