i almost forgot – i put up a few wedding pictures (taken by our friend bob) on my photo page. enjoy.
well, we’ve found a picnic table one building over that has a pretty good wireless connection. as long as the weather stays so enticing, it should be easier for me to write regularly…
this morning i finished one of those books that makes you wish it was twice as long so that you can keep reading. “donorboy” by brendan halpin is worth the short time it takes to read it. it’s the story of a 14 year old girl and her father, who takes custody of her after her parents (whom he had donated sperm to years earlier) die in a freak accident. it’s written in the form of e-mails, instant messages and letters, which i usually hate, but which works beautifully in this story. if you like nick hornby, you should like this one. even if you’re never heard of nick hornby, you should try it.
another promo – my friend kevin has been in nashville for the past three years working on this project – http://www.thortonmusic.com. good stuff. in fact, i’m listening to samples from his site this very minute.
while i’m on the subject of music, my lovely and talented husband is rehearsing right now for his live show tomorrow night at the new and improved hi-5 in columbus. he and a few also-talented friends are the opening set at 10pm. i’ll need someone to hang out with, so be there!
if you’re looking for something to do tonight, bring $20 over to 64 king for the sudan poker benefit. we’ll be playing texas hold ’em for the refugees in sudan, via the work of the mennonite central committee. if you want to come and have questions, you can call myself or daniel.
ok. i hope i’ve sufficietnly given you enough things to do to occupy yourself for the weekend.
over and out.
109710326983327429 October 6, 2004
so. i’m back, for those of you who are still listening…of course, i know most of my family uses my blog to get to daniel’s, so at least a few people are checking in now and again…
september was a bit out of control. it seems we had to go out of town every weekend, and had things to do most evenings. so we’ve officially made october our slow down and hang out month – few obligations, no crazy travel. it’s nice to have time to cook dinner. and to write. my biggest blogging problem, however, is the fact that we don’t have internet at home, and i have no time to write at work anymore. but right now i’m at our local library, which has great, fast wireless access. hooplah!
i like being married. some days i like it more than i expected to. others, i realize that my life will never be just my very own again. that can be tough for an independent girl like me. but i’m mostly enjoying getting used to it. daniel is good at being kind and creative and fun – and when we fight, we usually end up laughing at ourselves eventually.
a lot of you have probably seen references on his blog to our moving to the east coast. we are considering that, and we’re also considering staying here for awhile. the big thing is my going back to school. we both have good jobs here, and it would be kind of fun to have a house for a few years, save some money, and dig in even more deeply to our community here. i really can’t imagine leaving them anytime soon. of course, i also couldn’t imagine leaving my cincinnati family, but that has been an easier process than i expected. anyway, there are a lot of places and people calling out to us, but i don’t think we’re in a hurry to make rushed decisions. growing into marriage is enough for now. 😉 and, to put at ease any worries – we wouldn’t move for another year anyway – IF we do.
so. i love this crisp fall. i love putting on sweaters and having to roll down the windows in the afternoon when the sun finally heats things up. i love getting to drink things like pumpkin spice lattes. soon the eggnog will be here!
can i just say again how great our community is? i really don’t understand how i’ve been so blessed to have a strong community absolutely everywhere i’ve lived. how does one get so lucky?
also – have i ever mentioned that i’ve wanted to go to turkey ever since i was eight years old?
where have all of you wanted to go?? your turn to talk!