Autor: Katie

~ 28/11/07

I was reading an article the other day that said the average American consumes approximately 5000 calories on Thanksgiving.  5000 calories!?  If you are a 28 year old female like me that equates to approximately 3 days worth of calories.  I have absolutely no problem with enjoying good food and family but maybe take a little walk afterwards and get the blood circulating.  Just taking a 15 minute stroll can burn about 75 calories.  All I’m saying is don’t lose site of your goals.  You can have your cake and eat it too if you plan right.  That way come New Years you can focus on a new resolution.

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Autor: Scott

~ 27/11/07

…does anyone else have issues with this headline???

From todays Post: Illegal says he was drunk in deadly crash

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Autor: Scott

So why not do it for a good cause? Tonight is the annual Dining Out for Life benefiting St. Louis Effort for AIDS, so put that hamburger back in the fridge and go make a reservation someplace. For a list of restaurants and more info, visit the Dining Out for Life website

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Autor: Scott

~ 24/11/07

So last week I went on a rant about the state of property taxes in MO. Now to add lemon juice to the salt laden open wound, we learn about more tax incentives and the ungrateful recipients today in the Post! Get a load of this little quote from the director team of the new movie Bill.

“Directors Melisa Wallack and Bernie Goldmann groused to the trade publication Hollywood Reporter that shooting the movie in St. Louis had been a mistake. They said the state of Missouri had offered the best tax incentives for the story, which was set in a nameless Midwestern city, but that the weather was too hot, rental-property owners were greedy and the local crew was inexperienced.”

Um, “nameless Midwestern city” shot in the summer equals HOT! Whether that be a nameless Chicago, Peoria or St. Louis, it will be HOT! Dumbass. How does this affect the quality of the movie? It doesn’t. And as for greedy rental-property owners? Yea, lost me again. Crew? Nope. How about bad writing and direction doomed this movie? Oh well. Can I get a refund on the tax credits?

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Autor: Scott

~ 22/11/07

We are doing it again this year! Join RCP on the last day of 2007 at The Pepper Lounge and celebrate in style. The evening starts at 9pm and features an open bar, midnight champagne toast and music by DJ Big D. Prices start at $60 (will go up closer to the event) and are available by visiting www.stlnye.com. Hope to see you there!

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Autor: Scott

~ 19/11/07

St. Louis drops to 2nd most dangerous city. As a response to this loss of dubious honor, I propose commissioning a new branding campaign entitled “Keep St. Louis Dangerous.” I envision t-shirts, bumper stickers, maybe even a happy hour series. We need a logo… 

But in the meantime, be sure to visit the CQ Press website and purchase a copy of the report, City Crime Rankings, 14th Edition for the low low cost of $49 for the paperback edition, $99 for a CD-ROM with the database. I am sure it is a lovely read. Just ignore that FBI disclaimer on the front outlining how not to use the data. CQ Press did.

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Autor: Scott

~ 16/11/07

Anyone who spent their 20s living in an apartment complex west of 170 probably played volleyball, softball and or flag football on a Budweiser Sports League. I know that I personally spent the majority of my evenings playing sand volleyball, followed by the majority of my nights drinking beer by the yard at Maryland Yards. It was a fantastic time of my life, offering my first introduction to the power of social networks and ultimately the spark behind RCP.

The organizer and energy behind these leagues was Robert Lynch. Throughout my time playing, Robert and I became friends, bouncing ideas back and forth on how to get people more involved in the community. He helped me with ideas on how to start and grow RCP and was personally responsible for getting people to attend the early events. On Wednesday evening, I had a message from a mutual friend, stating that Robert had passed suddenly on Tuesday. The obituary was listed today in the Post:

Robert C. Lynch  
Lynch, Robert C. suddenly on Tues., Nov. 13, 2007. Robert was the beloved son of the late Roy and Margaret Lynch (nee Casey). He was born on Christmas Day, 1941; loving brother of Peggy, Terry (Susan), Tom (Collette), Claude (Dodie), Mark and John (Donna). He was married to Marianne Canty. Dear nephew of Carl and Janet Lynch, and Louise Kemp; dear cousin, uncle, great-uncle and friend to many, including Rich and DeeAnn Reeves, and Bob and Linda Gates. Robert was a retired brewer from Anheuser-Busch, and President of Bud Sports Leagues.Services. Burial will be private, but please join us in a celebration of Robert’s life at Bevo Mill, Sat., Nov. 17, 1-6 p.m. Donations can be made to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation of Metro St. Louis, 225 S. Meramec Ave., Suite 1032T, Clayton, MO 63105.

Robert and I had not been in touch in a few years. Life gets in the way sometimes. But I will never forget the friendships that were a direct result of Bud sports or the mentoring offered by Robert. I plan on being at Bevo for a bit on Saturday and invite all who have played for one of Robert’s teams to join me. Maybe they will have Bud Light for old time’s sake.

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Autor: Scott

~ 15/11/07

Come on out to Lucas School House on Tuesday, 11/20 for our 6th annual Toy Drive to benefit Big Brothers Big Sisters of Eastern Mo! The event runs from 5:30pm to 9:00pm and is sponsored by Loudmouth. We request that your toy be unwrapped and for a child 10 and up. If you cannot make the event, but would still like to participate in the toy drive you may bring your toys to Big Brothers Big Sisters of Eastern MO – 4625 Lindell Blvd, Ste 501 until December 5th. For more info or to RSVP, visit www.rivercityprofessionals.org.

Be there.

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Autor: Scott

~ 12/11/07

So over the weekend, my buddy Gregory F.X. Daly sent me two lovely letters in the form of tax bills; one for my car and one for my house. On what could have been a lovely fall Saturday, I went through 4 of the 5 stages of grief in the span of 4 minutes.

Denial: “No way. This HAS to be wrong! Typo? Maybe this is for that mansion over in Compton Heights? Surely not my house…”

Anger: “You have got to be kidding me!? That much to live in this “project house” and to drive a 3 year old compact car? 57% to a lousy, failing school district?”

Bargaining: “Maybe if I go down there and talk to them…”

Depression: “A warm tub of water and slashing my wrists with the tax bill…”

I have yet to get to acceptance and doubt I ever will.

Add this expense to the 1% earnings tax I pay, increased home insurance costs because I live in an all brick home in an earthquake zone, the increased car insurance costs because the failing school district seems to be churning out more car thieves than graduates, and the inflated costs of remodeling caused by “historic status” for my “project home.” I am failing to see the affordable promise. In the meantime, to add salt to the wound, TIFF money is flying everywhere. Loft buyers get breaks, major corporations get breaks, and the rest of us get stuck making up the deficit. Nice.

Welcome to perfectly centered, remarkably connected, all within reach land.

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Autor: Dave

~ 09/11/07

So as I rolled up in my newly washed sweet daddy Chevy Tracker mobile to the latest “VIP” party I had been invited to last week, it suddenly dawned on me that I really don’t deserve the status I’m awarded by attending this event.  After all…this was a ‘socialite’, ‘pretty people’ shindig..and I’m just little ole’ Dave.  I had macaroni and cheese for dinner, not prime rib.  I only use shampoo, less conditioner.  My clothes came right off the Target rack, and my black American Express card was somehow lost in the mail.  Did I really deserve to be there with all of these “St. Louis celebrities”?  Of course I did..I was on the VIP list.  And in St. Louis that means something.  Just ask us.

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