Tuesday, October 19, 2004

Funny Post on My Urban Kvetch

If you're female and you want a good laugh you should read this:

Some Antics With Semantics

If you're male you may or may not appreciate the humor in which case you should thank me for the disclaimer.

Monday, October 18, 2004


Monday isn’t my favorite day of the week anyway but when the weather is like this it’s extra depressing. This past weekend was my 10 year high school reunion. I chose not to attend. It’s funny the effect it has had on me even though I didn’t go. It’s such a wake-up call that really forces you to examine your life thus far and the choices that you have made. I’m not saying I was instantly sparked to make changes after my intense reflection on the last 10 years of my life but I’m in a very contemplative state right now. We’ll see where that takes me.

Saturday night I went to the Black Thorn Pub for pizza. This was my first time there and I have to say all the accolades it gets for best pizza in St. Louis are certainly warranted. Be prepared to wait. It takes forever. It’s probably best to go during the week. Don’t forget your antacids.

Sunday I got talked into a road trip to Sikeston to eat lunch at Lambert’s Café. You know if you were driving past Sikeston on your way to somewhere else then it’s definitely worth stopping there to eat but it’s so not worth a special trip. The good part of the trip was a stop in St. Genevieve at the St. Mary’s Antique Mall. I love that kind of thing. It’s the largest one in the area.


Thursday, October 14, 2004

You mean highway 40 keeps going after 270?

Has anyone been out to the Chesterfield Valley lately? I was out there last night and I must say I’m stunned. I grew up in Chesterfield but my family moved further east when I was 11. I used to play softball out in the valley near the Smoke House and I know it was all under water in 1993 during the floods. I guess the last time I was out there must have been about 4 years ago shortly after the Wal-Mart opened. It seems like it has exploded since then. Every discount chain store and homogenous chain restaurant possible has taken root and sprouted there. It’s amazing. I met some people at The Old Spaghetti Factory. Um, don’t go. That’s all I’m going to say. Is the population that large out there that they need a Lowe’s and a Home Depot in the same place? What about a Wal-Mart and a Target? I’m the last person in the world who anyone would accuse of being an earthly crunchy granola hippie type but this looks to be a brash display of capitalism at is purest. I think I would feel smothered in a community where every house looked exactly the same, came with an SUV and 1.5 children, and big night out was a coin toss between Red Lobster and The Olive Garden.