December 16, 2017

Monthly Archives: September 2015

The art of yachting Puerto Vallarta

Kirk Longmire, Troy Broussard, & Kristy Phillips on a yacht in Puerto Vallarta.

Paraphrasing Carly Simon, I walked into the party like I was walking onto a yacht… and I was walking onto a yacht! It was a party too. TroysArt readers know that I recently spent time on the west coast of Mexico and this as promised is the second of two posts about the adventure (see: TroysArt – Our swank soiree in Sayulita) specifically dedicated to the art of yachting Puerto Vallarta. But first a refresher of our cast of characters. We were all guests of Rob Taylor and Kristy Phillips celebrating Rob’s birthday in Sayulita. Also present were Rob’s son Trey …continue reading

Our swank soirée in Sayulita!

“Dinner with great friends and this memory" by Raj Kalra, Sayulita.

Though I had never heard of Sayulita, Mexico, I jumped at the opportunity when invited by Houston attorney Rob Taylor and his beautiful girlfriend Kristy Phillips to celebrate Rob’s birthday. A variety of photos and tags went up on social media over the past week followed by an avalanche of questions.  So naturally this TroysArt post is about what to expect and where to go based on our swank soirée in Sayulita! But first we must define the motley crew assembled for the occasion.  The group included:  Rob’s son Trey Taylor of Houston and his girlfriend Elizabeth from Orange; Rob’s daughter Lacy Taylor from San Francisco with …continue reading

Photo Friday: Heywood Building by Samuel Gladden

The ruins of the Heywood Building, Jennings, LA, by Samuel Gladden.

The other evening I called my father in Jennings; he was grumpy because a terrible storm was moving through Louisiana and knocked his cable out.  That very storm also brought down a landmark.  Today’s Photo Friday feature depicts the ruins of the Heywood Building, courtesy of Samuel Gladden. Yes, the very same Heywood Building featured just a few weeks ago (TroysArt – The Heywood Building: painting a Louisiana landmark). “Here is the beautiful but sadly soon-to-be-demolished Heywood Building in Jennings, Louisiana,” he lamented on social media.  “It’s sad to see unique buildings go.” Dr. Gladden is an author and Associate Dean for …continue reading

Cholesterol, like life, can be unfair!

Queso Puff appetizer plate from El Meson--good cholesterol or bad cholesterol?

The insurance that I buy through work requires me to have a complete physical yearly by the end of August or they will jack up my rates. So in compliance I saw my primary care physician last week. I was tested for everything, even Syphilis which is apparently epidemic these days, and tests returned with good results except for cholesterol. Apparently my cholesterol levels are alarming. So this post is about how cholesterol, like life, can be unfair! And just to warn TroysArt readers, because it sounds more fun I will refer to cholesterol as cholester-oil for the remainder of my story. So, at the outset, what IS cholester-oil? Bad …continue reading