Tuesday, May 17, 2005

I'm getting married!

 Originally posted on: http://geekswithblogs.net/meshel/archive/2005/05/17/39857.aspx

Hi to all, I haven't written in a long time since a few weeks ago my future wife and I decided to get married, and since I'm a fast moving person (at least in some aspects of my life), we decided to do it as soon as possible, meaning that the wedding will be in about 10 days - which of course meant at the time that we have to get everything ready in less than a month. Doing that required a lot of my time - so now you know...

Since this is a personal post I haven't pushed it to the main feed, we were requested not too, and I believe that is a good thing since, although the blog can have personal posts (otherwise, where is the interest?) - the site is still more about geekiness so why mix?

However, this wedding project has many geeky features... Note taking for most things was done through http://www.aypwip.org/webnote/  (a great site for this stuff), sketches for seating were done on a tablet PC we just bought my brother (cute little machine which was perfect for this - http://www.averatec.com/notebooks/C3500.htm - one note is a very nice app). Since the wedding will be in my parents backyard - there was (and still is :-() a lot of work to do. Cleaning the weeds, sawing off trees and branches to make place for brunch tables (wedding is actually a big brunch), electricity lines have to be spread for 120 meters (from the house to the location). I'm also thinking about providing free Wi-Fi :-) but since most of the guests are not geeks - nobody will notice.

We're currently looking for an apartment to live in, and finalizing issues for the wedding (it is hot in Israel - so we have to find some sun protection and a cooling solution for the dance floor, we have to make sure no bugs and flies land in any ones food)... Once the wedding is over we will post some pictures for everyone.

I have recently started to be interested in a new hobby, wood-turning, I haven't actually done anything yet, but I have started research, and plan on going to a beginner workshop in the next month or so. My hands are already feeling busy... I have worked with wood since I was very young, My grandfather still uses a letter-opener knife I carved for him when I was 11 or so, and I feel now is the time to give this interest the “hobby“ title and invest more time in it. If I find I am good at it and like it, I might even consider changing my profession. You can't imagine the number of useful gadgets I can buy for wood-turning...

The future looks promising for me. (this reminds me, I went with my very near future wife to see “The hitchhikers guide to the galaxy“ - I really liked the books and so had to see it. and will maybe write about it later - but this sentence kinds of says it all “Life, don't talk to me about life“ done perfectly - and worth the ticket for me...)

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