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Miscellany, etc.

A few things that I must share, even though my new life is taking up far more time than my old life:

First, in a brief glimpse of old habits, I see that Donal Logue is has a new show. Wait, wait, don't walk away, this is important. It's gonna happen this time, I know it. He can DO this! Although if he DOES end up succeeding, it may wipe that whipped puppy expression off of his face and then why would we want to hug him? Nevertheless, Terriers - FX, September 8th, and every Wednesday thereafter. (Plus, I think I saw Jase in a trailer. Uncredited, of course. How like him.) And that is - I swear - all I know about the fall line-ups.

What I've learned a great deal about, on the other hand, is planning a wedding. Which, in turn, has given me brand new respect for Martha Stewart. I'm serious - the woman is a genius. But I digress - what I've learned, mostly, is that there is as much crap out there clogging the interwebs regarding wedding planning, destination weddings, wedding discussions, and the whole horrible wedding industry (which I loathe from the depths of my soul) as there is on any other topic. If you're going to google "wedding" save yourself some headache and google "giraffe" instead. At least it'll be educational. I actually found a discussion the other day about "redneck weddings" and something about making centerpieces out of beer cans with daisies in them... complete with the one or two self-righteous people that don't have anything better to do than project their own self-loathing onto complete strangers by lecturing on the topic of "self-respect" and "respect for your wedding" with regards to use of the word "redneck." *headdesk repeatedly* So, in an effort to shield myself as much as possible from the "wedding industry" while still keeping in mind that:

A) The man with whom I want to do this thing has never been weddinged before and therefore would like some manner of celebration surrounding the event;


B) This is supposed to be a pleasant - and even FUN - experience...

I started looking for alternatives - because I knew they were out there. I mean, there are groups along the information superhighway for enthusiasts of wild grasses and message boards for people who build replicas of the seven wonders of the ancient world from toothpicks, so I knew there had to somewhere be a group of brides who can't stand the kerfluffle just like me. And then, in a huge EUREKA moment, I found Offbeat Bride. I am still in awe of this group... these girlies are the most creative, most innovative, craziest bunch of tradition-bucking free-thinkers whom I've ever had the pleasure to encounter. Bless their hearts. Which has given me all the permission that I need to plan a ridiculous-crazy shorts-and-tshirts Vegas blow-out instead of a quiet, demure walk down the aisle of some church, for a "ceremony" that J and I have orchestrated ourselves as a perfect reflection of us, instead of mocking some religious tradition. I feel free. It's also ironic that the "Should You Spend the Money on Custom Art?" article came up at the top of the Offbeat Bride page this morning because... we did that, too. We've asked Chris Heaton, the brilliant mind behind Chillustration UK to whip us up an Ames Bros. style concert poster to go with our all-access backstage-pass-style invitations. Wedstock 2011 - all of the wedding, none of the drama... you know. I am... thoroughly enjoying all of this. *grin*


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Aug. 24th, 2010 02:43 am (UTC)
I'm so happy that you've decided to do something that is awesome and is gonna make you happy!!

Yay! Yay! Yay! For you!!! :D
Aug. 25th, 2010 05:59 pm (UTC)
Thank you. It's a really liberating experience, actually. :)
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