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05 February 2015

Of a Sweet Tooth and Snow

After a good week of hard work at the car rental branch, I was in downtown Maplewood, Missouri last Saturday (31 January) for the city's second annual Sweet Tooth Tour. This was a walking tour of 14 food merchants in Maplewood. I was with 10 others from the STL Food Lovers Meetup group and we had a wonderful time. In just over two hours, we visited all 14 establishments and enjoyed samples of chocolate, cake, pie, donut, cookie, beer, tea and coffee. We even did a bit of shopping at one or two places. A great time was had by all.

At home most of the rest of the weekend, I did some work on a couple of models I should have completed to enter at the Out of the Box contest at the IPMS/Gateway meeting on 17 February. I did also watch the Super Bowl on Sunday--mostly for the commercials, but also for some of the game action. It was exciting up to the end, but I was disappointed that Seattle lost.

Back at work on Monday (2 February), things continued to go well for our branch. Yesterday afternoon, we had to deal with sleet, then a bit of snow. That did make my work a bit more difficult, as I had to scrape ice and snow off vehicle windows before driving them--even on our lot--and had to be real careful when taking a customer back to his house and coming back late in the day. Fortunately, all went well.

I drove from work to Mark Twain Hobby Center in St. Charles on Tuesday for the IPMS/St. Louis meeting. The four of us there talked some scale modeling, as well as movies, and we discussed ideas to grow our meeting attendance and membership. More on this club here: http://www.ipms-stlouis.com/.

This Saturday is not only my birthday, but (thanks to trading a work shift with a colleague who requested it) also when I next co-host Writer's Block, the monthly online radio show from ANCA Radio Shows, Autistic People, streamed over blogtalkradio.com. Host Tim Pylypiuk and I will be on live at noon, Central Time (10 am, Pacific Time; 1800 hours GMT) for the hour-long program, which will be archived for download later on Saturday. I hope you can listen in. Details here: http://www.blogtalkradio.com/autistic-people- and http://www.naturallyautistic.com/.

Later.