09 August 2013

Into August 2013

July ended with a happy hour a week ago Wednesday (31 July) at the Schlafly Bottleworks in Maplewood, Missouri. It was the first event of a new Meetup group, SoCo Social Club (as in South St. Louis County). It was quite nice, just getting to know each other a bit, and hopefully I can go to more such Meetups with them. Also had a good glass of beer brewed on the premises.

I worked the first two and a half days of August at the car rental branch. (I traded shifts with a colleague to work that Thursday 1 August). Last Friday, I added a black bow tie (clip-on type) to my work attire, to go with the men at the branch who were starting to wear bow ties with their suits on Fridays. It got a good response and I wanted to do so today, but forgot about it with other things on my mind early this morning. Overall, work has been good of late.

A week ago Thursday night (1 Aug.), I was at the Northwest Branch of the Jefferson County Library in High Ridge, Missouri. There, I placed a few of my scale models in the display case in the lobby for a display IPMS/Gateway is doing this month. I also had some club flyers and brochures and flyers for the Invitational next month put up in the display case. We have about 30 models in the display. Looks good.

Speaking of models, I ran the IPMS/St. Louis meeting last Tuesday night (6 August) at Thornhill Branch, St. Louis County Library. A snafu at the library meant we weren't in our regular meeting room, but we did use the auditorium, so the night wasn't a total loss.

Yesterday (8 Aug.) found me at the Missouri History Museum for the monthly News at Noon program presented by the St. Louis Chapter, Society of Professional Journalists. This month's panel discussion was about covering the Great Flood of 1993, with a reporter and two photographers who covered this disaster for the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. I found the discussion of how and why this story was covered, and how it would be handled today, very fascinating.

Tomorrow, I'm at the Edward Jones Dome for the Real Madrid-Inter friendly. A report on that match in my next post.


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