Saturday, November 29, 2008


Me and some of the youth group girls went to see Twilight last night. You know, the teen flick based on the teen vampire fantasy book of the same name. It was a teen flick. That's all I'm going to say about that. Yes, it stuck pretty close to the book, so...

One thing struck me, though, as I watched the fictional characters run around the small Northwestern town of Forks. They were an amazingly diverse group of people. Asians, blacks, whites, and of course native americans (which actually makes sense) mingled freely and comfortably. But what was equally amazing is that apparently, everyone- literally EVERYONE- in the town was also skinny. I was impressed. I didn't think Americans looked like that. I thought, you know, we were a bit more diverse in the waistline.

And we wonder why two-thirds of college girls suffer from eating disorders...

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

my song

Gonna tell you a little story
'Bout what happened last year
Living all nice and happy
In Skinker-Debaliviere

Bought us an old house
Deep down in the city
Didn't have no back wall
And it sho wasn't pretty

Got the bank to give us money
Make the place real fine
Now we ain't got no mo social life
Cuz we're working all the time

Rehabbing blues
Rehabbing blues
Got the re- re- re- re-
Rehabbing blues

Work hard all day
Just to get a door hung
Gotta tear it out the next day
Cuz the wall ain't plumb

Rehabbing blues....

Maybe in twenty years
My blues will be cured
My house will be as snazzy
As anything in the 'burbs

Rehabbing blues...

Sunday, November 16, 2008

favorite places to eat in St. Louis

an imperfect and arbitrary list...

  • Guido's (on the Hill)
  • Saleem's (in the Loop)
  • Gyro House (ditto)
  • Thai Gai Yong Cafe (ditto, though unsure of the spelling)
  • Venice Cafe (Benton Park)
  • Chimichanga's (not quite So. Grand)
  • Crown Candy (my neighborhood, the hood, Old North St. Louis)
  • Chocolate Bar (Lafeyette Square. Technically, we go there for drinks, but when you can have a chocolate martini, who really needs dinner?!)
  • McGurks (Soulard)
  • Empress Express (downtown. Cheap Chinese at its best)
  • Uncle Bills (So. City location. Diner/breakfast food with bona fide diner waitresses)
  • Banh Mi Bobba Tea and Creperie, and also St. Louis Bubble Tea (tapioca balls in your slushie drink? Woof, yes. Plus the food and the atmosphere are top notch, assuming you like unique Asian experiences like loud TV's and lots of Chinese-speaking)

Thursday, November 6, 2008

my cute kids

... at an interesting park in South City and at the Botanical Gardens with some amazing mosaic art...

Monday, November 3, 2008

Leftover biscuits and sausage gravy

With some cheesy eggs mixed in.

Oh, yeah.