02 May 2015

Another Hectic Week to Usher in May

A week ago Thursday night (23 April) found me and other Missouri Aviation Historical Society (MoAHS) board members at Wise Media in Fenton for a meeting with some of Wise's staff. The MoAHS board presented info about our group, its mission, and where it intends to go forward to Wise Media people, and the hosts talked about how they could help the Society in expanding its public presence. A very productive meeting, I thought. More on the Society here: http://moavhist.org.

Work continued to most busy for me at the car rental branch, as we continued working with many customers whose vehicles were damaged in the hail storm three and a half weeks ago. My colleagues and I have pressed ahead and fulfilled these customers' requests, putting in extra efforts at times to get the job done.

I was back at Fox High School in Arnold last Sunday (26 April) to officiate two boys' soccer matches. They went well, including an under 17 boys' contest I refereed. Those teams weren't the most skillful, but I kept the play going and kept a good lid on problems.

The IPMS/Gateway business meeting came here on Tuesday night (28 April), and all the board members attended along with one other club member. We planned the May general and business meetings and discussed club business. Not much needed discussion, and we were done in about an hour. More on the club here: http://ipms-gateway.com.

I went to dinner Thursday night at Pho Manchester, a Vietnamese/Chinese/Thai restaurant in Ballwin, Missouri. This event was with the Dine Out on a Dime Meetup group. We had a good crowd from our group there. This was my first time at this restaurant and with Vietnamese cuisine, and it was a pleasant experience. I had the Goi Cuon spring rolls as an appetizer, followed by Pho Tai, a beef slice noodle soup. I definitely recommend Pho Manchester.

While I was eating, I was getting my computer scanned using FixMe Stick, a virus removal device I had ordered and received in the mail that day. It took about eight hours, but the stick found some malware and viruses on my computer, which were removed. My computer now starts up quicker and runs better. More information on FixMe Stick here: www.fixmestick.com.

After I post, I co-host this month's Writer's Block from ANCA Radio Shows, Autistic People. Host Tim Pylypiuk and I discuss fictional languages in writing. Check it out live at Noon, Central Time (10 am, Pacific Time/1800 hours GMT), or catch the archived show later. Here's the show link: http://www.blogtalkradio.com/autistic-people-/2015/05/02/writers-block-10am-pstradio-drama-the-grooming-hour-11am-pst. Later today, I put in a volunteer shift (3:30 to 7 pm, Central Time) at the Greater St. Louis Book Fair, an annual used book sale benefitting education and literacy programs. The event began Thursday night and runs through tomorrow (Sunday, 3 May). Hope to see you there! More info at: http://stlouisbookfair.org/.


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