Mark! Thanks for your email. Justin has been on my mind almost every day in the past few months. I am so grateful to have known him and the rest of you, Chesnuts. I have two things to share. The first is an article I wrote for the Papyrus that was printed a week after [...]
On Tuesday November 27th, before his appearance at the Fox Theatre on Grand Blvd. in the city of Saint Louis, celebrity, singer and former American Idol winner Clay Aiken visited the humble Apple Mini Store in the Saint Louis Galleria and purchased a MacBook from none other than your favorite Mac Specialist Chase Macri. I’m [...]
Posted: November 29th, 2007 under Culture, Music, Stories.
Tags: American Idol, APP, Apple, Apple Mini Store, Apple Protection Program, Apple Store, Clay Aiken, Fox Theatre, Galleria, Grand, Mac, Mac Specialist, St. Louis, Stories, That's Awkward
I take the Metrolink to Starbucks at Union Station when I work. It’s midtown, which isn’t as bad as downtown but its still St. Louis city. Sometimes I get nervous, but I’ve been more than okay thus far and probably will be. People have to get where they’re going and that’s all they’re concerned about [...]
Posted: July 30th, 2007 under Community, Culture, Stories, Work.
Tags: bethesda temple church of the apostolic faith inc, bible, Christ, i-44, leroy davis, metrolink, midtown, shrewsberry, St. Louis, Starbucks, Stories, union station, Work
Grandad and Grandma Macri. I think this is an engagement picture. Charles Francis Macri in his Haledon (NJ) Fire Chief uniform. I don’t think he played piano, Grandma did though. She tried to teach my Dad how to play when he was a kid. But he was much more interested in baseball. Piano fell by [...]
So, I got two wisdom teeth out on Friday. The top two. I got them pulled, I think. I was knocked out, so I don’t remember or was unconscious (which, if the latter’s the case, then both because how can I recall what I did not comprehend?) It hurts some. I have Hydroco (Vicoden – [...]
Posted: May 22nd, 2007 under Community, Music, Stories.
Tags: Body and Health, Breather Resist, charmer, copeland, curl up and die, drugs, happy, hydroco, Ian McDermott, ibuprofen, Imo's Pizza, Mandy McDermott, matt, matthew scheer, narcotics, rob, rob muriel, St. Louis, St. Louis Zoo, Stories, the Pianist, unconscious, vicoden, weed, wisdom teeth, woozy
I’m currently watching the 2004 documentary The Fog of War. After reading some of this, if you’re interested there’s a 2 minute clip on YouTube. Robert McNamara just said one of the most chilling things I’ve ever heard about a conversation he had with Fidel Castro in 1992 about the 1962 Cuban Missile Crisis: McNamara [...]
Posted: April 8th, 2007 under Culture, Film, Quotes, Stories.
Tags: Add new tag, cuban missle crisis, Death, fidel castro, Film, fog of war, politics, Quotes, robert mcnamara, Stories, youtube
I hung out with Ian McDermott last night. It was great. I hadn’t seen him in several months which was at the Red Sea where his band was playing a show. We went to Big V’s down on the Loop and had burgers and fries. Well, I had fries, Ian upgraded his deluxe meal for [...]
Posted: January 4th, 2007 under Community, Jesus, Stories, Writing.
Tags: big v's, burgers, cursing, Death, delmar, delmar loop, dodge, fries, ghetto, Greenville, i-64, i-70, Ian McDermott, loop, midland, neon, new jersey, prayer, red sea, spirit, st charles rock road, St. Louis, st. peters, Stories, swearing, true manufacturing
Okay, more on the previous entry… I don’t know if I had talked about this before, I think I did, but when I got back to Greenville after Thanksgiving break I talked to my Mom about my visit home. She said that my sisters felt unloved and quite beat up with my words while I [...]
Here is my article for this weeks Papyrus. Why I Got a Tattoo This Summer Here’s a Picture of My Tattoo So, I got a tattoo this summer. It’s of the firefighter’s emblem. People usually ask me if it was because of 9/11 and I usually respond with “My granddad was a volunteer firefighter after [...]
The belt is on sideways Top reveals muscular arms Smile so sweet and convincing You make me feel like I’m the only one in the world yet you can’t look in my eyes for more than a second So quickly you run away Into the arms of another one And another one and another one [...]