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I meant to write this post a few days ago, but time seemed to have gotten away from me again...

Labor Day Weekend was awesome. [livejournal.com profile] doomsey and I drove out to Quincy, Illinois-- a town on the Mississippi River-- for [livejournal.com profile] forestdruid's wedding. Since [livejournal.com profile] doomsey was best man, he left on Thursday to help [livejournal.com profile] forestdruid and his soon-to-be wife run errands and, in general, get things set up for the ceremony on Sunday. I left late Friday morning with [livejournal.com profile] doomsey's parents and we pulled into Quincy just in time for dinner. My in-laws got dinner on their own, but [livejournal.com profile] doomsey and I ate with the bride and groom's relatives. They were an awesome bunch, so I had tons of fun. I also got to practice speaking German with A's father. (Ich kann nicht so gut Deutsch sprechen. Did I say that right?)

[And since this gets kind of long...I'm going to have to put it all behind some cuts. Feel free to jump to the parts that sound interesting...or not read at all].

Caving! )

Hannibal, MO and the Mark Twain House )

Parties! )

A Riverboat Ride )

Weddings )

Busted Ankle Blues )

Damn...it's getting late. Maybe if I get some time over the next couple of days, I'll post some pictures....
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This weekend has been just a whirl of activity. On Friday night, [livejournal.com profile] doomsey and I went to James and Carrie's wedding. I'm sure [livejournal.com profile] doomsey had a good time talking with friends, but I had a blast. There may have been a bit too much alcohol consumed and a lot of dancing.

More on the wedding and on Pagan Pride )

As soon as we got home, I got a call from my parents. My sister was in the hospital because she was having chest pains and tingling in her left arm. By the time the news got to me, they had managed to rule out both a heart attack and a blood clot. They kept her overnight for observation and to run more tests. This morning, I called my parents back to see if there had been any more developments and found out that she had been released from the hospital. The doctors believe that she had an anxiety attack of sorts (and she has been under a lot of stress lately). The doctors did order an echocardiogram, but I guess she's not going to get the results from that until tomorrow. I hope she follows up with her doctor and/or a cardiologist to make sure that it's just anxiety and not anything more worrying.

My sister apparently told my parents that she felt "foolish" over going to the hospital and finding out it was nothing, but honestly, it's better to get things checked out and have it turn out to be nothing than to have something wrong and not get it treated. When I woke up after having my embolism, I tried to tell [livejournal.com profile] doomsey not to call the hospital and that we should wait a bit to see if the problem clears up. Yeah, I would have been in deep doo-doo if I had done that because I had another episode of sorts while I was in the ambulance and almost blacked out again. I think the only reasons I didn't faint again is because I was on oxygen and the paramedic told me how to breathe to avoid passing out. So...I plan to call up my sister plan to call up my sister later this afternoon and reassure her that she did do the right thing considering the fact that she has two little ones to look after.

To end things on a less pessimistic note...LINK DUMP!!!

-Hurr durr -- Dumbing down of American education anyone?

-If Historical Events had Facebook Statuses (Swiped from [livejournal.com profile] cedarseed)

-This? Yeah...not a good idea.
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This past weekend ended up being a bit more challenging than what I expected.... )

Yay! I finally finished updating my LJ. (does a happy dance)
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I wish life weren't so crazy busy that I can sit down and read my LJ. Unfortunately, I've only been able to read things here and there when I get a chance. If there's anything going on with you that you'd like to share, drop me a note in the comments.

What I've been up to )

Hmmm...this got kind of long. Maybe I'll write about what went on this week in another post.
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Friday: After participating in Blog Like It's the End of the World Day, [livejournal.com profile] doomsey and I went to a party at [livejournal.com profile] voidness' house. There were a lot of zombie references. [livejournal.com profile] samcallahan heard [livejournal.com profile] doomsey talking loudly in the bushes and came inside to say, "there's a drunk guy in the bushes. I think you should hit him with a shovel." Something makes me think that either I'm going to get either The Zombie Survival Guide or a shovel for my birthday this year. Oh...there were also s'mores involved. By the way, the only way I've eaten s'mores is when they're nuked in the microwave. I've never roasted the marshmallow over an open flame before. Yes...it's sacrilege, I know. In my defense, I was a kid at the time and I didn't know any better. That and my parents never lit any bonfires. They were really paranoid about burning the house/backyard down or triggering my asthma.

Saturday: [livejournal.com profile] doomsey and I met up with his folks and we all drove out to a wedding in Indiana. The ceremony was at a place in Dyer, Indiana called Meyer's Castle. The grounds were absolutely gorgeous. They also had ponds with albino peacocks and black swans. [livejournal.com profile] doomsey got a couple of pictures and I should really post them when he puts them online. The couple had a mixed Jewish-Catholic ceremony, and they so happened to pick out the rabbi that [livejournal.com profile] doomsey and I were going to use at our ceremony. (Actually, long story short, the rabbi had to bail at the last minute for our wedding because his mother was having surgery in Russia. He got a friend from seminary to replace him. He flew all the way from Kansas City to officiate for our wedding. Then, he flew back again). Their rabbi did an excellent job. Too bad it turned out that he couldn't be at our wedding.

After the ceremony, the guests met up at the hotel while the wedding party took pictures. Since Saturday was knit in public day, [livejournal.com profile] emygination and I did a lot of knitting. By the way, I finally finished my "practice sock." I should really take a picture of it and post it. It's wide and it looks it would fit Bigfoot if he had half his feet chopped off. On the other hand, it would make a great sock-puppet.

Sunday: We went to the Allstate Arena for [livejournal.com profile] emygination's graduation. She graduated suma cum laude from DePaul. Getting inside the stadium was a zoo though because the last graduation ran over. Also, when I went to the bathroom, I ended up getting baptized with toilet water. The lady flushed the toilet next to me and it overflowed. It nailed the bottoms of my pants a good one. I had to sit through the whole graduation like that. ¡Qué asco! Fortunately, I got a chance to stop at home and change before dinner.

By the way, this lady was the key-note speaker at [livejournal.com profile] emygination's graduation. I think that was the best graduation speech I have heard...ever.

On Sunday, I also started coming down with a cold. [livejournal.com profile] doomsey has it too. During dinner, I felt like a complete and utter zombie. Now, I don't feel so much like a zombie, but it sure hurts to talk.
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I wanted to post this last night, but LJ was down.

Happy third anniversary, [livejournal.com profile] doomsey!

Cicadas!

May. 27th, 2007 02:20 pm
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[livejournal.com profile] doomsey and I walked downtown to pick up a card for the wedding we're going to today. They have a *ton* of cicadas out that way. You could see them on plants and trees while shells and dead bugs were littering the ground. You couldn't help but step on them. Also...the noise they made sounded like the ants from an old horro movie called Them. Fortunately, we don't seem to have that many out by us yet. I walked around my yard, and I only saw one or two shells on my front tree. That's it.

So...I wonder if we're not going to get them as bad as some places...or if they don't come out until later here...

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