06 July 2017

Quiet Independence Day For Me

Friday morning (30 June) was payday, so it was off to Krispy Kreme (http://krispykreme.com/) in Fenton for a dozen doughnuts to take to the branch. It was quite busy that day for us, with the holiday weekend upon us, but we got things taken care of very well.

This past weekend was rather quiet for me. I did not feel like going out at all, but I did work on a model I have on my workbench now. It's Trumpeter's 1:72 scale JH-7A Flying Leopard. It's coming along well and I hope to have this done in time to take to Omaha for the IPMS/USA National Convention (http://www.ipmsusa2017.com/) later this month.

I watched some movies and other programs on TV during the weekend, including a few videos I had.

Back to work Monday, we had a rather busy morning, though not quite as hectic as most Mondays. I guess with Independence Day the next day, not as many people wanted or needed to run before then, or had done so the previous weekend. Still, there was plenty of work for me to take care of during that day.

Off on Tuesday (4 July), I spent it at home, mostly watching TV. That night, my mother and I saw my brother Brian drum for Melissa Etheridge (https://melissaetheridge.com/) when she played with the Boston Pops Orchestra (https://www.bso.org/) on their annual 4th of July concert on Boston's Esplanade. Brian had texted me early that night that the show would be telecast on Bloomberg, so I was able to record it on the DVR and for Mom and I to watch Etheridge's three-song set live. That was quite a show, in front of about 500,000 people that night.

Back to Work the next day, it was rather busy. Not easy working with the high humidity of the place, but frequent sips of Gatorade--which I bought at QuikTrip (https://www.quiktrip.com/) on the way to work--and short breaks in the lobby helped.

Right after work, I was off to Worldwide Technology Soccer Park for the match between Saint Louis FC (http://saintlouisfc.com/landing/index) and Rochester Rhinos. This was the match that was scheduled for 6 May, but postponed due to flooding at the Soccer Park that time. I joined up with the St. Louligans (http://stlouligans.com/) just before kick off and joined in the chanting. The match ended in a 0-0 draw, as Saint Louis FC had few chances against a good Rochester club. Fortunately, Saint Louis' goalkeeper kept them in the match.

Just after getting home from the match, I proofread Leonora Gregory-Collura's column for the new issue of Naturally Autistic magazine (https://www.naturallyautistic.com/) and sent it back to her. That--and a piece her husband Charlie Collura sent me to proofread the day before--were the last items for this new issue, which is out soon.

Off work today, I did my laundry and some personal matters. This included checking on messages I sent out Tuesday night to some of my contacts on LinkedIn (https://www.linkedin.com/feed/). I asked them to look over my profile and make some suggestions on improving it as I seek a full time position in public relations or publishing. I gave them until the end of July, taking into account vacations they may take, but already got a few bits of feedback. A few items I am already putting into practice. I will await hearing back from others before making further improvements to my LinkedIn profile.

Tonight, my mom and I went to Lee's Famous Recipe Chicken (https://www.leesfamousrecipe.com/) in Arnold for dinner. Today, I'm told, is National Fried Chicken Day, and the chicken we had was delicious. We then shopped at a couple of places in Arnold before coming home.


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