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Weddings are really overrated. My friends are now married, and on a plane pointed at Hawaii. Total I spent $240 for the bachelor party, $175 for wedding gifts, $165 for hotel, $170 for tuxedo rental, probably $30 for food, probably $50 for alcohol, and maybe $60 for gas driving back and forth from the West bank to Metarie 7 or 8 times in one weekend. I liked riding in the limo and going out to the bar both nights. Everything else could've been better. I had to leave the reception early to fix a friend's broken car, and was glad to be out of there. It sucks being the usher, and it sucks attending weddings without a date to keep people from wandering over and bothering you. Anyway I did get a decent set of chopstix as some sort of wedding party gift. I hope their marriage lasts forever because I'm sure as hell not going through that again. It would have been nice to have some free time in New Orleans during the weekend to go do something fun and away from my friends.


So Xmas was typical and annoying. I didn't get anything I wanted; but I didn't really want anything, so it worked out zero-sum. I enjoy most of all opening presents at my grandparents' in Slidell: they are the most animated and eccentric people of their age I know and will miss this tradition when they are gone. I got a call from a friend who had blew us all off for a few years the other day, and perhaps I'll see him later on; I haven't decided how to behave around him yet, but I have a day to think about it. I saw Cold mountain today, and despite the two female lead actresses (whose careers I am displeased about spending money on furthering), I thought it was okay. Still have not seen Lord of the rings, and have pretty much lost the will to see it, or do much of anything until i go back home.

All said and done, though, I'd have preferred to have slept through the entire goddamn holiday season.

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just_the_ash
Dec. 29th, 2003 06:15 am (UTC)
Did you get a Christmas card from pshaw_raven? If not, trust me, you urgently need one. It cheered me the hell up, and I imagine would be even funnier to you.

I got a call from a friend who had blew us all off for a few years the other day

Sounds like a long day. No wonder you feel gross. I am, FWIW, thinking of you. My tragi are healing nicely.
floyd_mephit
Dec. 30th, 2003 02:10 pm (UTC)
I have a feeling all the mail sent to my normal address in Galveston is piling up around my mailbox and sitting in a large puddle of rainwater; hopefully not, but I won't know until I actually get back to my apartment to read any of it.


I'm very glad to hear that your piercings are healing up well (and feel free to post pictures); keep in mind that those little things like to take their sweet time to heal completely.
shockwave77598
Dec. 29th, 2003 09:22 am (UTC)
I've thought of a way to make some money. I'll build a hotel out in the boonies with no cell, no internet, nothing but water and electricity and sewage. Then I'll advertise it as the ultimate "Get away from the stress" escape zone. Nobody will know where you are and they won't be able to contact you even if they did. Need to ditch the holidays? No holidays here, mate. Family getting under the skin? Not at Casa de Hermit they won't.

Hmm. :)

Just take a quiet relaxing weak; I hope you feel better soon. I understand because wow, are my nerves shot also.
floyd_mephit
Dec. 30th, 2003 02:16 pm (UTC)
Sign me up for a deluxe suite, please! :)

It only gets better from the 26th on out, because early spring is the best time of year in the south IMO.
mrcougar
Dec. 29th, 2003 05:32 pm (UTC)
umm errr.. damm I forgot what I was gonna say...
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