Saturday, October 29, 2005

An Evening at the Symphony

Jennifer's retreat was over at 3p so I picked her up and took her to my place to get dressed for the symphony. She wore a green and brown evening dress and she looked really pretty. We then picked up my friend George and her friend Amanda. We ate at Birraporetti's which was very good and then went to the Houston Symphony. They played Overture to William Tell by Rossini, Piano Concerto No. 20 in D minor by Mozart, Une lueur dans l'âge sambre (a Glimmer in an Age of Darkness) by Connesson and The Pines of Rome by Respighi. The Connesson piece was a US premiere for the French composer. It was shimmering and used bowed crotalies. We then had dessert at the House of Pies. I had Key Lime which was really good. It was a magical evening.

Posted by Eric at 11:18 PM

Friday, October 28, 2005

Crashing the Retreat

This weekend Jennifer is co-hosting the
2005 CMB/SCBMB Annual Research Conference and Retreat. Jennifer is part of the cellular and molecular biology section. During the poster session I crashed the retreat to see her in action and to be there to support her. What they are studying are way over my head so a Jennifer put it I came and said hey science here I am. Dinner followed the poster session and I of course joined. It was a buffet and a pretty good one. The conversation at my table of about 10 people was whacked and reminded me of when I went to composition conferences how whacked we were. After dinner Jennifer, her friend Amanda and I went to escape to my apartment to watch the movie Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind which was a good movie.

Posted by Eric at 11:28 PM

Thursday, October 27, 2005

Day before the Retreat

Jennifer came down a day early so she can be there ready the next morning and of course to see me :) We had dinner at Salsas with her friends and mine which made 7. It was a cool evening.

Posted by Eric at 11:44 PM

Wednesday, October 26, 2005


Here are this week's Tonight Show Headlines.

One of my favorites this week.

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Saturday, October 22, 2005

Taiko Drumming

Jennifer and I went to the Baybrook Mall to find shoes to match her symphony dress we found a few weeks ago. I had no idea how hard it is to find shoes. Now I know what girls are talking about when they shop for shoes.

We then went to Hermann Park. It is a big park in Houston with a nice lake and fountains.

There was an Asian Festival with Taiko Drums, which included a really big drum, and martial arts demonstrations.

It was so cool.

Posted by Eric at 11:02 PM

Friday, October 21, 2005

I am a Great Professor

I am ranked very high as a professor on
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Posted by Eric at 5:12 PM

Thursday, October 13, 2005


I have missed a few weeks of headlines so here are the headlines.
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Posted by Eric at 2:00 AM

Monday, October 10, 2005

Greek Festival

On Friday, I went to the Greek Festival in Houston with my girlfriend Jennifer and her friends Nathan, Melissa, Amanda and Michael. Ya I said girlfriend. We became official on Sunday. It is really cool having someone who I care about and who cares a lot about me. It was crowded but a lot a fun. Everything there is home made so we both had a Gyro and it was so good. We then went to see the traditional Greek dancing which was also fun.

Saturday, Jennifer and I went to Ron Wyatt's surprise party celebrating 30 years of service to the Trinity Episcopal Church as well as the Island. He was told that there would be a few people to celebrate not lots of people and as elaborate it was. He was surprised when he walked in. There was food, wind and desserts around the room. Then there was a presentation that was part complementary with letters read by the Mayor of Galveston and a national organ society and part roasting with a song using Ronisms. It was a lot of fun and he really enjoyed it. Jennifer and I then went to the Art Walk and met Amanda and Michael there. Jennifer really liked this 3 panel painting of a forest by Susu Meyer. She sat and watch it for awhile. We then all went to a bar called the Brown Door which a really good band was playing some blues so Jennifer and I danced West Coast Swing to it. It was a very fun evening.

Sunday, Jennifer and I went to the Historical Loft Tour where people open their lofts in the Historical district for people to see. There were some really nice lofts. One overlooked the harbor. What a fun weekend.

Posted by Eric at 7:52 PM

Thursday, October 6, 2005

Busy Schedule

Wow, It has been awhile since I have written here. After the hurricane all that people were asking, "So where did you go?" Translation: Where did you go to escape from the hurricane? Everyone here on the island realized how lucky we were. Since then we all have busy trying to catch up with the week and a half we lost. This semester for me is really busy and is something that will not happen next semester. I had 2 part time piano instructors last semester and they both left at the end of the semester so this semester I get to have 20 piano students on top of teaching other class. So on Monday and Wednesdays I teach Fundamentals of Music (a basic theory class that teaches students how to read music), a small day choir, an Ear Training & Sight Singing class and on just Mondays the community choir. On Tuesdays and Thursdays I teach Music Appreciation, History of Rock and Music Theory. The rest of my time is filled with piano students. Next semester I will offer a Piano Class so I will not have so many private students. So on to more teaching.

Posted by Eric at 6:00 PM