Getting Back to Nature at Armand Bayou Nature Center, Texas

In the outskirts of Houston near Webster, Texas, you can find the Armand Bayou Nature Center.  Lush trees, swampy atmosphere, chirping birds, turtles, spiders, alligators… and BISON! (yes, bison!) You can find all of this and more at the nature center. The Armand Bayou is one of my favorite places to escape to in my area. It has three main walking trails that are about … Continue reading Getting Back to Nature at Armand Bayou Nature Center, Texas

A Hidden Gem: The San Jacinto Monument in La Porte, Texas

The San Jacinto Monument is basically the Washington Monument of Texas. When I first heard about it, I laughed because I thought, “How petty is Texas that they need their own giant Washington Monument, but a Texas version?” You always hear that everything is bigger in Texas, and it’s totally true… and, Texans have the personality to match. They’re very strong in their convictions and … Continue reading A Hidden Gem: The San Jacinto Monument in La Porte, Texas

Four Days of Science: I Attended NASA’s Human Research Program Investigator’s Workshop in Galveston, Texas

Every year in January, NASA’s Human Research Program hosts its Investigator’s Workshop (or IWS for short). It’s a fascinating time filled with technical presentations and inter-mingling of cultures. The Human Research Program does essentially what you’d expect: it’s a NASA program that studies how the human body reacts to living in space. It’s quite a large (but unknown) program that studies everything from how fluids … Continue reading Four Days of Science: I Attended NASA’s Human Research Program Investigator’s Workshop in Galveston, Texas

I Took a Painting Class and Learned a Lesson in Self-Acceptance

I went to my first painting class at Painting with a Twist! I’d never been to Painting with a Twist before, but there’s a local studio near where I live so I decided to go with a friend. It was so much fun and really relaxing – so much more relaxing than I was expecting. I used to love painting and my mom put me … Continue reading I Took a Painting Class and Learned a Lesson in Self-Acceptance

I Watched the Broadway Musical, Dear Evan Hansen!

I saw Dear Evan Hansen!! I have been listening to the official score of Dear Evan Hansen for probably over two years now, and I’ve been completely obsessed with it. The lyrics and themes for this musical are probably my favorite of any musical or Broadway show, ever. Dear Evan Hansen (I’m going to abbreviate it with DEH) is a fairly new musical. It started … Continue reading I Watched the Broadway Musical, Dear Evan Hansen!