Tuesday, October 17, 2006

Luke's Wedding

October 14th was my good friend Luke's wedding. We were a little worried about the weather since it was cold and windy at the rehearsal Friday. The day ended up being beautiful though. Luke and Megan were married in front of the Carmel city hall.

Friday night at the rehearsal dinner, Luke gave the groomsmen Colts flasks with our names engraved on them. It's a pretty awesome gift, and useful. We carried them in our tuxedos all day. They came in handy for the preceremony jitters, during car rides and any other times when we didn't have access to alcohol.

After the ceremony we all rode around in a stretch hummer. We stopped by Marsh and bought several bottles of champaign to celebrate.

Here are Luke and Megan as husband and wife. The reception was awesome. We all did a lot of dancing and I got to see a lot of old friends from high school.

It looks like I don't have any pictures of me on my camera, but I assure you I was stunning.

Thursday, October 05, 2006

A Little Birdy Told Me

I stopped by the park after work today to listen to the birds. As I walked to my spot, I didn't hear or see any. I thought maybe they had all migrated. After getting to my spot, I sat for awhile without any action. Then a group of birds flew through my spot. I could hear them calling as they came. One of them landed on the tree across the stream. I'm happy to say that I was able to identify it on the spot as a Tufted Titmouse. I looked through my bird book the night before so I remembered what it looked like.

Just as I turned to leave, I saw a small sparrow-like bird fly into the bushes toward me from the open field. Seconds later I heard a high pitched note from another bird. I immediately thought someone is coming in 2 minutes. I got 2 minutes from the Bird Language cds I've been listening to. It's about the time it takes a person to walk to where the bird is that gave the alarm.

I don't really like to be seen coming and going from my sit spot. People might be suspicious of someone walking into or out of the bushes. The scout in me also likes to hide from people.

So I decided I would wait for 2 minutes before leaving. Not long after the alarm I heard the sound of a man yelling at his dog coming closer. About 2 minutes later they were pretty close. The man was throwing a frisbee to his dog so they were actually running around the whole field area, but they definitely came in my direction.

It was cool to know that someone was coming 2 minutes ahead of time without even having to hear or see them for myself.