Hello Kitty

  • Blogs

    January 15, 2014

    The 10 Craziest Raver Costumes On Holy Ship!!! 2014

    Note: this article was written by Kat Bein of Rocks Off's Miami New Times sister blog Crossfade. Crazy costumes have always been a big part of the electronic-music party scene. But these days, you're nobody unless you're pretending to be somebody you're really not. Perhaps it's the sense of anonym ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 14, 2014

    Baker Spotlight: Angie Jackson, Cake Ball Designer and Owner of Angie's Cake

    The cake-ball hype took off just a couple years ago, but Angie Jackson of Angie's Cake began her cake ball and pop business before anyone even knew what a cake ball was. In fact, the mecca for these bite size sweets, aka Pinterest, hadn't been invented when Jackson made her first cake balls. Jackso ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 1, 2013

    On the Way to IAH? Detour to Donut licious

    As happy as I was to see my out-of-town friend, picking her up at 7:00 a.m. was also the perfect excuse to make a stop at Donut licious, a family-run donut shop north of IAH in Spring. Exhausted and less than enthusiastic from her red-eye flight from San Francisco, a detour was the last thing she wa ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 21, 2013

    Can I Kick It? Rap Stars We Have Known, Sorta

    Here's a thing that could happen: maybe you are in a restaurant ordering dinner when suddenly there's a flurry of activity among the waitstaff and a buzz among the patrons. You just came in for a bowl of pho... and so did Jay-Z. (Guess who's getting his meal first.) In all our oohing and aahing ove ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 25, 2013

    Ultra Music Festival's 10 Best Inflatable Animals, Blow-Up Dolls and Other Party Props

    Ed. Note: This post comes to us from our friends at Crossfade, the music blog at sister weekly Miami New Times. Miami's Ultra Music Festival is a zoo. From land sharks to killer whales, pink flamingos to African zebras, UMF 2013 is starting to feel a lot like a World Wildlife Foundation fundraise ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 11, 2012

    Top 5 Food Products Whose Containers Are Better Than Their Contents

    When I was a tween, I had a weird fixation with Snapple bottles. I thought the label design was cool, and I liked the way a whole row of empty bottles of different varieties (including the abandoned line of sodas) looked lined on my bedroom window pane. Exciting times, let me tell you. I've since gi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 31, 2012

    Five Uses for Your Umbrella Other Than Rain

    It's been a fairly dry week around Houston and, while the rain should return soon enough, I got to thinking about what to do with the umbrella that I constantly keep with me in the summer or, as I normally like to call it, monsoon season. The truth is, a nice umbrella can be used for quite a few thi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 20, 2012

    4/20 Day: 14 Bongs Based on Movies That Should Not Have Bongs Based on Them

    Hey, it's 4/20 day! Be glad you don't live in Boulder, where the University of Colorado is trying to end the annual massive on-campus celebration of the day by barring any visitors and spraying the quad where it's held with "a foul-smelling fish-based fertilizer on the grass." Bummer. Here in Hou ... More >>

  • Culture

    April 5, 2012

    Focus on FotoFest 2012

    Snapshots from the photography biennial.

  • Blogs

    February 27, 2012

    10 Bizarre (And Surprisingly Expensive) Ways to Hide a Cat Litter Box

    What are you looking at, bitch?​I have cats. Yes, I'm a 40-something man with cats. You got a problem? What I have learned over the years is that the biggest pain in the ass when dealing with cats is the litter box. Hair is annoying. Vet bills can be expensive. But the foul ammonia smell of ca ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 27, 2012

    Comment of the Day: Predicting the Future of an Amateur Tattoo Artist

    ​We have some great commenters here on Hair Balls, and it's time we paid some damn attention to them. So we'll be highlighting a Comment of the Day each morning, from the previous day's work. Maybe two comments, even. This will all be determined by a highly rigorous scientific formula involv ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 24, 2012

    Rudy Garay: Homemade "Hello Kitty" Stomach Tattoo on 15-Year-old Neighbor Girl Brings Charges

    A Valley man is facing charges because he inked a free "Hello Kitty" tattoo on the stomach of the 15-year-old girl who lived next door. Rudy Garay, 19, has been charged with various violations of state tattoo regulations, among them not getting permission from the minor's parents, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 5, 2011

    5 Ridiculously Cute Kitchen Gifts​If you know a home cook whose kitchen looks like Pee Wee's Playhouse or someone who might actually wear a pink, polka-dotted apron, these ridiculously adorable gifts for the kitchen are just the thing. 5. Scrubber Duckie When only having a rubber duckie in the b ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 1, 2011

    Go, Tomato

    Top Gun determinate.​February 15 gets its own heart sticker on my Hello Kitty calendar -- it means I've rolled past Valentine's, and frost days are likely behind us in Houston. Now I can hazard the other thing I'm a fool for: growing tomatoes. Tomatoes are native to mountain streams of the Pe ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 15, 2008

    Shoplifting -- A Gateway Crime to Extortion?

    The two master criminals – 13 and 12 years old – were in the Forever 21 clothing store on Gessner when they made their move. They grabbed some merchandise and stuffed it in the 13-year-old’s backpack. It was to be the Crime of the Century, more ghastly than the specter of Charlie Manson kidnap ... More >>