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April 4th, 2008

April 4th, 2008
03:18 pm

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...you're too familiar and I don't see you anymore. I would not leave you in times of trouble

2008: Chaz Boston Baden and Ann Totusek. Photos online: The Old Homestead part 29: The Secretary Desk (30-Mar-2008)
Little Michelle comes to the office (01-Apr-2008)
LASFS/Aftermeetings part 313: Coral Cafe (03-Apr-2008) et seq.
The photo of myself and ann_totusek was taken by ala_mokita at Coral last night.


Dang it, I started writing my post yesterday and completely forgot the point I wanted to make! So the "..." in my subject line today means "continued from previous post."

chaoswolf got married at a convention recently. Two people got married at Gallifrey One, the doctorwho convention in February. So far, nobody's tied the knot at animelosangeles in our first four years, although we've had two people meet at Animé Los Angeles 1 and get married a couple weeks before the next convention. And that's not the only wedding among Animé Los Angeles people, just the first one I heard of.

Weddings happen all the time, of course. I'm going to one in a few weeks in Arizona which will cause me to miss the Grilled Cheese Invitational. I need to go wedding-present shopping -- I hope to do that tomorrow.

I know that whenever a fan mentions they're going to get married, the immediate response from some of us (including Christian) is ''Want to get married at the convention?''Collapse )

2004: Thomas, Johnna 2008: Nicolas Wilson Baden. From the point of view of a participant... well, every Baden wedding since the 1940s has been different: my parents eloped, my sisters have had weddings in a church, on a boat, in a courthouse and in Las Vegas, and my brother and I have been married in a park, in a backyard by a pool, and in a balloon (left). So it would certainly fit the Baden family tradition. Not that any of us are planning to get re-married... but there is my nephew to think of (right).

missmea's a special case, because she's a Rodriguez, a Boston, and a Baden by marriage. If she gets married, I expect she'll do whatever she wants, within reason. Which is usually the case with brides.


Speaking of kids, little Michelle visited us at the office this week.Collapse )


Growing up in the Costa Mesa house, there was a piece of furniture next to the front closet.Collapse ) We're not really sure where it came from, whether it's a family heirloom or not -- all we know is it used to belong to my dad's folks. Grandfather could have picked it up in New York sometime in the early 20th Century, or it could have been handed down from previous generations. We really have no idea. It came with us when we moved to California in the '60s. But it looks darned good with a new finish. It's been restored, and placed in the dining room. (Its old location from "before" will eventually have a bookcase. We Badens are firm believers in Bookcases Everywhere.)


2008: Ann Totusek and Christian McGuire. The big news this week, though, has to do with Ann turning up in California.Collapse )

I asked Ann if she knew how weirdchic862 was doing on her ribbon skirt project. She didn't -- she drove the car down, said "happy birthday, here's a car for you" and was on her way out of town again without a lot of conversation happening. We learned that Megan doesn't get a lot of computer time when she's behind on her homework so that's why she doesn't always post a lot to her LJ. And that Megan's starting to win the longer-length swim meet races. (She's got endurance and plenty of muscle.)

We told Ann about Chili My Soul, the chili restaurant in Encino. Ann's on the Atkins diet, so a bowl o' chili should hit the spot just right. Since she's staying in Valley Village, a trip to Encino shouldn't be difficult any day she's here.

Current Location: Santa Ana CA, USA
Current Mood: chipperchipper
Current Music: Maggie Gyllenhaal - "Just The Way You Are"
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