Tuesday, August 18, 2009

On the way to confront Pat Lykos...

I was all geared up today to attend the Houston Police Northwest Division PIP meeting at Long Point Baptist Church tonight located at 8009 Long Point and pose the "hard questions" to Harris County District Attorney Pat Lykos on the new DIVERT program -- only there is no Long Point Baptist Church anymore. The former sanctuary is now a funeral home.

So there I am, cruising up and down Long Point with my daughters in tow, calling information trying to find the church. As it became more and more apparent that we weren't going to the meeting I realized that my colleague, Houston criminal defense attorney, Mark Bennett, was having a recital of sorts as he had just finished the advanced improvisation class at ComedySportz Improv off the Katy Freeway. And it was free!

We quickly motored down to the freeway and over to the CSI Arena as my oldest daughter tried her hand at telling knock-knock jokes (I know... patience).

My daughters got to meet Mark before the show began and he commented that they must have gotten their looks from their mother.

In the end we got to see three folks trying stand up for the first time and some very funny improvisation work from the newbies. My oldest was in stitches during one of the skits and was still laughing about it when she tried to describe it to my wife after we got home.

2 comments:

Thomas Hobbes said...

Not for nothing, but you were in the right place. The church is there, as is Vasquez Funeral Home (actually a few organizations share that address). Sorry you missed the event.

Houston DWI Attorney Paul B. Kennedy, said...

Thanks for pointing that out. I practically live across the street from there and I remember the church being right there.

I think my daughters found the improv show a bit more entertaining than the PIP meeting would have been, though.