Alternatives to Being the Perpetual Designated Driver

This one may seem obvious, but there are a few fun ways to get around this problem.

1. Hire a cab. 

Yes, sometimes the drivers rip you off, take you on the scenic route, drive like maniacs, etc., but it’s still a good alternative to being stuck babysitting your inebriated friends.

2. Walk.

St. Louis has several areas in which bars are clustered together. Walk from bar to bar on Wash Ave or in Soulard, instead of drunkenly driving or paying for a cab.

3. Carriage Rides

In Downtown STL, these things are pretty common. Maybe a little pricey, but a heck of a lot of fun.

4. Rent a Limousine

This is my personal favorite. My family doesn’t go out that often, but when we do, it’s for special occasions. I know a limo company that has great prices, and amazingly clean cars and friendly drivers. Hubby and I used them for our 25th anniversary, where we went to an amazing restaurant for dinner (Eleven Eleven Mississippi), somewhere else for dessert (Bailey’s Chocolate Bar), and then to Big Bang on the Landing for music and drinks. It was an amazing night, and the limo made it that much more so. We didn’t have to drive into the city–our driver picked us up at home and dropped us off nearly six hours later–we didn’t have to worry about directions, or if we were sober enough to drive. It really was the best way to get around.

5. Make the Most of a Friend who Lives Near the Bars

I have a cousin who lives in the Soulard area. Whenever I meet up with girlfriends for drinks, we all park at her house, and my cousin, the girls, and I walk the four blocks to our favorite bar. At the end of the night, we all walk back together, and sober up at my cousin’s house. This saves a lot on transportation costs when we don’t feel like ponying up the cash for a cab or forcing someone to DD.

Hope this list helps!

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How to Make a Gnat Trap

If you’re like me, you might inexplicably find gnats in your kitchen. If you have, you know just how annoying they are. Here is a list of steps to get rid of the pesky creatures.

1. Get an empty cup or mason jar.

2. Fill it with apple cider vinegar. (If you do not have apple cider vinegar you can use white vinegar mixed with dish soap, or a banana peel. Gnats will be attracted to both.)

3. Cover the cup or jar with plastic wrap.

4. Poke tiny holes in the wrap. (The gnats will get in, drawn by the vinegar, but will be unable to escape.)

5. When the cup or jar is full, throw it out.

6. Enjoy a gnat-free house!

7. If your gnat problem should persist, repeat the process and continue to step 8.

8. Pour vegetable or olive oil down the drain. The gnats will get stuck and/or be unable to mate while covered in the oil. This will stop the gnats from reappearing.


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