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Oct. 14th, 2012 @ 09:57 pm Wedding & paper
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Thursday was the wedding of luna_puella and xjohanx. We were invited, and we had a super-good time! It turned into some sort of geekfestnl reunion, with people we hadn't spoken to in years. Also fun to see them in their sunday best! :)
Kinda weird to see a girl you know as a fifteen-year old awkward adolescent all grown up in a wedding gown, but we got over that pretty quickly when we saw how happy she and her groom were! Good times were had by all. (And of course we made a reception album for the couple!)

We stayed at a hotel that was only two steps away from the party location, so we didn't have to drive the hour home afterwards. In the morning, we had breakfast with both sets of parents, which was fun. Then we walked around the village for a bit, before making tracks to pick up zolphia. We had tea with a piece of home-baked brownie -- though it seemed only a small piece, it was rather... filling.
And then we went to Rijswijk, to see part of the Paper Biennal 2012. It was still on our list to check out, and zolphia wanted to come with us to see the exhibit (apparently we were suitably enthusiastic two years ago) and also to see 'how we visit museums'...

The museum is in the old city centre of Rijswijk. One of the ticket ladies tried to charm zolphia out of her necklace, but that didn't work out as intended. We hung our coats and went to explore the museum. Most of it was very interesting, with paper playing a major role in the pieces. One of the aims of the exhibitions is to show how versatile paper is, and that was a success. There were scultures of paper maché, sculptures of rolled paper, but also papercuts, paper constructions and 'combat paper' which is made from old US army uniforms...
I find it hard to choose a favourite from the pieces, and I heartily recommend the exhibition!

When we emerged from the museum, it was way past lunch-time, so we ducked into a café for a sandwich and something to drink. We had through we'd also visit the second part of the exhibition, in Museum Meermanno in The Hague, but by the time we were done with lunch it was well past 15:00. This being a Friday just before a week-long school-holiday, the evening traffic was sure to be busy, and I wanted to be home before then. So we decided to drop zolphia off at home and go home ourselves. Even so, we got in a few traffic jams before we got home!

The wedding was lovely, and the day afterwards was lovely as well -- and the weekend hadn't even started yet! Good times.
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From:sbslink
Date:October 14th, 2012 09:48 pm (UTC)
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Sounds like you had a great time indeed. And it was fun to talk to you both in real life again ^^ Although I was a bit late informing my boyfriend that you were the one who wrote those Anime reviews I had him read. I only remembered he didn't know that when we were on the way home. He would have loved to talk to you about that.
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From:fub
Date:October 16th, 2012 05:52 pm (UTC)
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Well, there's always next time! I've promoted the idea of marriage to zolphia and alypat, so who knows? ;)
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From:zolphia
Date:October 16th, 2012 06:55 pm (UTC)
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Pfff... compared to the nudges and subtle hints from my colleagues, you're still an amateur.
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From:fub
Date:October 17th, 2012 09:05 am (UTC)
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But my tactic is not to tell you what you should do because it is expected of you -- clearly that doesn't work or you'd be married already. Rather, I pitched the idea why you would want to.
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From:zolphia
Date:October 15th, 2012 05:33 pm (UTC)
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home-baked brownie -- though it seemed only a small piece, it was rather... filling

Despite the additional filling, its main ingredients were still sugar & fat.
I blame evolution for making people love calories so much.

One of the ticket ladies tried to charm zolphia out of her necklace, but that didn't work out as intended.

Don't come between me and my bling.
But she made her comments in such a bizarre way, I was too flabbergasted to understand most of what she was saying. If I hadn't been so baffled, I could've mentioned the shop in Utrecht - they sell that particular necklace in every colour of the rainbow.

The Paper Biennal was great, saw lots of cool stuff. I'm thinking of bringing my mum along next time.
And it also made me curious about the Textile Biennal...
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From:fub
Date:October 16th, 2012 05:55 pm (UTC)
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But she made her comments in such a bizarre way, I was too flabbergasted to understand most of what she was saying.
It was indeed... weird. I'm sure it made sense in her own mind, but not anybody else's. :P

And it also made me curious about the Textile Biennal...
I didn't even know that there was a textile biennal! Let's check it out next year, shall we?
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From:bakenius
Date:October 16th, 2012 08:18 am (UTC)
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Nice to speak to you on Lydia's and Johan's wedding for the first time in what sure is about half a decade! :)
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From:fub
Date:October 16th, 2012 05:53 pm (UTC)
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Maybe we should make sure it won't take another five years until the next time.
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From:babarage
Date:October 17th, 2012 05:15 am (UTC)
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The reception album is beautiful!
And, by the by, where are klik's pictures of the bride (and groom)? :)
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From:fub
Date:October 17th, 2012 07:27 am (UTC)
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I don't think she took any -- there were enough photographers on duty! If you're curious what they looked like, here's a photo they posted the next day.
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From:klik
Date:October 20th, 2012 04:03 pm (UTC)
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I hate party photography!
That is, unless it's about lomographing ze blinken LEDs. ^_^
(Ben gek op de kermis.)
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From:babarage
Date:October 20th, 2012 07:31 pm (UTC)
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well I could hope since I rarely see you without a camera nearby and you did some shooting at our wedding :)
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From:klik
Date:October 20th, 2012 08:20 pm (UTC)
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True, that. Though I didn't shoot many at the restaurant. ^_^
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