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Wedding Photos

Oh much to blog little energy with this flu I caught on my honeymoon!

The Cherlights: my friends chipped in and got me the ringmaster doll for my wedding! What a surprise! I love it!

I also want to talk about the end of the book Julie & Julia which I read on my honeymoon. I didn't like the book but I did feel the end related in some ways to this blog. I also can't wait to talk about the honeymoon: a drive up to Oregon and back. Between my mom's hometown, the dreary fishing & lumber village of Port Orford and the town to the north, Bandon, there is a Bono road. I remembered this from my childhood. There was also a local fishing boat called Half Breed.

Anyway, the wedding was quite fairy tale. And I'll describe it in detail as soon as possible.Here are some good pics:

Taken by our photographer Stephanie Howard

Our venue, the Redondo Beach Historic Library, taken by Stephanie Howard


Before the wedding, taken my by mother-in-law, Donna McCray

My groom and me behind the library, taken by Donna McCray

Our tables, taken by my boss, Marc Salvatierra

Father daughter dance to Sonny & Cher's "Turn Around", taken by Marc

Taken by Marc

Our table cards made to look like library card catalog files, taken by Dave Fein

Our seating cards made to look like library cards, taken by Marc Salvatierra

Taken by Stephanie Howard


We Can’t Turn Back Time and Make This IGYB Cover Any Better

If-I-Could-Turn So Cherkids, I’m leaving. And I’m going to be gone for a few weeks…like a few weeks meaning three.  Three whole weeks. Please don’t forget me when I’m gone. Please don’t buy an overabundance of Olivia Newton John albums. And please don’t take any wooden nickels. Just be good. Be safe. Is that too much to ask? I’ll getting married. By some miraculous stroke of universe functioning. So just keep it cool for a little bit. Okay?

But before I go, I do what to leave you with two small Cher items for discussion in your own small groups and committees:

I received this note from my friend Coolia a few days ago.

Subject: Top 40 1989

I was just listening to a countdown by the original VJs on Sirius radio from the top forty of this week in 1989. Cher came in at 38 with just like Jesse James and 35 with turn back time. The VJ said that turn back time reached #3. I thought it hit #1, no? Also they had a quote from Cher saying she didn't like Jesse James because it had too many lyrics

So I wrote back saying TBT, although one of Cher’s iconic hits, only made it into the top ten, reaching  #3. Although it did reach #1 on the Adult Contemporary Chart and it did hit #1 in Norway allegedly although I wasn’t there to confirm this. So why did it stall out at 3? Does anyone want to put forth a theory?Marrianebowie

This also passed my desk this week: David Bowie and Marianne Faithful singing IGUB.

I dig this crazy version, I really do...including the ending guitar riff, the nutty backups and Marianne’s muck ups.

…but “We won’t find out until we go?” Does he mean until we kick it? What are your thoughts?

Please discuss all Cher-matters with civility and respect for all diva-creeds. Larger things are happening in the world…like my wedding. :-)