Thursday, September 25, 2008

The Big Project: Aurora Robson at Rice University Gallery

Soon, there will be a post about the art installation duties that consumed me before, during and after the hurricane. Until then, the above model of Aurora Robson's installation at Rice University Gallery will have to do until I can post photos of the real thing.

For those of you in Houston (or not) this installation is a real treat, and one worth taking some time to see.

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Wednesday Night Photo Post: Other Houston Photographers - 1960's Houston Astrodome Lounge

If this spaceage lounge isn't showing up on this page it's well worth the visit to Flickr to see the retro-goodness in all its glory.  I especially want the chairs.

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Houston Hurricane Pictures: Phlezk's Photostream and Others

Photographer phlezk had graciously given me permission to post photos from his Hurricane Ike - Houston set. Unfortunately, Flickr won't let me link to his pictures, so surf on over to see some of the better storm pictures locals have taken.

Here are some others, including the Chase building which took a big hit from the storm.

JPMorgan Chase Tower, originally uploaded by eloy face.

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Wednesday Night Photo Post: Other Houston Photographers - House on the Corner

This place is close to mine.  I covet it everytime I see it.  dirtyfeet's pictures of the place make me want it even more.

Monday, September 15, 2008

Saturday, September 13, 2008

Hunkering and Blogging from Houston

"Hunkering Down" is the phrase of the night. It's the term being used by all the TV folk describing all of us taking shelter while the storm takes aim. We have managed to find ourselves with a great bunch of people in a mighty robust building. Food, drink and power have been in abundance. Which means much launching snarky commentary at the local and national weather people. Geraldo Rivera is getting most of our scorn.

Which he has always deserved.

Friday, September 12, 2008

For My Weekend, A Hurricane

Weather Report 9-12-08, originally uploaded by Mr. Kimberly.
As I wrap up a long few weeks of work, my gift from the world is a huge storm bearing down on my fair city. Thanks.

Today I was deinstalling and recrating the photo exhibition that I (as well as a couple other people) spent installing the previous three days, and I know another Houston institution packing up their current show in preparation for the storm.

Hurricane Ike. You're a big pain in the ass and you'd better be impressive for all the trouble you're causing.

Hmmm... maybe not the best thing to wish for.

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Distraction Enabling Devices: The Internet

Internet addiction sounds funny, but I feel I'm suffering a slight case of it.  Compulsive surfing at the expense of other activities like reading and writing.  An inability to stay focused on any sort of non-computer reading.  A strange avoidance of typing away at the fictional ideas that are always close at mind, instead returning to the ease of continual google searches about nothing of importance. Anxiousness at even writing about these feelings at all.

When I exert a little self-control, I fire up Freedom and give myself some net-free time.  Maybe a little TV watching will distract me from this uneasyness.  Oh, yes, that's the stuff.

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Wednesday Night Photo Post: Other Houston Photographers - Houston Astrodome Auto Racing

Monday, September 08, 2008

No Blogging, Working Too Hard. And Hard Drive Question

So, a recap of art installation activities...

Over 18 days, 17 days of working with 1 day off.  That was 10 days ago.  Now I have 3 days to go.

So, working a little too hard.  But it will worth experience and the Rice University Gallery pictures will be the proof.  Plus there will be a little adventure the evening of the opening.  Blogworthy events I'm hoping.
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Lastly, looking to buy a 500 gig external backup hard drive.  Any readers feel like offering up opinions/experience/recommendations/reviews.  Oh, yeah... has to play well with OS X and would like it to be a network drive.

Any info would be great.

Wednesday, September 03, 2008

Wednesday Night Photo Post: Other Houston Photographers - LMX X 041

LMX X 041, originally uploaded by againtothefuture.