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September 11th, 2004

What goes on in Vegas...

"And if you care to find me, look to the Western sky. As someone told me lately, everyone deserves a chance to fly! And if I'm flying solo, at least I'm flying free..." -Wicked

Well, folks, the festivities for the Smith wedding have begun. We're heading over to Mick's house (my godfather) for a brunch type thing (it's only 9:35 here), and later tonight is the bridal shower/bachelorette party. Obviously, I'm not going to the latter, nor do I want to. A bridal shower is just fine for me.

A lot of the people here within our circle of friends amaze me. Some of the ones I'm not as close to are definite "don'ts" when it comes to, "What kind of adult do I want to be?" So many of them are irresponsible and act as though they're still 21 when they're 35. GROW UP! It's a little sad when you're more mature than the person who can drink and vote, etc.

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That cracked me up. I am such an lj addict...I knew it before I read that. :-p

Brunch at Mick and Taylor's was way too fun. The Gang (Mason, Kerry, Adam, Michel, my mom, me, Taylor, Mick, Valerie, Maggie, the list goes on) was all there, and it was fabulous. A lot of these people are more "family" to me than my biological family is. I love them all so much. We stood around in the kitchen with my mom filming the whole thing, everyone telling funny/dirty stories about Adam, including his fiancee. The most surprising thing was when Mick and Taylor were affectionate with each other. In ALL the years I've known them, I haven't seen so much as hand-holding between them, and they've been together for ten years. I'm not sure if that's because they're sensitive to the whole "alternative lifestyle" bias, or because they're just not very PDA, or what. I know they love each other A LOT, though. So for those (straight boys...I don't hear it out of girls) who have the idea that gay couples are always all over each other (and all over you-p.s. they have too much TASTE to be interested in people who say that crap), this is proof that you're wrong.

They kissed and all of us were like, "Wait, wait, WAIT! We have to see that again!" My mom got it on camera. It was too cute. I'd like to live in a world where people can be in love and open about it if they choose to without people being mean about it.

There's something about weddings that makes the people who are in love grow even closer together. It'll be great when it's my turn. I want to stand in a kitchen surrounded by friends who are like family and have people tell embarassing stories...about my fiancee. ;)

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