Happiest of happy afternoons, dear friends! How you doin’, eh? You doin’ aight? I hope so, I do. Would you like a massage? Yes? Me too, get in line.
Listen, I’m moderately psyched right now because it’s turning out to be a pretty stinking beautiful start to the long weekend where we are, my Mom who I never ever ever get to see is coming over and she’s bringing with her Skinny Girl Margarita Mix, which neither of us have ever tried and sounds promising with regard to belly laughter and shenanigans ensuing, PLUS - and here’s the money part – thanks to Honey and his intrepid researching skills (wikipedia search), I am now the proud owner of the knowledge that the commonly misheard “wrapped up like a douche” lyric from that song Blinded By the Light (which, yes, I’m listening to right now, obvs.) is in fact “revved up like a deuce,” and that “a deuce” is a vehicle people were all about back when “deuce” didn’t mean what it means today. Which is… well, if you don’t know, ask me. I don’t know how spectacular I feel talking about deuces on the blog again, at least so soon. I think it’s too soon. Yeah.
On a final note regarding this song… I’m sorry, but he says “douche.” I don’t care what the lyrics say; dude says douche. Your argument is invalid.
Ok, so, in local news, a holiday weekend (for my Americana-based readers) is fast approaching, and I’m like so totally excited about it. Hollaaa!!!!
Right now, all I can really think about, aside from daintily inhaling some homemade maragaritas with Mom (how cool are we), is how freaking many of my friends are so incredibly overwhelmed by the weddings they’re planning. More specifically, the emotions (which heighten by a factor of infinite at a certain time of month for tha ladieeez ifyouknowwhatimsayin) go something like this: overwhelmed/excited/anxious/over the moon/freaked out/in love/happy/constipated/ruminative/sick of talking about their wedding with passersby/exhilarated.
If you’re planning a wedding, does ↑ this mishmash ↑ of emotions and afflictions, give or take a few, sound familiar?
And here’s the thing. It gets to be *a lot* at times. And embarking on a DIY wedding can often mean that “at times” translates to always and throughout and I don’t even recognize our home anymore with all these DIY projects covering my furniture. It can all just be incredibly overwhelming. So, this weekend, if at all possible, maybe try and relax a little bit? I know it’s hard, you feel like you need to plan plan plan away, and it feels almost impossible to take a full day, or dare I say TWO days, to chill the eff out and reconnect with reality, and with your sweetheart.
But it’s key. It’s the key to life. Of course, you probably already knew that, since I seem to have the smartest readers in the universe. Still, I feel like it has to be said, in this blog post, on the face of the internet, so it really sinks in.
Because isn’t that what it’s all about? Just standing, motionless, perfectly still, and letting the moment… letting your love… the presence of the people who care about you… and all your hard work… letting all of that…
… sink in?
Ok, now, by special request (Lena)… I present, your Friday installment of A Day in the Life of Bambino McPuppyPants…
Today’s installment: I found this pic from forever ago. It’s Baby Bambo, the cutest french bulldog in the land. In my opinion.
So, friendlies, here’s what I’d like to know…
Have you ever felt overwhelmed by some aspect of your wedding planning, or just by the whole shebang altogether? Or like you wanted to face punch the 14th person in one day who asked you how your wedding planning was going, even though they meant it with all the love and care? Share below, ’cause I’d really love to know your feelings on this.
And on a different note, do any of the sneak peeks from upcoming features, all the way up top there, catch your eye? Those human-shaped hedges are a serious wow factor in my opinion. They’re also FREAKING ME OUT a litte. And who doesn’t love a handful of gorgeous bridesmaids giggling whilst dressed to the nines? They’re among some of my favorites…
xoxo! - Alison
Addendum: If you’re an engaged couple living in Southern California and getting married in 2011, and you’re interested in being considered for a new Bravo TV show, let us know… :)
Clockwise from top… Jodi Miller Photography / M David Media / Light Splash Photography / Esvy Photography / Amber Fischer Photography / M David Media Matt’s workin’ overtime in the collage… work it, Matt, work it!!!
Final image: Lauren Rae Photography