Constricted Posting

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Jun 242010

Hey, a new look for the blog! This change in decor precipitated by upgrading to the latest version of WordPress.

Our wedding invitation

Invitations have been cast to the four winds at this point. Cody and I plunked down and cooked up a design we were both happy with, had ’em printed, and mailed ’em off as we accrued the needed addresses over a period of a few days. We re-tooled the website slightly so that all of our invitees could RSVP online, via a fun little form that also invites them to supply song requests. Additionally, Cody and I can now see at-a-glance who has RSVP’ed in the affirmative, in the negative, and who hasn’t RSVP’ed, as well as our total guest count, and other fun data like that.

To  me, every one of these vests is the same.

You all are wearing the exact same thing, in different colors!

The new daunting task is finding something to wear. You’d think finding a slightly atypical waistcoat wouldn’t be that hard, but apparently everyone and their mother only makes the one sort of waistcoat. Yes, I realize that “buttons down the center” isn’t technically a single type of waistcoat, but it may as well be. I want something that doesn’t look like every other thing out there, which is much the same way I felt about finding a suit when I was still looking for one.

I recently bought a three-piece suit for a friend’s wedding. One piece among the triad is a waistcoat. It’s an interesting design — it buttons diagonally rather than straight down. I returned yesterday to the place from which I had purchased said waistcoat, only to have them show me three essentially identical waistcoats and then inform me that they couldn’t help me. Bull. At this point, I’m tempted to try and find something unique at a costume shop and then have it replicated by someone. Costumers, I suspect, will make more interesting clothing than tailors.

Blogging is a weird thing. I want to get to a point where I’m posting something of vague value every day. However, doing so is complicated by several unrelated factors. The bulk of my time is devoted to work, which I can’t talk about. I also spend a good chunk of time playing WoW. Self-indulgent flights of fancy aside, most people won’t care about my latest WoW exploits. I also want to talk about my story ideas and other things of that nature, but keeping those sort of under wraps is the prudent choice, so that nixes that subject. That leaves wedding stuff and other life events to talk about, which are more sporadic topics with bursts of information. I could wax poetic about mowing the lawn or taking out the garbage, but…do you really want to hear about that?

I didn’t think so.

Wedding Update

 Posted by at 08:28  2 Responses »
May 242010

Cody and I booked our honeymoon cruise this weekend! We’ll be sailing south to Bermuda on the first cruise either of us has ever taken. Even though I’ll have only been there five months by the time August rolls around, 38 has been very kind in permitting me enough time off for the wedding and honeymoon, which is just one more reason why I look forward to going to work every day.

Wedding planning is proceeding apace. We have a lot left to do, but none of it feels daunting. From my perspective, the biggest thing left is a toss-up between decorations/flowers/centerpieces/etc. and invitation design. A lot of stuff fell into place on other fronts this weekend, freeing us from tackling some decisions. Specifically: Stonewall Farm now has a liquor license, so we can just do an open bar through them rather than figure out how to stock one ourselves; we now know what we’re doing for dessert and it’s eminently attainable; we know what we’re doing for wedding party favors; and, of course, the cruise.

Invitation design makes me wish I’d taken a few GD courses in college. Coming up with something that is both representative of us and that doesn’t also look cheap/designed by an amateur is…not easy. I keep on wanting to reach out to GD-trained friends, but I don’t want to burden them with something like this, either.

Ah well. It’ll sort itself out.