Tuesday, April 29, 2008
( 12:29 AM ) teahouse
All Around the Town
So here is a photo from my wedding day.
After the ceremony, we drove around New York City and had the photographer take "renegade" photos of us in popular spots. One of them was Times Square!
Here we are. You can see a curious crowd of onlookers forming as they see us approaching!
Sunday, April 27, 2008
( 3:41 PM ) teahouse
Back to Life, Back to Reality
My wedding was really terrific. Many agreed that things went amazingly smoothly, and there were no mishaps - either major or minor.
One of my friends said she'd never seen a bride so calm on her wedding day. Another said she'd never seen a bride and groom have so much fun at their own wedding, with no stress in sight.
Others told us that ours was the best food they'd ever had at a wedding!
So during our reception, we were announced as "Mr. and Mrs. THB!!" All of our friends got a really huge laugh out of that.
I'm still getting photos back in dribs and drabs, but for now, here's one of our cake:
Just to the left of it, you can see the special kosher-for-Passover cake we got, for those of our friends who couldn't eat leavened desserts. It's a napoleon made up of matzoh soaked in cognac, and it says "Mazel Tov" across the top.
Both cakes were a huge hit, and there was no cake left over.
That's right - I didn't get any cake at my own wedding!!
Well, unless you count the tiny little piece the Husband ever so carefully fed me during our cake cutting ceremony...#
Monday, April 14, 2008
( 8:45 AM ) teahouse
The Countdown Begins
Well, the time has come for my to take a break, delete my browsing history and parent-proof my apartment.
The parents are arriving from Asia tonight. The countdown to the wedding begins.
I won't be around here for the next week or so. I have to put on my bridal hat and get ready for the big day.
I'll be back soon, and with some photos.
When you see me next, I'll be an old married woman.
Bye for now, and see y'all on the other side! #
Friday, April 11, 2008
( 12:12 AM ) teahouse
The Little Things
The most exciting thing happened to me at work this week!
Are you ready for this?
I got a wireless mouse!!
Like this one:Well, it's not as nice as this one. Mine was an old one from the storage room, and it was probably the first wireless mouse ever made. It looked more like this:
I can't believe how happy this device has made me.
Just for fun, I've been testing to see how far away from the computer I can sit, and still get it to work on my computer screen.
I used to do this kind of thing with the garage door opener when I was a kid.
Hours of entertainment!#
Tuesday, April 08, 2008
( 12:03 AM ) teahouse
Famous By Association
The Sister works on Capitol Hill, where she's a staffer to a Venerated and Powerful Congressional Bigwig.
The other day she called me at work.
"Hey, guess what!" she said, excitedly. "I was on tv today!"
Apparently, Venerated and Powerful Congressional Bigwig gave a speech before Congress, and it was broadcasted on CSPAN.
She showed me the video rerun.
In it, Venerated and Powerful Congressional Bigwig is giving a speech, standing at the podium. And you can clearly see the Sister sitting behind him.
Yes, for many people, being on CSPAN hardly qualifies as "being on tv."
But to me, she's a movie star!! I'm so proud of her, I'm burning copies for all of our relatives! #
Thursday, April 03, 2008
( 8:55 PM ) teahouse
We Love You, Too
Actual reasons we've received as to why people can't attend our wedding:
"I can't be away from my child (3 year old) for that night."
"We don't want to dip into our savings."
"We can't leave town while our house is still on the market."
"It's right before Holocaust Remembrance Week."
"It's right after Income Tax Day."
"We're doing in vitro fertilization, and my hormones are set to peak on the day of your wedding."
"My mother-in-law died."
"My monkey died." #
Wednesday, April 02, 2008
( 8:42 AM ) teahouse
Some of my coworkers and I had a pot party yesterday.
No, no that kind of party!
One guy had a huge potted plant in his office that he wanted to divide, as it was outgrowing its pot size.
So we all brought pots, potting soil, rooting hormone and styrofoam peanuts for root aeration.
He cut up branches of his plant, and gave everyone some. We sat around and replanted the pieces and listened to the radio.
Now I have a couple of cute new plants for my office.
Just doing my little bit to combat global warming.
It was totally worth the lost billable time.
I'm convinced that since humans are natural agrarians, any angst and depression caused by endless hours in office cubicles in front of computers can be cured by some simple digging around in the dirt. #