This past weekend I was fortunate enough to be in the wedding of my dear friends Katie and Steve. Somehow Flip was silly enough to select me as his best man, but after being around him and the rest of the wedding party, I realized how much I enjoyed being around such good people. Flip basically got me my job at NIU, and there I was able to meet Ward and his wife Alison. NIU was an odd place to meet some fellow North Carolinians, but we all bonded in the great white north. Being around them all weekend was such a nice step back. It really made me miss and long for the days of NIU.
Our good friend Courtney, who used to coach softball at NIU, made the trip up from Florida. Shady made his way out Thursday night for the bachelor festivities. I also was fortunate enough to meet and spend more time with some of Flip and Katie's other friends and family. All in all, it was a great time to just be social and be a part of something very special.
The wedding almost went off with out any hitches. Well, until I tripped down the stairs in front of the alter as Flip, the Reverend and I walked out. That was quickly over shadowed by the fact the Reverend dropped Katie's ring in the middle of the ceremony. I suppose things like that add character to what can sometimes be too stuffy of an event. Hey, they are now married and THAT is the important thing to remember.
Tomorrow, I leave for NC to be a part of yet another wedding ... always a groomsman. Bob and Caroline get married Saturday in Winston-Salem. I'm looking forward to just being home for a few days and sleeping in my old bed. I certainly don't get home enough and won't now that football is about to knock me out. At least I get to be home for Mom's birthday!
In a move that really makes no sense to me, the Blue Jays fired their manager yesterday. Tosca was in an unfortunate situation. I suppose you can blame many things on injuries, but the Jays really have had a VERY disappointing season. I honestly believed they had a chance at the Wild Card slot, but obviously I was smoking crack when I thought that. There is always next year. I just get tired of saying that.
F YOU ARE IN WINSTON-SALEM TOMORROW EVENING, PLEASE READ THIS:
Erich and I, of ARGUS fame, will be playing at the Garage tomorrow night in Winston-Salem. We'll kick off at 9PM and play a 45 minute acoustic set. We need to drum up as much support as possible. If we have a good showing, word is the owner will let us headline whenever we are able to get back into town. I'd love to have a consistent place to play back home. I miss it all terribly. Just a quick update, I know ... but my life consists of nothing more than weddings and football right now. I look forward to seeing the faces of my friends and family in NC.