So, if you are like me and totally fail at following current events, Pakistan is kind of underwater at this point and definitely needs everyone's help. You can text FLOOD to 27722 to donate $10; the Department of State's website
has more info.
In much happier news, Elizabeth got married this weekend! Huzzah! Highlights include:
-- seeing Natasha before she flees to Tibet
-- being able to tell people we got kicked out of a club at the bachelorette partay
-- STEAMPUNK ANTLER EARRINGS (thanks, Katherine!)
-- contra dancing with Laura and unexpected Mike!
-- the wedding ceremony quietly being crashed by random Turkish tourists
-- Meera's bf deciding to tell everyone he was an Ultimate Fighter at the reception
Sadly, I was not able to go down to the 'Burg on Sunday and see more people :(
However, I did make it to the last concert of the Folk Fest, which was awesome! Even if I DID miss Vienna Teng on Friday, alas. I particularly liked Malinky
, Rockin' Acoustic Circus
, and Richard Thompson
. I also picked up "Book of Sparrows" by Tracy Grammer
, but I don't know if I like it yet -- it's very mellow.
And then I made banana bread yesterday. Mmmm, banana bread.( I like bananas! Bananas are good. )
In conclusion: I apparently missed the Back to School Meeting, which may or may not have been mandatory. Whoops? In my defense, I have received absolutely no information
about it, aside from that the retirement plan
rep would be appearing in the district at some point and other people were supposed to call him. I guess I am not included in the district's Psychic Information Network :(