Hello. I’m in Pittsburgh. Typing on the world’s oldest IBM Thinkpad. Nah, it’s not really the oldest. Just ONE of the oldest. But, my mom’s happy w/ it. We’ve all offered to buy her a new computer, upgrade her to cable Internet, etc… and she refuses. Whatever floats her boat, I guess!
So, I met Ben and I can totally understand how that puppy has my big-ass brother wrapped around his little finger. Ben is huge – almost 90lbs at seven months old – and he’s sweet and mischevious. Very, very sweet and very, very mischevious. While my family was at the wedding on Saturday, rather than put him in his kennel as Jason suggested, my parents thought Ben would be fine w/ free-roam of the house. He ate a set of mini-blinds and a lamp. LOL.
The wedding was a blast. I love weddings that are more fun than formal. I beat Gregory at a chugging contest. See, he didn’t want to dance w/ me, so he said that if I could drink my alcoholic Shirley Temple faster than he drank his rum and Coke, he would dance w/ me. And he even gave me an advantage… his was full, while mine was half empty. And I won. :) So Gregory, Jason and I danced to Shook Me All Night Long – haha. At some point Jason got tanked, too, so he took to the dance floor where he looked like a rabid monkey. Oh well. It was SO nice having my whole family together, even if it was for less than 24 hours. On Sunday morning Jason, Ben and Laurie headed back to Maryland (Jason has a two-day interview w/ the Postal Inspector’s office that he had to get back for) and my dad had to go to Philly to catch a flight to Boston, which is where he’ll be all week.
Ummm…. tonight I’m going out w/ MP. Yay! It’ll be really good to see her. Oh yeah! I woke up this morning and my mom was like, “Aleeeeeesh! Can you help me for a minute?” I ended up hauling 400lbs (seriously) of top soil from the driveway into the back yard. It sucked! So, I’m covered in dirt and in need of a shower. Where was Gregory while all of this was happening, you ask? Asleep.