Matty & Jules got married this week, and her family was out from the UK, along with some of her pals from back home, and even Feddy flew down from Vancouver for the wedding, and he flew back there this afternoon.
Last Friday people started arriving, so as usual, we all went to Calico Jack's because Zac's band was playing. They sounded really good that night, too. That was followed Saturday night by... something. I don't remember what at this point. Sunday we had a stag for Matty, so we were out having a few frosty beverages with the boys.
Monday her mom arrived, as did Johnny Rotten's sister and mother, so I met up with them on my way home from the gym at Calico Jack's again (they were there for sunset) and then met up with them somewhere later on.
Tuesday I stayed in and got some work done, but Seb and I went out for dinner and it didn't sit very well with me, so I was up at 4:15 that night and didn't really get much sleep from that point on, and at 6:30 I got up to get dressed for the wedding. My boss let me have the morning off for the wedding, so we left at 7:15 and it took us nearly a half an hour just to get a couple miles down the road to Governor's Beach. If I didn't think I would get arrested and thrown in jail for the rest of my life, I might have considered looking for a shortcut by puttint the jeep in 4-low and driving down the beach. :)
I'll leave the details of the wedding for another post, along with photos and links to photo albums and flickr and video and things.
I got home at 1:30 that night, and then was up again at 6 for work Thursday. I got home from work last night with my ass seriously dragging. I took a quick nap for about an hour, and then we were off to Sunshine Suites for a bbq with the gang. Nick and Steve got this 15lb tuna from a fisherman, gutted, dressed and fileted it and grilled that up and made some mango salsa and roasted sweet potatoes to go with it.
Oh. My. God.
I'm not really a big fish eater to begin with, aside from fish n chips and that sorta sorta, but that tuna was the best friggin fish I'd ever eaten. As good as the tuna was, the mango salsa just SET IT OFF.
I have photos from the stag night, from the morning of the wedding (courtesy of the very lovely and extremely talented Lana) and during the ceremony and reception. I have more of the evening reception at the Grand Pavillion pool, and yet more from the bbq last night. Guess what? I'll have more of tonight too, probably. :)
One thing that went through my mind Wednesday night, while sipping a cocktail and floating in the pool listening to Ratskyn rock out to Stone Temple Pilots' Interstate Love Song was that as good as a time as I was having that night, it really made me realize what a miserable bastard I've been for the past year or so. I ran into Stephie this morning at Cafe Del Sol and told her, and she said “More like a year and a half...” BLAH! :)
I dragged myself into work this morning and managed to make it through the day. I skipped over lunch today and instead had a couple patties from Island Taste and a diet coke and am paying for it now in acid reflux. It's 7:00 and I've been here 11 hours now, but I'm waiting for a DVD to finish burning, t hen it's home to get changed out of Casual Friday and into Beach Friday and head down to Calico Jack's.
This weekend I may get some time to put a photo album together and post more about the actual day, but then again, I might now. Everyone's computers seemed to have died this week and I have 4 people's computers at my apt awaiting some sort of fixing.