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 Oh, internets, things have been moving and shaking.  And HOW.

So, a year and a half after our hush-hush elopement, Meridan and I finally did the deed.  In front of our parents, no less!  It was plenty of fun, and I'm glad I did it, though I'm glad to be rid of the thing now.  Planning weddings makes my face fall off.

My mom was too drunk to come.  This is a shitty thing, but true, and my father wants to give me another wedding/party thing in the fall to make up for it, hoping she'll be better off then.  We'll see, is all I can say.

I hope I looked presentable - I felt humongous, but I usually feel like that lately.  Six straight months of fast food due to insane busy schedules have made Meridan and I a little too settled, if you get my drift.  

But, all this is about to change!  For as my wedding present from the universe... Meridan and I have to move out of our apartment.

See, there's this thing called rent.  It's fucking expensive.  And we can't afford it anymore.  Period.  So, we're packing up our things and heading to my dad's for a temporary stay while we look for our own trailer to buy.

Yes, our very own trailer!  Swimming pools, movie stars.  Packed up the truck and moved to Beverly.  As Meridan said, we're one drug conviction away from white trash - and if you count Mom in the equation, that makes us even closer owing to the drug conviction part.  Sigh.

I'm thinking of it as an adventure.  Also, the thought of being free from rent is extremely freeing.  I mean, we'll have a trailer payment - of like, $100 a month.  Quite the improvement over the $750 we have now.

We'll be parking it at my dad's place, plugging into his sewer and electricity and all that jazz.  It won't be so bad.  And, well, it is what it is.  Meridan now is free to do the pharmacy tech program up at Clover Park Tech in Lakewood without worrying that he should get full time work instead.  And that's worth it.  I have work until next January, so hallelujah there.

So.  Now to not fail my classes.  This might be more of a stretch than you'd think.  Ugh.
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 I really, really wish I could capture on video those choice moments when Ravage is sleeping so deeply that he falls off the back of the armchair onto the floor, wakes himself up as he lands, shakes, and saunters over to the food dish as if to say, "Nobody saw that."

So, wedding.

I wish I could claim that I was different from the cliches.  I tried so hard to be different and offbeat, and despite all my best intents... I ended up crying last weekend and having a complete breakdown because the Old Navy had run out of large sized shirts in the style I'm using for the groomsmen.  Yeah.  

I made an entire bouquet with silk flowers, then junked it and made a complete new one.  I like the new one much better, but Meridan thinks I'm nuts.  I also am having second thoughts about my flower crown, which makes him really want to kill me.  

See, this is why I make all my wedding updates at Offbeat Bride.  I try to spare you all the pain.  :P

The wedding is now two weeks from Sunday.  The last couple pieces of my outfit puzzle have been put together - I have collected a dress, shoes, and hairpiece options.  Meridan is making my jewelry with chainmail, and it is WICKED.  And as of this morning, I have a hairdresser complete with consultation scheduled, and I have an appointment for my makeup with the Clinique counter in the mall!  I get a consultation and everything, and it's free, even though I'm sure I will buy a lip gloss or something. Boo-yah.  I told the girl doing my hair I could only manage about $50, and she said she could do it for that no problem.  Huzzah!

We are broker than hell at the moment, but whatever else happens, I'll look pretty.  So fuck all that noise.  :)

I invited too many people in my excitement.  I know for sure there won't be enough chairs, so bitches get to stand.  Awesome.  Oops.  :P

My wedding is almost entirely nerd-free.  I didn't do it on purpose - I just didn't want to go over the top.  In the end, it's actually just going to be very classy and very us.  I was worried last night about the lack of a cohesive theme, but themes cost money, frankly, and I'm happy knowing that it'll look good and we'll have something simple and pretty.  That's all I care about at this point.

I have Regretsy posts to surf through, so I'd best be off.
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  • 03:20:28: RT @violetblue: OMG the Royal Wedding is hatmageddon.
  • 03:24:23: RT @violetblue: The facehugger hat is behind the Queen! Somebody! Stop it!
  • 03:26:12: Also, I know more words to that Bread of Heaven hymn than those goofs, and I'm a dirty heathen. Dudes SRSLY.

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 My brother-in-law and his wife merged their Facebook accounts.  WHY.

I find it extremely disturbing.  Partially because their profile picture is one of their new baby daughter.  IT'S LIKE THREE PEOPLE IN ONE!  I can only tell that it's the wife posting things because she plays far more fast and loose with grammar and spelling.  But it's still super creepy.

It's just about one month until the wedding.  I don't particularly have a ton left to do, but it's a significant amount.  Boo-urns.

I'm going to tell a story now about a superpower that I have that sucks.

So, I'm amazing at spoiling surprises.  It has to do with my ability to find things.  I'm not always good at it, but I do pretty well.  Especially when it comes to discovering gifts that people have hidden for me.

Whispering about a surprise for me?  I will accidentally walk in and hear it.

Hiding a gift?  I will always, always stumble upon it.  

I just want to be surprised, and it never happens.  :(

This year, for Valentine's Day, Meridan went to buy me a gift the day before while I hung out with Ari at the mall.  He picked us up afterwards, beaming.  I told him I would do my best to not discover the gifts in the car accidentally as I usually do, and told him that I assumed it was in the trunk and so I would avoid it.

"It's not in there!" he gloated.

Good deal.  I needed to take the car later that evening to do some shopping of my own (not his V-day gift - I bought that bitch a month before V-day and it was expensive and awesome).  

I get in the car and reach underneath the driver's seat to pull it forward for my tiny little legs.  And I pull out a Target bag.  Before my brain could make the connections, I looked at it.

Sigh.

When I asked him later why he thought it was a good hiding place, he responded with his signature phrase... "I panicked."
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I have recently taken a late-night closing shift here at the library, meaning that I get to be here all alone apart from the librarian until 9pm on Thursday nights.  It's cool, cause, well, I get left alone.  But it sucks when I get hungry.  So I called Meridan and made him bring me Taco Bell.

Meridan: I forgot to tell them no sour cream with the Cheesy Fiesta Potatoes.

Me:  Okay...

Meridan: It's ok, I ate it all off for you.

Me:  You just ate a big blob of sour cream?

Meridan:  Well, there might have been some potatoes with it.

Me:  It's okay.  I don't mind sour cream that much.  But you know I asked for regular Fiesta Potatoes and not Cheesy ones, right?

Meridan:  I forgot that too.  I just assume nowadays that everything you want is cheesy.

To be fair, it's a valid assumption.  But still.  This is why I try not to send him to pick things up for me.

Then, I asked him if he thought I had ADHD, and he told me no, that I was just a hoarder.  All because I tried to get him to go get a recliner that someone left by the dumpster at the apartment complex yesterday.  It might have been nice!  And ours is broken!  Jeez. 
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  • 03:27:01: The smart version of me would have taken a melatonin hours ago. #blerghinsomnia

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  • 15:29:09: RT @feministhulk: BINARY GENDER IS LAZY, STIFLING METHOD OF ASSIGNING AND ASSESSING HUMAN WORTH. HULK SMASH TRANSPHOBIA!
  • 15:31:22: Yeah, 7am class was a dumb idea. I am a smartypants.

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  • 01:38:39: Insomnia. We meet again. I see you've realized that I have to be up at 5. How astute. Seriously, though, I hate you.
  • 12:30:03: RT @feministhulk: HULK HEART PLANNED PARENTHOOD, SMASH MISINFORMATION CAMPAIGN INTENDED TO DENY BASIC HEALTH SERVICES!

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Apr. 7th, 2011 04:36 pm
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 Yeaaah... I had no idea my crossposts weren't working recently.  It's okay - you guys haven't missed much.

I never post to LJ any more, and I won't be doing so.  I have Dreamwidth invite codes, if anyone would like them - I seriously recommend it.  It's far better over on this side without games and crap and shit not working... you know.  

Anyways.  Just started my new quarter this week - one more quarter!  I'm pretty stoked to be this close to being done.

Wedding plans are moving along.  I bought a dress, and it fucking rocks.  And that is all for the moment.  :)
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  • 18:48:10: We got back our extended cable with DVR in HD. I regret nothing.

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 Seriously - I've heard nothing but bad things about LJ lately, so if anyone wants any Dreamwidth invite codes - I have several.  Plz to be asking me.  I make all my posts at DW now and just crosspost so that those who haven't migrated can still see them.

I have officially begun my last quarter at SPSCC.  Whoo-hah!  I did end up getting a C- in my math class (worst grade yet!), but it's still counting for my AA apparently.  It just won't transfer to my 4-year program, but since I'm not getting a BA in education, it doesn't matter!  Celebration!  I have these three classes to go, and then freedom is mine.

I'm not going to be starting my next program for a little while - we need to save up to pay off my old debt to Evergreen, and it's better for me to just try and find a summer job.  So, that's the goal.  Fingers crossed.  

Right now, I'm in Chemistry, which I love, Public Speaking, which is fine, and Earth Science, which is godawfully boring and makes me want to rip my face off.  But we can't have it all, can we, darlings?

The worst part at this point is the 7am Chemistry class.  Why I thought that would work out, I have no idea.  I'm going to be worn out all damn quarter long.

Wedding plans are moving along!  I have a dress, and it is sparkly and shiny.  And it cost $300, which is enormous to me, but I realize it's damn cheap for wedding attire as a whole, so I'm not beating myself up about it.  I love it.

More later, my darlings.  I'm going to be tweeting more this quarter, probably, and I apologize in advance.  :P
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  • 01:38:41: Can't sleep. Shocking. I'm so glad the quarter from hell is nearly done.

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  • 10:22:18: Off to take final #2, which I didn't study for one bit. Yay!

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 So, the long and short of it is, I frigging just gave up in my math class.  Just gave up.  Not because of the content, but because of the teacher and the way things were being taught and just everything.  

I don't know if I'm going to get a C... chances are, no.  I'll probably end up with a C- or a D, depending on how the final goes.  (The final, which is tomorrow, and which I haven't studied for yet.)  And if I don't get a C, I can't get my Elementary Education AA.

But you know what?  It's okay.  I don't particularly care.  I found out that I'm just as close to a regular AA as I am to the Elementary Ed one, as long as I take either 20 credits next quarter or summer classes.  There are a few classes still open, shockingly, that would work fine for the extra class I need.  I'm a junior by the summertime either way.

I've officially decided, for once and for all, that I'm finishing my bachelor's degree online.  WSU offers a BA in Humanities, and I'm going for it.  It's what I want to teach at the middle school level anyways, and I'm sick and tired of doing bullshit classes that I have no interest in.  I'm super excited about finishing up online, because I SO prefer online classes, and blah blah blah.
 
TL;DR.  Bombing one class once in a while = okay, kids.  Not the end of the world.  
 
It's the beginning of the Persian New Year today.  That means it's spring, and I'm refusing to be in a bad mood about it.  :)  
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I just don't even know, people.

I can't stop buying baby stuff for my little niece, Chava.  She's home from the hospital now, weighing over 4 pounds - considering she was born at 30 weeks, she's doing aces.  And, well, stores... they sell baby things, you know.  I wasn't necessarily aware of this before I discovered I was going to be an auntie, and now I CANNOT STOP.  Damn you, baby industrial complex.  These things are so tiny and so cute.

I got in an argument with my mom about the baby clothes, which was a little funny... she was with me while I was shopping, and kept insisting I should get the 6 month sized clothes and not the newborn ones.  I was like, um, this child is 4 pounds.  She can't even fit in the newborn sizes yet.  I think it'll be fine.  :P  She's nuts, but that's old news.

I have to literally cram all of the wedding planning into the 10 days I have off for spring break.  That's going to be awesomesauce.  

Finishing up school applications, la la la.  Meridan's definitely going to have to take some summer courses, and I'm trying to do the same, so it'll be a busy summer.  

I have nothing interesting to say.
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Finals week next week.  Hate.

Ravage was the proud recipient of a bath last weekend.  It actually went really well - we dumped him in the tub, pointed the shower head nozzle at him, dumped some shampoo on his head and went to town.  He wasn't particularly thrilled with getting wet, but he fucking loved the attention while he was getting dried off.  (The hair dryer... not so much.)

Finn got one tonight... she wasn't particularly wriggly, but she did make her whiny meow a lot, and it took so long for her to dry.  It's been hours, and she's still kinda damp.  She doesn't seem to be too mad at us, but she's a bit more jumpy when we get near her.  She also apparently HATES getting her paws wet.  For reals.

Clean kitties smell nice and are soft.  :)

Meridan and I picked wedding rings from Etsy this evening - I shall order them at the end of the month.  Productive!  I'm super awesome.

My stupid email account got hacked the other night.  So, after changing passwords and stuff, I decided to just stop using the old one and make a new one.  Anybody can message me through Dreamwidth or LJ, though, so it's no big deal.  Still, it's nice to dump the email after a few years.

I'm a sleepy monkey.

weeeeding

Mar. 13th, 2011 01:16 pm
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I could update about how it's the end of the quarter and it's been the quarter from hell which steals my soul... but if I talk about it more, I'll just get more paranoid.  So, hey!  Let's talk wedding crap.

Date is set, as previously mentioned (May 29th).  Location is set, we've booked a small lodge at a local park.  Plenty of parking, nearby restrooms, full kitchenette with fridge, big back porch - it's pretty sweet.  Officiant has been found - one of Meridan's friends is obliging.  He's something of a junior politician, pagan, and willing to do it for free, so there you go.  Invitations are being made by me, because I'm a DIY idiot.  I'm also cheap, and while I love the pretty designs from professional artists, I can't afford them.  So, I'm making my own with a template I found online.  I hate using the paper cutter, but I have to admit, they're turning out pretty cute.

Dress was another story.  

I'm not a dress girl.  I never fantasized about what dress to wear when I was little, I never paid the slightest attention to that kind of thing.  So, when I got engaged, it was my first foray into wedding wear.

Eugh.  That's all I can say about the vast majority of wedding dresses.  Eugh.

I dabbled extensively with the idea of both making my own dress and buying one online.  I decided too much was hinging on this thing to attempt a dress, since I'm not great at reading patterns.  And with online, I just didn't know what I would get until it came, and I didn't feel safe with the idea.  So scratch that crap.

I was nervous at the idea of going to a dressmaker's, mainly because of cost.  At first, I wanted a 50 dollar dress.  Then, I upped it to 100.  By last week, I was comfortable with the idea of a 200 dollar dress, only because it seemed like I wasn't going to be able to get anything decent for less than that.  

So, with a $200 price point in mind, I went to Doria's, a local dress shop.  It was stocked for prom, so it was full of shiny colored things, which already made it awesome in my book.  But then, I noticed all the bodices on the walls.  I asked Doria about getting one of those and a nice flowy skirt, and she was all over the idea.  Plus, it'll come in at about $200 with tax, probably.  And she told me the prices before I said anything about my budget, so I know she wasn't bullshitting me.

Awesome experience all around.  I'll be going to try stuff on when Shen comes into town, probably.  And then she'll fall in love with some foofy maid of honor dress, and it'll be hilarious.  I guess I should probably get some of that horribly constricting, inhumane underwear before then.  

So, yeah. I've got a date, a venue, an officiant, invitations, a wedding website with registries, and I've got a dress place.  I guess I'm having a wedding.  Huh.  :)


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weeeeding

Mar. 13th, 2011 01:16 pm
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I could update about how it's the end of the quarter and it's been the quarter from hell which steals my soul... but if I talk about it more, I'll just get more paranoid.  So, hey!  Let's talk wedding crap.

Date is set, as previously mentioned (May 29th).  Location is set, we've booked a small lodge at a local park.  Plenty of parking, nearby restrooms, full kitchenette with fridge, big back porch - it's pretty sweet.  Officiant has been found - one of Meridan's friends is obliging.  He's something of a junior politician, pagan, and willing to do it for free, so there you go.  Invitations are being made by me, because I'm a DIY idiot.  I'm also cheap, and while I love the pretty designs from professional artists, I can't afford them.  So, I'm making my own with a template I found online.  I hate using the paper cutter, but I have to admit, they're turning out pretty cute.

Dress was another story.  

I'm not a dress girl.  I never fantasized about what dress to wear when I was little, I never paid the slightest attention to that kind of thing.  So, when I got engaged, it was my first foray into wedding wear.

Eugh.  That's all I can say about the vast majority of wedding dresses.  Eugh.

I dabbled extensively with the idea of both making my own dress and buying one online.  I decided too much was hinging on this thing to attempt a dress, since I'm not great at reading patterns.  And with online, I just didn't know what I would get until it came, and I didn't feel safe with the idea.  So scratch that crap.

I was nervous at the idea of going to a dressmaker's, mainly because of cost.  At first, I wanted a 50 dollar dress.  Then, I upped it to 100.  By last week, I was comfortable with the idea of a 200 dollar dress, only because it seemed like I wasn't going to be able to get anything decent for less than that.  

So, with a $200 price point in mind, I went to Doria's, a local dress shop.  It was stocked for prom, so it was full of shiny colored things, which already made it awesome in my book.  But then, I noticed all the bodices on the walls.  I asked Doria about getting one of those and a nice flowy skirt, and she was all over the idea.  Plus, it'll come in at about $200 with tax, probably.  And she told me the prices before I said anything about my budget, so I know she wasn't bullshitting me.

Awesome experience all around.  I'll be going to try stuff on when Shen comes into town, probably.  And then she'll fall in love with some foofy maid of honor dress, and it'll be hilarious.  I guess I should probably get some of that horribly constricting, inhumane underwear before then.  

So, yeah. I've got a date, a venue, an officiant, invitations, a wedding website with registries, and I've got a dress place.  I guess I'm having a wedding.  Huh.  :)


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Guess who got yesterday and today off from work and school?  Well, pretty much everyone around here.  But that includes me!  Whee!

The snow was really impressive yesterday, I have to say.  Back here by Evergreen, the trees were looking awfully pretty.  Plus, Meridan and I got to go out yesterday and the stores were nearly empty.  :)

Our goal yesterday was to get some wedding registries set up.  His dad kinda informed/told us to do so, so even though it makes me feel a bit greedy and grumpy, we went for it.  Registering at Target was rather fun, and I didn't mind it.  Bed, Bath & Beyond, however... they have a wonderful way of telling you that you're doing it wrong.  I nearly cracked when I put a dishware set costing $99.99 on the registry, only to be told that it counted in the 'Casual Dining' category.  Apparently, hundred dollar dishes are just everyday crap, don't you know?

Man, I've clearly got some cheap-ass tastes.  I don't forsee living off of two teaching incomes being an issue for us.  :)

I wish Ikea had a wedding registry.  Meridan's dad says we have to find regional chain stores, but beyond Target, I have no idea where to look.  I feel like places like Pottery Barn and stuff are way too expensive.  Amazon.com it is, I think.

Hmm.  Dinner is a good idea.  Yes.
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