Monthly Archives: October 2006

Seth's Wedding

So I went to Seth's wedding yesterday. As far as I can remember, that's the first wedding I've been to since I was like five or six years old. I wasn't really sure what to expect.

First of all, I ended up being a little late because traffic was worse than I expected. I forgot it's a Canadian holiday weekend (Thanksgiving), so the roads were packed full. Windows Live Local said it would take 21 minutes to get there… it was more like 30-35 minutes. But I did finally get there.

I sort of randomly guessed where in the park the wedding was taking place, and happened to guess correctly. Seth was standing in the doorway when I walked up, getting ready to start. I quickly grabbed a seat.

The ceremony was kinda fun. The preacher guy (whatever you call him) was really funny. While he was telling stories, Jennifer and Seth kept looking at eachother and smiling. It was so cool.

Afterword Jennifer and Seth disappeared for a while to get photos taken. An old friend from school, Rob Hall, was there, so I chatted with him the whole time. I'd been afraid there wouldn't be anyone I knew there, so it was good to see him. After a while the food was ready and everyone was eating and stuff. At some point Jennifer and Seth came and sat by me and Rob and we all talked for a bit. Seth was eating like a pig! It was crazy.

At one point Rob and I snuck out and helped “decorate” Seth's car with streamers and balloons and things. That was fun. Eventually, after the toast (Seth's brother, who did the toast said maybe next time this year he'll be an uncle… lol!), Jennifer and Seth got a ton of bird seed thrown at them and they took off.

I had a chance to meet Seth's mom and talk to her a bit. Apparently Seth has been telling her a lot about me. That shouldn't surprise me, I suppose, as I tell my parents about Seth too. His mom seemed really nice. I didn't get a chance to talk to his dad, though, unfortunately.

So yeah, anyway, that was fun. When I got home my sister insisted on taking a picture of me dressed nice… I'm sure that will get distributed widely in a short period of time. Meh.

Okay, time to go back to being bored now. I can't wait 'til Wednesday…

2007 MINI Cooper

The new 2007 MINI Cooper was revealed yesterday at a car show in France. It's not dramatically different at first glance, but really there's a whole lot they have changed about this car.

CarAndDriver.com has the full details including a large photo gallery.


Basically, almost every single thing about the car has changed in some very subtle way. For example, the headlights are now redesigned to include the turn signals within them, and are attached to the body instead of the bonnet (hood). The bonnet apparently has holes in it for the lights to fit through. The shape of it is slightly different, but hardly noticeable. The radiator air intake area on the front appears to be somewhat larger. The interior is a completely different style, although they've left the big gauge in the very center of the dash. It looks to me like they've lifted the front end a little higher off the ground. That's a very good thing — trust me.

I think if the dealer was a little closer and there wasn't a six-month waiting period, I'd get me one of these. 🙂