what a weekend…
so my boy kelso finally got married this past weekend and i got to go out to houston to be a part of it which was a blast. def what i needed before summer hits here with the youth ministry. when i say finally got married, i mean that in a good way, it was one of those situations where you sometimes forget that the couple aren’t already married. anyways, let’s get some details here before i forget…
i got in thurs afternoon and hung out with the kelso fam for a while, and tried to adjust to 100 degrees and 90 percent humidity. seriously, if i were on of those guys in the alamo, i would have let santa ana have the whole state if it were around the middle of june. anyways, it was cool because i got to see a bunch of people that i hadn’t really seen since graduation and i was pretty stoked to actually say that i have a full time job. thweat got in later that night and we hung out at kelso’s apt waaaay too late, but it was cool because it was seriously like the college days, up talking about nothing with no regard for the clock. the next day we met up with eby for lunch and it was pretty much nonstop laughs from that point on. picking up tuxes was some comedy, gong to wal-mart was actually fun, those little things that can only be a blast when you are with a bunch of kf’s.
oh yeah, can’t forget about the prank call. one of mi compadres is a youth minister in okc, and he was driving down from dallas so we decided to give him some grief. i called as ‘dan from the oklahoma city juvenile correctional facility’, and went on to reel him in to believing that one of his kids was incarcerated and his only phone call was to his youth minister. come to find out the kid we knew actually did get in some trouble and our compadre was pretty worried. anyways, we had him going for about five minutes before i was about to lose it and we let him know what was going on. not to brag, but it was prob one of my best prank calls ever. it’s good to know i still have the touch.
so back to actual wedding details…
the wedding itself was pretty cool, but it did have some memorable highlights. the wedding dress was evidently a bit too long because halfway down the aisle she had to pick it up if she was going to make it up the steps. one of the ringbearers decided to use his pillow to take a nap on the first row, which got a good laugh. also, it was blazing hot in our tuxes, and with a few hundred people in the building the ac wasn’t exactly cutting it. i’m sweating bullets onstage, with one sliding down my cheek, to which i can see a lady in the audience point and mouth out ‘oh how cute, he’s crying.’ the funniest though, was me waiting for a chance to wipe the sweat from my forehead, and trying to remember how long we had till the first prayer. i remember the second the minister started praying i wiped my forehead off and i heard the photographer take a picture. great, i just ruined a picture of the whole wedding party praying. come to find out, there were about eight others who did and were thinking the exact same thing. that’s the wedding pix i want to see, all of us wiping off our heads. actually the pic i want to see is our ‘draft day’ pix. kelso got all of his groomsmen hats from their home town baseball team (fortunately he remembered i’m an angels fan) which is a great idea, and we took a pic together where it looks like we all got drafted. nice.
the reception was cool, we kinda hung out for a while, but the place was actually decorated really nicely, it looked like something straight out of a magazine. i kinda felt bad because we were all pretty tired from the previous nights, and didn’t feel like mingling a whole lot, but i managed to meet a few southern accents, and visit some friends i hadn’t seen in a while. sidenote: sometimes it’s easier to talk to strangers than it is to good friends that you haven’t said a word to in years. esp when they’re married. we took some pics of the oc crew and i def forgot my camera, so all of you guys that were there and claim to read my blog i’d love for you to email me some copies.
other random thoughts from this weekend:
i’m starting up a ‘i don’t hate jeff thweat’ club.
north houston has a lot of open space, which was freaking me out. i kept thinking ‘where is everything?’
we bought some sodas to stock the hotel fridge that were 14oz instead of the usual 12. those extra 2 oz really make a difference, just when you think you’re done, there’s that little bit left over. kinda like extra backwash, but with caffeine.
people were giving me grief on dealing with l.a. traffic, yet everyone from houston kept talking about how long the drives were to their workplaces.
i didn’t realize how much i have grown accustomed to being on my own and not having to share a room with anyone. as much fun as it was hanging out with the compadres, it was really nice to have the hotel room to myself on sat night.
add another celebrity to my met list. i met al green, one of the best soul singers ever, at the san francisco airport on the way home on sunday.
i really should clean my room before i’m gone for a few days, because nothing is worse than coming home to a huge pile of laundry and not remembering if it’s clean or not.
i don’t like humidity.
not all texans act like they are.
well all in all it was a great weekend. it was awesome to catch up with some oc amigos, and i was glad to see kelso get hitched. i had a blast hanging out with everyone, and despite the fact that i maybe slept 6 hours total while i was gone, i feel pretty energized to start off our summer here in the ministry.
a-team quote of the day:
‘i’m gonna make you fly… fist class foo!’ -b.a. baracus
one love, one heart.