Thursday, September 27, 2012

Me and Alex Trebek

Ir's me!  With Alex Trebek!  Tomorrow is the air date! Set your DVRs!  Recap to be posted soon!

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

What is September 28, 2012?

Answer:  The date I'll be on Jeopardy!  I've been waiting for my promo photo of myself and Alex to show up so I can post it here, but so far, no dice.  Instead... Here's my Hometown Howdy!

I apologize for the autostart.  I tried to figure out how to just get it to show up and not auto play, but I failed to find it within five minutes so I gave up!

Monday, September 24, 2012

Licensed to Wed

Jason and I went down to the LA County Registrar's office to pick-up our wedding license.  It's official, we are licensed to wed!  The wedding is only five days away and I am finally starting to get excited about it.  It all seemed so far away and work has been so all-consuming, it's been tough to muster up energy to focus on just the wedding.

Now, all the big pieces are in place and most of the shopping is done, we're just trying to tie up the details and get the apartment ready to have three guests!  It's gonna get cozy!

My oldest friend in the world arrives tomorrow night.  I'm looking forward to hanging out with her before my sister and nephew arrive on Thursday night.  My mom and her hubby arrive on Friday as does my Main Man of Honor...

And then we get to set-up and prep for the wedding on Saturday!

*However, there will be one detour, which deserves its own post (to be published this week)... Just waiting for a picture to be emailed to me before posting the blog entry...

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Rituals I miss: Reading the Lyrics Insert

Maybe it's just that I'm getting older, but as Jason & I put together our list of songs that we could potentially use for the wedding before the ceremony, I realize I miss something that I did religiously as a teenager...

Any time I bought a new tape (or CD in high school), I would unwrap it, and then take out the insert/booklet and read all the lyrics from start to finish.  I'd then listen to the whole album.

I'm not sure why it is, but it's really hard for me to comprehend lyrics from just listening to a song.  I'll listen to a song a hundred times and sometimes have no clue what it's about.  The lyrics only make sense when I read them.

I miss reading lyrics!!

That said, I rarely buy CDs anymore.  In fact, I hardly buy any music really.  But if I did, where's my lyric sheet??  

Side note:  When I was in high school, my mom gave me my first CD player.  It was my big Christmas present that year.  Between that and my subscription to Rolling Stone, which I read from cover-to-cover each month (that's another ritual that I miss), I felt in touch with music.  I kinda miss that too.

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Seating Chart or Not?

The wedding is quickly approaching and now that the big pieces have fallen into place, it's now time to start focusing on some details.  One of which, is whether or not to use a seating chart.  Since the wedding isn't very formal, I wasn't sure if we should or not, but I think it will help relieve anxiety for the out-of-towners or the in-towners who don't know many of the other people who will be at the wedding.

So... I went ahead and made one.  Since Jason and I are board game lovers, I think we're going to use pie pieces from Trivial Pursuit to indicate which table everyone belongs to.  Unless of course, I can think of something better in the next week or so, but that's doubtful.

It's still open to revision, but I'm glad to have yet another to-do list checked off!