My sister got married in May. After the ceremony, my job was to drive the happy couple to a special location on Lake Washington to shoot some extra photos. From there we had to drive to the U-District in Seattle for the reception.
Rick, my brother in law (as a Brazilian, he’s a man with coffee in his blood), said suddenly, “Do we have coffee at this reception?”
My sister and her husband realized that they might have another 3 or 4 hours of speeches, dinner, toasts, greeting, dancing, etc, before they would get a cup of coffee. This, of course, after hours of getting ready, taking photos, and the ceremony itself.
That was all the prompting I needed. I took them to Solstice on the Ave, where I used to study my Cervantes and my Lord Byron back in my college days. How many times do you see a beautiful 5’10” blonde woman in a flowing white wedding dress in the middle of a college café? That’s my sister for you. It runs in the family, see…
So when the newlywed-mobile rolled up to the reception, we all got out holding our americanos (extra shot, natch), and Rick and Jane-o powered through the festivities with a smile.
I’m in the San Francisco Bay Area this week, where it’s in the mid-90’s (???), where I’m shooting some instructional videos; from Wednesday to Friday I’m teaching a course on roast profiling, cupping, and sensory evaluation. Anticipating, “Teacher can we have class outside today?” we’re setting up an awning and folding chairs. A little delayed summertime, nice!