We’re sending Lukey a bill

I attended the wedding of two friends in Market Square yesterday (which, a magnificent place to get married on a quiet, sunny Sunday), and the reception was hosted by us in Las Velas for the hundred or so guests. My father was the officiant for the ceremony, but his duties went above and beyond when prior to the wedding a pigeon violently committed suicide on the restaurant windows and landed in a beautiful, life-affirming dead heap on the sidewalk right where the bride would be walking out to the ceremony.

I’m pretty sure a dead pigeon is a good omen and that my friends will have a wonderful long marriage.

Also, dear Lukey, my dad said that he imagines you owe him at least $500 for this. You’re welcome!


  1. Bob M
    August 30, 2010 10:16 am

    We visited Market Square on Saturday (and had a fine lunch at Las Velas) before heading over to the Saturday afternoon performance of Phantom. I am very impressed with how nice Market Square looks. Alas, we did not get to witness a pigeon suicide attack – that would have made a perfect day even perfect-er. :)

  2. Sooska
    August 30, 2010 10:37 am

    wow the pigeon underground grapevine really works. They were willing to use a suicide bomber to try to disrupt anything that You, Ginny, were involved in.

  3. bucdaddy
    August 30, 2010 11:57 am

    Actually, your dad is in big trouble if he did not first take and pass the city-approved six-week Sidewalk Sweeping Training Course and be issued a license to wield a broom.

    Also, that’s almost certainly a union job. Two, actually. One to handle the broom, the other to hold the pan. Maybe a third, fourth and fifth to dispose of the carcass (animal control — one to drive the truck, one to do the autopsy, one to run the incinerator).

    Yep, he’s a fugitive, and he can thank you for posting photographic evidence.

  4. BeauJacques
    August 30, 2010 1:48 pm

    Ask hizzonor the mayor about that $15 MILLION,
    $15,000,000.00 (cuz the word ‘million’ is multiple syllables)
    and where the eff is it??????

  5. bucdaddy
    August 30, 2010 2:30 pm

    Bojack, I thought it was $20M?

  6. Megan
    September 1, 2010 10:44 am

    We got dinner to go from Las Velas Saturday evening, then took it to the fountains where we ate and played with our son in the water. Good times :)