Wilco Wedding Wish

Do you think that writing a nice letter to Wilco will convince them to play at the wedding? Their website doesn’t have them booked for May 24, after all…

Here’s where that question came from: I’m listening to an NPR streamed Wilco concert in Washington, D.C. And I’ve got to say that even though I’ve seen them three times now and heard their concerts via the internet twice, I really (REALLY) can’t wait until I’m able to see them again.

I think I’m finally coming out from under the blanket of exhaustion that was my version of the flu. Actually, I don’t know what’s been plaguing me the last four days, but the last two have found me so completely wiped out that I haven’t gone in to work. Even today, just washing a few dishes made me so tired that I immediately returned to the couch. However, I’m feeling a little more optimistic this evening, and I’m thinking tomorrow is the day I’m going to return to the real world. The last two days have found me watching more reality TV programming than I care to admit (because seriously, that’s all that’s on anymore), and I think I’m beginning to go a little crazy.


Honeymoon, here we come

I’m more than a little excited about our honeymoon coming up. We decided to go to Portland, Oregon, and according to a co-worker who used to live there, we’ve chosen a great time of year to visit. We’ll be there during the last week of May, when the weather is mild and the flowers are blooming.

We’re staying at The Benson Hotel, which has complementary wine tastings each night in their extensive wine cellar. Expedia also claims that they have Nintendo consoles in each guestroom, but I can’t find that information on the hotels website. Oh, how I wish upon wish that the Nintendo console will greet us when we arrive.

One place I’m sure we’re going to spend some time at is Powell’s Books. They claim to be “the largest independent used and new bookstore in the world.” And no sales tax in Oregon!!

The place I’m newly ecstatic about visiting is Ground Kontrol. I can’t wait to play Frogger again. And apparently there is a plethora of pinball machines.

We didn’t want our honeymoon to be the typical beach resort honeymoon. I think we’ve made the right choice. My only regret is that we’re not rich enough to extend our stay to a few weeks.

Please excuse me while I dance

I am convinced that the world needs more dancing. I’m not the best dancer, but I don’t think you need to be a “good” dancer to have fun doing it.

That being said, I’m really excited that the fiance said he’d go to dance lessons with me. I’d like to find something that would teach us to dance to bluegrass or old country (absolutely none of this new country pop they play these days). Ideally, this class would be cheap and not extremely time consuming, seeing as we live in different cities right now. Well, I’m in the city, he’s in my city’s younger brother. I’ll look at some informal classes offered here at the university, but I’m open to other options as well.

Marci has said she wants to go to the Broken Spoke to get some dancing experience in as prep for the wedding, and I’d love to take her up on that offer. But when do we find the time for something like that?

Do you know how to dance, live near me, and want to be paid in hugs and/or beers? You should get a hold of me.

Any dance class stories?


Oh my gosh. The wedding is in a little over 7 months. Since I’m finally able to breathe with my mouth closed, I decided to use the rest of this sick day to do some wedding planning. I’m not overwhelmed; on the contrary, I’m quite happy that the time that’s already past has gone by so quickly.

Of course this means that I may have missed something on my to-do list. Gah!


So I have a a little over 7 1/2 months until the wedding. My first thought is, “Wow, time’s going by faster than I thought it would.” My second thought is “Oh my. This is a life changing event.”

I’m ready for this, being able to see him every day, having a ring to wear, being totally committed. I know that this is by far the most I’ve wanted something in my entire life.

But for a moment after I counted up the months remaining, I had this intense nervous feeling in my stomach. A small part of it has to do with the fact that, yes, after May 24, I will be married. MARRIED.

Most of the nervous energy comes from other things, though. Like: I need to start figuring out exactly what I want to do for Save the Dates. I first thought of magnets, but Marci pointed out that postcards are much cheaper to mail, and I’m sure they’ll be much easier to create. So I need to find some at Office Depot or some such place, and then decide what kind of postcard I want to send. Should it have a picture? If so, should it be of us? Maybe a rose since we’ll be having the wedding at The Antique Rose Emporium? I don’t know about the rose; we’re not the kind of couple to do traditionally romantic types of things. We’ve got our own thing.

Right. And then I need to seriously make a decision about the invitations. Because we’re making our own. Because I’m cheap and don’t think a piece of paper is worth tons of money, no matter how pretty it is. Also because I’m not paying for this wedding thing, so getting an expensive pretty piece of paper is pretty much out of the question.

And before these two things are done, we need to finalize the guest list. GULP. It’s not a nightmare by any means; just stressful. And I hoping I’ll be able to invite everyone I want to, but it just doesn’t look like that’s going to be the case. There’s simply not enough room.

Wow. I didn’t think I’d type that much about the wedding planning (that’s why I haven’t talked about it here yet), but I guess I was wrong. You’ll probably see one of these posts every month. Probably more as the date nears. I’ll always title it appropriately so you can avoid it if you’d like. That’s my wedding gift to you.