Saturday, April 28, 2018

Karaoke Birthday Party

My birthday is a magical time when I can use my dictatorial birthday powers to compel people to have fun times that they might otherwise poo poo.

We did a little prepartying with some beer pong at the apartment.

Kevin broke my bobblehead last party so I have immortalized his crime.

I bought Lydia and myself some amusing clothes from the Hunter collection at Target.

Asia just does karaoke better than we do. The W Karaoke Lounge on the University City Loop was a really glitzy, baller version of a karaoke box place where every group books their own private room.

The downside with Asian karaoke places is their songs are mostly Asian. The English collection wasn't huge.

Everybody was real jelly on my jacket.

We sang and sang until the machine told us to leave.

Saturday, April 21, 2018

One Last COMO Trip

Zoe's gradiating one of these years and so is moving back to St. Louis and so it was time for us to visit Columbia, Missouri for one last hurrah. Hurrah!

It was apparently take your mom to school day because there were moms all over the place taking part in activities of varying levels of shame at bars.

There was brunch.

I wonder if I'll ever step foot in Columbia, Missouri ever, ever again.

Monday, April 09, 2018

Busch Stadium

My buddy Matt had an extra Cardinals ticket for me. The day was saved.

Bush Stadium has a brand new Budweiser Terrace area that I was excited to check out. Here you can have a beer and take a cornhole break.

It started to rain so we popped over to Ballpark Village.

Sunday, April 08, 2018

A Breakfast Horseshoe at Charlie Parker's

Lydia and I were in Springfield, Illinois, state capital and favorite city of Abraham Lincoln, for a family get-together. I wanted to take her someplace to eat that she couldn't get in the big city.

Not only is Charlie Parker's an awesome diner but it's housed in a World War 2 surplus Quonset hut. Surprisingly these have nothing to do with Kwanza.

One big decision that Springfieldians hate making is which piece of food to put in our mouth next. So we just mix it all together in a big pile called a horseshoe. Problem solved. Real America!

My uncle Dennis is a rum aficionado so I brought a bottle of that white lightning rum I recently imported from Grenada. It was a big hit.