If We Were Having Coffee…Wedding Edition!

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Blowing on my hot apple cider!

Blowing on my hot apple cider!

If we were having coffee…I’d tell you that the wedding went so well! Yes, I was stressed at the start of the day, but once we were underway, it was magic!

I nearly cried during the vows.

Vows

All wedding photos by Suzy Rahn

My goodness, the food was delicious!

Om nom nom!

Om nom nom!

The dancing was so fun!

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And I got to spend time with many of the people I care most about!

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Some of my closest friends. I couldn’t get everyone in one shot, alas.

Me and my husband with my side of the family

Me and my husband with my side of the family.

Oh yeah, and I get to spend the rest of my life with the man I love most 🙂

Dip Kiss

Ooh la la!

If we were having coffee…I’d tell you that the honeymoon was so lovely. My husband (still getting used to the title!) and I went on a cruise.

The weather wasn’t ideal, but we had some shining moments.

View from the room on the first full day.

Morning view from the room on the first full day.

View on the last full day.

Sunset on the last full day.

And we met some incredible people!

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This post would not be complete without a solo of "baby face" George.

This post would not be complete without a selfie of “baby face” George.

If we were having coffee…I’d tell you that coming back to reality after such an incredible week is difficult. But having great people to come back to (yes, even my students) is lovely.

I’d ask you what you think the hardest part of coming back from a vacation is.

If we were having coffee…I’d tell you that while I enjoy teaching, I’m looking forward to the end of the semester and the holiday season.

I’d ask you what your favorite part of December is.

If we were having coffee…I’d tell you I’m behind on my Christmas shopping :-/

I’d ask you how the crazy holiday season is shaping up for you.

Now it’s your turn! What would you tell me if we were having coffee?

I’m On A Blog!

I’ll admit it: I’m somewhat scared of putting my thoughts out there into the wide world of the interwebs, but I guess that’s what writing – particularly poetry – is about.  So, here’s my attempt at jumping in.  I’m reminded of lyrics by Sonicflood in their song “Carried Away: “I don’t care where or how deep, I’m gonna jump in with both feet.”

As to the focus of this blog, I’m just going to go with the flow.  I have varied interests (poetry, music, God, anime, etc) and I’m sure I’ll write about them all and more.  I’d like for this blog to be thought-provoking and witty, but we’ll see what happens.  I see this as a place to experiment, to write down scraps of ideas before they make it into poems or to post an MS paint drawing if words fail me.   I’m definitely looking forward to the adventure!

Lastly, I’d love for you – yes, you! – to join me in this startling endeavor we call “life.”  If you’ve stopped by, please let me know.  Leave a comment or shoot me an e-mail or send a message via carrier pigeon.  I love interaction.  Conversation, whether deep, funny, or some curious mix, is one of the greatest past times.

Lastly (for real now!), if you’re wondering where the picture in this post was taken, here’s the answer: The Frying Pan at Chelsea Pier, NYC.  They have good meals at reasonable prices, great burgers, and you get to eat on a boat…now really, what could be better than that?