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(1) celebrating with my sister, (2) need to borrow clothes, (3) disposing of car, (4) beer 
26th-Feb-2005 11:09 pm
Me: swimming at the Ledges
(1) Some of you may remember the psychodrama about me not feeling like I could go to my sister’s wedding. Well, that particular limitation on my part was only about the legal wedding, and I was very disappointed that I wasn’t going to be able to celebrate with her and worried that she might feel like I wasn’t happy for her. Thanks to the persistence of my wonderful mother in clearing up misunderstandings, I am very happy to say that I am going to her reception on March 5! And she’s happy about that too! And I get to see my parents and my sister’s fiancé husband, too! And she’s feeding me prime rib! What could be more awesome?

I’ll tell you exactly what could be more awesome: If cathijosephine were coming with me. Which she is. I am so happy she’s going to get to meet my family, and happy about getting to spend this trip with her! For a number of reasons, not least the fact that (completely unlike me) she really doesn’t like travelling, I was a bit surprised that she was interested in the trip, but she was. Yay! I am so looking forward to the weekend!

Which leads me to (2): I need to come up with something appropriate to wear with a wedding reception. The last time I had a job interview was a very long time ago, and those clothes don’t fit me any more. Anybody out there approximately my size and willing to lend me a jacket and slacks? I could go buy some, but money is kind of tight for me right now and time is going to be pretty tight too between now and the trip, and given how often I use this sort of thing borrowing might make more sense.

(3) In other good news, the nice scrap dealer is going to come haul away the dead car on Monday. Yay! No more carefully backing-and-forthing to squeeze in between it and our tenant’s car!

(4) And for those of you who drink beer, I have a couple recommendations: One is Flying Horse, an Indian lager I had last night at Namaskar. The other one is Don de Dieu, an ale made by a Québécois microbrewery called Unibroue. Flying Horse is tastier; Don de Dieu is stronger. I am currently drinking Don de Dieu, which means that if I make any more posts tonight they probably won’t make sense.
27th-Feb-2005 06:32 am (UTC)
What size are you? I think I'm larger than you, so it may not work, but if we're the same size, I'd be willing to lend you something, as long as it's not a weekend I'll be needing it. I'm a 17½ neck, 34/35 sleeves, 36-38 waist, 34 inseam.
27th-Feb-2005 08:35 pm (UTC)
I'm a 15½ neck, so you’re larger there (but I don’t know what my sleeves are).

I’m a 40 waist, and 34 inseam.

Sounds like not a good fit. Thanks for the offer, though!
28th-Feb-2005 01:45 am (UTC)
Actually, zzbottom determined I was not a 15½ neck, either. I guess that was back when all those clothes in my closet used to fit me. :-) But he had a suit that doesn’t fit him and does fit me except for the pants needing shortening (and to be let out a bit if possible, but that’s not critical; they’re pretty close.)
27th-Feb-2005 12:56 pm (UTC)
I have a couple of decent sports coats that would look good with most any slacks. I also have a suit which is slightly small on me that I could donate. Why don't we come up with a time for you to come try them out? Maybe Monday evening? How does tonight look?
27th-Feb-2005 08:40 pm (UTC)
This might work out — sending email about details.
28th-Feb-2005 01:46 am (UTC)
Thank you so much! I’m going to try to drop it off to be cleaned and altered on my way to work tomorrow. Yay!
28th-Feb-2005 12:04 am (UTC) - Weekend
Well, I might have some 34 pants, but the waist is 36.
I have lots of 16 shirts with 34 or 34 sleeves.
Don't think I have a 39 sport coat, tho. Rats.
But it sounds like you have some friends in need.
Was looking at the click on Mr. Towed. I second
the AAA insurance. It got me towed in from halfway
to Carthage, and has been helpful a couple of other
times. I got the plus only 'cause I have to go far
out of town. So far I'm happy with it.
Looking forward to the weekend like you wouldn't
believe, and am *so* glad Zeph is coming. I think
it should be a very good time. Have a fresh large
card for the camera.
More anon!
28th-Feb-2005 01:08 am (UTC) - Re: Weekend
Actually, zzbottom gave me a suit that doesn’t fit him. I’m going to need to have it altered just a smidge, but I should be all set. (Well, except for shoes, but why would anybody look at my feet, anyway? :-)

I’m really looking forward to this!
28th-Feb-2005 03:23 am (UTC)
well, given that your suit needs have been taken care of, you don't necessarily need my info; but just in case it's handy for some other situation (or some other gent needing finery), i'll give it anyway.

we got pumpkin_pi a dandy suit that he mostly doesn't need for about $30 at the route 1 salvation army in saugus. unbelievably, they actually have a terrific selection of good quality men's dress clothes, and lots of other stuff -- it's a *huge* clothing store, and there is a furniture section and another furniture warehouse out back.

in any event, besides all that: i'm so glad that you (and cathijosephine!) get to go to your sister's reception! how very cool! it's wonderful when things work out well for all parties. i hope you have a fantastic time.
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