Autor: Daanesh

~ 31/05/07

Just a reminder… this Saturday in Clayton and Sunday in West County BMW will donate a dollar for each mile you drive one of their cars. See this post.

Between the two, I’d suggest Saturday if you want good food, live music, a fun time while you’re waiting for your next drive, and a scenic driving route (lots of tree lined streets), Sunday if you’re a speed and cornering freak (lots of highway and exit ramps).

You will NOT regret attending – no sales pressure, just drive and feel good about raising money for a good cause!

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Autor: Marcia

~ 30/05/07

Shakespeare I’m not….. however the FREE Shakespeare Festival is at Forest Park right now through Father’s Day weekend. (May 25th -June 17th) Much Ado About Nothing is the wonderful story that will be portrayed under the stars for all of us to enjoy. Check out www.sfstl.com for more info.

I can recall a time when it seemed that everyone scratched their heads and complained on why there was nothing ever to do in this “small big city”….well times they have changed. I sometimes yearn for the lazy, chinese food laden nights with Cold Case Files on the tube….now who has the time? Continue reading “Much Ado In The Lou” »

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Autor: Dwight

Those of you over 30 might remember going to Kennedys nightclub on the landing, Dukes by the Fox Theatre and Bastilles Nightclub in Chesterfield. Back then you could see your favorite band up close and personal. This Friday at rBar you can relive those memories with Steve Ewing, frontman of the Urge. Steve plays the first and last friday of every month at rBar from 6:30-9pm. Hear songs by the Urge, The Police, Prince, James Brown, Sly and more….

more info….

http://www.myspace.com/thesteveewingband

http://www.myspace.com/rockuniformpr 

http://www.myspace.com/rbarstl 

 

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Autor: Katie

I competed in a triathlon this past weekend and learned one of the best lessons ever: YOU ARE NEVER TOO OLD TO TRY SOMETHING NEW.  

I got to the race early so I could get a good spot in the transition area.  I racked my bike on an empty rack and setup.  With a little extra time I started people watching.  It’s great to do at an event like this because everyone is superstitious and does everything a certain way every race.  So after I got done watching a man hug his bike, a woman try on a helmet 15 no 16 times, I saw an older man that didn’t look like he was wearing anything but a t-shirt.  He was the best. 

Let’s call him “Doc” for the sake of the conversation but he was obviously in pretty good shape but showed signs of nervousness.  As he went to get his race number applied, he asked if he could omit his age.  He said he figured no one in his age group would be competing against him so why did he need it.  Well, after a short conversation I saw the race worker start to write the number on his leg.  It started out looking like a 6 , the the first number was done 8.  Yep, 8.  Before I knew it Doc was all marked up and showing a proud age of 82 on his leg.  82…can you believe it? 

I watched him throughout the day, partially because I was worried about him and partially curious.  He finished the race in an amazing time and afterwards I went up and congratulated him.  I asked him about his racing background.  He said this was his first race and that he loved it.  Then he told me an awesome story about how his wife would often beg him to go on walks or bike rides or swims with him and after her passing he regretted it deeply.  He said he felt closer to her in the past hour and half than he has in a long time.  Then he said in a deep voice “Young Lady, don’t ever let regret overwhelm you” as his eyes welled up a little.  Needless to say, I had a hard time keeping the tears down myself.  I just said thanks and walked away but not before getting a picture. (Just in case you couldn’t tell, Doc’s on the left)

Doc and Friend 

So, not only did I get the satisfaction of a job well done, I met a guy with an extraordinary story to tell.  Talk about motivation! 

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Autor: Daanesh

~ 29/05/07

Today’s cars are safer than ever, but they don’t yet prevent a drunk driver from getting behind the wheel and starting the motor. Last the number of people who died in drunk driving incidents was greater than its been since 1992. I’m all for a good time, but why is it we feel worse about missing the party than leaving it drunk?

(As I type this I feel hypocritical myself – I mean on the one hand I started my career as a consumer advocate after my friend died as a passenger to a drunk driver and yet just this past weekend I tried to get a friend not to drive drunk then got in with them as some sort of hubristic protective measure).

Can all hold each other to a higher standard? Please?

STORY: U.S. drunken driving deaths up, total fatalities down

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Autor: Marcia

So as the resident cheese addicted binge eater, I love to gather the gal pals and go stuff our faces with yummy “treats” from various eataries around town. I came across a wonderful little haven called the Shangri-La diner the other day. I know. I know. Another diner right? It’s bad enough that after my cocktailed infused nights at R Bar that I can sway on over to After for nachos and macaroni and cheese. Add extra cheese on the side please.

With Summer fast approaching all of us are running around with our heads cut off wondering where the extra baggage came from? Could be the pizza delivery at 3am? Hmmm….I have to admit that after my last blip of ordering pizza when I got home from a particularly LONG night…and then passing out before the “goods” were delivered that I am now BLOCKED from ordering pizzas from the downtown location of Domino’s pizza. I did however save the 3 scolding messages that the angry delivery driver left. What’s a girl to do? Continue reading “Ah Shangri-La!” »

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Autor: Daanesh

Reuters reports that Nissan has warned owners the its intelligent key can be rendered useless if placed in the same pocket as a cell phone. (For those of you who don’t know, this is Nissan’s version of the new generation of car keys that allow you to get into and start the car so long as the key is on your person). When your hotel room key forgets who you are, help is an elevator ride away – this might mean you’re forced to spend the night in a hotel.

Click here for more…

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Autor: Dave

~ 27/05/07

I try to read as many Blogs as I can on any given week.  If for no other reason than for some perspective on a variety of topics that interest me.  Some are well done and thoughtful.  Others are just plain silly.  One of my favorites is Steve Patterson’s Urban Review STL.  We’ve credited him here on Undercurrent many times and I think his dedication to improving the living environment in the city is remarkable.  However, today I gotta admit that I was just a little bit taken back by his post on his recent eye spying of a man using a mobility scooter around the Loughborough Commons area.  The post was of course well intentioned, but was also a bit creepy at how Steve did a pseudo stalking of a guy that was clearly just out for some shopping and enjoying of the weather.  He did a turn by turn analysis of said disabled man, even to the degree that he was trying to anticipate his next move.  Like I said, the entry had a larger point..but from this point forward, I’ll be sure to keep an eye out while Segway riding through the streets of South City for the bald guy with a camera!  Something tells me I’m only weeks away from making my YouTube debut.

Stalking 101


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Autor: Dave

~ 25/05/07

After deciding to skip last weeks Under Construction post, I am invigorated with a new sense of enthusiasm for all things thoughtful.  It’s a holiday weekend, there are a ton of things going on..but don’t read this post to find out about them.  A number of other posts on this site cover them quite nicely.  Instead I am focusing on things that may not always add up, but in the end, make a lot of sense.

Continue reading “Under Construction Friday” »

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Autor: Scott

Couldn’t have said it better myself. Click here for Bryan Burwell’s take on the Hancock lawsuit.

Shannon’s for dinner tonight anyone?

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