|first links of 2010!
||[Jan. 4th, 2010|10:52 am]
More Christmas pictures and pictures from Jess & Wong's wedding:
A nice article about newly elected mayor and Rice graduate Annise Parker - contains this surprising bit:
Chandler Davidson, professor emeritus of sociology, recalled Parker recruiting him to serve as faculty sponsor for the Gay and Lesbian Support Group that she founded at Rice in 1979 -- a year after she graduated. When the members of the group later posed for their first Campanile photo a few years later, Davidson said, almost all wore paper bags over their heads to guard their anonymity.The article includes the picture - Parker was one of two people who didn't wear a bag over her head. Craziness!
2010 entertainments to look forward to, like the return of Chuck and the final season of Lost!
A graph of health-care costs versus life expectancy split up by country. Guess how the US does!
Don't forget, now driving while texting is illegal in Austin. The Department of Transportation recently launched distraction.gov to combat distracted driving.