Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Summer has really really arrived! Random Tuesday Thoughts

Man has it been freakin' hot here in the Sacramento Valley.  I have to laugh at the Nation's Weather Map as so often it doesn't give a clear picture as to how hot it really is for the majority of our state.  Sure it's in the 70's along the coast (San Diego, Los Angeles and San Francisco), but move inland a few miles and we're approaching or are experiencing triple digits.   I suppose no one cares too much, however,  as our neck of the woods might as well be considered the final descent after leaving the fly-over states.

This past weekend Mom MD and I drove about 90 miles north to our college alma mater in Chico, CA for a "Late 80's/Early 90's" reunion (& of course our wedding anniversary).   Catching up with friends and acquaintances was totally awesome.  80's night at LaSalles was especially fun even though I didn't partake in any adult beverages as a result of hopping back on the wagon from a tough morning that followed an even rougher night.

One benefit of not drinking in a college town was how inexpensive if not free sodas (pops for you in the Midwest) were.  Designated drivers must be difficult to recruit and retain, so they're showered with freebies, and treated like royalty in the college town.  In all seriousness, returning to my old haunts was quite surreal.    At least one memory or story for almost every place we went, but as time keeps slipping into the future, it seems like the events that unfolded some twenty years ago are less significant and pale in importance to what my life is right now.

As some of you saw, I posted a few wedding pics from 17 years ago this month.  What's interesting to note about me then was that I was the heaviest that I had ever been or have been since.   Knowing that I was so fat on my wedding day has always been difficult for me.  Just one of those times in my life that IF I could go back and make a change, I  most certainly would.   To think that I was both unemployed and fat....what was future Mom MD thinking?

I swear I'm working on some new stuff...I just can't finish.  Sister of Mom MD is here this week with her kidlets, so it's quite the zoo.  I can't wait for the 4th of July.  I enjoy everything that it represents and all the events that will take place on Saturday within the boundaries of this glorious country.



Aunt Juicebox said...

If you mention you are the DD at bars here, most of them give you free sodas too (yep some of us in the midwest say soda) but you have to say the magic words or they charge you. It's like a secret or something. I mean, I wouldn't want to go to the bar JUST for free soda, or be the DD for a bunch of wasted pukers, but maybe some free pizza or even chips would be good once in awhile. lol

phd in yogurtry said...

I didn't go back and re-look at your "fat" wedding pics, but my recollection is that you looked older in that pic than you do in more recent pics. I just attributed that to outdated hair?

I, on the other hand, lost weight and was in good workout shape for my wedding pics. A year of living long distance from your mate does that. Nothing better to do than hang out at the gym.

I'd rather trade places with you and look back and say, "gosh I was fat THEN" .. instead of "gosh, I'm fat NOW"


Employee No. 3699 said...

Yes, summer has finally arrived!

Enjoy your zoo and have a great holiday weekend.

Beth said...

We have family visiting, too! I love the zoo of summer.

Happy Independence Day!

Bee and Rose said...

I think your wedding pics of fabulous! Both you and Mom MD look fantastic!

A Free Man said...

Hope you had a goof 4th!