Packing up a box at the office (11-Apr-2008)
Italian Ices, Cooking Wreaths, Shopping for Shoes (13/14-Apr-2008)
Shirt Details (13-Apr-2008)
Maria's new car; Maria and Lynn went shopping (11/16-Apr-2008)
Catherine and Joe's Wedding (19-Apr-2008)
Christian's Picture Gallery: 6th Annual Grilled Cheese Invitational (19-Apr-2008)
Costume-Con Stickers (21-Apr-2008)
The photo of nitroace with Scott's trophy on her head is from the Grilled Cheese Invitational (right).
Catherine Marie Patterson is now happily married (left). ( This was a wedding I wouldn't have missed for worlds. [more...]Collapse )
So, the wedding. Mesa, Arizona, at The Wright House which is a lovely property. I stopped off at a teacher's supply store to find some more badge stickers on the way there, and got there by about 2:00 pm, an hour before the scheduled start time. There was a string quartet ("Tomano Quartet" - too many notes). The ceremony was lovely. Catherine was hopping up and down with anticipation by the time they got through the "I will/I do" part and were moving onto the rings. She told me that I'd been right about a piece of advice I'd given her, years ago.
She said that I'd told her, when she was despairing of finding a good man, to learn to be happy with herself and who she was. Once she got to that point, being a complete person on her own, she'd find someone, or he'd find her, or they'd find each other. And that's exactly how it turned out.
I knew I was going to this wedding. I'd originally envisioned driving, and perhaps doing the "instant photo printing" trick. But with costume_con coming up, and not all of my preparations ready for that yet, I decided I'd need to fly. I booked my tickets Friday, flew out Saturday morning, rented a car (I'm never renting from Budget at Phoenix again) and stayed long enough to see everyone and get a bite of cake. Home again Saturday night. Sunday, recover, and think about the Costume-Con Photography Office I'd be running in a few days and work on the design of my photo-accumulating software to use there.
This unbreakable commitment to the wedding meant that I sadly had to miss the Grilled Cheese Invitational. Fortunately, ala_mokita went, and took pictures (right). And he wrote it up, too! This year the event was held at Griffith Park and was sponsored by Kraft Cheese.
Oh, and today's topic subject/lyric comes from Sleeping Beauty, the Disney classic that I saw with Cathi at OCC when we were young. And they played the waltz at the wedding. Take good care of her, Joe.