Did you enjoy beach volleyball? There’s actually a couple leagues here in Houston that a couple buddies have done and they love it. They also said there’s a retarded amount of good looking girls there. Might be worth checking out once I get this knee taken care of. [/quote]
I played a ton of beach volleyball in college. I have a few friends in the area that play in leagues as well. I’m joining once this first year of hell (graduate school) ends. [/quote]
Not sure if they’re doin’ it now that it’s getting cold, but have you checked out the pickup gamrs at Memorial Park? They also apparently play at the courts near Sharpstown. I haven’t been to either but the buds I mentioned earlier were all about 'em.
What gym do you go to? Sounds like we’re practically neighbors.[/quote]
Yeah, weather is ridiculous. I haven’t had a chance to explore much yet. School is pretty rough right now. Like I said, as soon as I’m done with this first year, I plan on either joining a league or at least finding some pickup games.
I go to Baylor’s athletic facility. It’s on the 8th floor of one of the parking garages. Really small gym, sick weight room with nothing but free weights and a few hammer strength machines. Just got a full bumper plate set, too. They actually have pickup games of indoor volleyball, badmitton, basketball, etc. [/quote]
That’s badass. You in Med school? I go to the MidTown 24. It’s a cool gym, but has the limitations that plague most commercial gyms. Your spot do day passes? I’m itchin’ to use legit bumpers.
Graduate school (PhD). Never heard of MidTown 24, although I haven’t explored much.
They don’t do day passes as far as I know, but I think it’s $5 for a given day for guests. Not sure what the membership price is for non-members of BCM, but for me, as a graduate student, it’s like $17 a month, I think.[/quote]
Haha, it’s the 24 hour fitness in MidTown on Elgin and Louisiana. The name of the building is “The Mix in MidTown”. I’ll check into the BCM thing, see what they say about lifting for the day.
What’re you getting your PhD in? That’s an impressive amount of dedication to academia. Props dude.
Here are the main contacts for the gym. Robert or Sandra are the two people I would contact. Lowell is the man though. He always works out with me, or shadows; sorta acts like my coach.
Lowell Jones, Gym Attendant - 713-798-5810
Robert Farmer, Business Manager - 713-798-4477
Sandra Estelle-Hill, Director - 713-798-5080
Molecular Physiology and Biophysics. I majored in physics/chemistry as an undergraduate. Finished up in May and went straight into the PhD program. The biology is KILLING me, but I love it. Much appreciated for the acknowledgement. [/quote]
Thanks bud. I’ll holler at 'em after the holidays and see what’s up. Semi-related, you ever read any Hawking? A Brief History Of Time blew my mind, and now I’m compelled to read his other books.