It looks like I'm sorted into updating this thing on a somewhat more regular basis. Go me! Let's see, what's new?
Jenn and I are still well on course for a December landing date (YAY!), I've got my finger out and am looking into getting a new flat (there are some awesome ones out there that we both fancy), one of my major debts is sorted this very month and I'm capable of amusing Jenn with just two fingers and my tongue from 3500 miles away! ;)
I look at this page at least once a day. It's the homepage on my 'puter. All I use it for these days is the links for the web comics down the left hand side. However I'm kinda under instructions to bring it up to date. So, here goes...
It's Midnight and I'm quite sober....
Some things are still the same and some are very different. I still work for 'The Man' in the same capacity as I have since 2005. My moods are still up and down like a yo-yo. I still have a bunch of the greatest friends you can get. I still live in Dundee and I'm still a hefty geek.
The major difference is I'm no longer alone!
(Cue fanfares and cheering crowds)
By virtue of an insane amount of luck I've met someone very special, who makes me very happy, is totally nuts (they've fallen for me, 'nuff said) and even likes Doctor Who! Result!
Drawbacks? She's 3500 or so miles away in Connecticut, USA. Poot. We've just spent the week together and she's returned to the States today and that makes me a trifle low but I know that we'll be together soon enough again for Christmas so I'll muddle onwards until this distance thing is permanently resolved.
Blogging on and off (mostly off) since January 2004.
...but does it work in reverse? I hope so. I've just been given 'great responsibility' and I could do with 'great power' to have fun with as compensation!
What am I waffling about? On Saturday, Agent Grey asked me to be his Best Man at his wedding to 'Muffin. To say I was stunned and unable to parry would have been an understatement! I'm greatly honoured; now all I have to do is not cock things up.
I've had a look at a few websites already and I had no idea that the BM dealt with so much! I thought it was just rings, speeches and stag night but not so...
Plan and pay for bachelor party w/groomsmen.
Rent and pay for a tux, and go for fittings.
Attend rehearsal and rehearsal dinner.
Help bring and boxes to ceremony and reception location.
Help the groom dress and make sure he gets to the church on time.
Keeps the bride’s wedding ring until the ring exchange. You may be asked to hold both rings or none at all if the ring bearer has them.
Sign the marriage license.
The couple will give you a sealed envelope with the officiant’s or church’s fee in it. You will give this the priest/officiant before the ceremony.
Sit to the groom’s left at the reception.
Dances with the maid of honour.
Make a first toast to the bride and groom. This is usually done before dinner but in some cases right after.
Arranges transportation or personally drives the bride and groom to the hotel or the airport.
Collects and returns all formalwear rentals on time.
Help maid of honour bring gifts to the bride and groom’s house.
36 year old waster who should really get a life as he's heard they're incredibly useful...
Apart from that, a decent bloke who likes a drink or three when the occasion arises and a thoroughly good friend. Often to be found with his head down in a book, almost never to be found at a nightclub as the conversation is non-existant.