OK, I’ll admit it. I like Dance Dance Revolution. I think it’s a brillian game, and unlike just about any other indoor game (regardless of it being a video game or board game) this is one of the few where you actually MOVE! And I would have to say that Wii know’s what’s up. It’s a whole bunch of games where you actually move more than your thumbs. If you have yet to try one, find a friend who has one and invite yourself over! I could see Todd and I getting one in the future. However, getting a back door, deck, and fence I believe are on the top of the list just before buying a game system…
Feel the Need… March 26, 2008
So I feel the need to write, but just don’t have much to write about! Todd and I bought a projector for our “Home Theater”. Actually pretty pumped about that, since we don’t own a tv (we are currently borrowing one, but we really do need to give it back!). So any of you who want to come watch tv or movie on the big screen, let me know!
In other news, it looks like we are keeping the dog. Zoe has worked her way into our hearts. She really is a sweet dog and it’s nice to have one who is a little older (1 year) as opposed to a brand new puppy!
I just really don’t have anything worth posting right now! I’ll get back to you all soon though!
Hot Off the Press! March 21, 2008
So my wedding pictures are on the photographers website! If you want to look at them let me know and I’ll give you the password!
AWOL March 19, 2008
So yesterday I was driving home from work, talking to my dad on the phone. He was asking how Zoe was. I told her she was doing well, such an obedient dog. I told him about Todd and my plans to take her to the dog park and see how she did out there. I go walking around the back of the house, still talking to my dad about all her wonderful qualities to find… no Zoe. Now, some of you at this point may be saying “Who is Zoe?” she was my cousins dog, but he can no longer take care of her. Todd has really wanted a dog and so we decided to try her out this week and see how it goes. So back to yesterday, I call Todd, just to check and make sure he didn’t put her somewhere I was not aware of. Nope. So I go driving, but of course with my short patience I go to the Humane Society to see if she has been turned in. Just as I get the paperwork filled out and going back to look at the dogs I get a call from Todd, he was out on foot looking for her and saw her. So he yelled for her but she ran away from him through a few yards. Us being new in the neighborhood, he didn’t want to start cutting through people’s yards too, so he tried to follow her but lost her. So I picked him up on my way back from the Humane Society and we went driving looking for her. Then we dropped off my car, put on warmer clothes and started walking around the neighborhood. Still no Zoe. So we came back home for a bit, but that didn’t last long, Todd wanted to go out again in the car, so we head out and less than a block from our house Todd spotted her. She was just sitting along a fence line. Todd tried to call her, but she just sat there, she looked terrified. Finally as Todd got up there she recognized him and her tail started to wag, but she was apparently scared stiff. So Todd had to pick her up and take her to the car. Of course, as soon as she got in the car, she was back to normal, perky Zoe. Dang dog.
The Joys of Organization March 18, 2008
I have many friends who are master organizers. Everything in their house has a place and they know where that exact place is. Others have a spouse who is the organizer and so the organization phenomenon still occurrs. I am not an organizer. I am a piler. I do not like clutter in my living spaces, but in past living situations I would typically have a “clutter room” which usually was my bedroom. The rest of the house I would keep tidy, but that one room was my catch-all for crap. Todd is not really a piler, but he is not an organizer either. I don’t know what he is. As a result, however, our house is anything but organized. And I think it is driving both of us crazy! Ranae was trying to give me tips on how to get organized today. So I thought maybe some other people had some ideas to offer too. And for those of you who when you and/or your spouse get stressed and like to organize when stressed, please get in your car, and drive straight to my house!
Three Reccomendations: March 17, 2008
I have four reccomendations for any of you who are or know someone who is getting married in the coming months.
First, if you are looking for a great photographer or videographer, check out my blogroll to the right, you will see Michael Norwood and Matt Paddack. Michael is an incredible photographer from California who is open to traveling to your wedding location. Matt is just getting started in the wedding video arena, but has a lot of training and videography experience in other subject areas. Check out their websites and if you know someone looking for either or both (They are friends who work GREAT as a team) pass their name along!
Next, hotel booking can be very difficult if you have a large group. Don’t make this any more difficult than you have to! I used a hotel booking site like www.HotelPlanner.com it was super easy, you just say the area of town you are looking for a hotel, and the price range as well as how many rooms you need. The hotels e-mail you with quotes, you pick the hotel based on which you like best for the price they give you. If no one sends you one you like, you don’t have to choose any of them! I used it and it worked great, passed it along to a friend who is getting married over the College World Series in Omaha and she found rooms! Which is amazing if you have been in Omaha during the CWS!
Last, if you live or visit the Omaha area and are looking for a wedding dress, go to Sposa Botique. A friend of a friend went there and got her dress which was how I ended up there and bought my dress there. Then I recommended it to a friend who bought her dress there and another friend who was going dress shopping with a friend of hers and she bought HER dress there! It’s really worth a visit. Much more personalized service with some very fun dresses that are unique-but not off the wall crazy “unique”. And still a good price! www.sposaboutique.com
Ahhh, yes, the day everyone is Irish! I am proud of my Irish heritage, though I am only about 1/3 Irish, it’s about the most of any one nationality I am (tied with German at 1/3 as well! Followed by Czech, French, and English… I think I have most of Europe covered!) I’m trying to think of a holiday that is celebrated as profusely in the US that recognizes another European Country, or even the Continent of Europe. Of couse, how can American’s NOT celebrate a day that almost encourages drinking before 8 am?
So this weekend I went to my cousin’s wedding. It was very uniquely them… The wedding party entered to NIN “Closer” (only the beat, not the lyrics), cut the cake to the song “Pour Some Sugar On Me”, and made sure to pay tribute to family members musical tastes. They called my mom out on to the dance floor for AC/DC’s “Shook Me All Night” since there is a long running joke concerning my mom ALWAYS requesting that song at wedding dances because she likes to dance to it, but did not know what it was about. And called my cousin’s husband out on the floor to dance with himself to “Dancing With Myself” since he LOVES Billy Idol. You could tell they put a lot of thought into the reception, and it was very them. Congrats Mike and Jessica!