Thursday, June 21, 2007

Back in Beer Town

Why, hello there! It looks like you've done well while I've been gone! Love the hair. Been working out? You look great.

So I went down to Missouri and saw my boy! Yay! I had seen him for just a few hours in March but hadn't spent any real time with him since Christmas. I had a wonderful time. Mostly we just hung out and watched movies and ate out, but we did go to the wedding of my dear friend Ryan and had a blast. Now, you'll notice I have no actual picture of bride or the groom, but at least I tried. And someday I may even figure out how to use my camera sufficiently to get decent pictures of things that are more than three feet in front of me. Yes, that's right, I'm blaming the camera. That's just my way.

Gator and I at the reception:

My friend Amy was there:

I made fast friends with part of the Mardi Gras themed centerpiece:

I got to see my friend Nano who came from California to photograph the festivities (but he got a little break):

Other than the wedding, as I said before, Gator and I ate at our favorite local restaurant, George's. The owner is, conveniently, George -- an extremely outgoing Greek immigrant who, for some reason, loves my teeth and was glad to see me back in town. He posed with us for a pic:

Then we posed with our favorite waitress, Becky (not to be confused with blog buddy Becky):

While Gator and I watched several movies (Everything is Illuminated, Junebug, The Night Listener, Clerks II, Borat, American Splendor), I made a set of potholders for the biology department kitchen. Why we don't already have potholders, I'll never know, but now I can be sure that the ones we have are of the highest quality and are supremely attractive. Of course.

Gator's family all got together for Father's Day (of course, I don't have any pictures of that -- that would be too nice and make too much sense. I only sporadically take pictures that consist of fifty million silly shots taken in fifteen minutes then twelve hundred days of happenings with no photo record. It's my way.) I started the Zodiac pattern from the new Knitty for some friends who are expecting. I show pics of that tomorrow -- don't want to show you everything at once! You might suffer adverse effects from the excitment! Also, then I might not have anything to show you tomorrow. We must parse these things out, you know. Now you know my blog strategy. I feel so vulnerable.

After a tearful goodbye, I flew back to Beer Town. At the airport, I was distracted from my endless trek down the concourse by a clearance sale in an airport shop. A clearance sale at an airport shop! Things are truly bad when you're bargain huntin' the airport. Seriously. But! Cuteness! And usefulness! And clearance! A dangerous, dangerous combination, to be sure. The awesome polka dotted bag simply had to come home with me.

Isn't it cute? And useful? I'm such a fan.

So now I'm back and, after some recovery time, I'm back into the Beer Town routine. Or, rather, I'm making up my summertime Beer Town routine. Work at the lab, lay by the pool and knit, work out (yes, I said "work out". I claimed it was a new routine), clean, blog, knit some more (or crochet, whatever), try to keep up on the laundry, try to cook more, early to bed, early to rise, yadda, yadda, yadda. Soon there will be Brewer's games and myriad festivals to report on. It's an exciting time to be in Beer Town and I'm going to do everything I can.

But I'll probably forget to take pictures of anything good.



YarnThrower said...

I'm glad you got to spend some nice time with your husband! Your pictures are so fun! And, I love your pot holders. They will really cheer up the surroundings in your department! Good luck with your new routine! We're trying to find our "groove" now, too. It always takes a couple of weeks for the kids to get used to being around each other all of the time again -- I can tell by all of the fighting. (It's subtle, but a mother has tricks to figure these things out :-)

Oh, and I think the Knitty baby thingy is going to be really cute -- I hadn't noticed that pattern before, but what a great idea!

Anyway, I hope you have a great summer in Milwaukee!

Dorothy said...

Love the potholders and the polka dot bag. I bargain shop at airports too. Great bargains there.

It looks like you had a great time with Gator and it sounds like a very tasty time too. I suck at remembering to pull out the camera at gatherings too.

Peaches and Cream is a variety of corn. It's a hybrid of sweet corn and regular corn and each cob is dual coloured. You can see a photo of it here.

Peaches (the fruit) and Creamed Corn (the vegetable) would be pretty nasty together! Funny, but not tasty.

Becky G said...

Sounds like you had a great time! The potholders look great, too, and the bag is cute.

Anonymous said...

Glad you were able to see your hubby and show us more pictures of your hubby. I would agree theoretically (in a heterosexual ESPN Sports Center guy sort of way) with the statement you posted on my blog about him being "the cutest" (but really of course I wouldn't put it in those terms at all, no, not me.) Anyway, I'm really happy the two of you were able to connect.

I have it on my list of things to do to see a Brewers game this year. I've never been to Miller Park but have heard such great things about it...