The other day over at St. Louis Catholic, my amigo griped about his neighbors, building management, etc. apparently ditching Christmas greetings and/or decoration. Let me add another local operation: Steinberg Skating Rink. They have pretty much done the same thing. Although there are still some Christmasy decorations up, the SiriusXM channel moved off of Christmas music (played during Advent…imagine that) to whatever channel played the Top 100 ‘Cassette Tape Era’ Classics Countdown. Instead of Christmas music, we were inundated with Hair-Band “classics” among others.
So, instead of skating with my older children, listening to the likes of Bing Crosby and Burl Ives, we skated to such holiday classics as Jet Airliner, Sweet Emotion, Every Body’s Working for the Weekend, Blinded by the Light, Livin’ on a Prayer, and countless others that (I thought) I had recessed the lyrics into cold storage (#foliesofyouth). Believe it or not, SLC, I would have welcomed Bob Dylan over this stuff!
I took my oldest three on Friday and little Peanut (below) for her first skating trip ever the next day. Friday’s event turned out to be a Who’s-Who of the Oratory, including our now infamous vicar, recently featured in the St. Louis Post Dispatch. It so happened he was asked to interview with another freelance reporter while there. I’m not sure, however, when that article would be posted.
Friday’s at the skating rink was uberly crowded, but Saturday morning was much quieter and was perfect for her first time skating and seeing a Zamboni. But the same music loop played…blah…but we did not let that let that enjoy our time there.