Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Welcome, Christian James!

My new nephew, brother of Jordan and son of Karen (Android's sister) and Josh was born yesterday! Karen was induced, so it wasn't a huge surprise, but it's always nice when the anticipation is over and the new guy finally arrives.

My only beef with the name Christian is that it reminds me of my freshman college roommate's pompous militant-vegan boyfriend. God, he was such an ass.

As long as this child is neither pompous nor militant (vegan is okay... I don't understand it, but who am I to judge?) I think we'll get along just fine.

Welcome to the world, kid.

Saturday, May 17, 2008

Happy wedding, Ben and Ruth!

So, my friends got married today. It was a lovely ceremony, and the reception was filled with much food, drink and karaoke.

However, I learned that going to a wedding where you really only know the bride and groom makes for an awkward social situation. The Android had another function, so I was all my my lonesome... lucky for me I can pretty much talk to anyone. And, having a giant belly (I'm way past the "Is she pregnant, or just fat?" stage) helps with the ice-breaking.

I really had a lovely time - mainly because a group of the bride's college friends let me pull up a chair at their table and hang with them. Also, the cake was good - which is what I go to weddings for in the first place.

So, Ben and Ruth - I'm fairly sure neither of you read this, so I'm really just tossing this out into the universe - congratulations. You are a lovely couple and I'm so very happy for you.

This has nothing to do with anything, but here's a picture of my cat (Finn) in a hat.