I think this is the 7th year I’ve posted this song on this day.
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May 1st, 2011 · No Comments
Um. Yes. Actually, I did think the winter was going to last forever. But this weekend was pretty nice. Walked outside without a coat on. Got almost all of the gardening done on the patio and the deck. Bring on the warm weather!
May 4th, 2010 · 3 Comments
On Saturday, May Day(!), we attended Kate and Trevor’s wedding. This is our first of 5-6 weddings this year plus the planning of our own, so I think you know what our 2010 theme is.
Trevor and Dallas golf and play basketball and poker together. The wedding took place at Olympia Fields Country Club, where Trevor is a member, and his family has held membership for something like 3 generations. Since Olympia Fields is about 30 miles outside of the city and no one wanted to worry about driving and drinking and driving, a group of 22 of Dallas’s friends got together and rented a limo bus to drive us. Here are some photos of us on the limo bus on the way to the wedding. You’ll notice later on that they’re a lot more subdued than the photos in the limo bus on the way home!
Leaving on a limo bus
Kelly & Todd & JP’s rabbit ears
JP & Kelly
Of course we had some drinks on the bus ride and when we arrived at the country club, we wanted to get another. We found out the hard way that Olympia Fields is way old school and that there are certain rooms that non members and women cannot enter. Eventually someone took pity on us and hooked us up with refreshments. We’d arrived early, an hour early, so we just had a drink or two to pass the time.
Rachelle & Dallas
Craig, Christine, Adam
Josh, Todd, Kelly
Kelly, Brian, Sarah
The ceremony took place at 5:00 p.m. in a really beautiful tall-ceilinged room. The natural light was amazing. The ceremony was relatively short, but very moving. Kate lost her mom last year and there were some very touching mentions of her being there on the big day.
Kate & Trevor’s Wedding Program
Kate & Trevor’s Wedding Ceremony
After the ceremony we had cocktails and then it was on to dinner. The room that the dinner and reception were in was big and majestic. Very high pitched ceilings.
Getting ready for dinner
The cake was beautiful!
Kate & Trevor made a soundtrack as wedding favors.
For dinner we had salad, a choice of chicken or steak, and cake with ice cream. During dinner there was a slideshow that the best man made up. He and Trevor have been friends since they were little kids so there were many funny photos of them growing up. Kate and Trevor also cut the cake during dinner so it would be ready in time for dessert. I also liked that before dessert was served they walked around to every table and greeted guests.
Cutting the cake
Trevor & Kate
Kris & Dallas
Kris, Rachelle, Dallas
Kate & Kris
After dinner we danced. And danced. The band was awesome and played everything from current songs from artists like Lady Gaga to old songs like Twist and Shout. Really good. We had a great time hanging out with friends and dancing to the music.
Trevor gets the dancing started
Ang & Murph
Vanessa, Rita, Brian, Kelly
Rachelle & Kris
Vanessa & Damian
One of Kate and Trevor’s friends, Ed, is in a band. At one point he got up on stage and sang Kate and Trevor a song with the band, which was neat.
Ed Wood sings Your Love by The Outfield
Dallas & Kris
Craig & Rachelle (Don’t ask, I can’t remember!)
Dallas & Kyle
Dallas, Craig, Kris, Todd, Josh
At the end of the reception everyone who was still around, which includes all of us party animals, I guess, were escorted to another room where there was a small bar set up and someone had ordered pizzas. Great idea. There’s nothing you want more after a night of drinking and dancing, than some midnight pizza!
Soon enough it was time to catch our limo bus ride back to Chicago. The driver had somehow managed to save our cooler of drinks even though he had other jobs inbetween our dropoff and pickup – like I know he had to drive some kids to prom. Trevor and Kate made a CD of songs as wedding favors and we listened to the CD on the bus ride home. There might have been some limo bus dancing, someone may have done the worm down the bus aisle, some other people may have been acting innapropriately with the poles you hang onto to stand up on the bus, someone else may have stood in the cooler wearing their fancy dress shoes and getting them full of melted ice, and there may have been a face plant or two. Most of these things will go undocumented and saved for future blackmail schemes!
Sarah & Brian – Dancing Bus!
Rachelle & Brian
Kris & Todd
As you can see from the photos it was a fun, fun night and a great way to kick off our wedding season! I also enjoyed getting to know all of this group of friends better. Some I met as long as 6 years ago, but some are new, and all of them I don’t hang around much, so it’s nice to get to know this side of Dallas’s friends, and even this side of Dallas more.
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May 1st, 2010 · No Comments
ZOMG. I almost forgot to post my favorite May Day song. How could I?!? Listening to Jonathon Coulton sing this every year never fails to make me laugh. SO good. Here’s the mp3, if you want to download the song, but this year I found a gem on YouTube for you to watch too.
So. Holy shit. Apparently there’s this whole ASL (American Sign Language) thing going on on YouTube where people sign out songs. I found one for First of May and it’s hilarious, especially because of the naughty lyrics and they have to sign them somehow. Plus the sidekicks, omg. Watch this:
I could not stop smiling while watching this and I laughed out loud more than one time. The lead guy doing the signing is hilariously adorable. Plus, if that video wasn’t enough, this ASL team actually joined Jonathon Coulton on stage to do First of May at a Dallas concert. Check it out:
Happy May Day everyone! We are going to Wedding #1 today. We have 5-6 this year & our own early next year. Guess you know what the theme of this year is.
May 1st, 2009 · 1 Comment
“I woke up this morning
I had a scone and a large house blend
And then a little conversation with my squirrel and chipmunk friends
I said I’m sick and tired of winter
And I wish that it was spring
And then a little fellow named Robin Redbreast
Began to sing”
Or Get the mp3.