Sunday, October 28, 2012
October is a month of crazy parties, school events, neighborhood events, festivals, Halloween, birthdays, soccer, volleyball and camping. I have been tired, over committed and frequently hungover. But at least I can see the end in sight.
November will be my purifying month- I will clean my mind, body and house. Exercise, church, clean eating, clean the house, etc. And I will clean up bad mansard starting with the overly large header pic and getting some good pics.
Sunday, October 21, 2012
As I left the vision center I saw one of my favorite mansard apartment buildings in Webster Groves has a bit of an upgrayedd.* Looks likes a newly renovated luxury apartment with a new bad mansard roof!
*points if you can name the "upgrayedd" movie.
Monday, October 15, 2012
|Gus in lederhosen. He actually got a $2 tip for dancing so hard. I should have been fined for drinking too hard.|
|Walked by a wedding. Like the car. Lots of hipsters at that wedding.|
|A wedding at the brewery stable. I've never seen that before.|
|Neighborhood block party for National Night Out. We have ours in October as opposed to August. There were about 150 there earlier in the evening. I thought the lights were a nice touch.|
Sunday, October 7, 2012
Those were fun times for me. Holidays at their house was all about beer, white tableclothes, Blue Nun wine and laughter. It was always a fun, loud time at my grandparents. But looking back I realized now it was a very hard time for my grandparents. My grandfather was a marketing exec for Falstaff beer and lost his job around 1975 when operations collapsed. Click here for the full story: FALSTAFF He and my grandmother had to sell their house in Kirkwood and downsize to an apartment. Not long thereafter my grandfather was diagnosed with bone cancer and died. Very sad.
Monday, October 1, 2012
Come now- tout ensemble- avec your best accent Francais, dit "mon-ree- all."
Where to find such a classy place? The intersection of Union and Reavis Barracks Road in south county, of couse, right behind the Shell Station.
Looks like the place has been spruced up a bit. Roofs are updated and there is a companion mini-mansard in each back yard which is evidently the place to stick your satellite dish.
I find myself at 55/Reavis more often than I care to admit. 6th grade girl's soccer. Out little city team has been placed in the south county team because there were only TWO teams of 6th grade CYC teams in the "open" division (meaning the team has club soccer players). And there was only ONE city team in the "closed" division (no select players). So instead of having a city league of just 3 teams, the CYC put us in south county.
Let's do the math. That means there are only, at most, SIXTY or so sixth grade girls in the entire City of St. Louis who are playing CYC soccer. Disclaimer- St. Roch plays in a county league so they probably have 20 or so playing too. But still. The numbers are screwed up. And sad because it's not just soccer. It's basketball and softball and volleyball too. Disappointing trend. No one wants to be on a team anymore. And I sure do hope the thousands of other sixth grade girls are doing something for exercise.
CYC divisions are supposed to be changing in Spring 2013. There won't be a city division any more. We will either merge with the South Central division (Mary Queen, Holy Redeemer, etc) or with South County. So looks like I'll be driving either 44 or 55 a lot more to get to games. And I hope I find some mansards along the way.
|check out the sophisticated landing pad for the dish.|
|Here's Kay winding up. She had two goals but this wasn't one of them. She was pissed she didn't have a hat trick.|