|the wedding to end all weddings|
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.