Saturday, December 30, 2006

road from Bias to Hermann

Our wonderful annual trip to Hermann. We stopped at Bias Vineyards for some Vignoles and Norma's Best. Back in Hermann, the boys at Buy The Book gabbed about games as they rung us out. After a few minutes of people watching at El Ranchito, we took our takeout up the hill to Hermann Hill Vineyard & Inn just in time for check-in. We couldn't settle into the Vidal Room fast enough. I slipped into my pretty new pajamas while Julie set up our feast on the patio. It was wonderful. I won't bore you with all the details.

Wednesday, December 13, 2006

Warhol @ MOCRA

Closing soon: last day Sunday, December 17.

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Tuesday, December 05, 2006

After the ice storm @ SLU

Thank you, Tina, for showing me the frozen rose bush.



Friday, December 01, 2006

Monday, November 27, 2006

Fancy Suites in Alpharetta, GA

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We're home

We returned from metro Atlanta last night.

I think I shot about 3.8 gig of photos over the holiday. Yes, I may be understating that number, as usual. My sister wanted some pictures of the kids.

Julie's at home, in bed with a head cold. I'm back at work, just finishing a fashionably late lunch.

More about our travels and maybe even a pic or two soon.

I hope everyone had a safe Thanksgiving.

Even the tailgating idiot in the one-eyed semi who followed us down I-75 Wednesday morning.

Friday, November 17, 2006

"So many lessons that I should've taught her, like, for example, to not kill her friends."

I'll finish off this highly overstimulating week with an evening at SLU to see Ruthless!.

Then I'll worry about what to wear to tomorrow night's opening.

Did I mention we have a new kitten?
Rudy & Pammy

Thursday, November 09, 2006

Saturday, November 04, 2006

THE Party Friday Night

The best fun to be had Friday night was at a book launch for "Hoorah for the Bra," a pop-up book by Cheree Berry.






Wednesday, November 01, 2006

Sofa Saga

We did not go to the soapbox derby Saturday. We got distracted by furniture.

My old sofa was about 12 years old. It was a little past its prime. Maybe when I was single I had fallen asleep on it a few too many times. Maybe its seven foot length had been damaged moving from Clayton to Chippewa, then from Chippewa to Bancroft. Really, the only important facts were that it was (1) too big for my living room, and (2) painful to sit on.

Julie might also mention something about seat cushions squelching out from under you while you sat. I never had this problem. Everyone else who sat on it did, but that's really not relevant, is it?

SO, Saturday morning, after running to ArtMart while Julie had a StudioSTL meeting, after cutting a new mat for one of my photos, after dropping framed photos off for Art St. Louis XXII, Julie & I stopped at the St. Vincent dePaul Store. We needed a costume piece or two.

We didn't find what we were looking for.
This was most definitely NOT what we were looking for, but I couldn't look away.

Anyway, we stopped to look at the furniture. We always look at the furniture. It's usually too beat up, too smelly, or too ugly to interest us, but we always look.

First thing we saw was a two loveseat, two ottoman set. It looked new, smelled new and was comfortable. It was ours.
Did you know you can fit a loveseat and an ottoman in the back of a Toyota Matrix? Two trips later we had our haul home. The only painful part was wrestling our old couch out to the alley behind the garage. (The beast put up a fight and popped Julie in the jaw.)

In true St. Louis City style, the seven foot monster and accompanying coffee table was claimed by a new owner within an hour.

We never did put together costumes.
Julie tells me we need bigger pictures on the walls.

Sunday, October 29, 2006

Saturday Night @ The Haunted Bar

Met the skelleton of a famous aviatrix. Bellied up to the bar with a Psycho Hose Beast. Met someone who looked remarkably like Pammy the Cat, only taller.

Ate jambalaya and Imo's pizza and cheesy poofs.

Wandered home in the wee hours.

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Friday, October 27, 2006


St. Louis (Missouri) - Rumors of a kittenish interloper arriving after Thanksgiving have been dismissed out of paw by Pammy Yaeber, Feline in Cheif of this residence, according to a Friday evening press release.

Reliable sources, however, tell us of ongoing negotiations between the humans at this address. The grumpy, sparkle-haired human, famous for her "nothing living in this house but me" stance of six years ago, has reportedly agreed, in theory, to the possible arrival of a second cat.

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Pumpkin Glow

Luckily the knife work was done before the ball game got too exciting.

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Don't go downtown. I think they're playing a ball game tonight.

I'm happy to report no humans were injured at this year's pumpkin carving extraveganza. Even the three year old stayed safe, and wasn't too intimidated by the 5 foot tall T Rex in the kitchen. At least not after formal introductions.

Stay tuned for pics of last night's glowing Jacks, tomorrow's soap box derby, and whatever other rain soaked thing I can come up with.

Something tells me I'm not going to be up for the Viola da Gamba quartet at the art museum tonight, or the Rembrant etchings. I want to take a nap.

I'm starting to miss summer. I never miss summer.

You don't get IR light for this stuff in the winter...



Tuesday, October 24, 2006

Picnic on the Chain of Rocks Bridge

Saturday we walked across the Mississippi River. Yes, it was a little chilly over the water, but we were dressed for it, more or less.

Really, who's going to notice the weather? We had warm roasted garlic bread, soft brie, and fresh apples.

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