A few of the wonderful things about St. Louis can be seen in this excellent vimeo. Watch it, if not for great shots of St. Louis, at least to hear a cool song about my other home away from home, Rome.
I, being from the North side, would not have included Ted Drewe's, but rather Fritz's Frozen Custard, because it's better. I also would have included the other cathedral, the oldest church west of the Mississippi, the Old Cathedral. I'm sure they had to make some cuts or the video would need a way longer song, like Let It Be, Bye, Bye Miss American Pie, or all 7 verses of Home on the Range.
I'm so happy they included the Basilica, which has the largest collection of mosaics outside of Byzantium. I met Mother Teresa there. She kissed me on the forehead. I was waiting in this super long line to use the bathroom and a limo pulled up. She got out and kissed me. I wish there were pictures of this event. I was just a kid at the time. So, when she gets canonized, I'll be a third class relic, sort of.
If you missed my seven nonsensical quick takes last week, it was because we went to the Lou for two birthdays and a baptism, and a showing of the Lion King at the Fabulous Fox, also not in the vid.
|Oh, btw, I'm on Instagram now. You know my handle.|
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Also not featured in the video is Cafe Ventana, a coffee shop that sells fresh beignets out of a very old building near St. Louis U.
|My bro, Frank Third, my godson, Frank Fourth, The Chef (he thinks he looks way cooler in this pic than the one above), Baby J and my pumpkin spiced chai latte, cause you know how I feel about coffee. blech.|
If you don't know what a beignet is, I feel so bad for you. If you can't get to Cafe Ventana to have one, try the original awesomeness in the French Quarter, NOLA, at Cafe DuMonde.
I had some very artsy photos of the buildings that house Cafe Ventana and the neat alley between them, but my camera and my computer are in a fight. My kids said the place reminded them of Diagon Alley. Maybe you can see the pics next week on Housewifespice's Facebook page. What? You are not familiar with the FB page for Housewifespice? You should "like" it. More on this later.
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Yes. After derision and judgement, I'm still finding it funny. Cause I've been there.
You can listen to the dulcet tones of Samuel L. Jackson reading this bedtime classic below, but make sure the kids can't hear it.
Cari's virtual 5K is coming up and I'm still sweating away at booty camp.
What do you wear when you sweat? What do you wear when you sweat and you do jumping jacks and you've delivered five children?
No, I'm asking for a friend, not me. That kind of thing never happens to me.
I am so sorry for that visual.
I did a real book review this week, for a book that someone sent me in the mail. You may have missed it because I only linked to it via the Housewifespice facebook page, not my personal page. If you haven't liked the Housewifespice page on facebook, you should, so I don't have to bombard all the regular people on facebook who don't want to see when I post.
Speaking of posts and blogging, the Chef keeps quoting this YouTube video to me. I think he's mocking me, and I don't think it's that funny. Hmmph.
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