Des Moines was fun, and I am still afraid to see how much money I have, to get me through the wedding this coming weekend. But, about $150 of the $250 or so that I spent in Des Moines this weekend was on definite, material goods, and not just pancakes and beer. Though there definitely was a lot of beer. There was not much sleep to be had, and Alex seems to be pretty well entrenched in the 'drive to bars' mentality, and the 'come pick us up, because we don't want to wait for a cab' mentality. I have a big, two-day workweek ahead of me. It's my week to drive.