12 June 2014

The Wait (in Brazil) is Over

As I type these words, it is a little under four hours from kickoff of the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil. I am so excited. I am off work today, so it's no problem for me to be in front of my TV set at home to watch the opening match, Brazil vs. Croatia. I am ready. Hope you are, too. I wish all the teams in Brazil best of luck. As for me, Go USA!

One week ago tonight (5 June) found me back at Circus Flora, working my second volunteer shift. Before the show, I helped wipe the seats and put inserts into programs, then acted as usher during the show. We had a real good crowd, thanks for attendees receiving tickets from Ameren Missouri, one of Circus Flora's sponsors. I'm back for my final shift of the season tonight. The current show, "The Pawn," runs through 22 June, so don't miss it. You can find out more at http://www.circusflora.org/.

After work on Friday, I headed to The Marquee Restuarant and Lounge in downtown St. Louis for Stress Free Fridays, which was celebrating its 10th anniversary. It was my first time at this place, which I liked, and I sure enjoyed meeting up with the Stress Free Fridays group for the first time in a few weeks. I was originally going to make it just an hour-long stop, but it ended up a two and one-half hour visit, but I didn't mind. You can check out Stress Free Fridays on Twitter (https://twitter.com/stressfreefri) and on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/groups/25325462204/).

Last Saturday (7 June) at home, I co-hosted this month's edition of Writer's Block, the monthly online radio show from Naturally Autistic ANCA Radio. Host Tim Pylypiuk and I wrapped up our discussion of Western literature from last month and started talking about science-fiction writing. Our next show is Sat., 5 July at noon, Central Time (10 am, Pacific Time). Last Saturday's show is now archived and you can check it out here: http://www.blogtalkradio.com/autistic-people-/2014/06/07/writers-block-sci-fi--10am-pstradio-drama-the-grooming-hour--11am-pst.

Work has been going very well. Busy much of the time, but we do have slow spots. Getting some more families renting vehicles for summer vacations lately.