Friday, October 02, 2015

Red Scare

The wonderfully cheap and indirect flight Lydia and I took from New York to Moscow to Istanbul in late May was on Transaero, Russia's second largest airline. Well now maybe 4 months later they have gone bankrupt, their buyout plan with Aeroflot fell through, and they are due to simply shut down operations any day now.

Transaero logo (2015).svg

According to an ABC News article here that bargain basement ruble that we were super stoked about has Russians less excited about international travel and the whole Russian airline industry is suffering.

An effect of US sanctions or the curse of Lydia? I'll let you decide.

Monday, August 17, 2015

Gazebo Tomato

My parents gave me some tomatoes from their garden and they were so good I decided we should have a picnic with them. We ate under one of Tower Grove Park's numerous gazebos.

Wednesday, August 05, 2015

Who's The Hairy Dude?

I didn't shave the whole month of our crazy trip to everywhere. Part of that was I wanted to spare my back the extra weight of my electric razor in my backpack, and part of it was I just wanted to see what would happen.

I ended up with a beast man beard.

Eventually I came to the sad conclusion that it was time to shave my massive beard. To make this unfortunate duty more fun I decided to mess around with styles a bit first. I think I kept this creepy thing for a day or two.

I'm most proud of this epic handle bar situation. I made Lydia go to the mall with me rocking this beast. Random people would laugh at the sight of my majesty. The clerk at the Gap did a double take so hard that I cracked up so bad I needed to leave the store. Oh what fun.

Saturday, August 01, 2015

Float Trip

This weekend the whole gang headed back out to the middle of nowhere, otherwise known as Steelville, Missouri, and did some cabin camping and some floating down rivers. Fun was had.

Friday, July 17, 2015

Art Hill Film Series

The Saint Louis Art Museum had a film series on Art Hill and on this particular day they were showing Jaws. Heck yeah. I'm embarrassed to report that I don't think I'd seen that movie before but I got that problem all fixed up. The Seagos and Angela were all in attendance.

It was an awfully humid day. I was sweating just sitting still in the dark.