Monday, October 29, 2007

Weddings - not mine

So, Saturday I got the pleasure of attending two weddings in 1 day. I know you're excited because everyone loves attending weddings, especially when they're back to back and start at 1pm.

Wedding #1:
Very causal. No alcohol and finger food. Nice and pulled very gracefully even though it was planned in 6 days. I was impressed.

Wedding #2:
Daddy has money. Therefore, I drank from the open bar, spilled my drink on my future mother-in-law and tried to yell at the new Grey's Anatomy cast member. She was the maid of honor at this wedding and Dave wouldn't do the stand in front of her so I can take a picture move. I really wanted to stand in front of her myself but couldn't convince him. Where are my camera happy friends when you need them?? So no, no new McDreamy's girlfriend's picture.

There was a creepy old man who kept wrapping his arm around my waist and smiling at Dave. Weird, yet somehow he managed to get away with it...

I went to bed at 9pm.

In my defense I went back to the old college days of pulling an all-nighter the night before an exam. I don't know why I haven't learned that studying throughout the weeks is better then doing it all in one night. However I managed an 86 and I'll take it!

On a side note: If one more person asks me if I'm taking notes at these weddings I'm going to poke them in the eyes. I know I'm suppose to be taking mental notes about what I like or don't like but I'm not. And won't. And at this point its just out of spite. So there!

Thursday, October 25, 2007

Spoiler Alert - Grey's

If you do not want a spoiler do not read.

McDreamy gets a girlfriend. It's Lauren Stamile and she's from Tulsa!! We're actually friends with her sister! So now I'm in that 6 degree of separation from the cast of Grey's!! (More like 2 but I'm not going to rub it in!)

Anyways, McDreamy gets a girlfriend and she's signed on for at least 6 episodes. She's cute and since I'm over the Meredith can't have a boyfriend because of her father scenario I'm excited!!

So all those die hard Meredith and Derek fans, prepare yourselves for the new woman! (At least for a while)

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Hump Day

1. I hate History. At least this f-ing history class. I'm stressing out about it and feel like I'm an idiot because I do not know why William Jennings Bryan is against the Treaty of Paris. Boo on History.

2. I like my new responsibilities. Oh update for those that do not know - I'm transitioning into a position. I don't change lives but I do keep the company in compliance.

3. I got engagement presents. Here is an example of a thank you card I wrote. "Dear so & so, Thank you for the measuring cups and set of measuring spoons. I can't wait to use them!" For those that don't know, I nor Dave cook. But I have measuring cups in case someone needs to measure something!

4. Changed location of wedding reception. It's at a hotel and now I don't have to feel like an organizer for MADD because I was scared of people drinking and driving. Problem solved since they can get a room and we'll provide alcohol at the reception and in a hospitality suite. They can always us the hotel van if they really need to leave the place... no longer on my conscience!

5. I'm so out of shape it is no longer funny. I tried to this video workout which kicked my ass. Now its been almost a week since I've worked out because I'm staying late at work and studying for the stupid history test. I have promised myself that I will begin my workout routine again on Sunday. You are now my witness.

6. I have 2 back to back weddings on Sat and therefore can not go to the TU game. I'm disappointed. We were suppose to tailgate like a big school this Saturday. Which entailed getting there at 8 and making omelets and having mimosas.

7. My company is encouraging us to dress on Halloween. I want to dress up like Ms. America with a gown, crown and sash. Any ideas on where to get the sash? I'll take pictures and post. Any ideas on couple costumes for a Halloween party?

8. I keep thinking today is Tuesday and it's Wednesday. Which means I need to clean up the house I'm house sitting for and buckle down on this history study guide.

Wednesday, October 3, 2007

Budget Sensibly

Last night I sat down with my future hubby and his parents to discuss the budget. They had come together to write down all the costs and where money is being divided. Let's just say the number that was down there was so far out of my price range that my immediate reaction was to just start laughing. So I did and I couldn't stop. And I kept thinking this isn't right. Wrong. We went back through adjusting things and it wasn't that far off. We only got it down by $500. That's when I started crying.

I'm a very realistic person. Even growing up I knew my parents didn't have a secret wedding bank account. I knew that I would have to pay for this. I think that's why I didn't want to get married until I was at least 28 because in my head I would be making money at 28 and could pay for a wedding. I can't pay for this wedding. Correction. I can't pay for this reception.

So I'm freaking out trying to figure out how to do this without taking out a car loan...

Monday, October 1, 2007

Good morning

Today I woke up at my parents' house. As depressing as that is it does get worse. My mother smokes. Not only does she smoke she smokes in the house. I’m completely convinced that I will die from second hand smoke from her and then I'll be resentful. I do understand that I breathe in second hand smoke at bars and my drinking consumption will probably deteriorate my liver first, but if I do get lung cancer it will be on the head of mother. I don’t care if that sounds awful. Since I was a child I brought home little smoking is bad for you pamphlets. She used to hide her habit but now she just doesn’t care. Also I can’t keep my wedding dress there because who wants to walk down the aisle smelling like second hand smoke and have yellowing on their dress? Grrr.

So after I get over the fact that I smell like smoke. I walk into the dinning room to get breakfast. (One upside is the parents now buy groceries and that’s pretty awesome.) But before I hit the kitchen I almost step in dog poop. I did leave it there for the next person to find because well they’re not my dogs.

Also, my parents’ house is falling down. I do not understand the theory of paying off the house but not keeping it up. So what if it gets paid off if the ground beneath it is shifting and they’re holes all around the house. Grrr.

I keep telling myself that I can’t change them or try to fix it. I’m only there because I have to pay for part of this wedding by myself. I will have money saved and will get to have my own house that I can keep however I want. I need a poster of that saying…