Apparently it’s an epidemic

Tomorrow is the day we had set as the RSVP no later than date, and so naturally something like half of the people we invited have not yet responded.  No, that’s not an exaggeration.  Half.  Including half of the choir.

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Please… do it for the sake of the gnomes.

One of the things I truly love about living in Cambridge is that sometimes you just find random stuff that is just hilarious, or generally awesome, or occasionally both.  This qualifies as both, I believe.  I found it while I was walking to my barber shop in Inman Square.  I can’t remember which bar this was in front of, but it was one of those places in Inman Square where there are always lots of people.

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Back from New Hampshire

Yesterday Kelly and I put Rerun and Thumbelina in the car, drove up to Lowell to pick up my Aunt Donna, and then drove to New Hampshire to see Liz, Dan, and the kids.  Once again the dogs ran around with their cousin Ralph for a while, and poor little Ralph was so excited to see us that he literally peed everywhere.  And I did not help keep a clean carpet either, as I accidentally tracked dirt and mud into the house myself.  That’s because I am a genius.  Really.

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HUGE sale at Macy’ – This makes me nervous

I just logged into Macy’  It looks like ALL of our china is marked down substantially.  I am actually slightly concerned that this means that it is marked for clearance, never to be seen again.  I will check on that, but if you’re looking to save some money on a wedding gift, now’s the time.

If you buy a place setting, you get a free soup bowl.  Soup bowls, regularly $95 are marked down to $76.  The 15.25″ serving platter, regularly $255 is now $204.  You get the idea.

Happy shopping,

ETA: You can also get $20 off any $100 purchase from a registry.  Click here for the details.  The special runs 9/14-9/27.

ETA the second: I think this sale may have crashed the Macy’s server.  Heh.

ETA the third: I have been trying to check and see the Macy’s site all day and it looks like their gateway server is down.  You can still get through via our registry link here.  Guess this is punishment for stalking the registry…  😉

Just wanted to let everyone know

I did not get that job I wanted.  I just found out this afternoon.  I do appreciate everyone’s support and encouragement during the long and somewhat stressful process.  It is nice to know that some of the people I met with thought so highly of me that they are recommending me to some of the recruiters they know.  So I guess that is something.  I also found out that a few of them watched that video of my commencement speech and really loved it.  So I am trying to keep my chin up and move on to whatever comes next.


Sometimes, a little distraction is just what’s needed

Lately, Kelly and I have been having a pretty rough time in general.  We have managed so far to keep our chins up, mainly due to our love for each other and our little furry kids.  But it has also been encouraging that we have gotten a lot of emotional (and sometimes material) support from friends and family, and lately that has also helped us to keep our heads above water financially.  So since I feel like I have not said thank you to all of those people nearly enough, I will say so again here.  Thank you, from the bottom of our hearts.  I honestly don’t know what we would do without all of you.

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