First and foremost, I apologize for my inability to correctly format the previous entry to make the pictures seem like they are in some kind of nice order. If anyone has any formatting tips, please, GIVE!!!! Now, on to better things.
YAY!!!! Congratulations, Abbie!!!! On October 12, 2008 (exactly a year and a day after the wedding of Shawn and Kristen), Abbie Mullaney became Abbie Patterson.
And last weekend, I flew out to Boston for the wedding. Alex picked me up from the airport,
and we went directly to his friend Sara's house, as it was her birthday. I was super jet-lagged, but we were playing charades and celebrity (this fantastic game that is like charades but has three rounds and involves only well known people), and they were active, so it kept me awake. I had a great time - it's rare that I get to play games like that.
Then Saturday, I got to spend the day with Alex. :-) We hung out and went to see the movie Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist, which was way less good than I thought it would be, but still alright. And there is a vegan ice cream parlor in Boston, so we went and got yummy ice cream. That night we drove down to Rhode Island for the rehearsal dinner, and by the time we got back, I was DEAD. It had been good to see Abbie and talk to Evan and to see Asha and Joe, though.
Then Sunday morning we had to wake up RIDICULOUSLY early for the wedding. It was SOOOOO beautiful!
Abbie was, of course, GORGEOUS! And she and Evan wrote their own vows, and Abbie was crying, and it almost made me start crying as well. The ceremony was fairly short, and I did a reading of a Bob Dylan song that took up at least half of the ceremony. I hope I did a good job.
The reception afterward was fantastic! For a while, the music wasn't so great, but then the DJ realized that no one was dancing, and he started playing GOOD music, and we all started dancing, and it was SO much fun. They even played that song "Everybody Walk the Dinosaur," and so I walked like a dinosaur, which I for some reason interpreted as sort of limboing without a pole, and I am sure that I looked ridiculous. Great times were had, though.
It was especially good to see Asha and Joe. They seem so happy together, and I hadn't seen either of them for ages (well, I guess I did see Asha at the bachelorette party), and it was great to catch up. They seem to be doing really well. And of course it was great to see Abbie, and she just seems SO happy.
A funny story Abbie told me: Abbie's sister Mollie is a nurse, and one day, she got a phone call from someone who was setting up an appointment for her son D'Jean. Well, Mollie, unsure how to spell D'Jean asks the woman if she can please spell that for her. So the woman responds "D up comma J E A N." And Mollie was like "Um, by up comma do you mean apostrophe?" And the woman claimed to have never before heard the word apostrophe in her life. She was all "Dang girl, I didn't know there was a word for that. I always thought it was just a comma high up." Soooo funny!
Anyhow, after the wedding, Alex and I drove back to Boston, and we got delicious vegan calzones, and then we were going to watch the movie "Blood and Chocolate," but I fell asleep within the first 2 or 3 minutes of the movie. And then the next day I had to leave. Sadness.
And now that will make this two posts in one day. Awesome!