All set... ish...

So, here starteth my last day's work as a single bloke. The next morning I need to go to work (if you don't count later on this morning, after I've been to bed) it'll be with a resized-but-still-not-really-sure-if-it-fits ring on my wedding finger, if I haven't managed to lose it on a South African beach by then.

The arrangements have been anything but smooth, and I'm vaguely regretting not having a stag night1, but otherwise (largely thanks to Julie) things are about as organised as they're going to be before Saturday week. Speaking as someone who's actually never much liked weddings2 or churches, and hates being the centre of attention, it's fair to say it's taken me a while to warm to the idea of combining all three into the one day, but I'm quite sure the end will justify the means!

Now, back to all that pesky work stuff I need to finish before I disappear for a month...

1Most of the people I'd have wanted to invite are scattered too thinly and widely around the planet to have any chance of attracting a critical mass, stag nights in Dublin aren't quite so appealing when you live here and have to wade through scores of them any night you go into town, and the majority of frat house stag night antics have never held much allure for me anyway. As many pints as I could squeeze in at GUADEC was the closest I managed instead, but I'd have been having those anyway, and there wasn't exactly much chance of a final fling there now, was there? :o)

2Don't ask me why, I've just always had a strange aversion to them-- I won't even watch them in films or on the telly, if I can avoid it!

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Congrats! I wish you and yours all the best.

P.S. I've discovered that the ring will shrink to fit, burn on occasion (when temptation strikes), and binds forever. Kinda like some other famous rings... :-)

Posted by Richard Elling on August 31, 2006 at 05:54 PM GMT+00:00 #

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