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Want the marriage, not sure about the wedding

on September 23, 2007 - 2:47pm

I've come up with some ideas for the wedding. To answer the big question, we have decided to have it around this time next year. It'll still be nice out, and it'll give us lots of time to plan.
And gods know we need all the time we can get, after trying to make this guest list. I have an average-sized family, and figured we could invite a bunch of family friends. My FOG's family thought around the same lines...only their family is significantly bigger than mine, bringing us up to over 200 people on a preliminary guest list. I wanted it to be smaller than this, but that's nothing compared to how my parents feel. Okay, how my mom feels - I think Dad's doing the smart thing by staying out of this. They don't want to pay for all these people, and are demonstrating displeasure by not wanting to come up and help and by shooting down every idea I have.
I wish I could invite a bunch of fellow Grobanites, or even just have a separate party. One where we could just get together someplace and play all the Josh we want. That would be so much fun.

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Lucky 21st

on September 21, 2007 - 8:23pm

I have no idea why, but I seem to have extraordinary good luck on the 21st of the month. (That's why I wanted to be Josh's Dreamkeeper #21.) So what great, good fortune did I receive today?
Today was payday at work, but before I got my check we got free ice cream! For no reason at all, some guy from the building just walked through with a cooler full of frozen treats. One of my co-workers Googled and played an ice cream truck song. I couldn't stop laughing because it made me think of movies where the ice cream truck scenes were the funniest parts (Fahrenheit 9/11 and Borat spring immediately to mind).
After work, I caught up on some shopping and got involved in one of THE best cosmetic gifts ever. If you spent a certain amount of money, you got to pick your own makeup bag and fill it with samples of your choosing. I don't usually get involved with promotions like that, but this was just too good to pass up.
But what's NOT lucky is that I'm spending Friday night as a baseball widow. My FOG got tickets to a Yankees game and went without me. I don't mind, but I just wish this thing would end already. Thirteen innings and no sign of stopping...HOW much LONGER? I am about thisclose to putting a concert DVD in and spending the night with my other favorite guy.

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Attention shoppers!

on September 20, 2007 - 4:04am

It's very life has felt busy over the past few days, yet busy with inanities (is that even a word?) that no one wants to know about. However, I did remember something that I should bring up:
About a week before the East Rutherford concert on the most recent tour, I went on vacation to the shore. I went to Lush (favorite store ever) and picked up this shower jelly called Big Calm to use while I was away. It was blue, jiggly, smelled fruity...and brought bad luck to the vacation. The street flooded. Someone I didn't like very much showed up. And - oh yeah - word got out that Josh was postponing a show due to illness! I wondered if mine was going to be on (it was less than a week away at this point), but that was the least of it. I hate the idea of even the thought of anyone I care about being sick or in pain. I spent a few days worried and stressed out...until I threw that stuff away. That same day, the weather got nice again and I got word that Josh was fine. I felt like the world was off my shoulders and that I could really look forward to my concert now (which was unbelievably wonderful, with some of the best seats ever). But I still think Big Calm should be taken off the market and replaced with something a little luckier.
I'm too tired to really rail against it, though. I had a cat on my bed almost all night, and he started begging to be fed at 3 in the morning.

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Decisions, decisions

on September 16, 2007 - 7:01am

Lot of choices to make right now...
Where do I buy my copy of Noel: Target or That is, is it more important that I have the DVD or the ornament?
Where am I going to find decent lamps for the bedroom? (The plan is to put one on each bedside table so I can move the huge halogen lamp back to the living room.)
My FOG found a Ghostbusters costume for Halloween this year and wants us to do a couples costume. Do I go as Janine, Zuul, or some general ghost for him to try to catch? Or do I even go along with this at all and wear a different costume?
Do I get ambitious and try to make a dessert tonight, or is the dinner I planned enough already?
It's a good life if silly things like these are the only major decisions I have to make. Not to mention that once the planning really starts, many more people (e.g., wedding guests) will be affected by my choices.

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You are Loved...Yes I am

on September 14, 2007 - 6:20pm

I posted my news shortly after it happened last night, and I am overwhelmed and so touched at the response. I know what we do, come together for one of our own, but I've never been on the receiving end before. I'm going to have to print that thread out and save's better than engagement cards.
It's been completely crazy ever since then. People keep asking when we're going to have the wedding, and I'm not sure yet. I AM sure that I'm not doing this when it's too hot out (ruling out July and August), and that I don't want my wedding snowed out (ruling out all the winter months). So...either sometime in May or early to mid-September. That could work.
Okay, I know this isn't or similar, so I'll find something else to write about...
That rubber ducky thread from a few days back really made me laugh. The last job I had was as a copywriter for a promotional product website, and for weeks I did nothing but write descriptions of rubber duckies in assorted outfits. It sounds very strange, and it was, but it was also fun. At one point my boss ordered samples from the catalog for all of us. One girl got a punk rocker duck and a Frankenstein duck; I got a duck in a witch hat and with a broom under her wing. I still have her.



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