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Whole lotta labia.

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[Nov. 3rd, 2006|12:44 pm]
Whole lotta labia.
There were countless people who made my wedding wonderful, I couldn't even begin to thank them all (but I'm going to take a stab at it later), and I know I can't ever thank them enough. But in the whirlwind of that day there was one moment when I knew that no matter what else happened, it was going to be a great party.

I took my laptop to the sound engineer and he hooked it up to the DJ deck and plugged it in to the power strip and this mild but noticeable hum filled the room. He said "What's that?" and I said "I think it's the laptop." He said "Are you sure?" But I knew, because it does the same thing when I try to plug it into the AC adaptor in the car and run the sound through the car speakers (I listen to audiobooks like that). I unplugged the laptop power and the sound went away. "See?" I said. And I almost started to cry.

The sound engineer said "Not to worry, that happens sometimes with the power in old buildings." He reached into a bag and pulled out a grey grounding plug, he plugged the laptop into it and the whole thing into the power strip and the hum vanished. He started the cocktail hour soundtrack and the room filled with gorgeous big band sounds and my laughter.

Years of experience had taught him to pack just a few extra things. He might never need them but if he ever *did* they'd be the only thing that would work. He brought that experience and care to my party, even though he wasn't getting paid for it, and thanks to him the sound of Corelli's Adagio went up into the rafters as I walked down the aisle, Great Big Sea was both great and *big*, and people danced all night.

My brother is one of the most generous, thoughtful, and professional people I know, and he gave me those things as a gift last week. I can never thank him enough.

Today? Is his birthday. Happy Birthday, Greg.
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[User Picture]From: wizardglick
2006-11-03 07:14 pm (UTC)

Besides being a wonderful story, that's a pretty good tip.

(Says he who is busy building his "geek kit").
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[User Picture]From: slightlytricky
2006-11-04 01:21 am (UTC)
And he does one awesome monkey dance.

*bakes pie cake*
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