Wow…its been a whirlwind week. Jen and I headed out to St. Louis this weekend for Jeff and Mindy’s wedding. We got in early Saturday morning and checked into a pretty crazy hotel that had big stuffed bears and suits of armor and other crazy stuff. My buddy Casey that I met while working in Kansas City cruised over and picked us up and took us on a two hour tour of the city, so I was able to see the Budweiser headquarters, the famous St. Louis Arch, and all the places down on the waterfront. Then we got crazy ice cream blendy things at this place called Maggie Moos. Great to see Casey again; I only hope next time I can spend more than two hours with him. Maybe I can get him out to our hood.
The wedding was definitely awesome. I finally got to meet Jen’s famous friend Patrick, as well as, a host of other Mizzou peeps. The wedding was held in the Missouri History Museum, right under the Spirit of St. Louis. We consumed many glasses of wine, and Jen and I tore up the dance floor (especially when the Motown stuff came on). By the end of the night, we were glowing, giddy messes….but it was well worth it. It was definitely one of the cooler weddings I had been to, complete with people singing college fight songs, bagpipes, kazoo blowing, ruby slippers, and acapella garth brooks tunes. Wild stuff.
We got back that night and ordered pizza, promptly passing out before it even arrived. Hee.
The next day, Jen and I rolled out to Columbia to see the famous Bethie-poo and the legendary Mizzou itself. We got to see Beth’s new house, and her evil cat Snowball. Within a short while, I was taken out to Shakespeare’s pizza (definitely lived up to its reputation) and all over the Mizzou campus. I even got to stop in the Delta Sig house there, which was just as much of a hell-hole as our house was at Rutgers. Downtown Columbia was pretty cool too. I had a coffee shake at the legendary Lakota (awesome), and we stopped in a bunch of cool stores to buy books, cards and other useless junk. We are good at that. Later that evening, we headed over to a great restaurant called Addisons, where we found a bottle of the Newton Claret that we loved so much at Butterfield 9. 🙂 The gods were smiling on us that day. We finished up the night back at Beth’s place, eating dump cake, drinking Lakota coffee and looking at pictures of the college days. Quite a busy day. Needless to say, we were pretty much exhausted after that. Luckily, Beth would have Lakota coffee and zucchinni bread to revive us in the AM.
Yesterday was basically travel-packed. There was the drive from Columbia to the St. Louis airport, the flight back, and the cab ride to my apartment. Then we rolled to Summit, where I was invited to see Jen’s bro Justin graduate from the eight grade. Crazy. It was a pretty cool experience though. Then was the ugly drive back to DC last night; I rolled in about 1:30 and crashed hard. Today was pretty cool, being that I had plenty of time to get stuff done all day. I caught the Bourne Identity a few hours ago, did tons of laundry and cleaned my pad. Now I’m done. I may have forgotten something that we did this weekend, but right now, my brain is so tired it eludes me. Goodnight.