I recently got a membership to MU’s Rec Center. Charlie has had one for a while, so now we’re able to go together. After finishing up my running season I decided I wanted to start doing strength training and take a yoga class, both of which are offered by the Rec. An additional benefit that we’re now able to take advantage of is the Rec Center’s Tiger Grotto, complete with lazy river, whirlpool and hot tub.
Last night we went for the first time. We hope to make it an after-work Friday tradition. It’s pretty sweet. It’s so sweet, in fact, that the Rec was rated the #1 Rec Center in the US by Sports Illustrated. It’s more than sweet; it’s ridiculously posh. Whenever people come to Columbia and we take them on a tour of campus we make sure we stop by and press our noses to the Rec Center windows, just to get a jaw-dropping reaction from our guest. Please notice the “real” plastinated palm trees.
In other news, Leona’s mom is awesome. She was driving through to St. Louis to visit Leona, and was nice enough to stop and meet me in Columbia (despite my poor directions) and give me kefir grains! AND raw milk! AND farm fresh eggs! How cool is that. As expected, the grains do look (and feel) kind of gross, vaguely reminiscent of an art project Charlie created in university in which he was trying to make an object that looked as gross as possible.