Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Full Moon Prom

This was sooooooo fun. I *had* to switch to Busch by the end of the evening b/c we drank all the PBR.

What a party.

More later. Life has been full of weird and wonderful St. Louis, so tune in soon. :)

Tuesday, May 20, 2008


We've got a high school kid at the office doing an end-of-year shadowing session, and he sent us a survey with a big blank box at the end.
it read:

What does being an educated person mean? What is education? What is a person? What is the meaning of life? (and you can't put 42)

Being an educated person means you knowing there's nothing you can do that hasn't been done, but doing it anyway b/c its important. It also means knowing how to write a good email. Education should make you a better person, it should give your character a foundation to lean upon. It should not be about the bottom line (grades or money). I know that sounds fluffy, but it shouldn't be. You'd be doing yourself a disservice.
A person is defined by how they treat strangers who look or act sortof weird.
The meaning of life...
"There's only one rule that I know of, babies-- God damn it, you've got to be kind."
-Kurt Vonnegut Jr.

Aside from talking about leaning on a foundation (mixing metaphors, oops --- part of being an educated person is knowing what mixing metaphors actually is, so I was just being meta...riiiight) -- I think I nailed it.

This is one thing I'd be interested to know your, dear reader(s), thoughts on. I usually don't do the "call for comments" thing, but if you want to answer those questions in the comments, it would be so fun if you did.

Sunday, May 11, 2008

Southside Northside

Dudes, I had such a great time at the old north house tour today (including a special appearance by Mike of Crown Candy, who I'm thinking was there for the first time I actually saw a city city when I was 5 - b/c I am a country girl --- which means I was progressive before everyone i.e. 10-20 years ago!) and I'm TOTALLY not sure if I should by on the north or the south side. I mean, old north was just so lovely and community-y. I had such a time chattin' with Peevers (you might know him as Phil Valko) and co. outside the urban studio/cafe, and the neighbors are so into it. I liked it.

I don't know why, but I don't get that vibe from Gravois Park/Dutchtown - where I was looking before. I don't know why. But I like that community stuff- especially if I'm going to be crazy rehabbing. Which i will be.

Just got back from the trailer trash party in Southtown. What a night! it was so fun.

Wednesday, May 07, 2008

Swing Town

Miss Z is such a great photographer, huh?

Swing Town
Originally uploaded by velo_city

I know what you're thinking, is it 1998 or something? (I'm not dumb, I know people were swing dancing long before then...like, 1996 at least! badum bum)

Kentucky Derby takes me back to my Bootheel youth of listening to Dad go on and on about how he touched Secretariat once and getting super dressed up for church, ... among other things (fried okra and driftwood come to mind).

I remember - I had this great big peach hat and my sister had the same one for one of our Easter outfits that my mom sewed and embroidered with our monograms and everything...I was SO disappointed that Easter wasn't as "dressy" here when I moved! I was truly culture shocked in many ways when I moved (as much as a 2nd grader could be), but man, I think the slobbification north of the mason dixon line hit me hardest, and I've been rebelling ever since. I am a rebel!

I keep on saying I should maybe talk a bit more about my pre-2nd grade non-st. louis life (including my initial paralyzing fear of escalators, another St. Louis first for me), but y'all can just infer what you like, alright?

Tuesday, May 06, 2008

I owe ya

Again with the being very busy!

Much to relate, pictures and high-heeled adventures to share. I had the most fun ever this weekend! A very lovely St. Louis weekend.

This blog will just have to wait a couple days, though!

Friday, May 02, 2008

I write about beer!

I am so proud.

Just some of the wonders (I mean that in the humblest way possible) can be found here.

Busy week this week with a busy weekend ahead w/ rehearsal, cinco de mayo and the kentucky derby. woo!

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