06 February 2014

Birthday Eve 2014

I had quite an interesting and fun filled weekend last weekend. After work last Friday night (31 Jan.), I headed to Dave & Buster's in Maryland Heights for a dinner with the Autism Asperger's Meetup Group. It was a nice dinner for the six of us who were there, with some nice conversation, and I stayed around to play some arcade games there. The next day, I had some nice time in Maplewood. First, sitting in my car, I called in my co-hosting gig on "Writer's Block," the monthly online show by Naturally Autistic ANCA Radio that I do. Host Tim Pylypiuk and I discussed the state of the written word today and folklore, and I talked about being an editor. A nice hour and available for download now at http://www.blogtalkradio.com/autistic-people-/2014/02/01/writers-block-10am-pstradio-drama-11am-pst-the-wishing-wizard.

Right after the show, I joined others from the Food Lovers STL Meetup for the first annual Maplewood Sweet Tooth Tour. We visited nine establishments--specialty cafes, food and drink stores, and a coffeehouse--getting samples from each place and checking in at each place on my tour ticket. It was really nice, we hit such places at Kakeo Chocolate, Foundation Grounds coffeehouse, Great Harvest Bread Co., Strange Donuts, and Pie Oh My! After the tour, I joined with four others for lunch at The Crow's Nest in Maplewood. Sunday (2 Feb.) was a quiet day at home.

We got more snow early this past week. That Sunday, after seeing the weather forecast, I made the decision to cancel Tuesday's IPMS/St. Louis meeting. Work has been good, although being outside in the freezing weather and getting snow and ice off the vehicles is no picnic. I said goodbye to one colleague who's transferring to the location at Lambert-St. Louis International Airport.

On my off day today, I got the license plates on my Corolla renewed for two years, got my laundry done, my checkbook balanced, and rested up. Back to work tomorrow.

Oh yes, tomorrow. My birthday. The Big 5-0, if you can believe that. (Sometimes, I don't believe I'm that old.) Should be fun.