Wedding, Reflections, Live Sound, and School

The days have been interesting leading up to my intensive classes. Post somewhat a bit of random thoughts and tech and wedding stuff

my brother with a sword

Phil prior to marriage

My brother Philip got married to Carol in St Louis. I ended up getting more gadgets like a video camera and bringing more cables and tech stuff than clothes in weight to be prepared. Always nice to have things ready to go like cables whether they be rca to 1/8 inch or hdmi or random connectors. So in bringing all this stuff and preparing for the slideshow, I guess my mind somehow slipped the fact that I needed to bring a dress shirt as I thought my brother was trying to match up colors or whatever beyond the suit I was bringing. A bit of miscommunication and assumption I guess but luckily our torso/neck and shoulder sizing are relatively close and I was able to borrow one of his other ones once I got over to St Louis at his place.

After hitting up the bachelors party which was pretty tame the night I came in, I ended up prepping the next day and going around to Phil’s place, the store, restaurant, Church, and then a rehearsal dinner thing. Didn’t make it out to the restaurant to test out the A/V for slideshow and what not until the morning of the wedding which definitely cuts it close with little contingency. Luckily things were relatively simple to connect despite the odd placement of 2 unlinked flat screen TVs in the front and one in the back and not knowing the overall equipment the DJ was bringing. After a few tests, slideshow and other random things were ready to go and I headed off to get ready for the wedding.

wedding rehearsal

wedding rehearsal

So people have been asking me how was the wedding and what not and I guess it all went kind of fast even from the rehearsal to the actual ceremony. Maybe it was sleep deprivation or just how surreal it felt (I can imagine it being that much worse? for Phil), but it went pretty quickly overall. Not really the super emotional type like my dad or anything and I guess just steady in terms of my emotions overall? Pretty happy overall I suppose that my brother got married and getting another sister although it has not fully sunk in yet probably due to the distance as he’s been in St Louis for around 10 years now. Anyhow, it was entertaining and fun dancing around and what not getting to see family and friends. Amusing DDing and just chilling and seeing people from different walks of life all converging again after all this time. Ended up averaging probably 5 or 6 something hours there per night and just felt like an old man as I took the rest of the week once I got back to recover and rest up. As a reminder from an article “The Costly Loss of Praise,” a big praise to God for my brother and Carol’s marriage and that everything went relatively smoothly overall.

random watermelon cutting

random watermelon cutting

Anyhow, I doubt anyone will read this far but it has been interesting lately with school and life. Ended up doing well in the spring quarter and got decent grades despite all the craziness that went on around 2-3 weeks before finals. I had multiple people come up trying to set things up for me from different parts of my life and it was almost like getting kicked into gear. Overall kind of strange, and I questioned God why now during the craziness leading up to finals and the wedding so shall see if there are any answers following up in the coming weeks or months maybe. Anyhow got looped into helping prepare some audio / video tech training sessions for church and doing a session at some point on live sound so that should be interesting I guess how that all goes eventually as it is in some planning and curriculum work. Started up summer intensives this past week and it has been pretty good so far despite having a ton of reading. Lectures by Chuck Gutenson in my Systematic Theology 2 class have been pretty awesome and logical and will just need to keep up with all the reading and writing overall. Well a not so quick update overall I suppose on life and tech, so until the next post of craziness.

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