KrisDi and I went to Las Vegas again last weekend. Mainly for our ex-coworker’s wedding, which was exciting for the following reasons:
1. KrisDi and I were the only ones not related in some way (except the best man), including the minister (who is married to the maid of honor, who is the bride’s sister).
2. Groom and Bride met on the internet.
3. Earlier this year.
4. She’s been married before.
5. She has two kids.
6. One of them is from the boyfriend before the previous husband.
7. There was a fight between the bride and some guest (unsure of the relationship), which upset her enough that she didn’t want to go to their reception dinner.
8. She changed her mind later and decided to go to the dinner (which the rest of us had decided to have together without the bride and groom).
9. She would only go if the guy she fought with, his fiancee, and her mother (who gave her away in the wedding) weren’t there.
10. The minister, on hearing this, declared, “This is horseshit!” and went to dinner with the excluded ones (leaving his wife, the maid of honor, behind).
11. They declared at the reception that they’re expecting in February.
So check out the pictures of the lucky newlyweds. My favorite is the older kid, who loves Jedi, and wanders around in a green bathrobe (his Jedi garb) with a lightsaber hanging from it. He’s Anakin.
This was our first day there. Hofbrauhaus is awesome. I competed in a beer holding contest (I held one liter of beer out in front of me for about four minutes). I got second. Then KrisDi competed in a drinking contest, and also got second. She drank half a liter of beer in about 15 seconds. I was monstrously impressed.
Here are pictures from the hotels. Then we went to the Hoover Dam. And back to the Hofbrauhaus. Mmmm. Beer.
Since then, it’s been mostly work. I guess a little softball. On Thursday, we played for first place. We were tied for the best record in our softball league (3-1), and we played the team we were tied with. Unfortunately, we sucked, and they beat us by two. Our hitting was weak and our fielding was no good either. Sucko.
Let’s see…at work, we had to move our lab from one building to another. Movers came and took all the furniture (most of it anyway), and then we went in and moved all the test equipment and parts and whatnot. Afterwards, all of us went to Dairy Queen for ice cream. On the clock. The boss is on vacation this week.
Speaking of the boss being on vacation, yesterday I had to give him a call on his personal cell phone so I could ask for time off for KrisDi and me. We got it. So, now we’ll be taking a road trip. We’re going to fly to Seattle and visit Mom, KrisDi’s brother and his girlfriend, and maybe my college friends who live up there. Then we’ll pick up KrisDi’s brother’s car, drive it to North Dakota (we’ll probably stop somewhere in Montana and break it into two days of driving — actually, I think we might be stopping at Yellowstone) and visit my dad and brother. Then it’s time to go to the lake. I haven’t been there in forever. I even called my older brother, whom I haven’t seen in 2.5 years, to see if he could make it up to the frigid North that week. It’s right before Dad’s birthday, and if he were to show up, it would be the first time in about five years that he, Northwood, and I have all been at the same place at the same time. I think Dad would appreciate that. I would. Then we keep on driving (and maybe stop in Fargo for a night) till we hit Chicago to visit KrisDi’s family and see a White Sox game and eat pizza and see fish, before flying back home. It’s going to be awesome.
I spent a lot of time today reading Calvin and Hobbes. A couple years ago, KrisDi gave me this gigantic compendium of Calvin and Hobbes comics. I started reading them today. I started remembering how much I liked them.