Sunday, August 26, 2007

Saturday Night at the Moonlight Ramble

Julie & the girls rode the 20 mile Moonlight Ramble again this year. Not me. I don't do crowds, especially on a bike. I did go downtown with Julie when she picked up her shirt at 9:00. That gave me plenty of time to clear out before the serious crowds lined up at midnight.




Seen around Mad Art

More from Thursday night, while we were waiting for the doors to open.



Saturday, August 25, 2007

Epic Mayhem at The Ten Mile House Friday night

We strayed out of the City again. This time the girls & I landed at the Ten Mile House where Epic Mayhem opened for the Orbs. We only stayed for EM, but they were huge ska-filled fun.



The Ditty Bops at Mad Art Thusday night

Julie, Cath & I wandered down to Mad Art after work Thursday night for the Ditty Bops' early show. We would have loved to stay for the second show, too, but this day job thing... well, you know.

I have more pics on my flickr page.




If you're a fan of the band (or the venue), keep an eye on Bill Streeter's Lo Fi Saint Louis. I'm pretty sure he was there, too, cam in hand.

Tuesday, August 21, 2007

With Jordan at his house

Jordan is now old enough to be my official lens cap operator.
And an eyepatch-wearing ham.



Monday, August 20, 2007

Saturday @ Crown Valley Winery

Crown Valley is full of very modern looking equipment,

and dead animal trophies.

On the patio, if you're tired of looking at overdressed young urban types line dance, you can look through the telescope and see farm animals up close & personal from 300 yards away.

Saturday, August 18, 2007

This week, around town

Pawn shop on Grand: I never realized how well violins blend with whatever company they're forced into.

Dinner meeting at the Bread Co.

Walking around downtown: I guess this one hasn't gotten so much traffic. It's pretty well preserved.

Tuesday, August 14, 2007

In Sappington

Okay, it has officially been too hot for too long when we are willing to drive to the county to go to an indoor farmer's market for our produce. It's true. The Soulard folks seem to get a little cranky with the customers when the heat is up. Or maybe it's just me being cranky because I don't want to wander around the Soulard in the heat - not even for the little tiny donuts from the little automatic donut fryer, and I love that thing.



Other benefits to going to the Sappington Farmer's Market:
- they have so much cheese
- if we wanted local sorghum syrup, this would probably be our best source
- the model train that circles the store above the shelves makes me smile
- it's right next door to Uncle Sam's camping supplies

Sunday, August 12, 2007

As seen from our window last night

cat on roof

"Lainey, come here and tell me I'm not seeing things."


"It there a cat on our garage roof?"


"Well, alright then, as long as I'm not seeing things."

sign at local bullseye store


Tuesday, August 07, 2007

How I Spent My Summer Vacation, part 2

I will have photos hanging at Arts in Transit, downtown on the Landing, August 10-October 5, 2007. Now I just have to come up with about 20 framed & matted photos before we hang Friday afternoon.

Monday, August 06, 2007

A Cautionary Tale

old office space
While the new home office is starting to fall into place, I thought I'd put up a reminder of what I shouldn't let happen this time around. Julie snapped this a couple years ago. I'm really going to try to keep this from happening again.

Sunday, August 05, 2007

Giant (House-sized) 3-D Jigsaw Puzzle

Or, as I like to think of it, a very dusty bubble sort.

Today's project: turn the office into the spare bedroom, and turn the spare bedroom into the office. It's midnight, and it's mostly done. Now the spare bedroom is a bright, welcoming place to lounge, and the office is in the room we call the Bat Cave.




First Friday Gallery Walk Downtown

I wish I'd thought of this: handcuffs as a bike lock.


Saturday, August 04, 2007

Dinner at the Bottleworks

Unlike many appetizers, the Bison Nachos at the Bottleworks are much bigger than a regular entree. Some folks were taken by surprise.