We’re at T minus 5 days and counting till our wedding, and just about all the prep work before actually getting to Vermont that can be done, has been. So now it’s just hold on tight, and deal with any unforeseens that show up at the last minute.
Today was my last real day of work before leaving for the wedding/honeymoon. I’ll be out of the office for 3 weeks, which will be a nice break from things, especially as this will be the first real vacation of the year. The interns are all clearing out now, so it will be quite a shock to get back to the office and have it be quiet. It’s pretty assured that I won’t really be touching the computer for things like blog updates until I get back, though the laptop will wander with me as a digital photo depo, as well as movie machine.
I’ve been watching a lot of Dr Who of late, mostly the 4th Doctor (Tom Baker). At the same time I’ve been reading a bunch about the history of Doctor Who. While I knew that Douglas Adams had been a script editor for Season 17 of Dr Who (and had written a couple of episodes), I finally put all the pieces together last night that the 2nd Romana was actually married to Tom Baker for a short while, but later ended up meeting Richard Dawkins at Douglas Adams 40th birthday party. After listening to The Salmon of Doubt earlier in the year, which Dawkins can be heard on, I had purchased Dawkins’ The Blind Watchmaker as Adams spoke so highly of it. While I had heard Dawkins mention meeting his wife at Adams party, all the pieces hadn’t fallen into place about how close that circle was until last night.
It has nothing to do with the wedding, other than giving me a pleasant distraction from any stress, but it was nice none the less.
Now I just need to figure out how to get my hands on some jelly babies…