June 15, 2003
Friday the 13th/Fathers Day
A Quiet Sunday at Home.
There's nothing like the weekend to renew, revive and recharge one's mind,
body, soul and spirit. That is assuming of course, that the weekend goes normally.
Friday night started out with a trip to Freddies,
where folks were unusually frisky - a little on the overly frisky, but hey,
it was Friday the 13th and a full moon.
Energizer's marketing goldmine at the Race for the Cure.
Saturday morning, I headed off the
Komen Race for the Cure. It was a tremendous experience, as over 49,000
folks assembled on downtown St. Louis. There were some especially poignant moments
for me. Breast cancer survivors wore pink shirts and were greeted with a pink
rose as they finished the race/walk. There was an energy and spirit of hope
and optimism. When I first got there there were stacks of blank In Memorial
signs for the participants to fill out and pin to his/her outfit. At first,
I was a little creeped out -- I thought they'd be mobile tombstones, until I
saw sisters wearing the In Memorial tributes to their mom, who'd just
died last week. I hadn't considered that for many this was their way to honor
the women that this horrible stupid disease had taken.
T he ole even planner side of me kicked in and I was impressed by the brilliant marketing decisions that some of the corporate sponsors made during the event. Saint Louis Bread Co. had oodles of bagels, the Post-Dispatch gave away free papers and Energizer had fetching pink bunny ears.
After that I headed off to the store and purchased the third season of Buffy on DVD, which I've been watching all weekend. I updated the paper's site and did some laundry.
Today is Father's Day. If I were closer to home, I'd have taken flowers to
my dad's grave -- instead, I spent the majority of the day driven to distraction,
puttering and trying to stay busy.
Kelly made a pineapple upside down cake to take over to his folks. Jim surprised me with a Father's Day present from my kitty Varla -- The Kitty Treats Cookbook. It was a very nice surprise.