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Is My GPS a Silly Prankster or Trying to Kill Me?

A few years ago, Dougie gave me a GPS unit as an anniversary gift. Be jealous, ladies. At the time, I accepted it with a mix of appreciation and bemusement. Ohhh, sure, I tend to get lost sometimes. Okay, a lot. Okay, I’ve actually gotten lost so many times that it’s become a running joke with my family. But an anniversary gift? Come on, man, where’s the romance?

Me with cute and practical, Dougie

Me with cute and practical, Dougie

The king of the practical gifts had struck again. Then he said, “So you can always find your way back home to me,” and I melted. Of course he was also probably thinking, “and cook for me, because I only know how to reheat leftovers” but still, the sentiment was there.

Countless times I’ve pressed the “Go Home” button simply because I had a full bladder and needed the most direct route to my bathroom. The GPS became my friend. I named her Jill. But now, I’m convinced Jill was simply trying to gain my trust – so she could KILL ME!

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Congratulations – Erin and Jason!

Watch it, now!

Right now my brother is on a beach in Florida ordering drinks with umbrellas, generously tipping the wait staff and admiring his new bride. On Friday, May 20th he married his best friend and mother of his 2-year-old son, Lucas.  Right now, I bet my brother is grinning ear to ear.

Two days later I’m still thinking about that night. People who attended the ceremony witnessed all the traditional elements of a well-planned wedding including a smartly-dressed wedding party, pretty cake adorned with gems and pearls, flower girls throwing petals for the bride and a toddling ring bearer who would’ve wandered aimlessly were it not for the junior ring bearer in charge of wrangling him. The wedding of Erin and Jason Gordon was stunning.

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