Friday, May 30, 2008

Big Sexy Hair

Have you ever dreamed of what I'd look like with wild crazy hair?

Well, I find that somewhat doubtful, but I am nonetheless going to show you amazing fantastic pictures anyway are fun and require a bare minimum of typing.
Me....if I were Dolly Parton

If I were Strawberry Blonde

Actually this isn't half bad
If I were Gwyneth Paltrow

I think I actually had this hair
And, finally if I were part Smurf

If you are jealous of the fun I've had you may also waste hours and hours of your time right here:

Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Dress Fitting #1

I have been a bad blogger; perhaps because I'm aware that wedding guests might be perusing this and quietly judging every word that I decide to lay down.

I had my first dress fitting today. I went to a place more or less down the street from the little dress shop that I got my wedding gown from and the little European woman that fit me seemed pretty nice. My poor dress is going to be slashed to bits by the time I get it back, and I mean that in a good way because the thing is gigantic; I believe the tags say it's a size 12. So it'll be taken in a few inches on each side and bustled. I know nothing of bustles but this woman clearly knows her stuff...even though it was just safety pinned for my viewing it looked very pretty. I just went by myself though since Kim was busy and I had to literally RUN out of work to get up to MA for my appointment. I loved seeing my dress though. I haven't worn it since I bought a year ago. I wish I could wear it all the time.

I'll have my 2nd fitting in early July, which clearly gives them plenty of time to get it fixed and ready for an August wedding. I'm pretty stagnant when it comes to weight though in the most ideal of circumstances I hope to hit the gym soon so I can tone up. My overall summer goals include getting more motivated to go to the gym, avoiding sun exposure and thusly any tanning whatsoever, spending more time with my parents, taking time to wash my poor dirty car and calmly waiting for the wedding to edge it's way closer.

I have also impulsively purchased a tank top off of because while I oppose spending a lot on something I will only wear once I think it'll be really cute to have a "Bride" tank top for wearing to my bachelorette party and getting ready the morning before the wedding. It'll make for a few cute candid pictures and while it would be fantastic to be gifted something like that I'm always a tad touchy about clothing. If you want something to fit it's always best to buy it yourself.

Maggie had her grad party this past weekend and we went to the Cape to see her and the MA cousins/friends/family. It was fun and there was so much delicious food but I was...I don't even know; sometimes there are no words for the feelings you have. I wasn't super sociable or bubbly or excited but I also wasn't crabby, upset, moody or sad. If feelings correlated with colors I was very beige.

Beige, Beige Beige...

I was very happy to come home, even if I was really, ridiculously sleepy. Perhaps once it officially gets warmer I'll feel slightly more excited about the summer coming. Right now I'm much more nervous than anything else because now that I feel it's summertime my time line before the wedding seems that much smaller. I know I shouldn't think of it that way but I can't help but feel that I'm not as far along as I'd like to be.

Invitations, honeymoon, wedding bands,'ll get done eventually.

Sunday, May 18, 2008

Showering, bathing...ya know, the usual

Since I've had a few personal things come up in my life I haven't been posting. Don't feel too neglected though since I have also done very little by the way of wedding planning as well. lol

I did make good progress by cleaning the apartment. That might sound odd, but a clean environment does wonders to clear your mind. I don't subscribe to all that feng shui stuff but I do honestly feel that if your life is full of clutter that you will begin to feel stifled by those things, those possessions, that junk that piles itself around you.

I'll be singing a different tune when we find a home since all of our earthly possessions combined will never fully furnish a home. We can't even have more than two guests over for a meal in the apartment we currently live in because we don't have enough chairs, spoons, or bowls to go around.

Speaking of random kitchen things, I have completed registering (I think). I keep changing my mind. Maybe I want more goblets, but then maybe I don't because I don't really even know what people drink out of goblets. I'm not terribly well versed in these things. Like I know wine glasses are for wine, martini glasses are used for martinis, etc....but I'm not entirely sure what beverage you serve out of a goblet. Gobletinis, anyone?

My mother has asked me what a shower is because her mind went directly to the shower you take to bathe. I explained it's an event pretty much centered around gift giving that brings together family and friends from both sides that happen to all be female. I don't know why men are excluded. It seems a bit antiquated to me but who am I to question tradition?

We had a shower on Friday for a girl at work who's getting married this month. I feel somewhat bad because my team members are also aware of my impending nuptials and probably feel obliged to throw me one too so I don't feel alienated. And I feel kind of bad because by no means should anyone feel obligated to chip in one red cent towards me. I didn't even tell anyone when my birthday was so they wouldn't feel obliged to bake anything.

Such is life in a cubicle farm; any occasion for cake will typically bring out the whole team. ;)