When I was five, my mother – inexplicably, without my consent – signed me up for gymnastics camp. I guess she thought I’d enjoy the jumping and flipping, plus it gave her a break from at least one head of her three-headed monster of a brood.
I did not enjoy the jumping and the flipping; I cried every day. There was only one other boy in the camp, and Jordan also seemed to dislike the jumping and flipping. Our only joy came from snack time, when we could finally get a goddamn rest from the jumping and flipping and just enjoy some cherry Kool-Aid
Earlier this month, I was invited to attend a media event for Cirque Dreams Holidaze, a show that featured the jumping and flipping that I so loathed as a child. They said I could try out some of the cirque acts, maybe have a dream of my own. I took them up on their offer.
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href=”http://www.divawhispers.com/?p=38812″ target=”_blank”>fewer than 100 showed up for the event, and the place looked like a ghost town at 1:15.
In a fairly obvious-yet-necessary story, the Bryan-College Station Eagle caught up with all of the state representatives fr
om the area, asking them about gun control. In a word: hate. They hate it. District 12 Rep. Kyle Kacal hates it so much, because guns, like, aren’t even dangerous really:
Kacal echoed a common nationwide argument that guns don’t kill people, people kill people.
“I’ve heard of people being killed playing ping-pong — ping-pongs are more dangerous than guns,” he said. “Flat-screen TVs are injuring more kids today than anything.”
A.) I’d like to see those numbers. I’d think “falling down and going boom” would still rank higher than flatscreen injuries.
B.) Does he play ping-pongs with hand grenades? Throwing stars?
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I agree with these cranky people on Twitter that Brad dug up. I do not like wind, either, especially when it knocks out my power for hours and there’s no hot water and more importantly, no coffee. This day is already one and a half cups behind.
As Christmas continues to creep, this is the last evening for adults to take a spin through the Neiman Marcus crawl tubes. I admire the beautiful holiday window display every year, wishing I could jump in there. As other people on this blog have noted, I’m only just barely over most height requirements, so you’d think there could be an exception. But no. This year, though, thanks to the North Texas Food Bank, adults have been able to join the fun on the designated Thursdays for a $20 donation. Crawl through the winter wonderland, then enjoy a complimentary hot beverage at the Neiman Marcus espresso bar.
For more inner warmth, I would assume that someone behind the bar at The Chesterfield is more than capable of whipping you up a glass of something seasonal.
In the Design District, the one-year-old creative workspace Weld celebrates the occasion with a retrospective of work from its member artists. The group exhibition is curated by former National Geographic photo editor Sabine Meyer, and among the more than 70 pieces on display you’ll find everything from photography to fine art to film. The show is free, but RSVP if you get a chance. I’ve been trying to get better at this whole photography thing myself (AKA conning an infinitely more talented friend into showing me how to work my camera),Â so it’d probably be a good idea to check out some examples from people whose abilities I’ll never come close to matching.
For more to do this evening, go here.
Earlier this week, it came to our attention that some folks were trying to change the name of Klyde Warren Park to “Barack Obama Park.” Their web presence was scant, but I found them. Here’s an interview with spokesman Dirk D. Dazzler. This is very, very real. Uncomfortably real.
Yesterday the paper announced that it had acquired DG Publishing, the folks behind Design Guide Texas and The Texas Wedding Guide. The move was significant enough that Ken Doctor over at the Nieman Journalism Lab took it into account when he put DMN publisher Jim Moroney on his list of 13 media leaders — which also includes Rupert Murdoch, Warren Buffett, and Carlos Slim.
Three of these kids belong together. Three of these kids are kind of the same. But one of these kids is doing his own thing. Now it’s time to play our game.
To which I say: finally.
In the end, it’s no surprise the city hired one of its own, Mar
y Jo Giudice, who’s worked for the system since 2004. Candidates came and went, the “went” part mostly because the library budget is anemic compared to other major cities. It’s easier to convince someone to take a promotion than to move across the country, I assume.
That said, the materials budget jumped this year, so maybe we’re turning a corner.
Frisco Police Arrest Centennial High Student For Threatening Tweet. You can click this link, but you w
ill learn absolutely nothing more than what I just typed. You can click this one and learn no more, but you will find an oddly incongruent comment from one Mobiodictum Smith. You can click this one and you will learn the exact same amount, plus the lyrics to Blackstreet’s “No Diggity.”
Tons of People Are “Panic Purchasing” AR-15 Rifles. I hope you weren’t planning on getting those as Christmas presents, because they’re going fast. Actually, I just hope you weren’t planning on getting those as Christmas presents, period.
DPS Trooper Suspended For Search. Trooper Kelley Helleson, who performed a body cavity search on two women during a July traffic stop, has been suspended without pay, pending results of an investigation into claims by the women that they were humiliated and sexually assaulted when Helleson searched inside their pants. I don’t really have a comment here except to say I think Tim Rogers would be a pretty inefficient policeman, and I think that’s obvious.
Dana Brock, The Unimaginatively But Correctly Labeled “Christmas Grinch,” Arrested For Stealing Holiday Decorations. Brock, who has a long criminal record that includes solicitation to commit murder, was selling some of the decorations. She was arrested at her boyfriend Kirk Bienmueller’s home. Bienmueller said, “I was very shocked if she in fact did it. Wow.” He added, “She’s wonderful, you know, most of the time. And sometimes, I don’t know what it is, she’s just mean.” He actually said both of those things.