12 March 2016

Work at the Branch and Home

Things are going well at the car rental branch in recent days. We're going at full strength to keep our customers satisfied. It has been a challenge in the past couple of days with limited parking space for our vehicles immediately by the branch, but we're working around it.

At home on my off time from the day job, I've been editing articles for the Spring issue of Naturally Autistic magazine (http://www.naturallyautistic.com/), the semiannual publication of Naturally Autistic ANCA. There are just a couple of short columns left to be edited and this issue will go to press. There are some fascinating items in this upcoming issue. I'll hold off mentioning more until the issue comes out in a few weeks.

Also this past week, I proofread some web site copy a friend was writing for one of her clients. I'll keep it confidential, but the job went very well.

Last Sunday (6 March), I was at the International Tap House (iTAP) in the Soulard neighborhood of St. Louis (http://www.internationaltaphouse.com/). The occasion was the Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the St. Louigans (http://stlouligans.com/), a soccer supporter group. A large group of over 160 members attended the AGM, packing iTAP. The St. Louigans discussed plans for the upcoming season of Saint Louis FC (http://saintlouisfc.com/landing/index), including trips to selected road matches and making tifos (huge banners) for matches. Several Saint Louis FC players, along with the club's general manager Jeremy Alumbaugh and head coach Dale Schilly, also attended. Alumbaugh, Schilly, and a couple of players spoke to our group. It was quite a great get together and I am feeling pumped for the start of the Saint Louis FC season later this month. I also came away with a St. Louigans scarf, which I had pre-ordered.

After work Wednesday night (9 March), I was at PW Pizza (http://pwpizza.com/) just southwest of downtown St. Louis for dinner. It was a dinner for the Friends from Around the World Meetup group (http://www.meetup.com/Friends-from-around-the-World/). It was a large crowd there, including many foreign interns here in St. Louis, so I had to wait a few minutes to get a seat. When I did, I did chat a bit with a few of the others there and enjoyed a Magherita pizza (tomato sauce, fresh basil, fresh mozzarella & parmesan cheeses).

Daylight Savings Time starts here tomorrow at 0200 hours local time, so I'll let my clocks ahead one hour before retiring for the night. This Tuesday is the presidential primary election. I'll cast my vote after work.


1 comment:

Leonora said...

great blog post Bob and thanks for mentioning the magazine! Love your editing skills been 7 years you have been with us Bob! Congrats :-)