What was your favorite activity this summer?
Biking around St. Louis:Lounging by the pool: Watching movies and concerts in the parks: Working on a community service project: Watching free music and fireworks downtown: Eating at outdoor restaurants: Attending summer classes: Traveling: Going to baseball games: Going to The Muny: Eating snowcones, ice cream, watermelon, tomatoes: Something else:
What was your least favorite activity this summer?
Enduring the heat wave:Working outside: Paying the utility bills: Enduring a sunburn: Fending off cicadas: Wearing my bathing suit: Listening to illegal fireworks in my neighborhood: Trying not to notice obvious fashion crimes: Playing tour guide to visitors: Going to summer school: Something else: Something else:
How many times did you travel out of town for pleasure this summer?
Once:Twice: More often: Not at all:
How do you handle the sun?
I wear sunscreen, but not a hat:I wear a hat, but not sunscreen: I wear both a hat and scunscreen: I don't go out in the sun: I don't take any precautions against the sun (bad idea!):
What reason do you tell out-of-town friends is the best reason to visit St. Louis?
To visit me:To see attractions like the St. Louis Zoo and City Museum: To watch a sporting event: To eat at great restaurants: To listen to great music: To attend an ethnic or community festival: To see great buildings: Something else:
What is the "must see" destination for most of your out-of-town guests?
The Arch or the riverfront:Forest Park: Tower Grove Park: Ted Drewes: Soulard Market: The Hill: A local church or cathedral: The Loop: The CWE: Washington Avenue: Somewhere else:
Which of the following is your favorite local foodstuff?
A slice of Volpi salami:A few of Dad's oatmeal cookies: A cold frosty beer from A-B: A glass of a Schlafly seasonal, served at the appropriate temperature: A slice of Imo's Pizza: A slice of Pi's pizza: A slice of Miss Hullings chocolate layer cake: One of Gus's pretzels: A chocolate-covered strawberry from Merb's: A chocolate banana malt from Crown Candy Kitchen:
What did you learn this summer that will inspire your next summer?
I'm going to start that diet sooner:I'm going to use a higher SPF sunscreen: I'm going to buy a better air conditioner: I'm going to start the reading list sooner: I'm going to pick a different place for a vacation: I'm going to send the kids to relatives or to camp sooner or longer: I'm going to burn my swimming suit and never buy another one: I'm going to have a summer romance: Something else:
What is your personal mantra for the next few weeks?
Back to school!:Go Rams!: Go Cardinals!: Charge it!: Hot enough for you?: I forgot my mantra:
Jerry Berger:Raja the Elephant: Bill McClellan: Ozzie Smith: Frankie Muse Freeman: Stan Musial: Fr. Larry Biondi: Joe Edwards: Bob Cassilly: Someone else:
Note: Due to rounding, results for some questions may not total 100%.