So last weekend after driving all over Queens and Brooklyn I think we found the right spot for the wedding reception. It'll require driving from the wedding spot but car pooling is a very realistic option right now so that's not that big a deal. The price is right (hey, we're funding this ourselves!) but more importantly the atmosphere is pretty much exactly what we're looking for. On top of that, they have good food and good beer. Two very important criteria if you ask me.
So yeah, wedding plans are going pretty smoothly. Everything is falling into place on schedule and kinda-sorta-close-enough on budget as well. Life is good.
We spent Sat. hanging out with Horace as kind of a belated birthday celebration for me. He let me raid a stash of old heavy metal CDs and DVDs he was getting rid of so I'm now the proud owner of the Japanese import versions of Manowar's Warriors of the World album (it's got a bonus track and nicer packaging) and Motley Crue's Too Fast For Love (it was an important part of my youth) among a ton of other stuff. From his place we went to the village for some DVD shopping and BBQ. Good times and the perfect weather for strolling around the lower part of Manhattan.
Aside from that, we had a good trip back to Canada earlier this month. It was great to see everyone as always and we found an alternate route that shaved a good hour off of the trip due to traffic flow. Hooray for that.
Oh and I chopped off all my hair. It was getting too hot so I took the clippers to it.
That's all for now.