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I said I was bad at routinely blogging.  No one is reading this anyway.  So no one is really missing it. 

Either way, it was a busy weekend of Pride festivities and working a major, deadly hurricane so posting my thoughts on life had to take a backseat. 

Matthew killed a lot of people. Over 800 in Haiti and I believe as of tonight 23 or 28 people in the US. I think about those that lost their lives, and of the people that we may have saved. 

There's only so much you can do as a disseminator of information.

Interspersed with my coverage of a deadly hurricane was the festivities of Atlanta Pride weekend. I missed the most of the Aquarium kick-off party but I caught the tail end. It was still fun.  

Saturday I helped set up the tents in Piedmont park with the crew and spent a few minutes chilling in the shade on the lawn. Pretty windy day, due to Matthew's proximity. Pressure gradient was pretty decent in the Southeast on Saturday. 

Leaving the park. It was about 12:30pm. People still arriving.
On Saturday, after a night of partying for everyone else, we all walked from a friend's house to the park and set up the tents and food for the day. I hung around for a bit and then went off for work.  I met up with everyone after a libation filled afternoon in the park. Thankfully every one was still good to go and we walked over to a local bar and enjoyed the night. I really haven't felt like drinking hard-core in a long time. Saturday night was no exception.  We had a good time, and I drove home.

Pretty awesome that a church in midtown Atlanta was flying a rainbow flag

Brunch at the Georgian Terrace with the crew. 

It looked like Claude the Weather Underground cloud pouring out rainbows
On Sunday we enjoyed the parade and then went down toward the park to hang with other friends and have a drink. After literally ONE drink we hung for a bit and then I was ready to go.  I wanted to go home and work in the back yard on a dogwood stump. My neighbor is going to be coming over tomorrow morning with his landscape company and grading our yard and planting grass seed. I'm stoked.

The REALLY great news is that our next potential surrogate's medical records are ready to be sent to our IVF clinic. Here's hoping that review of her records goes well!  Pictures of our back yard being torn up coming as well. Here's a little "before" photo.
The grass is brown and dead and ready to be torn up!


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