Archive for January, 2009

Valentine in White

Thursday, January 29th, 2009

Looking for something new to spice up your Valentine’s Day date?  Perhaps an unexpectedly romantic dinner out with malodorous side-effects?  Well then, you are in luck.

On Feburary 14th (Valentine’s Day), select White Castle locations will be providing a candlelit dining experience from 5:00pm to 9:00pm.  You have to buy the food of course, but they will provide the ‘ambiance’.  How romantical is that?

Sadly, it seems that none of the St. Louis, MO White Castle locations are offering this unforgettable experience.  But if you are in a different city, check out the locations at the official site.

Death in St. Louis

Friday, January 16th, 2009

I don’t normally browse MSN or anything, but I just rebuilt my new work PC and that is still my home page by default for Internet Explorer.   Ah well, I can change that later.  But something caught my eye on there.  Two articles about the Best and Worst cities – one  for men and the other for women.  I was intrigued, so I took a few minutes to check out the one for Men.

I read through the article and look at the top 10 best cities to live in and continue on reading.  Silently I muse to myself that wouldn’t it be funny if St. Louis was on the list.  Funny indeed.  There at the bottom of the page was listing number 99 out of 100: St. Louis.

Holy crap!  I’m living in the second worst city in the entire United States according to this study!  I was really dreading coming back home to St. Louis after living overseas, but this isn’t even the kind of thing that I was dreading.

Of course I had to check the sister article for the best and worst cities for women next to see if my hometown would (dis)grace that page as well.  Sure enouh I skip to the bottom and see St. Louis proudly in the same spot of second worst of all.  I can just see that little bit of text looking rather smug thinking, “Hey, at least we’re not last on the list!”

Damn.  Since the article takes into consideration things like heart disease, diabetes, pollution, air quality, etc. I have a hard time believing that this is skewed in any way.

And according to both these lists there are two top cities that are great for both men and women: Seattle and Salt Lake City.  Which is kind of a nice thought because I would love to live in or around Seattle.  On the other hand, you couldn’t pay me enough to move to Salt Lake City.  I’m just not the cult type.

So what now?  Considering a large portion of my readers are residents of St. Louis, MO – what do you think about this?  Are you surprised like I was?

Izzard Gives Private Performance to Terror Victim

Monday, January 5th, 2009

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Izzard Gives Private Performance to Terror Victim

How freaking cool is that?  I’ve been a huge fan of Eddie Izzard for a long time now but that is just icing on the damn cake.  He is truly awesome.  Good on you, Mr. Izzard.

It’s nice to see somone doing something nice for a change….