Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Stuff You Should Know Live

Shortly after the good times we had listening to a live taping of one of my favorite podcasts, we went to the Pageant to listen to one of Lydia's: Stuff You Should Know. The stuff that I needed to know this week was about game shows.




Fun was had.

Monday, May 21, 2018

Cardinals Game With the P's

We took my parents to a baseball game at Busch Stadium, home of the 11-time World Series champion St. Louis Cardinals. I heard that there's this team up north called the stubs or schlubs or something that's only won three times. SAD!









 


I've been to so many games lately that all my Cardinals gear was dirty. I wore my sports shirt as a backup.




Mom was pretty salty when we got to the game too late to get the free toy they were handing out.


Lucky for us the shirts that day were so hideous that the people sitting next to us just ditched there's. Hurray!








Sunday, May 20, 2018

The Muny's 100th Birthday

The St. Louis Muny, America's oldest and largest outdoor musical theatre, is celebrating its 100th anniversary this year and we stopped by to see the party.

There were people walking around handing out little birthday cupcakes. I think we had about 20.




Sweating profusely at Forest Park wasn't super exciting to me by itself. I was most interested in the backstage self guided walking tour on offer.


There were separate exhibits on many of the professions that make the Muny work, such as set design, costume design, and special effects. I didn't realize how much of this was union work.
















Saturday, May 19, 2018

Bi-State Area Arting

Lydia and I popped up to historic Springfield, Illinois, home of the corndog, to visit the 57th annual Springfield Old Capitol Art Fair.


We have a race riot walking tour. Yay? Springfield trivia fact #3,567: the 1908 Race Riot led to the creation of the NAACP.


Lydia was busy looking at art but I was busy looking for women who look exactly like Lydia from behind. Spotted one!






We had fun but it was also quite warm outside. We had places to be and so had to say a sad farewell to the inhabitants of Springfield and drove back down to St. Louis.


Luckily I had something fun to distract me from my profound Springfield separation anxiety. The Opera Theatre of Saint Louis' performance of La Traviata. Damn I'm fancy.












Songs were sung, dramatics were... described, and fun was had by all.

The Coca-Cola Rooftop Deck at Busch Stadium

My buddy Jay had an extra ticket for the all-inclusive Coca-Cola Rooftop Deck at Busch Stadium. Three cheers to him!


Plus free jewelry. What a deal!


Yet a-freaking-gain it was raining. I've had some bad luck with rainy Cardinals games lately. When you have all you can drink delicious Anheuser-Busch products though who really cares? I honestly hoped that the game would be canceled so we could come back and eat another day. I'm a bad person.


They aren't dummies on the Coca-Cola Rooftop Deck and they cut you off at a certain time regardless of the weather. Sad.






The toy was a weird one this time: a pitcher's mound plate thing.






Mmmm, taste the logistics.




This guy saw that beer cut-off time was approaching so he stocked up. I would like to be his dear friend.


After the game we went on a little walkabout. It was good times all round.