I should just accept the fact that I cannot sleep in a moving vehicle. There’s just nothing fun about an overnight commute, especially when you have to switch from a train to a bus in the middle of it. But, nonetheless, early Sunday morning I officially arrived in St. Louis and that’s when things started to pick up.
Greeting me at the Amtrak station, Jim Harper (Partner at Boxing Clever) went well out of his way to ensure my first impressions of the city were nothing short of spectacular. He even set me up with a few friends of his (one of whom works at nearby production house, Bruton Stroube) and they’re letting me crash in their spare bedroom for the month.
After I hopped into Jim’s car, he took me by Boxing Clever for a quick tour of the office and then we drove a few blocks west to pick up Casey and Sara—the aforementioned friends. The group took me for a bit of sightseeing through the city, before we stopped to indulge in a wonderful—and very filling—brunch at Wild Flower. After filling our bellies, the tour continued through an area of the city known as “the loop”, as well as Forest Park, which houses the city's zoo and several museums. While I still haven’t stepped foot in the downtown area, I can already tell I'm going to enjoy my time here.
All in all, this was the warmest reception I’ve ever received upon entering a new city. And if the rest of my time here lives up to what I experienced in my first day, I can already tell you that this is going to be a great month.
Tomorrow, I begin my tenure at Boxing Clever and as I said last week, I’m extremely excited about it. Not only am I getting the chance to craft some amazing copy for BC, but I’ve also been told that there are a few projects for the record label awaiting me.
Now, if you’ll excuse me, I really a nap.