Autor: Dave

~ 31/10/08

Per Scott’s post below, Connectwith St. Louis’ wrap up volunteer event is this Saturday.  Come on out to Stray Rescue downtown and help them put the finishing touches on their new home.  We’ll be rolling up our sleeves from 10am-1pm.  Then enjoying some BBQ afterwards at the BluCity Spaces to thank all of the volunteers.  Stray Rescue is a tremendous organization that puts the needs of our pets first, so let’s show them some love and make it a great event.  Go to the Connectwith site for more information:

http://www.connectwithstlouis.com

Then on Tuesday, it’s FINALLY time to be an American, and vote!  No matter who you support, what’s most important is that you express your right and make it a priveledge as well.  Tuesday night, we’ll be watching the returns at Amesterdam Tavern on Morgan Ford.  They’ll be having drinks specials all night, and you can order in food from any one of the many restaurants that they are neighbors with on Morgan Ford.  The celebration will be going on all night, so come on out, and let’s watch history take place together!

http://www.amsterdamtavern.com

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Autor: Scott

~ 26/10/08

Connect With… 2008 is drawing to a close but one event remains! On November 1st, we will be teaming up with Stray Rescue to help them move their new shelter closer to a reality.  Come on down to ready to work and then after, join us for a BBQ over at Blu City Spaces and enjoy a few of Ray Hill’s finest beer! Don’t miss this great opportunity to give back and connect with other amazing young professionals. More info at www.connectwithstl.com.

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Autor: Scott

~ 22/10/08

Canadian dollar tumbles below US80 cents.

Mysteriously, just in time for winter.  Coincidence? I think not…

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Autor: Scott

~ 18/10/08

At SCiFest this year, the clever duo of Timandra Harkness and Harry Witchel informed us that there are seven rules to dating. But yesterday, via craigslist Missed Connections we find out that there is an eighth rule which is critical in today’s internet society… grammar!  Watch out guys. This may be more important than size, rock quality, and humor combined!

Morons with bad grammar – m4w
via craigslist | missed connections in st louis, MO on 10/17/08

Women that you find attractive probably won’t respond if they think you’re an idiot. Here are some lessons for you idiots who don’t know basic grammar:

“Your” is the possessive form of “you.” “Your car was black” is correct. “Your hot” is not correct. “You’re hot” is correct. “You’re” means “You are.”

“Would of” does not exist. “I would of talked to you” makes you sound like an idiot. “I would have talked to you” is correct. You’re a moron.

“I seen” also does not exist. If you say this, you should be killed. “I saw you at Starbucks” is correct. “I seen” makes no sense. Die if you say that.

There are SO MANY MORE mistakes you idiots make, but those are the main ones. Get a basic education, and maybe women will be more attracted to you.

The end.

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Autor: Scott

~ 17/10/08

Not going to the wineries this weekend? Then check out these three great events!

- Join RCP this Saturday at the 2nd Annual DeBaliviere Decanted-a community wine festival in the heart of the DeBaliviere neighborhood. The event runs from 2 – 6pm and is $10 (free for residents). For more info, visit www.alivemag.com.

- If you are tired of wine, check out Art St. Louis’ Hops Art in their new gallery space at 555 Washington Ave from 6 – 9:00pm. The main attraction at Hops Art is an exhibition and image presentation of artwork by Art Saint Louis member artists. Guests will experience beer samplings from local brewers & hors d’oeuvres from local restaurants. For more info, visit www.artstlouis.org.

- Then on Sunday at 7:30pm, show your support for the St. Louis Symphony Volunteer Association at their first ever Rock the School House with Jazz & Classics at Lucas School House. Tickets to the event are $20 and include 2 “Symphony Cosmo” cocktails. For tickets, visit www.lucasschoolhouse.com.

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Autor: Dave

~ 15/10/08

So I’ve been seriously bad about not posting my blogs/Political thoughts/fears/drunken stories here over the last 6+ months.  Sorry.  No excuses other than I’ve just let life drive me recently, and many things have suffered.  However, I have continued my attempts at becoming a better cook.  More on that in a future blog.  Why I am here now?  To let you all know that we are planning the 3rd  ‘Let’s Elect a President’ Election Watching Party.  We pick a watering hole, order up some food and beverages, and sit around and watch the results pour in throughout the night.  Good conversation, without the political fighting that can normally go along with these party’s.  Leave your agenda at home, and join us for a night of Democracy!  Tuesday November 4th.

I’m working on a location right now..so if you have a preference, feel free to leave it in the comments section.  Would like a place that is open to having the coverage audio turned on, versus just having the TV’s on in the background.  I’ll get back to you with more specifics.

Oh, and if you don’t like politics..show up anyway.  We won’t try and change your mind, promise!

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Autor: Scott

~ 14/10/08

October is only ½ way over and to celebrate the midpoint, Connect With… in partnership with the Regional Arts Commission is presenting Arts Unzipped tomorrow (10/15) from 5:30pm – 8:00pm at the Regional Arts Commission. The evening will feature live performances, art, roller girls, and beer from our still local brewer, Schlafly. All for free!

The Details:

Connect With… Arts Unzipped
Wednesday, October 15, 5:30pm – 8:00pm
Regional Arts Commission – 6128 Delmar
Mingle, discover, and connect at the premier arts event: Arts Unzipped. Enjoy cocktails and hors d’oeuvres in the midst of art-making delight while learning about the incredible number of arts organizations that frame the cultural landscape in St. Louis.

The event is free but RSVPs are encouraged. For more info or to RSVP, visit www.connectwithstl.com.

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Autor: Scott

~ 08/10/08

The Connect With… Kick-Off event was a great success! This week we shift focus to connecting emerging leaders to established leaders and providing insightful workshops covering a wide range of relevant topics.

From the Connect With… e-blast:

We’re offering a break next Friday afternoon (10/10) for all young professionals-future leaders-who thirst for new business contacts, professional relationships, fresh ideas and tools to help lead and develop professionally. It’s a small investment for hopes of a big future.
 
Some of the things you’ll learn from attending:
- About other people in the St. Louis Region and their unique perspectives
- How to concentrate on the “nuts and bolts” of starting and growing your own business
- Ways to connect your strengths and passion with civic and charitable organizations
- Tools for communicating effectively across generations
- Realistic steps for finding and leveraging mentors to help your career
- How to cut through the hype and get to actions for going green
- Keys to building your personal brand – an essential ingredient to success

Some of the Summit Speakers and Leaders include:
Anna Doyle: Partner at RubinBrown leading Strategic Business Development, Tom George: Chancellor of the University of Missouri St. Louis, Eric Greitens: Chairman of the Center for Citizen Leadership, Brenda Newberry: President and CEO of the Newberry Group, Michael Novack: President and CEO, Kiosite, LLC, Ben Rosario: Co-Owner of Big River Running Company, Gary Steps: Founder of Butterfly Energy Works, Frank Stokes: CEO of Innovate St. Louis, Michael Torres: US Brand Communications, Anheuser-Busch
 
To Register now, go to www.ConnectWithSTL.com, click on Schedule of Events (on the top toolbar), then scroll the Connect With… Leaders Summit event and click on link provided below the description.

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Autor: Scott

~ 07/10/08

As you can probably tell, a lot happens in STL in October! In the midst of your SciFest-ing and Connect With-ing, take a trip over to F15teen to help support a fantastic cause, Food Outreach at their 7th annual Friends for Life Music Festival.

Details are:

7th Annual Friends for Life Music Festival
Thursday, October 16, 6:00pm – 11:00pm
F15teen – 1900 Locust Street
The 7th Annual Friends for Life fundraiser, hosted by long-time Food Outreach supporter Dr. Matt German, will feature a variety of live music and fabulous food provided by top area restaurants and caterers.  Guests will also have the opportunity to bid on live and silent auction items – getaways, dinners and more!

VIP Tickets are $115* per person and include the special VIP reception, entertainment, food, complimentary valet parking, and open bar until 9:00 p.m.  General Admission tickets are $30 in advance ($40 at the door) and include entrance at 8:00 p.m., entertainment, food, plus a drink ticket for your first beer or wine.  Tickets can be purchased by calling 314-652-FOOD (3663) ext 118 or online at www.foodoutreach.org.

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Autor: Scott

~ 06/10/08

SciFest 08 – October 9-13 @ The Saint Louis Science Center

From the science of chocolate and the physics of rock & roll, to climate change and the future of cancer research, SciFest 08 is a festival where everyone can engage in science.

The heart of SciFest is made up of hour-long sessions presented by world-renowned scientists and experts. All sessions are ticketed separately, so you can choose the topics that appeal to you and put together a personalized Festival package.

SciFest also includes a free showcase of spectacular science demonstrations, experiments and activities throughout the Science Center on all five days. Special Young Scientist Workshops and the SciFest Film Fest in the OMNIMAX® Theater round out the Festival and guarantee there will never be a dull moment at SciFest.

Notable Sessions:

Green Fashion Show
The Science of Baseball
Busting Beauty Myths
Seven Rules of Dating
Super Science Quiz Show
The Science of the Paranormal
Rules of Attraction
Fashion Goes Scientific

For more info, visit www.scifeststl.org.

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