Saturday, December 21, 2019

12 Bars of Charity

12 Bars of Charity is a bar crawl around Downtown and Soulard and the proceeds go to numerous good causes. It's cool because you can pick your favorite from a long list of charitable causes and then you get a sweatshirt whose color corresponds to your charity. It sort of like a friendly gang war. I'd always wondered what this particular bar crawl was like because I'd often seen participants walking around in their sweatshirts. Well the wonder was now over.

I don't even recall which charity I picked but I can assure you with humility that all other charities are inferior.

We started off at McGurk's, as many a misadventure does.

There were a couple people out today and they were both thirsty.

Emily was out there crushing it.

Somehow we ended up at Ballpark Village. I don't know.

There were buses running that were supposed to ferry you between the different bars on the crawl. Well I don't think they really prepared for the amount of humanity that turned up for this. The amount of piles of people running to catch buses was reminiscent of a disaster movie. "Don't leave me behind!"

"I'll never forget you!"

I want to say that Blake and I got separated from everyone else and then... ended up at Start Bar?

Sitki likes to wear the same clothes as me. I think he may be trying to steal my identity. If he starts shaving his head I'm going into hiding. It's like Pepsi out there stunting but RC Cola is always lurking in the shadows waiting for an opportunity.

It was tough to get onto a bus but once you were on you changed classes immediately. "Driver, do not stop for this trash." If memory serves, my tip to the driver included one of the comically large beers I bought at a gas station.

When all else fails... go back to McGurk's. Many a misadventure start at McGurk's.

We had a little pizza at Joanie's. We all realized that Emily has a... dependency on garlic knots. Intervention!

I ate a pizza and then rested my eyes for 1 minute and my hater paparazzi comes out the woodwork. Sad stuff. I found that hat on the floor. 

Friday, December 20, 2019

Painting the Town Red

We had a couple few social engagements lined up today, which is always fun.

First was Trevor's annual Christmas party. His questionable eggnog is always in attendance, and no fatalities have been directly linked to its consumption.

Emma Dog was doing her normal activities.

This party set a high bar for selection of Rap Snacks.

Lydia was ready to go to the next party and so insisted on chugging my drink so we could leave right away. Unfortunately for her my drink was straight tequila out of a mason jar.

Got some singing done with the gang at Carson's.

Got some pizza done at nearby Epic Pizza.

Thursday, December 19, 2019

Star Wars Sneak Peek

Every once in a while I go on an Eventbrite event binge and sign up for a bunch of weird stuff. I don't know why but people seem to think it's ok to put their private events up there exposed to the public. Anyway I've been to a couple of company Christmas parties where I didn't know anyone from the company! I'm a bad bad man. I was pretty excited when I saw this screening of Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker. Not only was it free but it was a day before the movie was released to the public.

The reason for the event was like a mini tech expo where you meandered to different booths and schmoozed until they gave you schwag. Luckily Seago was in attendance to deal with anyone who got too technical.

One of my presents was this little lightsaber keychain.

There's no business like tech business.

There were some nerd trivia questions while we waited for the movie to start.

There was celebratory hookah afterwards while we pondered the vagaries of sith clones.

Wednesday, December 18, 2019

St. Louis Blues Destroy Canada

Joel scored some Blues tickets from work and shared them with his bestest friends. So classy.

This was the first Blues match I'd been to since we won the Stanley Cup last season, so it was extra exciting.

The bad guys today were the Edmonton Oilers. On a related note I learned that Edmonton is a city in Alberta, Canada. Who knew? O Canada!

We brought Seago as well. Questionable decision in hindsight.

Speaking of decisions we wish we could take back, President* Trump was impeached today.

Louie was festively dressed.

This sweater is like the best investment of all time. I bought it at Goodwill Outlet for like 25 cents. 

Schnucks soulja boy reporting for duty.

Despite their oiliness, the Canadians were unable to escape STL justice, and were vanquished.