Wednesday, July 20, 2005

"Hey yous, watch out now, the roads are kinda slippy."

Some reflections on N. East PA:

Coal mining regions are far more beautiful than I had expected.* Pennsylvania sort of evoked a flatter Oregon. It was, to be certain, warmer than the Pacific Northwest though. After a long ordeal involving cancelled flights and the incompetence of US Airways, I stepped outside of the Philly Airport and my glasses fogged up. I hadn't experienced that type of heat and 110% humidity in quite a while. That type of muggy-ness is just disgusting.

The purpose of my trip to PA was my college roommate's wedding. It was the first time I had seen her in over two years and it was wonderful just to be in her presence again. She was completely calm in the midst of chaos, a beautiful bride, a gracious hostess, and is a generally fantastic person. I resolve to visit her more often down in LA (especially once I'm through with school). As a bridesmaid things were also pretty laid back. The wedding party and assorted cousins went bowling (miraculously, I broke 100), we drank ridiculously cheap booze at the bowling alley, we went swimming in a pool with a real live frog in it, and in our baby blue dresses, all of us bridesmaids sweated like hogs. One highlight of the occassion was having more hairspray dumped into my hair than I think has ever touched my hair over the course of my entire life. Thankfully, with my do', I managed to avoid candle flames at the reception which is why I'm here to record these events today.

Some foolhardy(?) ambition...**
Since this post has been relatively diary-esque, I'll close with something equally personal and attempt to attach "For God and Cheese's" first cheesy photo. I'm thinking this might become a regular feature. If this works, you'll be able to see a great glamour shot of me and jdm on the Fourth of July. I appear pregnant, but can assure you I am not. I am just wearing unfortunately bulky layers a top an extremely cold and windy hill.

* On an equally surprising note, coal mines really do look like the mines depicted in Zoolander when Derek returns home.
** And in contrast to ambition, I need only 25 credits to graduate and don't intend to take on more. Here's hoping for a laid back year.

15 comments:

dirteens said...

Foiled again. Blogger flips out and shuts down my browser when I try to post a picture. The photos du fromage will have to wait.

Anonymous said...

drat! i want to see your picture. check out the yorkphoto site for pics of you eating a sandwich at the airport, and other oddities.
love,
yo sis

Anonymous said...

Please, please tell me the cheap beer you drank was Yuengling. No trip to PA is complete without it.

dirteens said...

I can neither confirm nor deny whether said cheap beer was "Yuengling." For God and For Cheese does not endorse the consumption of alcoholic beverages.

Lizardo, thanks for letting me know about the airport pics.

zlost said...

Dudette, is so muggy here. I can't get over it.

LawTalkingGuy said...

Are we talking Scranton?

dirteens said...

zlost, sorry to hear that it's so hot in the land of our upbringing. i wore a MN gophers t-shirt today and got mocked by a muni bus driver if that makes you feel any better.

"lawtalkingguy," we're talking frackville and hazelton. i meant to go to scranton because my little cousins live there but they were actually out of town visiting my grandparents. hope i didn't miss anything too fantastic.

LawTalkingGuy said...

I've been to Hazleton, sure, who hasn't? But never once to Frackville.

LawTalkingGuy said...

I should have mentioned that when visiting Scranton, one must check out Nay Aug Park. Good times. Ask your cousins about it.

dirteens said...

"lawtalkingguy," perhaps i should know... but who are you?

Limothy said...

That guy's picture Zlost posted looks familiar. That is all I am going to say.

dirteens said...

well limothy, that will do it. the link to your blog sort of gave you away. way to pose as other people (again).

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