Monday, May 01, 2006


As promised, the weekend update.

First of all, let me say that I have the coolest friends in the world and really, all of you should be incredibly jealous of me. My friends are awesome. And they’ve actually gotten COOLER. I didn’t even think that was possible. It might have something to do with the tequila. (Oh, I’m kidding!)

I’m not sure how to describe everything without writing a very, very long post that would make Proust proud, so I’m going to go with random points and pictures.

The wedding was lovely and great and I got no pictures of the bride. So sue me. I did get a picture of the dapper groom, however.

Handsome devil! And isn’t Lana’s top absolutely beautiful?

I really liked the bridesmaids’ bouquets. Many thanks to Lana for this shot.

The wedding really took up very little of the weekend and so that’s all I’ve got to say about that. It’s awesome when your friends with the groom and you’re a girl because you basically get off scot free. You can go and enjoy the wedding and then be done with it. Good times!

There were two babies present this weekend. Jenny’s (not Jenny Crow, for those of you keeping score at home) beautiful baby, Mikayla (I have no idea if that is spelled correctly) visited with us for most of the weekend. She is 10 months old and hates me. Here she is not crying. This is not what she looks like when I hold her, despite that look of misery on her face. She was actually MUCH MORE upset while I held her. The pacifier is her friend, obviously.

Okay, we’re back to the wedding one more time. Matt and Melody Lumpkin have a beautiful daughter named Eleanor who loves me. She was totally okay with me holding her and here I am trying to get a smile out of her.

The chubbiness of that baby cannot be rivaled. It was really funny to see how tiny Mikayla is compared to Eleanor. And then the personality difference as well. Two completely different babies available for comparison this weekend. Good thing I am immune to their charms. And thank GOD there is no way I will be having one of those any time soon.

My personal highlight of the weekend was hanging out with Dr. Johnny Wink. He was my favorite professor in college and my inspiration. I cannot say enough kind words about him. In fact, I am planning on devoting an entire post to him soon. So for now, check out our matching shirts!

Yes, he is giving me bunny ears. And yes, he is very proud of himself for doing so.

We played Jeopardy with Dr. Wink and his mother Friday morning at the nursing home. Every morning, he drives across to see her and they try to beat the combined scores of the players on TV. He occasionally invites students to come play as honored guests. Lana and I were lucky enough to be invited and of course, we accepted. And I'm also proud to report that we won, which was very exciting because they had lost 2 in a row. See, Dr. Wink is very serious about this and keeps score in a notebook, which also houses their record. They are way over .500, in case you are wondering. This is not shocking because the man knew practically all the answers to the questions. Lana was excellent as well. I’m pretty sure I contributed nothing to the game, but hey, at least I showed up!

Lots of other things happened this weekend. I hung out with some old friends who I haven't seen in ages. We ate ourselves silly and drove all around Little Rock. We giggled for hours and stayed up way past our bedtimes. We went to the mall. We went to the movies. We went to Barnes and Noble. TWICE. All that coffee and estrogen and watching Stick It led to pictures like this:

So that is all for now. I am back in Ohio, or as Lana likes to call it, "Crapland." I enjoyed my time in Arkansas (A.K.A. "Paradise," per Lana.) It was good. I miss it already. But mostly, I miss the people. My friends are awesome and I am sad I don't get to see them more than once a year. But this is the life I lead and so it goes...on and on. I'm just waiting for the next wedding, when I get to pull out my party shoes and head down to the south.

P.S. Jenny Crow, this one's for you:


phil said...

All summed up well :-)

Leah said...

Sounds awesome!

p.s. You are cute.

thecrows said...

Oh, my gosh, you guys, I love you. I am tearing up right now.