Weddings and funerals

The last time I saw my cousin and his wife may very well have been at their wedding. Seven years later, for a funeral of sorts. And that’s just crazy. I love my cousin. I even like New Jersey. Most of the trouble is the flights… four hours to get there, a two hour time shift… Day One is blown from the get-go. Day Last is similar. So four days is kind of the minimum. But then… I want to see my sister. My cousin. My uncle and grandmother. Manhattan. Ikea. Now I’m spending a week couch-surfing through New Jersey, and hello? That is NOT a relaxing vacation.

My last trip to NJ, in October, was spent in Brigantine, near Atlantic City. Lovely, but not “home.” My cousin lives near Sussex, which is about an hour northwest from where I grew up. Geologically and topographically, though, it looks a lot like home. Rolling hills, rock outcroppings, canopies of trees. Considerably more wild turkeys running through the yard than I remember, though. 🙂

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5 Replies to “Weddings and funerals”

  1. Have I mentioned how much I dislike the new, “improved” WordPress media manager? Hmmmm? Grumble, grumble. Repaired now, and thank you for alerting me to the problem.


  2. I too dislike the new media manager… In part because the new flash based media uploader doesn’t work right under linux and I actually had to install a different plugin to re-enable to original uploader…


  3. I hear ya on the losing-a-day bit. I just arrived in NJ a few hours ago. I got up early and got on a plane in Denver just after breakfast – next thing I know I’m landing at dinner time to enjoy a crappy rush hour at Newark.

    I did drive by the Empire in Parsippany and I decided to have dinner there at least once this week.


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