Sunday, January 22, 2006

Voices Carry

I've been meaning to post, but everytime I start to, I hit this crazy writer's block. I think it's because I "outed" my blog to a bunch of co-workers who I'd like to keep in touch with before my last day, so now I'm really self-conscious. I'll deal, though.

Friday was my last day at work. It was very surreal. I had worked really, really hard over the past two weeks to ensure that I wouldn't leave my team cursing me in my absence. My completing projects was similar to a hot-dog eating contest: I shoved as many hot dogs into my mouth (ok, I realize this is starting to sound dirty), dipping the buns in water until I was declared the champion, much like Kobayashi. Hmm...that analogy sounded much better in my head. Oh, well. I'm so excited to start my new job on Tuesday! Can I tell you how happy I am not to have to keep track of my career in 15-minute increments for the first time in 6 years??? And I get to go back to Microsoft Outlook rather than the asshat Lotus Notes (e-mail systems). :::doing the happy dance:::

Moving on...

We're in full-force wedding-planning mode. We ordered our wedding rings yesterday from a really nice family-owned jeweler in Los Angeles' jewelry district. We had gotten quotes from a few places for my custom ring, but Brent didn't decide what exactly he wanted until yesterday so we didn't really shop around. We felt like we were getting a good deal, really liked the jewelers (others had been snooty) and took advantage of their 20% off sale. Wouldn't you know it - we got home, Brent did a search online and found his ring a lot cheaper. He's still determining if it's the same quality, but he's going to call the jeweler and ask him about it. I'm sure the jeweler will cite the price difference as something about quality, but we'll see. They were really nice and I can't imagine they'd be asses. If worse comes to worst, we have two business days ('til Tuesday, like an 80s band whose lyrics justJenn probably knows all of) to refund Brent's ring.

Today we're meeting with our day-of coordinator and florist to finalize the timeline and flowers and decide on rentals. It'll be a few hours of Brent feigning interest, which he does so well.

My dress arrives Monday or Tuesday! Shelby is visiting next weekend and bringing her dress for the wedding, so we're going to play dress-up. I have my shoes (they're really fabulous, by the way) and some potential earrings (haven't decided if they're too heavy). We've secured our cake place, which blew away the other six places where we tasted. We're going to order some samples of the two wedding cake flavors we're deciding between and taste them with Brent's family.

We booked our honeymoon (10 nights in Hawaii - Kauai and Maui, baby), so now I'm working on our honeymoon registry. By the way, if you're a Costco member and are planning a trip, check out their travel agency. We saved $1,000 on the package AAA was offering.
By the way, does is smell like updog in here?

Michael: They say a cluttered desk means a cluttered mind. Well I say an empty desk means an...
Dwight: ... empty mind ...
Michael: No,no, that's not what I was gonna say...
- The Office


  1. You got a new job as a hot dog eater? Holy crap, that's fantastic!

  2. Your honeymoon is going to be so amazing. Hopefully it is free of hotdogs!

  3. New job, upcoming honeymoon and hot dogs.

    Good gawd, I'm jealous.

  4. updog! haha!

    Sounds like the wedding plans are coming along! Good luck tomorrow!