07 November 2013

Good Work and Socializing; Almost SLIFF Showtime

Last Saturday (2 Nov.), I worked that morning at the car rental branch, and things went very well. Overall, these past few days at the branch have been good--kept me busy enough, even with the boot I'm earning over the sore right heel due to tendonitis. This past week, I had an issue resolved that prevented me from entering my times into the computer system for a few days. This should make it much easier with getting my times recorded and getting paid as a result.

Saturday night found me at Kakao Chocolate in Maplewood, Missouri for the St. Louis Singles Meetup, which had a chocolate and wine tasting party there. It was very nice, with about 15 of us there sampling fine chocolates made on the premises and sharing bottles of wine we brought in. I found out much more about chocolate than what I knew going into this event, and I found it very a very happy night.

The next afternoon (3 Nov.), I joined with five others at Dave & Buster's in Maryland Heights, Missouri for the Introverts Meeting Friends Meetup. We came on a comparatively quiet afternoon, which allowed us to better get to know each other through conversation. As with the St. Louis Singles Meetup the night before, I am looking forward to more gatherings with this Meetup group.

I ran the IPMS/St. Louis meeting last Tuesday night (5 Nov.) at the Thornhill Branch, St. Louis County Library. Five of us were there as we talked modeling topics for a while. That day--and today--were off days for me from work, so I got some personal business done.

This afternoon, I took and passed the online futsal referee exam. There will be a recertification clinic for futsal refereeing this Monday night in St. Charles. As soon as I get over this tendonitis, I look forward to getting back out on the pitch. Futsal season starts early next month.

Tonight, I was at the Tivoli Theatre in the Delmar Loop area of University City, Mo. for the volunteer orientation for the 2014 Whitaker St. Louis International Film Festival (SLIFF), which runs 14-24 November at several St. Louis area venues. I'm working three shifts at the festival, helping patrons with information and providing them with programs and ballots for some of the films being screened. Many narrative, documentary feature, and short subject films from around the world will be screened at this festival. More information at www.cinemastlouis.org.