Thursday, October 20, 2011

PBR signage

Took this lousy quality picture in Union, MO. Pretty cool PBR sign I think. I'm guessing it's relatively old but I would defer to a neon sign expert. PBR and neon signs- both cool again. I'm just waiting for Busch beer to make a splash with hipsters. When it happens I will be ready.

Monday, October 10, 2011

Target v. Walmart

I usually put my mommy observations on my 63104mom tumblr. But this time I thought badmansard readers would enjoy a statement I made at a Brownie event.

We went to the SLU Occupational Therapy department this past Saturday to attend a disability workshop. The program was great and the girls asked some very insightful questions. And let's not ignore the obvious. The thought rolling around in wheelchairs and walkers and using blindness goggles was a lot of fun.

And I also learned some random information such as K's grandpa has a "plastic eye" and one of the 3rd grade teachers is missing her leg after a train accident.

At one point the coordinator asked the girls in our troop if they'd "ever been to Walmart and seen someone in a wheelchair?" No girl raised her hand. There were no "Oh me oh me oh me." Not one girl could identify with going to Walmart. Crickets for the very kind SLU OT professor.

So I raised my own hand and announced, "We're more of a Target crowd." No offense to Walmart, but there just aren't any stores in our urban neighborhoods.

Monday, October 3, 2011

Thank you Jamieson bridge closure

Of course the soccer season where many of our games are at Lindenwood Park, the Jamieson bridge closes for repairs. And the year the Arsenal bridge was closed was the Year of Epiphany t-ball. My 4 kids had games all across the city. We had 6 games this weekend at Tilles, Midwest Soccer, SLYSA, Lindenwood, Berra and a volleyball game at St. Margaret's. Plus karate at Karate Life and dancing at Little Flower school.

As usual I was lost wandering around back streets trying to get to Arsenal to get on EB 44. And I found this ugly thang.

Saturday, October 1, 2011


I am glad the Kiel is reopening. I was at one of the last concerts- REM in 1986. Since then, I've graduated high school, law school, got married, had 4 kids and voila! it's open again.

About REM- I lost interest in 1989 as I was convinced they had sold out. I like the old stuff; haven't bought anything 'new' since then. See awesome set list below:

R.E.M. Setlist Kiel Opera House, St. Louis, MO, USA 1986, Pageantry