Monday, May 25, 2009

Long lost

I had a really great weekend. I drove over to Dubuque, Iowa, which is about a 3 hour drive, for the wedding reception of my uncle Paul, who got remarried. His first wife was one of my dad's sisters, my wonderful aunt Jan, who passed away 6 years ago. Unfortunately I was not able to go to Jan's funeral, and for whatever nonsense reasons, I have not seen some of my relatives on that side of the family for almost 11 years. So I was excited when my dad told me about the wedding.

I was very happy to see my uncle Paul, who was also overjoyed that our side of the family came to his celebration. And I was most excited to reconnect with a few of my cousins. We talked and hung out at the reception, and then afterwards we went out on the town for hours and hours (and hours) of fun and frivolity. We went to a casino and several local bars and had a wonderful time. Two of these cousins have been my Facebook friends for a while, but meeting up in person was really special.

So I thoroughly enjoyed myself, and I know that we will not wait ridiculously long periods of time to see each other again.

Elsewhere . . . The Eels release a new album next week, so I'm excited about that. Here is the dark first single, "Fresh Blood."


At 11:59 AM, Blogger P "N" K posited...

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At 6:06 PM, Blogger CoachDub posited...

Parker, though you deleted your comments here, I did see them. And though the link did not work, I do know the case. In fact, I saw a long report on it on Lou Dobbs last month. And I have to say that in that particular case with the firefighters, I do not agree with the way the whole affirmative action idea was addressed. It does seem like nonsense to me.

At 11:06 PM, Blogger P "N" K posited... That link didn't seem to work and after a couple attempts I just decided to scrap it.

On another note, I was watching Baseball Tonight um, tonight, and apparently she deliverd the injunction in 1995 that made the owners get back to having games. So that was interesting. I may not support many of her rulings, but I'll live with that one. Even if the Twins could've used another few years off in the 90s.

At 12:03 PM, Blogger P "N" K posited...

Hey Dub, got your facebook message. Thanks! I can say I didn't have much doubt, but there were several nights when I was up at 3:30 AM typing code for _______ and it didn't seem worth it. Those were pretty few and far between however.

What's next is uncertain at this point. I've got two grad school apps in, one to the U of M and one to Embry Riddle which is an aeronautical school in Daytona. I won't hear back from them until later. I'm hoping, though, that I can still land an industry job. I'm cautiously optimistic about Rayethon, but that has yet to pan out. They are in the minority in that they are actively hiring. We'll see.


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