Monday, July 31, 2006

Even though my creative expression at the moment is tending more towards the visual, I was thinking that this wedding planning we've started digging into might provide some sorta amusing anecdote or two that I could relate blogstyle, and it turns out that I do have a short tale which amuses me that I can now share.

We're paying for everything ourselves, plus we're not really huge fancy shindig sorta folks to begin with, so our plans are relatively laid back and low-key rather than la-la lavish. We think our ideas are just perfect for us, and I'm sure it will be a very nice time for one and all, but on occasion I was still doing a small bit of worrying that my Mom or someone might end up thinking, "Hmm, this aspect of the proceedings is a tad rinky-dink, is it not?" Which brings us to my humorous vignette.

My mom called me one day last week to check in and see how things were progressing, since I'm not always so good with stuff like, say, sending her an email every now and then to keep her posted. After going through all the various items we'd tackled so far I moved into speculating about what we might decide to do regarding food for the reception... we'll probably use a caterer, but don't really want something where a person would be serving you or have a sit-down meal really, but then what might be some ideas of stuff that could just be sitting out and you could either eat it at a table or carry it around with you if you wanted... when Mom interrupted me with a brainstorm.

"Oh, you know what I've seen some places here that could work - it's those little weiners, the kind that come in a can? And then they're just in a kind of BBQ sauce, and there's a little toothpick in them so it's not messy for people to pick up. Something like that could be nice." I was sorely tempted to reply, "Wait, that's something you've seen around there (meaning San Marcos, TX, where she moved in 2002)? You'd never run across it before? Because that treat was invented in 1952 at the latest, and has shown up at countless festivities I have attended ever since the day I was born. Also, our reception is in an old fire station, not an old trailer park..." But in the end I opted for, "Oh yeah... I've seen those I think. Yeah something along those lines could work... maybe something a little more substantial, it will be dinnertime and all..." while feeling very happy to be reminded that even if we just end up getting pizza Helen isn't going to be embarrassed to tell the ladies at the bridge table about it. She'll be proudly telling them about our "really neat" idea and the exotic Italian cuisine. Which is awesome. I love my mom!

Friday, July 28, 2006

Oaks Pioneer Church
The history of Oaks Pioneer Church. It's both itty and bitty! I don't think that's in the history so I thought I should include it, since the tininess is a large part of this chapel's charm.

Wednesday, July 26, 2006

Wallace Sterling
The wedding plans are starting to heat up! Today I got the artwork dropped off for our invtitations, which I have designed and immodestedly think look totally awesome. Plus we've got some super cool favors designed and in production, and our honeymoon flight booked along with the first hotel we'll be staying at down in Sarasota, Florida... it's gettin' a little exciting around here! Next on our agenda: cupcakes.

Monday, July 24, 2006

1978 - Milky The Marvelous Milking Cow

Saturday, July 22, 2006

Gertrude Our Cousin Kind and Good

Friday, July 21, 2006

Page 171 Panties Galore!

Snow Bunny

Thursday, July 20, 2006


Wednesday, July 19, 2006

Page 61 Flowing Striped Caftan

Tuesday, July 18, 2006

"It's just amazing, that thing just magically disappeared,"
Mr. Hickman said last night.

Monday, July 17, 2006

It's happened again... there's a two-headed kitten on the loose! And I say on the loose because I've just seen the latest report: the two-headed kitten has not been seen since Friday! Lord knows the hijinks and mischief a kitten with two faces could get into... shredding a double-roll of toilet paper, batting about the world's largest ball of twine, dying from complications caused by its freakish deformity and being eaten by its mother, the possibilities are endless. So be on the lookout for the missing mutant, and thanks once again to reader Will H. for the kick-ass graphic for two-pussed puss alerts.

The Girls Guitar Club (short film)

Sunday, July 16, 2006

American Champions

Friday, July 14, 2006

Where Eagles Dare

Thursday, July 13, 2006

Our Lady of the Squirrels and I just watched the original Poseidon Adventure on our recent trip to Seattle... now today comes word that one of the survivors has died.
R.I.P. Red Buttons.

Wednesday, July 12, 2006

Schoolly D - I Don't Like Rock n Roll


Tuesday, July 11, 2006

Page 326 Exer-Gym

Monday, July 10, 2006

Page 201 Foxy
I've got a 1976 JCPenney Christmas catalog... Click through on the picture to find more as I begin to scan it in.

kids of widney high

Panic on the Streets of Seattle

Friday, July 07, 2006

Up Against The Wall

Thursday, July 06, 2006

Mr. Yuk Commercial

Wednesday, July 05, 2006

Assistance 703