The St. Louis Cardinals pulled it out last Friday night (28 Oct.), defeating the Texas Rangers in the seventh and decided game of the World Series. The Cardinals--well back of a postseason spot when September began--are MLB Champions for the 11th time. I would dare say it was the most improbable of those 11 titles. What a ride!
I had soccer games Saturday and Sunday mornings at the Scott Gallagher complex. They went well. I did fill in as referee on one of the Sunday games (a under-15 girls match) as the man who was originally to have refereed it was feeling a bit sore in one let and asked me to fill in for hjm. I did and it was a fine game that ended 2-1, with the deciding goal coming at the death off a free kick.
Sunday afternoon, after my games, I went to Saint Louis University to watch the Billiken men play Xavier in soccer. It was scoreless at the end of full time, with extra time to be played. I had to leave to go to Wentzville, Missouri for a meeting, so I missed the extra session. (Perhaps that was a good thing, as Xavier won the match in extra time, 1-0.) Late that afternoon, I was in Wentzville at Frank Ciccarella's house. He's organizing a bid IPMS/Gateway will make to host the 2014 IPMS/USA National Convention. Just one other member was at this meeting with Frank and I, but we discussed some items that needed planning right away. After the meeting, Frank and his wife invited me to stay for dinner, which I did. Very nice meal and some good conversation besides.
Tuesday night (1 Nov.), I ran the IPMS/St. Louis meeting. Little to discuss, so we got through it rather quickly.
This weekend will be most interesting. Saturday, I'm going to Columbia, Missouri for TigerCon 2011, a scale model contest and swap meet hosted by the Central Missouri Scale Modelers. It's the first show this club's done and I want to show them my support. Hopefully, some others from St. Louis will be there as well. I also hope to touch base with a friend of mine in Columbia before I head back to St. Louis that night. Early Sunday morning, I have some girls soccer games in Fenton. By early, I mean a 7 am kickoff for the first match. (Good thing Standard Time returns at 2 am Sunday.) That afternoon, at 3 pm Central Time, I co-host Writers Block from Naturally Autistic Radio. Hope you can tune in. You can get more info on that show at www.naturallyautistic.com/radio-show/.