Monday, October 31, 2005

Am I Crazy...

...or does Edgy Mama's Enviro-Hubby:



...look an awful lot like her:

posted by S.C. @ 2:46 PM | 1 comments

Playing Catch-Up

Let's see, tonight I need to work on the yard...

Collect and bag leaves before it rains tomorrow.
Trim back ivy (I hate that stuff).
Trim grass.
Deal with the overgrown garden.

Oh, yeah, and the sun now sets at 5:43pm...

Wohoo!
posted by S.C. @ 2:08 PM | 0 comments

Happy Spooky Day

Good morning, my fine friends.

I had a pretty damn good weekend. I was scheduled to fly Saturday morning, but I had a feeling when I had to defrost my car that I wasn't going to be going. Once I reached the airport, my suspicions were confirmed by a thick layer of frost on the airplane I was supposed to be flying (quick flying lesson : frost + airplane = hitting trees at end of runway), so I headed back to the homestead, picking up some coffee for The Redhead on the way back. Spent the time cleaning up around the house, instead, which was really what needed to happen.

Later that morning, Red's parents came up to visit (they live about 90 minutes south), and brought her grandmother, who had not been able to make it to the wedding because of an illness. We had lunch and then went out to my parents' farm to show her grandmother where we were married.

The rest of the day was spent finding costume items, since we had a Halloween party to go to. Red went as a go-go dancer (mmmm, turqoise fishnets), and I went as Napoleon Dynamite.

Sunday was non-stop cleaning and organizing. Cleared some stuff from the basement and put it into storage, then put some more shelving down there. Cut up all of the cardboard boxes that needed to be recycled and got those ready to go. Did laundry. Swiffered the floors. Productivity is good!

Today I am guest-blogging for Autumn while she takes a hiatus. Check it out!


EDIT

Photo requested, but I don't have one, so here's some movie goodness for ya!

posted by S.C. @ 8:02 AM | 3 comments

Friday, October 28, 2005

Let's Play Dress Up

I think I'm going as Napoleon Dynamite for Halloween, and The Redhead will be going as Deb.

What's everyone else doing this weekend?
posted by S.C. @ 4:06 PM | 2 comments

Treehugging Tendancies

What follows is an enviro-rant, so skip it if you're not in the mood, I won't be offended. I'll probably come back and edit it in a few hours after I calm down...

So, one of the things I noticed in Greece is that just about every roof I saw had a passive solar water heater on it.



In fact, the only homes and buildings that didn't have these were the ones that very obviously belonged to rich people, which illustrates how Greece (and, indeed, much of Europe) has an energy economy that is the complete reverse of ours.

Here in America, of course, we've kept all of our energy prices artificially deflated over the last two decades, out of some misguided belief that it is every American's God-given right to own a Hummer, keep their houses at 80 degrees in the winter, and live wherever they want in relation to their work, no matter if it causes them to have a 100+ miles round-trip DAILY. So, yes, of course we're going to have a collective aneurysm when our energy prices shoot through the roof.

In much of the rest of the world, energy prices are much more realistic. Gas prices in Europe have created a new category of cars, "Eurostyle", subcompacts that get good mileage and, indeed, often run on diesel instead of gas. High electricity prices and lack of a natural gas infrastructure have given rise to the dominence of the passive solar water heater, which now supply a large amount of the hot water used in many countries.

Passing through the new airport in Athens, I came upon this display...



...which is an output monitor for the photovoltaic (PV) electricity grid that was built into the airport. This grid will never pay for itself in a monetary sense, but they didn't do it for that reason. They did it because Greece is trying to clean itself up. Meanwhile, NASA recently scrapped plans to convert an old aircraft hanger into a PV generating plant that would supply power into the local grid of a decent-sized town. We do nothing in this country unless we can perceive an economic benefit. It pisses me off to no end.

As I wrap up my rant, I would like to point out a news story I picked up from AutoBlog this morning. Honda has announced that they are going to move sales of their Civic GX, which runs on natural gas, across the nation. Now, this car is completely impractical as a long-haul cruiser, since you can expect to get a little over 200 miles to a full tank of NG. Customers will have to buy a filling unit to put in their garage, which will fill the car overnight, unless they're lucky enough to live in an area with NG filling stations (California is the only state with widespread alternative fuel stations at this point). There are tax incentives, but they basically offset the higher costs, so you end up still buying a Civic, cost-wise. All in all, there's no positive monetary benefit to be had from purchasing one of these vehicles.

I want one. I can't have one, since I don't have a garage right now, but I will certainly build my desire for alternative fuel commuter vehicles, be they electric, hydrogen, NG, or other, into my future home purchasing plans. Why? Because I sleep a little better at night, knowing that I'm making a difference in the world. Because I feel like a good person when I drive around in my car that produces 80% fewer emissions than a comparable sedan. Because I have to do something, just like I am compelled to smile at strangers on the street, hold doors open for people with heavy bags, donate to local charities, volunteer with arts groups, and treat my fellow humans with the respect I feel they deserve.

This is no longer a choice for me, but a compulsion.

[/rant]
posted by S.C. @ 11:18 AM | 3 comments

Taming The Chaos

The Redhead and I have such a task ahead of us, namely taming the chaos that is our house.

People keep giving us shit.
We just bought some new furniture.
We just finished the laundry and unpacking from the trip.
Many, many thank you notes to deal with.
Bills to catch up on.

It's kind of hard to walk around the house right now, since we're in a state of flux (the Redhead is moving all of her winter clothes in right now, as it jumped from summer to winter last week while we were gone...).

I couldn't be happier. :-)
posted by S.C. @ 11:14 AM | 3 comments

HNT : A Day Late...

Ok, so I'm not really half naked.

But I AM naked under the robe...

posted by S.C. @ 8:52 AM | 2 comments

The Pictures : Santorini (pt. 2)

More pictures! Our hotel room in Santorini...







posted by S.C. @ 8:15 AM | 0 comments

Breakfast Nook

Mornin', folks.

As I sit here and eat my morning scone in my cubicle at work, I think fondly back to where I was eating breakfast a week ago...



:: sigh ::

At least it's Friday...
posted by S.C. @ 7:55 AM | 1 comments

Thursday, October 27, 2005

And Nothing Quite Says "I Love You" Like...

Wife
Honey, where's the spatula?

Husband
::slaps forehead:: Ok, kids, let's go!

:: family bundles themselves into the car ::

Announcer
There's just one place to go for all of your spatula needs

Random Voice #1
Spatula City!!!

Random Voice #2
Spatula City!!!

Announcer
A giant warehouse of spatulas for every occasion.
Thousands to choose from in every shape, size, and color.
And because we eliminate the middle man, we can sell all our spatulas factory direct to you.
Where do you go if you want to buy name brand spatulas at a fraction of retail cost?

Random Voice

Spatula City!!!!

Random Voice
Spatula City!!!!

Announcer
And this weekend only, take advantage of our special liquidation sale.
Buy nine spatulas, get the tenth one for just one penny.
Don't forget, they make great Christmas presents.
And what better way to say "I love you." than with the gift of a spatula?

Random Voice
Spatula City!!!!!

Random Voice
Spatula City!!!!!

Sy Greenblum
Hello, this is Sy Greenblum, president of Spatula City.
I liked their spatulas so much, I bought the company.

Announcer
Spatula City - seven locations; we're in the yellow pages under "spatulas".

Neighbor
My, where did you get that lovely spatula?

:: wife looks at camera and winks ::

Singers
Spatula City: We sell spatulas, and that's all.


EDIT

Good God, people, have none of you seen UHF? It's only Weird Al Yankovic's best movie EVER... ;)
posted by S.C. @ 1:59 PM | 2 comments

The Pictures : Santorini (pt. 1)

There are way too many pictures to post all of them but here are some of the best...


The Redhead posing in Fira...



Not to be outdone, S.C. poses in Fira...



Fira, the main port city on the island...



The Red Beach of Akrotiri...



As I said before, it's even pretty when it rains...



Watching the sunrise...



Sunrise & Moonset
posted by S.C. @ 1:14 PM | 0 comments

The Pictures : The Wedding Day

Ok, ok, I've finally got pictures up that I can show off to my legions of adoring fans. First up, the wedding itself.

The Redhead getting the star treatment...


The scene of the crime...



Final touches...


The ladies...



The guys...



The smooch...



The cake...



At the airport...
posted by S.C. @ 9:02 AM | 2 comments

Wednesday, October 26, 2005

Wednesday Wist

I can't believe I'm doing this, but I'm doing a Wednesday Wist. (I stole this from the Chief Slacker, bug him about it.)

(EDIT : Turns out Chief Slacker, that plagerising son of a mongoose, stole this from Amy, who invented the thing.)

The generic instructions:

So how do you participate in Wednesday Wist? You take whatever music player you use. Put it on shuffle. Grab the first 5 songs and write what that song makes you remember. If it's a new song...and you can't relate it to a memory...do you like it? Leave a comment if you do it on your site and if you don't have a site, comment on what you would leave if you did have on. Oh...and feel free to comment about me songs as well.

Ok, my iPod is loaded for bear. I click on "Shuffle Songs", and away we go.

1. Coconut - Widespread Panic

My relationship with Panic as a band is less than three years old...The Redhead has been ushering at a local venue called The Palace (beautiful theatre) for many years, and she talked me into ushering with her about 6 months after we started dating. In the spring of 2003, Panic played two back-to-back shows there, and they were the first big shows I had worked as an usher. It was a hell of a lot of fun, lots of energy, new songs, a new band that I really became addicted to.

Panic falls into the jamband category, but in a completely different way than, say, Phish or the Dead, which endears them to me all the more.

2. Making Flippy Floppy - Talking Heads

The Talking Heads always make me remember my Lighting Design professor in college. Lee (the prof) had managed to wrangle a $100k "technology grant", and used it to purchase a number of automated lighting fixtures, as well as brand new control systems. One of the projects he had his students do with the new equipment was to design an automated lighting sequence timed to music. Being one of the "trusted few" in the department, I had access to the building at all hours, so I could often be found in the main theatre at 2 or 3 in the morning, tweaking my project, and just playing around. It also meant we had some kickass light and sound parties...

3. Hey Bulldog - Dave Matthews & Friends

The Dave Matthews & Friends tour was, for me, such a wonderful congregation of fantastic solo artists thrown together into an incredible ensemble. The Redhead and I saw them live at Bonnaroo 2004, and the show blew us away. We were soaking, cold, standing in deep mud, and we couldn't have been happier...that's what I love about music, the ability of a performer to lift the crowd out of itself and put it, temporarily, into another plane. (The Redhead loves the term "collective effervesance")

4. Pebbles and Marbles - Phish

Honestly, I'm surprised that it took this long for a Phish song to come up in the list, considering how lopsided my music collection is... (4580 songs in my collection, 1214 of which are Phish).

Phish always takes me back to the first concert I went to with The Redhead. It was only a couple of months after we started dating, she had gotten the tickets and arranged for my time of on the sly, so we drove up to Cincinatti Friday afternoon for the show. I wasn't quite sure what to expect, I had never even heard of the band before (I was a sheltered youth ;) ), but I wanted to keep an open mind, because she seemed really excited about going to see this band, and I wanted to share it with her.

Needless to say, I was enthralled. Aside from my wedding, the day I proposed to The Redhead, and maybe a couple of other random days, that concert is one of the best events of my life. Almost on the order of a religious experience, really.

And then the fucking band split up. ;)

5. Another Brick In The Wall II - Particle

If you haven't heard of the band Particle, you're really missing out. They describe themselves as a kind of trance-jam-rock-space porn-techno group, and they really jam out. The first time I heard of them was at Bonnaroo 2003, where they had a late night set scheduled to run from midnight to 2am. They ended up starting late because of difficulties with the band before them, so they played from 1 until about 3am. They were the last act of the evening, and the crowd wanted more, so they kept on playing, turning what was supposed to be a two hour set into a six hour set, which ended just about the time the sun came up. I admire that spirit of freedom, the willingness to go out there and have fun, be flexible, play as long as they can.
posted by S.C. @ 3:06 PM | 7 comments

Paging Dr. Bob

I just got back from a lunchtime gathering at my old stomping grounds, Actors Theatre of Louisville. One of the perks donors (and people who are conveniently married to staff members) get is access to the periodic company chats regarding a new show or some such. Normally, I don't go, as I can't afford to take 2 hour lunches that frequently. Today, however, I made my way downtown and paid for parking for the special chat...

One of the founding members of the theatre is an actors named Ken Jenkins. He's got a lot of movies, tv shows and plays on his resume, but you would probably know him as Dr. Kelso (the acerbic doctor) on Scrubs. I adore that show, so I made the effort to go down and see him speak.

Right off the bat, Mr. J presented himself as a friendly, down-to-earth person, which is really wonderful to see after having met so many lessor actors who have diva complexes. The man is intelligent, witty, sharp, and very, very friendly. He told some stories that made me laugh, made me think, and made me enjoy my experiences at Actors Theatre just a little bit more.
posted by S.C. @ 1:54 PM | 0 comments

Oh, Those Brits...

We were walking through London on Sunday, and there were a lot of military groups around for some Naval celebration (Admiral Nelson and whatnot).

We were heading past the Admiralty Arch, and we passed a group of trainees on an urban march. They were halted for the moment as their Seargents discussed something, and all of a sudden, they start doing the Time Warp (from Rocky Horror).

I laughed so hard I almost fell down...
posted by S.C. @ 10:31 AM | 0 comments

Marriage

I was chatting with my father via AIM earlier this morning (they're vacationing up in Michigan this week), and something very interesting:

(08:12:27) Dad: Well, I going to go do something I've never done before...
(08:12:36) Dad: Fix your mother oatmeal for breakfast
(08:12:41) SC: LOL
(08:12:52) Dad: In thirty years, I've never once had her ask for oatmeal for breakfast
(08:12:57) SC: REALLY?
(08:13:07) Dad: Yeah, really
(08:13:19) Dad: Eggs, toast, pancakes, but never, never oatmeal.
(08:13:42) Dad: So I guess I better get cooking.

It struck me as incredibly sweet how this man knows that he has never once fixed her oatmeal for breakfast before. It reminded me, in some roundabout way, how lucky I am to have parents who are as devoted to each other as mine are.

The last few months have been especially hard on my dad, even though he's really good at keeping stuff like that hidden. The prospect of my mother being in less than perfect health has hit him deeply and, even though things up to this point have gone as well as we could've hoped, I think he's deeply scared that he will lose my mother sooner rather than later...
posted by S.C. @ 9:25 AM | 1 comments

Image Issues

Damnit, I set my computer to upload about 200 images from the wedding and honeymoon before I left this morning, but it looks like it's having issues, so pictures will have to wait until tonight.

However, I did want to share one of the few that made it to Flickr...




This is a dessert from our semi-rehearsal dinner the night before the wedding. Yummy!
posted by S.C. @ 8:39 AM | 2 comments

Tuesday, October 25, 2005

The Honeymoon : The Credit Card

So, American Express just called me about some "suspicious activity" on my credit card.

Was it the $2000 spent at various hotels in Greece and London? No.

Was it the money spent at fine dining establishments? No.

What could it be, I wonder?

It turns out that the charge that caused American Express to call me to verify the activity was...admission to an art gallery.

That's right, $20 admission (2 of us) to the Dali Universe, an exhibit of Salvador Dali's life and work in downtown London.

I feel SO incredibly safe about my credit card...
posted by S.C. @ 2:55 PM | 5 comments

The Honeymoon : The Food

Ok, I know that what everyone wants to know about is the food we had last week. Here's a brief rundown on some of the better meals...

Sunday - Spent traveling, but we picked up gyros at a little grocery across from our hotel in Santorini. INCREDIBLE. We weren't expecting much, but we were slobbering all over ourselves by the time we finished them...

Monday - Went to an eatery in Oia called "1800" that had been recommended to us by the concierge. Hands down the best meal we had on the trip. Mushroom risotto with a baked cheese crust...sin on a plate. Seriously.

Tuesday - Dinner at a hotel called Vadema, in the middle of the island. The dining hall is built into a partially restored castle, and was really a trip. Long tables interspersed with booths, strips of ribbon hanging from the ceiling, a very interesting style of decor...very good food.

Wednesday - Found a nice little fast food joint in Rhodes. Nothing special, but good.

Thursday - Room service dinner. :)

Friday - Nothing special

Saturday - Fast food joint in Athens called "Goody's", kind of like a European McDonald's, except, you know, good.

Sunday - AWESOME Indian food in London for lunch. One of the best Indian restaurants in London. And then noodles from a raman bar near the London Bridge for dinner.

Obviously, I will be posting many more details of the trip over the next few days...as I catch up with my life...
posted by S.C. @ 10:57 AM | 2 comments

A Big Thank You

A big Thank You to Autumn and EdgyMama for helping keep my readership (which, it turns out, is almost completely female) entertained whilst The Redhead and I jet-setted around Europe.
posted by S.C. @ 8:16 AM | 1 comments

The Honeymoon : Picture Tease

Here's a teaser of some of our pictures from the trip...

It's even pretty when it rains in Santorini...






posted by S.C. @ 8:09 AM | 2 comments

Monday, October 24, 2005

We're Home!

And I'm shit-tired.

Been up for...

::checks watch::

Yup, 24 hours now.

Many, many stories to come...tomorrow...
posted by S.C. @ 10:53 PM | 0 comments

Friday, October 21, 2005

Santorini


SC e-mailed me his password, so now I really can wreak havoc! Actually, in his honor, I decided to post this photograph of Santorini, where he and the Redhead were frisking away just a day or two ago. Sorry I couldn't get it larger. Happy Weekend all. Kisses from Edgy Mama.
posted by S.C. @ 2:16 PM | 1 comments

Wednesday, October 19, 2005

Greecian Holiday

Greetings from Greece!

The Redhead and I are in Oia (Ia), on Santorini, waiting for a bus to take us back to Imerovigli, where we are staying, which is north of Fira, the main tourist trap...I mean, port. Later this afternoon, we will be packing up and heading to the airport for our trip to Rhodes, our second port of call on the honeymoon.

We are having a blast! Other than forgetting a few items in the rush of the wedding (one of our two cameras, our guidebook, etc.), things are going wonderfully. Oh, and, yes, it's fully 15 degrees colder here than forecasted. The concierge at our hotel thinks I'm insane because I wear short sleeves when it's <65 F. Gotta love that French-Canadian blood in my lineage.

I have tons of beautiful pictures, but no place to upload them (this cafe is surf only), so you'll all have to wait.

Catch you next week!
posted by S.C. @ 8:14 AM | 3 comments

Tuesday, October 18, 2005

What marriage taught me so far

After my first couple weeks of wedded bliss *cough* here's what I've learned:

1. My husband, and many others HATE the "dh" shorthand. Several men
find it degrading and offensive.

2. My MIL will *not* be nicer after the wedding.

3. If you live together before hand, something is different, but it's
hard to put your finger on.

4. It's fun to say, "This is my husband."

5. Being called "Mrs." is weird.

6. Hearing my husband say, "this is my wife." makes me all warm inside.

7. He suddenly becomes less helpful, and more like his father.

8. It seems he doesn't think men write thankyou cards....

9. It's wonderful not to have to think *wedding* all the time.

10. It's lovely to see people light up when you mention your newlyweds.

So far, so good...

Autumn

posted by S.C. @ 11:29 AM | 4 comments

Monday, October 17, 2005

Question of the Day

Are all of SC’s blog fans female? Is there a single person with testes out there?

 

As a guest blogger, I get to be a bit wilder here than on Edgy Mama (which is a rocking blog, but read by my Mom, my Dad’s second wife, and one of my babysitters).

 

So, today on Nothing Rocks Harder, I’m show you mine if you’ll show me yours. I will tell you something outrageous about myself, but you have to reciprocate, o loyal readers of SC. Sounds like fun, doesn’t it?

 

Here’s my show and tell:


In my goal to gain United Nations status, I have had sex with men (only men, so far) from each of the following countries: US (duh), Thailand/Malaysia (dual nationality), England, Ireland, Cyprus, Algeria, Italy, France, and Greece. I’ve also kissed a Scotsman, a Dutch guy, and an American Indian.

 

Your turn.

 

 

 

posted by S.C. @ 7:06 PM | 4 comments

Santorini

Good morning! Just wanted to drop a line and let everyone know we're in safe.

I'm writing this email on my phone while sitting in one of the most beautiful places in the world. Even better, I just had beakfast with my new wife on our private balcony overlooking the caldera...

I probably won't have Internet access until we're in Athens next Saturday, but I did want to let everyone know we're in safe, and still married!
Sent wirelessly via BlackBerry from T-Mobile.

posted by S.C. @ 4:38 AM | 5 comments

Sunday, October 16, 2005

Chimp Needs

This is a little meme that I took from my dear Ash who took it from Brooke, who likes to flirt with my friend Neil, who likes to flirt with me (the point of which is it’s an incestuous bloggy world). To play, Google your name plus the word needs, in quotation marks, then post the first five or so results.

 

This is what our friend, Spastic Chimp needs:

 

CHIMP needs LOVING! (he better be getting it on his fricking honeymoon)

 

chimp needs a reality check (we already knew this)

 

Chimp needs your pupils to use their modelling, problem-solving and Logo
skills (not my pupils)

 

chimp needs an attorney to make this argument (he can argue pretty well without an attorney)

 

Chimp needs a big hug from his mommy, too (awwwww!) #

 

 

 

posted by S.C. @ 10:32 PM | 0 comments

Saturday, October 15, 2005

The big day

I, <a href="http://www.perfectiononacurve.com/">Autumn</a>, had my big
day not so long ago. Two weeks ago in fact.

What a happy little party we had. SC and I have been chatting weddings
for a while since we've both been planning ours, and thankfully after
tomorrow, it'll all be memories.

Earlier this week, SC shared his and the Redhead's vows with me.
They're very sweet, including the part where they vow to give each
other all thier "heat". I'm still not certain it was a typo.

This week, I'll share with you, and for posterity when SC returns, the
few interesting things I've learned in my first couple weeks of
marriage... just don't tell my husband.

posted by S.C. @ 2:18 PM | 0 comments

Happy Wedding Day, SC

Today’s the big day. SC and the Redhead are getting hitched. Committing their lives to one another. In front of everyone they love. Promising to love, honor, and obey (well, depending on who is sub that day). Perhaps, even, planning to mix their DNA and see who comes of it. Congrats, y’all!

 

I did notice, from the schedule of the day that SC posted earlier in the week, that the legally bound twosome are not going to have, ummmm, any time between leaving the reception and hopping a plane for Greece. So, when to consummate their union? Will they get it on in the back of the limo on the way to the airport? Will they join the Mile High Club? Will they wait until they are ensconced in a tiny hotel on a back street in Athens?

 

We’re waiting, SC, with bated breath to hear about, yes, the wedding, but also, the consummation.

 

Oh, so I’m Edgy Mama (www.edgymama.com). I’ll be throwing a few nuggets out on Nothing Rocks Harder this week. As will the sexy, young Autumn. Happy Saturday to all.

posted by S.C. @ 10:20 AM | 5 comments

Friday, October 14, 2005

Today's Plans

Well, here is my schedule for my last day as a bachelor:

7:30-1:00 Work
1:00-5:00 Finish packing and prepping the house for a week's absence (turn of computer, take out trash, etc. etc.)
5:00-6:00 Pack bags into car, final check, meet The Redhead.
6:30- Head to restaraunt to meet my brothers, her sister, her best friend, and associated sig. others, for mini-rehearsal dinner.
7:00- Dinner
9:00- Head to movie theatre with aforementioned friends for the opening of Elizabethtown.
11:00- S.C. & brothers head to farm. Redhead and girls head to sister's house for the evening.

Sleepless night ensues...
posted by S.C. @ 8:53 AM | 5 comments

Picture Time : The Wedding Site

I owe Brother #2 (of 3) a huge amount of thanks, not only for taking these pictures, but for doing most of the physical setup for the wedding while I was at work yesterday...

And, in case you're wondering, yes, my mother bought a shitload of mums. Which #2 was kind enough to pot for her on Wednesday (he's home from Grad School on a 2 week break, lucky him).








posted by S.C. @ 7:44 AM | 1 comments

Thursday, October 13, 2005

The Defiling Of Blogs Continues

I need a guest poster or two for next week, as I have a nice reader base (all of, what, 8 people?) that I need to keep entertained.

Edgy Mama has an email in her box asking her to submit a post or two in retaliation...er...exchange for the guesting I did at her place last week.

I could use a second person, any takers?

EDIT
Autumn has graciously agreed to be my second poster.

EDIT 2
Edgy Mama in da house!!! Hot chicks are taking over my blog!!! Wohoo!!!


EDIT 3

Ok, in an attempt to woo more female readers as well, I have asked Ash to grace us with a few blog entries as well...
posted by S.C. @ 10:38 AM | 5 comments

Don't Think I've Posted This

This is the engagement ring I got for The Redhead.

She liked it so much, she decided she didn't want a seperate wedding band, so this is it. She had my ring specially made to match the spiral design on hers...

posted by S.C. @ 9:43 AM | 5 comments

Scheduling

So, our schedule for Saturday (tentative, and subject to change, of course):

10:30 - Get married
10:45 - Send folks inside to eat, do pictures outside
11:15 - Join folks inside to eat
11:45 - Cut the cake
12:00 - Get changed
12:30 - Leave the house for the airport
1:00 - Arrive at airport
2:05 - Depart for GREECE!

Think we're cutting it close enough?
posted by S.C. @ 8:09 AM | 1 comments

It's A Mystery

How is this man still alive?

posted by S.C. @ 7:53 AM | 3 comments

Best. Gift. EVER.

We had a shower two weeks ago for our friends from Jamie's work (where I used to work). It's a non-profit, so we didn't want the shower to be any kind of a burden, but the woman throwing it had a great idea: a stock the pantry shower. Everyone was asked to bring a non-perishable pantry item and a recipe to give (two copies, actually, because there are two couples from the company getting married in October, and we combined showers).

We got some great stuff, my favorite recipe/ingredient combo was called "When In Doubt, Order Out", and it was a bottle of wine and a whole bunch of delivery menus.

But the best, the absolute best gift of the evening was from the receptionist at the company, who is just the sweetest, crafiest person ever. Not technically a foodstuff, but close enough...

posted by S.C. @ 7:43 AM | 2 comments

Wednesday, October 12, 2005

Who Did It?

Ok, who's responsible for giving me a large database project due the Wednesday before I get married? (That's today, in case you didn't know)
posted by S.C. @ 10:02 AM | 4 comments

Hump Day Already?

Wow, already Wednesday?

This week is FLYING. Can't imagine why...
posted by S.C. @ 7:53 AM | 2 comments

Tuesday, October 11, 2005

A Hybrid Tale, Part 3

It lives!!!

Just picked Big Brother up from the dealership, brand new ECU and all, and he's doing fine.

Yay, warranty!
posted by S.C. @ 1:27 PM | 0 comments

The Party In Pictures

Here are some of the better pictures from the party. No captions, so make up your own!

















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Gratuitous Cuteness : Ella

Ok, so here's a little photo roundup of the overwhelming star of the weekend, our friends' daughter Ella.

That little girl was a champ, laughing and dancing and having fun with everyone during the party, and she almost put me to shame...I only ended up staying up about 30 minutes later than she did...

(Apparently, I'm so fond of this girl that I told The Redhead as we drifted off to sleep, "I wouldn't mind having children if they could be like her...")

Anyway, because she's so damn cute, and I need to increase my readership, I present....Ella.











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