05 February 2017

Into February and Hockey

This past week had gone rather nicely. Work at the car rental branch has been rather steady. Most days we have plenty of vehicles available for rental. At times, finding room to park all of them was rather challenging, but it gets figured out in the end.

Spent some free time this past week continuing work on a car model I'm looking to enter into the Out of the Box Contest at this month's IPMS/Gateway (http://www.ipms-gateway.com/) meeting. I finished painting the body and have the interior and windows installed into the body. Should have it all done by week's end, plus I'll get back to another model I should have done by that meeting.

After work at the branch yesterday (4 February), I had lunch at a newly opened Arby's restaurant (http://arbys.com/) in Ellisville, then went home. Early that night, I drove to Scottrade Center (http://www.scottradecenter.com/) for the ice hockey game between the St. Louis Blues (https://www.nhl.com/blues) and the Pittsburgh Penguins. My brothers bought me the ticket as a Christmas gift and I got a very nice seat--halfway up the lower deck, behind one end of the rink.

I walked around the arena's concourse before the game, taking in the atmosphere and visiting exhibits relating to the Blues and other St. Louis sporting events and events. This was my first visit to Scottrade Center in a few years.

There was a sold-out crowd for the game; however, most fans went home unhappy as the Penguins defeated the Blues 4-1. (There were a number of Penguins fans in the house.) It has been a maddingly frustrating season for the Blues and I was hoping for a strong effort against the defending Stanley Cup Champions. Still, it was great just to be there and to cheer on the Blues in person.

Taking it easy at home today. Back to work in the morning.


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