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21 October 2011

Going Nuts About the World Series

I'm not the biggest of baseball fans, but I'm glad to see the Cardinals in this World Series, considering they were counted out of postseason contention one month ago. They are now playing the Texas Rangers in the best of seven series. The Cardinals won the opener at home Wednesday night, but lost game two last night. The series picks up in Arlington, Texas tomorrow night (22 Oct.). Go Cardinals! Perhaps the Rally Squirrel that first appeared at Busch Stadium during the National League Division Series will make an encore appearance. We'll see.

I had a busy weekend of soccer refereeing last weekend. It started on Saturday morning (15 Oct) with three league matches at the Scott Gallagher Facility. The last one, an under-17 girls' match, was one I refereed and was assessed on. This was my annual maintenance assessment, for my recertification. I passed the assessment, with the assessor pointing out some things I did right and a few things I can improve on for next time. Glad to get that out of the way. The next day (16 Oct), I did two boys matches in the Midwest Developmental League at Chaminade College Prep. They went well, including my middle in the first match, an under-13 contest that was decided at the death by the visitors. Quite a thrilling match, I must say. I'm back on the pitch this weekend with travel league matches.

Sunday night, I went to a meetup in north St. Louis County of coffee and jazz lovers at a member's home. We--the host, myself, and three others--had a nice time talking, listening to jazz played on the stereo, and enjoying coffee that the host sells out of her home. She talked about her business and offered any of us to join her, but I said no. Home-based business is just not for me.

Tuesday night, I ran the IPMS/Gateway meeting at Calvary Presbyterian Church. We had a nice turnout of members and of models for the monthly "beauty contest." Two people came to our meeting for the first time and I chatted with both of them and recognized them at the start of the meeting. Hopefully, both will be back next month.

This afternoon, my parents and I went to the County Health Clinic in Sunset Hills to get our annual flu shots. They cost each of us $25, but will be well worth it to stay healthy this flu season.

That's it for now. Wish you all a great weekend. Later.

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