Thursday, February 21, 2008

St. Louis Startups whaaaa?!

Yikes, meeting tomorrow at the same time as my Grilled Cheese Club meeting.

Anyway, how cool. Good for these guys, I can't wait to meet'em.

Monday, February 18, 2008

Mardi Gras Makeovers

Mardi Gras is so important to St. Louis life. It's a little silly that no one else in the world knows that. I, however, know that, and I even audaciously go to the festivities on Mardi Gras weekend (sorry IndieValentine. I really wanted to go to you, but why did you have to pick Feb 2?)

My goal for next year is to develop some sort of nutritional/hydration plan that will help me and mine to hit the town later in the mardi gras evening, as opposed me and project runway hitting the couch. In the works as well is an all girl marching krewe, a la Camel-toe Lady Steppers. How I admire my sistas down the riva! We will have to dress more seasonally in Ski Bunny fashion b/c it usually snows for Mardi Gras here in St. Louis.

I have much to learn of Acadian St. Louis/Mardi Gras Tradition before the wheels start a'turnin' -- and lucky for me I have about a year to learn all there is. I know I can use my sister's mad trombone skillz somewhere in there, and her dignity will be prepared for it after a year in our Nation's Capitol. You, reader, should join in on the fun.

Hm, where was I? Oh yes. My kid sister and gave ourselves mardi gras makeovers courtesy of The Future Antiques. How much do you love these guys?

So here's the timeline of my sister and I:
- Drink at suburban home, hop on metrolink at Maplewood (an inspired decision! hurrah for metrolink! It looked like a fair share of inebriated surburban kiddos were getting their first taste of Public Transportation, and all the better! Gotta start somewhere.)
- Wander the lovely Acadian neighborhood of Soulard
- met some out of towners, said hello, welcome, etc...
- saw some high school buddies, mention of some house somewhere, perhaps a party, hmm
- enjoyed a sandwich I had surreptitiously packed in my purse
- got overwhelmed and decided to flee west down Russell
- 20-30 minutes later, arrived on grand, and it was time for a makeover, b/c we were soggy
- $5 rack at TFA = inspired!

Allow me to delight you with our before/after shots.

Mardi Gras Before Outfits

Mardi Gras After Outifits

And then we went to dinner at The King and I in our new dinner outfits.
& it was fun.

(ps I'm trying to geo-tag these posts for the sake of .. let's hope it works!)

Later, sis

So the White Family just sent my kid sister off to seek her fortunes in Washington DC. Fine, I guess its hard to do national politics in St. Louis. I'll miss having her around as my go-to partner in crime, but she'll come back to visit/run for Mayor (it's on the list) - and I will certainly go see her b/c the swing dancing in DC cannot be beat!

Too bad, though - as this week is shaping up to be pretty much awesome...lots going on, and plenty of scheming to be done. I love a good scheme.

Wednesday, February 06, 2008


The Cabin Inn is closing its doors!

Gah, they had the best DJs.

I'm hoping it's a temporary thing. Sigh, February.

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