It Is Done

No, not the book.  The family affair that kept us all in massed confusion for the last couple of months. Or at least the first part of the project is accomplished.  It was yesterday, but only today have we had the time to get to a computer.  These things are exhausting.

RES, the dastardly wallaby (and other stories) demanded pictures.  well, the Hoyts being the Hoyts we forgot the camera at our lodgings.

There will be pictures later, by the by.  For now, it was lovely.  It went on very well and we’re very happy.

You may hum Sunrise Sunset now.

 

96 responses to “It Is Done

  1. One presumes professional photographers were engaged for the event?

    Harrumph.

    Glad y’all are safely back home and the wedding coupled without notable incident.

  2. Who bothers with a camera any more? Nobody had a phone?!

    • I can take pictures on my phone. but because I’m paranoid I haven’t connected it to my email, blog or facebook. So I can take pictures and put them in the phone, but that’s it. I didn’t.

      • Well, it’s not paranoia if someone is out to get you, so….

        • A note: It can still be paranoia even when someone is out to get you. Paranoia is more a simple false feeling — it is an inappropriate processing of the information available to you.

          Definition from Oxford dictionaries online:

          a mental condition characterized by delusions of persecution, unwarranted jealousy, or exaggerated self-importance, typically elaborated into an organized system. It may be an aspect of chronic personality disorder, of drug abuse, or of a serious condition such as schizophrenia in which the person loses touch with reality.

      • To be perfectly clear, I don’t actually care about pictures — it is merely one of those socially secure things to demand of the joining families, and a thing that doesn’t require a 2K-word AAR.

        Putting up pictures would have allowed the Mother of the Bride’s Groom to slack off another day before having to re-engage the word-sausage engines.

        Wedding pictures are preferable to the 20,000 slide Power Point presentation of a Grand Canyon vacation.

        I heartily endorse not using your phone to take pictures. I have used my phone’s camera to take pictures only a few times, once to document early blooming trillium up on the Blue Ridge and all other occasions involved cats.

      • I can use a USB cable and get pictures off my Android phone onto my Linux computer. Probably works with Windows too. No idea how Cult of the Fruit phones work.

        • Yes. Manually connect phone and Windows based laptop via cable, and turn on USB connection on phone. Access to pictures via File Explorer; easily copy or move. Ditto on not knowing how Cult of the Fruit connects to either Windows or their own platforms.

          • Cult of the Fruit computer doesn’t get Android phones. There is supposed to be a program which helps it to access the phone, but so far I haven’t got that thing to work. Maybe the computer is just too snobby.

            (What can I say? My first couple of computers were hand-me-downs, so I got used to that particular system. Didn’t care to change. There isn’t that much difference to Windows today, maybe, but I still prefer to use what I am most familiar with)

        • Ours is Android, but is weird. Also I never cared enough to go that far. I just use a digital camera. It has more options for light/etc.

        • Works with Android (phone, Kindle, etc.) to Mac also, and vice versa. So I can edit pics from phone or digital camera on computer and move selected ones back to the Phone or Phires. All via USB. 😉

  3. RES, the dastardly wallaby

    Gee, I now think I ought start a line of plushies.

    The problem, of course, is preventing the manufacturer from installing the Spring Surprise in every abdomen.

  4. Professor Badness

    “You may hum Sunrise Sunset now.”
    Just Hum?
    Come on, we can be a lot louder than that?
    Or are we talking about getting structural vibration going?

  5. Congratulations on being a mother-in-law.

    I hope your daughter-in-law realizes how lucky she is to get someone like you in said role.

  6. Professor Badness

    “You may hum Sunrise Sunset now.”
    Just Hum?
    Come on, we can be a lot louder than that!
    Or were you in reference to structural vibration?

  7. Mazal tov! (Which has special resonance for SF types, as you probably already know.)

    • First words I heard after my citizenship ceremony 😉

    • Better and safer than Mabel Toss. Mabel, she gets SOOOOOO ANGRY.

      • From Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, Chapter 2, The Pool of Tears:

        Alice took up the fan and gloves, and, as the hall was very hot, she kept fanning herself all the time she went on talking: “Dear, dear!  How queer everything is to-day!  And yesterday things went on just as usual.  I wonder if I’ve been changed in the night?  Let me think: was I the same when I got up this morning?  I almost think I can remember feeling a little different.  But if I’m not the same, the nest question is, Who in the world am I?  Ah, that’s the great puzzle!”  And she began thinking over all the children she knew, that were of the same age as herself, to see if she could have been changed for any of them.

        “I’m sure I’m not Ada,” she said, “for her hair goes in such long ringlets, and mine doesn’t go in ringlets at all: and I’m sure I can’t be Mable, for I know all sorts of things, and she, oh! she knows such a very little!  Besides, she’s she, and I’m I, and — oh dear, how puzzling it all is!  I’ll try if I know all the things I used to know.  Let me see: four times five is twelve, and six is thirteen, and four times seven — oh dear!  I shall never get to twenty at that rate!  However, the Multiplication Table don’t signify: let’s try Geography.  London is the capital of Paris, and Paris is the capital of Rome, and Rome — no, that’s all wrong.  I’m certain!  I must have been changed for Mable!  …”

  8. Sunrise: 6:48 AM
    Sunset: 7:33 PM

    Hard to hum.

    Oh, that Sunrise, Sunset!

    Sunrise, sunset
    Sunrise, sunset
    Swiftly fly the years
    One season following another
    Laden with happiness and tears
    and so on.

    Congratulations to the happy couple, and to you on achieving Mother-in-Lawhood!

  9. Congratulations

  10. Christopher M. Chupik

    Glad to hear that things went well. Long life and happiness to the new bride and groom.

  11. Paul (Drak Bibliophile) Howard

    Actually, I think Sarah deserves This: https://www.allmusicals.com/lyrics/idoido/whenthekidsgetmarried.htm

    😀

    • Hard to go wrong with Robert Preston and Mary Martin


      From the less successful follow-up by the team that gave us The Fantasticks.

  12. Okay, nobody has asked the question yet.
    When are you going to be a grandmother?
    /ducks

    • I suspect not any time soon. it will be at least a year before Robert is in a money-earning position, and they’re responsible, level-headed people. Until then I have the practice grandchildren acquired by “adopting” their father as an adult.

  13. Did Mom choke up, just a little bit? I remember when my eldest daughter got married, I was a little emotional during the rehearsal, but during the actual ceremony, I was pretty much all business. Maybe it was because I had been entrusted with a few miscellaneous tasks that morning.

    • Dad cried. Mom has issues crying in public.
      HOWEVER this morning, in car to airport (where we’re stuck, so posting is difficult as net VERY slow) husband started singing Sunset Sunrise and I burst in tears. Eh. Don’t know why. Was very happy.

    • That merits an encore …


      Same show, different song.

      • This show would be declared hate Speech if revived today …

        Them bones, them bones
        Gonna rise again
        Gonna excercise a franchise again
        Gonna tax us up to our eyes again
        When he gets them off of their thigh bone

        [SNIP]

        The money that they taxes us
        That’s known as revenue
        They compound up collaterals
        Subtracts the residue

        Don’t worry about the principal
        And interest it incrues
        They’re shipping all that stuff to foreign lands
        The country’s in the very best of hands

        Critics in 1956 thought the lyrics too smart for the characters — proof that New Yorkers were parochial then as now.

        • Speaking of New Yawkers, Insty linked to an LA-slimes foodie article about finding something to eat in NYC. Seems fitting. (To be honest, I don’t want to set foot in either city. Visited LA several times over the years, only have been in upstate New York. Flyover country for the win.)

          https://www.latimes.com/food/la-fo-nyc-restaurant-scene-april-fools-2019-story.html

          • Best places I’ve ever eaten were found while driving through flyover country, rolling a ten-sided dice to pick a random Interstate exit, and going up whatever that road was until we got to an eatery. (Ohio, for some reason, seemed to be a particularly rich place for such.)

            • I used to do a cross-country drive from the Left coast to the Midwest every few years. There are some decent places not too far from exits. Usually. (Grand Island, Nebraska, I had to drive some 7 miles north of the freeway to the town for food. IIRC, there might have been a minimart at one of the exits, but there was a lot of swampy land between I-80 and the city.)

              • Louisiana, where the average gas station has better food than a high-end sit-down restaurant in the rest of the nation. There was a reason I got well over 250, likely pushing 300 pounds (maybe over?), when I was doing the route salesman routine.

            • Because everybody has to come through here, and a lot.of folks settled here.

        • One of the reasons why I expatriated from New York to New Hampshire. Although it’s still a blue state thanks to immigration from across the borders with Vermont and Massachusetts.

      • And that’s less true now than when the film was made. }:-(

  14. Congratulations to everyone involved!

  15. That’s why I’ve been avoiding invoking thy presence on Facebook or otherwise bugging you because you don’t need to come back to 500 messages about cats.

  16. Yeah! Bravo! Brava! Mazael Tov! *throws tuna-n-rice casserole*

    • Casserole? Silly puss! For weddings the tradition (ungh) is to throw (uhn) rice!

      (Boy! Those fifty pound bags are hard to hoist. I just ain’t the wallaby I used tuh be.)

      • That’s why you load them into the carpapult. Then you use the orbital defense lasers to open the sacks.

  17. congrats to all involved, may the couple live in joy and happiness.

    • (Pictures reactions from $Dog1, $Dog2 and $SPOUSE. Shudders at the carnage.) There’s a lot of nope in that there Nerf.

  18. Congrats!

  19. Donald Stephens

    “… we forgot the camera at our lodgings.”

    Oh well. Memory is the second thing to go.

  20. May the new Mrs. Hoyt be very happy with her fabulous husband!

    And may the old Mrs. Hoyt get back to writing novels so that we can all send her our money!

  21. Congrats!!!! To everyone. Now. Go forth and rest a bit.

  22. O frabjous day!

  23. Please extend my congratulations to the newly official couple, and wish them a long and happy partnership.

  24. Richard Mcenroe

    You can connect phone to computer by USB cable.

  25. Congratulations to all involved!

  26. Others have said it first, but ‘Congratulations’ and may they be blessed and fortunate enough to understand it.

  27. It’s a good excuse not to have anniversary arguments.

  28. Richard Mcenroe

    “Honey, what is that nurse doing in the shower?”
    “April Fool, honey! Here, I brought Chinese!”

  29. Malvina Reynods wrote this song, but there are covers by Diana Ross, the Kingston Trio, Harry Belafonte, The Brothers Four, Perry Como, and many others.


    Is the song any different if the person addressed is a girl? The cat’s still in the cradle, ennit?

  30. Congrats to them!

  31. Congratulations and best wishes for happy futures for everyone involved!