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What a day!

This morning was the Talla-Tech "Family Day" celebration at the Jr Museum. Weird to see people outside of work, and to see the president of our company in shorts. Definitely definitely weird.

My parents came, and we all talked with a coworker friend of mine Clayton and his girlfriend of four years Erinn, and a couple other people. My dad apparently enjoyed talking to Brian Unger, who is one of the ones who likes to make faces at my door. Actually, Clayton does too.

At the BBQ they had two big jumpy things for kids to play on... and for me to play on. I have pictures. Rather, my mother does, and she'll eventually send them to me. They also had food, sno-cones, and Talla-Tech cups for everyone. And dog tags and army bracelets, which I passed on. Plus free admission to the museum of course.

So after lunch and some socializing, my parents and I walked through the wildlife and farm animal areas. The Jr. Museum is zoo-like in one area, with birds of all sorts, panthers, bears, alligators, foxes, skunks, otters, deer, etc, and farm-like in the other area, set in the 1800s complete with cows, mules, pigs, goats, sheep, geese, turkeys, old houses and plantations, corn grinders and stuff. Both areas are really neat and I love looking at all the animals.

After my parents walked around with me, they left. I was planning on leaving soon too, but Katy (who is my coworker friend Jeremiah's wife) showed up, and she's really awesome, and then everyone (Katy, Clayton, Erinn, Dante, Will) was going to walk around together, so I went with them. Then Will (who isn't really part of their group, but a nice guy) left. Then Amber, Dante's wife who I worked at Camp Shalom with, showed up so we hung out with her for awhile, and talked for a bunch of time on the benches. Dante and Amber had to leave, and then the rest of us talked for awhile. And then when they closed, we left and then ended up talking in the parking lot for another hour.

Yeah. These people rock.

Then tonight they invited me to come to dinner with them (just the girls) so I just went to TGI Fridays with Katy, Amber, Erinn, and another girl named Brandy. Twas fabulous. We stretched dinner into almost three hours before Amber was passing out at the table, so we left. My lips are sealed about what was talked about at dinner, but let's just say I learned a bit too much about my coworkers (the girls' boyfriends/husbands). And by "a bit" I mean TONS.

Katy and Sabrina are going to start a playgroup for their sons (Katy and Jeremiah have a one-month old named Wesley). So that's cool. Groups intertwine. Plus all the boys in the group play D&D and Sab's husband Ken plays, so yay.

A bonus to making these friends is that they're older. Amber is 24, and the previous "baby" of the group.. Jeremiah is 27, Katy is 26. Clayton is 28, and I assume Erinn is around the same. Dante just turned 29. Therefore, Sean won't feel so weird around them like he does around my 21/22 year old friends. Plus, he used to be a D&D freak, so he'll fit right in.

Make new friends, but keep the old. One is silver and the other's gold.

P.S. Is anyone else having trouble with LJ time/backdating?


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Oct. 8th, 2006 08:55 am (UTC)
You're a good read.
Oct. 8th, 2006 03:23 pm (UTC)
thanks :)

how did you find my journal?
Oct. 9th, 2006 05:11 am (UTC)
yay for new friends! glad you had fun. These people...are Erinn and Katy from Tallahassee? Do you know their last names? I know Erinns and Katys of those ages.
Oct. 9th, 2006 11:09 am (UTC)
Katy is Katy Carter now, but I don't remember her maiden name. M something? She was a year below you at Godby. Erinn's last name I don't know either... but I can find out both of them today and get back to you.
Oct. 9th, 2006 11:15 am (UTC)
Katy McWilliams.

Erinn grew up far away (Michigan, maybe? and went to boarding school in Ft. Myers? it's all coming back to me). Last name still unknown, but probably unimportant for the likes of you.
Oct. 10th, 2006 05:23 pm (UTC)
LJ ate my post. I know Katy!! That's crazy she's married to Jeremiah. Say hi for me when you see her again (and congratulations on the baby!)
I thought Erinn might be Erinn McLarty who I went to elementary school with, but I guess not. It could also be possible that I know Clayton (if he went to Godby.) Is Brian Unger the brother of Jonathan Unger? You don't have to ask, I am not really sure where I know Jonathan from anyway. Small world.
Oct. 10th, 2006 06:03 pm (UTC)
Jonathan Unger is from camp Ramah. And no, unrelated. Katy knew you too, but not very well. I'll say hi for you.

Clayton went to Robert F Munroe. I think. Or is that only elementary? Anyway, he grew up in Greenville or whatever Green___ is near Quincy.
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