No, Saint Louis is not just a smaller, inferior version of Chicago.
Finally someone in Chicago understands the value of visiting St. Louis. Aimee Levitt over at the Chicago Reader wrote a fantastic St. Louis travel guide from a Chicago perspective.
Read the guide here.
Best line: “If we had a City Museum here in Chicago, we’d never shut up about it.”
“Saint Louisans, though, only become obnoxious braggarts when the subject of their baseball team comes up. Even the most devout Cubs fan must admit it’s a good one. (Yes, I was there when they won the World Series in 2011 and, yes, I cheered like a lunatic.) Catch a game, if you can, and swelter in the heat like real Saint Louisans do. If you wear Cubs paraphernalia to Busch Stadium, Cards fans won’t even heckle. They’ll just laugh at you in a gently condescending way. Sort of like the way Chicagoans laugh at Saint Louis.”
PSA: Me too
((Starting tomorrow I’m going to be sans computer over the weekend while I’m in the lovely city of St. Louis for my bother’s college graduation.
Rumor has it that either George Bush or Jerry S einfeld is going to be the commencement speaker. If either one ends up being true I’m going to end up laughing.
This week has been kind of crazy, but I’ll get on replies and some of these asks in my box soon as I get back. Everyone have a good weekend! I’m going to miss you all while I’m gone!))
Anonymous asked: What kind of music do you like to listen to, anyway?
Oh, I listen to a little bit of everything. Blues, jazz, country, bluegrass, some folk if it ain’t too folksy, rock— eh, I guess it’s considered classic rock nowadays.
St. Louie got me into rockabilly back in the 50s. She and Memphis used to play it together all the time. They weren’t half bad either. Music in the 80s was an awful lot of fun! I sorta miss those 10 minute long power ballads. You could stop to get gas and they’d still be playin’ when ya started yer car again. Anyway, the 80s were better soundin’ than all that sad stuff they came up with in the 90s. Everything they play on the rock stations today sounds . like everybody’s singin’ through a fan. I guess it’s music. I don’t know if you’d call it good.
Oh, and I listen to Nelly. He’s a big Cardinals fan. :)