Category Archives: the boy.

Buy things for us.

So, this getting married thing. It’s pretty awesome. I mean the “til death do us part” thing is great***, but do you realize how many free things you get?! I bet you didn’t.  Guys, so many free things.

Part one: It started with our registering. I signed up for theknot, like every good bride-to-be, and while most of their daily updates are more irritating than anything else, there are a few gems, from time to time. Of course, I opened the one that promised free food and drinks which led the Boy and I to Macy’s (when he was visiting in October.) And free food and drink, there was. Now he and I had no intention of registering at Macy’s (and have since deleted our registry there,) but decided to attend anyway (did I mention the free food and drinks?!) I think this was a good idea for us, we registered for things knowing that it wasn’t “real” and so got to feel out each others tastes, which are unsurprisingly similar.  And we got to BE engaged, finally. Yes, we’ve been engaged for almost 4 months already (!) but being hundreds of miles apart means we rarely get to experience being treated like we’re getting married (convoluted much?) This registering also brought about a conundrum for myself (and I think the Boy?) I feel greedy registering for a 89$ set of plates, but I also don’t want to pick something  that will break and that I don’t even like just because it’s less expensive. It’s been interesting for me to try and find things that are reasonably priced and that I also want to be a part of our lives. I’m doing my best. And will continue to update our registries. Also, Macy’s gave us a gift bag on the way out with two champagne glasses and a bunch of other cool stuff.

That week, we also set about registering fo’ reals. We ended up registering at Crate & Barrel, Target and The last lets us register for anything that one can buy online (and is a nice alternative to Amazon, which I’m trying to stay away from.) Myregistry also means that we can register for things on Etsy, which I’m totally psyched about.  Which brings me to part two of our little registry showcase: When asked what I want for Christmas, I’ve pointed to my registry. I need a little feedback, gentle readers. If I get some sweet registry things for Christmas, am I supposed to wait until we actually get married before I can use them? It seems funny to me to just leave a box of cool stuff in my room for 8 more months. BUT, and this is what I’m leaning towards, this stuff is for US, not for me. And I want us to have memories of using it together, rather than of using it when I lived alone. Is that too sentimental? I don’t think so. And if it is, I’ll take it. Fine, I’m sentimental. But I’ve also been encouraged in this thinking by this great little piece of writing by Marissa****. (Published! Awesome!) And I really agree with her. I want things that will mean something to both of us.

What do you think?

***If you don’t know me, know that I was being facetious. Clearly the “til-death-do-us-part” thing is better than the free stuff.

****Marissa is awesome. Plus her husband is the best man. More importantly, she likes reading and writing and coffee and bunch of other things that I also like. And me moving means that we get to hang out more. Score. Read her fresh blog here.

And if you didn’t see it last week, Suf (Also D.M. Stith, who is from Houghton, wha-what!) was on Jimmy Fallon. He’s a total genius and I love him. Almost as much as Angel.

(Also, I apologize for the link and no video. Hulu doesn’t let anyone embed anything, ever. Click it. Watch it. It’s awesome.)

(Doesn’t he look a little like Ke$ha did when she was on SNL? I’m getting strong vibes. Whatever, Suf is still a badass.)


almost married.

So, there’s this boy. We’ve been together for almost 3 years. We’re getting married in 9 months.

Yes, yes, everyone wants to talk about their significant other, so I’ll make this brief. I think it only right that he has a little info about him here because he will be a big part of the things that I write.

He likes buildings and chewing the philosophical fat. He tells me when I’m being dumb and constantly encourages me. When he’s around, I want to be nicer and smarter and funnier than I am…which usually (hopefully?) means that I am better at being those things. He makes me want to read more and work harder and constantly do better.

Our relationship is an interesting one, where we were apart for the first year we were interested in one another. Then, our educational situation meant that we spent every waking moment together. The past couple of years, we really have started our lives together. His family and my family live states away and I think that makes things…more difficult sometimes.

The people who were around when we started dating know us as a couple (and so were expecting the ring), but that isn’t a luxury that our families have been able to have. So, when we got engaged, I think it was a little surprising for our families. They know and love us apart from one another but it is not as easy as that for us to be suddenly family. Luckily, we’re taking every opportunity we can to get to know our respective families, and we’ve had a good amount of them.

Also, the V-Dub boys are great at cheering. Iowa’s on? Man, you better be ready for some…quiet exclamations. Not what I’m used to, but SO amusing.

The Boy was here last week and Melissa, from Fresh Photography took some pictures. We’re currently waiting on the rest, but there is a sneak peek here, and another below.

More to come from us.

Funny: his Papa thinks he looks dorky and that I look lovely. I think I look dorky and he looks cute.

Also, us: