Tuesday, July 31, 2007

Last Day of Birthday Weekend

The last day of what has become my Birthday Week. Tonight my friend Ron made dinner at his house. It was quite good.

Posted by Eric at 10:20 PM

Monday, July 30, 2007

My Birthday Weekend is Still Going

For my actual Birthday, I was taken out to dinner to Casey's by my friend Melanie.


Posted by Eric at 10:58 PM

Sunday, July 29, 2007

My Birthday Weekend Continued

Today was lunch at Salsas with Jennifer and my friends George and Ron.

Posted by Eric at 10:56 PM

Saturday, July 28, 2007

My Birthday Weekend Continued

My Birthday Weekend Continues with my beautiful girlfriend Jennifer taking me out to dinner at Yomatos. We had sushi which included some special rolls. It was a great evening.

Posted by Eric at 10:54 PM

Friday, July 27, 2007

My Birthday Weekend

My Birthday weekend begins with Cindy taking me out to lunch at the Mosquito Cafe. I had the salmon followed by the lovely and amazing tasting Lemonade Dream Cake. Thanks Cindy.

Posted by Eric at 11:14 PM

Thursday, July 26, 2007

Music from Manhole

While surfing and catching a wave online I found this cool video of a rhythmic manhole.

Rhythmic Manhole

Posted by Eric at 2:42 AM

Friday, July 20, 2007

Off to Home

I left St Louis at 9:45a and landed in Houston at 11:15a. I then picked up Jennifer and headed down to Galveston for the weekend. It was her Island Retreat. I even made Quesadillas.

Posted by Eric at 10:06 PM

Thursday, July 19, 2007

A Musical Tour of the Past

AD and I had the buffet at the hotel and JK joined us during her lunch break from the conference. Then AD and I preceded to find some more places to see which turned out to be majorly for kids or was not open. We then went to the Scott Joplin House and took the tour through his house. It was fun. (Another Scott Joplin House Site.) Even though it was not his furniture (people did not know that he was going to be famous) it was filled with furniture of the 1900 like an icebox and period stove. I even got to play the player piano playing a Joplin piece played by Scott Joplin. (That is a lot of playing).
We then picked up JK at from the conference and ate at a Chinese Restaurant were I had really good orange chicken. We then went to TGI Fridays for dessert. AD is not big on Chinese so he only had a couple egg rolls at the Chinese place and had a dinner at TGI Fridays. Then back to the hotel and looked at each other's travel pictures. His pictures of Europe and my pictures of Toronto.

Posted by Eric at 10:50 PM

Wednesday, July 18, 2007

Brother Time

JK had her 1st day at the conference while AD and I went to see some amazing art work at the St. Louis Art Museum. There were a couple that I really liked. (pic) I also got to have some brother alone time which was really cool. We then met up with JK and went to the Old Spaghetti Factory.

Posted by Eric at 10:38 PM

Tuesday, July 17, 2007

Sushi and a Duel on a Cobble Stone Road

We all got up at 1p. Ya I know it is late but hey, I am on vacation. We went to Dalmar Street to ---- for good Italian. It is an active street with lots of restaurants and shops. Then at about 7:30p we went to 2nd street with a cobble stone road to the Drunken Fish for Sushi. I wanted to introduce JK and AD to sushi so I ordered Philadelphia rolls and eel roll. They both had a couple and like them. I also had a couple of white tuna and salmon nigiri sushi.

Then on the same street we went to The Big Bang Dueling Piano Bar. I actually got carded. I had a Long Island Ice Tea and JK had a Bicardi Silver wine cooler. It was fun.

Posted by Eric at 10:22 PM

Monday, July 16, 2007

Greeted by the Arch

We started on our way to St. Louis and made a quick drive though Independence. We made it into St Louis by 7p and were greeted by the Gateway Arch. We checked into Adam's Mark Hotel
which we stayed at for the rest of the trip. Our hotel is right next to the Gateway Arch

so we walked to it and all 3 of us touched it. For dinner we ordered room service.

Posted by Eric at 10:06 PM

Sunday, July 15, 2007

Fountains of Kansas City

Kansas City occupies 2 states, Kansas and Missouri. We went the City Market in Kansas City. A lot of fresh food.

Kansas City is called the fountain city and because of the large amount of fountains throughout the city. We followed a mapped tour of some of them. This led us to a fountain which had lots of kids in swim suits running though the fountain.

We then went into an enclosed mall in Crown Center to find a place to eat lunch. We found Fritzs Railroad Restaurant.

A place where you call in your order and small trains deliver the food high above the restaurant. When it gets to your table it drops the tray onto an elevator which lowers the tray down to your table. It was so cool. The food was also good.

We then walked on an enclosed overpass to Union Station. We went to the Science City where there were 3 stories of science stuff to see, touch and play with. We then went to the planetarium for 2 shows. The first was a planetarium show about the objects in the summer sky. The 2nd was a laser show accompanied by music of the 80's which being the product of the 80's made the show even better.

We then ate at McCoy's for dinner and off to a different hotel for some sleep.

Posted by Eric at 10:54 PM

Saturday, July 14, 2007

To Kansas City

JK was going to a conference in St. Louis and Adam was taking along since he had not been that city before. Today I flew from Houston to Kansas City to pick me up on the way to St. Louis. We stayed in Kansas City for a night. It was raining a lot. We ate dinner at a bar and grill at the Sheridan Hotel near the Best Western were we were staying. It was nice to see them.

Posted by Eric at 10:04 PM

Tuesday, July 3, 2007

The Man Who Could Read the Grooves

Can a person identify the contents of vinyl records by just examining the groove?

Yes they can. This was done by Dr. Arther Lintgen.

Read the article.

Posted by Eric at 5:04 PM