Archive for July 28th, 2010
For a summer with not much to do, I’ve been remarkably busy lately. Most of my days lately have been filled with answering procedural questions at work, despite the fact that I wrote a training manual that covers these procedures in explicit detail. And while I actually had a couple of days off last week, I wound up busier than ever.
My two eldest uncles on my dad’s side of the family were in town last weekend and stayed at my house a couple of nites. As I would guess is probably typical for bachelors over fifty, they were in town from Philadelphia on a baseball stadium tour vacation. They came to St. Louis to catch the Cardinals-Phillies game last Tuesday nite.
We also found our way to the Budweiser brewery tour and we managed to polish off a Big Ben at Pappy’s Smokehouse. You know, dude stuff. And in an act of kindness, they singlehandedly finished off every project on my home-repair list! Almost all of the projects involved dog-proofing something in my home, but they also installed professional looking shelving in my laundry room. I must be getting old, because I was THRILLED by this shelf.
We put in a full day’s work with only one trip to an Urgent Care facility. Real dude stuff. I also took the Uncles to see my sister’s band, Paper Dolls, down at Off Broadway. The Dolls opened for Pretty Little Empire, and both put on one hell of a show. Those Paper Dolls are going places I tell ya.
This past weekend I had the distinct pleasure of showing up at a theme party as the only one in costume. The theme was jean short cut-offs, or so I thought. I marched into the party wearing recently hacked jeans so short that the pockets are hanging out the bottom. Megs and I quickly discovered that we were the only ones wearing cut-offs. Luckily no pictures of me in said jean shorts are available at this time. Instead, here is an artist’s rendering.
I also hauled my ass downtown Saturday nite for the Silversun Pickups show. I wrote a short review for the show over here at a friend’s new local St. Louis blog, the St. Louis Smack. I’ve been invited to write a weekly column for the site and I’m giving it heavy consideration. But as you can see from my lack of recent posts, I’m not sure if committing to a weekly column is a great idea. Then again, it would be a big step toward my Year of Consistency. We’ll see…