June 11th, 2012
|10:17 am - Gotta love a penguin wedding. . .|
The highlight of my weekend was *not* the birds with the handlebar mustaches (though one must admit, that was pretty damn awesome). Instead, it was the wedding of _crow365__ and emerald_diane, which was more awesome. But because I saw those birds—this type being called an Inca Tern—I'm going to count it as adding to the awesome.
Also adding to the awesome, I was able to "stand up" for _crow365__ during the wedding; I had my picture taken with Elvis, the penguin; danced dirty with athenamsb (and slightly more chastely with skylark913); wore a tuxedo with tails, a monocle, and a sword-cane; meeting an old, one-eyed owl (and watching the Hellenes quiver in barely-controlled Athena-citement when they saw him while the Norse folks made jokes about how he's an "Oðin Owl"); and ate penguin-shaped cookies.
Not so awesome were: taking two too many wrong turns in Pittsburgh (which is a really terrible town, traffic-wise); the giant pile-o-mattresses behind the slightly skeezy (but cheap) hotel; the "we don't open until noon on Sunday and we're out to lunch if you want to pick up your tux" tuxedo place; and over-using my 3G access trying to find my way around that maddening city of non-euclidean geometry.
On balance, a very good weekend. Deepest congrats to the happy couple!
Current Location: Southeast of Disorder
Current Mood: calm
Current Music: "Buttermilk Grove", -JB
Something tells me that R'lyeh
is easier to traverse.
That Odin owl was a hoot!!
It was a lovely wedding! We Cranes clean up nice, don't we?
We stayed at the same hotel as Nick and Di and had the pleasure of being awakened by a full marching band at 9:00am right outside our hotel. :)
But yeah, the driving was ridiculous. I remembered all too well why I hated visiting Pittsburgh when we rechecked google maps for the fourth time to try to make it to a place we could see across the river.
We never got lost; we just made way too many wrong turns. Non-Euclidean!