Tuesday, March 3, 2015

4 Month Wedding Meltdown

Yeah, yeah, I know it's been a million years since I blogged, blah blah blah. Let's skip the formalities and just pretend that I've been blogging all along.


Today begins the 4 month wedding countdown.

And most days I'm like, "Say Whaaaaaaaaaaaat?" As in, how the hell has this time gone by so fast?!

Other days I'm like, "Psssshhhhhhhh." As in, I have SO much time left and there is NO need to rush those final details.... like buying WEDDING SHOES.

I decided to write down a list of every last little thing that needs to be done before the big day, and I came up with 24 things. 24!

And then I felt a major rush of anxiety, and I ran away from the list.


This past Sunday, I ate this:

And oh my lawd, it was fantastic. Every last gooey hunk of cheese. Amazing.

And then I weighed myself the next day and realized that I have gained 4 pounds since purchasing my wedding dress.

I could tell you that I don't give two shizzles about those 4 pounds, but then I would be telling you a big fat lie.

So since Sunday, as in yesterday and today, I have been using My Fitness Pal to a T, and following a somewhat Atkinsy diet (a.k.a. high protein, low carb), as well as dragged my arse to the gym both days.

And since Sunday, I have not been visiting the restroom like one should on a daily basis, if you know what I mean. (you do know what I mean, don't you?)

So then I Googled, and it appears a high protein/low carb diet can do that to you.

So there's that.

My wedding dress is coming next month, people!

(I don't have a Vera Wang dress, but you get the point.)

Bring on the prunes! (TMI? Yes. But when do I not overshare?)


I mailed out our wedding invitations last Thursday, and as of today, a friend in COLORADO has received it, but my MOTHER in SAN DIEGO has not. I was also informed that my best friend slash Maid of Honor (located in Los Angeles) did not receive hers either. Correct me if I'm wrong, but Southern California is a whole lot closer to San Francisco than Colorado...

So now I'm having anxiety that the Post Office man has lost half of my invites and now no one will receive those pain-staking pieces of paper that I personally licked and placed stamps on and hand wrote their names in semi-nice handwriting!

(deep breath...deeeeep breath)

I swore to myself I would not become a bridezilla.

Just get me through these next 4 months so I can relish the feel of sand between my toes (because I probably still won't have wedding shoes), and can hold the hands of my beautiful man and hopefully recite vows (that still need to be written), and then party the night away with my bestest friends and closest family (or at least those who got an invitation).

And I shall leave you with this picture of my nephew, because it is basically the perfect depiction of how I feel right now.



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Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Our Deceivingly Inexpensive Date Night

10 days ago...

The Dizzle and I have been living in San Francisco for almost 2 years now (this May) and had never been to the Top Of The Mark. It's this upscale restaurant/bar at the very tip top of the Intercontinental Mark Hopkins hotel that overlooks the city with these big, beautiful windows surrounding the whole room. On one side you can see the Golden Gate Bridge and on the other is the Bay Bridge.

We heard it was quite magical and a "must-see" if you're in the area.

Let me also just mention that drinks happen to be about $14 a pop, and when you're more than okay drinking $2.49 Chucks from Trader Joe's, well... Let's just say we never felt a huge urgency to make it over there for a night out (We've got a wedding to save for, people! ........Eh, who am I kidding, I would never want to spend that much on drinks anyway. Cheap Korean over here, people!).

HOWEVER, one day (10 days ago to be exact) we finally said, "Enough is enough!"

BUT, there were 2 stipulations:

1. We would dress up to the nines (because: why not?)
2. We would go for just one drink (because: see 'cheap korean' comment above)

SO, we showered (and the mere fact that I just mentioned that should tell you something about my showering frequency), and dressed up in our fanciest garbs. I put on an old bridesmaid dress and he put on his one and only suit. Basically recreating this look (oh hey boy heyyyy):

We got there right at sunset and waltzed in like we were worth a million bucks. (Little did they know we had NO intention of ordering anything more than one drink each.)

They sat us right by the north side windows with a perfect view.

The Dizzle ordered a fancy schmancy PINK martini, and I ordered their cheapest Cab (yeah, yeah).

We then slooooowwwwlllyyyyyyyyyy drank our drinks, watched a breathtaking sunset, and enjoyed just being there, the two of us.

It was simply wonderful.

And then, slightly buzzed from our one drink on empty stomachs, we promptly went straight to Trader Joe's, picked up a frozen pizza and a couple bottles of $2.49 Chuck, and finished our date night at home with a movie.

Let me break it down for you:

$14 Martini
$10 Cabernet Sauvignon
$5 Frozen pizza
$2.49 Charles Shaw x 2


But point is, my friends, there's no need to spend a bazillion dollars for date nights. Unless you have bazillions of dollars to spend and don't mind doing that. But for the normal folk, who have budgets, I say there's nothing wrong with a little moderation and creativity!


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