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[ 15 Feb 2011 | No Comment ]
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REALLY!
Ok, I’ve calmed down a bit after a crazy crazy weekend! Chronological readers are thinking something like ‘wait, what? What have I been reading? You were secretly engaged this whole time, right?” I KNOW!!! Like, technically yes, a year ago we decided to get married. So secretly I thought we WERE engaged, and we were, of course. Very in love and planning a wedding. Then (see previous post) JCPE surprised me with the most romantic engagement I have ever ever seen! I’m thrilled, but this changes the game a little, …

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[ 7 Feb 2011 | No Comment ]
Huzzah! Snow Brulee!!!!

This is me in a field of snow at midnight on Friday. JCPE worked late and I met him at a little wine place on Ditmars for some drinks. On the way there I was noticing that over a foot of snow + an inch of ice made an amazingly satisfying Snow Brulee all over the city! On the way home we started kicking!
Karate chop after karate chop.
Until we saw this untouched field by the park! So we jumped two (short) fences and went running. There’s a hilarious video but …

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[ 4 Feb 2011 | No Comment ]
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The thing I love most about our wedding is that we’re just doing it for ourselves. This is what we want to do, and most importantly we’re getting to wear what we want to wear. We’re fun, why can’t our clothes be fun? They are in real life, so why not up our normal style in the wedding? Actually, yes, that’s exactly what we’re doing and that’s exactly what we wanted to do!
We’ve gotten A LOT of stuff on ETSY. Have you seen my hat? It’s ridiculous. Yesterday I bought …

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[ 31 Jan 2011 | No Comment ]
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Today it’s about 20 degrees and I walked to work in a sweater and one of JCPE’s sweatshirts… why you ask? Oh only because my winter coat is currently IN the freezer! I’m a crazy person.
Last night we went to the movies for the second time this weekend and the third time in two weeks. Which is a huge deal for me since I’m petrified of bed bugs. About an hour into the green hornet I go to the bathroom and there are bites on my neck… they could be …

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[ 17 Jan 2011 | No Comment ]
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The other day I read an interview where Nicole Kidman interviewed Jennifer Aniston HERE via People.
The two actresses then get on the broader topic of family versus career. “I like to ask people if they would rather have a great love that lasts a lifetime or an amazing career where you go down in history,” Kidman says. “Some people do answer that they want an extraordinary career.”
“I know what I would choose,” Aniston replies. “That’s a no-brainer. I would choose the love of my life.”
Ugh blah …

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[ 13 Jan 2011 | No Comment ]
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This weekend I have to go to a friend’s father’s funeral. The past two years have begun for us with January funerals. It’s such a transitional time and such a strong event to begin the year with.
In Committed one thing that she said that really struck me was when she considered a small private more elopey wedding and her young niece wasn’t comfortable with that. She wanted an event. This is why, Liz explains, her grandfather told her to always go to funerals. It’s not for you, it’s not for …

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[ 11 Jan 2011 | No Comment ]
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So back to the realization that I know absolutely nothing about marriage… at least, I know that. Let me tell you guys part the story of how we decided that this is what we wanted.
It had been building up, the pressure, from family from friends from the 90% of my eggs that will be totally gone in the next two years. We’d been together for 4 years at that point last spring, when I was thinking about it. I remember a few little things. Like freaking out about place cards, …