08 June 2009

Some interesting events of late

Last Tuesday, I was reelected by acclamation as President of IPMS St. Louis for 2009-10. No other candidate was offered up for the position, after I told the assembled members and guest that I was willing to stand for reelection. No problem. The club should be in good hands (let's hope) for another year. Meeting was nice, with a guest having found out about us from our web site coming to the meeting for the first time, and joining on the spot.
The next day, my one temp agency called to set up an interview for me for a temporary proofreading job with a healthcare maintenance organization. The interview was on Friday afternoon in downtown St. Louis. It was rather brief -- only about 20 minutes -- but I think it went very nicely. I haven't heard back yet from the temp agency if I got the job or not. I plan to call back tomorrow to find out. Before the interview, I snapped a photo of the Meeting of the Waters fountain across Market Street from St. Louis Union Station.
Saturday morning, the St. Margaret Mary Alacoque Catholic Church parade ran down my street towards the church for its annual picnic. It was mostly youth groups in the church walking or riding in vehicles. Several of them tossed candy towards our driveway and front lawn, and I was able to scoop all this up for the family. (Some of it was taken to our church today by Mom.) Later that day, I drove to the Tony Glavin Soccer Complex in Cottleville, for the PDL match between St. Louis Lions and Real Colorado Foxes. I was assistant referee 2 (AR2), the official on the far side from the team benches. It was my first AR assignment in this league, and I admitted to being rather nervous. However, the game largely went well (St. Louis won 2-0) and I at least benefitted from the experience.
Yesterday started with two men's games (Latin American Soccer League) at De Soto Park in St. Louis. I worked with two Bosnian-Americans, who I had never worked with before, but we somehow got the games in OK, for the most part. I grabbed a bit of lunch from one of the food vendors set up at the park during these games -- in my case, a pork rind taco which was spicy, yet tasty. Then, I drove to the Anheuser-Busch Center in Fenton for the WPS match between Saint Louis Athletica and Sky Blue FC. It was the first time I saw a WPS match, which Saint Louis won 1-0. I snapped a few photos of the game action, plus a self portrait of myself.
I had a nice online chat yesterday with a young woman I met online. She seems very nice and I hope to chat with her again soon, and meet her in person.
Take care & talk to you later.

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