Some friends and I took Steve from The Great Agency Adventure out to City Museum Friday evening for his last night in St. Louis. Safe to say we conquered the group's combined fear of heights, small spaces, and small children. Left with only a few bumps on our heads and scuffed elbows. Things realized: I like climbing stuff, humidity will break a slide, I had better upper body strength as a child.
One friend got hit by a car yesterday while riding his bike through a park. Another took a bullet to the arm last night while playing some jazz at Broadway Oyster Bar. Both are going to be okay. Summer is now upon us so I can only assume the knockout kings will be making their comeback as well. Careful out there, friends.
After spending months in the hospital, my cousin gets to go home today. A condition known as transverse myelitis left her immediately and completely paralyzed from the neck down with no sense of touch. A couple weeks in the ICU followed by hours of daily physical therapy, she can now walk again with the aid of a walker and maneuver a wheelchair on her own. She will continue with outpatient therapy to keep working towards a full recovery.
48 Hour Film Project's "Best of Screening" is tonight. Our film made it to the screening although we don't yet know what it is we are best at. If you missed the films last week, come out and see it tonight at the Tivoli. Even if you did see our group last week, still come out. There will be films featured from the 4 other screening groups.
The Flaming Lips show last night was just ridiculous and fantastic as ever. They've changed up their set a bit this time but did not disappoint. We landed a reserved table in front of the soundboard which was amazing considering most shows I can see one band member on stage at best. Thanks to some friends, I was even able to touch a balloon! Crazy stuff, right? Balloons, giant rainbows, aliens, pretty lights, confetti, good tunes...makes for fun times. Thanks again to Mr. Rifkin for getting us on the list.
It's been a good while since I've seen a show. Thanks to Mr. Rifkin, I will be going to the Flaming Lips at the Pageant tonight. They've put on some of the best shows I've ever seen so I have high expectations. Stoked.
Thanks to everyone who helped with 48 Hour Film Project this weekend. It was a sweaty, hungry, exhausting experience, and also buckets of fun. Made it to the turn-in site with only two minutes to spare. Special thanks to friends Mr. Jeff Rifkin, Mr. Darrick Hays, Mr. Casey Latiolais, and Mr. Alex Grman for helping our team out.
Our film is in Screening Group C and will be showing at the Tivoli this Wednesday at 7:00.