4.07.2008

Weekend Update, if you care...



After next weekend's trip to Kirksville, I'm straight detoxing, because my body, particularly my vital organs, cannot take much more of this weekend bingeing.

Friday was pretty low key. I had drinks with friends at a local happy hour, then watched the six-car MRH state basketball championship parade from said happy hour. Chris and I hit up Pi, the new pizza joint on Delmar across from the Pageant. They've got a sustainable bent (the servers all had shirts that said "Green Is The New Black"), a good beer list, and incredible pizza (down with Provel!). Seriously, really, really good.

Saturday, Chris's mom called and said she had Birds tickets, so we hopped on the Metrolink and went down to Busch. It was a beautiful day for a game, although we were under the overhang in left field, which was about ten degrees cooler than in the sun. The Birds won, hooray. Being a non-native St Louisan, it's not totally in my blood to jones for baseball to start, but being at Busch really made me feel like it was spring. I love how vibrant the colors are at the stadium, I love the smell of the food, I like the sounds and the rituals and the people watching.

Chris and I went to Euclid Records, where I picked up the new Raconteurs, the rerelease of Whiskeytown's Strangers Almanac, and a Felice Brothers' disc. Score. Then my friend Emily came into town and all hell broke loose. Long story short, there was more karaoke at Harry's (where I realized I've been denying the world an opportunity to hear me sing "Stay" by Lisa Loeb for too, too long), and the night ended up in my friend's Pee-Wee's playhouse-like house watching him and Chris roller skate (as in black quads with neon green wheels) around to 80s sitcom theme songs until 4AM. It was Roll Bounce up that bitch. My abs still hurt from laughing. Good times.

Had MoKaBe's delicious, delicious brunch with Emily, which unfortunately, did not cure my wicked hangover, and then walked over to kickball. It was such a beautiful day. Too bad our whole team had been out until the wee hours and we played like poop. Luckily, the teams we played generally play like poop on a good day, so we pulled out the win, and I actually got some color on my face so I no longer look like Tilda Swinton in The Lion, The Witch, and the Wardrobe.

All in all, it was a really, really fun weekend, one that my liver will hate me for for a while.

This week I'm cracking the books as I've got a presentation via video due Wednesday, a paper to finish and Heart of Darkness to reread. Good thing I'm taking 2 1/2 days off. Thanks, MAP test!

1 comment:

jyoseph said...

I've heard you mention this Pi place out a few times. Now I just gotta try it out. Nice one!