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Tuesday, January 11, 2005

Laissez les bons-temps roulez!

This weekend I am heading down to New Orleans to see my roommate from the Naval Academy, Melanie, for the first time in almost 2 1/2 years. A lot has happened to both of us in that time: Mel went off to flight school, got engaged to Shane, who she had been dating since our sophomore year, got married to Shane soon after, got her wings, moved to Oklahoma... I have gone to SWOS, gotten to the ship, done a 7 month deployment complete with workups and SWO board, and now am about to transfer again. Thats a lot. But one thing hasnt changed, and thats the fact that when I see her this weekend, its going to be just like old times. Except for the whole married part. I was thinking about this as I was reading the comments on some of my other posts, and I was re-reading my post yesterday about marriage. The real reason for the trip this weekend was supposed to be for Mel and Shane's wedding. As I said before, theyre already married. The wedding ended up being slightly sooner and slightly more private (like justice of the peace private) to facilitate military co-location, so instead of having another wedding, they decided to keep the original date and let everyone come down to New Orleans, Mel's home town, and celebrate the first year of their marriage with them. What a neat idea. It makes me feel better about the whole thing yesterday- yes, there are plenty of people out there who actually do get married because they like each other, and want to share it with the people they care most about. And what better way to share that love than to offer up a weekend of rock star partying in one of the greatest party cities in the world?

1 comment:

Mollina said...

Here's to a much-deserved Rock Star Weekend! Just don't do anything that I wouldn't do, and never forget the golden rule of Rock Star Weekends abroad (i.e. not in your own city) - what happens in New Orleans, stays in New Orleans! Have a hurricane for me!