Lauren and I are beginning to think about where we should go on our honeymoon. We’re thinking we’ll hold off until December when it’s cold and we’ll be more excited to get away. And we’re also thinking it will be some sort of tropical destination, hopefully something all-inclusive. Beyond that, we haven’t narrowed it down much more. My initial suggestion of Uruguay has basically been stricken from consideration, and Lauren’s step-brother very frankly said to me: “Trust me, you don’t want to go to Uruguay.” Probably would have been way too expensive anyway. If anyone has any great suggestions or personal experiences, feel free to leave a comment!

I also had the chance yesterday to talk to the wedding officiant, Aaron Rush, who I knew well from my DSU days. Rush was a fellow fourth floor resident, and we had hoped to find someone we knew to do the wedding. Other names that were floated around included Dick Poppen and Greg Van Heukelom. Sounds like Rush will be up in August and we’ll take in a Twins game and discuss plans further.

I am planning on going to the gym once again tonight, which will be my fifth straight day. I weighed in at 244 Monday night, my new low. My initial goal of 235 by the wedding seems very attainable as I’m already 75% of the way there. 235 is what I weighed when I graduated college before I spent 96% of my day sitting in front of a computer.

Plans are starting to come together for the 4th of July weekend. Lauren and I will head back to South Dakota for a few days and hang out. I tossed around the idea of camping one of the nights, maybe even on the way there, and going fishing for something to do. I can’t remember having gone fishing since the late 90s. We may also take in the Willow Lake city festivities on the 4th, something I haven’t done in about nine years. Looks like we’ll miss out on seeing the Krogman family again, though.

In some very unrelated news, I am really happy with our local NBA team, who has disappointed badly ever since Kevin Garnett left town. When the Timberwolves hired David Kahn as the new GM a couple weeks back, there were a lot of groans and a lot of unenthusiasm. He didn’t seem like he was their top choice; he was just the one guy who didn’t take his name off the list of candidates. But I gotta hand it to Kahn, because he’s already succeeded in one thing—people are paying attention to the team again. With the draft coming up tomorrow and the Wolves holding on to four first-round picks, it will be very interesting to see what happens. Kahn yesterday made a big trade with Washington that sent Mike Miller and Randy Foye to the Wizards for three players I’ve never heard of and the #5 pick. I bet the Wolves trade their 5 and 6 picks to move up even further so they can take Ricky Rubio or Hasheem Thabeet.

I also found out today that the Oscars will now have ten Best Picture nominees each year.  I am not sure if I’m thrilled with that or not, but that’s the format used up until 1943.

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