And now, for a little content...
Friday afternoon Welsh Girl and I left Austin for East Texas. It was an alright drive. Ended up getting sidetracked and spending the night in Malakoff visiting her aunt and her partner in their newly built lake house.
Saturday we got the the Welsh household in time to help a little with party preparation and for me to take a nap. We partied that night. Apparently my job was to make white russians all night. That's alright, though. I only made them when I was making them for myself. :) To sum up, lots of fun was had, one person passed out from her flask of Southern Comfort and Party Girl (Welsh Girl's sister) worshiped the Porcelain God for a bit (got a picture but no, you can't see it and besides, it contains no cleavage so what do any of you care?) before slinking off to bed.
Sunday, we went to a local Unitarian church service. Normally I avoid stuff like this as if it were plague ridden, but Welsh Mom was giving the "sermon". She obviously doesn't do much public speaking but she did alright. I went easy on her during the discussion section even though I had a few nits to pick with her talk (it was on politics and the failure of liberals to acknowledge the existence of "evil") but it was obvious I was in a den of far leaning lefties so I knew there was only so much they would accept from me anyway. Then we went to brunch at the childhood favorite Mexican restaurant. It was OK, I guess, but who ever heard of a Mexican restaurant that didn't have tomatillo (green) sauces? Then all three sisters and I (did I mention Dredlock Girl came up from Houston?) all jumped into a car and went out to see their cousin's new baby. That involved a trip out to BFE and then some. Hell, they didn't know the town we were going to existed. In fact, we had to go beyond BFE into the land where directions are given by landmark instead of road sign (look for the log cabin, turn at the plantation looking house, go right where Farmer Smith's barn used to be, etc.). There was much cooing and holding but that wore off for each of them after 5 minutes. I ended up holding the baby for quite a while while they chatted. They said they let me because they thought it was sweet that I was holding him, but I think they were just lazy. Besides, holding the kids is women's work, right? :P We made it back to the Welsh house and while Welsh Girl watched To Kill A Mockingbird with her mom and sisters, I taught Welsh Dad how to play Go. Of course I slaughtered him but he'll learn.
Got back from East Texas yesterday morning about 230AM. No fucking way I was going to make it to work so I slept in. Checked stuff but didn't have much energy to talk. Did more work on Welsh Girl's computer. Apparently I only need to reinstall XP at this point. Too bad the XP disk I made for her has gone missing. :( Asked a friend to make me a cd copy but he just gave me a DVD drive and a copy on DVD. Too bad the hardware isn't recognizing either of the DVD drives. :( Anyone with ideas why? Advice is accepted.
Oh well, I think that's about it for now. If any more cleavage is required, I'll see what I can do.
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