27 February 2013

Futsal, Meetups, Work, and Checkup

Last Saturday night (23 Feb.), I refereed three high school boys futsal matches at Christian Academy of Greater St. Louis. The games went well, and were a good end for me to the winter futsal season. I'm back outdoors this Sunday.

The next day found me taking in a pair of Meetups. First was the International Festival at the Maryland Heights Centre, with the Saint Louis Friends Meetup. We took in ethnic food, music and dance, and crafts from several ethnic groups in the area. It was nice, a smaller-scale version of the Festival of Nations every August in St. Louis. That night, I was in Maplewood with several other STL Screeners members watching the Oscars on TV. We shared out opinions of the show, the host, and the Oscar winners. Guessing correctly on one of the categories in the pre-ceremony pool earned me a gift bag that included candy and a DVD.

Back to work on Monday (25 Feb.), and I pulled a full day. (The supervisor asked me late last week if I would, and I said I could.) A bit frantic at times, with plenty of vehicles to prep and customers to pick up or drop off. Somehow, I got through all that OK. Then, I was at Grand Glaize Library for the monthly soccer referee clinic, where I took in presentations on "Why do referees make mistakes" and "Pre-game for assistant referees." Always informative and several referees comments on their experiences (good and bad) in these areas.

On my day off, I wrote an article that is to go into Missouri Aviation Historical Society's newsletter. I'll let you know more once this article is published. I hope to turn that in, with the photos I took two months ago of the subject, to the newsletter editor at the MAHS meeting tomorrow (Thursday) night. I was at the IPMS/Gateway business meeting that night at Marion Morris' house, to plan the March meetings and to discuss our Invitational in September.

Work today was fine. It wasn't too busy, but it sure was depressing to see the snow coming down under the gray sky. I'm glad it's not accumulating; that would be a considerable problem. After getting off work today, I went to a doctor by St. Anthony's Medical Center for a checkup. It went fine; the doctor examined me and said I was in good shape, his assistant cleared out some wax in one ear, and the doctor prescribed some pain reliever for my sore knees. He also asked me to get some blood work done soon, which I plan to do early next week.

I should be co-hosting Writer's Block from Naturally Autistic Radio this Saturday (2 Mar.) at noon Central Time (10 am Pacific Time; 1800 GMT). I haven't received the script yet; I'll send my hosting partner a reminder in a moment. Anyway, I hope you can tune in (live or the archive); details at www.naturallyautistic.com/radio-show.