13 June 2013

The Heat is On (In More Ways Than One)

Summer officially does not arrive until 21 June (one week from tomorrow), but it sure feels like it here. Hot and humid, with temperatures just topping 90 degrees F (32 degrees C), with heat indices approaching 100 degrees F (38 degrees C) when you factor in the humidity. Looks like some stormy weather hits here this weekend, which should cool the temperature down a bit.

One week ago tonight (6 June), I was at Shameless Grounds, a coffee house in the Benton Park neighborhood of St. Louis. The Sex Positive St. Louis Meetup Group met there for a healthy body workshop, with two women presenting info on nutrition and promoting a line of healthy foods. I tried a sample of some of their products, and they were good, but I don't think they would be easy for me to obtain (store location and price). Still, some food for thought.

Worked at the auto rental facility on Friday (7 June), and this past Monday and Tuesday (10 and 11 June). Business is going real good--plenty of customers wanting to rent vehicles from us, be it for vacation or business trips, or as temporary vehicles while their vehicles are being serviced.

Lately, I've been at work on a small car--one in 1:25 scale. It's a model of a 1964 1/2 Ford Mustang Convertible that I'm working to finish by this Tuesday's IPMS/Gateway meeting to enter in the Same Kit Contest. Several club members besides myself signed on to build this kit, so it should be interesting to see how the contest turns out. The pressure is on for me to get this model done in time. I'm painting the model in colors I picked out at CRM Hobbies last Saturday.

Two nights ago, I was with the Sex Positive St. Louis Meetup Group again, this time for a men's only discussion of intimate matters. It was a rather interesting discussion, although I had so little to contribute to it. Plus, I was rather tired from having worked that day and then going straight to the meetup in south St. Louis.

Yesterday morning, I had my Corolla in for scheduled maintenance at Weiss Toyota Scion in south St. Louis County. Among other things, they cleaned and adjusted the rear brakes, changed the antifreeze, brake, and transmission fluids, and tuned up the air conditioning system. Got a lot of needed work done to the car and it should run great for many miles to come.

Back to work tomorrow morning, and I will be able to wear shorts to work. The manager told me on Tuesday that, in hot weather, I could wear khaki shorts instead of trousers. Earlier tonight, I found a nice pair of shorts I can wear to work and will have those on when I report to work in the morning.