I miss la familia I moved away from:
|It's okay. We're all family here.|
|What? A boob grab is like a handshake in our funky bunch.|
I never really know what to do about the bluey-blues, so I went back to bed. Just as I was pulling the covers over my head and screaming a promise to never come out, a photo on my nightstand caught my eye.
A pic that reminded me my Missouri life isn't exactly Misery.
This was taken last month with a couple of friends, one of whom I've known for about 20 years. (So I can only say nice stuff about her, 'cause she knows my whole rap sheet.)
|Party over here!|
Score 1 for the Lou!
You know what else? We also have great food here in St. Louis. Gus's Pretzels, Sweetie Pies and Ted Drewe's are legendary here.
My personal fave, though, is this place, MILE 277:
|Don't go, unless you're ready for them to rock your face off.|
Not just because I have personally pranked every one of the kitchen and management staff there. Allegedly.
And not just because I worked there.
|Best waitress ever. No, for serious. |
My mom told me so.
But this place is just fun waiting to happen. The incredible food is just a bonus, really. I mean, they've got dancing, live bands, DJ battles, model searches, and Bike Night. Yes, please!
|Also a little reality TV show action going on at Mile 277.|
Plus, they've got the best Jager-bombs, Irish car-bombs and even the best photobombs:
|Maybe the professional dance crew won't notice me ruining their |
show for this shot if I blend in with a super-slick move of my own.
*chuckles at her own buffoonery*
I feel my spirits lifting at this point. Shall I proceed? Yes, I shall.
So now I'm remembering why I came back home, to St. Louis, after all those years in Los Angeles. I have friends, I have fun, and most importantly, I have lots and lots of family. I even have my own makeshift fam of co-workers, people I just met, and childhood buds.
And also the random stray I snatched, claimed as my own, and hid under my bed:
Just kidding. That's my bud. My brother from another mother. And father. We're totes not related. But I seriously couldn't love him more if I'd created him myself.
And can we talk about our local talent? Nelly, Cedric the Entertainer, the Cardinals...Duh. But we're also overflowing with talent you might not have ever heard of, like this kid, L.Frost:
|Just a little billboard he graced.|
|My heart lives here.|
You know who you are.
Your sweet words, nice texts, and loving emails are really, really what keep me cheesin'.