I’ve run 30 miles so far. This puts me about 12 miles behind schedule, but I need to build up some stamina without injuring myself, so I’m not too concerned. I even ran in the morning today and I feel amazing.
A few HUGE wedding achievements:
1. We’re one signature away from booking the caterer and the photographer. The caterer is affordable and highly recommended; somehow I got a free wedding cake out of the deal? Really, nothing turns a woman into a living Cathy cartoon faster than combining the words “free”, “wedding” and “cake”. This will be a huge help since we’re going out-of-budget in some other areas.
2. We’re going with Ben for the photographer! I’ve wanted Ben to shoot my wedding ever since I first saw his work. His candid pictures are especially beautiful to me; he captures all these perfect smiles, sweet moments or great laughter. Justin and I had a long talk and we agreed that Ben’s worth a budget stretcg because he’ll capture our day the way we want to remember it. I’m so happy! Also, because I never get tired of brag-posting about it, he once made me this:
3. We haven’t killed each other yet. Justin and I usually make decisions together in a snap. But when it comes to approaching big projects, we both have our own weird little process, and we’re complete opposites. Every conversation begins and ends with a happy hug and kiss, but there are some total meltdowns in between. The other night at a big group dinner, Jen remarked at how smoothly our planning seemed to be going. I said, “Uh, not really.” And my friend Chris, who was once engaged, gave me a knowing and borderline-traumatized smile.
Life is getting a little better. Running is making me happy and slightly less obese, so I might be able to get back into blogging soon. I still haven’t seen the Ramomas, though I’ve seen their shenanigans on Facebook and looked up their white trash friends/lovers on Case Net, so that makes me feel better about myself and that’s what really matters, right?
My old roommate Tony is getting married in a month, and I get to room with BFF/Maid of Honor Liz! Yay! I haven’t seen her since our high school reunion 3 years ago. I’m also going to swing by Brooklyn to hang with Frank.
Speaking of Mr. F, I traveled for work for the first time and I stayed at the hotel chain that he designs for. It was like staying in an Anthropologie catalog. I felt like such a baller. Here’s a fuzzy slideshow that I took with my laptop because (a) I’m resisting the iPhone for as long as possible and (b) why the hell would I bring my camera on a work trip?:
You know you’re at a hipster hotel when even the bed has a scarf.
I’m adjusting well to my new team; my creative directors are both great and my current design partner always cracks jokes in broken English so clearly he’s amazing (also, astonishingly talented). HOWEVAH I went through some recent work drama that was so (unintentionally) offensive that it immediately became the funniest thing that’s ever happened to me. I’ll write about it soon, maybe, but my live reading of the email is so much better than seeing it on a screen. Maybe after Jen gets the live show. It’s so good. My ex-boss was hooting and crying through the whole thing.