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The Wedding, The Weekend, and the Week to Come…

Posted by andy on 8th June 2009

Obviously, this group of ours had an event this past weekend.  The Seth got himself hitched.  Lots of pictures, lots of miles traveled, lots of bad luck on the part of Midget in terms of travel, lots of good times, and a lot of alcohol.  Sounds about normal for us.  Besides holding the first annual “Toss the Midget” contest, which I believe Zombie Dan won, somehow I was convinced to perform a dance.  Looking at the pictures (taken with my own camera without my knowledge), it just reaffirms why I do not dance (and that I still have a few more lbs to drop).  Oh well.  Congrats to the Larsons!  And just wait for the fun I will have with the various pictures I took…  Sonja, you scare me :-)   For the rest of the crew seeing this, good to see all of you this weekend, and to the people I met for the first time, like those mentioning B, and L, and on F and the like, hope to see you again soon :-)

After that, during the trip back, as explained by Mike, somehow the group got me to go to a movie in the theatre.  The Hangover (Mike has the IMDB link, go there for it).  First time I’ve been in a theatre since The Dark Knight, and Casino Royale before that.  All in all, pretty good show.  Not sure it falls into the list of movies I can watch 20-30 times, but I don’t feel like I want my 8 bucks back.  I would take 3 though, as it’s only 5 to go to the theatre here.  Well, as that technically counts as my movie that I watched for the month of June, I should be covered for a while, but I actually watched a bit of Waiting tonight while feeding my nephew Alex (2.5 months old and starting to stand up if you balance him).  I might be covered for a while, but I will probably end up watching a few more movies this month.  Hopefully I can find something decent.

The week to come, well, I do have my first time babysitting both of my nephews at once.  3 years old, and not quite 3 months.  The 3 year old can take care of himself mostly, and hopefully the little, little one will be a good baby for me.  And apparently I have a bit of HIMYM to watch if I get around to that.  Need to get things setup to watch it on the main display in the living room via the 360 or something…  might be a Wednesday project.

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Spring… yeah right.

Posted by andy on 2nd April 2009

Well, it’s offically spring, and I say I want my money back.  This weekend should bring us our third winter storm of the spring.  That’s just not right.  I’m growing tired of wanting to wash my car, and finding that I shouldn’t, as it will be ruined in two days.  And, it’s snowing bad enough to close most of the state, but not Pierre.  Wasn’t bad enough to warrant closing the office…  that kind of sucks.  I had high hopes for a snow day.

Other news, I’m an uncle again.  Little fella is doing well (oh, so is Mom).  Not sleeping through the night, as usual.  He finally stayed awake with me for about 20-30 minutes, so he got to experience my bad jokes and over use of rattle toys with a 1 week old.  But hey, he won’t remember a thing of it in a week, so all is well there.

Two months to Game Over for Seth.  Need to lock in the schedule for the week of that event.  I’m leaning towards heading to Sioux Falls on Wednesday night, grabbing a room, pick up all the necessary parties, then head to Iowa on Thursday morning for the tux stuff, rehearsal, and whatever else they have us scheduled for.  Probably head out on Saturday if that fits in the schedule for the rest of my carpool…

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Another July, another wedding to attend…

Posted by andy on 6th July 2008

Seems that as I get older, I’m constantly reminded that July in the month of the wedding….  last year, 3 of them in July I attended, one I was in.  This year, 5 days in, and I had one to attend.  Nice short ceremony, and filled with the fun of a nervous groom for a short while reciting his vows to the clergyman.  And of course, since I knew the musicians, and all of the people from my office attending this had their BlackBerry’s with them, we had to bombard the musicians, while they were up front on stage, with email to distract them.  Wasn’t enough to make them mess up, but we did have a lot of weird looks around the church while we had our fun….

Thankfully, while my family gives me grief that I’m not married yet, in the office, I had a long while before that grief gets to me…  there are a couple guys on my team that are approaching 40 that haven’t gotten hitched yet, so they need to get through this step before the attention gets to me.  That keeps me happy.

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