tamarinne: (smartie)
We had a wonderful dinner last night at West Town Tavern.  We started with corn-avocado-cilantro chowder; then we had slow cooked barbequed lamb in a vinegar black sauce over a cabbage/mashed potato mix and a corn cake; pork tenderloin with sauerkraut, maple glazed apples and potatoes, and a homemade pork sausage (that was AMAZING); and for dessert, "banana cream pie" which was really more like a banana brulee and was out of this world.  It's a beautiful restaurant, has a friendly and efficient staff, and everything we ate was delicious.   EDIT: And Raj tells me that the owners/chef of WTT used to own the late, lamented Zinfandel, which was probably one of my favorite restaurants of all time.   Which makes sense, now that I mentally compare what we had last night with the kind of food you used to be able to get at Zinfandel.

Over dinner, we had a good long talk about the shape of our wedding ceremony, what we want to accomplish, and what we feel is important (and what we can do without).  As Rick put it, up until now we'd just been tossing things in that we thought were cool, without knowing what we wanted the event to be.  It was much like choreographing a fight by putting in a lot of cool moves, but without having decided the story of the fight: nifty, but lacking cohesion and meaning.  Now that we know what the story of our ceremony is going to be, I think it's going to make a lot more sense and feel better to both of us.

On the way home, we called the friend we want to be our Celebrant, and he joyfully accepted.  So that's one thing checked off the (semi-enormous) wedding checklist.

We're visiting another venue tonight, and then I think we're going to make a decision about that.  Yay progress!  Yay at least a few venues having open space on such relatively short notice! (And, seriously, I thought people were crazy when they told me 8 months was not enough time to plan a wedding.  However, I am noticing that a lot of venues are booked up already.  That being said, I still think that this should be more than enough time to plan a wedding.  For pete's sake.)

And finally, I think I may be onto something for dealing with insomnia.  Last night (for the fourth night in a row) I was having trouble going to sleep.  I turned on the light and read a chapter of a book on how to deal with insomnia.  It was so boring that I started to drift off.  :)  And after I turned out the light and found myself waking up a little bit, I practiced a few of the techniques I just read about and rapidly fell asleep.  Yay sleep!
tamarinne: (smartie)
We had a wonderful dinner last night at West Town Tavern.  We started with corn-avocado-cilantro chowder; then we had slow cooked barbequed lamb in a vinegar black sauce over a cabbage/mashed potato mix and a corn cake; pork tenderloin with sauerkraut, maple glazed apples and potatoes, and a homemade pork sausage (that was AMAZING); and for dessert, "banana cream pie" which was really more like a banana brulee and was out of this world.  It's a beautiful restaurant, has a friendly and efficient staff, and everything we ate was delicious.   EDIT: And Raj tells me that the owners/chef of WTT used to own the late, lamented Zinfandel, which was probably one of my favorite restaurants of all time.   Which makes sense, now that I mentally compare what we had last night with the kind of food you used to be able to get at Zinfandel.

Over dinner, we had a good long talk about the shape of our wedding ceremony, what we want to accomplish, and what we feel is important (and what we can do without).  As Rick put it, up until now we'd just been tossing things in that we thought were cool, without knowing what we wanted the event to be.  It was much like choreographing a fight by putting in a lot of cool moves, but without having decided the story of the fight: nifty, but lacking cohesion and meaning.  Now that we know what the story of our ceremony is going to be, I think it's going to make a lot more sense and feel better to both of us.

On the way home, we called the friend we want to be our Celebrant, and he joyfully accepted.  So that's one thing checked off the (semi-enormous) wedding checklist.

We're visiting another venue tonight, and then I think we're going to make a decision about that.  Yay progress!  Yay at least a few venues having open space on such relatively short notice! (And, seriously, I thought people were crazy when they told me 8 months was not enough time to plan a wedding.  However, I am noticing that a lot of venues are booked up already.  That being said, I still think that this should be more than enough time to plan a wedding.  For pete's sake.)

And finally, I think I may be onto something for dealing with insomnia.  Last night (for the fourth night in a row) I was having trouble going to sleep.  I turned on the light and read a chapter of a book on how to deal with insomnia.  It was so boring that I started to drift off.  :)  And after I turned out the light and found myself waking up a little bit, I practiced a few of the techniques I just read about and rapidly fell asleep.  Yay sleep!
tamarinne: (Default)
So, yeah... it had to wait until we had a chance to talk to both sets of parents, but the #1 thing that has been making me happy all day... is this: we're getting married.

 

Woot!


tamarinne: (Default)
So, yeah... it had to wait until we had a chance to talk to both sets of parents, but the #1 thing that has been making me happy all day... is this: we're getting married.

 

Woot!


tamarinne: (smartie)

The Star Trek wedding was... everything and then some.  It was absolutely awesome.

Costumes )

 

Makeup )

 

 


The rest of the trip (before and after the wedding) was a good time - did some shopping, ate some great food, got to hang out with Alex & Alex, and walked so much that I think I've voided the warranty on my feet.   It was a great vacation.  And in a few days, I'll hopefully have recovered enough to be able to function normally again.

tamarinne: (smartie)

The Star Trek wedding was... everything and then some.  It was absolutely awesome.

Costumes )

 

Makeup )

 

 


The rest of the trip (before and after the wedding) was a good time - did some shopping, ate some great food, got to hang out with Alex & Alex, and walked so much that I think I've voided the warranty on my feet.   It was a great vacation.  And in a few days, I'll hopefully have recovered enough to be able to function normally again.

done

Apr. 2nd, 2007 09:14 am
tamarinne: (smartie)
The Star Trek wedding costumes are done.  The bride & groom's costumes look pretty darn good.  My costume looks like... well, to be honest, it looks like something that was pulled together over the course of a weekend.  Coincidentally, that's exactly what it is, but I can live with that - it's not about me, after all.   I'm freakin' exhausted and my feet hurt - I've been standing for three days, and I haven't been able to sleep because visions of costume assembly danced in my head until all hours of the night.  But life gets better now.  I have dinner tonight with Boo and his sweetie, then Vegas on Tuesday.  And on Thursday night, I get to see MY sweetie, yay!   (Yeah, I know, I'm traveling halfway across the country to see someone who lives in the same city I do.  Shaddup.  We've been REALLY busy.) 

The wedding is on Saturday.  Pictures will follow sometime after that.

done

Apr. 2nd, 2007 09:14 am
tamarinne: (smartie)
The Star Trek wedding costumes are done.  The bride & groom's costumes look pretty darn good.  My costume looks like... well, to be honest, it looks like something that was pulled together over the course of a weekend.  Coincidentally, that's exactly what it is, but I can live with that - it's not about me, after all.   I'm freakin' exhausted and my feet hurt - I've been standing for three days, and I haven't been able to sleep because visions of costume assembly danced in my head until all hours of the night.  But life gets better now.  I have dinner tonight with Boo and his sweetie, then Vegas on Tuesday.  And on Thursday night, I get to see MY sweetie, yay!   (Yeah, I know, I'm traveling halfway across the country to see someone who lives in the same city I do.  Shaddup.  We've been REALLY busy.) 

The wedding is on Saturday.  Pictures will follow sometime after that.
tamarinne: (calm)
Sew sew sew!

Only a few more things to finish and the Star Trek Wedding costumes will be done - well, at least the bride & groom's will be done. My costume is still a shapeless pile of fabric. Hey, I've got the next three days to finish, no worries!

But I post because I've just found out the coolest thing about my new dressmaker's dummy. The reason why you want one (if you sew) is because you can iron clothes WHILE THEY ARE BEING WORN. It's perfect for shaping necklines, and nobody sues you for 1st degree steam burns!

(also, a dressmaker's dummy wearing a full-length robe makes an excellent Kitty Fortress of Solitude. But that's more of a bonus feature than a reason for purchase.)
tamarinne: (calm)
Sew sew sew!

Only a few more things to finish and the Star Trek Wedding costumes will be done - well, at least the bride & groom's will be done. My costume is still a shapeless pile of fabric. Hey, I've got the next three days to finish, no worries!

But I post because I've just found out the coolest thing about my new dressmaker's dummy. The reason why you want one (if you sew) is because you can iron clothes WHILE THEY ARE BEING WORN. It's perfect for shaping necklines, and nobody sues you for 1st degree steam burns!

(also, a dressmaker's dummy wearing a full-length robe makes an excellent Kitty Fortress of Solitude. But that's more of a bonus feature than a reason for purchase.)

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