Wednesday, May 31, 2006

Hope Smells Like Lysol

Wow, the house is clean, well barring my room, which was clean earlier this week but has no regained its duty as a wedding warehouse of crap. I'm exhausted. I just did another 12 favor boxes with hershey's kisses, and should go be putting ribbons and heart stickers on little tubes of bubbles, but I need to sort out my room enough for me to sleep in.

Not sure if its wedding nerves or just poor nutrition, but I've been getting stomach aches and queesy feelings all this week. I'm really excited about Pete and his family arrives on Thursday! I'm usually excited about Pete coming to visit obviously, but the feeling has magnified 150% by the fact that its for our wedding, and that his whole immediate family, some extended members, and a few friends will be here in the coming days as well. Then the real fun starts when all my family arrives!

I may or may not update again before the "big day" but thank you all for all your lovely messages and congratulations!

Tuesday, May 30, 2006

Monsoon Wedding

I watched this movie this morning as I procrastinated. I like it, some people are bothered by subtitles in films but I didn't have a hard time understanding what was going on. I'm not sure if it lived up to all my expectations though, as I heard so much about this film. I think it did a really good job of illustrating the idea that wedding preparations are stressful no matter what culture you're in, something I can definitely related to at the moment. I give it a 7 out of 10 rating.

Sunday, May 28, 2006

Two Weeks

So two weeks from today Pete and I will be married, which seems quite surreal but realistic all at the same time. Unfortunately he's leaving 5 days after the wedding, but I won't dwell on that until after the 'big day.' Thought it be good to do a little timeline of our relationship from the beginning, in case anyone doesn't know (not sure if there is such a person in the world, nevermind the blogging community). So here it goes, a quick and dirty version:

October or November 1998: Pete and I met online sometime probably in mid-October and chatted on the weekends a lot. In mid to late November we were debating on whether or not we wanted to be "more than friends" and we started "dating" online.

Early December 1998: My family's kitchen has a fire and I'm computer-less for over a month, at this point I didn't have Pete's phone number and had lost the address he gave me so we had no contact during that time.

Early January 1999: I got back online and explained what happened to Pete, we became closer and "a couple." At this point no one new about us in our families or anything.

Fast Forward....

October 1999: We talked on the phone for the first time, since I have a speech impediment and was very leery about talking to Pete on the phone, until we did talk on the phone and everything was fine. We started making plan for him to come over for Valentine's Day 2000. This meant actually telling our families about "us" not sure if they thought it was serious or not.

January 2000: Pete booked his flight to come over for 2 weeks in early to mid February! We'd finally meet in person!

February 4, 2000: Pete arrives in Orlando, unfortunately my mom and I are 3 hours late picking him up because we had a flat tire and didn't have the cell phone with us at the time (or did we even have one? back in the day when not everyone had them!) But we finally got there and met up with Pete :) We had a good visit, spent our first and only Valentine's day together so far! Started talking about my mom and I going to England in the summer as my 16th birthday present :)

June - July 2000: My mom and I visit Pete and his family in England. This is when everyone probably realized it was a bit serious...I think our mothers talked about "us" when they were in the car once and how both of us were pretty serious about relationships and didn't really take these things lightly ;) My mom and I got free tickets on our way back for taking a later connecting flight so we'd definitely be back woohoo!

December 2000: Pete's first Christmas in Florida with me and my family :)

June 2001: I went back to England to spend a month with Pete and his family. My mom came over for the last week of my stay...

December 2001: My first Christmas in England with Pete and his family :)

July 2002: I bought Pete a ticket to come over to visit for his birthday he was here from mid July to mid August :)

December 2002: After my first semester at college, I went over to England for two weeks after Christmas

June 2003: I went over to England for 5 weeks...the day I arrived June 28th...Pete asked me to marry him :)

December 2003: Pete came here again for Christmas :)

June 2004: I went over again for a 5 week stay...we started talking more about the wedding and what we wanted to do in the future.

December 2004: Another English Christmas :)

July 2005: I go to England after completing my internship, I was suppose to stay a month but had to come home after a week because my mom passed away, Pete came back with me for two weeks and was probably my saving grace during that time.

December 2005: I went to England for 2 weeks before Christmas :)

Now: 2 weeks until we get married!!!!!!!!!!!! After that we're still not sure but probably doing the UK immigration thing in July or so. Not too much time apart left!

Sunday, May 21, 2006

Your Birthdate: May 9

You are a born idealist, with more pet causes than you can count.
You prefer be around others, both when working and while relaxing.
Generous and giving, you believe you can change the world one person at a time.
You're open minded and tolerant. People feel like they can tell you anything.

Your strength: Your go-with-the-flow flexibility

Your weakness: Your flair for the over dramatic

Your power color: Pine green

Your power symbol: Circle

Your power month: September

Thursday, May 18, 2006

Wedding???? What Wedding????!

Oh good god it's getting close!!

I should really blog about it but I'm way too stressed out about the issue to contemplate writing it all down. I know its the final weeks leading up to "the happiest day of our lives" or whatever and I should cherish the moments but at this point I wish it was over already!

Thursday, May 11, 2006

Friends with Money

My friend Steph and I went to see this movie tonight as part of my belated birthday celebration. It was very bluntly humorous in parts but the ending was a bit random. Other than that its really difficult to describe! Rating: 5 out of 10

Friday, May 05, 2006

Working Girl

I'm currently working for the month of May at the place where I did my internship last summer. AND they're paying me. I'm working 3-4 days a week 9am - 5pm. I feel like a proper adult, and I don't think I like it lol.

In other news, my birthday is Tuesday! Which is weird, it doesn't feel like my birthday is coming up. I guess its still the year of "non-holidays" since my mom died. Or maybe I'm just getting older to where birthdays don't matter as much. It probably won't be much of a celebration, I'm not having the family party until after my brother's high school graduation (so we can do all the celebrations together as per usual with my family). And I have work that day, but I might see if my dad wants to take me to lunch or dinner that day. Pete's package for me won't arrive on time, he's getting me a DVD and the online company he orders from is CRAP and it hasn't arrive to him yet :( Oh well.

But a month and a day after my birthday is THE WEDDING!!! I haven't updated my wedding blog in ages but if you flick my Flickr badge you should be able to see some wedding planning pics...if you're not on my friends list let me know and I'll invite you to be on it (if I know you).