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Wuv... TWOO wuv.... [Jun. 28th, 2004|10:50 pm]
Tkil
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[music |Underworld - "Oh"]

Two weddings down, another few in the next few months, and a visit that has me all twitterpated.



Scott and JenAnother year chock-full of weddings is upon me. None of them mine, thank goodness. Two weeks ago, my dear friends Jennifer and Scott got hitched in a lovely little ceremony in the mountains above Denver. The setting was beautiful, the weather was lovely (just a few light showers), and the company was fantastic.

It was especially neat to me, as apparently I've been assigned the blame for introducing them. :) Not that I mind; they're one of the sweetest and nicest couples I've ever had the good luck to spend time around, and seeing them so happy together was a pleasure.

I got to visit with many of my old friends who showed up for the wedding, met some of the couple's friends for the first time, and made some new friends in the process.

14250ftI also spent some time just driving around the mountains; it was deeply invigorating, after being away for a few years. (That was my first time to the top of Mt. Evans, and then I saw some very cute little waterfalls right before I got into Idaho Springs.)

Unfortunately, I came down with something right before I was going to fly back home, and spent 24 very unpleasant hours. I was basically better after that, but I think it was just more of a hint that, yes, getting old sucks. Grr.

Not sure whether I was still recovering from the ick, or if I was just burned out and coming down off a great weekend with so many old friends, but I spent most of the next weekend just sleeping. Felt better for it, but I also felt like I didn't really have a weekend that time around.

Daniel and BeckyThis last weekend was another wedding, this time of a coworker that I've gotten to know over the last two plus years I've been at my current job. Among other shared interests, he's the one who snapped the photo I took my LJ icon from

This is only my third evening wedding, and only the second Jewish wedding I'd ever been to. (Yes, I wore a suit; shocking, I know.) The differences were interesting, as well as the fact that the couples' families moved in pretty high circles here in San Diego, so there was quite the interesting cross-section of society there.

I got there an hour early, as I misread the invitation, but that just gave me extra time to check out the grounds of the hotel and watch the final preparations. Then I met up with a pile of my coworkers for cocktails and hors d'oeuvres.

The ceremony itself was pretty short, but very nice. It was about half in Hebrew, with a some of the traditions explained along the way. I sat next to a very charming older couple; the wife spent most of the ceremony pointing out to me who everyone was. Lots of fun.

The reception was very entertaining, with great food and fun entertainment. The band was right on the edge of too loud, but didn't quite go over. They had a great sense of humor, too, which always helped. Becky is artistic director for (and helped found?) J*Company, and some of her kids came out to serenade her. Great fun, some lovely traditions (last child to be married in both families, so the parents got a special dance for that), and very touching toasts.

I enjoyed myself, but I did eventually have to leave; somewhere between using up all my social ability for a few weeks, and simply not being comfortable around so many bloody happy people... :)



deliriumdreams is coming to visit this weekend for a few days, and that should be huge fun. I'm a little nervous about it, just because I don't think I can keep up with her and K... oh well, I'll die a happy man. :)
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From: philoticjane
2004-06-28 11:05 pm (UTC)
the photo of your feet gives me a slight case of vertigo.

towering bastid.
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[User Picture]From: tkil
2004-06-29 12:09 am (UTC)

shorty

Huh. C'mon, that's only 6 feet down. You're not that short. Save that feeling for stuff like this, which is a couple thousand feet down.

That one is a part of my "Tkil's toes across the world (or, at least, across the western USA)" series:

proper footwear
Sequoia National Park
boots over the canyon
Grand Canyon
pretty bridge, ugly foot
Columbia Gorge Waterfall District
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[User Picture]From: ohdhalia
2004-06-29 01:41 pm (UTC)

Re: shorty

There is something deeply troubling about a man who can walk around in snow with bare legs and sandles.

I'm glad you had a good coupld of weekends.
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[User Picture]From: tkil
2004-06-30 09:43 pm (UTC)

Re: shorty

There is something deeply troubling about a man who can walk around in snow with bare legs and sandles.

Heh. I hope that's not the most disturbing thing that comes to mind when you think of me, dear. If it is, I obviously haven't been trying hard enough. :)

And most of those occasions were me being hideously unprepared, usually due to conditions being just balmy down wherever I started the day, but finding myself a couple thousand feet higher up at some point...

I'm glad you had a good coupld of weekends.

They've been pretty good. Now I just need to stay healthy and not let deliriumdreams and her squig run me too ragged this weekend.

(That, and survive a few more weddings in the next few months. Sigh.)

In "small world" news, one of her acquaintances is scheming to go to Dante's on an upcoming trip. I was trying to remember where I'd heard of it before...
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[User Picture]From: nieren
2004-06-29 01:03 am (UTC)
gahhhh , i miss my home :(
my wedding is in august in my back yardin colorado you are more than welcome to attend. nice picies.
nie
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[User Picture]From: tkil
2004-06-29 01:27 am (UTC)

Rocky Mountain High (Schoolers)

i miss my home

Aww. Colorado was my home for only 6 years, and I don't have deep roots there, but I do have a fair number of friends and family, and I enjoy visiting.

I probably overdid it on this trip, though. In lousy shape to begin with, then drinking and carousing and then going up Mt. Evans.

Oh well, I never claimed to be smart.

my wedding is in august in my back yard in colorado you are more than welcome to attend.

Thanks! :) I don't think I'll be able to make it back there quite so soon, sadly. If you two want to hang out in San Diego, though, look me up. Spare room, and I'm not home much during the week. ;->

Dunno how many of the pics you looked through, but there was a lot of gorgeous scenery up there that weekend. Beautiful place for a wedding, and I'm so glad I had a chance to visit with old and new friends. Yay!
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[User Picture]From: nieren
2004-06-30 01:01 am (UTC)

Re: Rocky Mountain High (Schoolers)

hey i may actually be in SD in the end of july driving out with my best friend who is moving there for a job with americore sorta. anyway i will definitely keep you posted and if nothign else we can go drink milk and watch our stomachs bloat.
:)
nie
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[User Picture]From: tkil
2004-06-30 09:47 pm (UTC)

Re: Rocky Mountain High (Schoolers)

hey i may actually be in SD in the end of july

I dunno about the milk and bloat thing, but you're welcome to crash here. Much wine to be consumed. (When you're not doing milk, that is.)

So far, I'm going to be out of town the weekend of the 17th (up to SLO for a wedding). The next weekend is ComicCon; I'm not going, but I often have visitors that weekend who are. I'm also trying to put together a gaming day one of those Saturdays, but I'm not sure when.

Let me know what's up! :)
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[User Picture]From: nieren
2004-06-29 01:15 am (UTC)
gahhhh , i miss my home :(
my wedding is in august in my back yardin colorado you are more than welcome to attend. nice picies.
nie
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[User Picture]From: sarahnade
2004-06-29 08:20 am (UTC)
I am glad I am not the only one who knows the meaning of twitterpated. :)
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[User Picture]From: tkil
2004-06-29 11:47 am (UTC)

twitterpated

I am glad I am not the only one who knows the meaning of twitterpated.

Gothic Miss Manners (who slums here on LJ as cupcake_goth) has handily defined it:

http://www.gothicmissmanners.com/may00.html#footnotes
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[User Picture]From: tkil
2004-06-29 12:59 pm (UTC)

Geek Culture

A whole bunch of us were quoting The Princess Bride in an email thread here at work, and my technical manager got very confused. Turns out he'd never seen the movie. *boggle*

Probably one of the most-quoted movies around, right up there with Monty Python. Perfect for dealing with project managers.

PM: We'll release in two weeks!
Developer: Inconceivable!
PM: It's ready, right?
Developer: You keep using that word... I do not think it means what you think it means.

p.s. Hooray for lizards!
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[User Picture]From: deliriumdreams
2004-06-29 08:10 pm (UTC)
Wow! Twitterpated and The Princess Bride reference all in one post. I'm impressed. lol I think my favorite line (next to "Hello, my name is..") has got to be "your friend here is only mostly dead. There's a big difference between mostly dead and all dead." Every time I hear it I think of goths lounging around at a DANCE club, too busy being gothic to dance. "I am god's most desolate creature " hehehehehe
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