What is Color Factory Houston?

As part of our summer vacation fun, we visited Color Factory Houston. If you like Instagrammable, thought-provoking, sensory experiences, this is the place to go. Our group ranged from elementary school-age to adults, and everyone had fun. From beginning to end, we were greeted with colorful, tasty snacks. The sights and sounds were simply beautiful….

An Anthony Bourdain Weekend in Houston

Some of my family from Oklahoma recently spent a few days with us. I’m calling it “An Anthony Bourdain Weekend in Houston” because I think we indulged in some tantalizing food and activities that are so authentic Houston. Kerala Feast No. 1 On Saturday evening when they arrived, my mom had a Kerala feast waiting….

How to Have a Strong Marriage (21 Hypotheses)

I take notes about everything, and marriage is one of them. What makes a good marriage? You’ll find my hypotheses below. The Quick, Short Version If I had to summarize all of these points into a TL;DR, I would say this, which is what I wrote to a couple before they got married: Make each…

2021 Year in Review: Highlights

Here are some snapshots from 2021. There is so much that happened, and way more that I track that isn’t listed here, but this gives a quick review. Daily Push-Up Challenge – 345 Days & Counting On Dec. 30, 2020, I started a daily push-up challenge with Jess GeeVarghese of KaielTX and a few other…

2020 Year in Review

In this post, I’m sharing a few glimpses of my 2020 Year in Review. I started the year off with 8 focus areas: Family time, Nutrition, Exercise, Business, Spiritual, Finances, Learning, and Travel. And usually in the beginning of the year, I track a few habits on a graph. Then I review how things went….

Am I the Grammar Police?

The other day I posted a little grammar reminder on Facebook. I found it funny because my whole career I’ve been paid to care about grammar, but in daily life I will never bother you about grammar. This is why. The only reason I have some level of expertise in grammar/writing is because I had…

How to Make Time for Your Dreams: Future You (Part 4/4)

Today, we’ll talk about Dream Builder No. 4, and that is Future You. Future You is the person that has already accomplished the dream you have in mind. Think about it. What does Future You look like? Make a list describing the habits and actions of Future You. You could even give Future You a…

Things to Do in Houston: Seismique Interactive Art Museum

We recently learned about Seismique, an immersive art experience, from my brother. Seismique is in West Houston off of Highway 6, near West Oaks Mall, in a former Bed Bath and Beyond space. It is similar to the Color Factory in Houston (Upper Kirby), where Sajan and the kids had a great time last year…

When Pain Pulses Through

In college when I studied audio production, there was something that always spoke to me and stood out to me: the envelope of sound and how the sound wave changes over time. The sound wave starts with an attack, a sustain, and then a decay. You can physically see this charted out. I think of…

The woman who closed no doors and zipped no zippers

I wrote this post January 2018. I’m publishing it three years later. My husband felt quite validated and a little smug (rightfully so) when I showed him this. As an adult, I try to keep this attribute hidden. But in my natural state, I have a bacheloresque, raised-by-a-pack-of-wolves mentality. And this must be to the…