ect and I drove up to less than lovely Trenton New Jersey on Saturday through rain and muck and endless traffic for Joe Mancuso's wedding. The entire experience was kind of eerie and strange and naggingly unpleasant. It wasn't seeing Joe get married -- that had its own surreal qualities -- I just felt like there was this life and I was there and now I'm not there anymore so I'm just watching it from the outside.
I spent most of the time talking to theshunter, catching her up on my more immediate life. I talked to other people -- hi, how you doing, how's life -- but it was all... I don't know. I said to mcniadh that everyone and everything felt old. However, there is a vague, slim chance that Mark might be moving to Gaithersburg, and that would make me do a happy dance. So I've found that those who I liked to hang out with -- the very original Bursley crowd -- I still do, and still feel comfortable around, but it's gotten to be a very Through the Looking Glass feeling.
I was assured that people have livejournals. I am currently tracking them down.
We returned home around 12:30-ish to wonderful, glorious Germantown and slept the sleep of the sleepy.
On Sunday, we were well and truly jacked for people to hang out with -- damn you all and your l33t social lives! -- so I was forced, alas, to spend the day with ect and talk to him and stuff. I went outside and was the Murderer of Weeds, pulling six handfuls of weeds out of my tiny plot. It was the first time in months that it didn't rain on a weekend, and the plot needed to be dealing with. As of this morning, it still needed to be dealt with. There were survivors attempting to struggle to sunlight, and several I pulled before I went to work.
My strawberries are strawberrying. I picked two and ate them with breakfast this morning. And just when I thought they were done mad-sprouting like sprouting things, they shoot up more flowers to make more berries. These are some really horny plants.
The box of marigolds have all flowered, and are sending up more flowers. They look really fantastic, and even though there are only a dozen plants, I started them from seeds, so I'm all proud and stuff. I should take a picture of them and paste it up here.
As of today, I've also lost 6lbs. Not that anyone can tell, but my pants are already fitting better. I start weight training (10 machines, 10-12 reps, 30lbs or more) tonight, plus 20 minutes of cardio. No cheese, no mayo, no eggs, no bacon, no sausage (but I cheat here), no sour cream, no guacamole, no ice cream. But there is fat-free ice cream, so I can get around some of the last one.
I've noticed that jlj seems to prompt me into writing really huge journal entries. Alas.