On July 19th, 1998, my brother and I left behind the cornfields and fresh air of the midwest and traded it for the smog of Houston, Texas. It was a very big change, both geographically and mentally...but I could not have written a better story as to how things have turned out. Over the past few years, I've learned a lot about what it's like to live in Texas and I have had some seriously crazy times. So far, it has been a hell of a ride.

Dates Pictures Journals
July 18- 21, 1998   THE BIG MOVE...an example of why it is a good idea to hire movers.
February 1999 Oliver's Birthday Party  
Aug. 5, 1999 My Birthday at my place  
Nov. 21-27, 1999 My Mom and Dad come to visit!!!  
Feb. 17-19, 2000 LA STRADA!!!!!!! The AMAZING story of how Tony and I met...
Oct. 31, 2000 Cell Biology Halloween Party at Baylor  
Spring 2001

Jeff visits!!! Some pictures at Dave and Carla's

Jun. 8, 2001

Download a power point presentation of the flood caused by Tropical Storm Allison
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The night of the flood...trapped at a Texaco in Rene's Pathfinder
June 2001 Hanging out at my place, Some Pin Oak pool pics, and Carlos arrives in Houston  
Aug. 3, 2001  
Aug. 5, 2001 My B-day at La Strada!!  
Sep. 14, 2001 Pool Party at Tony's in Pin Oak Park  
Nov. 1, 2001 Pics of my new ride! Bought a new car...well, new to me
Spring 2002 Tony's House Party and at The Social  
Jun. 1, 2002 Out at the pool on W. Dallas!  
Jun. 09, 2002 Old friends and new ones! Met Doug McLean!!!  
Jun. 14-16 2002

Nadia and Eduardo come to Houston!!!!
(Captions by Tony C)

A crazy, non-stop weekend
Aug. 20-21 2002 Astros Game, Erika's B-day at Gatsby  
Aug. 22, 2002 Dinner at Paula's  
Sept. 7-9, 2002 At my place, Club Europa, Neal's Party,and tailgate at Texans game  
Sept. 12, 2002 Karina's Birthday Party  
Sept. 12-13, 2002 Zulma's B-day and Ruggles Galleria  
Sept. 15, 2002 Muddy Buddy...Austin, TX!!  
Sept. 20, 2002 Another great night at Ruggles  
Sept. 22-25, 2002 VII, BBQ at Yanira's, Sierra  
Sept. 27, 2002 Totaled my car on I-10...dammit!!  
Oct. 11, 2002 Alright...another "new" car  
Oct. 18, 2002 Maná Concert...Awesome!!!  
Oct. 25, 2002 Party at Allan's  
Nov. 28, 2002 Thanksgiving at Dave and Carla's  
Nov. 29, 2002 Steph's birthday at M Bar  
Dec. 1, 2002 Duane leaves Houston...moving out of Scotland Yard The end of an era
Dec. 6-8, 2002 Jose and Jano say goodbye, Social,El Tiempo, and Cafe Nicholas  
Dec. 13, 2002 Anthony's Party  
Dec. 25, 2002 An H-town Christmas  
Dec. 31, 2002 New Year's Eve!!!  
Jan. 5, 2003 Brunch at Fraggo's, at Bruna's, at The Social  
Jan. 9-19, 2003 My Houston Farewell Tour  

The Houston Chapter is closed for now as I embark on My Quest...the journey of a liftetime. A special thanks to all those who made the last 4.5 years in Houston the best of my life!!