Monday, January 27, 2014

Thift UK

As always, I had a really great time visiting my girlfriend and her family in the UK, but due to the brevity of my stay, there wasn't as many opportunities to hit the thrifts as usual.  Oh well.  It isn't like there's an economical way that I could bring much back anyway (though I did cram a surprising amount into my case).  If there was, you know that I'd have packed up all of those teak credenzas and drug them back with me.

This is just one outing, so there's more coming shortly.


Tuesday, January 21, 2014


The first of the vacation pics have arrived!

Many thanks to my girlfriend and her family for taking me in for the week.  I had a wonderful time and can't wait until my next trip over.

So, without further delay, here's the first set: a few of the MCM-related gifts that I received while abroad.  Thanks again, everyone.


Thursday, January 9, 2014


After a slight weather-related delay, I'm back in business.  I'll download my vacation snaps and write a real post once I've had a minute to decompress and unpack, but until then, here's a quickie to hold you over.

I've made a number of changes to the office recently, so I think that a new series of "battlestation" photos is in order.

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Monday, January 6, 2014

Snow Day

I was hoping to get back home and post a few pictures from my Christmas vacation, but apparently Old Man Winter had other ideas.  St. Louis got walloped with 10-14 inches of the white stuff, a wind chill dipping below -30, and gusts of near 40 mph!  Not exactly optimal landing conditions.  On the up-side, I get to spend the day(or days, depending upon the weather) lazing around in my velvety new bath robe and eating holiday candy.  I might need to leave that suitcase behind and pick up some larger pants upon my return if this trip goes on much longer.