i got to spend the last day of 2012 with some old friends from college [Texas A&M] – how can you go wrong with good friends and home cooking? although the night started off with us catching up on news of jobs + mortgages, which of our fellow Aggies were married or engaged and lamenting our inescapable aging, we eventually shook off the cobwebs and summoned our creaky old bones to have fun like the good ol’ days.
here’s to another new year!
♫ Races – Big Broom
kat + nic manning the kitchen…
hog + venison sausage – shot by andrew and sent off to game processors by spencer…
nic’s green bean casserole…
our self-proclaimed “grill master” (andrew) hard at work.
my contribution of smoked ham soup…
fajitas (via rob + spencer), anyone?
trying to remember the rules to “kings” turned into a group effort…
check out the first entry i wrote for our website:
After nearly five months of hard work and preparation, the University of Houston’s first student-founded and student-run radio station, COOG Radio, is NOW STREAMING LIVE!
One of the station’s main goals is to promote music, art, culture and social responsibility, both within the UH community and throughout the city. Houston, famous for its diversity, boasts an equally diverse music scene. COOG Radio’s student DJs aim to promote and portray this diversity through their live radio broadcasts. COOG Radio also hopes to make a point of featuring and promoting local musicians and artists, further ensuring the exposure of new visions and sounds to its listening audience.
The COOG Radio staff is not only excited about the chance to broadcast new, quality music, but also inspired by the opportunity the station gives students to be heard. In addition, COOG Radio hopes to not only encourage support of local businesses, artists, musicians, and the assistance of those in need, but also instill a sense of social responsibility and home-town pride in University of Houston students.
we officially launched august 29th, 2011 – we’ve had over 2,000 listeners in the first week, and our Facebook page is 650+ strong! we’re off to a great start, but we’d also love for you to tune in; connect with us at any of the links below!
i’m excited to announce that i’ve recently accepted an offer to head the PR + Marketing department of the soon-to-be launched Coog Radio.
Coog Radio is the long awaited, student-founded and student-run radio station for the University of Houston. the brainchild of UH students and co-founders conner clifton, markley rogers, and matt womack, the station will initially be launched online this summer. ideas in the works include playing lesser known tunes, supporting local acts, showcasing the artistic talents of UH students, and even having “professor’s picks”. Coog Radio also plans to be in attendance at Free Press Houston‘s Summerfest 2011. finally, i’m very proud to have designed and debuted our new logo today.
conner, markley and i have started conducting interviews this week with the many UH students that have applied to get involved – we’re very excited with the results thus far.
naturally, this is a non-profit organization, and we are all working hard as this project gears up for launch – current UH students, alumni, grad students, and faculty (and of course, fellow Houstonians), please support us by following our Facebook page HERE and/or following our Twitter account (@coogradio) HERE. we’d love to hear your ideas for the future and get your feedback on things we’re already doing.
behold. our new logo.
*This image is the original work of its author, Gloria P. Cheng (created & copyrighted 5/17/11). Unauthorized use and/or reproduction is strictly prohibited and may lead to legal action. “Coog” and hand signal trademarks of The University of Houston.
her bike was stolen in bryan/college station, and being a student, she needs it for school/general transportation.
what vile creature would choose to nab student’s bikes? we can’t even imagine, but with your watchful eyes, our sleuthing might reap reward all the sooner. if you are the sticky-fingered thief, just return it and say you “found” it. we won’t know. or care.
new picture sets “Bird Killer”, a gig at the stafford on main street in downtown bryan and “Generation’s Trifecta”, a friend’s birthday party, are available on Flickr. if you have an account, let me know what you think, or any constructive criticism if you have any.