Friday, May 19, 2006
The Land of The Scots. And the Scotch.
I can't believe I haven't mentioned this yet, but my birthday is coming up. We're going to Scotland! I know European travel for birthdays seems to be a trend in my household, but seriously it's not (although I wouldn't mind that).
It's pure coincidence that this trip happens to fall on my birthday. We're traveling to Scotland to attend the wedding of Mike and Paprika. The castle in the photo is where we're staying. It's called Stonefield Castle. I've never stayed in a castle before, but I am really looking forward to it.
I'm looking forward to Scooby-Doo-style chases in and out of bedroom doors as we all run from a creep ghost that turns out to be the owner of the haunted amusement park/jewel thief who "would have gotten away with it too, if it hadn't been for you meddling kids." I think that's a requirement for a castle stay.
I'm also looking forward to being warmly, pleasantly drunk on Scotch.
I love it when my friends get married. Nicole and I were the first out of our gang to tie the knot, so I feel a big sense of "Welcome to the club" when my friends decide to take that step.
There's just something amazing about it. It's different somehow, it changes you somehow. There is a level of commitment you have with someone, then an engagement does take it to the next level, but the morning after the wedding, when you wake up an realize you're married? Nothing like it. It's a sense of permanence. Security.
So at any rate, that's where I'll be in a few weeks. I'll put the mail on hold, so if you're sending me cash in observance of the magical occurrence that was my birth, feel free to do so (personal checks, money orders or well-concealed cash), and it will be delivered upon my return.