our first present

we got our first wedding present yesterday. joe’s friend got the set of knives we had registered for. yay! i couldn’t help but laugh at how the box was addressed:

joe, cady, dizzy, julius and aj schulman.

then, i just had to feel sorry for dizzy. neither of our parents want to take him while we’re on our honeymoon, and now he’s not part of the family! poor guy!!

speaking of presents, my mom says we’re not supposed to use our wedding presents until after we’re married. blah. so now, i suppose i will set up a gift table like rachel did in her apartment to display our gifts for the many people non-existent vistors we have. hehe. at least the women who come to my bridal shower will see them.

i’m so ready to have my dining room back. the floor is covered in wedding paraphernalia, i.e., my bridesmaids’ gifts, baskets, ribbon, etc. now my table will be cluttered with presents. it does make me happy though. 🙂

i just love surveys

this one stolen from tim.

1. what curse word to you use the most?
shit or damn. i try not to curse though.

2. do you own an ipod?

3. what time is your alarm clock set for?
i don’t set it. i go to work in the afternoon. 🙂

4. how many suitcases do you own?
5 or 6

5. do you wear flip flops when it’s cold?

6. would you rather take the picture or be in the picture?
be in it

7. what was the last movie you watched?
the devil wears prada

8. do any of your friends have children?

9. has anyone ever called you lazy?

10. do you ever take medication to help you fall asleep?

11. what cd is currently in your cd player?
all american rejects

12. do you prefer regular or chocolate milk?
i hate milk.

13. has anyone told you a secret this week?

14. when was the last time you had starbucks?
i can’t even remember. we really need one here.

15. can you whistle?
a little

16. who was the last person you talked to on the phone?

17. do you think people talk about you behind your back?
unfortunately so

18. did you watch cartoons as a child?
the jetsons, the flintstones, he-man and she-ra, looney toons, tiny toons, teenage mutant ninja turtles, etc, etc, etc. 🙂

19. are you shy around the opposite sex?
when i was still dating around and liked someone, then yes.

20. what movie do you know every line to?
not a single one. 🙂

21. do you own any band t-shirts?
the beach boys and aerosmith packed away somewhere in storage.

22. what is your favorite salad dressing?
ranch, italian, balsamic vinaigrette, olive oil vinaigrette.

23. is anyone in love with you?
his name is joe.

24. do you do your own dishes?
depends on who turns on the dishwasher.

25. are you on a desktop computer or a laptop?

26. do you currently want any piercings or tatoos?
i really want to get my ears pierced, but that’s it. i could never get a tatoo. i don’t want to do something permanent like that to my body.

27. what’s the weather like?
hot, hot and hot. did i mention hot?

28. would you ever date someone covered in tatoos?
no way

29. what did you do before this?

30. how many hours of sleep do you need to function?
i *need* 12 (insert smile here) but i normally get 8-10 depending on how tired i am.

31. do you eat breakfast every morning?
i try to eat something, no matter what it is.

32. are your days full and fast paced?
yes and no.

33. do you pay attention to the calories on the packages?
i live by the calories on food packages. it annoys the crap out of joe.

34. do you use sarcasm?
what is sarcasm?

35. are you fussy about spelling and grammar?
i was an english major, and i can disect any sentence written. you do the math.

36. have you ever been to six flags?
not since my sophomore class trip in high school in 1996.

37. do you like mustard?
yep, yep.

38. do you sleep on your side, stomach or back?
i start on my side and flip over to my back during my sleep.

39. do you watch the news?
why, yes i do. i’m a news reporter.

40. one of your scars: how did you get it?
i have four. i got one on my knee when i was in elementary school and was riding my bike in circles very fast on my neighbor’s driveway. i fell and split my knee open. it kind of hurt. the other three i got after my super fun endo surgery.

41. who was the last person to make you upset?
no comment.

42. do you like anybody?
joe and my friends.

43. why did you do this survey?
nothing better to do.

ok, you’re assignment is to complete aforementioned survey. link me to your answers!

45 days to go

it’s amazing how many people have told us they received our invitations and they can’t wait until the wedding. have any of the rsvp’d? nope. not one. i forsee many, many phone calls occuring in the near future.

our engagement announcement didn’t run sunday. blah. and i haven’t received a response to my email inquiring when it will run. double blah.

i think everything has been arranged. i have my musicians. i have my flower preserver. i think i’m good to go. speaking of flower preservation, we decided to get the shadow box so we can have my bouquet, joe’s boutonniere, a program, a yarmulke and whatever else preserved together. i’m excited. it should look great. i just hope it’s hangable. 🙂

tomorrow we go to register for our last gifts. we need to hit bed, bath and beyond for towels, new bed set, etc. fun times. that and dinner should make for a nice evening.


well, my musicians are lined up.

my brother volunteered to recruit musicians back in january. that was plenty of time to give people notice so they could rearrange their holiday plans. he still hasn’t made any progress and now is giving *me* attitude: “it’s too short notice!” it wasn’t eight months ago.

but that’s beside the fact. my mom called the orchestra director at the college i attended (who is good friends with my brothers). “sure. i’ll round up a group. no problem.”

that was my idea in the first place, but ryan blew it off. at least things have worked out.

top game show hosts?

usa today has a list of the *supposed* 30 top game show hosts of all time on its pop culture blog. now, i’m a huge reality tv fan, but i must say i’m disappointed that jeff probst made the list and chuck woolery did not. yes, you read correctly. the man who hosted pretty much every game show known to man did not make the list. as joe said, how can he not be up there? he invented “two and two.”

so take a look and let me know what you think. i’m off to watch lingo who else hosting but chuck!

stress, stress and more stress

i’m beginning to think i’m overstressing myself. my newest fear is that i will have to get my wedding dress let out. i tried it on the other day and i swear that it feels tighter and was harder to zip up. although, the latter could be because the tag came off so instead of having that to pull the zipper i had to use the zipper itself.

be that as it may, i am petrified of my dress not fitting. the strange thing is that my scale says i weigh about the same as i did when i bought the dress, and the nurse at my doctor’s office on monday said i’d dropped four pounds from when i was last there four months ago. a pound a month doesn’t sound good to me, but i guess with the extra insulin i’m contending with that’s actually a miracle. my previous doctor told me i’d have to work out more than normal to lose weight. blah on her.

joe says i look sexy to him, which makes me feel good. then i look in the mirror and become depressed. my little brother told me tonight it’s not a big deal if my dress has to be let out. and he told me not to think i’m fat anymore.

i wish i could see myself the way others see me. maybe one of these days i will.