Sunday, April 20, 2014
Record Store Day 2014 was spent in St. Louis, where we saw the Minus 5 at Euclid Records. I found these two Tommy Keene records at reasonable prices and do believe I scored big.
Also saw the Chuck Berry statue on The Loop, pretty neat.
Saturday, April 19, 2014
Sunday, April 13, 2014
Royals can't hit their way out of paper bag, which leaves lots of paper bags for angry, hyperventilating fan base. Head between knees KC.— Dan Jones (@dan_jones_music) April 12, 2014
Saturday, April 12, 2014
I'm continuing my armchair traveller's project to read a book set in every country in Africa. It's a fun project and continues to teach me about geography, religion, history, and the diversity of a continent that I had almost a grade-school level awareness of, far too far into adulthood.
The reading mission has turned into an actual travel bug.
Part of each read, for me, is to try to pick up on some new music. In the case of Half of a Yellow Sun, the great Nigerian highlife singer, Rex Lawson.
Sunday, March 30, 2014
Then we got up Saturday and drove over to Jefferson City for my dad's 89th birthday and some farm time. Pablo got down with his cousin KC, chasin' voles, chewin' antlers, and rollin' in stuff.
Baseball starts tomorrow. I'm more excited about being in KC to see a lot of games with my friends and family than I am about the goofy expectations heaped on this pretty solid baseball team. I think to beat last year's 86-win season, the offensive production will have to be vastly improved. I don't think the pitching has improved. I would love for them to make the playoffs but I don't quite expect that they will. I am keeping my expectations low and hope to enjoy the ride and hope they do too.
Wednesday, March 26, 2014
I think I missed out on the "neat and cute handwriting" gene that every girl seems to have.A while back I started re-learning cursive. I have no idea whether this is legible writing, but it is improving.
— FAT AMY (@RelatableQuote) March 26, 2014