All Dressed Up
Posted on July 19, 2009 Posted by John Scalzi 30 Comments
This is what I was doing yesterday: getting all dressed up and taking part in a wedding. I was a groomsman rather than the officiant this time, and it all went off without a hitch, and now my friends Monica and Kevin are married. Well done, them. Today we hang out more and then head back toward the airport for flights tomorrow. Having a good time. How are you?
Congrats and best wishes to your friends!
About your sunburn – I don’t know if you can tolerate aspirin but the last time I had a really bad burn, the doc recommended aspirin, 2 every 4-6 hrs. Aspirin not tylenol ™ or any of the NSAIDs. Aspirin, he kept repeating – something in it promotes the skin regeneration.
Mind you, this was – oh, let’s see Hubble failed to launch because of some AUX power issue on the orbiter so we went from the Cape to the beach. Ha, that was April, 1990.
So – take the advice as being quite old.
Mazel tov, Monica and Kevin! And John, I can’t think of a nicer reason to spend some time in a beautiful place.
You’re looking really sharp. Nice suit.
Today’s going well for me. The teenagers who’re staying at our place for a summer vacation are out to Saint Marks Place, and Rose is due home from RWA, where by all accounts she had a blast. You and she should talk some time about the mass market world and book publicity.
Today, we head to NASA Ames for Moonfest.
Yesterday, we went to Hiller Aviation Museum to (among other things) learn about how some cool paper airplanes work.
It’s been a pretty good weekend.
I’m having an unexpected and welcome “green” day here in the South, a/c off and windows wide open, due to very mild for July temps in the mid-70’s at 1:00 PM.
Absolutely loverly, sunroom where I’m typing this is breezy and cool with sun reflecting in the skylights.
As I have a little “homework” to do today, this will be a nice place to be forced to spend the afternoon.
Wow, you look like an accountant in that picture.
But not just an ordinary everyday run-of-the-mill accountant.
The trustworthy kind, the fellow you would take your dodgy taxes to and he’d fix everything as if you hadn’t embezzled a thing.
Except for that sunburn. Ow, the sunburn.
I was caught in a convention or I would have suggested wearing a HAT like sensible people used to do but, that’s not quite considered polite at a wedding, I guess.
It’s gray and raining here in south central Alaska. Perfect for writing or working in the workshop. It’s early, I may do both. If fact, I may combine the two and write about woodworking.
You are the proverbial sharp-dressed man.
I’m feeling better today – got to see a Dayton rock band in Anaheim last night with a group of Ohio ex-pats, felt like home.
I think that (and the whiskey) has me recovered enough to begin to deal constructively with the news that Mother McGraw is shutting down our entire LA office. at least we get 5 months to turn our projects over to the Columbus folks and find shiny new jobs.
Anybody need an editor?
You know what would be funny? If your wedding was the same one that Shamus Young (http://www.shamusyoung.com/twentysidedtale/ ) went to. It would be one of those “small world” things.
It looks to me like you were in the same part of the world as I was on my vacation – I was up in Northern California – the Eureka, Klamath, Crescent City kind of area – visiting relatives, and we walked through a redwood forest much like that portrayed in your picture.
You must have photoshopped out the cat hair.
You suited up!
Went por pub lunch with friends, which turned into more than “a few beers2, I’m homenow and i haven’t read a single page of “the prefcte2 by Alastair Reynolds, which is what i actually p lanning ti do today. But that’s okay.
Nice suirt you ahve here.
Congrats to your friends, for what that might be worth from a total stranger. Hope your trip home is a safe one.
I’ll be seeing you in less than a week, as Confluence is one of my favorite cons. I hope you’ll be finding it as convivial as I and my Partner In Crime always do.
Grumpy and far less respectable looking than you today.
Back outside to clean the gutters!
I hope it went off with exactly one hitch! Good luck on your flights. All my flights lately have been delayed.
I’m excellent! Saw Dead Sno, and while a little over the top gory it was still a pretty good Nazi Zombie movie. :)
and I’m prepping for WorldCon, I’m really excited about it. It’s my first type of con like this so I’m hoping its a great experience.
Are you signing or doing an appearance there by chance?
Congratulations! I bet you were the smashingest looking of them all.
I was at the beach all day after teaching a yoga class this AM. For a second there I was teaching like Chuck D. Weird.
Have a great Sunday, peeps!
Aha! I was guessing it was going to be a wedding!
Congratulations to your friends! Enjoy what’s left of your time in California.
And the sunburn can’t be THAT bad–you aren’t clashing with your tie.
I like the tie.
Well, we were robbed last Thursday so I’m still dealing with that. Otherwise, you looked nice and I hope you had a good time.
Funny, I spent yesterday at someone else’s wedding as well.
But it was on the other coast, and definitely not sunny, so I probably didn’t see you there.
So, John, are you one of those guys who has to match the pocket square to his socks? Kidding, kidding. The pocket square is one of those accessories that only have to not clash to be full of win.
Let’s see…. farmer’s market visit [in Claremont!], followed by a nap, followed by a couple hours in the gym, and wound up with a Double-Double, thereby negating the gym work. A pretty nice Sunday all around.
And I mean this with great respect and friendliness…
…. You’re a PC.
Did you Photoshop out the sunburn? Doesn’t look so bad in the picture!
Aren’t you a handsome devil…
you look kinda like the minister in Footloose… I keep thinking you will start to beg god to smite the dancers.
I don’t remember the sunburn. You do look handsome.
Is that the arboretum in Fort Bragg?