Friday, October 31, 2008

I've tagged myself

Peonies and Polaroids had a fun little game that I felt like playing though I used google image search instead of Flickr:

The blank spot is supposed to be vanilla coke but it didn't want to cooperate.

If you want to play long here is the list of questions:

1. What is your first name?
2. What is your favorite food?
3. What high school did you attend?
4. What is your favorite color?
5. Who is your celebrity crush?
6. Favorite drink?
7. Dream vacation?
8. Favorite dessert?
9. What do you want to be when you grow up?
10. What do you love most in life?
11. One word to describe you?
12. Your screen name?

After you've found all the fun links just put them in Mosaic maker and see what pops out. It's a weird little nutshell of my life.

Happy Halloween everybody!

This year, Christmas will be ours!

Sorry sorry, I just had to.

Well it's Halloween (or for those who love punctuation more Hallowe'en) that fun time of year when anyone can pretend to be someone or something else without being sent away for observation and kids knock on strangers doors and rather than getting the silent treatment receive candy.

Let's see, what else is Halloween? Oh right that wedding thing I had a couple weeks ago.Mwhahahahaha!

I thought now was the best time to share some personal reception pics and help to get us in the halloween spirit.

My Matron of Honor and best friend as the Bride of Frankenstein. She had the creepy bride eye thing down all night (I'm not sure if she even knew she was doing it)My tall flower girl and her boyfriend. They went as Bride of Chucky and Chucky. I just love this picture.Our ringbearer as cookie monster. I wish we had a picture of the shirt he was wearing underneath. His mom made a t-shirt with various organs on it and cookies in the stomach. It was so cool.

One of our table spreads. The guys worked really hard to bring it all together in a few ours without me being able to be there and tell them what to do. A lot got forgotten but at least it still looked neat.

A look at our head table (ignore the weirdo's kissing). It looked really cool, but a word of warning spider webs make eating really hard. Your knife and fork keep getting caught in it.Finally our cake. It had spiderwebs on the bottom, ghosts and leaves in the middle, and stars and a moon on the top. Plus it tasted delicious.

If you are still in the halloween mood I'd recommend checking out Creepy Cupcakes. She's planning a halloween wedding next year and has been sharing lots of cool Halloween stuff for the past few months.

Happy Halloween everybody!

Thursday, October 30, 2008

A Halloween tote

I just found this super cool tote on (yes I'm rather bored right now).

If you are looking for something to cart around all your various eyes of newt and papyrus scrolls this should do it.

They also have a pink version if you're more of a pink person and less blue (in which case I pity you).

A young romance

Weddings are a time of friendship and love. It's also a major subplot for a lot of romantic comedies.

Well we had a romance begin to bud at our wedding. It all started at the rehearsal. The boy was a bit late but as soon as he arrived and saw the girl it was magic. They kept staring at each other and running off together.

At one point, during the rehearsed line up, the two of them sat at the back on the stairs and put their arms around each other.

It became even more sealed the next day as the wedding began. When not taking pictures the two of them were found hiding in a back pew writing notes to each other. And though they walked down the aisle okay together he started to act a bit to immature for her.

Luckily all was forgiven once the reception started and the two of them bonded again over all the sweets on the table. Then when they saw the chance they made a B-line for the dance floor (long before we were even thinking to have our first dance) and even switched the suckers in their mouths while dancing.

And who are these two crazy little love birds? Why it would be our 3 year old Ring Bearer and the 5 year old flower girl. Don't believe me? Here are some pictures to prove it:

They were writing notes to each other. Though the flower girls started as "Dear Santa"

Uh oh, caught!

The ceremony. Look in the background. Though I will say that even though he was running around a bit he was dead quiet the whole time.

The candy was a huge success. Well at least for anyone younger than 5.

Ah young love. Maybe we'll have to celebrate their wedding next.

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

The first of some wedding prawn

Somewhere around oh the Wednesday before the wedding I suddenly had a great idea.

"Hey it's supposed to be gorgeous on Sunday (at the time the weather man claimed it was gonna be cold and rainy on 'W' day). Why don't we take some pretty outside pictures here before leaving on our honeymoon?"

Here in this case is the part of the University campus that both me and my guy currently work at and where we went to school. It has some gorgeous nature going on and lots of other people take pictures here (I can't tell you the number of times as an undergrad I'd run into a crazy lady with a huge camera trying to tell a high school senior to pose or a huge platoon of wedding people).

But rather than have our pros take them I thought we'd both be a lot more relaxed having our good friend (and the Tall flower girl) take them. It gave us both a chance to act goofy and make funny faces. Luckily nature did a lot of the work at making it look purdy.

So over the next few days-ish I'll share the story of our little extra photoshoot.
I started out messing around with the camera and took a picture of my guy:
And then he tried to take a picture of me. We could pretend we were trying to be all arty in hiding my face with my hair but in reality it was just windy.

Luckily, then our photographer showed up. Thank God.

The first picture we took, we found the fallest looking tree and made out under it.

Then we went to a gazebo and tried a few random poses. Yes my guy makes that face a lot and yes it always makes me laugh.

Neither of us know what we're doing but it sure looks like fun. And if you're wondering about his shoes, I told him that he should just wear his sneakers so he'd be comfy rather than in the crappy tux shoes.

I love the secluded feel of this one, as though we're the only two in the world (well if you ignore the peeping tom taking pictures).

I play with his hair, a lot. I don't even think this was a pose, it probably just happened.

I though I'd leave you with the most Introverted picture of all. In fact this might even make a good new banner. Hm. . .

More to come tomorrow and more stories of how it all went.

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Cake, the week before

Those of you who are still a month, 6 months, or a year away from your wedding are probably wondering what the average woman does a week before her wedding.

Well from my experience this time is devoted to one thing only, baking. First you have to make some cookies (meet the cucumbers for the Groom's Cake).
And really if you're gonna make a batch of sugar cookie dough you may as well finish it out: Along with making cookies I also had to set out to make the cake for the actual cake part of the groom's cake (that was a lot of cake).
After baking for oh an hour or so (cakes take a long time in bread pans, who knew?) it promptly went in the freezer for another day. What do you think I'm crazy enough to do all the cake in one day?

Well okay so a day passed and then I shaped the cake with my handy dandy knife and vegetable peeler set:

Back in the freezer the more hot dog shaped cake went to wait another day. In the mean time on my day of hell I also had to make the bun so out came tons of sugar and rice krispies:
This was the absolute bane of my existence. It was easily the most I have ever sworn at a baked good, oh but I am getting ahead of myself. Before I could really frost the bun I had to fondant the hot dog:
After rolling out the fondant (that I turned red) and adding the cool little end things so it looked more like a hot dog I turned to icing the krispie bun (after spending three hours trying to get just the right color). Once that was done in went the hot dog and then something bad happened:
As you can see from the toothpicks the bun decided that it no longer wanted to stay up nd gravity was taking over. This was on Wednesday and the damn cake had to last til Friday.

Here began hours of swearing and crying as I worried and fretted that all the work I put into this cake was for naught as it wouldn't make it to Friday. On Thursday we added the "poppy seeds" (better known as chocolate chips) and then I got a great idea, just sandwich the thing in between my bookends.

It kept it good and together right up until we got to the restaurant (I was begging it to stay together as I held it on my lap) and we could add the last bits. So here it is, the groom's cake. The one thing that drove me absolutely nutty the week before the wedding:

I knew I was on the right track when the toddler in the back seat kept asking why I had a hot dog and if he could eat it.

Everyone was generally amazed and those who were willing to eat it said it tasted good so I think that despite all the cursing, rolling, baking, stirring, and sweating it was worth it in the end.

Monday, October 27, 2008

Well, I'm back

And much like Sam at the end of LOTR I am emotionally and physically exhausted.

Our apartment looks like a tornado hit it, then got struck by lightning, had a few wolf packs move through, some small flooding, and finally lit on fire.

Having a wedding almost feels like having a toddler, our place is in a constant state of distress and God knows what we left behind at the church and reception place (and we're prepared to cut our losses and just not care).

It also got a bit cranky without a snack and then a good nap.

The honeymoon was great too. I think we all but walked across Minnesota. I have lots of fun stories but I'm not sure the best way to present it (re-caps can be so dull).

I do have one bit of advice though, if you are going on a honeymoon tell everyone you see. We went to a couple of Winery's (I'll talk about them more) and at one we mentioned being on the honeymoon and got a free bottle opener at the other two free glasses. On top of the two free turtles from a chocolate shop all we had to find was a good cheese shop and we were set.

Wedding stuff will come out too in some form or fashion. There were quite a few surprises of the day that I can't wait to share (and maybe some advice as well) and a whole lot of fun.

Friday, October 24, 2008

Better than the Dollar Dance

For our "favors" we took a tootsie pop sucker, added a kleenex to it, tied a ribbon around it and added a cool ghost face.

You know, a ghost sucker.

Well at some point we found out that our little flower girl (aka the 5 year old) decided she had to do something with those

So she gathered all the extras in a bag and then she started selling them to the guests for a dollar each.
In the end she made $11 and a quarter before she tried hitting us up.

I think we have a little ticket scalper in the making here.

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Got some time to kill?

Then why not try Crayon Physics?

If you want to try your luck you can get a simpler version for free here. Now this isn't quite the same thing as what you see in the youtube video as all you can draw are boxes, but it is a ton of fun and so simple too?

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Victor Borge

I thought I'd take this quick opportunity to introduce those of you who have never heard of Victor Borge to an amazing man.

Borge was a danish pianist and composer who like to inject more humor into his performances than classical music. If you're in anyway a music fan or at least played in band then I'm sure you'll love this quick video of him getting a page turner:

I personally adore his history of the piano:

And finally to prove that he really is quite gifted here's a moment where he improvised an encore:

Tuesday, October 21, 2008


Hi my name is Sabrina. Yes it is a very weird name, and no I have no idea where the hell my parents got it from.

Most of my life I've been confused with being a witch (and a lot of times people think Samantha from BeWitched was called Sabrina).

In fact it's such a weird name that one day of pure boredom I googled it at Wikipedia. Most of the stuff I already knew but there is apparently an online comic called Sabrina OnLine. It's a pretty simple set up, a skunk girl lives with a roommate who gets knocked up and married, is big into Amiga computers and meets a guy online that she starts dating.

She's essentially a big ol nerd.

This is where it gets a bit weird. The guy that she meets online is named Richard. And the man that I just married is also named Richard.

A lot of our dating life has been plagued by weird coincidences, but I just felt I had to share this one as really what are the chances of a witch and an old king finding love twice.

Monday, October 20, 2008

Getting my hair done

And then by the ceremony let's just say it fell a lot, but eh I didn't care:

Some honeymoon fun

Hello everyone. We're currently off on our little honeymoon. I was thinking this week that I'd share with you stuff that I've always loved or my secret way to kill time.

As today we're just driving the 9-10 hours to Central Minnesota I thought I'd just have to share this . . . well there are no words.

You just have to see it.

Sunday, October 19, 2008

I'm not really here

We just had a super secret photo shoot (well super secret in that we didn't tell everyone about it) with my good friend the tall Flower Girl and there were a few pictures I fell instantly in love with and had to share:
Okay, now we're off on our honeymoon, I swear.

Ta ta


It's all over, our apartment is trashed, we have gotten about 5 hours sleep this past week and nothing happened on time but all anyone kept telling us over and over "It was so much fun!" or "This isn't like any other wedding I've ever attended."

I have lots of fun pictures and surprises of the day to share later but for now here are some quick pictures.

Here's a picture of us in front of our Apartment's gazebo:We started kissing because of the sun. If you don't believe me check out the great squint I got going on:
But I know what you all really want to see, the costumes. Here's one of me, my MOH and my flower girl (the tall one):

And here are the guys. For those who don't know them it's from left to right: Harpo Marx, Chico Marx, and Groucho.

Finally, here is a quick picture I snapped that I think just symbolizes our wedding perfect. We had some nice traditional elements but we also covered those in a sticky fun sugary goo. Oh there are also spider webs cause um we like spider webs:Thanks to everyone for all the well wishes and comments. I can't wait to get back and wade through all your blogs to see what I missed.

Saturday, October 18, 2008

Today's the day

In a few hours I'll be walking down the aisle.

I just want to say thanks to everyone who has offered up comments on this blog and even all those silent readers who have been entertained by my antics.

I doubt I would have lasted this long at blogging without all of you.

Here's hoping that my wedding works out as well as this:

Friday, October 17, 2008

My maniacal plan has come to fruition

It's 7:30 in the morning. I'm up sitting at my computer while my guy sleeps, neither of us have to be at work today, and it's still dark out. So why am up so early?

Oh well maybe because I'm getting married in 32 hours!

It's crazy how the time has just snuck up on us and before I knew it, it was October and then the week sort of disappeared and now it's Friday.

Today is going to be mostly devoted to:
  1. Trying to clean our apartment up as there is no chance after this morning and we have laundry that badly needs to get done.
  2. Meet and greet all our friends and make sure they are settled and have all their shit together (IE their clothes and accessories. I'm not requiring they all get enemas).
  3. Practice! Practice! Practice! Okay so we'll probably just do it once and without all the high kicks.
  4. Have a really good Greek meal and hand out presents to all our bridal company (I can't wait to see what they think of the things I got them).
  5. Get some sleep. At least I hope I can, I've been sleeping very lightly as of late which is slowly driving me mad.
So that's not too bad right? Gonna have a nice relaxing Wedding eve.

Oh I forgot about the bane of my existence this week, the groom's cake. I promise once it's all complete and finished and nice looking I shall tell the tale of how it's been kicking my ass and driving me insane.

For now I'll just offer a teaser picture of it ready for the toppings:
Good Morning and day to you all!