Tuesday, November 06, 2018

Diwali, Voting, and Basketball

I signed up for a lot of the clubs at work. They seem to be taking it well considering I'm none of the minorities nor a woman. Anyway, the Asian club had a fun Diwali celebration at work. One of the best parts was first learning what the heck Diwali is. It is the Hindu festival of light, which seems to in part be about the solstice? Anyway there's oil lamps, fancy clothes, and eating. Sold!

This was the best food I think I've ever had in the building.

Kirin is Japanese but was apparently Asian enough for the festival. On tap there was also a beer that I briefly helped to brew at the Star Shop.

After work Lydia and I became two tiny drops in the blue wave that washed President* Trump's dreams away. I look forward to mailing disparaging letters in envelopes full of glitter to the prison they put him in.

Later we took a couple of friends to a SLU basketball game. The tickets were from AB. Why not?

Sunday, November 04, 2018

Oyster Festing

After a long hiatus we are back working RFT events. This time they are more flagship type parties rather than setting up a little table at every piddly fair in St. Louis. I like this situation better.

Our first event was the Shuck Yeah oyster festival at Molly's in Soulard. Not only do we get to go to the events and get paid for it, we get to do a little sampling of samples as well.

We were the ticket takers and the bracelet appliers.

We had oysters for days.

Friday, November 02, 2018

First Week at New Job

My first Friday on my new software development team at Anheuser-Busch was eventful. First we all went to lunch at McGurk's.

One of the guys whipped out this multiple years old package of chocolate covered scorpions he wanted me to eat as some sort of hazing ritual.

Thank you sir may I have another?

Around 3 o'clock multiple beer fridges are all unlocked throughout the building. The guys scurry between the different beer cases looking for the new and exotic before it's all drunk up. This Dust is Dead from Elysian was new and exciting.

Every Friday there's a big department wide meeting. They pick a beer to have then talk a bit about it, do announcements, stuff like that.

Matt Iseman, host of American Ninja Warrior came to the meeting. I can only assume he was there to congratulate me on my new job.

After the big meeting they all go to a little break room that I didn't know about and play pool and stuff. I could get used to this.

Afterwards we went to a dive bar. There was a strange dog on the counter.