Dear Bob, here are some photos of my life here on the campus of Concordia Seminary. I love kids, working with the grounds crew, swimming, playing with my dog friends, and especially my own family people.
Lambert airport officials had a party of sorts yesterday while announcing the launch of 3 new non stop flights. Getting a non stop flight out of St. Louis is a cause for celebration since so many trips require a layover. The three new cities involved are Austin Texas, Portland Oregon and Jackson Tennessee. I understand the first two, but Jackson Tennessee? I had to do a search on this one. Jackson is halfway between Memphis and Nashville. Southwest to Austin, Air Choice One to Jackson and Alaska Air to Portland.
It's Chicago week at Busch Stadium for the Cardinals as they begin play against the White Sox after a weekend sweep of the Cubs. Dale is thrilled, being a lifelong Sox fan and because an actual White Sox game will be on his tv.
The latest acronym for the Washington DC area is DMV which stands for DC/Maryland/Virginia. Local news/weather/sports/blogs/Twitter are suddenly using this in their reporting. "It's looking like a beautiful day in the DMV." ETC. While most of us think of DMV as the Department of Motor Vehicles, those places use a different title so it doesn't give many the chuckle it does us.
Television political ads may be fewer this coming election season as more and more advertisers are seeing a big benefit in online ads sent to phones on Facebook especially. With fewer people actually watching life TV and practically everyone using Facebook at some point during the day, this makes sense. it used to be political tv ads were the best way to reach senior citizens but now over one third of them are on Facebook and use digital devices regularly. The ads will be individually focused to each user. The cost saving is huge.
The St. Louis IKEA is set to have its GRAND OPENING on September 30. If other popular past local attractions are any indication, the crowds will be huge.
Someone dumped almost a thousand tires on a family's farm in Minnesota in broad daylight. The family, as you might imagine, is not happy because now the problem belongs to them. They got a quote of 10 dollars a tire to have them removed and who has that kind of money.
But, thankfully "the Metropolitan Mosquito Control District has agreed to pick them up free of charge. They say that's what they do -- they recycle 20,000 to 30,000 tires a year because they're such a nesting breeding ground for mosquitoes."