09 July 2009

Where was I?

Been a bit hectic of late. I'm nearing the end of my second week on a new temp work assignment, proofreading documents for a insurance firm in Metro St. Louis. I can't get into any specifics here, but it's very detail oriented. The assignment should run 2-3 months and pays very nicely for me now. Glad to get some work for once.
One week ago, I was downtown after work. After dinner at Hooter's, I walked to the Old Post Office Plaza to catch a free screening of one of my favorites, "Monty Python and the Holy Grail," It's a hoot to me. The film was shown courtesy of Frontyard Features, which presents free outdoor screenings of various films during the summer. Last month, I took in a screening of "To Kill A Mockingbird" at Tower Grove Park. Check these guys out: http://www.fyfstl.com/.
The 4th of July -- Independence Day in the USA -- I was working at Fair St. Louis on the Gateway Arch grounds. I was a volunteer helping with a beer and soda booth on Leonor K. Sullivan Blvd., just a few yards north of the main stage. It was slow when I arrived to work at 1.30 pm, as it rained earlier in the day and caused a delay in the fair's start. As the day and night wore on, the crowds picked up and the drinks were selling. We got done with tearing down just after 10 pm, and I and the others picked up $21 in tips each (individual shares from the tips collected at our booth). The only downside to this was that I had my back turned to the fireworks display. (Plus, the booth's roof and back wall prevented me from looking up at the show.) I saw some video highlights the next morning.
I refereed some men's soccer last Sunday afternoon. Games were OK. There's a 3v3 tournament in town this weekend, so I may do some of those games.
That's it for the moment. Later.

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