I was gone all last week so I didn't post. Here's what I did:
After going to church, my mom, my sister and I began the 5 hour journey to my cousin Erin's house just outside of St. Louis. However, before the trip even started my sister decided that it would be a good idea to drop a hot iron on her leg. She was wrong. She now has a huge iron mark on her leg that should take about 3 months to heal (I'm guessing). Anyhow, once we got going we made a detour in Bloomington, Illinois for Monicals Pizza. Generally, Monicals is a southern Illinois thing, but luckily there was one in sort of nearby Bloomington. If you've never had some Monicals Pizza, I feel kind of sorry for you, but then again, its only pizza. Real thin crust that is almost burned, and needless to say, wonderful. After eating, we made a quick stop at the Osco pharmacy who then suggested we take Kenzie to Urgent Care. We did go to Urgent Care, but there was a long line so we left. Its just a leg. When we got to Erin and Jeff's (her husband) we sat around and talked for a while before my mom's sister Sandi (Erin's mom) showed up. Then we went to Hardee's for dinner. I hadn't been to a Hardees in forever due to the closing of the previously lesbian-owned one in Plano closed. It was a delight.
After I woke up and indulged in some donuts, it was off to Guitar Center with Jeff. This being Memorial Day, there was a huge sale called the "Day of a Thousand Deals," complete with creepy voiceover commercials. I picked up a recording card for my computer that will enhance the abilities of said computer, therefore making my home studio more effective. I still need name for the studio. After we got back (Jeff bought Erin a real nice amp for her birthday), we had some lunch. But dinner was the meal of the day, for shiz. Jeff fixed us all NY strip steaks that were among the best steaks any of us had ever had, far surpassing the Graduation Day debacle at Timber Lodge Steakhouse.
Since Jeff and Erin had to go back to work, it was an early day for the Kerby family. First we headed to the St. Louis Zoo, which was advertised as being rated the #1 zoo in America. Something tells me that the rating system is faulty. It seemed like there were just as many empty exhibits as there were animal occupied ones. Nonetheless, the bird exhibits were a highlight, as was me making the kookaburra mating call ("koo-koo-koo-ka-ka-ka") to an unsuspecting zoo employee who was cleaning a cage. After the zoo, we headed to University City Loop, a real hipster kind of place. They did have a pretty sweet record store --Vintage Vinyl -- where I picked up the following:
- Changesone - David Bowie
- Greatest Hits - the Cars
- Greatest Hits - Queen
- Greatest Hits - Marvin Gaye
- Drums and Wires - XTC
Not a bad day at the record store. After a fruitless search for a Sonic drive-in we settled for a Jack-In-the-Box, which wasn't bad. I still have never eaten at a Sonic, but their commercials make their food look awesome, so I want to. Following the meal, I drove us the rest of the way home where we all proceeded to lie around and do nothing.
Tomorrow I'll finish the rest of my week in review.