this is for marge:

8 Things I'm Looking Forward To:
1. Being married.
2. Cooking this recipe.
3. San Diego
4. Wearing my wedding dress (if I ever get it finished :)
5. Having more time to climb. (and cook, and draw, and read)
6. Moving to a house with a yard for the dog
7. Visiting New Zealand (someday)
8. The arrival of Baby Huber

7 Things I Wish I Could Do:
1. Dance
2. Hablo Español
3. Visit Africa (and Argentina, and Italy, and Great Britain...)
4. Improvise jazz.
5. Climb a 5.13
6. Fly (no one said these have to be realistic :)
7. Have a pet tiger.

6 Shows I Enjoy:
1. House
2. The Office
3. Family Guy
4. Scrubs
5. Bones
6. Law & Order SVU

5 Favorite Foods:
1. Cheese
2. Spinach (with artichokes, in pasta, as a salad...)
3. Pretzels
4. Onions
5. Freshly baked bread.

4 Guilty Pleasures:
1. Facebook
2. Cookies & Coffee
3. Doing nothing when I should be doing __________.
4. Staying up all night reading a book I can't put down.

3 Favorite Smells:
1. Coffee
2. Baking bread
3. Upper Limits

2 Frequently Visited Websites:
1. WeddingWire
2. Etsy

1 Person you would like to have lunch with (dead or alive):


alarm clock

someone decided he needed to be fed at 4:30 today.
good morning monday.


other's obsessions need not
my life dictate

so i got a black eye playing ultimate yesterday. of course, the first thing people ask when they see me is "what happened?". so i explain. their next comment is invariably "you're going to stop playing the month of the wedding aren't you?"

this reminded me of the week i announced our engagement at work. the news spread fairly quickly and i instantly noticed a change in my female coworkers. they became obsessed with what i ate. the first time someone said, in total shock, "you can't eat that! you have a wedding dress to fit into!" i thought she was joking. nope. the trend has continued. should i get the urge to satisfy a cookie craving i must eat it in secrecy at my desk.

this has led me to the following realizations.
one: we are way too obsessed with appearance. sure, everyone likes to look nice and i do try to avoid injury and eat healthy. but beauty at the expense of activities i enjoy or the occasional cookie? it's not gonna happen.
two: the wedding is just one day folks! yes, i want to look lovely. but you know what? if i end up with a black eye, tan lines, or a giant zit right on my nose... the wedding will still happen. we will still be married at the end of the day, and hey - that black eye might just make a great story later.
my conclusion: i'm okay with the way i look. black eye, sudden outbreak of acne and all. i could get married tomorrow and still feel like the luckiest girl in the world.

on a side note. the paper for our invites arrived today. it's just as great as i hoped it would be and made from 100% post consumer waste. yay! now to get the invites printed and mailed.