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OUR WEDDING WAS OUT OF THIS WORLD!

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Sneak peek of the professional photos. I can’t wait to see them all!

I got married eight days ago, and am finally getting around to writing about it. I didn’t really have time to take many pictures on my own phone, so I saved a bunch from wedding guests on Facebook. I made them into some collages. In case you couldn’t tell, it was a Star Wars theme. We had a lot of fun with it. 

I experimented with a video collage, no idea how it’s going to translate into this blog post. I didn’t select music, so I also don’t know what the sound will be, so be warned! Anyway, I was a bit anxious the last week before the wedding. I didn’t sleep much the night before. But that was to be expected. Everything went really well! Our ceremony was short and sweet, and my brother was the officiant. He dressed as Obi Wan Kenobi. I did an R2D2 inspired hair style, I even dyed my purple hair streak to blue.

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I felt like a pinball for most of the reception, just jumping around from thing to thing. I tried to enjoy as much as possible, I danced, ate, drank, used the photo booth, and had a great time. But man, the day did fly by! I did have to escape periodically for pictures, but that was to be expected. Andy hates pictures, so that wasn’t fun for him. 

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I am a little sad it’s over, but also relieved. I spent so much time planning, that it is nice to have spare time and income! I can’t wait for the professional photos, I’ll be sure to post my favorites later on. We aren’t going on a honeymoon until early next year. So we went to the Cape for a few days after the wedding. We were really fortunate to have awesome weather for the wedding and Cape. It’s was very warm for late September. But I can’t wait for the fall weather to kick in, I love boot season.

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I just realized I collaged the same photo twice. Oh well!

 

 

 

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ENTERING MY LARRY BIRD YEAR

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It’s my birthday, and I’m officially 33. I call it my Larry Bird year, since I’m from Boston and all. It’s also 10 days until my wedding, yikes! I’m trying to stay calm, but that is easier said than done. Today I’m going out to lunch and having a nice steak from Ruth Chris for dinner. I can’t wait, sign me up for ice cream and steak. 

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I forgot to post that my co-workers surprised me last week with a little bridal shower. It was very nice of them! I loved the cake, of course. haha! On Saturday, my family arranged a spa day followed by lunch, since they couldn’t make it to my bachelorette party. It was very kind of them, and I’m grateful! One of my sisters picked up some Star Wars masks and the shirt I’m wearing. I’m going to use the masks for my photo booth at the wedding. I already had some from Amazon, but doesn’t hurt to have more!

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MY PRIZE WINNING PUMPKIN SKILLZ

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I can’t believe October is over already. I feel like I’ve been anxiously awaiting Halloween. It’s one of my favorite holidays, after all. But it came and went so quickly. Please enjoy my prize-winning BB-8 pumpkin! This year my department sponsored my pumpkin, so I didn’t have to pay for the supplies out of pocket. So the pumpkin is really the departments pumpkin, and they were quite impressed with my handy work. It was definitely the best pumpkin at our work party. No offense to the other pumpkins, they came out great as well. But BB-8 was a show stopper. I rigged it to flash, and stuck a Bluetooth speaker under his head to  make him beep. Making him beep was a request from one of my co-workers, and I was happy to oblige. I’m glad I happen to have a small enough speaker to get the job done. 

I feel like I need a vacation from my weekends in October. I certainly jam-packed them with activities. In addition to partying it up, I’ve been trying to get back on track with my diet/exercise routine. I’ve been doing pretty well with it, just a few cheat meals mixed in. I can’t help it, I need balance, yo! I ended up jogging 5k yesterday when I got home from work. I was trying to take full-advantage of the Pokemon Go Halloween promotion. I actually did a lot better than I thought.

I hate running though, I don’t mind walking at all. I actually love walking! But I was forced to run yesterday because I didn’t have much time to squeeze in the 5k before heading out last night. Stupid Niantic, not making the game rely solely on a pedometer. I’m hoping they will do that with another build. They can’t be mean and expect us people that actually have winter to be jogging around in 6ft snow banks. HAVE MERCY ON OUR SNOW-RIDDEN SOULS! Granted, I think I’m one of three people worldwide that still plays that game. My strange commitment to it is quite maddening. 

So what did I do on Halloween? I actually didn’t do much. I could have gone out and gotten more use out of my Millennium Falcon get up, but I had to much to get done. Instead Andy and I grabbed a bite to eat and met with the contractor doing the work on our apartment. He is going to start the heating/cooling system this week. Which means we’ll be getting rid of the giant old skool metal radiators in our new place. Progress!

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WARP SPEED, TO HALLOWEEN! 

Big reveal: my costume is the Millennium Falcon!

Hello blog! Its been a few weeks since I last blogged. I got back from Arizona about 10 days ago, but I haven’t gotten around to writing about my trip yet. I’ll get around to that real soon.

Anyway, my costume was finished just in time for a Halloween party this weekend. I told Andy I wanted to be the Millennium Falcon. I just wanted help with lighting, anything involving power tools, and measurements. Instead, he took the project and ran with it. He did a seriously impressive job, I love my costume! It was worth all the many trips to Home Depot and craft store to complete it. Not to mention all the money we spent on materials, yikes! Probably cheaper to build an actual Millennium Falcon, haha.

 The costume is made with foam, duct tape, and tons of paint. Andy rigged it to light up, so I flip a switch to hit warp speed. Which (admittedly) I did a lot, to travel between rooms. 

The party I went to was so much fun. My friend Fiona did an awesome job transforming her apartment into Stranger Things (Netflix series). I think her decorations were amazing. My costume actually ties in with Stranger Things. There was a scene where Mike tried to get 11 to fly his falcon toy, and she declined. Later on, she makes it fly with her powers.


There was a costume contest at the party. I somehow managed to snag Most Original and Best Costume. I was very honored to get not only one prize, but two! Andy was very thrilled his hard work paid off. There were lots of great costumes to compete with. There were even 2 very convincing Mrs. Byers. There were some other non Stranger Things related costumes were great as well.

 Once we settled down, we relaxed by the fire. But no night would be complete without a trip to The Drop to parade our costumes. Our Uber driver joined us at the bar, I guess we know how to party.

 I was thankful most people that approached me about my costume, knew what it was! Unlike last year, when a lot of people told me they loved my costume, then proceeded to ask me what it is. 😂 There were a lot of Star Wars nerds at the bar, all of them appreciated the costume. I think Andy was happy to get all the positive feedback on his costume baby, haha. Only two people had to ask me what my costume was, so that is impressive. I also made a new Facebook friend with a girl that I was talking with about Star Wars and Dr. Who. Nerdy friends are the best kind of people! 🤓

I need to start thinking about next year. But until then, I was tasked with carving a pumpkin for a department competition this week. I was nominated because I won the pumpkin carving contest at work a couple times. I have a lot of pressure now. Oh man!

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STAR WARS: THE ENGAGEMENT AWAKENS!

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Are you ready for some barf salad this morning? Well too bad, I have important news of the romantical-type nature! I GOT ENGAGED! Crazy, right? I’m so excited, I may shoot lasers out of my eyes, and beep furiously…as any lady-Droid would do!

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It’s a freaking R2D2 ring. Never in my wildest dreams would I have imagined getting something this COOL!

I’ve been absent from my blog because I planned to type up a nice post about this occasion. But ever since this happened, I’ve been too busy to sit down and write. I got engaged on a random Wednesday night in our kitchen. I’m not a cheesy-romantic type so a non-public proposal was a-okay with me. Andy wanted to do something special over the weekend, but the weather was showing snow at the time.

He had been working on this ring for about six months or so. This was between a jeweler drafting a design, saving money, and waiting for the jeweler to work his Jedi-magic. Apparently the ring was finally ready, and he just couldn’t wait to show me!

So while I was putting away clean glasses in the kitchen, Andy sidled up to me, and popped the question. I was stunned for a moment, followed by saying “OH MY GOD” several hundred times. He then asked me what my answer was, I didn’t realize I never actually ANSWERED. So (of course) I said yes. I mean, IT’S AN R2D2 RING! My mind started flipping out. I was shaking a little, and my right armpit would not stop sweating. Lovely picture, eh?

While waiting for my heart-rate to level, I began contacting family and close friends to tell them. We waited until we were heading out to dinner to finally make this “Facebook Official”. Now the wedding plans begin, there will definitely be some Star Wars elements to the big day. I’m actually looking forward to planning, because I want to think up Star Wars ideas. I mean, I can’t have a normal/romantic type wedding. That isn’t my style, I want to have a fun time filled with people and things I love (LIKE STAR WARS!). We also plan to stay local for the wedding, so no Disney World for us.

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THE WEEKEND GLUTTON

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Why yes, that is a lightsaber skirt! 

I ate FAR TOO MUCH this weekend. It was all delicious, so it was totally worth it. On Saturday we went to the mall, then Ginny’s birthday party at Golden Temple a.k.a the Mos Eisley Cantina. I was starving, so I ordered a bunch of food and ate too much. Andy was very tired and my stomach was bothering me from eating too much, so we left shortly after dinner. It was for the best as my stomach didn’t feel better until the morning anyway.

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Unfortunately, stuffing my face the night before didn’t prevent me from making the same mistake on Sunday! My mom wanted to try a new restaurant in town. So we all met up there for lunch. The food was really good and I ate too much (again). Apparently I do not learn lessons easily. But this time I didn’t bother my stomach. All in all, a successful weekend!

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LET ME INTRODUCE YOU TO THE FESTIVUS FLAMINGO!

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My friend invited me over the weekend to a surprise Star Wars character meet n’ greet type of thing. She heard about it from her friend that built his own movie-replica R2D2 [SO JEALOUS!]. The event was at a movie theater, and wasn’t really advertised. I think it was meant to be a surprise for people going to see the movie. At first I thought it was just going to be some storm troopers and R2, but it morphed into so much more!

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We got there at a good time, in between people buying tickets, and before the movies got out. So we were able to get loads of pictures in with each character before things got busy. I was so excited, SO EXCITED! Turns out, a lot of the characters were the same as the ones from the Star Wars Night at Fenway Park. So it was cool to see them again. Plus I got better pictures this time, as I wasn’t dressed like a 10 year old boy. Instead, I dressed as a teenage fan girl, haha. We stuck around for a while, we people-watched as the showings got out. People were so happy! I’m pretty sure I would have lost my shit if I didn’t know the characters were going to be there. 

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I couldn’t decide between the glitter deer antlers or the tiny Santa hat!

Later on Saturday, I went to an ugly sweater party. I swear it’s not Christmas unless you attend at least one ugly sweater party! I got myself an awesome Festive Flamingo sweater that I over-paid for. [begin rant] It was $70, but I was like, nahhh! So I waited until Black Friday when it sorta went on sale, then I paired it with a coupon I found and free shipping. I still over-paid for it, but I saved $20.  I’m sure I’ll wear it again and it is a nice quality sweater. BUT WAIT! Then those bastards RAISED the price of the sweater to $80!!! WHAT THE FUDGE?! Moral of the story, don’t shop at Tipsy Elves. They are jerks! [/end rant] Next year I’ll just rely on Amazon. 

Sorry, got off topic there. The party was fun! I told everyone I was rocking a Festivus Flamingo sweater. They had no idea the flamingo was part of Festivus. I explained it wasn’t, but I’m trying to raise awareness. haha! Anyway, We played some beer pong, and I did pretty terrible. Beer pong is one of those things where I’m either awesome or completely horrible. This time I was terrible, but I can live with it. 

 

 

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