trish bendix

Let’s take this chance and make this love feel relevant

Posted in Uncategorized by trishbendix on February 18, 2008

My sister is now a married woman, and I am one experience richer, having attended marriage court early on a Saturday morning. There were whole wedding parties and brides in jeans and brides in veils. There was a cute Korean couple who kept holding each other and reciting their vows while waiting in line. Kate kept saying, “It’s not that serious!” but she was nervous, and so was Kevin. Their five minute “ceremony” was everything they need for now.

We brunched at Feast afterward, and celebrated the new addition to our family. My mom commented on having a “handsome black” son-in-law now, and Kevin looked at me and said, “I’m black?” Later on, he encouraged Jamie to buy some Adidas sneakers from Akira and taught her how to wear them “like a G.”

That evening, Jamie and I went to say goodbye to our friend Alicia, who is leaving for Zambia for two years in the Peace Corps. Alicia and I have known each other since college, where we had several journalism classes and worked on the school paper together. We didn’t grow close until working together, though, and I will miss her while she’s on her incredible journey, helping build school curriculum for a third world country. Candace came in from Ohio to say goodbye, and we were able to catch up with some other old friends doing well for themselves. We closed the Grafton down and said our goodbyes. I can’t wait to send her her first care package.

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  1. j said, on February 18, 2008 at 7:04 pm

    it was quite an eventful day. your mom IS so open-minded. 😉

  2. jenny said, on February 19, 2008 at 3:28 am

    oh man…sorry if ali and i were wastedtown usa when we were leaving! i spent sunday puking! winner! anyway, let’s hang out again soon, but this time please pry the the shots from my hand.


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