Wednesday, June 27, 2007

breathless

well, i've been meaning to write sooner, but everytime i've sat still, i've fallen asleep pretty quickly. last night i got home at 8, fell asleep watching gilmore girls rerun, woke up at 10:30 to put on my pajamas and didn't wake up again until 8:30 the next morning. and i could use a few more nights like that.

the wedding to end all weddings
my cousin's wedding was lots of fun. my brother is uploading everyone's photos on flickr - i think he's up to at least 1000 now. when you've got a big family and everyone's got a digital camera, it's no surprise. i'll filter through them and add them to this album of my own pictures. if you're wondering about the wedding location, it was at the palace of fine arts in san francisco, near the marina district, crissy field and the presidio. absolutely beautiful - i remember being in high school talking about wanting to get married there. only the place is a freakin' wind tunnel, and that was on a sunny/warm day in san francisco. nevertheless, it was a good time thankfully the ceremony was short, but my insanely punctual immediate family -read:my mom- insisted we get there early, so we were there a full 90 minutes before the wedding was scheduled to start and on top of that my cousin the bride was 30 minutes late. i couldn't feel my legs after a while. but my new cousin-in-law sure can rock the white tuxedo.

the reception was at a hotel near union square. the band was a beatles cover band that my cousin and her fiancee had seen on their third date - she's obsessed with the beatles. it's safe to say that this was the first wedding i danced to "strawberry feilds forever." it's not easy. but they were lots of fun. we danced a lot, some drank a lot, and we had a good time. went for burritos at 1 am and then called it a night.

the next day everyone came over to our house for a barbecue. i don't think we've had that many people in our house before. i made large amounts of salsa. we ate a lot, and then we cousins walked to the neighborhood school and played some mad hoops. if you're wondering about all the basketball jerseys, it was a flash of inspiration as people started changing and borrowing clothes from my brothers. yes, those jersey belong mostly to my youngest brother and maybe 2 by my middle brother. madness. before we started, i found a bunch of playground balls in the storm drain and for about 10 minutes it was utter chaos of what we called "ultimate dodgeball." i couldn't stop laughing. my team lost. this sets a mean precedent for the next time we play basketball which is totally happening at christmas. good stuff. then when we got home some guy who i don't know how he's related to us kept singing "joy in my heart" and then some songs in tagalog. we are insane.

i've started my job this week. met a few high schoolers, talked about fantasy baseball with the jr. high guy, set up my voicemail, figured out how to use a pc again. mostly twiddled my thumbs since the youth pastor was gone chaperoning the youth choir trip. but he got back yesterday, and now i have stuff to do. today i called 37!!!!!!!!!! freshmen to remind them to come to our first summer meeting. this is the closest i have ever come to feeling like a telemarketer and it didn't feel good. but i put on my cheesy phone voice and got through it. cold calls make me sweat. tomorrow night is our first summer meeting. i'm sure i'll be sweating a little bit then too. i'd appreciate the prayers, friends. things are rolling pretty quickly right now.

1 comment:

Katie S Brown said...

the pictures are great. what fun family memories. Glad to hear your job is going well, you're going to rock it. Hope that the meeting tonight goes well. Thinking of you!