05 March 2017

Doughnuts, Futsal, Oscars, and Soccer

A week ago Friday morning (24 February), I stopped by Krispy Kreme (http://krispykreme.com/) in Fenton to buy 12 doughnuts, which I brought to the car rental branch. As usual, the treats were much appreciated by the staff. We had plenty of work to do on that Friday, but we got it done to get out just after closing time.

My quiet weekend that followed ended with futsal games at Competitive Courts & Conditioning Center (C4) in Creve Coeur (http://www.c4stl.com/). It was my first matches I refereed in the season, and they were on the last day of the season. Anyway, my partner and I had three matches, with the last two (one of under 15 boys, and the last of high school boys) being most competitive. It was a satisfying shift.

After stopping at McDonald's in Des Peres for dinner on the way home, I watched the Academy Awards (http://oscar.go.com/) on television in my bedroom. As usual, I was intrigued as to who would receive what Oscar. I was shocked as virtually everyone when the Best Picture winner was originally announced as "La La Land," then having that swiftly corrected to "Limelight," I haven't seen any of these movies yet, but I hope to see them before too long.

That Sunday morning, I registered to attend this year's International Plastic Modelers' Society/USA (IPMS/USA) National Convention this July in Omaha, Nebraska (http://www.ipmsusa2017.com/). I am greatly looking forward to this event.

Work this past week has gone very well. Plenty to work on those days I'm in, but with my colleagues I got it done and kept our customers satisfied.

I flexed out Tuesday afternoon (28 February) as I would work the following Saturday morning. After some time relaxing and having dinner at home, I headed to Bill Wagner's house in Oakville for this month's IPMS/Gateway (http://www.ipms-gateway.com/) business meeting. We planned the March general and business meetings, and discussed some other club business.

I did some work during my free time this past week to get some materials together for my income taxes. I need to get on to that soon.

After work yesterday morning, I had lunch at Olive Street Cafe (http://olivestreetcafe.com/) in Ellisville. There, I enjoyed a Muffalata with a side of onion rings. Before returning home from lunch, I washed my car at Martian Car Wash (http://www.martiancarwash.com/), also in Ellisville.

This afternoon found me at World Wide Technology Soccer Park (http://saintlouisfc.com/soccerpark) in Fenton to referee my first outdoor matches of the spring season. I worked four under 12 9v9 boys matches on a small-sided field. Our crew was short one person, as that person failed to show up. (I let my assigner knew of this matter.) Fortunately for my partner and I, the games were not too much trouble for us.

Back to work in the morning. Later.

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