Sunday, December 29, 2019

A Show at the Kemper Art Museum

Kemper Art Museum located on Washington University's campus was hosting an Ai Weiwei art exhibit that was about to end, so we went and checked it out.


























Afterwards we went to the mall and did some New Years Eve shopping.


I was planning on doing something a little different this year.


Lydia should start letting me pick out her clothes.

Friday, December 27, 2019

Recess Duty

There's a new bar in town that is nestled in a scenic... warehouse in a part of town that I've never been to before. This is either going to be awesome or an ambush.






The deal with Recess is you pay maybe $10 to get in then you have unlimited time to play their games.






Mmmm Nut Butt. There was some 4 Hands Absence of Light action to be had.


Got some bocce done.


I'd never played airbowling before.


It's pretty much bowling with a football.










These two started a new Instagram so they needed a bunch of cheeseball pictures of themselves.






Fun times. I would come back.

Wednesday, December 25, 2019

Socks for Christmas

Christmas with my mom's crew was nice. 


I don't remember what I was doing on this couch but it seems that I felt I was the best at whatever it was.




I've never seen people get this excited about socks for Christmas.




They must have really cold feet.

Tuesday, December 24, 2019

Christmas Eve Brought to You By Tequila

The past multiple years we haven't been around for Christmas, as we are always out globetrotting. It's difficult for Lydia to take actual time off, so we plan our escapes on holidays and the summer time. Anyway, now that I'm in the health insurance industry, health plans all start on the first of the year, which means all the prep happens the last couple months of the year for new plans and changes to plans, etc. Long story short, I can't take off Christmas break anymore. 

Lydia ditched me and went to Disney World with her family. I'd just like to point out that Lydia had never been to any Disney park, and was skeptical if she would like it at all, before I took her there. She proceeded to have a magical time.


Magical


Time.


So I was left to relearn how to Christmas all by myself in my homeland of Springfield, Illinois. It's fine though, because I brought a bottle full of a different sort of magical times, lovingly hand mixed and self imported from the Jose Cuervo tour in Tequila, Mexico. Well I think I double dipped my bottle into the hot red wax, because it was hard as hell to get the damn thing open. There were various knives and metal implements used to hack at the thing.


It became a sword in the stone situation, where the winner would be crowned king of Mexico.


Success!


I think it's amusing that on Joyce and Dennis' wall-o'-family everyone else's picture is classy and of some important life event, and ours is us getting lit up at Ballpark Village.


Speaking of classy there's a game, Watch Ya' Mouth, where you shove this thing in your mouth and have to read words and other people try to guess what you're saying.




Dennis is a Pepsi employee and has a solid bottle collection. I've gotten wrapped up in beer bottle collecting myself from my Anheuser-Busch days. He still has a couple weird ones that I brought him from Japan: one is mint flavored and another is yogurt.




There's 3D glasses that make lights looks like stars. What will they think of next?


I was jealous of their cool Italian Christmas ornaments.


The kids all had to run home when NORAD told us Santa was nearing Springfield.