Lots of new things happening. I got a new car. Well, it’s more a van than a car, but it has style. Can you say VW Vanagon? This also means that I got a new mechanic (who I will, unfortunately, get to know all too well.) Jen got assigned to a new school. She’s got some great little students to work with. And Ali and Peter got a new marriage. Bam! Out of all of them, I would say the latter is the best of the three (except I do sort of feel married to my van for some reason – call me old fashion). So it was off to the Golden Gate Club for a wonderful and heartfelt Buddhist inspired wedding. The colors were popping and the views were amazing.
Take a look and see for yourself.
Yep, they're pretty happy.
My mother-in-law was a teacher, and she’s got some theories. One theory in particular that resonates with me is the one about people named Michael. “The worst trouble makers I ever had in class were named Michael,” she always says. Now this rings a chord with me, as my middle name is Michael. Does that mean I am only half trouble? Ask my mom and you’ll probably get a “humph” and a “…no, he was full trouble.” So I guess my mother-in-law is right? Dammit again! Back to the point – Michael, Betsy’s Michael, gave me trouble. Whenever I would press the shutter down he would scowl. I mean like grumpy old man, I have a hernia, don’t bother me face. Immediately after I would finish a series of shots, he would laugh and look natural. So I had to adjust my style, make more off color jokes, and hope for the best.
Well, I like to think that I cracked the ice and mellowed him out. But take a look for yourself and see…
Michael and Betsy warming up at Land's End. The flowers were beautiful.
And so it was, that on a fine summer day, Michelle and Rendell married in beautiful Old St. Mary’s Cathedral in downtown San Francisco. Enough said. Take a look.
Old St. Mary's Cathedral.