It is a little alarming to look back at excerpts from my blog going back ten years and seeing what I was doing in early June. Here are some actual snippets from the blog, 2004-2014.

June 9, 2004 – Crashing a high school graduation party.
Last Sunday Kyla came over and she, Jason, Travis, and I went out for dinner and to the Mall of America. Afterwards we all went to Patrick’s sister’s high school graduation party, and later a gentleman’s club.

June 2, 2005 – Sunday night apartment party goes crazy.
…Later, Bobs Pflugh, Mike Carlson, and several others came by for some mild partying. Noise levels were raised to an extreme high at one point, causing neighbors to threaten to call the police. I of course was sleeping while all of this happened, but was quickly woken up when everyone piled into my room at 2am to yell (sing) country songs. Then I was able to witness the stream of random strangers piling into the house.

June 6, 2006 – Pumped for buffet on a boat.
At Microboards, it’s business as usual. A lot of my work lately has been dealing with the Microboards University session coming up in a couple weeks. I’m in charge of making sure our clients get here and have a hotel and stuff. I also am in charge of a boat cruise on Lake Minnetonka the night of the 22nd. Yes, it’s a yacht-type boat with an open bar and all-you-can-eat buffet. So I’m pretty pumped for that.

June 2, 2007 – Gioelli birthday at Restaurant Miami.
Friday night after work I rolled on over to Uptown Minneapolis for Brian Gioelli’s 26th birthday party. Brian, a co-worker of Liz Burke, introduced me to the roller derby this winter. Brian rented out the VIP room of the new 80’s themed Restaurant Miami. There were free appetizers and drinks for all, and before long his VIP section was swarming with guests and the dance floor was hoppin’.

June 6, 2008 – Alex and Ann get married.
Saturday was the big day for Alex and Ann. We had a big brunch to complement the big supper the night before, and early in the afternoon I headed down to the church for pictures. The wedding started at 5, and I damn near passed out in the insanely hot church. The church was tiny and packed with a hundred people with no fan, and I was standing for a half hour in my tuxedo. I was sweating so profusely that I garnered most of the congregation’s attention. Everyone afterwards told me they feared for my life.

June 3, 2009 – Booking stuff for our wedding.
Today I booked the limo for the wedding, which of course will take me, Lauren, and our bridesmaids and groomsmen from the church to the reception hall, with stops in between for pictures and perhaps a bar or two… very standard. Also, we just got the tuxes figured out last weekend, and I ordered my monocle.

June 3, 2010 – Softball Team Earns Rare Win.
The bats were out in full force Monday evening at Bryn Mawr Park as our Beagle Brigade team easily defeated Extra Lettuce, 15-5 in Minneapolis Co-ed D-League softball action. It was the first legitimate victory of the year for the team, after winning once by forfeit and playing to a 12-all tie last week.

June 4, 2011 – Thinking about taking a new job in Texas.
Yesterday, I was offered a good job in Austin, Texas at a well-know golf manufacturer, doing website stuff. It may be a little over my head, but I think I could catch on quickly, and the salary is a tiny bit higher than what I make now. Yes, if I took the job, we would have to move to Texas. What are we to do?

June 4, 2012 – Astros game with friends.
Anyway, we all went to Houston for the weekend to catch the Astros game vs. the Reds. We had a hotel room downtown near the park, great for walking everywhere. Aside from the game being exciting, there weren’t really any great stories from the trip. We probably drank way too much, but again without having to drive anywhere or worry about Baxter for a night, we let a bit loose!

June 3, 2013 – Tax mix-up.
I received a letter in the mail today stating my taxes were two months overdue and fines were accumulating. Knowing very well that I had in fact paid our taxes, I sat on the phone with the IRS for another two hours, speaking to various people about the predicament. Luckily I had the wrong social security number handy to give them, and sure enough, it had counted towards someone else’s taxes.

June 3, 2014 – Today.
Tonight we head downtown for another night of birthing classes. And I ordered a replacement phone battery and temperature-controlled pillow on Amazon.