weekend recap
16 October 2009, 12:21 pm
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A long overdue weekend recap, indeed. It’s been a very hectic week since I got back on Sunday night. Last weekend, George and I both headed east, though he to Boston and I to Philadelphia for Amy and Paul’s wedding (splitting the wedding “duties” kind of sucks, especially since half the fun of going to a wedding is going with your own significant other. I’m still bummed that out of the four weddings we had in October, I was/am sadly only able to make it to one… I wanted to go to them all!) Anyway, it turned out to be an awesome studio reunion and I’m really glad I made the effort to go. Unsurprisingly I am still editing photos, so stay tuned for those…


  • after work i went to cvs to get some new travel-size refills (by the way, gone are the days with only one choice of travel shampoo, conditioner, and lotion! the travel section practically has its own aisle now!), then headed home to pack before going to the airport. made it for my 11:30pm flight on midwest airlines (?), and immediately regretted the decision to save $100 and connect at 5am in milwaukee… which is only a 3 hour flight/nap from LAX. eesh. luckily, in addition to making flying less stressful, zanax also makes sleeping really easy, so I pretty much passed out until I…


  • woke up in milwaukee, where it was FREEZING! 34 degrees! after a layover (where I found an incredible cow tipping magnet), they made us go outside to board at 7:00am, then it was another quick 1.5 hour nap before landing in philadelphia.
  • katie and tony picked my tired self up at the airport and we headed straight for dunkin donuts (whee!!). after some coffee and flatbread sandwiches, they dropped me off at the hotel where i quickly showered and got ready before they picked me up again to head to the church.
  • i’d almost forgotten what a straight up, traditional catholic wedding was like, but this was it. the ceremony was lovely, and the church was beautiful too. our architect-filled row was rather amusing, as we all were dressed in shades of black and grey, aside from tom’s red tie and my mustard-colored clutch. what can I say, old habits never die.
  • the reception was held at the merion tribute house, which looked eerily like greystone mansion! It was a great venue, lots of dancing, photos, and fun. except when the CHAcolate bar (read: cha wedding) wedding favors disappeared at the end of the night… doh! I was so excited about dunkin donuts that I forgot about the possibility of consuming yuengling! sure enough though, there it was. like I said, old habits never die :)
  • shuttled back to the hotel (I transported the mini scrabble cake for the honeymoon suite) where we hung out in the hotel bar and another suite. honestly, I was surprised that I lasted so late, but the combination of good company + alcohol kind of makes that possible.


  • woke up early to meet most of the crew for a buffet brunch, before saying our goodbyes to amy and paul, who were taking care of some last minute things before honeymooning in costa rica.
  • checked out of the hotel and drove over to manayunk with katie and tony. i oogled at semi colorful leaves and bricks and cobblestones (never in my life did I think I could miss brick!). then we got some delicious apple pie chai lattes and browsed in some antique stores, drooling over the old cameras and funky trinkets. i picked up another cigar box and some stray letterpress letters that i’m planning to use as stamps (until, you know, i buy a letterpress). high-fived at least 3 different steelers fans walking down the street, which tony (an eagles fan) definitely did not approve of.
  • headed back to the airport in a daze, boarded the plane in a daze, and landed in pittsburgh ready for a longer flight/nap to la. watched some football, generally enjoyed the skymall. i must say that pittsburgh still has one of the biggest airport malls that I’ve seen- always good for killing some time.
  • landed late in la, shuttled to the car and drove home to pretty much collapse in bed.

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i’m also very glad you made the effort to go – studio reunions do not happen nearly enough :(

Comment by katie

i know. well maybe as soon as jan rolls around we ought to try and plan something for around kossman- that would correspond w/ my annual pa june visit anyway. we’ll have to see what andrew’s schedule is and the sala 100th anniversary that tom was talking about?

Comment by fiveftfour

yeah, i dont know anything about the 100th anniversary, but something in june could probably work well for most people – it’d be after may finals for anyone in school [andrew and jeff i think? not sure on anyone else…]. at the very least i’d be up meeting you out there for some waffle shop goodness ;)

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