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Wedding Superstitions

Wednesday, April 2nd, 2008

As our wedding is coming up, and planning is under way, it’s made me think about the way we do a lot of the things we do at weddings. Like why does the bride carry a bouquet (besides the fact that it looks nice) and then throw it at the reception? Why does she have something borrowed/blue/old/new? Why doesn’t the groom usually see the bride before the ceremony?

Well, we found some of the answers, and some we’re making up as we go along. The whole thing about not seeing the bride or dress, I want to be awestruck when I see her for the first time that day. And the rest of the answers (what we found anyways) are here – Wedding Superstitions.

But I still don’t know what I think about calling them superstitions, or traditions even. If we do it because it’s what we want to do, and not because that’s what people before us have done, or what most would say we’re supposed to do, or because we’re scared of curses or bad luck, then that doesn’t really make it tradition or superstition. We’re doing because we want to. There’s got to be a word for that somewhere.


Traditions aren’t silly. Doing them only because it’s tradition even when you don’t want to, that’s silly. If you want to take part in tradition, that’s great, as long as it’s because you want to do it. It’s the whole jumping off a bridge thing because everyone else is doing it. If you want to jump off the bridge, go for it. If it makes you happy, go for it.

Our First Get Together

Sunday, March 23rd, 2008

To start, thanks for coming out! It was fun. And if you didn’t come, well, come to the next one. And if you weren’t invited, you should have crashed it. And if you didn’t know about it, you should develop ESP. And if you don’t know where we live, you should also develop ESP.

So here’s the quick run-down of what happened. Daniel showed up like a pirate, LauraAnn showed up with a cake, Lori was too excited to contain herself and kept giggling. Regi stared down Daniel in the stairway (then they said “hey” and everything was cool), Adam died on the way, and Mike and Jenny got there late because they were getting engaged. April and Bill wanted some Pantera, the doughnuts didn’t rise, Adam’s ghost made fun of Lori. And then April fell down the stairs when she was leaving and we all laughed.

Good times, good times. There will be more. We’ll let you know.

Moving Day Is Coming

Monday, March 10th, 2008

Holy Cow, we’re moving this weekend. And it couldn’t be soon enough. This apartment is a bit too cramped at the moment. My current commute to the office is the four floorboards between the bed and the desk, so it will take me longer to get to work seeing as I’ll have to walk across the hall to get to the office. But things like that I’ll be able to deal with over time. Lori however, is going to miss tripping over the monitor at the foot of the bed every morning, I’m sure.

So . . . if you don’t have anything to do next saturday, you can come hang out with us. It’ll be awesome. We’ll both be there, you’ll be there, great times. And if you’ve got the experience or the know how to get sofas around corners (like the one pictured above) then we’ll give you a hug and a pat on the butt too, because you deserve it. Hit us up (that means contact us) if you can help. Much love homies.

To plunge or not to plunge

Tuesday, February 19th, 2008

PlungedWhat a glorious thing it is, the plunger. What a not so glorious thing it is to remember that you don’t have one. To make it even worse, this latest realization came just moments after the deciding vote to head to bed had been made.

“What? We don’t have a plunger?”, asked Lori.

“No. I never needed one before. I’m a man dang it. Hold on, let me go flush it a few more times.” (more…)