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Draplin Design Co., North America
July 30, 2004
Posted at 11:19 AM

Thank God It’s Friday.

Thank someone for things like,

01. A smile from a girl.
02. The new Polyphonic Spree album.
03. A cool summer night.
04. A plane ticket to Colorado to see Rod tie the knot. (Congrats!)
05. Knowing mom and dad are coming out in a couple weeks.
06. Sending off a stack bills and feeling good about it.
07. Clean sheets.
08. New socks.
09. Being productive amongst friends.
10. Flat files.
11. Stars above.
12. A mint hookah at the Pied Cow with Ms. Cale.
13. A plane ticket to Burlington to see Capozzi tie the knot. (Boo-Ya!)
14. An email from DiPonio.
15. A cloudy day in the middle of the summer.
16. Sunrays as the sun sets over those coastal mountains…
17. A jingle of a dog’s collar.
18. A slug of cold water in the middle of the night.

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Today is Goo’s last day at CINCO. Man, thanks for being rad. He’ll be missed by everyone here, you bet. He’s mellow, and this point, he’s family.

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Unca Kevin and (soon-to-be “Auntie”) Kim are getting married tomorrow in Detroit. Happy wishes to them. I was blessed with good uncles….and shit, what a colorful cast of characters…Unca Terry, Unce Kevin, Unca Pat…ehhhhhhhhhhh…Unce Mike! Good people. Wish I could make it back, but hey, I’ll see you guys in the fall!

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Embry Rucker is in town for a couple days, and hell, it’s always good to see him. His latest photo work is “really onto something” and well, he’s married to a beautiful gal, and, and, and…a little Rucker is on the way! Wow. Embry has been good to us since ’96, when we used to run the mean streets of Elgin Street in Bend. Oregon.

Good times, we had.

One time, we all went on a big ol’ roadtrip to Jackson Hole, out in Wyoming. Embry shot photos and hit jumps. We were almost snowed in at Grand Targhee Pass. We made up a word that trip that goes something like this: “Fassy.” That’s when a bunch of dudes sweat, sleep, shit, eat and dry out snowboard clothing in a cramped hotel room… a combination of “feet” and “ass,” resulting in, “Fass.” Used in the context of, “Yep. Pretty fassy in here.”

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The fall my ass….

You really need to log onto orbitz and get yerself a fuckin ticket! Your Mom is all excited thinking your going to surprise us. Kevin’s FABULOUS wedding will not be the same without you!


Don’t let us down this way!

Posted by: Uncle Terry on 07/30/04 at 1:13 PM

Glad we made Lucky 13! Leigh and I are getting a lot of “Best Invites Ever” on the RSVP cards. Nice work!


Posted by: matt on 07/30/04 at 1:37 PM

In case you didn’t know…..

Your Dad is making the wedding cake! Your Mom is going to hem something. Mary is driving in from Cleveland. At the moment, she’s lost somewhere in Detroit and keeps calling your Mom. The Draplins are a main part of this wedding and I just assumed you were coming home. I don’t think you made it to Kevin’s first wedding so you REALLY should get to this one! It’s easy to do Aaron….log onto www.orbitz.com and say….CHARGE! This is one event you can’t afford to miss. Christine is even here from Las Vegas.

Grandma will be there in spirit, as well as in our hearts!

Please come!

Posted by: Uncle Terry on 07/30/04 at 1:41 PM

We missed you at the wedding, Drap.
Things you missed:
-your dad’s very official dinner blessing
-aunt Mary’s version of “I will survive”
-and the gay brother dance(more on that later!) Anyway, we missed you and we were sorry not to see you… Hope you’re well

Posted by: Christine Steele on 08/01/04 at 8:01 AM

Sorry if I made you feel bad Aaron! I was hoping you’d be there. It was a fun time. I took a lot of pictures and I’ll send ya some!

Posted by: Uncle Terry on 08/01/04 at 4:13 PM

Two words for you, you prick: Doug Mientkiewicz.

Two more: oh fuck….

Posted by: Ryno on 08/02/04 at 8:34 AM