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01 August 2003 @ 04:16 pm
This past week...  
So I just got back from a trip to Northern CA. Didn't have a chance to see any of my college buddies this time around, but each time lightways and I make the trip, the draw gets bigger and bigger, so I'm gonna have to fill that sometime soon.

Went for the wedding of a college friend of lightways's. AOKP is a bit of an extended family, so this was like going to the wedding of a cousin I'd never met. Finally got to meet her after the ceremony, though! All in all, it was great with a couple minor incidents - including my camera batteries dying so I could only take 480 shots. MAN, I love the digital camera!

Needless to say, we visited lightways's family as well. While in the neighborhood, she dragged me to a jewelry store she knew and loved, and of course we were looking at rings. When we found the one she had wanted for years, she started hyperventilating. Apparently she was hoping not to find it? So here's the deal - I'm not allowed to buy it. I can't even put it on the payment plan. That would be too permanent - too committing. She won't let me ask her father for permission, much less ask her the Question.

But I know from experience that if you walk away from the perfect [insert item here], it won't be there the next time you look. So I put it on layaway. That gives her six months to get used to the idea and maybe she'll allow me to ask him, if not her.

After the wedding, we went up to Davis to visit with sencollins and his family for a day and a half. Had a great time -- I've really missed our friendship. And I discovered a friendship with his wife that I didn't realize was there. I guess she's matured and stuff since I met her when she was, like, 17 or so. Great person. sencollins did good.
Lady Moirarosaleendhu on August 1st, 2003 04:19 pm (UTC)
Congratulations? and, for all us girls, what does the ring look like?
Idtechnomonkey on August 1st, 2003 04:27 pm (UTC)
What, you're asking me?
Have you forgotten my gender? I couldn't describe the ring any more than I could describe the map of Warwick. Yes, I've seen it, but that doesn't necessarily mean much.... =P

Lady Moirarosaleendhu on August 1st, 2003 05:00 pm (UTC)
Re: What, you're asking me?
Let's start with the basics. What color metal and what kind of rock?
Idtechnomonkey on August 1st, 2003 09:53 pm (UTC)
Metal: Shiny!

Rock: Precious!
Kurt Onstadspeedball on August 1st, 2003 04:42 pm (UTC)
Sencollins and wife: Neat! Hey, remember when we talked about how much of a mistake that marriage was?

(Oh, hi Josh...)

Jackass #01: Romestabbymotions on August 2nd, 2003 04:39 pm (UTC)
He posted... Wow. So, you come up north and don't visit. I see how it is. :) Next time you come up, let me know.
Idtechnomonkey on August 2nd, 2003 05:37 pm (UTC)
Post happens

Yeah, I was trying to figure out a way to make that work, but couldn't... Actually, once the housework is finished, I was hoping to make a trip specifically to see you. If that's OK with you, of course..... :)

Plus, you could always come to Disneyland and visit us.... *g*
Jackass #01stabbymotions on August 16th, 2003 04:18 pm (UTC)
Re: Post happens
Sure, that would work. Let me know what dates are good for you.
Idtechnomonkey on November 26th, 2003 07:15 am (UTC)
Well, that didn't work...
Naturally, now that I'm employed, the scheduling of dates is getting harder and harder. Plus, my quartet and chorus are both performing more than they were. Which is a lot of fun, but hardly accomodates making weekend trips...

Maybe we'll be able to come up sometime in the first couple of months in the new year...
Jackass #01stabbymotions on November 26th, 2003 08:45 am (UTC)
Re: Well, that didn't work...
No problem. Just let me know. Have a good consum... I mean holiday season. I will talk with you later. :)
Idtechnomonkey on August 5th, 2003 12:23 am (UTC)
I'm just sayin'...
Let's speed this process up a little, shall we? :-)