SO...I was listening to one of the CD's on the way to work and just laughed the whole way. I just imagined Alan and his oh-so-cute white man's overbite and my mom trying to keep to the beat and me, being a drunk fool just having a blast.
After listening to this tho...I think we need to add more that our parents and "that" generation will enjoy. I remember Anna's wedding with Brave Combo and how young and old were dancing most of the night. I dont think we really have quite enough of that. Granted there is some Supremes, Tom Jones, Nat King Cole...but I think they will have very confused looks when Ice Ice Baby starts playing! My personal favorite so far is Selena's Bidi Bidi Bom Bom!
This is going to be so much fun!
I just still have over 100 programs to assemble. It is a very long process...Bree is coming over tonight to help.
Murphey's Law has truly struck! My bathtub, also the guest bath is un-usable. It fills with water and wont drain. Now, this could wait until after the wedding because I could just use the other shower for now, BUT we have company coming in town a week from tomrorow and staying at our house. So, Alan is calling our home warrenty people today to see what our coverage is. Jeannette thinks we have some coverage, but how much is undetermined. Could this happen at a better time??? Yeah for credit cards!
10 days and counting...I think I have all jobs covered...all instructions written...all little errands run. Just need to finish assebling 140 programs, steam my dress, iron 12 table runners, hotglue bows onto toasting flutes, finish wrapping the family and attendant gifts, catch up on thank you notes, write out lesson plans for my sub, clean the house, get my bathtup fixed, get my eyebrows waxed, manicure, pedicure, deliver all decorations to the hotel, pack for the honeymoon...all while going to Texarkana this weekend with mom and alan for my mother's cousin's daughter's wedding.
We are to about 133 guests for the wedding...possibly as low as 130. We estimated 135, so we are right on track!
It's a countdown clock to the wedding...can you tell I am READY????
(NOTE: I fixed it, hon... -Alan)
Ok, fine...I have been in a crappy sleep cycle...been sick for almost 2 weeks now...need $2000 to finish paying for our wedding...BUT, no matter what I am still getting married in 29 days, 6 hours, 2 minutes...hehe
As a postscript to my moviewatching expedition a couple weeks ago, last weekend Em and I trekked to the Magnolia to see Garden State. I realize it has gotten a lot of hype within indie circles, but I think it is well-deserved; the film was solid, and provided a good look at the sort of ennui many of us have gone through in our early- to mid-twenties. I would have identified better with it a couple of years ago, before I met my future wife and settled down (to some degree), but it still had a lot of themes that struck a chord with me. Braff was good, Portman was great, and the soundtrack was ultimately what won me over (fantastic song selection, used effectively).
In other news, we are still looking around at different places of worship, trying to find one that meets our spiritual needs the best. Last week we walked up the street to FUMC of Richardson, and we both liked it. We'll need a few more visits, but it does offer a lot of what we're looking for, and it's obviously a vibrant, healthy church (they are even building a new facility down the road, still within walking distance of the house).
Speaking of faith matters, there's an interesting piece in CJR this month about the World Journalism Institute, a "school" designed to help aid evangelical journalists in their quest to enter the mainstream world of the Fourth Estate and let their faith be a positive influence in the newsroom. I'm not sure how I feel about that. I agree there are too many cynics in this business, be it in regards to religion or otherwise; however, though the WJI's goals may be lofty and aimed at letting faith spur the journalist to a higher level of productivity (see mid-sixties-era McCandlish Phillips), I am afraid that too many gung-ho young charges will mistake their teachings for a Great Commission-style charge to go out and convert the downtrodden people they are supposed to cover onjectively. The head of the WJI says that is not his intention, and I hope his students realize that.