The stars at night are indeed big and bright in Texas. I missed smelling fresh air, driving fast on dirt roads and no coat weather. It made me question why I was living in a freezing city full of hostile busy bees. That being said maybe I didn’t spend quite long enough during my long weekend visit to my parent’s house.
Keep in mind many of the moments during my actual stay in Texas were not photographed on account of many of those times being my mom and I binging on sushi or shopping at the outlet malls. Also I had the misfortune of spraining my ankle, spending part of my morning in an emergency room and waddling around on crutches for part of the weekend.
All that being said, here is some of what did happen…
We stopped by my mom’s studio the first night after some relaxing and shopping (of course) and I snapped a few photos. It wasn’t really a sparring day but I guess they had gear on to practice. I couldn’t help but intervene when it came to tornado kicks. Unfortunately my being nosy didn’t work so well without having brought my gear to really get in there.
The next day I woke up early and hit the golf course. Despite a nearly hour long frost delay we had a great time and played a round with my parents’ clubhouse friend Charlie. I also met someone who apparently goes by the name “Scary Jerry” who agreed that my golf shoes were divine.
Later on I swung by my best friend Berger’s wedding reception having missed his actual ceremony in mid January… in very cold Bloomington, IL. I have now begun to call him solely by his last name (despite the fact that I used to be the only one who didn’t) now that he has married someone named Alex as well. [Note: This post will be updated shortly with actual pictures of them together]
Alex’s dad began dabbling in wine making and had a full sampling of them out, equipped with custom label of course. I bypassed the one that “tastes like kool-aid” and settled on a blackberry jam Malbec. And of course there were cupcakes.
After a quick haircut we stopped by Redfish, my favorite Houston sushi place. Note: this review is nearly completely based on their firecracker role.
Sunday rolled around way to fast and by then, well, so had my ankle. After my 8 am stint in the emergency room, I walked my crutches and boot to a shoot I was doing for mom’s family friends. Keep an eye out for their upcoming site and non prof work.
A few of Chris…And of course my family got involved.
And last but not least, I stopped by the Houston Technology Center before my flight home for a Pseudo Shark Tank Pitch with a company trying to get into their accelerator. Oh iPhonographie.